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2.04.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight did not change since yesterday and I still weighed 132-1/4 lbs. I am happy that I 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 at this point I will put in the time so I can 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 contained rice noodles and chicken.

Dinner was a pork chop and since we do 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 so it was no big deal.

Monday, 2.04.13

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
No formal exercise, but I worked all day!

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2.03.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a quarter of a pound and I weighed 132-1/4 lbs. this morning. I started my day around 7 a.m. with a cup of green tea and stayed busy until I went back to bed around midnight.

I have begun my spring cleaning. Now that the weather is nicer, I decided to take on some of the chores I have been putting off because of the cold. I have not made it back to finish up with the cleaning and organizing in my storage room, but I will stay busy and get back to it as soon as I can.

I stayed busy all morning and when I got ready to do something else, I decided to get my exercises done. I strapped on my waist belt and completed all three miles of WATP.

My husband made us a ginger beef recipe for our lunch. He made some rice and I made a salad. My salad included romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, coconut, cucumber, and some of our homemade cilantro dressing. I would have loved to have the ginger beef over rice but I had already eaten almonds and a half of an avocado as my carbohydrates. The ginger beef was delicious and we will be having it again!

We had some chicken breasts in the refrigerator so my husband cut them into fillets and seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic, and turmeric and then grilled them in bacon grease. He also steamed us some spinach and when it was ready, he added some butter to it. I stopped working long enough to eat half a chicken breast and some spinach and then I got busy again.

Sunday, 2.03.13

Weight
132-1/4 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, coconut, cucumber, cilantro dressing, ginger beef
Dinner: Chicken breast, spinach

Carbs: almonds, avocado, coconut, sauce
Protein: beef, chicken
Veg/Fiber: celery, coconut, cucumber, lettuce, spinach
Other: dressing, seasonings
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! Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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2.02.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was 132-1/2 lbs. this morning. I enjoyed my green tea actually wanting a cup of coffee instead. Once I found out we were out of cream I changed my mind and continued to drink my tea. I had an all nighter with the baby and I finally got her to go to sleep around 8:30 a.m. I didn't know how long she was going to sleep so I picked up my computer and got some of my work done.

I began getting hungry around 10 a.m., so I made me a salad while my husband warmed up the leftover coconut chicken strips. My salad was made with romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, coconut, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. My husband and I split the last of the chicken strips and my meal was delicious! The baby was still sleeping so I was able to get the dishes done.

My afternoon was consumed with taking care and playing with the baby. After her mom came and got her I went outside and fed my animals. When I returned to the house I decided to have dinner. I made myself another salad but I only added celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing to it. My husband warmed up a piece of pork roast and I enjoyed another one of my leftover meals.

Saturday, 2.02.13

Weight
132-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, cilantro dressing, coconut chicken strips
Dinner: Pork roast, salad of romaine w/celery, cucumber, cilantro dressing

Carbs: almonds, avocado, batter, coconut
Protein: chicken, pork
Veg: celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: dressing, herbs
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
None!

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2.01.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

I was happy to see my weight drop a pound and I weighed 132-1/2 lbs. this morning. I enjoyed my two cups of green tea and then I got started with drinking my water. One of these days I am going to remember to start keeping track of how much I am drinking.

I wanted something different for lunch so I asked my husband if he would make us coconut chicken strips. I helped by getting out three bowls and I poured coconut flour into one bowl, a mixture of egg and coconut milk in another, and shredded coconut in the last one while my husband finished up deep frying his potato chips. We had some potatoes that he wanted to use so he sliced a few in the grater and when they were ready, I grabbed a couple. They were delicious but they were too thick for potato chips so he took out the food processor and put the potatoes through it. When I finally got the delicious taste of potato out of my mouth and I knew I wasn't going to go back for more, my husband offered me one of his potato chips. I had to try it and it was really good. I was able to resist the rest of the potatoes and started making us a couple of salads.

