Well, I gained a couple of pounds back from yesterday's day of eating extra calories. But, it wasn't unexpected. One thing seems to be certain. If I do the carb combining way of eating on most days of the week, I won't gain weight. Will I lo... Read more
Feeling lost without the high.
Today is the next (3rd day) of my diet. That means eating extra calories. So, for breakfast this morning, instead of having half a bagel with an egg like I have been doing all week, I had a brownie, a piece of buttered toast, and a cinnamon be... Read more
My theory is right!
Ok. As of this morning, I have lost an amazing 9 pounds in the last 4 days! Just as I expected, I did gain a pound on Wednesday (the dreaded 3rd day). But I knew that was going to happen, which is why I had the "extra" meal that day. Yesterd... Read more
What's the word I'm looking for?
Ok. Weight loss or lack thereof aside...
Ever since I started the carb combining thing and eating every two hours, I have felt much better in general. Here's where I get a little confused. Although I wouldn't go so far as to say that I f... Read more
A true test of my theories.
As I have stated previously, my experience with dieting has been that on every 3rd or 4th day, my body starts fighting back by gaining weight on a day when it shouldn't have. I have learned that I need to have a "cheat" meal on those days in an... Read more
So far...so good.
I am down another 2.5 pounds! Wow! That's an amazing 7.5 pounds of weight loss in only 2 days. Today I am taking a break from exercise.
The biggest thing I am noticing is the drastic reduction in the severity of my daily cravings. I d... Read more
Dare I hope? FINALLY!
An eating program that not only works, but it works fast! I guess I should start this post by saying that the calorie shifting thing didn't last for me.
But, a couple of weeks ago, I saw an infomercial about a program called Food Lovers Fat... Read more
The illusion of fullness.
Constantly trying to find tasty low calorie foods that give me the illusion of being full feels like a full time job these days. And it also costs more to buy those things than it does to buy things like bologna and macaroni and cheese. I also... Read more
Craving versus hunger.
Ok. So I 've been doing calorie shifting this week since Monday. But instead of shifting the total amount of calories I eat every few days, I found it more effective to more or less go back to the reverse diet way of moving around my calories ... Read more
My starting weight is? Yikes...I think I need a drink.
Ok folks. No sense lying about it here, is there? My starting weight this time around is exactly 340. Bummer. At the beginning of summer I weighed 350. It took me 3 months to lose 30 pounds. Then the weight stopped coming off, and I had to... Read more
I'm NOT waiting for the new year!
I'm gonna get a fresh start on my weight loss efforts a week BEFORE the new year! Why wait another week?
For a while now, I have been considering seriously giving calorie shifting a try. A lot of bodybuilders use that method to keep the... Read more
A note of thanks.
To everybody that has ever left a supportive message on my blog. Thank you! Sometimes, I tend to think of myself as a dieting needle in a haystack here, because there are SOOOO many members, and just as many stories and circumstances like mine... Read more
The blame game.
As much as I would like to blame my lack of will power on my sister constantly sabotaging my weight loss efforts, I have to remember that the only one who can say no to eating food that is bad for me is...ME! But she knows my food weaknesses al... Read more
Another teensy weensy step.
Well...I ended up eating more in general than I wanted to yesterday. But on the positive side...I stopped eating at 6 pm last night, instead of grazing in the kitchen until bed time. I also pushed myself to do 30 minutes on the stationary bike... Read more
It's been about 2 weeks since my last "confession".
I haven't been eating right or exercising enough for several weeks now. And my self serving, sabotaging sister is always making things harder on me than they need to be by either bringing... Read more