Archive For January, 2010

Week 2 – Lost 17 Pounds Now

I have not completed 2 weeks into my low carbohydrate diet.  I’ve lost 17 pounds now, due to a combination of working on my Bowflex every other day, and cutting back the sugars and carbs in my diet. Two weeks marks the end of the induction phase of the diet, although I am going to carry it for another 5 days so I can begin next Monday moving out of…

Week 1 – I Lost 12 Pounds

Pretty excited!  Stepping on the scale today showed that I dropped 12 pounds in one week!  Pretty good! I feel much better.  It’s amazing how one week can comletely change how you feel. Some might say, “12 pounds is too much in one week.”  The answer to that – It depends. If I was 5’5″ and weighed 140, losing 12 pounds in one week would be way too much.  However,…

Surviving The Carb Crash

I’m not sure how many grams of carbohydrates I had been taking in on a daily average, but I do know that about 18-48 hours after you begin the Atkins diet, you can go through, what I call, a “Carb Crash.”  Here is how I define it: Carbohydrate Crash – when your body reacts to a significant decrease in daily carbohydrates.  Symptoms may include a sharp decrease in energy, headaches,…

Started My Diet and Exercise Today

After too long, it’s time to start exercising and eating better. I started my 6-week challenge on the Bowflex.  Just got the Bowflex before Christmas and took a few weeks to try out several different exercises.  But, I started their six week challenge today. I also went back to the Atkins diet.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  The low carb diet is what works for me. …

Mark McGwire’s Admission

Today Mark McGwire admitted to his use of steriods.  We all knew that, and in many ways McGwire already admitted to much of that when he was a player, and were not banned substances at the time anyway.  They may have been hush-hush, but not banned. Anyway, whether you confess and apologize on the spot, or down the road, it’s always the right time.  I support him in what he…