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Old 07-26-2017, 11:49 PM   #46  
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pseudononymous -- lol! love this!

I saved your thread so that I can follow your news too. I hope you find The Plant Paradox a very interesting book. I found it to be very eye opening!

I love reading your posts btw. You are so honest. Everything you say makes so much sense. You inspire me.

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Old 07-27-2017, 07:44 AM   #47  
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Thanks Magistra!

Last night I did some food prep and ended up eating 2 HB eggs and an oz of chicken before bed.
Thursday:
B vanilla shake/coconut milk/coffee 113
L salad with HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette 161
D grilled chicken, Brussel's sprouts 366
S BBQ soy nuts, omelet w cabbage 338

cals 978 net carbs 30 5436 steps 1.9 miles

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Old 07-28-2017, 08:12 AM   #48  
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Friday.
B vanilla shake/coffee
L salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette
L broccoli cheese soup
D grilled chicken, Brissel's sprouts
S BBQ soy nuts, egg white omelet with chard or cabbage

A rocky day that I allowed to overwhelm my commitment. Sometimes little squalls of infrastructure problems crop up all at once--internet gone, plumbing problem, some others. Work was hectic and too long for this summer Friday. Because I underate yesterday, I was extra hungry and ate my food early. Then I felt as if I would not have enough to sustain me through my shift. All leading to a meltdown with food. It won't be a big setback weight wise, but it does let me know that I have my work cut out still, with my goal of 'taking food off the table' to manage stress & emotions.

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Old 07-29-2017, 10:00 AM   #49  
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Today is a new day. A little hung over from yesterday's indulgence. Yes, a food hangover.

B 123 vanilla shake, coconut milk, coffee
L 380 salad w/ mushrooms, evoo, Italian vinaigrette, store bought rotisserie chicken that I bought yesterday but was too full to eat. When I'm feeling really stressed, I buy a chicken. A little strange, but it's better than other things I could buy.
D 393 cabbage, hot chocolate
S 195 cheese pasta

calorie 1091 net carbs 26

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Sunday
I feel like I ate a lot more today, which is a good thing. Meals were mixed up.
B 220 BBQ soy nuts, vanilla shake & coconut milk/coffee
L 212 fritatta with leeks, spinach, fresh rosemary First time with cast iron skillet. Note to self: remember the handle is not insulated.
D 434 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette, cabbage steak, grilled chicken
S 139 vanilla shake, hot chocolate

cals 1040 net carbs 19--that seems low considering my menu. steps 2430 mi .81

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Monday
B 232 bacon & cheese omelet, coffee w shake, coconut milk
L 152 salad, HB egg, evoo, O-cal Italian vinaigrette
L 145 pasta w cheese & mushrooms
D 348 grilled chicken, BBQ sauce, sauteed chard
S 147 BBQ soy nuts, bacon/cheese/egg muffin

Calories 1084 net carbs 39 steps 5786/miles 2.2

WI -1.5 for week, -8.6 total

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Tuesday
B 162 Vanilla shake, coconut milk, coffee, bacon/cheese/egg muffin
L 152 Salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette
L 130 Broccoli cheese soup
D 348 Grilled chicken, sauteed chard
S 334 BBQ soynuts, chicken

cals 1126 net carbs 22

4780 steps 1.8 mi

feeling exhausted today, early to bed.

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Wed
B 119 vanilla shake, coffee, bacon, cheese, egg muffin
L 161 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian vinaigrette
L 445 chicken noodle soup, grilled chicken...hungry today
D 254 sauteed chard, omelet with evoo, leeks, spinach
S 70 vanilla shake, coconut milk, coffee, cabbage steak

calories 1050 net carbs 23 steps 2538 miles 1.1

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Thurs
B 120 vanilla shake, coffee, bacon,cheddar,egg muffin
L 161 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal italian vinaigrette
L 130 broccoli cheese soup
D 330 grilled chicken, broccoli
S 255 BBQ soy nuts, egg white omelet/cabbage

calories 1036 net carbs 32 5336 steps 2.1 miles

Today is 4 weeks in, 9 lbs down from estimated high. I can see some facial definition now. Feels good, like coming home to my comfortable body. Still a ways to go & it's especially useful to stick to the plan, now that I'm in fat burning mode.

