This beast has been staring me in the face for months. Tonight I finally got on the elliptical. It’s was short and lame, but I did it.
In brighter news, still loving the keto / atkins induction whatever I’m calling it. Had a crazy, but deeply satisfying dinner of rotisserie chicken and a whole avocado, uh, and then some whipped cream.
So far, I’ve dropped about 8 pounds in 11 days. (The last three days have been the same.) I’m hoping some exercise with help my metabolism.
Next up: I really need to find a class of some kind to work out more consistently.
So many stories in this line. So many weight loss lessons, too.
Not thrilled about re-gaining some of the weight. Completely thrilled to have stopped every time.
I’m back on track once again. New lesson: I may have to accept my inability to do anything but some type of low-carb, atkins, keto diet for life. For me, higher carb diet seems to = lethargy, cravings. Low carb = energy, weight loss.
Lately, I’m focusing on getting a more varied and interesting low-carb diet with lots of homemade soups and salads. The next piece: getting back on track with exercise.
I made a killer and easy chicken, cauliflower and mushroom soup yesterday and will post recipe once I refine it.
SW: 204.6. » CW: 170.8 » GW: 155?
Luca and I made keto-friendly fried cheese.
It’s very easy.
Take a bag of Babybel cheese rounds, slice them in half, stuff with pepperoni and pinch them together. Give them a good few seconds in an egg wash, then cover with almond flour. Be sure to season the almond flour (we used Italian seasoning), then give them about 5-10 seconds in some incredibly hot oil. Dip in ranch.
Reason #2557272515638449 why I love this diet.
Mother of God.
Everyone probably knew this was coming.
I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS COMMERCIAL
The world is just awesome
I’m really glad I clicked play.
Just did a whole post, then realized I was glossing over some hard facts.
My starting weight was 204.6. My lowest weight was 143.8.
I went back to 150 pretty quickly but was not concerned. I have a muscular frame, had stopped working out 6 days a week, and am not sure 143 is maintainable for me. Fine.
I stuck to 150 for quite some time, then 153, then 155.
I still wasn’t concerned. Eating was still ok. Occasional treats. Not much exercise.
Then 160, 163,166. That’s when I really stopped and realized I had regained 20 damn pounds out of 60… And some of my replacement wardrobe wasn’t going to work anymore… And I was eating ice cream EVERY NIGHT.
So I stopped.
I’m doing Atkins induction (see previous post for the why). I have lost about five pounds and am at 160.6. That pleases me because I really want to get back in the 150s.
I obviously still have some work to do on the “diet is not a diet, it is a lifestyle”
To kick start my weight loss again, I’m doing hard-core high-protein low-carb and its going great.
Although the diet is boring and not particularly healthy long term, my body responds so well to it. With so much protein I’m never hungry.
Last time I did this, I lost more than 10 pounds in five weeks. (Although the last few weeks, I was adding in more carbs.) I then converted to a more relaxed higher protein diet for the rest of my 60-pound weight loss.
I also find this diet helpful for breaking my addiction to salty chips.
Anyway, one week in an I’m down 5 pounds. And I get to eat bacon (a lot) so that’s great.
I’ve mostly been lurking lately trying to drink in all the Tumblr fitsporation after falling off my good habits for a while. I’ve started to do a higher protein diet, and whenever I get in the groove with this I wonder why I ever stopped.
For people working to maintain significant weight loss, it really does take a long time to understand how much food and how many treats you can let back in to your diet.
I had lost just over 60 pounds, but didn’t feel like I was going to try to keep off the last 5 pounds…. which brings me to the other 15.
Bottom line, I had started having chips at work every day, added way too many carbs in general and wad snacking throughout the evening. That’s definitely what did it. I never went back to truly BAD eating — no plates of French Fries for lunch, but “treats” were no longer treats. They were happening all the time.
Now for the good news… I haven’t crossed what for me was a point of no return (170). In the old days, 170 was my “light weight.” I’m at 163.4 now and am hoping to get in the 150s again very soon.
I think I’ve decided that the high end of 150s is too high though, and it doesn’t give me enough wiggle room, so I should likely aim for a *range* of 5 pounds from 150-155.
Also on the agenda: kick starting the exercise regime. More to come on that later.