Unfortunately my time in the 230s happened to correspond with Johnny and Jodi’s wedding, and so I appear quite huge in all of the wedding pictures. Oh well.
After eating nothing by rice and cardboard for three months, I was down to almost 190 pounds, which took me right down to the edge of “normal” on the BMI.
I’ve since settled in at 208 pounds, which takes my BMI back up to the mid-overweight range.
I felt more comforatable at 190 pounds (although it was an odd 190 pounds because it was an odd way to lose weight that involved absolutely no increase in physical fitness), and would like to head that way. That said, 208 is a much better weight than 230.
The strange thing is that after 29 days in France, eating more cheese than I have in years, having lots of ice cream and other tasty desserts, partaking often of the abundant 75% cacao chocolate available, and having a pain au chocolat for breakfast every morning, I returned home at exactly the same 208 pounds.
Part of this must be due to the increase in physical activity — I walked a lot more in France than I do here at home. And I certainly didn’t have any need for “between meal snacking.” Our meals tended to be fresh and vegetarian when we cooked at home (the local Biocoop have a wonderful array of tofu-based preparations, including smoked tofu, which is great).
Still, it does seem like something of a miracle.