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PrimalCajun- Your comment made me really think. I am happy, but...
I was 1.8 pounds lighter on the gym scale, and it was evening. The actual numbers were 192.8 and 191.0. (I knew he couldn't be 200!) I'm using the grocery store scale in the morning as my 'official' weight. On that, I am in the 180s. However, I do NOT :( feel as if I am out of the 200s forever. I have been down and gone up before. My lowest after discovering low-carb(and before I also discovered low-carb 'products, so[I] ipso facto[/I] nearly primal- only eating real foods') was 179. I have gone up over and down below 200 several times since then.
I'm wondering, when will I feel 'safe'? That I have learned ,and changed myself enough that I won't have it in the back of my mind that it could all return?
Guess I won't really know until it happens, but I am hoping after a significant amount of time (a year?) with only PLANNED indulgences, I will feel that way. I never said to myself, 'oh, I'm giving up eating this way that makes me feel better'. I always just slipped/gave in/ate emotionally, and was never able to jump back on the wagon. No, I kept slipping, and the next thing I knew, I was feeling like crap and fatter than ever.
Do you feel like you know you will never go back? Is there anything you can point to as the moment you KNEW?
Pebbles-I am slowly working on my husband. He gets fed primally at home, so it is only the extras he buys for himself. But, boy, oh boy, does he love his extras. I don't nag, because one, I am still overweight and out of shape, who am I to give advice, and two, who wants to be nagged, but I am hoping that he will someday let go of the soda, chips, snack cakes, and crackers. Also, he seems pretty healthy. I don't like the gut, from a health point of view(dangers of carrying your extra in your stomach and all that) but everything else is good.
He doesn't seem bothered by weighing more than I do, although he is 5'7" to my 5'8", mostly pleased that I am happy. He also thinks that surely I have weighed less than he has before, but I have always been aware of this, and I know, nope. And as well, he is PACKED with muscle. He is like a ROCK under his skin and any fat, bikes like a maniac, and lifts VERY, VERY heavy things at the gym. That muscle has got to weigh a ton!
Here was yesterday:
Up at 5:00
1:00 1 plate sashimi
1/4C seaweed salad
1C creme brulee
gym-3 miles walking
lift heavy things
8:20 3 BBBB
2 Coconut oil chocolates
Water: 13 glasses
Bed at 9:00
Did not eat as much sashimi as I usually do, but more creme brulee. A couple of the rolls tasted SWEET to me, so I think I will skip them from now on. Sweet is not a taste I want with my fish. They never have before: I think I might be getting more sensitive to that kind of stuff. Yay, on one hand, and sad to say good-bye to sushi rolls on the other. Anyone else feel that way as they slowly let go of bad habits and non-primal food? Also, I felt peckish after the gym, so I ate, which I usually don't.