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My Journey Back to Slim Day 3

No question about it. This is the right program for me. Today I didn't take my usual "cat nap" after a heavy load of carbs for lunch. In fact, I didn't even have lunch at all. Had planned to do a snack, but got busy and didn't. Usually I feel starved after a gym workout, but today I had breakfast about 10:15 and worked out at 12:00. Waited till 6:30 to eat with my DH. The scales are slowly shifting downward and my usually too-tight-jeans were almost comfortable today.

Pre-breakfast: coffee w/heavy cream

Breakfast: 2-egg omelet with green onion , mushrooms, sausage, cheese and
peppers

RM Dinner: salad, lamb steak, beets and beet greens, zuchinni with swiss
cheese, fruit salad. oreo cookies

Exercise: Regular gym work-out. Added some reps. Did balance exercise.
Otherwise same as Monday.

kathy's picture

My Journey Back to Slim Day 3

No question about it. This is the right program for me. Today I didn't take my usual "cat nap" after a heavy load of carbs for lunch. In fact, I didn't even have lunch at all. Had planned to do a snack, but got busy and didn't. Usually I feel starved after a gym workout, but today I had breakfast about 10:15 and worked out at 12:00. Waited till 6:30 to eat with my DH. The scales are slowly shifting downward and my usually too-tight-jeans were almost comfortable today.

Pre-breakfast: coffee w/heavy cream

Breakfast: 2-egg omelet with green onion , mushrooms, sausage, cheese and
peppers

RM Dinner: salad, lamb steak, beets and beet greens, zuchinni with swiss
cheese, fruit salad. oreo cookies

Exercise: Regular gym work-out. Added some reps. Did balance exercise.
Otherwise same as Monday.

kathy's picture

My Journey Back to Slim (Continued)

Don't feel like eating "junk" at all. Even when I'm hungry, I just have a glass of water and tell myself I need to wait for dinner. Think I would like to have a small snack at 3:00 tomorrow. Will see how it goes.

Breakfast: Coffee w/heavy cream
Lunch: Steak, cucumbers and radishes w/salad dressing as a dip, green beans.
RM Dinner: Large vegtable salad with a huge tomato picked right out of my
garden. Pork rinds w/sour cream. Homemade blackberry pie
filling w/plain yogurt. Red delicious apple off our tree with cheese.
Exercise: Gardening. Weather is great!

kathy's picture

My Journey Back to Slim

Breakfast: Sausage Patty
1 egg scrambled with mushroom, pepper and onion
1 coffee w/heavy cream

Comment: Couldn't finish sausage. Feel good, full.

Excercise: Gym work out.
20 minutes elyptical machine on level 3
excercise machines
5 minutes Stair climbing machine

No Lunch

RM Dinner Large garden salad. Lots of tomato, half avocado, boiled egg, cheese
Sour cream/pork rinds
Blackberry pie filling w/yogurt

Comment: Usually cranky and headachy when starting a diet. Not
today. Felt good all day.

LowCarbForLife's picture

What Really Works for Weight Loss?

Most weight loss articles I read want to sell me something.....prepackaged food, supplements, vitamins, etc. I have nothing to sell and I did not write the book I follow, but it works for me. The battle of the bulge will always be a fight left to the individual since we all know that what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. A couple of articles I have read recently suggest eating protein, vegetables, and fruits five days a week, leaving the weekends open to include carbohydrates. One of the programs suggests consuming carbohydrates of your choice over a twenty four hour period, and the other one allows whole grains on the weekends.

As a longtime fighter of my weight, with pure determination I continued to fight my battle of the bulge. Along the way I would give up, become frustrated, and then I would begin fighting again. My fight lasted over twenty five years and I can honestly say that I am finally winning. I am selfish and don't want to have to wait until the weekend to enjoy carbohydrates. I want to be able to include carbohydrates on a daily basis and found the right program for me over ten years ago although I only began to take it seriously 4-1/2 years ago. In my case, desperation lead me back to the only program that was easy for me and I actually enjoyed following. I eat whatever I want and follow the three simple guidelines of the Carbohydrate Addict's LifeSpan Program. I have lost a considerable amount of weight over the years and have always eaten what I love. I found something I can stick to and soon after beginning this plan, I accepted CALP as my lifelong way of eating. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

Self Criticism Leads to Acceptance

Every morning I wake up and step on my scale hoping to see a drop in my weight. I have never liked using the scale as one of my ways in tracking the progress of my weight loss journey, but I have come to accept it as a necessary evil. The truth is that my scale has dropped a significant amount since I began following my lifelong way of eating over four years ago. I am extremely happy to watch my weight hover around 140 lbs., since I look and feel so much better, but I am curious to see if it is possible to get this body that has been obese for over half of my 53 years, into shape.

