Thread Tools
Old 10-15-2012, 09:08 AM   #1  
One day at a time!
Thread Starter
time2lose's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The deep south
Posts: 4,349

S/C/G: 301/see ticker/160

Height: 5' 2"

Smile Pleased with results

I just spent a week helping a family member who fell and broke her arm in several places. I was really concerned about my eating because I have gained weight during several similar episodes. I did not have access to my normal foods, did not have my food scale, my routine was off, it brought back memories of caring for my father while he was dieing, etc... I thought the best that I could hope for was to not be derailed again.

I am back home and weighed this morning. To my surprise, I was down a pound! I have some of the swelling that I normally have when traveling, so I expect to be down another pound or two after that is gone.

I am relieved and excited. I had been reading Gary Taubes' book "Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It" and decided to follow his principles while gone in the hope that I would not gain. Basically, I avoided carbohydrate-rich foods such as bread, pasta, potatoes, and sweets.

I have been eating a lower carb diet for a couple of months now. I have been keeping my carbs at 150 or lower. Since this past week went so well, I am going to experiment with lowering the carbs more. I think that I will stay at 100 carbs or below this week to see what happens.

Thanks for listening!
time2lose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 09:56 AM   #2  
Senior Member
findingfawn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,700

S/C/G: high285/resrart276/ticker/140

Height: 5'3"


Way to go!!!

You have learned a lot so far on your journey, knowing how to keep the momentum going during a stressful, out of the norm kinda time is one of the hardest things to learn.

Hope your family member is doing better and heals well.
findingfawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 04:27 PM   #3  
Mini Goal 1- 189.5 lbs
toastedsmoke's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Africa
Posts: 1,416

S/C/G: 275/191.5/160

Height: 5'7


Yay!!!! What an excellent SV and NSV!!! Staying on plan during stressful periods is the hardest so go you for sticking with it!!!
toastedsmoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #4  
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: In La-La Land
Posts: 3,825

S/C/G: 297/235/190

Height: 5'8"


ubergirl is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1st Annual 3fc ~ 5k Results Posted Here! EZMONEY Weight Loss Support 224 04-19-2008 12:28 PM
Dieting with Diabetes - June '07 meowee Diabetes Support 330 07-01-2007 06:40 AM
Around the world with (at least 10) friendly Chicks #5 Shad Support Groups 526 04-04-2005 04:34 AM
Thursday Weigh-In Results for January, 2005 Tina WW Clubs and Groups 89 01-31-2005 10:01 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.