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A healthier me.

Remember my Trust your gut  post?
I feel like a whole new girl since I wrote that a month ago. 
So many things have been confirmed and I feel like my happy healthy self again. 

All because of two things;
1. The gallbladder cleanse that I posted about. 
Literally saved my gallbladder and my sanity. 
No more stomach pain! And I can drink wine and margaritas without pain again! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

2. I found out that I have a sensitivity to gluten. It's still a mystery to me as to how I developed this but all I know is that when I do have gluten my joints hurt, I get awful headaches and an upset stomach along with bloating. 

Back to my first post about this...
I took a "before picture" thinking I was going to 5-10 pounds and then post my "after" picture. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Truth is, there are still plenty of calories in gluten free food. The other truth is I'm 80-20 gluten free. I still enjoy a few non-gluten free treats here and there (and then pay for it later). 

I love food. I reward myself with treats because let's be real, I'm in survival mode over here. And I shouldn't have set as high of expectations as I did when I started this journey. I will eventually drop the pounds, I have every time. But right now I'm trying to take care of myself the best I can and learning to grocery shop and eat in a whole new way is hard enough. 
I'm not a fan of diets. I've tried almost all of them and I've learned that it's all about a lifestyle change and making good choices. 
So that's where I'm at. 

With that being said, I took my "after" picture this morning without looking at my "before" one. I laughed and felt ridiculous because I don't feel like I've lost weight. I got on the scale this morning and I'm down 3 pounds. Not much at all but at least it's going the right direction. 

If you get anything out of this post let it be this..

I might only be down 3 pounds in these pictures but I feel so much better. 
My pain has dramatically decreased and I'm not dragging as bad as I was before. 

3 pounds. 

Bloating is way down. 

As far as workouts go. 
If you know me, working out is not in my vocabulary but there are two things that I try to get in daily. 
25-50 crunches + my 7 pound arm weights. 
Between the two I "work out" about 10 minutes a day. 

I have a ways to go but I've done this myself. No coach, no meal plans, no diet. 
It's just me taking care of myself. 
Mamas, take care of yourself. 
Whatever that looks like. 
I'm so thankful for my wake up call and for so many wonderful options available to still enjoy delicious food without it harming my body. 

Operation be a healthier version of myself is underway. 


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