(Annette - school_sec)
My starting place was 258 I remember having
the same feelings when I started on this woe and on this board.
Please give this woe eating a try. It does work and it is
easy to do because you don't have to weigh or measure anything.
When I first started on this woe, I couldn't
even walk to the end of my driveway without feeling tired
or winded. Bending over to tie my shoes took my breath away
(literally). And I was tired, always tired. I'd given up ever
losing all the weight I wanted to lose and reconciled myself
that I would always be too large for the clothes in the woman's
My DH and family gave me a very bad time about
my weight loss efforts to the point where I didn't even want
anyone to know I was trying yet again to lose weight...because
afterall we all knew that I might stick with it for a week
or two but before a month was up my losses would be regained
and probably then some. Plus my DH vocally added his lack
of support telling me it was a "bad" diet, "not
healthy" etc. It didn't matter to him that research in
the book supported it or that it is virtually the same as
the diet my brother's doctor gave him to try avoid becoming
When I started this woe, all I wanted to do
was lose 15 pounds so I could get into the size 24 suit (that
had been let out as far as it could be let out) that I wore
to my son's wedding, so that I could wear it to my niece's
An amazing thing happened to me, I found this
board and discovered I was not alone. That others had the
same problem with carbs and oh my gosh...it actually works.
I didn't have to be hungry all the time. I didn't have to
be tired all the time. I could stay awake past 8 pm if I wasn't
in a carb-coma.
I even decided to give exercise (walking)
a try. I admit I almost gave up on walking...at first my DH
trying to be "helpful" came with me. Big mistake,
his stride is much bigger than mine and I wasn't in shape
to walk at his pace or his distance. Once I decided to do
it solo, my first few days it was just a couple of houses
down the street. Eventually I made it all the way around the
block without getting winded.
Now on occasion DH decides to join me on my
evening walks, and I get frustrated all over again...but now
its because he walks too slow and wants to stop to soon. What
a difference this woe has made in my life. I encourage you
to give it a try and to post frequently.