6/13/07 - 154
6/19/07 - 152.4
6/24/07 - 150.6
7/1/07 - 153
Hi, I was going to wait a while before posting, but then I succumbed to the temptation to reply to a different message, so I may as well start now.
Stats: 37YO Female, 5'4", 154 lbs.
Goal Weight: 125
Two years ago, I moved in with my now-husband, who loves to cook, and gained 25 lbs. In March 2006 started Weight Watchers, and lost ten pounds. After I got down to 150 my points level dropped down by two and I couldn't sustain this eating level. I was constantly hungry. I also took up running and exercise classes but failed to lose any more weight, started yo-yoing between 150-155. I really wanted WW to work since I like the idea of being able to eat sugar/carbs as long as I plan for it. However I think the whole points system stopped working for me as I was constantly feeling deprived, yet would gain weight if I ate exercise points or flex points.
Last month I went back on SBD. Since then I have not cheated and not had any sugar. I like the appetite suppression of this diet and have lost about 7 lbs in the past month. I think the more sugar I eat, the more I crave. I know on WW I would really have a problem sticking to one serving of dessert and would be preoccupied. I also need more gratification and reinforcement than losing a fraction of a pound per week, which seems to be the top speed of losing if I include sugar/carbs. It just seems like a week of agony for practically nothing.
SLD appeals to me for several reasons. I was thinking of starting a supplementation with flax oil regime anyway since it as brain benefits. I also have been thinking about the issue of maintenance, since I cannot picture forgoing sugar and carbs for the rest of my life. I am happy without them right now, and don't find the diet hard to follow, but when I add them back in I become preoccupied with snacking and eventually lose control. Also, I enjoy running, but I will not be able to make any real speed/distance gains on a low carb diet.
My plan for now is to stay on SBD as long as I need to, and initiate SLD with flax oil. I am not sure when I will start adding carbs back in but it is part of my plan to do so.
I have been taking several flax oil capsules at night to build tolerance to the digestive effects. Last night I was able to take two capsules along with Lecithin and had no side effects so I am ready to start with 1 TBS of oil tonight.
I am really excited about the idea of self-experimentation and I'm posting here partly to have a convenient place to track progress but also because I find it exciting to be able to contribute to knowledge about the diet. I love the hackerish aspect of it. I am also interested in potential benefits of omega 3 supplementation and hopefully will have some interesting things to report. I am already noticing a difference in sleep and mood just with the two capsules at night.