Saturday, August 04, 2012
It's not that I lost very much weight. Actually my weight is only about 2.5 lbs. lower than it was last summer at it's lowest point. It still feels like a huge difference to me that my weight is under 130 lbs. for the first time today since I was 16 (I'm almost 49 now). The biggest change is in the amount of belly fat that I have lost. There is only very little left which means I can fit into a size 4 in most cases.
The other part that is very significant is that I ate 70% of my calories in fat and did not have to count calories or eat less than I was hungry for.
I have been on a low-carb diet (below 50 grams of carbs/day) for about 5 months with a few breaks in between, usually due to not being very skilled yet in finding quick and easy substitutes when I'm not eating at home.
It looks like I'm finally getting better at it and the results are showing.
I think that my new goal weight is going to be around 124 lbs. but it may be a very slow process to get there if I want to gain rather than lose muscle in the process. I'll give it about 6 months and see where I'll end up.