Carb Counters - Food Log - Nov 3-9th

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11-03-2003, 10:59 AM
Getting us started again!

Jamie - My daily foods are pretty much the same on induction! Lots of eggs and either sausage or bacon in the mornings. SOmetimes an omlete with Spinach, garlic and parmasian cheese.

Lunch is usually a salad of some sort, eggsalad, tunasalad, shrimp salad, taco salad, sometimes I fry up a small steak and dice it and put it on my lettuce!

Dinner is usually meat, poultry or fish with steamed veggies. SInce I have a small family ( Dh and 2 kids ages 5 and 7) I add potatos, or rice for them...

Snacks are pork rinds, hard boiled eggs, chicken vienna sausages, olives, sometimes celery with cream cheese (Helps a lot with constipation!! :)

Hope that helps! And WELCOME!!!

11-03-2003, 11:41 AM
Here goes a brand new ON PLAN week!

1.5 oz cheese curds (.5)
1 atkins muffin (2)
decaf w/cream (1.5)

4 hb eggs (2.4)
1.5 tbsp mayonnaise (.6)
12 slices cucumber (2)
6 radishes (.5)
dip (.5)

5 strawberries (3.6)
1 packet sweet & low (.5)
1/2 c. plain yogurt (4)

Planned dinner:
chicken thighs (0)
tomato/cream/pesto sauce (2)
steamed cauliflower (3)
grated cheese (.3)
onions/mushrooms/peppers (3.7)

total: 28.1....but going out for a "tasting" this evening...and plan on not tasting too much (two types of chicken to choose from for daughter's bat mitzvah party at hotel....hope the chef is not insulted when I don't eat the whole thing!).


11-03-2003, 05:06 PM
OK.. Im gonna post as I go.. and edit when I eat

B - 2 eggs, 3 links pork sausage, 1 cup coffee with cream (3 carbs)

Lunch - turkey burger with 1 slice cheddar cheese, salad with caesar dressing (2 carbs)

Snack - 6 extra Large Olives (1 Carb)

11-04-2003, 02:48 AM
Okay, Since I'm just starting, I'm open to some gentle feedback or advice if you guys wouldn't mind.

Brkfst- 2 string cheeses

Lunch- 2 cans white tuna in water with 1.5 tbsp mayo, 1 stalk celery, 1 spear dill pickle and 1/4 cup cheese all mixed up (Yum!)

dinner- 2 cups of jumbo shrimp and about 1/4 cup butter for dipping.

Snack- 2 better with cheddar hot dogs

About 85-90oz of water and I've got a few more hours before bed.

One hard spot for me is that my work schedule changes every week. This week I work 3pm-11pm, next week its 11pm to 7am and so on. It's hard to get on a normal eating routine. I never know when I'm supposed to be hungry so I compensate by being hungry all the time. Not on Atkins though. If anything I'm having a hard time getting enough in.
Have a great day tomorrow.!!!

11-04-2003, 12:31 PM
Monday -

2 decaf w/splenda (the warm felt good on my throat) - 2
String cheese - 1
2 oz beef jerky - 2

2 slices low carb pizza - 8

1 slice low carb pizza - 4

Total - 17

Ok, not the most diversified day as far as food goes but I'm sick! I was actually only eating because I'm using zinc lozenges and zinc makes me very ill if I don't have something in my stomach. Also, I'd like to point out how nicely spread out my carbs are :)

And finally a big big thank you to Froufy! Thanks to you, dear, I am down to 1 packet of splenda in 20 ounces of decaf! Woo hooo!

11-04-2003, 01:18 PM

Breakfast: Chicken Salad with Mayo (1)

Snack: Cream Mousse (5)

Lunch: (don't know yet - was supposed to be Chicken Salad with Mayo which didn't make it past Breakfast...)

Snack: Summer Sausage &/or Beef Sticks (3)

Dinner: Taco Hamburger Salad (?)

Water - not enough yet - need to go buy some.

11-04-2003, 02:05 PM
...except for Star cuz she's sick - but no excuses for anyone else (unless you have a written note from your Mother).

Jamie - your eating looks good, except for the "veggies comment" as well - at least 2 cups of salad and 1 cup other veggies, or 3 cups salad PER DAY!

3 atkins mini muffins (3)
decaf w/cream (2)

Lunch (from cafeteria)...
Lucky me - chicken legs cacciatore (scraped off some of the tomato sauce) (3)
double spinach w/butter - hold the rice (1)
sf jello (.1)

1 oz cheese (.3)
2 oz macadami nuts (4.7)

chicken (0)
mayonnaise (1)
celery (1)
yogurt w/sf sauce (5)

21.1 total carbs - may have a decaf w/cream later!


