Well I need a place to stay accountable, even if it's just by myself for now since I can't find an active protein power thread on this site and I love 3fatchicks so I want to post here
So anyway, I think I'll try to post daily right here and maybe someone will join me eventually, lol
Today is Day 1 for me... I'm super excited. I went shopping last night and stocked up on tons of lc options.. I have built a no fail zone in my kitchen and pantry for this week. I'm not a big cook, In fact I don't enjoy cooking at all so I do simple quick meals and that is a challenge on any real diet plan since I'm trying to stay away from processed foods. But that is ok, it will fit in with my lifestyle change.
I can have 30-40 g of carbs per day which seems luxurious, I'm sure each day I won't even come close to those numbers but it's nice to know it's there for those difficult days. Breakfast was 3 fried eggs and 3 slices of bacon, once I'm into ketosis my meals will shrink but for the first couple of days I know I'll battle hunger as my body is transforming on the inside so I'm going to let it guide me with how much to eat and eat more protein to off set it.
So anyway, here is to a great DAY 1 of my new life. My weigh in days will be sunday of each week (I chose that day too so I'm not tempted to go off plan on the weekends, my #1 diet failure in the past was weighing in on fridays and thinking I could cheat during the weekends and get back on plan each monday...nope.. was sabbatage for sure, and I knew that.. not gonna happen this time) and while I mentioned it, I'm taking the word CHEAT out of my vocabulary.. cheat signifies something unmoral and we beat ourselves up for it. I plan on sticking to this plan 100% but I'm realistic and know I'm human.. so there may be "off plan" moments or meals or nibbles but no cheating will be mentioned here. I loved the book Living Low Carb where the author mentions that a diet should not be a religion but a STRATEGY to get to our weightloss goals and he is so right. We can't be perfect but we can change and tweak our strategy as we go along. So my plan is to stick to this plan as closely as humanly possible but plan on tweaks and changes as my goal weight comes in view.
if you are interested in joining me, please do! I can use all the support and buddies possible, thanks!