Tuesday, October 2, 2007

give me drugs!!

I've got a huge headache this morning. Maybe carb withdrawals? It seems awfully early since I've just had one meal sans carbs. Maybe my body knows what I'm fixing to do to it and it's rebelling.

Randi & Candace have gotten on to me for being all over the map, and I totally hear you girls. I've talked a big game about doing one thing or another, and honestly I just haven't done it. Not for enough days in a row to really be following a program. So, I'm going to do a modified Atkins (again, modified as in I won't eat unlimited amounts of fat) and jump start myself. I need to see some drop on the scale in order to stay OP. Thank goodness I've never hit a real plateau - I don't think I have what it takes to make it through that. My deep respect goes out to you ladies who have.

I started my morning with 2 eggs and a sausage patty. It was one of those pre-cooked thingies and it was really nasty. I squeezed no telling how much grease out of that sucker before I ate it, and it still was gross. I think I'll let the hub eat the rest of those babies and I'll stick to turkey bacon. I love that stuff and it's really easy to fix here at work. I'll eat a grilled chicken salad from somewhere to get in some greens and I have some lf cheese and a low carb/low sugar yogurt smoothie thingie for snack. I'm gonna have to get some benefiber or something like that to keep me regular since I'm sure I'll be eating a lot of cheese. (TMI? Sorry!) And I'll also pick up a really good multi-vitamin to make up for limiting my diet so much. I should be taking one anyways. And after a few days I'm going to try really hard to get back to walking. I know I need the exercise and now that it's cooled off some I have no excuse, right? Maybe I can even manage to walk during lunch without coming back looking like a lobster.

I haven't said this in a while, but I really love our community. I love that ya'll really care about me and that you're not afraid to give me a reality check when I need one. Thanks for the accountability. Without ya'll I would have given up a long time ago. I know that I'm not really OP right now, but you ladies make me want to get back OP. (Mainly because I'm afraid of some of you and I know I'd really miss ya'll if I just stopped checking in!) :o) So, thanks a hoot! I love you bunches! :o)

Have wonderfully OP days (and pray that my carb detox doesn't end up in some sort of multi-person man-slaughter!)


Amanda said...

You have been bouncing around lately...I haven't said anything but if you really want to see the 170s, you gotta stick to SOMETHING in order for that to happen. ;)

You know I love ya and I want to see you succeed!! So take that kick.

Your plan for the day sounds good. I would definitely get some fiber in too b/c the cheese is just not good for the system ;)

Randi said...

I find on days when I eat more protein and fibre that I don't miss the bread (I'm not on a strict anything diet, I just try and limit bread sometimes and replace it with healthier stuff) Something you should try (if you like) is hummus or other beans or something. They've got lots of fibre and protein. I eat veggies and hummus and I'm full for hours.

MMalloy said...

Good luck on the low carbs, I am jealous...there is just no way I could function. I eat a yogurt with 1/2 cup fiber one in it everyday...it's the best thing for keeping you regular and it tastes great too.
I sent you an email today becuase I realized you didn't have my address (or I don't think you did)!! Talk soon

Candace said...

Aren't carbs just the worst downfalls? Baked goods are my weakness and last night was no exception. I'm hoping there's some sort of Wendie effect for my indiscretion, or that the weekly flexxies will be my saving grace. Other than that, I'll just keep telling myself not to eat the kids left-overs. Ok, what were we talking about? Oh - you! - sounds like a great plan. Get walking - I have to start again, too. Eating - um, boneless, skinless chicken breasts - yum - and salmon, mmm mmm. Oh, just use this opportunity to get the good stuff.

Kate from AZ said...

Sorry I haven't been around much lately, I've kept you in my thoughts too. I agree with the girls, if you stick to it, it will work. You WILL see the 170's!!!!!
Thanks for being such a good buddy to me here!

Calyn said...

I think everyone is right. You just need to find one plan and stick to it. You will see results! I did low carb for a year and 1/2 and I lost 35 lbs, but I love carbs too much!!! But everyone is different and most plans work, but you have to "work" them.

Also, make sure not to eat more than 4 oz of cheese. It has been known to stall some people.

Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

Hey think about adding in some beans, too. It might help the headache --- maybe black beans (they're very low on the glycemic index and are complex carbs, so in small doses should'nt keep you from losing!). I'm stil SBDing along and that's kind of what I do --- more of a modified Atkins with a few extra carbs (like beans). Good luck and if you can get through the first 2 or 3 weeks, you'll be golden!