My thoughts on day 7
Monday, February 04, 2013
I have been at this since April 2012. I started at 261. In February I had lost 53 pounds and was 208. Which is my half way mark. I don't know what happened whether my motivation slipped or I got to feeling down but the holidays hit I ate like there wasn't going to be a tomorrow.
After Christmas I felt bloated, ashamed, and realized I had put back on 21 pounds. I was eager to get back on track and found that the low carb low fat restricted diet plan my doctor gave me ( I am healthy, no diabetes, low blood pressure, great cholesterol level-- just a weight loss plan) was almost impossible to follow again. I was starving. I found myself going for 3-4 days and then binge eating. Throughout January I kept up exercise in between failures and was able to get off 8 of those 21lbs gained.
I turned to SP for support and found just that. I realized I wasn't eating enough fat or calories to feel satiated and that would lead to binging. I got great advice from friends of my subscribed teams. I have added in fat and more calories keeping with the low carbs.
I have a goal of making 14 days.. I said I would add more water and not weigh everyday. Adding in more fat and calories and exercise at least 30 minutes per day. I have been able to add these things and don't feel starving. I did weigh after 3 days and was already down 5lbs. I haven't weighed since and will weigh in tomorrow.
I am hoping that the appetizers I made and ate during Super Bowl that were from low carb recipes won't wind up being something that has set me back any. But we will see tomorrow. I am excited to see if these changes have been worthwhile. Will be weighing in tomorrow!