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Not the best

Monday, August 08, 2011

I'm not the best at blogging but figured it's been a month I would give an update a try. The watching my calories just wasn't working for me. I was hungry all the time and miserable. So I made a dr appointment at the end of July he ordered blood work and I followed up with him on Aug 1st. Thyroid was fine, all sugar and cholesterol lvls were good as well. We decided for me to try atkins for the weight loss phase as I took him all my sparkpeople food trackers and fitness trackers he said I was doing really well but I didn't need to be miserable. I met with a dietician for atkins and was given some books. I showed her everything from here and she said to keep tracking the nutrition part but lower the carbs allowed for induction. So I've been doing the atkins for 8 days now and I have to say I do feel alot better! I'm not as hungry all the time and I've even kicked my daily cokes and have moved to coke zero. I only allow myself one or two a day as they say no more than 3. Once I get within 10 pounds of my goal we will slowly work my body over from the low carb to the counting carb way so that I don't have to do low carb for life. ( I do miss the carbs still; not going to lie there!) I was a little nervous at first as I'm obsessed with the scale (yes I know I shouldn't be but I can't help it) and I gained 2.8 pounds back the first 3 days then I guess ketosis kicked in b/c since then I've gone down to where I was plus 1.8 pounds.
I do miss the new recipes I was making from sparkpeople but I know I'll be able to go back to them once I'm close to my goal.
On a fitness note I've been suffering from a bad sinus infection so the past few days I've only walked about every other day about 24mins a day. I know I need to increase it to at least 30 but I have a weak back and the most I can handle right now is the 1.25 miles which is frustrating b/c I've been walking now for about a month and started at 1/2 mile and it seems from the posts I've read ppl are walking way more than I've been able to work up to. Seems like I'm falling behind in the fitness part, but I keep trying.
Not sure when I'll blog again but that is my update:)
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  • JUSTJO66
    Good start. Just keep doing it. It does get easier. Lots of Low Carb receipe sites on the net.

    You might try lowcarbfriends.com

    Great site.

    3267 days ago
    To me it sounds like you have had some challenges but are off to a good start. Give yourself some time to adjust. This is a way of life, not a temporary fix.
    3285 days ago
    Good review of where you are at in your journey, Sorry to hear it has been rough in places - Glad that you saw your doctor about it so you have better knowledge about your health status as it stands now.

    One of the things I have learned on my journey is it seems I constantly graze .. well, no really but I do three meals and two or three snacks during the day. I try to make the snacks some protien( humus, cottage cheese,hard boiled egg are my favorites.

    Exercise is really important , sorry your health has impeeded it for a while- just keep trying to increase it a little as you can ..you will get there edventually .

    Maybe for a month you should try NOT to even get on the scale- I know how hard this is believe me..I was in a group at work for learning to live a healthier lifestyle and they had us sign an agreement that we WOULD NOT weigh in.. was one of the hardest things I had to do.. but gave me better appreciation for using other measures to indicate success. emoticon
    3288 days ago
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