So I have become a scavenger of ways to lose the dreaded 10 pounds I gained over summer and perhaps another 5 - 10 pounds in addition to that. My focus is going to primarily be on what I eat. I read and was inspired by Gigi's discussion of ACV. So much so, I bought tons while in Hawaii (Bragg's isn't sold here in Japan, or atleast I've never seen it) and am planning to implement the teaspoon in the am/pm. I've heard good things from other people as well about the benefits of ACV and am excited to get that going.
The second part of this is going to be my own personal "loose" version of a low-carb Atkins-like diet. While I won't be measuring food in blocks like the Zone, I WILL be watching my carb intake and checking it with Ketone Strips to check for Ketosis. Once I see that that I'm in ketosis, I'm going to continue to monitor how my clothes fit until I reach my goal. For me, it's all about how comfortable I feel in my clothes. I don't need to be a stick figure. I just want to feel better. I'm hoping to see some improvement in the next 2-3 months.
I've heard the weight can come back quickly when one falls off the low-carb wagon, so I'm going to make sure that I ease into and out of the "diet." No one, especially moi, wants to see their hard work wasted!
Wish me luck and if any of you have advice or words of wisdom, please let me know!