Tuesday, November 16, 2010

7 Day Plan

Day One:

I'm channeling my friend's 7-Day plan this week and giving it a whirl until Sunday.

Today's Menu (Adding calorie counts - mainly for my benefit.):

Breakfast: 3 fried eggs with 4oz. non-fat cottage cheese, some hot salsa on top (325 calories)

Lunch: Veggie Patty on whole wheat roll, 6 carrots, a dollop of low-fat ranch dressing, hot mustard onto the roll, an 3 green grapes my boss gave me.
(280 calories)

Snack: 80 Calorie Dannon (Coconut/pineapple) non-fat yogurt.

Dinner: Not sure as yet. My total calorie intake should be about 1400 to 1500 calories daily. I have over 715 calories to use for my dinner.

I thought 3 scrambled eggs with broccoli with red and green peppers sounded good. If I am still hungry I will have a chocolate whey protein shake.

Day Two:

stayed within my calorie allotment but I did not have a protein shake last evening.

Today's menu:
Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled, tuna with 2 T of light ranch dressing, Mustard, 1T of non-fat cottage cheese, hot sauce. (460 Calories)

Snack: 1 hard boiled egg (80 Calories)

Lunch: Veggie Patty on whole wheat roll, 11 carrots, hot mustard onto the roll. (234 Calories)

Snack: 80oz. Dannon yogurt

Dinner: Veggie Patty on whole wheat roll, 1 scrambled egg, 1T of dressing, some hot mustard (320 calories)

Snack: 1 hard-boiled egg (80 calories)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A message from John E. Tiedt, Esq.

To all Ducks

Today, October 29, 2010, Judge Rick Brown of the Riverside County Superior Court entered a verdict for the plaintiffs in a certified national class action lawsuit. The court entered a verdict against Heidi Diaz the owner of the diet website Kimkins.com for fraud and false advertising. The court awarded the class members restitution in the amount of $1,824,210.39. The court also awarded an additional $500,000 in punitive damages as well as attorney fees. The court then issued a temporary restraining order to freeze all of the assets of Ms. Diaz.

Most notably, the court also imposed an injunction requiring Heidi Diaz to post on all of her websites that: (1) she lied about her weight loss; (2) she lied about her after diet pictures; (3) she lied about testimonials on her website; and (4) she lied about the photographs used with the testimonials to promote the Kimkins website.

An injunction was also issued to prevent Heidi Diaz from contracting, harassing or cyberbulling the plaintiffs and the witnesses. A formal judgment will be entered before November 19, 2010.

The original complaint was filed over three years ago on October 15, 2007. I want to thank everyone who supported the class action lawsuit. The Ducks were wonderful. I met a lot of great people and made a lot of new friends fighting for a good cause. Heidi Diaz lied on her website and made the fatal mistake of lying in the courtroom. You cannot trust Heidi Diaz. I anticipate more legal (illegal) maneuvering by Heidi Diaz to evade the judgment. We will be prepared and I will be relentless. Again, I thank all you.

John E. Tiedt

Friday, October 29, 2010


Heidi Diaz of Kimkins was found guilty today in a Riverside, California courtroom. Details are developing...


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

This weekend I got married to the most wonderful man in the world.

Now it is time for me to get back on track with my eating and exercise. Over the past month I've completely ignored both and it shows. The first order of business is to clean up my eating. Avoid flour, sugar, and starches. Secondly, get my butt back to the gym to get the blood flowing again.

I know this will not be easy but I must do this. I do not like the way my body looks or the way I feel.

Should I go back to what works best? Only time will tell.

Here is a picture of us at the wedding. :)


Monday, July 26, 2010

Getting married on August 20th.

Hello everybody!

I haven't had a lot of time lately to write. These days my eating is all over the map. Not sure what plan to follow and I consider it a successful week if I can get to the gym at least 3 days out of 7!

See you in September! Full speed ahead!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Atkins 1972

I'm starting fresh with Atkins '72.

Protein, fat, and all the good stuff that goes with it. Dr. Atkins book is very interesting indeed!

I thought I'd give it the old college try and go for the gold!

Menu Today:

Breakfast: 3oz of cottage cheese, 3 scrambled eggs, chicken breast with mayo, a bit of mustard, hot sauce and cayenne pepper

Lunch: Romaine lettuce with feta, grilled chicken

Dinner: Same as breakfast but with turkey burger instead of the chicken.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Howdy! Still Cruisin' on Dukan.

Menu today:

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with veggie patty.

