Thursday, September 11, 2008

149.4 - The Crack Diet Continues....Week 2, Day 1

First, I just want to acknowledge the significance of today, 9/11. This morning's moment of silence while watching CNBC brought tears to my eyes. I can't believe it's already been 7 years. And I thank God we have not been attacked again.


Okay. Now onto my usual inane diet & exercise talk.

Total weight lost in week 1, carb deplete cycle = 5 pounds. Yippee skippee.

I had toast this morning! Woohoo. Ezekiel bread is yummy.

Debby--I do not get fruit until week 4. I miss it so much, especially my afternoon apple snack. If I stay on this WOE for good, fruit is a once a day thing, in the morning, and it's in place of a starch, even on maintenance (except on cheat days when I can eat whatever I want, and cheat days become a once a week event in maintenance).

The rest of the day is basically like the last 7 days have been, food wise. I just don't have to count carbs. I think I'll be okay. It's really become a habit to eat like this.

Still no night eating. For 7 nights in a row. That's a first.

Yesterday DH picked up the kids (a rare treat for me and for them), and I got to go to the gym and take a weights class. It's been over 3 weeks, and I really reduced the weight on the bar so I could (a) make sure I could get through it without passing out, since I was still sans carbs and (b) not hurt myself. It was still a great workout. I love lifting weights in that class.

I found a crack diet support group yesterday on lowcarbfriends.com. I learned that I will gain some weight back in these next two weeks as my body adds glycogen stores back to my muscles & liver with the added carbs. And I learned that weeks 4 and 5 show big weight loss moves usually. It was helpful to read that in advance of weeks 2 & 3. The last thing I want to do is get discouraged by a move up on the scale and quit.

Today is a swim class day for Sophie, and I'm planning a run at the gym. How far depends on how much energy I have. I'm supposed to be running 4.5 - 5 miles at a time now, but that's just not been possible. And let's face--one 160 calorie serving of a low glycemic carb is not enough to carb me up for a long run.

All in all, though, I'm pretty pleased with the amount of exercise I've been able to do on the carb deplete cycle. There were people in the support group thingy that couldn't do anything at all that week.

That's it from here. Y'all enjoy your day.

4 comments:

Jill said...

I always dread this day every year because I still get emotional thinking about it. =(

Toast is fun!

Glad you found a support group for your crack. (That sounds weirder than I intended.) It's always nice when you can find others who are doing the same thing you are.

Have a good day chica!

MCM Mama said...

This is a hard day for me every year. I live near the Pentagon so it's difficult for both emotional (obviously) and practical (the traffic sucks) reasons.

Good job on the diet and working out. Keep it up!

MizFit said...

(Im with you. on being amazed how long it has been. how it feels like yesterday and THANKFUL we've been 'safe' ever since only because others are fighting for that safety)

the inane part made me laugh---your phrasing I mean.
we love it
thats why we come here!!

Cindy...154 said...

I like hearing about your crack diet. Sounds like principles from south beach but then I have not read the crack book...anyway, love hearing your progress. I am inspired. You and I have the same weight range..I'm right behind you..looking for the elusive 140's to re appear.