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.
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!