Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Dinner was delish!!

I made chicken tenders and green beans for dinner tonight.  Recipe.  Even my husband like it!! So dinner was 10 carbs and dessert was 3.5 carbs.  My total for today was 21.5 carbs.  Did well on the carb count but not enough veggies today.  I'll need to be more careful so that I don't get stopped up, if you know what I mean.

Feeling better today.  Not as congested as I had been.

Night y'all!

Day 3...

I had a protein shake for breakfast, 4 carbs, stuffed chicken breast for lunch, 1 carb, and coffee, 3 carbs.  So I have in 8 carbs for the day and 12 left.

Last nights dinner of a bacon cheeseburger on an oopsie roll was divine!!  It was just a tad eggy, but I will put in more dry mustard in the yolk next time.  I just wasn't sure how much flavor it would add, also, I put in some parm cheese, I may put more of this as well, next time.

Thank you Caron and Debbie for the encouraging words.  They help.

My friend, Tammy, has met her goal weight and has changed it down some because she feels so much better and it will give her some wiggle room.  She looks great and I am so proud of her!!

I am going to add a new ticker for this phase so that I can track what I lose on lo carb.  I will keep  the other to show my progress from the very beginning.

I had said that I was going to wait until Monday to weigh, but I couldn't stand it, I have lost 5 pounds in 2 days, now I know that this is probably water weight because I had eaten Mexican twice over the weekend and my ankles were HUGE!!!  But we will see on Monday what the true results are.

I may make grilled chicken breasts for dinner with a salad or green beans.  I love the skinny green beans that come in the bag frozen.  I put them in my Pampered Chef rice cooker and add a little butter, fresh ground black pepper and ham seasoning and nuke it for 5-6 min.  They come out still a little crunchy and oh so good!!

Later, gator!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 2...

Went home from work not feeling well again. It's just sinus, but man, it is kicking my butt!!

Food has been good so far, I had a protein shake for breakfast, a chicken breast (skin stuffed with bleu cheese, bacon, butter and chives), recipe here and a Caesar salad. Dinner will be a cheese burger on an oopsie roll. I need to run everything thru to see where I am. Oh, yeah, 1 cup of coffee with 1 tbs of flavored creamer.

16 carbs so far. I need to add a small salad, ooohh no!! Grilled onion!! We have some vidalia onions and I slice them and drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle Zatarain's Creole seasoning and them grill them. They are soooo good!!! Never mind - 14 carbs!! Who knew??? Back to the salad!

How was your day?

Monday, August 29, 2011

lunch today...

was some sliced black forest ham and colby jack cheese and sliced raw carrots, lunch comes in at 5 carbs.

Came home and started cooking, after resting for a bit. I am making my first batch of oopies rolls. Stole this from Jamie aka Carbarella at Your Lighter Side. I did a double batch and added a pinch of cinnamon and a pinch of splenda to the second half. I can't wait to see how these turn out! It seems really simple. 3 eggs, 3 oz of cream cheese and a pinch of cream of tartar. I doubled this and used a 1/4 tsp of cream of tartar so that I could do the sweet rolls, too. I put the egg whites and cream of tartar in my Kitchenaid stand mixer and put it on 10 and let'r rip. I creamed the cream cheese and egg yolks with my hand mixer and by the time I was done with that, I had some really stiff peaks in the egg whites. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and make six mounds of mixture and flatten them a little. Bake at 300 for 30 min and there you have it!!!

I plan to use some Anne H's aka CarbTripper 's recipes, as well. She made bacon with brown sugar/splenda on it that looked delish!!! I have been wanting to try that for months. She fried the bacon and when it was almost done, you pour off the fat and add some brown sugar splenda blend and then let it carmalize!! Yum!!!

Tonight's dinner will be taco salad sans nacho chips. With 2 tbs of salsa, dinner will be 10 carbs. Total so far is 19. Only 1 left!!

Weigh in...

343.8 lbs this morning! Cripes!

Low carb has started!

Breakfast - 3 eggs, scrambled with bacon bits and 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and a splash of heavy cream (instead of milk)

Snack - coffee with 1 tbs heavy cream and splenda (which I hate in hot stuff)

I am at 4 carbs so far.

I am going home after my boss gets here. I have had a headache for aobut 1 1/2 weeks now that I can't get rid of. I went to the Dr Friday and I told her that I didn't think it was sinus becuase I wasn't congested. She gave me 2 prescriptions, 1 for pain and 1 to help me fall asleep. I have had trouble going to sleep lately. Last night, while I was blogging, I noticed that my nose was stopped up, I guess it was sinus after all.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Holy cow!!

It's been a month since my last post and I have hardly read any blogs, either. I haven't been following any food plans either.

I've been working for M for about 6 weeks now and I love it! It's so much less stressful and I don't feel like I have someone watching over my shoulder any more.

My husband has changed jobs and his salary is lower until he gets his own store. He is working for a tire/car repair company. Money is kind of tight for us right now, but we will get through it.

I have gained a few more pounds, I am now at 338.3. I keep waffling back and forth between what I want to do about my weight. I have thought about it a lot for the last few weeks and have decided to do low carb. I know that I'm carb sensitive, and when I have too many, my ankles swell. I went shopping over the weekend and have bought a lot of carb friendly items. I have been reading a lot about it. I am a subscriber to Your Lighter Side and Carbarella has a lot of recipes that look really good. So this is what I have decided to do, I'll still do protein shakes and the way I make them with unsweetened almond milk (only 1 carb per cup) will keep them low carb.

I am going to do Atkins, induction starts tomorrow, 20 carbs per day with 12-15 coming from veggies. I'll verify that, but I think that is the correct ratio for veggies. I bought an interesting book a couple of months ago that compares a lot of low carb diets and give the pros and cons of them. Pretty neat seeing the chart the shows the differences between them. Like, the amount of carbs per day, how much dairy, how much fruit or veggies, that kind of thing. Its called The Secret to Low Carb Success! Got it on

I would probably do Paleo if I didn't like dairy so much!!

It's getting late, good night all!!

PS - I am going to update my weight in the morning since I have pigged out today. I am going to try not to weigh every day and just do it on Mondays.