Well, it's not obnoxious yet but I'm sure it will be. Luckily, I've left the blog quiet long enough now that there are few to annoy.
In any case, one of the most read posts on this blog are my "things that weigh x # of lbs." posts. That was back in 2009 when I managed to take off 35 lbs.- slow and steady. I was so proud of how much better I looked and felt even though I wasn't close to "goal". I kept it off for awhile but then, life happened. I regained 10 lbs. an panicked then did the stupid HCG diet- which is ridiculous and caused my body to go into a rapid regain spiral that would never have happened if I'd have just kept doing what worked before- lower carbs and exercise. Gah!
Ever the optimist, I am at it again. Doing it a little different this time- at least for the initial loss period. On Sunday, July 21, 2013 I had my "Day 1". The diet I am doing is a very low carb, low-fat diet. It's hard at first. I gave up Diet Coke (mostly), all sugar and "white stuff", as well as all dairy. Yeah. That leaves protein and veggies and a few bits of other food groups. Surprisingly, it's easier to stick to than I thought it would be thus far. However, when you drop all of those things out of your diet at once, your body complains. Mine loved a quick sugar hit. I've been lethargic this week. I am hoping that gets better in the next week or two or I may have to change my approach.
I have a "coach" this time around who is helping me through the process and I think that will help. I meet with her once per week to go over my progress and plan ways to overcome known upcoming obstacles. And there are obstacles, as always. Still, my coach, Jennifer, lost 130 lbs. in 1989 and has pretty much kept it off ever since. I don't need to lose that much but it's still a pretty significant mountain to climb. I also have my sister Jennifer to lean on as she's doing the same diet with the same coach. We'll try this out together.
I won't post about this more than once a week because that is super obnoxious. However, I do want to post the weekly progress for my own reasons, SO:
Week 1: 4.8 lbs. lost