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1.31.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a half a pound and I weighed 133-1/2 lbs. this morning. It feels good to be back to normal when it comes to following my diet. I enjoyed both cups of my green tea while spending my time reading and relaxing this morning.

Lunch was a salad and some leftover pork roast. My salad included romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. I warmed a piece of pork roast in the toaster oven and when it was ready, I drizzled some of the glaze over the top of it. My meal was delicious and I will be eating pork roast again for dinner tonight.

I went outside and finished cleaning the rest of the rabbit cages. I did not bother hosing it down since I knew the weather was going to be nice tomorrow and I could do it then. I did not remove the extra cups that I use for their water when it is freezing outside because there is a chance that it will freeze again and I don't want to have to put them all back.

Dinner was another piece of leftover pork roast. I wanted spinach to go along with it so my husband steamed us some spinach and added some butter to it when it was ready. My meal was delicious!

Thursday, 1.31.13

Weight
133-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, cilantro dressing, pork roast
Dinner: Pork roast, spinach

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: chicken, pork roast
Veg/Fiber: celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach
Other: dressing
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home, Walk Away Your Waistline!
3 Mile Walk with 1, 2 & 3 Mile Markers Featuring the Walk Belt!
Mile 1: 15 minutes
Mile 2: 15 minutes
Mile 3: 15 minutes
I completed all 3 miles w/the walk belt!

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1.30.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a half a pound and I weighed 133-1/2 lbs. this morning. It feels good to be back to normal when it comes to following my diet. I enjoyed both cups of my green tea while spending my time reading and relaxing this morning.

My legs were sore from trying a few different exercises yesterday so I hope they will loosen up enough for me to be able to get my workout done tomorrow.

My husband and I each had a chicken salad for lunch. We had some leftover chicken from last night so I made us each a salad. Mine included romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, and mixed with our homemade cilantro dressing.

The weather is not as cold so I was able to get one row of rabbit cages clean today. Since it will be just as nice tomorrow, I will get the rest of the cages and the barn completed then. While I am out there, I will attempt to breed some of my rabbits so when spring arrives, I will have some babies in the next boxes.

Earlier this afternoon, my husband seasoned a pork roast with salt and pepper, placed it in a roasting pan, and then placed it in the oven. He slow cooked the roast all afternoon and when it was ready around 5:30 p.m., he removed the lid to the roasting pan and browned the roast. He reduced the the drippings to make a glaze and poured a small amount over the piece of roast he gave me. He also added some of our leftover broccoli to a bowl and added some butter to it before serving it to me.

Wednesday, 1.30.13

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, cilantro dressing
Dinner: Pork roast, broccoli

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: chicken, pork roast
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: dressing
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
None!

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1.29.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a pound and it was 134 lbs. this morning.

I started my day with my two cups of green tea and needed to catch up with updating my website. I spent some time on Google+ and read some articles, even trying a few core exercises that I ran across.

At 10 a.m., I got ready to get started on my three mile WATP exercise. I strapped on my waist belt and made every effort to get a good workout done.

I was on my own for lunch and wanted a salad. I cleaned and cut about two cups of romaine lettuce and added some almonds, half an avocado, slice of bacon, celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. I was thinking about having some more dark chocolate almond bark but I decided that it would be in my best interest to begin limiting it to once a week again.

Dinner was grilled chicken and broccoli. My husband cut the chicken breasts into fillets and then seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and turmeric. He added some bacon grease to the pan and grilled them until they were ready. I was served a small bowl of broccoli and one half of a chicken breast and I was satisfied when I finished.

Tuesday, 1.29.13

Weight
134 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, bacon, celery, cucumber, & cilantro dressing
Dinner: Chicken, broccoli

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: bacon, chicken
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: Dressing
Beverages: tea, water

Exercise
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home, Walk Away Your Waistline!
3 Mile Walk with 1, 2 & 3 Mile Markers Featuring the Walk Belt!
Mile 1: 15 minutes
Mile 2: 15 minutes
Mile 3: 15 minutes
I completed all 3 miles w/the walk belt!

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1.28.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was 135 lbs. this morning and I was not surprised. Apparently, I have no allergies to wheat since I did not notice anything different after I ate it yesterday. I am still trying to eliminate dairy but it keeps creeping into my diet, so it is taking me longer than I expected.

