Well I have the usual resolutions, lose weight, blah , blah , blah. I had to get to the root of the problem since I had put on 35 pounds in two years since having to go gluten free. I had the healthy eating thing down before I was diagnosed with Celiac disease. I had exercise and eating right ,down and I had lost 80 pounds and then was diagnosed and the Dr told me I would gain weight and boy he wasn't kidding. I gained the initial 10 pounds from my small intestine being able to absorb nutrients again, but then I gained the rest from eating all the processed prepackaged gluten free foods. News flash , the gluten is the protein so most of the prepackaged gf foods have zero protein and double the carbs. So my goal is to eat healthy natural gf foods and have 2 cheat days a week where I can have a small amount of prepackaged gf foods.
Well it's almost 2 weeks into the new year and I have lost 8 pounds of bloat weight and I have stuck to my resolution. I had a Bunco dinner Friday and she made the whole meal gf and I ate a lot and last night I had gf bread on my grilled cheese at the inlaws. So I think if I stick to natural gf stuff and have 2 splurge days and continue to workout , I won't keep rapidly putting on weight. I'm crossing my fingers that this works. I do not ever want to be overweight and unhealthy or malnourished again (malnourished when I was ingesting gluten).
I also have a new year's resolution to be a little more selfish. I always do everything for everyone else and spread myself thin and try to please everyone. I'm taking some of my me time back. Tv shows are just not important to me like they are to my husband as I get older I rather take the dog for a walk , read a book , relax with yoga or play boardgames with Jack. I will not waste my time watching tv shows that I do not care about just because someone wants me to. Also I will actually spend some money on me this yr. Whenever I go shopping I always spend money on other people. Case and point I took my Christmas money and bought 2 graduation gifts for seniors. I am making a linen and laundry gift basket with sheets , towels , laundry detergent, toiletries , small kitchen stuff , rolls of quarters for yhe graduates. I had some money leftover and realize I had already broken that resolution so I bought a sweater , ate lunch and saw a movie with a friend. That felt wonderful. I love giving back to charities and thinking and doing for others bit it felt nice to treat myself too.