July 14, 2003

I lost 30 pounds!!

I lost 30 pounds. jk and I have been on Atkins since Feb. 17th 2003. It's been a trip. I've learned how to cut out sugar totally. That's my drug of choice. It was making me sick and I didn't even know it.

I had my first half bagel today for breakfast. It was good. I enjoyed it. But it's a bagel. It's food. Nothing more, nothing less. I had 1/4 cup of oatmeal while jk was in England. It was okay but it was pretty much half my carbs for the day. Was it worth it? Not really. I had to have more meat that day and I was feeling kind of sluggish.

Why am I on this? Becuse if I'm not I'll have to go on hypertension medication for the rest of my life and while I'm at it I'll have heartburn and get sick every night. I hit bottom and I hit it hard.

I stay on this because I love it. I love the energy. I love not being sick. I love looking in the mirror and not seeing a depressed fat person. I love feeling satisfied.

Life was one big rollercoaster ride. Sugar level up and down. Mood swings from one moment to the next. I could be smiling on one side of my face and angry on the other. Now I'm stable. I have no mood swings. My sugar level is steady.

This is for life. I can do this. It's worth it.

Later...

Posted by Riza Rivera at July 14, 2003 6:29 PM