I have had the biggest challenge to my thinking this week. Everything that I know about weightloss has been challenged. I have been on a different diet every week for the past 30 years… Well almost!
I have never ever read what I have read this week. I have never heard it anywhere. I have been completely shaken by the information presented.
Here we go… Fat is good for you and you need it to lose weight. What! In a world of diet foods and low fat everything it is a weird thing even to say. I always buy low fat… everything and its been making me fat.
It will take a few days to download everything from my brain to here but here is a small start and I will present more information in the next few posts.
LCHF! Have you ever heard of it? It stands for Low Carbohydrates High Fat. Yep High Fat. I know! You may have to sit down and breath deeply.
30 years I have been trying. I was 10 years old when I was starting to become over weight. I have tried everything. It has not worked. Now it is time to try something completely new. Why not?
In the past, every diet was based on Calories in and Calories out. They might have looked different and focused on different things but in the end that was always the goal. Fat = Bad. The lower the fat the better. What has this been doing to our bodies?
Come with me as I really look into LCHF and try it for myself.
Can I say that I feel good! I feel good. Like, really good. I enjoyed the workout… not really but you do feel better after. I am eating well & I am feeling motivated. I really want to lose 6kg by week 6, so I had better get a move on. Easter is over and the school holidays are almost gone. Then the real work begins.
I had the team work out last night. I used muscles I have never used before. But the thing is, I also used those muscles today at FF. What are they? They hurt.
I have also realized that I have a long way to go. A long long way to fitness. I am weak. My body is weak. I don’t like that feeling. I really hate it. I have never felt weak before. Weird feeling. I knew I wasn’t strong, but not weak. It is humbling to work that out. I will not give up. I will become strong.
I am sitting here eating popcorn and drinking water, and enjoying it. 🙂
Enjoy your Friday!
We are well into week 4! How did that happen?
We have been away. Camping. It was not fun. I love love love camping but with rain, sickness and friends cranky kids, not fun. I did love sleeping in a tent and hearing the waves crash on the beach and the thunder roll over us. I love my family. They are the coolest, kindest, funnest people I know. I love that I said no. I said no to hot chips and chocolate and junk. I did have a little but I said no a lot.
I hate the public showers. I hate kids that cry and go on & on & on. I hate that I did no exercise for a week. I hate that I am going to say… I missed exercise. Eek. Who am I? But I really did miss it.
After being away, I feel lost and off track. My goal is still 1 kg a week over the 12 weeks. I am not at that yet. I have to work really really hard to drop my 6kg by week 6! I can do it. I can do it. I have to do it. Fiji is like 69 days away.
I have just planned out my meals for the week. I need to plan my exercise for the week. I need to smash it this week. I can and will smash it.
So I am back to technology and phones and blogging. I didn’t miss it.
This has not been a good weekend…. Well. thinking about it, it would normally been good! I ate off plan and I feel it. With my daughters birthday party I didn’t eat till 4pm! No breakfast, no lunch and no snack. That was the problem. I did plan to eat but the first chance I got it was 4pm! I then ate cake. Yep. It was good. Sunday was just a mess. I ate off plan but I ate ok. I just feel crap. Not my plan. It is now making me worried about camping over Easter. Will I be about to do it? We are camping with another family and they are not the best at healthy eating. I am really stressed out about it. EEK.
I have planned out my meals. I have eaten my Goji Super breakfast. FF tonight. Ok Crave? Do you want this?
I did my very first spin class tonight! WOW I did it. I was slow and my bum hurt so bad, but I did it. That is one fear off the list. I really wanted to try it. Don’t need to do that again! Ba ha ha.
I walked today. A really long walk. Our car was being serviced. I called a friend for a coffee catch up but cancelled and walked instead. Go Team Me! Who am I.
I am loving the friends I am making at the Gym. I didn’t know anyone. Now I have a team of friends. Liking it.
I am a bit annoyed at the scales. I haven’t gone down since Monday. What is with that. I am working hard here. You get yourself together scales.
Time for bed. Spin is hard. FF tomorrow! Ouch.
I do not feel good today. Oh my I do not feel good. I woke up ok but the headache started about 10am. I am cool with it. I haven’t had any sugar. All good. But tonight I have been running to the bathroom and having a ‘workout’ there. Is this a part of the detox? Is this ok or am I sick. I feel like crap.
My daughter was home from school today. We had to do heaps to do, all around town, including a movie! Home was good but not as funny as I thought it would be. I have had two shakes today. I had no time to eat so I just had a shake. I know. This planning thing must happen next week or I am in trouble. School holidays start. Oh boy. How Am I Going To Do It For 2 Weeks?
Ok. So my task for the rest of the week is to plan for next week. I am going to plan out my meals. I think I need to look ahead and change things up. This week was harder than last week. I am going to need to put some time into this. I will let you know my eating plan!
Effort needs to be made! Done. Bring on the rest of the week!
I started feeling good today. I didn’t fall asleep as soon as I sat down. Gym was first up today. I tried the rowing machine. There was already 5 mins on there and I didn’t have a clue how to reset it so I just kept going. Well, the lady next to me was really impressed. I had done 10 mins and was looking fine. Ba ha ha. She didn’t need to know the truth. 😉 Rowing hurts! I was thinking it was just rowing but wow that is a workout.
I am just glad I am not so tired all the time. I am hoping this improves in the next coming days. Energy would be nice. I am sick of not having life in me. I need it.
Short one today. I have saved my hot chocolate… well the thing that is closest to hot chocolate… and I am going to catch up on The Good Wife.