January 10th, 2010
Health, Weight Loss and Such

It’s been an interesting week or so in my little corner of the universe. I’ve gotten in my exercise clothes so hopefully I can start at the gym this week. I’m a bit eager and a bit timid, honestly.

The big news, though, is that I saw my naturopath this week and we took blood for a big allergy panel but, based on my symptoms and the self-experimentation I’ve done with my diet, I have celiac disease. This is an auto-immune disorder that damages the intestines and their function when you eat gluten. This means no more gluten – ever. It’s off my diet for the rest of my life.

While this sounds horrible and does present some challenges – the last few days of being gluten free have made me realize how much it had been affecting me and how much BETTER I feel without it. I’ll mourn some items and I will have to make a lot of changes in my diet and my routines (more cooking at home), but it’s something that can be treated. YAY. It definitely puts an end to my fast-food habit! I started cleaning cupboards and educating my family but that will take a while.

If you know any great gluten-free foods or tips, feel free to leave a comment!

My body seems very confused at the moment because this isn’t a switch to do gradually, it’s a cold turkey sorta change. But, as of this morning, I seem to be back on the weight loss bandwagon.

Start: 250.5
Today: 248

Loss since 1/1/2010 = 2.5 lbs

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