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Old 10-07-2012, 05:50 PM   #511
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My numbers for today:
Calories 1302
Fat 129 88%
Carb 1
Protein 50 12%

Protein still too low, was just finishing my fish when company showed up and before I could find some more protein, now it is almost 8, I am not hungry so going to leave it for today. Will get it back up tomorrow for sure.
Wow! Great numbers!
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:51 PM   #512
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Thanks for the answers on lowest calorie protein sources, will google away.
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Tired again tonight, hope I sleep better, hoping for no leg cramps, upped water and salt today. I had my last T of CO around 5:15.
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I'm gonna get me some shrimp. I'm glad you asked that question Buffy. Dunno why I didn't think of googling it before then.
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Shrimp would be great dipped in my new Mayo, I will send a jar over to you Red
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I just looked at the list, yes Shrimp will definitely go on my shopping list and tuna, I love tuna salad and can make that with my new beloved home made mayo
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I doubt I'll make any with vinegar but I may try some with lemon juice. Have you tried lemon juice?

I might try to make a tiny amount in the next day or two.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:10 PM   #519
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Wow! Great numbers!
Thanks, I was proud of "me" today , but, to be honest, I don't want to eat quite that way every day, really ate 1 1/2 oz bacon, 1 egg, 5 oz of tilapia and fat. That was it, a little spare to say the least but hoping and praying I can hang onto my new low of this morning so that I get to post it tomorrow. Funny creatures we are
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:13 PM   #520
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I could not taste the white vinegar in it, but yes, lemon juice will work, or at least I have used it in the past when I made mayo I threw out , but, that had nothing to do with the lemon, it was just too strong of an oil that I used.

I don't know if you could make anything less than half a batch since it calls for 2 eggs. Worth the experiment I think, do you like ranch dressing, anything like that it could be used for, dips for veggies, etc.?
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And, we need to ck carb count on shrimp sauce. On my bucket list!
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I like buttermilk ranch but I doubt any of it is LC. I value my keto-adapted state highly. Even to the point of vanity

I was thinking of using just one egg yolk and eyeballing the rest of it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:26 PM   #523
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I did read somewhere that it can be made with just egg yolk, not the recipe I put on, but another, but it was harder. Heck, with a try, I would use 1/2 cup oil with that.

I have another recipe I got on here for Buttermilk ranch, going to try that asap. Will post it if it is good, but also don't have the carb count yet.
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Southern Girl--wow 127 pounds I am in awe. I beat you by 45 pounds and my mind boggles thinking of doing jumping jacks, and I can trip over a perfectly flat surface while strolling, I don't even want to try to picture me running. I do have every intention of walking half an hour every morning now that the weather is cooler.

Buffy, congratulations on the pound down. Leg cramps are awful. Do you take magnesium? I have two daughters and a son--all of them have swallowed the healthy grains and five fruits a day kool-aid. Since we are very scattered (one lives in London, one in Austin and one in Chad) I just tell them I do low carb. If they knew about the coconut oil and the fat bombs, they would immediately start making arrangements for my funeral. I really want to dazzle them with the new, skinny me at Christmas, while wearing my new DKNY skinny jeans and washing down my cream cheese clouds with spoonsful of coconut oil. I'm counting on all of you to keep me on track.

I'm planning on a slightly off track treat tonight at our favorite cafe. I'm going to have an Irish coffee--the Irish whisky has no carbs and I'll ask them to make it with no sugar in the heavy cream. This is just a once a week "carrot" to keep me from jumping off the wagon.

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I used to get leg cramps, then I added magnesium, and potassium, and voila, no cramps.
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I just looked at the list, yes Shrimp will definitely go on my shopping list and tuna, I love tuna salad and can make that with my new beloved home made mayo
Congrats Buffy, your numbers keep looking great. Shrimp sounds wonderful. I love a roulemalade sauce, will try that with the home made mayo. Glad you brought this up.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:35 PM   #526
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Congrats Buffy, your numbers keep looking great. Shrimp sounds wonderful. I love a roulemalade sauce, will try that with the home made mayo. Glad you brought this up.
Thanks, it is fun learning and this group is great. Hmm, not sure what roulemalade sauce is, must go look that up.

I used to run years ago, got to where my knees hurt so thankfully I quit before I caused any damage.
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Wow...what a chatty little group today! Have to comment on Major Super Sleuth Darin's comments about the 2 meters. He is right that one time the old meter would be lower and the next time it would be the higher. But....I did one morning test on my DH as he was curious. Used the same drop and tested one glucose strip for each meter. They were identical! Yup...they were.

So...now I am wondering why my blood would read so different as it might be me and not the meters at all. Hmmmm.....

I love shrimp...all sizes. I bought a bag of 5# of frozen wild shrimp at the store and will need to get them out and saute them in some garlic butter (my favorite way).

My numbers for today were much more reasonable!!! 1344 calories. 123.7 fat (80%) 46.8 protein (14%) and 15.3 carbs (4%). Can't wait to see the scale tomorrow.

My cold seems to be worse, so I'm heading to bed early tonight. Thanks Buffy for the Accu-chekCompact Plus meter as the one you like. It was #3 on the list of Consumer Reports for accuracy, with Accu-check Aviva being #1 and Freestyle Freedom Lite #2 and Freestyle Lite #4. So, I figured it would be Accu check or Freestyle for me when I feel like spending more $$$. Not right now. Am mostly concerned with ketones at the moment...and the scale! Sleep well everyone!
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Ok, made the Ranch dressing tonight, used dry buttermilk with water and it was so good, or I am just hungry but easy peasy to make and I really liked it.