I got ready to make me a salad for lunch but I decided to get started on some exercises first. Instead of spending forty five minutes on my WATP workout, I spent about twenty five minutes and did one plank and a few of my Callanetics exercises. I really want to get started with my Bowflex home gym, but it will probably be a couple of more weeks until it warms up enough for me to be able to use it.

After spending quite a bit of my time on fitday.com trying to enter everything I ate at the restaurant yesterday, I was frustrated because I don't believe I can be close to accurate not really knowing the amount I ate or what ingredients were used in the recipes. I entered everything anyway and then I began to enter what I was going to eat today. I was having a hard time trying to get the right balance of food according to the program and decided that I was fed up with wasting my time and put an end to my little experiment. I am tired of working so hard measuring, counting, and worrying about every single bite of food I am eating and then having to enter it all on fitday and then on my daily menu. I feel as if I am wasting my time trying to accomplish something that will happen eventually so I am back to normal, balancing my food.

Maybe the wheat that I ate yesterday did have an effect on me because I decided to make some of my homemade dark chocolate almond bark before I started making my lunch. I cut the sugar from 1/3 cup to 1/4 cup and it still tasted pretty good. Since my dark chocolate almond bark is made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, and cocoa, I believe it is a healthier choice than other things I could eat. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.26.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped back down to 132 lbs. this morning. I have been entering my fat intake on fitday.com and I will see if it makes any difference. According to fitday.com, I am supposed to weigh 129 lbs. right about now so I will have to see if there is any way my weight will drop to the final number of 125 lbs. in three weeks when I reach the end of my low calorie experiment!

I enjoyed both cups of my green tea this morning. I planned my meals for the day and enjoyed the women's finals and the men's doubles finals this morning. One more match to watch and then I hope to get busy with everything that I have been putting off these last two weeks.

My lunch was an omelet that was made with two eggs, one ounce of bacon, one ounce of mushrooms, and two ounces of spinach. This is a really good combination for me because the eggs and mushrooms are cooked in coconut oil which makes them both a bit tastier.

Dinner was a salad and four ounces of leftover tilapia. I have been missing nuts so I figured out how to fit them into my diet and added them to my salad. My salad was made with four ounces of lettuce, one ounce of crushed almonds, two ounces of avocado, two ounces of chopped celery, two ounces of peeled chopped cucumber, and two and a half tablespoons of our homemade cilantro dressing.

Saturday, 1.26.13

Weight
132 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Omelet w/bacon, mushrooms, spinach
Dinner: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, & cilantro dressing, tilapia

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: bacon, eggs, tilapia
Veg/Fiber: celery, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, spinach
Other: Dressing
Beverages: green tea

Exercise
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home, Walk Away Your Waistline!
3 Mile Walk with 1, 2 & 3 Mile Markers Featuring the Walk Belt!
Mile 1: 15 minutes
Mile 2: 15 minutes
Mile 3: 15 minutes
I completed all 3 miles w/the walk belt!

.......Food.................Calories...Fat(G)...Carbs(G)...Protein(G) Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.25.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was the same as it was yesterday, 133 lbs. I hate having to write the same number day after day but I am not worried about my weight dropping since I am shrinking in other areas. I am over halfway through my low calorie experiment and since I have another three weeks I will continue to do what I have been doing and see where my weight is when I get there.

I enjoyed my two cups of green tea while catching up with the tennis on my DVR and the things I had to do on my computer.

My lunch was a salad that included four ounces of romaine lettuce, four ounces of avocado, two ounces of bacon, two ounces of celery, and two tablespoons of our homemade cilantro dressing. I love my salads and enjoy eating them everyday.

We had tilapia for dinner. My husband seasoned them with his recipe of Emeril's Blast and then grilled them in bacon grease. I peeled and sliced two ounces of cucumber and my husband dished me up six ounces of tilapia. I still enjoy eating my bigger meal in the afternoons and am happy that a piece of meat and a vegetable is all that I need for me to be satisfied for the rest of the evening.

Friday, 1.25.13

Weight
133 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, bacon, celery, & cilantro dressing
Dinner: Tilapia, cucumber

Carbs: avocado
Protein: bacon, tilapia
Veg/Fiber: celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: Dressing
Beverages: green tea

Exercise
None!