My salad was made with romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. The chicken strips were made with two chicken breasts that were cut into strips. Each strip was dipped into the coconut flour, egg/coconut milk, and then the coconut. The recipe called for them to be baked in the oven but the deep fryer was already hot and ready so my husband deep fried them. The recipe did not ask for any spices but my husband added salt and pepper to them. They were delicious and since we have some left, I will be having them with my salad for lunch again tomorrow. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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February, 2013 - CALP Low Carb Diet Journal

This will be my daily journal for the month of February. My weight dropped a pound since last month so I am still heading in the right direction.

I am still wheat and gluten free although I did have a small amount when I enjoyed sushi at a seafood buffet last month. I could not resist the deep fried prawn sushi and I didn't worry about any other wheat that I may have consumed in the marinades and sauces. I will be going back to the same restaurant one more time this month and since I did not notice any effects from eating the wheat, I will probably enjoy my food once again.

I am having problems trying to get started and stick to a dairy free lifestyle. I haven't noticed any difference in my skin rash so I don't believe I have a dairy allergy. I have been adding butter to my broccoli and spinach and want to continue because it tastes so good!

My low calorie, low carb experiment is over. I was not happy having to weigh and measure everything that I was eating and found it to be more of a hassle than it was worth. I love the freedom of following CALP!

Began CALP on 3/03/08
Began Exercising 4/14/08
Beginning Weight: Approximately 236 lbs.
Beginning Clothing Sizes: Top-XXL, Bottom-20W

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.

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, 9.03-139, 10.01-140, 11.01-139, 12.01-140, 12.31-139.5 – Lost 10.5 lbs. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.31.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a half a pound and I weighed 133-1/2 lbs. this morning. It feels good to be back to normal when it comes to following my diet. I enjoyed both cups of my green tea while spending my time reading and relaxing this morning.

Lunch was a salad and some leftover pork roast. My salad included romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. I warmed a piece of pork roast in the toaster oven and when it was ready, I drizzled some of the glaze over the top of it. My meal was delicious and I will be eating pork roast again for dinner tonight.

I went outside and finished cleaning the rest of the rabbit cages. I did not bother hosing it down since I knew the weather was going to be nice tomorrow and I could do it then. I did not remove the extra cups that I use for their water when it is freezing outside because there is a chance that it will freeze again and I don't want to have to put them all back.

Dinner was another piece of leftover pork roast. I wanted spinach to go along with it so my husband steamed us some spinach and added some butter to it when it was ready. My meal was delicious!

Thursday, 1.31.13

Weight
133-1/2 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, cilantro dressing, pork roast
Dinner: Pork roast, spinach

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: chicken, pork roast
Veg/Fiber: celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach
Other: dressing
Beverages: green 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
I completed all 3 miles w/the walk belt!

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1.30.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a half a pound and I weighed 133-1/2 lbs. this morning. It feels good to be back to normal when it comes to following my diet. I enjoyed both cups of my green tea while spending my time reading and relaxing this morning.

My legs were sore from trying a few different exercises yesterday so I hope they will loosen up enough for me to be able to get my workout done tomorrow.

My husband and I each had a chicken salad for lunch. We had some leftover chicken from last night so I made us each a salad. Mine included romaine lettuce, almonds, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, and mixed with our homemade cilantro dressing.

The weather is not as cold so I was able to get one row of rabbit cages clean today. Since it will be just as nice tomorrow, I will get the rest of the cages and the barn completed then. While I am out there, I will attempt to breed some of my rabbits so when spring arrives, I will have some babies in the next boxes.

Earlier this afternoon, my husband seasoned a pork roast with salt and pepper, placed it in a roasting pan, and then placed it in the oven. He slow cooked the roast all afternoon and when it was ready around 5:30 p.m., he removed the lid to the roasting pan and browned the roast. He reduced the the drippings to make a glaze and poured a small amount over the piece of roast he gave me. He also added some of our leftover broccoli to a bowl and added some butter to it before serving it to me.

Wednesday, 1.30.13

Menu
Breakfast: Green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, celery, chicken, cucumber, cilantro dressing
Dinner: Pork roast, broccoli

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: chicken, pork roast
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuce
Other: dressing
Beverages: green tea, water

Exercise
None!

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1.29.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight dropped a pound and it was 134 lbs. this morning.

I started my day with my two cups of green tea and needed to catch up with updating my website. I spent some time on Google+ and read some articles, even trying a few core exercises that I ran across.

