Sounds impossible right? Wrong. I swear by the low carb diet that Brandon and I are doing.
I hit my peek with weight. I cannot possibly, in my eyes, gain anymore. Nothing is worst than going to a clothing store, picking out a pair of pants, and none fits. Something had to be done.
Having 2 children with CF, honestly got the best of me this past year. I think, most in part, by homeschooling and the kids being home ALL day with me and me fixing their meals. A munch here, a munch there. Oh, did it all add up. The weekends are the worst though, and thing will be our first weekend on the carb diet. We have our hopes set high and know we can accomplish this.
As any parent with CF knows, the fattier the better. McDonalds was actually on our weekly meal list as well as ordering pizza over the weekend and any other day during the week I just didn't feel like cooking. I am doing this for me now. My kids will always get the things they need, I just do it in a different way. 20 carbs a day, exercise. I'm ready to lose the weight. 40 pounds and I will be on top of the world. I have to be happy with myself and within myself and lately I have just felt like a huge oompaloomp. I want my energy back, I want to be able to run and have fun with the kids without getting out of breath. I want it so bad that I am going to get it. I can see it's in reaching distance.
I HAVE TO DO SOMETHING FOR ME AND NOT GET LOST IN THE WHOLE CF THING AND STILL TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AND FEEL GOOD.
I don't anyone to get the wrong idea. My kids are still going to have McD's and fried foods and veggies/fruits. But I dont have to. I've come to realize that.
For me, this is an eye awakening. I do and do for the kids but never do anything to take care of me. Feel kinda selfish in a way. I know that I want to be around for a long time...if anything FOR my kids. Diabetes runs so high in my family. My mom is going through it right now and has lost so much weight on this diet and does not take any medications for her diabetes because she took chrage of her life. About time I do the same for myself.
If anyone wants to know more about the low-carb diet, I would be more than willing to share with you. It's not a carrots and celery diet by no means.
I have to stay around. I'll be dipped if I let food be in control of me. I am in control...I have taken control, finally.