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2013 - CALP Low Carb Diet Journal

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Happy New Year!!!

I have been following The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program since 3/03/08. Over the years I have developed healthier eating habits and only last month, I started my own low carb, low calorie eating program. To be honest, the only thing I have done is to limit my calories by eating less. I gave up dairy last month, not because I went low calorie, but because I want to see if I am experiencing any allergies to it. Since I don't believe a month is long enough, I am going to continue to avoid it for awhile longer. Apparently, what I am doing appears to be working because I lost six pounds since the beginning of last month.

Last year, I stumbled upon a book called

As soon as I made it past the first chapter, I was ready to go wheat free. To be perfectly honest, it was not difficult for me because my preference has always been chocolate over wheat. I discovered that I can substitute coconut flour and/or nut flours for the wheat and white flour, and I still get to enjoy baked goods whenever I choose.

I managed to maintain my weight last year, keeping it within five pounds of 140 lbs. Since 140 lbs. is the top of my ideal weight range, my goal is to reach 125 lbs., which will put me close to the middle of my BMI range too.

Progress continues to be made with me only having to lose another eight and a half pounds for me to reach what I believe will be my ideal weight. My goal of becoming fit and healthy has been met, and the way I have it figured out is, I can continue to follow my low carb, low calorie diet for another six weeks or so, and then I will reach my ultimate goal. Of course, if I still have my belly flap when I reach it, I will decide if I can live with it or if I need to make myself another goal.

My daily entries will include my menu and exercises for each and every day!

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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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