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Old 08-09-2017, 07:31 AM   #76
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B 180 vanilla shake/coffee, egg, bacon, cheddar muffin
L 161 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette
L 130 broccoli cheese soup
D 403 grilled chicken, cabbage steak
S 271 protein bar, bbq soynuts, cherry tomatoes

cals 1095 net carbs 40 steps 3426 mi 1.4

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Old 08-10-2017, 10:48 AM   #77
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The last 2 nights have included eating extra food. Yesterday I felt exhausted and hungry. Today I feel energized. NSV is I don't need to suck in my abdomen to zip up my pants--pretty flat all on its own. Perfect timing for a motivation boost!

B 75 coffee, coconut milk, vanilla shake
L 291 egg, bacon, cheddar muffins, salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian dressing
D grilled chicken, braised broccoli
S 190 protein bar

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Old 08-11-2017, 09:55 AM   #78
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Yesterday got off to a good start but ended up being very trying. At one point I was thinking wistfully of my go-to comfort foods, the ones when I am in the specific difficult situation in which I found myself. For the first time, I realized I preferred to be clear & present for whatever came up instead of anesthetizing myself with rich food. It was an epiphany. But by the end of the day, at home, I over ate a lot of food on my plan. Calories were probably about 2000.

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B 100 vanilla shake, coffee

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Old 08-11-2017, 08:47 PM   #79
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Yesterday got off to a good start but ended up being very trying. At one point I was thinking wistfully of my go-to comfort foods, the ones when I am in the specific difficult situation in which I found myself. For the first time, I realized I preferred to be clear & present for whatever came up instead of anesthetizing myself with rich food. It was an epiphany. But by the end of the day, at home, I over ate a lot of on-plan food. Calories were probably about 2000.

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B 100 vanilla shake, coffee
L 251 leek soup, salad, HB egg, avo oil, 0-cal Italian dsg
S 400 Costco samples Whoops!
D 382 chicken

cals 1142 net carbs 50 steps 5916 mi 2

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Old 08-12-2017, 08:23 AM   #80
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B 216 coffee/vanilla shake; tomato mushroom egg scramble
L 411 grilled chicken, salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal italian dsg
D 169 leek soup, broccoli, mushrooms
S 1091 vanilla shake/coffee, low carb ice cream


Plan for the day: exercise video

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Old 08-12-2017, 03:53 PM   #81
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Saturday reflections. I weighed today and am in the same place as 10 days ago. I think it's artifact, as my body is clearly smaller. My friendly scale has given me a good reality check. I have been veering off lately. On one hand, it's been good to loosen things up and avoid boredom, deprivation, my low-carb issues. All of those objectives are met and I want to recommit to a more structured WOE for a while and work harder to separate food from emotion. I am pleased that, when I have turned to food for non-fuel reasons, it has mostly been on plan food. That's real progress.

I have about 25 lbs to go to get to my favorite size & clothes.

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Old 08-13-2017, 01:30 PM   #82
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Today will be an off plan, but not crazy-eating day. I have a luncheon and if I try to be strict at social things, I boomerang. I will need to get right back to the stricter plan tomorrow, as I've been lax this past week. I will account today, but it's tedious to assign calories to restaurant food. I'll make my best guestimate at the end of the day.
B coffee, shake, store bought egg dish with salsa, cheese & breakfast potatoes.

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Weekend was the good the bad & the ugly. I did not do the exercise video and ate too much yesterday. The good included a lot of walking & what I overate was on plan food. I learned that I will do better avoiding low carb ice cream--it seems to throw me off kilter and stoke cravings.

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B 145 bacon, cheddar, egg muffins, coconut/protein shake in coffee
L 157 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal italian dsg
L 130 broccoli cheese soup
D 340 grilled chicken, broccoli
S 293 BBQ soy nuts, egg white omelet w/ cabbage
Off the rails additions after work, many calories

Uh-oh a day in food wilderness. I'm not sure what's going on but I think it was anxiety--about the news, about some positive feedback (go figure), food boredom. The mornings are noticeably darker now and that tends to kick up my carb cravings. I am looking forward to getting off the packaged diet foods--might be time to stop and save the remainder for another time.

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Old 08-15-2017, 08:24 AM   #84
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slept soundly, the sleep of the carb-loaded.
B vanilla shake/coffee
L salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian dressing
L broccoli cheese soup
D grilled chicken, broccoli
S BBQ soy nuts, omelet with cauliflower
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I have had a run of off-plan days. Today I am working my back, in the usual way. First withdraw from fast carbs (sweets & bread). Then ratchet down the calories. It may be time to add more healthy carbs into my plan, but first I need to get back on the wagon. There have been unexpected treats at work, and some stress-related forays into food. The things is, I turn to food even when something good happens. I think food is my drug of choice for smoothing out my emotional state.

B omelet at work cafeteria with egg mixture, sausage, bell peppers, spinach, salsa, some sort of cooking oil.
S BBQ soy buts
L Asian slaw with peanuts,, broccoli w cheese, avocado slice, 1 new potato, rotisserie chicken from hot food bar
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