Wednesday, October 23, 2013
"Where did the 6 extra lb come from?" I moaned yesterday morning as I stared at my scale. I was expecting 2 or 3 lb gain - I had a really fun weekend, after all, but 6? Really? I wasn't that bad over the weekend. Granted, I drank way more then I was supposed to on Friday, but on Saturday I barely touched alcoholic beverages. I may have not worked out Friday or Sunday, but Saturday I went for a run and hiked in the hills for a few hours during the afternoon. I had one real 'cheat' meal, on Sunday, when I had desert that had both gluten and lactose in it - and swiftly paid for my sins with raging tummy problems for the next two days. Since my clothes still fit just fine, the extra lb may be stray post-travel bloat, but seeing those numbers on the scale is super depressing. In response, I tightened up my diet, added more salad and subtracted some of the nuts, starchier veggies and avocado. I also added more cardio to my day, another 30-45 minutes or so of steady-state. So, lets see where I end up on Sunday(weigh-in day!), and go from there.
On another note , I looked up the symptoms for Celiac disease.
I was astonished to see that I have mild forms of the majority of them! Anemia - check. Skin rashes and itchies - all the time. Balance problems - oh yeah. Joint pain (and various other joint issues) - also check. Fatigue - chronic! Headaches - migraines from hell! Am I going to go to the doctor and get official diagnosis? Nah. Good enough for me that most of those issues went away after I got away from gluten. Celiac and various gluten intolerances are often undiagnosed. I can honestly say gluten free is working well for me right now. Thank goodness.