Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mustard's never tasted so good

You know how discouraging it is when you just can't shake those last 5, 7, 10 pounds?  Me too.  Especially since I haven't been working out, the weight that I'm at looks even heavier because it's not lean muscle.  It's fatty fat.

My perfectly fitting jeans are fitting very imperfectly, and I'm always tugging at my clothes so they don't ride up, ride down, get bunched in the wrong places.  Such a frustrating place to be in.  The biggest problem of it all seems to be my appetite and love of all food/drink.  That plus no self control has ground moving effects.  Quite literally.

Poor Mr Incredible could hardly stand one more three-lettered question or comment.  Clue: ends in t, starts with f and has a vowel in between.  And 'fit' is not the correct answer.  My poor children, even though they have not expressed in so many (or any at all) words, could barely stand one more day of me jumping for dear life into my jeans, red faced and sweating, and anxiously albeit politely asking them to leave my room so they could not watch in horror the spectacle I was creating.

So I'm taking some very sound advice and trying to go no carb for 2 weeks.  14 days.  No big deal.  Really what I should be doing is sleeping with a plastic bag over my head.  Because that's easy to do for 14 days too.

It's 1pm on my second day of no carbs.  I politely declined a Tim Hortons egg, cheese and sausage biscuit and a donut of any sort.  And then when I came home shaking from the effects of too much coffee and no carbs (carbs=food) I downed 2 ninety seven percent fat free hot dogs.  I was licking the ketchup and mustard off of my plate as fiercely as I would've licked chocolate icing off of an unsuspecting two year old's birthday cake.

It's that bad.  But only twelve and a half more days to go.

Have you done any no carbs?  How did you survive it?


  1. I just started the gym again a couple of hours ago. Best of luck.

    No carbs kicks fucking ass, all bacon and cheese (just make sure you do it right)

  2. Getting rid of carbs is only a temporary solution. Based on my yoyo-ing experience of finding out what works, getting rid of carbs and then eating them again only makes it worse. My recommendation, eat them earlier in the day. And try to just do protein and veggie at night (if you can). When I stick to this I always feel a ton better even if I'm not exercising as much. Plus carbs are GOOD for you!

  3. I stopped carbs on the South Beach Diet Phase 1... i lost 13lbs in one week, but i was a RAVING MAD idiot... not good. I don't have a good answer honestly but if you plan on never eating carbs ever again in your entire life, well good luck... otherwise,, go back to being normal!

  4. Sister - I am ON YOUR WAVELENGTH....sort of. I too have reached the point of no denial...I cant yank my jeans up and over my muffin top any more while telling myself that I still look's over, and the pics don't lie. Good luck to you my friend. I don't know about the no-carb thing- but I'm on the soup diet to start,(just for lunch- special K mornings and meat and veggie dinners) and back to the Y for workouts starting next week.

  5. I've never tried going no-carbs but have been doing Bikram (hot yoga) for about 10 months now and have definitely trimmed down from it. I also have some definition in my arms and legs, something I've never had before. I try to watch what I eat (which is always easier said than done) but the yoga 1x a week has been the biggest help.

    I wish you the best of luck!!!