So, Extreme Is My Middle Name

Yeah, I’m going all out here.  That’s kind of my style though…

For a little history:

I’m a big girl. I’ve always been a big girl. I started my period  a few months after I turned 11 and was wearing a girl’s size 14. By the next year I was a 10, and then a 12, and then, and then, and then.. I’ve been a size 10 3times in my life since then. Once was when my little ‘boyfriend’  broke up with me and told me he’s ‘go back out’ if I lost 40 lbs. I lost 30, looked amazing and laughed in his face when he wanted to be ‘cool’ again.  We do dumb things when we’re 14. I lost it all by puking and starving. I will. never. do. that. again.

When I moved to South America I was a size 16. Somehow in a  year of eating fresh food and walking a lot I came home wearing a size 10. Didn’t even know it. (I wore skirts the whole year).  When I got off of the plane my mother freaked out and asked what was wrong with me.  I got all excited and started working out like crazy for the rest of that year.  Like, 2 hours a day at 4am.  I got down to a size 6 for about 5 minutes. A year and a half later when I got married, I was back up to a 12/14.

So then I had 4 kids. I got up to 18/20. Not fun. So last year after I had Eden I got serious about my health. I don’t want to be this kind of mom.  I got tested and found that I have similar food sensitivities/allergies to what my children all have. Surprise…not.  So I cut all wheat and corn out of my diet. I got serious about losing weight.  But to lose it I was eating crazy careful, and working out twice a day, burning 400-550 EACH TIME. I lost almost 60lbs from April to December and won the Atlanta Mommas Biggest Loser contest. It felt so good to have a challenge, but I knew I couldn’t keep it up.  I just couldn’t maintain that lifestyle.  By February I had gained 15 lbs back. Which made me all depressed, and retarded.

I got so overwhelmed by the restricted diet that I started eating stuff I know I shouldn’t I know how it affects me, especially corn.  I just could not find the right thing to motivate me to get back on track with my allergies. It’s so overwhelming to go back to looking at every. single. thing.

Not only that, I know that my thyroid and my metabolism are as out-of-whack as could be. My thyroid has been low for years, right on the border of needing medication. And I’ve always had to work out twice as hard as anyone else I know to lose weight.  It doesn’t make sense.  I’ve always felt like I need to recharge my metabolism but didn’t know how.

Enter this extreme plan… My friend had been doing this HCG diet and it’s amazing. I’ve seen her struggle and work her butt off to try to lose weight. I know how she ate, and it was healthy.  But her metabolism was jacked up, too.  So when I saw how she was able to drop weight we started talking. And I learned what the hypothalamus has to do with the price of beans… ya know.  it made so much sense to me, and I really just crave the idea of giving my metabolism a chance to reset.

And to me, one of the big benefit is that, although this is extremely restricted, it naturally cuts out all of my food allergens.  And it also cuts out dairy and oats, my dirty little secret. I know that they bother me. I have noted the reactions I  have. But DANG IT!!! What is going to be left to eat??

I’ll deal with that later, but for now it’s a relief to have a list of what to eat and keep it at that. Simple, for once.

They say on this diet that you can lose sometimes 1-2lbs a day. Seems crazy, I know. Ultimately, I just want to consider this as a detox. I want my body reset.  I’m going to go for 40 days.  Ready, set…..go.


One response to this post.

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