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Day 16 of ultra-low carb checklist

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I got a cold today and did not feel like exercising and my carbs went over. Frustrating, still, focus needs to be on getting healthy before anything else.

1. how much did I sleep last night: 8 hours
1. how many carbs did I consume: about 80, due to taking elderberry syrup 3 times/day and also putting some raw honey in my tea
3. how much and what type of exercise did I do today: 30 minutes walking
4. what supplements did I take today: Vitamin D3, 5000 I.U., fishoil 2000 mg, slow-mag 6 capsules,
5. what was my stress level today: low
6. did I get enough salt (2-3 grams/day) and enough water (80-100oz.): yes for both


  
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HOUNDLOVER1 10/30/2012 1:30PM

    Thank you all for your well wishes. emoticon emoticon
I'm feeling better already after 10 hours of sleep and a hot drink.

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BROADBRUSH 10/30/2012 11:39AM

    if you read my last blog you see my frustration with a LOW or NO CARB diet. yes it works to a point - but the second i add in GOOD stuff - like an orange or banana - everything stops in terms of weight loss - and the numbers creep up and up .
it took me from august 26 to october 8 to lose 7 lbs- really hard -
but then i had some potatoe (no fixings) boiled - and some cranberries - and from then on my system just took 10 days for all of that 7 lbs to come back.
today i am going to the strict days again - just to see if i can yo yo back to that loss. it is more than agonizing - i wish you good luck and better health too.

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HEALTHY4ME 10/30/2012 7:14AM

    Well I think you are doing awesome, and it isn't like you went over with junk or even healthy food. May I ask, do you take all your supplements at the same time, or one of your vit d at breakfast etc.
Hope you feel better soon.
HUGS

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ERIN1957 10/30/2012 6:23AM

    Hope you feel better soon, yes health is always the route to go.
{{{HUGS}}}
Feel better soon, sending prayer!

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KALIOPPE 10/30/2012 4:16AM

    Feel better soon. You are doing so well. Yes, you will go over your carb limit some days, but remember, this is a life plan - it comes with ups and downs, including sick days. Also, it is the average that counts. You will be back to your usual in no time. emoticon

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SHIRLANGEL 10/30/2012 3:00AM

    I hope you feel better soon. emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/30/2012 1:53AM

    Do get well soon so you can truly enjoy living the good life again. Take care as you regain your health. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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JAMBABY0 10/30/2012 1:36AM

    Hope you feel better soon, good luck on your journey

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Why some people don't lose weight even when wheat-free

Monday, October 29, 2012

This is from Dr. William Davis' blog:

www.wheatbellyblog.com/2012/10/i-los
t-the-wheat-but-didnt-lose-weight-2/

  
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SLENDERMAMA1 10/30/2012 7:13PM

    Thank you for the link....thought provoking.

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KALIOPPE 10/30/2012 4:16AM

    Thank you for this. I'm going to send it around. emoticon

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MOONSTORMER 10/30/2012 12:36AM

    thanks for sharing!

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-LINDA_S 10/29/2012 8:17PM

    Thanks, Birgit! Interesting stuff to ponder.

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SCHUBERTR1 10/29/2012 6:34PM

  wheat free does not mean calorie free. Following a gluten/wheat free diet is no guarantee for weight loss but it's a good way to drain your bank account.

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JANETELIZABETH1 10/29/2012 6:29PM

    Thanks!

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GOPINTOS 10/29/2012 6:23PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team
Country Living Team
Perfect Health Diet Team

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BOB240 10/29/2012 5:40PM

    There's a danger here of not seeing the wood for the trees. People generally don't lose weight because they eat too much. Everything else is an excuse..

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DIET_FRIEND 10/29/2012 5:34PM

    IT's interesting. I have never given up wheat before. Maybe it's time to try it? I have been having difficulty this month by being on a plateau. I need to consider what it would mean to be wheat free.

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 5:28PM

    thanks, looks interesting going to go check it out!

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Day 16 of ultra-low carb

Monday, October 29, 2012

Ultra-low carb is what I have to do if I want to get the body fat any further down and possibly even to maintain at a lower level.
My weight this morning is at 131.8, almost 3 pounds higher than 4 days ago.
I ended up eating a few more plums last night and it seems that the total amount of sugar between the chocolate and the extra fruit was more than my body can handle well.
I'm a little disappointed and still hoping that I can improve my insulin sensitivity and carb tolerance over the long run. On the other hand I'm very thankful that I can manage my health without any medication and with what feels like a normal diet: lots of the lower-carb veggies, a little fruit, some dairy and nuts, meat, eggs and lots of yummy herbs and spices.
This is a very balanced diet and would be very easy to maintain when eating at home. I will just have to get better at planning when on trips to avoid eating the wrong stuff and also try to avoid too many hours of sitting around.

