I was a little overweight when I got married. On our honeymoon cruise I gained about 7lbs. I know I know, I ate for crap and a lot of it.
The pounds came on, a little at a time. Then I got pregnant and gained 5lbs before the miscarriage. I am the heaviest I've ever been.
In the last 3 years I've tried Weight Watchers, twice, low fat, low cal, low fat and cal, slimfast, another online diet tracker thing that I can't remember the name of, and even one of those diet pill prescriptions. Nothing has worked.
Oh, I might lose 1 or 2 lbs, but nothing that encourages me to stick with it.
So MSJ and I decided to reduce carbs after christmas. Not No-Carb, just smarter food choices. To be a lifestyle eating change, not a temporary diet.
So my trainer suggested I try the strict first 2 week No Carb diet, sort of South Beach/Atkins thing. I try to keep the total carbs under 20. It's only for 2 weeks, to kick start my system. I was really disappointed to see no change. But then I got on the scale this morning. Holy Cow! Since weighing myself on Sunday I've lost 2 1/2 lbs! Great news! I can't maintain this level of strict dieting, I'm already getting a little cranky when I get hungry, and I miss fruit and vegetables, and I'm getting tired of just meat, but I can totally do a low-carb diet.
Finally, something is working.
Now, I'll probably get pregnant right quick and it won't matter anyway. I guess that would be ok with me. :)