I just wanted to say thanks to the response to my “Life Update” post. I knew I was not alone in my struggles, and others had points in their life like I did where life/injuries/work got in the way of best intentions. I am getting serious about the weight loss, and while it is still not dropping as fast as I would wish it to be, I am down 6 pounds. Of course, one wishes it would be a repeat of the 18 pounds I lost the first time. It is not likely to have happened that way.
While I am not likely to post many updates on my way down, it is a bit like watching paint dry from outsiders’ perspective. I will however likely post a few new recipes here or on Facebook as I have been preparing a few new ones — Italian, Indian, Thai, and a few old favorites. Here is my plan:
- Log my food and workouts everyday on MyFitnessPal (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/diary/bowulf ) as accurately as possible. There are times when eating out that perfection is not possible, but it is my goal to be as accurate as possible.
- Right now, my goal is simply 20-25g net carbs and focusing on getting vegetables in everyday. If I need to speed up the weight loss or get frustrated with how slow it is, I will go back to Induction, which will mean giving up things like peanut butter, almond flour or whey protein powders.
- I have also given up all sodas sweetened with aspartame, which has been tough. I was pretty well addicted to caffeine, and as for sodas sweetened with sucralose or other desserts, they are an occasional items not even daily item. I have significantly increased my water intake from essentially 0 oz to 60-80 oz per day. This one has probably the toughest one due to habit, and there have been times where I have been simply angry because I wanted to go to QT for a Diet Coke post-workout or on my way home. If one was to lose simply on amount on will power to say no, this one should have earned me 5 pounds.
- Continue working out nearly every day with the main focus on cardio currently. I will try to run at least twice a week. I ran a 5k at the gym today, and my goal is be able to do that in less than 30 minutes by June. (I used to be able to do it in 24 minutes.)