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greengeeny 02-23-2012 07:23 PM

Been gone for quite some time
I started low carbing last year, and eventually with reading all the different advice, and adding and taking away things, I got so far from the original diet that one day I realized I wasn't low carb anymore. I restarted about two weeks ago, and so far, have lost 13 lbs and 7". Daily I would like to post my menus and would love any feedback or new recipes. I am sticking to my basic guidelines this time until I get down to atleast half of my weight gone. I am 5'4", and started at 203 lbs. Presently, I am down to 190 lbs :)

Well here goes today's menu:

Breakfast: Leek, goat cheese and chicken tart
Lunch: Leek, goat cheese and chicken tart
Snack: 2 slices of spicy salami wrapped with mozzarella and a little bit of salsa on top, melted
Dinner: Cabbage and beef soup, Greek salad
Snack: Atkins Peanut Butter Cups

Drank a ton of water, ofcourse. Didn't drink anything else today.

clackley 02-24-2012 04:58 AM

Welcome back! Come join us on the 'It's FRIDAY (or day of the week), what are you eating today?' thread. We all post our menus and share ideas.

greengeeny 02-24-2012 01:18 PM

Today so far has been a great day. I haven't been tempted to eat off plan at all.

Breakfast: Leek, goat cheese and chicken tart
Snack: Six english cucumber slices with whipped cream cheese on top, a little smoked salmon and tamari sprinkled on top
Lunch: Beef and cabbage soup
Snack: handful of wasabi almonds
Dinner: Eggs benedict over sauteed spinach

I have celeraic dauphinoise baking in the oven and plan on tasting it when I get home from work tonight. Gonna be a long night at work.

1/2 celeraic
small onion
heavy cream
parmesan cheese
baked for 45 mins at 350

sistertzu 02-24-2012 03:17 PM

Welcome back!!! You can do it!!!

Mobear 02-25-2012 04:22 AM

Welcome :welcome: back! I think its a good idea to have a plan and follow it as much as possible. Years ago when I was doing low carb I "modified" myself right off the program and regained all the weight I had lost. Hoping not to do that again!

greengeeny 02-26-2012 07:05 AM

Yesterday was a crazy day, as I worked both jobs, and barely got a moment for myself. I did manage to stay on plan though :)

Breakfast: Last slice of Leek, goat cheese and chicken tart
Lunch: Steamed cabbage with bacon
Dinner: Salmon, 4 shrimp scampi with salsa on top, grilled summer squash
2nd dinner after a hard nights work: broccolini, bacon, chicken, roasted garlic, roasted tomatoes and roasted peppers on top of a bed of wilted spinach
Somewhere in the middle of the day I had an Atkins peanut butter cup.

I worked yesterday from 9 am to 1 pm, then went to the second job from pm to midnight. Long day. But, keeping busy like that prevents me from popping stuff into my mouth too!!

greengeeny 02-26-2012 08:51 PM

Had to work all day again today. Sometimes these weekends kill me!
Breakfast: Leftover beef and cabbage soup
Lunch: skipped
Dinner: Filet mignon with pepper jack cheese and mushrooms on top, salad with boiled egg and ranch, a few grilled scampi with butter and green beans with bacon (making up for skipping lunch lol)

Drank a ton of water today due to running around a restaurant like a madwoman. Nothing makes me thirstier than work!! Working both jobs tomorrow-morning and night, then relaxing finally!!!! Sometimes hard to do when you are a single mom, that's for sure...

greengeeny 02-27-2012 01:15 PM

Posting early today. Called off tonight! ha ha. My son is in a championship tournament for basketball, Varsity. He is only tenth grade, and they usually bench him unless something happens and they need him, but one of the varsity kids got hurt, and so my son is starting in the championship game! My boss was very understanding and gave me the night off. I am so happy.

Anyways...on to the menu for today :)

Breakfast-6 "sushi", (cuke slices w/whipped cream cheese, smoked salmon and tamari)
Lunch-leftover beef and cabbage soup
Snack-handful of macadamia nuts
Dinner-steak with queso shrimp and cauliflower with the works(sour cream, cheese, bacon and chives)

Having dinner early due to going to the game. Probably will make microwave cheese crackers to take with me as a snack. I am excited for this night!

