GlennM's Journal, 22 June 2013

I am on at least well, four or five meds that can cause weight gain... and so I was doing well till the other day. I know now that I must go low carb again. I hate it, but it works. No fruit is the biggest hurdle. I can't find Breyer's low carb ice cream anymore either, I looked recently. I don't have a sweet tooth, but like many I am hooked on diet Coke or diet Dr. Pepper Cherry, etc. etc. I did this before. It is such a SLOW process. It may take me a year to get down to 200. I am near 240 now, not good. I am ditching cable TV Monday. No more television. It is an excuse not to go for a walk. Where I live now lacks a lot of sidewalk areas around me, so I don't want to go out as I have to cross a very busy road and it is a pain. There is a road in the woods behind me and I can walk it back and forth and may do that for now, I got bug spray that smells like lemons, instead of poison. I did this before, the main benefit I found was that my appetite decreased. I have to get my weight down. The arthritis I have is preventing me from working out regularly. My twin sister has lost a lot in the past four months or so, and so she must be eating very little. It is low-carb (sort of). I have been journaling and the other day was around 3000 mindless calories so I am in deep trouble with that and my metabolism-slowing meds. I read one celebrity was on just ONE of them and she is very short and gained sixty pounds. I am on four of these freaking meds, and I can't function without them. I know a lot of it is the meds, two of which also slow down the GI tract. And so hear I go... low carb here I come. My friends will get my Ramen Noodles. When Luanne visits me she can take the many boxes I have. Wish me luck - I did it before, I can do it again. Calorie counting will not work if one is on a psychotropic drug, a tranquilizer and two narcotic pills for severe back pain... I will switch back to Atkins soon. Even a pound a week loss is better than where I am now. I am 6'2" on the muscular side, but I am naturally thin, so this isn't cutting it.

Diet Calendar Entry for 22 June 2013:
1677 kcal Fat: 60.03g | Prot: 46.34g | Carb: 252.35g.   Breakfast: Blueberries, Great Value Raisin & Spice Instant Oatmeal. Lunch: Sara Lee 45 Calories & Delightful Wheat Bread, Blue Bonnet Light Butter, Scrambled Egg. Dinner: Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup - Shrimp Flavor. Snacks/Other: Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Milk, Strawberries. more...
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Glenn - first, thank you for your kind support on my journal. And although I am fortunate and do not have Med Issues... my heart feels for you. Eating low carb is a successful tool for people w/ some of your issues - so give it a fair shake! You may just start feeling better (energy wise) once you get past the first week or so. No matter, just take it one day at a time. If you can make it thru one day...you can make it thru two. Just hang in there, and keep at it.  
22 Jun 13 by member: jsfantome
Most low carb plans will allow low glycemic fruit like berries - and you are in luck because they are in season now!  
23 Jun 13 by member: BuffyBear
Thanks, Paula. I did low carb before it works, it is just very slow. A pound and a half a week maybe in the past over many months, but that does add up. Buffy - I ate two containers of blueberries yesterday, so that is one thing I have to be very careful with... 
23 Jun 13 by member: GlennM

     
 

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