Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Looks like I need some help.

Despite a freezer of wheat free food, I fell off the wagon.

I'm not giving up, for the first couple weeks I'm going to get most of my food from 2 terrific places...

Annapurna cafe in Albuquerque

Body cafe in Santa Fe

Both of these restaurants are mostly wheat and gluten free. If I can go without wheat for a couple weeks, I think I'll be fine. I seem to do about 5 days then get off track.

Tomorrow I'll be working out of town. I'll stop by Body Cafe and order a couple meals to go.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 5..UPS arrived!

With lots of wheat free food!

Fish from Alaska.
Wheat free cookies from NYC.
Wheat free granola from Colorado.

And much more!
I'll take photos and do taste reviews as I sample..

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 4, still wheat free

but I've eaten lots of food today.

Next week I'm going to work on cutting out snacks.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 3..Still out of town

Working out of town is easier to ditch wheat than when I'm home. I'm out of my routine, which is a good thing.

Tomorrow I'm back home but I'm not worried. I'll do my breathing meditation and watch Dr Davis's YouTube videos.

Bring on Day 4!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Day 2...Working out of town

I'm reading a terrific book..

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal is a PH.D who teaches a 10 week course at Stanford called "The Science of Willpower". The book is a synopsis of the course, 1 chapter for 1 week. Each chapter has a "Willpower Workout" designed to strengthen your willpower and self control.

I love Dr McGonigal's style of writing. She compared strawberry cheesecake to a saber toothed tiger! I'm committing to read 1 chapter a week and do the exercises.

This week I'm keeping track of my willpower choices. I'm also doing 5 minutes of meditation a day.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Day 1

Yesterday at 7pm

Coconut cupcake chocked full of wheat

Today at 7am

Fruit,yogurt,wheat free granola

Saturday, January 21, 2012


the 90 day Wheat-free Me Project!

Beginning tomorrow until my 50 mile race, I will commit to staying Wheat-free. Sure I've made many such announcements before. I start out strong for about 36 hours then fizzle. Why is this time any different?

#1  I'm only focusing on eliminating wheat. I can eat anything I want, as long as it's wheat-free. In the past, I've attempted to be grain-free, or wheat and sugar-free, etc. I'm either a bad multi-tasker or there were too many rules to follow consistently. This time around it's nice and simple...If I haven't eaten wheat, my day was a success.

#2  Despite my best intentions to blog on a regular basis, I seem to still be sporadic. Everyday for my 90 day challenge, I'll keep my blog updated. Writing about my experience will help keep me focused and on track. I don't want to write about the bagel I succumbed to for breakfast. Yum..bagels...quit it!

#3  Instead of viewing this project as a chore to be endured, I'm going to look at this as a new adventure. There are lots of wheat free options in the world, it will be fun tasting new foods. Maybe I'll even start cooking!

#4  Everyday I will read something to re-enforce my commitment. My "Wheat Belly" book by Dr Davis is on my nightstand. I also bought a new book "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal. I'm also experimenting with meridian tapping techniques. I want to have lots of different tools to help me succeed.

Day 1 is tomorrow. I'll be back with my first report.

Friday, January 20, 2012

The good news..

since my last post I completed 50.4 miles in the 24 hour race in Glendale,AZ. Two weeks later, I returned to Phoenix to complete the Rock & Roll marathon. I'm still alive and kicking. My next marathon is in Austin in February.

The bad news?

I'm still wrestling the wheat monkey on my back!

It's time to make a change. This time I'm serious. I'm sick of looking like an overweight marathoner. The photos from Arizona make me cringe. If I really want to lose my wheat belly, I need to stop eating wheat. It's very black and white. No wheat.

And so I begin again. This time I'm going to only going to focus on No Wheat. When the habit is built, I'll eliminate processed sugar. My last few leaps into a wheat free lifestyle has been to go 100% Paleo. No grains or sugar. I've learned that I need to take baby steps to succeed. Just focus on one project at a time.

No Wheat for now.