Well hello there!
At the beginning of the year and weighing in at 167 pounds, my goal was to reach 135 pounds. Today, I achieved that goal. The victory is sweet, however only temporary. I am in the process of organizing my next course of action and will attempt to achieve that goal on Spring Equinox. Honestly, this fills me with excitement and gives me that little kick in the pants feeling of wanting to fly! My heaviest weight was 215 and as I have mentioned in a previous posts, I sometimes feel like the scale is lying to me. That said, perhaps a new exercise routine will help whip my brain into shape too!
How did I do it? At the beginning of the year, I attempted to do a low carb my way type of eating program. Needless to say, it didn't work. The scale fluxuated too much for me to really see results, plus I found it frustratating to be down 3 pounds one week, then up 2 the next. It was in August that I decided to revamp my eating habits. I reread Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution (2002 edition) and it clicked. I have stuck to a routine of eating adequate protein and fat based foods with a heavy emphasis on veggies. The first couple of days, I did have sugar withdrawl symptoms, so I was lightheaded and foggy, then on the third day, I was good. I allowed myself to eat like a gourmand on Dr. Atkins premissable list, became quite the little chef in the process... and lost weight! I was (am) in hog heaven!
What did I eat? For breakfast, usually bacon and eggs with grated aged white cheddar cheese on top. Lunch, I love eating taco salads, the spicier the better! Dinner, any protein and veggies. My favorite meal is duck breast with loaded broccoli, complete with butter, sour cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon crumbles!
What I mainly stay away from is sugar, bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, and any type of processed foods. I do eat them on occasion, but since my tastes have changed, (love that benefit!) I don't crave them.
What type of exercise did I do? I walked and/or rode my bike everyday. My feet and my bike are my main source of transportation.
Until next time... take care of yourselves, eat well and Happy Thanksgiving! - Jenny
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I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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