Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Um... Wow... It's Been A While Huh?

 I'm in the "ugly" phase....

So, I have been seriously unmotivated here lately... I mean... waaaaay unmotivated. I will do good to follow my diet for a few days, and then boom.... off the rails again. It's time to be completely honest now. I haven't been on my game since late July. Yeah... I said it. July. That's a little over 7 months (because I can't pinpoint when it actually happened). How sad is that??? 

I can kinda pinpoint the cause though... See, I was doing so good with my LCHF diet. I mean super good. I followed it to the letter. I lost weight (and inches).... life was good. Then someone suggested I do Carb Nite Solution. I talked about my experience after it happened, here. But the basic principal of the Carb Nite Solution was this: you eat super low carb 6 days a week, and on the 7th day, in the last half of the day, you bombard yourself with carbs. There's "science" behind this, and some people make it work. I was not one of them. Again, I followed the diet to the letter, but nothing. Not only did I not lose anything doing this, but I also stopped losing altogether. I had been so freaking proud to get into the 160's, and then bam... stuck. 

Why is that where it all went sideways? Well, I hadn't had carbs in 3 months... then suddenly I ate a bunch of them.... once a week for 4 weeks. That did me no favors. My body craved it... and I think that's why I still haven't been able to get on track now. And honestly, my lack of motivation doesn't help. Let's not completely fool myself, eh?

What does this mean? Well, I'm off work this Friday-Sunday, so I'm going to recommit. I'm going back to what I did last May, when I first started, and was successful. My husband is going to (kinda) do this with me, and has promised to keep temptation away. I think this will be good for me. I also think I'm going to start taking food to work with me, so I'm not tempted by all the goodies there. It's time to get my shit together, and stop messing around. 

Thanks for reading! I know it's been forever, and I'm sorry. This is part of my recommitment, and also taping and posting for my youtube channel as well. It's going to take time, but I've got to do this. I would like to be at my goal weight by my birthday (12/4) so we will see what I can do.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Oh What a Year!

What a year this has been, huh? I went back and read some of the posts from the beginning of 2014, and while I didn't really achieve all the goals I wanted to, I also came so much farther than I ever thought I would. Honestly, I figured I would give up after Easter, when I pretty much hit "rock bottom." But, instead of throwing in the towel, I actually started trying (what a concept, huh?) and started slowly losing weight. Then I started my LCHF diet and actually started losing some serious weight. 

I don't know if I mentioned it on the blog, but I started doing this "Carb Nite Solution" during the summer, and (while it works for some) it completely frakked up everything I had accomplished. I had gotten down to 169.8 in July, and was so excited to be in the 160's. Guess what? Starting with the CNS, I stayed in the 160's as I made one bad decision after another. It was always just a little cheat here, or a little nibble there (ok... a big nibbles) and while it was never enough to make me gain, I sure as shit wasn't losing either. So in December, after all my attempts to be good during the holidays were smashed down with the invisible hammer of temptation, I just gave up for the month. 

I posted on the first of December that I weighed 167.2. Keeping in mind, in July is when I first broke into the 160's, I knew I had to do something. So I didn't weigh for the whole month, I ate whatever the hell I wanted (i.e. candy, breads, potatoes.... carbage). I am happy to report, that through all of that, I came out yesterday to the scale and it was at 168.4. I can handle a 1.2 lb gain. I'm okay with that, really. I have been floating up and down within the same 5 lbs for months... so it was no big deal, and I kinda enjoyed myself over the holidays. I will say this though, my acne came back, I got an ulcer, and I was tired all the time. So, while I enjoyed eating the things I hadn't eaten in a long while, I also payed for it. Dearly.

But! For the year, I lost 22.8 lbs, and about 25 inches from all over. I would say that's not bad since I almost quit. :D

So! Now I'm back on track, and ready to start the next adventure. I joined an unofficial Diet bet (basically you don't have to pay any money, because I'm a broke bitch), where basically you try to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. Now, if you do a real Diet Bet, you put money on the line. If you win, you stand to gain some cash. If you don't then you lose it. I don't have money to lose! That's why I'm doing a free one lol.

So! Here's to a new year, with new(ish) goals! Hope you all have a great year too!