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4.19.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

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Just when I get my weight back down from a couple of buffet restaurants last week, I go and visit another one. Even though I only ate one meal yesterday my weight popped up a pound from the day before. Since I know the gain is temporary, I will continue to weigh myself knowing full well that it will be going down much slower than it took to pop up.

I started my day with three and a half cups of decaf coffee with cream. I am really enjoying my coffee in the mornings and even though I add cream to each cup, I am not experiencing the insulin rush that the CALP book talks about. The best part is that I am not eating anymore than I normally do.

I just responded to a post on my website that has inspired me to get started with my exercises again. I have been seriously thinking about how exercise is the only way that I will get my waist to hip ratio into the normal range but I have been allowing the days to pass without getting started. No more excuses, I will be setting down my computer and I will get started today!

It took me longer to get started on my exercises than I intended but at least I got my telephone calls out of the way first. I still had my workout in my player so I strapped on my walkbelt and got started. The first two miles were fairly easy and when I got to the end of the second mile I noticed I was sweating. I expected this workout to be much harder than it was because it has been awhile since I have done any exercise and I was pleased that it was just like I had never stopped.

It was time for lunch when I finished so I made a salad and placed the pork ribs that were barbecued yesterday into the toaster oven to warm up. I made my salad and included romaine lettuce, celery, cucumber, and my homemade miso dressing to it. I ate it while waiting for the ribs to warm up. Once the ribs were ready my husband placed three on a plate for me. Once I finished the three, there were two more left so I ate them too. I probably didn't need the cheesecake cupcake, but there was one left and I decided to eat it. I liked the full feeling that I had when I finished my meal and because I had eaten so much I do not expect to be eating dinner tonight.

My chickens are laying a bunch of eggs now. I have been collecting them each day and after collecting seven more today, my refrigerator is full of eggs. Since I have so many I plan on having an omelet for brunch tomorrow and I am also going to use quite a few by getting some baking done.

Just as I expected, when it came time for dinner I was not hungry. My husband made us a pot of decaf coffee and I ended up drinking three cups with cream added to every single one of them.

Friday, 4.19.13

Weight
134 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, celery, cucumber, & miso, pork ribs, cheesecake cupcake
Dinner: None!

Carbs: avocado, cupcake, dressing
Protein: pork
Vegetables: celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: cream
Beverages: coffee, water

Exercise
Leslie Sansone Walk at Home, Walk Away Your Waistline!
3 Mile Walk with 1, 2 & 3 Mile Markers Featuring the Walk Belt!
Mile 1: 15 minutes
Mile 2: 15 minutes
Mile 3: 15 minutes
I completed all 3 miles w/the walk belt!

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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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