I have learned quite a bit on my journey so far. Learning to listen to my body about what it needs to function correctly has been a looong journey this year! Having two autoimmune diseases has really reinforced that I need to do a lot of listening.
Hashimoto’s has taught me the value in slowing down and making sure that I’m taking care of my body, particularly my sleep schedule and overall stress level. The Celiac’s has taught me that natural eating is the way to go. There is wheat in nearly every processed food out there. I never realized just how much wheat product I was eating. The gluten-free way of eating has made me shop the perimeter of the grocery store out of necessity…which is the way that all of the health gurus say you should be shopping. I choose to look at the two diseases as my body telling me that improvements are necessary, thank goodness I’m listening.
Now I’m weaving in my WW points too. I gave myself a week of experimenting, seeing what I needed to eat, and what I could do without, then came back to start tracking points. I’m seeing that I’m staying more within my DPs than I was before. Why? Because I’m eating a lot of fresh veggies and fruits along with lean meats which means that my points are mostly coming from those lean proteins. It’s great!
It will be interesting to see where I end up on weigh-in day. I have given myself permission to have a couple of weeks where I may not lose much; my body is still in the process of adjusting to food and medication changes. For now it just feels good to be eating well and treating myself well.
Oh, tonight is pizza night! Woo hoo! I found a recipe to make the gluten-free dough and bought all of the necessary flours. I made the dough last night; put it in the fridge, fingers crossed that my all roasted veggie pizza has a good crust!