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Excited for P4

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Woohoo! I've been stable for the past 3 weeks! Despite eating out a few times this round my body has coped well. I've learned to adjust my calorie count the next day and the weight comes off. I have still yet to try out some intense exercises and see how my body responds. I think P4 would be perfect for that. My menu is pretty much the same the entire week, I ate at Popeye's chicken one day and but adjusted my calorie the count the next day. The first thing I am trying next week is quinoa, will try to eat carbs before 2 pm and go from there

MENU AND RECIPES FOR THE LAST WEEK

Bfast - Usually 2 boiled or fried eggs, 2 pcs low sodium bacon and tomatoes
Snack - Dates (Medjool California Dates from Costco), Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese
Lunch - Chicken Fajitas and Laura Vitale's pico de gallo
Snack - cocoa crack dipped in strawberries or cocoa bark (cocoa crack just frozen)
Dinner - Pork chops sauteed with apples and onions, 2 cups of green salad or spinach, cucumbers

SNACK:
1 serving of Dates (usually around 2-3 dates)
Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese

Cut dates in half, remove pit, heat up in the microwave for 15-30 seconds, spread Laughing Cow Cheese. DELICIOUS!

CHICKEN FAJITAS (without wrap)
3 lbs chicken breast, cut in thin strips;
3 bell peppers;
3 onions, sliced;
2 tbsp oregano, chili powder, cumin and coriander;
6 chopped garlic cloves;
Juice of 5 lemons;
4 tbsp Olive Oil
Optional: Butter Lettuce to act as your wrap

1. Combine the chicken, bell peppers, onions, spices, garlic and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well;
2. If preparing ahead of time, let marinate in the refrigerator for about 4 hours.
3. When ready to cook, heat a large skillet on medium heat and cook the whole preparation with the olive oil until the chicken is cooked through and the onion and bell pepper are soft.
4. Put the hot chicken preparation in a large bowl and let the people prepare their own fajitas on top of lettuce leaves with their favorite toppings.

PORK CHOPS WITH APPLES AND ONIONS
4 bone-in pork chops, with the trimmings
3 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 large onion, sliced
4 sliced and cored apples
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat a large pan over a medium-high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Melt 2 tbsp of the cooking fat and fry the chops, about 5 minutes on each side, until well cooked and browned;
3. Set the pork chops aside, reduce the heat to medium-low, add the other tbsp of cooking fat and add the onion and apple slices
4. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the onions have caramelized and the apple slices are slightly soft.
5. Serve the chops with the topping of apple and onions.

LAURA VITALE'S PICO DE GALLO
4 Plum Tomatoes, chopped
5 Thin Scallions, Trimmed and finely minced
1 Jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
4 Tbsp of Chopped Fresh Cilantro
Juice of One Fresh Lime
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Toss all ingredients into a bowl and let it sit for about 20 minutes before serving so that all the flavors can blend together well.




P3 GUIDE: Doing CTCD one day every weekend
FIRST 3 or 4 DAYS - Still keeping VLCD food choices but adding good fat; olive oil and coconut oil. Adding eggs and bacon. Calorie Count up to 1200 for the first 2 days and up to 1500 calories on day 3 and 4. If morning weight is 1.8 lb above LIW, will not add new foods to the diet and will do a correction day.
SECOND 3 or 4 DAYS - Mixing veggies but still selecting protein from VLCD list. If weight is stable will add on after 3 or 4 days. Calorie Count up to 1400. Start light exercise. If morning weight is 1.8 lb above LIW, will go ahead and do a correction day.
THIRD 3 or 4 DAYS - Adding SALMON! Mixing veggies and still keeping food choices within VLCD. If morning weight is 1.8 lbs above LIW, will go ahead and do correction day. Maintain calorie count at 1350.
FOURTH 3 or 4 DAYS - Adding CHEESE and PORK. Maintain calorie count at 1350. If weight is 1.8 lbs above LIW, will go ahead and do a correction day

P4 GUIDE:
Starting P4 with CTCD
FIRST 3 OR 4 DAYS - Adding quinoa, having all carbs before 2 pm. Increasing calorie count to 1350-1400 cal. If weight is 1.8 above LIW will go ahead and do a correction day. Daily cocoa crack in the menu.