Snack: One hard-boiled egg

Lunch: Handful of Romanian lettuce, broccoli, a scoop of tuna salad, red wine vinegar, and black pepper

Snack: 4oz. of plain non fat yogurt with 1T of oat bran, cinnamon

Dinner: 4oz. of baked chicken breast, 6oz. of green beans, 6oz. of broccoli

Snack: 4oz. of plan non fat yogurt with 1T of oat bran, cinnamon

Have a great day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Off weekend but back on track today...

I spoke to my trainer today and she looked over my menu and said to begin adding the low-carb veggies in tonight for dinner (since I already ate my lunch of cottage cheese, eggs whites, and turkey burger) and from now on for lunch and dinner. And I should cut down on my cottage cheese (sodium), too. Otherwise, I'm on the right track!
Wednesday, we (re)begin the weight training since she's back from vacation!

Today's menu:

Breakfast: 2 whole eggs scrambled with 1/3 non-fat cottage cheese, 6 peel n'eat shrimp, mustard, hot sauce

Snack: 1/2 cup of non-fat yogurt, 1T of oat bran, sprinkle of cinnamon

Lunch: 3 egg whites (hard-boiled)yolks removed, turkey patty, 1/3 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Snack: One whole hard-boiled egg

Dinner: 2 egg whites (hard-boiled) yolks removed, turkey patty, 1/3 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce, Cup of steamed broccoli

Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 5 of Dukan and the end of the Attack phase.

Day 4 went off without a hitch. I was able to add the oat bran to the plan.

Have I lost weight? I am so afraid to get on the scale! I feel smaller.

Today is my last day of the Attack phase and honestly, since doing more research about the Dukan plan and reading the Dukan forums in French..(well..I did translate them to English), it looks like I'm on the right path!!!

I could not be more pleased! Here's the clincher! I had TOM the entire week of the Attack phase! The binge monster stayed at bay. I am so deep into ketosis it isn't even funny. Right now, I'm trying to eat my breakfast of 3 egg whites, turkey burger, 1/3 cup of non-fat cottage cheese with mustard and hot sauce. It tastes good but my appetite is decreasing.

Tomorrow will be the next test and onto the Cruise phase.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 4 - I remembered the Oat Bran! Yeah!

My menu today:

Breakfast: 3 egg whites scrambled with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, a bit of mustard and hot sauce

Snack one: Oat Bran with 1/2 cup of non-fat plain yo-cheese with a bit of cinnamon mixed in.

Lunch: 3 egg whites with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, turkey patty, with mustard and hot sauce

Snack Two: 1 hard-boiled egg with a few ounces of smoked turkey

Dinner: 6oz. of chicken with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, 2 egg whites, mustard and hot sauce

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oops! My Bad!

I was told my method of Attack was all wrong! I should have added Oat Bran (about 1-1/2T daily) and eat less eggs, preferably egg whites.

Seems like the Attack phase is mostly made up of non-fat dairy and lean meat. Oh, well! Anyway, I feel pretty good and I'm on Day 3 of the Dukan/Stillman's plan. Less bloated but the fatigue is definitely there today. I know I'll be in bed early again tonight.

My menu for today:

Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Snack One: 1/2 cup of non-fat plain yogurt with cinnamon

Lunch: 3 hard-boiled eggs with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, homemade tofu burger patty, mustard, hot sauce

Snack Two: 1 hard-boiled egg with a few ounces of smoked turkey

Dinner: 2 hard-boiled eggs, tuna made with yogurt/spice blend, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Of course, lots of water.

Today at the gym: 20 minutes of HIIT on the elliptical.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Duking It Out With Dukan (Day Two)

Going on Day 2 of the Attack phase and according to "My Personal Slimming Plan" I am on the right track. I think though I will continue the phase until Friday. Knowing how I am with carbs, I want to go a bit further in the "Attack" until I succeed into the "Cruise" phase. I must confess something! I am eating whole eggs. None of this egg white business. I guess that makes it Stillman's based??I'm not eating red meat of any kind. Checks and balances.

My menu today:

Breakfast: 3 WHOLE eggs scrambled with 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, hot sauce and mustard

Snack One: 1/2 Cup of Non-Fat plain yogurt with cinnamon

Lunch: 3 hard-boiled eggs with turkey patty, 1/2 Cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce

Snack Two: 1 hard-boiled egg with 3 oz. of deli turkey

Dinner: 2 hard-boiled eggs, 2 oz. of chicken breast, 4oz. of smoked salmon, 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, mustard, hot sauce.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Viva la Dukan?

Over the years I've researched and became a guinea pig to many different ways of eating. I enjoy reading the variety of slimming plans that come from Europe. The one I linked above is not new in the least. Dukan's initial fast weight loss in the first week is basically a recycling of Stillman's.

