My gluten free weight loss journey, Weight Watchers week 12


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I lost 1.8 pounds this week.  This is part of the five I gained last week carb cycling.  It seems like an uphill battle, but it’s a journey.  I have to keep telling myself that.  I also have a road trip looming this coming week along with two plus dinners out.  Hoo boy.

At least I am back on a downward trend.  I am now going to confine my carb loading to reward Mondays.   There are days when I just want to chuck it all.  I was much happier when I could eat what I wanted (ok, I could eat anything gluten and dairy free that I wanted).  I miss baking my wonderful gluten free creations.  I now have to settle for baked goods with reduced fat and sugar. No more ganache (boo).  It also doesn’t help that I have developed a nightshade sensitivity.  I can’t eat tomatoes anymore without days of burning around my nether regions.  Same goes for peppers.  Potatoes don’t seem to bother me, but I have cut way back on them. Geez, where will the list of foods I can’t eat end?

I have found some recipes for mug cakes that I am going to try out on my reward days. It’s all about portion control.  Unless I make something I can portion out or freeze, I know I will go overboard.  I couldn’t keep dairy free ice cream in the house because I kept dipping into it.  I have to have something available that isn’t going to tempt me every time I open the fridge, freezer or cabinet.

I am going to let loose a bit on this trip.  I think it will do me some good to relax the rules for a few days.  Within reason.  I am not going to go hog wild.  I am restricted as it is in restaurants.   Fast food is out, so we are bringing sandwich fixings and some snacks (Enjoy life chewy bars!)  I have a portable cooler that is a life saver on long trips.

I bought myself a Daiya gluten and dairy free pizza for reward night tonight.  Yes, tomatoes, but I can put up with it once in awhile.

Stay tuned for the continuing weight loss saga!

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