Saturday, June 09, 2012
I am alive! I am here! And I am disciplined!
I gained all but 9 lbs back (of the 60 lbs I had lost) so I'm beginning my weight loss journey ALL OVER AGAIN. My doctor put me on the South Beach diet and so far, so good. I've lost 9 lbs since May 22 which is pretty great for this old, picky metabolism. But I haven't had a grain, or sugar, or fruit since that date!
I've been eating lean proteins and veggies... abstaining from all sugars and grains and fruits... until the cravings are gone. Then I can allow one high-fiber bread and one fruit back in each day.
Since I have PCOS, I am very sugar-sensitive, even the sugar in fruits and carrots! So the best thing for me is to try to limit those. I won't be able to enjoy watermelon or pineapple this summer because those are VERY high in sugar and off limits for me until I reach my goal weight.
My mother's been in the hospital SIX TIMES since August, so traveling back and forth from Nashville, TN (where I live) to Broken Arrow, OK (where she lives) has caused a strain... plus, she won't eat healthy.... plus I'm a full-time oil painter with very important exhibitions approaching in the Autumn so I am painting through the night to make up for lost time.
Also... my 1980s kitchen decided it had worked long enough for me so Iím in the midst of a kitchen remodel. When my kitchen is finished, I'll invite everyone over for a very healthy, but tasty dinner! (Oh, if you could only make it here!)
I've missed you all!!!!
Anyway, It's humbling to face my weight gain and 'own' it. I really do pray that THIS TIME I won't give up before I reach the finish line!