Archive | July 2017

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.