I have been eating a low-carb diet off-and-on now for many years (more off than on, unfortunately). Every time I go low-carb I lose weight, every time I fall off the wagon, I gain it all back, and then some. It’s clear that living a low-carb lifestyle for the rest of my life is what I need in order to stay at a healthy weight.
As of today I have lost a total of 14lbs this year and need to take off exactly 20lbs in order to get to my healthy weight. My boyfriend has lost 17lbs and has reached his healthy weight already (lucky duck!).
Seeing the weight come off again is motivating me to want to live a low-carb lifestyle, not just “diet.” I know the biggest challenge will be to continue once the weight is off. That’s always been my problem – I lose the weight, and then go back to eating like I did before.
Since my boyfriend and I are doing this together, it’s definitely easier and we can check each other if we want to cheat. I think doing this together will make it easier to help each other stay on track with the lifestyle as well. I’m sure we’ll fall off the wagon once in awhile here and there. The trick is to keep getting back on it right away.
Wish us luck! 🙂