Fantastic Low Carb Day!

bicycle_woman_riderI’ve been low carb dieting again for several days.  I ate way too much food over Christmas, but it was all legal low carb stuff.  And I am feeling fantastic!

I’ve lost 7 pounds.

My fasting blood sugar was down to an incredible 98 this morning.

I had to skip bike riding a couple of days due to a bad knee. But the knee is a lot better today, so I got the bike riding in.  Since I am in such crummy shape,  I only did 15 minutes at a moderate speed (for me), and then, just to keep myself moving for a full 20 minutes, pedaled very easily and slowly for another 5 minutes.Vacuum cleaner

It’s now about 3 hours later, and I just got such a surge of energy I can’t believe it! I am the most sedentary person you can imagine… but I found I could not sit still. I HAD to get up and get moving.

So I grabbed the vacuum cleaner and got busy.

houseMy COPD is so much better. I am breathing deeply and evenly now.

I never, ever thought I would do this well again!

What a great way to get a jump on a Happy New Year!

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  1. EmilyO

     /  December 26, 2013

    Oh how great to hear that. I am better but still have a bit to go with this flu stuff. I am so ready to have a good low-carb diet too. Right now its “giner this, and ginger that” . . . Am sooo happy that you are sooooo happy with the way it’s going right now. Great subject to cooo about.

    • Emily, it takes a while to bounce back, but I am so glad you are on the mend.

      I’m doing Atkins. It’s my default low carb choice. Much easier for me than Dukan.

      I grinned at the ginger. And I’m still smiling at milk toast in the tummy. 🙂

  2. Fantastic and Congratulations!!!!! You are an inspiration!!!! I so desperately need to get some weight off. I have vowed to begin walking regularly and eating better. I know carbs are deadly in my body and everything “good” seems to have carbs in them. Oh well, my health is worth it.

    • Gerri, the key for me is to eat things I really like, even if it is not exactly on plan. Like slicing paper thin slices off a pot roast and having that along with a mixed greens salad with onion slices, mozzarella cubes, and a tiny bit of blue cheese dressing for lunch.

      When I start thinking about what I must not eat, I binge. When I just eat legal foods I really like, it’s not hard. Well, not AS hard. Portion control is still a problem with me.

  3. That’s fantastic…with any added movement, energy always rises. Seven lbs is huge! You go girl…so proud of you!

    • Carla, most of the initial weight loss is water, but the bloating is going down and I feel great… so I’ll take the water weight loss! 🙂

  4. Yay! It’s so hard to have discipline sometimes but it’s easier if it’s stuff we like anyway. Good for you!

  5. Marcia GB in MA

     /  December 26, 2013

    So happy to hear you are feeling much better and on the way to even healthier times as you lose weight and begin some exercise. I hope your Christmas was merry and your New Year is happy!

    • Christmas was sweet and peaceful, Marcia. And I’m really looking forward to the new year.

      Wishing you the very best for the New Year, too!

  6. Keep on jumpin’!

  7. That is where I am heading to the low carb place. I was so awful over the holiday’s and I made sure by yesterday all the junk food was out of my house. Fred and I walked some today. Need to make sure I have on my walking shoes tomorrow so I can go further.

    • Good luck, Jo. Low carbing sure does offer some excellent food choices. Not at all depressing if you can latch on to the right attitude.

      Good luck to you — and Fred! 🙂

  8. Good on you, Tinycamper. Like the idea of your eating all the things you like. Rooting for you!

  9. WOW….thats terrific!!!….weight loss, plus increased energy…like winning the lotto….guess you found some “special mushrooms” :)….stop the vacuum cleaner…do some more “Casita mods”..ha…again congratulations and a Happy New Year to you and Ron..Horst sends

    • HeeHee! Mushrooms, indeed! 😀

      Got some mods on the way. Can’t order parts until January 6, but need to replace a broken cabinet latch in the Casita, so will order replacements as soon as Casita reopens.

      Happy New Year to you, too! 🙂

  10. What a great way to start a new year with eating right and extra energy! Glad to hear about your blood sugar. Maybe I can cut back on the carbs after hearing your good results.

    Happy New Year and enjoy each day!

    • Happy New Year to you, too, Lynne. I am so looking forward to following your upcoming travels!

      Lowering the carbs makes a tremendous difference!

  11. My little g’daughter and I made cookies … she’s 3.5 and we had a fine time! AND you know what???? out of Brownies, Chocolate Chip and Sugar Cookies and Neopolitan Blue Bell Ice Cream … I ate none of it… that’s right… zero.

    I am beside myself with pats on the back … that abstaining from sugar for a year has really done wonders … BUT now … I’m working on the bread… I do the good kind of bread ~ meaning organic stone ground wheat sprout and seeds no sugar but … well? that’s the really only high carb stuff I eat… I dunno.

    What if I were to die before I wake and … I didn’t have a cookie or my god PIE … or even a slice of good old bread… pbffft

    and I love fruits and vegetables and am as close to being a vegetarian as a body can get, I think so… just a bit of turkey now and then … love a turkey sandwich with coleslaw and cantaloupe… is this your blog?

    hahaaa… well? you got me started…. congratulations! I want the energy too …

    • You are Superwoman to have refused all those goodies! Congratualtions!!! I’ll bet you do feel better after leaving sugar alone for a whole year.

      Bread, potatoes and rice make my blood sugar spike, so that makes it easier to leave them alone. You just need to find something that works for you…. IF you want to! If not, just enjoy and don’t sweat the small stuff! 😀

  12. Jackie Burrell

     /  December 31, 2013

    I battled weight and severe IBS symptoms my entire life until I started a low carb lifestyle six years ago. I lost 70 lbs and have never gained it back and my IBS symptoms completely disappeared when I lowered the amt. of carbs I eat daily. Using Splenda and other sweeteners (stay away from Maltitol, wicked stuff on your tummy) I am never deprived. In fact, I eat cheesecake almost every day 🙂 My cholesterol was so good on my last bloodwork, my doctor wanted to know what I do. Low Carb works for me! Good luck and stick with it. There are thousands of excellent recipes on the net for low carbers so life can be great.

    • Jackie, it is so good to hear from you. I am just thrilled with the good things that are happening to my body on low carb. I learned the hard way about maltitol–that stuff is terrible. I don’t think it is fit for human consumption!

      I discovered I was eating too much protein in an effort to make sure I never felt hungry. I lowered my protein intake and upped the fat and now that wonderful “no hunger” benefit has kicked in.

      And, to my delight, my husband has decided he wants to low carb along with me. Sure makes it easier and more fun with him on board!

      Thanks for your comment. It brightened my day! 🙂

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