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Something new: Atkins Diet

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Okay, so I've tried "fad diets" before...if that's what these are called. I lost 60lbs on the South Beach Diet in 2008 and then gained it all back before and during my pregnancy, reaching my all-time high of 296lbs. I'm now back down to 225 after just counting calories and working out. I've been stuck for months tho in the 220's, going up and down and I feel like I need something to jump start me.
Through my research, I have come to really believe that my body and carbs are not and will never be friends. Of course, like the bad boyfriend, they're always what I run back to in hard times. It's time to get over that!
Since Monday I've been trying to cut out all carbs. I've done fairly well so far and I feel good about it. My downfall has been the damn Atkins branded prodcuts. They're NO GOOD! So tonight, I put them in the bottom drawar of my printer cabinet and am avoiding them like the plague! I've read a lot of reviews where people said it caused their weight loss to stall.
I've been packing healthy foods for work, eating protein for breakfast. Lots of veggies and cheese for snacks. Healthy lunches. Then I get home, and that is when trouble sets in.
My problem is, boredom. I just want to eat. I don't have anything to do, I'll eat. This week, I've been coming straight up to my bedroom (after eating my planned and prepared dinner) and reading or researching things onlines. Anything to keep my mind off of food and focused on my goal.
I have a child now and I really need to look out for his best interests. I want to be healthy for him and able to be active with him and I am not at this point. But, I will be!
What's beautiful is that with each resistance, I feel stronger, and I want the junk less. I am really taking time to consider what I am eating and if it's worth it to me to take that bite.
When I've done so well for 3 days, I think...what could I do in 7 days? 15 days? 30?
I am really motivated to keep going and make this a lifestyle I can maintain and be happy with. I was truly happy when I wasn't eating all of that junk and I felt so good in my body.
Today I was 225lbs. Next week I plan to be reporting a lower number! :)
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/24/2013 11:13AM

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BUSYGRANNY5 1/24/2013 7:31AM

    I enjoyed your blog... we all have to figure out what works for us... that in itself is a journey... once we "get it" the work begins! Good luck with your journey!

Keep on keeping on!

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/23/2013 11:23PM

    I've noticed a lot of body changes since I ditched carbs last summer. On the nutrition tracker, you can adjust your carb level and also you can add a field that tracks carbs for low carb dieters....it basically subtracts out the fiber from the carb numbers.

I also recommend doing a lot of reading. Books I enjoyed were "Why we get fat" by Gary Taubes and "New Atkins for a New You"

I liked the Movie Fat Head....a comic take on how low carb is healthier.

I found it took me about 3 weeks for my body to adjust to lower carbs. After that, the cravings went away and my appetite stabilized.

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