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11.29.12, Low Carb Diet Journal

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Every morning, I wake up, go to the bathroom to urinate, and then I step on my scale. Since I spent most of yesterday frustrated with myself for not being able to stay under 140 lbs., I was happy to see my scale pop back down to 139-1/2 lbs., this morning. After spending all those hours yesterday doing research, I came to the conclusion that I am doing everything right. At this point in my life, I am not done! I am determined to get rid of my mid-section which will involve losing another ten or more pounds, and I really need to be patient. The truth is, I have been successful with my diet for the last four and a half years and I am still completely satisfied with my food choices.

The beginning of December is only two days away. If I continue with my recent scale fluctuations, I will be back up to 140 lbs., tomorrow, and back down to 139-1/2 lbs., on the first. Of course, if I am lucky, I will not see my scale pop back up into the 140s, and maybe, just maybe, I might see it drop some more. Since I can not tell my future, I will have to wait and see what happens.

A few years ago when I still had plenty of weight to lose, I saw some pictures of a gal that was following CAD. She was around the same height and age as me, and she shared pictures of her tummy tuck and boob job with all of us following this particular support group. Her weight was still hovering into the high 140s, but I thought she looked wonderful! Even though I thought she looked great after her surgery, she was not happy with herself and she still wanted to lose more weight. At the time, I could not understand why she would feel that way but now that I am so close to my ideal weight, I totally understand. I think of this gal often and I am sad to say that soon after her surgery she discovered she had cancer and it ended her life soon thereafter. The positive side of this story is that she quit the support group to pursue her love of traveling and lived her life until the end!

I drank my normal two cups of coffee with cream this morning. I guess I have been altering my way of following CALP by drinking cream in my coffee because I drink more than one cup each day. Because of that, I am still drinking coffee with cream well after the fifteen minutes I am supposed to. When I have a third cup, it takes me even longer. At this point in my journey, I don't believe I am still insulin resistant. I used to drink black coffee but I quit drinking it altogether because I needed to do something about my hot sweats and night sweats. When I decided that was not working, I tried to drink black coffee again, but I did not like it. My husband has been drinking cream in his coffee for years and one day it smelled so good, I took a drink. I liked it, and that was the beginning of me drinking coffee again. I have always enjoyed drinking my coffee each morning, and since I am never hungry when I wake up, I consider it my breakfast.

I don't believe I mentioned that my husband ended up catching my cold. This morning when it came time to get started on our Bowflex workout he said he was not feeling well enough to get it done. Instead of working out with the Bowflex, I strapped on my walk belt and got another 3 mile WATP workout done. In some of my reading yesterday, I read about high intensity interval training and since it can be done with any exercise, I decided to give it a try while performing this workout. I don't know how well I did introducing HIIT into my workout but it was definitely much more intense because of my effort.

My husband made us some chicken breasts for lunch. He seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and termeric. He fried them in bacon grease and served me about four ounces. I enjoyed my chicken breast before I made myself a salad. My salad consisted of two cups of lettuce, half an avocado, half a piece of chopped bacon, two stalks of celery, a small amount of cheddar cheese, a hard boiled egg, and two tablespoons of our homemade raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing. When I finished my salad and returned to the kitchen to wash the dishes, I noticed some fresh cooked bacon on the counter. Since bacon tastes much better when it is freshly cooked, I grabbed half a piece. With pure determination, I ignored the rest.

My animals are all doing fine. I really need to breed some of my does though. I haven't tried yet because of the nasty weather we are having right now, but I will be making the attempt soon. If they don't show an interest, I will have to entend their daylight hours by turning lights on. In order to get my hens to lay more eggs, I am going to have to set them up with lights too.

My husband had some green tea made so I requested a cup. I ended up drinking a second cup and when he offered me more, I declined.

Dinner was a leftover chicken breast. I believe it was about three ounces and after I ate it, I cleaned some celery. I cleaned three stalks, my husband ate one, and I ate the other two. He offered me a piece of bacon, and since I am trying to break out of the 140s permanently, I declined that too.

11.29.12

Weight
139-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, bacon, celery, cheddar cheese, hard boiled egg, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing, chicken breast
Dinner: Chicken breast, celery

Carbs: avocado
Protein: bacon, cheese, chicken, egg
Veg/Fiber: celery, lettuce
Beverages: coffee w/cream, green tea, water

.........Food...........Calories.....Fat(G)......Carbs(G).....Protein(G)
avocado, 1/2..............139..........13............8.............2....
bacon, 1 slice............127...........2............0.............2....
cheddar cheese, 1 oz......102...........8............1.............6....
chicken, 7 oz.............388..........22............0............59....
egg, 1 hard boiled.........77...........5............1.............6....
celery, 4 med..............26...........0............4.............2....
lettuce, romaine...........16...........0............3.............1....
coffee, 2 cups..............0...........0............0.............0....
cream, 4 oz...............391..........42............3.............2....
green tea, 2 cups...........5...........0............2.............0....
.......TOTALS............1291..........99...........23............80....

Calories Burned..........2172
Calories Eaten...........1291
Calorie Balance..........-881

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 and introduced HIIT!

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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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