Thursday, August 15, 2013


I've decided I'm going to post numbers on my weight loss.  In January I weighed 208 pounds.  Through weight watchers, I was able to get down to 202.  My weight hadn't been below 200 in a very long time.  In May, my weight was about 206.  My Nurse Practitioner told me to stop eating wheat and dairy, and ordered food sensitivity testing.  I  stopped eating wheat and dairy.  The testing was delayed by my broken arm, but I had it in June.  It showed I had a number of sensitivities, including to many common food additives and preservatives.  I began avoiding the foods I was most sensitive to, but delayed the start of the very drastic diet until we returned from our camping. I officially started the diet on July 20.  As of today, I weigh 185 pounds.  I suspect I haven't weighed that little for over 25 years.  During those 25 years, I tried a variety of diets: weight watchers, atkins....

I've cut back on blood pressure medication.  My blood sugar is lower.  I'm not hungry.  I'm in less pain.  Here is a link to the testing I had done:

Today I'm venturing into a restaurant for the first time as I meet with the local clergy group for breakfast.  I don't anticipate being able to eat anything.  I'll drink ice tea and enjoy the company.  I won't be tempted.  In fact, I'm more concerned I'll find the food and smells repulsive.  It's another milestone. 


Anonymous said...

That's great! Out of curiosity, how tall are you?

Reverend Mom said...

About 5'1"-- I'm short.