Then I read Gary Taubes why we get fat on Jan 30, 2011 (weighing 313.4) I began my journey. 67 days later I was 10% lighter. Before thanksgiving I clocked in at 230.2 (a loss of 83.2 lbs). this morning (2/13/12) I weighed 231.2 MAINTAINING.
Over the last 3 months LIFE has happened, but I have stuck with the basics of my diet (meat, cheese, very little carb) and many friends at work have also asked me and started eating low carb. Now that winter is over, I plan to do a lot more walking and I believe that my hibernation will re-start my weight loss. I plan to lose another 50 lbs and then will be at about 180 where I last was 20 years ago. Maybe I will lose more, but I will NOT gain it back. All of my blood work has improved. My fatty liver immediately was gone. Early on I had some issues with lethargy. It turned out my blood pressure no longer needed my meds so I stopped taking those as well as weaning myself off of most of my meds.
The new Dave.
The hardest part for me what the financial output. Not knowing if i would stick to it, the food was a bit more expensive at first. I was eating nearly 3000 calories daily and while i can buy in bulk, that made it cost more up front. since then it has been very easy for me to maintain my diet especially since I have always liked a routine.
For me, my weight melted off. I have inspired others at work to try and their results have not been identical, but i was very adamant about sticking with what was working for me. We scoff about tracking what we eat, but that is probably the most important thing. Find a way to write down everything you eat AND BE HONEST and you will be fine. I use an app for my phone - and i eat similar menu items. so once it is entered it is easy to just "click to add to today".