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Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP) was created by Drs. Richard & Rachael Heller as a way to help people overcome 'carbohydrate addiction'. It differs from Atkins-style low-carb dieting because the diet allows controlled carbohydrate portions and balanced eating, and thus makes it easier to stay on the diet long-term. For more info visit Teri's Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program book review.
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11.19.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a quarter of a pound and I weighed 141-3/4 lbs. this morning. I am so tired of watching my scale bounce up and down but the reality of my situation is that I lost a lot of weight eating exactly what I want and I am still able to maintain it!

I enjoyed several cups of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to each one of them. Because I had coffee leftover from last night and my husband made me a fresh pot this morning, I did not keep track of how many cups I drank.

I have been doing a lot of reading again lately. I know that the weight I have gained came from my over eating at a buffet for three days in a row. For some reason I could not get enough cheesecake and not only did I eat it three days in a row, but I had one piece the first night and then I had two pieces each night after that. It just proves to me that I still have a problem with sugar and when I avoid it, I don't seem to miss it. With that said, I just got a coupon from Cold Stone Creamery for a buy one, get one free. Since it expires in mid December, my next indulgence will be ice cream. Good thing it is located an hour away.

Because I know that I eat too much protein for my current weight each day, I am going to try another experiment. My plan is to eat protein and vegetables for lunch, and for dinner I am going to make me a salad. I will include an avocado as my carbohydrate, and add my protein choice to it since I know that I will not eat as much as I do when I eat it as the main part of my meal.

For lunch today, my husband defrosted some of his homemade broccoli & cheddar cheese soup. Since it contains both protein and vegetables, I believe it was an excellent choice to start my new experiment. I enjoyed a bowl and even though I did not feel as if I had enough, I was satisfied and did not have anymore. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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11.18.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is the same as yesterday, 142 lbs.

I enjoyed a full pot of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

I wanted to get a workout done today but when I got ready to do it, I did not feel like it.

When it came time for lunch my husband reheated the other half of my leftover New York steak and I made us each a salad. Both of our salads were made with romaine lettuce, celery, cheddar cheese, and our homemade vinaigrette dressing. I enjoyed my salad first and when my steak was warm, I ate it. My meal was plenty and I was satisfied when I finished it.

I was in the mood for coffee so I made me another pot of decaf. I enjoyed two cups with heavy whipping cream.

My husband made us each a pork chop for dinner. He also removed a baggie of slightly steamed broccoli from the freezer that he previously made and warmed it up. I was served a pork chop and a bowl of broccoli with butter drizzled over the top. I ate my entire pork chop and about a half of my bowl of broccoli because I was full.

Monday, 11.18.13

Weight
142 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, & vinaigrette, New York steak
Dinner: Coffee w/cream, pork chop, broccoli w/butter,

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: broccoli, celery, lettuce
Other: butter, cream, dressing
Protein: cheese, pork chop, steak

Exercise
None!

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11.17.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is 142 lbs. I am not surprised since I had a super burrito for lunch yesterday. Carbs, carbs, and more carbs!

I enjoyed a full pot of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

When it was time for lunch I made two salads. They both included romaine lettuce, celery, cheddar cheese, and our homemade vinaigrette dressing. My husband warmed up the leftover chicken and served me a quarter, the breast and wing. After I finished my salad I began eating the chicken but I only ate a small amount since I was not in the mood.

When it came time for dinner, I was hungry because I did not eat very much protein earlier. My husband started the barbecue and when it was ready he put a New York steak and some hot links on the grill. When the steak was ready, he served me the entire steak. He also warmed up the stir fried vegetables that he made the other day. There was bell pepper, onion, and red cabbage. I ate and enjoyed half of my steak and also ate half of my bowl of vegetables.

What surprised me the most about the amount of food I ate today was that I did not eat more. Usually after I eat a heavy carbohydrate meal, like the super burrito I had yesterday, I lose control over my appetite and it takes me a few days to get it back under control.

Sunday, 11.17.13

Weight
142 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, & homemade vinaigrette, chicken breast and wing
Dinner: New York steak, bell pepper, onion, red cabbage stir fry

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: bell pepper, celery, lettuce, onion, red cabbage
Other: cream, dressing
Protein: chicken, steak

Exercise
None!

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11.16.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is down one quarter of a pound and I weighed 140-3/4 lbs.

My husband and I got ready to go out of town this morning. While getting ready, I enjoyed two cups of my leftover decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to both of them.

I noticed the dogs barking around 4 a.m., and I thought that they ran some raccoons up a tree but when we drove up our driveway around 6 a.m., I noticed what I thought was a deer laying on the ground. Wasser, our oldest daughters dog, walked over to it so I got out of the car to see if it was still alive. It turned out to be our neighbors donkey and she had gotten her foot tangled in our fence. When I could not get her foot free, I asked my husband to go down to the garage and get some wire cutters so he could cut the fence. He headed down to the garage while I hopped into the car to notify the neighbors. When I returned, the donkey was up and standing but she was not putting any weight on the foot that had been tangled. Our fence has one string of barbed wire on the bottom, field fencing in the middle, and three strands of barbed wire over the top. It appears she went over the field fencing and under the barbed wire and somehow caught her foot in the field fence. She ended up having a scratch across her nose and her foot was also scratched and bleeding from the barbed wire. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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11.15.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is down three quarters of a pound and I weighed 141 lbs. this morning.

I enjoyed a full pot of decaf coffee and added cream to all four and a half cups.

When it was time for lunch, I was surprised that I was not hungry. Even though I am trying to follow my hunger, I went ahead and ate. I knew it was only a matter of time before I became hungry since I did not eat dinner last night, so I thought I should eat. My husband warmed up the last of our leftover pork roast and he also stir fried some of our homegrown bell pepper, onion, and red cabbage in coconut oil. He served me a chunk of pork roast and placed my vegetables in a bowl. I ended up eating all of my pork roast, minus the fat, and became full after eating only half of my bowl of vegetables.

