First of all, know that I am a woman. I own the fickle factor in my hand. In fact I relish my fickle.
It’s fickle relish.
All joking aside (I really wanted to get the fickle relish comment in somewhere), in what has been the most difficult decision to me in a very very long time, I have made a firm and conscious decision due to too many years of relishing this condiment.
I’m going to go back to basics and what works best for me. I’m following Atkins 2002 induction. I have to.
I’ve tried myriad things, both because I want to give my anecdotal evidence to the various plans regarding my successes and failures. I wanted to live a little.
I also took some time off to manage my family by slowly decreasing their processed carbs and focusing on their needs and their fickle relish without frightening them with a low carb lifestyle. We’d fought that fight for too many years, so I went at it in reverse, removing white starches, soy, wheat and high fructose corn syrup from the house until everyone is at healthy, maintenance-level carb amounts. But while they’re getting better, I’m not. I’m just… not.
Friends have been asking me where I’m at on the weight these days, and let’s just say it ain’t been pretty for awhile. Sure, I’ve lost a lot in the past. I’ve lost so much I should be a hood ornament by now. I even made it to goal once and stayed there for three years. Now I’m maintaining where I have been more or less for the couple years or so, but at a highly unhealthy weight. Not gaining, but not losing either, and with growing health concerns in the process.
So for what has to be the final time, I move forward into this induction breech. This time, however, I bring three important things with me: you and Dr. Julia Ross. And simplicity.
Hello, simplicity! How are you?
Now you understand this means my friends will only be seeing very low carb recipes and induction friendly recipes in the coming months.
And I hope this means I can still own a few pairs of sensible yet fashion forward footwear.
Let’s leave it at that, then.
So here I am, keeping myself accountable to you, my friends, my family. I stand resolutely here, today and I tell you I am to begin my final journey to wellness, literally, figuratively and with that full zest for life I remembered having the first time my Father brought this plan home with him in 1984 when I was fourteen, and said to me, “My doctor introduced me to this book…”
Hello, Thursday, February 3. Thank you for being you. I kiss you on the face.
Thank you, friends. Thank you, Dad. And Thank you, Dr. Atkins.