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11.12.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I am still avoiding the scale!

I began my day with a pot of decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to all four and a half cups.

I was hungry earlier than usual so my husband warmed us some of the empanadillas that we had previously frozen. Our empanadillas were made with flour tortillas, pork, and sofrito, and they were deep fried in lard. I asked my husband to heat two of them for me and when I still had one left on my plate, he gave me another half of one. I ended up eating two and a half empanadillas and after I finished them, I cleaned some celery. Instead of stuffing them with cream cheese, I ate them all by themselves. I was still hungry and wanted more to eat so I went into the freezer and removed the cheesecake cupcakes. I don't know why, but I wanted and ate all three of them. Needless to say, I was full when I finished my meal.

To my surprise, I was hungry when it came time for dinner. Actually, I was hungry before it became time for dinner so I asked my husband to put a New York steak on the barbecue for me. Apparently, I did not have enough steak last night since I split it with my husband because I wanted another one. This time, instead of sharing it, I ate the entire steak with a small amount of bell pepper that was sauteed in coconut oil.

It was definitely a hungry day for me and even though I am not eager to see what my scale is going to reveal tomorrow, I am going to step on it anyway!

Tuesday, 11.12.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Pork empanadillas, celery, cheesecake cupcakes
Dinner: New York steak, bell pepper

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: bell pepper, celery, cupcakes, tortillas
Other: cream
Protein: pork

Exercise
None!

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11.08.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I decided to avoid the scale since I have been eating out the last couple of days.

I did drink my decaf coffee and added heavy whipping cream to each cup.

I chose not to eat lunch since I knew I was going to be joining my mom and sister at the seafood buffet that evening.

At 4 p.m., we went to the buffet and had dinner. As soon as we finished, I helped my sister get everything loaded into the car and they headed home.

I walked back into the casino to get me a bottle of water and then I returned home.

Friday, 11.08.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: None
Dinner: (Seafood Buffet) salad w/bacon, cheese, crab legs, egg, & Louis dressing, coconut shrimp, lobster claws, walnut shrimp, cheesecake, oreo cheesecake

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: dressing, lettuce, coconut breading, cheesecake, walnut breading
Other: cream
Protein: bacon, cheese, crab, egg, lobster, shrimp

Exercise
Walking!

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11.07.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I woke up at the hotel with my mom and sister so I did not have access to my scale to weigh myself. After going downstairs to get the two of them a cinnamon roll, I returned home.

It was my mom's birthday so I knew I was going to return but I wanted to get myself cleaned up first. My husband made me a pot of decaf coffee and I added heavy whipping cream to each cup.

Before I left home, my husband made us each a pork chop. I did not want to spend anymore time so I did not bother making me a vegetable.

After returning to the casino my mom and sister got in my car and we went to Walmart. Since I had already had lunch and they had not, I dropped them off at a restaurant. I went to the feed store to get some chicken and rabbit feed and when I returned to pick them up, it was 3 p.m., and they were just finishing their lunch.

That evening, I was hungry. Since neither one of them were hungry or wanted to eat, my sister joined me at the buffet while I had dinner.

Our evening finished earlier than the night before so I went home to sleep in my own bed.

Thursday, 11.07.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Pork chop
Dinner: (Restaurant) salad of romaine w/artichoke hearts, cheese, cucumber, & ranch, tri tip, apple cheesecake

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: artichoke hearts, cucumber, lettuce, cheesecake
Other: cream, dressing
Protein: cheese, pork chop, tri tip

Exercise
Walking!

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11.06.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is 139-1/2 lbs.

I am expecting my mom and sister to spend a few days at the casino so I got ready to go and visit with them.

Before I left home, I had some leftover turkey breast and some celery that I stuffed with cream cheese.

I didn't intend on staying for dinner but my sister and I met my son and his girlfriend at the hospital for their ultrasound. My son, my sister, and I, all went into the ultrasound room with his girlfriend to find out the sex of the baby. We found out we are having a boy! I didn't really care what sex the baby is as long as it is healthy but I was happy to find out so I can begin picking up the items we will be needing for him.

After the appointment we all went to the casino to have dinner with my mom. My husband also joined us and we all ate at the buffet. I ate more than I should, but at least my meal was balanced.

I ended up walking around the casino quite a bit and because it was so late when I got ready to return home, I stayed the night with my mom and sister.

