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Low Carb in Las Vegas!


Monday, August 06, 2012

Well it's pretty darn hot in Vegas! Go figure....it's August, it's the desert, and a few miles from all those dancing fountains in front of the Bellagio......it's dry & dusty!


Which is why I stay indoors a lot when I visit.

So my boss had a meeting I needed to be here for, and today we went over a bunch of details for a big presentation we're giving tomorrow. In the afternoon, I visited my guys that work out here to see how they're doing and to make the rounds. I like the new guy I hired to run this division.....way better than the last guy I had to fire back in April.

Got all that done with plenty of daylight left to go hit the gym (it doesn't get dark here till after 8:00PM), where I got in a great upper body routine in a magnificent gym, followed with 4x two-minute plank intervals (hold the plank for 2 minutes....take a 1 minute break). Some people call planks boring.....I don't know how the hell anything can be boring when your entire core is screaming for relief!

Then I went and had me some Memphis BBQ baby back ribs...no bun, no biscuit, no fries, no cole slaw, even picked the croutons out of the salad (I did order 2 side salads!)

It might get redundant hearing me say it so much, but I continue to be amazed at the differences I'm seeing by ditching the carbs. Yeah, my weight is decreasing slowly (that's the one thing that pisses me off about the low carb mafia.....there's a lot of hype about how fast you can lose weight), but I am doing enough ST to see and know that I'm adding lean muscle and losing body fat, so that does make a difference. But I almost have to puff out my belly to see a bulge these days!

Which is really amazing considering I feel like the protagonist in a Robert Ludlum or Dan Brown novel who has unearthed a worldwide underground conspiracy that is too wild to be true, something that if exposed would alter the course of history, something for which you'd be hunted down and shot if you go public. Yet the facts are undeniable; cutting down carbs has given me results that thousands of miles of running, thousands of miles of biking, thousands of lbs of weights lifted, and meticulous logging of thousands of calories hasn't....a slim me!

I've got a theory brewing on how this all works....at least from my personal experiment of N=1, so more to follow....till then....

Have a great night Spark friends!
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DDOORN 8/13/2012 12:03PM

    Wonderful results! Low-carb can be such a potent way to go for many of us!

Don

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SALONKITTY 8/8/2012 3:54AM

    It does feel like being part of some conspiracy! I've also felt like I was cheating at something because it's been so straightforward and the weight does actually come off, which wasn't my experience before, at all.

I totally agree about the planks. They're not boring at all! They're torturous! You're in pretty great shape to be able to do multiple 2-min planks, wow! I wanna do that someday, too.

All great stuf here in your blog post! emoticon

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SHERYL_B 8/7/2012 11:31PM

    I miss Vegas!

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/7/2012 10:37PM

    I am almost persuaded to give low carb a go and see how it works for me...just as soon as I can figure out how to do so in the land of bread and pastry while eating out at every. single. meal until I can move into the new house.

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BERGBA7 8/7/2012 5:18PM

    Hm... I am a vegetarian and am wondering if I could get to that type of diet myself without eating meat... I think I am going to inform myself and see what I could do to be a vegetarian-low-carb-eater
Great job and a real inspiration.
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PLMITCH 8/7/2012 3:36PM

    The bottom line: This works for you! And I'll have to try planking one of these days!

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MYLADY4 8/7/2012 12:02PM

    Hmmm, going to Vegas the end of September and plan on doing low carb there too (plus with wheat allergy, kinda have too). Looking forward to it.

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VHALKYRIE 8/7/2012 11:02AM

    I wouldn't be surprised if this isn't in the works for the next thriller best seller! But how do you work car chases and helicopters into a conspiracy about making people fat?

Like, Woubbie, I'm not sure where the idea for rapid weight loss came from. Weight comes off fast for those who are very overweight. You and I both started our low-carb journey while fit and already lost most of our body weight. My weight loss is slow and steady, but losing .5lbs per week is still pretty darn rapid compared to losing .5lbs in 3 months!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 8/7/2012 10:38AM

    "low carb mafia"

Too funny. Yeah, I experience the same gnashing of teeth when I low carb it. It is not as quick as they say, at least not at this point in my journey.

Stay strongerrrrrr....

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KANOE10 8/7/2012 9:52AM

    Great job of staying low carb in Vegas. I have found that the small amount of sauce does not hurt you with the ribs.


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WOUBBIE 8/7/2012 9:48AM

    "something for which you'd hunted down and shot if you go public"

Reminds me of poor Dr. Atkins, being called to testify at congressional hearings about "Obesity and Fad Diets". Pah.

I'm not really sure where the misperception about quick weight loss comes from. None of the actual plans tout it per se, other than to point out that you'll lose weight faster than on a low calorie diet. Yet, just like the distorted view that low carb = high protein, it continues to be passed around like an urban legend...

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BILL60 8/7/2012 8:21AM

    Just super!! Hang tough.

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SAFARIBABE 8/7/2012 6:55AM

    I thought you were having a meeting in the gym! What happened to that? LOL So does this low-carb regime mean that the green smoothie guy is....(sniff, sniff) gone????? BTW I had a purple one for dinner last night! emoticon

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LIVELAUFLUV 8/7/2012 5:27AM

    Great to hear the low carb routine is working for you! Enjoy Vegas!

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GLC2009 8/7/2012 12:28AM

    vegas is a great place for the low carb carnivore...all those $10 prime rib dinners, cheap ham and egg brekkies. on and on.
we love vegas. and it's sooooooooooooooo cheap from where we live!!!!! emoticon

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