The low carb way of life
Saturday wasn’t a good day. Because R. and his brother were painting the kitchen and everything was covered around lunchtime, I couldn’t make a low carb lunch. Instead I got out and bought “kibbeling” which is made of codfish. And at night I had my dinner with K. at an Italian restaurant. The other meals of the day were okay.
Sunday morning I baked flaxseed pancakes (eggs, flaxseed, almond flower). I covered them with some maple syrup. They were very tasty but 2 was too much for breakfast, I finished 1 and ½ of it.
Monday was the first day since I started eating low carb that I could feel a difference in my clothes. They fitted better and felt more comfortable. Also this is the first week I can feel I have more energy and feel great.
What I haven’t figured out yet is that when I wake up I’m really hungry. Much more than before I started this. And I do my running and other workouts first thing in the morning. The hunger is bothering me during my runs, the other workouts are okay. I think I’m going to eat a banana before my run. Fruit is only allowed in my carb hour but I think the carbs from the banana will help me perform better at my runs.
Start weight on October 15th: 81 kg (178.5 lbs).
Weight on November 12th: 78.6 kg (173.3 lbs).
Total loss: 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs).
Recap: Four weeks and still going strong. It’s not hard (except for the morning hunger). I don’t miss the bread at all. This is the first thing in years since I try to lose weight that really seems to work for me.
- The past few days the weather is changing, it’s getting colder. Yesterday it was very cold, mostly due to a very strong cold wind. By the end of next week temperatures can drop below zero at night. But no rain or snow yet.
- No big plans for this weekend. The past 2 weekends I have been away a lot and look forward to spending a quiet one at home this weekend. I have a lot of catching up to do on TV shows I recorded and my book (The Hunger Games) catched me after a few chapters. I won’t be bored, that’s for sure.
365 days photo challenge 2011
Day 314 – Thursday November 10
Shouldn’t these birds have gone to warmer places by now?
Day 315 – Friday November 11
Bella has found a new favourite spot, the seats from our garden furniture. It’s like she has her own throne 🙂