When it was time for dinner, I was not hungry. I wanted some coffee so I made me a pot of decaf. I ended up drinking two cups and I added heavy whipping cream to both of them.

Friday, 11.15.13

Weight
141 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Pork roast, stir fried bell pepper, onion, & red cabbage
Dinner: Coffee w/cream

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: bell pepper, onion, red cabbage
Other: cream
Protein: pork

Exercise
Day Off!

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11.14.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is down three quarters of a pound and I weighed 141-3/4 lbs. this morning.

I still had some decaf coffee leftover from last night so I enjoyed the two cups that were left with heavy whipping cream. Since I knew it would not be enough, I made me another pot. I don't know how many cups I drank this morning but I did add heavy whipping cream to each one.

I have been avoiding exercise this last week and I really want to get myself back into the habit so I put on my workout clothes, grabbed my Walk Away the Pounds Power Walk DVD, grabbed my two pound hand weights, and got started. I completed all three miles.

My husband smoked a chicken on the barbecue and when it was ready, I began making my salad. I did not have enough lettuce To make two salads so my husband had broccoli with his chicken. I ate my salad first since my chicken breast and wing were too hot to eat. The chicken was cooked to perfection and I enjoyed every single bite.

When it came time for dinner, I was not hungry. I still had some decaf coffee left from earlier so my husband made me the remaining one and a quarter cups and added heavy whipping cream to both of them. He placed the two empanadillas that he defrosted a couple of days ago into the toaster oven and when they were warm he offered me one. Since I am still trying to follow my hunger instead of eating because it is time, I declined.

Thursday, 11.14.13

Weight
141-3/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, & vinaigrette, chicken breast and wing
Dinner: Coffee w/cream

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: celery, lettuce
Other/Fat: cream, dressing
Protein: cheese, chicken

Exercise
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home
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11.13.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is 142-1/2 lbs. I am not happy to be back into the 140's, but the way I ate last week and the way I ate yesterday, I honestly believe I deserve it!

I enjoyed my pot of decaf coffee and I added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

My husband defrosted a pork roast the other day so he seasoned it with salt, pepper, and rosemary and put it into the oven this morning. He slow cooked it and it was ready around noon. I made us each a salad and they both included romaine lettuce, celery, cheddar cheese, and our homemade vinaigrette dressing. I enjoyed my meal and I was happy because I was full and didn't seem to have another hungry day.

When it came time for dinner, I was not hungry. I did want some more coffee so my husband made me a pot of decaf. I enjoyed two cups of decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream. My husband made some cheddar cheese crisps but the one bite that I tried tasted burnt so I gave the remainder to him since I did not want anymore. I went into the refrigerator and grabbed a slice and a half of cooked bacon, which I ate.

Wednesday, 11.13.13

Weight
142-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, & vinaigrette, pork roast
Dinner: Coffee w/cream, bacon

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: celery, lettuce
Other: cream, dressing
Protein: bacon, cheese, pork

Exercise
None!

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11.12.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I am still avoiding the scale!

I began my day with a pot of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

I was hungry earlier than usual so my husband warmed us some of the empanadillas that we had previously frozen. Our empanadillas were made with flour tortillas, pork, and sofrito, and they were deep fried in lard. I asked my husband to heat two of them for me and when I still had one left on my plate, he gave me another half of one. I ended up eating two and a half empanadillas and after I finished them, I cleaned some celery. Instead of stuffing them with cream cheese, I ate them all by themselves. I was still hungry and wanted more to eat so I went into the freezer and removed the cheesecake cupcakes. I don't know why, but I wanted and ate all three of them. Needless to say, I was full when I finished my meal.

To my surprise, I was hungry when it came time for dinner. Actually, I was hungry before it became time for dinner so I asked my husband to put a New York steak on the barbecue for me. Apparently, I did not have enough steak last night since I split it with my husband because I wanted another one. This time, instead of sharing it, I ate the entire steak with a small amount of bell pepper that was sauteed in coconut oil.

It was definitely a hungry day for me and even though I am not eager to see what my scale is going to reveal tomorrow, I am going to step on it anyway!

Tuesday, 11.12.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Pork empanadillas, celery, cheesecake cupcakes
Dinner: New York steak, bell pepper

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: bell pepper, celery, cupcakes, tortillas
Other: cream
Protein: pork

Exercise
None!

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11.11.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I am still avoiding the scale.

I enjoyed a whole pot of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

We had leftovers for lunch. My husband fixed me a bowl of Bombay chicken and when I finished it, I made some celery which I stuffed with cream cheese.

Dinner was a New York steak and broccoli with butter.

Monday, 11.11.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Bombay chicken, celery w/cream cheese
Dinner: New York steak, broccoli w/butter

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: broccoli, celery
Other: cream, cream cheese
Protein: chicken, steak

Exercise
None!

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11.10.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I am still avoiding the scale!

I drank a whole pot of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

Lunch was leftovers. I made us each a salad and mine included romaine lettuce, celery, cheddar cheese, and our homemade vinaigrette dressing. My husband warmed up the other half of the chicken and served me the breast and wing.

We had Bombay chicken for dinner. My husband made it right after lunch and when it was ready, I put a small amount of rice into my bowl before adding the chicken. I made a couple of stalks of celery and filled them with cream cheese.

Sunday, 11.10.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, & vinaigrette, chicken breast & wing
Dinner: Bombay chicken, rice, celery w/cream cheese

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: celery, lettuce, rice
Other: cream, cream cheese, dressing
Protein: cheese, chicken

Exercise
None!

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