Weekly Change: +1.6
I warned you this was coming. And in some ways, I probably expected it. Any increase in carbs brings with it an increase in water retention. This is why low-carb diets work so well and then people gain right away when they eat carbs again. The nutritionist told me the ratio (like .1 pound for every 10 grams) or something, but I don't remember that figure right now. Best case scenario, I could keep eating at this level and maintain. Maybe I would be stronger at the gym and star seeing some muscle development. But I was almost at the ten pound mark this week, and I don't like that.
So my new plan is to make it through this weekend. I have a four day family reunion. Who does that? That will involve eating out, picnics and many snacking and drinking opportunities. My plan is to still hit my numbers. I will still be sleeping at home with access to my protein supply. I will just have to plan my days well. Once I make it through the weekend, I need to lower my numbers. I am going back to 1796. The last time I was losing weight (April) I was eating 1700-something calories.
1796 calories = 151c/140p/70f
I am ready to make some sacrifices. I want to see that scale move down. This is lower carbs than I have had in quite a while, but I am always running out of fats and just sitting around eating sugar candy, so I'd rather fill the food with more wholesome choices that include natural fats!
The drop in carbs should get these two pounds off of me right away. Then I am really hoping to see some movement downward!
I am also going to start a new lifting program in August. And maybe start working on my running plan a bit more. I have two workout partners that I am still working things out with, so more details on that to come.