Thursday, April 29, 2010

No Carb Mama...shocked?

Remember how I said I was going to do Weight Watchers? Well, I kind of knew in my heart that it wasn't for I have started Atkins. I am on day four of NO carbs. I am already skinnier, but I am not going to weigh myself until I am to day 14 of the phase 1. If you knew how I truly ate before, you would really be shocked at what a huge difference this is for me.
sugar coffee
repeat! cookies! chips! beans! nachos! pancakes!

now its more like tuna, lettuce, chicken, salad, eggs, cheese, nuts, broccoli, coffee with splenda, diet coke maybe once a day.

I am very excited about this. I have diabetes in every nook and cranny of my family tree, and tons of signs of insukin resistance of my own. I gain almost all of my weight in my belly, and can gain tons of weight wthout going up a pant size...classic "Apple". Plus lost of falling alseep the moment I eat carbs, and mood swings up the wazoo.

In 2 weeks I will be slowly reintroducing whole grains and fruit, but will probably never be a brownie and donut girl ever again. I had 35 years of that stuff and it never did anything good for me, so I am not too "sad".


MamaVee said...

Good for you, healthy Mama!

Stassja said...

That's awesome dude. For all that people take a crap on Atkins it worked really well for my parents, and I have seen time and time again that high carb diets are just not good, especially when they're so heavily processed.

I'm trying to ease myself into eating less of them too, and so far it's going great. I love my body as is, but I do want it healthier, and I can't afford an entirely new wardrobe so dropping the soda and the ramen and losing ten to get back into my old pants? Would be nice. Of course some of this will just take time for me, I'm only six months PP and nursing a tongue tied baby who is struggling to keep up, so I can't really diet right now in any way. But I know time, and healthier choices, do make a difference. I feel sooooo much better after a healthy meal.

Kelley said...

Good for you, Joy. You'll be feeling better in a jiffy! I've been trying to figure out what's going on with me, too. I suspect that I've developed food reactions because of the signs I'm showing. Ugh! I AM doing better with staying away from sugar, though, and that is helping tremendously. Let's get skinnier together! :)

Lesa Antone said...

Good for you on making a commitment to your health!

I am one of those people who eat healthy when I am in "working out mode" and eat crap when I'm not. So, for me exercise and proper eating go hand-in-hand.

Funny how after a good run on the treadmill a hot-fudge, double-brownie sundae with extra-extra whip cream, followed by a triple venti white mocha, just doesn't sound so good!!