Monday, July 15, 2013

No / Low Carb

A few months ago, I "tried" to cut out carbs from my system. Tried is in quotes because I did not succeed at all. This time around, I have been on this journey longer and have more discipline. For the next two weeks I will be focusing on very low carbs, practically none.

This may seem a bit irrational, but I realize that a lot of the time when I eat carbs, they are useless carbs.  Now, I am not saying that  all carbs are useless, but for me they were. I was eating a hamburger and the bun, when I knew that I would be satisfied with just the burger alone.

When it is hot outside, I don't like to eat a lot of hot or heavy foods. It is supposed to feel like it is over 100 degrees for the better part of the week. Therefore, I know I will be eating a lot of tuna fish, marinated veggies, basically anything that is quick to fix.

Unfortunately, even foods we think don't have them, do have carbs. There main carb I refuse to cut out is dry cereal (Special K to be exact).  Surprisingly, when I look at the break down of my breakfast today everything I ate (with the exception of the cereal because I already knew it was a carb) had carbs in it. So there is no way that I will ever be able to complete cut carbs out of my system which is why I am cutting out grains, pasta, potatoes, etc.

This won't be easy because I have to admit that I do like my carbs, but I know that I can survive without them for the next two weeks. That is why I am telling myself no / low carbs. No carbs if I don't need them, low carbs if I feel I will lose my mind without them. 

Ultimately, my goal in two weeks is to put on a swimsuit and actually feel confident in it, even if I have to wear a cover-up (as usual). 


  1. I can sooo relate to this post. Even though I don't reach for sweets anymore, being a diabetic, I have to be super careful with carbs as well. I know what a challenge this is going to be for you because, as you said, carbs are in just about everything, but I know you can do this. If it's one thing I've noticed about you, it's that when you set your mind to do something... look out! You always accomplish your goals. I don't know if you realize it, but you are a huge inspiration to me. That's why I'm always on your blog wanting to know what you're up to next. Reading about how you've pushed yourself to get through yet another fitness goal always keeps me going. Hey, we have something in common, I love Special K, too... carbs or not. I eat it just about every morning. You're doing great!

    1. Rachael,

      Your response means the world to me. I never thought of myself as being able to inspire anyone other than myself but knowing that I have been able to inspire you means a lot to me.

      When trying to lose weight, it is always great to have a support system and I have to say that you are in my support system. Like you, I look forward to reading your posts because you are so honest with your readers and your honesty truly does inspire me to stay on this journey.

      Thank you for reading my blog and leaving your responses, I appreciate it more than you know. Keep up the good work Rachael, you are doing phenomenal!