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.
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.
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.