Monday, October 27, 2008

Week #71: Down -3 lb for a total of -113 lb

Happy Monday to you all! Well, as you can see by the title of this posting, I had a fantastic week. I haven't had a "big loss" in weeks and weeks, so was thrilled to hop on the scale this morning to see that I'd lost 3 lb!!

What did I do different this week? Well, I took in more fibre, for one thing, by finally opening the package of Flax Z Snax Cinnamon and Spice Natural Hot Cereal that I'd ordered months ago from Low Carb Grocery. If you haven't tried it yet, this stuff is absolutely delicious. By adding a bit of sweetener, vanilla or maple extract, or even almond butter (which added some heartiness to it!), I ended up with a very filling and satisfying breakfast. I accompanied the cereal each morning with some hard-boiled eggs. It was a great combination that kept me more than full right up to lunch time!

I made some pumpkin pudding this week in the slow cooker but wasn't thrilled. I need to tweak it a tiny bit to make it to my liking and will post it. I made it with whipping cream and should have used whipping cream and almond milk instead of all cream. I also tried freezing it and it did NOT freeze well. Looks like it's one of those dishes best eaten until it's all gone! I also make some low-carb pumpkin bars last night with cream cheese frosting. They turned out very nicely and I will post the recipe this week for sure.

Until then, keep at 'er! Eat delicious sugar-free, low-carb food. Eat fresh food as much as possible. You will see the difference in no time.

And remember the low-carb mantra: Fat doesn't make you fat!!! Sugar makes you fat!!!

OH! I almost forgot. I mentioned several times that the -111 lb mark was a milestone for me. Now that I'm at -113 lb, obviously I've surpassed it. So what was it? Well, I'm thrilled and proud to say that I'm back in the 200s for the first time in at least 17 or 18 years. I started low-carbing at 410 lb (EEEEK!!!!) and am now at 297 lb (410 - 113 = 297). Turning "centuries" feels GREAT. I can't wait until I'm back in the 100s for the first time since the mid 1970s (literally).

If I can do it, so can you!

No excuses! No excuses! No excuses!