So Far So Good

So, I have been following a LCHF diet (Low Carb High Fat) since July 5th.  My starting weight was 239.  Today I got on the scale and am 233.5.  Can we all say yeah!!!!!  I am not hungry, which I should stress, I am not craving sweets either.  I admit this morning is the first time I am starting to get over the low carb withdrawal symptoms.  Thank goodness.  Not too bad, but enough to bug me.  I also want to through out there something I noticed this week, I was not tired in the afternoon.  This is a big change for me.  I started a new job back in March, where I now work in a cubicle, and every afternoon I am so tired.  Of course I would eat something sweet to give me more energy.  Mistake, yep, still tired, but tasted good. 🙂

I understand I have a ways to go, but I also know this is a diet I can eat anywhere.  My new position is a training position where I go all over California.  So this means eating out for four days at a time.  With this diet I know I can do that and not worry about how to accommodate my diet.  All meat is good as well as how it is cooked.  I am a daily weigh in type of gal, so it will be interesting when I return next Thursday (I leave Monday) to see how much weight I have lost.

On the right track – yeah.

This entry was posted on July 8, 2017.

Possible Answer

I want it now.  Does that sound about right.  I want it now, I want to see result immediately – hey I gave up all the good stuff now reward me.  I was walking around my building today during my break and those were the thoughts, the beginning of a diet is always the hardest.  There are no immediate results, unless it’s headaches from giving up sugar/carbs.  You may lose a pound or two, but you can’t see it (plus we all know it’s just water weight anyway). But I see this as the answer, the first days have no visual reward so we tend to cheat, have that one piece of candy, that extra helping of pasta.

I admit it, my starting weight this time around was 239.  I was 219 in December.  Ugggg, but a girl has to start somewhere, right?  Well this is my somewhere.  I started on Tuesday, what a day lets make a new start on July 4th.  When I got on the scale this morning I saw 235.7.  Yeah.  Again, I can’t see it anywhere, but much happier seeing it go the other direction.  I tell one of my friends who is doing a program that same thing, even if it’s not a large weight loss it is still moving the other direction.

Of course, I enjoy looking and reading about others who have achieved the dream of losing 100 pounds, it’s wonderful to know it can be done.  I understand they did not take a magic pill, they did not wake up one morning free of all the weight.  Whether low carb, calorie counting or weight loss surgery it all takes work.  Of course as I was reading one of the entries I read a gal state she wanted to lose the weight now while she was still young enough to enjoy it, not when she was 50 or 60.  Oh my – I am 51.  I don’t feel that if I lost the weight I wouldn’t enjoy it.  What does everyone else think?

So, here it is peeps, looks like I am back on track.  Please feel free to comment.  I need all the support I can get.

This entry was posted on July 6, 2017.

Why So Hard

Why does this have to be so hard?  Why is it I can make every excuse to not follow a healthy eating plan?  I don’t expect it to be easy, but these past few weeks I have put on weight.  I know what needs to be done, I know the steps to take, but for some reason I continue to say “tomorrow”.  I know I am not alone but it doesn’t make it any easier.  I wanted to provide an update, that I know I need to get this done, each day seems to add more weight, when I should be going the opposite direction.

This entry was posted on July 2, 2017.

Fallen Again

Yep, I fell again.  So true to form.  Why is dieting, life change or whatever so hard.  You know you need to lose the weight, you have the tools to lose the weight, you know every possible step there is to lose the weight yet you don’t if anything you gain a couple of pounds.  Does everyone feel this way.  I see others who have done it, they have achieved their goals.  I feel like such a loser that I have not managed to ever achieve my goal weight.  Let me say it is not a ridiculous amount it would put me at high normal (whatever normal is).  Yes I can get to onerland.  But that is as far as it goes.  I say the same thing every time I do – I will not ever gain it back. HAHAHAHA.

So, I am aback on my plan.  Did well yesterday, but so tired and so sore from our BBQ the day before.  I feel much better today.  I need to set an exercise schedule and stick to it.  I will set this up to so that I can post my weekly weigh ins.  I hope that at some point we can have a group of individuals working together to achieve their dreams.

This entry was posted on June 6, 2017.

Why are Fridays so Hard?

Why does it feel so much harder to follow some basic guideline on the weekend?  It’s like if you don’t have a set work schedule its a free for all with food.  It was even more irritating to have gained 1/2 pound.  I didn’t over eat, but I did have KFC.

I did do my walking, even though I admit I was feeling very lazy.  I need to go to the store, but am afraid of what I may get.  It is hard when Fridays are off a bit because my husband is not home to grill, that means it’s fast food or a restaurant.  I have been thinking about what to cook – see this is where if I was prepare I would be doing so much better.

Wishing everyone else is doing better on their program.

This entry was posted on May 27, 2017.

Survived The Dentist

Yep, made it through the dentist, a little uncomfortable (had a tooth pulled) but not too bad.  Did it affect my eating?  You bet, did I lose any weight? NO.  I eat less and remain the same.  I know, I know I shouldn’t be weighing myself everyday, but for now I will accept this is who I am.  For me it’s about accountability.  I need the daily reminder (yes I can see in the mirror) of where I am at.  I was thinking this morning about all the things I would do and be able to do if I lost the weight.  I think I will create a running list that can be added to as the ideas come.  I would like to open this list up to everyone.  I will try to have the list up and going this afternoon.

This entry was posted on May 25, 2017.

Appointments We Hate

Well I have a dental appointment today, all I can think about is the fact I will eat less, having gum work. That should not be a goal of going to the dentist. Does anyone else ever think the same?

I did get on the scale and was down half a pound even after eating what I want yesterday. You know the game – I will start tomorrow so I need to eat all I can today. Now I know I am not the only one to do this. What sucks is that we can put on an additional pound or two when we play that game. Let the fun begin.

See you later

This entry was posted on May 24, 2017.

Welcome to my journey

I am tired of getting on the scale and letting it decide whether I am doing good or not.  I have read all the articles, heard all the discussions that we shouldn’t let the scale have that type of control, but it does.  I have also read the articles that state if you go off your plan, just get right back on.  Sounds great.  But if losing weight were that easy, no one would be fat.  There is no magic pill, no easy way to do it.  In all the time I have lost weight it has been work.  I just wish I could have stayed at it.

I am sure we all say the same thing – tomorrow will be better.  I will stay focused, I will not eat that cookie that is sitting in my desk.  I will not eat the extra slice of pizza at dinner tonight.  But if you are anything like me you will.  You will not feel good about it, but you will do it by saying I will get back on my plan later.  Or better yet one cookie won’t hurt.  Your right one won’t, but the second, third and forth just might.

We all know it can be done, we see the article, we watch TV.  Yes, there are people who can and if they are lucky they are able to keep it off.  I am sure you have heard the stories about the Biggest Loser where they regained their weight, and in some cases even more than they lost.  It can be disheartening to know that not only is it a struggle to get it off, it is a whole different struggle to keep it off.  Does the battle never end?

I am looking for like minded people to band together, to help keep up the motivation.  Hear the struggles, the successes and share what works for us and what didn’t.  I can’t guarantee that I will lose the weight, but I know I need to give it at least one more try.

This entry was posted on May 23, 2017.