I don't have much time these days which should explain my lack of blogging over the last year...but just wanted to share something...I'm adopting a low carb lifestyle.
The scales have tipped at damn near 300 lbs and for my 5'3" self--OMG. The sad thing is that I don't feel that big. However, when I look at pictures of me I want to hide and never leave the house again. I just don't get it. How did this happen? It's always been easy for me to blame whatever medicine I was on at the time... granted, 9 times out of 10 that was a legit cause. I can't use that as an excuse anymore though, because it doesnt matter what size I am now or 100 lbs from now, I'll always have to be medicated. I can't risk my bipolar disorder getting out of wack and teetering to manic or super depressed--gotta keep it as close to the middle as I can.
I attempted Atkins about a month ago and every week since. My sister was starting it and I felt like doing it with her (even though she's five hours away) would be a good idea. I didn't do the research though, I just took her word for it on what to do.
Needless to say my uniformed self wasn't successful. I'd start out okay then by the weekend I was back to my old eating habits. Then that Monday would roll around and there I was standing on the scale, exactly where I had been and sometimes a couple of pounds heavier.
I'd lose a few pounds and then celebrate with icecream, chips, pizza, etc--doesn't work that way.
I had tried to give up all artificial sweeteners as well (at the same time) OMG! I don't recommend that one.
Well last weekend I downloaded the Atkins book to my Kindle App and got an idea of what I needed to do and I feel much better about it. I've given up the majority of artificial sweeteners, but I take advantage of the Atkins shakes and snack bars (even though the price is as high as giraffe pussy) ... I couldn't do this without something sweet in my life.
I have 150 lbs that I want to and will lose. It's not going to happen overnight, but it will happen. I've got to turn over a new leaf and keep it turned... I can't afford to go back to my old ways.
They say "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels..." Well I wouldn't know--I'm a food addict and have never had an idea of what skinny feels like so I was fine with tasting EVERYTHING!!!
This is my 4th attempt in the last 4 weeks... I feel better about it though. Easy to say on Day 2, but it's hard to explain, unless you've felt what I'm trying to talk about--my attempt at explanation will be lacking and a total fail.
I'm going to get back into the habit of blogging--not just about weight loss and health stuff but just in general. It always made me feel better and I've lost that part of me--time to get it back.
Wish me luck.