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Old 04-28-2012, 02:37 PM   #31
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:07 AM   #32
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Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.4 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5

I got distracted this morning and did not eat breakfast yet. According to the Leptin Reset I should eat within half an hour of getting up. But I've been puttering around the house, cleaning a little, drinking coffee with HWC and catching up on FB/texting. It was a relaxing, bright, fun morning so I did enjoy it, but we'll see what happens tonight.. if I get a visit from the Hungry Monster or what!
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:10 AM   #33
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Yes, it will be interesting to see if your hunger is bad tonight.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #34
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I got anxious hungry in the middle of the day. I was not actually hungry, but I was worried about being hungry later. I did some journaling about why I wanted to eat and that completely helped. In fact, a sense of calm washed over me. I got this idea from reading Ta-Da's journal.

I also realized that I want to simultaneously have a high-calorie day and a low-calorie day today, which is not possible. I want to have a refeed so I don't burn out AND a low day so I have a lower weight the next day. It is not possible to have a simultaneously high- and low-calorie day, so this was causing me grief. I thought about it and decided to go with WWAD (What Would Atkins Do) because good old Dr Atkins supervised people on low carb for the majority of his career, and he did not include refeeds in his book. Other gurus have refeeds, and that is fine. I'm not even saying I will never do a refeed. But realizing something that was bothering me and resolving it (simply by choosing not to make today a refeed day) helped a great deal. Making a decision and sticking with it resolved my worry about "what is the right thing to do?" I think I worry a lot about not doing things the right way.

Anyways, this may have been caused by my late breakfast. Or by my worrywart tendencies. Or both. I did get through it without stuffing my face though.

I also did a ton of food prep today. I cooked bacon, a beef roast, and veggies in the oven. I made jello/cream cheese cups and 6 macaroons (fake-aroons), which are just coconut oil and unsweetened shredded coconut. I also cut up raw veggies for my lunches.

Breakfast was yogurt, tofu, coconut milk, 6 blackberries and artificial sweetener in the blender
Lunch was an Oh Yeah bar, 2 pc bacon and some Omega 3 supplements (cod liver oil)
Dinner will be more bacon, eggs, cheese, spinach, and a macaroon

Cals 1861
Fat 141 g
Carbs 42 g
Fiber 7 g
Protein 106 g

Oh Yeah bars = not ideal nutrition, but whatever. They work for me. Onward and downward.

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:29 PM   #35
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That's awesome, Elizabeth. I'm so glad you overcame unreasonable desires and have found something that helps.
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10pm.. not hungry! Big yay. Going to bed soon.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #37
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Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.4 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5

So that is two weeks of Leptin Reset, minus one day of offplan eating. In raw numbers, from where I started, I have lost 2 pounds. If it is truly two pounds gone, then I am happy! I know I sound like a broken record, but I am aware that it could easily be two pounds of fluctuation. I.e., not actual weight loss. I just don't want to get delusional.

Still going to keep trying leptin reset for one more week (until May 5) and then re-assess. Switching plans is one of my weaknesses. I get distracted by shiny new things, like a raccoon.

Food for today:
Bfast: tofu, eggs, Fage, 26g blackberries, spinach, Davincis in the blender. Coffee with HWC. (49g protein total)
Lunch: Beef roast and raw jicama. Iced tea with one slice of lemon.
Dinner: 2pc bacon, 5 carbs worth of carrots (carefully weighed), SF jello/cream cheese mixture, coconut oil + shredded coconut. Omega 3, L-carnitine, D3 and L-glutamine supplements.

Cals 1594
Fat 110 g
Carbs 47 g
Fiber 13 g
Protein 101 g

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Old 04-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #38
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I am watching with interest! And of course, hope that it's real fat loss that you have experienced.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:44 AM   #39
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April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.4 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5

I have been looking forward to my weigh-ins these past few days because I am hoping to see 149. This is compared to the past few months where weighing in was often annoying. For some reason there is a huge mental difference between 156 and 150. 156 is annoying and 150 is a party.

