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10.05.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

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My weight dropped an entire pound and I weigh 138 lbs. It is really nice to see my scale continue in the right direction and I will attribute that to my new way of eating. I am pleased that I was able to eat sugar on a daily basis and still lose weight throughout my CALP journey, but it really does make sense that in order to lose more weight, I could not continue to eat sugar everyday.

The last time my weight reached the 130s, I was keeping track of my calories. I have always loved the freedom of CALP because I never had to count anything, so calorie counting by measuring and weighing my food got old real fast. Just like all of my temporary diets in the past, as soon as I resumed eating the amount of food that satisfied me, my appetite increased and it did not take long for my weight to go right back to where it was before I began counting calories.

I have been successful in maintaining my weight the last two years but I still have a belly flap. CALP has been working well for me but in order to reach my ideal weight I had to make other adjustments to my diet. By following a low carbohydrate, high fat, high protein diet, I am able to follow the WHEN diet, “When Hunger Ensues Naturally.” I continue to follow the guidelines of CALP, but I have reached the point where I don't need any carbohydrates, other than the carbohydrates in my vegetables, to be happy with my meal.

I never thought I would be able to eliminate sugar from my diet, but now that I have these past few weeks, I don't miss it at all. Just like wheat, sugar is addictive to me. I know that once I start, it is all I can think about and I even have to force myself to stop eating it. Because I don't want to become addicted to it again, I will enjoy sugar on occasion but I certainly don't need to eat it on a daily basis anymore.

This is the second day that I limited my decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream to two cups. Once I get to the point when I notice foods have a negative affect on me, I am pleased that I don't have any trouble cutting back or even giving them up.

We had leftovers for lunch today. We still had some pork roast leftover from yesterday and my husband defrosted a single serving of his meatloaf recipe. He placed both of them into the toaster oven to warm. Instead of making a salad, I was busy reading one of my ebooks so he also warmed us up the leftover spinach he had made last night. When everything was ready, he served me the last piece of pork roast on a saucer and he added my portion of spinach into a small bowl. Again, I was shocked when I finished eating because there was still over half of the pork roast left on my plate, as well as some spinach left in my bowl. Since my husband only had one cupcake sized serving of meatloaf, he was happy to finish my meal. As I mentioned before, I am absolutely thrilled to eat a small amount and feel full, not wanting to eat another bite.

I was ready for dinner earlier than usual. We usually eat around 6 p.m., but around 5:30 p.m., I was getting hungry. My husband defrosted some of his homemade broccoli cheddar cheese soup for my dinner so I filled up a regular sized bowl and enjoyed every single bite.

Saturday, 10.05.13

Weight
138 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: coffee w/cream
Lunch: Pork roast, spinach
Dinner: Broccoli cheddar cheese soup

Carbs: none
Protein: cheese, pork
Vegetables: broccoli, spinach
Other: cream
Beverages: coffee, 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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