Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Today through Friday is a convention for my profession. Of course, conventions ALWAYS mean lots of food everywhere! Today was actually good. I had "dinner" there, which consisted of a few grilled veggies (eggplant, zucchini, squash, pepper), some cheese, and some grapes - and the free glass of wine ;) But I did SO good! I owe ALL that to being gluten free. I avoided the desserts, I avoided the pasta, I avoided the crackers with the cheese. It was awesome. Being GF has really been a GREAT lifestyle change for me. I'm not sure I can ever go back.
Of course, the problem is, am I REALLY gluten sensitive? The last time I had a cookie (ie gluten) my stomach hated me for a few days. BUT, my stomach was already hating me when I had that cookie, but having the gluten just kicked it into overdrive. Yet the pain lasted days and if it were due to a gluten allergy/sensitivity, then it should have only lasted a day or so. So part of me REALLY wants to have the bread again. Those desserts looked amazing, as did the bread. So I"m telling myself that I HAVE to be GF, but do I really??!
I hope tomorrow goes as well! Our first break will involve bagels and whatnot - things I most likely cannot have. The second break will be pastries. Third is a box lunch - hopefully that will turn out ok! And the final break will involve desserts and cakes. It's going to be difficult to avoid all that food that I use to love, but I just keep telling everyone I'm GF and that helps a lot. Of course, in the back of mind, I just keep thinking, "do I REALLY have to be GF?" Sometimes I just miss all of those foods - but only when they are free! I'm completely ok not buying them, but when they're just sitting there... I have my protein bar and I can just avoid the waiting area tomorrow and go straight into the room that I'm suppose to be in in order to avoid the food.
But on a side note: I woke up at my normal time this morning and went to the gym since I didn't have to be at convention until much later than what I"m use to! I'm considering going right now too! I'm not sure about tomorrow. I have to leave tomorrow morning at 7:15 and I won't be getting back until 6:45 - then I'm meeting a friend tomorrow for dinner/drinks at 9. Going to the gym in the middle is probably my best option...but yet I know I should just wake up 20-30 minutes earlier than what I'm use to and get to the gym in the morning. But we'll see. ...Nah. I'm just going to go afterwards..and it is going to suck. I hate schedule changes!
And on a plus side: I lost 1.2 lbs since yesterday! That means I'm at 182.4. 0.4 lbs away from losing 50, 2.5 lbs away from a mini goal, and 14.4 lbs away from my lowest weight!
I'm gonna go hit the gym - again!