Life without bread

Back in May I was talking to a friend of mine about how frustrated I was getting with not being able to lose any weight.  I managed to lose 20lbs before my wedding, dropping from 157 to 137, on our all inclusive honeymoon I gained 3lbs back and I’ve been sitting at 140 ever since.  During the last two years I’ve continued working out, though my eating wasn’t as good as it should have been.  She had lost about 40lbs eating low carb on and off and was trying to talk me into trying low carb for a month to get to my goal weight of 130lbs.

Well it took a bit of convincing, but in July of 2012 I decided to start not a low carb but a grain free diet.  I wasn’t really convinced that in the height of fruit season I could cut out carbs entirely.  So with a few cheat days in July I managed to lose the 7lbs I had gained back bringing me back to 140.  I also gained a crazy amount of energy, and stopped having that gross belly feeling in the morning.  So I didn’t lose all the weight I wanted, but I felt so good that I decided to keep going.

What am I eating?  Only the most delicious things you can imagine.  Delicious pork-chops friend up in butter, with green beans tossed in bacon for my favorite dinner.  Breakfast on work days is usually Greek yogurt, I prefer Fage brand, and I top it with fruit or honey.  On days off I make eggs with just cheese or to spice things up I’ll add some organic salsa.  Lunches consist of fruit, lunch meat rolled up with cheese and maybe another yogurt if I was still hungry.  I also to go the gym at least 4 days a week to run 2-3 miles.  It’s hard with my rotating schedule to get more gym time in, but I figure it evens out because I am on my feet running around for most of my days at work.

Unfortunately this past week I came down with a nasty case of strept throat.  Having lost my appetite and finding it terrible to swallow anything not liquid I’ve abandoned grain free for the time being and taking in any calories I could in the form of smoothies, slushies, and soup.  I’ve still lost and kept off another 2lbs this month so once I’m healthy again I’m hopping back on the grain free train.  Only 8 more pounds to my goal weight.

Ok before anyone gets all crazy, here’s my measurements.  I’m 5’1″, and extremely pear shaped, my waist is 28″ and my hips are 40″ and 36″ on top.  130 is at the top end of a healthy weight for my height, the low end is 101.  I’m not shooting for anything crazy, just healthy.  Here’s me and Will.  Yeah this photo’s a little outdated, I’ll post some newer ones soon.

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