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Here's to do-overs.

Since I have Celiacs, I can't eat any wheat (breads, pasta, etc) dairy, soy, or eggs. That takes out a lot of sweets and carbs for me so it's hard to eat that badly. I'm a pretty low volume eater anyway, but I really need to add more veggies and fruits to my diet. Since starting a gluten free diet Feb 2011, I finally can exercise again.

Because I was eating so much food I couldn't digest, and the only thing I could really process was meat, and my ...
Here's to do-overs.

Since I have Celiacs, I can't eat any wheat (breads, pasta, etc) dairy, soy, or eggs. That takes out a lot of sweets and carbs for me so it's hard to eat that badly. I'm a pretty low volume eater anyway, but I really need to add more veggies and fruits to my diet. Since starting a gluten free diet Feb 2011, I finally can exercise again.

Because I was eating so much food I couldn't digest, and the only thing I could really process was meat, and my estrogen levels were 1,000 times (that is literal, not a joke) higher than normal, my body was very good at making and storing fat. My cholesterol was through the roof, but I was anemic in pretty much all of my vitamin and electrolyte levels. I didn't figure this out til a year ago. I was basically the chubbiest malnourished person out there.

Late in 2010 I was getting ready for a 10K only a few months after doing my first 5k, and thought I was going to have a heart attack. I was also suffering from severe muscle cramps throughout my whole body at random times throughout the day/night, hair loss, heart palpitations and extreme fatigue.

All that is gone now that I am absorbing my vitamins with no gluten in my diet, but I also gained a lot of weight since I am absorbing everything I eat again. Ready to lose that weight, plus 15 or so pounds I was trying to lose a year and a half ago when my health started getting really bad.

My ultimate goals are to get into a healthy body fat range, which is about 6% less than now. Ideally losing 8-12% body fat would really be awesome, but I'm good with healthy after all the issues I have had the last few years.

Doing another 5k soon would be fantastic. I'm reallllly hoping I can do the Rock the Parkway 5k in April, and the 10K at Hospital Hill in June, but if I can't get in shape enough that soon just doing the 5K at HH in June will be awesome. I have to be careful not to push too hard, or I could have a return of muscle cramps and hair loss. And lets face it, I'd rather be fat than have bald spots. LOL

My health issues-
Hashimotos Thyroid
Reynauds
Celiac Disease
PCOS (possibly, tests are inconclusive but lean more towards me having it)
Blood Sugar Issues- They haven't decided if I am pre-diabtec, or if I have insulin resistance thanks to the PCOS. Either way, losing weight will help me feel better with all of these conditions, reduce symptoms, rid myself of blood sugar highs&lows (hello moodswings) and ultimately return my estrogen levels to normal (moodswings again) so maybe I could have a baby, if I wanted to, still on the fence about that. =) But if I lost even 6% of my body fat, they may quit thinking I'm prediabetic or that I don't have PCOS, so that would basically erase 2 of the issues I have.

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WACKADOODLE
2/6/2012 12:26:48 AM

I have Celiac Disease too, plus 9 of my family members have it as well...I find it makes balanced eating REALLY difficult! Especially in the "whole grain" department! :(



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5/2/2011 6:56:53 PM

Thank you for responding to my post. I really appreciate it.



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1/1/2010 9:57:16 AM

Happy New Year!! May 2010 be the best year yet!! emoticon



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10/3/2009 6:10:28 PM

Hi ya (-: I hope youíre enjoying the weekend thus far!

I just wanted to show ya some luv and say thanks for stopping by my Relay For Life blog.

Its been a full week since the even and Iím still all aglow and have a whole list of what I want to do next year!

(hugs) - thanks for the support, go Team Glazed Donuts 2010 baby!!

xxoo - Susie*
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HILLIS
9/29/2009 2:55:44 PM

Welcome to the Insanity Team.

These are hard workouts but if you are ready to change your body then you can make this happen. Be sure to introduce yourself on the Insanity forums. I look forward to being Insane with you.

Matthew



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