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!
After worrying that my weight loss was too fast, I added in a few foods with higher carbs to try to slow down. It worked–I am exactly, to the ounce, the same weight I was last weigh-in. Sheesh.
I’m slightly discouraged. I know I’m not supposed to lose every single week until I hit my goal, but to stall so early is unfortunate. I have 51 more pounds to lose.
My next mini-goal is to lose 12 pounds in 12 weeks, and I’ve already lost 9.8. I need to lose 2.2 pounds over the next seven weeks. I know exactly what to do. This week, I will continue to focus on eating properly and drinking enough water. If I haven’t started losing again by next Sunday, I may have to cut out caffeine completely or cut out some of the foods I added back in.
Caffeine is known to cause stalls in low carb dieters, although it never affected my weight loss before. I may have to cut it out to see if that helps. There will be tears. From me, and quite possibly from the people around me while I go through caffeine withdrawal. Let’s wait and see what happens this week before I do anything rash, like quit MY ONLY VICE.
Happy Sunday! I lost 2.2 pounds this week! That means I’m only 2.2 pounds away from my next goal of losing 12 pounds in 12 weeks.
While I’m happy with this loss, I want to try to slow down my weight loss to a healthier clip, around one pound per week. I am not yet eating enough carbs, so I have to consciously try to increase my carb intake to slow down. My goal is to eat around 25 carbs per day, and even with adding in a few non-Induction foods, I averaged 14 carbs per day this week. Whoa.
One issue is that I haven’t been able to find my two favorite low carb foods, macadamia nut butter and Fage Total Greek Yogurt. Where did they go? I think my local grocery stores stopped carrying them once I stopped buying them in bulk due to my recarblapse.
I have a few more stores to check before I give up completely. In the meantime, I know I can increase my carb intake by eating more veggies. Asparagus with homemade hollandaise sauce, here I come!
I’m truly great at two things:
- Losing weight via low carbing*
- Making awesome Excel charts
I’m terrible at one thing in particular: keeping the weight off!
That’s where this site comes in. I’m going to chart my low carb weight loss in a way that makes sense to my analytical self. I’d love it if you would follow my progress, which will help motivate me to stay on track and then to keep the weight off, and in turn I would love to help you lose weight and chart your progress.
What do you think? There’s no catch. I’ll respond to every email I get. Please feel free to contact me anytime.
*By low carbing, I mean eating a diet low in carbohydrates. I would consider myself an evolving Paleo-friendly Atkins proponent. I aim to eat real food versus processed junk, organic food when it’s available, and grass-fed beef when I can afford it. I prefer home cooking to eating out or grabbing an Atkins shake. However, I am not here to tell you what you can or can’t eat, or what you should or shouldn’t eat. I’m here to share my food, my recipes, my experiences and preferences. I hope you enjoy my site!