Category: Weigh Ins

10 pounds off!

Well, my weight loss didn’t slow down as I expected–I lost 4.4 pounds this week!

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That brings the total loss in two weeks to 10 pounds. Yay! Also, two weeks down means I’m off Induction. I don’t generally increase my carbs too much after Induction, but I do add foods like Fage Total Greek Yogurt and nut butters to my diet. Now my weight loss should slow down a bit.

Only 12 more pounds to go until I reach my first goal of losing 10% of my body weight!

Weekly Weigh In

I lost 5.4 pounds this week! Woohoo! That is substantial progress towards my first goal.

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I’m through the weird-feeling phase of Induction. Have any of you ever experienced that? My first few days I was a bit light-headed, dizzy, and not sleeping very well. YUCK!

It’s very common. I’ve heard it referred to as the “Induction fog” and various other things. I can certainly empathize with those who quit Atkins or other low carb diets in the first few days.

I am relieved that it’s over, as I was starting to obsess about it–what if it never goes away? What if I have to eat more carbs and stop losing weight? What if I think too much? Haha. Thankfully I’m all good and starting to feel a bit healthy.

I fully expect my weight loss to slow down a little this week. One to two pounds per week is the healthiest way to lose weight, as many of you seasoned dieters know. So, time to keep plugging away, eating some good fat and protein, and focusing on fitting into my non-maternity clothes!

First Day of Induction

It’s been six weeks since I had the twins, and I’ve been patiently waiting to start strict low carbing again.  I was advised not to intentionally lose weight until today, to give my body some time to heal on its own.  I lost a significant amount of weight but I’m still heavier than I was pre-twins, and that was heavier than I want to be.

I have two goals: lose 10% of my body weight within six months, and get to a healthy body mass index (BMI).  As of this morning, I weight 224 pounds (ack!) and I’m 5’8″.  The two goal weights are 202 pounds, losing 10% of my current weight, and 164 pounds, a BMI of 25.  To get to a healthy BMI, I need to lose 60 pounds.

The chart below shows today’s weight plus my two goals.  For this chart I am assuming that I will lose an average of one pound per week in order to get to my target BMI.

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So, let’s do this!  I’m ready.  I went to the grocery store and got everything I need for this week, including veggies, eggs, some awesome looking grass-fed beef.  And bacon, obviously.  No one should low carb without bacon.

I had my low carb shake this morning.  I missed the ritual of making the shake!  I used to drink at least one shake a day, whether it’s the basic shake or one of my coconut milk based shakes (check out this and this).  They are one of the best parts of low carbing for me.

I’ll weigh in every Monday and post my results.  I’ll also continue posting recipes and anything else low carb related.  If anyone needs any help with progress charting, please contact me.  I’d be happy to help!

Weigh-In Day: Gluten Attacks?

Well, I have good news, bad news, and worse news.  The good news is I lost 2.6 pounds over the past week!  Woohoo!  The bad news is I’ve had stomach issues for months, and this past week and a half have been only able to eat once or twice a day.  The worst news is that I have to eat the gluten equivalent of one to four slices of bread daily until at least Monday to get tested for celiac disease.  Pausing Atkins now.

Some people on the all-knowing interwebs have suggested I go gluten-, lactose-, and fructose(!)-free and see what happens to determine whether or not I have problems with those things.  That’s all well and good, except I don’t have the patience or willpower to so drastically change my diet without solid evidence.

Low carbing may be drastic to some, but in the past it’s helped me to feel great–I had more energy, no weird blood sugar crashing, and sustained weight loss.  This time around, I started off really sick and I’m getting sicker.  I don’t think it’s due to low carbing, as I’ve started eating bread and pizza this week for the celiac test and feel much worse.  But I’m willing to consider anything, any type of diet, if I have medical proof of what’s wrong with me.

So it should be interesting!  I have a feeling I’ll end up having to go everything-free AND get my stupid gallbladder removed (that’s a short but extraordinarily painful story for another day), but I’m a bit of a pessimist.  On the brighter side, I think I’m going to cook a gluten-, lactose-, and fructose-full Easter dinner for my family, so they’ll be excited!

Weigh-In Day: Mini-Goal Accomplished!

Happy Sunday, peeps.  I finally broke through my plateau!  I lost 2.2 pounds this week, bringing the total lost to exactly 12.0 pounds – my next mini-goal!  My goal was to lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks and I’ve done it 4 full weeks early.

What’s my next goal?  I will lose a total of 25 pounds in 6 months.  So, I need to lose 13 more pounds by August 5, an average of 0.68 pounds per week.  Easy!