Monday, December 07, 2009
I'm on an elimination diet to see if there are some hidden food issues that are causing problems. I was already dairy and refined sugar free and vegetarian, and now have also eliminated gluten, corn, soy, coffee, eggs, peanuts, and unrefined sugars (not including agave). I'm feeling pretty good. I'd fallen into a pattern of using processed wheat gluten products in order to get enough protein in my diet, and this is forcing me to eat only whole unprocessed foods. I feel like I should be eating this way anyway. The only craving I'm having is a sunbutter and jelly sandwich, but that's doable, I just need to make some bread first.
I'd hit a bit of a slowdown in the weight loss, but I'm betting this jump starts things.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My first milestone! I'm not doing anything special for it, because I consider 10 pounds lost to be reward enough. I am super excited though.
Thanks for the suggestion! I got my 10 lb icon :)
Saturday, August 08, 2009
It's been a super busy week, so I haven't been updating.
Tonight I had a great date with my husband, dinner and a movie. We had a great time and I'm feeling good about my food choices.
When I got home, my friend who'd been watching the kids asked me if I'd lost weight. It was the first time someone has noticed, other than my husband. I'm feeling good.
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Burned my upper arm yesterday when boiling water splashed out of a pot that I was draining into the sink. The worst of it got me right in the armpit and I have a pretty good blister. Feeling sorry for myself, boo hoo :)
I've decided that having my "evening snack" as my most caloric and protein-y meal of the day is a good thing. I know that usually it is recommended that an evening snack should be light, but I think that is usually referring to a before bed nosh. My evening snack is generally around 9pm. The kids are in bed, the husband is winding down, and my night is just starting. Between 9 and 1am is when I get the bulk of my work done, so I need to not be spending time cooking, eating, or cleaning up.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I saw the physical therapist yesterday about my abdominal separation. She said that it's a pretty bad case, but that with exercise I should be able to reduce it. I don't expect to look like I did before having twins. I always figured that my body would change after having children, and I'm fine with my stretch marks (the kids call them baby lines). I just don't want to spend the rest of my life looking like I'm 6 months pregnant.
Between the exercises the therapist gave me and the Abdominal Separation workout video I just got, I'm hoping to be able to see a difference in the next 4 weeks. I'm going to do my exercises twice a day, every day, although I may take a weekend day off. I know that's a really extreme schedule, but each workout will only be able 15 minutes, so I think I can handle it. In two weeks when I see the therapist again, I'll reevaluate this plan and decide if I need to make any changes.
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