I had no idea about the allergies, I tend to do fine with gluten and such things, I don't really eat that much bread and such though, I am following a low-carb (and if I do have carbs they are always whole wheat), veggies, and fruits style of eating.
I do tend to eat once a weekend or so, something that I really really like. Thankfully, right now, my lupus is under control. I also have RA, because of the lupus of course, and some light pain in my joints at times, but it's not as horrible as it used to be.
Thank you all for the kind words, it certainly makes me feel better to know there are people out there like me that are working at it hard as well!