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Old 05-03-2012, 05:15 PM   #91
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I've been snacking on shelled sunflower seeds. 1/4 cup seems to last forever when you nibble on one or two at a time. I have decided that I just can't eat my favorite cashews. They are higher in carbs and I think they set me up to be hungrier than usual. It may just be a coincidence, but since I stopped eating them, my weight is moving again, slowly, but moving.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #92
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Sunflower seeds are a good idea, Sherril. Thanks.

Thursday

B - 2 eggs scrambled w/cheese
S - 1/2 Avocado
L - Leftover sesame tofu
S - Mozzarella cheese stick
***I was ravenous for the last 30 mins at work and during my drive home
S - 1/4 cup mixed nuts
D - Linda Sue's Whitecastle Cheeseburger Pie (w/ Morningstar crumbles and about 1/3 less cheese than the recipe calls for)
S - 2 squares Lindt 85% cocoa
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MargD, Maybe you aren't eating enough?

Perhaps you could have a snack on your break at work so you won't be so hungry on the drive home. Or maybe even keep a snack in your car for the ride home, even if it's celery sticks, it will suffice the "starving feeling" for a while. I ususally carry around a jar of peanut butter and some plastic spoons, but anything you like on your plan will do the trick.

Being hungry is what always made me stop for fast food or something I wasn't supposed to eat.
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Thursday or Friday is my day to go out with the girls and I try to behave, and except for the alcohol, I did really well.

B - 1 small almond pancake and a cheese stick with Hoods choc milk eaten in car
L - low carb tortilla (3 carbs) with tofurkey, provolone, avocado, pickle and avocado.
S - Cheese stick
D - spinach salad with portabello mushroom and balsamic dressing

two rum and diet coke and a glass white of wine.
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I've been pretty much eating the same thing except I'm eating a coconut oil candy with coffee for breakfast and having breakfast for lunch. Dinner has been avocado and celery. I'm trying to see if lowering my carbs will help a stall. I've been at 14 lbs lost for a while.

B- coffee and coconut oil candy (coconut oil with a tiny bit of unsweetened cocoa and stevia)
L- 2 eggs with cheese
D- half an avocado and celery with cream cheese.

For my Mexican Restaurant lunch I had the relleno and side salad. The vegetable fajitas were $15 which was not worth it I far as I was concerned. I ordered ala carte.

I haven't been feeling hungry and haven't been cheating but I've definitely stalled. I'm hoping cutting carbs (about 5-10 a day) will help. My calories are about 1200 daily.

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I was stalled for over 5 weeks. Don't quit or give up. I think that after the first couple of months, my body needed the stall to figure out what was going on. I kept at it not giving in to carbs and now my body is dropping the pounds again. I was down another pound, which means that I'm down about 23 pounds and losing again.

Keep it up and when your body is ready, you will start losing again. I think plateaus must be important for your body because they practically happen to everybody. They are just frustrating to live through. Don't give up, though or the hungries will come back with a vengeance.
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Thanks, Sherril! I have no plans of giving up. I still feel very motivated. Although I'm not seeing a change on the scale I DO feel thinner. Isn't that weird? I feel SO much better since going LC. I think I must have a high sensitivity to all that flour and sugar. Even the whole wheat and multi-grain stuff.

Congratulations on your progress! I bet it feels so good to see the scales moving again!
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Thank you. I'd change my ticker if I only knew how.
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B- eggs with cheese and radishes
L- chocolate, nutzo smoothie with chia, hemp, flax
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I am afraid that I am a lousy cook, never having a family of my own, and not overly inspired to get all that much better at it. :-(

But I love good food in generous quantities made with good ingredients, so I do my best and we do have numerous vegan restaurants here in NY, so I am covered when I occasionally go out.

So breakfast is always the same around here after my workouts.

40 grams Source brown rice protein powder
35 grams Vega vegan protein powder
2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
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B - 2 eggs scrambled with mixed veggies
S - 1/2 Avocado
L - 3/4 cup tuna mixed with Lemonaise
S - Mozzarella cheese stick
S - 2 Peanut butter protein balls
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MargD, Maybe you aren't eating enough?

Perhaps you could have a snack on your break at work so you won't be so hungry on the drive home. Or maybe even keep a snack in your car for the ride home, even if it's celery sticks, it will suffice the "starving feeling" for a while. I ususally carry around a jar of peanut butter and some plastic spoons, but anything you like on your plan will do the trick.

Being hungry is what always made me stop for fast food or something I wasn't supposed to eat.
Thanks, Nigel. I usually have my mozzarella stick at 4 (at my desk) and I'm sometimes hungry by 4:30. I leave work between 5 and 5:20. I probably need a slightly more substantial snack at 4, but the cheese sticks are so darn convenient.
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I haven't been journaling my foods since my last post. and I've fouled up my induction phase with too many carbs and calories now too.

