Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Lactose, Energy & Pushing On

How was your week?

I was working on digging my head out of the sand. Have you ever been there?

It is called denial...

With all the talk about gluten, I wanted to bring up another nasty little thing called lactose. I am lactose intolerant. Mildly so, but I still have many nasty symptoms. From the bloat to discomfort and tummy issues, it can be a real downer. And really not fun for general conversation... so, moving on... My problem is I love cheese! ...see the denial coming?

Cutting milk out of my diet was easy. I switched to soy milk and almond milk. Never fear, I can get my calcium from things like broccoli and dark leafy greens. I do enjoy yogurt and the live cultures (I make my own) help my body digest it. Hard cheeses don't give me many problems... Parmesan is great in moderation, but who am I kidding? Ooey, gooey melted cheese calls to me like a Siren to a sailor. My lactose laden siren is just as dangerous. I really suck at moderation, so I am working hard to step away.

I am tired of the bloat, the GI distress and the overall icky feelings... I am curious if anyone else has any dietary issues. How do you deal with it?

So how did my week weigh-in?  (trying to stick with same clothes, same time of day...)

Yup... that would be on the + side this week. Not sure that cheese is worth it. :(

Started last week, I am joining in on the Burpee challenge from Pamela Kramer on bookieboo. Follow along with #100DayBurpeeChallenge and it isn't too late to come join in. I am working hard on my form hoping to gain strength.

I also picked up the Wii Zumba game from Costco (it was on sale for $35!) and am loving it. It uses similar game and graphic ideas as the Just Dance series does. I love the music, the steps and really have had fun so far. I also just found out that Just Dance 3 comes out in October and there is also a Summer edition now. I can't wait to add these to my collection.

Here is a link to my Meal Plan Monday post with my food plans. I am going to eat fresh, from scratch and real food this coming week. Anything to help increase my energy and help put a little pep in my step.

This was one of my favorite meals last week, Lemon & garlic roasted chicken, dill orzo, steamed green beans, cherry tomatoes and fresh boiled corn. Yum!

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What are your current technology tactics in your healthy living journey?

I have several gadgets and gizmos to help me along my journey from my Gruve, to the RunKeeper app on my droid and my Wii - it can seem consuming, but it also helps me stay motivated. I try hard to involve my kids in the Wii dancing and workouts and we go on our walks as a family. I am working hard to be healthy and happy for my family, so don't want my activities to get in the way of our relationships.

*Disclaimer - This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and I’m writing this to be entered into an Omron Fitness pedometer giveaway hosted by Mamavation .
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