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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Smack dab in the middle.

Welp, I think I may have found the right track.
I started the low-carb diet to help with my condition last Wednesday. Today, almost one week later, I'm 5 pounds down, 10 total from where I was in February. Unbelievable. This is the kind of diet I like, one with instant results.
The bad part was, I went to a site to log in my foods and portions, and found I am starving myself. 1100 calories isn't enough to get you by. Who knew?!
So I'll need to tweak that a little bit, but this is totally a diet I can live with. I'm on my way! And as far as weighing myself, this isn't even the best week to do that, so I may be down a little more that I think. I started at 252 and as of today, I'm at 242. Amazing. I suspect I'll be in the 230's once the month is up. I'm so happy I could cry. In a good way!

So tomorrow is smack dab in the middel of June. Where the first half of the month went, I'll never know. Between baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, and graduations, and one special 15th birthday (Happy birthday little sister!) We're exhausted. The last half of the month is something for us to get excited about in a different way. Aaron gets to take his test to be a journeyman electrician on the 22nd. ALL prayers and good thoughts will be accepted. We need this to happen. Badly. I have faith that he will do well and pass. I only wish everyone would stop telling him HOW HARD IT IS. Seriously, Why do people do that? To psych you out, and make that person fail too because it will make you feel better about yourself? We don't need to know that you didn't pass the first time because it was the hardest thing you've done in your life thusfar. That doesn't help my husband who has the attention span of a flea* while he's one week away from taking the test. Idiots. I know Aaron will do fine and pass this test because he is a brilliant man and that's what brilliant men do. Pass electrical tests! And then go on to pass master electrical tests!

Once we included our cc debt into our home equity loan to pay one interest (tax deductible) instead of 34987648, I let out a little of the breath I was holding. Once Aaron passes his test, I'll let the rest of the breath out I've been holding since about 2 years ago. :)

Currently, my dad is at our house waiting for our crazy exterminator guy to kill any and all of the following: spiders, big nasty ants, and earwigs. Last year we waited too long and once when I went in to take a shower and pulled a towel down from the rod, an earwig fell out. That was the last straw. This year we got a jump on things. And guess what? We saw a few ants in the beginnig of spring and nothing in the last week. Figures. I'm not taking any chances though so the exterminator, he is a'comin.

Happy Tuesday!

*This is in NO way a criticism of my husband. Ask him about his attention span. He'll tell you the same thing. It's just one of the reasons I love him.


  • At 12:14 PM, Blogger lainb said…

    That's so great to hear!!! And you can go ahead and cry those tears of happiness! :) Are you pretty much sticking to Atkins or is it modified in any way?

  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Dazed said…

    Nice work on the 5lbs, feels good, doesnt it!!!!!
    Good luck to Aaron!

  • At 11:31 PM, Blogger Jenniy said…

    Congrats on the loss!! And lots of luck to Aaron :)

  • At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Goldberry said…

    I found my diet a couple of years ago when I was pregnant and I had gestational diabetes. I lost 30 pounds. I felt the need to eat everything in sight after I had my daughter and I screwed up everything I had accomplished. Now that I am pregnant again, I am back on that same diet and I too lost 5 pounds. I am hoping to lose more, or stay the same weight as my baby grows.

    Congratulations on the weight loss! And doing it in a healthy way! It's a big deal to lose any amount of weight. Its hard work!

  • At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Maeander said…

    Good luck to your husband on his test, and congrats on losing those 5 pounds! I just stumbled on your blog, so I'm not sure what "condition" you have... but I have PCOS with insulin resistance... I am terribly unhappy on low-carb diets, so I try my bestest to eat better carbs, but the best low carb diet I ever tried was the Insulin Resistance Diet. :)

  • At 3:17 PM, Blogger bek said…

    Holy crap! CONGRATULATIONS! Send me the diet - and I'll pay the dietician fees!!! LOL. Seriously, WOW! So low carb and low calorie? Is it something I can do?

    And also, good luck to Aaron!!!

  • At 1:25 PM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    Congrats on the weight loss. Your doing a great job! I wish I had your motivation. Way to go!


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