I just started last Thursday, The Low carb, High Fat diet... and if you've been reading this blog since 2011, then you know I SUCK at losing weight. I struggle and usually past GO only to return and reset myself again. Failure has been a big part of my journey. Several obstacles and bumps and most importantly the biggest thing called LIFE.
I've lost weight.
Take a wild guess this time around? Any guesses?
When I started Thursday, June 5, 2014 I weighed 275... My weight now... 268! You saw that right, 7 POUNDS! I have NOT budged from the scale in the 270's in such a long time, I almost feel like I am dreaming. I'm so excited and have been keeping my excitement to myself, except to tell my husband.
Here's the scoop on my 7 lb. secret ... my sister has been struggling to lose weight to fit into her wedding dress. I know how hard and frustrating that can be. For weeks now, she seems to be killing herself with Water aerobics and going to Curves to workout and she hasn't lost any weight. I can't share my success with her right now, because I know how it feels when your doing everything to lose weight and nothing is happening. Then later to hear about someone else's weight loss and they didn't do the hard work! It's unfair and makes us want to throw in the towel and quit. I've been there, done that.
I can't tell my best friend either. She's been on a weight loss program for 4 weeks and it is costing money. She heads in the clinic every Wednesday to get her results. It's working, but probably not at the pace she would prefer. I'm her support/cheerleader. The first week she lost 6 lbs. which is great, and up to know 12 lbs. down, but I know she could do it without the prescribed medication especially when she worked so hard to get her liver enzymes back to normal. I'm doing my best to keep my weight loss a secret from her, just because I know my friend and she'll feel pressure to do better. It's not a competition between us. She had always been smaller than me, for sure. I don't want her to feel like I'm making a bigger splash than she is, which would only shake her up.
I love my sister and my best friend. I also know they love me and I refuse to be discouragement for them. For now I'll share with my husband... it's between me, my husband and you. This low carb, high fat diet seems to be working for now. I'm ecstatic!
Don't get me wrong, I really miss eating bread and donuts, or having a beautifully loaded baked potato and French fries, or having some deliciously saucy spaghetti and creamy fettuccine... but right now the 7 lbs. down in ONE week, out weigh the missing carbs!