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Sunday, December 21, 2008

LFL Prep Day #1

Today is the first day of my Lean for Life diet/lifestyle change. For the prep days you are preparing yourself for weight loss, there are 3 days total. By doing this you don't 'shock' your gall bladder as much with the weight loss causing problems. For the meals each one includes a protein, salad w/dressing, potato or other starch, veggies, fruit, and milk or the calorie beverage. Then you have snacks that are 'protein' snacks.

Here is my 'plan of action'
I decided it was time to do something about my weight when : I hit my all time high in July of 2008, it was 250#, my 'lounge' pants were also tight around my thighs. I also had to get size 2X for my scrubs for work. THAT was my life changing moment.

My personal motivators: How I'll benefit by becoming Lean for Life.
1. I will feel proud of how I look
2. I will be able to become more active
3. My health will improve
4. My PCOS will be under control therefore possible allowing me to get pregnant (if it be God's will).
5. My joints won't be as taxed

After 2 more prep days, I will have 3 protein days where I will eat nothing but protein, if as I remember correctly these days are HARD BUT I can also have 6-12 servings of protein on these days. Then I will have 4 Weight Loss Menu Days, then once a week I will have a protein day. I follow this cycle for 28 days then I have 14 days of Metabolic adjustment, if I still need to lose weight (which I will) I start the Weight Loss cycle again until I have reached my goal, then I will move into Phase 2 which is the maintenance phase, I will be able to add a variety of foods in at that point.

I am VERY excited for this diet. I lost about 60# on this diet back in 2003 so I KNOW I can do it.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

New Dieting Adventure

So I've decided to go back on Lindora's "Lean for Life" diet. I was on this diet 4 years ago before I got married. I lost about 70# on that diet and felt great. I've lost 36# doing a 'loose' program of Weight Watchers and cutting back on sweets etc, but I need more. My hubby didn't want to buy the book so I've been impatiently waiting for it to get transferred to a Library close to my time I'll just drive to get it! It took almost a week to get it transferred to the closer library! I'm psyched! Hopefully I can get rid of the extra 60# I've still got to lose.

Lean for Life is low carb but not as extreme as Atkins, it's about 50-100 carbs per day depending on how your body does.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Low Carb Pancakes (Pork Rhinds)

Ewww...gross was the comment my hubby made when I told him I wanted to try curiousity got the best of me and I made them tonight, they aren't half bad...actually I like them better than regular pancakes (I have to be in a 'mood' for pancakes to actually enjoy them). They puff up just like regular pancakes and to me are more 'moist' they have a nice flavor. Here's my picture:

Low-Carb Pancakes (Pork Rinds)

(1 serving) Printable Version
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup HEAVY Cream
  • 1/2 of a 3-oz bag of unflavored pork rinds
  • 3 packets of Splenda (or other sugar alternative)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
Crumble pork rinds until they resemble bread crumbs.

In a seperate bowl, beat eggs until frothy then add remaining ingredients and continue to beat until well mixed. Add pork rinds to the egg/cream mixture and set aside for 5 minutes to allow batter to thicken.

Cook on a lightly greased skillet as you would any pancake recipe. Drop batter on surface large spoonfulls. Cook until each side is lightly browned.

Serve with butter and a low-carb store bought syrup. Or for an interesting low-carb topping, mix 1 Tablespoon of sugar-free jam with 1 and 1/2 Tablespoons water and microwave for 45 seconds.

These pork rinds are surprisingly low in fat and have zero carbs. They may sound pretty crazy, but these little pancakes are fantastic! For more low-carb recipes try Mr Breakfast's Low-Carb Breakfast Index.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Where I would like to be + a loss of 20#, I still had a little 'flab' in my thighs and butt.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Latest Progress Pictures

Here are the 'befores' they were taken at 228.8# August 6th

Today I weighed in at 214.6#