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17 November 2015

Weigh-in: 163.8 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 28.8 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   add comment on diet Atkins   gaining 0.4 lb a week

14 April 2015

Back to life, back to reality. Can't you hear the music? Soul II Soul - Back To Life:

Ok, so here's the importance of journaling. . .

I did pretty well all weekend on being low carb. Actually, I did very well. But for some reason my urine didn't show ketones. I knew it was a little early, but it was discouraging. It may have been the quantity I was eating. For some reason I was eating absurd amounts. I think it was emotional/tired eating. Then when I got home Monday, my son had Triscuits. I tried the new flavor. Big Mistake! I should have never eaten even one. I prob ate half a box, then some wheat thins, too. Cuz why not? I was already doomed (that's "stinking thinking!"). So this morning I refused to weigh, even tho its Tuesday. I felt bloated, and like a failure. I wandered around the house a bit, had water, and a slice of low carb pizza, then decided to weigh. (why? I have no idea!) I was down a little over a pound. See how my feelings didn't line up with reality? That's why I need accountability and journaling.

I'm still not recoding what I eat today, but it will be strict low carb. Tomorrow I will go back to record-keeping and tracking.

And btw, check out this website for awesome pizza recipes. I used number 3, but cooked it like number 6. ;)
Weigh-in: 150.2 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 15.2 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (1 comment) on diet Atkins   losing 2.5 lb a week

10 April 2015

Weigh-in: 151.6 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 16.6 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (2 comments) on diet Atkins   losing 4.2 lb a week

05 April 2015

Weigh-in: 154.6 lb lost so far: 0 lb still to go: 19.6 lb Diet followed reasonably well
   (3 comments) on diet Atkins   gaining 2.2 lb a week

24 March 2015

148.6 again. Am I disappointed that there's no loss? Yes. Am I gonna give up? No.

When I started back on eating right and healthy, I made a conscience decision that this was for my health, not my weight or my size. Obviously weight-loss and a smaller size is a great bonus, but in the long run its my health that's most important.

It also helps that I have a very good idea about why I didn't "lose." I weigh on Friday before work, at the end of my time at home. Then I weigh Tuesday, the first morning home from work. So here's what my weigh-in look like:
Friday 153.4
Tuesday 148.6
Friday 149.4 (not recorded)
Tuesday 148.6
It looks like I didnt lose anything in a week. But I knew that the calorie deficit wasn't enough to account for that 5 lb drop in a weekend, so I assumed that some of it was water weight, which is normal for the first few weeks of low-carb eating. Also, I had unintentionally fasted for most of Monday prior to that first 148.6 reading. So when I weighed a little more on Friday, I wasn't surprised. AND it was still a 4 lb loss in a week, which is very good. So the second reading of 148.6 is showing steady loss, in reality. I hope that makes sense.

Oh, yeah - And maybe, just maybe, there's some (heavier) muscle replacing the fat.

The importance of journaling is this - yesterday I was discouraged because I felt fat and didn't think I would have lost anything over the weekend. Yes, I was disappointed that I didn't lose more. But in *reality* I'm doing really well. If I didn't journal, I would be caught up in my feelings, and feelings are often not reality. :)
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