Day 1: Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put this plan into action.”  – Napolean Hill, Motivational Writer

I received this in a ‘Quote of the Day’ email I got on day 1. Perfect timing: a quote on starting something when you’re not ready to do so – that’s me.

It was a mediocre start to my diet. As I mentioned, my mental state is not all that great. If I had my druthers, I would have spent the day whining, but I didn’t. Instead, I did some long overdue organizing of my home office and cleaned the house from the wreckage of the past week.

I had nothing but black coffee til 3pm, then I had half a hamburger with low carb ketchup and lettuce. I wanted to dig in to more but controlled myself. Drank lots of water, which I hate because I end up running to the bathroom every half hour.

Control went out the window after 6pm, when I had some red wine. I know I can’t drink and lose weight, but I gave myself the excuse that I’d ‘finish up what’s left’. 

I always fall for that one.

The rest of the evening was plain awful, and included cookies, a bit of the baguette from the day before, and a few raviolis I cooked up for my daughters. 

Dieting would be easier if I didn’t live in a house full of goodies – and I can whine about that, but I wont.

Today’s weight: 213.2 – I was down to 211 yesterday as the water weight was shed during the day, but the evening carbs helped keep me as bloated as a water balloon. 

How will I do today? I don’t know – will another major bank fail? Will the stock market go down another 700 points? I stated in an earlier post that you should only pay attention to the news if it has some direct bearing on your life. The global financial situation fits that criteria, and I am obsessed with the news. Maybe I should cut back, but I think that current events are just too important to ignore.

What will the future be like? I don’t quite know, but I can tell you: it’s a damn good time to take control of your health and lose some weight.

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4 thoughts on “Day 1: Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

  1. Might I suggest that you don’t have to force yourself to suffer the pangs of starvation on a low-carb diet. It’s been my personal experience, and the experience of all the other successful low-carbers I know, that you can lose more weight and keep it off by eating four or five or even more extremely low-carb and high protein mini-meals a day. You shouldn’t feel any hunger at all if you do that. According to Dr. Atkins it has to do with your insulin production staying at an even, low level rather than spiking and dipping. Not being a doctor I can’t vouch for the reasoning behind it, but I know it works.

  2. Hey now – no wonder you lost control! You need to EAT. What plan are you doing? It’s not Atkins! Half a hamburger, coffee and water – that’s it until 6?

    You hang in there! Plan better for today. And EAT!

    The stock market is doing great for now! We’ll see if it holds up to the 3pm frenzy!

  3. I must admit I thought atkins would be easy compared to paleo what with the addition of dairy and saturated fats. But this lack of vegetables is killing me. Its hard during the induction process I guess because your carbs are so limited. Anyway I just wanted you to know that yes this is tough as you already know from your past experience. But from what I have heard (and maybe you can answer this) doesn’t it get easier after a few days?

  4. Oh Yeah – You’re right – I was being stupid and I knew it.

    Dr Dan – You *can* have veggies, and you should. Romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus are my induction faves. Even celery is great stir-fried, believe it or not. As to getting ‘used to it’: induction makes you feel very weird for a while, but it passes. I was more or less in induction for 6 months, so it does get easier.

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