Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Inspiration and Wisdom > Weight Loss Journals
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2014, 10:22 AM   #1
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
The Ketogenic Primalist - My Journal

I am starting this up to hold myself accountable to eating grass-fed, GMO-free, organic, and unprocessed meats, veggies, and dairy while maintaining a VLC WOE. I think they are the best of both worlds for me as primal gives me lots of energy and a clear mind, and VLC keeps me trim and on a downward slope for weight loss.

Eventually I will add in more carbs at maintenance (when I will definitely be adding in some wine!), but for now have decided to stick to no more than 10 carbs per day.

Will be posting daily weigh-ins and menus, with the hope of reaching goal by the end of March!
__________________
Mini Goals
Confidently in a monokini for July 4 beach getaway
Confidently in a size 4 in time for grad school by August 18

147..144..141..138..135..132..129..126.124

My journal: 60 Days to Goal!
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 02-02-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Tomorrow's menu idea -

B: IF with lots of water and a bit of ACV (I always like to start a new plan this way)
L: Chuck roast and cauliflower rice with butter
D: Chicken meatballs and broccoli with butter

53% fat | 43% protein | 4% carb
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 10:39 AM   #3
Major LCF Poster!
 
Madmarsha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,141
Gallery: Madmarsha
Stats: way too much/157/145
WOE: moderate carbs
Start Date: October 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by qurlybee View Post
I am starting this up to hold myself accountable to eating grass-fed, GMO-free, organic, and unprocessed meats
Just jumping in here (hope you don't mind). I would ideally love to do this as well. I just think it's nearly impossible without the right local sources.
Madmarsha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 10:48 AM   #4
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madmarsha View Post
Just jumping in here (hope you don't mind). I would ideally love to do this as well. I just think it's nearly impossible without the right local sources.
Don't mind at all! I actually get my food from a local grocery delivery that only works with farms that meet those expectations so I am very, very fortunate. I will have to figure out what to do when I end up moving away this summer, but I am hoping to have good luck at farmer's markets/natural food stores in my new location.
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
Major LCF Poster!
 
Madmarsha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,141
Gallery: Madmarsha
Stats: way too much/157/145
WOE: moderate carbs
Start Date: October 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by qurlybee View Post
Don't mind at all! I actually get my food from a local grocery delivery that only works with farms that meet those expectations so I am very, very fortunate
Yes, that is lucky. Where I'm from originally (PA), it is loaded with farmer's markets. Not where I am now, tho.

My local store does have local produce, tho, from time to time. I will have to make inquiry on other things. If they feel they have enough interest, they may make a better effort to increase availability.

With all the talk about non-GMO, they really don't make it easy.
Madmarsha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2014, 12:01 PM   #6
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madmarsha View Post
Yes, that is lucky. Where I'm from originally (PA), it is loaded with farmer's markets. Not where I am now, tho.

My local store does have local produce, tho, from time to time. I will have to make inquiry on other things. If they feel they have enough interest, they may make a better effort to increase availability.

With all the talk about non-GMO, they really don't make it easy.
Yeah, trying to prove there is a substantial market for them to make a change is always an arduous task, but well worth it. I hope you are able to find something!
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Lots of crazy bodily things happened yesterday, and I didn't start right away with my plan.
I am at home today, healing, taking it easy, and fasting.

I am anticipating tomorrow's menu will be:
B: 4 flax crackers with cream cheese and tea
L: Chuck roast and cauliflower rice with butter
D: Chicken meatballs and broccoli with butter
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2014, 09:40 AM   #8
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Today's weigh-in: 138.2

I am following the anticipated plan so far, although I wish I had made my flax crackers a little crispier. I do like them, though, and will play around with the recipe as needed.
I definitely like how much fiber they provide, and that it's working. I can stand to be more regular.
My body feels really good after yesterday's fast, and I am looking forward to it getting better and better as the week's progress. I'm most looking forward to being less foggy-headed, which tends to happen after about a week for me.
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2014, 06:11 AM   #9
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Today's weigh-in: 138.4

And I think the gain has to do with the flax crackers. Somehow my tracker calculated it as having almost 0 carbs, when it really had 4 per 2 tbsp, and I was eating twice that.
It's not a huge gain, so I'm not worried, and I think the fact that I significantly increased my fiber without also increasing my water might have something to do with it as well. I went from 0 carb/0 fiber to getting a whole day's worth just at breakfast in one day.

I'm not having crackers today because I am going to try to make a new batch that is more like crackers and less like the thin biscuit-like things I ate yesterday. Plus, I want to regulate exactly how many I eat to keep a close eye on carbs and fiber since I want to stay at 10 total carbs.

B: Cheesecake "pudding" - 1 Tb cream cheese, 1 Tb butter, sprinkle of stevia
L: Chicken meatballs, cauliflower rice, broccoli, and butter
D: Undecided since I will be visiting a friends' house for dinner. I will probably do a 0 carb dinner just to be safe.

Last edited by qurlybee; 02-06-2014 at 06:14 AM..
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 08:35 AM   #10
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Woke up too late to weigh this morning, but I made a LOT of bad choices at dinner last night.
I will now ensure that I am always prepared with food wherever I go from this point on.
I am totally unprepared for today since I was out so late, but have had some coffee with cream and stevia.
I have a feeling I won't be eating much today as I overate so late last night, and I'm sure it will take a while for me to get hungry again.
I am thinking of trying out IF as well, and will play around with eating windows this weekend.
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 09:47 AM   #11
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Totally fell off track with trying some natural sweeteners and am going back to meat and egg until I get back to my pre-primal weight of 138.2.
I need to hold myself accountable to post a lot more frequently here to keep myself on track a little better.
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2014, 07:33 AM   #12
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Weight: 140.4
I just made Kent Altena's LC vanilla ice cream. Sooooo good and rich!
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 packet of Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Stevia

All shaken up in a plastic bag over top of ice and salt. It took me about 5 minutes of shaking to get it to turn into ice cream. Next time I will go one more minute to get it exactly how I like.
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #13
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Abandoned this little space but will be back at it soon.
I am going to do a 30-day very bare bones keto primal plan starting tomorrow: meat, eggs, dairy, and the occasional fat bomb using coconut oil.
I am going to consume only water and tea (I have a feeling that carbonated water is causing some bloating, so I'm going to give up my beloved Perrier and add it back in after to see).
At some point, I am going to add in one of the Primal Blueprint supplements, but that probably won't be for another week or two.
After the 30 days, I will introduce new foods (mainly vegetables and MAYBE fruit) one at a time to see how my body reacts.
I think I am officially done with nuts at this point, though.

Last edited by qurlybee; 03-18-2014 at 08:37 PM..
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2014, 05:31 PM   #14
Senior LCF Member
 
qurlybee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 183
Gallery: qurlybee
Stats: s10/s8/s4
Day 1: I had to start today away from home, so I wasn't as prepared as I would have liked to have been, but I made it work with as much as I could. I'm definitely missing the full feeling I used to get from artificial sweeteners.

Breakfast: 3-egg chicken and cheese omelet
Lunch: Slept (was exhausted!)
Dinner: Cheeseburgers with mustard and mayo
Snack: 1 oz cream cheese

It is my goal to get in at least one high-fat/moderate-protein entree, two high-fat low-carb snacks, and one fat bomb per day over the next 30 days.
qurlybee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:56 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.