My Weight Loss Tracker


05 April 2009

3 months in. April 2009 - 05/April/2009

Ok - so it has been 3 months now exactly. January - February - March.

It gets easier every day and I must say I LOVE LOVE LOVE living the low carb life. Seriously. Eating out is SO easy. Cooking dinner is SO easy. Lunch is still a bit hard - but that's only cuz lunch has always been hard for me - unless there's leftovers from the night before, then it's easy. lol. and Breakfast. VERY easy.

But I've come to the conclusion - finally - that I've actually found exactly what i've always been looking for. And that is a real true "way of eating for life" that is easy, healthy, and has a side effect of losing weight! haha.

But I've FINALLY given up sugar. Something I've wanted to do for such a VERY long time - even when i was doing low-fat dieting.

But I've come to the realization that - even if I only lost a half a pound every week for the next year, I will lost 26 pounds by this date next year - and I'll be PAST my goal of 160!
And I know there'll be weeks when i lose nothing - and weeks when i lose 2 or 3.

One thing, I know - is that it seems like i've been working out at the gym for YEARS now and yet i'm still only at 180 after gaining/losing/gaining/losing - mainly because my eating wasn't where it needed to be. But now I KNOW that sugar is the culprit. SUGAR is what keeps me fat. NOT fat!
But - now I feel that working out IS actually "worth it" in i'm not just wasting my time going to the gym anymore! lol

And yeah - some times it SUCKS that I can't go and have a reeses peanut butter cup - especially on holidays when those oh so awesome holiday reeses cups come out - but to me, being thin and HEALTHY is soooo much more important than a few seconds of "bliss" that would turn into regret.

I'm just so happy that I've finally found what works. And I don't feel the need to "tweak" anything. 

PLUS 5 more pounds to lose and I can start eating berries again!!!! :P

That is how I'm doing the "rungs" of atkins.
196 - start / induction
191 - rung 1 (more vegees)
186 - rung 2 (dairy)
181 - rung 3 (nuts)
176 - rung 4 (berries)
171 - rung 5 (wine & low carb alcohol)
166 - rung 6 (legumes/beans)
167 - rung 7 (fruits other than berries)
161 (and goal) - rung 8 (starchy vegetables)
156 (god i hope i get that low) - rung 9 (whole grains)

02 April 2009

180 lbs... 02/April/2009

Ok - so first thing is that this week I've been lazy and I haven't gone to the gym at all this past week. Just been lazy.

Wednesday the 25th of March was the last day I went to the gym. I will get my ass back in gear asap - but yeah.

Now. I am at that "point" in my weight loss that I've seen so many times in my life. 180 lbs (give or take a pound or two depending on the day)...this morning I weighed in at 182 yet 4 days ago, on Monday morning, I weighed in at 178.5.

The thing is, about the 180 lb mark - this is the "point" where I usually get to and thing "great! I've done it! I'm soooooooooo close to 170's 'ok' if I get a little lax now"...

But it's not. I mean - literally - I can not tell you HOW MANY TIMES I have been here before and I always turn back.

Why? well - I think it's because I get lazy as well as normally frustrated (being usually on a low-fat diet)...

But I'm not eating low fat now (or ever again). I've finally found something that WORKS and I KNOW I will ABSOLUTELY get down to 170 and then down to 160. Thing is, though - I also know I ABSOLUTELY MUST work out in order to do that. I've been GREAT at working out for 3 months and it's now like that point in time when I feel like "ok, i've done good enough, can't I have a break?"

But after SO MANY FREAKIN' YEARS of doing this - I realize that I CAN'T have a break. A "Break" means getting lazy and going back to where I was before. And I REFUSE REFUSE REFUSE to go back there EVER AGAIN!

So yeah - I think this week has been a learning experience. I almost "needed" to go back and forth between 178 and 182 for the past few days to realize that 178 is where I should be - not 182. It's only a 4 pound difference and there's so many things it could be - but I need to get down to 178 so that my next goal is 176 then 174 then 170 before I know it.

more later!