The results are in.
And they are not what I had hoped for.
But actually, just what I expected.
My BMI went up from 28.1 to 29.4 since summer.
The BF% also went up... but I put much more faith the BMI...
because the little scale (Tanita) as good as it is - can only do so much
at 4 pm, after work, with all my clothes on, in the back room, at CrossFit.
Lean mass stayed the same, after a brief mid-summer fling.
Fat mass went up. One pound per weigh in.
Most people ponder and plot and plan to go on diets.
Maybe they look in the mirror, and shake their head, then shake their fist,
And swear they will never be heavy again.
Cuz they know it is a major undertaking.
One that will one day test the very fiber of their being.
Because it never really is just about the food.
When LoCarb found me, it was some kind of Gift from the Universe.
It just happened after I got stranded
in a snow-storm in the Grand Canyon - whilst on vacation! (link)
And most of the time my Diet is pretty effortless.
Maybe I push myself to go all out in CrossFit.
Maybe I distract myself so as not to eat Holiday Sweeties.
I've written before that I am just now getting started.
Every day - it feels like I'm just now getting started.
So the two pound gain this last month -
It went hand in hand with upping my carbs!
So much for moving on to Phase 3!
I am not ready for that yet!
And actually, I don't care if I ever am.
Moving on to the next phase as fast as possible - that's not my goal.
Being healthy is my goal.
There are so many good things to eat on Atkins Phase 2...
Non - starchy veggies, etc... and still stay Low PUFA
That it is never a compromise to stay true to LoCarb.
At least I am not doing Very Low Carb any more.
And most days I don't feel like I was
whipped by a mule..... most days, that is!
So - onward and downward -
as they say.... Again.... not "a gain"....