Induction part 2
I'm continuing Induction after the initial 14 days tomorrow. I weighed myself today, I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't have now because I only lost 2 lbs. At times like this I have to remember what my daughter told me sometime ago when I complained about some weight I lost, she told me to imagine gaining whatever amount I was whining about losing. I am glad I didn't gain 2 lbs but I was expecting more. I'm talking with my doctor today about possibly decreasing my Metformin, I can't take the headaches any more and I need to talk to him about my blood sugars this past week. I picked up the All-New Atkins Advantage book from the library yesterday and I'm going to follow it to the letter. The last 2 weeks were quite a learning curve for me and I feel more prepared to do the 2 weeks better this time. There were little things I made mistakes with. I didn't always measure my veggies, I didn't get a vitamin until 10 days in, I didn't drink 64 ounces of water everyday and for a majority of the first and part of the second week I didn't have food prepared so some days I'm sure I was in starvation mode. I tried running on a few days and just couldn't make it, I didn't have the energy but those days were right around my time of the month which is a low energy time.
Some good things did happen and I need to acknowledge those. For the first time in years(even when I did South Beach) I didn't binge on sweets before my period, I usually do, even a "healthy" binge. I didn't even have a "healthy" binge this time. I tried to run this time, when before I tried Atkins I didn't exercise at all or even try. I have a different mind-set this time, it's almost like analgous to alcoholism I can't just have a little I know what the end result will be I'll be "drunk" on carbs. And the most surprising is that after seeing the scale move just a little bit this morning I don't want to give up, because the old me would just say f$%$% it and start with the fries and end up in apple pie, damn blood sugar and all. I'm grateful I found that book yesterday, I get the chance to follow the program better again and start my 2 weeks over. With all these positives the last 2 weeks cannot be measured just by where the scale ended up, my blood sugars have consistently been under 120 for the last 7 days, I feel better and I stay awake all day. I cleaned my entire house Sunday and it was long overdue. My mental health is improving and I'm feeling better about me. I even put on makeup a couple of days in this last 2 weeks so this deal is working...I'm moving forward.
My doctor said that I may not be getting enough water so I got out my big cup and I'm going to put at least one away a day it's a 64 ouncer. He also said that I should be eating every 3- 4 hours, kinda along the lines of Atkins Advangate which encourages eating 3 meals and 3 snacks during induction. So it was all good news I'm gonna keep on trucking.
Long Term Goal! Current: BMI 41.0 Goal: 25.1
Last edited by msruthie; 07-02-2008 at 05:16 PM.