Monday, June 11, 2012

So... I am doing what I think is hardcore lowcarb... but it is NOT working.  Daily diet:
Breakfast- 5 sausage links
Snack- handful of almonds
Lunch- Salad with Chicken
Snack- low carb yogurt, string cheese, almonds
Dinner- Hot Dogs

My thought is that a) the almonds I am eating have too many carbs... or more likely I'm eating more like 2.5 servings and not 1 which is throwing it off b) that's really the only thing I can think of.. because I don't cheat anywhere else.  It's just so frustrating because I've been eating like this for an entire week and lost a few lbs, but by the end of the weekend, with a tiny bit of cheating, I ended up right where I started.  I guess to lose 3 lbs in a week is an accomplishment and I shouldn't say it's no big deal... the big deal is when I'm gaining it back not making smart decisions.

Saturday was a wedding, and I ate low carb throughout the entire day until we had shrimp & grits, a tiny bite of cake, and lemonade
Sunday was more of a mess... dinner was at a cuban restaurant with empanadas and lots of corn based food.  Maybe my weight this morning is just holding onto those carbs, and after the gym tonight I'll be doing a lot better.

I feel like I'm really being seriously about this weight loss journey, and that's why its hard not to see results.  When I hear the girls say "oh i don't fit into my old wedding dress woe is me, i can't bring myself to exercise and i eat fast food every day" i do not feel bad for them... because they are making a conscious choice to stay large.  I am trying super hard... and its not working, which kills me.  I am going to give it another week... and if I am not seeing the results I want, I plan to go to a little to no food diet.

Oh, and also... I have to go to the dentist today.  it completely freaks me out.  Anyone else feel that way?  I had a panic attack in the middle of the night about that, weight gain, and jury duty.  Ugh.


  1. It is super hard when you give it your best and don't see result. I am so with you on that right now! I haven't given up yet though because I just can't. As much as I'd like to! Keep trying. Hope the dentist is okay. I usually don't freak b/c my teeth rarely have anything wrong with them. One area I was blessed in.

  2. I'm trying super hard to be low carb and things keep getting in my way too :(

    I've been walking/running the whole of Stone Mountain though. Looking forward to climbing to the top some day this week, I think.

    Please give me ideas for what the hell to do in ATL... So bored :( I miss Colorado.

  3. You should worry that much about the almonds if you have room for them in your carb budget. What you should however look into are the hotdogs - they tend to be kind of high in the carbs.

    Clean meat products are much safer.

    I hate going to the dentist.. ugh.. its the smell - the sounds.. everything.. Hope the appointment went ok.