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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.
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  • ALOFA0509

    Bye, Bye Corn!!! You got this girl ;)
    3009 days ago
    Hi! Love the idea of changing your goal and taking it mini-steps at a time. Sending positive thoughts your can definitely do this :).
    3012 days ago
    emoticon Ashley! Taking control requires that first step. You can do this. I totally agree with the corn issues. You will feel like a new person once you have that out of your system.

    Thanks for a great blog!
    3012 days ago
    Resetting the ticker sounds like a wonderful plan! I've thought about resetting mine recently as well.

    I'm sorry to hear about the corn sensitivity. :( It really is in so many things and it can be hard to avoid. *hugs* But you are going to ROCK this!!! Someone as talented in the kitchen as you can find wonderful things to make while eating clean. XOXOXOXOXOXOO

    3013 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    Go for it!

    3013 days ago
    Ahh corn!!!!!! You are right! It is in everything! Funny, the corn industry wants to change the name of High Fructose Corn Syrup to corn sugar.I guess it sound less icky!!!! I picked up some All Bran thinking ok super healthy only to read HFCS was one of the first ingredients! Blah!!! You got the Healthy FIT Ashley!
    3013 days ago
    great idea on changing your goal - 100 pounds lost is not to be sneezed at, right?? I hope you feel better when you start eating clean again, i'm attempting to do some kind of overhaul next week too... i'm here for you if you need to vent or bitch :-)
    3013 days ago
    Check out the movie "King Corn." It is informative and entertaining and will give you a deeper insight into how much corn we consume unknowingly.

    3013 days ago
    Now that is interesting! Sounds like a great experiment. I want you to feel the best you can, too. Onward healthy Ashley!
    3013 days ago
    emoticon Setting realistic goals is such a great idea. Good luck with the clean eating!
    3013 days ago
    The running girl being so close can make a big difference in motivation and attitude. You got this girl! Baby steps is the best way to go in my opinoin - my husband has told me that for 12 years now and it has totally helped me from health to work to the house. Corn sensitivity would be rough, but if anyone can overcome it, you can! So inspired by your clean eating. I just told my hubby that I need to do away with any and all sugar in the house - you should have seen the look on his face! LMAO! Keep it at girl and you will have all of the energy in the world!
    3013 days ago
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