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Old 01-12-2014, 05:48 PM   #31
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So, I had to come find your journal and see how you are doing since you visited me...thank you by the way

The best pizza recipe I have found out there would be Linda Sue's deep dish pizza. I fix it a lot while doing LC. I can post the recipe here if you don't have it. It's awesome! My whole family loves it. I usually make two and freeze the other in slices for later. Another very quick way I have eaten pizza is take some grated cheese and sprinkle it all over a small frying pan. Fry it up until crisp and flip it over to crisp the other side. Now you have a crust to put on little sauce and toppings. I have used this same method to create a "bowl" for my taco salad. Instead of putting the cheese on a plate take it and put it over the a bowl turned upside down. Mold it to the bowl and let it cool.

Anyway, I think you are doing great! Keep up the good work!!
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Old 01-12-2014, 05:51 PM   #32
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From Linda's Sue's Low Carb Recipe site

DEEP DISH PIZZA
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 ounce (I used the kind in a can)
1/4 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup pizza sauce
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
Assorted toppings: pepperoni, ham, sausage, 4 ounce can mushrooms, green peppers, bacon, ground beef, etc.
Dash of garlic pepper or garlic powder and some Italian seasoning for top of pizza

In a medium bowl, whisk the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Whisk in the eggs until the mixture is well-blended and smooth. Add the parmesan and seasonings, then stir in the 8 ounces of mozzarella until completely moistened. Spread the cheese mixture evenly in a well-greased 9x13" glass baking dish or lightly greased and lined with parchment paper (see note below). Bake at 375║ 20-25 minutes or until evenly browned, but not too dark. Let cool completely on a wire rack. When nearly cooled, take a metal spatula and carefully pry up the edges to loosen from pan. Ease the spatula under the whole crust to loosen. Keep the crust in the pan. This makes it easier to remove the finished pizza later. Refrigerate, uncovered, until shortly before serving time.

Spread the chilled crust with the pizza sauce, then the cheese and toppings of your choice. Lightly sprinkle with the seasonings of your choice. Bake at 375║ about 15-20 minutes or until toppings are bubbly. Let stand a few minutes before cutting.

Makes 8 servings
Can be frozen

Per Serving: 304 Calories; 25g Fat; 17g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs

She says "I don't recommend making this in a metal baking pan as it will stick making the pizza very difficult to remove and the pan very hard to clean.

I think I may have discovered the secret to a crispy crust. I left the baked crust uncovered in the refrigerator for several hours. I think that allowed it to dry out a bit so that it became crisp during the second baking with the toppings. I was able to pick the pizza up in my hands.

NOTE: If you lightly grease the pan and line it with parchment paper, you'll have no trouble removing the pizza from the pan later. Greasing the pan makes the parchment stick to it so you can easily spread the crust batter."
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:13 PM   #33
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Thanks LC Mommy! I haven't made the DDP in a few years! It is so delicious that it's hard for me to stop with one serving! When I get a good bit more established, I'll have to make it!
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:50 AM   #34
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Kale can be cooked along with a ham in a big ole pot or sauted in a fry pan with butter, onion. Treat is like any greens. I'm not a fan of kale chips!
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:40 AM   #35
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Thanks Garden!

I overate last night...had a nice filet and LOTS of green beans...I woke up to a gain this morning, but I believe it will come back off quickly.

I do resolve to not over eat veggies any more for a while though...

My energy level is low today...

I'm still happy to have no bad cravings...
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:08 PM   #36
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Becky...if you take those green beans, and mix them with some bacon chopped up and beef broth, you have many more servings, amazing tasting beans, and a lot less carbs than green beans by themselves There are worse veggies to overdo it on than green beans, but adding a little fat and meat to them make them fantastic!! My kids devour them.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:29 AM   #37
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Thanks greeny! The beans did have ham in them...and a little butter...they were so yummy that I overate...and still haven't gotten the scale back down to 187...

I think I'll scale way back on the veggies for a few days and see if I can get that meat/clean feeling!

BTW, your stats are very impressive! Sounds like you've really got it going on!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:12 AM   #38
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:55 AM   #39
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You are doing great Becky! Don't beat yourself up over green beans

I have found that ham or food such as hot dogs make my scales go up. I think due to the salt. I try to only eat them sparingly.

