Im out of Control!!

Priscilla Ann
By Priscilla Ann Latest Reply 2011-11-23 12:33:05 -0600
Started 2011-10-24 14:40:10 -0500

Here goes, i was doing the atkins diet…was keeping my sugar somewhat undercontrol—then bam- i went back to my old ways…next thing i know i m having to take my insulin shots and meds with it— i gained 15 pounds in 2 weeks — and i still keep getting bigger and bigger…
i am just disgusted with myself—i have decided that i will try one more thing- i have found a weightwatcher meeting and i will see if i can get a grip and head back in to the real world again!
Any suggestion, — i am sure open to them…

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annesmith 2011-11-23 00:35:53 -0600 Report

I honestly don't believe in pure dieting…I used to try it and I kept getting worse…I'd always go back to my old ways…the majority of my life I ate whatever I wanted, then I run and walk 5 days a week—-I never miss my runs and walks—-and I always run and walk at the SAME time everyday…for years, I have eaten cheeseburgers, fries, vegetables, fruit, and some dessert, and then combined it with regular moderate to high exercise, and my weight never goes out of control, HOWEVER, I have always been either moderate to slightly overweight. I have never been out of control overweight, but now that I have aged a little, those cheeseburgers and creamer I use in my coffee everyday don't burn off as fast as they used to. I would suggest eating whatever you want in moderation—even a little more than that—indulge a little, then run and walk at the same time everyday…this has seriously worked for me for years. I have had some doctors shake their head at me though, warning me of the dangers of high cholesterol, as I have seriously high triglycerides…almost 500…there is no perfect plan…never has been, and never will be. I have always believed in realistic eating…when I go to a birthday party, no way am I going to say " Hey…you got any Broccoli cake with carrot frosting?" Ha, ha, ha…I eat salads, I eat a lot of greens about 2-3 times a month, and my iron count shows it—-I am rarely anemic—-RARELY…I have to actually be bleeding internally to get anemic, so , I am doing something right. Another tip: Foods with potassium, such as watermelon ( no sugar on it) make me eat a LOT less…so, for example, sometimes when my weight is creeping up on me again, I will eat a huge portion of watermelon for supper, along with stir-fry ——meat with vegetables , and I never wake up hungry in the middle of the night. I have never been one to snack, so, I can't help you in that arena, but, hope this all helps——wait, I just remembered…the few times I did snack , I gained weight fast…so, I would suggest some snacking, but focus on eating moderate meals that fill you up…never walk away from the table hungry…that will just make you want to eat more…I hope this all helps…sincerely, ANNE

pixsidust 2011-10-26 00:52:45 -0500 Report

Plan to have lots of things that are tasty to eat. Give yourself them every day. Plan cold cut up apples with cinnamon on them then another time have a sugar free pudding. Drizzle cheese on Cauliflower. The key is to buy what you can have and have it handy when you are hungry. Plan your meals and you will get on track. Maybe Atkins is too harsh to stay on realistically. The diabetic diet really is healthy and give you full range of foods. So explore you grocery store when you have time slowly. You will discover good things through out the store! Now you have a chance to do even better!

Priscilla Ann
Priscilla Ann 2011-10-26 08:18:41 -0500 Report

thank you for the help, i started weight watchers on monday night…and already see a difference in what i am eating..writing things down and the points makes it much easier to acknowledge what i am consuming thru the day! It really makes you think about making wiser choices!! Thanks for the tips and hope u have a fantastic day!!!

RAYT721 2011-10-24 20:52:51 -0500 Report

The best diet that I have found (and I've heard them all) is a common sense diet that is made up of your favorite foods and recipes in which you pay closer attention to the nutritional fact information on the ingredients and recipes by reading the food labels. Each popular diet can help you get an entourage of healthier recipes but you can tweak your existing recipe favs with a few substitutes of lower sodium, lower fat, lower carb ingredients. When I find a pasta recipe, I immediately think of the lower carb pasta: Dreamfields. I substitute brown rice for white rice recipes. I use a lower carb tortilla instead of bread or use lettuce leaves instead of bread for sandwiches. Going on a diet is easy. It's staying on it that's the trick. Weight Watchers is a great plan … and it works. But it works by giving you more choices than other stricter plans. The worst diet that I have found is a starvation diet because not having a decent amount of carbs, calories, proteins, etc will rob you of energy and it's pretty much proven that hungry people binge more. Think of a diet as an allowance. Make the most of it! Burn calories with a little exercise; drink more water; partner with friends; but never forget: slow and steady wins the race!!!

Priscilla Ann
Priscilla Ann 2011-10-25 10:22:04 -0500 Report

Thank you so much! I did go to that weight watchers meeting last night, the people at the meeting were amazing, even met a few diabetics…thanks again and have a great day!!

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