It can be that way sometimes.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Well I ended up gaining back some of the weight I lost over the summer and I just didn't add it back to my tracker since I was kind of ashamed of it. But I am back to being honest with myself plus I have lost some of the regained weight so I felt I should get back to tracking with my weigh-ins. I am only doing them weekly now. I was having issues with weighing more and more and finally ended up doing it every day so I just stopped altogether.

Any ways I recently discovered that I have a cavity on the outside of my tooth. We don't have dental insurance and I am not keen on the idea of having someone drill a bigger hole into my tooth to "fix" the problem. So I have done some online research for naturally healing cavities and it has lead me to a dietary change. I am more or less paleo for the time being until my cavity heals, although if it turns out that we are all healthier this way we may just stay this way permanently. I am feeling really good. It has been about a week and a half of no grains, no sugar, and I don't miss it. Yes I am still eating carbs in the form of starchy and non-startchy vegetables.

I did get on the scale the morning I was going to start and recorded that weight on a paper in my bathroom drawer. After a few days of eating this way I noticed that my clothes were looser. I wasn't feeling bloated. Another day or two went by and the brain-fog I normally had by mid-afternoon was gone too. Exactly a week after I had started I weighed myself out of curiosity. 5 lbs gone!! I wasn't working out, no extra actives that I hadn't been doing already, and I was down 5 lbs! It will be interesting to keep a weekly eye on things from here on out. Though it is funny to me that the harder I tried to lose weight in the past with working out really hard and trying different ways of eating I just couldn't make it budge, and this time I wasn't even going for weight loss, I'm just trying to heal a cavity, and I have lost weight without even trying. Who knows maybe it is happening because I am not stressing out about losing weight so my body is just able to let go? I don't know. But I am thanking God for whatever this path to healing my teeth may bring to other parts of my body as well.
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    Good luck with the new eating regimen and dealing with the tooth. I have always said I would rather have someone strip me naked and beat me than go to the dentist, but recently I did have to have some work done - no insurance either, but that's another story. And being in a new state I had to find a new dentist. Well, I found one up the street and learned just how far dentistry has come. I was in a great deal of pain and he managed to deal with all of it. I hope your new regimen takes care of your cavity as well as you weight. But if not, take heart and find someone who will work gently with you. Thank goodness that are better options these days.
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    Glad you found something that works for you. Let us know how it goes with the cavity -- going to the dentist is not something I like to do!
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