Wednesday, 11.06.13

Weight
139-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Turkey, celery w/cream cheese
Dinner: (Restaurant) salad of romaine w/artichoke hearts, cheese, cucumber, olives, & ranch, flat iron steak, crab legs, chocolate covered strawberries, cheesecake

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs/Veggies: artichoke hearts, celery, cheesecake, chocolate strawberries, cucumber, lettuce, olives
Other: cream, cream cheese, dressing
Protein: cheese, crab, steak, turkey

Exercise
Walking!

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November, 2013 - CALP Low Carb Journal

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

My weight was 137-1/2 lbs. today. Needless to say, I was pleased with my results since I lost one whole pound since last month.

I am still following CALP, except I do drink more than one cup of decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream each morning. The guidelines of CALP allows one cup of coffee with cream within fifteen minutes, but I do exceed that each and every day. I am still following a high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diet under the guidelines of CALP except I don't always want or need carbohydrates with my Reward Meals (RM) besides vegetables.

I am still eating a gluten free diet most of the time and the only time I do eat wheat/gluten is when I have flour tortillas as a part of my RMs. The only time I eat wheat/gluten is when I have taco salads or our homemade empanadillas, but I don't have either one of them very often. Avoiding sugar continues to remain easy for me and I am still not missing it at all. I will continue to love the freedom of CALP and eat what I want since the guidelines allow me to choose anything I want as part of my RM each day.

Began CALP on 3/03/08
Began Exercising 4/14/08, spotty but working on getting back into the habit .
Beginning Weight: Approximately 236 lbs.
Beginning Clothing Sizes: Top-Men's Size XXL, Pants-Size 20W
Current Weight: 137.5 lbs.
Current Clothing Sizes: Tops-Size Medium, Pants-Size 4

Weight Loss Results:
2008: 3.04-N/A, 4.01-N/A, 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 – Lost 30+ lbs.

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 – Lost 17.5 lbs.

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 – Lost 9 lbs. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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10.25.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is up a pound and I weighed 140 lbs. this morning.

I enjoyed my two cups of decaf coffee with heavy whipping cream. As soon as I finished both of them, I poured my first glass of water and began drinking it.

We had some leftover pastele meat so while I was in town this morning, I picked up another package of flour tortillas. I did not get home until after 2 p.m., and as soon as I had a chance I made my husband and me a salad. He warmed up my leftover chicken breast and wing, and when it was ready, I put it on a plate and enjoyed it along with my salad. I have not had any sugar in awhile so since I am back to CALP and adding carbohydrates back to my one meal each day, I defrosted one of my homemade cheesecake cupcakes and thoroughly enjoyed it.

My sister is having her wedding reception this weekend and asked me to bring a couple of potato salads. Because she is having so many kids at the reception, I also made a huge batch of cheese for the macaroni and cheese that I will be adding to the cooked macaroni when the food is served.

Since I did not eat until after 3 p.m., I did not need or want anymore food when it came time for dinner.

Friday, 10.25.13

Weight
140 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery and vinaigrette, chicken breast/wing, cheesecake cupcake
Dinner: None

Beverages: coffee, water
Carbs: cupcake
Other: cream, dressing
Protein: chicken
Vegetables: celery, lettuce

Exercise
None

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9.17.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is 141 lbs., the same as yesterday.

I limited my decaf coffee to three cups with cream just in case I wanted more this evening.

My husband defrosted a couple of New York steaks for our lunch. I suggested he make his recipe of peppercorn steak so that is how he prepared them. Instead of a salad for my carbohydrate, my husband warmed up a piece of the leftover zucchini boat. I ended up eating half of my steak and putting the rest away for another time since I had the zucchini boat to eat. It was filled with ground beef, onions, pork sausage, tomato sauce, and topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. I probably ate too much but when I finished it I still went ahead and reached into the refrigerator for one of my homemade cheesecake cupcakes.

I started getting hungry around 6 p.m., so I had my leftover New York steak with peppercorn sauce. I did not make me any vegetables because when I finished my steak, I didn't need anymore food.

Tuesday, 9.17.13

Weight
141 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: New York steak w/peppercorn sauce, zucchini boat w/beef, mozzarella & parmesan cheeses, onions, pork sausage, & tomato sauce, cheesecake cupcake
Dinner: New York steak w/peppercorn sauce

Carbs: cupcake
Protein: ground beef, cheese, pork sausage, steak
Vegetables: onions, zucchini
Other: cream, sauces
Beverages: coffee, water

Exercise
None

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9.15.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a quarter of a pound and I weighed 141-3/4 lbs. this morning. Because of all the cookies I ate yesterday I did not expect to see a loss, but I'll take it!

My back is still sore but it seems to be getting better each and every day. I am still resting, doing as little as possible, and I am not hunching over anymore when I get up to walk to the bathroom.