P.s. Weighed myself, the scale didn't move (but I did lose 3.5 more inches). I think its my time of the month...maybe water weight or something. Who knows? What I do know is that I feel wonderful :)

Dredaye9 02-27-2012 01:53 PM

So great to have u with us!

greengeeny 03-06-2012 07:14 AM

Well I took the kids to Kalahari for the weekend, and did not eat on plan very well. It all started well...I packed a cooler with lunch meats and cheese in it, but once that was gone, I am sorry to say that I did not do such a good job. I am not weighing this week or measuring lol. I don't really want to know. I will do it next week. Right now, I have a butternut squash roasting in the oven to turn into soup :)

kmcentire 03-06-2012 07:21 AM


Originally Posted by greengeeny (Post 15470731)
Well I took the kids to Kalahari for the weekend, and did not eat on plan very well. It all started well...I packed a cooler with lunch meats and cheese in it, but once that was gone, I am sorry to say that I did not do such a good job. I am not weighing this week or measuring lol. I don't really want to know. I will do it next week. Right now, I have a butternut squash roasting in the oven to turn into soup :)

That sounds good......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

greengeeny 03-06-2012 07:57 PM

Breakfast~woke up late and didn't have it
Lunch~bowl of butternut squash soup with mozzarella and bacon bits on top
Snack~thin slices of deli ham, slice of american cheese, and a few more thin slices of deli ham on top. Fried in butter to make a kindof grilled cheese between the ham. Drizzled yellow mustard on top and ate it with a fork. Was amazing.
Dinner~Coney Island Chili Dog Pie, diet dr. pepper
Snack~SF cherry jello topped with redi whip, three bites of Sodelicious Coconut milk Ice Cream.

greengeeny 03-08-2012 07:53 PM

Today was a good day. A few flaws, I am sure I am on a slippery slope, but with so many obstacles, I am proud of what I ate.

Breakfast~samples of cuisine from 12 different nations at my sons multicultural breakfast. I only chose ones I believe were low carb
Lunch~tomato and arugula salad, glass of white wine
Dinner~Indian buttered chicken with raw spinach
Snack~handful of popcorn at the play we went to tonight

Tomorrow will be a better day for me, not nearly as many obstacles. I am having lunch with my girlfriend. We haven't seen each other in months! She is suggesting going to a mexican place, and I have heard tamales are the way to go? Any suggestions??

greengeeny 03-08-2012 08:02 PM

ugh...i take that back, tamales are definitely NOT low carb lol...I will stick with either a soup or fajitas...without chips, tortillas or any of that other crap... :)

greengeeny 03-15-2012 05:41 PM

Today I will post progress thus far:

On February 16th:
I weighed 203 lbs
My neck was 13 1/2"
My wrist was 6"
My bust measurements were 36" and 43". (under breasts and across by the nipple)
My waist was 38 1/2"
My hips measured 45 1/2"
And my stomach (cringe) measured 42"

Today, on March 15, 2012...
I weigh 190 lbs
My neck measures 13 1/2"
My wrist measures 6"
My bust measurements are 35" and 41"
My waist measures 36"
My hips measure 42 1/2"
And my stomach measures 40 1/2"

That is 13 pounds down and 10"!!! Even though the scales didn't move this week, the added inches peeling off make me feel wonderful :) And, I have to say that in the past week, I haven't had nearly as hard of a time making smart choices with food.

greengeeny 03-15-2012 05:47 PM

I ate a lot today...but all within my limitations. It's that time of the month, and I guess my hormones were craving lol.

Breakfast: 3 slices of roast beef with chunk of sharp cheddar and spicy mustard
Lunch: Leftover Pork meatballs with coconut and cilantro sauce over a bed of spinach; pepsi max
Snack: 5 shrimp dipped in mayo
Snack: 3 mini sugarfree hersheys candies with caramel
Snack: raw cauliflower dipped in guacamole; 3 slices of chorizo dipped in brie
Dinner: 7 baked wings with sweet &sour sauce (sugarfree maple syrup with franks hot sauce)

I drank a ton of water today too! I think at 8:47 p.m. I can finally say I feel full and I am not craving anything else :) I also did some exercises tonight. I did squats, parallel chest presses, seated bent-over rows, seated biceps curls with a twist, seated triceps kickbacks with a twist and shoulder shrugs. I used 3lb weights, and I repeated 12 reps of each exercise 3 times. Still did not make it out for a walk, and I need to get on that...

greengeeny 03-16-2012 06:40 PM


Breakfast~egg salad on an oopsie roll with lettuce and tomato
Lunch~chorizo dipped in brie, handful of olives stuffed with sundried tomatoes
Dinner~Red Lobster~Had Shrimp in garlic butter and herbs, bay scallops in lemon butter and broccoli

snack~did have a few sugarfree chocolates again today, but am determined not to have any tomorrow.

greengeeny 03-18-2012 07:37 AM

Yesterdays menu...I worked so much last night, that I didn't have a chance to post.