Yesterday I finished a massive project at work - basically something that I have been working on for a little more than a year. It has been a big part of my daily "work" at work, with a lot of effort, stress, worry, planning, executing, etc. I sat at my desk and felt very happy, with that feeling that a weight had been lifted and I didn't even know how big the stress was until it was gone. Had kind of a hard time focusing on other stuff, and I knew that I would potentially want to come home and eat something special to celebrate. That is an overeating time for me; I get into a mindset of "I deserve this" and "I want it to be special", etc. Well the truth is that I *do* "deserve" whatever food my brain starts to fixate on... BUT the question is, is that what I really want? Is that what's best for me? Is that what will help me in the long run?

For example, of course I "deserve" pizza; I work hard, I am a good person, etc. But it turns out that "what do I deserve" is not even the question. It's not relevant. Pizza does not help me get what I really want, which is weight loss.

So I recognized that yesterday might be a day that I would be tempted to go off plan. I thought through it and made a commitment to just eat the food I had preplanned and pretracked, and that's what I did.

This will probably come up again on Friday night when the week is over and I want to celebrate. I should think of a non-food celebratory activity to do on Friday.

Food plan for today:
Bfast: Coffee with HWC. Coconut milk, eggs, yogurt, blackberries in the blender.
Lunch: beef roast, jicama, iced tea with lemon.
Dinner: Spinach salad, olive oil dressing. Jello/cream cheese. 1 coconut macaroon. Supplements.

Cals 1662
Fat 127 g
Carbs 44 g
Fiber 16 g
Protein 86 g


This is about 20 grams less protein than I have been doing. I have become a notorious plan-switcher. It is my secret shame. I hear about "lower protein" and I instantly want to try it. Lord help me. I recognize that plan switching is not helpful. Yet here I am, being influenced. I should just own the decision. My breakfast will still be high protein, as per leptin reset, but my dinner is mostly fat.

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Old 05-01-2012, 03:03 PM   #40
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I know what you are talking about with the lower protein thing. I am not ready to go there. Yet. I want to try LR first. So, you just need to keep being my guinea pig! lol

I hope this doesn't sound patronizing, but I'm really proud of you the way you talk yourself down, or out of dangerous mindsets. There's a huge mental component to this, and you are doing so well with it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:37 AM   #41
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It is a beautiful morning! Great day to be alive!!

Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.4 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5
May 2: 149



Holy crap! Sooooooooooooooooo happy to see that 149!! Wahoooooo! I hope it sticks, and I hope this trend continues! I will be keeping up my big breakfast efforts fo sho.

If I get to 148.5, that is 70 pounds lost.
If I get to 148 or lower, that is Virgin Fat Territory. These will be weights I have never seen, because I went through them on my way up in jr high/early high school and wasn't really aware of my weight. Oooooo, I should ask my mom if there is any kind of school or medical record of my weights at that age. That would be interesting!!

I am getting quite excited here, and thinking ahead and really hoping my stall is over. However -- the voice of reason remains in the back of my head, saying:
"This could just be a fluctuation."
"This may not last."
"You've thought your stall was over before."

So, I am going to stay vigilant and keep working on this. Thank Jeebus it is almost summer and I will be able to focus on this without getting distracted/stressed out by work.

Food Plan!
Bfast: eggs, yogurt, pumpkin, cinnamon, coconut milk, ice in the blender. Coffee with HWC.
Lunch: Beef roast, red bell pepper, iced tea.
Dinner: spinach and onion cooked in olive oil, blueberries/HWC, SF jello/cream cheese, supplements.

Cals 1579
Fat 114 g
Carbs 49 g
Fiber 14 g
Protein 88 g


Speck! Thanks for the nice comment. I have been trying to get really real and shine a light on the reasons why I want to eat off plan/overeat. I was fat my whole life for a reason (-- well, probably several reasons). One of them is the emotional eating aspect. I think it's the kind of thing where I have some ingrained, lifelong patterns and I can only improve if I get real and don't BS myself.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:53 AM   #42
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Just to have a typed out list, I want to start brainstorming everything that has changed in the last few months. I think it may be the case that more than one factor is at play here, and maybe the Leptin Reset is just one piece of the puzzle.

I'm going to keep adding to this list as I think of more things that have changed.

Spring 2012 compared to Fall 2011

1. I have started eating a big breakfast soon after getting up, with an avg of 50g protein. Previously I was skipping breakfast, eating a medium sized lunch and large dinner with a lot of volume.

2. I have lowered carbs overall, and raised fat. I have lowered calories too. I was doing 1800-19xx cals in the fall, and am now doing 1500-16xx.

