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Day 208 – Weight Loss Update

I stopped stepping on the scale sometime around 1997 because it would mess with my head so much to know the number.

I could not bring myself to look at the number for years, and instead had my son and husband keep track of how much I weighed (just in case I ever needed emergency surgery or something).

But since being on GAPS I decided to start stepping on the scale on the first of each month.

This morning I was really grumpy.  I had insomnia, was up at 1:30am. I have to get out of bed at 3am to milk and get ready to leave for work by 5am, so I just stayed up. My mood was pretty foul, not looking forward to the day ahead of me, but I was perked up a little bit after I stepped on the scale.

My experiment in June was to avoid fruit altogether and cut down on nut butters, nuts and vegetables high in carbohydrates.

If you’ve been reading my blog for the past month, you’ll know that I did have fruit several times during the month – five or six times, if I remember correctly.  I also had one-quarter of the not legal GAPS cake on Father’s Day, and cashew nut ice cream.  And I had some baked goods.  But I did cut down quite a bit.

So this morning I weighed exactly 194 pounds.  On June 1st, I weighed 200.6.   I did not weigh myself until I’d been doing GAPS for a couple of weeks, and at that time I weighed 232. So my official weight loss in nearly seven months on GAPS: 38.

As I have said before, I did not start GAPS to lose weight.  I hoped to regain health, energy and to stop feeling depressed and lackluster about life in general.

Losing weight was a bonus.

In July I plan to lay low on the fruit again, high carb veggies, nuts, almond flour baked goods, but I am planning to start working out on my Total Gym.

Now I had promised myself I would work out on the Total Gym today, if only for five minutes.  Can you believe that my husband undressed the bed tonight, and neatly laid the shams and decorative pillows on my Total Gym?  Of course I’m just too tired out to even consider moving them at this late time of the day.

I also got some very sad news today.  My ex-boss’ wife has just today been diagnosed with breast cancer.   It makes my problems seem insignificant.  I have promised the family I will ask for prayers so if you pray, please keep R & L in prayer.

‘Night all.

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2 comments to Day 208 – Weight Loss Update

  • Tara Marie

    WAHOO!!! Congratulations on the awesome weight loss, Starlene! Slow and steady wins the race. You are doing SO well. I’m proud of all your hard work. Keep it up! On the flip side, I’m saddened to hear about your ex-boss’ wife. I do pray, and I will be lifting them up. All the best to you. :o)

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    Starlene Reply:

    Tara Marie, thank you! I am very pleased with the continued weight loss. I decided I would be happy with even two pounds a month so 6.6 pounds was a nice accomplishment. I think it is because I cut out the fruit and cut down on nuts. Thank you for your prayers for my ex-boss and his wife and family.

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