Here we go Again…

So… here we are again, the blog sits quiet, Kris is not so healthy. It has been about six months since I started the Weight Watchers program and I have lost and gained the same 10 pounds. I followed their program the way it is intended to be followed, and I also followed the suggestion of the leaders/receptionists and lifetime members who have successfully kept the weight off and we have manipulated the numbers.
Truth it, it isn’t working for me. There is something else going on.
Aside from the fact that currently I feel lousy, pain in my leg and foot, falling, back pain, my guts were a mess around Easter. Pretty much anything that I ate was giving me horrible stomach and intestinal pain. It could be anything from bread to a salad to a piece of chicken and I would just feel horrible pain. Looking at my food log, which really helped this process along, we can see my diet had a lot of two things…. dairy and wheat. Well guess what… time for something to go. :/
a few days with no dairy and no wheat and I started feeling better. I started on 2 different probiotics and that helped I am sure. It was suggested probably 2 years ago that I try giving up wheat for my fibro, at that time I wasn’t ready to hear it. … Now having IBS issues in wake of what I am guessing was too much sugar, I am sure that it is something that needs to happen. *sad panda* So I am now learning to navigate the world of low carb once again.
Low carb is not something I thought I would ever go back to, I did Atkins for a while when I was with my Ex-husband. Lost some weight, but never got to the point where I felt healhy, but I was also not exercising, and it was a toxic relationship.
I know a lot more now about nutrition, and about how to properly fuel your body with the right chains of fatty acids and such. I am uncertain if the gluten is actually an issue with me, or if my guts were just on a sugar holiday, But I am starting to feel better. I can eat and not feel like I want to rip my intestines out from gas pains so that is awesome and I will take it!
So I guess my latest lesson is to trust my body, if it is yelling at me, I don’t need to yell back I need to shut up and listen then do something about it.

2 thoughts on “Here we go Again…

  1. Kris–Have you read “Wheatbelly” yet? It might be that you don’t need to go “low carb,” but to cut out gluten. I hate to say “gluten free” because that is a trap for most people. In many cases, the gluten free substitutes are worse than the real thing, but if you can eliminate gluten without replacing it, you may find the results you are looking for. I only suggest this because the symptoms you are talking about (the digestive issues, at least) really sound like leaky gut syndrome and going gluten free will handle that without having to go low-carb.

    • No I haven’t read Wheatbelly but I will look for it 🙂
      I asked the doc about leaky gut, and low carb and gluten free and a few other things. My body seems to not handle carbs well in general. It sucks!! I love my carbs. I want nothing more than to be “normal” like everyone else, but I have learned that t be like everyone else, really means to do what is best for me.

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