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Off course but not sinking

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I've not been staying in touch here. No tracking, weighing, etc. Just me and my FitBit adding activity minutes automatically.

Made a change to my diet last week and already feel much better. In 2004 I was diagnosed Lactose Intolerant and had to make big changes (I was used to drinking a gallon or more of milk per week). After the adjustment period and finding my HEB started selling Mootopia milk, I've been doing good.

However, the last couple of years I've been getting similar symptoms as I did in 2004. Bloating, gas, tired all the time, triglycerides way too high and vertigo acting up (new symptom). My B-I-L has gluten issues, so when we make meals together I'm always looking for recipes he can eat. He also mentioned since coming off gluten his triglycerides have gone way down. So, I did some research into gluten and found out my symptoms could be a gluten intolerance. Could also be a dairy issue, just too many veggies my system can't handle, etc.

But the only way to determine the cause - without medical tests that will probably come back as nothing - I decided to eliminate gluten. Started it last Thursday and already see a difference! I don't feel bloated and gassy, I have energy and lost 2 pounds, BONUS! emoticon

I'm still being bad and not counting calories but I'm eating way more protein and staying full longer. I've always been a carb addict, bread was my biggest love, so adjusting to that was rough the first 3 days or so. Now I'm buying butter lettuce to replace sliced bread, eating eggs and bacon for breakfast with a little cheese and hot sauce, snacking on BabyBel and peanuts, etc.

I've noticed I'm sitting up straighter and not slouching all the time. Getting out of bed is easier too. OK, I'm not going to start training for a marathon or anything, my knees just wouldn't let me. But who knows?

I will do my best to keep everyone updated on my progress with going gluten free. Oh, and I'm not going to the extreme of freaking out about cross-contamination (yet). Not sure I can live to that extreme.


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TITIANFIRE 6/19/2013 10:55AM

    It's amazing how making 1 change you can feel so much better. One thing I read about gluten was that people with tolerance issues tend to crave things with it more. That would be me, the carb addict. I was eating flour tortillas, whole grain wheat bread and flats, love pasta, etc.

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CYND59 6/19/2013 10:49AM

    Hope you get better. I had some health issues and cut out dairy and meat. I follow a plant based whole foods plan and feel so much better.

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FARIS71 6/19/2013 10:46AM

    Everything in moderation. Glad you found the source to make things better for yourself. Best wishes as you build new habits.

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We have re-booked the re-book....

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Now scheduled for July 1st for the cruise. Hoping third time is a charm on this. Everyone cross your fingers or whatever you do that works for good luck please.

I've been off schedule diet and exercise-wise for the last couple of weeks but no gain. Monday I got serious again and walked the track after work the last 2 days. Can't today because our high was 74 at 6am but by the time I got to work at 8am, it was 48. Gotta love central Texas weather. emoticon I have put in a few minutes on the treadmill at work this morning and will do some more after I get off.

Happy Hump Day!!!

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BABYSOX 4/10/2013 4:00PM

    Good luck with your rebooking. I don't know if I would want to use that cruise line again, but I really hope you have a fabulous trip.

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Swimsuit arrived yesterday...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

It is so cute on! With my chest, no way I could have gotten one size smaller to work. The dress part isn't tight to the body and is well below the crotch area so the inner thigh problem area is covered.

Now if we can just book a cruise and not have it cancelled. Getting together with my brother tonight to look at options and have to wait for my daughter to get dates approved with work. She's ready to just sit in a rubber boat in the river and say she was on a cruise.

Everyone have a great weekend. emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/29/2013 2:21AM

    emoticon happy cruising!

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I bought a swimsuit....

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

OK, I ordered it online from DressBarn. Have no idea how it will look though because they don't have them in the store. This is the first swimsuit I've purchased in about 5 or more years. And the ones I did buy were from Walmart, simple large swimsuit.

This one is really cute and reminds me of Betty Boop. What do you think?

I have a cruise in May and one in November. Hoping it will be good for both of them (maybe too large for the November). I'll let you guys know how it looks when it arrives.

Got the water heater installed on Saturday. No hot water until yesterday because the upper element in the Brand New water heater wasn't working. We only had the lower element trying to heat 40 gallons at a lower wattage. You got about 4 minutes of "warm" water for a shower that way. Now it's hot. I didn't really like taking a cold shower for 2 days.

Hope everyone is having a good week. emoticon


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OFFICER193 3/20/2013 12:30AM

    You are going to be looking "hot" by the time you go on your cruise. I am so proud of you. emoticon

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AMIEE376 3/19/2013 1:41PM

    like the swimsuit! sure it will look great! emoticon

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Weather is much nicer now

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hope it stays that way too. I have lots to do this weekend.

Staying below my weight chart goal by a couple of pounds. That is encouraging for me and I've lost 1.5 pounds this week. Was able to get 1.25 miles in at the track yesterday and hope to do it again tonight before going home.

Still fighting with HughesNet about my internet connection. Had to call the guy that came out on Tuesday to replace the modem, cables and connections - per Customer Care. He decided we only had loose connections outside. So I've called him today because I can't get online and told him we needed to do what HughesNet authorized like he should have in the first place.

New water heater was delivered on Tuesday too. Was supposed to be installed but my older (17 yrs) mobile home has some funky plumbing that isn't used anymore and the installer wasn't able to do it. So I accepted the water heater and need to buy the conversion parts to put it in myself. Not sure where to take the old one for disposal yet.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.


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BABYSOX 3/14/2013 6:12PM

    It sounds like it is going to be a busy weekend for you. The good news is that you will keep moving! emoticon

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