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    KATHBETH   9,169
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I see changes in my future

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Well, I'm on my 3rd day of a low carb diet and feel great! I do need to find some more snack things as I feel hungry more often. But I'm not "craving" the sweets like I was the 1st day. I don't know if it's mental or not, but I swear my stomach has already gone down. They say a low carb diet allows you to lose a lot of water weight at first and I am sure that is what it is. But my stomach is a little flatter already. I am also down almost 5 pounds already. I know this won't last, but it's great for motivation in the beginning!

We are going to a Christmas Village/Light show tonight and I know there will be goodies there. I am going to allow myself to have a treat. I feel that in the past, I wouldn't allow myself to have anything "not" on the diet and that backfired. It's all in moderation. So I will allow myself a treat, but not go overboard. I am already planning for it and watching my calories for the beginning of the day. We'll see if it will have an affect on my body.

My mom always said she was allergic to carbs because she would puff up and retain so much water. I now realize that I am the same way. And it's amazing what just cutting the carbs for a couple of days will do for me. I am looking forward to seeing what my body will do with the low carb change in the weeks to come.

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KATHBETH 12/6/2010 10:22AM

    I'm not cutting out all carbs, just greatly reducing for a week or so. Basically, no breads or pasta or the like. I have a veggie and ham omelet for breakfast, salad with tuna or chicken for lunch and fish or chicken with veggies for dinner. Snacks consist of veggies, nuts, or I made Jell-o for a treat today :) I know this type of diet is not sustainable forever, but I feel it will/is diminishing my craving for carbs. I plan to eat a South Beach style diet after a week or two. I really try to eat that way anyways (healthy fats and carbs, lots of fish and chicken, etc). But it's the unhealthy carbs that are getting in my way!

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CARRIE1948 12/6/2010 8:01AM

    Are you cutting out all carbs or only specific ones?

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    You're doing great! Read elsewhere that you avoided the goodies at the Christmas event. Yeah for you!!!

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KIKI515 12/5/2010 4:24PM

    Congratulations! Glad you're doing so well!

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    Have a great time! Awesome job on having a plan and congrats on day three!

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NIGHTOCUPS 12/5/2010 10:05AM

    Hope things keep going well for you. It's nice that you found that out about yourself.

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