Back on the Low Carb Wagon
Saturday, December 17, 2016
I fell off the low carb wagon, and boy did I fall off. February of 2015. My parents were going into an assisted living facility, and to keep them entertained during the move, my brother and I took them out to a nice restaurant lunch and dinner, every day for three days. By the third day, I was indulging in the desserts on offer. And I have not eaten low carb since. I had lost so much weight ... somewhere around 30 pounds, if I recall correctly. But that wasn't enough of a motivation to keep me on it.
Fast-forward through my breast cancer treatment (May-Nov 2015), not to mention another couple of years of living the non-low-carb life! I was up to 205 lbs, which was even higher than my original SP starting weight of 203. Time to make a change. Then, the other day, hubby came home from the doctor with the news that his blood sugar is indicating prediabetes, for the second year in a row. Doc's strict orders? Lose 20-40 pounds before his next checkup. He's tried very hard to lose weight for the past year, but the one thing he's never tried is a low-carb diet. SO, he's going low-carb, and I'm joining him to make life easier for him (and incidentally, try to lose the weight I've put on in the interim.)
This is about my 5th or 6th "starting over" post on SP but I'm going to try not to be daunted by life this time. Stress tends to lead me to the kitchen, but I'm going to try to focus on making low-carb treats instead of snacking on stuff that's around the house. (It will help that hubby won't be buying box after box of cookies!)
Wish us luck. I'm wishing you luck in your weight loss and a happy new year. God bless us, every one.