Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hello to all my fellow-Sparkers. I have not blogged since last year, so I may be a little rusty.
First a little background. I had originally lost 20 pounds with Sparkpeople and through the trials and tribulations of that stuff we call life, had found 15 of those pounds again. Four of those have gone missing once again so now I am working on releasing the other 11 pounds and then will reassess. I have been going to the gym 3 days/week with 2 friends and on the whole, am eating much healthier.
I have just read William Davis' book "Lose the Wheat, Lose the Belly" and he outlines the many perils of eating modern-day genetically modified wheat (and processed foods). Apparently avoiding the nasty stuff (along with overall caloric reduction) is supposed to result in effortless weight loss and many other medical improvements. So I have decided to give the no-wheat thing a whirl for 30 days. (I keep saying to myself I can do almost anything for 30 days; if I don't see any improvement, I can always go back to my gluttonous ways!!) He advises eliminating oats as well as one can not guarantee them being wheat free, but I am not prepared to give up my morning cooked oatmeal, at least not yet. I can always get them at the health food store, if necessary. Eliminating wheat also eliminates much of one's sugar as well, which is not a bad thing.
So I am eating more veggies, homemade vegetable soup, hemp hearts (on my cereal), Greek yogurt (low fat) with raspberries or blueberries, one fruit salad/day as well as meat, sweet potato (1/2 cup) and vegetables for supper. I am going to try some oat flour bread today in the bread machine so I can have one slice/day. I was hungry yesterday, but I think that was more just because I was thinking so much about food! Today is better, so far. I am heading outside to do some lawn work.
Regardless if no one even reads this, I am committed to reporting my daily progress for the next 30 days....it will help to keep me accountable.