I have no idea what has changed lately but I’ve been practically falling asleep at work for the past few days. My sleeping habits and schedule are the same and I’ve been falling asleep quite easily. But, for whatever odd reason, I’m completely exhausted all day at work to the point where I actually cracked open a caffeinated Diet Coke this afternoon to try to wake up. After six months with virtually no caffeine intake, I’m now completely wired.
Lorraine, the owner of the cafeteria at work, found out that I was on Atkins and baked up a batch of low carb bread for me to get my sandwiches made on. Although it’s quite rich and meaty in texture, it makes a great treat! She passed on the recipe and mentioned that the most inexpensive place to pick up the flour soy flour and whey protein is Trader Joe’s.
- 2 cup shredded cheddar
- 8 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups soy flour
- 1 1/3 cups whey protein
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 8 Tbsp sour cream or mayonnaise
- 8 Tbsp olive oil
- Diced bacon, chives or jalape�os to flavor
Mix contents in a medium bowl and spread evenly over a cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350° and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Each slice is approximately 2 carbs!
Overall weight loss chart for 2003:
This chart will be made available as open source through the phpMyEatWatch project.
There is a candy drawer in the break room at work that is always freshly stocked with the latest junk food offerings to keep the troops happy. Luckily I have been successfully avoiding the drawer…even though it is inches from the water cooler.
My ketosis test strips have been bright pink off the chart every morning this week…I must be doing something right. Only 13 more pounds to go before I’ve officially dropped a hundred pounds from my highest weight!
In addition to my weight I’m now tracking my body fat percentage and exercise rung. This will hopefully let me know how I’m doing in the long term and whether I should increase my visits to the gym.
Kelly has decided to give Atkins induction a try since Val, one of her friends, has started induction as well. We’ll see…right now the house has way too many junk foods and leftovers from previous parties and get togethers. I’ll need to bag everything up when I get home this evening and put all illegal foods into storage.
Since I slipped up over the weekend I’ll be going back into induction again. It’s no big deal…I had been back on induction anyway. Either way, one slip up every one in a while won’t effect the diet in the long term so it’s nothing to beat yourself up over. As long as my trend line is still on a downwards slope of at least two pounds per week I’m totally happy. I’d like it to be up around three or three and a half pounds, but so be it.
Bah, I suck. Totally cheated today. Ohwell…down 50 pounds, I’m entitled to a slip here and there.