11-04-2003, 02:51 PM
Tuesday - not feeling great, but I think good enough to cook today.

Decaf w/splenda - 1 (woo hoo!!)
String cheese - 2

Beef & zucchini stir fry - 1.5

Smoked almonds - 2

Clam Chowder - 6.5

Total - 13

Froufy knows, but for those who don't - the chowder is made with lots o' cauliflower and some celery, so there's veggies, too! ;)

11-04-2003, 06:09 PM
Breakfast -egg bacon and 1 small mushroom

Lunch - spinach, red pepper & onion salad with tablespoon of grated feta cheese and smoked chicken breast with an oil garlic & viniger dressing.

Dinner - steak stir fry - 2 cups of allowed mixed veggies

I've only had 2 coffees today and my water intake has been good but could do better tomorrow!

Haven't snacked today - haven't had time or felt that hungry either! :smug:

11-05-2003, 02:56 AM
Howdy howdy!
Feeling pretty good about today.

Bkfst- 2 string cheeses
Lunch- Roasted chicken breast on 2 cups of romaine lettuce
cucumber, yellow pepper and oil and vinegar dressing
snack- celery w/ ranch dip
dinner- tuna w/ mayo and dill pickle and jicama
20 carbs!!!

Star, lots of veggies like you said and I feel good!
Need more water though. I work in a nuclear power plant and it's hard to drink there. I'll figure it out.

11-05-2003, 11:54 AM
1/2 c. flaxmeal cereal (3.5)
1 packet sweet & low (.4)
decaf w/cream (2)

chicken salad w/mayo & celery (1)
tossed salad from cafeteria salad bar (3)
dressing (1)
sf jello (.1)

1/2 c. plain yogurt (4)
5 strawberries (4)

Dinner out? Food court possibly: chicken souvlaki w/greek salad or East Side Marios (roasted chicken w/veggies and salad)

Total - 25 carbs


11-05-2003, 01:54 PM
I dont know why I am having trouble posting my menus here! :(

I am going to post as I go again!


1 cup coffee with 1 tablespoon of heavy cream
2 eggs scrambled with butter
3 pork sausage links
32 oz of water
Total Carbs: 3


1 cup mixed greens with 1 .2 oz can of anchiovies and 1 tbsp Parm cheese
Total Carbs: 1


POrk rinds and Coffee with Davinci syrup YUMMY!
Total Carbs: 0


Chicken Breast and Green Beans
32 oz of water
Total Carbs: 5

Total Carbs for the day: 9
Total Calories: 827

I know I know.. I was way too low in the calories.... But I wasnt feeling like eating yesterday.. I did take all my vitamins and supliments

11-05-2003, 02:39 PM
Not as healthy as I thought this morning. So back on sugar free cough syrup and drops. (sigh)

Very bad decaf w/splenda - 1
String cheese - 1

Clam chowder - 6.5

Out to mongolian grill - 5

Total - 13.5

Ugh! I need to eat more, but it's hard when I don't feel good. I'll try adding some snacks in to keep the ol' metabolism revving. I've been upping my liquids and am trotting down to the bathroom frequently enough that I should have shed 2 pounds by tomorrow. ;)

11-06-2003, 04:44 AM
Froufy?! Why wicked Wednesday? It didn't seem so bad unless you gorged at supper. Sounded like a lovely day to me. But then again, I am new to it all.

Weird day.

B- 2 string cheese
L- Tuna with 2 cups romaine lettuce cut up in it
1 pickle spear
1/2 cup cheese

D- 2 hamburger patties w/ cheese
2 cups broccoli sauteed with
3 slices bacon covered with
1/4 cup mozzarella

Made myself eat the dinner even though not hungry. The one thing about this WOE is that there is very little pre-prepared stuff. It takes time and effort which I haven't had much of lately. I'm off tomorrow though.

Going to get MRI's of my knees because of the bad pain and pressure. Wish me luck. I hope they find something concrete and fixable.

We're all going to have wonderful days on Thurs.

11-06-2003, 12:04 PM
I'm finding that I do better on my eating if I plan it in the morning, so I'm posting the plan and will update if it changes.

