So here it is… I am SO close! As I’ve said before, I’m nearing my 50 lb mark, but my body seems to be teasing me – I’ll hit 49 lbs lost and then rebound a bit, then drop back to 49 lbs lost… UGH!
Now, first I’m well aware that the difference between 49 lbs and 50 lbs is still only one lbs. I wasn’t frustrated between 47 and 48 lbs, or even 20 and 19 lbs… Each lb is an achievement! But I will admit, for 3 weeks playing near the number 50 has been driving me mad!
But the real update is – first, I’m down 49 lbs! How cool is that? And second? I ran out of clean clothes and started digging through the hubby’s clothes. Now when I started this diet I was starting to feel most of my XXL shirts were starting to hit their max load. Mikey wears size L. I realized that the XXL shirts were looking a little big, and even the XL’s were feeling more lose, but there is no way I’d look ok in a Large. However, it’s getting a little colder so I was going to be wearing a zip-up hoodie the whole day! So even if it didn’t fit perfect at least it was clean. I found a shirt and slipped it on. Uhhhh, Oh, this must have been one of his older XL’s because it fit ok! I took it back off and checked. It’s a large! Nothing special – just a regular Old Navy large. I can’t remember the last time I wore a large shirt! I wore it for 3 days just because I was so happy and didn’t want to take it off. Ok, gross – whatever – I do what I do.
John Kiefer had said that a lot of the weight loss you get from other diets, especially quicker acting diets – is from lost muscle. The secret to this diet is that the carb load keeps your body from burning muscle. I’ve done lots of diets, and one took me lower than where I am now – HCG I was at 268 as my all time low. But even then I couldn’t wear a large! So I really do believe what Kiefer says – I think this is focusing on fat loss, rather than just “weight loss.” Now, give me a choice of dropping 49 lbs and 1 lb of muscle and hitting the 50 lb mark, or it taking 3 months to lose that additional lb KNOWING that it is 50 lbs of fat, and I’ll just wait thank you!