This month, for the first time in my adult life, my weight was under 140 pounds. And while I only had a few days in the 130’s before my period started and I bumped back into the 140’s, I’m still pretty excited at this proof that the calorie counting that I’m doing is working. The weight loss has been slow, and definitely not in a straight line, but I’ve got a downward trendline. 

It’s kind of great that I’m “only” at 143 during my period. I mean, I’d rather not have seen the scale go back to the 140s, but 6 months ago, my period would put me around 155 instead. That’s great! 

I’ve been incorporating more vegetables and fruits into my diet, and my digestive system has been tolerating them well. My main issue used to be constipation. It was bad enough that I was managing it with daily laxatives. And now I’m not on any laxatives, and my output is regular. I don’t know that the calorie counting has anything to do with it, but I do think that watching what I eat very closely has been helping my digestion. 

I haven’t yet tried another yeast-adjacent food after the yogurt. The next one up will definitely be soy sauce, because I would love to be able to eat sushi in the manner to which I am accustomed. But I probably won’t try it until after the traditional Memorial Day backpacking trip this weekend! 

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