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<i>This is a vent. This is only a vent. In the case of a true emergency, please send me a bar of chocolate.</i><br><br>
Anyone else dealing with "food issues" and beginning to feel like your life revolves around food?<br><br>
We've known for years dd can't eat soy. I've gotten the hang of that.<br><br>
I've also figured out that she can't go very long without eating. I knew that already, but a rather dramatic incident last week really drove home that we can't take this lightly. So this week I've been really obsessing over her diet. She has mini-meals every two hours (or more) that are uber healthy, well balanced, high in protein, high in fiber and have no added sugar. It's a bit labor intensive, but ok, I can handle that (and so far, the results are well worth it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> )<br><br>
But now we're looking at the rash on her face and the pimples she had the other week and thinking it might possibly be diet related (from various clues, including the experiences of other family members). So we're cutting out dairy for a few weeks or a month as a test to see what happens.<br><br>
And suddenly I feel like my life is revolving around food! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wild.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wild"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/broc1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Broccoli">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="carrot"> (aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!)<br><br>
I know it will get better. I felt this way when we first discovered the soy problem. It takes getting used to. Just right now I'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed! I'm also on this diet with her. I am lactose intolerant anyway, and I also can't eat soy and, well, I also have blood sugar problems that I've ignored for years, so I'm trying to do this with her (as opposed to locking myself in the bathroom to eat oreos or something).<br><br>
And I know there are moms out there who have it FAR worse than I do when it comes to this stuff. I'm in awe of you guys <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Ok, /vent
 

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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I guess I'm the only whiner, :LOL
 

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my name is Deeann and I'm a food addict! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Hi Deeann <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
We're doing ok here. I'm getting into the hang of it. Now I have to get it through the heads of the grandparents though (big fat hairy sigh). I'm on the phone with my mom asking her not to take Bridget out to a diner this weekend when she's over there. She'll be over for 4 hours, you'd think it wouldn't be a big deal to not go out to eat, right? Mom's trying to tell me that all Bridget ever has is a grilled cheese sandwich there. I finally got impatient and said "Mom, I can guarantee you that grilled cheese is cooked with soy" (soy oil is used in a lot of bread, and it's used in almost all margarines and "vegetable oil" is really soy). She said "oh".<br><br>
The problem is we've been going lax on it all for awhile now so the grandparents are used to doing whatever they want. You'd think that the temper tantrums and "incidents" we've had lately would convince them of how important this is, but . . . oh well. They mean well, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Oh I totally understand on the Grandparent issues. My hubby's parents are divorced which means we've got competing grandparents on his side--plus my parents.<br>
I don't mind the once in a while treats--but I do get angry when they just give her things and don't ask me.<br>
I am her mother.<br>
The other day they were giving her ice cream---umm she's 13 months old---she's not needing ice cream.<br>
It's hard.
 

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we have several food allergies in our family so Im always thinking about food.....hope you figure it out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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OMG, I'm so glad someone else feels like this! I'm either thinking about food, cooking food, or cleaning up food ALL day LONG! Dh and I are doing a low-fat, huge amounts of produce (which needs washing and chopping and slicing and dicing) Eat to Live thing. The kids still need regular food, so I spend just as much time cooking as I usually did plus an extra hour or so making food for dh and myself. Everywhere we go I have to bring our own food because of allergies; I have to consciously think about what we're eating, read ingredients, etc., things that most people don't have to do. I hate it!!
 

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:LOL That's how I feel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sometimes I really long for my uncomplicated childhood when Wonder bread was good for you, you could eat as much sugar as you wanted and trans fatty acids didn't exist <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> (I think back then smoking was still healthy too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> )<br><br>
So we wake up at 9 and I make the kids breakfasts by 9:30 or so. Bridget eats part of it but won't eat the rest. She's "not hungry". I keep telling her she has to eat but I'm not pushing it. Finally by 11:30 she has a meltdown and declares she's going to her room and no one better follow her and blah blah blah. By this time I'm spent and said fine, whatever, I'll play on the computer. So 3 minutes later I hear her call down the stairs "I'm huuuuuuuuuuuuungryyyyyyyyyyyyyy". DUH! 'Ya think? :LOL I call back great, come down here and eat and she tells me no, she's not coming down (uh, this is supposed to be a punishment for me? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: ). She then wants to know if I want her to starve <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> If this is six, god help me for the teen years :LOL<br><br>
Hey, I'm getting some computer time, uninterrupted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> (and for the record, she did finally eat a piece of peanut butter toast with raisins before storming up to her room and declaring herself "starving")<br><br>
But yes, the whole day long I feel like we're either eating, or preparing to eat, or thinking about what to eat next or cleaning up from eating. Sigh. I hope it will get better soon.
 
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