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August 23rd, 2015 at 04:58 pm

I am on my ketogenic diet again, with the cheat of a chocolate chip cookie once a week. I am down to 155 pounds. A belt I bought in a fit of optimism a few years ago I can actually cinch three notches, and I know this because I've had to use the belt to keep my size 12 pants from sliding down to my hips. My circumference around the hips is now less than a metre. I'm excited by this because it seems to be the only medium-term goal I've succeeded at in six years. However, I get so few "yays", probably because I post my victories on a forum where women have lost a phenomenal (I mean one extra adult-woman) amount of weight, or because I post on another forum where women just aren't as adventuresome or carbohydrate-sensitive as I am. I'd like to lose 4-7 more lbs, mostly about the waist. Exercise would help but I am not cleared for exercise because...

...I am still getting massage treatment for my back and it still hurts sometimes. Paid for by the driver's insurance. My car's restored from the collision and it looks beautiful. We missed it; our rental car was not kind to my back and we lost touch with the "put the key in the ignition", "put the key into the lock" machinations of making the car go.

Cluster flies swarms popped up last week: yecch. Seems the men went on a swat rampage but we still have some. The important thing is there aren't enough to make our rooms terrible at night. They must have been dormant in our house for so many of them to show up at once. We have strips to catch the downstairs ones, as our windows are painted shut.

Back to school shopping has begun. Our little boy is taking Algebra which meant acquiring a TI-84+ graphing calculator. Until yesterday Office Depot had a sale, but even with that sale we'd have spent $50 beyond the price my spouse agreed upon for a private seller TI-84+, with cord and manual.

Won $40 Amazon.ca (yes, .ca) gift certificate. Worth about $30 US. Probably half of that would get eaten up by delivery, but better than nothing.

I am now putting extra payments to the car. I may swallow my pride and have some credit card debt for awhile, if it means getting rid of the $282.21 monthly payment. I'd still pay less in interest because the balance will be smaller and it'd be for a shorter term.

I have a new laptop, dual boot. I can either use WINE and have YNAB on Windows or I can use KMyMoney on the Linux Mint desktop or I can use pen and paper for accounts. I haven't been budgeting for the past two months.

7 Responses to “what's new?”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats on the weight loss!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Way to go on the weight loss!

  3. PauletteG Says:

    Thanks! I read some studies from physicians and research scientists supporting the way of eating I chose for the weight loss, but the personal anecdotes of people sharing pics of their body transformations and reports of their improved blood sugar and lipid panels swayed me more. I'm not proselytizing or preaching because it's obvious not everyone is sugar-sensitive like I am, but if there are people with T2D or metabolic disorders or PCOS I'd recommend they at least read up on the very low carbohydrate diets and consult their doctors before attempting.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Congratulations on your pants falling down. LOL It's exciting when that happens, isn't it? So long as it's not in public.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Hooray for you! It sounds so vapid but weight loss makes me SO much happier than it should--happier than things that should make me far more joyous.

  6. CB in the City Says:

    Well, you can get kudos here! Congrats! The last few pounds are the hardest!

  7. PauletteG Says:

    Thanks! I'm just irritated that it took me so long to learn about high-fat carb-restricted diets. I'd see "everybody else" look trim in the belly, think "I gave up chips, refined grains and dairy, why can't I be like them?" And read from many "official, reliable health sources" that there's nothing to help adipose fat. I wasn't looking in the right places! I still have a little way to go, but my waist is out of the increased-five-fold Type 2 Diabetes danger zone for now.

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