Dr. Dukan's "Attack"

Dr. Stillman's - "Quick Weight Loss"

Today, I started in the first phase "Attack" or "QWL" phase this week. I will concentrate on my eating and do moderate exercise such as biking and the elliptical. I know from past experiences my body experiences major fatigue once I reach ketosis by the third day. I don't want to mess around this time and am following the plan(s) to the letter.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Trainer's Revenge!!

Since, I was a lazy girl on Sunday, my trainer beefed up my back and biceps routine last evening! Whoa, Nelly! Though I am supposed to do abs 3 days a week, I did a couple of sets on the Roman chair for good measure.

However, she really wants me to concentrate on my eating according to her guidelines and not deviate. I would describe as being more Stillman based except with the addition of apples, grapefruit, almonds, and sweet potatoes. I do not use mayo, oils, or consume olives at this time.

I'm giving this a go! I really want to fit into that wedding dress of mine!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I got a new trainer and she said.."STOP with the Egg Insanity!"

The past week has been difficult keeping up with new training techniques. I'm on a Buff Bride regimen and Sandy, my new trainer, is a tough no nonsense gal. She looked over my menus over the past couple of weeks and could pinpoint exactly what I was doing wrong eating wise. She has lots of fitness nutrition experience.

First off, I'm sick of eating only eggs/meat/fat. I enjoy having more variety and less likely to binge. Secondly, I never was able to sustain enough energy to complete my workouts at the gym. Very frustrating! And last, I need to repair my broken down metabolism. Too many ups and downs over the past few months. My body shuts down when dealing with stress.

Here is the menu I ate yesterday:

Breakfast: 1/2 Cup of Non-fat plain yogurt mixed with 1oz. of cooked steel cut oatmeal with cinnamon, half an apple.

Snack: 1 hardboiled egg

Lunch: Mixed greens with green beans, broccoli, 4oz. of turkey burger, 1/2 cup of non-fat cottage cheese, 2T of red wine vinegar, and spicy brown mustard with cayenne pepper.

Snack 2: 1 hardboiled egg

Dinner: Mixed greens, Light Ranch dressing, baked chicken

I did feel satisfied after what I ate yesterday. Let's hope this feeling continues throughout the weekend. The weekends are the first test!

Talk to you later and c'est la vie to the egg/protein fat fast!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Egg continues...

The transition meals were not at all successful this weekend. I have to do the egg/protein fat fast for a longer period of time instead of 3 to 5 days. Back in the saddle again!

Today's menu:

Breakfast and Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with 1T of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Snacks one and two: 1 hard boiled egg each

Dinner: Same as B & L with tuna and mayo added.

Lots of water.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April Fools Day!

I ate a bit extra protein last evening when I went out.

Buffalo chicken tenders and 7oz. of steak.

My ketostix was still showing a deep purple as of this morning.

I feel kind of under the weather today. Sore throat and very tired. I'm heading home after work to do a bit of Spring cleaning and heading to bed early.

Today's Menu:

(Ketosis is kicking in...)

Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Snack One and Two: - 1 Hard-Boiled egg each

Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with mayo mustard, hot sauce, and cayenne pepper

Dinner: Same as lunch but with tuna and mayo added.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And it continues...

Today's Menu:

Breakfast and Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce and cayenne pepper

Snacks One and Two: 1 Hard boiled egg each

Dinner: Same as B&L but with Tuna - 1T of mayo, 2T of plain yogurt, mustard, hot sauce and more cayenne pepper.

I love the heat of the cayenne! Yum!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today's Menu

Breakfast and Lunch: 3 eggs scrambled with pat of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and spices

Snacks one and two: 1 hard boiled egg each

Dinner: 3 eggs scrambled with pat of butter, 1T of mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and spices - tuna with 1T of mayo, 2T of plain yogurt, mustard, hot sauce, and spices

Nothing new to report. Just doing my thing for the moment.

Take care!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Here I go again!

I'm doing well on the eggs'travaganza!  I don't feel as hungry as I thought I'd be.  The eggs/butter/mayo combo fills me up!  I also eat some type of meat to go along with the eggs at dinner.  I will give this my all since I have a target date of August 21, 2010 to think about.  I will weigh myself once a week on Monday.  Here is the template I copied from a young lady at one of the best forums I belong to.

Monday Weigh Ins
Starting: 152lbs.(YIKES!!!)
Week 01:
Week 02:
Week 03:
Week 04:
Week 05:
Week 06:
Week 07:
Week 08:
Week 09:
Week 10:
Week 11:
Week 12:

Start Date: 3/22/10
Start Weight: 152lbs.
Challenge goal: 132lbs. (-20 lbs)

End Date: 6/21/10
End Weight: ???

