Sunday, October 28, 2012

Gluten Free for Me


My something... I am going gluten free in an attempt to push myself back into a Paleo/Primal lifestyle. No matter how crazy and out of control my emotional eating has been lately, I know several things without a doubt. Reading books like The Paleo Diet and Wheat Belly has really opened my eyes. Mark's Daily Apple is also a great resource. I think that most the food that I eat is not only making me fat... it is also making me sick.

Over the past couple of months of just eating "whatever" and ignoring good nutrition rules, I have to admit that I don't feel well. I have no energy. My heartburn/indigestion is completely out of control. My feet hurt again. I feel FAT.

The only good thing going for me is that I am having regular bowel movements thanks to a concoction (all natural) that a good friend of mine gave me. I have been drinking it every morning for almost three weeks and it's made an amazing difference. I think that was my "start". If I could do that one thing and stick to it, I could move on to something else. Going gluten free is step 2.

Today is my second day. I can feel withdrawals, but not too bad since I'm not totally carb-free. I'm hoping that not diving 100% into low-carb will help the transition. Just one thing. No gluten. But I've found that wheat/gluten is in everything! It's very sneaky.

Something else that is different is looking at this strictly from a health perspective. I haven't stepped on a scale, nor do I plan to. I don't care about that number right now. I care about how I feel. I care about making better choices that are healthier and that will lead me in the right direction. I just have to do something. I can't keep ignoring the facts.

I have to try.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Down, but not out

I'm still here! Down, but certainly not out!

To be honest... I've just taken a break from diet, exercise, and blogging. Too overwhelmed. Too discouraged. Too lazy.

But I'm coming back. Enough is enough, and I can't keep ignoring the obvious. I've got to start making changes AGAIN. Even if it's for the millionth time...

I can't just quit.

And I won't.