On one hand I felt discouraged--I really thought that I'd benefit from more weight-loss and more energy gains.
But the loss of back pain was no small thing. It had been present since I was pregnant with my first child. Every time I bent over or stood up or lifted the pain was there.
One month without gluten and no more back pain helped me make that connection--the connection between food and health.
I mean, I know that food affects health, but like many an unpleasant truth, it was easy to ignore. Yes, it's one thing to know it and another altogether to accept it--to be convicted of it.
And as for that weight thing...I would have liked to have lost more during my gluten free period.
My pictures from the Arkansas trip confirmed the truth. I had extra LBs in the bottom and in the belly as evidenced by these photos.
EXHIBIT A - Junk in the trunk:
|Don't be so sad, I'm thin on the inside.|
EXHIBIT B - Flabs not abs:
|I should not have been seen in public in this shirt.|
I knew further change was in order. One day I was discouraged but enlightened. The next day I was embarking on a new challenge: The Whole 30.