LCHF #7 – Dropping Graph

Continued from… LCHF #6 – Love My Results

Week 8 and 9 were both good dieting weeks. I kept to my diet, never felt hungry and didn’t eat things I was not allowed to eat. But… my tummy was upset. I felt a bit bloated in week 8 and by week 9 had constant tummy ache. Now I have to take meds for my tummy every day, as my intestines seemed to have taken a huge blow when I had the burnout 4.5 years ago. I cannot go without the tablets, as then I am bloated and uncomfortable all of the time. I actually thought that I might be eating something wrong and it took me until late last week to realize that the pharmacy had changed my tablets. I searched the Internet for information and, long story short, called the doctor and am now back on the meds that I know work properly.

When I weighed myself after week 8, at first I was incredibly disappointed. I weighed exactly the same as the week before, even though I had eaten nothing ‘wrong’ during the week. From the beginning of this journey I have decided not to make a drama of it when I have either eaten something wrong or when my weight doesn’t change, or even when I gain some. So, I decided not to make a drama but just accept it and carry on. There are times when during a weight loss journey your body reaches a plateau and where no changes happen for a couple of weeks. I was ready for my weight to stay the same.

But, in the middle of the week I weighed myself again and noticed that I was down 100 grams. It wasn’t much, but it was something. On Saturday I weighed again and I was thrilled to see that I have lost some more. The total amount lost came to 7 kilograms and I was so proud! As I have done every weekend since I started this diet, I weighed myself again on Sunday.

Now, I have no idea why this happen, but I always weigh less on the Sunday than on the Saturday, even though on the Saturday I drink 2-3 glasses of wine. To say I was happy on Sunday would be an understatement, because I had even lost another 600 grams, bringing my total weight loss for two months to 7.6 kilograms, which is the equivalent of 16.76 pounds or 1.2 stone. I am thrilled!

My weight on 21 August 2016

But…

On Sunday we had a party and I ate some cake. I know this will take my body out of ketosis again, but I with returning to eat little carbs, it will eventually be back in ketosis. Then, this coming weekend we are away from home and I know I might eat things that don’t really fit in with the diet. Thankfully, I have the ability to return to my diet the day after. So, tomorrow up to Friday I will be following my diet strictly, then have a nice weekend and after the weekend I will return to the diet again. I won’t be able to weigh next weekend and I don’t know yet if I will weigh on Monday morning. I might just leave it for the weekend after.

To be continued… LCHF #8: An Average Day

© Rebel’s Notes

3 thoughts on “LCHF #7 – Dropping Graph

  1. You really have done so well. You have inspired me to start eating the lchf way. I have been following it very carefully for around 6 weeks , but my loss is only three pounds. I’ll keep at it for now and have started swimming 2km a week in addition to lots of walking to see if that helps.

    Well done x

  2. Keep up the great work! I’ve lost 80 pounds on low carb – over many years. I’m a male – so zero carbs is best for me. However, I am experimenting with pure psyllium husk powder and that might help.

    You are correct about plateaus while losing. If you remember back to when you were adding weight on – your weight did not keep steadily increasing – when you were putting on weight – you usually go through plateaus. What is interesting is that usually – you go through these same plateaus when losing weight.

    Try some turmeric for your stomach and bowels.

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