Monday, December 31, 2012
Well today is the last day of the year. I am struggling a little bit. I went off track during Christmas, and it is hard getting back on. Overall, I am still doing better than a year ago, and feel good. It has been a great year for me.
My brother keeps trying to get me to quit low carb. He thinks that now that he isn't cheating, he wouldn't be talking me into Taco Bell, and that I could lose weight on a regular diet, since he is doing it. I am considering it. I can always go back to low carb if I start gaining, and it would be easier, and cheaper to eat meals with my brother.
Always before, the problem was my brother was eating fast food, so whenever I ate with him, the food was horrible. Now he is eating lots of fruit, and veggies, and has lost 50 lbs in the last 5 months, while I have been treading water. I think I just need a change.
Most of all though is the fact that when I do cheat, I gain a LOT of weight. Low carb is amazing if you stick to it, but the consequences when you cheat are rapid water weight gain. Since I have a heart problem, this isn't good. I always say that low carb is fine as long as you stick to it, but I haven't been sticking to it, and when I cheat, I get short of breath, chest twinges etc. I think the problem is staying motivated when I feel so good now. I had a lot more motivation when I was 350, than today.
A few of my Sparkfriends have modified their diet to eat a higher carb allotment, and done well. I will have to be careful, but I have lost weight before on a moderate carb, lower calorie diet. Plus I am still doing lots of exercise. My hope is that I can stay on the new diet , and that when I do have a cheat, it isn't an 8 lb gain.
Please support me in this.