Hi everyone, hope you are all having a good 2009 so far. I can't believe it is February already! Time sure flies.
I have completed 3 weeks of my gluten free way of eating and so far have lost 10 pounds! I am so excited over this you have no idea. It really makes me thing I am finally accomplishing something. For months and months I've been working so hard in the gym and trying to eat right (so I thought) and people were exclaiming "wow, you have lost so much weight!" and really I hadn't. I was just losing mass and reshaping. And then everyone says "oh don't worry about it, muscle weighs more than fat and as long as you are losing inches it's ok."
But from a Diabetics standpoint, it's NOT ok. Because when I lose the actual weight then the closer I am to getting off my oral medication. I had lost 30 pounds last year just from walking alone (9 miles a week) I got bored with that and decided to get back to the gym (I took a year off due to a bad knee sprain and also my membership expired) I go in 5 sometimes six days a week for like 90 minutes doing cardio or weights and I was eating so good (so I thought) and I didn't lose one darn pound. I was thinking to myself, this just isn't right. Something is not working here. So that's when I went to the Chiro/acupuncturist and we talked about my history. So he decided that doing a gluten free diet might be just the thing I needed to get things back into working order again. And here we are 3 weeks later and I am 10 lbs lighter (YAY!)
So, needless to say I'm a pretty happy camper these days. All my hard work is finally paying off. And eating this way really isn't hard at all. Just like anything else you have to read the labels. And if you shop at Whole Foods, just go to the customer service desk and they will print you a list of the products they sell that are gluten free. You can't get much easier than that!