I know I told you guys recently that I was going to start Weight Watchers.
It didn't work for me.
Instead of losing weight I found myself gaining.
Something else you guys might not know about me. I am insulin resistant. I have to take bio-identical hormones or I become the Hulk minus the green skin and I love carbohydrates.
Yeah, that is a lot to overcome. But I got lucky. I found a new doctor. He advised me that while WW was a good food plan, for what I was dealing with it would be very difficult for me to lose. He recommended low carb and I cringed. No way, I had been down that road before. Give up my potatoes? Give up my bread? I resisted.
Then I hit the third week of WW and was disappointed with the results. Again. So after talking it over with the Captain (who can eat anything he wants and still maintain, no I don't hate him...much) I did some research on this diet. I was a little bit familiar with it and had tried it once before. But this time I had a plan.
I researched it, got my pantry and refrigerator cleaned out and even had a party with all of the foods I love before I started. Yeah, that menu was balanced. Chocolate, pasta and Funyuns. No wonder I needed help. But here we are a week into this and I am a believer.
I can't believe how good I feel. I am coming to the end of the first week of induction which is pretty restrictive in the amount of carbohydrates I can have, but I don't feel deprived. Mainly because I stocked up on a lot of protein before I started.
The withdrawal was hard, but one of the websites I researched at suggested taking a potassium supplement and it worked. The withdrawal symptoms have seemed non existent. I promise to keep you guys posted on my success. For the first time in a long time I feel like I am back in control, and for an OCD control freak that is a really good feeling.