ss_blog_claim=ded1032afe4804d8c786343d92d4da42 Low Carb Weigh Of Life: July 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

I've lost 11.4 pounds since I started my diet

Just wanted to update you on my progress this week. I've lost 11.4 pounds since I started the contest, but unfortunately it doesn't look like I'm going to make it to my goal of 15 pounds by next Friday. I have been eating many of the same foods over and over, but it seems to work for me. The less I have to think about what I'm fixing the better. I sort of messed up on Friday night. I had Zingers and Beer at the Ale House, so now I'm trying to get back into ketosis.

Some of my favorite choices this week.

Meatballs with 6 carb Marinara Sauce from Winn Dixie.
Chicken Breasts with Enchilada Sauce and Cheese
Baked Chicken Parmesan, minus the bread crumbs of course
Ham and Eggs
Breyers Carb Smart Ice Cream Bars

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Friday, July 11, 2008

I lost 1.6 pounds this week

This week was a tough week for my weight loss. I attributed what I call the two week slow down, but I think that it probably had more to do with the fact that I didn't eat at home as often as I should have. I did lose a total of 1.6 pounds and I am still working to get the rest of it off. I leave for Indiana in about 10 days, and I really wanted to hit my goal by then. This weekend I am going to focus on what I need to eat, and avoid everything else. I hope everyone else in the challenge did well.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

2 week slowdown

This has been a tough week. My weight loss is nothing like last week. I have to shop, but I haven't had time to go to the store so that leaves very limited menu choices. I haven't exercised all week and it's just going to get worse. I have lost a little, but for some reason I can't stay away from the CarbSmart Ice Cream bars. I had two of them last night!!! Granted they were only 5 carbs each, but I had lots of carbs yesterday in my lunch because I had Olive Garden Salad, broccoli, and asparagus in addition to the Chicken Spiedini. They were all good carbs but it still adds up. I'm hoping that if I drink lots of water today, that I will be able to make up for some of that.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Down a total of 7.2 pounds!!

Last week was good for my weight loss. I lost 6.4 pounds last week and did not cheat once. I experimented with some new food combinations and even made and Chicken Egg Drop soup. My favorite meal of the week would have to be the Chicken Spiedini at Olive Garden. Instead of the potatoes that it normally comes with, I substituted Asparagus and Mushrooms in the place of the mixed veggies. I had the chicken without the sauce but it was still so nice and tender that a sauce wasn't needed. I also had the salad which I love, just no croutons and light on the dressing. All in all, my carb content was very low and it was very healthy. I almost felt like I cheated.

One of the meals that I experimented with was a chicken breast with Enchilada sauce. I crave Mexican food all the time and I love burritos with Enchilada sauce so I decided to do this. I placed 2 Chicken Breasts in a small baking dish, poured a 1/4 of a can of Enchilada sauce over the top and then sprinkled a little Mexican Mix cheese over the top. I baked it for about an hour and then sprinkled a little more cheese over the top and then baked for about 5 more minutes. It was oh so yummy and totally on my diet!!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Skinny Me

This is me before I started gaining weight. I'm the one with really blond hair in case you can't recognize me. I'm now 6 pounds into my mini goal of 15.8 pounds. I have entered a contest that end around the 3rd week of June so I am right on schedule to hit my target. I have decided that this time I am not going to focus on the big picture but instead focus on several small goals.