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2.14.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I felt better when I woke up this morning. My weight was still 133 lbs. I thought it would surely pop up since I ate so much food yesterday and I will see what happens tomorrow.

Today is my dad's birthday. My husband and I will be traveling to my folks house and then we will get in our car and follow them to an all you can eat seafood buffet. My sister will be meeting us at the restaurant so we will all celebrate his birthday there.

I had leftover chicken for my lunch. I was going to eat a small amount since we are going to the restaurant tonight, but then I decided to eat a heavier meal and included a breast and wing. I had some leftover spinach to go along with it and my meal was delicious!

We left home around noon, made a few stops, and we arrived at my folks house around 2:45 p.m. Neither one of my folks were home but they were both expected by 4:30 p.m. My husband took care of a few things he needed to do and when he finished, we had enough time for me to get my hair cut. While we were out we had a key made and when we returned to the house my mom was there. The restaurant was another forty five minutes to an hour away and we were meeting my sister around 6 p.m., so we left around 4:45 p.m., because of traffic. We arrived at the restaurant around 5:30 p.m. and they seated us immediately.

Since it is a buffet restaurant, I loaded my plate with some Chinese celery, mushrooms, and crab. Once I devoured my first plate, I went over to the bbq spareribs and added some of them to another plate. I was tempted to eat some sushi but I did not want to eat anymore wheat than I needed to. I am sure I consumed some wheat from the bbq marinade the ribs were soaked in and my experience with wheat is that I get really hungry the next few days after eating it. I wanted some ice cream and since it was Valentine's Day, my husband stopped at a Baskin Robbins and I had a cup of rocky road ice cream and he had mint chip. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.13.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was 133 lbs. this morning. Today is my oldest daughters 28th birthday and she lives far enough away where I am not going to see her. At least I have a telephone and was able to wish her a happy birthday.

I woke up on Sunday with crud in my throat and it has developed into a cold. Since I don't have the energy to do anything, much less exercise, I am waiting until I feel better before I get back to it.

I started my day with my two cups of green tea and discovered I was hungry much earlier than normal. Since I eat when I am hungry, I made myself a salad with iceburg lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, and some of our homemade cilantro dressing. My husband cooked a couple of pork chops and I ate one of them. This meal took care of my hunger but I ended up feeling hungry again about four hours later. I warmed up the other pork chop and ate it with some celery and tortilla chips.

When it came time for dinner, I was hungry again. My husband seasoned a chicken and cooked in on the barbecue. He also made us some spinach so when our food was ready, I started with a wing. It tasted so good, I grabbed a breast too. I completed my meal by eating a small bowl of spinach and I knew I could go to bed feeling satisfied with the amount of food I ate since it was much more than normal.

Wednesday, 2.13.13

Weight
133 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Salad w/iceburg, almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, & cilantro dressing, pork chop
Lunch: Pork chop, celery, tortilla chips
Dinner: Chicken breast, spinach

Carbs: almonds, avocado, chips
Protein: chicken, pork chops
Veg: celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach
Other: dressing
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
None!

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2.12.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I am fighting a cold! My weight was 133-1/4 lbs. this morning. I started my morning with my two cups of green tea and took it easy.

My lunch was a leftover rib steak and a salad. My salad was made with iceburg lettuce, half an avocado, celery, cucumber, and some of our homemade cilantro dressing. I ended up eating the entire steak and finished my meals with the remainder of my dark chocolate almond bark.

When it came time for dinner, I was not hungry. Instead of skipping dinner entirely, I grabbed one piece of bacon hoping it would hold me over until the following day.

Tuesday, 2.12.13

Weight
133-1/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad w/iceburg, avocado, celery, cucumber, & cilantro dressing, rib steak, dark chocolate almond bark
Dinner: Bacon

Carbs: avocado, chocolate bark
Protein: bacon, steak
Veg: celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: dressing
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
None!

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2.11.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was 134 lbs., which was not too bad considering what I had eaten over the weekend. I am still coughing and my nose is still running but I don't feel bad. I began my day with my two cups of green tea and then I got started on some of the things I needed to do before I had to leave home.

My husband made us some chicken tostadas since he defrosted some of the chicken meat that he had placed in the freezer the last time he made it. I started with one homemade tostada shell and added chicken, cilantro, guacamole, onions, and salsa to it. I also enjoyed a few homemade tortilla chips and salsa before grabbing some of my dark chocolate almond bark to complete my meal.

