Friday, May 24, 2013
Wow I can't believe it has only been 12 days sense I started this program. When I started I was hungry all the time, had no energy,severely depressed about not being able to stay focused and eating healthy, but the harder I tried to follow the spark plan the more of a failure I felt. I had been within calorie range for 3 months and only lost 4lbs. I was exercising regularly but still eating to many sweets and high fat foods and lots of carbs. The only reason I am not bigger than I am is that I can't eat a lot at one time due to reflux. I am not blaming the spark diet at all. I love this site and it is helping me tremendously to stay on tack and motivated.
My eating problem I now believe has it's roots in a inability to process the gluten and sugar. My mothers entire family have all had similar symptoms. As I remember growing up with my mother she always had issues with food. I used to think that it was due to being anorexic. She never weighed more than 100lbs and was 5'7" tall, till she had a stroke and they put her on tube feeding. She rapidly gained up to 170 lbs and never lost it. My grandmother was a diabetic and my aunt is also and has Chron's disease. As I have studied up on the gluten problem it makes sense that it could be a genetic disposition for my entire family.
How happy I am to find a way of eating that is working for me. I actually have physical symptoms when i get hungry now. I eat only very small amounts and feel full. I have had no reflux AT ALL sense I eliminated the gluten from my diet. I occasionally want something sweet and I will have some berries and that totally satisfies me. I am not even tempted to eat sugar now. Well I do have to confess I had one Margarita last night. Really worried would cause a relapse but no it didn't.
This is what I have been doing today, walking along the Stones River trail. Sorry the picture is sideways don't know what i did. Lets try another picture
The river was beautiful and the smells were out of this world from the beautiful flowers in bloom. Hop everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend even if I can't get my pictures right.