This post was supposed to go out yesterday, but upon arriving home from work, my MacBook disappeared into the abyss that is known as my two daughters’ hands. Consequently this is a day late, but I wanted to give you guys an update.
Sunday was the official end of the 2 week low carb portion of my diet. We have officially entered the carb cycle phase of this and have decided to go 3 days low carb and 1 day normal (not high) carb. On those days our goal is to keep the carbs that we do ingest as close to the healthy side of the carb spectrum that we can. There won’t be any running out for candy bars, potato chips, or anything like that. I’m excited to see how this phase goes.
I’m sure you’re wondering how the 2 weeks of low carb went for me. I have to admit that it wasn’t easy (what lifestyle change is?), but it also wasn’t the torture I expected. I discovered that breakfast and lunch are pretty easy for me to keep it in check, but dinner is where I find myself really wanting that baked potato, rice, pasta, or bread. I am happy to say that I made it and the results were pretty astounding to me.
For the sake of comparison, I am actually going to post my weight from December 23, 2017 (my heaviest since gaining the weight back), followed by my weight on February 5 (the first day of low carb), and finally my weight from February 19. It should be noted that between 12/23-2/4 I was being judicious about my food intake, but wasn’t following any type of plan.
December 23, 2017 – 280 lbs.
February 5, 2018 (start of low carb) – 272 lbs. Lost 8 pounds in a roughly six week period.
February 19, 2018 (start of carb cycling) – 260.6 lbs. Lost 11.4 pounds in 2 weeks and a total of 19.4 pounds since 12/23.
I can’t argue with results. This seems to be working for me and for my wife right now. I will not post her results without permission, but she is doing incredibly well with this as well.
I’ll update again after a few carb cycles. It should be noted that on February 12, I re-introduced running into my routine.