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The Gluten Free & Allergen Expo will be back in town in September and I’m really excited. This will be my third time participating as one of the official bloggers for the Expo. For me, this is the opportunity to try new products and share the information with you.
In case you don’t know what all this is about,: here is some information from their website:
The GFAF Expos are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the US. Started in 2007, the events are professionally managed and have expanded from one to seven cities throughout the United States. In addition to meeting the needs of the Celiac community, the Expo welcomes those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune/inflammatory diseases and autism.
This Expo sparked my interest when my doctor told me that I had a gluten allergy and asked me to eat a gluten free diet. This was really hard, because all the great things in life, contain gluten, *cough* French bread *cough*. 😉 But thanks to going to this event, talking to friends and researching online, now it is so natural that I don’t event think about it. Well, that’s not entirely true… Once a month I do miss bread and cakes most than ever, but for the most part, I’m good.
About the Expo
This year, just like last, the Expo will take place at the Dallas Market Hall (North Hall). The list of vendors looks amazing. I’m looking forward to stopping by the following booths:
As you might remember, last June I jumped onto the opportunity to participate in the 60 Day Challenge with Lifetime Fitness – a gym that I had recently joined -. I was really excited about having an incentive to get motivated and into the habit of going to the gym at least 4 times a week. Today I “weigh-out”, to conclude the Challenge.
Like I said, I was really excited. I made workout plans, meal plans, I went shopping, I was ready. In June I went to 3 out 4 “Try It Tuesdays”. These are workshops are designed to give you guidance and support your weight loss efforts during and after the challenge. I really enjoyed these, my favorite was the one about grocery shopping, where we went to Whole Foods and learned how to shop for a successful weight loss.
I also frequent the gym – not as much as I should have – but I did. I made an effort to go during lunch or in the afternoon. I also made an extra effort to cook more at home.
In July, all that went out the window, as it was a really crazy – and exciting month -. Traveled most of the month and to that, add an increase in my workload and that makes for a crazy time. Granted, I could have made more of an effort to go to the gym, but I didn’t. The only major thing in terms of activity that I did was walking a 5K and a half marathon the same weekend.
In August, we are done with the 60 day challenge, and as a participant we needed to “weigh-out”. I didn’t want to go. My performance was poor and I didn’t want to see the number going up and since technically, June was the only month in which I did anything related to the challenge. Regardless, I went…
What? I did not see that coming!
Probably you guessed it… I did lose weight! I was really surprised and excited. It was the push I needed to continue moving forward even when I don’t see the results I want to see.
Needless to say, I’m pleased with the results. So much so, that I’m going to sign up for a second round. This time, I will use what I learn to improve my performance and see even more pounds go away!