A year and a half ago, I went to the doctor and was told to loose some weight and eat like I’m diabetic. Technically I am not a full fledge diabetic but I need to keep a handle on my blood sugar or I will be. My doctor had suggested a low carb diet. I said, “Atkins.” She said, “Sure.” So Atkins it was.
I was a good girl…lost 35 pounds, became more dedicated to walking and was going in the right direction for 15 months.
Then this winter came and I gained 10 pounds. (yes honestly 10. not 11. not 9 either…10) UGH! I know. I got lax. I quit being careful and I started to have a glass of wine a little more often….and a few desserts a little more often..a little bigger serving size…. I hate walking on my treadmill so I was down to walking three times a week vs my previous six times a week. I just got into a SLUMP.
Well….spring is here and I’m back on track! I got out the old books that previously inspired me and I’m looking for inspiration yet again. So far three pounds have fallen to the “weigh”side….hopefully the other seven will go there too. Heck I am actually going for 15 pounds all together. I always seem to get in the dull-drums in the winter and I can tell with spring here….I am just so much more active and have a much better attitude.
If you’re wondering what books are in the stack….here they are:
Atkins for Life: The Complete Controlled Carb Program for Permanent Weight Loss and Good Health
Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It
The top one is a magazine called Reverse Diabetes…that just came from the checkout stand.
I think my other problem is that I didn’t follow through with Atkins. I lost the pounds and didn’t actually practice maintenance. Reading the first two chapters didn’t make me a master….I am reading the whole book now. My hubby lost 15 pounds over the winter doing low carb. I really think for people that have blood sugar issues, low carbs is it. If you need to loose weight and haven’t tried low carbs…let me tell you this. It’s the only diet I’ve ever done that doesn’t leave me hungry and doesn’t give me head aches. BY FAR, for me it was the fastest for loosing….so wish me luck or if you’re so inclined, join me!