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11.22.12, Low Carb Diet Journal

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I woke up coughing this again this morning. I tried really hard to suppress it but it was an impossibility so I ended up waking my husband and we both got up before 6 a.m. this morning.

When I stepped on the scale, my weight popped back up to 140 lbs. again. I have it all figured out though, that half pound gain was from all the congestion that I had to blow out of my nose. It has been an hour and a half since I got up and I am still blowing my nose. At least I was able to read all my emails and update my menu from yesterday, so it is now time for me to put down my computer and get busy to receive our guests today.

It was right before noon when I finished preparing the deviled eggs. My husband offered to grill some chicken breasts but I told him I would be happy with deviled eggs and some vegetables for my lunch. Since he knew the snacks were going to be served soon, we both started with a deviled egg.

Our daughter, her husband, six, three week old rats, and their two dogs were the first guests to arrive around 1:15 p.m., and everything was ready. My second daughter and her dog arrived about fifteen minutes later and then I set out the snacks. As I began dishing up the snacks, my son, his girlfriend, and their baby arrived from next door. His dog already lives here, so with our two dogs, they all get along well. We live on sixteen acres so the visiting dogs get plenty of room to run around and play.

The snacks we served included potato chips & dip, tortilla chips & salsa, vegetable dip & bread, deviled eggs, and a vegetable tray with broccoli, carrots, & celery. I had a couple of deviled eggs and some celery. I also tried a piece of broccoli but I only like broccoli when it is cooked. My husband pre-cooked the broccoli the day before but it was not cooked enough for me. I was satisfied with my small amount of food and I was looking forward to dinner.

I had already prepared the cranberry sauce, salad, two sweet potato casseroles, and the pies the day before, and the rest of the meal was up to my husband. My daughter, her husband, and I helped to peel the potatoes and my husband cut them up and got them started. The only person that had not arrived was my sons' girlfriends father. He had to work so we did not expect him until around 3:30 p.m. Since we knew this ahead of time, we planned our dinner to be ready between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. He arrived right on time and since his dog goes everywhere with him, he also brought his dog. His dog had a hard time with all the other ones so he was happy to be kept next door in the cottage.

As my husband finished preparing our dinner, my oldest daughter kept up with all the dishes. I dried the ones in the drainer, finished washing the rest, and dried all of them so when we sat down to dinner, they were all washed, dried, and put away. When the turkey was ready, my husband put the two sweet potato casseroles in the oven and set the turkey on the counter. He already had the mashed potatoes ready so he removed the stuffing from the turkey and then began fixing the gravy. The only thing left to do was to steam the broccoli and while it was cooking, he began carving the turkey. I cut a loaf of bread, grabbed the cranberry sauce, and salad, out of the refrigerator and began setting everything on the table.

Our meal included turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, cranberry sauce, salad, broccoli, two sweet potato casseroles (one with brown sugar and the other one with pecans), homemade bread, and butter. The turkey was prepared perfectly, with the breast nice and moist.

I fixed my plate with a salad and added some celery, cheddar cheese, & cucumber to it. My husband made a fresh batch of raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing that morning and I added it to my salad. I also added some broccoli, sweet potato casserole with pecans, and a piece of turkey breast to my plate and drizzled some gravy over the top of my turkey. When my plate was empty, I added some more salad, another spoon of sweet potato casserole, and another piece of turkey that I drizzled with gravy. When I finished, I was completely satisfied with my meal.

My son in law started the dishes while my husband and I put away the food. Since our son lives next door and both of our daughters were staying the night, we decided to divvy up the leftover food the following day. I dried all the dishes and once everything was put away, I served the pies. I did not have any pie, but everyone else did.

Thursday, 11.22.12

Weight
140 lbs.

Menu
Lunch: Deviled eggs, broccoli, celery
Dinner: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, cucumber, & raspberry vinaigrette, turkey w/gravy, broccoli, sweet potato casserole

Carbs: sweet potato casserole w/pecans
Protein: cheese, eggs, turkey w/gravy
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuce
Beverages: coffee w/cream, water

Exercise
None!

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About LowCarbForLife

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About me

I'm Teri and I am 54 years old. I have been fighting my weight since I was fourteen, dieting my way all the way up to 236 lbs. I started my weight loss program on March 3, 2008, and at that time I was unable to get into the largest pair of jeans I owned, size 18W. I have lost close to 100 pounds, and I now wear a size 4 jeans. My diet and exercise program have me feeling better than I could have ever imagined and I did it without starving or depriving myself in any way.

I am getting myself into better shape and my goal of becoming fit and healthy is getting closer every day.

Here's a link to my Progress Photos.

Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)

Current Exercise Routine
Resistance/Strength Training using Bowflex, Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), & Callanetics

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