My name is Jen and I'm a Carboholic. Chocolate, pasta, bread, cereal and pretzels all lure me in with their salty or sweet goodness and I'm a goner. Gummy Bears, I love you so.
My birthday is coming up. The big 4-0. My half-hearted attempts to lose the baby weight from Sarah and Jason (does it count as baby weight if the baby is turning 3 in November?) have been unsuccessful, and every morning I look at that number on the scale with disgust, as it really hasn't budged at all, regardless of the number of miles I've racked up hitting the road with my feet. Yes, I've been running, and no, I don't act like life is an all-you-can-eat buffet. But when there is chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting in the house? Or Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies? Well - a girl can only resist for so long, especially when the small people don't nap and won't stop bickering at 4 in the afternoon :) It's either eat a cookie or start drinking. Carboholic sounds better than Alcoholic, and it's easier to be functional jazzed up on sugar!
We arrived home after our fabulous weekend in Pipsquirt, and while the kids decompressed from the car ride and Matt did some work, I Googled 'weight loss quickly'. Because when in doubt, Google, right?! I ran across this article, and have decided to give it a go. Actually, I've just looked around his website, and I think I might try to spend a little more time there and see what else he has to say, but right now I'm focusing on the food thing. Anyway - in a nutshell, you eat no carbs of any consequence, wine is ok, fruit is bad, and hopefully you will lose fat along the way. We'll see - seems like a version of Atkins or any other low-carb 'diet' where you limit high glycemic foods in order to get the body to burn fat. I've eliminated the breads/cereals/white carbs, but haven't been too strict about the fruit yet - I'm going to see if I make any progress by the weekend before resorting to that. I really believe that if I can just get the fat off, I'll be able to keep it off, as its much easier to maintain than it is to lose. And I'm sure Matt would like me to stop going on and on about it :)
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