I have a friend who runs in the rain with a similar attitude--no proper rain gear at all--he just gets soaked and loves itso i learned at an early age, you can't get any wetter than soaking wet. once you're there, running in the rain didn't seem like a big deal.
ok will keep the seams in mind--thanks LaMaBut I guess if you made overlapping seams instead of abutting ones (I don´t know the proper terms in English, sorry) it should work?
I don't have a sewing machine...was hoping just to do it by hand...if you have a sewing machine. It's worth a try
Yes I always like just working with what I have. Partly because I hate shopping and partly because there is just so much waste that I'd rather not add more than I need to!I think making do with what we have is always a good idea if we can.
with this one the wind doesn't get in but it's really bulky and looks a little ridiculous for my size, but also just the bulk kind of interferes with the running!I have a cold weather coat I love that is too big now and the wind blows up it, so I know what you mean.
I'm not planning to do the blood test--I don't think I would show up as celiac--I only imagine a sensitivity--hoping it might help with the bloating...although my bloating also comes with chickpeas and lentils so not sure if wheat will make a big difference--just easier for me to give up wheat than beans and legumes!If you were planning to take a blood test to see if there are indications that you are coeliac you have to keep eating gluten products for 3 weeks.
Man that sounds so good! Maybe I should give another go at making my own. Do you buy special oats that are sure to not come into contact with gluten? Just wondering if I should be including oats at all...the gf cereal I'm using now is also oat free...I make my own granola with oats, peanut butter I warm up in the microwave so it's easier to mix with the other ingredients, nuts, dried fruit, a little zero calorie sugar, and sometimes unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut, hemp hearts, or a little chocolate chips.
I haven't tried those--I'll see if our store has them next time I shop--thanks for the tip.Have you tried Blue Diamond brand Nut Thins?
Good tip--thanks!Any outdoor cardio in cold though, decent quality, moisture wicking base layers make the rest of the gear work better, for sure.
That´s the danger of doing these things without medical supervision: many people end up with an unnecessarily impoverished diet. Don´t cut out more than you really need to test please.Just wondering if I should be including oats at all...the gf cereal I'm using now is also oat free...
although my bloating also comes with chickpeas and lentils so not sure if wheat will make a big difference--just easier for me to give up wheat than beans and legumes!
Stability is good and good enough really IS good enoughToday is official weigh in for me--136...staying stable there for now. Still would like to see that move down one of these days, but not ready to set any strict goals around that. Good enough for now.
Yeah I won't. I plan to only cut out gluten. Oats are iffy on that front and since I only eat oats as snack food in granola, it woudn't really cut into my nutrition or anything. I've done big elimination diets before and have never had a problem of cutting out too much nutritious food.Don´t cut out more than you really need to test please.
we didn't use the truly gluten free oats because my kid only has gluten sensitivity, not a full blown allergy.
That's good to know that oats haven't been an issue for either of you--I will keep that in mind as I plan the gluten-free time. I wouldn't mind finding a good store bought cereal that is GF. So far all the granolas I've looked at actually contain wheat too, so I could either go with making my own granola like you marsia, or try to just find a different cereal. It's just for snacking. For breakfast I have other stuff.I don't have any trouble with oats.
Thanks Cate. Not sure about mine being linked to the seasons--I seem to go through waves of it regardless of the season where it just intensifies sometimes and then goes back down again. I do seem to get heightened anxiety in the spring, but the fall is usually a calming time for me. There are just so many factors in the emotional realm I guess! Hard to know what the cause is sometimes...Hi, Liza. Good for you eating well & getting some exercise in when you are struggling. Do you think your anxiety & depression are linked to the changes in seasons? I think mine might be.
I just planted a round of winter peas yesterday.Planting cover crops sounds like fun. I'll live vicariously through you, as I probably won't get to garden until spring.
So interesting that it just seemed to go away like that! The body sure is a complicated system though so maybe not too surprising that it could just change its mind like that.I was diagnosed years ago because of a pretty terrible skin rash that was a direct result of the autoimmune aspect of gluten. Then something changed in my system, and it went away... still not sure how that happened.
I hope so! Would be so great to see some improvements for body and mind!Sounds like you have a solid plan for your glutenfree experiment. I hope it'll help you feel better!
So happy to hear you are feeling better and enjoying being warm and cozy while watching the rains. I love that, too! Do you get a sense of what changes between when you are feeling down and when you are feeling better?The depression and anxiety have eased in the last day so that feels good. We're having some stormy weather right now too and that feels nice and cozy and certainly nice to get some deep rains for the thirsty earth!
I ate well today (good lentil stew) but haven't moved much. So nice to just enjoy the wind and rain while warm and dry inside!
Well I know the anxiety goes up with any kind of stressors, but a lot of it is kind of unpredicatble--like sometimes I can cope surprisingly well with extra stress and other times it just completely throws me. But then other times I can't see any extra stressors and my anxiety goes up anyway. I just take it all as livng with an anxiety disorder and try my best to cope...Do you get a sense of what changes between when you are feeling down and when you are feeling better?
It really is a lovely time--I am loving the cool weather lately. The walks and runs have been so nice!Autumn is a lovely time. I hope the golden light and warm colors will help soothe your mind.
Thanks CateI'm glad your anxiety lessened & you are enjoying feeling warm & cozy inside
Very important to record these things if you want to make the most of your exclusion diet.My excema on my hands has been acting up--I really should be noting all these things before I switch to see if there are any changes to anything, be it my skin, my bloating or my anxiety levels. Good thing I have some record of things here in my diary...