So its been a while since I’ve written anything, and that goes for my daily blog as well which has cobwebs in the corners as it too has been stale for many months.
Ill start with where my life seemed to have stalled, Feb 2017, my workplace went into bankruptcy which resulted in a mass layoff, I as well as many others became jobless.
I would say this life change was not just a shift in loss of my employment, it seemingly crossed and trickled into the very cellular level of my being and fast too. I would never have said I felt depressed, but in a bubble yes, and Im still there in many ways, still unemployed that’s for sure.
Prior to this life shift I had progressed to a weight loss of 80 lbs on the LCHF WOE, I give full credit to God for this by the way. My entire family all lost weight which I’m sure I had mentioned in a previous post. During the following months I halfheartedly tried to continue with my weight loss however I was also thrift store shopping as I adorned my new body with cloths that had not fit me for 10 years, was welcomed into a world of karaoke singing which I over indulged in and would say at this point of my weigh loss success I didn’t feel an urgency to continue dieting in such a strict LCHF manner, so I unintentionally went into maintanance mode as my losses stopped and I could not seem to kept off 1 pound more after February, so I stopped tracking at some point there after although still keto eating most days but having lots of cheats in between.
forward to today, 7 mths later and guess what happened? Well I maintained my loss, which to me is an amazing success, not sure if any other diet I ever tried was so successful in maintanance without a lot of attention to popping supplements etc. I will be honest in saying my weight staggers up 3-5 lbs up every other day, and goes down a couple (occasionally) however overall I’m very impressed, pleased & hopeful that when I do eventually get to my goal weight that I will be able to also maintain that loss.
So yesterday was day 1 for me, my weigh in had me 4lbs over my last lowest weight of 80lbs , which as I said Im not too worried about as I gained it honestly with Curry, nan, roti, pizza and who knows what else as I tried to release myself from all the possibly temptations I felt wold be gnawing away as I shunned my one loved foods over the next 4mths.
So I took pics, began a new My fitness pal account as I could not remember my acct details of my last one, 7mths is a long time, tracked almost everything I ate keeping at 18 carbs for the day ( my goal is strict loss keeping carbs at 20 carbs or less a day.
Day 1 late….or Day 2 would be when I failed..or should I say stumbled, its okay though Im fine with it as I will be gentle & kinder to myself these early days as I gear down for this challenge.
What happened is I went out for a cpl cocktails (white wine is fairly low carb) and having resisted my friends fries at the pub I still ended up eating some yogurt at 2am when I arrived home, which when added to the 2 glasses of wine I consumed definately brought me over my 20 carbs a day limit…at least I didnt give into the frys.
Keeping with my plans for this journey and as part of my last success I also plan to use intermediate fasting 16:8 in combo with my strict low carb eating, I know this practice by far is an amazing tactic for losing weigh while on a LCHF strict challenge, so right now Im friggin stravinggggg..as today I have to fast till 6pm, as that 2am yogurt betrayed my hope for having lunch, my bad.
Anyhow just a couple more hours and I| will bask in the glory of fathead pizza, salad & who knows what else, as I will likely eat up all 20 carbs in this meal as I try to reset my schedule & plan for lunch tomorrow.
Overall Im excited.
New goal is to lose 50lbs by January 1st, 2018. I have one or two of my friends who also will be challenging themselves with me, so wish me luck!