"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Monday, October 3, 2011

Going gluten-free.

Something had to be done. I was feeling like a giant sea slug, and the scale showed I weighed a pound MORE than I weighed at 41+ weeks pregnant.
At first, my plan was to do a yeast elimination diet, but that was a pretty extreme jump, and I'd probably have given up.
So, I'm going gluten-free.
It really hasn't been that bad, considering how much I love all things bread. The second day gluten-free, I was SO hungry. I ate at least once an hour. But I ate raw fruits and vegetables, and homemade chicken soup. The third day, I wasn't so ravenous. Today's day 4. I'm already down 5 pounds! I'm ecstatic! Even if I can't lose ALL the weight, I'll feel much better having lost SOME of it.
If I'm able to lose a significant amount of weight, I won't feel so strongly the need to wean after a year. With my other children, I couldn't lose any weight until I weaned, and then it just fell off. Well, I probably couldn't lose any weight because I ate mostly BREAD! It probably sounds terribly selfish to want to wean just to lose weight, but my self esteem has been exceptionally low, and I don't think I could take another year and a half of that.
Now, I believe I'll be able to wean when Lola's ready, and not when Mommy can't take another second of being fat!


  1. your doing great! and its awesome you can shed unwanted weight while nursing! go you! (keep up the nursing)