caged liberty's Journal, 19 May 2008

Lost a few pounds again..finally! So now I have a little confession to make. Yesterday, I had a leftover pizza slice in the morning AND at least a quarter of a pretzel at the mall. AND I still lost weight..AND I am damn happy! (Oh seeing as I am in confession mode..AND I also had a pizza slice the day before as well!...oh god one more..AND I had a bean burrito on Friday!) I just want to say in my defense that after recovering from a sick few days, I became extremely ravenous and low carb wasnt filling me!

Here is confession part two: I ate two carb blocker tablets whenever I had the high carb foods. I really do think that product works. Here is an extract from the product label-

...contains Phase 2™ (white kidney bean extract), an innovative ingredient that helps to block (neutralize) the digestion and absorption of starch and carbohydrates such as: bread, pasta, and many other starchy foods containing white flour and refined sugars. It does this by blocking the enzyme alpha-amylase, which is the digestive enzyme that is responsible for converting starch and carbohydrates into absorbable sugars. ... also contains Gymnema Sylvestre, Chromium and Vanadium that also support healthy glucose levels.

CAVEAT EMPTOR: I am NOT advocating this product or suggesting that anyone should buy it without consulting a medical professional. (Dont want anyone to sue me afterwards for some freaky reaction, or even worse...getting fat because their carbs werent blocked!!)

This product is a fail safe net for me and I do not plan to use this every single day (O.K this was a bad weekend but I am not planning to make this a regular thing)

I only want to use this as a backup so that I dont feel deprived or in an emergency when I go out. Now that I have used it a couple of times without detriment, I am confident that it really does work for me.

I feel so much more confident about not binging now that I know that if I want to, it is an option again, not a fear.
144.8 lb Lost so far: 3.2 lb.    Still to go: 9.8 lb.    Diet followed reasonably well.

Diet Calendar Entries for 19 May 2008:
1011 kcal Fat: 81.93g | Prot: 47.36g | Carb: 15.36g.   Breakfast: egg beaters, heavy cream, olive oil, decaf coffee, Splenda. Lunch: onion, ranch dressing with buttermilk, cucumber, romaine lettuce. Dinner: romaine lettuce, cucumber, kraft mayonnaise, Hot Chili peppers, onion, beef patties. Snacks/Other: snack packs, heavy cream. more...
1783 kcal Activities & Exercise: Housework - 1 hour, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 30 minutes, Resting - 14 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 8 hours. more...
on diet Atkins   losing 1.0 lb a week

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My dad used the carb blockers when he was on Atkins and in the long run he said they made him get into the habit of cheating more often. He does not recommend using them. Just be careful.  
19 May 08 by member: sararay
Congrats on losing even though you snuck a few carbs in! Keep hanging in there :) 
19 May 08 by member: mbhpro
I agree with with you Sara, which is why I definitely dont plan to use them a lot. I took these tablets almost as an experiment, having had them for almost two months and not using them, I wanted to see if they actually worked. I have noticed that there is an increase in my appetite and I am concerned that long term usage may end up having the opposite effect. So, now that I am certain that the tablets do work, I plan to use them only in case of emergency. Thanks for the warning though, I will be super careful (They are going to be locked in a glass case!) 
19 May 08 by member: caged liberty
LOL. I'd have to lock them up and bury them too. ;) 
19 May 08 by member: sararay
confession is good for the soul- nice job on the weight loss 
20 May 08 by member: sharonfriz
Lucky you being able to cheat a bit and still lose weight - you're doing a great job, keep it up!! :) 
20 May 08 by member: Lucybell33
Hey!!! you have sneaky bits and you STILL lose!!!! How???? I sooo want to be you. Plus you are a dare devil too... tryin out new things and daring to take the chance...fair play to ya.. (once ya don't do anything silly - in which case I'll be callin' round to sort ya out missus!) Now.. how many grams in a mug of bovril and a cornish pasty! 
21 May 08 by member: dave22

     
 

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