Saturday, February 04, 2012
So my new weights will include about 2-1/2 lb of clothing.
I got checked in by a gal I know cause I work with her mother and her husband. She was very nice and I briefly went over all my health issues and problems with losing and gaining weight.
She thought I may have food allergies and I agree and scheduled a metabolic blood test with results for the 25 most common food allergens. I know I am allergic to cottonseed oil (tested back when I was 18) but that is not a common allergy. It may be an inherited allergy as my daughter has recently discovered why she has problems eating certain foods at Greek restaurants (they stretch the olive oil with cottonseed oil) so that explains why she is unable to eat Greek salads and some other items at those ethnic restaurants.
Steph, my check-in person, found it interesting that when I did lose weight I noticed the weeks when I ate beef I had trouble losing weight but when I avoided beef and had mostly fish I found it much easier to lose weight. She said quite a few people are allergic to eggs and chicken. It will be nice to know if I am allergic to wheat or any of the other common allergens. That bloodwork will be done at a clinic owned by my healthcare company and I will get an hour consultation to go over the results with the dietician at the gym. It costs a little over $300 but I think it will be worth it, especially if I find out some food to avoid and that should help me lose weight, also.
We have been having unseasonably warm weather lately and I feel like I am having my usual spring allergies with a sensitivity to molds and whatever is in the air in the spring. I have been stuffed up and also have a runny nose and a slight cough. This also makes me feel somewhat sluggish and I have been sleeping a lot lately, about 10 to 11 hours a night. And sneezing a lot, too!!!