Well I didn't fall off the map here. I have just been hugely busy! For the first time in two years I don't have any idea what I weighed at the beginning of June. I do however know my weight at the beginning of this month. I am just not ready to say it yet though.
What I am ready to tell you though is that I have started a diet of my own making. I didn't say anything at first because I didn't want this to be something I was "going" to do! I wanted to actually do and know I could before I told anyone.
So here is what I have modified for myself. I have made a diet wherein I drink protein shakes and eat raw fruits and vegetables. It seems to be working just fine. I ha vent had any food cravings but my blood sugar is swooping around a bit. The trick is to fine tune things enough that my sugar stays stable.
I've been using premade protein drinks because at the beginning of the diet I just didn't want to deal with making my own. The problem with the premade shakes is that they contain way too much sugar for me. I found one with 27 grams of protein which was lovely but it had 18 grams of sugar. I just cant do that. I get immediately tired and absolutely could fall asleep on the spot.
The ones that work the best are the ones designed for the Atkins program; they are high in protein and very low in sugar. But even then my blood sugar waffles around. I know from past experiences that some of the dips in blood sugar are caused from changing my diet and cutting the calorie count. It happens every time. The only times I don't feel it are when I've fitfully started the Atkins diet. It has enough protein to hold my blood sugar at a stable level. I expect in a few more days I will level out. At any rate I have been having great success with this way of eating. I have decided I will continue it for 4 more weeks and see how it goes and so far I'm happy with it!
Today I have had 2 protein shakes, fresh peas from the garden, a salad, and a banana. Oh, of course, I have had my coffee. And yes, I need to make a little confession here, I had a fish stick. I was making fish sticks for the kids lunch and I broke one in half to see if it was done. Without even thinking I popped it in my mouth! It was done so what else was there to do with it! Well its hard to break old habits but I'm trying!