Thursday, August 27, 2009


I've been really bad about keeping up here. So very busy at work and organizing the move to the new house.
My eating has been very clean. I did have a corndog at the state fair but that was planned and planning a meal that is not low carb, is not a cheat in my book.

This post is going to be short. I just wanted to start getting back into the habit. I have a couple of ideas on topics I want to pursue in the next few days. I've been following Jimmy Moore's menu blog and waiting for him to unveil this new eating plan he's embarked upon. He says he's really losing quickly, so I'm happy for him. His menu's seem low calorie, low carb and a good amount of fat. That among other things really has me thinking about how much calories matter in the later stages of a low carb weight loss diet. I don't think they matter much at all in maintainence. But perhaps for weight loss. Once our bodies have adjusted to this way of life, I'm thinking calories may take on more significance.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Menu - Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fasted until 3 or so.

Broke fast with cheese, ham slices, and macadamia nuts.

D: Bacon cheeseburger on a revolution roll. Lettuce, Mt. Olive no sugar added bread and butter pickles.

That was it for food yesterday. I'm not eating enough, but I'm not inspired by anything right now. Too much stress at the moment.

I feel the need to post something more than just a few lines or this is going to be more like a journal than a blog.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Today's Beautiful Thing

Part of the back yard of what looks like will be our new home.

Menu- Tuesday, August 4, 2009

No breakfast.
First meal was at 3. The meat from 4 very thin pork chops. The chops were 4 oz total with bone, raw, so I'm going to guess 10 oz of meat. 2 LC tortillas and 2 tablespoons salsa.

Dinner was 1/2 a NY steak, some mushrooms and maybe a 1/4 cup of mashed cauliflower, and 4 cherry tomatoes with blue cheese dressing. I was not hungry after having eaten all that meat when I got home.
I glass of red wine.

The scale is moving again.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Menu - Monday August 3, 2009

No Breakfast of lunch today. I'm trying to go back to intermittent fasting to get off of this plateau. (I'm having trouble typing this morning for some reason. I'm feeling really shaky)

When I got home from work I was totally exhausted not having slept the 2 previous nights. I had 1 oz. of cheese, a handful of mac nuts, and a protein bar until dinner.

D: Small serving of meatloaf
Dreamfields pasta Mac and Cheese (by request from my dinner partner)
1 glass of wine.
Went to bed and slept finally.I know once I fully wake up I'll be fine.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today's Beautiful Thing

Menu - Saturday, August 1, 2009

B: Blood sausage

L: Lettuce wrapped bacon cheeseburger at Carl's Jr.

D: Slow roasted garlic chicken
Leftover scalloped rutabagas
1 glass white wine

S: Cheese
Macadamia nuts

After listening to Jimmy Moore's podcast with Dr. Tea. I've started experimenting with tea drinking to the level he recommends for weight loss which is 6-8 cups per day. There was lot of information in that podcast on tea and I found it very interesting. Especially the suggestion of using tea bags more then once. Not only making it cheap, but rendering the tea virtually caffeine free by the third use. Otherwise it's a lot of caffeine. Certainly more than I'm used to. My coffee limit is usually 2 mugs in the morning and that's it except for an occasional Pepsi Max to get me going on a slow morning.
We'll see. I've been stalled for quite awhile and need something to bump my weight loss. I need to lose at least 25 more pounds to feel I'm close to being at my best.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Today's Beautiful Thing

Working in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA gives me the opportunity to buy flowers for very low prices. This is my attempt at floral design. The whole bunch cost me $12. The orchids were only $3.

Menu - Friday, July 31, 2009

Pork Steaks

Scalloped Rutabagas

B: Blood Sausage

L: Chicken salad sandwich on revolution roll

D: Pork steaks with mushrooms and bourbon sauce
Scalloped Rutabagas
Glass of white wine

I've decided to include pics as often as possible.