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10 days so far

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I have been wheat free for 10 days now (today will be day 11). While I do feel better about it, I've noticed something else: I've eaten WAAAY too much candy! In fact, I've been having crazy sugar cravings! It's nuts! I've been thinking about it, and I realize: I'm swapping out one bad food for another! Candy is essentially the same thing! They're just a bunch of sugars that are going to get converted to fat! Why am I giving up wheat, if I'm substituting it for candy? That's not good! So what am I going to do? Well, I started my day off with lemon water. That tends to clean the junk out of my system. Breakfast will be a banana and some egg whites. I really want to stop eating added sugars and focus on eating more natural foods. I ate some ice cream yesterday-okay, like, a LOT of ice cream, and it totally did NOT agree with my stomach! not only did it cause my gallbladder to hurt, it made me all gassy and bloated. I guess I should either reduce, or just stop with the dairy products. It sucks, but these pains tell me I should probably stop.

I get my disbursement from school today so I'll have the money to buy myself specialized groceries. I have been waiting to do that for too long! In the past, when Adam and I got money, we'd splurge on eating out-like, a LOT. This time? I'm still going to splurge, but those splurges will be on healthy foods. It costs about the same to eat organic (actually, probably less) as it would to eat out. Dining out is expensive!

So, it's been 10 days of being wheat free. While that's not a LONG time, I still feel like I can work on cutting out added sugars. I'll be going back to school on Monday, so I'm going to buy a lunch bag and seriously work on preparing my own lunches. I know I can do this.
It's weird to say that every day at school during our little break time, we'd go to the local grocery store and totally get whatever, unplanned and everything! It's amazing! I can't believe how ill prepared I've been!

I am also excited to get back into "my" gym. I've been going as a guest with my brother and sister, but I miss my gym. I'll definitely have time next term, and since it will be my last term there, I better get as much use out of it as I can. My goal is to lose 25 pounds during Spring term. That will at least put me back to 'where I was' at about this time last year.

I can do this!

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SCARLETTHEATHER 3/29/2014 1:23PM

    Good plan!

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MAPFARMS 3/29/2014 11:17AM

    I have been wheat free for about 2 months now. It has been an adjustment but it is worth it. We are just figuring out that my freshman in college daughter is a celiac. It has been a bigger struggle for her since she is on the meal plan and has less flexibility. But she is trying her best to make it work. Good luck, you can do it!
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ELRIDDICK 3/29/2014 10:46AM

  Thanks for sharing

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