B- 2 traditional sausages
L- 2 tbs almond butter + 1.5oz almonds + 1 oz cashews + 1 ice cream cup*
s- 3.5 oz pork rinds + asparagus cooked in bacon fat
D- 1 traditional sausage + big salad with usual dressing**
*The (really tiny!) ice cream cup was vanilla, organic (it had only 4 ingredients or something), 15 carbs, and 195 calories. It tasted like the most amazing thing on earth! It did make me hungry for the rest of the day, though.
**See 3/04 for ingredients.
Energy | 2180 kcal
Protein | 97 g
Carbs | 68 g
Fiber | 20 g
Fat | 174 g
WEEK TWO TOTALS:
It has been two weeks! I haven't lost much weight (maybe 2 pounds?) and 0 inches but I am trying to be patient .
My averages for the last 7 days are:
Energy | 1770 kcal
Protein | 87 g
Carbs | 47 g
Fiber | 13 g
Fat | 141 g
Ratio (%p:%c:%f) is aprox 20:08:72
Again I failed with the nuts, but at least I did better than last week. I am happy with my totals and sort of bummed that I haven't lost much weight... 2 lbs is probably water. Hopefully next week I can limit myself to eating 6oz of nuts, total. This last week I had 17oz and the week before I had... 26oz! That must be the problem. Bummer, becasue I have been doing so good and working really hard otherwise!
L- 2 traditional sausages + 1 egg cooked in bacon fat + 2 oz pork rinds + 1 oz mozzarella cheese
D- 1 traditional sausage + asparagus + big salad with 2 tbs usual dressing*
*See 3/04 for ingredients.
Energy | 1585 kcal
Protein | 89 g
Carbs | 32 g
Fiber | 11 g
Fat | 121 g
If you are exercising then don't worry too much about the scale. The scale lies! Muscle mass > Fatty tissue mass and as such you can loose fat and increase muscle mass without the results showing on the scale. Measuring your waist/thighs and looking in the mirror is a better overview of your progress.
You are such a sweetie for checking in on me! I really appreciate it. Makes me feel less alone in this journey!
I agree with you that a lot of times the scale isn't what is important because it can be affected by so many different things. I do need to loose about 30 pounds of fat, though. It will come off at it's own pace if I focus on my health (mental health, too!) first. On that topic, I feel great. I think I am switching to fat burning as primary fuel now because I have had more energy recently than during the last two weeks. The most remarkable thing is that I really have no desire to binge. Sure I want fruit or nuts or a little something sweet but I have no desire to go eat a half gallon of ice cream like I did before. This is sooooo amazing. It hasn't even sunk in that I am actually succeeding! I bet I can make it to my first goal of being under 150 lbs by July!
B: 1/2 lb 80% lean ground beef
L: 6 slices bacon + 1 egg cooked in 1 tsp bacon fat + 1/3 cup mixed berries
D: Tom Ka Kai*
* This is a delicious Thai chicken and coconut milk soup. I used this recipe: http://www.elanaspantry.com/thai-chicken-soup/ but made some tweaks like exchanging the chicken breasts for thighs and using bacon fat instead of grapeseed oil.
Energy | 1246 kcal
Protein | 81 g
Carbs | 15 g
Fiber | 3 g
Fat | 93 g
I binged. Ugh! I was doing so well, too!
I started out with fruit, lots of fruit. Then some nuts. Then more nuts. Then I had sugar cravings and thought to myself, "okay, you can make today a cheat day where you can eat one dessert or somehting and then get back on the wagon tomorrow." Well, as usual, I couldn't stop at one. I couldn't stop even after I was full. I just went on autopilot and kept eating all day. It's extremely embarrassing, but this is the damage:
Energy | 5500 kcal
Protein | 162 g
Carbs | 438 g
Fiber | 36 g
Fat | 353 g
I am getting back on the wagon tomorrow of course and I am going to be avoiding fruit and nuts completely if I can (I just bought a some fresh berries (read: expensive!) but once those are gone I will avoid fruit for as long as I can). I am eliminating nuts from my diet completely. I just can't handle these two foods without eating too many at a time. They give me carb cravings and are stalling my progress. Unfortunately, meat and veggies only is so boring sometimes. I think this week I won't worry about cheese so that I can have some variety instead of eating only meat and veggies. Cheese doesn't make me crave carbs like nuts do so even though I wanted to eventually phase out all dairy I need to focus on my carb cravings first.
B- 1 package of bacon (12 strips?) + 4 oz cheddar cheese
s- 1 cup berries
L- chicken, sausage, and vegetable soup
D- steak, berries (a bowl full ), asparagus cooked in olive oil + salad with usual dressing*
s- 5 oz almonds
*See 3/04 for ingredients.
I sprinted 50 yards, rested, did as many burpees as I could, rested, sprinted, rested, did box jumps, rested, and sprinted again. The rest was short enough not to allow full recovery.
My asthma kicked in bad, but I still got a good workout in and felt great for doing so (although I felt sick to my stomach afterward... it WAS a sprint session after all!)
Overall, today was eh...okay. It was soooo dang hard to get back on track. It took everything in me to avoid going head-first into the carbs again. I did eat nuts and fruit that I swore off of yesterday but it's better than giving into my extreme cravings with total junk. I didn't track calories today and that felt very freeing. I was 165 on the scale this morning, so the two pounds that I had lost since the beginning of the month are certainly back. I'm just glad I didn't gain (I stated at 165). It think I am going to try not counting calories and just listing what I eat, listening to my hunger signals and occasionally plugging in a day to see if I am on target. Okay, and Tim's little 'don't count calories' thread was also convincing... I'm going to try it and If I freak out and go crazy I can always go back to feeding my type 'A' behaviors.
B- 5 strips bacon, 1 oz almonds, 1 cup berries
L- 5+ tbs almond butter and a hot chai (yes there was 17g of sugar )
s- 2 oz cheese, 1 oz peanuts, asparagus cooked in olive oil
D- 1/4 lb [80% lean] ground beef + 2oz almonds
s- bowl of chicken and sausage "chili" (my roomates were eating ice cream...)
I painted my friend's kitchen for about 4 hours non-stop.
Okay, enough. Tomorrow HAS to be a meat and veggie only day. All the nuts, fruit, cheese, sugar...ugh! I can't stop. Damn cravings!!!
Notice that I have been eating all day long the past few days. Breakfast tomorrow will be a ton of meat and nothing else to stop my snacking.
B- 1/3 lb ground beef
L- 6 slices bacon and 2 eggs swimming in bacon fat
D- Carrots, and 1/4 cup tomato sauce with beef
s- 1 oz almonds
I painted for about 2 more hours.