Thursday, December 29, 2016

Week Zero Low Carb (A New Beginning) - Thursday Check-In (Month One)

Week Zero Thursday Weigh-In:
12/29/2016:            +1.8 pounds
Total lost:                   28 pounds
Current Weight:       202 pounds

Okay, so as you can see my weight went up and I'm starting fresh again. This is because my Christmas cheat day turned into 4 cheat days as I went. I don't really have any good excuses for this. Once those carbs hit my system, even though they felt under control, I still went a little carb crazy and now I have to start again but, hey, this is going to be the last time for a long time.

The one major change that I noticed is that even though I had cheat days, I didn't actually binge to the point of feeling really sick so that is some progress and I also learned some important things.

I went 8 days of strict low carb and 14 days without cheating and what I discovered was that I can live without cheat foods and still be happy with my life. Yeah, the first week is hard as it always is and, yeah, I have go through that again but I'm going to think  of it as my atonement for my carby sins lol.

I know now that I can go without cheat foods. I know now that I can have cheat foods and not binge like crazy, but it still sets me off to eat more carbs so I know now exactly what I have to do. And I know now that I can succeed. The thing that messed me up was allowing cheat foods back in on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day even if they were a smaller amount.

What it comes down to is that I can't cheat at all. Not right now anyway. Maybe in six months or a year I can allow one special, higher carb meal but I'm not about to risk my weight loss success on some carby foods again.

From here on out I eat what fits my plan which is 50 and under total grams a day and if I want to celebrate my birthday with some special food, it will be a low carb food.

That's just how it has to be right now and I am ready for it!

I know I can do this and I will do this.

Just watch me!

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