Sunday, January 30, 2011

R3 P4 Day 17 - 118.1 (-0.3, LDW +5.3)

Well, that was a good day! A nice clean eating day.

I tried macadamia nuts yesterday, and it seemed to be okay. I tend to be sensitive to some nuts, and I'd read that macadamia nuts were some of the least starchy. They also happen to be my favorites, so it's a win.

I also had a little bit of dark chocolate. As in, I had a couple of pieces and put the chocolate away. And just now thought of the fact that I have chocolate in the house. This is also a win!

Had fun yesterday, cooked my

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

R3 P4 Day 16 - 118.5 (-1.4, LDW +5.7)

Well I would call my apple and cheese day a success! Definitely (at least in this instance) a bigger success than the steak days I've had so far in Round 3.

Today is an easy day, we're both getting sick with cold #3 of this season (I'm guessing hanging around more with the other half's sister's kids is exposing us more to bugs?) and so won't be doing much today. I'm contemplating going back to bed as I write this and it's only 10:27am!! In my defense I'm very fuzzy on cold medicine I took 14

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Friday, January 28, 2011

R3 P4 Day 15 - 119.9 (+1.2, LDW +7.1)

Can you say ouch???

I ate and ate and ate yesterday, I was just so hungry all day, I mean, pretzel sticks at bedtime from someone who typically doesn't eat after dinner? What the heck???

So, the gain was well deserved. I'm thinking a re-emergence of my sugar addiction after the birthday weekend (I've had sugar every day this week) in combination with TOM showing up just after midnight have been the cause.

And today as a correction day I've been doing an apple cheese day. Both to

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

R3 P4 Days 13 & 14 - Steady at 118.7 (LDW +5.9)

The last couple of days have been steady, I lost 0.7 from Tuesday to Wednesday, I'm having some challenges staying away from sugar, but I'm working at it, I think it's time to do a correction day of some sort. I'm thinking either an egg day, or perhaps I'll try an apple and cheese day. It's been a long time since I tried one of those. In any event, I'm not panicking over being at this weight, with consistent effort I'll be back in range quickly.

TOM is on its way any day, which no doubt has

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

R3 P4 Day 12 - 119.5 (+4.7, LDW +6.7)

As I thought about writing this post, I reflected that alternate titles for this blog entry could be:

1. Birthday Weekend Update.

2. How the Mighty Have Fallen.

3. Annnnd Back to Reality.

Anyhoo... Saturday (otherwise known as Day 9) dawned with a 3.7 gain, putting me at 118.5, which I knew was sugar and foods my body wasn't used to (like a lot of salt). Sunday, Day 10, I have no idea about, as we were traveling, and I didn't bring my scale, figuring it wasn't like I was going to be

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Friday, January 21, 2011

R3 P4 Day 8 - 114.8 (-0.6, LDW +2.0)

And I'm back in my range, happy birthday to me!

Today was a lovely day, lots of well wishes, and getting spoiled by the other half. We went to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner, I had a bunch of seafood (which I love best when I'm not the one cooking it lol) and a slice of cheesecake. During the day I ate much as usual, other than a sweet or two, so we'll see what happens tomorrow.

I will likely be above range again tomorrow, and we have a lot going on socially over the weekend, so my first real

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

R3 P4 Day 7 - 115.4 (-0.4, LDW +2.6)

Well, not much of a result from my steak day, but perhaps that's the best I can hope for now that I'm at this weight.

Today, in the hope of achieving being back in range for my big day tomorrow, I decided to do an egg day, which comprised of coffee with stevia and almond milk, 3 eggs scrambled in olive oil for breakfast, 4 hardboiled eggs for lunch, 4 scrambled eggs for dinner. I varied a bit by having 3 oz of cheese (some as a snack, some in my dinner), so I'm hoping that that doesn't mess

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

R3 P4 Day 6 - 115.8 (+0.3, LDW +3.0)

And today was officially a steak day!

I was surprised to only gain 0.3 with the dinner and dessert (and still shocked at how much my palate has changed), but I think I learned a valuable lesson about how to handle dinners out - treat the earlier part of the day like a corrective day, then within reason enjoy the evening.

Today I ate a pound of steak, half a tomato (only half because it was way under ripe and I just couldn't eat it), and some mayo with the steak. Way too much mayo

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

R3 P4 Day 5 -115.5 (+0.9, LDW +2.7)

Ugh. Yep, the chocolate caught up with me. And while I tried to have a steak day today, the other half surprised me with dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, I had the grilled salmon with broccoli and green beans, and ordered a piece of cheesecake to go, thinking I'd save it for Friday (my birthday). Then, thinking about all the salt etc that I consumed in my (delicious) salmon dinner, it's pretty inevitable that tomorrow would have to be a steak day anyway, so I ate the cheesecake this evening. I

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Monday, January 17, 2011

R3 P4 Day 4 - 114.6 (+0.4, LDW +1.8)

So, the net effect of our night out was +0.1, I'm fine with that!

