Monday, August 4, 2008

An Update....

I forgot to post results of my week in trying to lose weight and eat more healthy. Ive come to the conclusion that I have a serious addiction to all things starchy and sweet. In fact I have found myself obsessing over homemade rolls and doughnuts. How sad is that? Although I dont necessarily like a lot of the "DIETS" that are out there, there is one that was particularly interesting to me because it addresses the problems caused by insulin production.....or too much of it rather. It is called the Carbohydrate Addicts Diet (CAD). I truly believe that insulin imbalance is my problem and so I decided to try this out and see what happens. So far, other than the obsessing, it is working. I have found that I am less hungry. I have found that I am able to resist eating the sweets. And the best part, I lost 5 pounds this week. The part about this plan that I really like is that for one meal a day, I can eat what I want as long as it is balanced with veggies, a salad, and protein. That means if I want dessert, or rolls, or potatoes, I can have it. Just not a lot. During the day I eat only protein and vegetables and for my dinner (reward meal) I incorporate carbs. I am hoping to break my addiction this way because I believe that sugar especially is what is killing me.

So, I am still working on my goals that I set a couple of weeks ago, which include less pop and more exercise. I am still struggling with the exercise part but I am trying to work on it. Hopefully, now that the kids are getting back into school, I can find some more time to walk. Until then, I will continue cutting out the sugar and the pop. Last year at this time my doctor told me I was pre-diabetic. I am hoping when I see him this year, those statistic will have changed for the better.

2 comments:

Wyatts said...

Congrats! Keep it up! I have the same downfall as you. It must run in the family! I eat lots of sweets too, but I keep the lower fat ones and the skinny cow stuff around so if I do eat 3 or 4 its not as bad. It's not solving my problem but its better than than the real thing.

turleyfam said...

You go girl!!!