January 2009


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I’ve made the decision to stop posting my menu’s – at least for now. I’ve posted my menus consistently now for about 2 months and I feel the exercise has been successful but I don’t see the benefit to continuing it. My food intake doesn’t change that much and I truly am not convinced that it is pertinent to others. At this point, it seems more like a time-wasting task to be completed.

I must say it has been interesting watching/reviewing the other 10-15 people who have willingly posted their food intake over the last couple months. Some people have struggled to find a way of eating that works for them. Others have ignored what they know works for them in lieu of their cravings. Still others have followed the straight and narrow path and a few have branched out into more obscure methods of controlling their weight – searching for something/anything that works.

I have found it educational (and sometimes very frustrating) to ‘experience’ through the eyes of another the search for freedom from fat and food obsession. My heart is with each of them, as I’ve been there and I AM there, and I hope each of them finds what works for them.

Although I won’t be updating this particular blog, I will continue to post to my main blog of www.sybilizedliving.wordpress.com and welcome you there!

On a totally unrelated note, I am pursuing a home-based business of proof editing and copy editing. If you have any information about doing this type of work, I would love to hear from you. One of the specific areas I’m working on during the month of February is to gain experience. So, if you have an e-book, web site copy or document that you are working on and would like to have 10-15 pages of it reviewed with a critical eye (for f.r.e.e.), please shoot me off an email at sybilizedliving at gmail dot com and we can chat about it. All I ask in return is to list you on my resume.

Cheers to all!

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5:30AM: baybell mini-cheese round
6:30AM: mocha
8:30AM: protein shake (1 scoop PP, 2 1/2 oz coconut milk, 2 Splenda, coconut essence, water & ice)
11AM: cappo
1PM: 4 oz chicken, tea w/ 2 splenda drops
4:30PM: 3 oz tuna
7:30PM: roast pumpkin & lamb chops

Average for January:
1450 calories per day, 16 Net carbs

Feel free to check out my January update on my regular blog site of http://www.sybilizedliving.wordpress.com

It was a lovely day yesterday. Swim at the beach was gorgeous until the wind came up and we got sandblasted.

Had a long sleep last night – 7 hours. Nirvana for me! Today will be spent regrouping and planning for February.

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Juice was good, Harry! It’s my every two month ‘splurge’ when I get my hair done…..LOVE that juice bar but carbs are too high for regular consumption. Usually I get one with beetroot, carrot and apple but decided to mix it up a bit and really think this new one is lower in carbs.

5:30AM: coconut bark, tea
7:30AM: chicken (approx 3 oz) w/ 1/2 T mayo, cappo
12PM: Salad plate at local restaurant, cappo
3PM: coconut bark
5PM: raw red capsicum
7:30PM: grilled steak (approx 6 oz), iceberg lettuce w/ blue cheese, bacon & tomato

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7:30AM: Protein Shake (1 scoop powder, water & Ice, 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa, 2 Splenda, 1 capful coconut flavoring)
8:30AM: cappo
11AM: 2 fried eggs, peppermint tea
1PM: Chicken breast
5PM: 2 oz cream cheese w/ unsweetened cocoa & 1 Splenda
7:30PM: 2 pork sasusages, salad

Calories: 1600
Carbs: Net 16

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7AM: 2 oz chicken, 1 Tbsp mayo
10AM: coconut bark
11AM: fresh celery, ginger & beetroot juice
2PM: 3 oz chicken, baybell cheese
5:30PM: chili tuna (instant heartburn…..I think I’ve found my source of heartburn, Harry & Erika!)
7:30PM: steak, salad of lettuce, tomato, basil, dressing

Calories: 1400
Carbs: 21 Net

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7:30AM; protein Shake
8:30AM: cappo, 2 oz chicken, 1 Tbsp mayo
11:30AM: lemon tea, coconut bark
1PM: large salad w/ olive oil & vinegar, 3 oz pork
3:30PM: coconut bark
7:30PM: 3 small lamb chops, roasted pumpkin

Calories: 1400
Carbs: 16 Net

Had a Pepsi Max this afternoon and I am so surprised at how foul it tastes. Having been off sweets, except for a Splenda drop in my tea a couple times a day has changed my taste buds considerably. How strange is that? Mr. W will be finishing off this bottle and I won’t be buying it again for myself. This from a gal that 5 years or more ago was drinking Diet Coke in massive quantities daily. My how times change.

It has been a beautiful and cool day today. Spent time reading and doing a meditation. I love my life. I am grateful.

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5:00AM: coconut bark
7:30AM: 2 oz pork, cappo
11AM: Protein Shake (1 scoop protein powder, 1 T cocoa, 2 Splenda, water & ice – wish I had some coconut milk or cream to add into this!) Very hungry post Slow Burn workout.
1PM: 3 oz chicken, 1/2 T mayo, rocket & spinach
3PM: coconut bark
7:30PM: grilled steak (6 oz), salad w/ lettuce, tomato & dressing, 1 glass white wine

Calories: 1500
Carbs: 16 Net

Last nights dinner turned out well. I had 1/2 glass of champagne pre-dinner and then switched to water for the evening, using the designated driver card. Ordered a salad as my starter (which turned out to have a sweet fig dressing on it that was WAY too sweet for my tastebuds) and grilled snapper with fennel salad as my main (the potatoes were left on the plate). The group decided to forgo desserts and had cheese plates brought to the table so after a couple bites of gorgeous cheese, a fairly low carb meal was done and dusted! It was a late night though – we didn’t arrive home until midnight (oh my!).

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