You are not alone, Jimmy Moore is there..
One of the toughest things about living “A Low-Carb Life” is feeling like you are going it alone. in 2003 I felt that way, it was when I started doing Atkins. I felt as if I was on an Island. I felt like no one understood what I was going through. People treated me different. People would often tempt me with foods they knew I was trying not to eat. There was literally no one I could talk to for support. The only resource I had was this book, the Atkins diet. I lost 50 pounds, got within shooting distance of my goal, and then fell off because it felt so foreign to what everyone else was doing. In those days there was no Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube or twitter. I remember feeling so alone. Luckily You are not alone. more “The name is Moore,,,,, Jimmy Moore.”
Week 1 in Review
LaTonya has completed week one so we sat down to review week one. I decided to record this conversation on video. We want people to see and hear what it means to start a low-carb life. I don’t want to make people think it is easy. In this video I think it is very clear that LaTonya is fighting years more “LaTonya Owens Week 1 Review”
Reading labels is the key
When I first started Atkins in 2003, I was lost. This was when I was working in Connersville Indiana. I remember that the head of security, Sgt. James Burton, had lost a considerable amount of weight in a short time. It seemed like everyone was talking about it. Some people even had commented that he was sick and losing weight too fast. It was around that same time I hurt my back and it seemed to never heal. My doctor made an off the cuff remark about all the extra weight will probably make it harder for my back to fully recover.
The next day as I was leaning against a column at work using it to help me stand upright, that is when Burton happen to walk by. I asked him how he lost his weight so fast and he told me about cutting out bread, pasta and eating only meat, nuts and cheese. That day I started. I remember buying cold cuts on the way home and eating them instead of stopping for my usual snack at the gas station. Later I found out that it was the Atkins diet. I bought the book, read it cover to cover, lost the weight, and my back stopped hurting. I started May 15th and by Labor Day had lost 50 lbs.
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- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of bacon
- 1/4 spinach
- 1/4 cup of mushrooms
- Olive Oil (I would have used butter, but this was from the work cafeteria)
- 20 ounces of water
From Carb Addiction to Freedom
The definition of addiction is “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, such as narcotics according to Dictionary.com. That was life 8 weeks ago. My drug of choice was not a narcotic or alcohol. My vice was food. Chewy, gooey, salty or sweet, a delicate treat or lots of carb with little meat. Food has been was my drug of choice for all of my adult years. It was my comfort and in some ways my friend when I didn’t feel like I had anywhere else to turn. more “Ketosis Brought Me From Carb Addiction To Freedom- You can do it too!”