Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Atkins Progress at Six Weeks

It's been six weeks since I have started so I thought I should post an update. 
I am down a total of 10 lbs.  It was 11 but the July 4th holiday weekend got me.
Mowing, weed pulling, and moving concrete blocks in the heat added weight!
Well, actually, the food did.  Even though I envisioned sweating off 5 lbs it just didn't happen.
It was really a shock to go work the ranch for the long weekend only to find out that I had gained weight and was no longer in ketosis!
I was horrified but I tried not to let it derail me.  Looking back over it I can see what happened.
1.  Too much dairy - farm work makes a girl hungry. Between the cheese and the sour cream that I dipped my pork rinds in, I think I just lost sight of how many carbs I had consumed.
2. Too much light beer - farm work makes a girl thirsty, too.  Even Michelob Ultra has carbs.  Slug down a couple and you could go over your count.
3. Even tiny bite size chocolates have carbs.  Enough said.
Thankfully, the keto strips showed deep purple two days after I made corrections.  I have noticed that I lose more in a week if I eat salad once or twice a day. 
I am hoping to lose 8 more by the end of the month.  I see more salad and C25K training in my immediate future.
Concrete blocks don't move themselves.  This is actually a windbreak wall ...work in process.