Are you keeping a food diary? Do you measure how many cups of vegetables you are eating? Measuring helps me with my portions. I look up the carb counts of the veg. and then decide how much I can afford to eat by looking back at what I have eaten for the day. Just some suggestions of things that have helped me.
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I do intend to portion out my veggies from now on...no more willy nilly for me!

I want to learn how to make bone broth...I've been reading how good it is for us.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:56 PM   #41
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Bone broth.....me too! That sounds really health. Gotta go check it out!
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One more pound to go and I'll be back to my pre-green-bean weight! haha

I don't really stress about the scale...but I do keep an eye on trends...It sort of keeps me in focus.
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I made it past the 3 week mark! That's a milestone for me. The scale isn't moving downward as quickly as I'd like... But I am free from cravings and I'm in control. That's a reward in itself!
I've been listening to LC podcasts & reading blogs & kindle LC books. There are so many good reasons to cut out sugar & flour.

I've not had a diet coke in over two weeks...maybe three... I've lost count. I know drinking water is the best for me.

I have been drinking more coffee with truvia and HWC. Maybe I should cut back to see scales move? I'm not sure about that.

I'm so thankful to be free of cravings!my energy level-- overall is up too!
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Ahhhhh....TOM arrived a few days earlier than I was expecting! Now things make more sense!
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Been reading here Becky. I bet you are feeling great after 22 days of eating clean, so happy for you!
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THanks so much Jeanie! I have a long ways to go...and I have learned I can't do it the "moderate" way...this has to be all in for me...or else I start to indulge more and more...

One day at a time...I do tell myself at night, "If I stay strong, I can update my "days clean" number!

I haven't been clean this long in over a year...
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Becky, you are always so positive! You are doing great and I admire your fortitude to stay in control.

Jeanie! It's been a roller coaster for me too! But we keep tryin! I'm sick of tryin though, I want to succeed!
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Thank you Garden! If I had your great stats, I'd probably be more lax! When I get back in to the 160's or 170's I feel so good! I'm ready to get back there!

TOM really surprised me...when I think back, I was extra hungry...I gave in and had a single serving of almonds...(which is nothing compared to what I'd usually give in to...)

I didn't feel any of the other PMS symptoms...

But now that TOM is here, I'm feeling cramps this morning...I'm so thankful for Advil and the fact that it's Saturday! It's nice to have a slow lazy PJ morning.

I'm looking for more LC blogs to read...that seems to be helping my resolve to read and hear about why LC is so good...if anyone has a blogger they particularly like I'd love to follow...
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Search: Maria Emmerich, DJ Foodie and Healthy Living How To. Good information that I need to follow .
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Thanks Garden! I will check those out!
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Go Becky, Go Becky!!

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Woke up to 186...that was nice to see! My lowest weight the whole year of 2013 was 187 (for a day... ) ...so it's very rewarding to get past that!

I was noticing how much better I feel in my body...usually the day or so before my period, everything sort of hurts...my back, my neck, my legs & hip...other than some mild cramping, I'm pretty much pain free...

The LC benefits can sort of sneak up on me...I'm just trying to notice them now so when I'm tempted to cheat I can remind myself...

I can honestly say I have not craved bad foods...but there have been a couple of times I was tempted to go to LC treats of my past that led to overeating or worse...like eating a spoonful of PB...(which would lead to multiple spoonfuls) or grab a slice of cheese...or dig into that 7lb pound bag of non shelled pistachios my husband bought from Sams... (haha--never go there hungry!)

I think those types of snacking are what set me up to fail on the LC way...and I've done better this time to resist. I did have a small single serving size bag of almonds on Friday...and it did scare me a bit!

Just rambling this morning while I have my coffee...

I love HWC in my coffee...I ran out for 3 days...and I missed it so much! It's my treat/reward...
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Congrats on reaching 186, Becky. What a wonderful way to start the new year.

I too have been fortunate in not experiencing cravings, other than momentary thoughts which haven't been compelling enough to act upon. It certainly helps not to have triggers (peanut butter is also a biggie for me) sitting on the cupboard shelf. I don't know if I could resist pistachios if we had them in the house.

