Monday, August 13, 2012
All this time I thought it was IBS turns out I'm lactose sensitive ( if not full blown intolerant ) I am finding this out purely by accident.
I switched to almond milk for my morning cereal for the lower calories. I went almost a full week with no dairy. I wasn't really trying, it just happened that I didn't have any other meals with cheese or dairy planed that week. then one meal toward the end of the week had a bunch of cheese, all my "IBS" symptoms came back full force. I didn't admittedly put two and two together though. The fallowing week was the same thing... only one meal with a fair amount of cheese, feeling fantastic til the cheese, then oh boy! now I start thinking humm maybe its the dairy. My mother is lactose intolerant so I guess it might run in the family? I decided to experiment, I didn't touch any dairy for a week and YAY!!! i felt so much better!!! but I was still a tad in denial... I mean I love cheese and I don't dislike milk. it cant really be the cause can it? Another week dairy free, yep still feeling good.
Today tried to see if maybe my tummy would be ok with yogurt. I love yogurt! please not yogurt too... DAM IT yogurt too! now I'm upset :( I know there are people who are intolerant/sensitive to lactose that can handle yogurt but apparently I'm not one of them. that really sucks!! I have a hard enough time getting enough protein now I have to cut out yogurt too. Oh well what do ya do. on the upside I now know how to rid myself of all my "IBS" misery completely... It better be worth it!! I'm really going to miss yogurt and ice-cream and cheese and ...I'll stop now, this is getting depressing.
good thing I like goat cheese, apparently it almost never upsets the lactose intolerant. huumm....goat cheese pistachio ice-cream??? Ok maybe not LMBO
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I did read a lot of the articles and thought I had a plan. I figured I would just keep on plugging along as I have with my workouts and slowly up my calories week by week to my suggested range. but then I had to really really look at what I had been doing. a really hard honest look. it was right there on the SP chart, I dipped way under my goal line. I was losing 4 or more lbs a week toward the end. my calorie range was I believe 1200-1500 and I stayed at 1100 as much as possible. I was so determined to make my goal I nearly drove myself into the ground! I was beat!! I worked-out twice a day a few times a week (ok most days of the week ) now I know I cant, nor do I want to keep that up. but I cant change all at once...right...well maybe?
My first week after I hit my goal I went to Vegas and didn't really track at all. but I did eat as healthy as I could in the morning and afternoon. I believe for having to eat out every meal I did pretty well. At night I still ate mostly healthy but had more than my share of liquid calories thankfully walking around in the Vegas heat for hours on end kept my weight from shooting way up. When I got home I found I had only gained 3lbs. I was quite happy with that.
Week two- I concentrated on losing those 3lbs but keeping my calories at least 1500. I still pretty quickly lost those 3lbs ( surprised again! I thought for sure with my calories being at 1500 it would take quite a bit longer ).
Week three - I tried to stay between 15-16 hundred but found myself at 1700 more often than not, even higher a few days. My husband was home. The weeks he is home are always the hardest for me to stay on track. but all in all my weight did OK. by weeks end was down to 134.
Current week- I'm upping calories again this time to 1600. this week is not going so well. it might be hormonal, I am expecting that time of the month any day now.. but I seem to steadily be putting on weight. My husband is gone so its not him and his ice cream love doing me in, this is all on me. I have been pretty good about my calories. in fact I would say this it the first week I have really been at the calorie range I set for myself more or less every day this week. Still I'm gaining ( BTW I count my weeks from Wednesday to Wednesday as that's my husbands work weeks ) but I'm only a few days into this week and again aunt flow should be on her way so maybe it will all even out by weeks end.
My struggles so far are; figuring out my calorie range.. maybe closer 1550 ish will be better? figuring out if this really is the weight I want to stay at... I have a large frame. every frame calculator I have tried, even when I fudged the numbers slightly to account for human error, says I am indeed big boned. When all my tall friends were telling me there goal weight was also 135 my first thought was 'wow I'm a good 5" shorter then her.. maybe I need to rethink my goal weight?', fallowed very quickly with a 'nahh I have a larger frame 135 will be fine'. now I'm here and while I am OK with 135 I'm happiest at 133 and upset and frustrated with anything above 137. I'm wondering if I should readjust to 127 to 130ish that way even if I gain a few with normal fluctuations I wont be so upset. but then again maybe that disappointment will help keep me in line??? and if I lose any more breast tissue I really will cry LOL.. so I don't know. guess I'll see how this week goes, see how I feel at the end of the week. I know I shouldn't be worried about the number and really I'm not but the number does correlate to how puffy my tummy looks. I'd be happy at 140 if my tummy was flat
The other frustration is my workouts... I like 30 minute runs! they feel good and leave me with energy for the rest of the day ( something I really struggle with! ) they burn a decent amount of calories and I have a goal I can keep working toward with them ( running further ) but where to fit them in?... I know I need weight taring and I have one class with weights I'm ok with. but the suggest amount is 2 to 3 times a week :( I like kickboxing and I'm told I'm quite good but its a very very strenuous exercise and it completely wipes me out for the day. my friends have me taking it 3 times a week, so they don't have to go alone. that's just to much! and it wipes me out for my runs.
Monday- Kick-It ( kickboxing )
Wednesday- run and Body-Pump ( weights )
Friday- run and Body-Pump
Saturday- Body-Flow ( yoga/tie-chi )
Sunday- light family hike
This kills me!! I'm so tired everyday. I hardly get anything done. I feel awesome at the gym but a few short hours after I'm cranky tired and HUNGRY!!
Monday- Kick-It ( kickboxing)
Tuesday- strength training ( Body-Pump but its not available at my gym on Tuesdays and really I wouldn't want to )
Thursday- light cardio ( zumba, short run, swim )
Sunday- family hike or family swim
problems here... there's not enough running to keep my endurance up and there's to much heavy weights for my comfort.
My dream schedule;
Tuesday- Run, cross train: rock-climb or Pilates or ????
Thursday- Cross train: Rock-climb or zumba or swim
Friday- Run, Body-Pump
Sunday- Run( only do able every-other week ), Family hike or swim
Problems here... Tuesday as usual is a problem in and of itself. Sunday there is no day care so I could only run when Hubby was home. this is supposedly not enough weight training.
Things to think about I guess. I'm a little OCD. I really like having everything written down and planed out so this being up in the air is bugging me! I need to get it worked out. but right now I'm off to body-flow, maybe the meditation will help me work it out LOL. wish me luck!
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