Day 7

Good morning! Well, the scale didn't move much this morning, it's still hovering over 100... But that's okay because I went running last night! Woohoo! I ran for about 20 minutes and then walked back to the house, which was another 15 minutes. Unlike other times I've run in the past year, I didn't feel like total shit afterwards. Normally after the same type of run, I'd come home exhausted beyond belief, chug down a Gator Aid (or Aquarius here - some Coke product), and spend the rest of the night feeling like crud. Last night was completely different which is amazing... and great incentive to do it again tonight or tomorrow. While I was running last night I kept thinking that I have almost no sugar in my bloodstream from the day, so all the energy to run is probably coming right from my gut. Cooooool.

So I've almost gone a whole week on the diet and lost about 4 kg/8.8 pounds. That's pretty great. I'm quite happy with my progress so far. I'm not one for long term habits, however, so we'll see how long I can keep this up before I just slip back into my old ways. Losing weight on this diet, however, isn't particularly hard - there's no pain, no hunger - just annoying trying too figure out what to eat every day, so I think I can keep it up for a while. It'd be nice to feel healthy for a change.

I'm JUST starting to notice now some of the things the Atkins site promoted... I'm less hungry during the day now - no urges to snack. This morning I woke up and wasn't in a rush to eat for example. I'm also at a consistent energy level all day. This isn't MORE energy, because I think I was more "up" on a caffeine buzz, but there's no lows either so it's sorta works out. From what I understand Prozac is like that. No highs but no lows... Someone left me a comment (need to go look who again) that coffee won't really affect things that much, but I'm not going to mess with stuff now.

You know, I forgot to thank Doc for turning me on to this thing... I'll have to send him an email later. Also if you're reading this and you want to lose some pounds, I definitely recommend trying this diet out. It's easy to do, no pain (except the first two days, ugh!), and you can really lose weight.


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