“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 and know what I’m doing wrong. The weight loss 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?
Weight Loss Confessions……
I have to confess that even I think it is crazy that I would go back to eating gluten knowing what havoc it reaps on my body just because the weight loss clinic suggested the foods. Am I really that desperate to lose weight? In all honesty, yes.
Standing in front of the almighty scale, I confess that I have officially started cheating on my diet. I haven’t been eating non-compliant foods, but I’ve been researching other diets. Last night I read the first chapter of the South Beach Diet Super Charged. 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.
How Much Weight Have I Lost?
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!
How Did I Lose 60 Pounds
And what does everyone ask anyone who has successfully lost weight? “How did you lose the weight ” or “What did you do to lose the weight?”. Oh, friend, I wish I could give you an eloquently prepackaged answer, but it wasn’t like that for me. I didn’t try a magical diet or take a diet pill. I just kept trying.
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.
Please share your success stories and how you took the pounds off. I would love to hear them.. 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!
I’m so happy to have you on this journey with me.