I’ll be honest. I’m not feeling very bloggity these days. Maybe it’s the getting up at 5:00 a.m. now that school is back in session. Maybe it’s the readjusting to a low carb diet (again). Maybe it’s all the distractions of life. That said, I stare at a blinking cursor and can’t think of a thing to say. It will pass. Something will happen to inspire my desire to jibber jabber. For now, I got nuthin’.
So, I’ll give you a bare bones update and hope that inspiration strikes me soon.
Remember all those posts about my teeth that finally culminated with me pulling this out of my gums? Yeah, those were good times. Well, guess what! I pulled out another chunk from my lower jaw. What I had thought previously was popcorn, was actually bone. I took it to my dentist and he thinks I probably had a little trauma to the mouth during my tonsillectomy. He said I’m lucky since some people get their teeth knocked out completely during surgeries like that. He also said I might have a few more fragments come out but that it was nothing serious. I hope he’s right!
As far as the weight loss goes, it’s still going well. I weighed in at 198.6 this morning down from 210.2 on August 7th. So, yeah, 11.6 pounds in 23 days. After tweaking some things, I realized I can lose weight one of two ways. I can do low fat paleo with higher carbs from fruit OR I can eat really low carb (no fruit, no cheese, no cream, no nuts). Low fat left me with precious little energy and feeling a little stabby. I don’t even like fruit that much. Well, I like wine. That’s a fruit, right? I miss wine. Alas, it’s not conducive to weight loss.
So, I’m rocking the low carb route. Meat and vegetables. Eating to hunger. Stopping when full. Lots of water. Grass fed beef and spinach are my friends. A little bacon on the weekend for a treat but otherwise I avoid processed meat entirely. I’m enjoying the freedom that comes with a low carb eating plan. Clean meat, eggs, low carb vegetables and a little (not too much) added olive oil, grass-fed butter, or coconut oil. That’s it. Nothing to count, stress over, and no blood sugar swings. I’m about 5 1/2 pounds away from being able to fit back into my fall/winter clothes. I’ll keep plugging away at it.
The girls are thriving in school. We finally closed on the house.
My life is blissfully normal right now. Here’s hoping it stays that way for a looooonnnng time.