Lazy Rinny's Low Mess Stick Blender Ranch Dressing
I started doing this because I hate measuring out mayo.

1 large egg at room temp
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 generous tsp dijon mustard
1 Cup neutral oil of choice

1 packet Ranch dressing mix
1/2 Cup sour cream
1/2 Cup buttermilk or half & half or HWC with water
(If you don't keep buttermilk around, buttermilk powder is a good substitute.)

In a quart size Mason or canning jar, add the first 4 ingredients in order. Use the stick blender to make them into mayo. Take out the stick, add the packet, sour cream, and liquid, then put the stick back in and blend until fully mixed.

Woot! The only things I have to wash are the measuring cup and the stick blender!
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I'm getting a little discouraged. I'm really trying to get into NK but seem to be really hungry. My daily calories are over 2000 calories per day. How do you all stay satisfied? I want to lose some major fat. I was 331 (2011) last summer and am down to 294 now. At my weight I should/could be losing fast. Any suggestions or tips for me?
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I had a real light bulb moment this morning. I've been thinking, why does the major keep posting his log if it's impossible to read? This morning the clouds parted, the sun shone through, and i clicked on it, and whaddyaknow, it's legible. When God gave out brains I thought he said pains and said I didn't want any.

Shelley I hope your cold is now a thing of the past and that your scale will give you a lovely, smile causing number at your weigh in.

Buffy, did you get a good night's sleep with no cramps? I hope so. I'm going to try your mayonnaise recipe. I love mayonnaise and I have some lovely shrimp and a ripe avocado just begging for it.

Southern Girl, I am even more in awe that you got to 127 from 187. I would be over the moon if I got to 149. I've got my walking shoes all ready and as soon as I have my first shot of coconut oil of the day, I'm off for my walk. Next week we'll be dog sitting for a friend so I'll get a lot of walking in.

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I'm getting a little discouraged. I'm really trying to get into NK but seem to be really hungry. My daily calories are over 2000 calories per day. How do you all stay satisfied? I want to lose some major fat. I was 331 (2011) last summer and am down to 294 now. At my weight I should/could be losing fast. Any suggestions or tips for me?
Zay do you want me to PM you for some detailed chat? I don't know if I can help but I'll try.
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So...now I am wondering why my blood would read so different as it might be me and not the meters at all. Hmmmm.....
Strange, no? It could be something topical, probably not your soap or your husband would get weird readings too. Maybe hand lotion residue? Or even something dietary - something you eat or supplement that your husband doesn't. Or some biological blood particle that confuses the meters. The alternative to those seems impossible to verify as the Ragnar Anchorage is currently unreachable.


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My numbers for today were much more reasonable!!! 1344 calories. 123.7 fat (80%) 46.8 protein (14%) and 15.3 carbs (4%). Can't wait to see the scale tomorrow.
Protein is still low but otherwise excellent numbers especially with that dang cold killing your appetite.

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My cold seems to be worse, so I'm heading to bed early tonight.
Get plenty of rest.
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Congrats Buffy, your numbers keep looking great. Shrimp sounds wonderful. I love a remoulade sauce, will try that with the home made mayo. Glad you brought this up.
Never heard of remoulade sauce before, or at least never heard of the name of it heh. Looks very tasty and very easy to make an LC version using LC ketchup. Dang. Gonna be all week before there'll be any shrimp around here. Oh. lol I don't have a stick blender anyway!
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weigh-in 10082012

Weigh-in this morning ... ... ... 190.6!

I think I am finally to the point where I will start putting both feet on the scale.

That is a pretty shocking new low for me. I really think yesterday's scale reading, which was flat and matched the day before, was a one-off and today reflects the loss of both days rather than an overnight zap.

5.6 pounds from goal. Gosh. I might get to eat that 86% Ghirardelli bar before it gets freezer burn after all. I think I was at 201 when I bought it last month. It was gonna be my celebratory Onderland treat but I held off because of my awful bounce/stall experience months ago.

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Weigh-in this morning ... ... ... 190.6!
What are you planning to do when you hit goal? If you don't know you better think of something, because you're going to be there VERY soon!
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I don't know if you could make anything less than half a batch since it calls for 2 eggs. Worth the experiment I think, do you like ranch dressing, anything like that it could be used for, dips for veggies, etc.?
Oh, that reminds me of my all time favorite ranch dressing and it doesn't have mayo or buttermilk... it's from Maria's blog (google Maria Health blog... best low carb blog ever!) This dressing is crazy thick and makes the best dip ever, too. I just love it and takes just a few minutes in a blender or Magic Bullet.

Ranch Dressing

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup chicken or beef broth
1/2 tsp dried chives
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried dill weed
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp Celtic salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper

In a blender or a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese (my note: softened blends best), broth, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving (it will thicken up as it rests). Makes 12 servings.

NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Ranch = 153 calories, 1.1 carbs, 0 fiber
KRAFT Fat Free Ranch = 50 calories, 11 carbs, 0 fiber
"Healthified" Ranch = 66 calories, 0.75 carbs, 0 fiber

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Sounds tasty

Is a serving 1T?
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Weigh-in this morning ... ... ... 190.6!

I think I am finally to the point where I will start putting both feet on the scale.

That is a pretty shocking new low for me. I really think yesterday's scale reading, which was flat and matched the day before, was a one-off and today reflects the loss of both days rather than an overnight zap.

5.6 pounds from goal. Gosh. I might get to eat that 86% Ghirardelli bar before it gets freezer burn after all. I think I was at 201 when I bought it last month. It was gonna be my celebratory Onderland treat but I held off because of my awful bounce/stall experience months ago.

Wow! So close to goal. Way to go!
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