|She dipped her cheesecakes in what?|
First, Thank You everyone for the amazing Birthday well wishes yesterday! As I said, I stuck to plan and did really well. I didn’t even overeat the legal stuff.
I laughed pretty hard when this conversation took place yesterday (right). You know people know you when they call out your bacon obsession.
I had a great first week. It felt like three weeks, to be honest. There were a lot of overwhelming moments, and since I work from home, it would be easy to dive into some foods I shouldn’t. I could have overeaten the ones that were legal to a point (going beyond the daily allotment of four ounces of cheese would have been bad).
So how much did I lose the first week?
Before I share the number, first let me say I can vouch that most of the weight was, in fact, water weight, as much is the first week. Since prior to going back to low carb I had been ingesting some known foods to which I’m intolerant, I can vouch that once I dropped those I was no longer dealing with inflammation. I’ve been posting menus, and, as you can see, they’re standard Atkins inductions menus, so I’m not doing anything unusual for the weight loss. Being sick really didn’t affect me since I generally am not a major eater on low carb, so I tend towards two meals a day more than three anyway. That and, let’s face it; the more you have to lose, the more you’re going to lose the first two weeks.
All right! All of the above said, I lost 19 pounds my first week. Holla!
Yes, it sounds unreal, but there you go! The magic of healthy low carb living. the losses definitely slow after week one, so you’ll see a much smaller showing for week two. By week three, most experience what is known as post-induction stall, and I might not lose at all that week.
One thing’s for sure! I’ll never do a week one again. Whew.