Wednesday, July 31, 2013
well, a visit to the dr. for a pre adoption physical (to get a clean bill of health that says I should be able to raise a 5 year old until he is 18) gave me a reminder that years ago my ob dr said that I should eat low carb to rid/lower the effects of PCOS. While trying to remember my stint trying low carb, I remembered feeling better on it, and trimming my waistline, though I just couldn't live without fruit. So, here I am about 10 years or more later, and a lot more experienced with my body and nutrition.... and I know how disciplined I can be (gluten free, caffeine free, 5k under my belt). So after this dr visit, I started to become refamiliar with Atkins and low carb eating, and dug in.... so, I haven't yet gotten my carb intake down to where it is recommended, though I have learned that with most lifestyle changes, the slow shift is the best shift, and most lasting. So here I am, easing into low carb eating like a timid swimmer into cool waters. It should be easier for me this time around since I already have cut out sugary drinks, the caffeine
, and gluten ladden meals. And, since only trying this a few days, and not even prefectly.... am down an inch+ around my waist ((( you know, that part of me that NEVER EVER shrinks...has shrunk))) and down 1.8 pounds... Hmmm... low carb is not for every one... but maybe for this born and raised sugar baby--- maybe it is time,and maybe it is the missing peice in my puzzle.... 'cuz I can tell you that all the running... all the gluten free... all the giving up soda... really didn't budge the inches on my waist AT ALL... and barely the scale.
Cheers & Much Love,
AND OH, my water consumption is way up also... cuz I'm drinking less tea ( I was drinking two spearmint tea with honey a day--- spearmint tea is naturally has no caffeine) so am sure that is helping too.... only time will tell