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Turning over a new leaf

I can’t even remember when I started this blog, I was mainly using it as a tracker.  I started to follow the Simply Filling method of eating and had much better success with this than counting points.  The only thing I did find was that all the low fat product did not really satisfy my appetite.  Then I just seemed to plateau after a lot of reading I decided that I would concentrate more on the sugar and carbohydrate content of food.  I radically reduced my sugar intake and started using full fat products and I felt more satisfied and basically healthier.  At the beginning of this year though some changes in family circumstances led me to go back to old habits and turn to food for comfort.  On Friday as I got ready for work I pulled something out of my closet that I had worn in December last year and it was a little tight!!!  So I realized that I had to go back to making some healthier choices.  That little inner battle went on as one part of me said “why not wait until after Christmas”, but I went out and got some “low carb” food choices.

So here is what I have had today :

Breakfast: 331 calories/ 0.8 Carbs
2 eggs, scrambled with butter and 1 oz. cheddar cheese

Snack:  60 Calories / 0 Carb
1 string cheese

Lunch: 232 Calories / 3.9 Carbs
Chicken Salad – This came from Linda’s Low Carb.  I made up 1/2 the recipe, there is still some left for tomorrow.

Snack: 110 Calories / 1 Carb
1/2 Atkins Bar

Dinner: 290 Calories / 6 Carbs
6oz Fish, 2 servings of Summer Blend Vegetables, 3 tsp butter

Snack: 180 Calories / 21.7 Carbs
3 Candy Cane Cups


NUTRIENTS:  60% Fat / 28% Protein / 12% Carbs

Well, I am a bit disappointed I ate those Candy Cane Cups.  I spent most of the day out of the house, so I managed pretty good.  I even took the grandchildren to Tim Horton’s for donuts and I didn’t get one!  But later in the evening a dish of candy kept calling my name.  My absolute upper limit is always 40 Carbs, so I was still under it, but they could have been healthier carbs i.e. more vegetables!!!!

Now I need to get my head around increasing my activity levels too.  I need to get my Fitbit charged up and set myself some fitness goals.

June 4 – Weigh Day

Today I was down another 1.2 pounds for a total of 10.8 pounds in 4 weeks.  I am thrilled particularly as I with my daughter’s wedding approaching (actually today!!!) I have eaten out more than normal.

Week in review

Friday May 30th – Busy day, went out for my daughter’s “hen” night and didn’t record my carbs for the day.  Although I did make good choices.

Saturday May 31st – My Birthday – out for dinner with friends, again did not record my carbs but made sensible choices.

Sunday June 1st – 15g Carbs / 1,864 Calories

Monday June 2nd – 13g Carbs / 1,138 Calories

Tuesday, June 3rd – 17.9 Carbs / 1,563 Calories

Wednesday June 4th – Attended Awards Dinner with my hubby, didn’t record but made good choices

Thursday June 5th – 11.4 Carbs / 1.433 Calories

Week 4 and we are off ….

I am still sat here trying to figure out my carbs for yesterday. I know I definitely went over. I was out for dinner for my daughter’s bachelorette evening.

We had two appetizers ..

Deep fried panko crusted pickles. Roasted garlic and chipotle dip. – I had one just to try!

Lobster, artichoke hearts, spinach, cream cheese. Pasta chips. – Again I had one just to try!

 Louisiana Burger

May 30 – Weigh Day – 2.2 Pounds – Total 9.6 Pounds

First things first – it is weigh day ……. 2.2 pounds for a total of 9.6 pounds in three weeks. I am beyond shocked. It goes against all my ideas of what I need to do to lose weight. My calories are up, my fat content is up, my carbs are down and I am losing weight. Hurray.

Week Three Review

Day 1 – 18.7 Carbs / 1,997 Calories

Day 2 – 16.8 Carbs / 1,578 Calories

Day 3 – 15.1 Carbs / 1,044 Calories

Day 4 = 16.9 Carbs / 1901 Calories

Day 5 – 15.1 Carbs / 1730 Calories

Day 6 – 22.5 Carbs / 1478 Calories

Day 7 – 12.1 Carbs / 1455 Calories

Week 3, Day 7

Somewhat of a hectic day. Didn’t actually get to eat my dinner until around 9pm Thank goodness for leftovers!

