I just had to share my progress so far on my Post baby body makeover. Ever since discovering my wheat allergy I have been trying to be very vigilant about what I eat which has been quite the learning experience. At home when I am preparing my own food I am able to completely control what I ingest. It is the rare times that we do eat out that I have to be careful about. Then you have nights like this one where you have too much fun and have no clue what could or could not be affecting you later. All I know is Chick-Fil-A saved my life the next day. I did research the Polynesian sauce and am still not sure if it is GF or not. There seemed to be mixed reviews on this one, but I believe it was a key piece to my recovery.
I have been trying to combat any wheat flares (That's what I am naming my accidental ingestion and subsequent flare ups) with Benadryl, but I have a 2 year old and I can not afford to be drowsy all day. I spoke with my Dr. today and she suggested taking a daily Allegra and seeing if that helps keep the symptoms at bay in case of accidental wheat flares.
Enough about all that bologna. What I really wanted to share was how my body is changing from all of the healthy changes I have made. I posted this little collage in March, but I wanted to add my newest picture to the pile.
Now don't get me wrong, not being able to eat wheat has helped a little, but I have definitely been working hard to get where I am today. I can proudly say I am well below my pre Mckinley weight! I NEVER thought I would ever be able to say that. I got so down on myself about it taking so long to lose the baby weight that I wasn't really doing anything about it, but eating healthy. I forgot how much I loved running and working out and now that I am past my Mommy guilt about leaving the kitten to hit the gym I am back to sweating. I am no longer concerned about losing weight , but more concerned about toning and strengthening.
I can't wait to get tortured in Cardio Mix class tomorrow by Julie. Wish me luck and pray I don't pass out!