Today we worked out this evening, it's just how the day went. I know, ideally morning is the best time to exercise, but sometimes the right time to exercise is when you can fit it in. My run was great, and when I did my ab exercises, I was much stronger, so that's great!

I had a protein shake (yogurt, whey protein, mango, peaches, a splash of almond milk) after lunch, and I think it set me off. I'd been given some chocolate

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

R3 P4 Day 3 - 114.2 (-0.3, LDW +1.4)

We had a great time last night, I had two (incredibly) strong rum and diet colas, and some cheese and coffee on the way home. I'm thinking the slight loss is due to dehydration due to the alcohol, but thank goodness it wasn't a gain. I'll drink lots of water today, eat simply, and hope for the best for tomorrow.

Almond milk seems to be fine for me, I had it in my coffee yesterday, and this morning as well. I really like it, so I'm glad I'm not showing a sensitivity.

Today's food was

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

R3 P4 Day 2 - 114.5 (-0.0, LDW +1.7)

Nice and steady, love it! So the whole milk was no issue. Today I am trying almond milk for my coffee.

Tonight we're going out, meeting friends, and I plan on having a couple of drinks, diet cola and rum, so it's carb free and as low sugar as I can make it. We'll see how that goes. I've bought a steak for tomorrow just in case, considering how very close I am to the top of my range. I'm a tad nervous, it's very soon into P4 to have a drink, but I feel like living a little, and other than

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R3 P4 Day 1 - 114.5 (-0.0, LDW +1.7)

Wow what a great day! I came in just under 1500 calories, finished off my whipping cream this morning in my coffee, and later on had a cup with whole milk in it, and what a difference in my body's reaction - no intense craving for more, so that tells me what I already knew, high fat dairy is a trigger for me.

Dinner was interesting, I had kale, a pork chop and scrambled eggs with a tiny bit of shredded mozzarella. So, weird, but high protein and I was SO HUNGRY!

Now for the part that had

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

R3 P3 Day 21 - 114.6 (-0.7, LDW +1.8)

Well, that was a little better anyway, so I'll count that steak day as a success!

I came in at 1470 calories today, I'm hoping that I will be in range tomorrow, and if so, then I'll consider myself stabilized. If not, then I'll continue P3 until I feel like I'm stabilized. It's not that I'm in a hurry to add carbs back in, I plan on taking my time with that (other than on my upcoming birthday), it's more that I just want to move on to the next phase, so that I can get on with things like

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

R3 P3 Day 20 - 115.3 (+1.0, LDW +2.5)

Arrgh!! Steak day today, my third of this round's phase 3. Which is okay. I just don't like that it's happening at the end of P3. So, I'll extend phase 3 by a day, possibly more depending on our plans on Saturday, and take it super easy and slow with adding foods back in.

I'm not sure what happened, I was very thirsty yesterday and drank a lot of water, so it could be water retention, it could be because I was up quite a bit earlier than usual today, and got about 3 hours less sleep than

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

R3 P3 Day 19 - 114.3 (+0.2, LDW +1.5)

Slight fluctuation, not bad.

Today, I tried cheese made from raw milk, just one ounce, we'll see what happens on the scale tomorrow. I also cut down my cream intake, by having herbal tea in the afternoon, and in the evening (although I did have some eggnog coffee, 2 coffees to be exact after dinner). So over all, a better day calorically, and dairy wise than the last little bit. Again, we'll see what the scale has to say tomorrow.

I was really thirsty through most of the day, and getting

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Monday, January 10, 2011

R3 P3 Day 18 - 114.1 (-0.1, LDW +1.3)

Nice slight downward fluctuation... I'll take it lol.

Today was a busy day, I had a consult with a client, grocery shopping, birthday party for our nephew. All in all a good day!

Calorie wise, I came in at around 1600, got the other half's son hooked on kale (guess what's for dinner tomorrow guys?). I'd made some to go with my chicken at lunch and let him try, and he liked it too. I cut down a bit on the dairy today, so we'll see if it makes a difference. Baby steps.

That's all for

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

R3 P3 Day 17 - 114.2 (+0.6, LDW +1.4)

Well, darn. But with the added calories and the cheese splurge yesterday, it was bound to happen.

