Monday, November 16, 2009

And They Said I Couldn't Do It...

I am on a diet.

I know, I know...wrong time of the year to be cutting back. But seriously, I refused to go up another jean size and I needed to be able to breathe. So I have took action. The hard way.

I cut the carbs out.

Believe me, for this bread lovein', pasta eatin', potato cravin', individual, it hasn't been easy. When I took my kids through the Wendy's drive thru yesterday, I thought I would die smelling the french fries. But did I eat even one little tinsy winsy bite? No. Because I am flat out determined...this time.

I have told myself I will treat and reward myself with the actual holiday meals, and at an occasional party I might nibble, but here on the home front I am taking it all very serious.

I think by even posting this, I have to keep it up, right?

Anyway, the good news is that in one week I have lost 7 pounds. Woo! Hoo! A pound a day! I am so excited...

However,

I need prayer.

for I really am craving that french fry.

17 comments:

homeschool101 said...

I feel ya for real. I just found out I had a thyroid problem and they put me on this medicine that has me hungry like I havent ate in weeks and then not hungry. I have to be careful what to eat or the lbs will roll on. I desperately am trying to lose some of the pounds left from my youngest. Ack. I have to be careful of the diets or my thyroid will sky rocket and send me off the charts again. Ack. So counting carbs is a good thing but no so good thing for me, Ugh, plus watching calorie intake daily. Ack. I hate counting anything really, I love eating. Haha. But I did the low carb diet before to an extent I may need to join you on this road. Good luck to you.

Tiffani said...

Girl, that's AWESOME!! 7 pounds!!!

WOWZERS!!

Keep up the good work and remember to reward yourself and give yourself plenty of grace if you have "bad" days...

You're awesome!!

3 Blessings said...

Great job! 7 pounds is great! Wonderful willpower at Wendy's...isn't it great what can be accomplished when our minds are set on the goal.
Fabulous.
Amy

Andrea said...

WOW..congratulations and GOD bless!
andrea

Marsha said...

Best of luck to ya sweetie. I've tried. I can't make it 24 hours carb free.

Heart2Heart said...

Mich,

Sounds wonderful and perhaps that reward of Thanksgiving just next week will be the lovely reward you will need to keep the momentum going. I applaud your efforts and truly want to join you.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Amber said...

You're doing GREAT!

Hang in there! You can do it!!

Love ya.

He & Me + 3 said...

YOu can do it. You sound determined and that first 4 pounds coming off has got to get you motivated. Keep it up and avoid the fries. :)

Christi said...

Wow! Impressive! I have a friend that has lost 25 lbs. in 7 weeks doing low carb and cutting back on sweets. She said that she put an MnM in her mouth the other day, and then spit it out because it was too sweet tasting! :) I am a TOTAL carb addict! Maybe I should take the plunge...after the new year! :)

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

You are awesome! Keep up the good work!! Going through a drive thru without touching a fry takes nerves of steel! : )

Jim said...

Sis,
I'm pulling for you! I went to the doctor the other day and his take on my condition is to made a 5% discount. In other words, eat several bites less every meal. Well, I'm trying. Problem is, my meds seem to cause my body be tricked into gaining with less food. What, does it take it out of the air? How many calories is each breath, do you suppose?

Keep up the good work!
Jim-Dad

Pilar said...

You go girl! You can do it and you will.

I keep telling mysef I am going too, but I guess my mind is not hearing it... or my stomach.. whatever :)

Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Woo Hoo! When I cut out carbs, I lost 34 pounds! You go girl!

The french fry is not worth it!

Deborah Ann said...

Congrats! That's a great achievement. Wish I could lose 7 lbs!

E @ Scottsville said...

Seven pounds is AWESOME, Mich!!!

YOU GO GIRL!!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I am the carb queen. I need help...

peace~elaine

PS: Proud of you;wish I were doing better along these lines. Just haven't made the choice to do so as of yet.

christy rose said...

Wow! 7 pounds! I need to lose 7 pounds and then another 7 pounds. HAHA Great job!!