Weight loss seems to be a never-ending battle. Even when you’ve lost the weight they say that maintenance is harder than the initial losing.
I’m starting over….. again.
I’ve done a lot of research these past couple of months and have come to some overwhelming conclusions. My diet needs to be widdled down to very little foods for the healing of my Autoimmune Disease.
Let me back up a little.
Last month I had a miscarriage. The hub’s and I are trying to eek out one last child before I turn 36 next year. I am so overwhelmingly happy with my two little girls, but I can’t help but think there is one more out there for me to love and care for.
I’m no spring chicken and so we decided to not wait very long after Lucy and got pregnant on the first try (the same as with Lucy).
The pregnancy felt weird from the beginning and when I woke up two weeks ago I was bleeding pretty heavily (sorry for the TMI). I was told to go to the ER. I was there for 5 1/2 hours and it was awful. My hub’s was in Denver and so I was trying to communicate to him what was going on by phone and when I wasn’t talking to him I felt so alone.
These last couple of weeks have left me with a lot of deep thought. The truth is that I have not felt like myself since I had Lucy over a year ago. I go through peaks and valleys with emotion and it is just recently that I have started to put the pieces together.
My thyroid disease is affecting me. Big time. I need to just go all in and take care of it.
One thing that I did find is this informative book:
I’ve read A LOT of health books. This book has been the most comprehensive book I have read to date. I also believe that there is no one way to eat for everyone. I have tried just about every diet out there and it makes sense now why none of them worked.
I have a disease and it takes a special way to eat to put my disease into remission.
If you have heard, or read this book you know that it is quite restrictive. But it is also not a forever way to eat either. To ensure that I have success with it I am doing baby steps.
Step 1: Remove gluten from my diet. GLUTEN IS EVERYWHERE. I may as well say stop eating process foods (which is good anyway and SHOULD be done).
Step 2: Remove Soy Products from my diet. This goes with gluten, it is everywhere! Soy Lecithin is a major ingredient in pretty much everything! Try to find a cooking spray that doesn’t have soy in it. I dare you.
Step 3: Remove all dairy. I actually don’t eat that much dairy (a habit I picked up from my tries at going Vegan). It gives me horrible heart burn, and I feel awful after I eat it.
Step 4: Remove all processed foods. I don’t have too much of a problem with processed foods, but I do have a problem with going out to eat a couple of times a week which would have to stop.
Step 5: Keep life in perspective and don’t be too hard on myself if I slip up. Breaking 35 years of bad eating habits is hard, but starting somewhere will help the process.
For right now I am working on the Gluten. That’s actually a really big thing. One of the number one things I read about with Autoimmune disease is that Gluten should be cut out for life. It is a huge contributor to many autoimmune symptoms.
I have been trying to keep track of how I feel after eating certain foods and I have noticed that I feel lethargic and even sometimes nauseated about an hour after I ingest gluten (and even grains in general).
So that’s where I am right now. It feels good to start somewhere. I feel like my life has been not my own for the past few months and I want it back.
Thanks for reading!
PS. I also rejoined the gym and can start going next week, yay!