More Food Journaling 12-07-08

Had 3 eggs in a tablespoon of butter around 10am. I was hungry maybe an hour and a half later, so I had some cream cheese mixed with pumpkin and Splenda as a spread on low carb bread, then some of the cranberry sauce I made as the ‘jelly’. I really like the cranberry sauce. Boil cranberries in just enough water to cover until they burst open, then add Splenda to taste. I probably put 8 packets of Splenda in the last batch. It’s low carb, fresh made, and full of antioxidants. 

I could probably live without store-made zero calorie FrankenJellies.

Went shopping, and when I came home I was famished. I ate 3 slices of cheese with mayo and bread, and a ham sandwich. Couldn’t help myself. At this particular instant, there was NO indication that the Irvingia was diminishing my appetite. 

What I have noticed is being unusually thirsty. I am not usually guzzling down glasses of liquids, but when I came home, I couldn’t wait to have a drink of seltzer – I used some Crystal Light on ice – and drank at least 16 oz. very quickly – then had more.

I was in a funk the first half of the day. Maybe it was because I had a Christmas party to go to and I had no nice clothes. My nice clothes are all too small – and the ones that I do fit in just barely fit. It is a bummer of awesome proportions to buy clothes when you have clothes that would be just fine – if you could fit in them.

This means that I bought a pair of 36 waist pants for the first time in years. This really scares me, as I believe that not having ‘fat pants’ is, right now, a key to keeping myself at least at the weight I’m managing at presently.

This – along with a disastrous shopping trip with a toddler on the verge of a meltdown and a general anxiety that I normally have about parties, kept the stress hormone flowing today.

I whipped together a recipe for the Greek Pork & Tomatoes I made the other day – this time in the crock pot. All I did was put the contents listed above in the crockpot, set it for high for 8 hours, and went to take a nap because I was exhausted – and had a late night party to go to.

I took my nightly Irvingia right before I left for the party. I also weighed myself – 207.0.

The party turned out to be the high point of the day. Nice people and a relaxed atmosphere.

I had a rum and Diet Coke, then some champagne.

For eats I had some meat balls – maybe six. A little later I had some of the pastries, a small roast beef sandwich 
(with the bread),  and maybe a chip or two as they sat in front of me on a table.

The scale reported 209.8 in the morning – not unexpected, but not welcome, either.

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One thought on “More Food Journaling 12-07-08

  1. You know that each packet of Splenda has a gram of net carb, right? Do you use FitDay or some other food journal to calculate your net carbs? I am curious how many net carbs you get in a day and how many of them are from vegetables. I don’t think your diet is recognizably Atkins with the low carb bread, chips, alcohol, coffee and lack of plain water and the large amount of veggies required. I’m not judging, because I’ve modified my diet to the point where it’s not recognizably Atkins either. But it seems to me that you never gave the carb ladder a chance and just introduced all different kinds of carbs willy-nilly. If you’re going to consume alcohol, chips, bread and beefaroni, you really need to be counting calories instead of carbs if you want to lose weight, because you’re not going to get the low-carb metabolic advantage doing that.

    Please understand I’m just making objective observations about behaviors, not trying to criticize you. In fact, I like your blog because you’re not anal-retentive about low carb. We each have to figure out what’s going to work for us, and hopefully we can get some tips from each other to tweak our regimens and start seeing some results that we like!

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