At 10 a.m., I got ready to get started on my three mile WATP exercise. I strapped on my waist belt and made every effort to get a good workout done.

I was on my own for lunch and wanted a salad. I cleaned and cut about two cups of romaine lettuce and added some almonds, half an avocado, slice of bacon, celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. I was thinking about having some more dark chocolate almond bark but I decided that it would be in my best interest to begin limiting it to once a week again.

Dinner was grilled chicken and broccoli. My husband cut the chicken breasts into fillets and then seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and turmeric. He added some bacon grease to the pan and grilled them until they were ready. I was served a small bowl of broccoli and one half of a chicken breast and I was satisfied when I finished.

Tuesday, 1.29.13

Weight
134 lbs.

Menu
Breakfast: green tea
Lunch: Salad of romaine w/almonds, avocado, bacon, celery, cucumber, & cilantro dressing
Dinner: Chicken, broccoli

Carbs: almonds, avocado
Protein: bacon, chicken
Veg/Fiber: broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuce
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
I completed all 3 miles w/the walk belt!

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1.28.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

My weight was 135 lbs. this morning and I was not surprised. Apparently, I have no allergies to wheat since I did not notice anything different after I ate it yesterday. I am still trying to eliminate dairy but it keeps creeping into my diet, so it is taking me longer than I expected.

I got ready to make me a salad for lunch but I decided to get started on some exercises first. Instead of spending forty five minutes on my WATP workout, I spent about twenty five minutes and did one plank and a few of my Callanetics exercises. I really want to get started with my Bowflex home gym, but it will probably be a couple of more weeks until it warms up enough for me to be able to use it.

After spending quite a bit of my time on fitday.com trying to enter everything I ate at the restaurant yesterday, I was frustrated because I don't believe I can be close to accurate not really knowing the amount I ate or what ingredients were used in the recipes. I entered everything anyway and then I began to enter what I was going to eat today. I was having a hard time trying to get the right balance of food according to the program and decided that I was fed up with wasting my time and put an end to my little experiment. I am tired of working so hard measuring, counting, and worrying about every single bite of food I am eating and then having to enter it all on fitday and then on my daily menu. I feel as if I am wasting my time trying to accomplish something that will happen eventually so I am back to normal, balancing my food.

Maybe the wheat that I ate yesterday did have an effect on me because I decided to make some of my homemade dark chocolate almond bark before I started making my lunch. I cut the sugar from 1/3 cup to 1/4 cup and it still tasted pretty good. Since my dark chocolate almond bark is made with coconut oil, coconut sugar, and cocoa, I believe it is a healthier choice than other things I could eat. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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1.27.13, Low Carb Diet Journal

Today is our youngest daughter's 24th birthday so we traveled to her town to see her. The plan was to meet her at my folks house and then we were all going to meet up with our other daughter and her husband at a restaurant for dinner.

My weight was 132 lbs. this morning. I started my day off with my two cups of green tea while sitting at my computer trying to figure out how I was going to eat for the day. Since I knew we were going out of town, I got everything ready so we could make a few stops on the way.

I wanted to eat something before I left home so I fixed myself a salad. My salad included romaine lettuce, chopped almonds, avocado, bacon, celery, cucumber, and our homemade cilantro dressing. My husband had some of his homemade chili for an early lunch and after I cleaned the kitchen, we hit the road.

We had three stops in town to make and then we traveled about an hour before we made a couple more. It took us longer than I thought it would but at least we were able to get everything we needed.

When we arrived at my folks house we were able to visit with them for about an hour before we left to go to the restaurant. The restaurant is forty five minutes away from their house so my youngest daughter joined my husband and me in our car and we followed them. We arrived about twenty minutes before the restaurant reopened for dinner, so we met up with my other daughter and her husband and visited in the hostess area until we were seated. I intended on eating seafood and vegetables but on my drive to my folks house I made the decision to shake up my diet by eating a little differently. I have always believed that it doesn't matter what you do once in awhile, it is what you do everyday that counts. Since this was a once in a while occasion, I enjoyed some of the once in a while foods that were available to me. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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