caged liberty's Journal, 25 March 2008

Well its a beautiful morning today. I have lost a pound after only one day of my low carb diet. I am not jumping around though because I know how effective a low carb diet is in reducing water gain.

Previously, I once lost five pounds in three days on a strict Atkins diet. But I know that these five pounds were probably mostly fluid loss because none of my clothes felt looser.

I am following a low carb diet. The only one I read up on was the Atkins diet but I found it too restrictive in the initial stage. So basically, my personal low carb diet means eliminating all starchy products only, not certain fruits and veggies.

I am also making a point of only eating every three hours and keeping an eye on my watch so that I dont eat before then. Whenever I felt hungry in between, I would drink water. Funnily, I felt constantly thirsty anyway. I did cheat a little here and there with cheese strips but I am not too worried because cheese is ok.

In addition to my diet, I finally got my lazy butt off the sofa and actually used the treadmill I forced my husband to get me a couple of months ago.

I managed to walk for 45 mins with an incline 6. I walked 1.8 miles and burnt 282 calories. The exercise diary doesnt let you create your own entry so the entry I submitted was the closest to the actual calories burned.

157.0 lb Lost so far: 3.0 lb.    Still to go: 32.0 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 25 March 2008:
1422 kcal Fat: 68.20g | Prot: 128.70g | Carb: 74.89g.   Breakfast: green tea, eggs, chicken, tillamook. Lunch: Chicken, chicken, mayonnaise, mushroom, onions, broccoli. Dinner: cucumber, PC Organics Baby Spinach, olive oil, mozzarella, bell pepper, tomato, mayonnaise, chicken breast. Snacks/Other: grapefruit, cheddar cheese, cheesecake. more...
2438 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sitting - 4 hours, Walking (exercise) - 3.5/mph - 2 hours and 15 minutes, Housework - 1 hour, Resting - 8 hours and 45 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
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