This week we can look at exactly what happens when you are on a low-carb diet and you “fall off the wagon” – or in other words, you accidentally eat a bunch of carbs. In one week we can see the weight GAIN that comes from “falling off the wagon”, and then the weight LOSS that immediately occurs once I got back on the wagon.
The weight changes are crazy this week – I gained 5.7 pounds this week by falling off the wagon, and then lost 7.5 pounds when I got back on track – all in one week! It is a direct cause-and-effect relationship. When I eat right, I lose weight. When I fall off the wagon and eat too much, I gain weight. With my body in its current state, the changes reflect immediately with each morning weigh-in.
In this video we can see how beneficial it is to keep a food diary, because what happens can be directly predicted from what I eat and record in the diary.
My status report for weeks 7 and 8 are combined together here, because weeks 7 and 8 were a little crazy. During week 7 we had the “first day of class” at NCSU, combined with a day of fasting… and then week 8 started with 4 days in the hospital and a blood transfusion, plus…
Definitely fun and interesting, and it led to a very odd weight graph for these 2 weeks.
The good news is that I have lost 30.3 pounds in 8 weeks, which is fantastic. And hopefully this coming week will be a little less eventful!
Week 6 went great! I lost 3.3 pounds in one week WHILE ON VACATION, and have lost a total of 25.5 pounds in 6 weeks.
The best part is that I lost 3.3 pounds WHILE ON VACATION. I don’t know about you, but for me, vacation is usually a complete minefield and a complete disaster weight wise – vacation is a time when I gain a lot of weight. And the reason is obvious: generally on vacation the Brain family tends to eat out a lot. And when I eat out, I tend to eat way too many calories. And it is soooo easy to do, because restaurant food tends to be loaded in calories. So this video explains how I managed to go on vacation AND lose weight simultaneously.
Also can see real progress on measurements now:
Waist: From 46 inches to 43 inches in 6 weeks
Stomach: From 49.5 inches to 46 inches in 6 weeks
Neck: From 21 inches to 19.5 inches in 6 weeks
This kind of progress is exciting! If you would like to lose weight with me, see this page:
Here in my week 3 status report I lost 4.4 more pounds, for a total of 17.5 pounds in 3 weeks – it feels great!
One thing I talk about this week is motivation, and the things that have kept me motivated for 3 weeks straight. I also talk about the little wins in week 3, like… I wore jeans for the first time in a year! Want to join me? Here is the plan:
Here in my week 2 status report, I lost 4 more pounds! So I have lost 13 pounds in 2 weeks, and it feels really good!
One thing discussed in this video is weight “bubbles”, in particular, one day where I gained more than a pound on the scale for no reason. These bubbles can be discouraging, especially if they last for several days, but if you can get into the habit of ignoring them and staying on track, everything works out if you are running a consistent calorie deficit.