As of December 29, 2015, I have been officially following a low carb lifestyle. It’s hard to believe it’s been two years. It has gone by so fast, but so slow at the same time. I want to fast forward to hit goal, then again, I know that is going to take time. Those last few pounds are the worst, and I’m my own worst enemy when I want to have an “off” meal here or there.
Progress Update (before the holidays):
222 pounds GONE – about 7 pounds from goal
Start: 5X/6X shirt, size 32W pants
Now: Small or Medium shirt, size 4 or 6 pants
I have some work to do after the holidays. I let myself enjoy anything and everything for about a week and a half, then I stepped on the scale… WHOA… holidays were officially OVER at that point! I realized it doesn’t take much to notice that clothes don’t fit like they used to. So, for almost a week, I’ve been right back to my usual, and in the first few days, I lost about half of what I gained, which is water weight. As much as I enjoy indulging, I realized how much better I feel when I don’t eat so many carbs. I’m less bloated, and less miserable! I need to remember those feelings the next time I want to indulge.
It’s been quite a journey so far, with a lot of ups and downs (literally). I am so ready to move on to the next phase … maintenance.
Here’s to starting off 2016 with a BANG! Let’s DO THIS! On to GOAL!