I just read the article, I think that it was well written and it gives a good picture of the lives we crohnies live. I am overweight and when I try and explain what we are allowed to eat, I explain it this way: anything you would normally consider eating if you were on a diet! I still try and I pray that I never have to get so sick that I lose the weight that way (although at times it seems like an easier way!! :0)) Good job. I hope that you do have a long term remission and are able to stay out of the hospital for many years!