Back in 2008-2009 I went from 175lbs to 126 lbs through a drastic change in my diet and exercise habits which you can read about here. Over the past 2 years I’ve gained some of it back and am now working on losing it again.
I ran my 2nd half marathon earlier this year but running does not come naturally to me at all, and to be honest, it’s ridiculously hard. When I run, I’m pretty sure I closely resemble this…
And by the end of every run I feel like this…
But don’t think for one second that that keeps me from doing it. As they say “if it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.” Tom Hanks, anyone? I have big plans for my running hobby and hope it includes a few more half marathons (and maybe even a full marathon, but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.)
A major reason I run is because I like to eat. But in 2011 my boyfriend found out he has celiac disease which meant we kissed beer, pizza, and pasta goodbye.
I haven’t mastered it yet but I’m working hard on figuring out this whole gluten-free cooking thing. Rice flour, almond flour, tapioca flour? Yeah, who knows but I’m slowly learning my way around the kitchen. Considering I once lived on pasta salad, tacos, and frozen pizza I’ve come a long way.
Oh, and I’m also a doctor of the non-drug prescribing variety. I received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Kentucky in 2010. I’m especially fond of the brain and heart and occasionally like to get all sciencey on the blog. What can I say cardiovascular disease and obesity really get me fired up.
So, stick around and follow along as I attempt to run and eat a (mostly) gluten-free diet on my way to staying healthy. I’m sure there will be plenty of kitchen blunders along the way to keep you entertained. And don’t be afraid to comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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