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I was always fairly skinny when I was young(er). Then I hit puberty in high school and gained a few pounds but, I wasn't even close to being overweight. I saw a picture the other day of myself in the fall of 2005 and I looked thin, but not unhealthy. Later on in college I gained a lot of weight and then again when I was first married (spring 08). My heaviest was 178 and then I lost some but it wasn't until I was diagnosed by blood test for Celiac on December 24, 2011 that I really started to lose.

I have a pair of size 13 jeans that a friend gave me a few months ago and now they're too big for me. I can get them on without unbuttoning the button. I'm on the smallest hole in my belt. About 2 years ago my cousin gave me 5 pairs of size 10 jeans, and two pairs of nice slacks. I could barely get some of them on me two years ago, let alone button them. Since I've lost all the weight I've been excited about trying on all the pairs of pants. This morning I tried them on and glory to God, 3 out of 5 pairs fit and the two pairs of nice slacks fit too. I also tried on two pairs of shorts and two pairs of capris that also fit (and haven't fit in years). The one pair of capris is actually a size 8.

If you're interested in what I'm doing to lose: I definitely don't eat as much as I did when I wasn't gluten-free. My appetite is way way down. Lately, I've had a yogurt and some fruit for breakfast and for lunch, I just have a few pieces of fruit and maybe some eggs or something. Dinner is typically spaghetti, soup, lasagna, or a balanced dinner with meat, veggies, and starch. On Wednesdays, we fast. I think that's part of why I'm losing. Because my body is used to not eating, even on Thursdays...so I don't eat much that day either. I think it's really important to have fresh fruit and veggies available in the fridge because I'm less likely to grab something I shouldn't. I used (pre-gluten-free) to eat half a bag of chocolate chips in one sitting.

Just rejoicing, that's all!

Hope it's encouraging!

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