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Old 06-30-2017, 01:35 PM   #16  
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Hi, Sundove, so this is where you've gone! That walnut pesto sounds yum.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:12 AM   #17  
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Hi Chunkalunkah!

Today is day 7 of sticking to a program. Things went haywire before then & I realized how unhappy my weight gain was making me. I'm back on the program before all the stuff happened that got me derailed. I have a long way before I am back to my clothes fitting the way I like.
Yesterday's calories were about 1090, plus some sugared chewing gum.
B ham/cheese omelet from a mix, coffee with cashew milk
L grilled chicken and Brussel's sprouts
D salad with egg, evoo, veggies, WF Italian vinaigrette, protein chips & salsa
S 2 packages of protein chips, cauliflower
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Today was about the same as yesterday. Working on tolerating hunger--once I start losing weight I get unpleasant hunger pangs that won't stop. I'm not starving, just a little hungry! But I nevertheless react by eating with a sense of urgency, and over shoot what I need to be satisfied.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:32 PM   #19  
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Today is going well. Still a few hours to go.
B protein shake/almond milk, coffee
L in 2 sittings: low carb chicken noodle soup, then salad/HB egg/evoo & 0-cal dsg
S BBQ soynuts
D broiled chicken breast, 0-cal BBQ sauce, rainbow chard sauteed w evoo & garlic
S roasted cabbage steaks, still to go: egg white omelet or protein hot chocolate.

calories will be 1022-1038, net carbs 30-34 depending on the last snack.
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Today was really tough. I woke at 230, wide awake. So 3 extra hours to not eat. I ate most of the day's food in the morning. I forgot how hard it is to stick to my low carb diet--somehow my memory is that it was pretty easy. Memory trick!
Total cals 1081 net carbs 38
B protein shake, almond milk, coffee
S protein chips
L salad with HB egg, evoo, 0-cal vinaigrette, chicken breast, sauteed rainbow chard
D low carb broccoli cheese soup, almond milk

My weight gain is bothering me. I feel clumsy. I was in some denial about my size, and now that I'm addressing the gain, I'm not looking away. It motivates me to stick to the plan.

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Whew, survived yesterday, and feeling ok today. I am more mentally prepared now, after yesterday's missteps. Having food that I can eat on the go is a good strategy for my workplace, which can get too hectic to allow a sit down meal. But those foods can be minefields if I have them at any other time.

Today's challenges include the temptations of reward eating: "I deserve a treat, it's summer, it's the weekend, I had a long hard winter, etc." Boredom, procrastination & avoidance of chores that seem overwhelming or unpleasant, etc, unanticipated opportunity such as Costco samples.

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B Vanilla protein RTD, coffee
S protein chips
L zoodles and marinara with ground turkey
S mango ginger ice cream made from protein shake
D salad with veggies, tofu;
S roasted cabbage, pickle, coffee with coconut milk; 2nd helping of zoodles/sauce after realizing calories were too low. No wonder I kept wanting snacks!

calories 1067 net carbs 40

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Old 07-09-2017, 03:36 PM   #22  
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B Vanilla protein shake & coffee
L salad, HB egg, tofu, evoo, WF Italian vinaigrette dressing t,urkey chili, no beans
S protein chips, asparagus mockammole, pickles, coffee
D Beef bouillion (protein packet) with broccoli, hot chocolate w cinnamon (yup, another protein packet)
S coffee/coconut milk

977 cal 40 net carbs

I am below my target of 1000-1100 cals. I keep double checking the log, because I have no hunger. Either I forgot to add something i ate, or ketosis is doing a heckuva job suppressing my appetite. It's a nice break from wanting to eat 24/7.

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Today I screwed up my courage & weighed myself. It's high, no surprise, but I'm confident it's lower than it was a week ago.

