Sunday, January 13, 2013
...life 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.