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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A New "Dieting" Adventure

Tim is switching his diet to more of an Adkins type of diet.  Since we know that sugar is the/a food that cancer feeds on, we want to "starve" the cancer, or at least put some stress on it!  So, beginning yesterday, WE have begun a low carb diet.  The object is to decrease the carbs that our bodies are currently using as energy and switch it to burning fat instead!

Tim has said to me over and over that he does not want me to have to do this diet with him, but I have several reasons for doing it with him. 

The first is found in a couple of Bible verses from our Good Morning Girls Bible study this week that I am using as my "motto" for this challenge:  Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10 - "9.  Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor.  10.  For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up."

2.   I am NOT ready to turn the love of my life over to God yet!  :D  If he is fighting, I'm right there beside him!  (Hence, the Bible verses.)

3.  I figure it can't hurt!  The only thing we are giving up is sugar and starch!  :D

4.  I need an incentive for losing weight, anyway!  And, since his goal is not to lose weight, but keep track of all the Fats, Proteins and Carbs he eats, I figure eating what he eats will help me to get down to the weight he is maintaining!  I'm not good when it comes to "tracking" stuff, and since I'm eating what he is eating, why "reinvent the wheel" so to speak!  :D

OK, so we started yesterday.  Yesterday we were up at 5 a.m. because we had to drive to WV for a funeral.  While I took my shower, Tim fixed breakfast.....ham and scrambled eggs.  So, we were eating that at 5:30 a.m., give or take a few minutes.

The visitation was from 11-1 and the funeral was from 1-2 and then we went to the graveside service.  We didn't get to spend any time with Liz afterwards (we did get to see her and Abby for a few minutes before the funeral), so we headed home, but stopped in Teays Valley at Bob Evans to eat.  We both had their Cobb Salad with Ranch Dressing.  I gave him my cherry tomatoes and neither of us ate the Blue cheese they gave on the side.  We both drank unsweetened tea with "splenda."

Believe it or not, that is ALL we ate all day long!  Not even any snacking before bed for me, which is a HUGE deal for me!  Snacking after Tim goes to bed, since I am a night owl, is a downfall area for me!  Except that I went to bed at the same time as him since we got up so early!  :D

Anyway, I wanted to share with you what I have eaten today.  I made some tuna salad for lunch.  The "bread" in this picture is a "minute muffin" made from 1/4 cup milled Flax seed, 2 tablespoons real butter, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1 egg.  Tim melted the butter in a huge mug which I poured the batter into and microwaved it on high for 1 minute.  Flipped it out onto a wire rack to cool and then sliced it into 4 slices.  He used 2 of the slices with his breakfast this morning and I used the other 2 with 1/4 cup of the tuna salad on each.  I toasted the "bread" just a bit.  I have to say that it was pretty tasty!  The only thing I don't like about tuna is the after taste!  YUCK!


Tammy said...

Best wishes, Vicky!! May you have great success.

My sister found out yesterday she has breast cancer - sarcoma. Prayers would be much appreciated.

Hummie B said...

Great start! Keep it up! Saw your twitter post about this!