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Today is day 6 of my shot at going no/low carb. I haven't cheated even ONCE. I have had about 120 oz of water per day. The only carbs I am eating are in the veggies I eat.
And guess what? I feel good.
I am not hungry anymore, and the cravings are all but gone. My brain still tells me sometimes that I want something else besides what I am eating, but I am in control. I know I can do this for another week.
Best part? As of today I have lost 12.6 lbs. In 6 days.
I finally got my South Beach Diet book back from a friend that borrowed it, and after reading it again, I think this is the plan I am going to follow after my two weeks are up. I was kinda thinking about Atkins, but its so restrictive I don't think I will stick with it forever. And I'm in this forever.
The foods I am eating are on the SBD phase one list. The only things on the list that I am NOT eating are low-fat milk and yogurt and sugar-free popsicles and sugar-free jello. I am not really interested in having milk or yogurt, and I think that popsicles or jello would be a slippery slope for me right now. They are too much like the sugary, sweet treats I am trying to break myself of. Right now I am truly trying to change my behavior. I can feel it working, too.
I went to the store today and even though I looked longingly at the ice cream and the Cadbury eggs that have been discounted to .25 each, I didn't really "want" them. I mean, in the past, I would wait until the Cadbury eggs went on sale after Easter and stock up on them. I would buy 20 at a time. But now, I know that I don't need them. They're not worth it.
My scale is moving more than it has in the long time. I know the weight loss will slow down, but right now, it's a huge motivator.
My goal right now is to make it through this weekend. I have made it through a work-week, I have made it through church dinner... not I just need to prove to myself that I can make it through a weekend at home. I think I can do it :)