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    OKIRISHCHIK   10,866
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I know it has been a while

Sunday, January 13, 2013 has taken me in many directions.

I am still battling the PCOS and the insulin resistance that comes with it. I finally had a moment where everything just clicked.

Right after Christmas I cleaned out my pantry. I made a trip to the store a few days later. I started planning my actions and getting things in order. I had decided to go low-carb since that is basically what my dietitian was telling me to do. I had tried going back to Weight Watchers and the low cal, low fat plan was not working. Because I need structure, I decided to read up on some low carb plans. I decided to do Atkins.

Between Christmas and New Years I started to eliminate a lot of things from my diet. I ate less carbs with each passing day.

On January 1 I was 240, as of today I am 230. It has been pretty easy. I just trade my chocolate cravings for my love of cheese. I dont eat high fat meats and I am staying pretty low on calories. I am not sitting around eating bacon everyday either. It's funny how people think they really know Atkins based on myths they have heard over the years. I have read the 1972 book, the 92/updated in 2002 book, and the brand new book that came out in 2010. So far,it is the only thing in 2 years that has dropped be down to 230. I plan to keep pushing forward and with every day that passes it gets easier.

I am still in Induction. I plan to stay at this phase until I have 14 days in a row where I do not go over 25g net carbs. I have had a day here and there where I have been 26 and 28. While I realize this is normal for some, I want to teach myself the right way to eat for my medical issues. This is how I do it. Trial and error. I am not starving and I am certainly not deprived. I actually feel really good.

I have been on the treadmill - daily.

Yesterday I purchased a box of Flax, today I am going to teach myself how to make super low carb cupcakes and crackers. The cracker will turn into a pizza crust if successful.

I know there are a lot of Atkins haters out there, and that's fine. I can't change their mind. But I am eating healthy , losing weight, and feeling good. I will beat my PCOS , drop the weight, and be healthy.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
STRONGERLEANER 1/18/2014 10:38PM

    Oh my! I looked at this and thought it said January of 2014, not 2013! I guess a lot HAS changed!

Hope you are doing well. Looking forward to your update!

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OKIRISHCHIK 1/17/2014 9:09PM

    Thank you for stopping by! I guess I really need to get blogging and start updating again! So much has changed since last year. Still trying to eat low(ish) carb and battle my PCOS.

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    Congratulations on your progress!

I think many people live happy, healthy lives with different eating plans. I tried Atkins years ago and it worked for me.

Wishing you continued happy, healthy success!

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JIBBIE49 1/19/2013 8:44AM

Listen to this lecture by Richard Johnson MD on YouTube, on "THE SUGAR FIX".

This is why you can release the fat on Atkins Diet. He wrote about PCOS in his books.

I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance so I've learned so much from Dr. Johnson. He's a kidney transplant doctor at the U. of Colorado.

Check out Dr. Roby Mitchell's site. He says thyroid is a real issue as well for PCOS patients.

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OKIRISHCHIK 1/18/2013 1:03PM

    I am a member of a few of them. I just don't have a lot of time in my day and it seems like I have all these health websites I belong to and I never know which one I should be at. Then I get busy with school and work, before I know it, it's bedtime.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 1/18/2013 12:58PM

    Hey Girl! have you checked out the sparkteams? there are several for PCOS. you have to do what works for you. dont worry about what the rest of us think. do what works for you.
congratulations on the 10 pound loss! emoticon

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OKIRISHCHIK 1/16/2013 12:53PM

    I feel awesome. I have been on the treadmill pretty much every day. I dont feel all gross and bloated all the time. No stomach aches. I know a lot of people talk about this "Atkins Flu" but I never got it. Who knew cutting out pasta and bread (even though I ate wheat kind most of the time) would be a good thing for me. I eat a lot of salads with boiled eggs and some lean meat like chicken or a lean steak. Dinner is a lot of green vegi and things like fish or pork. Breakfast is eggs and something like an avacado. I am so full all the time. Havent been doing the snacking all day. I am pretty happy. The flax cracker recipe I actually found on Spark Recipes, I would suggest adding a bit more cheese though.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/16/2013 9:33AM

    so glad you are back and that you have found something that works for you love.thatīs great and wo on the weight loss in such a short time.would love to have the cracker recipe of you to give it a go.i also brought some flax seeds yesturday to put in my bread when i make it.keep on keeping on you are doing great love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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