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This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

At a Crossroad....can anybody please help ???

So, I've reached the point of loosing 30 pounds.. now what ?

At 134, I think that is quite commendable. However, I cannot decide just where to go from here. I do know that I need to keep up with the low carb regime, but perhaps adding a few more fruits and less starchy carb veggies. Is it time to explore other options ? I think so.

Now that I'm 'mastered' the technique to 'get the weight' off -- what now ?? I really have no desire to go below 130 pounds. So , I guess the next technique would be 'maintaining'.. the 'good weight ?'' I'm not so sure where to begin.

A few things I would like to do would be :

(1) Not go below 130 pounds.
(2) Keep the weight OFF, but not go above 140.
(3) Learn how to eat better (either adding more carbs,) but which ones and how ?
(4) Exercising to get the muscles toned where the weight came off the most and SHOWS.. (neck area, upper back arms, etc).

Is there anybody out there that has REACHED their weight loss goals, and then asked, NOW WHAT ? I'd sure like to talk with them. Any ideas, url's etc, to help me on this goal. I'm so excited I am where I am now, and feel so blessed. At the same time, I'm beginning on a NEW JOURNEY, and I ask for your help. Is there anybody out there ???

For breakfast this morn, I ate four Jimmie Dean sausages on my homemade low carb bread. Touch of mayo to satisfy the palate !


NewVision said...

Well, I'm not anywhere near goal so I can't help ya there. But I think you have right idea about adding in a few fruits, good carbs. I would just try to stay away from those that cause cravings to kick in.

CONGRATES on making it to your goal!!!!

bayoubabe said...

Thank you for the well wishes :)

It just seems like I suceeded too FAST. I know four months is not a long time, but the weight loss low carb regime was a success, and I'm at the part where I keep asking myself "NOW WHAT ?", know what I mean ?

Harry said...

When I get to my desired weight, I plan to eat more of the LC fruits and veggies. It'll be that simple for me (I hope).

I'll probably include more berries into my diet, for instance. The key will be to make selections that won't drive my blood sugar levels wacko and at the same time provide the greatest amount of nutrients.

More non-starchy, fiber-rich and nutrients dense fruits and vegetables. I think that's the ticket.

PS - And maybe a little wine. :) We'll see if that part works out or not!

Low Carber said...

Well I am now where near my target goalbut I have been thinking that I will do a low carb version of the body for life. With one free day a week where I dont binge but rather have the ability to eat a nice Bacon speczie ( my favorite pasta) and mabe a nice dessert.

Also, I am planning on adding in more vegetables. Wish I could help more.

NewVision said...

Yes, I do know what you mean. I'm following with interest. Someday I will be at goal, and when I get there I want to stay there.

No pressure, but not only are you learning as you go, so am I learning as you go...LOL no pressure at all right? LOL

Your doing great!

pooti said...

Well I would get the Atkins book sweetie and step up the OWL ladder into maintenance phase. The only thing for me would be to continue to avoid gluten as much as possible so that means no grains. But I would as I stepped up the carb levels and tolerated it, I would add in root veggies, higher carb veggies, fruits that sort of thing. I would also, still stay away from nuts as much as possible. Here or there is fine but not eat them by the handful or by the ounce.

Congrats again on your great success! You so deserve to enjoy it!!!!

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