I’m starting a low carb diet. I’ve done this in the past, with success. A few years ago I did the Dr. Berstein diet. I started at 299 and got all the way down to about 195 – a good healthy weight for my frame. Of course though, once I was down to weight I started thinking of myself as “a thin person” who could eat whatever they wanted. Eventually, that way of thinking got me back up to 350 – with lots of self hatred along the way.
After going on vacation with my family I decided it was really time to cut some pounds. For those of you who hate to sit beside the fat guy on the flight, trust me, the fat guy hates it too. The rolled eyes, the whispered insults, the angry huffs, and the not-so-covert requests to sit somewhere else. All this while I try to suck every bit of me into the smallest shape I can make – while I hold my legs together tightly to try not to infringe on your space. Don’t get me wrong, it’s my fault and I know it. I’m the one who over eats and doesn’t exercise enough. I take full responsibility for my weight. I’m just pointing out that flying is VERY uncomfortable for overweight people. For every “I’m fat now deal with it” person out there, there are ten thousand other fat people who hate themselves and agree with you when you roll your eyes about having to sit beside them.
At any rate, I decided to lose some weight. Again.
My first attempt was counting calories. IT WORKED! I lost about 50 pounds over a few months (355 down to about 305) by counting calories, and it wasn’t all that bad. I allowed myself to cheat and eat whatever I wanted on Saturdays, but I was strict at 1200 calories a day from Sunday through Friday. After a while I fell off the wagon, and put some weight back on. That’s where I am now, about 10 pounds back on, and trying to get back on the wagon. I’ve been reading quite a bit at /r/keto and decided to give low carb dieting a shot again.
I’ll be updating this blog with my progress, tips, idea, and recipes along the way. I look forward to hearing any feedback you have or ideas. Comment and write your story as well. Let’s lose some weight together 🙂