Monday, November 28, 2011

I Survived Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving this year was extra special because it was my daughter's 20th birthday. She is an absolutely wonderful, godly young lady that I am very proud of.

I didn't have any trouble sticking to the diet over this holiday. I made non fat gravy and oatbran bread stuffing with sausage in it. Yummy!! I think I will have to do that more often and not wait for Thanksgiving. My family even liked it as well as their stuffing. I was dreading a eating holiday, but it wasn't a problem at all. Amazing! I even lost weight this week and am at 224.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Back on Dukan again

Well I went up a pound on the other diet, and the cravings were getting stronger day by day. I didn't wait for Thanksgiving to switch. It was nice to have a break and eat some fruit but I think the Dukan is the only way for me at this point. I still haven't cheated on either diet but I sure was tempted on the lo-cal one! I was worried that it was going to be hard to switch back to Dukan, but it was quite easy and almost a relief to be back doing what I know best at this point. I lost the pound I gained so I am still at 226.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's working and it got me to halfway!

Praise the Lord! The change up worked. My daughter is so smart! I am now at 226. I have officially lost 75 lbs and am halfway to my weight loss goal! So very exciting. I am going to continue it until Thanksgiving and then I think that I will go back to the Dukan diet. It is such a nice break from 6 months of eating meat and veggies, I actually get to eat fruit several times a day and some grain products. I feel like I am cheating because it is such a treat after not having any for so long. I do notice that I feel hungry more often even though I can eat as many veggies off the list as I want. I am having a few cravings but I am not sure if that is pms stuff or carb related. I have been able to keep a handle on it though.

Everyone is noticing now and all the time. It is so encouraging to hear them tell me how great I look and how proud they are of me and to keep up the good work. It is very helpful on days that it gets discouraging.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Something new

My daughter gave me a suggestion and since she is a wise young women I am going to take her advice. I have been contemplating this since she suggested it on Thursday. But, frankly, I am very fearful to do something different than what had been working. I am afraid that I will lose control and go back to eating anything and everything all the time. I finally decided to take the plunge and I am going to try it. It is the Rotation Diet. For 3 days you eat 600 calories, next 4 days 900 calories, than a week of 1200 calories. Than you repeat the first week. I am going to try it for a week and see if the weight will start moving again. You have a menu you follow. It is almost the opposite of the Dukan diet so it might trick my body. I will report back to what happens.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Week 27 and 28

Okay, I didn't post my weights when they happened because not much has happened. I stayed the same at 231. It is getting really frustrating that the diet that seemed to work so well, isn't working so well anymore. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. My body has never liked to let go of the extra weight so it has been unusual that the Dukan diet has worked so well. I think my body has figured out that it was losing weight and has decided to rebel and quit losing. I am not sure what to do about it. I have even been trying to exercise somewhat regularly.

Anyway, I had my birthday on the 28th. My daughter and I went to the Women's Retreat at camp Tapawingo that day. It was so encouraging. Everyone noticed that I had lost weight, several people shared that since they have seen me do it, that it has encouraged them to try and lose weight also. They even told me that I am their inspiration. I am not sure what to think of that! It makes me know that I have to continue this battle and figure out once again how to get my body to let this weight go.