Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm On A....

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search engine optimization  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? 


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 :)

Anonymous said...

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