Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Atkins Diet recipes: Low-carb chicken kabobs



Ingredients:
1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 red peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 oz bacon, chopped

Marinade:

3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp Splenda, optional
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Nutrition info: (6 servings) 304 calories, 12.5g fat, 6g carbs (1g fibre), 38g protein

Monday, August 23, 2010

Week #166: Gained +4 lb for a total of -93 lb


It may seem counterintuitive or weird to be grateful for such a large gain.

Actually, it's a wake-up call. You see, over the past few weeks some high-carb snacks and treats have snuck their way in. At first, I would nibble just a bit and still lose weight. Then, I would take my chances and go further... and either still lose or stay the same. Then, I would push the envelope even further and only gain a pound.

Well, this week, as you can tell, I went overboard and posted a huge gain. I deserved it. There's no other way to describe it.

I know exactly what I did wrong. The high-carb treats that have found their way back into my routine are now banished. I just can't handle them. My sweet tooth is too strong. Yes, that means you, praline nut mix and coconut cashews at Bulk Barn. Yes, that means you, onion rings at A&W -- you damn delicious things.

So, buh-bye. I have work to do and you're not helping.

No exuses. You will definitely see a loss next week. This foolishness ends now.