I have been out of touch for a month. Vickie in that time you went private. If you are still checking in here I DO WANT TO READ YOUR BLOG. Helen has my email address. Please send me the password or whatever I need to get to the blog.
Much is changing in my life. I will be confirmed on Pentecost. I will be a Catholic. I am being given a new way to look at life and myself. Many scales have dropped from my eyes. The combination of counseling and RCIA classes have given me new lenses. I am grateful.
Again I learn the lesson of calories. I bought a couple of books touting the benefits of low glycemic carbs and weight loss. As I dearly wanted to hang on to bread, pasta and cookies I put the diet plan into action. I also decided to count calories again. I want to weigh 150 lbs. so I ate 1500 calories a day, including many low glycemic carbs. The outcome will not shock anyone. I gained weight.
My body wants protein, dairy, veg and fruit with small amounts of whole grains, legumes and potatoes thrown in for good measure. Sugar and flour in any amounts stall weight loss, pack on the pounds, and make me feel sick. I am very sad about this seeming life time sentence of deprivation.
But...I have a choice to look at my body type through new lenses. Some people have blue eyes and some have brown. Some people can well utilize carbs and some can't. I am a can't. It is genetic. I can tilt at windmills or accept the obvious. I accept the obvious. I am learning about "offering up" my trials and tribulations. I am offering up my sorrow at not being able to tolerate carbs. I am also anticipating joy in learning to practise mortification with my habit of overeating.
Okay all for now. Take care. Bea