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New Recipe - Low-Carb Beef Stew

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Today I tried a new low carb recipe. I was really craving some beef stew so I decided to make a low carb version. This is what I used:

2 lbs cubed beef
1 stalk celery
1 16 oz bag of radishes (cut into chunks)
8 oz baby bella mushrooms
3 beef cubes
1 can tomato sauce
3 cups water
Italian Seasoning, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Bay Leaf

I threw all the ingredients in the slow cooker this morning and had a delicious meal for supper! In fact, I even tricked my husband into trying some. Of course he picked out the mushrooms ... but he had no ideas the radishes were NOT potatoes :-) Point for me! He he he.

I broke the recipe into 5 servings at 4.6 carbs per serving. Not bad! I froze the rest into individual size serving containers and now I have most of my lunch done for this work week!

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BASKETLADY13 11/4/2012 7:56PM

    Great idea. Thanks for the recipe.

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KNYAGENYA 11/4/2012 7:51PM

    Sounds yummy.

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5 Months

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tomorrow will by 5-months to the day since I started my low carb way of eating. I am proud of myself for sticking it through to this point and I know I am becoming a healthier person. These next few months will be a true test, especially with the upcoming holidays. I feel better about myself and slowly I am learning how to trust myself in this journey. I just need to keep reminding myself to enjoy the journey and realize it is not a race and the number on the scale doesn't determine my happiness or success.


Met My 1st Goal!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I met my first goal this morning! 40 pounds gone! This is HUGE for me because I have a pattern of stopping at 30 pounds after feeling deprived or feeling bored with my WOE. I set a new goal this morning and I hope to reach it by the end of the year. I know I will be facing many hurdles due to the upcoming holidays but I just need to remind myself I am only a failure if I stop trying.

I hope I don't forget how wonderful this feels!

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JUNESHOPE 10/20/2012 8:38PM

    emoticon emoticonon meetng your 1st goal. That is a great feeling.

Keep up the good work. I look forward to watching your progress.

Thank you for your support on my blogs as well.

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SLIMMERJESSE 10/20/2012 12:47PM

    That's fabulous! Congrats!

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MAMAKAWLIJA 10/20/2012 12:33PM

    Awesome! SO inspiring

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CANDIK48 10/20/2012 12:24PM

    Woohoo! Congratulations! emoticon

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A Visit Home

Sunday, October 14, 2012

This weekend my hubby and I decided to head home and visit our parents and other family members. It was a rainy weekend and I really did not feel up to the drive but I knew it had been a while since my last visit so it was priority to visit everyone again.

I guess I was secretly looking to hear feedback on my weight loss. Sometimes I forget how far I've come along and it would be nice to hear some positive remarks every once and a while. My mother and sister said they noticed the weight loss right away and that made me feel good. Then, my father-in-law said something and that surprised me even more!

I know I am not on this journey to hear positive remarks and rewards from others but it sure was good reinforcement to continue on the path I've taken. I ate on plan during the weekend visit and did not even feel deprived! This week I am going to make a point to make a goal and reward system so I learn to appreciate the small milestones along the way!

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JUNESHOPE 10/15/2012 12:53AM

    emoticon I'm glad the weather didn't ruin your weekend.

It is great when people notice. emoticon
Getting a little reaffirmation is important. Support is important.

It's hard to see weight, or the loss of it, on ourselves. Even when I look at the mirror now, I don't even see how large I am. So how can I see when I'm losing weight? So it's nice when people tell us.

I can only tell I'm losing weight myself, when it's easier for me to move, twist, shower,...all that stuff, and when my cloths start to get sloppy. Then I get excited.
emoticon Your doing emoticon.

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To Be Honest . . .

Saturday, October 06, 2012

To be honest with myself, I am struggling. I have been on the low-carb journey since 5/28/2012 which is a little over 4 months. I no longer have daily cravings for starchy/sugary foods; however, I am struggling with menu planning and motivation to stick with it. I feel better when I eat this way, but I don't know if I entirely trust myself to stay on the right path.

I guess that is the thing that I struggle with the most ... not trusting or believing in myself. I have been on this path before and have gone off so I don't know what will make this time different. Every day is an internal struggle of my old habits, my new habits, who I want to be, and how to get there. I have a poor support system so may be that is what I need to work on ... to find a "buddy" in this journey.

My weight loss has slowed terribly even though I have SO much more weight to lose. I guess I need to reevaluate what I am/am not eating. This last week I lost .5lb. Granted, I am happy that it was not a gain ... but it is just so discouraging.

To be honest, I'm struggling and not sure what I need to do on this journey to keep it going. I need to trust and believe in myself and keep my head down and march on ... but that is easier said than done. To be honest, I think I need support.

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WOUBBIE 10/6/2012 11:31AM

    I know one thing you need, and that is support. You did the right thing by blogging here, but maybe you can take it a step further and post on the Living Low Carb team forum? It may not sound like much, but when you're "talking" daily to a group of people for whom the low carb life is a permanent lifestyle change it really helps!

Instead of having to rely on your inner determination to resist the carby world's temptations you can lean on us! And instead of feeling "different" because you're choosing to keep your carbs low you'll feel "normal" because that's what we're ALL doing. (And right now I'm totally bored with my menu as well and need to make a major overhaul in the cooking department myself!)

Post a new topic or join in the daily thread, join the October Anti-Zombie challenge, just get on over and introduce yourself. Lots of friendly, knowledgable folks there!

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AJWALKLEY 10/6/2012 10:33AM

    Maybe you need to change things up! Are you exercising at all? A diet change and adding a little more exercise to your routine could make a big difference!

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