Technically, my first week was a week and a half, but I have completed it. I have successfully cut wheat products from my diet! I also lost some weight! On New Year’s Day, I weighed 256.2 pounds. I am now down to 255 pounds. I had not originally planned to reward myself for this, but my planner suggested a reward for accomplishments and I think that’s a good idea.
I am a very food motivated person. As such, I have always rewarded myself with food. I do realize that this is a bad behavior and I need to change it. I decided to reward myself with items that will make healthy eating easier and more fun, but occasionally also with a book because I love books.
For successfully completing the wheat eliminating phase, and losing some weight, I am rewarding myself with a water bottle. I know, it sounds boring. It’s important. I don’t drink enough water because I have a hard time remembering to track it on my apps. One of my co-workers has the HydraTrak water bottle and I think it’s amazing! I ordered one for myself and it should arrive tomorrow. You move the rings up to the top for each cup of water you drink. I think this physical method of tracking water will be beneficial to me.
Today begins week 2 of the elimination diet. I will continue to not eat wheat products, but I am also no longer eating corn products. This includes anything with corn syrup or corn starch, so no more sodas. It will also cut out some soups and a variety of other things. Not easy, but doable.