After a whopping 12-pound weight loss in June 2009, my July 2009 weigh-in numbers yielded more modest results. But everything still kept moving in the right direction (well, mostly). Here are my weight numbers from each of my four official weigh-ins that month:
Monday, July 6, 2009: 170 pounds
Monday, July 13, 2009: 171 pounds (oops- nobody's perfect!)
Monday, July 20, 2009: 169 pounds (back on track!)
Monday, July 27, 2009: 167 pounds
The above showed that I lost another four pounds since the end of June 2009 (when I weighed 171 pounds) and a dramatic 16 pounds since the June 1, 2009 start of my diet. Actually, I was glad that my second-month weight loss was more realistic and not as dramatic as month one. A radical, too-quick loss of weight can be scary, don't you think?
Okay, I told you that I would share my new approach to eating this time, so here it is: I decided to try the Atkins controlled-carbohydrate approach to eating. In short, the Atkins approach tells you to initially eliminate, and later control your consumption of, high-carbohydrate foods like breads, pasta, potatoes, and anything containing processed sugar.
Don't worry, I'm not going to come off like an Atkins guru who will constantly tell you that this is the only successful way one can lose weight and keep it off. In future posts, I'll just politely tell you why this approach has worked for me, and gently suggest why it might work for you. I'll also dispel a few myths about the diet, so you can make your own decision about maybe trying it out, without worrying about some of the scare tactics some of the diet's critics toss about.
But I promised to keep these occasional weight-poss posts short, so I'll close for now. But I'll be back shortly with my August 2009 results and a little more banter on what I did to achieve the happy numbers revealed each week by my scale.