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Friday

Why Do People Kick You When You're Down?

When I first started on the Anti Candida Diet, I went through a lot of die off,   It got really bad and I was very sick.   I lost weight I didn't need to lose, was sick, felt like passing out and just plain felt like crap.

A friend....well maybe not a friend.... said to me " If you would eat like a normal person, you wouldn't be so sick."    They had no idea how much their words hurt me and how much I wanted to be like a normal person..... Oh to be able to eat a hot fudge brownie sundae.   That would be heaven.

My ****sisters husband told me I was crazy.   Crazy??....maybe.... and a little depressed.  I was so mad at him that if I had felt better I might have suggested we take it outside.

I decided to ignore all the nasty comments and persevere,  I AM NOW CANDIDA FREE!!!

I knew I was free of candida a couple of months ago but I wanted to get blood work to prove it........   Yay!!!  I am very pleased that my blood work is normal.   Well normal meaning no candida..I still have a couple of issues to work on but that will be another post.

I am now dealing with some food allergies that candida has left me with but all in all.....I am feeling great.

**** About my sisters husband .,,, because he was overweight and other things going on.  He found out he had some heart issues to deal with.    He is now eating almost like I eat.   So tell me....Who is crazy?                               

37 comments:

  1. thanks for following! I am now following you back!

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  2. I feel your pain and frustration. My family has started calling my food "special needs" food. Most of them have quit sampling my food because they can't stand it. They give me a bad time with pot lucks and such asking if it is "real" food. The teasing is getting better, and I am better about taking it, since they are seeing how much better off I am. I miss good food but I don't miss being sick all the time. Good luck and hopefully your family will come around. Mine are at least eating better since they have seen the changes in me.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now following you back.

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  4. I need to start eating good again. I do well for a while and then I am sick of fighting family and give up for a while. This summer I have put on 5 pounds... I need to get back to live food again.

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  5. Thank you for the follow. I'm following you now.

    Mel

    http://heismybeloved.blogspot.com

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  6. You are not crazy, and people who can eat what they want should still be tolerant and understanding of those who don't. I recently read that many of us DO have food allergies that hold us back from our best health. There are also numerous studies that say to avoid those who are toxic to your diet just like the foods that do not agree with you. Some people speak from a lack of understanding, and others speak from a lack of care. Time to separate the two, educate one and distance yourself from the other if possible.

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  7. People can be so cruel with their words at times.
    I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become a follower of it if you wish.

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  8. Just remind them that people with vision and of a superior nature are almost always misunderstood by common folk. Hopefully, they can see some humor in that and in themselves. If not, f*** 'em if they can't take a joke.

    The other one I favor is, "and all this time I thought you were the one being ____ (substitute correct word here -- crazy, difficult, picky, obnoxious, small minded, annoying)". This works really well when someone is being crabby, cruel or snotty to me. I want to call them on it without being confrontational. Smile when you say it. Usually what happens when I do this is that the person I say it to stops for a moment, thinks about what they have been saying, and then laughs or apologizes. Then the conversation starts up again but on more level ground.

    I have often been insensitive without ever intending to be so. Generally, I have a thick skin and don't realize the effect my words. The above method was used on me and it was very effective. I quickly realized I was being a jerk when I was upset about something else but dumping on the person in front of me. It burnt me to apologize but I did. (This is a character flaw I am working on correcting.)

    On the other hand, I expect the higher road would be to forgive them for their insensitivity and continue on the path you've chosen and all without comment. I recognize and salute this choice but have a lot of trouble implementing it.

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  9. Thanks for following me. I am now following you, too. Great blog, was thrilled to see where you said you are now FREE! Yay!!!!! Glad you hung in there and didn't listen to the nay sayers!

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  10. Thanks everyone for all your kind words. I really appreciate it. Terry

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  11. Thanks for visiting my blog and following me. I'm following you back.
    www.barefeetandbluejeans.blogspot.com

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  12. First of all,
    Yay for you! Your bloodwork confirms! You are now candida free! Whee!

    From the time I decided to be a vegetarian in 1994, I have always been attacked by people who thought I was crazy, picky, impossible, snooty, etc, and I have had time to perfect my stance and my responses to go along with it. To your "friend" I would have said, "Eating like a "normal" person is what got me sick."

    Have you noticed that what normal people eat is not "normal" food? So who is really normal?
    How is it that we eat the food that our bodies can fully process and we are called freaks? How is it that the "stuff" that we are bombarded with in ads is what is considered normal for us to eat, but is proven to actually make us sick? Yes, I'm ranting and raving.

    These are some of the issues I will be addressing when I have the "big change" over at the site. I'm very passionate about making it known that I am NOT a freak because I choose to eat in a way that actually honors my body.

    Again, congrats to you! Just don't overdo it on the hot fudge brownie sundae!

