I’m on Day 7 of a pretty darn low-carb diet, and feeling good.
Blood sugar is largely unchanged since last time I posted. Yesterday’s numbers were as follows:
- Fasting: 158
- 2 hours after breakfast: 138
- 2 hours after lunch 112
Weight has been stable at 207 – to the ounce – all week. Shouldn’t I lose weight eating so few carbs? I haven’t kept a food log or totaled them up but I’m definitely eating less than 50 grams a day – probably less than 30. I’d really like to get my weight down, purely for vanity’s sake of course, but more importantly so I can get off these blood pressure medications. Currently I’m making monthly payments on my doc’s Porsche with as often as I see her to tweak my meds and dosages.
Today’s blood pressure: 153/93
Not good enough, and I’m on 2 prescription meds.
I think my next step is to incorporate more vegetables. Veggies – even big piles of them – leave me hungry after an hour or two. I’m eating more of them now than I have at any point for the last few years but it’s still an area I can improve. I’ve been relying on meat and cheese a lot this week (in addition to plenty of fat) to just get through the day because they’re very satiating. I’m eating just enough to relieve hunger – I never eat till full – but maybe what I’m eating is just too calorie dense.
Ha. Check out what I wrote in May 2012:
It pisses me off that I’m experiencing hunger almost every day and yet I’m not losing weight. I never eat till full – always just till satisfied, and I’m always hungry before meals (except, ironically, before breakfast, the most humongous meal of the day). I just don’t understand why I’m not losing weight.
Hey look, Ma! I’m right back where I was 3 years ago! Only 20 pounds heavier now.
Energy-wise I feel great. I really think the current plan is helping. My house is tidy again for the first time in a long time – it’s always the first thing I let go when I’m too fatigued to cope with life, since work and parenting are mandatory. The DHEA is definitely helping my sex drive. When I cut it in half a week ago I went back to previous libido levels, and as I’ve gradually increased the DHEA again my interest in sex has increased again too. That’s awesome. I was feeling so bad that my sex life was pretty low on the list of priorities. It’s a nice side benefit of being on the right track.