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Old 03-06-2011, 01:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Location: Michigan
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Our oldest child spent the first 6 years of her life allergic to wheat, milk, eggs and tomatoes. In the beginning we had to drive 35 miles in each direction to overpay for all kinds of things. After I got the hang of feeding an allergy kid, I started buying lots of things on-line. We even joined a food co-op and ordered bulk ingredients from them once a month. I would say 90% of the time it worked really well, but every now and then we would end up with something that was a problem. For instance when I was 8 months pregnant I went to pick up my co-op purchase and discovered that although I'd ordered a 25 lb bag of corn starch, I received a 50lb bag. Normally that would have been a great deal for me, but I was so pregnant getting it in and out of the car was an issue. One of the best things for me was that our favorite on-line health food store offered free shipping on orders over $49 or more, and it you've ever had to buy gluten free products, you would know that to spend $49 is nothin'. I probably ordered from there once or twice a month, it really forced me to plan and be prepared/organized.
Starting weight: 244.6 lbs. 10/01/09
Pounds lost: 80.6 lbs
Current weight: 164 lbs
Goal weight: 120 lbs
Weight to go: 44 lbs
Goal Date: 1/1/13
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