It’s time for Weightloss Wednesday! As of this morning I am at 245.6 lbs which means just a hair shy of 3 lbs lost in a week. I’ll take it!
So lets talk about what happened on my first week of carnivore. First off a modest weight loss which is nice. The thing I’m really interested in tracking in my BP and I’ve seen it come down a bit but my BP tends to fluctuate so much it’s hard to tell if it’s the diet or just the normal thing that happens to me. As of a few minutes ago my BP was 186/118 so while that’s a 20 point drop from last week, we will see if that persists.
As for the food I’m eating, I was fully prepared to be bored out of my mind eating this way but so far that hasn’t been an issue for me but my wife only lasted about 4 days before she gave up. We both love vegetables so I knew it was going to be difficult to stick to for her. As for me, I have been careful to cycle through Beef, Chicken, and Pork as much as possible. I have also been eating a little cheese when I want a snack and that appears to give me enough variety to keep me on it.
I was also worried about my meal timing because my shift at work is going to be 4 AM to Noon for the foreseeable future so I made sure to eat breakfast so I wasn’t hungry at work. Yesterday I decided to not eat breakfast and try to get back into my habit of skipping breakfast and starting my eating day with lunch and I was surprised at how little hunger I felt. I came home, had a piece of cheese and then went in my backyard and did a relatively tough weight lifting set and felt good.
As for the exercise, I can say I feel well fueled for everything I’ve tried to do. I’m back on my Strong Lifts 5×5 program and feel great, especially since I can now start increasing the squats I’m doing. Before now I was having to lift the bar up over my head and put it on my back to squat so I never wanted to put more than 100 lbs of weight on the bar so I wouldn’t hurt myself. Well for Christmas my son got me an awesome squat rack so now I feel much more comfortable gradually increasing the weight. Although now I need some heavier plates.
I am definitely going to stick with this until the end of the month and see how I feel then. How did you do this week? Let me know in the comments below!