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Other than a couple months that I feared I had a neurological disease, the last year hasn't been a very compliant one for me. During those months I lost 15 pounds and felt much better in so many ways. Sometimes I've let life get in the way of living, and ended up eating what was convenient/cravable in the moment, at the expense of my health. I've grown tired of analyzing why I do that, I'm now just going to get past those moments and move on.
So I got tested through enterolab for casein and soy intolerance. Another case of me needing a lab to tell me what I already know. If they had a test for corn intolerance I'd probably get that one too. Anyway, both tests came back positive. Not a big surprise, but it does serve to motivate me to be more compliant. I made the mistake of having a farewell-once-and-for-all day to casein, by eating as much as I wanted of it. That was a big mistake, but the consequences I will not easily forget, so there's more motivation. (I was already eating a bit, after buying my baby some sheep's milk cheese and eating it when he wouldn't...so I didn't expect it to be the major shock to my system that it was.) I still don't want to even look at cheese again, my stomach hurt so bad I almost passed out!
So now is the time to move my focus to the beneficials. Focus on the good... forget the avoids. My goals are to lose weight and then start running again after I find a running coach to help me avoid the back injuries I've had trouble with from running in the past. First, it's time for hiking and some core strenghtening. Pregnancy is a good excuse for my weight, I gain no quite a bit no matter how I eat, but I don't need the extra weight anymore and I'm not going to have any more excuses for letting my health slide. Convenience foods are convenient, but their consequences are not.