A Whole New Adventure

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I have a new adventure to document on my blog. The quest to lose weight, a ton of it hopefully. I would like to lose 40 pounds in by 2014. I know that is a hefty goal but I am really tired of hating my body and not being able to wear the things that I want to. I have separated abdominal muscles still from when I was pregnant and had polyhydramnios. When I had my liver biopsy about 2 months ago the doctor that did the ultrasound couldn't do that biopsy in the normal location due to the severe split in these muscles and even said "You can see a plastic surgeon and get those muscles fixed you know".... Gee, thanks Mr. Does he want to pay for that? Haha, because I would gladly do it! I basically still look pregnant if I wear tight shirts, I know that wont go away completely but it isn't helped by the fact that I have extra weight on my frame. I wanna see these love handles melt away!

I have a genetic tendency to insulin resistance which we discovered when I was going through infertility treatments so this means that my body doesn't process starch the same way that a normal body does. My insulin level (not my sugar level) is higher than it should be therefor I don't burn my adipose (fat) stores. My body stores more fat and sugar because it thinks that it needs it and doesn't allow me to burn it. So the running that I was doing and the cardio that I like is counter productive. My doctor told me that I need to stop the cardio and only do muscle confusion weight type exercises because building my endurance will actually make it even harder for me to lose weight. So cardio will make me heavier.... nice.

My doctor and I talked and I worked out an eating plan with him. I need to eat no starches and carbs because my body cannot process them without storing all of them. I need to eat tons of protein, which is hard for me because I am not much of a meat eater and lots of veggies. Did I mention that I am sort of picky about veggies?

My goal is to eat 30 grams of protein at each meal. Three meals a day. I have never eaten three meals a day either so that will be new.

Oh yeah, no diet coke, that might kill me. HOW CAN I LIVE WITHOUT DIET COKE!?!?!?!

I am going to document my journey here for all of your to see! I am going to share healthy recipes and my progress photos also =)

This mornings breakfast was my first 30g protein breakfast:
3 eggs just fried in a pan with no butter and 1/2 cup cottage cheese. Water (not diet coke, boo!).

Go Me!
  1. im excitied to follow! & good for you!! I need to get back on the bandwagon. i.just.love.food.so.much. haha

    1. I do too =( I dont eat because I have to, I eat what I eat because I love it and it sounds delicious. I need to try and train my brain not to think that way, ugh!