Yesterday's food:


B - protein shake w/ 8 oz. soy milk and frozen strawberries
S - 3 oz. cheese
L - 1 c cottage cheese and 1/2 c fresh strawberries
S - 1/2 c almonds, pecans and walnuts
D - serving size portion of tofu, 1 c fresh cooked spinach and 1 c broccoli and 1 8 oz. glass of Hoods Choc milk
S - about 1/2 c nuts (above mix)
S - 1 oz. colby cheese and 1/2 Wasa cracker
S - several heaping Tabl. peanut butter mixed with 1 Tabl. choc protein powder

I'm really struggling since the weekend before last and trying hard to get back on track. I've not only been eating fruit but one night ate 2 candy bars. I have not yet conquered the emotional eating part of this. Old habits die hard. Doesn't seem to matter that I have the right snacks in place either. I haven't gained or lost any weight, so I guess that's good news considering how much I've been eating.

Today I've had:

B - 2 egg frittata w/ onion, mushroom, pepper, 1/2 c cooked spinach, 1 slice cheese and coffee
so far, so good...

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B- 2 eggs, slice pepper jack cheese, radishes
L- salad greens, sprinkle of sunflower seeds, celery
D - Bunny's warm chocolate pudding
S- coconut bark, lemon water
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B - 2 eggs, scrambled with veggies
S - 1 Mozzarella cheese stick
L - 1/2 c low sodium cottage cheese + 1 oz peanut butter
S - 1 small avocado
D - (pre workout) 2 small almond flour pancakes with SF syrup
S - (post workout) protein shake w/ banana
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #106
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[QUOTE=Madge17;15643348]I haven't been journaling my foods since my last post. and I've fouled up my induction phase with too many carbs and calories now too.
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Madge, sorry to hear you've been struggling. As cliche as it sounds, today really is a new day and a chance to start again.

I've been doing okay, but I have a lot of thoughts about food in the evening. I have been making a real effort to just stay out of the kitchen altogether in the evenings.
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B - 2 egg frittata w/ onion, mushroom, pepper, 1/2 c cooked spinach, 1 slice cheese and coffee
L - 1 tomato, 1 avocado, sprinkled feta crumbles, olive oil, vinegar & herbs & 6 oz. Hoods choc milk
S - about 1/4 c mixed nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts) & 1 Tabl. PB
D - lg bowl french onion soup w/ provolone cheese
S - 1 1/2 c plain yogurt w/ fresh strawberries
S - about 1/2 c mixed nuts

...a slightly better day...
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MargD,
Being in the kitchen is part of the problem. My son is coming tonight and staying through the weekend again (3rd weekend now). I'm constantly cooking again.

Evenings are my worst time too. I deal with stress through food and I'm having a hard time finding another way. I must have gotten up and went to the fridge a half dozen times last night, opening and closing the door, not really hungry but looking for "something" to soothe me. Celery sticks are not going to do it when I really want ice cream. Luckily the yoghurt and strawberries did the trick last night.

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Old 05-11-2012, 06:54 AM   #109
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Madge, I've found that some half and half or heavy cream with a diet soda like root beer has ended the ice cream cravings for an evening snack. It has some calories so watch the amount of cream, but it tastes rich and creamy like ice cream and no carbs!
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Thursday menu:

B - cheese stick and hoods/almond milk mix
L - egg salad and cheese stick
D - tofurkey roll-ups and bowl of cream of broccoli soup
S - small handful of cashews and diet root beer with cream

Probably too many calories but I was down half of a pound today.
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B- 2 eggs, slice yogurt cheese, radish
L- Atkins bar
D- Southwest salad without chicken at Red Robin
S- peanut butter coconut on a spoon from North Shore of Hawaii - yum
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I'm glad to be back eating regular food again. I biked 18 miles on Friday evening, then ordered a medium tabouli salad from a middle eastern restaurant on the way home. I don't know if it was "bad" or if I just ate too much and too fast, but it all came back up about an hour later. I was still queasy on Saturday, so I was careful to eat LC, bland food.

On Sunday, I ate almost a normal diet. Just had salad at my mom's house and ignored the pizza. Yay!

Monday

B - 2 scrambled eggs with mixed veggies
S - 1/4 c almonds
L - Leftover Whitecastle Cheeseburger Pie (Linda Sue recipe made with Soy)
S - Mozzarella cheese stick
S - Pre-workout - 2 peanut butter protein balls
D - Post-workout - Leftover Panera Salad from Mother's Day. I added avocado and cheddar cheese and used my own dressing.
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B - choc protein powder w/ 8 oz. vanilla soy milk
L - 2 hard boiled eggs
S - 1 hard boiled egg
D - veggie burger w/ sauteed onions, red pepper & mushroom in OOil, 1 serving each cooked green beans and broccoli
S - 1 1/2 c whole milk yoghurt w/ splenda
Bedtime S - approx. 1/2 cup almonds and pecans (tried to recreate a cinnamon sugared pecan treat a friend gifted me years ago but failed miserably using splenda and pumpkin pie spice w/ spray butter) I ate it anyway.

