Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15, 2012

I have lost 7.5 pounds.  So I am now down to 201.

An interesting side light to all of this is that, having eliminated nearly all carbohydrates from my diet for the first two weeks, I saw a remarkable decrease in the number of migraine headaches I experienced.  Within two days of reintroducing carbs, I was back to having miserable headaches.  It gives me pause.  I am now wondering if, perhaps, I may have some gluten sensitivity that is at the root of my headaches.  Something to explore.


Sunday, December 2, 2012

December 2, 2012

I've lost six pounds.  This morning, I weighed 202.5.  That is hardly svelte, but it is, finally, heading in the right direction.

I also have a cold...which He claims is probably because this diet has hurt my immune system.


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Week 1

I am 4.5 pounds lighter today than I was a week ago.  It is a small thing, but it is a start.  Beyond that, I feel pretty good.  My energy is up, and I am not generally hungry.  I eat a carton of Kroger's Carb Smart yogurt for breakfast along with a scoop of Unjury Chocolate Splendor protein powder mixed into a glass of Silk Milk (Vanilla, Unsweetened).  At lunch, I eat romaine lettuce and tuna.  Dinner is usually chicken or fish and vegetables.  I miss my pasta and potatoes and bread, but it is manageable.  This beginning phase  is supposed to last one more week, and then I should begin to add in more carbohydrates -- 5 grams at a time, as long as I keep losing weight.  That is the plan until I reach my "goal" weight (whatever that might be).  I am trying not to look that far ahead yet.