3. My sleep is much more in order. My schedule has changed so I no longer have to get up at 5:30. This means I sleep more overall and it also has resolved some anxiety I was having about falling asleep. My schedule is also more balanced throughout the week. Previously I had two 12-hour days per week, which were quite tiring.

4. I switched from drinking mostly sparkling water to drinking mostly plain water.

5. I started taking these supplements again: A "whole foods" multivitamin, a probiotic, L-carnitine (1500mg), L-glutamine (2000mg), d3 (2000mg), B12, cod liver oil, evening primrose oil, flax/borage oil.

6. I have switched from intense exercise (running, lifting heavy weights) to less intense exercise (walking) for the moment. I think this has greatly reduced my cortisol. I am going to see what happens when I add weights back in, though, after the leptin reset is over.

7. I have stopped taking my magnesium supplement for the time being (Natural Calm).

8. The season is now spring heading into summer (which I LOVE), instead of fall heading into winter (which I hate). There is more sunlight, it is warmer, and I can be outside more. Also, I do not have to work in the summer.

9. I switched from fully caffeinated coffee to half-decaf.

10. I stopped working at home and now do all of my work at work. This means more hours at work, but it also means that when I am home, there is a clear boundary that work time is over and I get a break from thinking about it. Previously, work had crept in to the majority of my waking hours.

11. I had a 6 day full "diet break" in March when we went to Cancun. I ate everything my heart desired (both on and off plan), and drank a lot of beer and fruity drinks. It was also really sunny and hot (compared to grey and cool in MN). I felt relaxed and rested and happy. Then when I got home, I went back to low carbing. I had not ever had a big diet break like this before.

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Old 05-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #43
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Hey Elizabeth! I keep checking in on you to see how the reset is going for you. 149!! Congratulations. I'm looking for that lovely number myself, hopefully sometime in June; I don't think I'll see it any time soon with all of the strength training I plan to do in May.
I'm like you with "plan jumping". I'm trying to think of it as "modifying" . Problem is I sometimes don't give it enough time to see if it actually works before I "modify" something else. I too have been looking into the lower protein thing because I am WAAAY higher than I should be. Now I have to look into the cardio/cortisol connection because I am a cardioholic. I'm trying to switch into strength training and make that my new thing, but keep some cardio for my heart etc.
Congrats on 149!!
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Hey, Elizabeth. I can really relate to your #10 up there. Because I also teach online, it's almost necessary that I do some of my work from home. Also, I live over 30 miles from campus and have to take a notorious stretch of freeway. So, I make it a point to leave as soon as I can to beat the traffic. I get home really early compared to just about everybody else in the working world, but then finish my work at home. I've gotten a heck of a lot better about when I do the work though. No longer do I spend hours and hours at night and on the weekend catching up like I used to. But when my kids were really little, it was a necessary evil.
Oh, and thank God I don't have those 12 hour days anymore! I used to have "marathon Mondays", starting with a 9:30am class and ending with a night class that got out at 10pm.

I think it's really good to keep track of stuff like this. Otherwise, it's so easy to forget and lose track of time.

That's awesome about the 149. I saw 149 today, too. If I get below 145, that will be virgin fat territory for me.

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Naeemah: Hi! Yay for your upcoming strength training! Everyone says it does great things for body composition and keeping metabolism high. Yeah!

Speck: Yay for 149!! I want to give the high five smiley for having similar jobs but also the thumbs down for the 12 hour days and so on. And thumbs down for all those Fridays with a million papers to grade staring me in the face!!


Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.4 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5
May 2: 149
May 3: 149.5


Half a pound up but still in the 140s! I was bouncing around all day yesterday just knowing that I was in the 140s. Wheeeeeeee! And yesterday was a potluck day at work so there was food/treats everywhere. I was 0% tempted. I ate my preplanned food and did not feel deprived. It was easy because I knew with absolutely certainty that I would rather be in the 140s than eat off plan.

Food Plan
Bfast: Coffee with HWC. Polish sausage, eggs, green onion, fresh rosemary. Fage yogurt.
Lunch: Beef roast and a cucumber. Iced tea.
Dinner: Spinach and onion cooked in olive oil. Coconut butter. 1 macaroon. Supplements.

