Day 26 Low Carb

Monday, June 23, 2014

I'm still low carb but have had a couple of slip ups in my weight loss. I put these down to over indulging on high fat foods and trying too many of the Atkins indulgences at once!

I'm back on track again and am feeling good. I am enjoying a variety of proteins and fats and am feeling mostly satisfied.

Today I am feeling hungry - I think... I am not sure if it is actual real hunger... I had a coffee which helped me through for a while but I'm not sure if this is hunger or just a side effect of my aching back.

This weekend I bought myself some good Kettlebells and have ordered a couple of DVDs for training with them and other weights. My core weakness, well, it's feebleness really... I believe is the main reason for my bad back. I am hoping to start working on strengthening my core which will help to strengthen my back and also hopefully reduce the belly bulge too! I hope to get more active and start getting up earlier in the morning to do a workout before I go to work. Hopefully the DVDs will arrive quickly and I can use them to do a kettlebell workout most mornings. I will start looking for one that I can try before they arrive.

I also ordered another Leslie Sansone DVD as I find that she is really motivational. I will set my alarm now to get up 30 minutes earlier tomorrow - and try to do a 2 miler with her in the morning! I think I will try to do one tonight when I get home - although Gwenna always hogs the TV these days playing on the Wii!

I'm still mainly in the "Induction phase" of Atkins but I have added in strawberries a couple of days. Yesterday I really enjoyed some strawberries with heavy whipping cream for dessert. I have been tracking on and off and I definitely notice that when I track I see results and when I don't track, there are no losses on the scale.

I have been tracking my food using Myfitnesspal and have amended my nutrition goals to try to fit what they should be to get 20g net carbs per day. I am not really too worried about the calories but am trying to stick to around 1600 per day, more if I exercise. I'm finding it a useful tool - just for monitoring my carb intake.

My short term goal is to get to 185 before my vacation in 19 days. I am just under 4lbs away from that mini-goal. I would love to smash it out of the water!

Today I weighed in at 188.6, which is a little less than Thurs morning. I was away at our trailer for the weekend and didn't track as well as I should have. I will be away at our trailer again from Thurs this coming weekend too. I will have to be careful and keep track of what I am eating and drinking.

I have definitely stopped the mindless snacking which I do think was one of my big problems. This means that my over calorie intake, even now I am eating way more fat, is lower than before. And I am not eating empty carb calories.

I added alfafa sprouts to my salad today. Go nutrients!

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  • LIS193
    You are doing great! Mindless snacking is one of my down falls as well :(( Way to go getting in top of that habit!!
    2516 days ago
    You are still going strong with things. You can get to those goals.
    2516 days ago
    Nice going, glad the atkins plan is still going well :o) You can smash that target! Hope the dvd's come soon for ya, take it easy emoticon
    2517 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2517 days ago
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