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I’m just not a ‘deep’ person most of the time. Sometimes I think I’d like to be, but I can never quite pull it off. I have begun subscribing to some yoga blogs and some of these people are so dang deep and esoteric and obtuse that I can’t figure out what the heck they are trying to say. lalalalala….blahblahblah…..blahdeblahdeblah…… I just want to say….SPIT IT OUT! Then again, that’s probably not a very yogini-like spirit, is it? 🙂

Belt is on notch 6 consistently now. And comfortable to sit down with it on notch 6. whoo hoo! Still feel very ‘pudgy’ in the stomach area but wonder if it’s because maybe, just maybe I’m losing some fat from that area and it’s not so much ‘pudgy’ but more ‘flabby’ – like a balloon with the air being let out a bit? Who knows. It’s hard to keep in touch with a body which has a mind connected to it that lies to it! Does your mind lie to you or is it just me?

Day 4 of 100 yoga commitment completed – did it during Jon Stewart but it still counts.

Day 3 of increased water consumption completed. Not as much as yesterday but still enough to feel sloshy.

This is what I’m shooting for:
61P/153F/49C

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 63 (16%)
Fat: 121 (67%)
Net carbs: 35 (10%)
Alcohol: 15 (6%)
Calories: 1629

Food Breakdown:
6AM: coconut mcnugget, 2 ryvita crackers w/ 1 tbsp butter & vegemite
9AM: cappuccino
1PM: 1 oz macadamia nuts
2PM: spinach & cheese quiche plus small salad in cafe’ (It was delicious! Think it’s the best quiche I’ve ever had. I didn’t even need to eat it all – gave the crust and the last few bites to Mr. W to finish up.)
3PM: coconut mcnugget
7:30PM: 3 oz steak, salad endive, tomato & paul newman dressing, 1 glass white wine

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This is what I’m shooting for:
61P/153F/49C

Day 3 of 100 yoga commitment completed.

Day 2 of increased water consumption completed. I’m waterlogged. 3.25 Liters as of when I post this. I think I’m going to stop for the day.

Tomorrow we’re starting our weekly excursion to the beaches of the South Coast. We have a book that lists ALL the beaches and we’ve decided that once a week, we will go to a beach we haven’t been to before. Mr. W will fish and I will read/walk. I’m looking forward to it. It’s a nice winter project!

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 52 (13%)
Fat: 140 (74%)
Net carbs: 46 (13%)
Alcohol: 0
Calories: 1700

Food Breakdown:
6AM: 2 ryvita crackers w/ 1 TBSP butter & vegemite, 1/2 cup ricotta, 2 oz whipped cream cheese & 1 TBSP cocoa

1PM: cabbage slaw (2 cups raw veg + 3 TBSP mayo), 2 coconut mcnuggets

dinner: 3 oz meatloaf, 1/2 roasted sweet potato w/1 TBSP butter, 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin

Doesn’t feel like I’ve eaten much today when I look at this – but I was satisfied and I was close to all my ‘numbers’. Maybe it’s that I’ve been used to eating so MUCH in the past that this proper amount of food, at least the volume of this food, seems so small in comparison. It is different to not be reaching for protein (tuna, chicken, cheese) throughout the day when I feel a little twing of hunger. It’s a bit of a ‘retraining of my mind’ process.

Ok, ok, ok…..I’m increasing my water intake. Yes, I’m doing it while kicking and screaming and saying BUT THEY SAID I COULD JUST DRINK TO THIRST. However, I had a fitness assessment today and I am seriously dehydrated according to the gyms fancy-dancy tanika scale-and have been for over a year but no one actually pointed it out to me (at 38% and should be closer to 50%). So, starting today, I’m back on the water. Ok Fred, ok Lisa, ok Rowe, ok people……I hear you and (GROWL) I am drinking my water.

Day 2 of 100 on Yoga challenge completed.
Yoga class tonight – I’m looking forward to it.

Based upon new information on the Dr. K plan, I’ve readjusted my numbers. This is what I’m shooting for:
61P/153F/49C

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 56 (13%)
Fat: 139 (74%)
Net carbs: 45 (13%)
Alcohol: 0
Calories: 1740

Food Breakdown:
6AM: Coconut McNugget

9AM: 2 cups fresh squeezed beet/celery/apple juice, 2 ryvita crackers w/1 TBSP butter & vegemite, cappuccino

11AM: Coconut McNugget, tea

1:30PM: 3 oz chicken thigh, 2 TBSP mayo, 1 celery stalk, 1 cup SF jello, 30 gms whipping cream, 25gms mascarpone

5:30PM: protein shake (3/4 scoop protein powder, 1 5.6oz can coconut milk)

Yoga Nidra – started my day with Chandra Om’s Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is ‘yogic sleep’. You don’t actually sleep, but you relax your body and mind. I have become a real fan of Yoga Nidra and have several CDs that I enjoy.

I’ve started a new 100 day commitment today. 10 minutes of yoga postures per day. My original thought was to do it between 6 and 7 am but Cammy from www.tippytoediet.com made a point that perhaps it is the time of day that I’m fighting – not so much the act of doing it so I’ve adjusted my goal to be ’10 minutes of yoga postures at any time during the day’. That way, if I want to do them first thing in the morning – no problem but if I want to do them while watching Jon Stewart or Y&R, no problem with that either. Thanks Cammy! It’s good to have suggestions from others – helps me think outside the box.

