I am really needing some support today. I have been GF for about 6 months, except for a Doctor ordered 4 weekd for the celiac testing (negative) andf a couple CC issues. I know most people who are gluten intolerant are skinny or even underweight, but I am the opposite. I have been gaining weight unexplicably for years, and recently, changing my diet and exercising, and had been unable to lose weight.
Today I am at the end of my rope. I have been very careful to eat GF foods. I dont eat out. And yet I still keep getting glutened. I suspect it is at home, as I have 4 kids and a husband who are not only NOT intolerant, but also not very undertanding of my issues. They do not wipe down the counter after making a sandwich, and I suspect my younger kids are using my GF foods (jellies, etc) and contaminating them too.
But what is driving me crazy right now is I feel I have absolutely no control over what is happeing to my body. I have been eating GF, staying in my calories almost to a T, and exercising every day. I have been walking on my 15 minutes breaks at work and getting on the treadmill at home. And I know exactly when I have been contaminated because I will have cramping and bloating that evening, and I wake up the next morning and I am up 3 pounds. Literally 3 pounds! It has happened twice in 2 weeks.
My husband and I have a trip to Vegas in about 10 weeks, I have been dieting and exercising since the New Year. I am down 1.6 pounds! WTH? I want to cry.
Does any one else have this problem? How do you deal with it? What can I do to lessen the impact on my body, the scale, and my sanity???
| current weight: 210.0