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Switching to whole food diet....and other random events.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I am trying to switch to eating whole foods (to avoid an allergic reaction to corn, which is in EVERYTHING!) This is harder than I thought it would be... especially lunches during the work week. Does anyone have any quick lunch suggestions?

Another stressful issue lately is that Macy now has asthma in addition to her dyslexia & epilepsy. I took her into my allergy doctor to have her tested, and she is breathing at 57% capacity. She is taking 2 inhalers daily until her follow-up appointment next week. (they did allergy testing too... she is only allergic to dust & cattle.)

On a positive note, I have been Dew-free for over 2 weeks now! YAY! (I have had one Mellow Yellow though, does that count??) This addiction is very hard! I don't know why I crave it so much.

I've been to the gym 3 days in a row now... and gained 2 pounds!?!? My body is freaky... always does the opposite of "normal." I've decided to track my food (again) to see if maybe I'm eating too much or too little.... Maybe since I had processed food for lunch today, my weight will go down again?!? LOL.

Well, thanks for "listening" to me ramble again. Any feedback would be appreciated greatly.
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    Claudia hang in there. I am so sorry to hear about Macy!! I know that it is hard, but it WILL get better. Tracking is key as is getting in good work outs. I know you will get this down. We can do this together. I hope you are feeling better soon. Have you thought of a salad with Hard Boiled eggs and cheese and maybe some chicken breasts for lunch? Good luck.
    2642 days ago
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    Wow! That is a lot going on. I can understand that switching your diet so drastically has to be hard.

    What about making a big batch of soup or chili on the weekend to take for lunches for the whole week?

    Poor Macy! I hope both of you are feeling better soon. Once you figure out the foods you can eat vs. the ones you can't, it will get more routine and a LOT easier. Hang in there!

    And yes, I always gain before I lose when I start working out regularly (again). Your muscles hang on to water when you get them working hard. Drink a lot of water and keep at it and you'll see the weight come off!
    2642 days ago
    Oh no! That sucks that Macy has asthma!

    I always gain weight initially when I go to the gym...even if I watch what I eat. I've noticed it's worse when I have salty food.
    2642 days ago
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