It’s been a little over 2 weeks since I started counting my carbs and following a more strict diet plan. So I thought it was time to check in and hold myself accountable for this portion of my journey!
In the last two weeks I also went on vacation. It was not so easy to stay on course that week. In fact, I actually veered off course and ate as much local food as possible while also allowing myself a few treats (aka: French Fries). Fresh oysters out of the back of a pick up truck was my low carb highlight of the week!
While on vacation, I did manage to get out for a run, hike in the El Yunque Rainforest and do some small hikes and walks around our vacation community! So I am not going to beat myself up for enjoying a few fried pieces of potato heaven!
Since returning home, I’ve convinced my husband to join me in my low carb plight! This is NOT going to be easy for him. He loves bread and everything associated with carbs. But he has made the commitment to join me and I couldn’t be happier because his support and partnership is everything in this journey.
What I have learned so far…
Staying under 50 carbs a day is not easy to do!
I have been averaging about 85 to 100 carbs per day to keep my sanity. While I think that I could really buckle down and keep it at 50 or below, I don’t think it would be sustainable for the long haul. And let’s face it…we need to make this work if we are going to sustain a good weight.
Keeping count keeps you accountable!
I look at the labels of everything I eat. Every time. It keeps you honest and it helps you make better decisions!
50 to 85 carbs a day is still in the range of promoting weight loss – win win!
Have you ever embarked upon a plan that you weren’t so successful at fulfilling? I have been struggling on this post for a few weeks now. I must admit defeat, throw the white flag in the air and launch my tail between my legs. For those of you who know me…what I really need is to unload a particular foster dog before I get too attached and keep making dog references! Continue reading The Agony of Defeat→
As promised, I laced up my shoes and went for a 2.5 mile run in Las Vegas this morning. It was a quick and easy run and I attribute that to my unfamiliar surroundings. Not surprising, Las Vegas Blvd gives you a lot to look at along the way. There were many people with Starbucks in hand as well as a few younger folks doing the “walk of shame” in last night’s club attire gone wrinkled and booze soaked.
So I will leave you with this…another motivating factor in maintaining routine for the long haul…change your surroundings! Now it’s time to find a pizza shop and a roulette wheel before I head to the airport!
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Why do we insist on making something as simple as running complicated? As I look to my own experiences to try to understand this, I find it to be especially true when it comes to running. Continue reading Keep It Simple→
I have to be honest, I used to snicker at people who exercised while on vacation. You know the type: running down the beach at 8am while you’re dragging yourself to find the nearest place to grab a desperately needed hangover cure. I always thought vacations were for being lazy. And drinking. Why would someone intentionally lace up sneakers and sweat on vacation? You should have a beer or an umbrella-decorated drink in your hand, not a Fit-Bit on your wrist! That was my strict vacation philosophy. Continue reading How to travel and workout too!→