Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weight Loss on Paleo Diet - My Results

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A friend stopped by Saturday to wish me a happy birthday.  I hadn't seen her in 3 months or so, so it was a big surprise to me.  She walked into my apartment, took one look at me and said, "Where did the rest of you go!  My god, you've lost a lot of weight!"

This is a common reaction these days.  I haven't lost a lot of pounds in the last 3 months (about 10 lbs) but I have been losing inches.  I'm not complaining, believe me!  I love pulling on my size 16 pants and finding them loose.  In January of this year, I barely fit into my size 22 shorts.  This last weekend, a friend had to tailor down those same shorts so they'd fit me again.  She took 5.5" off.the waist and hips!  5.5 INCHES!

It feels weird to be eating so well, not counting calories or points...and still be losing weight!  I'm never hungry and if I am, I go eat something!  Simple, huh?  The strangest thing is that I don't do any exercise...well, except for playing with my kids and daily general activity.  In the last 6 months, I've realized that the moment I do any exercise, my weight loss stalls out.  Crazy, huh? 

So, as of today, I've lost 35-40 lbs (I've been gaining and losing the same 5 lbs for the last 4 weeks or so but lost 2 inches around my waist during that same time) and sit somewhere between a size 14 and 16 in pants.  Best of all, my blood pressure has dropped 20 points in the last 4 months.  That's HUGE for me...I've been battling HBP for the last 10 years and this is the first time my BP is always normal while not on medication  Yeah!!!!

But you know the one thing about weight loss that sucks?  I'm gonna have to replace my whole wardrobe.  *sigh*  I hate clothes shopping....especially when I don't have any money!  Grrrr...  

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! (well, I know the clothes shopping is bittersweet) The greatest thing about eating this way (and I'm still dipping my toes in) is that it's not torturous like when I starved myself all those years on Weight Watchers or ate crap out of a box because it was low-fat. I will never go back!

    At least you know someone who can do alterations!

    PS. I would not really have considered it much in the past but our Value Village has amazing clothes and it's set up so nicely that you forget it's all used clothing.


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