All In: July Update

boones-breakfast-150We went to breakfast at Boone’s with friends this morning.  We used to love their wagon wheel pancakes & green-onion-garlic hash rounds.  Sigh.  But we’re doing so well with our weight loss,  feeling good, and Mark’s blood sugars have never been lower.  So.  Now we have huge omelets–meat lover’s for Mark and cheese for me with a side of sauteed mushrooms.  The potatoes have only the tiniest bit of come-hither power any more and we just don’t pay any attention to them.

Over the course of our breakfast this morning, a warning comment was made:  “Be careful with low-carb.  When you go off it, your weight goes way up.”   Yes, that’s exactly what would happen.  That’s why we’re not going to go back to eating carbs. . .

What we really need to be careful about:  Dwelling on never having  potatoes or cherries or cake again.  That will bring on a serious depressive episode.  Guaranteed if we feed that carb-craving monster, it will grow.   So, whenever those thoughts come up, I think about everything good that’s happened in the last six months.

  • We get to eat really good food.  Like butter.  Tonight we had green beans that tasted like my mama’s.  Cooked in bacon fat.
  • I get to eat until I’m full.  And when I get hungry, I get to eat again.
  • I now fit into non-plus sized pants.
  • Everything in my closet fits or is too big.
  • I don’t have to worry about what I’m going to wear tomorrow.  I don’t dread getting on the scale.
  • I don’t have to take anti-inflammatory meds anymore.  I don’t ache all over.
  • Mark’s blood sugars got down into the 60’s twice today and he HaD to eat!
  • His feet don’t hurt any more.
  • He doesn’t need as much medicine now.  From today’s numbers, maybe his doses will go down even more.

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So if someone says to you, “be careful you’ll gain it all back when you go back to regular eating”, just smile and agree.  And keto on!