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Low Carb Weight Loss – Week Six

26th April 2012

Week Six, also known as the longest week EVER also known as the husband JUST go back from his business trip.

On the bright side, it’s been 32 DAYS since I’ve had a Diet Coke.  Woo! That’s the longest I’ve EVER gone without Diet Coke since drinking it and I don’t miss it at all. I’m thrilled about it at this point – it’s made a HUGE difference in how I feel. Notice, I didn’t say coffee however. I had a Starbucks latte with my girlfriend yesterday – we needed caffeine as we discussed how to make our husbands more Christian Grey, less annoying. Honestly, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I used to, and yes, my stomach paid for it later. Oh well, the company was worth the gut rot. I don’t plan on making it a regular thing – so I’m cool with it.

I also FINALLY received the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution DVDs that I ordered ages ago. (NOT sponsored, by the way) It’s this three month program that will HOPEFULLY get me in much better shape than I’m in now and what a coincidence, there are three months until Blogher so it kind of works out. It comes with 15 DVDs – 5 for each month and it gets progressively harder as you go. It also comes with a meal plan that is suggested, so I’m a bit stuck as to what I should do in terms of diet. Should I stick with low carb that I’m truthfully a bit bored of at this point but is working, or should I try to incorporate a bit of carbs at breakfast at least, or should I just switch over to her meal plan? Her plan is a 1200 calorie a day plan – I’m not sure what I should do so if you have advice, I would love to hear it.

The most interesting aspect of her “fat burning meal plan” is that she suggests NEVER eating the following when trying to lose weight: “soy, peanuts, pine nuts, millet, bamboo shoots, peaches, strawberries and raw cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts and kale)” because “they have Goitrogenic affects – these are substances that suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake, which can as a result cause an enlargement of the thyroid.” Who knew? Oh, and she also includes “alcohol, flax, more than 400mg of caffeine, MSG, HFCS, artificial sweeteners, artificial colors, artificial flavor, nitrates and heavily processed foods.”

I suppose if I stick with what I’m doing, while making sure I don’t eat any of the above things, I should be good. I’ll guess we’ll see. I’m starting today and plan to take measurements and pics so that I can the difference after three months. Of course, I’m always open to suggestions or advice, so feel free to share if you have some.

So here’s where I’m at with the numbers:

Week Five:

Weight LOST this week: 2.5

Weight Lost to date: 18.0

Weight left to Lose: 82.0

First Goal: 10 pounds (Reward: Magazine subscription) – DONE April 5/12 (ordered subscription to Vanity Fair)

Second Goal: 20 pounds (Reward: New perfume)

Third Goal: 30 pounds (Reward: Sephora!)

Fourth Goal:  40 pounds (Reward: Cute flats)

Fifth Goal: 5o pounds (Reward: Some new clothes)

Sixth Goal: 60 pounds (Reward: New Glasses/Sunglasses)

Seventh Goal: 70 pounds (Reward: Massage)

Eighth Goal: 80 pounds (Reward: Get my hair done)

Ninth Goal: 90 pounds (Reward: Weekend away with my girlies)

Final Goal: 100 pounds – GOAL WEIGHT! (Reward: An overpriced, obnoxious handbag)

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How was your week??

  • See Week One Here (I explain the jars of gems here)
  • See Week Two Here
  • See Week Three Here
  • See Week Four Here
  • See Week Five Here

Low Carb Weight Loss – Week Five

19th April 2012

I suppose it was inevitable at some point, but I had a bad week.

I celebrated Greek Orthodox Easter this past weekend and it was great and I didn’t cheat the entire day. And then I went home with leftovers and chocolate, and somehow some of that chocolate got in my belly. And maybe some spanakopita.

I blame the Easter bunny.

So I’ve spent the last few days being really mad at myself about the whole thing. And when I get mad at myself, I get defeatist and then I get all “Oh what’s the point, I can’t possibly lose all this weight”. And then I get all negative and hide in the closet with the lady porn until my mood brightens.

On the bright side, it’s been 25 Days since I’ve had a Diet Coke or any coffee. Although, I’ve been dreaming of a latte lately – might have to consider a decaf version at some point. Life without lattes? Is that worth living?

I’m not giving up – I’m back at it and hoping that next week will have a great weight loss. Hopefully.

So here’s where I’m at with the numbers:

Week Five:

Weight LOST this week: 0 (boo)

Weight Lost to date: 15.5

Weight left to Lose: 84.5

First Goal: 10 pounds (Reward: Magazine subscription) – DONE April 5/12 (ordered subscription to Vanity Fair)

Second Goal: 20 pounds (Reward: New perfume)

Third Goal: 30 pounds (Reward: Sephora!)

Fourth Goal:  40 pounds (Reward: Cute flats)

Fifth Goal: 5o pounds (Reward: Some new clothes)

Sixth Goal: 60 pounds (Reward: New Glasses/Sunglasses)

Seventh Goal: 70 pounds (Reward: Massage)

Eighth Goal: 80 pounds (Reward: Get my hair done)

Ninth Goal: 90 pounds (Reward: Weekend away with my girlies)

Final Goal: 100 pounds – GOAL WEIGHT! (Reward: An overpriced, obnoxious handbag)

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How was your week??