Breakfast~chicken, greeen onion and goat cheese tart
Lunch~7 shrimp dipped in mayo; cukes and green peppers dipped in spinach dip
Dinner~Corned beef and cabbage, and then more corned beef!
2nd much later dinner~Salad with cukes, onion and ranch; steak with cheese and shrimp on top

Snack~decaf coffee with heavy cream

Had two dinners because I worked from 8:30 a.m. until 12 a.m. and was starving!!!

greengeeny 03-19-2012 09:01 PM

Breakfast~2 slices of ham, string cheese
Lunch~5 mushrooms stuffed with crab and cream cheese; Arbys mushroom beef sandwich without the bun
Dinner~beef tips with mushrooms and a cream sauce

Snack~3 Russel Stover sugarfree chocolates; decaf coffee with heavy cream

greengeeny 03-21-2012 01:28 PM

Breakfast~2 eggs scrambled in 1 pat of butter with green pepper, chives, chopped salami and boursin cheese
Lunch~5 mushrooms stuffed with crab and cream cheese; half cup of chopped raw broccoli dipped in spinach dip
Dinner~Indian butter chicken over spinach

Snack~3 russell stover sugarfree chocolates; 1/2 c coffee with heavy cream

greengeeny 03-21-2012 03:42 PM

I changed up the butter chicken and made a dinner with things I had on hand. Saved me a trip to the grocery store!

TUNA PATTIES - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes and CHEESY BROCCOLI CASSEROLE - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes instead. And, it was yummy. And the kids loved it. I topped the tuna patties with TARTAR SAUCE - Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes. The only thing I did different, was I didn't have celery salt or celery seed, so I omitted it. Used just regular salt for the celery salt.

greengeeny 03-27-2012 08:10 PM

On Monday,
I weighed 188.6 lbs.
Neck-13 1/2"
Bust-36" and 43"
Waist-38 1/2"
Hips-45 1/2"

As of Monday, I am technically 18.6 pounds lighter :) AND...14 1/2" skinnier :) I am so proud of myself. AND...with some of Linda's recipes...I am not tempted nearly as much as I was, and I am enjoying trying the new foods!! I absolutely love her mixture of natural peanut butter, splenda and heavy cream. An absolutely delicious pick me up :)

greengeeny 03-28-2012 04:47 AM

You know what I love? Waking up and peeing on a ketostick and it being pink. It makes resisting all the garbage at work everyday even more satisfying. Just a thought before I head into work :)

greengeeny 04-01-2012 06:38 AM

I was doing so great. And then, I woke up late and couldn't eat breakfast. I was rushing to work, and when I got there, they had ordered bagels. So, I had half a bagel, which I didn't even finish. Then at break, I had two oreo cookies from the office kitchen. When I got home, I just continued out the day on the right track, but when I weighed this morning (just to check) I was up a pound :( Tomorrow is my official weigh in and measure day, so I am just gonna eat today 20 carbs or less and hope it balances itself out! I work way too hard to gain a pound. Right this minute, I am baking a quiche to have for emergency breakfasts for the next week.

greengeeny 04-03-2012 02:26 PM

Finished shopping for the kids easter baskets today. Going to go easter dinner shopping tonight.

Salami and Cream Cheese roll ups
Deviled Eggs
Low sodium ham glazed with sugar free preserves (not sure which one yet, depends on carbs)
Broccoli Crunch Salad
Green Beans cooked with bacon
(Mac n cheese for non-lcers)
Low carb cheesecake with a nut crust(found the recipe on here, made it today, and had a small piece to test it out~~yummy!!!)
(Easter basket cupcakes for non-lcers)

greengeeny 04-03-2012 08:06 PM

I forgot to post my weigh in and measurements yesterday. Just as I suspected, I did gain :(
Weight~190 lbs
Bust~34" and 39"
Waist~34 1/2"
Hips~43 1/2"
Stomach~41 1/2"

Gained 1.4 lbs, Also, measured quickly, so not sure I did it very accurately. Anyways, next week will be a better weight loss and inch loss :)

greengeeny 04-10-2012 07:40 AM

One of the ladies I work with came in today with "Easter Cheese" that her and her mother make every year. She asked me to try it, and because I deny practically everything this woman makes (too carby), I tried just a small piece. Instantly I could taste the heavy sugary taste. I quietly smiled and swallowed, and half hour later, I was in the bathroom puking! I am home early from work now :( I feel like crap!

greengeeny 04-12-2012 09:03 PM

I have been sick all week now and havent really eaten much. I weighed today just out of curiosity, and I have only lost a few ounces! Think its because I haven't been eating?

greengeeny 04-12-2012 09:10 PM

First full day I have eaten since Tues~

Breakfast~2 scrambled eggs in butter with boursin cheese and cut up pepperoni


Dinner~Enchilada style chicken and Mexi Cali-rice

Snacks~2 sf jellos with redi whip, 3 sugarfree russel stover candies

greengeeny 04-13-2012 08:38 PM

Breakfast~tall iced latte with decaf, sugarfree vanilla and made with half and half at starbucks
Lunch~crackslaw, sf jello with redi whip
Dinner~italian casserole, romaine with creamy italian dressing, and panna cotta
Snack~3 sf russel stover candies, almond whipped w heavy cream and little bit of splenda

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