Friday, April 01, 2011

April Weigh In

April 1st Weigh In:75.7 kilos (166.5 lbs)

Weight Lost in March: 2.9 kilos (6 lbs)
Total Weight Lost: 54 kilos (119 lbs)

Oh thank god, if I had to see 78 kilos on the scale one more time I would have lost my mind.

This month I experimented with cutting back on carbs and it worked. I didn’t follow Atk*ns or B*dy Trim or any other low carb diet because I think I have well established that I am lazy and don’t like to follow rules and plans. Instead I just started looking at the carbs in my food and keeping my carbs under about 50 grams per day.

I have PCOS and I am insulin resistant, so my body really responds to cutting down on carbs. At one stage a couple of weeks ago my weight actually got down to 73.2 kilos (161 lbs), but it spiked up with girly time bloat and then I got a bit slack with my carb counting so my results weren’t quite as stupendous as they could have been if I was stricter.

The best thing about low carb eating is that it really encourages you to eat high protein fresh foods. No more pre-packaged soups for lunch or lean cuisines for dinner that are loaded with hidden sugars and other nasty things. The problem with this is that preparing all these meals is a lot of freaking work! I ate so much smoked salmon that I can’t even look at it anymore and eggs and I may have to have a little break...

I’ll definitely continue low carb eating because I think it is better for my body. I won’t be as strict with actually counting the carbs, because I would rather poke sticks in my eyes than track my food every day, but I now have a better idea of low and high carb foods. It actually gives me some encouragement that weight loss doesn’t have to be so hard, it’s just a matter of understanding your body and knowing what works for you.


  1. Congratulations on your loss! No carbs works well in the short term. Have you considered lite and easy? Works well for me.

  2. You are amazing! A couple more kilos and you'll be nearing 60kg lost :-)

  3. You last line is an excellent summation of how to lose and maintain lost weight. And why there is no "one diet fits all".

    Self-knowledge, how your body loses, what keeps hunger/cravings at've really mastered this. Bravo!


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