Cals 1641
Fat 124 g
Carbs 49 g
Fiber 14 g
Protein 93 g

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Stressful day at work! Last Thurs was the same. Booooooooooo! Boo, I say! The day started off wrong when I woke up at 3 and didn't fall back asleep for an hour or two.

Now I am a Crab-U-Tron 5000.

Still on plan but the emotional urges to eat a lot of extra food are there. I saw my packets of almond butter and was like "I should eat all of those", despite not being hungry.

Self care plan is:
go for a walk
text some people
make tea and drink it while watching Top Model
bath
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:06 AM   #47
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I ended up going for a really nice sunset stroll and took some new paths in a big park. Everything is green and it smelled very summery. Pretty pleasant.

Looking back over the past winter, it is becoming clearer and clearer that my nighttime eating was one of the things preventing me from losing weight. I would skip or delay breakfast and eat lunch + dinner, and then basically snack on low carb foods until bedtime. I was eating with this feeling of urgency. I would feel head hungry; it felt like I "needed" the food, but my stomach would not send the "It's OK, you just ate" feeling to my brain. It was like I wasn't processing that I had eaten. Even though I wanted to lose weight, the "eat eat eat" feeling (I call it the Hungry Monster) was just extremely compelling.

At the moment I am not struggling with this in the same way. My hypothesis is that the Leptin Reset has gotten my hunger hormones working better, and now at night when I get head hunger or want to do emotional eating, it is easier to work around it. The Hungry Monster is less compelling, so I can see my eating desires for what they are - reactions to stress or emotions.

Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.4 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5
May 2: 149
May 3: 149.5
May 4: 149

Food plan
Bfast: Coffee with HWC. Polish sausage, eggs, yogurt
Lunch: Pumpkin with coconut milk, raw jicama, iced tea
Dinner: 2 HB eggs, spinach cooked in butter, yogurt, coconut macaroon, supplements


Cals 1651
Fat 127 g
Carbs 49 g
Fiber 16 g
Protein 87 g

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Sounds like a lovely walk, Elizabeth.
I have had the "compulsion to stuff my face with anything I can find" feeling. I am thankful it's not often. I can't imagine having it all the time. It's great you are figuring things out. That's half the battle.
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Thanks, Speck! It is a nice time of year here. I love it when things are green again after winter.

Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.5 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5
May 2: 149
May 3: 149.5
May 4: 149
May 5: 148.5


Week 1: -0
Week 2: -2
Week 3: -2

148.5 is my lowest adult weight! It also puts me at the milestone of -70 pounds.

Something seems to be working here! I'm going to keep going at this.


Food plan for Saturday:
Bfast: yogurt, polish sausage, eggs
Lunch: 2 HB eggs, jicama, coconut macaroon
Dinner: Going to a birthday party at a low carb friendly house. Not sure what will be there but I will have 560 calories to work with. I will probably bring some coconut butter in a baggie just as a backup plan.

Wahoo 140s!
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Woo woo! 70 pounds down for you! Too bad there's no happy dance smiley on here. Congratulations!
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148!! That's awesome!

Hey, why do you have RuPaul in your avatar today? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Thanks ladies!!! As for RuPaul, I am a fan and just watched the finale of the Drag Race. And I added a few RuPaul songs to my exercise playlist. I was inspired to celebrate my 148.5 by switching up the pic and wanted to have something fun!

At the party that I went to yesterday, I had 3 lettuce roll sandwiches (turkey and cheese with mayo), a handful of raw veggies and a handful of fresh berries. Also about 4 glasses of wine! This was at my sister's house. My family is unbelievably supportive of low carb. They just quietly make LC options available when we get together. They couldn't be nicer about it. I'm really thankful.. I do not stress about food at family events. That is a blessing.

I was at 1100 cals when I went to the party, so I was probably around 2000 or fewer for the day. Not too bad. I don't know my total carb count but I didn't eat anything high carb so I'm not worried. Also I held on to my weight from yesterday, so that is yay!!

Today I'm going to do some food prep for the week and get some cleaning done. I also plan on doing some journaling about food and worries because that was such a positive experience last weekend. I like the idea of getting into a good mindset for the week and having things to keep in mind + inspire me. Kind of like my own personal church sermon about low carb and anxiety.

Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.5 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5
May 2: 149
May 3: 149.5
May 4: 149
May 5: 148.5
May 6: 148.5

Food plan for today!
Breakfast: 3 eggs, Fage 2%, tofu, blackberries in the blender. Coffee with HWC.
Lunch: pumpkin and coconut milk, almond butter, 4 pc bacon
Dinner: green beans with butter, coconut butter, SF jello with HWC. Supplements.

Cals 1696
Fat 135 g
Carbs 50 g
Fiber 21 g
Protein 75 g
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That's awesome, doing great Elizabeth!
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It's Monday! Lots to do today. Luckily it's a sunny morning. That kinda makes things better.

Weight is up a pound but I'm hoping it's a normal fluctuation. A small part of my brain is saying that the Leptin Reset was too good to be true and here's where the bounce back begins. This is what we call Catastrophic Thinking. I has it. I'm like a newbie in the main LCF lobby. I know I stayed on plan yesterday though. It may be a delayed effect from the wine on Saturday. Or it may be nothing. Time will tell, I guess.

I wanted to write what happened yesterday. I had eaten lunch at 2pm and was planning to eat dinner at 7pm. About 6pm I was hungry. I got worried about it, because Sunday nights can be kind of crappy with the "weekend-is-over, I'm-dreading-Monday" feelings. I was thinking it could lead to off-plan eating. BUT -- here was my amazing, magical solution. I just ate my (pre-planned) dinner and then was not hungry anymore! Yes, it turned out that I was just hungry for dinner. I spent the rest of the evening doing other things and not thinking about food.


Leptin Reset weights:
April 16: 152.5
April 17: 154
April 18: 153.5
April 19: 152.5
April 20: 152
April 21: 152.5 (went off plan)
April 22: ...
April 23: ...
April 24: ...
April 25: 154
April 26: 152.5
April 27: 151.5
April 28: 150.5
April 29: 151.5
April 30: 150.5
May 1: 150.5
May 2: 149
May 3: 149.5
May 4: 149
May 5: 148.5
May 6: 148.5
May 7: 149.5

Food plan:
Breakfast: eggs, yogurt, tofu, blackberries, SF syrup in the blender. Coffee with HWC
Lunch: beef roast and jicama
Dinner: green beans with butter, SF jello with cream cheese, coconut oil with shredded coconut

Cals 1549
Fat 108 g
Carbs 46 g
Fiber 15 g
Protein 91 g
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Old 05-07-2012, 02:14 PM   #55
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Yup, Mondays can be a bummer! But we're almost through!
That's kind of funny about your dinner. Funny how we get thinking about things a certain way and the obvious isn't so obvious anymore.
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I chose to have an off-plan day yesterday, with the promise to myself that I would get right back on plan today. So I'm not going to weigh myself for a couple days. On Saturday I will check the lasting damage.

Today's food plan is:
Coffee with HWC, eggs, tofu, coconut milk, pumpkin and cinnamon.
Beef roast and a yellow bell pepper.
Spinach with .5 T butter, Carrots (5g carbs worth, carefully weighed) with a little bacon fat, jello and coconut oil/shredded coconut

Cals 1613
Fat 122 g
Carbs 45 g
Fiber14 g
Protein 85 g

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Old 05-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #57
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Hi Elizabeth! I think having "free" food times are important, if a person can handle them. I am fortunate that I can have a "free" meal or "free" whole day and not let it derail me. They help to keep me honest. This was a major problem with me and JUDDD. Just because I *can* have bread and pasta and donuts on an Up Day, doesn't mean I should. These are not healthy foods, but I was having them all too often for my Primal WOE standards.
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Speck-- that is good thinking. Healthy food is the goal.

I have stuck to my plan so far today. Just finished dinner and about to go see The Avengers at the drive in. Bringing some sparkling water but no food!
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:25 PM   #59
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Have fun! I can't wait to see it myself
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It was good! Love the drive-in too.

Food plan for today:
Breakfast: eggs, tofu, coconut milk, 25g blackberries, 40g spinach. Coffee with HWC.
Lunch: Beef roast and a cucumber
Dinner: 5g carbs worth of carrots, almond butter, coconut oil/shredded coconut, SF jello.

Cals 1614
Fat 124 g
Carbs 44 g
Fiber 14 g
Protein 80 g
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