Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Thursday, 9 December, 2010
I have been losing weight since I started gluten-free just a little over a week ago. I've been weighing myself every morning and my smile grows bigger & bigger as the number grows smaller & smaller--and closer & closer to 200. This morning I weighed in at 200.2 and I had a feeling that, by mid-morning, I would be down below 200 (mid-morning seems to be my lowest weight point of the day). I wanted to celebrate when it happened so I took the bathroom scale with me to work. Around 10:00 I carried it to the ladies restroom (under my coat, for heavens sake, because I didn't want coworkers to have any idea what was going on) and I stripped down to nothing in the handicapped stall. I can honestly say that was the first time I've ever gotten completely naked on the job, too. I stepped on the scale in breathless anticipation, and it read...199.6!

This is the first time in 7+ years (and who knows how long before that because I didn't weigh myself for about 10 years prior) that my weight has been below 200. And for the past year it has hovered around 215, even when I was exercising regularly. I celebrated by texting my husband and emailing two close friends with my good news (and by not telling anyone at the office that I had been buck naked in the bathroom).