I know what you might be thinking: It’s holiday season! Why on Earth would you attempt dieting at this time? My answer to this question I have already been asked a few times is: to A.) keep the 10 pounds that I have already lost in the past month and a half off and B.) to make it easier to lose more weight once the holiday season is over. If I can’t use some level of control on myself when the holidays roll around, then how am I ever going to maintain a stable, healthy weight?
For the past month and a half, I have lost ten pounds following the low-carb diet. So far, it seems to be the diet that is working best for me. The low carb diet consists of mostly protein items, such as meat and eggs, cheese, milk, vegetables, and a little bit of fruit everyday. You aren’t supposed to eat foods high in carbs, such as bread, pasta, and sugary stuff. What I like: I feel that I can eat as much as I want until I am satisfied as long as the meal qualifies as being low carb, verses other diets that would still leave me feeling a bit hungry after every meal. I can also still enjoy my diet soda, however, in small quantities as soda even has it’s own unhealthy factor (yes, even diet *sigh*). What I don’t like: I miss my pasta!!!! We used to eat pasta at least four times a week, be it as spaghetti, lasagna, bow-tie, etc. I miss it!
I also know that it is really hard to exercise during the winter, especially for me, as my ideal day in Winter, when I have free time, is hiding under some blankets in pjs, either watching Netflix or reading a good book. With Nanowrimo 2017 (more on that on my next blog) going on, as well as kids, their extracurricular activities, and random errands, I have been neglecting house cleaning quite a bit. Sure I’ve been keeping the dishes washed, the counter/oven wiped down, and clothing laundered. I have been neglecting the more extensive house cleaning, the kind that promotes weight loss (I’ll be using the weight-loss reasoning to further propel me into doing otherwise boring chores). I need to just get outside and start walking more as well! There is so much outside in nature to explore, especially in the winter!
Since I am not the type of person that is shy about this sort of thing (after all, the number you weigh is really just a number, it doesn’t say who you are as a person), I will be updating my blog with my weight-loss experience.
The last thing I will be doing is DRINKING WAY MORE WATER THAN I DO NOW!!!
What I weighed on October 1st: 217 lbs.
What I weigh now, November 18th: 207 lbs.
What I eventually want to weigh: 147 lbs.