Okay, okay..... I slipped that 10 lb weight loss in the last entry all sneaky-like, didn't I? I didn't say how I lost the weight, because everybody has an opinion on weight loss and opinions are like.......um. Family show....Family show.....
ANYWAY......how? Atkins. Low carbing.
Just say it now and get it out of the way. I'll wait.
I.......have always had success with Atkins. The last time I chunked up was when Adrian was around 2 or 3. So, Jesse and I did Atkins and hello.....I was foxy!! WooHoo....
Really, it stayed with me for a good long while, but what with the stress of moving, then staying at my moms for almost a year, and then moving into this house......eating what I should wasn't as easy as eating what I could.
Now that things have fallen into some semblance of normality, I decided those fat rolls had to go. Besides, it's almost summer and all the cute clothes are coming out.
So, what am I eating? Protein, right? A dry hunk of beef with some bland cheese on the side? Nahhhhh......y'all know I am way too much of a foodie for that. Yesterday for breakfast, I had some scrambled egg and ham. For lunch? Chicken salad with some chile/lime almonds. Dinner was chunks of chicken breast in alfredo sauce with some asparagus. I'm well within the 20 carbs that is required for the first two weeks, and actually, I like to stay at 20 carbs instead of go up to the 40 that is allowed after week 2. I'm not hurting for anything.....bread, pasta, potatoes..... and y'all know I love my good crusty breads. I've just found ways to be inventive with our food while low carbing, I guess. Couple days ago we had nachos. The kids had tortilla chips, cheese, and ground beef. We had pork rinds, cheese, and ground beef. You can say 'ewwwww' but they were pretty freaking good..... Pork rinds are a big thing is Mexican cooking, so that works out well anyway....
and the main thing that has really helped me with my water consumption is.........the Crystal Light ToGo packets. The water is important to help your kidneys process proteins.......and to be honest, even when I wasn't dieting, I was lacking in my water consumption, so there's a bonus there.
There's the short version. If you're going to tell me how awful low carbing is and how it's screwing me up, well, fine. We all have to die sometime and I can say in the end that it was nice knowing you. If you've had success with it, Rock On With Your Bad Self. The main thing is....it works for me and I can't ask for more than that.
(Y'all will notice I didn't mention exercise, because the truth is.....I don't exercise. I'm up and down the damned stairs 20 times a day.......so I'm okay with that. LOL)