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10.24.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

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My weight is the same, 139 lbs.

I started my day with two cups of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to both cups.

My husband made us a whole chicken for lunch and after adding the smoke chips, he smoked it on the barbecue. When it was almost ready I made us each a salad. Mine included romaine lettuce, celery, cheddar cheese, jack cheese, and some of our homemade vinaigrette dressing. When the chicken was ready, I grabbed a breast and wing and put them on my plate. I started eating my salad and when the chicken was cool enough, I ate it with the remainder of my salad.

My husband and I went to town and when we were at the store, I picked up some flour tortillas and olives so I could make the empanadillas. I gave my mom my dough press so we stopped at the Kitchen store and picked one up on our way home.

I made the empanadillas by adding the pastele meat and an olive to the tortilla and then I used the press and turned them into meat turnovers which we call empanadillas. My husband melted the lard and as soon as it was ready he began frying them. After they cooled down, he ended up eating four of them. Since I could not resist the way they looked and smelled, I ended up eating one with extra pastele meat.

Since I caved in and ate the flour tortilla, exceeding my twenty grams of carbohydrates, I am no longer following the Atkins induction. In the end it always comes back to how much I love the freedom of following CALP, so that is what I will continue to do.

Thursday, 10.24.13

139 lbs.

Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery & vinaigrette, chicken breast/wing
Dinner: Empanadilla w/pork & sofrito

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs: flour tortilla, tomato sauce
Other: cream, dressing
Protein: chicken, pork
Vegetables: bell pepper, celery, cilantro, green onions, tomatoes


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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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