I was referred over here by someone I met through reading Wheat Belly. I was getting frustrated with the men on the facebook page acting like I was killing myself by eating more carbs. Yet when I woud eat VLC, I stopped losing weight and got depressed. I stopped eating wheat mid-January after reading Wheat Belly. I'm going to pick up Primal Blueprint when it becomes available at my library.
A little about me... I'm 29 and have 2 children that are almost 2 and 4. I am still nursing the younger one and I think my body if very aware of that. I am 5'4" and 185lbs, so quite a bit to lose. I have always been heavier though, with a 34DD chest in college that has ballooned to 34I with pregnancy and breastfeeding. I am hoping that by losing significant weight I can get down to a D again and shop in regular stores! I played soccer in college and always have generally been active, with a propensity to put on muscle fairly easily. But back then I didn't have the greatest eating habits and followed CW to eat high carb. I was one who thought eating oatmeal with an apple chopped in it with a little milk mixed would keep me full. My eggs, veggies and bacon/sausage keep me full much longer now. But I can honestly say that I still need to eat every 4 hours. Not sure if the breastfeeding is to blame? I have lost 9lbs since giving up wheat.
Exercising is just plain hit or miss with me. I really enjoy it but seem to just run out of time each day. I SAH with the kids but work part time from home about 15hrs/week. So during nap time I work and often in the evenings as well. With slightly warmer weather, we have been going on a walk each night after dinner. I also play indoor soccer once a week. I was interested to see the pyramid about exercise and only needing HIIT once a week, so I think soccer can count for that. I know I can get in at least 1 good lifting a week as well, so I feel a little better now.
What I'm really looking for is a solution to chronic exhaustion and dizziness that I've been experiencing since January 2008, midway through my first pregnancy. I've had every test in the book done, yet nothing seems to come up. I'm currently taking vit D3, but all other levels came back normal. I find that the exhaustion is compounded at the beginning of every cycle, where I sometimes can barely make it through the day. Anyone ever suffer something like this?