Celebrating my Wife’s birthday this past weekend had a lot to do with my decision to end the weight-loss portion of this diet. I had been consciously trying to lose weight for 3 weeks short of one year. During that time I have lost 76 lbs (83lbs at my one-time low). Continue reading
Against the advice in the Dukan Diet Book, I decided to give myself a ‘free-pass’ on Christmas Day. I ate and drank whatever I wanted with no concern for my diet. It was glorious!
Over the past 2 weeks I gained 4.8lbs, all of this weight can be attributed to ‘my day of sin.’ Continue reading
The past 6 weeks have been rather eventful. They have spanned Thanksgiving and the pre-Christmas/holiday season. Having two kids and so many holiday parties have made the past few weeks a blur. I know this is not a ‘valid’ reason to neglect my blog. If there are any of you who read this on a somewhat regular basis, and have returned for more, I just wanted to apologize for departing from my usual bi-weekly schedule.
In the past 6 weeks I have lost an additional 11 lbs, which brings my total to 74.6 lbs. I have been at this for 220 days. Continue reading
Over the past two weeks I have lost another 5.8lbs for a total of 63.6lbs. I must say that last week was pretty tough. I was feeling pretty good coming back from Mount Washington but the following days were the hardest that I have encountered in months. This is probably because I took a hiatus from my diet, ate quite a few carbs and drank delicious beer. I had forgotten that when you switch to a strict protein-only diet your whole body revolts. I was sore (from my hike), tired and became pretty bitchy. After a day or so of just all-around misery I finally remembered that I had felt like this before. I remembered when I first started this diet I had felt quite similar, and following my first burst of veggie days, when I returned to protein-only I felt crappy as well, but not quite to the extent as the previous cycle. Continue reading
Over the past 2 weeks I have gained 1.2lbs. Ordinarily I’d be pretty upset about regressing, however I know exactly how and why I gained the weight. Additionally I have had the largest boon to my confidence and progress to date. Continue reading
The last time I wrote a blog, I had rapidly gained weight after a fun weekend. The weight did not come off as fast as I put it on, it took almost two weeks come off. I was pretty upset with myself and I doubled my exercise for the past 2 weeks.
I am now 10.8 lbs from my first goal, (Thats a total of 42.6 lbs for those keeping track). I am feeling pretty good about my progress, but I am really starting to realize that my first goal will not be enough to make me look thin. I know that I have said that I’ll re-evaluate my progress when I reach my first goal, but I can’t imagine that another 10lbs will make me feel ‘done.’ To be honest I feel that I have been this weight before, and I felt fat then.
I feel like my progress is fragile. Last week I gained 4 pounds on veggie days, I didn’t really cheat either. I may have had a little bacon bits, cheese and salad dressing but 4 lbs over 2 days seems extreme. Next time I do veggies days, I’ll have to be more strict. Anyway the point of this was to say that I see potential for a quick rebound when I go off the diet. I feel that the weight that I reach will be gone unless I give up starches for the rest of my life.
I will probably continue my diet for after I reach 53.4lbs but I need to figure out how much more. I hope that I can reach that goal in the next 3-4 weeks. I also just realized that I will be dieting on my summers family vacation. This will be an adventure. Let me know if you’d like me to post ‘diet-friendly restaurant meals’.
Well I must say that I had quite a roller-coaster of a week. Last week I had a such a fervor for running and dieting, so by the end of the week my hard work had paid off. When I weighed myself on Saturday morning I was down 4.2lbs, which made my progress an even 40! I was thrilled! My four protein days in a row had really sped things up, and my birthday did not blow my diet.
I knew that we had another weekend of traveling and bbq’s so I planned my week so that I could eat veggies on the weekend. I was also going to see some old friends that I hadn’t seen since I started my diet so I was pretty excited to see them and see if they noticed the difference in my appearance. Most did, and my college roommate bought me a bottle of really good rum for my birthday. I thought “what the heck, lets celebrate my progess,” so I had few cocktails (diet pepsi & rum), and I got drunk. But I was on top of the world, so I did not pace myself, and I ended up getting to the place where it’s a good idea to tell people what you really think. I ate a few hotdogs and some hamburgers, and overall I had really good time. We decided to spend the night and make a weekend of it. The rest of the weekend was pretty relaxing, I felt a little guilty for drinking so I ate pretty lean on Sunday.
Monday morning was time to get back to reality, I stepped on the scale and boom… I had gained 5.6lbs in 48 hours. I was completely deflated. I knew that I had eaten more fat that I was supposed to, and the drinking was not the best choice but 5.6lbs… that’s close to setting me back 2 weeks. Now I am running everyday and eating well, so I am hoping to return to my place of glory asap.
The final progress is I gained 1.4lbs for a total loss of 34.4lbs, boo