After a few days of Easter gluttony, my weight soared far beyond the moon and I waved to poor Pluto as I exited our Solar System.
It took me a little longer than I wanted to get back on the rails. I was going to be good yesterday after eating everything in sight on Friday and Saturday but some blueberry muffins and Ice Cream somehow apparated in my apartment.
I’ve noticed a major shift in my cheats. My brain has switched from the salty savory snack to the sweet. No more craving taco bell. My brain jumps to ice cream and cake the second I start thinking about cheating. Maybe it has something to do with 2 years of carb restrictions. With the summer heat approaching, I am nervous about this shift to ICE CREAM.
I am over my 175 panic weight. Normally I would immediately shift back to Atkins, but not yet. Heck, I just started by carb menu. I’ve got at least 8 days before I jump back into Atkins. The good news is that I don’t have any planned cheats coming up anytime soon. I should be able to go 2 weeks without cheating. I am going to stay away from the office lunch (well, unless the seafood feast makes an appearance).
It will be interesting to see how much I drop eating about 1400 calories a day on full carbs. I need to cut my fruit consumption down a bit at work. I need to get down from 6 pieces to 3 or 4 max.
Breakfast – Oatmeal (maple sugar flavor)
Lunch – Beans with salad
Dinner – Turkey burger with red beans and rice
Snack – Oatmeal
Calories – 1330
That menu is super low in sodium so I should be able to drop off some of the crawfish boil weight pretty fast.
I dropped the sausage from the menu because a tiny piece of sausage is 500 mgs of sodium and two turkey burgers are 400. On weekends, I get to eat 2 burgers but tonight it will be just one.
I have the day off today so I am going to try to force myself out for a ride. It is time to get out there again. I haven’t touched my bike since I started work back on December 7th. No excuses! Plenty of light outside and no longer cold. In fact, I’ve waited so long, it is almost too hot. 😛
The wind will probably kill me, but I think I need to start getting out there for 2 to 3 rides a week. There is plenty of light by the time I get home to get a 1 hour ride done before the mosquitos lay siege to the levee.
I will ride! I will ride!!! I will ride!!!!
Hopefully posting that will give me the push to get out there.
Tip Of The Day
You need to know a little known fact.
The second you go back to eating carbs, you will gain 10 pounds. Maybe a little less, maybe a little more. I promise you. It will happen. The first 10 pounds you lose on Atkins is nothing but water with maybe a small amount of fat loss.
Atkins is a natural diuretic. It drains all of the excess water out of your system. This is a fact.
Every time I move out of Atkins, I gain 10 pounds faster than I can type “gain 10 pounds!”
The second you leave Atkins….
Yup! You will blow up faster than a blow fish or Violet Beauregarde. There is no real way to get around the water bloat that happens when you move back to carbs. The only way to combat the SHARP climb up is to lose 5 to 10 pounds beyond your goal. If you want to lose 20, then you need to lose 30.
Just a heads up. A few ladies at work didn’t believe me until they cheated on their low carb diet and gained an insane amount in a short time. Mostly water but It is shocking to see how fast it creeps back up.
I drink the equivalent of 8 pounds of liquid a day so it is very easy for my body to have insane fluctuations if I have too much sodium or move out of ketosis.
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow
The Grumpy Man