Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm On A....

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....diet.  Shhhhh, don't tell anyone.  I don't know why but I hate to say that.  I don't like to adhere to 'commercial' diets.  I don't like to rely on someone else's prescribed way of eating.  I like to do my own research and do my own thing.  I'm terribly independent.  But, well, I'm on a diet.  Here's the story. 

Last March I reached my pre pregnancy weight.  And I stopped.  I lost no more weight.  In fact by that September I started gaining.  I've continue to gain.  I gained 12lbs since then.  It's horrible.  And I was counting all my calories, exercising every day.  I was doing all the 'right' things.  It was frustrating. 

So I went to my doc.  She tested me for many things and found everything within normal ranges.  That said, I at least know my eating right is going well because my cholesterol is great!  I had some other issues, ones of a ladies nature, and I was tired all the time.  But when nothing was found she prescribed Zoloft.  That didn't seem to fit.  So I went to my OB/GYN.  Let me tell you this is a great doc.  She sat with me for an hour discussing my issues. 

We came to the conclusion that the added weight, along with what was already there (because even thought I had lost a ton of weight I still had extra fat) was causing me to have lady problems.  She prescribed a medicine to take a certain days for just three months in hopes that it would help restart my system and she suggested I look into and do the South Beach Diet.  I balked. 

I eat right, I exercise.  It's certainly not me!  Well she loaned me a copy and after reading it I concluded that yes, it could be me.  I realize I bake all my own whole grain breads, but I still eat a lot of carbs.  I thought, well I haven't much to loose, except the weight.  So I'm trying it. 

Today is day one.  So far so good. 

From what I read it's a 'diet' in the beginning, but it slowly weans you off the 'diet' phase, into a life changed phase. I can live with that.  I really can. 

I really hope it works.  I really do.  I don't know what else to try.  And it seems that it works for many people.  I can be very disciplined when it comes to things like this.  If I know what I need to do, I can do it.  I guess it's my type A personality.  Just tell me what to do. 

I'll keep you updated.  Pray for me.  Please, would you? 

2 comments:

TammyIsBlessed said...

I've done the South Beach diet and it does work. The maintenance phase is really the way we should eat all the time.

I found the strict phase 1 to be super hard.

I find fasting easier :)

Sandy said...

Go Kathryn! I'll be anxious to hear how this works.