Tuesday, March 24, 2015

How week 2, 3, and 4 propelled me forward...on my low carb lifestyle

Notes taken in August / September 2013

Maintaining low carb and in regular ketosis.

Weight loss has stalled, but I feel good and people have complimented me. My Tri Athlete buddie thought my upper tummy / chest is smaller and a work colleague recognized my navy pants being cute. I've worn them before, but they fit better. In fact, they are one of the multi colored "uniform" pants that once I find a pair that fits well, I buy in multiple colors. The navy ones, although the same size as all the other colors, fit the smallest, so the fact that they are fitting better makes me feel like something is happening.

Going to keep on keeping on.

Not going to make the -25 lbs by the end of the month but I am down -9 lbs in 22 days.

Net Carb Counts:

8/9    - 20.3
8/10  - 26.4
8/11  - 33.3
8/12  - 1.1
8/13 - 33.3
8/14 - 23.4
8/15 - 26.5
8/16 - 36
8/17 - 30 . 6 ( minus 9 lbs)
8/18 - 16.6
8/19 - 27.5
8/20 - 25
8/21 - 23.5
8/22 - 30.7
8/23 - 26.7
8/24 - 29.3 (maintaining but no additional loss)
8/25 - 26.1
8/26 - 17.4
8/27 - 23.2
8/28 - 25.9
8/29 - 24.2
8/30 - 22.2 (frustrated by no loss, but in the pink and continuing on!)

Bought and read the The New Adkins for a New You version of Adkins based on the net carbs approach (Total carbs - g of fiber = Net Carbs you have to count toward your range)
(What is a Net Carb? and What is Ketosis?)

9/6 - 39.4 (minus 10.8 lbs in one month)
9/7 - 15.5 (lost again this AM!)
9/8 -
9/9-
9/10 Lost again! down 13.4 lbs ! YEAH!

Today I actually took the time to take measurements. I know I should have done this closer to day 1 as I think I have lost more inches than I will now hold myself against.

I measured my neck, my chest, my boob line, waist, hip/ butt widest area, upper thighs, knees, calves, upper arm/ biceps. This is my baseline and will help to motivate me when the scale is not moving down, if the inches are dropping off, so is the body fat.




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