Johanne's Journal, 29 December 2011

As some of you know, March, 2010, I stopped eating all flour products because that's where LOTS of calories are . . . no bread, no cookies, no bagels, no noodles, no breaded, fried foods, no muffins, etc. By doing so, I started to lose weight, feel 100% better and get my life back. I also, accidentally, went gluten free. It turned out, I was a celiac and had been my whole life. The big thing, though, was I didn't replace gluten products with non-gluten products. After all, the reason I had quit eating those things was the density of calories. (And the jacked up prices on gluten free products didn't help either. LOL!)

The holiday season hit and everyone who loves me pulled out all the stops to make sure I had gluten free foods . . . cornbread (made with a whole stick of butter and 1/2 cup of sugar), crustless cheese cake, pumpkin pudding, cookies, muffins, stuffing . . . in short, all the things I haven't been eating for almost 2 years. On top of all that, I also got taken out to eat 4 times. I'm a spoiled grammy!

In one short week, I gained 6.8 lbs. This is the first actual gain I've had since I started eating correctly on March 1, 2010. Wow! What a shock. (Well, the pound of bacon I downed in 4 days didn't help either. It went on sale for $2.50 a lb and I haven't bought bacon in years, so I got a lb for a Christmas treat. :-)

So, here I am, humbled but still kicking. Thankfully, I have no plans for New Years, so I won't be subjected to irresistible treats. It will be black eyed peas and some sauerkraut for me. LOL!
214.8 lb Lost so far: 64.2 lb.    Still to go: 14.8 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 29 December 2011:
2025 kcal Fat: 66.47g | Prot: 60.45g | Carb: 299.20g.   Breakfast: Coffee, Scrambled Egg, Smart Balance, Almond Milk, Gluten Free Rolled Oats, Truvia, Diet Cranberry Juice,  Fasting Glucose - 97. Lunch: Uncle Ben's Brown Rice, Smart Balance Omega, Frozen Sliced Peaches, Pictsweet Broccolli Florets. Dinner: Tortilla Corn Chips, Tomato Salsa. Snacks/Other: Weight Watchers Amaretto Cheesecake Nonfat Yogurt, Shelly Beans. more...
2425 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Resting - 15 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 30 minutes. more...
on diet You: On a Diet   gaining 6.8 lb a week


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Well... join the "tubby" party... I put on 6 lbs eating all those things I had stopped eating, too... you notice how the words Gluten and Glutton are similar? LOL! I was a Glutton for several days. Hubby and I ate all the things we have denied ourselves for a month. He finally had given up his bread and pasta. He has been eating on his one loaf of French bread for a whole week. I am rather proud of him... he was eating three loaves a week! Anyway, I am trying to get back to NO Grains again. We are both humbled, but we have a new year to look forward to!!! Yehaw!!!  
29 Dec 11 by member: Mom2Boxers
LOL! I hadn't put those two words together before. How appropriate! Yes, my name is Johanne and I was a glutton. (Notice the word WAS?) All of my current challenges go dead in a day or two and my new challenges all start in a day or two, so I guess this is a great time to make a fresh start. 2012 is a fresh new year for a fresh new outlook. Yehaw back atcha!!! We can do this. 
29 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
I managed 5 pounds in 4 days. We are of to a new start.  
29 Dec 11 by member: Gigi39
We ARE off to a new start and we have a whole new year in front of us to progress. I plan to make very good use of it with the help of my great buddies on here. Here's to us and to ALL of us. May our journey get ever easier, healthier and happier. 
29 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Pssst! Love the lamb hat. It's sooo cute on your head! ha ha! 
29 Dec 11 by member: Mom2Boxers
Thanks! We were at a wedding. The lamb's name is spot and she belongs to my DIL. LOL! (I've tried to KIDnap her a few times, but I never make it past the door. Grinnnnnnnn!) 
29 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Hey are the sweetest thing with that hat on...I know how the struggle is eating the foods that make you sick..and then you find out which ones do and quit using them.....mine was milk...looking for the new year to ring in so I can join you in doing the right thing for us.. Love ....:O) 
29 Dec 11 by member: BHA
Bren, I think this coming year is going to be fantastic for all of us. Look at all the wonderful, loving people we have here to back us up. I just hope it doesn't take months to lose the weight I gained in just one week! :-) Love you too, you know? By the way, have you heard from Steph? 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Isn't that amazing that you found out about being celiac after the fact? I know exactly what you mean about the non-gluten products. I'm glad that you had such a terrific holiday with your family.  
30 Dec 11 by member: Helewis
I'm so with you on making 2012 a great year. New year, new start. I only gained 1.6 lbs this holiday season but I put on 10 lbs total from August. Head hanging in shame. I restart my committment to lose on Monday. Going out of town tomorrow and decided that Monday is the best time for me. Happy New Year!!!! 
30 Dec 11 by member: davidsmom
Johanne, what a darling profile picture of you, so sweet :) 2012 will be a good year for all of us here.  
30 Dec 11 by member: Gigi39
I've put on about 15 lbs since I started my new job at the end of September... at least 5 of them were from the holidays. Funny how we struggle to take it off, but it comes on with no troubles! Hopefully the new year will bring great results for everyone! 
30 Dec 11 by member: TheBake
I love your lamb-hat pic too, Jo! So cute! I'm joining you all in confessing that I did terribly through the holidays. My weight has gone up 10 pounds since September. It started with anniversary candy, then Halloween candy, then Thanksgiving pie, then Christmas everything. Oink. I'm ready to get back on track! 
30 Dec 11 by member: cocobutt
Helewis, finding out I was a celiac was a total eye-opener. It explained all the symptoms I've had since I was a baby . . . the deadly anemia, my teeth growing in missing enamel, my weird periods and pregnancies, the small, rash patches on my skin in the exact same areas that they could never diagnose, IBS (which I never had) . . . and many others. People thought I was a hypochondriac, but, as my Dr.s kept saying, "You aren't a hypochondriac if there is really something wrong." I have had MANY transfusions, hospitalizations, bone marrow biopsies, and on and on and on. When I figured out what was really going on, I was 66 and it made me so angry. My whole life could have been different if only my "specialists" had consulted with each other and put 2 and 2 together. Thankfully, the cure is so simple . . . just don't eat gluten. LOL! I've had a lovely holiday and I hope yours was the same. Happy New Year! 2012 is going to be OUR year!!! 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
David's Mom, boy I hear you (by the way, I'm a David's mom too. LOL!) I haven't lost any since July and gained this last week. It's time to get back on that horse. Monday is a great day to start . . . a brand new year, a brand new start! Happy New Year to you too!!! 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Gigi, thanks! And yes, here's to 2012! We'll all be the better for it. Hugs!!! 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Bake, I hate how easily we regain it and what a fight it is to just keep it off, let alone lose it. I know the new year will be good for us. We've got fresh commitment and each other . . . what a winning combination! Happy New Year! 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Coco, thanks! That picture was taken at my full top weight. It's a good one to put up as a reminder not to go back there. LOL! But I was having a lot of fun that day, and it shows. I'm oinking right along with you. We need to remember what's at stake. We're not doing this to look good or to fit into a smaller sizes. We're doing this to save our lives. We're all going to be healthier, more lively people by this time next year and we're all going to be around to congratulate each other on our happier selves. Happy New Year dear Coco!!! 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne
Love the picture! 2012 is going to be a great year! We can do it, together!♥ 
30 Dec 11 by member: ChristyF
Thanks Christy! Yes we can!!! You know it. Hugs! 
30 Dec 11 by member: Johanne


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