Total Weight Loss

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Can Anyone Say "Water?"

The fast was definitely the right way to get back on track.  I only have 3.6 lbs to go to get back to the pre-wedding weight.  A drop of weight that dramatic has to be water.  As was the dramatic gain.  I'm proud of myself for not freaking out over that huge gain and polishing off all of the leftover treats in the house.

I am eating today, but still no carbs of any type, not even fruit until I get over my cravings.  I really want sweets of any sort right now.  I confess after that huge loss, it was tempting to fast another day.  I know that would be counterproductive in the long run, so I forced myself to eat this morning.  (I can't believe I just typed 'forced myself to eat' never thought I'd do that!!!)

I'm not sure how long I will do the carb free thing.  Atkins has a 14 day induction time.  I think that is how long it takes the body to detox from the carbs.  I'm leaving it open ended.  If it takes two days, fine.  If it takes 14 days, that will be fine too.  The key is to listen to my body and respond.  Sounds simple, but it is oh so very hard to do.  

I am ready mentally to get it done.


  1. Yay for a great first-day loss!!!! :)

  2. Awesome that you got right back on track, even though you are craving!

  3. to lose I have to stay pretty close to the induction in carbs anything over 30 and I start gaining. glad you're listening to your body and NOT the cravings.

  4. Unfortunately for me (and sounds like for you too), the low-carb thing will work. That's what I learned in my most recent go round. I'd never done low carb before the 17DD. Not only does it work to lose the weight, but it worked in losing the weight in all the right places! Good luck!