It’s been a month since I began my weightloss/healthgain journey. I did so much research and soul searching and praying and Reiki and reading that once I actually started, I found I have so much confidence, it’s like a quiet feeling of success permeates my being, as I go along the journey.
Which is a complicated way of saying this has been stress free so far. Really, it’s actually been easy. That’s not to say that I am over confident. I remain vigilant each day and continue to make good choices.
After one month, I have lost 15 pounds. I know the first bit is always fast and particularly on a low carb regime is water. That’s because I am ridding my body of the glycogen, stored carbs. Each molecule of carb holds about 3 molecules of water, or so my research tells me, so the first “rush” of weight release is water.
It’s a good feeling boost, but of course, I want to lose fat weight, not water weight. That’s where the high protein comes in. And increased exercise.
I have already started to research how to keep weight off as apparently that is harder than losing it in the first place. It doesn’t seem that complicated – basically you have to continue to eat and move and think the way you did when you were losing the weight. That makes sense. I mean if you go back to the way you ate and moved (or didn’t move as the case may be) and thought while you were overweight – guess what? You will be overweight again.
So, the first month is over. Now I just have to do that 360 more times.