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GF day 20 and 21 - first installation; tummy troubles
Friday, August 20, 2010      0 comments

Soooo, licorice is made from WHEAT! Yep. I didn't think of that till I started feeling awful and went back over all the foods I'd eaten... licorice. sigh. I'm afraid it looks like me and wheat really do have to part ways. Again, waiting for the ... Read more
GF day 18, 19 and 20 - I knew I could never keep up daily blogging
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      1 comments

So, it's still going well. I have to say, it hasn't been very hard to not eat wheat. It's so far from my mind most of the time... And hey, it kept me from eating a bunch of fabulous looking cake at my workshop last night. Score!!! So, I've ... Read more
GF day 17 - yeah, yeah, whatever... but I have the Sparkiest kid!!!
Monday, August 16, 2010      1 comments

First of all, I read the ingredients on the 'regular' bread today after my dh ate some homemade three-day-old bread and wondered what they put in 'regular' bread that keeps it fresher... and I felt much better about the nice, rice and flax bread... Read more
GF - days 14, 15 and 16!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      0 comments

I had intended to blog every day through this process, but my sister came to visit and I thought it was probably better to spend time with her. So, let's see... Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Nothing too outstanding. On Friday (day 15) afte... Read more
GF - days 12 AND 13
Wednesday, August 11, 2010      1 comments

I'm a little tired - I think it's just normal 'wax and wane' monthly rhythm stuff. I always find a day or two every month where I'm prone to staring out the window or finding myself curling up with a pillow... Yesterday I got a bit of a ru... Read more
GF day 11 - not much to report :o)
Monday, August 09, 2010      1 comments

Not a big day really. I was a little tired today, had a few sore spots. The chafing is much improved thanks to the Body Glide (worked like a charm!). I'm glad to report that, as far as I know, my drastic increase in mileage has not resulted in a... Read more
GF - day 10 But who cares? I broke my 10k barrier... BY 8k!!!
Monday, August 09, 2010      6 comments

Yep, I broke that unattainable 10mile barrier - by a whole mile :o) BIG GRIN! Now, how did this happen? After being stuck at 10k and down since FEBRUARY, - you think I'm going to say the GF thing worked, I ran symptom-free, all fixed right?... Read more
GF - day 9
Saturday, August 07, 2010      1 comments

Wow, nearly to double digits! The one thing I wish I could do was get my dear husband to quit HARPing on the gluten! Honestly, sometimes I could just forget about it for a little while and feel a little normal and he has to bring it up! Usu... Read more
GF - day 8
Friday, August 06, 2010      1 comments

Not a bad day at all! Got some free weights AND a run in before 8am, hung out with the kids, had a play date AND got some Tamari - wheat free soy sauce - that rocked my noodles at dinner tonight! Yee haw!! Also discovered the GLUTEN FREE AISLE a... Read more
GF day 7 - novelty beginning to wear off
Friday, August 06, 2010      3 comments

Today, I did chores. I gardened. I hung out with my kids (who wanted to do NOTHING!!!! grrrr... no park, no bike rides, no trip to the Y for bouncy castle time... what is WRONG with these children???) I read for fun (wow, yes, for fun!). I tried... Read more
GF day 6 - Not a perfect day - but I got to eat a cookie :o)
Wednesday, August 04, 2010      1 comments

I got to run again this morning - 6 miles with lots of energy to spare. I did have to stop at a bathroom, but it seemed 'normal,' no pain or bleeding. I do need to start experimenting with fuels since I'm pushing the 2 hour mark on my lon... Read more
GF - day 5. Timely Spark Nutrition article!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      2 comments

Well, I'm on the hunt for a recipe for beans and kale that we just loved, so I clicked on 'Nutrition' and guess what today's "Today in Nutrition" article is about? Check it out for yourself. Go ahead. I'll wait here. www... Read more
GF - Day 4. This is a breeze!
Monday, August 02, 2010      5 comments

Other than the fact that I hate the bread so far... it's been great! I've easily stayed in my calorie range, made my protein and fibre goals and I feel better. Not just better than before the 'Prep' but better than ever! In fact, I went for... Read more
GF day 3 - went shopping!
Monday, August 02, 2010      0 comments

So I don't know if I really made it clear why I'm doing this gluten-free thing - hence to be known as GF - I'm not even sure I NEED to be gluten-free, it's just a guess on the part of my doctor. I'll have my bloods in a week and the biopsy in ab... Read more
Clean and Gluten free - day 2
Sunday, August 01, 2010      1 comments

So far so good! I spent an inordinate amount of time 'mourning' over food I 'can't' eat anymore - bread, croissants, cake, donuts, stuffing, fast food... when it occurred to me - these aren't foods I CAN'T eat, they're things that I CHOOSE... Read more

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