It's Monday--official start that diet day all over the country. usually, for me anyway, it's just same song, 134th verse. But today, let it be a whole new song!
I did so well the beginning of this year. I started on January 18th and by the mid-March, I'd lost 20 pounds. And that was even tho I had a mini-stroke the end of February. But, somehow, a little too much life happened (The stroke sequelae was rugged, then I got the flu, and Bill had to have cataract surgery...twice, and stuff...you know, life stuff), and I began to flounder. I managed to lose an additional 5 pounds by the beginning of May, but that is back now.
The fact is, I've been losing and regaining that 5 pounds every week since May. And I'm tired of singing that song, for sure.
I joined a Christian weight loss group on January 19th that starts a new Bible study every 12 weeks. This past Thursday (which I missed because of Bill's back surgery) was the last week of this round. I had been toying with the idea of ditching the group sine I've lost nothing this past 12 weeks. Worse than nothing, I'm up 5 pounds..
But. This afternoon, the group leader called me today to co-ordinate the new book with me (I have to get an e-book and not all titles have that option.) The study book we settled on is called Beginnings and addresses failures, lessons learned, fresh starts, etc. To my surprise, I felt a bit of enthusiasm rise...hope even.
Since Thursday will be the first weigh-in for that new study, I'm pretty motivated to hit it hard the next three days to get as much of that five pound gain off before weigh day. Since I know that a plunge into carbs after being low car loads up a good bit of fluid, losing the whole five pounds is not out of the question.
I'll do very low carb meals & some protein (Primal Blueprint) shakes for a meal or two. That's not something I can maintain over the long haul, but I can do it for the three days between now and weigh-in morning. Then I'll shift to simply low carb (40-60 grams a day works for me.) for the duration.
So. My new song starts now--1AM Monday morning. Feel free to hum along. :)
And that's the weigh it goes,