Changing my goals
Friday, October 21, 2011
I decided last night part of the whole "New Ashley" is realistic goal setting. I get so focused on the end that I get frustrated and overwhelmed. SOOOO, I decided to set my first ticker goal for 100 pounds lost. Truthfully that has been my major goal all along. What seemed like an impossible feat. I got so close. Just 6 pounds away and then had the regain. If I did it once I sure can do it another time and beyond. Seeing my running girl so close to that goal is remarkably motivating instead of seeing her have so far left to run.
Last night I came to the realization I have some level of corn sensitivity. We had popcorn left from an event and yesterday I ate some and immediately got itchy and felt dizzy and sick. This also happened last week when I made burrito's for dinner and had added corn to the mix. I also get that feeling from eating candy. I had questioned if I was borderline diabetic but I had my blood sugar tested before my surgery and I am not so that had to be ruled out. Corn is in everything so avoiding it as much as possible is going to be interesting. That must explain why I lose weight easier when I eat clean as well. Corn sensitivity is also linked with weight gain. This seems to be a lot of common sense. Corn syrup is rapidly invading everything we eat and sugar is one of the largest sources of empty calories.
My plan of attack is going strict on my clean eating. Avoiding refined sugar, corn products and corn syrup as much as possible. This seems to be the only way I can take control of this and start to feel better. All I want to do is sleep all the time and if my immune system is under attack that seems likely it is the cause. My mother has serious food allergies so I am most likely prone to them. I had hoped to avoid them myself but she developed hers in her early thirties. Yeah me, another benefit of turning 34 in December. I am starting to feel badly all the time and I miss the healthy, energy filled person I was last spring. I have the power to change this. It is all up to me and it will happen.