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Saturday, January 05, 2013

Haven't updated in a while...

I seem to developing more food intolerances.
So far, I have discovered I have a peanut allergy---fructose intolerance going on too. This is what I have discovered between right before Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Must say going gluten free is way easier than dealing with the possibility of fructose intolerance. It isn't just limiting stuff to no fructose on a label of a can or box. It means alot more than that.. IE) Fruits and veggies have alot of fructose in them...Add that with no gluten, it can be rather hard to find out what I can eat. I am contemplating finding a shake mix I can use, so it's less of a struggle when it comes to eating...

I am still trying to learn what the new intolerances mean for my diet. How can I eat and quickly with all these intolerances/allergies? I haven't had the energy to cook, so my meals haven't been all they could be. They have probably been pretty crummy, but it's still food that I was able to eat. It's easier to go for the things that don't satisfy. Maybe, in time--I will learn to deal and eat within the boundaries that I am given as far as food goes. I am in the process of hopefully making some things for me to eat during the week. I just hope I am able to make it all today like I am wanting to. It is only a couple things, but it may help me to be able to go through the week with more food that is only needing to be reheated.

Weight update:
I am almost at 190. I have exactly 2 pounds to go. Then, my new goal will be to get to 180. I have lost 40 pounds to date since March.

Exercise update:
I was able to start back working out on Tuesday (New Years Day). I started working out right after Thanksgiving, but took a week or so off before starting back. My routine changed greatly. I have began making use of the treadmill.. I am still trying to learn to listen to my body, but do what I can to work out some. My ipod has been an asset. It helps me to shift my focus. It isn't about walking or cycling, but it is a time where I can worship my Father as I listen to songs praising Him or listening to the Bible through the podcasts I have.

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LIVING_FREE 1/5/2013 11:39PM

    It is really hard to know what to eat. There are some veggies and fruits that are lower in fructose levels, and some have glucose to balance it out--so its okay.

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CALIRPM 1/5/2013 10:30PM

    You have done so well! Keep it going girl! So with those food intolerances, that leaves you with meats, eggs, beans (???) and maybe some veggies?! I had no idea veggies had fructose. I know carrots can be sweet, but I'm hard pressed to think of any others. You learn something new every day. emoticon

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LINDAF49 1/5/2013 9:23PM

    WOW 40 pounds proud of you!
And treadmill and listening to the WORD or praise music while you do it...
I am encouraged just by reading this!!
Hope you keep in touch ...
With the limiting your fructose...some fruits and veggies are lower glycemic load...Does that help you choose the few you can eat?
The learning curves for food intolerances is so hard at first...then you gradually learn what you CAN have and it gets a bit easier at home...then to deal with it if you do any public eating is hard all over again.
You are succeeding and it is exciting to me to see other succeed.
God bless!

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