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Old 09-18-2011, 09:15 PM   #1
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Low Glycemic

I know, it isn't low carb. But the last two week and a half? I have been pretty successful, and shamed into it after a co-worker called me on double fisting doughnuts.

so, I re-read Power of 10 by Adam Zickerman (same vein as Slow Burn), re-read Sugar Busters! and staring limiting my sugar intake, eating stone ground wheat bread (maybe two slices) a day, or sourdough, maybe a cup of whole wheat noodles with dinner, and a glass or two of milk a day.

Breakfast is 3-4 eggs scrambles, a slice of sourdough or whole wheat with butter, and 6 oz. of orange juice.

Lunch: a sandwich (chicken salad, tuna or cold cuts) on wheat or sourdough, a handful of almonds with a 72% cacoa chaser, and usually milk or Diet Coke.

Dinner is my low carb meal usually: steak and salad, or a burger patty or chicken breast and salad.

I have a mid morning "snack", usually almonds and afternnon I eat a nectarine or apple.

I've lost about 3-4 pounds.

My workout is a once a week Super Slow workout (Power of 10), and I have either increased weight, or time on every exercise. And it really shows, I am slicing the golf ball farther.

If I start to stall I'll cut carbs more. But, right now, the low sugar approach seems to be working.

Good luck to you all in your plans.

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Old 09-19-2011, 06:14 AM   #2
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Weighed this morning: 177 lbs. Two weeks ago I was 182-183. I am pleased so far.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:24 PM   #3
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A very good low glycemic day today. I have dropped one belt notch already. Working toward the second in the next week or so.
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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I weighed this morning, I was at 175 even. I ate much less today, but I don't think I am cutting out "calories" per se, just becoming more satisfied with what I am eating, and not binge-ing on doughnuts, or downing 44 oz. of regular Coke or Mountain Dew. (Coke really is my sugar medium...)

I'll weigh on Thursday. My water intake is down. Although I did walk a bit, I am taking a class at the local college, and hiked all over one of the buildings, up and down the stairs, several times, and never did find my class.

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Old 09-21-2011, 08:03 PM   #5
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A most excellent day today. Low glycemic, and walked 9 holes of golf. In the early afternoon I made it to the rehab center and used their Nautilus for the first time for my Super Slow workout. I had forgot what a well engineerd weight machine can feel like.
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:19 AM   #6
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Here is a super food you might like Chana Dal. These are a peas that looks almost exactly
like yellow split peas but have a glucemic index of 10 . They even tast good and cook in
about a half hour with no soaking needed.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:49 AM   #7
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Thank you very much! I will look into that. I am noticing a big difference by just changing to low sugar.

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Another day, another round of low glycemic. I have to have a new strategy for lunch however. If I look at another sandiwch on wheat bread, or sourdough, I am going to eat the leg off my desk instead.

I haven't weighed for a few days, but...I was able to hicth my belt today on notch #3 from the end. Not comfortably, but I got it there!
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Just wanted to let you know I've been following your progress. I think this is great! Always exciting to lose another notch! Way to be!
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I waonder if frustration helps lose weight? I played 14 holes of golf tonight (I had to stop due to the sun going down...) and it became very aggravating. (Now anyway.) There had to be some benefit there. Whoever said golf is a good walk ruined is right. I blame the Scots!

Anyway, today was a bit of a "free day". I had juevos rancheros for breakfast. Left over ribs and salad for lunch. I Took my girls to see Money Ball, (Which made me feel nostalgic.) and shared a large Coke with them and a large popcorn. For dnner I had a couple of bites of pizza and a salad.

I weighed after dinner and was at 175. I suspect I'll be lower in the morning.
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Just wanted to let you know I've been following your progress. I think this is great! Always exciting to lose another notch! Way to be!
Thank you Heidi!
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Weight is about the same. Which is fine. I am losing around my waist right now. That's good. Although I might decrease carbohydrates just a bit and see what happens. Made 20 minutes on the treadmill tonight and 5 rounds on the heavybag.
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I'm at a place now where I'm a few pounds down from where I was a month ago (I wanted to be stable in my weight for a few weeks, then kick it up again, so only three pounds down). Today I measured. I've lost 3.whatever pounds and lost .25 inches. Off my wrists. I get frustrated when I can't see the scale move (lower). So, (low glycemic) brownie points to you for knowing your body is shrinking when the scale isn't moving!
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I'm at a place now where I'm a few pounds down from where I was a month ago (I wanted to be stable in my weight for a few weeks, then kick it up again, so only three pounds down). Today I measured. I've lost 3.whatever pounds and lost .25 inches. Off my wrists. I get frustrated when I can't see the scale move (lower). So, (low glycemic) brownie points to you for knowing your body is shrinking when the scale isn't moving!
It's all in the belt!