Today's Menu:

Breakfast:  3 eggs scrambled with a pat of melted butter, 1T of full fat mayo, mustard, and Texas Pete's Hot Sauce.

Snack One and Two:  Hardboiled Egg

Lunch:  Same as breakfast.

Dinner:  3 eggs scrambled with a pat of melted butter, 1T of full fat mayo, mustard, and Texas Pete's Hot Sauce and Tuna made with 1T of Ranch Dressing, 2T of plain yogurt, mustard, hot spices, and more hot sauce.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Not the greatest of days..

Breakfast was a dismal affair.  I wound up eating a sausage and cheese on an english muffin at Mickie D's.  

Lunch:  Lamb Kabob with salad (I know what happened to the eggs, meat, etc., right?  Stress!)
Dinner was better.  Tuna made with ranch dressing, plain yogurt, mustard, hot salsa, chili powder, and 3 scrambled eggs cooked with real butter.

Had a bit of trouble at home this morning courtesy of an old hair dryer that decided to send a shot of electricity up my arm and sparks come flying out of the outlet causing the power to go out.  The landlord was on top of it and had someone fix it.  Good!  So I had to break into my going out money and buy a new hair dryer!  Maybe this is a good thing.  I don't want to go to bars because that's where the bad habits start tumbling out and I wind up at Taco Bell at 1am!

On a side note...Chuck and I set up a wedding date of August 21, 2010.  That's 5 months to do the impossible.  And I want to look snazzy so my dress will be the last thing I buy.  (Shapewear is still my friend though!)

Back to the drawing board tomorrow!  Take care!


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wow! What a month!

First off, I'm engaged to be married!  

Secondly, I decided to join Jimmy Moore on his egg'stra special experiment and see if I can lose some of this lousy flab.  Eggs it is! Yet, I'm forgoing the butter and cheese.  Cheese binds me.  Mayo seems to be a tastier option.

I'll keep you posted!

My menu today (Day One)

Breakfast:  3 eggs scrambled, mayo, mustard, and salsa (Green Tea)

Snack:  One hardboiled egg sprinkled with chili powder (Water)

Lunch:  3 egg salad with mayo, mustard (Yes..I drank a diet soda! What the heck is wrong with me??)

Snack:  One hardboiled egg sprinkled with chili powder (Water)

Dinner:  Same as Breakfast (Though I may drink a diet soda or black coffee)
This is not a challenge.  I'm just doing it.

Exercise today is elliptical then onto the rowing machine for a total body workout.


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Feeling like a failure...

One of my male (rather blunt) co-worker made a comment a comment as I was coming out of the ladies room that I had gained my weight back.  Let's just say I want to curl up in a little ball and start bawling out of self-pity.  I know he's right. 

I don't think I'm doing anything right. 

I know what worked for me before and I'm going to get off my lazy ass and do it without complaining.  Now that my personal life is getting into a nice smooth rhythm. 

I got to do something.  I am becoming desperate...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Jumping on Alton Brown's epiphany trail...

Alton Brown's Guidelines

So what is he eating? According to his fan blog (Thanks for the heads up, Jimmy Moore!) he ate these foods.

- Fruits
- Whole Grains
- Leafy Greens
- Nuts
- Carrots
- Green Tea
3 times a week
- Oily Fish (He loves sardines!)
- Yogurt
- Broccoli
- Sweet Potato
- Avocado
Once a week
- Red meat
- Pasta
- Dessert
- Alcohol
- Fast Food
- Soda
- Processed meals/frozen dinners
- Canned soup
- “Diet” anything
PLUS: Eat breakfast every day, no exceptions.

These are his guidelines and an idea of what he does and does not do.

Ironically, this is exactly what my ex-trainer, Ralphie told me what I had to eat to succeed over 2 years ago!

It keeps coming back to him.

This week I will have my thyroid rechecked and see if there are problems or something else. I am gaining weight. There is no point in denying the obvious.

I must do something now. I know I can do it. I've done it before.

The good news I am meeting up with a new trainer. She is for training only and does not give out nutrition information. I want to fire up my techniques and get my body going in the right direction once again.

As for nutrition, I'm doing this on my own.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

How am I doing?

I'm feeling better than I have in months and that's a start!

My menu consists of whole eggs, mayo, olive oils, meat, fish, and almonds.  I abandoned the fruit for a while and tell you the truth I don't miss the "sweet" at all.  My energy has improved and I sleep better at night.  Have I lost any weight?  A couple of pounds.  Nothing to really right about in that department.  Pants feel a bit looser.

I just want to keep the momentum going with little stress.  Do my thing.  Eat when and what I should and listen to my trainer and doctor.

Take care!

Sunday, January 3, 2010