I'm doing my weekly weigh in a day early, because tomorrow I'll be pretty busy and I don't want to forget. This morning I weighed in at 248 pounds again... same as last week. Well, at least that isn't a gain this time.
A few days ago I decided I really need to snap out of it and do something concrete, and that concrete thing is the Autoimmune Protocol. I have a couple of reasons for this, detailed in my last post, but mainly it's for health, to get back the benefits I was seeing when I did it before, to feel better, and to (hopefully) see some weight loss again. I also am about due to go see my endocrinologist again and am kind of embarrassed by how poorly I followed his advice. So, you know, I just want to be at least following the basic suggestions he gave me. He's going to do blood work again, I think, and I am also a bit nervous about that.
So the other day I started going back and reading over my AIP food logs to remind myself what I liked to eat on AIP, and today I went grocery shopping. I bought
free range chicken (boneless thighs), pastured bacon, pastured ground pork, grass fed ground lamb
Clementines, blueberries, bananas, apples, kiwis, and a pineapple
onions, garlic, collard greens, celery, carrots, leeks, Romaine, cukes, squash of various kinds, and two kinds of sweet potatoes
avocados, locally made beef bone broth, 3 kinds of kombucha, probiotics
dried apple chips, canned olives
I already made some changes over the last 2 days, switching out my coffee with cream for decaf tea with coconut milk and honey and having an AIP breakfast (bacon, avocado, fruit). Last night for dinner I made a pot of chicken vegetable soup, and then I put part of the broth and some water in the crockpot with all the chicken bones for 15 hours to make bone broth. So now I have everything I need to be successful with AIP and will start doing some batch cooking of things like sausage patties, banana macaroons, and roasted vegetables to keep on hand for snacks.
My motivation is coming from the place of not wanting to feel tired and sluggish anymore, and wanting better sleep, more energy, and clearer thinking back. If weight loss happens again, that's a huge bonus, but even if it doesn't, this is what I am doing. No measuring, no carb or calorie counting, no stressing... just eating from the AIP food template and writing down which foods I ate in categories... not amounts. I'll also keep walking and try to get some swimming in here and there, too.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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