Monday, June 23, 2014
I've always wanted to write fiction... On my goal board is to write a minimum of 3 hours per week but I have been failing miserably.
I am going to push writing up on my priority list! I can write and I will write!
I have a few stories that I'm thinking about... And I think that even if I can't sit down and write - which is hard in the school holidays, I need to take notes when I come up with ideas and even if I'm not actually writing, I am thinking about writing and hopefully this will help me to focus when the girls go back to school in September as I will have a head start!
Monday, June 16, 2014
Wow - I can't believe how much time has passed! I'm already at around day 17!
I've been reading more of the New Atkins book and attempting the Induction phase, which is 20g net carbs a day. I'm finding that I am satisfied most of the time.
I am still not giving in to night time mindless eating - giving in is the wrong way to put it as it hasn't been hard to stop doing it, I just don't need to. And this is HUGE for me. Especially as I have been on my own (with the girls) for a week now. Normally when I am on my own in the evenings I used to go crazy in the kitchen, on the rampage for a quick hit of sugar, salt, soft or crunchy or all of the above! I just don't need to. I even watched two episodes of a TV show last night and didn't eat anything after dinner.
I did gain back 1lb this weekend. I know why, I was not tracking anything. I also bought some Atkins Indulgence treats and decided that I should try 3 of them yesterday (I am supposed to have no more than 1 per day!). They are not bad and I think they will help me to stay longer in the Induction Phase.
I am down to 189lbs. On Friday I was 187.8 so I'm up a little, but I'm not too worried. I set myself a goal to be 185 by our vacation which is in just under 4 weeks so I should be able to manage it - as long as I stick to the plan, track what I eat and measure... and have no more than 1 indulgence a day!
I feel better although my back has been giving me some pain. I did some swimming over the weekend and am feeling like my belly is smaller. I tried on a pair of jeans that were tight last time, and they were not as tight but I have a way to go yet.
I need to focus on my vacation goal and see if I can beat it - and go even lower. There is no reason why not, the only thing stopping me is me!
Wednesday, June 04, 2014
So, even after the bad weekend, I still reported a loss this week so I'm super happy about that.
I am still feeling super excited about the new low carb plan. Seeing a loss, big or small most days certainly helps... although I do prefer the bigger losses for sure! I need to measure myself with a tape. I want to see how my body changes too.
Any cravings? No, not yet. In the evening I am not even going into the kitchen to scout for food, which is what I used to do. I am eating my fill at dinner and find I don't need anything else. I debated having a little cheese before bed last night but I stopped myself. I had some the night before and it took me a while to get to sleep so I skipped it and found I fell asleep quite quickly.
An end to Mindless Snacking? As I mentioned, I am not opening and closing the fridge or the food cupboards in the kitchen these days trying to satisfy cravings. I am not bringing the snacks I used to bring to work. I used to eat a buckwheat granola square - very delicious, only 90 calories and all natural, but they are pretty high carb so I have cut them out. I also used to bring fruit, that is completely out right now too. Yesterday I had a snack at around 3pm. I had 1oz cheese and an all natural turkey pepperoni stick. Today I've cut the cheese and just have a pepperoni stick. I will see how I feel afterwards. Dinner will be late tonight so hopefully I will manage to last without feeling hungry.
Plan Tasks for today:
* Measure myself.
* Book a blood work appointment (I have the requisition from my doctor already).
* Think about rewards for goals... maybe time specific too, to push me harder. Although hopefully going shopping for new clothes will be reward enough! I can't wait to buy myself nice clothes from shops other than Walmart.
Total weight loss since starting the plan on May 28th: 1.4lbs.
Not a huge difference but I think the weekend and TOTM have set me back a little.
So close to the 180s! Hopefully I'll be there tomorrow or Friday!
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