Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Livin La Vita Low Carb

I know you've probably heard me say this a million times, but it makes me giggle every time. What can I say? It doesn't take much to get me tickled! :o)

Yesterday went pretty well. I stayed completely OP, and I didn't eat after 7'ish. (we won't mention that it's because I went to bed early with my headache and the hub wouldn't fix me turkey bacon because he said that it had nitrates that would just make my head hurt worse. I don't know if this is true or not. I half-way believe that he just didn't want to do it. How mean is that?) :o)

Today is off to a much better start. My headache is gone, I'm already drinking the water *stops to guzzle more* and my breakfast was much yummier. Two eggs and three pieces of turkey bacon. And a cup of coffee. Yum yum.

Today is my last day sans exercise. I'm walking tomorrow with my mom and I'm gonna try to keep it up. I'm feeling pretty good. I'm not eating too much fat and I'm getting in lots of good protein. I'll really have to work on getting in the greens, though. All I had yesterday was a salad.

Oh! And I was teasing Randi because this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving and she asked us to keep her accountable. Well, I really rubbed it in that I wasn't going to have those temptations this weekend and I could be really hard on her. Karma must have caught up with me because we were invited last night to a cook out on Saturday. There's no telling what they'll have there (definitely hamburgers) and it'll be a real challenge for me to stay OP, but I'm bound and determined to do it. I'm gonna bring a few low carb sides like deviled eggs and maybe a seven layer salad or something. And I guess I'll bring some sugar free pudding for dessert 'cause there's no telling what the sweets will be. But it'll be the first time my whole family has gotten together since my little brother was married, so it'll be nice to have our first family dinner. I'm sure my little sister will bring her bf, but I guess we can allow one non-family member. :o)

I hope you all have wonderfully OP days!



Anonymous said...

Hey Mandi -
I started cooking 2 veggies instead of 1 with my dinner meals and was able to really up my veggies that way -- also it made my plate look fuller when the rest of the fam was eating! Good luck with the picnic -- it sounds like you have a good plan!

CaRoLyN said...

Hmm I've never had turkey bacon before. What am I missing??

Thanksgiving is going to be rough this weekend for us Canucks but good luck at your cook out this Saturday. Sounds like you have a good plan in order! We can do this!

MMalloy said...

No worries I laughed when I read it, then again I laugh at EVERYTHING!
You are going to do so well, you have good goals and good friends to keep you motivated!
THe cookout sounds like blast and you have a plan so that is always good.
Thanks for the advice and prayers, I know that everything will be perfect!

Randi said...

HAHA! Payback! Now I'm holding you to it chicky! and here's how I'm starting, bringing fat free pudding for dessert instead of who on earth knows what, ok that's good. But how 'bout this: not having anything for dessert, or having fruit. da da dummmm....

dizzydazey said...

I can't have fruit while doing low-carb so there! :oP

At least the pudding has lots of milk in it and it's virtually calorie free! :o)

Melanie said...

Good luck at the cookout! Kudos for getting back on track!!