Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My body WILL obey!

As I mentioned, my body is no longer reacting the way I want it to. The disclaimer, of course, is I sneak a lot of candy, I drink a lot of beer, and it's been easier and easier to blow off my workouts.

Yesterday was day one of my new routine, and I didn't do too bad. My calorie breakdown was-

98 grams carbs (29%)
110 grams protein (33%)
55 grams fat (37%)

The percentages are not per the governments recommended daily allowance, just what percent of my overall calories were what. And the fat is all healthy fats, from salmon, eggs, and avocados. The carbs are WAY higher than what I wanted, but hey-it was my first day. I'm aiming to keep them at 80 grams or less per day, or about 20% off my overall caloric intake.

I also did about 20 minutes of a workout DVD-which was about 10 minutes from finishing, but my back is so sunburned I just couldn't roll around on the floor anymore.

I measured myself this morning, and strangely enough, I've lost .5 inches around my hips and just below my belly button. I don't know what that area is called, it's the spot where low rise jeans hit. The new millennium waist? My natural waist has stayed the same, but that's ok. Since I started this new way of life 2 years ago, I've lost 17 pounds, 2 inches off my waist, and 2.5 inches off my hips.

I'm really curious what this new weight lifting routine will do for me. My goal is to finally hit 135 and stay there, and lose 2 more inches off my waist and hips. Whether that's possible, I don't know. We shall see! I'll post occasional updates, especially regarding the low carb diet. I've heard so much about it, I'm curious to see if it really works.


Jim Purdy said...

I'm an overweight Type 2 diabetic.

I'm trying to do a low-carb weight loss diet with lots of healthy mono-unsaturated fats from avocados, and a few pecans and walnuts, and a little extra virgin olive oil.

I'll be interested in following your progress. Best wishes to you.

Lula said...

Thanks Jim. And let me know how it works for you as well. I'm trying to keep my healthy fat levels up too-I'm starting to think that avocados are the perfect food!

Deirdre Bunny said...

I am frustrated with the lack of significant loss my body is showing. Of course, I may not be noticing it - see I have refused to weigh myself until I look substantially less =/

Lula said...

Measure! The truth lies in the tape measure....