.......Food.................Calories...Fat(G)...Carbs(G)...Protein(G)
avocado, 4 oz...............181........17.........10............2....
bacon, 2 oz..................307........24..........1...........21....
celery, 2 oz.....................9..........0..........2.............0....
cucumber, 2 oz...............7...........0..........1............0....
dressing/cilantro, 2 tbs..136.........16..........0............0....
lettuce, 4 oz.................19...........0..........4............1.... Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.24.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was the same, 133 lbs. Frustrated with having to write the same weight down everyday, I decided to take my measurements to see if they were any different from the last time. I was thrilled to see my waist measurement at 31-1/2” since it dropped an inch and a half in twenty days. Something seems to be working even though the scale does not seem to be budging.

I postponed my workout until it was time for lunch and then I postponed my lunch in order to get it done. I did not want to take a chance of not getting it done another day so I went ahead and strapped on my waist belt and completed all three miles. I tried to get as much out of this workout as I could and was pleased with my results.

I was going to have a chicken salad for lunch and ended up grabbing a piece of freshly cooked bacon. I weighed it and even though it was not a full ounce, I noted it as such. Since I grabbed that piece of bacon, I had to go back to my computer and figure out how much chicken I could eat. I made my salad with four ounces of romaine lettuce, two ounces of celery, two ounces of chicken, two ounces of cucumber, and two tablespoons of our homemade cilantro dressing. It was delicious and completely satisfying!

We had pork chops for dinner. My husband seasoned them with salt and pepper and added them to a pan with coconut oil. He fried them and when they were ready, he gave me the smallest one. He also warmed me up two ounces of leftover broccoli. The smallest pork chop weighed eleven ounces and I ended up eating a total of eight ounces since there was three ounces of bone and fat left on my plate when I finished.

Thursday, 1.24.13

Weight
133 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, bacon, celery, chicken, cucumber, & cilantro dressing
Dinner: Pork chop, broccoli

Carbs: avocado
Protein: bacon, chicken, pork chop
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: Dressing
Beverages: green tea Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.23.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is back up to 133 lbs. The one thing I have not been doing while watching my calories is keeping track of the amount of fat that my foods are being cooked in. I have been trying to figure out why my weight has been bouncing around 132 lbs. for the last two weeks and it may be because I am exceeding my calorie limit. I have been noting everything I have been eating but I was not including the fats that are being used to cook my foods. Since oil is high in calories, I am going to begin tracking them to see if it makes any difference.

My husband and I had omelets for brunch. He cut and warmed up the bacon and then removed it from the pan. He then added some mushrooms and cooked them in coconut oil. He removed them when they were ready and then added some spinach to the pan. When the spinach was ready, he removed it and then added a small amount of coconut oil and cooked two eggs. When the eggs were ready, he added two ounces of bacon, two ounces of mushrooms, and four ounces of spinach to my omelet. It was delicious and definitely satisfying.

I did not get a chance to get my workout done in the morning since my husband and I decided to have an early lunch, so I scheduled it for later in the afternoon. When it became time for me to get my workout done, I did not feel like it. I can still get three workouts done this week and I will make an effort to get it done tomorrow morning when I have more energy. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.22.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is the same as it was yesterday, 132-1/2 lbs. According to fitday.com, my weight should be closer to 130 lbs., so I am only 2-1/2 lbs. over right now. I know that it is only a matter of time before it drops, so watching the graph of where my weight is supposed to be will be much more exciting when I get there.

I started my day with two cups of green tea. The weather seems to be getting warmer and the ground is beginning to defrost making the trip to the barn a bit slippery. I have been taking that trip to the barn for several years now so I am a bit more careful during this time of year.

There were some more pork ribs left so that is what I had for lunch. I made a couple of salads, mine included four ounces of romaine lettuce, two ounces of avocado, two ounces of celery, one half ounce of dessicated coconut, two ounces of cucumber, and two ounces of our homemade cilantro dressing. I started with seven ounces of ribs and when I finished there were two ounces of bone and fat left on my plate, leaving me to consume five ounces.

Dinner was pork chops and broccoli. My husband seasoned them with salt and pepper and fried them in a cast iron pan with olive oil. He steamed the broccoli and when it was ready he dished me up five ounces. My pork chop was eight ounces and when I finished, there was only once ounce of bone left leaving me to consume seven ounces. My meal was superb and I could have easily eaten more.

Tuesday, 1.22.13

Weight
132-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, celery, coconut, cucumber, & cilantro dressing, ribs
Dinner: Pork chop, broccoli

Carbs: avocado
Protein: pork chop, ribs
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, coconut, cucumber, lettuce
Other: none
Beverages: tea, water

Exercise
None!

.......Food.................Calories...Fat(G)...Carbs(G)...Protein(G)
avocado, 2 oz...................91.......8.........5.............1.... Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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