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1.01.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

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My weight was 133-1/2 lbs., and this is the lowest weight I have seen in over thirty years. I can't believe how well CALP works with low calorie dieting, and in my case, it is working quite well. I am doing my best to follow my natural diet by choosing the foods that I want to eat. My food preference these days is meat (chicken and fish included), and not carbohydrates. Since I like the majority of my calories coming from my meat, I am including half of an avocado and my vegetables as my carbohydrates each day. So far, this seems to be easy for me and I am becoming more excited each and every day I see my scale drop!

I drank both cups of my tea while catching up with my computer work. My husband asked me if I wanted to take a walk outside and since it was 39 degrees, I declined. I hope it warms up a bit this afternoon because I have a lot of things I could be doing outside.

I could smell bacon cooking. My husband defrosted some bacon the other day and needed to cook it. Since it smelled so wonderful, he served me a piece. Since it tasted so wonderful, I had him serve me another. Now I get to enter my snack into fitday.com and see how my food situation looks for the day.

Lunch was a fresh salad and the last of the leftover pork roast. You would think that I would be tired of pork but I looked in my freezer for some pork ribs. Unfortunatly, I could not find any so when I go to the store tomorrow, I hope to find them on sale. My husband gave me the last 8 oz. serving of pork roast and when it was warm, he drizzled some of his delicious glaze over the top of it. I made two salads adding two cups of romaine lettuce, one half of an avocado, four medium stalks of chopped organic celery, and two tablespoons of commercial Ranch dressing to mine. I am out of cucumber so I doubled up on the celery. When I finished my meal, I left a half an ounce of fat on my plate, and consumed 7.5 oz.

My husband and I put a movie on after lunch. It was an old, late 50's movie that he had seen but I had not. The only way I can become engrossed in a movie and not distracted by my computer is by setting it down, so that is what I did. He ended up falling asleep and I managed to watch the entire movie which was well worth my time.

Dinner was a piece of tilapia. I had my calories all added up and I only had room for a 4 oz. portion. My husband made his seasoning recipe of Emeril's Blast and sprinkled it over the fish. I thoroughly enjoyed my piece of fish and was satisfied with my meal.

I believe I am coming down with another cold. My nose is stuffy as well as runny, so when I run into town tomorrow I will pick me up some cold medicine.

Tuesday, 1.01.13

Weight
133-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, celery, & ranch dressing, pork roast
Dinner: Tilapia

Carbs: avocado
Protein: fish, pork
Veg/Fiber: celery, lettuce
Beverages: tea, water

Exercise
None!

.......Food.................Calories...Fat(G)...Carbs(G)...Protein(G)
avocado, 1/2................138.......13........7...........2....
bacon, 2 slices................87........7.........0...........6....
celery, 4 med.................26........0.........5...........1....
dressing, ranch, 3 tbs....218.......23.........3...........0....
lettuce, 2 c...................16.........0.........3...........1....
pork roast, 7.5 oz.........525.......31.........0..........57....
tea, green, 2 c................5.........0.........2...........0....
tilapia, 4 oz..................145.........3.........0.........30....
......TOTALS..............1160.......77........20.........97....

Calories
Goal..........1307
Eaten........1160
Balance......-147

Calorie Intake
Fat...........59%
Carbs.........6%
Protein.....35%

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alliejon's picture

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Teri - are you on facebook? There is a CAD group on there, and I'm enjoying being plugged into others following this way of life... Hope you are doing well! I am doing so-so.. After gaining my weight back, I was recently down 8, but flimflamming around :) Fresh start today.

Allie

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I do not follow facebook. Recently I signed up for Google+ and it is taking enough of my time.

It is always nice to hear from you Allie and I hope this fresh start is the one that will lead you to a lifetime of healthier eating and living.

Congratulations on the 8 lbs., I am still rooting for you! Enjoy your group and I hope you get the support you need.

Please continue to let me know how you are doing, I wish you only the best!

Teri

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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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