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Further down the slope

Well, over the last thirty days I've gone from 376 to 367, with some dips and bumps along the way, and in general I've been doing pretty well at sticking to the low-carb regime. I'm probably going to have to tweak things a bit as I get closer to the target weight of 250, since if I remember correctly all my calorie/fat/protein/carb targets are based on a weight of 300, and obviously that won't work if I want to get down to around 225.

For those of you scoring at home, this means I've lost 35 pounds since getting serious about this diet at the beginning of April, and 58 pounds off my peak weight of 425. Not bad for a diet that allows me to eat all the tasty bacon I want. :)

Going forward...I need to give up on low-fat yogurt. The best of it is still 15g per eight-ounce serving, and the worst of it (Yoplait; doesn't matter if it's just light or Light & Creamy) is 20g for a six-ounce serving. Harris Teeter doesn't stock full-fat yogurt, at least not at my local store, and I suspect the places that do carry it are going to want an arm and a leg for it. Which is just as well, really...I ought to be eating more eggs & meat for breakfast anyway and not screw around with old habits. Because those habits are what got me into trouble, after all.



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Aug. 11th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
I love plain Greek yogurt with honey and nuts, but the sugar in it knocks me for a loop (and it's too hard to put only a little honey on something like that). These days the breakfast that's working for me is eggs scrambled with a variety of vegetables, usually peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and/or onions, and bacon on the side. If I have it, I throw some kind of cheese in the scramble. Usually cheddar, lately goat.

I feel like I start the day right by getting a few servings of vegetables (bloody hard to shoehorn those in on a regular basis), plus, I honestly need the heavy protein hit or I can't sustain any emotional stability until my next meal. o_O

It gets a little monotonous sometimes, but then I mix up the types of vegetables and that seems to "refresh" me.

My mother-in-law is consistently bemused when she emerges for her oatmeal to see me chowing down like some kind of farmgirl. What can I say, though, jaguars can't survive on grain. They eat the pigs that eat the grain. Nom nom nom. >.>
Aug. 11th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
The only Greek yogurt I can find in my neighborhood grocery store (a Harris Teeter, and very good it is, too) is the nonfat variety, which is pretty useless for my purposes. I just need to stop eating this Yoplait once and for all.

One of the recurring themes in the somethingawful.com low-carb diet thread I'm reading through at the moment is how a lot of people really don't understand that we're not on these diets because we're weird. We're doing them because if we stick to the bog-standard high-carb, high-fat diet it's going to kill us.

*goes off to fix eggs and sausage for lunch*
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:21 am (UTC)
They're the ones with the weird diets. We're eating the way human animals evolved eating. >.>
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:31 am (UTC)
Since agriculture wasn't invented until about 10,000 years ago I'm inclined to agree with you.
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
In another 10,000 years, we might just be adapting to eating quinoa and buckwheat and maize, only to run into the fresh problem of learning to digest and metabolize hyper-refined superwheat or something. -_-
Aug. 12th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
I'd prefer to think that by then our descendants will be worrying about preventing sentience from developing in the carniculture vats. ;)
Aug. 11th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
So when do we get to see you modeling speedos?
Aug. 11th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Question
I'm thinking "never". Is never good for you?
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