Sunday afternoon I had a conversation with Aunt Janice in which I expressed my desire to jump start my weight-loss again, and she suggested the same thing that Leslie suggested last month. She said I should cut out carbohydrates for a week and that it would yield great results so I’ve been giving it a try all week.
I’m not following any specific plan. I’m just eating lean protein, an ounce or so of nuts and leafy greens. I am eating very few carbs, and the carbs I’m eating are healthy ones (not processed.)
I thought it would be terribly difficult, especially since I don’t spend much time at home, but it has been totally manageable. I’ve been with The Suit a lot this week, and instead of going out like we normally would, we’ve made a conscious effort to eat at (his) home. He makes the best eggs ever, and I think tonight’s dinner menu will include salmon and leafy greens. He’s already in great shape, but like the rest of us, when he eats better he feels better so this has been good for both of us.
When I started this challenge Monday morning I knew I wanted to make it through the day, but I wasn’t sure how I would do it. I’ve been taking it one step at a time, and that seems to be working. My goal is to eat foods that are high in protein and low in carbs until Sunday (and beyond that, of course) at which point I’ll step on the scale and compare my weight to last week’s weigh-in. I’m curious to see how the numbers differ, but I’m guessing that I’ll weigh less than I did last week.
I’ve had three solid workouts this week as well, and I’ll complete another one today before a meeting in the afternoon and seeing The Suit in the evening.
I know I can eat carbs and lose weight. They’re even good for us sometimes, but being in control of what I’m eating again feels good. Reaching my daily goals and being consistent feels good.
I’m watching my portions without obsessing over them, and I feel like I’m back in control. That’s a feeling that I haven’t experienced in quite some time, but it’s a feeling I love more than most. It makes me feel like I can win the battle within myself, and I can’t tell you how much hope I’ve found in making good choices once again.
Have you ever cut out carbs? Do you pay attention to the amount you eat in a typical day?