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Baby it's cold outside!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I have been stuck inside this week, I ran 2x on the treadmill. OMG is that boring. I even tried watching netflix on the second run, but the reality is, the monotony is too much when the scenery isn't going by.

I did 25 minutes of Just Dance 4 with my daughter last night. I think I'll work that in more often, it was fun, she likes it too, and I really want her to move more.

Been avoiding wheat for about a week now. It's going ok. I missed 2 times (both times on cupcakes, how odd, I would never seek out a cupcake, but the opportunity arose twice in one week). There was a bit of awkwardness with my wife, as there always is with change. She suggests we order pizza, or she offers me toast, I say no thank you, and she says, "Oh that's right, I'm so sorry, I shouldn't have offered that." My anxiety at trying something new, plus her anxiety to be supportive, plus the kids asking, why are you not eating wheat? equals making it kind of a "big deal"...ugh, I don't want the extra attention, and then I get a bit cranky about it...change is hard.

The real question is, do I feel better? Well of course I do. I've been tracking and staying within my ranges for the most part for 3 weeks. I've lost 6.5 lbs. since 1/7. I'm drinking mostly water (and wine), I'm exercising most every day. How can I judge the wheat vs. other factors?

Well, it's not a scientific experiment and I did completely pass up chocolate chip cookies and brownies at the family gathering on Monday (belated Christmas celebration). Of course I substituted peanut m&ms, but I controlled my portion and tracked it.

Looking forward to warmer weather (not asking for much, just above 25 degrees by 6:30 a.m.)

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DITA48 1/24/2013 12:13PM

    Thanks for the encouragement. I have to remember to take some current measurements, so I can see if there's a difference (other than how my clothes feel).

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NOREGRET2010 1/24/2013 10:41AM

    It took a couple of weeks for me to notice a change after kicking wheat to the curb. Literally, it seemed one day I got up and went "whoa! my belly is not so round and puffy!" and within a couple of weeks 4 inches had deflated off my round, round belly.

I REALLY understand the wife/kids and doing something new issue. Boy, do I. I keep telling my partner, "um, yes, that means no sandwiches. Um, nope, no sandwich. Uh....pasta? Um, no, no pasta". LOL. The first couple weeks were the worst with that, now she has relaxed (seeing I'm not forcing HER to not have wheat).

Hang tough, and give it 30 days to decide if it's worth it to you. If it's not, what have you lost? :)

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