Here’s my deets for the day….

This is what I’m shooting for:
2nd month guidelines:
Protein: 46-57g
Fat: 137-194g
Net carbs: 34-46g
Minimum caloric intake: 1553
Maximum caloric intake: 2158

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 58
Fat: 169
Net carbs: 32
Alcohol: 0
Calories: 1935

Food Breakdown:
6AM: Coconut McNugget

8AM: cappuccino (1/2 cup whole milk), 2 ryvita crackers w/ 2TBSP butter & peanutbutter

1PM: 1 cup roasted (frozen) green beans w/ 2 TBSP olive oil, 3 oz chicken thigh, 1 raw red pepper, 1 cup SF jello w/whipped cream (30 gms cream)

5PM: 1 oz macadamia nuts

7:30PM: 4 oz grilled lamb loin, 4 brussel sprouts, 4 roasted cherry tomatoes

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2nd month guidelines:
Protein: 46-57g
Fat: 137-194g
Net carbs: 34-46g
Minimum caloric intake: 1553
Maximum caloric intake: 2158

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 51 (12%)
Fat: 146 (76%)
Net carbs: 41 (12%)
Alcohol: 0
Calories: 1752

Food Breakdown:
6AM: licorice tea w/1.5 oz coconut milk & 2 splenda tabs

7:30AM: 1 slice low carb sourdough bread, mushrooms fried in 2 TBSP butter, 1 cappuccino

11AM: tea w/ coconut milk

1PM: caesar salad (2 TBSP homemade dressing, cos, 1 egg, anchovies), CO McNugget, tea w/coconut milk

7:30PM: 3 oz t-bone steak, 1/4 sweet potato, 1/4 white potato & 1/2 C pumpkin roasted w/ 2 TBSP EVOO

I’ve felt very satisfied today. I am starting to get a little hungry but dinner is only about 45 minutes away so I’m not going to have anything until then. No heartburn today – probably because I didn’t consume any cream. The bread yesterday and today did not set up any cravings. I’m experimenting with ways to increase my carbs without using up my protein allotment. I continue to be amazed at how nearly everything, except fat, has protein in it. One suggestion for increasing my carbs was to get a microwave popcorn popper because popcorn has higher carbs but not much protein in it. I would hope I could find one here in Oz? Anyway, the Dr. K experiment continues and I’m feeling good on it!

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2nd month guidelines:
Protein: 46-57g
Fat: 137-194g
Net carbs: 34-46g
Minimum caloric intake: 1553
Maximum caloric intake: 2158

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 54 (13%)
Fat: 155 (79%)
Net carbs: 29 (8%)
Alcohol: 0
Calories: 1764

Food Breakdown:
6AM: 1 mcnugget
7:30AM: 1 slice sour dough bread, 1 egg, 2 TBSP butter, 1 cappuccino (1/2 cup whole milk)

FIrst time I’ve had a slice of bread in over a year. It was a small piece, a low-carb variety and it was very tasty with my fried egg. Bread has been a binge food for me in the past so I’m proceeding with caution.

12:30PM: iceberg lettuce, 4 cherry tomatoes, 1 TBSP bacon bits, 2 oz blue cheese dressing (sour cream, mayo, blue cheese (1 oz)), 1 cup raw cauliflower, 1 mcnugget

5:30PM: 50 gm mascarpone, 1 raw red pepper

7PM: 3 oz T-bone steak, cos lettuce w/homemade caesar dressing

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I had an idea today…..I’m going to pick up some 3×5 index cards this week and use them as ‘menu cards’. Sometimes I make something or I see an item or recipe on someone’s blog that looks good but I typically forget about it when I’m at the grocery store. If I had a stack of 3×5 cards next to the computer, I could just jot down the recipe or idea (like Harry’s tomato boats!) and on the days I go to the market, glance through them for menu ideas.

I’ve been having heartburn the last couple days. I was trying to shift from coconut milk to cream. I’ve had heartburn in the past from cream so I think I’m just going to have to give up on it. It’s not worth the discomfort.

This is what I’m shooting for:
2nd month guidelines:
Protein: 46-57g
Fat: 137-194g
Net carbs: 34-46g
Minimum caloric intake: 1553
Maximum caloric intake: 2158

And this is what I ended up with:
Protein: 53 (12%)
Fat: 149 (77%)
Net carbs: 32 (10%)
Alcohol: 0
Calories: 1720

Food Breakdown:
6AM: tea w/ 2 splenda, 2 ryvita crackers w/ butter & vegemite, 1 mcnugget

(ahhhh….vegemite…nectar to the gods! I think I’m the only non-Australian to love the salty, black, yeasty spread!)

9AM: cappuccino (1/2 cup whole milk)

11AM: tea w/ 2 splenda & 1 oz cream

2PM: 2 cups roasted cauliflower w/ 2TBSP olive oil and garlic/chili spice

4PM: 1 oz macadamia nuts, 1 stalk celery, 2 tbsp whipped cream cheese

7:30PM: 3 oz grilled beef fillet, iceberg lettuce wedge w/ 4 cherry tomato, 1 TBSP bacon & blue cheese dressing, 1/2 cup roasted pumpkin