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Six and a Half Weeks!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

I have officially hit 25 lbs weight loss in 6 1/2 weeks! I am super happy!! I have been flirting with the 25 lbs for a few days now. I would get to 24, and go back to 21, and then get to 24 again. Today I am solidly at 25 lbs gone! I love LCHF!

Where I am now:
Every morning I take my fasting blood sugar and weigh on my bathroom scale. I accept that fluctuations happen from day to day and refuse to beat myself up when one day is slightly higher than the day before. This has been a self-sabotaging area for me in the past. Now, I have accepted that this is going to happen and do not binge on unhealthy foods because I haven't lost anything in a particular day. Every few days I am still using my urine keto sticks. I have been in ketosis since I started testing on Dec 2, 2013. Probably even before that, but that is the first day I could test. Once I have lost the weight I will add more veggies, and some fruits back into my diet, but I have been rigid about my food intake during the weight loss stage. I don't allow myself to cheat. Once a cheater always a cheater (in my book).

I DO NOT LOG everything I eat EVERY DAY! On the days it shows I am under 1000 calories, it is because I have NOT logged all of my food for that day. I do not beat myself up for that either. I have to have a balance between being rigid about some things and relaxed about others. I know what I am eating, and if I get busy and can't log something on any particular day, I don't sweat it. Please DO NOT think that my food log tells the whole story. It does NOT!

I had a few days in there where I was craving unhealthy carbs something awful.I resisted eating them. Then I realized it wasn't that I was hungry, it was an emotional issue. Being able to separate true hunger from emotional hunger is HUGE!

I have celiac... I can't eat anything with gluten. I had several stuck points where I would go days without losing. It was hard, because the first 21 lbs came off so fast. These last 4 lbs have taken a couple of weeks of going up and down.

Some things I think helped me:
I did not freak out over the weight changes.
I did not switch up a bunch of stuff at once.
I did increase my work outs from pretty much 1-2 a week, to 3-4 a week. I work out very little due to other health issues.
I kept my carbs low despite the cravings for unhealthy carbs.
I Increased my water intake.
I added a magnesium supplement.
When in doubt I added more fat, but ONLY a little bit. I didn't go nuts with it.

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    Congratulations on the 25 lb loss, especially over the holidays!

    1461 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/20/2014 2:13:36 PM
    Excellent progress, and I don't mean just the scale number!
    1472 days ago
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