Low carb diet!

I know that I have not blogged in a while. Part of that is because I have been travelling. 2 conferences in one month. The experience was new and enriching. Sometimes I think I love my life so much that I will have trouble transitioning to a full time job! However, the life of a grad student is also inundated with stress. I’m at the proposal editing stage right now. To add to that the TX-DC commute is causing much stress in my life. It’s unsettling to be in constant limbo.

On another note, I had my regular check up. I have also been reading a LOT about hypothyroidism and insulin resistance. I am making a little bit of progress but I need to be making much much more. Outwardly, I feel fit and fine, but inwardly my system is a messed up and the only thing to show for that physically is my weight gain 😦 I am determined however to lose this weight. At least now I know why I wasn’t losing as much weight despite exercise! I am going to have to give up a lot of things that I love to eat *very sad*. However, I can still continue eating meat, fish and seafood. I am so so thankful for that. I need to be on a high protein and low carb diet.

Things that I won’t be eating in the near future include rice, flour, bread, potatoes, sugar, white wine and bananas. The only things that make me sad on this list are rice, sugar and potatoes. The rest I don’t care for so much. I think I can live without eating bread. I am hoping that after a few months I can use whole wheat flour to make rotis and have that when I cook an Indian meal. I love desserts so I am going to have to eat a lot of fruit to compensate for that 😦 And rice, that is a staple. There are some things you cannot eat WITHOUT rice *hint-curry*! Sigh. This transition is going to be difficult, but I am willing to stick with it if it means that I will be healthier and take care of the body that God has given me. I am hoping that my blood work will tell a different story after I have stuck to this diet and exercised. More importantly, I am hoping that in the long term I will be able to eat at least a few servings of rice and dessert a week 🙂