Ben and I went back on strict Atkins this week. We stopped the "induction" phase with a 20 carb limit after two weeks and gradually worked back up to normal. We stopped counting, but we were still eating less crap than before. Then I started sneaking more goldfish crackers from Jack's stash and more spoonfuls of peanut butter with chocolate chips. So I proposed we go back on a stint of low carb to recalibrate and slim a little before our vacation next week. I'm only limiting to 30 carbs a day - dramatically easier than 20 but still takes a lot of effort and planning.
In three days I have pushed through my previous plateau. Remember, I started at 162 pounds and got down to 155. I maintained 155.5-157 all summer since then. Today I was down to 153! I'm so psyched. I can't believe I've lost almost ten pounds this summer. **Update 8/24: I hit 152. I can't believe it!**
I'm still getting to Zumba class when I possible. My favorite teacher has moved around, so now I go to the Golden Community Center for her. Today it was closed for renovations. :-( I had Jack with me, planning to do child care during my class. So I took him over the hill to a playground, figuring he could at least get some wiggles out before going home.
Lo and behold, Zumba was in the park! Kris had a free class there because she's so awesome :-) (She's in the pink tank top, bossing people around.)
And then Jack was like:
So good times were had all around. I let him have half hour of playground time afterwards, then let him splash in all the puddles on the way back to the car, so I think that makes up for it.
PS: It's really hard to dance on uneven ground and videotape a toddler. Thank goodness for Youtube's auto shake-remover.
PPS: Yes, he is dancing to a song about mixed drinks, and my teacher says "I dare you to take your shirt off" to the group. You should know Jack and I also dance zumba at home and are both closeted fans of Pitbull.