I think I had a "market adjustment". I was 175, I was 176/177 this morning. Last weekend threw me off a bit. I need to realize if I eat one Snickers Nugget, a whole fist full comes next.

Anyway, my appetite is down, I am still losing size as well. I am not at the 3rd notch by any means, but I can cinch it if I need to win a bet.

I executued my second Super Slow workout (Power of 10) yesterday. Next week wI'll be out of town so I'll have to workout in my brother's gym. I feel it this morning. But it is usually a good sore.

On a side note, the very cute secretary, a few years younger than me told me I was looking "fine" the other day. Compliments are nice.

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Well if you want to look younger you got to loose fat not weight.
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It's all in the belt!

On a side note, the very cute secretary, a few years younger than me told me I was looking "fine" the other day. Compliments are nice.

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I tried a belt last week-I had to cinch it so tight that the buckle rubbed my skin and I found out I'm allergic to the buckle. And I agree, compliments are a good thing. It helps propel you forward. You're doing great!
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I saw an article about almonds. It seems that eating 3oz of almonds at the start
of a high carb meal will lower the GI index of the whole meal be about 30% . I have
tried it a few times. If I do not have the almonds my peak blood sugar happens between
70 to 90 min. after I eat. If I do eat the almonds my blood sugar peak hapens about
30min. later at the 2 hour mark and isn't as high. Still I feal kind of strange eating the
almonds in the parking lot of Golden Corral !
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I saw an article about almonds. It seems that eating 3oz of almonds at the start
of a high carb meal will lower the GI index of the whole meal be about 30% . I have
tried it a few times. If I do not have the almonds my peak blood sugar happens between
70 to 90 min. after I eat. If I do eat the almonds my blood sugar peak hapens about
30min. later at the 2 hour mark and isn't as high. Still I feal kind of strange eating the
almonds in the parking lot of Golden Corral !
I love Golden Corral!

It has been an adventure since Thursday. I took a bus from the wilds of Idaho, and then hopped a train in Salt Lake. The menus on the train aren't low glycemic. But, I have stuck to three meals a day. I think when I "graze" I get myself in more toruble than if I actually stick to a meal plan.
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Are you using only glycemic index to choose your food, or are you also considering the foods' Glycemic Load?

Congrats on your losses of pounds AND inches with your plan. Cutting out sugar has got to be the biggest difference one can make.
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Thank you for posting. I am just eating foods that I find listed in Sugar Busters! and Power of 10. Although there is a caveat to this last week: I took Amtrak to California last Friday to help take care of my Grandpa. Not a lot of low glycemic, or low carb got eaten during the week. I ate what was put in front of me, shoved in my mouth, or bought for me at the Vietnamese restaurant. I did get some walking in, especially at 3:30 AM this morning in Salt Lake while I waited for my commuter shuttle to bring me back to the Yellowstone/Teton eco system. I had 4 hours to kill so I walked around for at least an hour. I did gain weight, but I had also forgot my water tablets, so I think I bloated a bit.

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Old 10-09-2011, 12:58 PM   #21
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Start from start tomorrow. I didn't do a lot of damage over the last week. But, back to work so the routine will be easier.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:51 AM   #22
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Sugar Busters is a good, middle of the road way of eating. The foods it tells you
to avoid are the foods that can set off cravings for me. I need more accountability
than the "what the plate holds comfortably". When I eat the foods from Sugar Busters
combined with counting points from Weight Watchers I do pretty well with losing. I
also walk 45 mins to an hour every other day and sometimes every day when the
feet and legs can take it. It's slow going but the pounds do go. SMW
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10.10.11

Had a good day today. I visited "the lounge" at work, and a few hours later noticed I had hitched my belt on the third notch, comfortably...I then hitched it at the fourth and final notch. That wasn't very comfortable. So, I would expect some weight loss in the next bit of time in correlation with the loss in waist size.

I was able to stick to three meals today. Hopefully the rest of the week will be spectacular.
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