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11.19.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

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My weight dropped a quarter of a pound and I weighed 141-3/4 lbs. this morning. I am so tired of watching my scale bounce up and down but the reality of my situation is that I lost a lot of weight eating exactly what I want and I am still able to maintain it!

I enjoyed several cups of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to each one of them. Because I had coffee leftover from last night and my husband made me a fresh pot this morning, I did not keep track of how many cups I drank.

I have been doing a lot of reading again lately. I know that the weight I have gained came from my over eating at a buffet for three days in a row. For some reason I could not get enough cheesecake and not only did I eat it three days in a row, but I had one piece the first night and then I had two pieces each night after that. It just proves to me that I still have a problem with sugar and when I avoid it, I don't seem to miss it. With that said, I just got a coupon from Cold Stone Creamery for a buy one, get one free. Since it expires in mid December, my next indulgence will be ice cream. Good thing it is located an hour away.

Because I know that I eat too much protein for my current weight each day, I am going to try another experiment. My plan is to eat protein and vegetables for lunch, and for dinner I am going to make me a salad. I will include an avocado as my carbohydrate, and add my protein choice to it since I know that I will not eat as much as I do when I eat it as the main part of my meal.

For lunch today, my husband defrosted some of his homemade broccoli & cheddar cheese soup. Since it contains both protein and vegetables, I believe it was an excellent choice to start my new experiment. I enjoyed a bowl and even though I did not feel as if I had enough, I was satisfied and did not have anymore.

About three hours later, I felt like I could eat again. I don't know if it was because I was looking at some recipe sites, but it was too early for me to eat dinner. Since I try and eat my second meal between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., my husband poured me a cup of my leftover decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to it. Because I had another cup left, I ended up adding heavy whipping cream to it and drank it too.

I made my husband and me a couple of salads for dinner. He defrosted some of his homemade chicken taco meat and we added it to our salads. They both included romaine lettuce, celery, cheddar cheese, and homemade chicken taco meat. I did not have an avocado but my husband cut a lime and squeezed it on top of both of our salads. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner and I liked how I felt satisfied and not full since I was unable to eat too much.

Tuesday, 11.19.13

141-3/4 lbs.

Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Broccoli Cheddar soup
Dinner: Salad of romaine w/celery, cheddar cheese, chicken taco meat w/bell pepper, onion, & tomato, lime juice

Beverages: coffee,water
Carbs/Veggies: bell pepper, broccoli, celery, lettuce, lime juice, onion, tomato
Other: cream
Protein: cheese, chicken


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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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