I kept forgetting to write an entry about my weight, so here it is 2.5 weeks into my low carb, low sugar journey. I am happy to announce that I have lost another 2.5 lbs since my last update! That brings my total weight lost since July 7, 2012 up to 7.4 lbs! I know that some of this is water weight, and that if I decided to carb up I’d gain some back, but I am happy with the results so far.
I want anyone who is starting out doing low carb to know that your weight will fluctuate. The first week I went down consistently every single day (I can be a compulsive weigher when I don’t stop myself). It was so awesome! Then the second week happened, which was much different. My weight went up on 3 separate days, which really irritated me, but I didn’t let it get me down (and neither should you)! During weight loss it’s normal! It’s the end product that counts. It seems to me that my weekly weigh-ins should be in the middle of the week, after a low carb day. I carb up a little on Friday and Saturday to make up for my long runs, and I think I must retain some water too because my weight is always higher on Saturday and Sunday mornings (I was down 1 lb today from what I weighed in at yesterday morning).
I am going to try to keep my calories around 1300 during the week, and eat a little extra on the weekends since I’m more active. I will keep you updated, hopefully in a more timely fashion!
Bottom line is: stick with it! This diet rocks!