Great news today!
I weighted myself and I’m down 30 lbs from where I started (March 15th, 2012)!
What is my secret? Did I spend a lot of money or do some incredibly intense workout program?
No, all I did switch to a low carb diet and spend up to 10 minutes every other morning doing a light exercise routine of a set or two (depending on how late I’m running on getting to work) of pushups and situps. My exercise routine is so light that I hesitated in calling it exercise!
Did I spend a lot of money since my diet is more protein based?
No, Eggs was a primary stable and they are incredible cheap. Eating eggs for breakfast enabled me to reduce my breakfast cost by at least 75% versus the way I use to eat. Lunch and dinner was more expensive though, so it was a wash with respect to the cost overall.
Do I miss desserts and other carbs?
Yes, but I deviate from a totally low carb diet by occasionally getting dessert when we go out to eats on the weekends and sometimes I’ll even eat a slice of bread at those restaurants, on the weekend during the same sitting. For the dessert, I split it with a family member and actually, it’s really their dessert and I’m just eating a third of it. After I get down to my target weight range, I’ll continue to increase my carb intake, making sure that I continue to eat healthy. By healthy, I mean skipping the pre-process sugars and flours found in too many sweet snacks these days!
What is my goal at this new weight?
Not much really, just to stay the course. After I lose another 10 pounds, I’m planning on introducing a light weight workout routine. Such a weight lifting program will be more for vanity than health though. Although there is some bone density benefits in doing so, and possible a delay of aging (or so I’ve read). Personally, I just like looking good when I workout with weight and also it might be a good model for my son and daughter to follow.