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I just couldn’t stay away….


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.  🙂


Moderator or Abstainer?

Unfortunately, it seems I am an abstainer.

When I went to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago I did indulge in a few buffets. I pretty much avoided rice, pasta, bread…….I would eat protein and veggies….but then I would PIG OUT on sweets.

What I have noticed is when I weighed 300 pounds, while I would not pass up desserts, I actually preferred the pastas/pizzas/rices/breads. Now, when I eat “off plan” I could not care less about pastas/pizzas/rices/breads but cannot get enough sugar.

It seems that now all sugar, in any form, even fruits, are a trigger food for me. That is going to be my biggest challenge with maintenance when I finally get there.


Safety net


Little scary today without my safety net of my food routine.

But I think overall it’s good.  I have to be able to do this with REAL food.  I have to be able to balance out my liver enzymes by having a more balanced food lifestyle.

At some point it would just be awesome for food, the good, the bad, the points, the calories, the carbs, the whatevers to just not be on the forefront of my mind ALL THE TIME.  And not in an “I’m hungry” way…..just in a “how many calories is that?  how many carbs?” way.

It’s just exhausting.

But I will get used to this too.  Just like I got used to IP to begin with.

In news of the proud….my mom actually dropped off the car at the place herself and the unknown man drove her home.  And she lived to tell about it.  So that’s one less thing I have to do….which is cool!  Running, here I come!!!!!