Wednesday, May 30, 2012

no longer the world's worst dieter

You know how I've mentioned before that I'm the world's worst dieter???? Well, I started a diet last week and so far I've lost 6 lbs.!!! What am I doing you might ask? Well, after hearing amazing results from a friend of mine doing the Atkins diet. I researched quite a bit and then decided I'd give it a go. My goal is to lose 20 lbs., and after losing 6 lbs. in the first week, I'm super motivated! I had never lost the 20+ lbs. I kept on after having Nathan {almost 17 years ago!} and while I still wear the same size that I have forever, I was beginning to feel miserable in my clothes. I have realized that with age, weight just creeps and creeps up on you a few lbs. at a time, and goes to different parts of your body. I refuse to go up a size, so it was either diet and lose the weight, or be miserable! I'm already feeling better and can hardly wait to see if I reach my goal. I think I can I think I can......I love to eat, no really, I LOVE to eat! It is very difficult for me to give up food. It's not the sweets or junk food either {although I love and eat both}, but for me it's hearty food.....a big, homecooked dinner every night, with second helpings please! So, after looking over the Atkin's diet plan, and loving the food choices {meat, seafood, bacon, eggs, and cheese-a staple of mine}, I started last Wednesday and it's going great. The beverage choice was a bit challenging for me though. Since I can't have sugar, no sweet tea for me....OMG! but I've learned to enjoy it with Splenda instead. I didn't drink alot of water {which I should}, so that has been hard, but I'm the better for it. I can have Diet Coke .....thank you thank you!!!! :O) and.........I have learned to love coffee as well. I add Splenda and a little heavy cream {allowed}. I actually look forward to my morning cup of coffee {are you proud of me Wanda???}. :O)Since I can't have juice or milk I was limited on what I could drink for breakfast, so coffee it is!
Here's what a sample day might look like for me on this diet:
{1}
BREAKFAST:
2 egg omelet w/ mushrooms & cheese
cup coffee


LUNCH:
tuna fish {canned} w/mayo,  pickles & lettuce
diet coke


DINNER:
steamed shrimp
a salad {leafy greens, green pepper, cucumber, cheese, chicken, ham, or turkey}
ranch dressing
iced tea


SNACK:
sugar free jello w/ whipped cream {redi-whip}


{2}


BREAKFAST:
bacon & eggs
coffee


LUNCH:
cheeseburger w/ grilled onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickles {NO bun}
diet coke


DINNER:
pork chops {grilled}
deviled eggs {made with mayo, mustard, dill pickles}
asparagus
iced tea


SNACK:
Atkins Snack Bar
You can sign up for a free starter kit that includes 3 free bars at www.atkins.com .

I'll keep you posted on my progress...............hopefully, I'll become the world's best dieter and reach my goal! :O)

2 comments:

Shanna Watson said...

Way to go!

Susan said...

Thanks Shanna! :O) Hope I reach my goal!

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