eating more, losing more?

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The contest has been over for a few days now and I’m enjoying complex carbs again and the pressure is off to lose weight by a ‘deadline’ etc. I have had very interesting, if not straight out confusing, results since going back to ‘normal’. (Normal being strictly a calorie deficit meal plan, not low carbing) I have managed to lose 4lbs in the last few (2) days, dropping, get this, 1% in body fat. Now, I know it can be defeating to weigh yourself daily and I normally don’t. I just wanted to see how it was going now that I was back to eating carbs again. I’m pleasantly surprised. At this rate I will make my mini goal of losing these last 15 lbs by my birthday in June. Wish me luck!

It’s not all sunshine of course, now I need to buy new bras because things are getting quite ridiculous.  In any case, I’m still very happy to see it all go and to see the results of my hard work. I know so often people give up because they don’t see the results fast enough, or because they stall/plateau. I’m not there yet as I still have a good ways to go to my goal. However, I came across an article the other day that talked about this very thing. It’s good to know ahead of time that the closer I get to my goal the harder it will be to trim down because the body naturally wants to hold on to fat. Back in the day it was necessary for survival! Now, not so much!

I should have taken some before/after pictures.  I guess it’s not too late now. Even if I have already made a 30lbs loss in 3 months, I still have plenty to go for a decent before and after picture! Let’s see if I am brave enough to post them here…!

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