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Eggs & Granola

I’m feel exceptionally well today. I am in a good mood which beats the sick feeling I had the past few days. Is it possible I hit induction? I sure hope so. Onward – I forgot I was attempting an egg only diet today. What an excuse right? I’m being honest. After work I rushed home to get my hair cut with my brother when the tones dropped for an “out of control” grass fire. So I run into the house, grab my gear and shot back out the door. Off we go. In the end I came home from the “fire” and my hair appointment and got ready to go on a walk. Without thinking I grabbed a bottle of water and an Atkins bar and shot out the door again. Two miles later it hit me that I just flubbed up my own egg fest attempt. Damn it! Oh well … for the most part I got it right .. no? Add to that I’ve been sure to eat something every 3-4 hours today. It’s worked out quite well as I haven’t once been hungry. Love it!

Last night and this afternoon my carb cravings were rather intense. I out-willed them though by grabbing my water bottle and just continuously and ridiculously drowning myself in water the moment a cracker, cheesy or piece of coffee cake popped into my head.

Maybe tomorrow will be better.

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Wednesday Food-Log 04/14/10

Breakfast – 8am

2 Fried Eggs/1 tspn. butter substitute
2 Cups of Coffee

Snack – 11am

1 Fried Egg/.5 tspn. butter substitute
1 oz. cheese

Lunch – 3pm

Atkins Choc-Ship Granola Bar
12 oz. Diet Mt Dew

Dinner – 6pm

6 oz. sirloin steak -grilled
2 scrambled eggs
1 fresh stemmed asparagus
1/2 c. sauteed shrimp

Calories: 1173
Fat: 60.8
Carbs: 9.6
Protein: 128.9

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WL Stall, Plateau Busters & Induction Flu

I am glad I have been keeping a Food-Log .. it seems that I am doing something wrong as I have hit a stall and haven’t bunched a single ounce in one week. I am hoping with some minor adjustments I can get things rolling (or melting away) again. I read through some Plateau Busters to see just what it is that I am doing wrong ..

Hidden sugars & Invisible Carbs … maybe in my fat free creamer?  The label states no sugar (0g) and 1 carb (1g). Then when I read the ingredients I notice “corn syrup, with less then 2% sugar” – hmmmm. Problem?

Eating enough, 6 small meals a day … well this is a problem for me. Strangely enough I have never been a big eater. In fact I have never eaten much at all however, previously I would eat very little of very bad things. This a habit I have to break – as you can see by yesterday’s Food-Log I didn’t eat until 4:00 p.

– Food Allergies? … I don’t believe so and the first thought is rather entertaining. I would be very upset if I was allergic to food. I like food. But perhaps – I will pay closer attention to what is in what I’m eating. I probably should start organic/raw/no chemical based foods and see if that helps?

– We have a winner – Drinking too much coffee – I can drink it all day long along side water. I will make an extended effort to have two cups in the morning and one in the evening while doing homework. That will help.

I don’t take any medications, no sex hormones (ie. Birth Control), I do take a multi-vitamin each evening … hmmm … what’s going on? What I take from this list is I’m not eating enough which is throwing my body into starvation mode – I didn’t mean to. Bad habits are hard to break. I get so busy between working two jobs, three kids, full time college work and life I sometimes (most often) forget to eat until I’m fading away with hunger.

I am really considering Jimmy Moore’s Egg-fest & following suit of LCDJ. *taps keyboard* … it’s either Eggs or this >>> Stillman’s Quick Weight Loss Diet. I don’t know about you but I like meat however not enough to make it my only food source. But eggs … well I’m a freak – I can think of a million ways to eat them … so I think I’m up for Jimmy’s menu of choice: Egg Fest time.

I forgot to mention the past two days I felt like hell. Perhaps induction flu? I was headachey, my stomach was rolling around, I wanted to eat but I didn’t. Strange.

Off to work *Cheers*

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Tuesday Food-Log 04/13/10

Breakfast – NONE

Lunch – NONE

Snack – 4:00 pm

1 boiled egg

Snack – 5:30 pm (Guess I am hungry)

Atkins Peanut Butter Crisp Bar

Dinner – 6:30 pm

Iceberg salad with cucumbers, diced chicken, & Italian Dressing
2 Small Sausage Patties & 3 Over Medium Eggs in 1 Tbsp. Butter

Calories: 1238
Fat: 139.2
Carbs: 13.3
Protein: 87.9

Today was not a good day for eating …. I found out my four-year old son needs to have a biopsy done on a lump on his neck.

Atkins shared two recipies today perhaps of interest … Egg Salad and Egg Salad Plus .. I’ll be making this for snacks! Yummy!

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Fought the Urge of Pasta-Monster

Last evening we had a family cook-out which usually entails mom’s yummy potato salad piled high with everything but the sink, my own macaroni salad, hot-dogs, hamburgers, chicken, and of course – fresh made peach pie. For once – I dreaded this little get together but anticipated the challenge of myself and ability to stick to the plan.

Kudos to me – I stuck my nose up to the salads and instead made chicken salad with celery and tomato, I had a hot dog and a 1/4 lb. hamburger with ketchup fixings without the bun (I didn’t miss it either!) and I casually walked away from the table as everyone gobbled down peach pie envisioning myself a month from now feeling better without the peach pie sitting on my hips. Wonderful. Naturally my family observed my new eating habits – horrified. My mom is the comfort food queen … home cooking and EVERYONE is required to eat until they bust. Thanks to my preparation for questions I eased through the evening without the stress of hearing “Why are you starving yourself?”, “Why are you eating that when you can have THIS?” … it was easier then I thought minus my husband asking “So hunny, you want your roll grilled” – as a joke obviously the man doesn’t cherish his life.

I came home last night totally satisfied with myself and woke up this morning feeling bloated and way full – still. I think I may have over ate last night? I don’t know … but it’s 10 am now and I just ate a boiled egg because I still feel full yet I don’t want to deprive my body of something. Regardless …. I’m sticking to the plan with confidence and determination. Plus 50 sit-ups and a much needed 4 mile walk with my pal … Bear this afternoon. The sun is shining and I’m feeling full. Can it get any better???

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I don’t know what I’m doing!

Today’s goal is to find informational articles on low carb lifestyle and put together a meal plain for the remaining month of April.

Yesterday I did accomplish a nice walk that included my husband and kids. We hiked through a gorgeous nature trail and if it wasn’t so darn windy out I would have suggested we go further. None the less – it was so much fun. I think we’re going back there today – if not I have asked my brother to walk our usual 4 miles with me.

As you can see by yesterday’s food log I did well with my food intake – minus the Rye Sandwich thins. I didn’t however, eat any dinner. By 6 pm I was sporting a massive headache from being tired. The previous night my 2 year old woke up randomly every 2 hours and I finally gave up at 6 am yesterday morning. My body was screaming for sleep as I dozed off around 7 pm last night and woke up at 7 am. 12 hours of much needed sleep. Thanks to my loving husband who fed the kids dinner, cleaned the kitchen, and put the monsters to bed. I am so blessed.

Prior to LC research and menu planning I have to finish up college work. I weighed in at exactly 188 this morning – no difference from yesterday. Perhaps having sandwich thins would be great on maintenance but not on the losing phase. I hope to check out some more blogs today. Well, I’m off to have breakfast with my brother. I’ll check in later.

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