Update: Doing great, feeling great :)
Well, today is two weeks, and I have not fallen off the proverbial wagon. That may not seem like a big deal to some, but it is for me, as before, I was not able to go even one or two days without sweets because of my addiction. I am now, by and large, sugar-addiction FREE!! Even when my unit at the hospital where I work was having a party, I was only slightly 'mentally' tempted by the goodies, but my body did not crave them. Hallelujah!! I did not get on the scale when I began, because I knew it would depress me and only be a hindrance....but I DO know my clothes are already significantly looser, so much so that people are starting to notice. I have been keeping the carbs in the very low range (around 20). I have stopped draining my bank account buying Atkins products, and my new breakfast routine is Primal Fuel made with sugar-free almond milk. I am almost NEVER hungry! And I feel great! I have been on anti-depressants for many years, and even when I took them faithfully, they did not seem to help much. Since I have started eating this new way, I have been much better emotionally, too. I have energy, and though I am tired at the end of my 12-hour shifts, I am not drained.
Thank you, Mark, for what you do. I finally have real hope that I will NOT always have to be fat.
Awesome, Loren! Here's to kicking the sugar demons where it hurts.
Congratulations! Stick with it and all sorts of different things will taste SO MUCH better than sugar, you'll never go back!
"If man made it, don't eat it." ..Jack LaLanne
"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are.
If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." ..Richard Feynman
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Go for it, theres no looking back now!