Weight Loss

The weight loss train is moving again over here...I took a break from blogging because I was just so overwhelmed with life and because I was sick and tired of not being able to report any progress. The amazing part is once I stopped putting so much pressure on myself, I started to make healthier choices and started losing weight, fast. Its been a great summer! I am the closest I have been to being under 300 in years and hope I will be under 300 by mid-later October!! :-) I have been combining a few different techniques lately. I am trying to keep it low carb (About 50 carbs a day) 1500 calories M-F and I eat whatever I want on Saturday and Sunday as long as I stay under 2000 calories. I have been exercising an hour a day 6 days a week. I was shocked that this has been working so well. It was kind of just an experiment because I found keep my carbs lower is super helpful. I think the PCOS has given me insulin resistance. But, I can't stay on a low carb diet very long. I get bored, tired, ill and frustrated. I miss so many yummy carbs. Now, I feel my life is very balanced. I can't eat a cup of ice cream today, but I will wait till Saturday. I can't have a potato today, but I can bake one on Sunday. It has helped me push through mentally and is giving me the best results I have ever had. After trying so many things I realize each person and each body is very different. This may not work for everyone but I am elated to have found something that works for me!!
Example of my low carb day:
2 eggs with Olive Oil
1 Apple
Grilled Fish or Chicken with 2 cups vegetables
22 Raw Almonds
Grilled Fish or Chicken with a large salad or a Jay Robb Protein with unsweetened Almond Milk
On the higher carb weekends I try to fulfill any cravings I have had so it changes from weekend to weekend. I do not eat any fried food or baked goods during this time. I know those foods just make me crave more and eat too much. It is important to count calories on your high carb days so you do not go over board.
So there is an update on me. How are you all doing?


  1. Way to go! Coming back is ALWAYS the hardest part. Welcome back :)

  2. Thanks for the cheers on my challenge post.

    I'm so happy you've found what works for you. I think we sometimes want to see results so quickly that we give up before we have a chance to make real (mental) progress.

    I did a year of low carb (Atkins/South Beach type) diet and lost over 60 pounds but I craved bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and everything else I denied myself for so long. Once I ate the first crouton I ended up gaining it all back plus more and had to start all over again.

    This time around nothing is off limits, if I want it, I have it in moderation. The weight isn't coming off quickly but it's coming off and I'm learning to just trust the process. Eat healthy foods, move more and have fun.

    I'm so happy your back. Keep up the good work. I'll be cheering for you!

  3. Good for you! I'm struggling mightily myself. Maybe next week will be the one?

  4. Sounds like a good plan. I may use it! :)

  5. I gave you an award on my blog :)