Thanks for the clearance, Naiad. lol Monsanto - there's one near us and I have looked at their career openings page in the past but never again! Blech!
Brady's first school concert is tonight. I'll try to capture some pics to share with you guys. :) I'm so excited!!
In evaluating my plan for post-Christmas and reading Paula's journal, I have decided I will be doing a 21 DSD with a LCHF diet. I think they will fit well with each other and be a nice compliment that will make the 21 DSD easier to handle.
I used the formula that Paula posted on her journal to determine where I should be in regard to calories.
First, you take your goal weight and convert it to kilograms. For me, my goal weight is approximately 140, or 63.5 kilograms.
In determining protein consumption, you allow for 10% plus or minus of this goal weight in kilos. Which, for me, is between 58 and 70 grams of protein.
To determine carbohydrate consumption, divide the kilogram goal by 2. For me, my carb goal would be no more than 32 gm of carb.
To determine fat, you would take your goal weight in kilo grams and multiply by no less than 2, and up to 3.5, which gives me a range of 127 gm of fat up to 222 gm of fat. Fat chance that I'll ever get up to the top of that range.
So, in summary, I'm looking at this for figures:
Fat: 127 gm minimum
Carb: 32 gm maximum
Protein: between 58 and 70 gm
This gives me a calorie goal of 1503 at the low end of protein. My aim is going to be to focus on keeping carbs as low as possible and keep protein at 58 gm. The rest will be fat and if I keep the other two in check, fat should fall right in line with where I need it, provided I'm eating enough calories. (on the high end of protein, I will be at 1551).
I'm going to start experimenting with what fits where this week. My "go-live date" (as the Army calls it) is 30 December. I might even start playing around on MFP and see what foods have what values, just for planning purposes. To get me thinking about what foods to plan and think about.
And, I had an avocado on a salad once... it wasn't too bad, so I'm going to give avocado another chance. I saw something on a link I found in Paula's journal about the 10 best fatty food sources. I'm going to revisit that list and keep those foods in mind as well. I might use avocado with one of those fatty food sources too now that I know what it pairs well with, thanks to that article. Hold on... let me find it so I can share it with you all... [URL="http://www.carbsmart.com/10-healthy-high-fat-foods-perfect-for-nutritional-ketosis.html"]Here it is[/URL].
So, that's my plan. I'll weigh in on the 30th, face the bitter truth, and start the new method of eating that morning. I'll work up to it now, hoping to ease the sugary stuff out (the only thing I have eaten today that isn't sugar laden is 3 slices of bacon and 2 eggs, but I've easily consumed over 1200 calories today, easily - all of it but those few being sugary calories) b/c this is absolutely ridiculous! It is absolutely ridiculous that I have gone back to eating this much sugar. There is no reason for it! None! And it is certainly not helping me to reach my goals!
With that, I'm going to eat some almonds to absorb some of this sugar b/c I can feel the sugar buzz... and I don't like it.
New blog post: [URL="http://onemomagainstthegrain.blogspot.com/2012/12/quick-update.html"]Quick Update[/URL] <-- which ironically, isn't really all that "quick". ;)
I like avocados mashed with lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and sometimes a little cayenne or hot sauce. I stir chopped veggies and cooked meat or chicken or whatever into it for a great salad meal. Or I make avocado mayo. I haven't been too crazy about avocado up straight, but who knows? My tastes have adapted to so many other things, perhaps I'll learn to like that too.
Checking out the fatty food link. Thanks.
You're plan sounds like a good one. I'm doing it too - but not waiting till after the holidays - I'm starting now. I know if I wait I will eat poorly and will be that much further from meeting my goal by my birthday. I have several gatherings to go to - the first one this Friday at a restaraunt in Portland. Then the family christmas gathering on Sunday. Then a 40th anniversary party on the 28th. There will be tons of food that I won't eat. I just don't focus on the food - I focus on the company :) January should be fairly quiet, but then theres our annual super bowl party in February - and then we're taking a week of vacation. I figure there is ALWAYS going to be something that involves food that I shouldn't or don't want to eat -- what better time to learn how to deal with it than right now?
My hope is to get through the "gaining season" and actually LOSE weight! :) That would be totally awesome!
+1 to Tomi's plan.
This should be interesting. There are at least 5 of us doing LCHF together. :)
I know how I work... I can make plans to avoid the goodies for the holidays, but it never happens. I'm not going to stress myself and guilt myself over it.
Yep... it's a real word. ;)
Tomorrow is the Christmas party at work. I won't be online til probably tomorrow night. Wish me luck that it all goes off without a hitch!! :)
Yes, it is. Before Mark, it was a word invented by Robert Heinlein. It means to understand something so thoroughly, you love it, cannot hate it, and it is a part of yourself.