Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The last two weeks were - interesting. After I lost the initial 5 pounds of glycogen and water, I was sitting at the same weight for the rest of the time. The scale did not budge until this morning, the first day of Phase 2. It's nice to see the reward of being disciplined. Today I celebrated with oatmeal and fresh strawberries from my garden. I'm just hoping my body is not greedily glomming on to the carbs and pasting them back on my waist. On the other hand, now I have fuel to burn; time to face Cammy the Cruel at the gym tonight!
I shouldn't call her that - she's a good instructor, just really tough.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Even though I don't want to get hung up on weight, I was getting tired of my clothes getting slowly tighter and tighter. I've made a few changes over the past year that did diddly-squat for halting this process, so I decided to give my metabolism a real kick in the butt by repeating the South Beach diet. I did it about 7, 8 years ago with good - but not permanent - success. This time around, with everything I've learned from SP, I hope I can make it last. Lost 5 pounds the first week which is to be expected. I know it's not "true fat" but at least it's a sign that something is happening.
I don't think carbs are "bad" but maybe I've got to be more restrictive. I've never met a pastry I didn't like, and baked goods are everywhere, easy to buy, easy to make, easy to grab and throw in my lunch bag. Low carb food takes more time to prepare but I've just got to take the time, at least for now.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Today's Spark Coach video was really interesting. I've long thought that height/weight charts aren't realistic for me - the last time I was at my "ideal" weight I was in hospital with the first bout of Crohn's Disease, having lost 10kg or so in a couple months. It was good to hear my belief confirmed by a dietitian. It was also a good reminder that I really don't have any weight-related health problems. My blood pressure, lipids, and blood sugar are great and I'm able to do most anything I want to. When I have to run for the bus or the commuter train, I can recover my breath within about a minute and I don't feel like I'm going to pass out. So there are lots of good things about my health and fitness levels. I don't think I'm entirely at my "happy weight" emotionally, and I'll continue to work on that, but at least healthwise I'm good
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