Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Back in the saddle...

Well, it has been a long time since I posted. Lots of things have happened.

I had the accident and the recovery (mostly done) but it took a lot out of me. I also gained weight (went up to 270!). Then, about a month ago I found out I have PreDiabetes. So, now I am on a low-carb diet (kind of a modified Atkins) since it is the only thing that works on my blood sugar (which I take 5-7 times per day). I have been doing pretty good and lost 15.5 pounds in the last month. I am a pound away from my graph being correct. I think I will just leave it as it is... I don't know, maybe I will change it later.

A lot of things have cleared up for me with this new way of eating. Carbs and sugar have been a real drug for me for some time. I feel like I have finally stopped "drinking the koolaid" of the ridiculous food pyramid! I have more energy than I have had in years, my head is clear, my mood still goes up and down but I am working on that. We are getting the money together to pay the yearly fee at the YMCA and will join soon. My sons want to do martial arts really badly and I want the child care they provide so I can take the baby there while I work out!!!

The weight is just kind of melting off right now, but I know if I don't start working out I will 1) slow down on weight loss soon, and 2) have just a bunch of flabby skin without building any muscle underneath it to compensate for it a little.

Not doing a food log. I may post my daily carbs though. Stay tuned...if any of you are still with me :)