Woot! I tried to come up with any and every excuse possible to stay away from the levee but I couldn’t come up with anything, so off I went on a bike ride for the first time in almost 5 months.
The wind…… how I missed thee!!!
The trees weren’t moving but it sure felt like it was blowing pretty hard. Not only that, but the darn wind seemed to be coming from every direction. It was blowing my shirt like a kite in a hurricane on the way out and it was blowing my shirt like a kite in a hurricane on the way back. 😛
I’m not sure how that is even possible. It was very annoying.
My plan was to start slow. I haven’t been on a ride in 5 months so I am sure I’ve lost a good bit of my bike shape. I was going to turn around at the 3 mile marker, but instead of doing that, I kept going to the 5 mile mark.
Trail Marker 410 – 10 miles
My legs were rubber by the time I got back to the apartment. I barely made it up the stairs before my knees were a wobbly mess. I plan to ride on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. I might not have enough daylight yet to get the full 10 done before the mosquitos go into attack mode.
I dropped about 4 pounds this morning. All water weight. The ride plus a low sodium Monday, helped knock some of that water weight off. I hope I can knock a little more off tomorrow.
If you read the comments from yesterday, I’ve got another person telling me I did it all wrong and I am going to gain all the weight back.
My new friend also told me that water weight and leaving Ketosis are just an excuse for my poor eating habits.
I’m not sure why people feel the need to tell me this. Especially 2 years into my diet.
1. Water weight from sodium is real. I can eat 2500 calories and gain 3 pounds on Wednesday. It is impossible to gain 3 pounds of fat on 2500 calories. That is sodium water weight.
2. Atkins IS a natural diuretic. The first time I hit 165, I gained 10 pounds when I moved out of Ketosis even though I averaged under 1500 calories. Once again impossible, unless moving back to the car engine causes water gain.
I’ve been doing this for 2 years. It seems to be working for me. I’ve not only continued to LOSE weight but I’ve kept it off. Just because you failed doesn’t mean I will. I wish you the best, but you couldn’t be more wrong if you tried. Or maybe you can. Maybe you are really good at it. 😛
I kid. I kid. 😛
Tip Of The Day
You need to get thick skin. At some point, you will have people tell you that you are doing things wrong and will gain it all back unless you do it THEIR way. Don’t pay any attention to the knuckleheads. Keep doing what works for you.
Heck I admit all the time that I still have a fat brain and I need to learn to dial it back a notch during holidays. That is where I am at the moment. First, I needed to lose the weight. Now I need to learn to keep it off. Seems to be working for me.
Oh and my new friend said I would be less miserable if I was doing it the right way. Do any of my long time readers think I come off as remotely miserable??? Grumpy from time to time but nothing close to miserable.
Oh well, I need to take my own advice and let the snarky comments roll off of me as easy as that WATER WEIGHT this morning. 😛
Breakfast – Raisin Spice Oatmeal
Lunch – Fruit
Dinner – Turkey burger with beans and rice and salad
Snack – Fruit
Calories – 1300
I was able to knock my fruit consumption down some today. I still need to drop one more piece and I should be good to go. I’m loving the oatmeal, fruit and beans and rice. I could do without the Turkey burgers but sausage is simply too high in sodium and the portion is too small.
Happy Dieting, see you tomorrow
The Grumpy Man