Jun. 5th, 2010

Someone was a bad girl today. Someone started off well-meaning and determined and kind of messed up a little towards the end.

Breakfast and lunch went well. Had a two-egg scramble with onion flakes for breakfast. Lunch was a chicken fajita omelet at IHOP (without the added pancake batter).

Dinner was, I guess, not TOO bad. For an early snack I had about 6 ounces of clam chowder, which I'm sure included flour as a thickening base as well as a couple of potato chunks. Still not horrible, but definitely not induction-friendly.

I wasn't interested in anything at work so I stopped at Beto's Mexican Restaurant's drive-thru and bought a delicious carnitas burrito (shredded pork, guacamole, cheese and cilantro) for dinner. The worst part is that these delicious ingredients are encased in the world's best tortillas. Needless to say, while I ate the innards with a fork, I snacked a little bit on the tortilla.

I guess, all in all, it wasn't a horrible eating day, although there was a cheat during dinner, but I definitely feel a little bloated from carbohydrates. I'd still say my total carbohydrate intake for the day was under 50, but considering that 50 is probably my ideal ACE, I'm not betting on a fantastic weigh-in this Sunday. We'll see - I still have another day to eat induction-friendly foods, but this Sunday will definitely not be an accurate reflection of a 100% committed induction period. Learn from my mistakes, friends. If you want good numbers, don't waver in the face of clam chowder and amazing tortillas!

Tomorrow it should be relatively easy to stay on-track. I work from 1-5pm so I'll grab a bite to eat beforehand, and afterward I have a movie date with a friend. There will be no problems avoiding buttery popcorn (because I'm skilled like that), but figuring out what to eat between 5:30 and 6:30 pm while fitting in a trip to the grocery store will be a little bit of a hassle. I'll figure something else out, now that I've realized that my willpower in the face of a burrito shell is nonexistent.

I am now going to fall asleep next to my furry pup and dream about what to eat tomorrow. I always do.
The weather was warmmm today; extremely warm, considering we had snow as recently as two weeks ago. It's June now, so hopefully the snow has gone for good! Or at least for another six months. We can hope.

Today, foodwise, was wonderful. I skipped breakfast, having slept late, but for lunch before work I grabbed a spinach-and-iceberg salad from Subway with green peppers, olives, chicken breast chunks, and mayo and mustard as dressing. Delicious, and probably my favorite type of salad, ever. Probably because I don't have to make it myself.

I had plans after work to see a movie with my good friend, recently back from a year and a half spent in Italy, so beforehand we met at Red Lobster for a quick dinner. I ordered the flounder with broccoli because it comes with a little Caesar salad beforehand. The flounder is AMAZING, and the plate was completely full of delicious fish. I paired it with three unsweetened iced teas. Scrumptious.

I've been super naughty lately, as far as eating out goes. I can't really justify constantly eating at restaurants, but dammit, I can't be bothered to cook for myself lately. I just don't feel like it. Fortunately (and unfortunately) my LSAT prep course begins next Monday, so I'll be away from home and reliable transportation for nine hours a day. This means that I need to hit the grocery store tomorrow and pick up some items that aren't too perishable that I can bring with me. I'm brown baggin' it this summer, I guess. It's definitely cheaper though, so no complaints here.

Off to Google-search on-the-go low carbohydrate snacks and meal ideas. Post links if you have any good ones! Tomorrow morning is my first post-preliminary weigh-in. I don't expect fantastic results but I've already seen results, so I'm not too worried. I'm probably going to measure inches every two weeks, since a week is not enough time to really determine inch-loss, in my book. Until next time!

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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.