I thought I was too old to lose weight. I was 77 years old when I started on July 2, 2018. A friend told me about Susan Peirce Thompson’s book, and I realized that I had purchased the book in March of 2017 but gave it away because I didn’t want to go on a “diet.” Little did I know that this would not be a diet, but a new way of living that would give me my life back and perhaps a few more years on the planet.
I lost 97.5 pounds* on the program. I started Bright Line Eating weighing 247.8 pounds.
My highest weight was probably close to 280 pounds. My A1C was 6.8 in July of 2018 and dropped to 5.8 by September of 2019.
I had significant brain fog when I embarked on my BLE journey, and I thought I was in the beginning stages of dementia. I also couldn’t get up and down from a seated position. My body felt like I had super glue or cement in all my joints. But after 6 weeks of no sugar and no flour, I noticed a change in my brain and my thought processes. It felt like a miracle was taking place. That change was more significant than losing any weight!
I’ve had many other Non-Scale Victories, as well. I love buying smaller clothes! I love feeling peace around food. I love feeling free. I especially appreciate being able to recognize an emotional trigger, feel/acknowledge my feelings, and pause before taking any action. Cravings are completely gone. I don’t eat to numb myself anymore, which means I enjoy a full range of emotions, joy being at the top of the list! I’m also able to enjoy the taste of real food now because my palate is no longer hijacked by false tastes.
*People following the Bright Line Eating program lose an average of 1-2 pounds per week.