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Sunday, March 31, 2013

This diet must really be working:

I normally wouldn’t get on my scale wearing jeans. They add 10 pounds, right?

Ok, honestly it’s running out of batteries and not working. I swear. I’m picking up batteries this afternoon and will update you tomorrow. Don’t be too excited – I’m certainly not. Those numbers are going to be way up. Physically, I feel pretty awful right now. I fell off the wagon yesterday when I decided to bake chocolate chip cookies to use up the rest of the chocolate chips that were in the house, as I didn’t want to have another repeat of this situation ( wheatontrial.wordpress.c
). My intentions were good – the cookies weren’t for me, they were for me to bring to my father’s house today for Easter. And my husband was home, so I figured I was safe.

Only when the cookies came out of the oven, they just smelled awesome. So I had one.

Why is being intentionally wheat free so difficult? The good news is it that it was only one. I reminded myself the cookies were for my father, wrapped them up as soon as they were cooled, and called it a day. I started working on meal prep for my week – chopping veggies and cooking up a glazed sprial ham I bought (so cheap this week) – so that I could enjoy my Easter holiday today with my father and not have to worry about when I would get this stuff done. When the ham was done, I kept sneaking little bites as I was cutting it up – perhaps not a binge in itself, but I was beginning to feel a little out of control.

And then this happened:

A few of my friends were in town from Michigan last night. In the past, I’d serve post-dinner guests pretzels, potato chips, and dip. So I put some thought into what I could serve that would be satisfying, help me get back on my wheat free streak, and hopefully not be binge-worthy, and came up with a pretty good spread, I think – some meats and cheeses, veggies and a cream cheese-based dip, strawberries and whipped topping, and some white sangria from a local winery.

I laid everything out at 8:00 when I anticipated my guests’ arrival, poured myself a glass of wine, and waited. After a few minutes, I decided to grab a few bites of sausage and cheese. Then veggies. Then strawberries. It wasn’t like a full-blown cookie binge, but at this point, I KNOW my mind was saying stop… but I was still eating. I considered putting everything away and pulling it back out after my guests arrived, but I figured they’d be coming any minute.

Well… they DID make it (45 mins late) but promptly shared they were so stuffed from the Chinese restaurant they were just at, and really couldn’t possibly eat another thing. Honestly, I’m glad it happened that way – as soon as they said it, I put everything back in the fridge and out of sight. I was done nibbling for the night. But it doesn’t matter. The damage was already done – I know it because it’s the afternoon and I’m still feeling full, bloated, and blah from last night.

So the question that I still can’t answer today is whether or not wheat causes me to binge. After all, I had the cookie earlier. The problems seem to be intertwined – but the chocolate chips incident did occur on a wheat free day. I really need to get this streak going.

Headed to my father’s house for Easter dinner now. Another challenge presents itself…
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    According to the Wheat Belly book it just maybe the wheat which may have a long long effect before its out of your system. You have not given it a full amount of time to determine if wheat is guilty or not. Wheat does cause cravings; its addictive; and if it affects children with autism, and people who are skitsophrenic (sp cause I can't spell LOL ), it can have an affect on a normal or what is considered normal today.

    There are many people who say they will not give up their breads and pastas and that is why they accept the cause and affect of wheat and its disruptive affect on our health today.

    If the wheat they ate today was the wild grass of centries ago, they probubly would not want it .. it was not plyable, nor was it good for baking. Not until the chromosomes where changed and manipulated by man was the wheat we know today etible ( research Eikorn ).

    IMO or rather my humble opinion, I think you are going through some good learning curves at this time as you prepare to fully go without wheat, I think your blogging about your experiences, which is great because that shows you are thinking about this and noticing what you are doing, or not.

    Going wheat free is easy for some - not for others, me being one of them, but I went 4 weeks without, was so much better, was not bloated, no skin rashes or pimples. I eat wheat for 3 days and I have all that come back with a vengance ... so I am gonna pull up my big girl pants and get on with what I know is right and what I have to do. NO WHEAT.

    Keep blogging about your experiences with this, you are after all putting wheat on trial and that takes time emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 3/31/2013 5:01:35 PM
    Congrats on eating just one cookie. I couldn't have stopped there.
    1844 days ago
    My scale is broken. I replaced the batteries in December and it still doesn't work properly, so I bought another one.

    I couldn't have passed up a warm chocolate chip cookie, either. One of my favorite foods and too hard not to eat!

    One day isn't going to ruin all your work. That was yesterday! Today is a new day and the best part it's Easter. Full of new beginnings, forgiveness and a time for celebration.

    Have a great day with your Dad!
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    You were aware...and did stop at one cookie...and did put up the goodies...life is not an all or none...you are doing good.
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