Being 2015 I thought I would post a short update of where I am and a little of where I have been.
Easter of 2012 I decided to go cold turkey and cut all flour, grains and sugar. All at once. I went low carb and high fat. Then amazing things started to happen to me. I decided after a 40 pound weight loss to continue with this ‘way of life’.
Here I am on Christmas Day. Smiling.
I was happy to get up and get dressed, be with my family and enjoy the day. I have a new hair cut and I even have a cocktail sitting next to me.
I am content.
I float in a 5 pound up and down range from my lowest weight. At first this freaked me out a bit but I am in my (ahem) later forties, and I have added foods back into my diet that I would have not eaten 2.5 years ago. So I give myself that window. I have t(w)eens watching. I have to set a good example.
My skin basically still looks great. In fact my t(w)eens tell me they are envious.
I enjoy TRX these days.I still work out 2-3 times a week. I would like it to be more but I just can’t do it – i just get sore. In fact sometimes I slip to 1-2 times but it is a main goal of mine this year to get to three solid times a week. I admit that I have lost a bit of my tone. I can pinch that inch again. My curves are coming back. But more importantly – I am okay with that.
I am still wearing the same jeans I bought for the third winter in a row. After 20 years of on again, off again Weight Watchers I have never held the weight off for more than 3 months. I can’t wait to celebrate 3 years.
I just feel better. Honestly, other than a bout with a sinus issue before Christmas I have not been ill in 2.5 years. There is a lot to be said for a healthy gut.
I have enjoyed seeking out cookbooks/website and recipes that keep me interested in new foods. I have found real life friends who enjoy cooking the way I do and they have been a great support system for me.
In full disclosure – it is not all perfect.
I still deal with body issues in the mirror. I have watched the Mr. jump ship and return to eating pasta, pizza and candy. I have t(w)eens – they stress me out.
I still think I have a major thyroid issue going on.
My hair is getting whiter.
Yet, I am content. I have no reason to change what I am doing. This works for me.
I lost my voice for a while in 2014 as I dealt with some issues. I am feeling stronger and looking forward to sharing more new foods, recipes, and ways of doing things with you in 2015.