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Old Tue, May-14-19, 08:09
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240.0/193.4/170 Female 5 '9"
Progress: 67%
Default Rough times, and weight loss

It's been a hard year.

We're rapidly approaching the one-year point since I had GERD so bad I went to the clinic twice in 2 days (over 4th of July weekend, as it happened.)

In that time, a friend has been diagnonsed with Stage IV cancer, I've been diagnosed with diabetes, and just lately, my marriage has exploded.

And since November 1, I've gone from a BMI of about 35 to under 30. And I no longer meet the diagnostic criteria for diabetes (though for the safety of my health, I still "act like" I have it).

Adding IF, which I did for the diabetes/fatty liver issues, has helped a lot, during these emotional ups-and-downs. On days where it's tempting to go curl up with a blanket and a bowl of something (ie: emotional, rather than hunger-based, eating) I'd declare a fast-day, and curl up with hot broth, instead. (BONUS! Great for salt-cravings.)

I'm not seeing the differences, really, in my body, nor really, in how my clothes fit... maybe because when we moved to FL in 2012, I was down to 180, and didn't keep any "fat clothes", so what I've had on hand really didn't FIT my 240 belly... except for a couple things I'd grabbed cheap at the thrift store (ie: without a changing room to try them on) and so didn't fit that great, ever, either. So most of my "too small" clothes... still ARE too small. (I'll get there....) I may not be seeing them.... but the shorts I'd avoided as "getting snug" now fit just fine, and I own a pair that need taking in at the waist. (Maybe I'll work on that today.) (I said I'm not "seeing" the changes... that doesn't mean they're not there.)

I stepped on the scale today to 201 & change. (Been hovering around 203 for a couple weeks now... most of it I'm sure due to water-intake issues). I am doing a fast-day today, and will be pushing fluids hard, so hopefully I can balance out that deficiency a little bit.

But slow-and-steady progress.... I've lost roughly 40 lbs. (39 from when I was first able to weigh). That puts me at halfway to a healthy weight.... possibly more than halfway, depending on where I end up "settling".

Still working hard on dropping, to get back to where I'm not classed as overweight, but not being obese is really being just a moment to celebrate.
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Old Tue, May-14-19, 11:40
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bkloots bkloots is offline
Posts: 9,411
Plan: Atkins/LCHF
Stats: 195/162/150 Female 63in
Progress: 73%
Location: Kansas City, MO

Oooof. So sorry for so many things piling in on you. Loss of a marriage, for whatever reason, cuts deep.

In the past, focusing (okay, obsessing) on dietary practices has been therapeutic for me in a positive way. Making it like a hobby: keeping notes and records, reading books, sorting out wardrobe, etc. And hanging around the forum.

Best wishes as you work through to your goals.
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Old Tue, May-14-19, 14:41
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Plan: Epi-Paleo/IF
Stats: 220/137/150 Female 67
Progress: 119%
Location: USA

At least something is working for you! Sorry for all those challenges.
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