Sunday, November 03, 2013
Tomorrow begins week 8 on the carb cycling plan for me, which means I eat high carb (it's still hard for me to even get to 1500 calories for such as suggested for women) every day (It's called a slingshot week, and comes after three weeks of carb cycling low and high carb combo days), with a reward day, like today, at the end of that week. It's to rev the metabolism for the next few weeks of weight loss on whichever plan I do. I want to stick with turbo, but do classic (alternates low carb/high carb days) for the week of Thanksgiving so that I can have starches/fruit for the holiday dinner.
I almost feel like it's silly to do a slingshot week to rev up my metabolism, right after losing 2 lbs in a week, but I trust/know Chris Powell knows his science on all this, and will go for what is expected. :)
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Red palm oil likely helped me lose weight this week too.
I just started using raw red palm oil this last week (don't used processed). It's fascinating. It looks a bit like baked sweet potato (the inside part), but melts in your hand when you touch it. It's orange. The taste is light. Lots of A in it. :) It revs the metabolism right away, unlike other fats. It has antioxidants/omega 3- it lowers cholesterol, helps fight heart disease- it can remove placque build up in arteries! It's an anti-inflammatory. It has all kinds of great health benefits! Check out what Dr. Oz has to say about it.
Saturday, November 02, 2013
Yep, even with eating crazily everything I wanted on reward day, which was last Sunday for me, (well, you get to have up to 1000 calories more than you normally eat in a day, on your reward/cheat day- the goal being to surprise your metabolism, throwing it into high gear), I made sure I did the shapers (nine minutes on weekdays of doing three exercises that strengthen things you already need those muscles to do- like squatting toward the floor and back up, etc), and an hour of aerobics (though beginners can start with just five minutes a day and work their way up to as much as an hour)- making sure I ate the way I was supposed to on the plan I had chosen (turbo plan, two low carb days follow reward day, then there is a high carb day, and then two more low carb days followed by another high carb day- the reasoning is fascinating but to put it simply it also tricks your metabolism). The scale told me today (you always weigh yourself the morning after a low carb day, toward the end of your week on the plan) that I was two pounds down!
The only thing different I did was to add turmeric. I had read about how it prevents you from adding fat to your body, and also cuts out fat you have already. It does a whole lot more for your health than that, but I'll leave that at that for now. I had been having some beef pretty regularly (trying to get it used up) and was worried about how fatty it seemed to me- but still felt I was losing weight- I really think adding the turmeric was the boost/help there).
So my goal of getting under 170 came to fruition this morning when the scale said I was .2 under that! lol YAY!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
I tried to get an updated pic the other day, but discovered I'd lost the uploading cord to the camera, so am waiting for one to come by mail. Oh well! I'm looking forward to my weigh in this week- maybe I'll have the cord and be able to give an even more current picture after that!
I've been exercising before going to work this week. Yay- I found I can do some right after drinking my breakfast.
My student was sick today so I got to do more exercise when I came home.
I had something interesting happen today. I've wondered if I should even blog about it, but will anyway. I'd headed into this small store today, and noticed someone looking my way (you notice when they don't just look real quick, but look real long).I did act like I didn't notice. Noticed him looking my way again after a bit. When I got up to the cash register to pay for my items, I realized it was a cashier I'd never seen there before, because he was the only guy in the small store I had seen, and he was looking at me very interestedly. Not at all indecently. It was just his eyes drawn powerfully to mine somehow. I mean, I was in my very loose but nice looking rain coat, and I discovered afterward that my face was rather shiny, and my hair was kinda "parted" where there shoulda been bangs (fringe) straight across my forehead, and I dare say he could see some wrinkles under my eyes,- but somehow, he really looked interested. I know I'm a married woman, with a very sweet husband, and I dare say this guy is probably younger than my son by a few years. The eye attraction was quite strong. I will not try to shop there when he's there-that would be utterly ridiculous, I just thought it nice to feel so admired like that, and me at the age of 50... Probably the last time it will happen so gonna cherish it kinda. It was quite a nice ego boosting thing to have happen. :)
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I made myself some hash browns this morning. I just grated some potato, added some sea salt, pepper and onion powder and fried it in red palm oil. It was good. :)
I found a recipe for mayonnaise that doesn't have eggs (allergies) and that I will probably do well with for the nickel allergy. Have yet to make and use it though. It was just nice to find one.
I used my oven to cook some meat and some root veggies today. It is nice to have that ready ahead of time for upcoming meals.
It's been nice to get these things done. I've felt kind of bored and feeling like there isn't much I can have other than a few basic things, but this is the start of figuring out and adding on to what I can have.
It is good.
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