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August, 2011 - CALP Low Carb Diet Journal

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This will be my daily journal for the month of August.

I will make every attempt to balance the food that I eat every single day.

Every entry will include my menu and exercises from the previous day!

Starting Dates:
CALP - 3.03.08; WATP - 4.14.08; Bowflex - 4.15.08; Callanetics - 11.12.09

Weight Loss Results:
8.01.11 - 139 lbs.

My first weigh in was 64 days after I began CALP!
2008: 5.06-218, 5.27-213.25, 6.27-209, 7.22-205, 8.03-203, 9.03-200, 10.04-196, 11.03-194, 12.02-188

2009: 1.03-187.5, 2.02 & 3.02-183.5, 4.01-185, 5.02-182.5, 6.04-180.25, 7.01-176.5, 8.02-176, 9.02-173, 10.01-173.5, 11.04-175.25, 12.01-170

2010: 1.01-164, 2.07-165, 3.02-162, 4.01-161.5, 5.01-160, 6.01-157, 7.01-158, 8.01-156, 9.10-154, 10.01-154, 11.01-158, 12.01-155

2011: 1.01-150, 2.01-146, 3.01-148, 4.01-146, 5.01-144, 6.01-146, 7.03-139.75, 8.01-139

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Catching up

Hi, Teri!

I've been catching up reading your posts. Quick question about your raspberry leaf's not sweetened is it? Of course not, but I was curious. I drink a lot of unswseet decaf iced tea with just a splash of fresh lime juice, and count it just as I would water.

I also noticed you allowed yourself 2 RMs one day, I think on the road. Good for you!

P.S. Don't forget to count your romaine lettuce among the veggies that you list!



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All is well!

I am still fighting my hot flashes and I discovered that raspberry leaf tea is supposed to help fight them naturally. All of my beverages are unsweetened since I gave up all sweetened drinks years ago. The tea comes from the leaf of a raspberry plant and it is all natural. I really love the flavor and I can drink it hot or iced cold.

The flaxseed oil tablets that I am taking are also because of my hot flashes and I seem to be doing a lot better than when I was taking the Mendapause, thankfully.

I did not intend on eating two RMs the day that I did but I wanted a salad and that was the only way that I could get it. To be honest, I feel as if I lost control of my appetite when I ate pizza one day followed by a super burrito and tostada salad the following day, and then another burrito the next. I had no problem getting myself back to eating my normal meals, but I did end up having a hearty appetite. I kept everything balanced with the exception of the protein portion of my meals and it seems to have taken me about a week to get my appetite back under control. I love how much more aware I am at how food affects me and since I will continue to eat, I will continue to learn.

By the way, thanks for the heads up about the lettuce, I will go and fix that now.

How are you doing?


I've just had a similar experience with appetite. Last week-end was DD's birthday and I fell victim to the blandishments of making and serving party food. Very tired from heavy week getting back to work after being absent for a week, and all the mayhem that ensues with that plus planning for 8 little kids to come over and splash in the large wading pool on Sunday afternoon. I was proud of a lot of things about slinging that little shindig together at the last minute, but so very NOT proud of the way I ate. I just totally went off the rails and ate whatever whenever. Promptly reflected in shocking number on the scales Monday morning. 184.4# I knew it was coming but, Ouch! Plus I felt sluggish and crummy.

Single good thing about that experience is that it reminds me WHY I try so hard to CAD/CALP. I got back on plan - sorta - as of Monday, but it has been an evolution through the week. I was definitely hungrier than usual, had to fight (not always successfully) the urge to eat a handful of chips from the large bag left so temptingly on the breakroom table. I got better through the week, and strongly on plan by yesterday, but still eating too much at RM. Mainly the protein - and with it fat and calories. 180.8# this morning, so trend is better, and it's easy to stay on plan today and tomorrow, no company, no travel, no special events. I'm such a fuddy duddy now, that's my favorite kind of week-end!

Thanks for your support,



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Control feels good!

I am sure you are doing your best and I am also sure that CALP is helping you to remain in control.

My road to getting myself fit and healthy has been a long one but to be honest, the time has been flying by. Watching the scale once a month, once a week, or even once a day, did not help my mentality but getting into smaller clothes became fun and rewarding. I always look forward to my meals and I truly enjoy them. I follow my appetite, eating too much occasionally, but most of the time my meals are reasonable and balanced.

Following this way of eating works well for me. The guidelines of CALP are easy to follow and it is more than obvious that I have lost an incredible amount of weight by following them. I have never felt deprived, eat when I am hungry, and love what I eat. There is no doubt in my mind that this program works and now that I am down to my last ten to twenty pounds, I look forward to seeing how fit I can become.

I am going to stick to it, my sister is still sticking to it, and I am confident that you will continue to stick to it too!

Wishing you the best,


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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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