Archives for: January 2008, 10
I really was surprised today to see my weight go down another 3 pounds, so 6 total?
I usually weigh after breakfast, so I'm sure there's some fluctuation in there, but wow, definite downward trend. I was drinking a lot of fluids today too.
Granted, I have quite a few pounds to lose, and I was pretty shocked at the number right after the holidays! I am still breastfeeding my youngest, and I have a really hard time controlling my appetite while breastfeeding. I usually have to wean the baby to lose the baby weight. (Maybe that's a gatherer trait, breastfeeding and pregnancy may emphasize the hoarding tendencies?)
I did lose some weight the summer before last, but have been cheating and gaining since, back up to my high weight. I want to get down to lower than my low weight this year (lose 45-50 pounds). Judging by how easy it's been to stick with the gatherer diet, I'm confident that it's possible. I think dairy was my missing link, I craved it so, and now I know which dairy to reach for at those times. It's better than chocolate, if you ask me, even if it is just cottage cheese so far. (I haven't yet found or made any of the other superfood cheeses).
I've never really done calorie restriction, or much counting of portions, etc. I tried calorie restriction before BTD, and reduced my calories more every week, until I got down below 1000 calories and gained a pound! That's when I learned it wouldn't work. I've still had some ups and downs. The first up was general poor health after mono, then I struggled until I found BTD, and it went down. The other two spikes were my two pregnancies. I think that now I may be able to avoid those ups and downs. I wonder how the gatherer diet would affect my pregnancy weight gain? The world may never know...but maybe.