Jun. 3rd, 2010

test entry

Jun. 3rd, 2010 12:18 pm
this is a test
I measured myself this morning in order to get accurate "before" measurements. I should probably take some photos later - ones that won't be revealed until I have a decent progress photo to accompany them. I'm excited to start Atkins! Actually, I started yesterday - got all my induction veggies in (Caesar salad, steamed broccoli, steamed cauliflower) as well as a couple of protein servings (halibut and half of a steak). I also had some mushrooms cooked in butter, which is probably my favorite thing to eat in the entire world.

For breakfast today I had 2 scrambled eggs with onion flakes and an ounce of shredded cheese, as well as a single serving of smoked salmon. I'm beginning to realize that eating fish for breakfast is not a good idea because, though I've brushed my teeth, I still have fishy burps. Too much information, probably, but maybe next time I'll stick to breakfasty meat instead of fish.

I purchased a bag of frozen Pollock steaks (since fresh fish is so expensive!) for a reasonable price last night, so I'm looking forward to a chunk of Pollock with steamed or sauteed veggies for dinner tonight after work.

Anyway, here are the dreaded measurements:

height: 5'9.5"
weight: 176
bmi: 25.6

bust: 43.5"
waist: 35"
hips: 40"

I'm planning to post my updated weight and measurements every Sunday, so expect some progress information on Sunday. I'm going to do my best to update this every day with my food/carbohydrate intake, as well as any exercise I do or life updates that occur. If you like what you see here and want to add me as a friend or follow my journal, add me as a friend! Also, I'd love to follow some other weight loss/fitness journals so if you're currently a fitness/health blogger, send me a link!
For those of you who are fresh out of college like me and have never really had to cook your own meals because Ramen noodles and spoons with peanut butter on them were far simpler with a chaotic work load, let me tell you this: cooking your own filet of fish in butter is a beastly chore. My poor old chunk of Pollock (which was delicious, by the way) looked like scrambled eggs by the time I finished cooking it. I guess I'll gradually get skilled at this business. Also, I don't know if it's years of food-pyramid conditioning or what, but I'm having a hard time believing that someone can lose weight by eating a chunk of fish that was pan-fried in butter. It's like a guilty pleasure, yet healthy and low-carb at the same time. I guess I can't believe I'm in the induction phase of an eating plan and actually ENJOYING what I'm putting into my mouth.

That said, in addition to my scrambled fish, I finished off the remnants of last night's crouton-free Caesar salad and the leftover steamed broccoli and cauliflower with an ounce of cheese melted on top. Yum.

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About the Eggbeater

I'm a recent college graduate, working three jobs, still attending classes for a second degree, and currently enrolled in a grueling LSAT prep course. I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountain area of the United States, and I live here with my family and 85-pound dog-ter.

I've always been kind of up-and-down with my weight: my lowest weight of all time was around 148 pounds, but didn't stay there for long. My highest weight in my entire life was 190 pounds, but I've been in the 170s for quite some time now.

Aside from being a motivating tool to garner results, this blog is an attempt to prove that even as a busy girl with three jobs, school, and a dog, I can find the time and motivation to make the Atkins lifestyle work for me.

My starting weight on 6/3/2010 was 176 lbs. My goal is 144.