Ikigai

July 16, 2008

Daily Update

Filed under: daily update — Tags: , — telastra @ 7:01 am

366.1 weighed today.  Who knew your weight could fluctuate so much?  It’s 8am now, so perhaps premature.  I suppose I should list today’s food

8am: 2oz salami, 1/2 cup romain, 1 tablespoon mayo, 32 ounces water

9am: 24 ounces tea (over the next hour or two), 1/4 cup ice cream for a snack (wasn’t too hungry, just a little)

3pm: 6 ounce beef patty, 1 oz cheese, 1 thin onion slice, 1/2 cup stir-fried green beans w/ginger and garlic, 12oz soda

8pm: 2oz salami, 2oz cheddar, 2 tablespoons blue cheese dressing, 1 1/2 cups of romaine, four pistachio nuts (just crushed to sprinkle over salad), 1/4 a peach, sliced thin, 12 ounces soda

One more meal for the day, and that will be some sort of taco creation, methinks.

July 7, 2008

Hiking Along

Filed under: daily update — Tags: — telastra @ 5:49 am

Just hiking along.  This week I’ve been sore, so not much with the posting.  Weight has been a steady 374.5 or so – mostly period bloat, I suspect.  Still eating right and hanging in there.  Hopefully, a more interesting post later. 🙂  Just wanted to make a quick update.

Edit: as of 6pm I reweighed myself (yesterday’s weight was taken around the same time on the sixth; I just posted late), and am ata 366 pounds.  Again, no idea how, but it’s still fascinating to track just the degree of variation that merely time of day can create, nevermind other factors.

July 3, 2008

I’d like some couscous, please.

Filed under: daily update — Tags: , — telastra @ 9:40 pm

One of the things I really miss on low-carb that I grew up with is couscous.  We used to have that or polenta for breakfast, with some pasta sauce and a few pine nuts on top.  Sounds weird to you, maybe, but it was tasty!

Dr. Mary Dan Eades posted a restaraunt knock off recipe she made, and I’m dying to try it.  I’m going to next week, if all goes well.  She must have read my mind this week!

I haven’t eaten a large meal yet today.  Had two eggs + three egg whites scrambled with canadian bacon and some vegetables, roasted, for breakfast.  Saved some of the eggs I wasn’t hungry enough to eat.  Later I’ll be making a cabbage and beef stir fry.  I know cabbage often invokes a horrified response.  I make it with garlic, celery salt, onion, and a buncha other stuff.  Sometimes I fry it in a few tablespoons of butter and olive oil that I melted anchovies in first.  Yum!  Good stuff!

In other news, 371.1 pounds today.

July 2, 2008

Checking In

Filed under: daily update — Tags: , — telastra @ 9:26 pm

Weighed myself today: 371.1 pounds.  I have no idea where the other pounds went.  Probably just part of my normal daily fluctation, rather than pure fat loss.  I’ll use a fitday account to track it from now on, so the statistics can be easily referenced later.

Ate two meals, semi-small.  Will probably have one snack before bed.  The hot and humid midwest summers make for me not having too much of an appetite.  Still, I ate reasonably well – a simple breakfast of lean canadian bacon, some slices of low-fat cheese, and a fresh peach with some iced tea for breakfast, and a lean sirloin hamburger with some low-fat cheese and blue dressing for dinner.  I made some string beans in the beef fat, and tossed in a clove of garlic for flavor – yum!  My snack later will probably be comprised of a small amount of protein, but mostly fresh and raw fruit or veggies.  I only had about three cups of those today, and I want to make sure I eat at least four or five different for variety when I can.  Not always successful, but I try, at least.

Goals for the rest of the week:  drink more water every day.  Pack more stuff.

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