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Week #1: Get ready to be eliminated

Monday, January 30, 2012

Last night I packed up enough food for breakfast and lunch (and snacks) all week, if needed. I have decided that I am cutting out gluten, dairy, yeast, and sugar. I am not giving up coffee and I will be eating goat cheese and yogurt.

Yesterday the hubby and I went shopping for some diet-friendly dinner foods. He is being very supportive.

I mainly hope this will make a difference in how I feel and my psoriasis, but i also do better calorie-wise when I am watching what exactly I eat, so I'm expecting weight loss as well.

Scheduled to exercise Tues and Thurs this week.

Ready, set, go!

EDIT: Apparently I am not cutting out yeast, because I am not cutting out fruit or coffee. Oh well!

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THAISAMUSED 2/1/2012 11:01PM

    Let me know how it goes for you. Sometimes eliminating something can help you realize any food sensitivities.

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TEENY2BEE 1/31/2012 10:18AM

    You have to be sensible with your choices and not deprive yourself too badly..which you are doing a GREAT job of by allowing yourself fruit and coffee!! emoticon emoticon

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PARASELENIC 1/30/2012 5:24PM

    You may not be cutting out yeast, but you are drastically reducing your intake.

I hope you take the time to really journal this elimination diet-- I've done something similar (cut out a ton of foods but then reintroduce them slowly) and I learned a ton about how I process foods, and which foods cause my face to redden or break out or anything-- but I wouldn't have learned specifically what does it without taking the time to journal out everything....

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Trying again

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I am planning to go on a an elimination diet, like Body Ecology. I say "planning" because even though I wanted to start yesterday, I realized that we have so much food in the house that has to get eaten first. So I am eating the diet during the day and regular at night.

I'm confused about a few things on Body Ecology. I didn't see anything about eliminating corn or soy, nor whether goat's milk was okay. They also include mushrooms in the shopping list, but mushrooms have yeast, which is usually eliminated in these types of diets. So I'm not sure what I want to cut out, but I DO know that there is no way I am eating no cheese, so goat cheese and yogurt I will be eating.

Started exercising yesterday with my friend, and we plan to do so three times per week. Go us!

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GSWINNIE 1/25/2012 1:57PM

    So glad you're back! I have no idea on the specific diet plans but I wanted to welcome you back! *HUGS* emoticon

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PARASELENIC 1/24/2012 1:04PM

    SO HAPPY YOU ARE BACK (I almost peed myself jumping up and down in my chair)!

Exercising three times a week is total win, way to go.

With the body ecology-- do they have a series of books/website/community on spark? I would definitely try to find a community on spark as you can post your questions there.

I hope you are well, and that the last few months were good to you and yours!

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Wednesday's Food Log

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Breakfast: WW sourdough and cream cheese, eggs w/tomatoes and mushrooms
Lunch: TJ's chicken enchiladas
Snack: TJs chocolate chip granola ba, grapes, spoonful of couscous
Dinner: Spaghetti, WW sourdough garlic bread
Dessert: White bread (!) w/Nutella

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TLRANEL 8/10/2011 11:03AM

    Mmmm, your breakfast sounds much better than that Special K I had this morning! Think I need to start cooking breakfast again!

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THAISAMUSED 7/31/2011 3:52PM

    I love Nutella!!!!

Try it on Ezekial's Sprouted Sesame bread! it's awesome!

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Good friends, bad influence

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Why does my friend always buy flop cake? It is of the devil. It is crumbly and filo-dough-y, and full of sweet soft squishy cream. Oh dear I want some now. And Pub Cheese, oh Pub Cheese, why are you so tasty and cheesy and soft on a nice crunchy cracker?

Oh breakfast eggs, why are you so soggy and bland? I blame you for encouraging me to run to the store and buy more delicious Pub Cheese. Wait, what did you say as I gummed your soggy nutritious tasteless bits? You think that I should stop by the Swedish bakery and get a flop cake of my VERY OWN? Why must you work to weaken my resolve? Why must all my friends and my food be aligned against me?

Breakfast: WW sourdough and cream cheese, melon
Snack: Chocolate chip granola bar
Lunch: Chicken/olive oil, leftover buttered veggies (washed off)
Snack: Iced coffee (sweetened and w/milk)
Dinner: Pub cheese, multigrain crackers, flop cake

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TLRANEL 8/10/2011 11:04AM

    Why must the evil foods taste so good??? emoticon

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    Don't you just hate that!
I hear you, evil, very very evil!


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You are the perfect drug

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'm sorry for not having been around lately! I missed all my Sparkfriends! I've been so busy that I haven't had time for tracking. I have been walking a lot, but I don't feel like the eating as as under control as I'd like. Wait, let me get the food log out of the way first:

Breakfast: Eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms
Snack: M&Ms dark
Lunch: Chicken cooked w/olive oil, veggies in butter sauce (microwave bag)
Snack: TJ's chocolate chip granola bar, Banana, homemade iced coffee
Dinner: Hamburger (Laura's Lean) w/white cheddar, WW bun, peas w/butter
Dessert: Slice of chocolate cake, one cookie

So, my regular problem isn't even the occasional non-restrained meal, it's the junk. No matter how much good healthy food I have around, I want some chocolate, ice cream, or a cookie. And I know that in moderation this is OK, but aside from like, one piece of chocolate or something similar, I really don't want to be eating a serious dessert every day. I brough chocolate chip granola bars at Trader Joe's because I thought that could help with the sweet craving, but it is a sweet, too!! That isn't the solution!

What do you do when the "I want a sweet or chocolate" craving hits? I do NOT want to eat any "diet" foods or artificial sweeteners. Fruit is good, but it's not a COOKIE! I've never been a huge sweet fiend (food itself has always been my downfall), but often when I'm done with a big meal, I have a sweet craving (just like an addict). Are there lessers of two evils? Is it just a matter of locking myself up and gnawing on my arm until I break the habit?

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    One of the biggest dilemmas we all face. Breaking that cycle.


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TEENY2BEE 7/28/2011 12:47PM

    Oh yeah....your arm??? Not too sweet.... emoticon

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TEENY2BEE 7/28/2011 12:46PM

    NIN !!!!!!

good blog,Sista!! emoticon

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