Great attitude Steph!
When we are sick, EVERYTHING is more difficult. Sometimes, a little self-pity is unavoidable. We all need, from time to time, to allow ourselves to wallow a bit. The trick is to dust ourselves off and get going again. Sounds like you've managed to do that.
One thing I do know is that when we first begin to lose weight, some really strange things can happen in the body, and with our body chemistries. Then after those chemistries rant and rave for awhile, they settle down and behave.
I'm a case in point. I have all the high cholesterol nightmares. After MONTHS of eating healthy, I looked forward to having new bloodwork done, expecting wonderful results. NOT! All my numbers were through the roof! Much higher than they had ever been. You don't want to know my reaction to this news. I'm sure your ears are far too tender!!
Doc had to have a talk with me and clue me in to what happened. Also made me understand that it isn't all that uncommon.
Those probable gallstones had been, most likely, sitting there for awhile waiting to launch their attack. Did the change in eating habits escalate this or was it coincidence? Won't even try to guess on that one.
The main thing is that it's great that you're feeling better now and that you feel comfortable getting back to your healthy eating.
Now...go have a snack...and be sure to include some protein....lol
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
James Gordon, M.D.
Co-leader South Beach Phase I
C0-leader South Beach Diet
| Pounds lost: 78.8