Started LCing in 1998....when my cousin gave me the Atkins Book which is a major turning pt.
Been on and off (lost count) due to schooling. And in fact I have my mistakes to thank for because it teaches me new things each time I've failed.
Now back to LCing since early April, noticed the scales are not telling me nice stuffs, and feared I will gain more. These two months till June, I have taken off 5kg (approx 11 pounds). And much to my surprise, now the BMI tells me I am within the healthy weight range (25.5). Some websites even told me I dont need to undergo a weight loss programme!
but I am still on the edge of the healthy range that anytime i may fall off again.
With the 5th year round, plus gaining so much experience and support from this forum, i am able to steer away/cope with eating out with friends. I am able to work out alternatives and at least to my friends, they wont look at me with strange looks. Plus, I find that sometimes I will lose weight with alternate days up-carbing.
This alternate up-carbing comes as a discovery. Recently, I feared my weight will increase, practically from many days of a wk i was consuming close to 70g of carbs. But everyone has different responses to up-carbing.
In fact my plan was to try limiting my carbs under 20g, but I got it 'foiled' and with not much choices, I took a bit of rice, fries etc. Much to my surprise, my weight still went down further. I even took those teriyaki sauces which are ladden with sugar...been really sensitive to sweet stuffs, even a pear/apple tastes quite sweet now.
And I find my body becomes more sensitive to carbs esp those complex carbs....last time when I was off LCing, my body ballooned even faster even before I started LCing with my old habit. I tend to gain faster if i fall off the wagon. Does anyone have such tendency too?
But since it dawned on me that my 'foiled' plan works, I will be most glad because I dont have to limit my ranges. On the 'foiled plan', I still take note of my carb intake. If I order Chicken rice, I will only consume 2 tablespoons, and leave the remaining rice to my brother.
But my mom is still nagging me away for being a heavy meat eater. I took more fruits and veges to please her. But sometimes if I am lazy to cook lunch, i simply finish off a small pear. In fact, fruits have become my 2nd best friend in LCing, esp when there are times I dont know what to eat with friends. I can simply buy a fruit salad.
p.s. i recently added my own avatar....but too bad it is considered 'outdated' coz i have gotten myself a short bob look. Will update my avatar when I have taken some nice pix. Now with the fact that I am within the healthy range, I am simply happy!!!!!!!!