Where to begin? This month was FREAKING AWESOME! AS was and is still here with all its power. All cravings are gone and I have been losing a lot of weight.
Family finances have benefit a lot from eating less, I gained 4 hours of the day, I sleep better, my skin has improved a lot, running has been fantastic with all that weight lost.
Shangri-la stopped being a diet early in the process. It's a way of life.
I am VERY surprised that not only I left the XXXL, XXL and XL sizes. I am now wearing an L size t-shirt... and it fits lose!!! HOLY CRAP!!
On the waist side of things, I am now size 36. And my original goal was to hit 38!
I would say that I made it, that I reached my goal... but I won't. Now that I'm here I want to see if I can maintain this size and weight for at least a couple of months.
So here's the plan: in a little more than a month I have to go visit my parents to another city. That's when I'll reduce my oil intake to just 1 canola tablespoon a night. Also, I'll go buy some new clothes because everything is huge now. Lets see how it goes. My parents don't have a clue I'm doing SLD. They will have a heart attack when they see me! (Hope not)
For now, all I can say is that I am happy with the results. It's a new me. It has been a little hard to get used to be this thin because in my mind I still see myself as a fat guy. I'm not surprised. I've been a fat guy for 40 years! Sometimes I still move and balance myself as if I had still 50 extra kilos on. This will change in time, I suppose.
Oh another not so happy note, I have a lot of loose skin. I guess I'll have to exercise more until it goes to normal.
How many kilos/pounds off? I have no idea. As soon as I can get to a scale, I'll let you know.
So, without further ado, here is me. I'm wearing an L t-shirt and size 36 shorts. I bought the shirt for this photo
For reference, here's me last month:
And also for reference, here's a sample of my meals in a regular day:
Breakfast: 1 corn tortilla cheese quesadilla and coffee
Lunch: Hamburger casserole with potatoes, peas and carrots (This is called Picadillo, a traditional Mexican dish)
Dinner: Half or complete bran cookie with coffee or milk
Drinks during the day: No sweet crap. Just plain water or coffee.
Snacks: Maybe some peanuts. Most days, nothing.
As you can see, portions are super tiny. Sometimes I eat a little less than that. And after a race or long training run, I'll eat more, like last Saturday. I ran 27.4 kilometers, so I forced myself to eat carbs.
So! I'm very happy I am here, in this point in my life. I had never even imagined I would see myself like this.
For today, it's a small victory. But I'm not done yet!
The true battle will be to maintain this weight. But if everything I've read is accurate, it will be no problem at all.Seth, if you are reading this... You have no idea how grateful me and my girlfriend are. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
And thanks to all who have been posting on this forums over the years. Your collective knowledge has been my guide
Until next update, keep on drinking your oil!