Friday, March 22, 2019

Quick On, Quick Off


My eating has switched back to "lower carb", with more protein and plants and less sugar and grains... although I did eat a fast food burger and fries today (managed by eating only half the bun and a few of the fries, which were shared). Dinners are easier to keep healthier, as you can see on my Instagram.

Today I got on the exercise bike for 6 minutes (1 mile). It might not seem like a lot, but it's a start. I have an elliptical now, too, so I will give that a try as I get in better shape. I started on some yard work today, too.

Scale says 197 pounds. That's 2 pounds overnight and 6 pounds in 3 days. The nice thing about lower carb is quick results. And I feel amazing!

See you Sunday!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, nice recovery. Are you taking Phentermine?

Anonymous said...

Wondering what kind of scale you use? It must measure tenths and hundredths in your weight but I’m guessing you choose to leave that out. Could you share why?

Anonymous said...

How come no tenths or hundredths in your reported weights?

Lyn said...

Phen Anon~

No, but it's still in my toolbox if I feel I need it in the future (I have an almost full bottle left).

Scale Anon~

I have a dial scale, not digital. A tenth of a pound is only about one and a half ounces so I don't think that matters much overall. I look at the weekly/monthly/yearly upward or downward trend.

Jen said...

Oh girl! Splurge on a digital scale. They're SO much more reliable than a dial scale.

I have one that also gives body fat % and while it's not nearly as accurate as having your body comp tested using a DXA scan, it does give you a sense of trends which is really helpful (particularly if working out).

Lyn said...

Jen~

I was actually given a couple of scales to review several years ago, and they were fine, but I did notice if I got on and off I would sometimes get different numbers. And they made me a little obsessive over "omg I gained 0.2 pounds!!" I like the dial scale because you can't really obsess about it. I get weighed at the doctor's office, too, and that's probably the most accurate reading.

MaryFran said...

Good job on getting back out there and starting to exercise. I’ve been starting small also because my arthritis knees. Today I’m going to bump it...I think. Wish me luck!!

Duchess of Weight said...

Yay for you! I myself was doing low carbs, no added sugar and was doing good until Aug/September. That is when my Grandfather got sick and passed away .. then with Thanksgiving/Christmas. It's been over 6 months now, but its harder to get back on the right track when you derail vs staying on. I'm hoping to get things under control again soon.

Amy said...

I like the way you've made peace with food so you can pretty much make small adjustments to what you eat and still have some tasty stuff without over-indulging. It's even better when it equates to pounds lost!

Rachel Smith said...

Congrats on finding balance with your eating!

Deb Willbefree said...

Hi, Lyn! Congratulations on the quick recovery. it's a tough battle. I was surprised...and dismayed...that someone is fussing at you about tenths & hundredths of a pound. Seriously. A hundredth of a pound?

Stay strong.

Deb