Posted April 17th, 2012, 06:53 PM
Well, after my DH's strong start, he ate an entire bag of goldfish (the small bags) that were "buy one get one free" at Publix. I had bought them for the kids, not thinking they would tempt him. So, 120 carbs later, we are moving on. I can't be too hard on him though because his weight gain (50 lbs total) is the result of quitting an almost 30 year smoking habit. Given the choice between the two, I'd rather have him overweight than smoking! So, we are starting a new day and he has cut back, but is not going full force on the low carb diet with me. Baby steps...
For those doing low carb, I found a great carb counter list online: http://www.atkins.com/getattachment/...v3_12.pdf.aspx
I was surprised to see that seasonings like cinnamon and chili powder have carbs. Even splenda has some carbs!
My new favorite dinner is either romaine lettuce or spinach leaves mixed with Wishbone caesar dressing, fresh grated parmesan cheese and chopped up steak. I bought some really thin NY Strips on sale on Publix over the weekend and cooked them all (on a George Foreman grill) so they are ready in the refrigerator. Then, I just mix a salad and take a steak out and microwave it and chop it up in the salad. It's very good and satisfying.
I also made up a a big batch of homemade chicken salad (boiled chicken breasts chopped up and mixed with mayo and celery and a bit of splenda) which will be lunches this week.
I got out a 1X shirt to wear yesterday that previously was too tight. Well, it hung on me and was really baggy! I have not worn that shirt in 3 years due to it being too tight, so I was so glad to see it baggy. Some XLs are still tight, but the 1Xs are big, so I guess I am in between sizes. Finding clothes to fit has been a challenge, but I won't go shopping because I literally have every size from a 10 to a 22 hanging in my closet!! It's just finding what fits this particular week!!
Good for you for going to the gym, Brooke. Getting enough exercise is my downfall...I have trouble with the elliptical...that thing is a torture chamber for me!!
Brooke, did you read "MrMom's" review on the Carnival board http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...php?t=1610836?
Apparently there is one cave tubing co. in Belize that carries your tube for you. He took his family on this company's tour and saw others struggling to carry their own tube, so if you do the tubing, be sure to check out his review to get the name of the "good" company. I have read your previous reviews and really liked them (and of course, loved the cruise fashions)!
Brooke, I'd love to be added on facebook...if you e-mail me at pgstickney at gmail dot com, I will give you my facebook name.
Good luck to everyone trying to lose weight. It is not an easy road, but it is a rewarding one. I think the mental part is 80% of it...I know a year ago I was pushing 250 lbs and was just not in the mindset to lose. Finally, Aug 1 last year I decided it was the day to start and so far, I'm down 47 lbs. I still have about 50 to lose, but at least it is a start!!
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