Friday, February 20, 2009

So the food... going well. There is something powerful in eliminating bad carbs for a week. I'm basically not hungry and not craving anything. I'M EATING, don't get me wrong. It's not like I've picked up an eating disorder the past few days. But getting the crap out of my body & brain and eating protein & veggies & fat can cause remarkable change in a short period of time.

The trick, of course, is making the change stick.

If you recall from my last journey on the Crack diet, week 1 is the strictest week. Under 20 carbs a day for 7 days. I'm on day 3. I weighed 152.6 this morning. And my waist is already 2 1/2 inches smaller. It blows my mind how water weight impacts the body so much. The first couple of days can be tough, but strangely after the first day I've felt OK and really haven't lost that much energy.

The 2nd week starts carb cycling. As much as the low carb week feels good for a while, you really do get excited about that first morning when you can eat oatmeal or have Ezekial bread.

The exercise.... not so much. I miss running so badly. But it's been one thing after another this week and I haven't fit it in. Ah well. I know eventually I'll get time again for me. At the very least I'll do some 30 Day Shred this weekend.

I'm swamped at work, haven't been to the grocery store in 2 weeks, and have laundry & dishes piled to the ceiling. Why I thought it would be OK for me to go to sleep last night at 9 p.m. is beyond me.

But today is another day. I'm off to the grocery & then home to snuggle on kiddos (and eventually the hubs).

Kick some ass this weekend, bloggy friends!


MCM Mama said...

Glad the food thing is working for you! And some nights you just need to go to bed at 9, chores be damned.

Have a good weekend!

Brianna said...

Bed at 9 is you listening to your body! I bet that helped with cravings today since your body likely got a great amount of rest. Now that the weekend is upon us, you'll have energy to tackle those fabulous chores. And maybe even get out for a run . . . that's what I'm hoping to attempt this weekend! Keep on keepin' on! :)

Cindy...154 said...

OK I gotta do what you are doing. I want to be 152 again. Thanks for posting!!! Gives me hope!!

Jodie said...

Yes! Glad to hear your cracking again. I started last Thursday and already down a good number of #s. Feels so good.

Carb deplete seems much easier this time around...don't get me wrong, I can't wait for my toast!

Great job...keep a crackin'!