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...