Well it's been an interesting couple of weeks! And an interesting bunch of weigh-ins, too. Fourteen days in a row of low carb, fairly low calorie, and small portions were followed by one day of higher carbs, fat, and calories yesterday (4th of July party stuff, it was actually so good!) I posted the menu in the comments on the last post if you're interested, but what did *not* surprise me is the 4-pounds uptick on the scale this morning. Lots of salt and carbs (which means water retention) always give me that kind of result, so it doesn't phase me. I do find it interesting that one day like that results in a gain bigger than the amount I lost over the prior two weeks eating probably an average of 1000 calories a day. I only counted calories on a couple of days, plus an interested commenter counted on a few days for me. Some days were in the 600's and others closer to 1000. I have felt great eating less over time: usually skipping breakfast (just black coffee), very low cal lunch and snacks, and a bigger but still small portioned dinner. I drink a lot of no-calorie beverages and am feeling totally out of the sugar fog! Even though I ate more yesterday, I did *not* indulge in any cake, ice cream, cookies etc because I do not want to trigger more sugar cravings! Fruit was enough for me.
I am doing a lot of prepping for the trip and looking forward to catching (and eating) plenty of fish! The scale will respond, I will just keep plugging along. I am in it for the long haul.
I am 38 years old, female, a degree-holding stay-at-home-mom, and I weigh 278 pounds. I have been obese for ten years now. Time to get out of this fat prison I have made for myself.
--This is the original introduction I wrote when I first started this blog in 2007. I leave it as a reminder to myself of where I came from. Currently, I am 46 years old and weigh significantly less...see the blog for details. I lost 103 pounds, then had a partial regain, and am once again working at weight loss and better health.
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