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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Another day on the soy intolerance program. I stayed on the suggested food program on the Virgin Diet book, and feel better. But last weekend, my family took me to a pizza place where they serve gluten free and soy free pizza. The manager assured me that there was no soy in anything including the vegan cheese. But there was soy somewhere as by the time I got home, my groin pains were so bad I could hardly walk, and even my neck and head hurt like mad. I e-mailed the company and they insisted there was no soy, but if I would come back and try again, they would send me a voucher. My son and granddaughter who also have gluten and soy issues had the pizza and it didn't bother them. But their problem is more gluten than soy where I don't seem to have a problem with gluten. After a couple days of totally eliminating soy, the pains pretty much went away.

Yesterday, I met my son for lunch at a Mexican fast food place and had two very yummy shrimp tacos with some cheese, and had no problem afterwards. They assured my son that they cook everything with vegetable oil, not soy. So we know I can go back there again sometime. I ran around afterwards doing a lot of errands. Normally, I am totally wasted by the time I get home, but I felt good and could have done more, so something good is happening. Energy is coming back. I avoid cheese and dairy as much as I can, but it doesn't kill me if I accidentally have some like soy does. I haven't tried eggs yet as I had one when I started this program, and I did get a reaction so have left them alone.

I'm down about 4 lbs - weight is holding here but that's the way my body reactos to losing, so I don't stress over it. I feel thinner so I know something is happening. I would like to lose another 6 lbs before I start exercising, but maybe I shouldn't wait that long. I just don't want to be in pain and I know just getting used tpo working out again can be painful - it always was when I did it before. So, just a bit at a time.
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    I was looking at your page and see we are very close to the same age -- sorry you have so much weight to lose, as I know it is a long, hard journey.

    Eating out when you are trying to get healthy is not a friend to you. Nearly all food that is prepared in restaurants are loaded with fat, salt, or sugar. All the "taste good" stuff. I know it is fun to eat out, but I wonder if it's worth the cost (not the $$$, although that is steep also).

    I had never had a problem with my weight until my DH and I decided to start our own business and found we were there from morning to way after dark. As a result we ate all our meals in restaurants, and we were open 7 days a week to start. 25 pounds were piled on without me even noticing until it was too late. Time put on another 12 lbs. and getting it off is pure hell. Especially when you reach our age.

    Being you have a dietary special needs problem makes it even harder, doesn't it?

    My best goes out to you in your journey! Hugs, Eve
    1511 days ago
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