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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?