Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Am below First Goal


I have achieved my first goal after a few detours on the way. Despite Christmas, birthdays and eating out.

Next aim is to get into the 140's and down to 147 which was my weight when I married. Strange how I have all these weights in my head! Once I get to 142lb that will be 70lbs lost and will then get under the 10stone and see what weight I feel happiest at.

Cut back a bit on the fat now and have given up my caffeinated coffee, now only having decaf and 2 mugs is the limit. Then it is tea on the menu.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Workout time

I went on to a proper low carb Atkins diet at the end of February. Before that I had been doing a medium carb diet but was still having problems with cravings in the afternoon. Doing the Atkins diet has stopped those cravings unless I am tired. When I do have cravings now I try and eat high protein and medium fat snacks or even bring my meal forward.

Since I gave up all the grains and starchy veg I have found that my sleep pattern has changed. I just dont need the sleep I used to. Whereas before I used to have 9 or 10 hours a night and still woke up tired now I only need 6 or 7 hours sleep and I am awake and ready to get on with the day.

This is a bit tricky as on the farm we are usually in bed by 9.30 so I am now waking up at 3 or 3.30. So I get up and pick up my exercise clothes and then spend half an hour on the internet and do 1 hours exercise from 4 till 5. I have been doing this for a week now and it is working well. I hope to see my tummy and arms toning up.

I am now the weight I was for my daughters wedding 2 years ago but still want to lose another 20lbs or so. I know it is going to be slower now but as long as I can maintain and lose and not put on I will be happy.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Goal in sight 60lbs lost


So nearly at that first goal. My weight loss this week has increased to 2lbs a week and I am not getting the little up bounces I used to get.

My only change is that I have given up the diet cokes and pepsi. For 20 years plus I have had one a day in the evening as a sundowner. For 6 days now I have had water instead.

Amazing what a difference it has made. I read about diet sodas on the lowcarbdiet forum. Some of my books say no diet sodas but I thought they are zero calories so I will have one as a treat. I did this as an experiment and will not go back to drinking them.

The only drawback is that I am getting leg cramps at night in my calves. Happened three nights running now. Am taking a bit of extra salt during the day to see if it helps. Maybe there was salt in the coke so my system is now short of salt?

Next post will be from under the 152lb mark when I am resetting my goal to 133lb. Dont know what I should weigh but that seems a nice number 9 and a half stone. As long as I dont get a sunken face I will be happy. If face gets too thin will up the goal a bit.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Diet Cokes are off the Menu


That is a pound gone in 2 days. The only change I have made is I have given up my one can of diet coke in the evening and have had water instead.

I read on the lowcarbdiet forum that some ladies have been finding diet sodas stall their weight loss. So I decided to try it and see if it made any difference to me.
One pound is a lot at this stage of the weight loss.

I may treat myself if we eat out or travel to town for a few days but will try and stick mainly to water. This is working so well and I want to keep it working.

Going to wear a size 12 frock I have not worn for years today with a nice pair of tights and heels.

I feel good on the inside and am going to look good on the outside.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Under 11 stone


Yes Yes Yes.

Finally have broken through that 11stone mark and am into the 10stones. That is under 70kg.

My weight has been doing little bounces for the past week. Up 0.2lbs and then down 0.4lbs then up 0.2lbs again.

On the lowcarbdiet forum one of the ladies said she is not having diet sodas any more so yesterday I did not have my usual diet pepsi or coke. I did not miss it as much as I thought I would. I may still have one if we eat out but will try and avoid them at home and just have water or no sugar juice.

Will have to decide what to wear for church tomorrow. I am doing the church tea. I may dig out my size 12 navy posh frock with the peplum which I really love and have not worn for years. May even be able to put a belt on!

Hope my weight does not bounce back up over the 154lbs tomorrow as that would be a disappointment but on recent results it might do so I just have to be prepared and wait for it to go down again which on this Atkins diet I know that it will. So great to be assured of a weight loss as long as I stick to the 27 to 30 net carbs per day.