Thursday, April 19, 2012
I never posted my New Year's goals. I don't remember much of what I was going to write down, but I do remember my weight loss goal for the year. If I want to reach that goal now, I'll have to lose 1.4 pounds/week. I don't have much experience losing at that high of a rate, is it do-able? I don't know. Perhaps: I've very recently changed my diet and I can feel the weight starting to melt off of me.
Today was day six of keeping my saturated fat intake below 20g/day. This is much, much, much lower than what I'd been consuming before, and all but eliminates dairy from my diet. I'm doing this for medical reasons, not as a fad diet, and I'm committed to continue it for at least 100 days. Some early data indicates overall calories are down (and I'm not feeling as hungry overall and snacky in the evenings.) I'm about to take up swimming again (starting tomorrow!) It's hard for me to believe such a big calorie shift won't result in weight loss.
Even though this post is full of numbers, I'm not actually all that focused on the scale. I only weigh myself once a week if that. I'm mostly focused on healing. It's going fairly well. :)
I hope all of you long-lost sparkfriends are doing well out there. xo