I started eating HFLC (High Fat Low Carb) six weeks ago. The first few weeks my weight dropped rapidly from 298 to 289. Then I plateaued for a few weeks. Then my weight dropped to about 282, which is where I’ve been for the past few weeks. The lowest I’ve gotten down to is 280, but the next day the scale says 283. Every morning I wake up hoping I broke through into the 70’s. It sounds a lot better to say, “I was almost 300 pounds, and now I’m in the 270’s.” At least that sounds better than, “I’ve lost 16 pounds in two months.”
I think one of my problems is popcorn. A bowl of popcorn is the only “carb” treat I have allowed myself (other than a few pieces of thin crust pizza every other week). Kim and I have popcorn about four or five nights a week. We eat the air popped Orville Redenbacher, which has 23 net carbs in six cups of popped popcorn. Since I eat about 3 or 4 cups, I know I’m getting less than 20 carbs per serving, but evidently that’s too much. I’m going to trial “not eating popcorn” for a few weeks and see what happens.
Another thing that is going to help the weight start dropping faster (hopefully) is that the weather is getting warmer, and I am going to start running again. I’ve been saying I’m not going to start running until I get down into the 260’s, but at this rate, that will be August. Now I’m saying that as soon as the weather warms up into the 50’s and 60’s (consistently), I’m going to start.
I’m not giving up. Even if I only lose a pound a month, I’m going to keep doing this. I will see the south side of 200 by the time I’m done.