28 January 2013

a total knock out


A patient's family member told me 
That if I were to lose 10 or 15 more pounds,
I would be a "total knockout"!
This guy knows nothing of my previous weight loss.

So I just kinda looked at him, and nodded my head.
And I was thinking.... "He's right!"

2011 and 2013

I have been on LoCarb for nearly 4 years...
And I still love LoCarb with a true passion!
I have never doubted it, or grown weary of it.
I had a year or so when I was lamenting the fact
that I can not eat sweet potatoes like other people can...
And I was really sad about it, too!
 But I didn't blame LC for that.
Having high blood glucose readings (when I go off plan)
came from YEARS of Carb Abuse.... 
And not from my current Carb Restriction.

I flirted with some low numbers, but never really stayed there.
Also, at first, my scales were off by 7 full pounds!
[May it rest in peace — or pieces... I ditched that thing!]
But over all I have stayed basically in the same range-
For nearly 4 years now!

Getting the weight off is hard. Keeping it off is MUCH harder!
There has to be a balance of work, and rest, and food.

Four years ago, I could barely climb the stairs to get home.
I had no energy - probably ate 800 carbs a day!
2 liters of Coke every day without fail...
Fries, Candy - anything my "heart" desired.
Work, eat, sleep - is all I could manage to do.
This was my M.O. for much more than a decade.

As I get older, and more seasoned on LoCarb,
I am no longer interested in trying different things.
I just want to do what works for me.
Not a plan... not a system... not a book or opinion.
My pancreas always forgets what it just read!
I've been stuck in this Body for over 50 years -
Maybe it's time I learned what it needs!

So now, with the new job fast approaching,
Complete with a new work (and workout) schedule - 
I am ready to streamline all my efforts.
And just see where it takes me.

Why have a nice house - but keep a crappy-looking front yard?
Why not clean it up as much as my energy levels allow?
And since I have energy now, that I never had before -
Why not!

I have worked out many of the tweaks of LoCarb for me.
Not too much protein - it just turns to blood glucose.
Remember - I am only 5'2"... WITH shoes on.
No junk, less fake foods, better quality...
Since I got sick last month with the flu, 
I never really got my appetite back.
I eat about half of what I ate before.
MUCH less caffeine, no snacking, no food after 6 pm,

No wine, no cheating - and walk every day!
Still can't out-train a bad diet.

It really is quite simple!
Now.... to make it so...


  1. Love ya snuggle bud! You can do whatever you set your mind to. Can't wait to see you again!

    1. lol - All good things back at cha!

  2. Okay so, help me out here. If you are low carb and you are having "not too much protein", what are you eating? I see you post a lot about bone broth but are you eating a lot of vegetables/salads?

    1. Not so much veggies.... some though... I take it in spells.
      I eat a ton of FAT! Atkins is a LoCarb/High Fat diet.
      When you fully switch over to fats, and ketones, is when the pounds fall off.

      And, by the way, I was getting 100 - 150 grams of protein a day.
      I cut back to 75 grams a day.. much better for a 52 year old female!
      Now I keep it more moderate. I am not in CrossFit at this time...
      75 is tops for any given day! I aim for 60+

  3. "Can't eat sweet potatoes? Here - have more sweet potatoes! More sweet potatoes is the only cure!"
    People sure do have stupid crazy logic at times. Vexed, intolerant, poor individuals. And don't forget to blame Atkins! Instead of the lifetime of unrestricted refined carbohydrate intake - just like you said.

    1. I know, right?
      The sweet potato thing was my grief.
      I went through all the phases of loss.
      I am still glad Atkins found me, and I stopped all the Carb Abuse.
      Call it what you will.... less carbs works better for me!
      Might not for you - but it does for me for sure!

  4. Pretty much the only people who NEED tons and tons of carbohydrates are endurance athletes - runners, football players, basketball players, hockey players, etc., etc. The rest of us need oh so much moderation with that. Hard because it's easier to eat carboydrates (especially those from grains) than any other thing. But better for us all if we reduce them a bit.

    1. This book shows that some endurance athletes are performing better with improved health on a low carb high fat diet, The key is 'nutritional ketosis.' The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance
      Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney


  5. I fuss about being 5'3" tall because I know if I were taller, I could eat more. :) I can't eat the way you do without feeling horrible but if it works for you, that's good. :)

  6. @Helen... just read this story about Kobe Bryant's diet: http://www.nba.com/lakers/community/1213_fitforlife_features
    FYI Dr. Cate Shanahan will be joining the fun on this year's Low Carb Cruise.

    Hi Anne, this low carb thing works for me too... over 120 lbs gone and kept off for more than 4 years... and I feel great.
    See you soon my friend!

  7. Oh Anne, why have I forgotten to stop by. I'm so sorry about that. But I just spent the better part of an hour catching up and my goodness girl. Your dreams that are becoming reality are awesome. If you come up here and open up I'd promise to be one of your very best workers and give all my heart to everyone. I worked in a very good nursing home for 12 years and loved just about every minute of it (there were those days of course). I wish you the very best Anne.
    Good luck on your new health regiment and I know that you will very well get to where you want to be.
    I will be back Anne, to see how you're doing and what you're doing and to learn from you.
    Take care my friend. Blessings!!

  8. First to the guy who said you "would be" hot... He needs his eyes checked. YOU ARE HOT! And you look fabulous, Anne.

    And second, I just read about your "spilled beans" and all I can say is that I bow to your greatness! You have a wonderful idea that will change lives. WOW.

    xo jj


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