Diary of an Overweight MOM-Day 2

Morning Weight: 183.6
Weight Loss: 1.6 lbs.

Whoa! I can hear the conversations starting already. “How could she have lost so much weight in one day?”

Before you throw out all the bread in your house, let me let you in on a little secret. When you go on a low-carb diet, you’re going to lose weight very quickly the first week. But don’t be deceived. It’s water weight. As a dieting professional (hehe) I can tell you that just as quickly as you lose ten pounds in one week on a low-carb diet, you can gain it all back plus a few more in a matter of two days.

That said, after eating fewer carbohydrates for two days now, I’m feeling better. My energy is up already. I don’t feel as “middle” heavy, and surprisingly, my bread cravings are starting to fade already. But I’ve been here before; so many times I’ve lost count. I eat less, weigh less, and start to feel good, then WHAM! Out of nowhere I decide to eat a sandwich, or decide to really go out on a limb and eat pasta. The next thing I know I feel bloated, puffy, and huge. Instead of going back to low carb I throw in the towel, admit defeat, and fix my family homemade macaroni and cheese because, hey, let’s face it; I’m a diet ding-dong (Hmmm..Ding Dongs…those sound good right about now).

Here’s how my day shaped up:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs

Lunch: Chicken taco salad again

Snack: Ham roll up (just ham rolled up—nothing exciting), 1 strawberry, 3 stalks of celery with 1 TB peanut butter.

Dinner: Leftover homemade turkey meatballs, low-carb coleslaw

We’ll see what tomorrow brings. How have your first two days gone? Good I hope. I didn’t exercise yet. I meant to. I thought about it. I even dreamt about it last night, but this morning the shower called to me more than my workout shoes.

If there’s any recipes you’d like to see to help you with your own eating plan, let me know and I’ll post them on the food blog. In the meantime, I’ll try to link below to some of the recipes I’ve been eating.

Chicken Taco Salad
Red Cabbage Coleslaw

If you missed:

Day 1: My Diary