I enjoyed two and a half cups of decaf coffee with cream this morning. I would have had more if there was any. Since I am trying not to drink too much, I did not have my husband make me another pot. As soon as I finished my coffee, I began drinking my water for the day.

My husband defrosted a couple of pork chops for our lunch. I was going to make us each a salad but we still had some broccoli leftover so we decided to eat it. My husband seasoned our pork chops with salt and pepper and fried them in a cast iron pan of bacon grease. He also warmed up the broccoli and after adding my portion to a small bowl, he poured melted butter over it. I enjoyed my meal of a pork chop and broccoli and instead of eating more of my homemade oatmeal craisin cookies, my husband defrosted the last piece of homemade cranberry nut bread that I made with coconut flour. He defrosted it and then toasted it before smearing it with butter and serving it to me. My meal was simple, but superb!

When it came time for dinner, I was feeling a bit hungry. Instead of eating another meal and possibly overeating because my hunger always seems to get worse when I begin, I asked my husband to make me a fresh pot of decaf coffee. I enjoyed three cups with cream and it took care of the hunger I was experiencing. As long as I am not hungry, I do well!

Sunday, 9.15.13

Weight
141-3/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Pork chop, broccoli w/butter, cranberry nut bread w/butter
Dinner: Coffee w/cream

Carbs: bread
Protein: pork chop
Vegetables: broccoli
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9.14.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight is the same as yesterday, 142 lbs.

I enjoyed two and a half cups of decaf coffee with cream. My husband offered to make me another pot but I made the choice to stop because I knew I would drink too much if he made me a fresh pot. He still drinks his coffee with caffeine so we each have our own caraffe.

My back is getting better although it still hurts. It seems like it is getting a little better each day so I am hoping the pain will be gone in a couple more.

We had company coming over in the afternoon so I decided to make my own recipe of oatmeal craisin cookies. My husband helped me by gathering most of the ingredients so all I had to do was to put the proper measurements into the mixer and get the cookies ready to bake. After the first batch was out I delivered some next door since my son's girlfriend had some friends over. My husband was kind enough to clean up the kitchen for me and then he made us both lunch.

Lunch was leftover stuffed zucchini. My husband warmed us each a zucchini boat and served mine to me. When I finished mine, I should have gone into the freezer and took out the last piece of our homemade cranberry nut bread and buttered it all up, but I wanted to try the cookies I had baked. I was not even thinking about me making them with flour and the first one tasted so good it lead to another, then another, and then another. They were fantastic when I was eating them and I had a hard time stopping. After eating my meal and all the cookies, my stomach felt bloated and that is what reminded me of the flour that was in the cookies.

I was getting a little hungry around dinner time so I asked my husband to make me another pot of decaf coffee. I enjoyed three cups with cream and I was satisfied because they took care of my hunger.

Saturday, 9.14.13

Weight
142 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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9.13.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My back is still hurting but it seems to be getting better even though I am still experiencing pain. My body is not ready for anything other than rest today so I will be taking it easy again today.

When I stepped on my scale this morning I was pleased to see that my weight had dropped two pounds to 142 lbs. My food balance was a whole lot better yesterday and since I am not making anymore dark chocolate almond bark for awhile, I should have no problem keeping my meals balanced from now on.

I made a whole pot of decaf coffee and except for the small amount my husband accidentally poured into his cup, I drank it all. I enjoyed four and a half cups with cream.

My husband made his family recipe of spaghetti sauce yesterday and he made our own recipe of stuffed zucchini for our lunch today. He scooped two of our homegrown zucchinis into four boats and filled them with his spaghetti sauce recipe. It was made with ground beef, pork sausage, onions, & tomatoes and topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It was just as good as I thought it would be and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For my carbohydrate my husband went into the freezer and took out one slice of our homemade cranberry nut bread. He defrosted it and then he popped it into the toaster. Once it was ready he smeared butter all over it and brought it to me. It was the perfect ending to a perfect meal and I enjoyed every bit of my lunch today.

When it came time for dinner, I was not hungry. My husband did not want any dinner either and if he did want something to eat he would have no problem snacking on popcorn or cheese crisps.

Friday, 9.13.13

Weight
142 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Coffee w/cream
Lunch: Stuffed zucchini w/ground beef, pork sausage, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, onions, & tomatoes, cranberry nut bread
Dinner: None

Carbs: bread
Protein: beef, cheese, pork
Vegetables: zucchini
Other: cream
Beverages: coffee, water

Exercise
None

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