I had a doctors appointment so I got ready right after lunch. My husband joined me on my trip to town because we had other stops to make. According to the doctors scale, I weighed 134.4 and that was after I ate lunch and I was even wearing jeans. Since my visit was for a well check, I have to go to the lab and get my blood drawn and I also need to make an appointment for a mammogram. My doctor should have all the results by the end of the mongh when I am scheduled to have a physical.

My husband and I stopped at Lowe's, Walmart, Kmart, and the grocery store. We were able to get everything we wanted except for some romaine lettuce since I am unwilling to pay the price. We did not return home until about 5 p.m., and my husband started the barbecue because we were both hungry.

I went up to the barn to feed the animals and my husband unloaded the car. When I returned to the house, I unloaded the bags and put everything away. We picked up some rib steaks at the grocery store and my husband made us some spinach. Since he is not as fond of steak as I am, he made himself some hot links. When the steaks were ready, I gave him some of my steak and we put the other one away for tomorrow. I had a small bowl of spinach to go along with my steak, and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.10.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I ended up staying another night at my folks house so when I woke up, I did not have access to my scale. I woke up with crud in my throat and my two cups of green tea helped to break it up.

I discovered that eating wheat makes me hungry! Not long after I woke up, I was hungry. I heated the remainder of my burrito and had it for breakfast. I got started on shampooing the last of the carpet and finished around 10:30 a.m. I had made plans to meet my husband at a Mexican taqueria for lunch so I left my folks house, stopped at my daughter's, and then traveled half an hour to meet him. When I got to the restaurant, I ordered another carne asada super burrito w/beans, cheese, guacamole, rice, and sour cream. Even though it had the same ingredients than the one I had the day before, it was different. I did not bother eating any chips and salsa so that left room for me to eat my entire burrito.

I had some returns to make at Macy's and Sears so my husband headed home while I went to make my returns. I found a couple of purses I liked so I ended up buying two of them since they were 40% off. The next place I stopped was Costco. I was able to get everything on my list except broccoli and romaine lettuce because they did not have any.

When I arrived in my home town, I had to stop at the grocery store to get me some lettuce. I discovered that the store wanted $2.28 each for romaine lettuce so I bought one head of iceburg at $.98/head. My preference is romaine so I will try and get some when the price falls or whenever I return to Costco.

When I finally made it home, my husband unloaded the car while I ran up to the barn to feed the animals. All my animals were doing fine so I returned to the house and proceeded to unload everything. I was tired and I think I was coming down with a cold because my nose was running and I began coughing. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.09.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I stayed the night at my folks house so I did not weigh myself since I did not have access to my scale. I started my day with two cups of green tea and then mom and I went garage sale shopping. We only stopped at one because that is all we could find but I managed to find some baby clothes. While we were out, we had other shopping to do. We went to Bed, Bath, & Beyond, JC Penney's, Target, and Trader Joe's. We returned to my folks house and unloaded everything and then mom and I went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch.

I was in the mood for a super burrito, and I am guessing it is because I had eaten wheat the night before and I was craving more the following day. My meal started with the chips and salsa and I ordered a carne asada super burrito w/beans, cheese, guacamole, rice, and sour cream. I only ate about two thirds and then I packed the rest to go. I could have finished it but if I did, I would have been stuffed.

When we returned to my folks house, I began doing some of the things my mom needed me to do. It took me all afternoon to oil cupboards and shampoo carpets and I stopped when it was almost time for dinner. I ended up losing one of the screws out of my reading glasses so I ran to the Dollar Store and picked me up a couple more pair. When I returned, my mom began cooking our dinner. I made the salads while she fried the steaks and potatoes. She put the garlic bread in the oven and when everything was ready, we began eating dinner. My dinner included a salad that was made with iceburg lettuce and then I drizzled some Ranch dressing over the top of it. I also had a New York steak and when I finished, I was satisfied with my meal.

Since I have no known allergies to dairy, I was not thinking about how I have been trying to avoid it. I ended up eating cheese, Ranch dressing, and sour cream, so I need to be more thoughtful if I want to avoid it in my future.

Saturday, 2.09.13

Weight
N/A

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.08.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was 132-1/2 lbs. I had plans to leave town so the first thing I did was drank both cups of my green tea while getting ready. As soon as I finished my tea, I got started on my workout. I strapped on my waist belt and completed all three miles of WATP.

I packed my overnight bag and got ready to go. I made myself an early lunch of salad w/avocado, celery, cucumber, and some of our homemade cilantro dressing. My husband fried me a pork chop and as soon as I finished, I grabbed some dark chocolate almond bark to complete my meal.

