Surviving The Carb Crash

I’m not sure how many grams of carbohydrates I had been taking in on a daily average, but I do know that about 18-48 hours after you begin the Atkins diet, you can go through, what I call, a “Carb Crash.”  Here is how I define it: Carbohydrate Crash – when your body reacts to a significant decrease in daily carbohydrates.  Symptoms may include a … Read more

Started My Diet and Exercise Today

After too long, it’s time to start exercising and eating better. I started my 6-week challenge on the Bowflex.  Just got the Bowflex before Christmas and took a few weeks to try out several different exercises.  But, I started their six week challenge today. I also went back to the Atkins diet.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The low carb diet … Read more

Going Atkins… Again… This Time For Life

I’ve probably started the Atkins diet 7 to 10 times over the last decade.  I’ve tried other diets as well, but I always come back to this one.  The reason I come back to Atkins is because I know it works.  My blood pressure comes down into healthy, normal ranges My blood sugar stays within a very healthy range My LDL and overall cholesterol come … Read more

Day 3 and Still Going

Just a quick update… I am completely out of shape.  I used to run 5 – 10 miles with no problem, but that was half a lifetime ago in college.  I am building toward running the entire mile, but for now it is run/walk for the mile.  Each day I have been able to increase my running distance by .1 of a mile.  But, lot’s … Read more

Month 1, Day 1

Well, it has begun! I’m taking on a new challenge.  A 26.2 mile challenge. I’ve had 3 “To Do” goals before I reached an age when I couldn’t do them any longer: Run a marathon Bungee Jump off a tall bridge Skydive Today it is the beginning of getting ready for the first goal.. because I can’t do #2 and 3 until I’ve done number … Read more

29 pounds, and still falling

Just a quick update…. Have lost 29 pounds now.  I haven’t eaten a candy bar in over a month (not even at Halloween).  It’s all feeling pretty good.  Maybe one of these days I’ll post a before and after photo and gross you all out 🙂 Seriously, I feel good.  My blood pressure has come way down, and I will soon get a test for … Read more

18 pounds and counting

It’s not been as bad as I’d thought it would be.  I took about 16 days to go through the induction phase of the Atkins diet.  Atkins has received a lot of crap over the years because they misunderstand things.  The diet itself is actually not that harsh.  But, people believe the induction is the whole diet, when it’s not.  The 2 week induction is … Read more

Here I Go Again – Diet Time

Well, here I go again.  I’m tired of looking at myself in the mirror and seeing too much of me.  But, I’ve been down this road before.  It’s time for a change though.  Last night I was watching Extreme Makeover – Home Edition, and was watching a family where the father had died.  To watch the family without a father was enough for me to … Read more