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On The Right Track!

Posted by lexibrowning, 22 July 2013 · 1,066 views

On The Right Track! This summer my goal has been to eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight! Weight was never really an issue for me until this year when I gained 20 pounds in 3 months. Which is insane and makes me feel totally horrible about myself. As someone who also struggles somewhat with anorexic tendencies, gaining that much weight was truly terrifying.

The first half of the summer didn't go as planned because, to be honest, it is really hard being home. Not having the food options I did at college causes me to stumble more and I don't have access to a gym anymore, which forces me to run outside. I live in Florida. I think I'd rather die than run outside.

I am trying to make the best of my situation and stick to natural foods, rather than stuffing my face with gluten-free alternatives that are loaded with sugar and starch (I still need my chocolate pretzels though!). I already don't drink soda or snack on many sweets (other than the pretzels) so I don't need to worry about that. I'm also cutting down my portion sizes, which I probably shouldn't be doing because they were adequate to start with, but I NEED to get this weight off me.

So other than cheating the other day, I've been doing great! I'm down 7 pounds thus far and have 15 more to go.

And just to clarify so no one assumes that I'm trying to lose weight when I really shouldn't be, I am 5'6 and 155 pounds. The ideal weight for someone my height, age, and gender is 135.

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I would advise you to get one of these apps that track how many vitamins and minerals you are consuming daily to make sure your diet is complete and not lacking any important nutrients. 

The last thing a recovering celiac needs is malnutrition. Lacking vits and minerals will make you feel like crap both mentally and physically. 

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myfitnesspal does that. I use it to track calories, but it does a tone of other stuff too.

and its free!!

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Myfitnesspal counts very few nutrients and isn't enough for an overall picture. There is another one called My Diet, Easy Diet Management which counts everything. 

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Myfitnesspal counts very few nutrients and isn't enough for an overall picture. There is another one called My Diet, Easy Diet Management which counts everything. 

 

myfitnesspal does that. I use it to track calories, but it does a tone of other stuff too.

and its free!!

Thanks guys for the tips!:)  I'll be sure to look into both of them!

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