Ok, I thought this was pretty funny. I was talking to a friend at work today about my diet. For those of you who don't know, I am on a CKD (cyclical ketogenic diet). Anyway, I am only doing this for about 6 weeks.... ok, ok here is some background on me and why I chose this diet
I am 6'2, WAS 182 lbs. I have a slim frame and EVERYONE would say I was crazy when I said I wanted to lose some weight. "You're so thin" they'd say. Well, I didn't feel so thin. My response would be...."Well, you see me with clothes on." You don't see the fat that I see. ANYWAY, my boyfriend and I have been dating since January. He is a personal trainer and we were talking one day. He told me about the CKD he goes on for about 8 weeks in the summer. Very briefly, this diet includes low carbing during the week (20 g carbs a day) and "carbing up" on weekends. Also, lots and lots and lots (did I mention lots? hehehe) of cardio and weightraining, and ab workouts.
Ok, I am off topic..... so I decided that since I was going to Hawaii in May (which is now only a little over a week away) that I should try to get rid of some of the fat I saw on my body. (by the way, my bf is tagging along to Hawaii!!!)
To make a long story short.... I have been doing the CKD for almost 5 weeks (only 1 more to go!!!) and I am now at 165 lbs. I have lost at least an inch off my waist (haven't measured in a couple weeks) and my abs are a bit defined......
Even though I only am doing this for a bit longer, this has given me a whole new way to look at weight loss. So, to get on with the funny part of my story..... My friend at work today did Atkins a few years ago and we were talking about how I am almost done my CKD. She said, "Now, you're going to be messed up for life! Even though you're not on the diet, you'll always be thinking before you eat something.... jeez, that's a lot of carbs, or that's too much sugar!!!" She said this like it was a bad thing.
I see what this diet has done for me and I hear about all of your great results and I say, if doing this has "messed me up for life" because I am ALWAYS going to be thinking about carbs, then I say....... I am going to be happy being "messed up!"
I think all of you are GREAT for deciding this is a woe for you! Honestly, if I had a lot to lose, I would do Atkins in a heart-beat...
From now on, I will be looking at the carb intake on everything I eat and I think that being that kind of messed up is a GREAT thing!
I am still going to be reading on this board and posting because I think you are a wonderful group of people!! Also, I will post my final results next week (or when I get back from Hawaii) plus before and after pics on the fitness/nutrition/personal training site my boyfriend and I have (or will have very shortly)!!!!
I wish all of you continued success with this woe.......