My new Low-Carb Gluten Fee Life

Blogging… I suck at it. 🙂

So I am still trekking along on mission to lose weight, however, the chance of losing 125 lbs in one year seems a bit impossible at this point in time. I still have 7 months to go but weight loss is so very slow. It’s so much slower than it used to be when I was younger and had a thyroid. I am happy to say that I have been on track since March 16th and have lost nearly 30 lbs since then. I seem to lose 1-3 lbs a week, all at once. So all week I’ll stay at a certain weight (or even gain a pound or two more) and then swoosh, I’ll lose a few. Which is good and I know they say that you only want to lose about 2 lbs a week…  but the idea of losing only 2 lbs a week not very exciting… however, that’s 8 lbs a month which will be 96 lbs in one year, which isn’t too shabby. That will put me at 211 in one year, which I can live with… and that’s only 29 lbs from my goal. So yeah, I’ll take it.

I have been doing low-carb and gluten free. I have not exercised once, but I am actually feeling so much better that I actually feel like exercising! So that’s a huge step in the right direction. I have the urge to workout again and I even have the urge to run again and even fantasize like I used to about running. Maybe I’ll workout tonight… we’ll see! 😉

I have been wanting to go low-carb for awhile now because I’ve lost weight that way before and felt so good, but once I fell off the wagon it was so hard to get back on. I went gluten free because I found out I have Hashimoto’s on top of my Graves’ disease and going gluten free is supposed to help calm down the antibodies. I feel so much better I think it must be true. I also developed alopecia during the fall and after only 3 weeks of being gluten free I had fuzz growing in! My doctor had said that would happen and he was right. I still have it and have a few new little bald spots pop up but they have not gotten as huge as the original spots. They don’t bother me too bad, the only one I’m really self conscious about is the one that’s right on top of my head!! But I fill it in with makeup and do a little come over and go on my merry way. Life to too short to worry about it. Those who love me will love regardless if I have hair or not. 😉

I can honestly say that the only reason I’ve been able to stick to this (initially) is because I HAD to go gluten free. So I just took it a step further and went all in. I am so glad I did and haven’t regretted it once. I don’t really miss any foods either, I know that certain foods taste good but so does healthy low-carb foods. Finally, after a few years of struggling to get back on track I can finally say that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. I’m not skinny yet but I’d rather be thin, fit and picky about my eating instead of fat and unhealthy, eating what ever  I want. It’s a no brainer… eating what I want brought me nothing but misery.

Anyway, that’s about it for now. I am going to try to update more often and keep track of my diet and exercise because looking back at my progress always helps motivate me.

Til next time…

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