Saturday, January 12, 2019

Healthy Low Carb Lifestyle Weigh-In - January 12th - Week Zero

Today is the official start of my new healthy low carb and IIFYM (it it fits your macros) lifestyle. I'm starting at 1.8 lbs higher than at my last weigh-in but seeing as my body is still recovering from the sodium fiasco and I stopped keto, I'm okay with this.

I won't be tracking how many days I'm cheat day free because there are no more cheat days or foods. Food is food and for 80% of my time it will be healthy and on track and 20% will just be enjoying special occasions and small treats. I'm thinking that's a pretty sensible way of dealing with things.

I even noticed something interesting. Since I made the decision on Wednesday evening that I'm avoiding calling food "cheat" foods or reward foods and am focusing on healthy food 80% of the time with treats allowed occasionally, I suddenly have no desire to binge because I know that food will be around and it's not forbidden to me.

Like, I didn't have to run and buy a cake yesterday and eat it all just because I knew I'd be starting the new plan today because that cake will be there in the future for a birthday or whatever and I can have a piece if I want.

It feels really weird that I'm thinking this way and maybe, just maybe I'm making some mental progress with food!

I will also be tracking exercise days instead of "cheat" days from here on out because I think that will help me get back on track with my fitness.

So here are my new starting number for this plan and I'll be weighing in on Thursdays, as I used to do, and taking measurements and body fat % once a month!

Healthy Low Carb Lifestyle Starting Numbers:

191.8 lbs

Body Fat

Measurements:              Change from 01/04/2019
Waist: 39.5 inches                     (+1.5 inches)
Hips: 43.5 inches                      (+1.5 inches)
Bust: 42.5 inches                      (+1.0 inches)
Chest: 35 inches                        (no change)
Right arm: 13.5 inches              (+0.5 inches)
Left arm:  13.5 inches               (+0.5 inches)       
Right thigh: 26 inches               (no change)
Left thigh:  25 inches                 (no change)
Right calf: 16.25 inches            (+0.25 inches)
Left calf:   16.25 inches             (+0.25 inches)
Jeans Size: size 12                      (no change)

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