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  13. Thanks for the follow, am now following you back.

    Nichole @
    carterfamilytable.blogspot.com

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  14. Congrats on being Candida free!!!!!

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  15. Thank you for following me. Following back. :-)

    And congrats on being candida free and sticking to what you believe in!

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  16. People are so insensitive sometimes. I'm glad you are feeling better. Thanks for following me on my blog. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  17. Hello we are following back! I look forward to reading more of your blog! I am glad you are feeling better these days.

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  18. Following you back.
    www.everydayphilanthropistblog.com

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  19. I have had candida for about twenty years. It has been a hard journey. I know that people who don't have this are not sympathetic. I am learning to share as little as possible. I try to eat at home as much as possible. Most of the one's who love me accept my condition. :)

    Blessings,
    Tammy

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  20. Way to go! That is awesome news!!!

    Laura @ http://skinnypantsdreams.blogspot.com/ (formerly win lose or blog)

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  21. hey sweetie!! You won a giveaway on my blog!! (second post down)
    xoxo
    Lindsay
    http://www.bearypixie.blogspot.com/

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  22. That is awesome!! Good for you!

    Tried to follow you, but some secret pop-up blocker (can't find it) wouldn't let me. I am not at all techno-savvy so I am not sure how to proceed, except to bookmark your page.

    Jeanine

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  23. health is wealth as they say...I am an SLE patient and will try to catch up by reading your blog. I'm sure I will find so many things here that will help me with my health and so much more!

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  24. Hi Terry

    Thanks for following me back last week :))I needed to read this!,like I mentioned in my comment on Friday I just started Candida diet but I'm also a celiac and my diet is obviously very limited... my sister in-law accused me of having an eating disorder and keeps telling people that...It's so sad that in addition to my health issues I have to deal with people like that...

    anyway your post definitely made me feel better at least I know I'm not all alone in this :))))

    Thanks and congrats on your 'all clear" test result:)))))
    dee

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  25. Congratulations!!! I really never understand why people like to try and project their own inner negativity and fears on to others, but I see it happen more than once a day. Enjoy the benefits of all your hard work and keep it up!

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  26. Congratulations!!! I really never understand why people like to try and project their own inner negativity and fears on to others, but I see it happen more than once a day. Enjoy the benefits of all your hard work and keep it up!

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  27. So nice to meet you! I'm following you back. I look forward to reading more about your journey!

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  28. Congrats! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    (I'm now following you back!)

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  29. Thanks for linking up with Meet Me Monday. I'm your newest follower. Hope to see you next Monday.

    http://www.inspiringyou2save.com

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  30. Thanks for the follow, I'm following you back..Glad you stuck to your diet and it worked for you.

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  31. Hi Terry, thank you so much for visiting my blog and following:) I am now following you back.

    I look forward to exploring your blog! I really think the way we eat is behind so many health issues these days. I was not raised on fast food and soda thank goodness and we rarely eat out. I think a lot of people make rude comments because they don't want to deal with the work it takes to monitor their diet.

    Keep doing what you're doing if it's working for you and have a wonderful weekend:)

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  32. I've found that when it comes to food, people just don't understand a diet that is different from their own. I have type 2 diabetes and I get frustrated with people who tell me what I should and shouldn't eat. I think it makes them aware of their bad choices so they end up making obnoxious stupid comments.

    Thanks for the follow! I'm following you too now!

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  33. Hi Terry

    Thanks for your visit and comment. I hope you'll come again.

    I've sure enjoyed my visit here. I've learned quite a bit and look forward to coming back soon. I have never heard of Candida and certainly want to learn more.

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  34. That is wonderful news! And think how many people you have helped along the way!

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  35. Nice blog!I am following you from Friday Follow 40 And Over. Would appreciate it if you could stop by my blog and follow me back.Have a great weekend!

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  36. Oh my, have I dealth with this too. It really gets my goat. I like to joke that if cross burning were socially acceptable our yard would look like Las Vegas. Our child came out of autism three weeks into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but as he got better, the inlaws got more and more viscious. They've all worked in the medical industy and so they know for a fact that the diet is dangerous and has nothing to do with autism, and that I am a dangerous mother for not feeding my child pop-tarts, box mac and cheese and sodas, like every other kid eats. Despite the obesity, diabetes, lupus, heart problems, blood pressure problems....the SAD diet has worked just fine for them. Like you said...Tell me who's the crazy one. Also, the media, who depends on the big pharma and food industry for their advertising dollars, is going to keep this way of thinking going as long as they can.
    But our health and the health of our loved ones cannot be at the mercy of stupid people. You have to have the sense to do what's best. And I doubt that throughout human history, having sense was ever the popular choice.

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  37. Very well said Mrs Ed. I wish I had your writing skills.

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