Thursday, April 26, 2012


Remember when I posted that I'd lost 30 pounds since last July?

Well, I'm sad to say that is no longer true. Let's just go ahead and change that number to 20 pounds and admit that since we went to Hawaii I've been eating pretty much anything I want and I've gained back 10 pounds. I blame it on potatoes and rice - the two carbs that don't seem to exacerbate my GERD.

But ... we've got another trip to Hawaii coming up at the end of the summer so I need to get my arse back in gear. Starting in May we're going back to eating a Paleo+ lifestyle. The one exception to this is that I'm going to continue to drink alcohol because ... well ... I actually like the flavor. I just need to be smart about when I drink it and how much. For instance, I probably don't need two beers every day (one while cooking and one while eating). Yeah, not the best weight loss regimen there.


  1. Seppo Helava1:00 PM

    Heh. Yeah, we fell off the wagon when my mom was in town, but have been jumping back on it pretty well since. I'd lost 30 lbs since we'd started, and popped back up 10 in the last few months. That 10 lbs, for me, is REALLY noticeable, 'cause it's where my face starts to look different. My goal for the year is 195 (down from a starting point last summer of 233). One thing I need to do at least to some small degree is get some exercise in - just riding to work, or going swimming once a week is all I'm looking for, but recently, I haven't even managed that.

  2. Abigail Naqvi5:27 PM

    Oh, I'm just starting/testing the paleo thing too. I'm easing in though.

  3. Hi Abigail! The hardest part for me of doing a Paleo style diet is giving up the thing I love most - sweets. In fact, I'm having a really hard time doing so. I've found a couple of Paleo-approved treats that make use of almond flour, coconut flour, honey and/or maple syrup so they help with my love of dessert, but they're certainly not exactly on the low-carb front (another area I have to stick to since carbs, in general, do bad things for my digestion). 

  4. The weight I lose - and have subsequently put back on - is pretty noticeable in my face and my gut. My pants still fit me, but they're tighter around the middle. I haven't read Wheat Belly, but I'm pretty sure I've got Carb Belly. Everything seems to be residing in my upper gut region. The more carbs I eat, the more I look like a beach ball. 

    I have a treadmill in my office and for awhile I was really good about using it multiple times a week. I need to get back into that mindset. It's not like it's hard to accomplish a 30-minute walk while I'm watching House Hunters, but alas, I'm also incredibly lazy. :-)


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