Preface: You are all MOST welcome for the fact that you have the “Sugar, Sugar” song stuck in your heads now. And if you DON’T know the song and would like to be included, just watch the following video. Gwahahahahahaha!
Hi everyone! Just popping in for a quick post to announce this week’s weigh in (see, I’m already doing better!). I’ve really taken the past week, and my Lenten decision to give up desserts, to reevaluate my diet as a whole. I figured, since I’m giving up sweets, I might as well experiment with reducing all the excess sugar in my life. The first few days were pretty hellish, as I didn’t even realize I had become THAT sugar dependent. We’re talking full-on detox: the shakes, the sweats, the headache. Oy. But! Things have started to stablize a little with me, and clearly it was one of those annoyingly necessary evils, because look!
Starting Weight: 246 lbs
Last Weigh-in: 196.0 lbs
This Weigh-in: 193.8 lbs
Difference: -2.2 lbs
Whoooo! A full two pounds down! And since, according to my last weigh-in, it took me over a month to lose the last two, I deem this a ROUSING success! I’m feeling really good about my weight loss this time around, and I feel even better about actually taking the time to truly experiment with what kind of food ratios my body responds to. As I talked about in yesterday’s post, I’m starting put a really big emphasis on protein, which is an obvious one, but, of cousre, there’s still that other macronutrient in play. One that I’ve long avoided, but that I really am trying to strike up a relationship with again.
Yep, I’m talking about FAT. (BUMBUMBUM!) Ah, fat. The horrible word that most of us weight-strugglers have come to identify as being more evil than most curse words. But of course, I’m not talking about the “Yo’ mama so fat…” kind of fat. I’m talking about the kind that you eat. And in fact, there’s a lot of good fat to eat in this world, so I’m trying to fight against 20+ years of indoctrination and embrace a diet that includes plentiful healthy fats.
I’m increasing the amounts of avocado, coconut, salmon, eggs, nuts, and full-fat yogurt and cheese in my diet (while still being conscientious of my calories, of course), and trying to put a serious dent in my carb addiction. Which means I’m taking a bit of a break from refined carbs like pasta and bread (well, as much as a break as I’m able, haha). I’m also currently reading the book Eat Fat, Lose Fat, which I actually bought like a zillion years ago but never got around to reading all the way through. So far it basically seems like one giant love letter to coconut (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing) but the book makes some good points, and I’m excited to try out some of the tips offered within.
So, things are definitely starting off strongly, and I feel really good about getting back down to my lowest adult weight of 186 pounds very soon. The last time I hit that weight was in October 2011 so it’ll only have taken me like a year and a half to get back there! Hahaha…haha….ha… oh, I made myself sad.
Can you tell I’ve been watching a lot of Colbert Report lately? He’s such a genius. Anyway! MOVING ON. I know there’s no point in dwelling on the wouldacouldashouldas. Instead, I need to focus on the onwardanddownwards, right? So, onward and downward… and off we go!