Re: confessions

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r-at-work
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cool… we’re going to turn this into a diet confession thread… mine is not nearly as dramatic… I was a rec runner for years, got into it with a friend who ran in HS, we worked together on a horrible project and she decided we would run in order not to scream at everyone at work…

then I had my second child, gestational diabetes and kept the 50 pounds I had gained for another 7 years, while jogging… in 1998, at a new job several women tried the Atkins diet with great success… me too, dropped 40 pounds and got more serious about running… now PLEASE understand that what most people know about Atkins is only the first two weeks of the diet… you do get to eat lots of veggies & fruits after that

right now I eat what a “normal” person used to eat about 40 years ago… little fast food, lots of veggies/salads not so much bakery goods… my one big concession is a diet soda most afternoons… I just don’t buy ice cream, donuts, chips or candy (except at Halloween)…

not perfect by any stretch… but I think it’s like anything, one day a t a time… and I love ice cream and chocolate… the thing that helps me is the Atkins protein bar that I have most days for breakfast… I find it difficult to eat first thing in the morning and I do crave chocolate, so I have a box of these Almond Brownie bars (21 grams of protein) here at work… and for me, a day that starts out with cholcolate is a good day…

but I’m open minded enough to want to hear about REAL nutritional findings… and I scoff at people who think that going on a diet for a couple months and losing weight means that they can eat like a pig after that and the weight won’t come back… EVERY DAY you make decisions..

now when I was in my 20s I will admit that I had such a great metabolism that I could embarass my dates at an all you can eat buffet and never weighed over 100 pounds… things change as you age and your ideas much change also.. and eventually I think I’ll have thyroid issues but this year the blood screening came back okay…

-Rita