Monday, June 25, 2012

Gluten & Dairy Free: Day 1

Today was the first day I didn't consume any gluten or dairy, and you know what? I FEEL GREAT! I have to admit, I caught myself several times reaching for things that contained one or the other. It's certainly going to be a challenge getting started, but shortly, I'll have new habits and it'll be easier.

Today I simply focused on WHAT I was eating, not how much--that will come later.

Breakfast-I completely forgot. (Bad me) But this has become a naughty habit and it's going to be one of the first things I work on.

Lunch-Turkey patty (plain with spices) and grapes


Dinner-Salmon and green beans tossed with olive oil & garlic

Snack-Raspberries & nuts

I don't claim this as being a super day, but I will say it's a much improved one.

This journey will start hard, but with perseverance, it will most certainly be worth it.

Friday, June 15, 2012

*wipes off cobwebs*

*blows off dust*

Yes, I've been neglecting this blog.  I have a great reason though.  This year, we moved. Twice. And guess what? We still have half a house worth of stuff STILL TO MOVE. Yeah, relocating isn't an easy thing, especially when the market is smokin' hot!

Yeah, we went into this house hunting adventure thinking it was a buyers market. We couldn't be more wrong! Where we are at, it's a seller's market.  Around here, if you don't put an offer on a house the minute you walk through, kiss it goodbye.  When we didn't think we got the house we are currently living in, we actually put an offer on a house we never laid eyes on just so we'd have a chance to get it.  Yeah, it was nuts.  But luckily, we ended up winning the bid war and got the house we put our first offer on.

So, here I am. 

About the same weight I was in 2009.

And I hate it.

And I'm angry. Why? Because I didn't binge like I did the last time I got to this weight.  This time, I should've maintained or even only gained a few pounds. (I haven't been the most diligent) But 40 pounds? Ridiculous. I blame my PCOS.

I do admit, I need to get serious about adjusting my diet for PCOS.

"Polycyctic ovary syndrome is a chronic hormonal and metabolic disorder that presents a bewildering array of health problems such as infertility, overweight, hirsutism, hair loss, depression, dark skin patches and lack of energy.

"As serious as these symptoms are, the consequences of not dealing effectively with PCOS are even more serious, including heart disease, diabetes, reduced quality of life and shortened lifespan.

"Our review of published research on PCOS and our clinical experience strongly indicates that a healthy diet can favorably influcence the outcome of this disorder.  In other words, what you eat and drink will either improve  or worsen the symptoms and consequences of PCOS."

--The Natural Diet Solution for PCOS and Infertility

I'm going to take this as a challenge.  I'm going to kick PCOS' butt. I'm going to blog about the journey.