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    17 lbs down and no longer considered "obese".

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    At least according to my BMI. I know it can be inaccurate, but I'm not exactly muscle-bound either. It hit 29.8, just enough to push me into just "overweight".
    Since April 5th, I've observed the following bonuses:

    • I can now fit into some smaller pants sizes. My work pants from a year ago can now be zipped up and worn reasonably well, and I can just pull my 16's right off without unbuttoning.
    • I'm really, really sure I'm gluten intolerant. I'm glad I figured it out, and lots of my digestive problems are gone.
    • My "time of the month" is much more tolerable. My symptoms and pain are nearly gone...although now it's harder to predict!
    • I'm not hungry all the time. It's nice not feeling hypoglycemic every couple of hours.
    • I'm learning to cook more! People are begging to come over for dinner when I tell them about my taco burgers and tender pork chops. Mine don't taste like leather.


    I suppose I have Mark to thank for all this. I guess a little more than a year from now I'll have to send him a wedding photo, so he can see how far I've come from being a "bigger" girl. You guys will get pics too, as soon as I feel like I've got a big enough difference.

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    That all sounds great! Congratulations!!!
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    Awesome job, man! Hopefully the rest of the weight will fall off! It's always great when you have to go down a size in pants. Seems like on the PB I'm having to buy a new wardrobe every month! Good luck with the rest of the way!

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    oooh tell us about your taco burgers! those sound delicious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiedid View Post
    oooh tell us about your taco burgers! those sound delicious!
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    That's what I was thinking. Wonder why I didn't ask?

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    Haha, okay. I don't have any exact measurements, so it's pretty much guesswork. I take about a pound of ground beef (or bison) and then chop up onions, and sometimes carrots or peppers. I cook the veggies for a little bit in some oil until they're browned and then add it to the burger. I add a bit of salt and pepper, and more moderate amounts of cumin, chili powder and oregano. Actually, it's usually a lot of chili powder. I suppose you could add stuff like garlic powder and paprika too, but I haven't done it yet. And then a couple of eggs as a binder since the burgers like to fall apart with the veggies in it. Mix it up really good and make 'em into patties. Just tweak the recipe until you get it where you like it, like I said, I just guess.

    I usually serve it on a bed of greens with a spicy salsa on top. We just call 'em taco burgers because with all the flavors they taste just like tacos without the shell.

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    awesome! i have another 118 to go to be overweight lol
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    We all know those BMI numbers and charts can be extremely arbitrary and all that. But still.................... I remember passing from the obese into overweight range and then later passing into the healthy range. Those are BIG milestones, never mind the arbitrariness. Congratulations and Grok on!

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    Congratulations!

    I know how it feels too! In January, I had an 'obese' bmi at 32.06. Today, I'm mildly overweight at 26.6. 10 lbs to go to be 'normal'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Gager View Post
    awesome! i have another 118 to go to be overweight lol
    You'll get there Mike!
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