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#144 - Life.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hi friends!

So much for my comeback to Spark People. I really do miss being on here, but it's been pretty difficult with life getting in the way. Here's a little update:

1. I am now gluten free! About a month and a half ago, I decided to take the plunge and go gluten free. A lot of thinking went into this decision - before choosing this, I was feeling awful. Tired, moody, digestive issues, etc. Although I have only been on this for a short time, I feel a lot better.

I've come to realize just how sick gluten was making me. I have "glutened" myself a few times (usually at restaurants) and afterwards, I was so so sick. I would instantly get a headache, feel sluggish, and nauseated the rest of the day. After these situations, I've realized I have made the right choice!

2. I've been working my butt off (literally!). For the last month, I have consistently been working out. My job has a gym that offers exercises classes. I've been attending: tabata (4x/wk) and abs (1x/wk). I have also been walking, running, and dancing. I've been busy, and I love it!

While those two things are great, I've also been dealing with some very stressful aspects. However, I am just trying to take it one day at a time. I've accepted that that's all I can do.

On another note, I had a setback today. After a long day, I came home and binged on chips (at least they were gluten free!) because one, I was extremely hungry, and two, I was upset that I could not get my run in. I'll be honest - I'm pretty upset with myself, and I never want to deal with it again. I can't say that it won't happen again, but I really am going to try harder. I really want to do better this time around.

Well, that's my life update. Let me know how things are going with you!
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SUGIRL06 3/10/2014 7:00PM

    Sounds like some good things happening! I keep flip flopping on gluten. I definitely have an issue with it but have no been strict lately. There are just too many things on my plate right now to worry about adding such a huge food restriction in, even if it is in my best interest. Good luck with everything!
~Ang

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WINNIE1978 2/27/2014 6:47PM

    I'm glad going gluten free has you feeling better! Sounds like you've really been working your derriere off! Don't be too hard on yourself about the chips.

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POOKASLUAGH 2/27/2014 7:50AM

    I'm glad the gluten free is helping Sam. It's completely changed my life. I'm finally getting to where I'm not glutening myself all the time, and I'm sleeping so much better, as well as feeling less tired, getting fewer headaches, not having pain in my joints, etc. I've been accidentally glutened enough times that I have no desire to eat anything with gluten in it on purpose, despite missing a few things (especially things made with bran). And I'm so happy that there are so many GF substitutes out there. I found a bread I like, and I'm okay with the noodles, and just recently I found glazed doughnuts that made up for the fact that I haven't had a doughnut in at least six months, probably longer, haha. I'm learning to bake gf desserts pretty well, too, and they don't give me the same bingy feeling as the wheat-based ones!

Also glad to hear you've been exercising like crazy. Dont' worry about a single bingy day. We all have those sometime (I had two days in a row of them last weekend!). Glad to hear from you. :)

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CIPHER1971 2/27/2014 1:53AM

    Great to hear you are make such brilliant changes, and we all binge from time to time,

Have a great day

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CHODGES83 2/26/2014 9:54PM

    I know the that chip binge feeling. I may have done the same the past two nights....

Glad you've made some positive changes. Keep it up!

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