Today
B - large icy/slushy choc protein powder w/ 8 oz. vanilla soymilk (thick enough from crushed ice to eat with a spoon) , coffee
L - TBD
D - TBD (but I'm planning to cook the black soybean tofu tonight and will report how it tastes if I do)
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Wow, MargD, biking 18 miles - that's really awesome! too bad your dinner didn't agree with you - maybe all the exercise combined with some foods you haven't been eating lately put you over the edge. Glad you're feeling better.

I still have trouble with adding extra fat to my proteins for meals - the last time I made an egg salad w/ real mayo (no bread of course - ate it out of a bowl with a spoon) I though I was going to have the same problem you did but managed to keep it down. Same thing with eggs fried in a couple Tabl. of butter. Something about having fats and protein with no carbs for a meal keeps upsetting my tummy. If I have some veggies along with the meal then I'm okay. I think my supplements are causing some upset too. Our bodies may still be adjusting to a LC diet. I know mine is - my tummy has been hurting a lot lately.
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Sherril,
I'll have to pick up some diet root beer and try that out. The high fat yoghurt sweetened with a little splenda has been working pretty well, but it would be nice to have something else. I love root beer floats, so if this can somewhat mimic one that would be great. My husband always has half & half in the fridge for his coffee. Thanks for the suggestion!
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I'm leaving for NYC tomorrow morning and I'll be back on Monday. I'm very worried about my food while I'm gone. It may be salads and protein drinks the whole time but I'm determined to stay low carb. I've been telling myself that I'm not a dog and don't need to be rewarded with food. Being on vacation and in NYC even is a special treat already. I've packed some broccoli soup and tofurkey roll-ups to eat on the plane since it's about a 6 hour flight. I'll have to eat the soup cold, but I'm sure it'll be fine. I've also packed some cocoa almonds for snacks if I do feel hungry or tempted for something higher carb. I also made some almond pancakes that I like to eat cold for breakfast. If I have that in my room before going out, I think I should be just fine. I do plan on having plenty of alcohol while I'm there, but I don't think that starts the food craving for me and I'll be doing lots and lots of walking in the city, so that'll help. Staying busy really keeps me from eating.
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Have fun in NYC. I love that city! I hope you get that soup on the plane! Have a great time and don't worry TOO much about carbs. I always lose weight when I go there because I walk so much.
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Sherril,
Have a great weekend - wish I could go. I've found the individually wrapped cheese sticks (like Sargento's brand) are good travelers as well as hard-boiled eggs. I've found them sold at gas station convenience stores, so I would think you could find some at the airport for the return trip.

Eating LC vegetarian will definitely be a challenge. Too bad you don't like tofu with veggies - that could work for eat-in (or take-out) at an Asian restaurant, if you order your sauce on the side. I also like the mixed vegetable soup with soft tofu added, even though it is usually much too high in sodium for me. I had good luck at an Applebee's for lunch ordering their veggie burger (sans bun) with veggie sides. There's always omelets and frittatas too. I'd probably be good for the whole trip with a large jar of crunchy peanut butter myself.

You've been doing LC a lot longer than I have, so I'm sure you know how to eat out better than I. Have fun and don't beat yourself up if you slide a bit - just make sure to stay away from the sugar and starches and don't let the alcohol weaken your resolve to stick with your diet plan. The mixed nuts might be better for late-night talking and snacking than something worse.
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B - large icy/slushy choc protein powder w/ 8 oz. vanilla soymilk, coffee
L - 3 oz. colby cheese, 1 hard-boiled egg
D - 6 oz. pan-fried tofu in OO w/ green beans, broccoli and a little onion, red pepper and mushroom
S - 1/2 c. of mixed almonds and pecans

Today

B/L - 3 egg frittata with cheese and veggies, coffee
S - 4 Tabl. crunchy PB
D - will be repeat of last night
S - not sure....I'm all out of nuts so I know it won't be that

I have finally dropped a couple pounds
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Madge17, Congrats on the weight loss!!

Sherril,
Maybe they will have veggie burgers on the menu. You could also order a salad and toss the bun and then you would get in your protein. I often order cottage cheese too if the place has it and it's not always on the menu. You could order a cobb salad and tell them to give you extra cheese and hold the meat also. They are generally pretty substantial.

This is a wild thought, maybe find a hot dog vendor that has veggie dogs. I've never had one from a vendor, but they should be pretty good. Bring your own lc wrap to put in it. The same with the burger--you could sneak in a wrap.

If you go by a produce market, grab up a couple of avocados, they are great eaten with just a spoon and good for you.

Have a great trip and have some fun!!

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