Thursday, January 01, 2009
The Reader's Digest Version:
I lost 100 lbs. I was 30 from goal. I didn't get there. I've gone up, I've gone down. I've not regained it all nor have I gotten back where I was. This has gone on for FIVE LONG YEARS!
So, if you're reading this, and, like me, you've struggled on & off, let's make this the year we string more than a few months together. The other day when I weighed I was 78 from goal. This means I never put it all back on but it means I struggle.
This is only four pounds shy of the weight I hit in July.
Definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. Some things the "same" I know are right, including my chosen low carb plan of eating. The other "sames" include the bites of this or "just this once" choices of that. I've proven to myself for FIVE YEARS I can't do it that way.
The Atkins diet really isn't about living in rigidity. Its about learning what the body can handle blood sugar-wise. Its completely about the insulin-output. So many people think its about deprivation. It is not. It is completely about living a life while keeping the fat storage hormone in-check.
I need to remind myself of this when I "want" the bread or the chips and salsa or the corn bread muffins. Those have been the three things that I've always said, "just this once". This is the year I'll plan ahead and take substitutes with me.
I CAN do it.