|Our morning walk today. Beautiful but already|
starting to feel the heat from fire! (Ahem, summer.)
I woke up this morning.
Yeah. I woke up! When you’re knock, knock, knockin’ on 50’s door, that is a fork in this Texas girl’s road that becomes increasingly important with each passing year. More so this year, because of the fight with Stage IIIC Breast Cancer. (Don’t really understand yet why I’m so insistent about putting caps to those words…hmmm. Points to ponder.)
Thanks for waiting so patiently as I get caught up here in the Fluffy Chix Roost. I’m long overdue to deliver the 2 Week Atkins Inductions results. The 14th Day ended Sunday at midnight. I kissed it goodbye, filed it under “done” and am ready to climb that ladder into OWL! Come on ladder. Feets don’t fail me now!
Although staying at 20g of Net Carbs per day was pretty easy, peasy, the part of me that is headstrong and wants what I want, when I want it, really hates being confined with restrictions. Especially now after
the diagnosis, I don’t suffer the PIA (Pain In the A**) factor with graciousness like I might have done in earlier years. I no longer turn on the long-suffering DFSW (Delicate Flower of Southern Womanhood), fading violet, martyr act our Mama taught us so well. I vocally wench and whine and buck at “the man trying to keep me down.”
So yeah, at 20g of Net Carbs, with rules about what can and can’t be eaten, it felt like…hmmm, could it be, a diet? Yes, you biotch! It’s a diet! I said it. That awful, not-so-nice four letter word – diet. Smug little turd.
Back when I first started living low carb I glommed onto the 20g Induction. I thought, “Self, if you adhere religiously to the Induction Rules and Regs you will lose more weight, faster, better, stronger, truly, madly, deeply!
No need to find out what the OWL ladder is, it’s too complex.” I told myself.
That didn’t get me very far. It got me about ohhh…as Ron White would say, “All the way to the scene of the crash!”
|A secret message on the path walking back to the car. You|
couldn't see it going out, but could see it coming in - like
a secret message written in invisible ink!
And superior. I found the holy grail and keys to the kingdom. I “KNEW” how to eat for longevity and health.
Then I would binge.
Then I would confess and atone.
Then confess/atone. Sigh. Well, you get the picture.
I see-sawed my way out of 70lbs. Then I got Breast Cancer. And I went on the I’m-terminal-and-can-eat-anything-I-want-kill-yourself-with-food-diet. I called it my “MakeAWish” Diet because I wished I could eat that way and not turn into a fat cow! Well, surprise, I regained somewhere around 35-40 painful pounds! Make a Wish – my a**!
So this time around, after months of careful eating and dieting throughout cancer treatment, I’m down under 230lbs for the first time in about ohhhhhh - twelve freakin’ years!!!!
Thank you very much! And I intend to “stick it”, but! One big difference. Limiting and stayin’ at 20g of carbs isn’t in my book and doesn’t equal moral pulchritude. I’m climbing out and up as fast as my chubby little legs can go! Just hide and watch!
Here's how it all shook out –
Susie T Commentary –
Induction was a very successful venture. I managed to lose 8 pounds and .5 inches off my non-existent boobs (hello, fat back, you’re not long for this world, I have your number.) I lost 1 inch off my waste and 1 inch off my very ample hiney.
Although I didn’t hit the 10% goal I secretly longed for, I came pretty dern close! I aimed to lose 10% of the amount of weight I targeted to lose.
So let’s do the math: 236lbs – 150lbs = 86lbs to lose to make goal.
And 10% of 86lbs would be 8.6lbs.
My fasting blood sugars also went down a bit. I'm happy to see that as well! Another positive health marker to note.
So I’m slightly short of reaching goal but it’s close enough for horseshoes, hand grenades and Atkins Induction! I’m calling goal accomplished! Now gimme my extra 5g of carbs a day for this week and set me free!
Day 1 – April 16, 2012 – 2 Week Atkins Induction
Weight – 236lbs (Pre-poopy) – Severely Overweight Category, 65” Tall
Measurements – 42 – 39 – 49
Pain – 6
Mood – 9
Fasting Blood Glucose - 109
Goal – 150lbs (or bust)
Daily Goal – 20g Net Carbs or Less/Daily, Walk 30 Minutes/Daily
Day 15 – April 30, 2012 – 2 Week Atkins Induction
Susie T Report
Weight – 228.0lbs (Post-poopy) – Severely Overweight Category; 65” Tall
Measurements – 41.5 – 38 – 48
Pain – 4
Mood – 9
Fasting Blood Glucose – 98
Goal – 150lbs (or bust)
Daily Goal – 25g Net Carbs in OWL, adding 5g of carbs each week to my CLL, Walk 30 Minutes/Daily
Hey, drop me a line in the comment area if you are interested in seeing me put up a section where I post my daily menu with occasional meal photos. I can’t promise recipes from them, but there may be the odd recipe generated here or there from them! Let me know!!!