Sorry this is long, it'll be shorter in future months.
|October 7||September 7||Total Lost|
*I started trying to lose weight on August 26, but I didn't start going low carb until September 6.
THE BASICS (this section will only appear this month)
As I mentioned, I'm doing a low carb, high fat and protein diet. I'm eating 1200 calories a day, tracking calories in a great app (and website) called MyFitnessPal. I don't have a specific number of carbs I'm trying to stay within per day. Less than 60g, preferably. I've gone totally gluten and starchy food free. The main things I've cut out are: fast food, candy, bread/bagels, flour, cake, rice, pasta, and potatoes.
I keep active by using the various elliptical machines at the gym, usually for 30-60min 2-3 times a week. I play indoor soccer, just started hockey for the first time ever, and will continue curling at the end of the month. I want to keep playing sports long-term, I'm not just doing the new stuff (soccer and hockey) for the sake of losing weight...in case you were wondering.
FOODS I ATE A LOT OF THIS MONTH
Brie (god bless brie), other cheeses, salmon, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, celery, carrots, nuts (mostly almonds), hard boiled eggs, chocolate soy milk.
THIS MONTH'S VICTORIES
-Pants are fitting better
-Stomach looks flatter
-A few people have noticed I've lost weight
RECIPES I LIKED THIS MONTH
Bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers
Low carb peanut butter cookies (I added oats for better texture)
Check back November 6th or 7th for my next progress update!