  • See Week One Here (I explain the jars of gems here)
  • See Week Two Here
  • See Week Three Here
  • See Week Four Here

Low Carb Weight Loss – Week Four

12th April 2012

Here’s how I did this past week:

Double Woot!

Feeling really good – have caught up on so much sleep that I almost feel guilty about it. Almost.

I’ve gone from eating crap and junk food and a TON of sugar to eating none of that. In the last four weeks, I’ve eaten a TON of salads. My salad of choice? Mixed greens, cucumber, peppers, tomato, chicken breast, a bit of feta and a tbsp of olive oil. Did I mention that I’m DROWNING in how much water I’m drinking? 2-3 litres a day if not more – the only downside to that is I spend a lot of time going to the bathroom. TMI?

Oh, and it’s been 18 Days since I’ve had a Diet Coke or Starbucks or any coffee. I’m the first to admit that I’m SHOCKED that I’ve made it this far. Miracles do happen.

This weekend, I’ll be celebrating Orthodox Easter, so it will be a bit of a bummer having to avoid all the delicious Greek foods that my mom makes for every holiday, but I’m going to suck it up, try to avoid the fattening stuff and stick with chicken and salad.

So here’s where I’m at with the numbers:

Week Four:

Weight LOST this week: 3.5

Weight Lost to date: 15.5

Weight left to Lose: 84.5

First Goal: 10 pounds (Reward: Magazine subscription) – DONE April 5/12 (ordered subscription to Vanity Fair)

Second Goal: 20 pounds (Reward: New perfume)

Third Goal: 30 pounds (Reward: Sephora!)

Fourth Goal:  40 pounds (Reward: Cute flats)

Fifth Goal: 5o pounds (Reward: Some new clothes)

Sixth Goal: 60 pounds (Reward: New Glasses/Sunglasses)

Seventh Goal: 70 pounds (Reward: Massage)

Eighth Goal: 80 pounds (Reward: Get my hair done)

Ninth Goal: 90 pounds (Reward: Weekend away with my girlies)

Final Goal: 100 pounds – GOAL WEIGHT! (Reward: An overpriced, obnoxious handbag)

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How was your week??

  • See Week One Here (I explain the jars of gems here)
  • See Week Two Here
  • See Week Three Here

Week Three

5th April 2012

Here’s how I did this last week:

Woo Hoo.

I haven’t had a Diet Coke or Starbucks or any coffee or caffeine since before March 26 – 11 Days! That may not sound like a big number, but it’s huge for someone who drank a ton of both, daily.

Since quitting both, and cutting out starches and junk and things with sprinkles and other things that make you salivate, I’ve had zero heartburn, zero bloating and I want to sleep again.

Bye insomnia.

Yes, I still dream of cold Diet Cokes, and cupcakes – all the time. And yet, I haven’t indulged once – it’s a whole lot of chicken and huge salads and tons of veggies for me. Also, water is the only thing I’m drinking, except for the occasional mineral water.

I feel really good, and maybe even proud of myself and it’s been ages since I could say either.

Week Three:

Weight LOST this week: 3

Weight Lost to date: 12

Weight left to Lose: 88

First Goal: 10 pounds (Reward: Magazine subscription) – DONE April 5/12 (ordered subscription to Vanity Fair)

Second Goal: 20 pounds (Reward: New perfume)

Third Goal: 30 pounds (Reward: Sephora!)

Fourth Goal:  40 pounds (Reward: Cute flats)

Fifth Goal: 5o pounds (Reward: Some new clothes)

Sixth Goal: 60 pounds (Reward: New Glasses/Sunglasses)

Seventh Goal: 70 pounds (Reward: Massage)

Eighth Goal: 80 pounds (Reward: Get my hair done)

Ninth Goal: 90 pounds (Reward: Weekend away with my girlies)

Final Goal: 100 pounds – GOAL WEIGHT! (Reward: An overpriced, obnoxious handbag)

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How was your week??

See Week One Here

See Week Two Here

Week Two

29th March 2012

Just weighed myself this morning – here’s how I did using the gems:

Woo.

What did I do differently this week? I cut out Starbucks, Diet Coke, bread, pasta, and junk. I’ve also been drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day.

I’ve been eating lean proteins, tons of veggies and salads with 1tbsp olive oil & vinegar as dressing, low GI fruits like apples and berries, and Greek Yogurt.

It’s working and I’m spreading out my meals so I’m not hungry. The key really is to eat protein with every meal and snack.

The hardest part really has been cutting out the Starbucks trips and the Diet Cokes. However, after watching Hungry for Change online, I just can’t drink another Diet Coke – I like my brain cells too much.

I highly encourage you to watch it – it’s online for free until the 31st of this month (Saturday) – just enter your name and email and you can watch the movie here: http://www.hungryforchange.tv/

This week, I’m determined to start working out!

Week Two:

Weight LOST this week: 6.5

Weight Lost to date:  9

Weight left to Lose: 91

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How did you do this week?

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