Yes! I weighed in this morning (a day late - I forgot to do it yesterday), and was happy to learn that my weight decreased another 2.5 pounds since the last time I weighed in on Friday. That is 5.5 pounds since I restarted low carb this Wednesday. I now weigh 207.5 pounds.
Here are my measurements:
- Neck: 14 3/4"
- Wrist: 6"
- Bust: 43"
- Waist: 39"
- Hips: 46"
How am I doing so far?
Well, pretty good, I think. This was a pretty low carb weekend. I am guessing 40 grams or less each day, although I wasn't super strict.
I'm hoping that it will be okay to incorporate some lower-carb sweet items into my diet without mucking it all up too badly. Notably, I on Saturday, I had a serving of dark chocolate. So yummy (see discussion below). On Sunday, I enjoyed a serving of my low carb key lime cheesecake (check out the recipe, and use lime flavoring instead of lemon, same brand - so good).
I have rekindled my love of dark chocolate, which is a little dangerous. We went to IKEA on Saturday, and I discovered their 60% cocoa dark chocolate bar, which is delicious and of good quality. Nutrition-wise: a serving size is 8 squares, and has a net carb count of 11 grams, 3 grams of protein, and 6 grams of saturated fat. So, it's not a bad carb investment, especially if you are satisfied with a half serving. And - get this - each generously-sized bar of chocolate costs only $.99, unless, of course, you buy five bars, then you get one free. Crazy cheap! Confession: I bought 6 bars. Comparision: a Lindt brand 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar costs around $3.50 at my local market, and it does not taste any better to me (Lindt does not appear to carry a 60% cocoa bar, and 70% cocoa is what they have at my market). (Note, the carb count is comparable, 14 grams net carbs for a slightly larger portion).