I started at 276 in June.
I'm at 263 today.
13 pounds gone. 7 just in the last week. Ok, clearly the Atkins type diet is working for me. Although I can honestly say I am SICK OF MEAT right now. I'm brewing coffee right now, and trying to figure out what to make for breakfast. Eggs again, I guess. I am really kind of sick of eggs. I want toast with jelly in the worst possible way. But with results like this, I will scramble another darned egg. I did treat myself a bit, I bought canteloupe. It has natural sugars in it, which is not carb-free, but if I don't get a little something on the sweeter side, I'm afraid I will binge on bagels and pour white sugar directly down my gullet.
I did discover something interesting. I definitely WAS addicted to sugar. My body was reacting to my getting rid of the sugary foods when I tried Atkins. For the first three days, I actually had the shakes (not milkshakes, I mean my body was shaking) and headaches. And here I am thinking that I was not a sweets kind of girl; I generally chose chips over candy. But those chips are loaded with sugars you don't even see. It was an interesting experiment to say the least.
I've learned that I really don't eat enough vegetables. And definitely not enough fruit. I miss bread, but I don't think I'll be going back to white bread any time soon. I'll stick with whole grain and keep it to two slices a day. But I really needed this jump-start to find out what makes my body tick. I'll also be sticking with honey as a natural sweetener from now on. I do believe I'll be staying low carb, but probably not Atkins low carb. Trying to stay under 20g a day is difficult. I'm going to attempt staying between 30-40g carbs per day, and that will be healthy carbs, not junk. With that and my exercise, I am hoping to reach the 199 very soon. I can't say when. That is 64 pounds away.
The last time I saw 199, I was seven months pregnant with Missy. I was 19 or 20 years old. I remember standing on that scale crying because I was going to hit the big 2-0-0. And I was pregnant! Funny how fifteen years later, that number seems like a victory!
Again, I want to thank you all for supporting me on my journey. I still don't consider this a weight loss blog, or a fashion blog, or a mommy blog, or a religious blog. it's just me, in all my facets, interests, and dreams. I know I flit about from subject to subject. Thank you for putting up with me in all my craziness!