My scale won't budge if I don't budge...

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

My mom is and has always been such a strong influence in my life. She raised me and my sister as a single parent and as I've gotten older I can see how she's always been there for me. We can spend hours on the phone and she totally gets me. She also knows that I've struggled with my weight pretty much all of my young adult life into my 20's and now 30's. Wow, did I just type that..whew! Anyhow, it's been quite the struggle, a rollercoaster if you will. And I know that all she wants for me is to be happy and healthy. Bottomline.

My mother suffers with many ailments. It makes me sad because to me she'll always be my "Supermom" but the truth is that she's on full disability, diabetic, has had many surgeries and depends on medication on a day to day basis. She's also overweight, as am I and so we both try to come up with various ways of losing weight whether it be a diet or exercise machine she wants me to buy. My mother is very headstrong and when she commits to something she makes sure that EVERYONE in her circle (meaning me, my sister and step dad) know about it.

Recently my mother decided to go back to eating "low carb" and the truth is that lately I've been feeling sick after eating lots of carbs. She always tells me how my body deals better with proteins and that I should give up the breads and pastas. My body is changing, I'm not feeling my best. My mother is concerned that I could be borderline diabetic since it runs in my family and since she's insulin dependent. Honestly I don't think I could deal with needles on a daily basis. So..we've decided to both follow the "New Atkins for a new you" book. So far, it makes a lot of sense. And I know that as I get older I need to take my health more seriously. I can do this! One day at a time...

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  • MAJA0123
    emoticon i am reading (over and over again till it gets in my thick skull!!) the 2002 version of Dr. Atkins book.. Good for you for taking control of your life and making it about you!!! Personally i LOVE atkins.. but i have always been one who wants a steak and not pasta.. LOL.. i hope you have much success!!!
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