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. 🙂