Starting weight (3/24/14) = 205.6 pounds
End of Week 1 weight (3/31/14) = 203.4 pounds
Total weight loss after 1 week: 2.2 pounds
Overall feeling: starting to feel more in control with the diet and with a slight bit more energy each day (still small though). Mornings are still groggy, and mood is still in this irritable neutral state. Worry, anxiousness, and fear still loom, and no real advancements in the other main areas that I’m also trying to work on (business and mind). Hunger and thirst have also increased from the previous week (no diet), and I’m still feeling a bit of bloat from the large amounts of legumes and water I’m drinking each day. But overall, while only a small advancement in weight loss and feeling, it’s a step forward.
I’m not going to lie, this week has not been easy. I’ve craved every fatty food possible and have had a hard time documenting my daily meals. I tried MS Excel, but that didn’t work since it was too time consuming and required extra time to get in front of a computer.
However, I’ve managed to completely cut out all sugar (even drinking my coffee black with only cinnamon) and I’ve stayed strict to the 5 main rules of the slow-carb diet. I’ve even been adding a glass of ice water each morning and am pretty sure I’ve had my breakfast within 60 minutes of waking (a critical piece to the diet). Although I haven’t actually tracked that too carefully. I also haven’t measured my body fat % and arm/thigh sizes, which I probably should do sooner than later.
Cheat day was on Saturday and was a blast. I ate everything I could get my hands on. Empanadas, frapuccinos, pancakes, cookies, calzone, bread, m&ms, and even a beer. But by 11:45pm that evening, I was ready to barf. Gut rot, acidity, and a slight headache.
It was nice to actually experience some of that sugar, dough, and cheese that I had been craving all week. And things actually started to taste better than they had in the past (probably because they went from being everyday foods to special treats).
But then again, I was feeling sick and tired from the binge. So, thankfully it’s only a 1x per week thing.
Wait, what’s this, am I actually starting to associate pain with eating the foods that I associated pleasure with before? Could this be the secret to this diet?
Hmm… guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens after Week 2.