Low Carb Brandi

A place to talk about my success and challenges along with anything else that pops in my head.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Just over a week

It's been just over a week since I restarted Atkins. My BG this morning was 96! I've lost a few pounds and some inches, but I'm not recording it until Friday or Saturday morning. I haven't decided yet. I started on a Friday so I'm thinking that would be 2 weeks, but really I wouldn't have COMPLETED 2 weeks until I get through Friday. Hmm.

Anyway, I feel great. I've exercised some.. only 4 days though so I need to work on that. I get more than enough water in. Most days I drink about a gallon. I'm reading Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution again. Actually, I never finished it the first time. I'm starting over anyway since it's been so long.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Back.. yet again!

So I haven't had much luck with staying on LC long term. I LOVE the way I feel when I'm on it, but many times we just can't afford "real" food. That's a shame isn't it?! Real food costs more than processed crap! Ridiculous. Anyway.. I'm back on as of March 9th. My fasting BG this morning was 117 without insulin yesterday! Yay!!

Although my family is very supportive and they like most of the foods I fix, I find motivation and support in several LC bulletin boards and sites. I like to read success stories and help people just starting out. I think it's important to find some sort of inspiration to stay strong and determined to reach your goals. I also think it helps to journal.. not only your feelings, but your foods and exercise. What I've done in the past is use fitday.com. I enter my foods in and it calculates my carbs, calories, fats, and proteins. (For anyone wanting to try this.. make sure you go to "goals" and have it calculate fiber so you can subtract it from your total carbs.) I also enter in my water amounts and any exercise I did. Then I will sometimes transfer my numbers to a paper journal along with exercise and water. I find it easier to look back through if it's on paper. I can also write any notes (challenges, successes, feelings etc.) on that page.

So I started out Friday weighing 155. That is crazy. When I first started Atkins in 2003, I was at 145. If only I had stayed with it.. what I would look/feel like now!! I have weighed since then and nothing has changed, but I know I'm retaining water and TOM just started so I'm not too concerned. I KNOW this WOE works so I will just have to be patient. Like I've heard before... I didn't put this weight on overnight and it won't come off overnight. I look at this as a lifelong change. My BG is normal without insulin so that is a major success for me right now! I need to start exercising again. I haven't done it yet, but I will. I'm going to try to make it to the gym tonight. My daughter has a Dr. appt. in an hour so after that I'm going to try to go. She was recently diagnosed as diabetic also. We apparently have a special kind of type 2 diabetes known as MODY (maturity onset diabetes of the young.) She's only 13.

Until next time...

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Back on the wagon

Well, as of April 28th, I'm back on the LC wagon! Yay!! I'm starting at 160 lbs, so I've gained back some of what I had lost, but not all of it. On Saturday, my fasting BG was 125 and today it was 80.. both without insulin!! Man I love LC!! I need to work on my water intake and exercise, but I'll get there. I'm just glad to be back.

Monday, March 20, 2006


Sorry. I've halfway fell off the wagon again. I do ok half the time. I want to get back aboard.. will work on it!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Food Pyramid

THIS is the food pyramind that we all should be using. Who needs sugar and processed food?? That's NOT the way we were meant to eat. ;)


Down 11 pounds!!

I weighed this morning and I'm down another 4 pounds for a total of 11!!! I LOVE THIS WOE!!! I'm at 156 and falling. I'm a loser baby!

Success Tips

Monday, January 16, 2006

Through Saturday

I've been doing great with my eating. Jerry has said a few times how proud he is of me! I'm proud of me too. ;) I slugged exercise one day, but other than that I've been good. I just did The Biggest Loser workout dvd today. It kicked my patootie! I liked it.. and it was cheap! That's the way I like it.

Tomorrow is 2 weeks back on induction. I'll weigh and measure and see if there's any change this week. I hope so, but won't beat myself up if there's not. It'll come. Tomorrow also starts ADBB Boot Camp. I'm excited for that. It seems really motivational. I've also started Discovery Channel's National Body Challenge and restarted the President's Challenge. I may be in too deep, but being accountable really keeps me going.

School started back on the 11th and that's taking up more of my time, but I'm trying to keep up. I've been slacking off on blogging, but I don't have much excitement going on so it's all good. I just try to blog any changes and if I feel really good or bad on a particular day. If anything exciting happens, I'll blog that too! lol

Geez it's late! I gotta get to bed.. lotsa stuff to do tomorrow. ZzzzZzzzzzZzzz

Friday, January 13, 2006

Not2Late's Page

This is a great page for information on low carbing Atkins way! Please check it out! I have the link on my Links section too.

Not2Late's Page

Friday the 13th.. ack

Friday the 13th! It's been ok except for rain. At least I haven't seen anyone walking around in a scary mask! lol

I can't remember what I wrote last time, but I'm down 7 pounds total! I feel great. I'm a little tired today because I didn't get that much sleep and had to be up early for Anatomy, but other than that I'm good.

Last night I worked because Becky can't do Thursday nights anymore. It was kinda fun. It's different filling in for people than it is being there FT. Made good money which we need right now.

I've been doing good getting my exercise in, except today. I don't think I'm going to make it. I just don't feel like I can pull myself together enough to do it. I'll try to make up for it tomorrow. I joined the "Vidiot's Challenge" on ADBB. It's very motivating. We are doing 42 workouts, mixing them up between different videos. I don't have exactly the ones many are doing, but it's ok. I was also accepted into the "Boot Camp" to do a clean induction. It's pretty cool. There are different assignments to do every day and we have to post our food and exercise. It's to keep us accountable and get off to a good start. I'm doing very well. Jerry said he was proud of me today which was nice to hear!

The girls are at grandma's so if it's nice, I might take Kayla's bike out tomorrow. That would be fun. I haven't ridden a bike in years!!

School started the 11th. It's good so far. I just hope I can keep up with everything. I have Intermediate Algebra and Developmental Psychology online, and Anatomy 1 and Spanish 1 at school. It's a lot! I also have to keep up with the exercise challenge, bootcamp, and just plain ol life. Plus working a bit for the next month or so. I have to prioritize. Good luck to me!