Thursday, May 31, 2012


I did not expect to get so much support from the Gluten Free initiative!  Thanks guys, that really means a lot.  So far I feel a lot better, the mood is always improving, and the fat keeps coming off.  Pretty cool stuff all the way around.

Tuesday night's swim I went for 3100 yards and did hit the wall pretty good around 2400 yards in.  It was a RAM team practice so stopping was not an option, and when I realized how much yardage I had already put in I understood it.  This is one of those adjustments that the body has to make when adapting to a new diet.  I ran out of carbs as a fuel source since I wasn't eating anything with wheat in it for a week.  Soon enough the body will adjust to use the other fuel sources available.  It really wasn't that bad.

Today is Evil Genius's fifth birthday!  Hard to believe that 5 years ago today we were in the hospital in Greenville SC welcoming this little bundle of joy.
My brother Michael holding EG when she was born
When people ask what your 5 year goals are or where do you see yourself in five years I bet your answer is not to turn that baby above into this cute little girl:
Today before going off to bible school
I'm so proud of how much my little baby has grown.  She's happy, healthy, and independent with good social skills and a strong sense of willpower. She knows how to get what she wants, and that's a skill that will serve her well later in life. 

I used Michael's picture above because I'm especially happy for him today.  Yesterday his wife gave birth to their first child.  The baby is outside of the womb and is healthy, and that's all the information I'm going to disclose to the public.  I know Michael is going to love being a dad, and watching his little one grow and prosper into a healthy centered adult.  I'm so excited for them, and very relieved that EG doesn't have to share a birthday with her cousin.


Viper said...

Glad to read you're feeling better. Your daughters are sickeningly cute. Happy birthday to her. Now go get a gluten free beer. Cheers!

Sophie @ threetimesf said...

Haha I spent a good few seconds looking at that baby photo thinking 'wow, John looks different' then I read the caption... Happy Birthday EG :)

Kyria @ Travel Spot said...

I am glad the diet is working for you! Happy birthday to EG! She looks adorable in that photo! You are going to have to beat the boys off with a stick in a few years!

Lisa said...

awwwww :-)

Colleen said...

Very cute post... and congrats to your brother! ;)

RockStarTri said...

Congrats all around!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love that EG has her own strong will! That is a good thing and I am glad she has the kind of parents that encourage that. When my parents went to conferences, the feedback they'd get from my teachers was that I was very assertive about things. And they were like - great, that means we are doing our job right.

I am glad the GF diet is going well for you! It's an adjustment initially, but it's not too bad once you get the hang of it!

Al's CL Reviews said...

Hope EG had a great birthday!

Glad the Gluten Free is working and you are understanding what it is taking to make your workouts stronger.

Congrats to your brother.