I weighed 212 this morning for a 3.5 lb. loss this week. My total loss is 11 pounds. I am over halfway to my goal. I didn't think at the beginning when I started at 223 that I would be able to get below 200 but now it is very possible, even probable.
My weekly goals have been met: 10 waters/day, 50-75 carbs/day, exercise 3 - 5 times/week, calories have been below 1500 per day. Counting carbs and calories works for me. I have not been so hungry I can't stand it because with low carb, there is a lot more protein in the diet. Protein is digested more slowly so it's not so much I've restricted calories as I have been able to stick to the plan because hunger is not so uncomfortable.
I have found that the third week is when it starts to get tough because the new has worn off and we are down into the fat that has been around for a while and is really comfortable right where it is. We have lost the water weight that always occurs at first and the stash of glycogen stored in the liver is pretty much gone. We are now requiring our bodies to use stored fat because we are eating fewer calories than is stored for ready use. It can be uncomfortable, even threatening at times. If there has been success these first two weeks, it is time to be ever more vigilant about meeting the goals set at the beginning. If the commitment has not been there, it's time to decide that there's no better time than the present to get serious.
I have weighed a day early because of leaving this evening for Lexington for the week. This week will truly be a test of resourcefulness in meeting my goals. I'm not going to use the excuse that if I can't be perfect I might as well take the week off.
Hope all of you are experiencing success with your goals.