I feel like I’ve made progress in so many areas of my life in the past two weeks. I’ve come to terms with my major and accepted that I need to push through and finish my four year degree before I go off and do what I really want to do. I’ve let my parents know that while they’ll always be my parents and I’ll always love and respect them, I’m a adult and I deserve to be treated and act as one. I’ve gotten my medications straightened out. I’ve gotten into the “log off, shut down” mindset to the point where I’ve learned to turn off the computer and go out and enjoy life with minimal anxiety. And finally, I’ve started and stuck to eating clean and working out.
The eating clean has been easier than working out but the weather has been a little nicer so working out will come. As far as eating is concerned, all things glutenous are of course out of my diet as they have been for a year now. The changes I’ve made include not eating gluten free substitutes such as bread, pasta, and pizza and sticking to things that are naturally gluten free like rice and potatoes. Those are still kept to a minimum but I think you have to allow yourself something or you’ll go crazy. I’ve also cut out dairy with the exception of the milk in my morning coffee and the occasional latte because I just can’t handle soy milk. My meat intake is kept to about three or four times a week and then only chicken and fish, this is mostly because I’ve never been a fan of red meat and meat every day is just too heavy for me. As far as working out goes, I’ve done yoga a couple times but most of my workouts consist of just taking walks! In two weeks I’m down 6 pounds and I cannot tell you how much healthier I feel both physically and mentally!
One small rant… those of you eating gluten free for weight loss, why? I hope you realize how little sense that makes considering how caloric all of the available gluten free substitutes are! If you want to loose weight what you’re looking for is a CARB free diet, not a GLUTEN free diet. All I can say is good luck with that plan of action!
That horribly awkward moment, when you’re sitting at your grandfather’s funeral, and realize you can’t take communion because the Body of Christ contains gluten. Does this mean I’m going straight to hell?
Me every weekend. Try being a theology major who can’t take communion. There are churches that offer gluten free communion but my priest actually told me that was wrong so I’m out of luck…
When you have one food option in the house and everyone else has a thousand but they still choose to eat your one thing. Going to bed hungry…
I went to a greasy diner with my family for breakfast after church. I’m much better about not pouting when I know I won’t really able to eat somewhere but today my parents grew a conscience and decided they felt bad that I was sitting there watching them eat so they told the waitress I’d have the “fresh fruit bowl” on the menu. The “FRESH fruit bowl” arrived at the table and it was a bowl full of CANNED peaches in all their sugary syrupy glory. I sent it back immediately because (1) I wasn’t about to pay $4.50 for an 88 cent can of fruit (2) I don’t eat canned fruit because why would I when I can have the fresher healthier option and (3) I had no idea if canned fruit was gluten free and I didn’t have my phone on me. Anyways, I was annoyed with how the waitress reacted to my questions and her subsequent attempt to serve me “fresh fruit.”
Also, I apologize in advance if this blog gets boring as far a gluten free options are concerned but I’ve decided to eat only naturally gluten free in order to eat cleaner. That means no more gluten free substitutes like bread and cookies because I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the gluten free options are much higher in calories and much smaller in serving size (this is what bothers me so much when it comes to people who are gluten free for weight loss… all I have to say is good luck with that) If anyone has some naturally gluten free recipes for me to try I’d appreciate it! Love
I’ve been neglecting all of my wonderful followers and even gained some new ones in the mean time (welcome)! I have to be honest, I fell off the horse, completely. The winter doldrums have gotten the best of me and I have no motivation to do anything including work out, homework, or even eat. I went on spring break to sunny California and it was wonderful but now that I’m back home in the sub-zero temps I wish I still lived there! While I was away I celebrated (not sure that’s the right word) my one year anniversary of my diagnosis and it wasn’t as big of a sense of accomplishment as I thought it would be but whatever.
I’m battling with my seasonal defective disorder like never before because of this never ending winter and it’s winning. That’s the main reason I haven’t been around much. I’m in a funk and I don’t want to bring any of my awesome followers down with me so I’ve just been avoiding writing. I’m going to do my best to get back on top of this blog but I can’t make any promises right now. I appreciate every one of you and I’m trying!
of my life right now. I want desperately to run away, travel the world, and live life. And then I’m reminded that even that would be hard for me because of celiac. While I’m on the topic, I AM SO SICK OF THE “GLUTEN FREE” TAG BEING CONTAMINATED WITH GLUTEN FREE FAD DIETERS AND VEGAN RECIPES THAT AREN’T GLUTEN FREE AT ALL!!! Why can’t you just stop torturing me? I don’t care if you’re having a hard time on “Day 5” of your gluten free diet! Trying being on year two of celiac! Also, quit getting me all excited about delicious looking stuffed french toast etc. only to have me scroll to the bottom to find out they’re not gluten free! but they’re vegan! so it’s okay right?! GAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!
End Rant (Sorry I’m just really over tired and frustrated and midterms and boys and ya you get the point)