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Live report from gym

Scale report 143, no shoes, around noon time after (fasted) workout ,.. Will eat some oopsie “bread” and real food spread (homemade mayo, butter, olives, some cheese, garlic chives) and drink 1/2 cup kefir

Aiming to be out if 140 by hubby bday next month ! I gotta step it up…had some gluten this past week. (Ugh!!!) n why!!!

I’ve done groceries and food prep that should last at least half the week so really have no excuse!


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Week in review

So typical, started the week off strong with really great compliance… Things started to drift away… Such as I had mashed potatoes, twice… And they were really good. And, I may not regret it…lol. Rationale, at least they were organic mashed potatoes and were really good. Will this translate to weight-loss? Maybe… I did work out sufficiently and I did stick to real foods except for my son’s birthday donuts on the 4th (had 2, dipped in coffee… And I may not regret that either?) well, I feel so rebellious saying that. Those little and big indulgences just feel right sometimes, emphasis on some times. In any case, fitting in my jeans is feeling pretty good… Not feeling like a stuffed sausage at the moment. Scale says 143. I will do a happy dance once I’m out of the 140s. Husband has promised to get me some Vibram, five fingers once I get out of the 140s so that is a great motivator.

Since I’m here let me lay out my food for the day:

Breakfast: Bacon, one scrambled egg, one Paleo banana muffin (small), coffee with stevia and cream

Lunch: homemade chicken soup (with veggies and some potatoes in it )

Dinner: spinach with more soup

Drinks: 1.5c kombucha, 1/2c kefir, 2c coffee total

Snacks: 1-2more paleo banana muffins (2 of these muffins actually equals one slice), olives and/or hard boiled egg

Workout: either 45 minutes in the gym with weights (leg emphasis today ) and punching on the bag/boxing or 20 minute Tabata session at home

Goals for this coming week:
* stick to real food
* keep fats high enough to maintain satiety
* The mindful of calories… Try to keep 1600 to 1800 range
*see scale say 141-142

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Nutritional Keto Day 3

ok I know I said I wasn’t planning on writing everyday but I’m on a roll so let’s just go with it, seems just as easy to journal here as on my handy dandy note pad:

10am coffee w/ coconut oil, 4 drops stevia, splash cream
2 pita chips (yea, i know – cheat) w/ dipped in homemade hummus (wanted to see how the hummus i made for my son turned out)
1:45 romaine w/ 1/4C “taco meat” (grass fed organic beef w/ peppers, celery, garlic, onions, a lil salsa), 4 black olives
2:30 1 cup kombucha (I was brewing / sampling / flavoring so it was partly for that)
3:00pm black coffee 1 cup

4pm 1/4c raw macadamia nuts

lost track of time from here but:

1 serving paleo banana-bread (civilized caveman recipe)

2 thumbsize pieces of thin chia chocolate bars (recipe from

ugh – a few more pita chips w/ hummus when my daughters came over …. (bad choice)

here’s lunch:

beef fat, onions, Indian eggplant

lunch: beef fat, onions, Indian eggplant

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Nutritional Keto day 2

happy to report I was able to stay on plan during the day (mainly salad, grass fed beef, olives, deviled eggs, coffee, coconut oil) then  date night with hubby though … Italian cuisine … lots of potential for huge pitfalls … here’s how it went, not too bad but could have been better …

had 1 bite of the bread dipped in EVOO / spices – glad hubby ate up the rest fast

Chicken w/ prosciutto & goat cheese w/ broccoli

side cup soup:  lentil (i know! carbs) & sausage

Starbucks Coffee: salted caramel mocah (small) – yeah, am sure this had carbage too

well, i know it wasn’t perfect, but at this point, just glad I didn’t cave to a whole serving of bread and potatoes

have to stay totally on plan for day 3, with God’s help I can do it!


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Hello Nutritional Ketosis (day 1)

So it’s been forever since I’ve visited here.

LOTS has happened as it does in life …. including I got married to my wonderful husband! so thankful for him in our lives 🙂 ok, but as it pertains here … my low carb life hasn’t been all roses … up / down, up / down … you get the idea …. some good points – have found a produce / egg farmer less than a mile away with GREAT prices so I have access to organic and fresh stuff all the time and also found a pork farmer in the area so I always have local smoked bacon (no nitrites added, etc), pork chops, pan sausage, all the good stuff on hand which helps alot! he has eggs too from his 50+ chickens and IT’S ONLY $2/DOZ!!!

So as for stats, basically the same … have been in the same 138 – 145 range FOREVER … have been on / off nutritional keto for the past few months but as we know, one must stay with it to see results and this holiday season has totally thrown me off. Today was my first day back in strict nutritional keto mode (under 20g net carbs and HIGH fat 75+%) … i’m talking beef fat with just a little onions and a jalapeno for breakfast, macadamia nuts for snacks, etc. I’m feeling better already and thankful for the satiety I’m feeling.

I realized it’s a bit much for me to journal here everyday and easier for me to write out what I eat in my paper notebook and share w/ my hubby who is my greatest support. So what I’m purposing to do is come here during the weekend share what my weeks been like. I actually tried to find a nutritional keto support forum but could not find … I must not be really looking enough but I think this will do for now.

here’s how today looked:

coffee / coconut oil / a splash of milk cuz i ran outa cream! 6 drops stevia
1/4C beef Fat (left over from rendered tallow), w/ a few thin slices of onion & jalapeno
1/2C homemade kefir
12oz homemade kombucha w/ ginger
1T almond butter
2C romaine, 1 grilled pork chop, 1T shredded parmesean, 2T pork chop drippings & 5 olives
2.5 boiled eggs made into “deviled eggs” (filling: sour cream, yolks, cream cheese, 1/2t relish, mustard, spices)
macadamia nuts

exercise: taught a 45m mat pilates class

i didn’t put all this in fitday or fitnesspal but i feel pretty good about my first day … may start putting it into fitnesspal for some days

feel too gross after the holidays to post a body shot so head shot for now ....

feel too gross after the holidays to post a body shot so head shot from last month for now ….will challenge myself to post a body shot within a month!

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Two blogs… Check out my FIRST one :)

I originally started out on Blogger, then migrated to WordPress.

I have committed to continuing my Low Carb Mom’s blog on Blogger.

Please check it out at

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Two cheat weeks (ugh)….

Two cheat weeks (ugh)....

I feel icky, seriously! I’ve had nearly two weeks being OFF of low-carb eating. The plan is return full-on on August 3rd (I’ll be doing the fat fast to get back into Ketosis quicly).

I can REALLY tell a difference in my energy level having been off of low-carb for a couple weeks now, even though I have been working out 2-4 days a week… I can tell a difference in the way my clothes are fitting, too.

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by | August 2, 2013 · 1:28 am