|Here I am wearing one of the pairs of pants|
I could not zip. They are not even tight.
Learning to Balance Life Changes
I started keeping a food journal months before I committed to the moderate low carb way, and I know that helped me lose 2 to 4 pounds. I wasn't tracking my weight then, so I'm not sure. What I can tell you is that I am down a dress size, down a shirt size and I can zip pants that had a two inch gap last spring. Yipee!
Some of my down falls are Halloween candy -- it calls out to me, even though it's not my favorite, and last August, the doughnut shop near my kids was calling too. My kids are so nice: they went out and bought some. I limited myself to two doughnuts; but when I got home, I craved more sugar.
So back to why I would consider losing weight in December -- I have knees that are crying out for less weight on them. I have beautiful Christmas tops I would like to wear this year. I think four or five pounds less might get me nearer to my goal of wearing those blouses, might even get me there. And I do not want to gain weight in December. I want to keep my ultimate goal in sight, not feel like I'm starting over again in January.
I bought the book How I Gave Up My Low-Fat Diet and Lost 40 Pounds by Dana Carpender, and I take a look at it when I feel the need for a boost. However, I am not on a particular diet. I eat when I am hungry and I write it in my journal. I am not looking for fast weight loss, because it usually doesn't stay off; moreover, I do not lose weight fast anymore. If I could exercise more that would help, but I am not doing anything that is going to make my body hurt worse. I am all for moderate exercise. And I have a new secret weapon I hope may help me this month.
Tomorrow, I plan to reveal it.