Thursday, March 01, 2012
The past 3 weeks I've done a Great Job keeping my carbs low and my protein high. I was aiming for a 2:1 carb to protein ratio or better, and I've done that. Most the time I've been more like 1:1.
The first week or so was hard on my stomach, I had this "rock" feeling so much of the time. But now I'm completely adjusted to eating salads and protein at every meal. I don't crave pastas and rice and candy like I used to.
I've had candy or sweets a couple times during this month. But they've been in very low quantities and rare. I used to eat something sweet everyday, so this is an improvement for sure.
The donut shop day was my worst day in February. I definitely should not have bought over a dozen donuts and brought them home! They were great, but completely blew my calories out of the water for 2 days that week.
I didn't weigh myself much the past 3 weeks. I finally did today, and saw that my weight has not budged since I started going lower carb. To me, this means that while I am eating healthier I am still definitely eating too much for what I burn. So, going forward I'm focusing on eating the same as I have been, but smaller single portions, and keeping my calories closer to 1200 - 1300 a day.
Working out has been tricky. My shoulder developed bursitis, which has been a PT setback. I still cannot do the rowing machine or much with my upper body. I have been doing most my cardio on the bike, and a little bit of running, but my arthritic knees have really protested that. So, I'm having to do more low impact stuff right now until my knees and shoulder recover. And, I have to take rest days every other day for the time being.
This all just means I have even more reason to focus on what I am eating , eating less, and paying more attention to my true physical needs & my appetite.