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Weigh in

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you know I’ve lost 10.5 lbs since last week. That is all thanks to eating veggies and fruit.

So I cheated yesterday. I had gluten. I got sick. Real sick. Sweating real bad. It was gross. More details but I’m not gonna share. Heh.


Well this is the weigh in update. I’m going to post a recipe and some food that people with celiac disease can eat.


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Life has changed for me. It just hasn’t changed for me, it also has changed for Tony too. I have found out and has been confirmed that I have celiac disease. I am okay with the news because I can finally start getting healthy. I know what is making me sick all the time. I’m tired of feeling weak, time to start feeling strong!
Now, the doctor also said my thyroid is also very high, but she said once the weight comes off, that will ease up as well. But with that being high, it will be hard to lose weight. But I’ve been eating right and will start exercising on my days off. It is a start! It’s more than what I do now.

What the awesome thing about this change in my life, is that I have great support around me. Tony made dinner last night for us, all gluten/wheat free. He made chicken and rice. He spiced the chicken up good, and everything was great. I am happy that I can have the foods I love, but just with different sides.

Another thing that I have been doing this past week, is leaving the fast food out of my diet. I can’t depend fast food anymore. It’s literally killing my insides. When you eat fast food every day, it is something that you depend on. It’s like a drug. You depend on it, because it makes you feel like yourself. I know it’s only been a week, but I feel so much better without the fast food.

At work has been difficult for foods though. I will tell you that for snacks I have been eating carrots and grapes. (My two favorite things in the world!) At work, they give us free snacks when we hit our numbers, the snacks that they give are chocolate, chips, ect… I know on my first day, I picked up a kitkat bar, and gave it away. I had my grapes and my carrots to depend on.

This disease will not define me. It will only make me healthy into the person I want to become.

I will be weighing in on Friday to see if I lost any weight with changing how I eat.

Soon to be Mrs. 🙂

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Wheat Belly System Condensed

Wheat Belly System Condensed edited lightly from Dr. Williams Davis’s article.
(I do not own any rights to the following, Er asked me to post this for her so we could print this out later. We just have a small copy from photobucket with very small print.)

Eliminate: all wheat-based products (breads, all breakfast cereals, noodles, pasta, bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles, donuts, pretzels, crackers), oat products (oatmeal, oat bran), corn starch products (sauces or gravies thickened with cornstarch, prepared or processed foods containing cornstarch, com-meal products like chips, tacos, tortillas), sugary soft drinks, candies, either high-carb items to include so-called “gluten=free” products (usually loaded with other grains and sugars)


Meats- red meats, pork, fish, chicken, turkey, eggs
Vegetables- fresh/frozen, not canned, no potatoes, sugarbeats, other high-carb veggies
Roasted peanuts (not roasted in oil); pumkin and sunflower seeds
Healthy oils (unheated) – olive, flaxseed, coconut, avocado, walnut, macadamia
Non-wheat grains-ground flaxseed, chia seeds
Teas, coffee, water, unsweetened almond milk, coconut milk or coconut water
Cheeses-real cultured cheeses only (not Velveeta or single-slice processed cheese)
Avocado or guacamole, hummus, unsweetened condiments, e.g., mayonnaise, mustard, oil-based salad dressings, ketchup without high-fructose corn syrup, pesto, tapenades, olives

Fruit-no more than 2 servings a day (one serving is level handful), preferably in this order (best first): berries of all varieties, citrus, apples, nectarines, peaches, melons. Minimize bananas, pineapples, mangoes, and grapes. Focus on the carb level and keep it low.
Fruit juices- only real juices and in minimal quantities (no more than 2-4 oz)
Dairy-max of 1 serving day of milk/cottage cheese/yogurt, unsweetened (fat content doesnt matter) legumes/beans, pease, sweet potatoes and yams, rice (white and brown); soy
Dark chocolates-70-85% coca min; no more than 40grams (approx 2 inches square) per day
Sugar-free foods-preferably stevia-based, avoid aspartame, no wheat, limited grains of any kind

Fried foods Fast foods Hydrogenated “trans” fats
Cured meats- hot dogs, sausages, bacon, bologna, pepperoni, meat sticks, etc
High-fructose corn syrup foods; honey, agave syrup nectar, sucrose
Processed rice, rice flour or potato products, rice crackers, rice cereals, pretzels,white breads, breakfast cearals, potato chips
Fat-free or low fat salad dressings