My husband helped me load my car and then I hit the road. I enjoyed my music during my two hour drive and when I arrived, I unloaded my car. My mom and I met my dad at a Japanese restaurant for dinner and I was disappointed with my choices. Since I had already eaten my carbohydrates before I left home, I was hoping to eat some protein and vegetables for my dinner. Unfortunately, the restaurant only had breaded foods or sushi so I ordered some shrimp and vegetable tempura. Since the tempura was lightly battered, I decided to order it. My meal came with miso soup, salad, and rice. I was served a bowl of miso soup, a bowl of salad, three pieces of shrimp, one asparagus, two green beans, one mushroom, and a sweet potato. I was also served a bowl of rice but I did not eat any of it.

Friday, 2.08.13

Weight
132-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, celery, cucumber, cilantro dressing, pork chop, dark chocolate almond bark
Dinner: (Restaurant) shrimp and vegetable tempura, miso soup, salad w/dressing

Carbs: avocado, bark, sweet potato, tempura
Protein: pork chop, shrimp
Veg: asparagus, celery, cucumber, green beans, lettuce, mushroom
Other: dressing
Beverage: tea, 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 Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.07.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was still 132 lbs. this morning.

I started my day with my two cups of green tea.

I had an omelet for lunch. My husband cooked me some bell peppers and mushrooms in olive oil and then added then to my two egg omelet as well as some bacon. I finished my meal with some of my dark chocolate almond bark and it was delicious.

Dinner was tilapia. My husband pan fried some tilapia and also made us some spinach. He added some butter to the spinach and my meal was delicious.

Thursday, 2.07.13

Weight
132 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea, bacon
Lunch: Egg omelet w/bacon, bell pepper, & mushrooms, dark chocolate almond bark
Dinner: Tilapia, spinach

Carbs: chocolate bark
Protein: bacon, eggs, tilapia
Veg: bell pepper, mushrooms, spinach
Other: dressing
Beverages: tea, water

Exercise
None!

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2.06.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I started my day with my two cups of green tea. I always have things to do on my computer so my routine doesn't usually change. I picked it up, checked my emails, and then I was able to do a few other things before setting it down. I have been doing a lot of cleaning up around here so my computer time has been limited.

For our lunch, my husband seasoned a small slab of pork ribs with salt, pepper, garlic, and turmeric and slow cooked them on the barbecue. While they were cooking, I got started on my first workout this week and completed all three miles of my Walk Away the Pounds workouts right before they were ready.

I got ready to make a couple of salads and realized I was out of lettuce. I took the leftover bell peppers and mushrooms out of the refrigerator to warm them. I found out that my husband did not eat the salad I made him the day before when he offered it to me so I began my meal with the salad. I fixed my plate with some bell peppers, mushrooms, and ribs. I wanted some almond bark as my carbohydrate so that is how I ended my perfectly enjoyable meal.

I washed the dishes and resumed my chores. I stayed busy until 6:30 p.m., and realized I was hungry for dinner. I warmed up the rest of the bell peppers, mushrooms, and the ribs. The ribs were cooked to perfection and I was happy to finish the last two of them with my bell peppers and mushrooms.

Wednesday, 2.06.13

Weight
132 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea, bacon
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/celery, cucumber, cilantro dressing, pork ribs, dark chocolate almond bark
Dinner: Ribs, bell peppers, mushrooms

Carbs: almonds, chocolate
Protein: bacon, ribs
Veg: bell pepper, celery, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms
Other: dressing
Beverages: tea, 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 Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.05.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight did not change and my weight is still weigh 132-1/4 lbs. I am relieved to have resumed my CALP way of eating. I like the freedom I feel when I follow it so I will not be doing anymore experiments anytime soon. Believe it or not, I really am happy with all of the progress I have made so I will enjoy the freedom I feel while following this way of eating and continue to watch my mid-section slowly disappear!

I started my morning off with my two cups of green tea. I was able to get some things done on my computer but I am in the process of getting some spring cleaning done so I did not spend too much time on it.

My husband was making pad thai for lunch so I made myself a chicken salad. My salad included romaine lettuce, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, walnuts, and some of our homemade cilantro dressing. After I finished my meal, I grabbed my fork and took a few bites of the pad thai which included rice noodles and chicken.

We had pork chops for dinner. Since we did not have anymore broccoli or spinach, I made myself a salad with romaine lettuce and our homemade cilantro dressing. I was too tired to peel, cut, or add any celery or cucumber to my salad but it tasted just fine the way it was.

Tuesday, 2.05.13

Weight
132-1/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, walnuts, cilantro dressing, pad thai w/chicken
Dinner: Pork chop, salad of romaine w/cilantro dressing

Carbs: avocado, pad thai, walnuts
Protein: chicken, pork chop
Veg: celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: dressing
Beverages: tea, water

Exercise
None!

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