I really don't think that nuts are the worst thing we could be eating. Almonds are supposed to be very healthy. I actually had some nuts yesterday for the first time since last Sept. I ate a very few pieces along with a small wedge of Brie as a snack around 4 p.m. -for some reason I often want to eat something around that time of day. The high fat content of the cheese and nuts satisfied me until our dinner at 7.

Garden, thanks for posting the info about healthy living how to. I checked it out and found some of the articles really interesting.
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Way to go Becky!! I'm always excited to see a new low myself! You are doing great! Keep up the good work and you'll be dropping way below 186!!
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Hello my beautiful friend!!!

You are doing amazing! I read your entire journal and see how you have chosen to cut out so much! Wow! Knowing triggers is so helpful.

Peanut butter is my major one! I never want it unless I am eating LC!

Here's a great recipe I love and that might fit your new lifestyle:

Chicken Soup

1 onion cut up small
2 cans of rotel (1 drained and 1 not)
4 chicken breasts
3-4 bullion cubes
1 carton of low sodium chicken broth

Put the onion in the bottom of the crockpot, then chicken breasts on top, then bullion cubes, pour rotel in and broth and let cook for 4 hours.

I love this! It is low carb and low calorie and I split it into 4 servings.

I am so proud of you!!!!

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Thank you LC Mommy! Your stats are amazing...and I love your signature scripture!

Msgirl, I think I have all of those ingredients! I'll have to try that soup...I know all of this meat will get old after a while...thank you!!! (Your stats are wonderful! You've really had a good loss!!! -- Congrats!!!)
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I feel very accomplished in that I have not had diet coke since the new year started...

But, I wonder if I'm chewing too much SF gum...i can chew the FIRE out of some SF gum...

I wonder if that could slow weight loss?

I also have 2 tsp of Truvia in my coffee...2 or 3 times a day...

I've been reading, watching & listening to so much LC science stuff...there are so many ways cutting carbs is good for us...I find when I post/read LCF it helps me stay on track too. I've never journaled before...but I think this is helping a lot for me to keep my focus.

It's amazing how much good info is available at our fingertips...simply amazing!
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DEEP DISH PIZZA
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 1 ounce (I used the kind in a can)
1/4 teaspoon oregano or Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 ounces Italian cheese blend or mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup pizza sauce
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
Assorted toppings: pepperoni, ham, sausage, 4 ounce can mushrooms, green peppers, bacon, ground beef, etc.
Dash of garlic pepper or garlic powder and some Italian seasoning for top of pizza

In a medium bowl, whisk the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Whisk in the eggs until the mixture is well-blended and smooth. Add the parmesan and seasonings, then stir in the 8 ounces of mozzarella until completely moistened. Spread the cheese mixture evenly in a well-greased 9x13" glass baking dish or lightly greased and lined with parchment paper (see note below). Bake at 375║ 20-25 minutes or until evenly browned, but not too dark. Let cool completely on a wire rack. When nearly cooled, take a metal spatula and carefully pry up the edges to loosen from pan. Ease the spatula under the whole crust to loosen. Keep the crust in the pan. This makes it easier to remove the finished pizza later. Refrigerate, uncovered, until shortly before serving time.

Spread the chilled crust with the pizza sauce, then the cheese and toppings of your choice. Lightly sprinkle with the seasonings of your choice. Bake at 375║ about 15-20 minutes or until toppings are bubbly. Let stand a few minutes before cutting.

Makes 8 servings
Can be frozen

Per Serving: 304 Calories; 25g Fat; 17g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs

She says "I don't recommend making this in a metal baking pan as it will stick making the pizza very difficult to remove and the pan very hard to clean.

I think I may have discovered the secret to a crispy crust. I left the baked crust uncovered in the refrigerator for several hours. I think that allowed it to dry out a bit so that it became crisp during the second baking with the toppings. I was able to pick the pizza up in my hands.

NOTE: If you lightly grease the pan and line it with parchment paper, you'll have no trouble removing the pizza from the pan later. Greasing the pan makes the parchment stick to it so you can easily spread the crust batter."
The best pizza recipe EVER!
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I really want to learn more about nutritional ketosis...I think I'm in it, but not sure.

I woke up to a loss this morning...184! Thats's less than I weighed all of 2013...so I'm on my way now! Usually when I'm wrapping up TOM, I have a loss...always a welcome site!
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