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Day 9 of ultra-low carb

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Today was a very unusual day for me. Both my husband and my daughter were out of town for a swim meet. This gave me time to do some things I don't usually have much time to do, including cleaning up my desk and cleaning the livingroom thoroughly (or whatever passes as thoroughly in a household with 8 dogs who live on the furniture, LOL.
In any case, I did enough moving around, vacuuming and dusting that I'm going to count it as a 90 minute workout. My reward will be some quiet reading with ME on the couch rather than the dogs (or maybe it will be me AND the dogs.

Eating was simpler because I only had to worry about myself.

9am breakfast: decaf with 1/4 cup heavy cream, 1 cup yogurt, 1/2 cup berries, 2 oz. nuts

3pm lunch: baked squash with ground beef and melted cheese on top
2 tbsp. almond butter

5 pm snack: decaf with 1/4 cup heavy cream

9pm dinner: scrambled eggs with whatever frozen green veggies I can find in the freezer
1/2 cup full-fat yogurt, 1/3 cup berries, 1 oz. pecans
1 1/2 oz. Lily's coconut low-carb chocolate

I'm proud of my 16-year-old daughter. She was part of two relay teams at the highschool district swim meet that beat a record for their highschool that nobody had touched for over 10 years. She also placed 3rd in 200 Free with a time of 2:08 and 5th in 500 Free with a time of 5:44 at the district meet. She has met requirements for the State meet in two weeks. Maybe she will even be able to get a swim scholarship after highschool.
I am especially proud of her because she has managed to keep her carbs relatively low doing all this, in spite of her teammates carb-loading around her. It is so good to know that she will not have to deal with all the horrible health problems that I had to deal with as a result of my carb addiction.

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    Good jobs everyone!
    1575 days ago
  • RUSSELL_40
    Lunch sounds pretty good. I always laugh when people try to stereotype the food selection on a low carb diet, or label it restrictive. There are plenty of fats and protein, and while we may cut out certain carbs, we probably eat a greater selection, especially in the vegetable category.

    Your daughter sounds like she is pretty good, and she does it while eating low carb, which defies the low carb is low energy crowd. By starting now, she won't have to correct damage done, and probably won't have the need to go as low as people who start low carb to correct a disease. This will let her focus on healthy carbs, without being so worried about how many.

    A scholarship would be a huge help too..lol.
    1575 days ago
    congratulations to your daughter
    1575 days ago
  • ERIN1957
    Me too, I am so very proud of my daughter and her choices of food. I am as well so pleased that she too is on her way to a healthy life. Differently, but still healthy. You have the right to be proud and let's pray she does get that scholarship.
    I have three little doggies I share my little life with. They are family to us and we love them so much. Our old man daddy dog passed two years ago on Christmas day, he was 16. His mate is now 15 and their LD daughter is 12. Together the ladies barely weigh 5 pounds. Small little Yorkie mix. We have my father's Boston and he is 4, got him 3.5 years ago when dad went into the nursing home. He is a hand full, but we still love him.
    Many people cringe as they can not see how we travel with them. It works because we make it work. I wouldn't have it any other way.
    Congrats again on your daughter and your diet plan...it is truly Ultra emoticon
    1575 days ago
    Hope you had a lovely day! Congratulations to your daughter all the way around!
    1575 days ago
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