Total Lost: 1 lb
Current Approach: Eliminating gluten
I’m tired. Not a new thing since I am tired most days.
I have successfully (yay!) eaten gluten free today! It wasn’t easy – especially because I know that I have a BIG bag of chocolate chips hidden somewhere in my house (thanks to a lovely husband).
I also tried to cut down on the sugar (even though I did have some in my coffee and several helpings of fruit).
However, eating gluten free really wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be! With my hubby home to help with the baby, it was easier for me to prepare something to eat. We’ll see how tomorrow goes when I am by myself.
What about you? How was your day, what did you eat? Did you make any healthy choices?
Day two was much harder than day 1.
I need to go grocery shopping… It seems like the only foods that are in our house are foods that I can’t eat.
Seriously- why do you need to put gluten containing ingredients in foods that should never contain gluten anyway!! (Like baked beans, dressings, or even some dried fruit snacks that I love!).
I went to get some extra blood work for my thyroid. If you have a thyroid problem – you need to be your own advocate. Don’t just get a T3 level drawn…. dig deeper. There are other thyroid markers that are just as important. Try getting a free T3, T4, TSH, thyroid antibodies, reverse T3, among others.
These levels may help you figure out what is causing your problem and may help you get to the bottom of what is going on in your body.
I’m looking forward to sharing my results with you. Hoping and praying that God continues to give me willpower and guidance.
Today’s exercise: Running around like crazy at our weekly Farmer’s Market! (okay, not really, but it still was exhausting!!)
Still feeling pretty tired today, although that could be due to my son staying awake from 3AM-5AM…. I thought we might be passed that stage, but no. The screaming, crying, not breathing as I laid him down only to see his eyes flutter open only for the screaming and crying to begin again.
And we still haven’t gone to the grocery store! So I had to get creative. Eggs for breakfast, mac’n’cheese with rice noodles for lunch, and I made an awesome spicy sausage chili for dinner. Not bad considering I scrounged all that stuff out of the dark recesses of my cabinets and fridge.
I’m hoping the scale continues to go down tomorrow and that some of these aches will go away.
I finally went grocery shopping! Now the house is stocked with lots of fruits, veggies, and protiens that make being gluten free much easier.
I’m really pleased to see the numbers on the scale going down as well! Here’s to hoping the trend continues. Although I know that I didn’t do really well on the hydration front, I’m pleased with my eating habits today. I had a great balance.
Even more motivating… on our walk today I saw a lady who encouraged me to “keep walking,” so I could get rid of the “baby fat.” Serously? Why do people say things like that… Believe it or not- I never weighed this much when I was pregnant. I LOST weight. The weight gain started after my son was born.
But, being the person that I am, I just smiled and kept walking. Talk to me in six months lady…
It’s so rainy here today! That makes me just exhausted. I just want to curl up with a book and read.
Not to mention, my hubby is on the couch eating cookies!! Ugh!
So the only thing to do- exercise. And drink water. Lots of water.
As each day goes on, I feel more motivated to continue. Call me stubborn, but I really want to see this through. Normally I have zero will power. This time, I want to prove to myself that I can do this. I can take control of my body.
As this series goes on, I’ll talk a little bit more about my “addiction” to food. I have highly addictive tendencies, which, I believe, stem from the addictions of my parents. While not as dangerous- my addiction to food is affecting my health.
So I can definitely see patterns in the fluctuations of weight loss/gain. But overall, I’m still at a loss for the week, so I’m happy!
On the feeling better front… I’m not sure why I am still so exhausted! I’m taking my vitamins, including a B complex.
Today I felt like I could just fall over. After church, I was sitting in the car and I could have just fallen asleep. I just don’t understand why I am so tired all the time! Hopefully I am still on the right track and will start feeling better soon.
Overall, this week was tough, but I’m excited to keep going!