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Friday
B 196 bacon, cheddar, egg muffin vanilla shake/coffee
L 161 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal italian dressing
L 130 broccoli cheese soup
D 330 grilled chicken, broccoli
S 255 BBQ soy nuts, egg white omelet/cabbage

Felt exhausted yesterday evening. Tomorrow's menu will include more carbs.

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Old 08-04-2017, 03:33 PM   #56  
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Today is 4 weeks in, 9 lbs down from estimated high. I can see some facial definition now. Feels good, like coming home to my comfortable body. Still a ways to go & it's especially useful to stick to the plan, now that I'm in fat burning mode.
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Chunkahlunkah, Thanks for the encouragement!

Yesterday was a bust. I sensed trouble brewing early in the day...a draggy low energy state that I attributed to low carb. I thought I could nip that in the bud by eating some carbs for breakfast, so enjoyed some potatoes from the WF hot bar on the way to work. That worked pretty well. But after work I got into trouble, mostly from my own state of mind. Feeling low about 2 things I am dreading this weekend. And some leftover baggage from work--really manifestations of my own patterns of seeing the world around me. In short, emotional eating. I have to laugh at myself because on the day before, I felt "I've got this" and that feeling was solid. Things change in a moment.

I woke up today feeling unenthused about my diet, with the fresh memories of yesterday's more exciting foods along with the feeling of 'I can have whatever i want'. I recognize that now is the easiest time to get back on track. I also recognize that I was giving myself permission to go off the rails because it had been a week since I had done it before. That might be ok, and it might be a slippery slope. Time will tell. Low carb dieting eventually wrecks my sleep, moods, and gives me dry eyes, so indulging in carbs once a week is my way of avoiding those issues. The question is how much of what carbs will work best.

All is not not lost, though. I am still able to flatten my stomach, something I couldn't do a couple of weeks ago.

Sat
B 121 shake/coconut milk/coffee bacon cheddar egg muffin
L 281 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian dressing, chicken noodle soup w spinach
D 321 grilled chicken, broccoli
S 400 Whoops, forgot my snack. After a perilous trip down the bakery aisle, I settled on Muscle Milk bar & part of a Quest bar. After I ate it, saw it was too high in calories & carbs.
150 broccoli cheese pita

calories 1285 net carbs 53 It could have been so much worse.

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B 183 vanilla shake, coconut milk, coffee, bacon, cheddar, egg muffin
L 207 salad, HB egg, evoo, 0-cal Italian dressing, leek soup
D 500 chicken salad sandwich

steps 7046 miles 2.3

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Hi Sundove!

I saw your comment about carbs. My favorite carbs are sweet potato, plantains, green bananas, avocado, and green mango. I have been starting my day eating one of these foods along with my coffee, and I feel comforted in the morning. Good luck with your choices!

Way to go on the flat stomach! That is the best feeling isn't it? It's better than stepping on the scale!

You are doing great! You can do it! Keep telling yourself that you are worth it!

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Hi Magistra ~ Thanks for the support & also the suggestions! I have been following your progress and, like the other posters, I'm vicariously enjoying your meals and your pool. The carb thing is really a conundrum for me. I have tried adding carbs of the non-grain, non-wheat, non dairy variety (not a big fruit fan). I haven't experienced the same energy & mood boost as with the faster carbs like bread and starch.
And I have not had great success with losing weight if I eat more than a little bit if fats, even the healthy kind. Part of me is interested in establishing healthy diet but I also feel an urgency to at least get back into my main wardrobe. I'm committed through August with my plan (having purchased a lot of the food), and then will switch to whole foods in Sept. Right now the packaged foods are mindlessly easy & almost no prep. Sept 1, I will re-evaluate & change things up. Your description of your WOE and how it is working for you is wonderful to read! I reserved the book at the library--I'm planning to try it out for a month. I have some old conditioning about fats, and tend to have trouble digesting them, but I imagine there is an initial phase during which the body adjusts.

Yes we've got this! There are moments, but over all, it is soooo worth it to be eating well. It just feels great.

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