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I'm now a fodmapper. I have completed the elimination phase, and now I'm up to the challenges and reintroduction schedule.

So far, I have reintroduced fructose, polyols 1 (sorbitol), fructose, and fructans with varying levels of success.

It appears that I cannot tolerate lactose or caffeine. So I have put that challenge on hold for the moment.

Currently working on foods that contain both fructans and galactans (oligosaccharides).

This is not a weight loss diet, but to see if I can get my life back diet.

I will be adding back the foods that were eliminated to see which foods are the ones that cause me issues.

I have put my weight loss goals on hold. However, I will continue to be mindful of what I'm eating and keep an eye on portion sizes.

Without trying, I have lost 2kg in 6 weeks. Probably because I am measuring all the ingredients.

Member Since: 1/8/2011

My Goals:
Being the best me, one healthy choice at at time.

My Program:
Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols) up until 27 March 2017. See http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastr
o/fodmap/low-high.html and being mindful particularly of portion sizes.

Being resilient.

Cycle to work/uni every day. Attempting to improve on my time of 35 minutes.

Spark People 'Exercise of the Day' and videos.

BeFit in 90 workout system 5/week or strength exercises (lower body, core, upper body).

Don't see my 'fitness' minutes as exercise alone, but activities in which I wish to participate and have fun.

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Insatiable curiosity and delight in learning new things, such that I am a committed dilettante.

"Make the most of yourself. Be daring. Above all, have fun". -- Elsa Schiaparelli

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So, consciously exercising everyday, alternating cardio and strength, with N.E.A.T. everyday.

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    Thanks Jacqueline I like fresh fruit especially pineapple or berries. It has been years since I went berry picking.
    594 days ago
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    Thank you so much for my yummy virtual veggie tray! Just what I needed to keep me on track!!
    597 days ago
    Thanks Jacqueline I appreciate your comment. Through my writing in a prayer journal and in poetry I am able to express how I feel and let it go.
    597 days ago
    Thanks for thinking of me and sending a spark goodie! I find it so interesting that I started doing better (as in making better choices) as soon as I left the competition. It's like my self-imposed pressure in the comp was adding to my poor decision making ability. So weird I'm glad we met through the team - a definite positive. Have a lovely evening. Lisa
    599 days ago
    thanks for reading my pound rewards blog. when you make your list of rewards, I'd love to see it. I'm going to go through and revamp mine to hopefully make it more motivating. Thanks for inspiring me to revisit my list!
    611 days ago
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