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Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
To paraphrase an old poster: Today is the first day of the rest of your training. It doesn’t matter where you started or how far you’ve come. Today is the day. Your training didn’t start 6 weeks ago. Your training started the last time you hit the road. John “the Penguin” Bingham Life is not tried, it is merely survived if you're standing outside the fire
I also fairly recently discovered I was lactose intolerant, and I agree it is difficult.
I might be able to shed some light on the pizza dilemma- lactose is a type of sugar, mildly sweet. Some manufacturers add lactose to bread products to add just a little bit of sweetness. it is possible that the part of the pizza that gives you troubles isn't the cheese at all but the crust.
Have you been tested to be sure you are lactose intolerant? Gluten intolerance shows really similar symptoms and most products with lactose contain gluten as well. You can do an at home test, which is what i did. Basically, just fast overnight for a minimum 12 hours. then drink a glass of milk. Don't eat or drink anything for 3-5 hours. If it's truly lactose intolerance, you should have a reaction in that time. Unpleasant, but good to know for sure.
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