I have been reading a very interesting book called "Why We Get Fat and What to Do About it". I've not quite finished it yet but I'm almost there. Having read a lot of the reviews on Amazon I was quite amazed by the successes reported by readers of this book so I decided that what I have been doing for the last year/forever is not working and that this could well be the big change up that I need.
I will not go into the details of the book, as it doesn't really matter for my blog - all you need to know is that I am reading it, it appears to relate to my weight loss issues and I am going to try it.
This is a total 180 from my previous plan of being 80-90% vegan. I have been trying to lose weight for about 18 months being 80-90% vegan with zero success. I know, I am not eating as I should but it's hard, really hard.
I am confident the research presented by the author, Gary Taubes, relates to the issues I face and I am willing to give this my best shot. I still believe a lot of the information and research presented by the vegan movement and once I am at my goal weight, I will return to being 80-90% vegan again - with modifications on what I have been doing up to now.
Here is my food diary for breakfast and lunch today. I am not sure what we will do for dinner as we are picking up our new car after work (our old one was given a DNR following the last repair quote).
2 large eggs, 1 oz cheese - kind of scrambled.
Snack: 12 almonds
Lunch: 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, 6 mini carrots, 2oz hummus, 1/3 cup of cooked chicken, 2oz cheese, 1.5 oz sping mix.
I will have to go shopping to get some more low carb food in. I am going to have to cut out fruit in the short term but I have to make sure I do pick my veg correctly to keep my fiber up.
I joined the low carb Spark team, and I have also borrowed some books from the library. I am using Myfitnesspal to track my food - and monitor my carbs. The book suggests that exercise may be hard initially so I'm going to stick with swimming and walking and take it from there. I need to keep moving otherwise my body starts aching more.
My feelings and emotions about day 1: I'm excited, I'm happy to try something new but I am nervous that I won't see the results others have seen. I need to stick to the plan! On Friday I have a big dinner party and dance so I will be off plan that evening as there will be drinks. I will do my best to eat mostly on plan for the dinner but this night was planned a long time ago. Hopefully one night will not throw me off track.
Day 1 weigh in: 191.8lbs.
I'm also excited as we are picking up our new car tonight!