This will be the first ever update that covers two weeks instead of one, due to the fact that I was out of town 2 weekends ago and wasn’t able to take my usual measurements on Saturday morning.

Unfortunately, knowing that I wouldn’t be taking measurements seems to have caused me to cheat a little more than usual, and therefore, my results for the past two weeks are very weak.

Keep reading, and I’ll go into all the details.

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This week’s update will be short and sweet, as I get ready to go on a weekend trip.

I’ll sum up week 6 for you in a few simple words: Good weight loss, and even better cheat day.

Keep reading for further details…

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After some of last week’s non-cheat day cheating (which I wrote about in last week’s update), I got back on track in week #5 and the results reflected it.

It’s really amazing, every time I go to do my weekly weigh-in on Saturday, I constantly think to myself: “Wow, this diet thing actually works.” It may only be 5 weeks in, but this is the longest I’ve ever been able to stay on a diet (and be 90%+ compliant with the rules).

Anyway, let’s dig into week 5’s results.

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I’ve finally crossed the one month threshold and I have to admit, I’m very happy with the results so far.  While some days and weeks have been slower than others, the overall progress is very motivating.

Numbers aside, I’m seeing a lot of changes in my physical shape – pants are fitting looser, some muscle is finally showing (thanks to the decreased body fat percentage), etc.  It feels good, and definitely makes me want to keep pushing forward.

Now that I’ve gotten all the positive stuff out of the way, I thought it’d be appropriate to mention that sticking to a diet 100% of the time is really hard.  I’ll explain more below.

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After a quick drop in weight during week #1 and a relatively slow week #2, week #3 proved to be a week where I really stuck to the diet (and the results reflected it).

I’m really finding that the longer you stick to the diet, the easier it becomes to stick to it.

There are also a couple new things I introduced to my routine this week, which I’ll explain below.

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Week #2 of the slow carb diet has come and gone, and I’m feeling great. The diet is becoming easier, and the sweet cravings are minimal.

There were a couple problems I had with this week though, about which I’ll go into detail below.  My results weren’t stellar – but still moving in the right direction.

Here are the results for week #2…

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Wow, that week went by fast! In case you didn’t read my last postI’ve decided to take on the slow carb diet again with complete dedication and hopefully minimal cheating outside of “cheat day.”

Week 1 was actually not as bad as I anticipated.  I can’t tell though if I’ve overcome a significant hurdle by completing an entire week, or if this week is one of the easiest because I was at (what felt like) the peak of my motivation.

Anyway, let’s dig into the details of week 1.

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Although I’ve been on the slow carb diet before (and it’s the reason I created this blog), I truthfully haven’t been able to successfully maintain it for longer than a few weeks.  Even within the few consecutive weeks that I followed the diet, there was a lot of little cheating outside of the once-per-week “cheat days” allowed by the diet.

Because I wasn’t following all of the slow carb diet rules, my results were less than stellar.  Yes, I lost weight, but not nearly as much as I could have.

So, in order to motivate myself and be held accountable to the diet, I’m going to document my progress here.

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