Here’s another attempt at getting a handle on what I’m eating.
I guess I’m too stupid to know when to quit.
It certainly seems carbs are like a poison for me, so I’ve got to eliminate them with extreme prejudice. I also have to start measuring stuff as much as possible.
OK – first up was one 32oz coffee with 4 tablespoons of cream at about 5am. That’s 400 or so calories and 24 grams of fat – the low fat folks cringe in horror!
Around 11am I had two hard-boiled eggs at about 70 calories per.
I had a few forkfulls of the pork and tomatoes at 1pm. It wasn’t that I was all that hungry as much as my stomach began to hurt. I *do* drink too much coffee on an empty stomach. I thought this morning I might try to lessen the intake a bit.
I only had that single morning cup – amazing.
Early afternoon I finished up the Pork & Tomatoes, and that was it until evening. I stopped on the way home, picked up some chicken breasts and whipped up some fried chicken parm:
- 7 chicken breasts
- olive oil
- mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 can pizza sauce (3 net carbs per 1/4 cup serving – lowest carb count I can find)
- parm cheese
- cayenne pepper
- 1/2 bag frozen spinach
I fried the seasoned breasts in olive oil and butter for 10 minutes on high, then added the remaining ingredients on the top of each breast, let that cook on high for 10 minutes, then turned it to a simmer for another 10.
The taste was good, but for reasons that escape me, the chicken turns out rubbery when I cook it this way. I thought about baking it before I took the stove top route, but I decided against it as too hard – I don’t know why I thought that, but I went with it nonetheless.
It wasn’t bad, though I did screw up when I thought the cayenne pepper was the paprika and put way too much for most mortals to handle.
Oh well, I guess I’ll have to eat the whole thing myself – I’ll freeze some, and eat the rest over the next few days.
The night finished off with the last of the cream cheese pumpkin filling with the cranberry sauce – and a few bites of a mini watermelon.
No bread, no Atkins bars, no cookies, crackers, pasta, cake, or milk.
The day counts in my estimation as an ‘Atkins Phase 3 or 4’ day, certainly not an induction day. I think that’s part of my problem – I’ve forgotten what ‘Atkins Induction’ is really like – and am living in ‘maintenance mode’, and not losing weight – and wondering why.
Someone also pointed out that Splenda has carbs. Yep – but I said to myself that such a small amount – about 0.7 (I contacted the company and asked) – doesn’t matter.
And it doesn’t – on Atkins maintenance of course. It matters a lot when you need to be in induction.
And I need to be in induction to lose any weight.
As to the scale, it reported 210.0 – it’s going in the right direction, but that damn number is still too high.
I had set a goal for 200 by Jan 1 – HA! – from where I am, and how I’ve done this year it seems like a chance in Hell.
But what else do I have?