Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Staying focused, while feeling like a yo-yo.

I'm sure it's not just me that feels like a yo-yo when dieting. Although the past week has been positive, my weight has fluctuated. I have a ritual of weighing my self daily in the morning, post BM of course. In order to track my weight I set up an easy google docs spreadsheet. You can download the template here.

Photo by Rednuht
  The most trouble I'm having right now on the slow carb diet is sticking to not eating ANY CARBS. It's amazing seeing what I'm used to eating, and now seeing what's going into my body. Biggest downfalls right now are small snacks like chocolate, alcohol, and candied pecans. I've been doing great on drinking the gallon of water goal that I set for myself last week. I'm thinking about posting pictures when I post blog updates to show my progression. It's often hard to notice your own weight loss unless you have a starting point.

Results: For the week, I'm down a little over 3 lbs. which is an accomplishment. At least I'm not gaining weight, however I did go up about a pound after drinking a little too much. Ooops! If you're worried about gaining, think about keeping a weight loss journal. A free website which offers online calorie counting and the like is my fitness pal. Look above or click below on the link to their free itunes app, which can be used on ipod, iphone, and ipad.Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal - MyFitnessPal.com

Monday, June 6, 2011

Slow Carb Diet Starts Today!

Tim Ferriss has been an inspiration since I read The 4-Hour Workweek. It was an obvious choice to pick up his second book The 4-Hour Body. One major pillar of the book is the "Slow Carb Diet"

The Slow Carb Diet consists of five essential rules:
Rule #1: Avoid “white” carbohydrates (or anything that can be white). 
Rule #2: Eat the same few meals over and over again. 
Rule #3: Don’t drink calories. 
Rule #4: Don’t eat fruit. 
Rule #5: Take one day off per week and go nuts.

Over the course of the next few months, I will be updating this blog as often as I can with the progress of my weight loss along with slow carb recipes, hints, and my workout regime.

Current weight: 179.2 lbs.
Goal weight 155 lbs

I just realized I'm going to have to either update these posts a day later, or post at the end of the night in order to summarize what I've eaten for the day. I'll come up with a system, don't worry. So far here's what my day is looking like:

Breakfast: 3 whole eggs, 3 turkey sausage links
Snack: Large plain coffee from Caribou with Splenda and Cinnamon.

I'm also experimenting with trying to drink a gallon of water per day, we'll see how that goes.

Why am I doing this you may ask? Well, I've been unhappy for my weight for most of my life and I finally have the time to do something about it. I used to look in the mirror and make my bellybutton talk, he would say, "I'm getting rid of you this summer." Now I'm making it a reality, my reality.

Join me as I finally transform myself into the person I've always wanted to be.