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Day 171: More swimming and more pizza

Total weight loss: 31 pounds

Breakfast: yogurt

Snack: almonds

Lunch: Beddar Cheddars

Dinner: Shawarma pizza after a delightful swim.

Both sides of the family came out to the pool yesterday. Was the temperature about 100 degrees? I think so!

Cindy and Tara brought 4 kids. Marsha and Todd brought three teenagers. The backyard was a happy oasis.

The adults were drinking high-carb pina coladas. Boy, those drinks DID look good!  Marsha brought tortilla chips and black bean dip. The dip was only 2 grams of carbs per 2 tbsps. I abstained from the drinks, but laid back in my pool float drinking my 2.6 carb Ultra beer. I planned to try the dip, but I never got out of the pool!

High points of the day: skipped the pina colatas

Low point: I did eat the crust on my pizza, again. I think I may be able to blame this on the steroids I’ve been taking since Tuesday. I’m just a bit hungrier than usual.

Dessert was 2 squares of melted 70 percent chocolate with peanut butter and a big glass of water.

Day 164: Chorizo and eggs and success at Max and Erma’s

Total weight loss: 25 1/2 pounds

Yogurt for breakfast.

Almonds for morning snack.

Lunch: I took the last piece of shawarma pizza to reheat for lunch. Somehow 3 other pieces disappeared from the fridge. Rick had a craving.

Brandon had some leftover chorizo and eggs which he donated to the cause. They were pretty good. I used to have chorizo and eggs in a tortilla for a delicious breakfast at my old friend Joan’s. I haven’t had that in 20 years. I think I’ll have to make some this weekend. Rick actually bought me some chorizo a while back and it’s in the freezer.

Trivia was at Max and Erma’s last night. If you recall, last week’s trivia at Applebees was a no-carb travesty. I had a margarita and tortilla chips. This was followed by last Sunday’s 4 pound  weight gain. SOOOO, I planned ahead and found that there is such an item as a “burger stack” on their low carb menu! Unfortunately, the waiter knew nothing about this option nor this menu, so I had to navigate the regular menu.

I chose a burger with buffalo mayo celery slaw on it (sans bun). I substituted broccoli for my fries. I was pretty damned proud of myself. It was just as good, if not better, than last week’s dinner. I eat dinner out alot and I’m always happy when I can find something low carb and satisfying.


Day 163: Shawarma pizza

Total weight loss: 25 1/2 pounds

Yogurt for breakfast, almonds for snack.

I heated up the taco meat and recreated my “taco salad” for lunch.

I was craving shawarma pizza from the Cherry Tree restaurant. It’s delicious and cheap. I ordered a large carryout and Rick got 2 shawarma wraps. I like to order the big one so I can (supposedly) have leftovers. Rick often curtails that plan.

I wanted to work on getting the pool cleaned up, so I ate one piece before swimming. After I was done enjoying the pool, I sat down to watch some Daily Show with THREE more pieces. Ah well. I overdid the carbs for sure. I even ate most of the crust. Maybe that pizza isn’t a good choice after all, or maybe it was just how I reacted to it yesterday. In terms of being balance about this, it’s been a good week, so I’m hoping some crust doesn’t throw me out of keto.

Day 115: Steak with onion and blue cheese sauce – one of my all-time Keto favs

Breakfast was yogurt, as usual. I do think I’m going to start eating a bigger breakfast next week, since I’ve been ready about the issue of slow metabolism and eating a good breakfast is a key to improving it.

Lunch was 2 delicious slices of leftover shawarma pizza. If you recall, I accidentally took crusts only for lunch yesterday. I really like this pizza, even without the crust.

I had about 3 hours after work before I had to be at the Thursday family trivia night at Marvaso’s. We’ve been winning steadily and had $40 more gift certificate dollars to spend, but they don’t have a lot of low carb choices. Rick offered to grill up some steaks, so I made the onion, blue cheese sauce, plus sauteed some mushrooms as a side dish. The combination was delicious. I posted the recipe on my site, but if you’d like to see the original, it’s here: The Pioneer Woman website.

I ordered a Caesar salad and water at trivia and took half the salad home for tomorrow’s lunch.

I’m back in the swing of things. We’ll see how the weigh-in goes.

Day 113: Jimmy John’s Lulu unwich and chicken shawarma pizza

Total weight loss: 20 pounds. Next weigh-in: Saturday, May 5th

I started my Tuesday with yogurt (am I a creature of habit, or what?)

For lunch, I opened up my “half” of leftover salad and discovered that I had only put chicken into the container. I think I started to halve the salad and we were asked a trivia question which distracted me. It is what I’m there for, after all.

So, I tried eating some almonds, but I was disappointed that I didn’t have a very exciting lunch, so I asked Brandon to pick me up a Jimmy John’s Unwich while he was getting his own. I’m a staunch liberal, as well as an aware consumer, and I don’t frequent Jimmy John’s on principle. He is a conservative who has denigrated my favorite president and he supports everything I dislike politically.

So, that being said, I had an Unwich. Sigh. I’m SORRY, my liberal friends. I won’t do it again. I promise.

After work, Rick and I went to work on the house. On the way, we noticed that our local restaurant was serving chicken shawarma pizza. That just sounds yummy. On that way home, I stopped in to pick one up, and ordered some fried kibbies for Rick. I ate 2 bites. Sometimes that’s all it takes to get the cravings under control.

Of course, while there, I tried to interest the owner’s nephew in a website. I left some company literature, so we’ll see.

The pizza was just scrumptious! I ate only the top with some extra garlic sauce. It was like eating shawarma imbedded in cheese. yum yum yum. Here are some before and after shots. LOL








I have to say, I will be getting the shawarma pizza again. And my dog loved the crusts! Rick ate some, but we had two leftover pieces for the next day’s lunch. We had low-carb mousse for dessert.