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Rededication

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As many of you know, I've been low-carbing since August. It has worked out well and I decided to continue eating a ketogenic diet until December when I travel to Jamaica. After that I plan to slowly reintroduce complex carbs, just not as much as I use to eat, maybe no more than 40% of my daily calories.

That's still the plan but this weekend I took a break, on Friday night I went out to a Japanese place with my girlfriends to celebrate one of them passing her medical boards (yes, the celebration was a few months delayed- she had a baby right after). The hibachi sauce was sugary and I had some sake. I also ate the cream cheese icing off the cupcake. The rest of the day I ate very little carbs- mostly from my salad at lunch. Saturday night we went out again to celebrate another friend's birthday. Our group kept growing and soon our reservation for 6 at Fleming's Steakhouse had to abandoned because our group grew to 15. As you may imagine, it is pretty difficult to get a reservation for such a large group at the last minute so we ended up at TGIF, I know, how the mighty have fallen. I had some buffalo wings which was breaded and the Jack Daniels sauce on my steak was sweet so I again had too many carbs that day.

Never to fear, I resumed my low-carb eating on Sunday and for good measure, I went very low-carb, almost no-carb on Sunday. The sugar crash came and it was horrible, I had such a pounding headache I couldn't even go to the gym on Monday. However by last night I was back in keto. So what's the point of all this? Well rededicating myself to low-carb after two night of indulgence also made me look at what else I can tighten up a little. Over the last couple of months I've been using my stationary bike more and more and while I push myself on the bike, I've been doing less workouts that work all my muscles. So starting November 1, I'm going back to some of my Jillian Michaels videos and limiting the bike to 2 days per week.

  
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DOVESEYES 10/29/2014 6:42PM

    It's great that low carb is working for you, we all have the'hic cups' but great plan for November.

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KING_SLAYER 10/29/2014 5:38PM

    Sounds like a good plan. Definitely keep doing what's working! :)

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Recipe Sunday: high protein low carb pancake

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stumbled on this awesomeness this morning!

3 tablespoons protein powder
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
water/almond milk to bring to pancake batter consistency

Makes 2 pancakes, delish!

  
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    Yum

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Recipe Sunday and so close!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Those following along for a while know that I batch cook meals for the week on the weekend. Today was a lovely trio:

Spicy crusted pork loin- made a quick dry rub from smoked paprika, seasoned salt, salt, ground pimento, garlic powder, onion powder and dried thyme. For the crust I bought pork rinds, pulsed them into dust in a food processor and coated the loin. Baked at 450 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes then hit it with the broiler in high for 3-4 minutes. Let it rest, then slice and serve.

Pesto Chicken- (would be really good with pasta if I weren't doing low-carb) I had left over pesto from a batch I made so I used that but you can also buy the commercially prepared pesto- the hidden valley brand is good- cut chicken breast (or really parts you prefer) into 4 oz pieces, season with salt and pepper, next rub with pesto and add some diced grape tomatoes. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes uncovered.

Parmesan crusted chicken- super easy- I used chicken breast, cut into 4oz pieces, season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper, rub with enough mayo to coat the pieces (I think you could also use greek yogurt and I've used mustard before) place single layer in a baking dish then sprinkle with dried Parmesan cheese generously. You can mix the cheese with breadcrumbs but it's not necessary and wouldn't work for low-carb. Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. Will have a nice golden color.

Sides
For the family- wheatberries with dried cranberries, salad.
Me- a mixture of green cabbage, carrots and broccoli seasoned with salt, pepper and some curry powdered and steamed slight.

I am so close to 100 down I can taste it! I hope I get there soon, I'm doing everything that is within my control but we all know that the body does as it sees fit but I'm almost there!!!!

  
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READY4CHANGE81 10/20/2014 9:26PM

    Such a huge accomplishment.... Yay!!! can't wait to read the 100lb lost blog!!!!!

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_BABE_ 10/19/2014 5:30PM

    Congrats on your progress! emoticon

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LISAE7500 10/13/2014 12:54AM

    Hang in there and keep doing what you know works...you will be victorious! 100 lbs lost is coming. Congrats! emoticon

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DOVESEYES 10/12/2014 8:43PM

    Yum... 'weigh' to go on nearly reaching the 100 down.

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September Evaluation, October Goals

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Last month was pretty good. Here's a recap of September's goals:

September goals:

Weight- 6-8 lbs. I want my weight to start with a 1 next month! I know I said that last month but it's still the goal.
measurements- no exact goals- just smaller and reduce body fat by at least another 1%
Nutrition- average of 1400-1500 calories per day on a low carb diet, keeping gross carb intake at 60g or less per day
Fitness- workout 6x weekly (1hr per day), continue strength training. Get to 1,000 metres in 3 minutes on the rower.
Mental Health: Figure out my carpool!


Results:
Weight: 4.6 lbs. Weight starting with a "1" achieved!!!!!!!!!!!

Measurements- not measured yet

Body fat: not measure yet

Nutrition- 1400-1500 calories per day with the increased fat intake required for low-carb. Keep low-carbing

Fitness- Increase resistance training



October goals:

Weight- 6-8 lbs. Looking to hit 180 by end of year
measurements- no exact goals- just smaller and reduce body fat by at least another 1%
Nutrition- average of 1400-1500 calories per day on a low carb diet, keeping gross carb intake at 60g or less per day
Fitness- workout 6x weekly (1hr per day), continue strength training. Get to 1,000 metres in 3 minutes on the rower.
Mental Health: Start picking outfits for my awesome trip to Jamaica in December

  
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DOVESEYES 10/8/2014 1:22AM

    Ohh a trip to Jamaica that will add to the incentive, what a great month you had. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEEPITUP62 10/7/2014 9:38PM

    You have made some excellent goals and they are all achievable. All the best in reaching those goals and looking your best for your Jamaican holiday. Have fun!

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OMG, no way you ever weighed that much!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Said the Head of Nutrition at Yale University to me a few days ago at a talk I attended. So gratifying that I didn't even mind the fact that she felt the need to reach out and touch my upper arms and sort of poke them. You are so muscular and have a defined waist! It's extremely hard to achieve these results! she said. Of course she doesn't see the things I think are my problem areas, like the extra skin on my arms and on my thighs, however, I do know those are all things I am and can work to improve. So weird to get to this place where there's people I've know for several months who have never seen me significantly overweight.

  
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SPARKED2BFIT 10/7/2014 7:07AM

    congrats on your awesome progress!!! keep up the great work and wishing you continued success!!


and thank you for the encouragement and support on my latest blog, which is always appreciated. have a great week and thanks again!!

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    emoticon emoticon You did it!!

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"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves."
~ Edmund Hillary ~


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