Can I get a, "Woohoo!?"
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Here in the office, I have a desk-calendar I use to track just about everything in my life: appointments; birthdays; holidays; vacation. Everyone always comments on the condition of my calendar as it is full of bright coloured markings and inspirational slogans to help keep myself motivated in many different aspects of my life. Upon starting the Biggest Loser Challenge on March 11th, I began highlighting every Thursday (weigh-in day) and drew a little box for me to write in my weight at each week. This morning Russell was very, very happy when he came to speak with me because he had seen the number decreasing and wanted to tell me how proud he was of me.
The information on my calendar is as follows:
03/10/2011 – 183 lbs
03/17/2011 – 178 lbs
03/27/2011 – 176 lbs
03/31/2011 – 173.5 lbs
The first thing I did when I got to work this morning was weigh myself on the scale in the washroom. I could scarcely believe that I, Kirsten Krowiak, after steadily gaining weight since graduation from highschool, am down 11.5 lbs from my beginning weight (185 in January). What is truly amazing is that 83% of my weight loss has taken place during the past three weeks. Wow!
This slow-carb diet is truly amazing – I am losing weight quickly without spending hours per week exercising. I am not missing out on foods like so many people think I am. While the diet suggests avoiding processed carbohydrates, I have been eating a piece of bread or cheese here and there and, on most weekends, I have been drinking soda (my ultimate weakness). During Week 1, I ate at McDonald’s. This past weekend, I had Taco Bell. To say that this diet is strict is laughable – I am losing (on average) 3.16 lbs per week while still being able to treat myself to my favourite unhealthy food. The difference? I eat a lot better most of the time and I eat a lot less of the bad stuff. Moderation, after all, is key!
For those of you who have been wondering if Timothy Ferriss is right for you, please, please, please take my advice and go pick up his book, “The 4-Hour Body.” It is amazing and, if in your heart and soul you are truly ready to lose weight, it will help motivate you like nothing has ever done before.