ACACIA13's SparkPeople Blog ACACIA13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Wheat allergy?? I've just found out, unofficially because I have no insurance, that I've been sick for a long time now because I may have a wheat allergy! A family member who is in the medical field has told me to avoid wheat products for 2 weeks and see if there is a difference. Since I have every symptom of a person with a sensitivity to wheat I am convinced this may fix what's been wrong with me and make me feel healthier- maybe even healthy enough to exercise again and live a normal life! <BR> This is a... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:00:54 EST New Motivation My mother in law was always heavy. From the day I met her she has fluctuated in her weight but she was always what you'd affectianately call "heavy". She's tried fad diets and occasional exercise but for the most part she loved to eat and most of the activities she did were on the sedentary side. Food was a part of everything she did. She had grown accustomed to finding pleasure in going out to eat, in the eating itself! When there was nothing to do she & her friends would pull out a bag of ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:51:16 EST Stress Stress makes me gain weight. I eat when I'm stressed and I have NO motivation so I just sit there and gain weight and I have no insurance so I can't see a doctor or even a therapist. I have no job so I can't pay my gym membership anymore. Hell, even a drop-in class now and then isn't possible! My motivation is shot so I'm not pushing myself to get out the door and walk or run. I ALWAYS have headaches, my legs re cramped and everything sore. Stress has done this to me over the last year and I ... Fri, 5 Aug 2011 08:58:26 EST Making that decision... It's been almost a year since I've really been on sparkpeople. Not that I didn't want to be here, not that I didn't WANT to be working out and loosing weight and taking time for ME. I did! But I was SO depressed. It's so hard to even admit that but it's true. I'm crawling out of a hole I never thought I'd see myself in. No job for almost three years now, money problems, health problems, family problems... you name it, it's happened. <BR> I'm DONE letting this all get to me. I'm finished letti... Mon, 9 May 2011 08:12:33 EST How fragile is life We just found out that the sore throat that hit my father in law out of nowhere is actually stage 4 cancer of the larynx. His voice box is being removed next week but the cancer has spread to his lymph system and the cartilage in his larynx. He's been a heavy smoker for the better part of 45 years so in a cold hard way, I guess you could say we saw this coming. It doesn't make it any easier to deal with. <BR> Not to make this about me at all but- eating right has gone right out the window. I... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 23:18:03 EST Mother's Day Doesn't count.... does it? I know, I know... Everything we put into our mouths counts! But just because I had a fabulous fish dinner on Saturday night and one serving of lasagna on Sunday doesn't mean I was too bad.... right? I also had a piece of my son's 21st birthday cake... ICE CREAM cake! <BR> <BR> Ok- so my weekend was a wash... But I still walked yesterday and I'm back to eating healthy today plus I just got back from Curves where I did my customary 1 hour circuit training. <BR> If I don't allow myself the per... Mon, 10 May 2010 14:28:03 EST Feeling GRRRREAT! I missed my workout on Monday and Tuesday and thought I had doomed myself but I feel SO much better now because I not only made it to the gym on Wednesday but I went Thursday and this morning as well! Usually I'm a creature of habit- Monday Wednesday and Friday or not at all. If I miss Monday I'll switch my schedule to Tuesday Thursday. But this week didn't work that way- I missed both Monday and Tuesday! It's good to know my determination is still in there under the last 2 years of inactivit... Fri, 7 May 2010 10:58:54 EST I can see clearly now... It's been a rough few years but I'm ready to get on my feet. Now that we've moved, my lawsuit with the woman who hit me is settled, my new car is on the road and my husband has a new job, I can finally concentrate on loosing weight. <BR> I feel like I'm chasing my tail in circles; not really getting anywhere. I've been working out for weeks and my eating habits have always been pretty good (I'm a vegetarian) , but I haven't lost an OUNCE! not only that but this new house is an old farm and w... Thu, 6 May 2010 12:04:38 EST Changing my life In class the other day we talked about manifesting what you want out of life. Change your outlook, change your life. If you concentrate on the good, more and more good will happen in your life. We can't just manifest a million dollars, a mansion to live in or the perfect spouse, but we can manifest a positive attitude which can change our life's outcome. <BR> <BR> As a result of this class I wanted to sit down and look at all the things going on in my life and see which ones I could change,... Sat, 25 Jul 2009 10:16:13 EST