Friday, March 26, 2010

Gluten Intolerance!

So, as some people might know, I keep getting sick or have been sick for quite some time now. I'll tell you why...

And, I've asked my doctor's what in the world is going on with my body? I know I've been eating something that its making me sick and its a poison to my body. What is it? What is it called? And how can I stop it from happening again? I even asked them to do a test for Celiac's Disease because I've done some research and I have the same symptons as someone with Celiac's. And well, those came out negative, but I knew and still do know....I can't have pasta, pizza, cereals, wheat, oat....basically I can't have any Wheat, Barley, Rye or Oats. On a side note, I also can't have strawberries.

All those things I can't have that I just listed, yeah, its not good for me. Its a poison to my body. It kills my stomach and well, its not fun for me. =(

I had no idea what this thing was called for awhile and why I kept getting sick, and it was driving me crazy. I talked to my mom about it, well, I actually got in am arguement with my mom because she gave me grief saying that I just didn't like the food and to eat it anyway. I ended up telling her to leave me alone, and that she doesn't understand and its obvious that she wasn't trying to understand or help me to try to figure this out. I was so upset. I had to leave the room because the conversation was going from bad to worse. So, I quit explaining or seeking for help.

Well, ever since the symptom's came up, I kinda was watching one of my friend's diet because she has Celiac's Dz and but left it dwell in the back of my head for a while and mostly ignored it. But, then my sympton's were coming up again and more often and well...I started to get more desperate. So, I started to ask people if they knew more about Celiac's Dz. So, I've gotten some advice. And I've gotten some response. Not enough though. My symptom's keep getting worse. The more I expose my body to Gluten, the sicker I was getting. But I had no idea...

One day, I stumbled across this book (it was actually about 2-3 weeks ago) and I was reading it, everything I was reading made more sense to me. Heck with the doctor's and getting tested just to get medicine that make me worse and no correct answers to my questions! Heck with unnecessary medicine's! I want to be cured! And my only cure is to just stay away from gluten....which p.s. its in everything (not literally, but just about). I finally know what I CAN eat without making me sick. And boy, I am soo glad to have found my answer! Now is to read more of what I need to stay away from. Which also includes, staying away from most if not all restaurants. Which, I really don't mind. Anything to not be sick is good.

I like my new diet now. I don't mind not eating stuff I use to like. I prefer to feel better over being sick all of the time and taking unnecessary medication! It beats being sick!

In conclusion, no gluten for the rest of my life. Which I am a-ok with. Doctor's are still learning about people that have gluten intolerance and still trying to figure out why this is they get it and etc. I hope they find their answers soon.

P.S. If I ever go to your home, and we end up eating there please ask me what I can have. And becareful of cross contamination. I get sick when gluten free food touches food that has gluten. Sorry guys! =(

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pictures with people I love the most...

Beautiful place, I call home!

Sea Turtle! I love them!!

Michael McLean singing at one of my training events...

Cute stray cat, became my new found friend...I named him Stripes!

An Elephant Never Forgets... (Hogle Zoo)

My nephew and I, hanging out! Haha...we are soo silly...

Me, my dad, mom and my granps! My parent's and grandpa came to Utah for the first time! They had fun! It was really awesome to see them all again!

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

Beautiful Roses..

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pictures of Fun Stuff I've done!

These are just a few pictures of place's I've gone, people I know of both family and friends! Enjoy!

EVE Event in Salt Lake, this is an a show of Graffiti Art.

My silly roomates; Hannah and Tara! Aug'09-May '10

Salt Lake Temple from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

Fabian, one of my cute nephews! We were at Chuck'E'Cheese! Where a kid could be a kid! was fun! =)

His younger brother and the newest addition to the family! Santiago! Cute, huh??

I was at the Museum of Ancient Life. The biggest Dinosaur Museum in the State of Utah! Its pretty awesome!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Optimist Creed, Promise Yourself

To be so strong and calm that nothing
can Disturb your peace and mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity
to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there
is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make the optimist come true.
To think only of the best to work
only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the
success of others as you are about
Your/my own success and achievements.
to forget the mistakes of the past and
Press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature I meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement
of myself that I have no time to critize others.
To be too large for worry.
Too noble for anger.
Too strong for fear.
Too happy to permit the presence
of angry people and trouble.

(I don't know if I found this or what....cause I know I wrote some poems and stuff as a teenager)

So, I haven't blogged for a long time now. I've decided I need to do something about that. Life has hit its hard moments and its making me realize what I need to do for myself. Its not every day, that I think about this but somethings remind me of what I should do. Right now, I feel so lost and confused, that its almost like I am in a daze. I know what I want and what my goals in life are but I am not working hard enough for them. So, I decided that I will. You know, I will be more optimistic about stuff and be more positive. Have a better positive energy about me and more social, and more loving, more caring, do more service projects. I will organize my thoughts and write my goals and work towards them. I will work more on me because I haven't done it for awhile. I have been doing too many things for others that I forgot that I need to do somethings for myself. Strange, huh? But it does happen. It can happen to anyone.

Well, I need to give myself a break of life and some of its challenges. And I can't wait to do just that. I hope, I figure things out sooner than later. Life is at its best and we got to make do with what we have; now whether we like it or not is a different story. But we must be more optimistic and serve others. Because everytime we lose ourselves in service, things start falling into place. Heavenly Father can see the change and the true desires of our heart! He will bless us and guide us. I know that is true because it has happened to me before. I can't wait to make the positive changes in my life! Love you all! Take care! And don't forget to lose yourself in serving others because He is on your side!