Daily Archives: July 11, 2013

I just couldn’t stay away….

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I weighed myself this morning and I weighed in at 208.3.  Weight loss is slower, but I’ve actually eaten things that IP does not recommend such as nuts, avocados, and “real” salad dressing.  I ended up with closer to 90 carbs yesterday and 2300 calories…..but that’s ok.  The last 2 days I’ve been tapering.  Or maybe this is just how I’m going to do it.  Maybe going this slow is fine.

I mean my goodness…..I used to weigh 327 pounds (in 2006) and 304 (in 2012)…..so 208 is a victory.  A solid victory.  I’m feeling less bloated and more in control.  I believe that this weight loss method (mostly low carb and very low sugar while watching calories and amping up activity in a few days) is the way to go for me, for now.

I just never felt that Ideal Protein phase 4 was going to work for me.  I read a lot about a lot of other people really struggling with it.  So because this is my life I need to find what is going to work for me for the long-haul.  If it takes me another year to get to 160/170, oh well!  I still have to live in the meantime….go on vacations, celebrate birthdays, have some Christmas cookies.  I just have to learn how to not binge.  I don’t yet know what a “happy medium” looks like for me as far as not bingeing…..but I know one thing for sure: I will find it.

Because I can do anything, and I know that to be true.

So day 3 today came with a headache….not surprising.  Sugar withdrawals will do that to you.

This morning instead of having 2 scoops of protein powder for breakfast I only had one.  So I will try to taper that way today.  Tonight I’m going out to dinner with a friend of mine to a place where you can create your own stir fry….so I will go sans rice or noodles and be careful with the sauces.

There is such a mental desire to feel like a failure with having touched 185 and now weighing 208….but I just can’t go back to that failure/punishment mentality that kept me over 250 pounds for so many years.  Instead I choose to look at these “blips” not even as setbacks as much as learning opportunities.  I reigned it in quickly, and I think that is excellent.

That’s it for the moment.  🙂