Shifting Stones

My skinny jeans await

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3 weeks in, and I’ve lost 11.5 pounds.  Again, none of that should be “water weight” as I was on low carb before switching to this plan.  If anything, I am losing weight faster in the past few weeks than I did my first week or so.  However, if anyone stumbles on this blog with 15 or 20 pounds to lose, a little caveat, I need to lose multiples of that, so don’t expect the same results.

I also made the decision to try to give up artificial sweeteners for a while to see how I do without them.  I want to taste the natural sweetness in vegetables (some of them are very sweet) and my herbal teas.  Plus, I am not sure why I’ve used that crutch for so long.  I can see a very occasional treat, but for now, nothing.  I’ve been a day without them, and it’s not too bad.

The biggest wow has been how much my body has changed.  I have been dieting for years, and most of that has been low carb or low GI/GL.  I know the advantages of having enough protein and fat over starving your body of its building blocks for the sake of cutting calories.  I’ve even been this weight before on low carb.  This time I look and feel thinnner.  Even my husband has noticed, and he can’t get over it.  I am starting the beginnings of an hourglass shape rather than an apple.  Well, I am sort of turning into an hourglass shape if you look at me from the front.  I don’t know if someone who has never had an arse qualifies as an hourglass, ever.  I feel a bit sexy, and it’s a new feeling.

I hope I can keep this up.