B Bacon/cheese omelet, coffee with low carb lightener--a little vanilla shake, a little sugar free coconut milk
L Broiled chicken, sauteed zucchini & collard greens
D BBQ protein chips, asparagus mockamole, salad with tofu, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette
S Soy nuts, coffee/coconut milk, later will have egg white omelet with cabbage

Cal 1049 net carbs 40

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B Bacon/cheese omelet, coffee with low carb lightener--a little vanilla shake, a little sugar free coconut milk
L salad with HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette, broccoli/cheese soup
D Grilled chicken, 0-cal BBQ sauce, sauteed zucchini & collard greens
S Soy nuts, egg white omelet with cabbage, dill pickle

So far, so good, after waking with a slight headache. That's a sign of something too low, so will add a snack before turning in tonight.

cals 1143 net carbs 43

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Today I got into smaller-sized pants, snugly but at least I can button them!

B coffee with cappucino-flavored protein shake, pickle 154
L rotisserie chicken pieces, sauteed collard greens & zucchini 484
D salad, evoo, 0-cal dressing, cinnamon hot chocolate 182
S BBQ chips & asparagus mockamole 141
S egg white & cabbage omelet 95

cals 1056 net carbs 40

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Feeling sluggish today, after coffee kept me up too late. I'm over the honeymoon phase of this diet now. It's more like "are we there yet?" There is progress but it's subtle thus far. Just have to keep at it hour by hour. Right now I feel strong & committed.

B cappucino shake/ coffee, pickle 126
L salad with HB egg, evoo, chicken noodle soup 259
S BBQ soynuts 147
D grilled chicken with bbq sauce, sauteed zucchini & collard greens 369
S probably frozen mango shake , cabbage, tofu cubes 227

Calories 1128 Net carbs 39

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Today was one of those days when I ate most of my allotted food early. I don't know why some days are like that. I am usually ok for the rest of the day when I do that.
B vanilla shake, coffee; pickles 103
L & D BBQ chips, salad with HB egg 279
grilled chicken and sauteed veggies 330
S mango ice cream", egg white omelet with broccoli, hot chocolate

Calories 981 Net carbs 34

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I exceeded my calorie goal yesterday. Root cause was some stress/boredom during the day. Combined with a bit of hunger that normally would be easy to ignore. I thought all was ok, and then in the evening, I ate extra chicken, then some protein snacks. In the big picture, it won't derail me. But it tells me I have my work cut out for me as far as changing the habit of eating for comfort. I plan to weigh myself Monday. Today, I can tell that my shape is a little trimmer, clothes fit a little better. And I got a good night's sleep. Challenge for today is to eat well with what is available in another place, where I will be helping my mom. We'll eat lunch out.

B cappuccino shake/coconut milk/coffee 151
L salad with crunchy vegs, kalamata olives, evoo, BBQ chips 346
D grilled chicken, cabbage steaks, broccoli 324
S mango ice cream, pickle spears 207

Cals 980 net carbs 35

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Today was off plan. In a planned way, sort of. I get short tempered when I don't eat a lot of carbs. Then I have some carbs and my mood levels out. It can be hard to resume low carb after that, so I am checking in here to renew my commitment to my plan.
B (early) coffee, vanilla shake 120
B omelet with a little cheese, fresh salsa, 1/4 medium avocado, 3 small sausage links and potatoes 800 (guestimate)
L soy nuts 110
D cabbage steaks, protein shake 190

calories 1220 5.1miles/15,050 steps

A beach hike after breakfast hopefully burned up those carbs!

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Back in the saddle. WI is down 3.6 for the week, & I estimate -6.6 since starting this reboot (I did not weigh at outset to avoid being demoralized by the gain).
B protein shake/coffee 100
L salad/HB egg, evoo 161
L broccoli/cheese soup 130
S BBQ soy nuts 147
D grilled chicken, broccoli 330
S egg white/cabbage omelet, protein shake 186

Cals 1054 net carbs 37 2.1 miles/5874 steps

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