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monday--rob enters Onederland. as for me--not so much

Monday, October 23, 2017

good morning! Friday at his weigh in, rob was below 200--he was so happy and I am very happy for him. this means he has lost about 40 pounds since early july.
this morning I got on the scale and the very slight weight loss I had registered for last month was gone. so I have some things to think about.
first off--we ate out yesterday--something we almost never do anymore. and at a place that is kind of notorious. I tried to be very careful, and make what were the best menu choices I could, but I suspect I ate a lot of preservatives and junk so I am going to be extra careful this week and check again on Friday.
but this may mean my carb intake has gone too high. first up--I have been eating more "atkins" brand foods, so I will cut them back to the very low levels I was eating in induction. drop back on the fruit a little bit and see what happens. if I have to I can go all the way back to induction and start over again. I haven't been counting carbs as carefully--but honestly don't think I had gone off the rails so it may just be this is too high of a level for me. at any rate my weight loss moves along at a stuttering crawl anyway--but I need to pay attention. sigh.
in happy news--we got the barn roof done! at least the half that was leaking badly--now its going to be rainy, so we will be able to tell if we did any good or not. I spent most of Saturday up on the roof. then yesterday we painted the ceiling panels--we are going to affix the 2 inch thick Styrofoam insulation to the trusses with screws. I didn't want a vast sea of pink over my head, so we painted them white. got them dry enough to store in the barn before it began raining. but I have to say--painting 20 panels that are 4x8 feet on the ground on a breezy fall day is an exercise in tolerance! I have a little grass/leaf/bug debris in the paint job, but when it's 10 feet over my head I won't notice it--and if i do, it will be a reminder of the day we did the work, so that's okay. we will put a vapor barrier up first and then install the styro, and we could even roll bats of insulation above them, but I hope we don't have to.
finished my second week of bowl throwing by trimming a lot of bowls. the time went pretty well--my skill level was better at the end of it. and I have a lot of bowls now. I think this week I will go back to cylinders and work on covered containers, or bottles--haven't decided which yet.
have a great day!
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  • EILEEN828
    I don't know enough about your current food regimen or Atkins to give you real pointers, but I will remind you that women's bodies are not going to act like men's do, they are that different. Perhaps you could read up more about how women do on this diet and what they might have to do differently. It could be something simple like too high a calorie load. Any how I hope you figure it out what needs to happen for your specific body, persistence is key.
    256 days ago
  • JANET552
    Way to go on the roof. Lots of work but lots of pride in jobs well done too. Congrats to Rob on his weight loss. So much easier for men!! I hope you find your diet sweet spot soon.
    263 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    Whoohoo for Rob! I hope you can have some progress there as well soon dear.
    263 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
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    266 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Men have a lot easier time as their bodies just melt away so much faster than ours.
    266 days ago
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