Quick Tips:
For breakfast choices, consider ground flaxseed (with nut meals maybe) as a hot cereal (e.g., with soy milk, milk, or unsweetened almond milk; blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
-Consider eggs, raw nuts, cheese, try dinner for breakfast, meaning transferring salads, cheese, chicken, and other dinner foods to breakfast
-Add 1 tsp or more of taste-compatible healthy oil to ever meal. for example, mix in 1 tbsp flaxseed oil to ground flaxseed hot cereal, or add 2 tbsp olive oil to eggs after scrambling. oils blunt appetite.
It you suspect a wheat “addiction,” use the first week to add healthy oils to every meal and reduce the amount of wheat by half, in the second week, aim for elimination of wheat while maintaining the oils
-Reach for raw nuts first as a convenient snack
-Learn how to bake. Create wheat free low carb sweet goodies and savory items; endless possibilities exist, easing the transition into letting go of all the wheat-based junk you’ve eaten for decades.
-In restaurants, tell the server you have a wheat allergy. They’ll be glad to help with wheat-free choices.

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Fear The Scale!

Day 2 of Wheat Free

While I was at work yesterday, I went to the nurse station to step on the scale. The picture above was exactly how I felt before and then after. I wanted to cry, but didn’t. It said 247 lbs. I was like “What happened?” I feel beautiful when I look in the mirror. I just stopped exercising one day, and that’s what happened. When you lose so much, you gain that back plus double….That’s exactly what happened to me.

Last night, I made cube steak with green beans. On a scale of 1 to 10, I asked my other half what his rating was…He said 12! I guess I can cook after all…(I definitely typed coke first..haha)

Today, we are meeting our mother (his mother but I stole her) at Panera Bread. Yes, we can’t eat bread, but I always get the same thing. I get grilled chicken Caesar Salad with no croutons and potato soup with no bread on the side.

We will be going shopping after wards and doing laundry tonight so we can focus just on the family this weekend.

I am also going to be borrowing Er’s (our mother) wheat belly diet book and paleo book to take notes and to help me further.

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Emptying the Cabinets

The one thing about starting this diet is that I have to empty my cabinets of wheat products. I am so in love with bread, it’s going to missed very much. I decided to supplement pita bread for right now until I can completely wing myself off.

Looking through the cabinets, I actually find food that I bought, but never wanted to eat. There are nights where I’ll go in my kitchen starving, but looking at these foods, I just want to eat them right here and now! The cool thing about the canned foods I have, is that my post office is having a food drive and is taking anything and everything. I am putting the food that I don’t need anymore to a good cause!

We love left overs? Not my family. Well, I love to eat left overs the next day, but my other half hates left overs. He’ll only eat left overs if he makes it. He has had a lot of food poisoning and doesn’t want to experience that again. I think he just had too many bad restaurants.

One thing that goes fast in my household is milk. I am going to have to say goodbye to milk and start on Almond Milk. I am not thrilled about this, but I can’t wait to taste it for the first time.

I have had almond biscuits and almond bread from my future mother-in-law, and she can cook quite amazing. I want to start something small and work my way up. To be honest, I don’t know if I can quit cold turkey and work my way up, or just quit eating wheat all together and start this diet.

Yes, all diets come with a price. For the wheat belly diet, it’s mostly food. You can buy that membership to the gym, but are you really going to go? You have to be super motivated to go to the gym. I know myself, I’m not one of those people. I don’t even like to work out at home. But, if you want to buy that membership and can stay loyal to it, be my guest.

The one thing about the Wheat Belly Diet that made me want to try it so bad, is the fact that I won’t crave food when I am really not hungry. As I said before, you could put anything in front of me, and I will surely eat it. I don’t want to be like that, and I know a lot of women, even men too, could agree with me on that.

Today, I weigh 240 lbs. The most I have ever weighed in my life. My weight goal is to be under 200 lbs by my birthday…(Which is July 9th) Some people lose more then 50 lbs in the first few months. I would be happy just losing 15 to start, but 50? Who can’t beat that?


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