|Start Weight:||(20 May 15) 185.0 lb|
|Current Weight:||(20 May 15) 185.0 lb|
|Goal Weight:||120.0 lb|
following: "Dr Atkins' New Diet Revolution" (2002)
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week
I'm 53, mother of 3 and grandmother of 6 with another on the way. I work full time. I have a darling husband who is dieting with me. I have cats and dogs. I had lost about 40 pounds last year doing nothing, but gained most of it back since the beginning of the year. I also had no energy, suffered from extreme exhaustion and weakness of my muscles. I worked then came straight home to bed.
I also have sleep apnea and thought it might have something to do with that. Well I went to the Dr and she said I needed to have my cpap machine adjusted and needed to get my insulin resistance under control. She said take potatoes, pasta, rice out of my diet. I also have an ileostomy and IBD, and I told her she was taking out the only foods my system seemed to handle well! So Monday August 20 I started the Atkins diet, got the pressure raised on my cpap machine, and got a new type of mask. I have found that was a lot of changes in one day. I'm believing i can stay on this diet and lose weight, and that in so doing, it will have a positive affect on the sleep apnea and the insulin resistance. I expect to get strong enough to begin exercising.
The biggest challenge I have with this diet is that so many foods irritate my gastro system, and I don't like so many other foods. This makes me limited on what I will eat. With God all things are possible.