I have always struggled with my weight, since I was about 8 years old. I was always active in sports or dance...I never ate THAT much, but nothing mattered. Both of my parents are overweight and so are most of the people in my family. In 2009, I started going to the gym a lot and began to lose weight. I did not change my diet. By exercising alone, I got down to a size 8. Even after I stopped going to the gym, I was able to maintain this pant size, for awhile.
Pretty much all at once the health issues snowballed on top of me. Skin issues (seb. dermatitis, rosacea) lactose intolerance, extreme fatigue, and about a 60 pound weight gain in a very short amount of time. I was too upset to buy jeans, so I don't know what size I actually went to, but it was at least a 14 if not a 16. We'll say this was late early 2011.
I got diagnosed with celiac disease in July of 2013. I bought my first pair of jeans in awhile - size 14.
After a month of going gluten free, I went down to a size 12.
And that was it. I completely plateaued at a size 12, even after going on a candida diet and avoiding processed gluten-free foods.
Flash forward to October of 2014 - when I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet strictly. Within about a month, I was down to a size 10.
Now...today...I decided to try on my old size 8 jeans (for the first time in YEARS) just to see how far I need to go. They fit. They fit PERFECTLY. No sucking in, no struggling to get them to button. They fit perfectly.
I am officially back down to the pant size I was before all of this started. I am so relieved...especially because I really need to keep my weight down due to my hiatal hernia. I have a lot of other things to continue to work on, but I am so happy. I can't even believe it, it doesn't seem real. I just had to share this victory with you all.
As for my weight - no idea. I kept swearing I'd weigh myself when I got back down to a size 8, but...I really don't want to Lol.