Today is day nine for me, and I've lost about 4 lbs. I haven't been as "good" as I probably should have been - or could have been, but I've probably been better on SB than I've ever been on any other diet or WOE. I took measurements also this morning. I hadn't done that in years and years - and now, I know why..........it wasn't pleasant.
I'm 58 years old. I've got MS, and so exercise possibilities are limited because the strength I used to have in my legs is not what it used to be.
I'm trying to exercise them to get stronger (lifting my leg up to put on a pair of pants is a challenge). And, while I can walk - I can't do it for very long. I like walking in supermarkets - because I get to lean on the shopping cart when I get tired.
Anyway, this isn't about my inabilities. It's about what I can do to improve my life.
I'm working from home now. As a result, I find that I'm better able to stick to the meal plans. I don't get home from work starving any more. I'm able to snack during the day - which keeps the hunger at bay, usually.
My husband really doesn't understand, or care to understand, about healthy eating, nutrition, etc. He's able to eat nearly anything - and doesn't get why I can't too. For a smart man, he's really got a mental block about food and nutrition.
I'm cooking his non SB meals, and making mine - and he keeps offering me bread, and fruit, and then asks me if I want something when he's going to get himself ice cream or cake for dessert. It's making me crazy. I've tried to explain - but after six years of marriage - I've just given up. I figure he really doesn't care to learn.
So, I'm trying to lose about 50 lbs - and I'm down nearly 10. (Almost 35 lbs of this weight has been put on since our marriage - because I've caved into his "food pushing".)
The 6 lbs. I lost pre-SB (technically) might have been SB anyway - but I wasn't really monitoring what I was eating - I was just trying to "do something" about losing.
This is the one and only place, outside of the doctor's office, where I've allowed anyone to know what I weigh. Not that they probably couldn't guess - at 5'9" being over 200 lbs isn't exactly something one can hide.
Anyway. I'm hopeful that this WOE will work for me in the long run. I've done just about every diet they've put out. Had the most success ever on Atkins - but like many, after I went off, it all came back.
I like that SB gives me an opportunity to incorporate healthy carbs. I didn't realize I could have lentils in phase one. I've got this really yummy lentil soup recipe that I think I'll be able to adapt to SB.
I'm happy to have found this avenue of support. It's always easier to walk a path that someone else has walked before.