I am losing, but it is a good thing! I need to drop some L. B’s. I have needed to for YEARS. I have tried and lost some, gained more, lost some, gained more, become disgusted, become complacent, become drivin, then not, again and again. I did phen phen years ago, LOST!! But then they said it could kill me. Not losing, but the phen phen. I did herbalife, it worked until the licorice in the ‘vitamin’ made me sick. I did Adkins, it worked, for a while, but all that FAT was a bit weird to me. Why could I eat a stick of butter but not a head of lettuce? Did Weight Watchers, a couple of different ‘ways’ of eating through Christian weight loss chicks- Gwen ?Weigh Down? . All gained me some loss, but I have never reached my goal weight.
I KNOW we are supposed to focus on the ‘look’ the health of it all, not the number. I am not trying to be 110 again, if it happened I would take it, though. I just do not want this FAT belly, thighs, upper arms. I was NOT created to be sagging and bagging and blubbery. I do not like me fat. Yet, I have been for years, 20+ now. Half of my life time. Most of my marriage, sorry Keith. I have been very disappointed in myself.
I have been working on weight loss seriously for a year This time. Exercise and eating ‘right’, I lost some, about 20 lb. It was diligent everyday exercise and pulling sugar and most carbs, removed dairy (pretty much) I felt a lot better, looked better. It was slow and steady. Then I went back on my hormones :p. Then the holidays hit. Then the flu season hit. Then 10 lb’s came back. My goal was to be 40 lb’s lighter by my 49th. This did NOT happen.
Fairly recently I ‘befriended’ a blogger Flamidwyfe, she is a midwife in China, from the states, doing the Dukan diet. Liked her blog, loved watching her progress, inspired by her. She is about my age, losing weight, changing her eating style, gluten free, I can ‘watch’ her and have a comrade. I had no intentions of going Dukan, I was happy with Flat Belly approach, it was working SLOWLY. Well, Flamidwyfe posts daily, her life as midwife, her life, and her progress with Dukan. She loses weight almost daily. Posts her meals, her exercise plan. I became curious and started reading on Dukan. At first I did not notice too much different than what I was doing, other than she had results and I did not. I had just decided to start counting calories in addition to the sugar and carbs, I was down to 1000-1200 calories a day for over 3 weeks, exercising everyday and I was not losing anything, at all! My sounding boards excused it to my extra muscle I was growing with the new work out program. Maybe. But still I did not like that 1#0 that kept showing up on the scales. I decided to Dukan.
I don’t think I am going to get to telling you how much I weigh(ed) at the start of Dukan, yet. I can tell you I have lost about 7 lb in 6 days, depending on the time of day ;). This is HUGE for me. I AM going Dukan.
Some of my recipes will now be Dukan. Some will not. ie Bamaws Brownies are NOT Dukan. All will still be Gluten Free.