Time for my 2 week update...
I'm a little disappointed but I'm trying to look at the positive side of things. I came in at 202 at my last weigh-in (I weigh myself every Friday morning). So in the past 2 weeks since I last posted I've gone down only 3 lbs. Basically 1.5 lbs a week. Now, normally that's a good and safe amount of weight to lose per week but I've lost up to 2.5 a week on a CKD (Cyclical Keto Diet) so seeing only 1.5 lb weight loss per week is a little disappointing. I've been doing a "cheat day" so I'm not completely 100% primal. I'm thinking for the next 30 days I should go 100%? We'll see.
But obviously in my case weight loss is better than weight gain. I feel my legs a bit slimmer and my "I could be Jennifer Lopez's brother with this ass" feels smaller. One HUGE plus is that my back doesn't hurt anymore when I wake up in the mornings. I used to have a horrible time some mornings because my back would be killing me when I woke up. It's pretty much gone now. I'm not sure if it's the diet itself or just the lesser weight. A combination of both, most likely, and it's great.
I feel like I'm not eating enough as I'm always feeling hungry. I'm probably taking in more protein than fat (I'm still having problems getting adequate amounts of fat). My carbs I've been able to keep under control - less than 50g a day. It's the fat. The fat that I'm trying to get to 60% minimum that I'm having problems with. I tried coconut milk but I just couldn't finish the cup I had - coming from an island guy this is a bit embarrassing lol. The taste wasn't horrible, mind you, it's just - eh, hard to explain. I tried a bit of vanilla extract (like 1/4 teaspoon) and it was a bit better, but not by much. I'm having a hard time finding some "island avocados" (the bigger smooth skinned cousin to the Haas) but they're not easy finding around here. The Haas are OK for now - plus ridiculously inexpensive for the area at .77 cents - but I much prefer the larger ones and I need to get some ASAP!
Anyways, nothing much more to bring up so ... see ya in 2 weeks!
Starting Weight: 215
Current Weight (1/25/11): 180
Goal Weight: 160