MRSGOFARR is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Updated: March 12, 2017
Spark Member since 2008
What I do:
Weight Lighting/HITT Training
What I eat:
30g of carbs or less (Originally -50g of Carbs or less)
Lesson Learned from Low Carb Living
Friday, June 17, 2016
I've been living low carb since February 1, 2016. Because I am human I have had a lot of learning to do and I have not had a perfect journey to date. And that is cool because that means I have learned some valuable lessons from my low carb living journey.
1. Wine and quality 85% dark chocolate are sensible indulgences. As such, do not keep either in your desk drawer at work. Doing so will take you from sensible to senseless.
2. Fruit is sugar with vitamins. Keep fruit to a very small portion of your weekly carb intake. Stick to berries which are lower in carbs. If you need to satisfy a sweet craving choose fruit with heavy cream. It will keep you from eating something much worse than fruit.
3. EAT FAT to LOSE FAT. Eat real mayo. Eat real bacon. Eat grassfed heavenly butter. Eat avocado as a side dish. Add coconut oil to your coffee or protein smoothies.
4. Seek out recipes that replace what you miss most. My newest favorites. Cream Cheese Pancakes and Garlic Cloud Bread.
5. Minimize sweeteners of any kind. Splenda, Swerve, Stevia. If it tastes weird there is probably a reason and it likely isn't good for you.
6. Drink copious amounts of water. 64-100 oz.
7. Take a good quality multi vitamin. Add extra sodium, potassium, and magnesium to keep your electrolytes stable.
8. Add exercise slow. Its really not true that you have to exercise to lose weight. Exercise is a stressor on your body. Deal with one stressor at a time (food changes, medical challenges) and then add exercise.
9. DO NOT buy foods you shouldn't eat and keep them in your house. First off if they are not good for you why are they good for your family???? Second off you will eventually eat it. And then you will hate yourself for it so just skip that part.
10. Finally, become educated. Read books, studies, and blogs. Learn about vitamins, minerals, chemical reactions and how that affects your health, obesity, and mental well being. Learn the history of the human being and what we were meant to eat. Do you know what that is? Here is a clue. It does not involve a factory. Eat real food.
This is for me as much as anyone. I'm getting back to basics. Enjoy your journey SP friends and make it a healthy and sustainable one.
1. Work out 5 days a week.
2. Stick with the food plan Monday -Friday
I don't make goals about what I will get when I lose weight because I choose to live out loud everyday no matter what weight I am at.
Hope is Not a Plan.
My suggestion for a miracle is this: Get the weight off and begin to live from the inside out. - MyDaugtersMom
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| current weight: 188.0
Good to c r Sparking again
4 days ago
Hey, long time no log in....how are you doing???
13 days ago
Dare to be different .. History unchanged repeats itself .. Don't be a part of History .. Create the Future you Desire! ~Renegade-57~
168 days ago
I forgot your question about summer ending and being ready for fall, lol. Our fall started here in August this year...we seriously had September weather in August and now October weather in September. Our overnight lows have been in the upper 30's and low 40's. Our leave are changing colors and we had to break down and turn on our heat at night! Fall is my favorite...but its going so fast this year I'm afraid we will have snow by Halloween in the valleys...we already got our first snow in the mountains surrounding town!
188 days ago
I understand busy. I am trying actually to spend less time on here. I actually am bogged down at work and need to power through some stuff but I occasionally just need a break from all of it.
Kids are busy...Swim team, soccer, and flag football. Theater auditions tomorrow for our Christmas show at our theater school. I'm trying to work on making easier dinners and taking some stress off of myself. On Monday my team Reaching Our Goals 14 Days at a Time here on SP is starting a virtual road trip (so fun - join us if you want!) and distance accumulated and workouts completed count toward mileage on our virtual trip. I plan to start 10 min of fitness each morning and continue to try and keep my Fitbit happy at 10,000 steps as often as I can. I've been challenging my dad, mom and sister and its been fun.
Saturday we have soccer out of town all day. Oldest and youngest are going to the football game with the grandparents. Sunday is a sleep/rest day until DD2 has soccer practice at 6. DH leaves to go hunting with his dad for a week. My life will be nuts but I'm actually looking forward to him being gone so I can establish my morning workout routine in peace!
188 days ago