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!