Sunday, June 3, 2012


I'm still here and I'm still alive... But I'm definitely not on track. I've been really struggling with getting on track and have basically sucked for the last month. I haven't tracked, I haven't worked out, and I've ate crap. This may explain my disappearance.

I've also been having some serious tummy issues. I've been having these same issues for a couple of years now, but they just keep getting worse and worse. I've been tested for food allergies and I don't have any. My stomach always feels like it's twisting around itself. And sometimes it's so bad that I can't even concentrate.

I know a couple of my aunts did an elimination diet to pinpoint what your stomach is sensitive to. I had my mom ask my aunt how she did it. She's on the east coast, so I only talk to her when she's here. She's done it. This is what she said:

"She should begin by COMPLETELY eliminating the top 10 major allergens:








Tree nuts (almond, cashew, pecan)



After a week of NO allergenic foods, she can do a 3 day detox/ cleanse

This can be purchased at Vitamin shop. Or drink water with juice of 1/2 lemon, juice of 1/2 lime, and 1T real maple syrup 3x/day.

Follow this with 2 "clean" salads in between. Clean means organic produce and no dressing.

Now she is ready to add in foods. I food at a time. 3 days. Observe for reactions. If they don't bother her stomach, keep eating and add the next food. Etc until you isolate the culprit

My feeling is if her gut is aching, it is gluten or just wheat and/ or dairy.

Gluten issues are huge among the Irish."

This sounds like it is going to take more work that I really want to put in, but the alternative is to live with horrible stomach pains forever. I'm thinking about giving it a go.

Have you ever done anything crazy like this?


  1. I've been missing your posts. I hope you can figure out what's going on with your stomach! Stomach issues are the worst.

    I wish you lived near me and we could "stay on track" together and go for runs. :)

  2. Great post! With dedication and determination you will be back on track in no time. One thing I’ve found to be extremely helpful and useful as a supplement to my current diet/exercise plan is Fullbar ( Not only do their products help you lose weight, they help keep the pounds from coming back.

  3. you can also just get a blood test done to check for gluten.