Diet Report #6, and george

I woke up this morning and my stomach felt smaller, so I couldn’t wait for Monday. Instead, I weighed myself today.

I’M DOWN TO 166 lbs!!!! (75kg, right?)

I’ve lost 15 pounds since April 24th!

Wooooohooooooo!!!

All because I’m not consuming sugar, yeast and wheat anymore.
And honestly, for the past couple of weeks, I’ve not been eating corn products or eggs either – mainly cuz I ran out of those groceries in the house, anyway. ;)

I just realised too that I’d not spelled out any weight goals in this journal, although I did have a weight goal set. I started off at 181lbs (82kg) on April 24, 2006, and my goal was to reach 170lbs (77kg) within like, three months. I reached my goal in ONE MONTH, on May 22nd!

After that, I forgot to set a new goal, but obviously, I can declare that I’ve achieved it. ;)

Despite the fact that george is here as of today, and despite the fact that I’ve been feeling bloated for at least the last three days, I’ve actually lost more weight. I am so proud of me!

My newest goal now is to get down to 150 lbs (68kg). After that, I’ll re-evaluate and see if I can/should drop another ten to twenty.
In high school, I weighed 125 lbs (57kg). According to the U.S. government’s Body Mass Index, I’d be in the lower end of the ‘normal weight’ spectrum if I got back down to 125 pounds. However, I remember being told I looked too thin at that weight, based upon my bone structure. So I’ll stick to the 150lb goal and cautiously work down from there.

Getting back to george…
The bleeding started today and with it minor cramping. The most notable effect so far has been hypoglycemic attack. I woke up feeling a bit sugar crashed, and then ate a protein breakfast, and continued to crash. Even now, 1.5 hours later, I am still feeling wonky and so I’m chugging water and I’m about to eat some almond butter smeared on a rice cake.
This happened last month, too. Because it was my first menstrual cycle on the diet, I wasn’t sure if it was because my body was still in its usual routine or what. But now I know – I will sugar crash no matter what when george comes around, because he screws with my hormones, and I have a weak pancreas, so it’s bound to happen (I had pancreatitis at the age of 21, so my pancreas will forever be weakened and therefore my hormonal regulation will be whacked. The pancreatitis was a result of gallstones and being treated for a year on antibiotics because I was constantly sick).

So .. that sucks that I’ll still have hypoglycemic attacks every month, but at least I’m not having them damned near every day anymore!

And…. eeeeeeeee!!!! 166lbs!!! *bounce bounce*

4 Responses to “Diet Report #6, and george”

  1. Danny

    I was 53kg all the way through uni and most of my 20s, but have since managed to get up to 72kg… I’d like to get back down to around 63.

    I need to go hiking more often!

  2. elsewhere

    75 kg — that’s pretty good! Congratulations! (We have this diet here which is very popular at the moment — the CSIRO diet. Everyone I know who goes on it seems to lose heaps of weight. It might be worth looking at).

  3. Chase

    Love you Steff. I miss you, hopefully movie on Thursday :) (I don’t know how to make a hopeful smiley).

    And I will see you this weekend.

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