ABISMITHY

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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
  • DIVAGLOW
    You are still going strong with things. You can get to those goals.
    2516 days ago
  • A_RARE_BEAN
    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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