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    PEDSNURSETAM   9,658
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6 months Gluten Free

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Its been almost 6 months now that I have been Gluten Free. I have lost weight and feel a whole lot better. The holidays proved to be a challenge but only in that I missed certain holiday faves. On the other hand I am incredible proud of myself for not falling. I know this is good for me and feel so great for having such an impact with this new lifestyle.
I have plateaued though and although I have not gained a single pound, I am not losing as quickly either.

Time for phase 2. Walk/Run and I am going to add a new dietary restriction. High fructose corn syrup free. I am going to implement this new phase, on my 6 month anniversary of GF, on the 14th of March. I promised myself I would only focus on GF and then after 6 months I would take on new endeavors. So calorie counting, walking/running and no syrups.

I feel empowered. I have seen i am capable of the "impossible." I never imagined i could pull through the addiction of gluten. Thank you God for pulling me through and reminding me with You all things are indeed possible.
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ROSEINAZ 11/28/2013 12:28AM

  Thank you for sharing, I am wheat intolerant. When I eliminated wheat from my diet all my severe symptoms disappeared. I am new to Spark People. May I inquire what gluten free diet you are following? I tend to gain weight from the gluten free breads.

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PEDSNURSETAM 2/26/2013 8:01PM

    The beginning of my journey on GF... I have it blogged.

Its called Overcoming My Gluten Addiction or something like that.

You can do it! I didnt think I could either and here i am 6 months later! Good luck!

Comment edited on: 2/26/2013 8:02:41 PM

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TWINZMOM7 2/26/2013 6:23PM

  You give me hope...I might be required to go gluten free very soon and I don't know if I can do it. Thank you.

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PEDSNURSETAM 2/26/2013 6:04PM

    Oh dear- I was trying to respond to a comment and i accidently deleted it:( im sorry. Anyways if you read through back till about the end of september you can follow alot more of my journey of the whys and reason behind why i went gluten free. In a short version though.... my sister is a naturopathic doctor. For many years I have experienced depression, fatigue and weight issues, along with migraines. I "tried" for about ten years to do it bc for ten years she has been telling me to do it. I finally came to rock bottom and when I called her crying she reminded me gently that someday i really should go GF. She has a severe sensitivity and intolerance to gluten and hers is obvious skin outbreaks. Ive seen her with major rashes after accidently eating gluten. So I decided I needed to do this. She is my blood, so maybe the good doc knows what she is talking about. Ill never doubt her again,
I now do not have migrains, lost weight, depression is fairly non existant, and my energy level is better than it had ever been. Im not even tempted by it anymore when I see pizza in front of me, french bread, pastries. i "miss" it, but thats its. I think oh i remember eating those, but man im glad im not eating them anymore. Im not tempted bc to me it looks like something that is going to make me feel sick not happy or anything like that. Ive enjoyed blogging over the last 6 months. Its fun to go back and read my blogs through my journey. Thanks for all the comments!

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AURORAMILLET 2/26/2013 5:30PM

    AWESOME job!!!
Keep going!!! emoticon

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GIRANIMAL 2/26/2013 4:45PM

    GF seems SO daunting at first, but after almost 2 years, I am surprised to find it I almost never miss it and don't really want to go back. Ditch the HFCS! I bet you will see many positive changes. That stuff gives me instant headaches.

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THINAGIN2 2/26/2013 4:32PM

    Good for you! I, too, would like to know what encouraged you to go gluten free. I have wondered if it would be beneficial.

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