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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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1.28.13, 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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1.22.13, 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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1.21.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped another quarter of a pound to 132-1/2 lbs. I keep thinking how crazy this is waiting day to day to see my weight drop but then I think about the many reasons for it. At this point, my scale is being used as a not so friendly measuring device so I will do my best to make it friendly by staying true and following my diet!

My husband went out for a motorcycle ride so I was on my own for lunch. I had a choice of leftover ribs or leftover steak for lunch and chose the ribs. Anyone following my blog knows by now that I eat a lot of leftovers. Since they are always tasty to me, eating them until they are gone will never be a problem. I made myself a salad with four ounces of romaine lettuce, four ounces of avocado, two ounces of chopped celery, one half ounce of dessicated coconut, two ounces of chopped cucumber, and two ounces of our homemade cilantro dressing. I started with two ribs that totaled seven ounces and when I finished there were two ounces of bone and fat remaining, leaving me to consume five ounces. They really are good!

I was unable to get my workout done yesterday so I needed to get started today. Since I did not get them done before lunch, I wanted to wait until I rested my food. Later in the afternoon I strapped on my waist belt and completed all three miles. I really feel good when I get them done!

Dinner was leftover rib steak and mushrooms. I started with seven ounces of steak and when I finished there were two ounces of bone and fat, leaving me to consume five ounces. I also had four ounces of mushrooms which made my meal complete.

Monday, 1.21.13

Weight
132-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, celery, coconut, cucumber, & cilantro dressing, ribs
Dinner: Rib steak, mushrooms

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

Exercise Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.18.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped another one quarter pound and I am back down to 132 lbs. I am following the same lifestyle of eating as I have the last five years, only I am eating smaller quantities. It has been three weeks since I have had any candy or chocolate and the funny thing is, I don't crave it like I used to. I am healthier and in better shape than I was as a young adult, with the exception of my mid-section. I am still seven pounds away from 125 lbs., with less than four weeks to go. Will I reach it? Only time will tell!

I am reading all of these publications about how diets don't work, cutting calories won't work, dieting is a waste of time because most people don't keep the weight off anyway, and more. The funny thing is, the sites where I am reading this information want to help me lose my weight for a fee.

I love my diet!!! My diet consists of the foods that I choose to eat and I could not imagine eating any other way. I love protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates and find that I can eat and enjoy them as long as I follow the guidelines of CALP.

I was able to get my workout done on time for a change. I started it by 10:15 a.m., and finished up around 11 a.m. It was quite a relief to have it done instead of watching the time pass and know that I still have to get it done.

Lunch was another chicken salad. We had some leftover chicken so I made each of us a salad. My salad included four ounces of romaine lettuce, three ounces of avocado, one ounce of chopped bacon, three ounces of chopped celery, three ounces of diced chicken, one half ounce of dessicated coconut, and two tablespoons of our homemade cilantro dressing. I absolutely loved my meal, fresh and simple. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.17.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped one quarter of a pound to 132-1/4 lbs. Does this mean it is coming down?

I drank my two cups of green tea while trying to catch up with everything I had to do on my computer. I did not get as much done as I hoped because a lot of my time was spent on the phone. It is amazing how fast the time goes by when there is a lot of chatting going on. I got a late start on making my lunch and when I was ready to begin, my husband got started with grilling us some chicken breasts. He sliced the breasts into fillets and seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and tumeric, and then grilled them in a pan of bacon grease. I made our salads and made mine with four ounces of romaine lettuce, three ounces of avocado, one half of an ounce of dessicated coconut flakes, four ounces of celery, and two tablespoons of our homemade cilantro dressing. My husband cut up four ounces of chicken breast and I added it to my salad as well. When I finished, I was satisfied and totally enjoyed my meal!

My dinner was another piece of leftover pork roast. I had some mushrooms and a bell pepper in the refrigerator so I asked my husband if he would slice and cook them in coconut oil. He added a portion of pork roast to the toaster oven and when it was warm, he drizzled some of the glaze over it. My meal was perfect, three ounces of bell pepper, three ounces of mushrooms, and six ounces of pork roast. Another completely satisfying meal!

Thursday, 1.17.13

Weight
132-1/4 lbs.

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

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

Exercise
Day Off!

.......Food.................Calories...Fat(G)...Carbs(G)...Protein(G)
avocado, 3 oz...............136........12.........7............2.... Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.15.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is still 132-1/2 lbs., and I am patiently waiting for my scale to budge! My obsession over the numbers on my scale really needs to come to an end, because I am getting tired of this. Sure I loved it when the scale was telling me that my weight was coming down, but the waiting game of hoping to see it drop day after day is getting old. I have it all figured out...my scale drops weight and then my body has to catch up...or is it just the opposite? Okay, maybe I don't have it all figured out, but I do know that I am going to stick to my lower calorie lifestyle for one more month and see where it gets me.

I drank both cups of my green tea and gave a lot of thought to how I will be following my lower calorie program. The first month is over so I am halfway through my two month experimental, low calorie, low carb lifestyle. I will admit that I did not balance my meals as well as I could or maybe even should have the first month, but I lost seven pounds in a six week period. One meal, the one when I would normally include both protein and vegetables, I gave up the vegetable portion so I could eat more protein calories. The other meal, the one that begins with the salad, it usually began with a salad but the rest of my meal was not balanced because I was eating more protein. Somehow I managed to keep my vegetables and carbohydrates fairly balanced, so I did not waiver too far from the guidelines of CALP. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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