MattsMommy's Journal, 03 February 2013

Something Drastic Has To Happen !

Those were the words of my Doctor after I told him my 78year old father just passed away from a a majorheart attack and stroke. If my Doctor was trying to scare me it worked

I am 48 years old. 5 feet 5 inches tall and weigh 359.8 pounds. Yes, thats right I have 200+ pounds to loose.

I have a list of health problems, Fibromyalgia,complications after gall bladder surgery, back problems, high blood pressure, acid reflux, and depression. I take 4 different Rx meds daily. My last round of blood tests revealed elevated blood sugar levels.

I am not starting a diet, I am comitting to a lifestyle overhaul.
A diet has a begining and an end. I now know that there is no going back to the way I used to eat. It has to be a permanent change in lifestyle.

I was very sucessful 15 years ago losing 100 pounds with a combination of Atkins and Weight Watchers. Why did I not keep it off? I let life get in the way. I reverted back to the old habit of comfort eating when life got difficult. I know now I can't do that.

If it takes 2 years or 5r years I am comitted to making this a permanent change. I have a wonderful 6 year old son who deserves to have his Mommy around for many years to come.

Diet Calendar Entry for 03 February 2013:
1177 kcal Fat: 58.53g | Prot: 133.98g | Carb: 23.39g.   Breakfast: Mozzarella cheease stick, Deli Sliced Ham, Egg (Whole), olive oil 1tsp. Lunch: Chicken Breast , Romaine Lettuce, Raw spinach, olive oil tsp, rice vinegar. Dinner: mushrooms , Grilled Zucchini,  chicen thighs. Snacks/Other: Chunk Light Tuna in Water Pouch, celery, atkins endulge. more...
on diet Atkins  


I sincerely hope you stick with something that works for you and keep it off once you lose it. I am so worried about a good friend with health issues as well that are weight related.  
03 Feb 13 by member: wholefoodnut
You can do it if you truly want it bad enough! Atkins I think will be a good fit for you. Just think how excited you will be when you go to your next doctor visit. You will be proud to get on that scale! 
03 Feb 13 by member: katiered2
Looking forward to watching your progress, you can do it! 
03 Feb 13 by member: Lyzanne
You can do this! I am just starting and need support and motivation...maybe we can keep each other in check! 
04 Feb 13 by member: krazystitch


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