Weight loss is a sticky subject. The Hubster and I both lost weight. I’m thrilled about it. He’s mad as hell. He doesn’t want to lose weight. However, as I explained to him more than once. He’s not losing muscle mass — he’s losing fat. He does have fat around his middle (he’s 61 years old, for pete’s sake — of course he has a bit of fat around his middle). The fat around his middle is getting smaller — noticeably. He calmed down after that … I can understand that he certainly didn’t want to lose any muscle.
Me?? I’ve lost 11 pounds in 30 day. That averages out to almost 1/2 a pound (0.366) per day. Not bad at all. There were several days where I didn’t lose anything and a couple of days where I gained weight. I just kept doing what I was doing and didn’t change a thing and the weight kept coming off. What was I doing?? I ate plenty of meat and butter and bacon — I ate until I was comfortably stuffed and then I stopped. I then didn’t eat again until I was hungry. Rinse and repeat for 30 days and BAM — 11 pounds gone!!
Here’s where I goofed up. I got to messing with Etsy listings and website stuff and totally forgot to take my measurements on Day 30. The Hubster basically hides when I get the tape measure out, he doesn’t want to be measured or even hear that he may need smaller sized jeans and I just want to slap him silly for whining about his weight loss … sheesh! I did corner him (since I’m getting in better shape, it’s easier to do! LOL), and managed to get his waist measurement for height/waist ratios, so that’s the only one we will be able to monitor for him. He’s basically a twig, so there’s really not much there to measure.
I did finally realize it was over that 30 day mark and I took my measurements on Day 40. It will have to be close enough, but I really wish I’d remembered to take them at the 30 day mark. Again I am posting inches lost per measurement instead of giving actual before and after measurements. It’s a bit more dramatic … we are need a little drama in our lives, right??
- Bust: 2-1/2 inches lost
- Upper Waist (where all the pudge is): 3-3/4 inches lost
- Natural Waist (at the bellybutton): 3-1/2 inches lost
- Hips: 1-3/4 inches lost
Total Inches Lost: 11-1/2 inches lost in 40 Days!!
Well, that’s our update. I’ll be back with another update at Day 60, if not before. I also have posts I’m working on for some really great ideas for making the Carnivore Challenge even easier and more cost efficient!! Stay tuned!
If you are interested in finding out more about the Carnivore Diet or would like to try a 30 or 90 Day Carnivore Challenge, you can find out more here:
- Carnivore Diet Beginner’s Guide – by a practicing family physician
- 10 Things a Carnivore Diet Can Do for You
- What is the proper way to eat – by a different practicing physician
- Want to Learn more about Carnivore for a Specific Ailment? Start Here!