Slow-Carb Diet

I’ve struggled with my weight for a while. It seems like no matter what I do, I never lose very much. I did try the Medical Weight Loss system once and that did actually work but it was expensive with their “nutrients” or whatever so I eventually had to stop. I should have saved my card though, because it had some great information on it but whatever.

This time, I’m trying the Slow-Carb Diet from Tim Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Body. I started it yesterday. Basically it’s a lot of beans, beef or chicken, veggies and no carbs or dairy AT ALL. I kind of effed up breakfast today when I put too much spinach in my eggs but I ended up mixing that with some beans and it was tolerable. I couldn’t finish the whole thing. One thing Tim mentions in his book is that you’ll feel like you’re force-feeding yourself the first few days. That’s EXACTLY how I felt this morning. I probably could have finished but I left maybe 1/4th of the food uneaten. We’ll see how I can get better at this. For lunch I made a bean and veggie salad. I added some breakfast sausage and seasoned it with cumin and pepper so we’ll see how it tastes. I made enough for my lunches Monday-Wednesday this week. 

I know this will be hard, harder even than I was expecting, but I’m determined to stick it out for at least a month. I do get one “cheat day” a week so hopefully that will make things easier. Updates will hopefully be frequent.

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Excel at my new archivist job and hope they make me full time.

Not go insane baking at the deli.

Find a yoga class and go.

Start exercising on a regular basis (like every day).

A deli scene.

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A co-worker needed to open a bag of something and was looking for scissors. I was standing right by the register so I held a pair of scissors up for him.

Me: *waiting for him to take scissors*
Co-worker: *searching frantically for scissors*
Me: Um, I’m holding these up for you.
Co-worker: … Oh. I didn’t know.
Me: Did you think I was just holding these for fun?
Co-worker: I guess. I didn’t know. Thanks.

Sheesh.

And again

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Man, am I terrible at keeping up a decent blog in my every day life. I wanted to start a new one so I could be personal and professional but hopefully cut down on the immaturity/emo-ness of my previous blog creations.  I may at some point change the address to my name but I couldn’t resist my old handle for now. Let’s see how this one goes, shall we?