Good Morning everyone --
Here is my report from yesterday. After some initial loss of PB, I've been at a plateau or slight gain now for the past few weeks. So I've decided three things: I would try journaling, tracking, and limiting my carbs to the 50-75 range. At least I haven't gained back to 233 which was my high point before trying various other dieting methods. Since taking off about 30 pounds, I am no longer pre-diabetic, and I no longer take BP meds, however if I go much below 203 I start losing and gaining back the same pounds it seems -- then my discovery of PB. So we'll see.
Yesterday I discovered a recipe for Rutabaga Faux-tato Salad - like Potato salad but with less than half the carbs. I didn't follow the recipe I found online, I just substituted rutabaga for potato in my favorite potato salad recipe. I cook up 4 cups of rutabaga (instead of 4 cups of potato) and then drain and mix it with the dressing while hot. My standard dressing is 1/4 cup mayo, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, salt to taste - about a teaspoon if you didn't salt rutabaga or potato while cooking - and some pepper. I also throw in some chopped celery and onion (sorry I don't measure), and 2 chopped hard boiled eggs. Chill thoroughly before serving. Wow! It turned out amazingly well. The rutabaga gives it an unusual radishy taste, which I like.
Although not strictly primal, I'm thinking about throwing in some frozen peas (they'll thaw in the salad) and a small amount of diced sharp cheddar cheese.
I didn't get a WOD yesterday -- DS was home to walk the dog. But I did a lot of cooking and food prep -- which I always do standing, and some cleaning.
Anyway -- here are my food notes from my Sparkpeople tracker:
Monday - Labor Day
7:30 - 8:15 1 cup water with juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup coffee with half and half cream
DS made Breakfast:
Scrambled eggs (in bacon fat) with grated cheddar cheese and a splash of half & half cream
1 sliced tomato
1 slice of Oopsie bread with butter
1 cup coffee with H & H
10:00 1 glass water and supplements
Romaine salad with onions, strawberries, and chicken
with cold pressed sunflower oil, coconut vinegar, salt & pepper
1 glass water
1 square 85% chocolate
3:30 1 orange
1 piece string cheese
3 cups water
5 oz. Broiled Salmon
1 cup steamed broccoli with butter and grated cheddar cheese
Rutabaga Faux-tato Salad
glass of Selzer Water
1 square70% dark chocolate and 1 square 85% dark chocolate
1 glass water and supplements
Totals: 9 glasses water
Calories:1782 (not counting frying fat)
Percentages: Fats 61%; Carbs 14.8%; Proteins 24.2%
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."