MAY YOUR JOYS BE DEEP AND MANY,
MAY YOUR HEART BE LIGHT AND GLAD,
MAY YOU HAVE THE BEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY
THAT YOU’VE EVER HAD!
An Irish Blessing to all! Hope you had a low carb, low calorie, high protein day. I was surprised to find that corned beef has no carbs and 15 grams of protein in 4 oz. So I skipped the green beer and had this instead and celebrated a weigh in at 163.0 lbs. I don’t consider a drop in weight for real until I have seen it on the scale for 3 days in a row. The sun was shining today and this was my third consistent day at this weight, so I am happy to be able to share some good news!
Once again my consult with Claire and the next Weight Loss University topic were right on target with where I am at: Eating In/Out. (How do they do that?) Since we are driving to Virginia soon, staying on track while vacationing is a big concern for me. Along with Dr Clark’s latest webinar, I feel I have some good tools to help me make good food choices. Some of you probably already know these tips, but I must share one or two!
- When eating out divide a meal into quarters: food choices on the plate that are ½ protein,¼ vegetables and ¼ carbs.
- Take sips of water in between bites, pick foods that I know are “safe”; fish, chicken, egg substitute and lots of colorful vegetables.
- I am also going to get the Dana Carpendar’s carbohydrate gram counter Claire suggested in order to try to keep my carb intake to 50 grams–good luck with that one!
My biggest challenge will be to control snacking in the car.
I found out I have a torn medial meniscus in my knee, but the pain is decreasing, so it’s back to some exercise. Claire has promised to help me with an exercise plan as my next consult will be in person at the Center! I can’t wait to try out some of the great equipment that you all get to use regularly. Only 9 more sleeps!
One last Irish toast to all: