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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It's been a hectic past couple weeks food wise.

About 2 weeks ago, I started having ridiculous sweet cravings, so I'd eat several spoonfuls of peanut butter in the evenings, which would, of course, ruin the weight loss attempts. So the scale wasn't going down. I stopped checking my weight. Bleh. That was dumb.

But then over this past weekend, I did something dumber.

Some of you may know that I've been eating a gluten free diet for the past couple months. Then I had a bunch of family come in town on Saturday...the house was filled with sweet breads, sandwiches, pasta, cookie, cakes--a bunch of delicious, gluten filled goodies. So I told myself, "OK. I'm taking this ONE day off my gluten free diet." And I did....and Ohhh boy was it delicious.

By the end of the night, I felt uncomfortably stuffed, and went to bed feeling like I ate too much...I really didn't, but my calories were all from breads, etc.
Next morning, I felt SOOO nauseous! I felt like just about anything was going to make me puke my guts up. My stomach was having some serious problems trying to digest these strange things that it was no longer used to digesting.

The bumpy drive to work made me feel nauseous, the ride up the elevator made me dry heave. By the time we got up to take report for first shift, the RN told me to go home. I was visibly pale.

I ended up going home and sleeping for 6 hours until 2pm. Spent the rest of the day relaxing and recovering.

Feel much better now, but this whole experience taught me that I really probably do have, to some extent, a gluten sensitivity. I did weigh in this weekend, and it brought me back up to 175 :(, but by today I'm back to 172. I know my ticker still says 169, but I'm not changing it! I'll be back down to that within a week. If I can gain it that fast, I can lose it that fast.

Welp. That's my story. Ohh, Also, I did a 5 freaking mile run yesterday!!! That was pretty awesome. I'm very sore today, but I still plan on getting my workout in, because I took a 4 day break from working out, and I have some catch up to do. I am going to have some KILLER legs from all the running I do.

Also, I know I haven't personally thanked everyone who commented on my last blog, but THANK YOU!! I read all of them, and you girls are all so sweet! It gave me SUCH encouragement :) I cannot wait to rock that dress at my conference that I'm leaving for in exactly 2 weeks! EEP!
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    I felt sick after eating sugar and candy last night. I didn't even have the much, but my body hasn't bad stuff like that in so long, I feel like its rejecting it. So, I understand the feeling.
    1695 days ago
    Yuck. Luckily most of that was probably water bloat and gas bloat and pain. I'm feeling better without the carbs -- so I'm eating a lot less gluten as a result. Oh well, very painful lesson learned. You'll figure it out.
    1795 days ago
    I'm glad you are feeling better!!! And way to go on the run! I do good to run a couple miles w/o stopping. LOL
    1795 days ago
    Be very careful with gluten because it robs your body of nutrients and makes you very sick
    1795 days ago
    Whoa, what an experience you had, I never know someone can get Gluten sensitivity!

    Hope you're recovering now and it's a good lesson learned :)
    1795 days ago
  • KAITLYN993
    hey there!
    I'm Gluten Intolerant too! (should be Celiac but couldnt afford the test so technically i havent had that label put on yet) but anyway, I'm glad you were able to notice the difference! If you need any tips, or just need to vent feel free to drop me a message. my mother and i both went gluten free January 2012 so I've had some time with the wonders of gluten issues..
    Hope you stay feeling better! Keep up with the running, 5 miles is crazy!
    1796 days ago
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