For those that are new to the blog or those that don't remember -- no worries, I forget stuff constantly, especially all that important stuff I'm supposed to remember! Anyway, yesterday I started on my shock diet again. If you have some time and want to catch up on the history (including pictures -- yes, I'm a brave girl) follow the links:
If not, here's the quickie version: I quit smoking, put on 60+ pounds, now don't get me wrong - I did WW -- yep, actually gained weight while counting all those points. I had a couple thyroid issues so I went to the doctor. Well, he explained to me no matter how many points I counted I wasn't going to lose weight that way -- I was a carb hoarder, everything I was eating was being stored away for later. Really? Later... like when I finally got stuck on that deserted island? He did a bunch of blood work and decided that a no-carb shock diet would be the best way for me to go. So for two weeks I ate no carbs,was a crazy veggie-eating woman and lost 13.5 pounds. I added minimal carbs back into my diet and still managed to lose a total of 20 pounds. That was about 1/3 of the weight I needed to lose.
Well I slowly added real carbs back into my world, which brings us to now. No, I'm not packing the weight back on -- that was the entire purpose of shocking my system -- to retrain my body not to hoard them, to actually use them, as long I wasn't a carb-crazed woman I'd be okay.
Here comes the bad news... I put on weight -- only three pounds, but I don't want any back. In fact, I'd love to lose a little more! I guess if I had kept paying attention to all the carbs I'd been eating it might have made a difference. But this is where the re-shock comes in to play -- hopefully it'll reboot my systems and possibly retrain my carb cravings just a bit.
So here is the Round 2 Day 1 picture:
I'll let you all know how it goes. I've got help this time, my son's girlfriend is doing the shock as well!