I planned my day out better today, specifically with regards to my snacks. I had some chicken as a snack, and a fair bit of coffee with cream (hopefully not too much to make the scale unhappy with me tomorrow morning).

Both lunch and dinner were chicken, at lunch I had tomato and cucumber with it, at dinner, I cooked kale - yummy! The other half and his son had pizza, and for a moment I

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

R3 P3 Day 16 - 113.6 (-1.0, LDW +0.8)

I'll take it! Don't know how or why, but it was a very pleasant surprise on the scale this morning!

Must make sure we have kale for dinner tonight. Last night, the other half said "where's the kale?" when he was presented with green beans (a fave of his). He's been reading a lot about healthy eating, and now wants to do it. Never mind that I've been telling him all this stuff for years, sigh... Now that he's READ it, it's valid. Sigh. Men. LOL. But hey, if he finally starts drinking water,

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R3 P3 Day 15 - 114.6 (+0.2. LDW +1.8)

Hmm... I'm contemplating drinking black coffee for a few days to see just how much dairy is affecting my weight. Although, I did have a couple of tablespoons of sour cream last night, I find it's a filling, quick snack that instantly satisfies, but with my possible/probable dairy intolerance I likely shouldn't be having it.

Anyway... Today, I ate 1497 calories, my snacks were 2 slices of pepper jack cheese, sour cream, and coffee with cream. Ya. My name is Susan and I have a dairy addiction

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

R3 P3 Day 14 - 114.4 (-0.0, LDW +1.6)

Well, I'm not going to complain about being the same, that's the whole point of P3 after all lol.

Today I consumed just over 1300 calories, very close to my goal. I can't take all the credit, Mucinex DM gets a fair share for rendering me woozy, fuzzy headed and without an appetite.I do NOT tolerate most cold meds well, in fact usually tylenol is the only thing I take when I have a cold. But, it was kind of a good thing, I feel that thanks to today, I now have a good handle on what my meals

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

R3 P3 Day 13 - 114.4 (-0.3, LDW +1.6)

Well yesterday was a success! I'm following the same plan today, and I'm totally loving cilantro right now! I'd bought some the other day, wanting to find something to put in my breakfast eggs that would help me not miss cheese. So this morning's eggs had sauteed onion (in olive oil), tomato and cilantro, a little Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb, and some fresh ground pepper - delicious! Lunch was grilled chicken with onion, cilantro, cucumber and my sugar free ranch dressing. Also yummy!


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

R3 P3 Day 12 - 114.8 (-0.7, LDW +2.0)

Not the most I've lost on a steak day, but it squeaked me back into my LDW range, so I'll take it!

I allowed myself mayo with my steak last night, unlike the steak day two days before, not blaming that, I'm thinking more than anything that it was the fact of having to do a second steak day so soon that accounts for the low release. But like I said, I'll take it!

TOM started for real last night, I'm in P-A-I-N, and hoping this part of it passes quickly. I also woke up to a congested chest,

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Monday, January 3, 2011

R3 P3 Day 11 - 115.5 (+1.0, LDW +2.7)

And, it's another steak day. Sigh. At first I was freaked, but after thinking it through, I came to some conclusions and decisions.

I realized though that I went a bit overboard yesterday, with the dairy, and probably calorically as well. Which leads me to my new strategy.

Today was a regular, by the book steak day (although I didn't feel like I got enough steak, you're supposed to eat steak to capacity, and I could probably have eaten another few ounces of steak, but oh well, we'll see

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

R3 P3 Day 10 - 114.5 (-1.2, LDW +1.7)

Well, even though I'd hoped for at least 2 pounds gone, I'm back in my range, so I'll call that a successful steak day!

Today, I'm keeping things simple, some cream in my coffee (not too much, I tend to overdo, as I love the texture and taste), breakfast was 2 eggs fried in butter with 1 slice cheese. Lunch will be 4 oz baked chicken breast, with mixed greens and 1 TB of my sugar free ranch dressing.

I'll boil some eggs to nibble on if I need a snack, and dinner will be pork chops and

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

R3 P3 Day 9 - 115.7 (+1.8, LDW +2.9) STEAK DAY

And today is a steak day.

We were at the other half's sister's house yesterday, I stuck to what I thought were safe choices, steamed shrimp, cheese, and cucumber salad (I had one slice of cucumber, it tasted too sweet, left it alone). Earlier I'd had strawberries and blueberries with whipped cream. Not sure if it was added salt, simply too many calories throughout the day, the fruit I didn't tolerate well, possible sugar in the cuke salad, or the fact that TOM is arriving for real any day

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