Saturday, January 23, 2016

My Getting Healthy Journey

I have always fought my weight. When I was nine my parents divorced and I ballooned to 140. Everyone fed me, "oh Emily is sad, let's feed her" and so on. 
So as I've grown up, I have a lot of feelings about food. I was never taught nutrition or the benefits of exercise. I am hoping to pass along the opposite to my children. I want them to know that an active lifestyle is not torture but necessary and good nutrition is key. But in this also comes learning for me. 

After having baby #4 at 39, my body is less than willing to let go of the minimal weight I gained with that last pregnancy. Really, I gained the least amount with this baby. So after I had him I thought, this will be a breeze! Wrong!!!! 
I have found that I can work out and eat the minimum amount of calories that I should eat (1200) and the scale either doesn't move or I'll lose one day and gain the next. Cue frustration! I drink a gallon of water a day, watch what I eat and really don't eat junk. So what gives? I believe I have some inflammation and lately have discovered that grains hate me. Grains in them self can hold on to a lot of water within your body. 
I recently went to my midwife and had her do a complete blood work up on me, ruling out my thyroid, etc. thyroid was great, perfect even, my cholesterol was elevated. 😒 What the heck? My dr told me that I needed to do a low carb diet and exercise (which I already do) to bring it down. I know one thing already, as I said, grains hate me and I crave them like crazy! This was not going to be easy! 

So after I received this news, I did a lot of researching last night and I'm starting Jorge Cruise's eating plan, The Belly Fat Cure. It combines low carb and low sugar eating. Which will take care of my grain problem and my sugar issue, yeah I have that as well. I'm hoping that if I blog it, that it will keep me motivated and accountable. Here's to day 1 of a sugar/grain detox. 

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