Sunday, November 30, 2008

I'm back!

During the year plus that I've been off track, I have gained quite a bit of weight back. A couple of weeks ago, I had to break out the box of fat clothes. I've not been on a scale recently but suspect that I've gained back 50 of the 85 pounds that I had lost. I'll weigh in the morning so that I have a good morning weight to baseline my progress against.

I'm determined to stick the low-carb lifestyle until I reach my ideal body fat percentage. I did extremely well when I first began my blog, a couple of years ago. I lost eighty five pounds in about a year. And, like so many other people, I failed to stick with a good maintenance plan. The longer I was off of the low-carb bandwagon, the more carbs I let creep back into my diet. And, the more carbs that I eat the more carbs I crave. It's a vicious cycle that I need to break.

I've been wanting to start back for a few weeks but waited until after returning from visiting extended family. During our trip, we stayed at my 85 year old grandparents' house. It seemed too difficult to explain my special dietary needs.

Now that I'm back, I'm as determined as ever to lose the pounds. I'm not sure if I'm going to go back to carb-cycling or if to just allow 2 floating days off as I did at first, last time. Right now, I think I'll take two days off in December (Christmas Eve and Christmas day).

I think my wife may join me in the diet. And, if she does, I'm wondering what to do with all of the high-carb foods that have found their way back into our kitchen cabinets. Do we give it to charity or keep it for "diet vacations" or scheduled carb-up days?