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Archive for December, 2016

Morning weight: 182.8 lbs. 

Daily feeling score: 8.1

Calories: 1844    Carbs: 50


Workout: None.

It took 63 days to reach the 10 pound mark. This was with lots of starts and stops. Too many undisciplined days of binging on desserts. The next 10 lbs. will limit those. The path to losing weight is momentum. I will continue dropping weight by watching carbs. I have a challenge finding foods with low carbs and high calories. My caloric intake is very low too. I still need to prove that low carbs and high calories will still equal weight loss.


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Morning weight: 184.0 lbs. 

Daily feeling score: 7.1

Calories: 2245    Carbs: 117

Workout: None.


Been a bit of a disaster. The increase in carbs has also increased calories. The slight weight gain may be attributed to either higher carbs or calories? Popcorn has so many of both. We will revisit The Great Experiment because I am looking for the perfect food for assuaging the snacking urge.

The snack topic is important. What can I eat for snacks? Foods that help with the desire to snack include: celery, sugar-free jello, Atkin’s shakes, very small amounts of nuts, dried seaweed and cheese.  I will keep adding to the list.

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Day 60: Carbs vs. Calories – The Great Experiment

Morning weight: 183.2 lbs. 

Daily feeling score: 7.4

Calories: 2138    Carbs: 130

Workout: None.


Ladies and gentlemen we have hit the 60 day mark! That is it has been 60 days since we started this hypothesis of dropping weight by paying attention to our carbs and eating as many calories as we want. I have dropped from 192.8 lbs. to 193.2 lbs. Darned, by now, I would have liked to have seen a loss of at least 10 lbs. But the good news is that I didn’t starve myself or kill myself on cardio. I’ve taken this nice and easy. I’ve also sprinkled in quite a few nights of adult beverages, had sweets and not adhered to the no more than 12 carbs every 2 hours rule. I probably could have dropped quicker, but I wasn’t trying to inconvenience myself.

Today is time to experiment with what a bunch of carbs from popcorn will do. I purposely bought the popcorn that has no sugar carbs. I ate at least six servings-about 130 carbs (OUCH!).  Tomorrow let’s see what the scale says?!

What about how I’m feeling? Feeling OKarewewinning… about a 7.4. A little down today but probably because of my side thoughts of my career. Remember, I’m your average person working in the corporate world.

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