|Eggs and Tomatoes|
It has been tough going lately but I was very happy this morning when I weighed and say more pounds gone without my even thinking about it or making any special efforts. Perhaps I have just made piece with what has come to work for me? I am happy if that is the case! The tough going has nothing to do with eating but with the happenings in life to those we love. But that being said it has kept me from the normal flow of things. Here is the link explaining the program as it started. thehiddenpantry.blogspot.com/2011/09/slow-carb-diet-how-to-lose-20-pounds-in.html
Starting and stopping when I had lost interest I lost 30 pounds and never gained it back. Recently I started up again and as of today have lost an additional 15 pounds so that is a total loss of 45 glorious pounds! You may recall the essence of losing the weight is that I have eminent knee surgery in the future and I am trying to make this easier on ME.
|Tomatoes and Eggs|
|Scrambled eggs with asparagus and zucchini.|
I very very rarely drink any calories sticking to plain (reverse osmosis) filtered ice water for the past three years, The exception to this is if we happen to eat out I will often order a plain with sugar Coke rather than drink the chemicals in the water I feel exist here. I do NOT consume any artificial sweeteners or chemicals EVER if I can help it.
Some of the easy changes I attribute the weight loss are I cook chili with no pasta but make it on the side with the shredded cheese for those who prefer it that way. I never have to any big extent.
I use a lot of onions and turnips and cut down on potatoes in soups and stews, which is delicious! When I just have to have a piece of toast with butter I make rye bread toast which I love instead of white or wheat.
When you have the FREE day to enjoy anything you have a craving for or just want it makes life good. For me, it is to the point now I don't even change much on the free day with the exception of adding dessert and potatoes to Sunday Dinner. I also fudge a little buy running my FREE time from Saturday night to Sunday night. This way if we happen to go out on Saturday night I can do what I want. Often I stay on the program but I like to think I have the option.
|Oven zucchini fries with horseradish sour cream sauce.|
|Zucchini spaghetti can either be microwaved with a little olive oil or dropped into salted boiling water 2-3 minutes depending on what you prefer.|
|Topping zucchini shreds with sauteed shrimp in hot sauce is our favorite!|
We also enjoy a lot of soups for suppers loaded up with vegetables, barley, mushrooms, and more so the longer I concentrate on this life style as they say the easier it gets. Just saying......
Recently I went to the doctor with my husband and a new person introduced herself as the patient advocate. Being a devotee of cynicism I jumped to the conclusion it was another step of the governments sticking it's nose in our business. This still may be a correct case but she had screened Brian and found him to be "pre" diabetic. In the spiel that commenced and in her questioning it sounded like we have in the adjusting of our diet already done for the most part what she was recommending to avoid it's occurrence.
Hope this encourages folks to make their diet work for them. It seems to be working for us.