Wednesday, July 04, 2012
I've probably used the blog title "Day 2" at least 3 times. Really though, it doesn't matter that I've have to start over; failed attempts are still learning experiences and I'm glad for them.
This time around I'm starting small, slow and simply. Bring a lunch 4 days out of 5, eat more home made foods, respect my body by moving it and by avoiding things I don't tolerate anymore.
This whole gluten free thing has been both a blessing and some stress regarding weightloss. Many celiacs by the time they are diagnosed are malnourished and underweight, but everyone reacts differently to gluten. I mainly had migraines, poor sleep and an unhappy bloated stomach. I still tolerate dairy (many don't), and I didn't know what was wrong, I just knew something was.
Now that I've been off gluten for almost a week I can say I'm sleeping better and I haven't had a headache (nevermind a migraine). As a result of both of those things I have way more energy then I have had in months which is wonderful.
I'm also feeling less puffy (bloated), though I've not seen a big change in weight. My jeans are still too snug but less so, and so I know things are getting better.
The hubs has committed to eating what I can eat when at home so we don't need to worry about cross contamination and it means we are cooking much more which is better for the wallet and out waistlines.
I know I need to start moving more still, thus far I am aiming for 5000 steps a day plus dance or tkd as applicable. It's pretty minimal. I feel apprehensive about getting back into the gym for some reason - all my workout gear is extra snug, too many people, who knows.. but I'm nervous.
I know it won't really change until I get in there so I may just have to suck it up and go... or else get up really really early to beat the rush.
I'm rambling. Hope everyone out in sparkland is having a banner day :)