As of yesterday, I have officially lost a grand total of 50 pounds since I started trying in October 2012.
It was great to discover that:
I can wear clothes I haven’t been able to wear for over three years.
For the last few appointments, I’ve been able to dress decently rather than frumpish as I’ve been able to get back into my dressier clothes. I’ve gone from having to wear ugly elasticized waist pants to finally being able to zip up the zip fly pants buried in my closet.
I’m able to wear my wedding and other rings for the first time in over three years.
Although my skin sensitivity still keeps me from wearing my rings for a long period of time, at least I can wear them at all. I’ve been unable to wear them for the same period of time because of my weight gain.
The reason I wasn’t able to lose weight and in fact gained, was eating carbs like bread and bagels.
I discovered this through trial and error. Although I suspected this, it was proved correct recently by my losing the weight despite eating periodic ‘treats’. After all, we just had Easter (box of chocolates), Stu’s birthday (birthday cake), and the Thinsations and Praeventia cookies I eat occasionally in the evenings when I get a craving. Something else that has helped has been my husband’s discovery of Crunchmaster gluten free crackers from Costco. They are so good, it’s hard to not eat them plain like chips. My favorite way to eat these is with a thin, small slice of Costco’s jalapeno cheese. …So addictive. The bonus here is that our kids love these as much as we do – and they’re actually reasonably healthy!