Since I am sharing My Journey on this site, I thought it useful to post a graph of my weight loss and provide insight on what I have learned.
On March 1st, 2011 I tipped the scale at 267lbs. Enough was enough and I had another run at weight loss. I started with the usual – counting calories, doing exercise, taking some supplements. I lost some weight but I was miserable.
I dabbled with cutting out grains after about 2 weeks, but was not serious. Then I attended an Integrative Medicine conference at the beginning of April. I shared my sorrow with a Naturopath and she told me I needed to go strickly No-Grain – I would not be able to lose weight otherwise. I was skeptical at first, but I gave it a try for the 4 days I was there.
Label A on the graph was the big dip in my weight from the 4-5 days at the conference. I was hooked! I had a steady decline of about 1 pound per week for the next several months.
Then I hit Ramada – Label B. See my other blog post for more details. I dropped at a faster 2-3lbs/wk rate. I was thrilled! But, I also felt like I had lost some muscle mass due to the lower activity and starvation that goes along with fasting.
Label C is where am at the time of the writing of this post. I cheated – big time – on Eid Al-Fitr and gained back a few pounds. I am currently on a plateau, but I suspect it is just temporary since I am back to working out.
And if I don’t break the plateau? Well, I am at a much better weight then I was before and feel way better. I am down 30lbs and if I can keep it off, it will be quite an accomplishment.
Wish me luck.
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