I made it to the gym for the first time this week. On Monday I felt too lethargic to go, and on Tuesday I was too busy attending a training session for a charity I volunteer with. I went because I had a free evening and I have been feeling more energetic than when I started the low-carb diet, but not as energetic as I feel normally. I've noticed I walk slower on the way to work, for example.
This does make me wonder of the point of low-carb diets if the early phases make me feel so damn awful. I did Weightwatchers a long time ago and felt great from the word go. I was, however, often very hungry and unable to make my points work out so I felt sated. I don't think I work with the mentality that you can eat what you want (within moderation) on Weightwatchers, because I have kept that mentality, and end up eating what I want but too much of it.
So the very rigid rules of a low-carb diet are working for me in the short term, but I am unsure if I can keep it up long term. Hopefully when I get to my goal weight I can maintain and still have a few treats every now and again. At least whiskey has zero carbs.
The weightloss is also working - I've lost 3.4lb since starting the diet. I'm not sure how much is water weight and blah blah blah, but seeing lower numbers on the dial of my scales is encouraging. I hope I can keep it off long term, however, and that a minor slipup (because I will have them) won't cause me to pile the weight back on...
My workout was quick, and my 2 mile run was very, very slow - I blame the low carb diet, not the fact that I haven't run properly since May.