Belated Happy Birthday JerseyGyrl!!!
It's good to hear you are recovering from your health issues. Judging from your photo, you are looking great!
I have been having some health problems as well, but I feel so blessed to wake up these days and feel relatively pain free. About a month ago I grew a little frustrated with the Atkins food choices, as I was dealing with some life stress and a weight loss plateau, and I desperately needed some comfort foods.
I was convinced by nutritionist/fitness trainer to try a more balanced lower calorie controlled diet, which included carbohydrates mostly from whole grains and fruit. I tried it for a week and I did not feel right at all.
My body was swelling all over, and I was gaining weight. Plus I had never counted calories before and it was all just a nightmare.
So I've spent the last three weeks back on Atkins and it has been great,
as I have been losing pounds again, and all my body swelling has gone down. Now that I'm back on the program, I'm praying that I can stay as committed to it as lifestyle, like you!
Congratulations on all your Atkins success, and again, Happy Birthday!!!