It’s been fun – really fun. I like food, and for a number of reasons that are really just excuses, I’ve not been eating low carb and put on a considerable amount of weight – my ideal weight is 175 and I’m now 215 – that’s 40 lbs of fun.
Along the way on this road of not following my own advice about eating low carb and getting fat, I’ve had my heartburn return full force and have been sick with a head cold and a chest cold for over a month. I never got sick when I did low carb – now I can’t shake this cold.
And on top of this, a person who eats in a low carb fashion while still eating carbs sets themselves up for the high cholesterol that can give you that heart attack that people who don’t follow low carb think we’re all in for – it’s the combo of the carbs and the fat that does it. Lay off the carbs and my bloodwork is fine – I’ll bet you it’s a Godawful mess right now. I know my blood pressure is through the roof.
I have again proved to myself that low carb is the only way for me to maintain my health because I certainly proved that not following low carb doesn’t work for me.
So December 31 – with my vacation over, I started low carb again. I chose not to make New Years’ resolution (nobody follows them) so I made a December 31 resolution instead.
I went out with the family to PF Changs and had the ribs and the Shanghai cucumber – less than 20 grams of net carbs. Skipped dessert, went home, watched the ball drop and went to bed.
So here I am – 40 lbs over my goal weight and now I’m going to go back and reread my own advice. I think I had a number of good points – and now I’ll put them to the test.
If my credibility is ruined for you folks that do read this, there are plenty of other sources of info out there for low carb living. Thanks for stopping by.
For those of you that are curious, I’ll be posting my progress – I’m interested myself to see if I can pull this off again. Am I a one-trick pony? Is low carb bullshit – and I’m just another example?