Decaf and sugarfree irish cream - 0
1/2 low carb bagel (not so good) - 1

Snack (on Froufy's advice):
String cheese - 1

Steak (DH wants to cook) - 0
Handful of snap peas - 1

Pepperoni slices (again, on Froufy's advice) - 0

Trying for the BBQ chicken again - 0
Broccoli cole slaw - 3

Total - 6

Trying to add snacks in, but the lack of weight loss makes me lose my appetite. I'm adding 500 mg of L-carnitine in my daily regimen starting today to see if that helps.

Does anyone know if Perrier counts as water or non water? It's lightly carbonated so I don't know if it should count as part of my water intake.

11-06-2003, 02:07 PM
Breakfast:(in a rush for Board meeting)
1/2 c. plain full fat yogurt (4)
1 packet sweet & low (.4)
decaf w/cream (1.8)

spinach, pepper & feta cheese quiche (special at the cafetaria - I ate the inside and left the crust) = counting as 4 carbs?
small salad (3)
dressing (1)

3 large strawberries (3)
2 cheesesticks (.6)

1/2 c. cottage cheese (4)
1/4 c. sour cream (2)
tea w/cream & splenda (1.2)
onion/radishes 1.5
mousse (4)

Total: 30.5
....and scale down 1 lb from yesterday (could be a fluke!)....back to 186.4.....right before TOM?? very weird.

Star - eat more snacks: cheese, eggs, pepperoni ...go for it!


11-06-2003, 04:51 PM

2 eggs scrambled with 3 links of sausage
1 cup of coffee with cream and irish creme syrup
32 oz water
Total Carbs: 3


Pork rinds
Total Carbs: 0


3 oz tuna with mayo
1 cup mixed greens
32 oz water
Total carbs: 1

11-07-2003, 04:42 AM

Doing pretty well today. Trying to mix things up a bit. Got up and made dinner for dh.

Dh's dinner- broccoli w/ bacon and cheese
casserole dish layered with tomatoes, sauteed portabello mushrooms, ham and then a layer of cheese baked on top.
(Didn't even nibble on his*so proud of self*)

My brkfst- 3 slices salami w/ cream cheese

snack- 4 pcs pork rinds

lunch- roasted chicken breast w/ 2cups cucumbers and 1 tbsp dip

dinner- Not sure about dinner. Not slightest bit hungry so it's hard to plan that far ahead.

dessert- jello w/ cool whip or Atkins ice cream bar

Gotta eat the veggies!! Drinking the water!!!

Chow down ladies! No other WOE allows us to love what we eat at much as this and LOSE weight! We are the queens of Atkins.

11-07-2003, 12:16 PM
Well left home early for 9 am meeting - and not much lc food along with me!

decaf w/cream (2)
1/2 c. flaxmeal cereal (3.5)
sweet & low (.5)

Lunch:??? no idea.....have to go out and get something? Maybe wendy's drive thru for a chicken blt salad (6)
dressing (1)

egg salad (2)
celery/cucumber/radishes (3)
dip (1)

Decaf w/cream (2)
snack after school mtg tonight? (5)???

Total: 26 carbs.....Scale reading 186.0 today - TOM/PMS on the horizon....BEWARE!:s:


P.S. to Jamlin: if on induction you may want to avoid the ice cream bars - also cool whip does have sugar in it....better choice is to buy some heavy whipping cream and whip it up with some splenda or sf syrup.....also dh's dinner sounds great - but it also looks to be atkins legal and friendly - no reason why you can't share with him! :)

11-07-2003, 12:57 PM
Thanks Froufy, I was wondering how something can have 0 carbs and still have sugar in it. Hmmm. Yeah, hubby's meal was Atkins friendly because he was claiming there wasn't anything good to eat and you can't eat vegetables with this WOE. So I wanted to show him. One of my biggest hardspots is that I am not a huge veggie fan and am trying (key word here) to like them or at least giving them the benefit of the doubt. I didn't eat with him because I wasn't in the mood for a heavy meal like his dinner for my breakfast. I might have it for leftovers with eggs when I get up.

I think I'm going to take your advice on the whipped stuff though. What is the consensus on sf jello? Is that okay on induction?

