This post will NOT be easy. Weight never is. It is almost like you have admitted to yourself that you have a problem. As of today, June 28th 2015, I am embarking on a new journey starting today. I am starting the Atkins low carb diet. While I love and I mean LOVE all bad carbs… I mean that is what we have trained our taste buds to enjoy. Today is day 1 and I am going to tell my weight.
They say if you put yourself out there you will get the motivation and the accountability that is required to keep pushing forward. I have done Atkins before and it was fantastic! I felt amazing and I pushed forward. I lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks and never once worked out. It was just watching my carb count and ate amazing food.
Atkins is really a great diet for me and I guess it isn’t so much a diet as it is a way of life. You get to eat healthy fats and filling veggies. I am excited and kinda scared about these next two weeks. When I am stressed out I tend to eat my emotions instead of talking about them and my life is pretty stressful these days. My go to is chocolate and anything fried!
Yesterday was Sunday and my husband I went to the store to get some last minute things like milk and pool salt. I was nervous but I told my husband that I needed to do this for me and that I was going to start the low carb lifestyle again. In the past when I would tell my husband I was doing this he would try his hardest to sabotage my goal and often succeed. This time was different and he agreed with me and gave me his support. It is almost lunch time and we will not be home until after 3 pm. My husband and I made a plan for me to eat somewhere that has a salad bar for me to get the lunch that I need.
Sooooo here is my weight as of today June 28th, 2015- 222.8
I have a goal to get under 200 lbs. Even if it is just 199, I will be excited and happy. I know you may be thinking… she did this before why is she having to start over?
I have done this before and it was kinda hard the first two days then easy peasy. I have to start over simply because I allowed stress to become a crutch for me to enjoy foods that are not good for me. Instead of choosing that salad I would pick the quarter pounder. Instead of fresh fruit, I would choose that ice cream and a strawberries and cream pie. I made poor decisions because I just felt like it was okay to say that stress made me do it.
Today I am making a change. I have been very sick since February and I am hoping that with a better diet I will be able to overcome this sickness and better manage my symptoms. So all in all this me coming to you and asking that you will help me to be accountable for my diet in the next 2 weeks ( It is the induction phase) and then forward until I reach my goal of under 199. As of now I need to lose 23.8 lbs to reach this goal.
Thank you for being my support… and if you would like to join this journey with me let’s do it! I would love to have some accountability partners! <3
Until Next Time…..