This is an opinion based blog post.
All results are varied and unique to you.
Please seek a doctors advice before beginning a diet / exercise program.
I started 2012 out FAT. Well....I've always technically been fat...But when I stepped on the scale in February, I didn't have a pregnancy to blame for the number that came up on the scale.
Our church began the F.A.S.T. program - So my weight was now a matter of public records and I couldn't have felt more ashamed. Thoughts of Middle School came flooding back. My gym teacher had everyone step on the scale- for "PHYSICAL FITNESS MONTH".
All the girls peeking their heads to get a look at how much everyone weighed....And I was first in line.
"God - Save me from this torture!"
I was laughed at. I was called every fat name in the book....And now that the other girls knew my actual weight....I was called "Buck-Fifty", which thankfully, not everyone understood.
20 years later...
I was MUCH MORE than "buck-fifty", and I had excused my weight on anything I could find...KIDS, STRESS and even having Neurofibromatosis. I've lost and gained weight many times and felt awesome when I'd shed the pounds...I even got a my lowest point ever, just before I found out I was pregnant with my now 7 yr old son.... But the pounds always came back and so did the excuses.
Growing up, my weight has been like a coat of armor--It protected me from boys liking me...It made it so my bumps weren't so obvious...So, in my own little way, I actually preferred being fat. And as an adult, it had become accepted...Normal.
It wasn't until I became a mother, that I realized how much being fat was affecting everything in my life. And when that number popped up on the scale in February 2012, I was hit with the realization, that my armor MUST come off, if I was ever going to be truly happy.
I began with seeing my doctor....And when THAT scale, confirmed what the other scale said....I KNEW it was time to change my life! I had a physical and blood work done, and was given the "OK" to begin my new life!
That day...My husband and I began low-carbing.
I have researched low-carb diets and tumor growth and have found conflicting information, so I decided to keep track myself and note any differences with my current tumors and/or growth of new ones.
Here's what I found. Low-carbing has had NO SIGNIFICANT affect on my NF. If anything, my tumors actually seem smaller than they were BEFORE the diet.
Here's another cool side affect of Low-carbing....
I've lost more than 70 pounds!
Down 70+ pounds!
I can't express how much better I feel...I have joined a gym and get there as often as my busy life will allow me....And I am DONE with excuses. I am DONE with wearing armor.
If I am going to SPEAK a THRIVING attitude....I am going to LIVE a THRIVING attitude!
I still have about 25-30 more pounds to lose...And it's happening. :)
If you want to THRIVE....You have to get up and JUST DO IT! You can't give excuses, because there will ALWAYS be a 'good reason' for not doing something.
Breakfast- 2-3 Eggs with Salsa and a sprinkle of cheese
Lunch- Spinach salad with tuna, hard boiled egg and a low carb ranch dressing, broccoli, and a sprinkle of cheese
Dinner- Chicken breast with skin, side salad, hard boiled egg
Depends on the day
Walking to and from the school- Twice a day
Gym 30 min on treadmill
Bike 20 min