11-07-2003, 01:11 PM
Jamie - always read your labels. Jello is probably ok depending on what is used to sweeten it. If it's sugar alcohols, then no. If it's splenda, then yes. I can not stress this enough - always read the labels! And not just the nutritional info, but the ingredient list as well. More and more I'm coming across products that list low carbs but when I read the ingredients, there's sugar alcohols and a little note that they were not included in the total carb count. Be very aware of what you're putting in your mouth. :)

End of lecture. :^:

Today -

Leftover pizza - 4
Decaf w/splenda - 2

Pepperoni slices - 0

Clam chowder - 6.5

Just the cheese - 1

Ended up going to Red Lobster - was very good!
Salad - 3
Salmon - 0
Garlic Shrimp - 0

Total - 16.5

11-07-2003, 02:03 PM
Out to mongolian grill - 5

OOOOOHHH my goodness Star Princess you went to Chang's????? OOOO I love Chang's

11-07-2003, 02:09 PM
I go to changs or gengis khan (since it's across the street and I can walk there) Mongolian is the best and easiest thing I can do if I want to eat out, stick to my plan, and not pay outback prices :)

11-07-2003, 03:37 PM
Didnt have dinner at all last night:(


3 eggs scrammbled with spinach and butter
Coffee with heavy cream
Total Carbs: 5


SF J-ello
Coffee with cream
Total Carbs: 2


Chicken Thigh
Salad with Ceaser Dressing
Total Carbs: 1

Total Carbs for the Day: 8
Total Calories: 951

11-07-2003, 10:12 PM
Hi ladies, I am starting my food log today since I just got here yesterday....and I started abck on Induction today. Welcoming any suggestions you gals may have on my menu (thanks in advance)

B- Cheddar cheese hot dog (2g)
eggs 3
salsa (2g)
Sour cream (1g)

S- Stick of cheese
dill pickle spear (1g)

L- Steak strips
stir fry veggies 1 cup
soy sauce (1g)

S- 3 large olives

D- 1 can of tuna
2 cups salad
2 slices bacon
2 olives
1 dill pickle spear
Mayo (2g)
salad dressing (1g)

Fluids 62 ounces of water
1 diet soda
herb tea :)

11-08-2003, 10:46 AM

Early morning breakfast (youngest ds was hungwy!).
2 scrambled eggs (1.5)
3 slices low salt sf bacon (.7)
1/2 tomato (2)
decaf 2/cream (1.3)

have hair appt later (11 am) won't be done til 1 pm (it takes a long time for me to get beautiful ;) )
Will bring some string cheese and some atkins muffins in my book bag and of cours water bottle (4)
TREAT: free cappuccino at hairdressers (very small cup and I add my own splenda)....(3)

Sitter tonite so dh and I are going out - probably a movie? Not sure if we're eating in or out!


11-08-2003, 05:02 PM

Coffee with Cream
Total Carbs: 3


7 pork rinds
Total Carbs: 0


3 Hardboiled eggs
Salad with caesar dressing
Total Carbs: 3


7.5 oz steak fried

Total Carbs: (so far) 0

Im still debating what veggie I want...

Total Carbs: 6
Total Calories: 1113

11-08-2003, 09:51 PM
Saturday -

B- 2 string cheese

L- chicken salad with mayo, 1 slice tomato, 2 cups salad, 1 big slice cucumber, 1 spear dill pickle.

D- 1 hamburger with bacon and cheese
1 cup broccoli with butter and parmesan cheese
S- 3 pork rinds

Busy day. Tomorrow needs more water.

11-09-2003, 04:47 PM
Saturday -

Scrambled eggs w/cheese - 1
2 pieces of bacon - 0

Mushroom swiss burger - 2
Salad - 4

Smoked Almonds (had to get rid of them) - 2

Shrimp scampi - 0
Broccoli cole slaw - 2

Negotiated cheat snack:
3 cups of popcorn - 10

Total - 21

11-09-2003, 10:18 PM
My breath stinks and I don't want to eat. Must be ramping up on my ketosis again. :)

3 sausage links - 0
8 oz. diet V8 splash - 3

Oven roasted chicken breast - 0
Broccoli cole slaw - 3

Snack (kindof):
8 oz chocolate soy slender - 1
Sugar-free orange jello - 0

Poor man's lobster w/plenty of butter - 0
Steamed spinach - 2

Snack o' evil:
Warm, melty brie - 0 (it was a small wheel, but for some reason, I ate the whole thing! that's almost 400 calories!!! :yikes:

Total - 10

11-09-2003, 11:12 PM
Well after pigging out a bit last night - and with PMS/TOM on my doorstep - I am trying to stay in control today!

2 eggs (1.2)
bacon (.8)
tea w/splenda/cream (1.5)

Lunch (on the run)
3 pepperoni sticks (1.5)
1 slice cheese (.3)
mousse (4)
decaf americano w/sf vanilla & cream (3)

chicken breast w/tomatoes/onions/mushrooms and cheese (5)
Brocolli (3.2)
canteloupe (10)

Total: 30.5....feeling bloated as I am inhaling lots of water - hope I'm not up all night running to washroom!