Saturday, May 27, 2006

Losing Weight the Low Carb Way #4

YAY! 135 pounds!
I don't believe I've ever had such a difficult time losing so little weight. But here I am, at 135 pounds - halfway to my goal of 128. Can I? Should I? Celebrate? Not in the eat-what-you-want-for-a-day manner that you might expect. Nooooo. We're leaving on a jet plane tomorrow. I do know when I'll be back again and, at most, it will be carrying the same poundage I'm carrying now and not one ounce more - and if there really is a weight-loss goddess with kindness in her heart, when I return I will have lost even a few more (ounces, pounds, I'm not picky.) No, I'm going to celebrate by getting a new pedicure, manicure and massage, during which I will be brought cups of steaming, aromatic green tea followed by a chilled glass of dry white wine with a large, lusciously red strawberry floating in it.
Beginning at 142 lbs
I started on this weight-loss journey by deciding to cook recipes from George Stella's book, "Eating Stella Style: Low Carb Recipes for Healthy Living". And I did, and I lost a few pounds but then got stuck until I realized that I needed to lower my consumption of fat. George loves his fat, and if that works for him I say, "You go!" Sadly, it does not work for me.

Then I decided that I had to leave George and his book for a while so I could tackle this thing on my own, promising George that I would be back, baby!

Then at 139
So how am I doing this?
V e r y
s l o w l y
b y
e a t i n g
l o w e r
c a r b,
l o w e r
g l y c e m i c,
l o w f a t
f o o d s,
s o m e t i m e s
f o r g e t t i n g,
t h e n
g i v i n g
a
b i g
s i g h
a n d
b e g i n n i n g
a g a i n.

It's the forgetting part that's the deal killer. These are hard-won pounds, people. Let's hear a standing ovation for all those people trying to lose weight, having set-backs, but somehow in the end persevering and MAKING IT.

I haven't made it yet, but half-way there is some incentive, huh?

Here are a few links so you can review my journey thus far while I'm gone:

Confessions
Losing Weight the Low Carb Way #1
Losing Weight the Low Carb Way #2
Losing Weight the Low Carb Way #3
Low Carb Sides
Blackened Chicken Breasts

See you in two svelt weeks, dahlings.