Now let's see if I can make some real difference in the next 3 days before my next body scan so at least my body fat percentage won't go up. emoticon
If I'm careful I should be back in ketosis by tomorrow.
Today I have a lot of tomatoes and plums to process before they go bad. They are not much of a temptation right now fortunately. I'm glad that we are growing more green veggies in our garden from now on. Nobody needs that many tomatoes, LOL.

  
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GOPINTOS 10/29/2012 6:26PM

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Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
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Perfect Health Diet Team

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 12:59PM

    Being healthy is not just a number, it is a way of life and living that life. I truly believe health is more important then a number. We all can try beating a number on the scale the health numbers come from many numbers. Look at the full picture and not just the one that stares back at you.
You are doing an amazing job at living healthy and as well, happily fulfilled!

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Days 13-15 of ultra-low carb

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Going to watch my daughter's swim meet was so worth it.
I loved seeing her and her team mates compete and to see the results of their hard work.
Being in the car for 3 1/2 hours two days in a row and sitting a significant part of the rest of the day was hard for me. I'm so used to moving around most of the day and also relying on the exercise I get from this.
Fortunately the motel had a nice fitness room so I got a 30 minute run, a strength training workout and a few sprints on the treadmill in, overall about 70 minutes. I decided not to weigh myself until tomorrow morning when my body is a little bit more in balance as far as exercise, food and fluid levels.
Overall I ate well and stayed relatively close to my eating plan with the following changes:
I ate more fruit at the hotel breakfast bar because there were not as many choices as I have at home. I also snacked more when I sat around with not much to do. My snacks were macadamia nuts that I brought from home but I probably had a few more than I needed. I also had some chocolate-covered almonds and one small bar of chocolate.
Lunch and dinner were burgers with various extras like mushrooms, cheese and bacon and some salad.
Getting to bed very late last night (around 2 am), made it hard to be on a normal schedule today. I only ate two meals, bacon and eggs as a midday meal and fresh berries with yogurt and some cheese and sprouts at night.
Today I had to catch up on a few things and am planning to watch a movie with my daughter, slowly and gradually transitioning us back to a normal bedtime.
Tomorrow I want to go back to a normal routine.

  
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-LINDA_S 10/29/2012 11:25AM

    You are amazingly disciplined and doing great! I wouldn't worry about an occasional small slip.

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ERIN1957 10/29/2012 7:41AM

    Life can be a challenge even when the events are rewards!
I had challenges to, but today is a new day and a new week.
Let's go after it and accomplish good health!
You are a great example on how it can work, when we make the effort!

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MRLDCTYGRL 10/29/2012 1:26AM

    Good for you for trying to stay at least in the spirit of the plan while you're out of your normal routine!

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AZTLAN777 10/28/2012 11:58PM

    Falling off the wagon happens to all of us. Good thing about Sparkpeople is we always get a new beginning! emoticon

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A great time at the district swim meet

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Being on the road was great fun.
My daughter's swim team won the district championship by 37 points and being there to see them do it was a thrill. Both her Medley Relay team and 400 Free Relay team made State time and will compete at the State level in two weeks.

I like the smoothness of her stroke and think she will be a great distance swimmer as she gets more experience. She is a great encouragement for me to work on my swimming.
I love this video of her swimming, although I missed the beginning. The only weak stroke for her is her backstroke and we are making some plans to help her improve it.
This is her swimming 200 IM (individual medley). She is the one with the blue cap.

  
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BROOKLYN_BORN 10/29/2012 4:56PM

    Great video! The breast stoke can really turn around an IM. She has great turns too. You should be very proud of her. Swimming is such a great sport for kids, something they can continue to do throughout their lives.

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KALIOPPE 10/29/2012 2:14PM

    Awesome! You must be a proud mama to have such a strong swimmer as a daughter and she in turn must be so proud of you. :) emoticon

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-LINDA_S 10/29/2012 12:03PM

    Very exciting! She has a great future in swimming.

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DESERTJULZ 10/29/2012 9:17AM

    Great video! Amazing how she came back after the backstroke to still win. Nice job.

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JSTETSER 10/29/2012 7:09AM

    Wonderful!


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EJOY-EVELYN 10/29/2012 4:31AM

    Beautiful swimmer. You deserve to be so very proud of her.

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NANCYRUBIO 10/28/2012 11:43PM

    Busy with swimmimg (or any team sport) shall kept them on the straight road

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