Hello everyone. My name is Laura. I am 36 years old, a teacher and a single mother of two kids, 6 and 9. I have dieted my whole life. Well, not my WHOLE life, I didn't start that first round of Weight Watchers until my mom could get a doctor to sign off on allowing me in at 8 years old. I've tried WW, chain-smoking, starvation, Protein Power, The Zone, Atkins, South Beach, The Dukan Diet, GI Diet, Eat Right for your Type, Herbal Magic, Slimfast, Ideal Protein, Arbonne Essentials, The Eat Clean Diet, and a million other things I can't recall right now. And I usually do manage to lose some weight. But I have never managed to stay the course. I let "little cheats" sneak back in, and voila, I'm back where I started. Well, not quite back where I started. My all-time high was after my son was born and I was around 265lbs. I felt HORRIBLE! Managed to lose about 30lbs with WW, gained it back pregnant with my daughter, then lost 40lbs with Herbal Magic after my daughter was born. And then for the last 5 years I have lost and gained the same 15lbs at least a dozen times!
I know that I am carb-sensitive. Carbs make me get completely out of control. The only times in my adult life that I have ever felt in control of my eating habits is once I have got sugars and carbs out of my system for a while. I have been good the last month or so... working out almost daily and generally "eating clean", but I know that isn't enough for my body. I need to cut the carbs if I am going to get to a healthy weight and stay there.
So, here I am... again. As a teacher, I am so busy right now I can't even think straight, so I am going to ease into this thing. I can't have the "day 4 carb flu" when report cards are still not finished.
So my plan is to keep exercising and eating clean healthy foods for the next two weeks, slowly cutting more and more carbs, and then start full on Induction on July 1st when I have time to completely focus on ME!
As you can see, I am not new to SP at all. So, I know how wonderful the support of an active Sparkteam can be!
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