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Week 2 of new diet focus


Monday, July 15, 2013

Last week went well weight wise. I guess I'm in the honeymoon period of low carb dieting. By switching and reducing my carbs, I burned my glycogen stores -- which hold onto a lot of water.

I also ate around 1300-1500 calories a day, trying to stay near 1300. Add to that the workouts that I have been doing, and I have seen results! So this first little bit really helped my motivation to keep going.

The first week, I went from 198-->193. I'm going to keep this up and weigh in again on Saturday and see how well I do this upcoming week. TJ has also been hitting the gym HARD. Ridiculously so -- and eating right, so he lost 11 pounds! I know I can't compete with my boy, but dang it -- I'm going to try! Haha, I lost more %-wise right ;-)

Saturday I went up to Chicago with TJ to see some of my old friends and go to the Cards/Cubs game at Wrigley. We actually got rooftop tickets that had free food and drinks with the ticket price. Now... this is where I stumbled. TJ and I planned ahead that this would be our cheat day. I planned to stay low carb but up my calories. I ate a freakin burger with lettuce wrapped around it--I was serious people.

Now what is going to trip me up is not chocolate. Its salt. Its chips. Its tortilla chips that were freshly cooked. And I caved. Hard. I'm working past it. I now know that I can't just have one chip. That is a delusion. I gobble food. So no chips. No fries. I just can't trust myself to limit that.

Hopefully I'm doing well. I've got all sorts of supplements and vitamins and I'm learning more about what kinds of vegetables are good for this type of low-carb eating and how to best balance this food with my life.

Ania's parents are staying with her now, so I'm staying with Mette again for a few weeks. Moving is becoming stressful. My mom's flipping out about watching my dogs and holding onto my stuff and she claims "not cleaning" which is so far from the truth its hurtful. I'm not going to get into it, but that's a mess of drama that I can't fix and just have to sit there and deal with and take the abuse.

I might have a job interview coming up for a traveling service technician position... so not ideal, but its a job -- which is my whole mindset right now which is DEPRESSING.

So instead of being sad, I'm going to enjoy my nice juicy steak dinner that I'm planning (with Blue cheese on top!) and workout and just keep swimming... emoticon
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RR1_RR1 7/18/2013 9:16PM

    Cool about the job-just keep looking when you get that one. Ive had to take a whole lot of not so ideal jobs lol. Something ideal will come along though Im sure!

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BLINGANDBOWS27 7/18/2013 3:34PM

    I'm low/no carbing it too and boy do I understand the salt OMGGGGGGGGGG that's the worst for me. I love love love salty things but I have to be super careful because I also like to retain water like a freakin' sponge. I think the first few weeks are the hardest but I'm 3 months in and it isn't as difficult as it seems. I get poked fun of about the lettuce wrapped burgers but you just wait till you have to eat a BLT in front of someone. HAHA my friends couldn't stop the day I spread carb free mayo on lettuce and wrapped my bacon and tomato in it - totally feel your pain, LOL... Goodluck to you and you can work through this. I find now meals aren't such a biggie unless you're on vacay. GREAT job on the 5lbs! You're rocking!

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CHODGES83 7/17/2013 11:53AM

    Oh man tortilla chips are the best! Love this "healthy" competition with TJ. Hopefully the job search goes well. Keep swimming!

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PRETTYINPUNK_04 7/16/2013 8:41AM

    I did Low Carb for a while and it is something I recommend if your weightloss has slowed. You do see amazing results if you can stick to it. I am back to eating whole grains though which has slowed down my weight but i have 10 lbs till my goal so its just getting me back into regular eating habits for when i get to maintain.

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BAILEYC87 7/16/2013 12:19AM

    You're doing great!! I loooove salty stuff, too. which stinks because I've started eating gluten free, so most tasty chips are cut :( I only crave chocolate or ice-cream about once a month emoticon

Keep up the awesome work!

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SDLEE514 7/15/2013 3:45PM

    I am the exact same way with tortilla chips. They are my absolute fave and I would sit there and eat the whole bag without practically any regrets. Just be lucky you don't have BOTH a sweet and salty tooth like I do.

Sounds like you're right on track though with your new focus, congrats on your success already!

Best of luck on the job front too, I know it's tough, I'm in a niche field myself, and I ended up working in a terrible job for 5 months before landing one that was exactly what I wanted. Hang in there!

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SKAHONEY4U 7/15/2013 3:23PM

    congrats on losing 5 pounds! i had a couple friends who went to that cubbies game. I heard they lost (surprise..). i want blue cheese topped steak!

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