Tuesday, January 15, 2013
To be honest... I was able to successfully make it through my first day of Atkins eating everything I'm supposed to and getting in the right number of carbs.
To be honest... When caught in a tough situation - like being served lasagna for lunch during my professional development training yesterday - I didn't falter. I got a piece of lasagna and took out every layer of pasta - leaving only the meat, cheese, and spinach. I also avoided the garlic bread and the peach cobbler and went with a salad as my side.
To be honest... It's not going to be an easy process wading through all the foods I can and can't eat, but I really feel up to the challenge. For the first time in a very long time, I didn't binge eat or feel hungry yesterday. I even avoided the chocolate chip cookies being served at my PTP meeting after school. WIN!!
To be honest... I don't like being away from my kiddos for professional development. Not that I don't love learning new strategies and tools I can use in the classroom, but I just don't like being gone for the first day of the week. I suppose it will make my week seem shorter, though.
To be honest... I was surprised and appreciative of the messages I got on Twitter yesterday. I haven't used Twitter in a long time, but after publishing yesterday's post.. I seemed to have sparked something inside some of my Twitter followers. All were supportive comments, and several were those of sharing their success of being on Atkins. Made me feel good.
To be honest... I really feel like this is going to be yet another winter where we don't get any real, accumulating snow. I know that's kinda random - but something I've been thinking about. Two years ago, we had snow that lasted for two weeks... since then? Nothing but rain and minor flurries. It's just not right to have a winter without, at least, a day or two off because of snow.
To be honest... I have a feeling I'm going to be talking about my weight loss efforts a lot more, again. While sitting here, trying to come up with other stuff to talk about, my mind is just racing about stuff that I want to say about my weight loss plans. While I know that I'll still be able to share stuff that's going on in my life - outside of trying to lose weight - I have a strong feeling that most days I'll be spending talking about how I'm feeling, my successes, struggles, etc. with trying to lose weight...again.
To be honest... My whole, pure motivation for making the split second call to try something as strict as Atkins is all based on my feelings that stemmed from shopping. Is it bad that I just want to be able to wear smaller clothes again? I know that my health and well being should be my top priority for wanting to shed the pounds...they're really not. It's all about fitting in to the bags of cute clothes I bought for myself two years ago that are nestled away in the bottom of my closet...begging to be set free.
To be honest... I know that I've made all these plans and claims and decisions many, many, MANY times over. I know that everyone's probably tired of hearing me rinse and repeat... or say something one day and then say something completely different the next. I'm not going to sit here and declare...once again... that THIS is it. This is going to be the time that the weight goes and I stick with it forever and that nothing will ever stand in my way again. I'm not going to say that, because the truth is - I've made those claims one too many times before, and I just can't throw myself out there like that anymore. What I can say is that I want to try, I'm motivated to at least see how it goes, and just take it from there.
To be honest... I think that's about it. Except, I really would like to hear what you guys think. The good and the bad... but please try to refrain from the ugly. I know that there are many supporters of Atkins out there... just as there are many strong opponents to Atkins. I'd like to hear both sides. Except, not just about what you've heard from a friend of a friend of a friend... maybe share some stories about people you know that have tried it, maybe you've tried it... I don't know... just some general feedback. Thanks!