The last time I can remember ever being close to being in shape was when I was 14 years old and roller skating. Fitness was something I avoided at all costs but roller skating was something that was fun for me since I started at a young age. In high school, I always enjoyed P.E. when we were playing games but when it came to exercise, I hated that part. I would much rather take a dance class than run around a track.

My goal when I began this way of eating has always been to get myself fit and healthy and the only way I could do that was to get myself started on an eating and exercise program that I could follow for the rest of my life. I settled into my eating program really well so the next step in reaching my goal was for me to become active and find an exercise I enjoyed. My preference is still Walk Away the Pounds and I continue to alternate my cardio workouts with strength training. Recently, I have been using Callanetics on my strength training days since I like the stretching and toning I feel while performing this exercise, and my Bowflex will always be available whenever I choose to incorporate it back into my workout schedule. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

LowCarbForLife's picture

Reality!

In October, 2011, I decided to go wheat and gluten free. For the most part, I have been following that decision. There have been a couple of times where I have had a flour tortilla and each time I made that decision, I was disappointed. I have never noticed a difference when I include wheat and gluten in my diet, except I seem to get hungry a lot sooner. I am happy with my weight loss results, wearing a size 4 jeans and small to medium sized tops, but at 141 lbs., I am still considered overweight according to the BMI chart.

It seems as if I have been bouncing around the 140s for a really long time but I just realized that last year on 6.01.11, my weight was 146 lbs. On 6.01.12, my weight was 141 lbs., showing a loss of 5 lbs. Since I want to lose additional weight, that realization was extremely satisfying to me since it proves that I am still making progress!

I have been doing really well the last few days in resuming my exercise schedule. I just celebrated my 53rd birthday and can not express how happy I am to have found a way to eat that is not only satisfying, but really easy for me to follow.

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June, 2012 - CALP Low Carb Diet Journal

This will be my daily journal for the month of June.

For the most part, I have been wheat and gluten free since October 28, 2011, and I continue to like it. I will continue to make every attempt to balance the food that I eat every single day.

Starting Dates:
CALP - 3.03.08
WATP - 4.14.08
Bowflex - 4.15.08
Callanetics - 11.12.09

Weight Loss Results:
6.01.12 - 141 lbs.

My first weigh in was 64 days after I began CALP!
2008: 5.06-218, 5.27-213.25, 6.27-209, 7.22-205, 8.03-203, 9.03-200, 10.04-196, 11.03-194, 12.02-188

2009: 1.03-187.5, 2.02 & 3.02-183.5, 4.01-185, 5.02-182.5, 6.04-180.25, 7.01-176.5, 8.02-176, 9.02-173, 10.01-173.5, 11.04-175.25, 12.01-170

2010: 1.01-164, 2.07-165, 3.02-162, 4.01-161.5, 5.01-160, 6.01-157, 7.01-158, 8.01-156, 9.10-154, 10.01-154, 11.01-158, 12.01-155

2011: 1.01-150, 2.01-146, 3.01-148, 4.01-146, 5.01-144, 6.01-146, 7.03-139.75, 8.01-139, 9.03-140, 10.01-140, 11.01-139, 11.01-139, 12.01-140, 12.31-139.5

2012: 1.07-140, 2.02-140, 3.01-141, 4.04-143, 5.01-141, 6.01-141

Michael's picture

Revenge of the Pink Slime

Just when you thought it was safe to eat processed meat... (OK, you probably didn't think that...) Check out this freaky chart over on ProPublica:

"Lean finely textured beef," aka "pink slime," sparked an uproar when the USDA bought 7 million pounds of the stuff for school lunches. The agency maintains it's safe and healthy; critics say it's not fit to eat. But the burger filler isn't new, nor is it the only way that meat packers maximize production. Here's how it stacks up against two other mechanical processes.

And You Thought It Was Just ‘Pink’ Slime

Michael's picture

Carbohydrates and Glucose!

Hm... what changed after the '50s and '60s?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihOi56J17Hw&feature=player_embedded

Answer: Everyone got fat. (OK, not everyone. But lots of people got fat.)

And, when you're done watching the above video, here's a fascinating (but long) talk about sugar:

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM&ob=av3e

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