9.18.13, Low Carb Diet Journal
My weight is 141-1/2 lbs., up one half pound since yesterday.
I was going to drink three cups of my decaf coffee with cream but when my husband took my cup into the kitchen to get me a glass of water, he refilled my coffee cup. I thanked him and told him I would drink it and ended up drinking four cups of coffee with cream.
I have been doing a lot of reading since my weight is still hovering above 140 lbs., and I finally decided to begin lowering the amount of carbohydrates I eat each day. Since I don't want to do anything drastic, I am going to begin to limit my consumption of sugar, coconut sugar in my case, to every other day.
I have tried eating once a day and that worked out well, getting my weight down a few pounds, but I don't want to only eat once a day, everyday. Actually, after reading several Intermittent Fasting ebooks, I can't say that I am really following it since I have been drinking coffee with cream each morning and there have also been a few evenings as well.
The way of eating I want to follow is WHEN. Aaron Blaisdell's slogan: “Not IF, but WHEN (When Hunger Ensues Naturally)” may not be an official diet, but it is a way of eating that I would love to be able follow. First, I need to begin to recognize hunger instead of habit, so that is where I will begin.
My husband was up early this morning so he made himself some bacon and eggs. After he finished his meal he was in the kitchen removing some bacon from the oven when I walked in to continue the conversation we were having. He had already offered me some bacon earlier and I had declined, but when I walked in and saw it, I could not resist. Instead of eating a bunch of bacon, I put three of our leftover pork ribs into the oven to warm. I ended up eating a total of two pieces of bacon while waiting for my ribs. When they were ready, I enjoyed all three of them. Funny, when I eat a salad and vegetables before I eat protein I always seem to have room for more food, but today when I ate the two pieces of bacon and three ribs, I did not want anymore.
Dinner was a whole chicken that was seasoned with spices, smoked and slow cooked in the barbecue. I recognized hunger when the chicken was ready and I enjoyed a quarter portion which consisted of a breast and wing. I also had about a cup of cauliflower that was sitting in a tablespoon of melted butter.
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Bacon, pork ribs
Dinner: Chicken breast and wing, cauliflower
Protein: bacon, chicken, ribs
Beverages: coffee, water
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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.
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Current Diet Type
Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP)
Current Exercise Routine
Resistance/Strength Training using Bowflex, Walk Away the Pounds (WATP), & Callanetics