Well, my weight loss didn’t slow down as I expected–I lost 4.4 pounds this week!
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!
I lost 5.4 pounds this week! Woohoo! That is substantial progress towards my first goal.
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!
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!
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.