Sunday, February 26, 2012

Yes, I'm back!

Yes, it's been awhile.  I kind of lost interest in posting over here but now I'm doing something that I think might be aided by writing out my thoughts here. 

I decided to do a "Lent" thing.  That is, no carbs for lent.  I always do a little something for Lent.  Not that I am especially religious but I think it is a way of keeping me centered.  Reminding me that there are a lot of things more important than me and the "day to day".  

So about the food aspect of this thing.  I have done without meat for as long as 3 months.  After that I saw that it wasn't that important to me.  And as I continued my regular eating habits I tended toward eating less meat to no meat.  When I didn't think about it I ordered salads and hummus and veggies and rice and pasta.  I naturally did without the meat in my diet.  But apparently I am "insulin resistant" so these foods I loved (rice mostly) kept me from losing weight.  I figured I would do the no carb thing for Lent for spiritual reasons but also to help me lose a few pounds.  

In 2001 I had a gastric bypass and lost 105 pounds.  I've managed to keep most of that off.  I have put back on about 10 pounds.  That's what I'm trying to lose.  I'm not going to go into the menopause song and dance here, but being 56 and where I am in life losing 10 pounds is soooo much more difficult than it has been in the past.  It's just metabolism and stuff.

Anyway - that's my rant.  And I have 42 more days to go.  I know that once I'm done with this I am going back to my semi-vegetarian/flexitarian diet.  

And as usual, advice, words of wisdom and encouragement are always welcome :) Have a great day!

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