ss_blog_claim=ded1032afe4804d8c786343d92d4da42 Low Carb Weigh Of Life: August 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Progress Update

Ok, I've been really busy with work and everything lately so I haven't had much time to post my latest update. I cheated twice in the last 10 days, simply because my stress level has been so high that I have found myself craving comfort food. For me, burritos are comfort food so one day I had a Bean Burrito with RICE from Tiajuana Flats. When I got home and counted up the fat and carbs, I couldn't believe what I had done. Then on Tuesday, I had a mixture of stress and pms so I succumbed to General Tso's chicken from my favorite Chinese Restaurant. I think I am over the cravings now, and am ready to get back on board. All in all, I didn't really do that bad even with the cravings. I am now down a total of 35 pounds, and I am getting comments every day at work about how much I've lost. When I hit the 30 pound mark on Saturday, I went and got my hair cut and colored so I am starting to feel like a whole new person. I promise pictures are on the way.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Great options for going out to dinner...

Has everyone noticed that most of the restaurants now have nutritional kids meals? I have been ordering out quite a lot lately because I have been so busy with work, but I've been ordering from the kids menu. Most of them range from $3.00-$4.00 and almost always include a kid size drink. If you look at the portion size, the meat is almost always 2-3 oz and the sides are about 1/2 of the regular size. It's actually quite perfect for dieters.

Yesterday, I had Boston Maket turkey with creamed spinach and mixed veggies($3.19) and today I had Chili's Grilled Chicken Platter with broccoli($4.22). Both of these are kids meals and are very low in calories, fat and carbs. It sure beats a Chicken Sandwich minus the bun from Wendy's at a cost of $3.51.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Good News for Bacon Loves

Here's an article that I saw on Yahoo this morning. I love bacon, so it's nice to know that I have alternatives.

Good News for Bacon Lovers!

Although bacon's nearly carb-free status gained it 15 minutes of fame back when the Atkins diet was hot, no one with a health conscience can look at it today and see anything more than strips of saturated fat and salt. But that doesn't mean we don't crave it! To assuage our longing for crispy, smoky bacon, we gave a lot of alternatives a taste test. Five made the cut with our die-hard bacon lovers. BLTs anyone?!

2 strips = 80 calories, 8g fat (3.5 sat fat), 300mg sodium, 4g protein
If you're going to indulge in gen-u-ine bacon, it's not so much the calories you'll regret. It's the hit of skin-aging, heart-threatening, well-salted, grease-dripping saturated fat.

Morning Star Bacon Strips

2 strips = 60 calories, 4.5g fat (.5g sat fat), 220mg sodium, 2g protein
Of all the veggie-bacons we tried, this was the only one that made the grade with our testers. Not only do these soy-based strips smell like bacon as you fry them up, they taste surprisingly close to the real thing. And they cook up much crispier than you would expect, despite having almost no bad fats. Find them in your freezer section.

Trader Joe's Applewood Smoked Turkey Bacon
2 strips= 60 calories, 2.5g of fat (0g sat fat), 250mg sodium, 7g protein
Surprisingly, meat-based turkey bacons don't fry up to nearly the same crispiness as the Morning Star strips. The texture is softer and chewier -- more like Canadian bacon -- but the taste is rich, smoky, and nicely flavors an egg sandwich.

Wellshire Farms Uncured All Natural Turkey Bacon
2 strips= 40 calories, 1g fat (0g sat fat), 360mg sodium, 6g protein
This all-natural brand tastes so hearty, it's hard to believe each strip -- and they're big -- contains only 20 calories and just a trace of fat. If you can live without the crunch of pork bacon, this one tastes the most indulgent while doing the least diet damage. Plus there are no preservatives, antibiotics, or nitrates, though it's high on the sodium side.

Jennie-O Extra Lean Turkey Bacon

2 strips = 40 calories, 0g fat (0g sat fat), 280mg sodium, 6g protein
Like the other turkey bacons, this extra-lean variety isn't a clone of the real thing, but if you think "chewy" rather than "crispy," the rich, smoked flavor will liven up a sandwich or spinach salad. And it's hard to knock 0 fat grams.

Oscar Meyer Turkey Bacon
2 strips= 70 calories, 6g fat (1g sat fat), 380mg sodium, 4g protein
It comes closest to matching the true aroma and flavor of pork bacon (maybe it's all that salt). Tip: It cooks up super fast in the microwave, so if you're not careful, you have bacon chips instead of strips. But don't toss them if that happens -- crumbled up, the bacon bits make a tasty topping for a salad or baked potato.

At RealAge, there's a reason we call saturated fat -- the artery-clogging kind that, appropriately, saturates meat and whole-milk dairy foods -- an aging fat: Avoiding it alone can make your RealAge more than 4 years younger!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007


I think it's time to go shopping for some new clothes. None of mine seem to be fitting anymore! I guess I went up in sizes so fast that I didn't really buy anything in my current size. I won't be buying alot because when I get to an 18, I have quite a few outfits that I can wear to work. The good news is that I will be putting together lots of gently used clothing over the weekend and listing them for sale on Ebay.

I found another new website that I can use in conjunction with fitday, it lists tons of restaurants and calorie and carb counts for many items that are not on fitday. It is Check it out, it looks pretty handy.

Have a great day!