Daily Total: 12.1 Carbs / 1,455 Calories

Fitbit: 4,774 Steps / 8 Stairs

Breakfast 0 Carbs
Egg in a Hole

I spotted this recipe yesterday when I was looking for something a little different for breakfast.  We always called this Eggy Bread.


Egg in a Hole

Click on picture to take you to recipe at Beauty and the Foodie

The recipe makes two slices of bread using golden flax meal.  So I used one for breakfast and kept the other for a snack later in the day.

Lunch 2.1 Carbs
Flax Burger Bun, 2oz Tuna, 1/;4 Tbsp Mayo

I spotted a leftover Flax Burger bun in the fridge before leaving for work, so cut one in half and had with some tuna mayo.

Snack 1 Carb
Slice of Grain Free Bread, 1 Tbsp Boursin

I took my leftover slice of bread to work and had with some Boursin cheese.  I think the bread would have been better toasted to have with the cheese.

Dinner 9 Carbs
Grain Free Nacho Pie, 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce, 1 Tbsp Ranch Dressing

Nacho Pot Pie

Click on picture to take you to recipe at Beauty and the Foodie.

Raspberry Cheesecake Bar, 1 Tbsp Whipped cream (my last piece!!!)

Raspberry Dessert Bar

Click on picture to take to recipe at I Breathe I’m Hungry

Week 3 – Day 7

Can’t believe I have just about completed three weeks of low carb eating.  I have felt completely satisfied and have been able to turn away from the high carb sugary stuff with no problems.  Weigh day tomorrow!!

Last night with our Young Women group we made yeast dough with them which was turned into cinnamon buns, pizza rolls and buns.  The cinnamon rolls smelt amazing, but I didn’t have any of it.  There was plenty to take home.  My hubby is away right now, so I didn’t being any home.

Daily Total:  22.5 Carbs / 1,478 Calories

Fitbit:  5,612 Steps / 7 Stairs

Breakfast 3.6 Carbs

2 Jalapeno and cheddar cauliflower muffins (they are all gone, so I am going to have to make some more, they are so-oo good), 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Jalapeno and cheddasr cheese muffins

Click on the picture to take you to the recipe at I Breathe I’m Hungry

Morning Snack 2.8 Carbs

1/2 cup sliced peppers, 1 Tbsp Renees Southwest Ranch Dip

Lunch 4 Carbs

Slice of flax pizza (that is all gone too and I really enjoyed it)

Click on picture to take you to recipe on I Breathe I'm Hungry website

Click on picture to take you to recipe on I Breathe I’m Hungry website

Afternoon Snack

3 Celery Sticks, 2 Tbsp Boursin Cheese (Boursin cheese which I love has only 1 Carb!!!)

Dinner 6.8 Carbs

Grain Free Nacho Pot Pie, 1 cup shredded romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup diced cucumber

Nacho Pot Pie

Click on picture to take you to recipe at Beauty and the Food

This was so good.  I know this is something I will make again and again.  I found the website yesterday and found some great looking recipes to try out.

Dessert 3.4 Carbs

Raspberry Dessert Bar, 1 Tbsp Whipping Cream



Double Success today – Week 3 – Day 6

I scored twice today!

Score to me – trip to Costco and I did not sample one single thing. They pretty much had a buffet going on there and nothing!!!!!

Score to me – attended my daughter’s bridal shower this evening and there was some pretty yummy looking food. I took a few small pieces of cheese and other best looking option were some small slices of sausage and a couple of pickle slices. I cannot believe I managed to pull that one off!!!!

I am running a little late this morning, so this is going to be short and to the point ……

Daily Total: 15.1 Carbs, 1730 Calories

Fitbit: 6,446 Steps / 7 Stairs

Breakfast: 1.9 Carbs
2 Scrambled Eggs, Protein Shake (1 cup Almond milk, scoop of whey protein powder)

Morning Snack 2 Carbs
Atkins Endulge Caramel Nut Chew Bar

Lunch: 4.1 Carbs
Paprika Chicken Drumstick (leftover from Sunday), 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup diced cucumber, 2 Tbsp three cheese ranch dressing

Afternoon Snack 1.4 Carbs
Slice of Sausage, Spinach and Feta Bake

Dinner 4 Carbs
Slice of Flax Pizza (leftover from Saturday)

Evening Snack 2.1 Carbs
1″ cube of cheddar, few slices of sausage, couple of dill pickle slices

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