I Know What You Are Wondering How Much Weight I’ve Lost?…….

“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.” – Drake

I awoke this morning a little earlier than my new norm with the same gluten-induced headache I’ve had for days.  I know what I’m doing wrong.  The clinic offers packaged convenience snacks that are 100 calories and have 10 grams of protein.  I love the Chocolate Celebration Delight Bars, Signature BBQ Zappers, and the pancakes, and I would highly recommend them to you if you can tolerate gluten.  In fact, I’ve recommended them to you and put them in Tanya’s Treasures.  Unfortunately, I cannot tolerate gluten and should not be eating them.

I wasn’t at all surprised when I was diagnosed with arthritis in my early 30’s, because almost everyone in my family has been affected by it.  The pain I felt daily in my neck, back, and hands was so intense I found myself in tears multiple times a day.  The terrible pain went away completely when I went gluten-free.  Well, guess what’s coming back?

Standing in front of the almighty scale, I confess that I have officially started cheating on my diet.  I read the first chapter of the South Beach Diet Super Charged last night.  I love Arthur Agatston, MD and have a lot of respect for his research. Did you know 1/3 of Americans over age 20 are obese? Wow!  You can find the book the South Beach Diet Super Charged in the Book Nook.

I step on the scale and it looks like I have lost a few more ounces.  Good deal.  But I know what you are all wondering or at least I know what I would be wondering if I were you.  How much weight have I lost and kept off over the past sixteen years? The answer is a little over 60 pounds!

60 pounds lost

And what does everyone ask anyone who has successfully lost weight?  “How” or “What did you do?”.  Oh, friend, I wish I could give you an eloquently prepackaged answer, but it wasn’t like that for me.  I’ve thought about whimsically answering with something like, “one pound at a time”, but that wouldn’t be the truth.  For me, it was more like one ounce at a time.

I would love to hear your success stories and how you took the pounds off.  Please stay tuned to future blogs for more information on how I lost the first sixty pounds and what I will do to lose the next sixty!

Me Before and After I lost Over 60 Pounds

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13 thoughts on “I Know What You Are Wondering How Much Weight I’ve Lost?…….

    1. Thank you Loss! I appreciate you following. Please share with anyone who might enjoy it.

  1. My dear friend. I am really glad you wrote this particular post. I was putting on my makeup a few weeks ago “thinking” & I thought about telling you that you should truly reveal your before during & after. You are so attractive at any weight & you take awesome pictures. Being a close friend, I know that you, as many of us do, struggle with the mommy & gluten tummy. I thought some might see pictures of you & think what does she know? She’s beautiful. Doesn’t need to worry about her weight. I think this post will lend undoubtablle credibility to your journey & the fact that this is a true everyday practice & lifelong journey.

    1. Awe. Thank you Robin! I still have sixty pounds to go because the health that comes with a healthy weight is far more important than being skinny.

    1. Thank you Nicole. It was definitely linked to my arthritis. If you have pain issues I encourage you to try eating GF for a few weeks.

  2. This is super inspiring! Maintaining a healthy weight is something that is important but generally easier said than done. Congrats on loosing 60 pounds!! That is an amazing start and you are doing great 😀 Keep up the good work girl, you got this!

  3. You’re such an inspiration. I’ve been struggling with my weight for the last 30 years, up and down, but never down to where I’d like to be. Sixty pounds is just amazing!

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