ROUND 1
2/1/13 LOAD DAY 1 186.2 lbs
2/2/13 LOAD DAY 2 187.8 lbs

2/3/13 VLCD DAY 3 187.2 lbs
2/4/13 VLCD DAY 4 185.2 lbs (2 lb loss)
2/5/13 VLCD DAY 5 182.8 lbs (2.4 lb loss)
2/6/13 VLCD DAY 5 181.8 lbs (1 lb loss)
2/7/13 VLCD DAY 7 181.2 lbs (0.6 lb loss)
2/8/13 VLCD DAY 8 180.4 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
2/9/13 VLCD DAY 9 179.2 lbs (1.2 lb loss)
2/10/13 VLCD DAY 10 179.4 lbs (0.2 lb gain)
2/11/13 VLCD DAY 11 178.8 lbs (0.6 lb loss)
2/12/13 VLCD DAY 12 178.2 lbs (0.6 lb loss)
2/13/13 VLCD DAY 13 177.4 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
2/14/13 VLCD DAY 14 177.8 lbs (0.4 lb gain)
2/15/13 VLCD DAY 15 176.6 lbs (1.2 lb loss)
2/16/13 VLCD DAY 16 175.6 lbs (1 lb loss)
2/17/13 VLCD DAY 17 174.8 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
2/18/13 VLCD DAY 18 174 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
2/19/13 VLCD DAY 19 173.8 lbs (0.2 lb loss)
2/20/13 VLCD DAY 20 174.4 lbs (0.6 lb gain) --- HALFWAY POINT -- ALSO TOM. (not worried about it)
2/21/13 VLCD DAY 21 173.2 lbs (1.2 lb loss)
2/22/13 VLCD DAY 22 172.4 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
2/23/13 VLCD DAY 23 171.0 lbs (1.4 lb loss)
2/24/13 VLCD DAY 24 170.6 lbs (0.6 lb loss)
2/25/13 VLCD DAY 25 170.0 lbs (0.6 lb loss)
2/26/13 VLCD DAY 26 169.8 lbs (0.2 lb loss)
2/27/13 VLCD DAY 27 169.8 lbs (0 loss)
2/28/13 VLCD DAY 28 169.0 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
3/1/13 VLCD DAY 29 168.8 lbs (0.2 lb loss)
3/2/13 VLCD DAY 30 168.4 lbs (0.4 lb loss)
3/3/13 VLCD DAY 31 168.0 lbs (0.4 lb loss)
3/4/13 VLCD DAY 32 168.2 lbs (0.2 lb gain)
3/5/13 VLCD DAY 33 167.6 lbs (0.6 lb loss)
3/6/13 VLCD DAY 34 166.8 lbs (0.8 lb loss)
3/7/13 VLCD DAY 35 166.6 lbs (0.2 lb loss)
3/8/13 VLCD DAY 36 166.2 lbs (0.4 lb loss)
3/9/13 VLCD DAY 37 166.0 lbs (0.2 lb loss)
3/10/13 VLCD DAY 38 164.8 lbs (1.2 lb loss)
3/11/13 VLCD DAY 39 164.6 (0.2 lbs loss)
3/12/13 VLCD DAY 40 163.2 (1.4 lbs loss) *LAST INJECTION DAY

TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS = 23 lbs

3/13/13 VLCD DAY 41 - NO HCG 163.0 (0.2 lb loss)
3/14/13 VLCD DAY 42 - NO HCG 162.2 (1.2 lb loss)
3/15/13 VLCD DAY 43 - NO HCG 162.2

3/16/13 P3 DAY 1 162.0 lbs (1.2 lb below LIW)
3/17/13 P3 DAY 2 161.4 lbs (1.8 lb below LIW)
3/18/13 P3 DAY 3 163.2 lbs (at LIW)
3/19/13 P3 DAY 4 163.0 lbs (0.2 lb below LIW)
3/20/13 P3 DAY 5 163.6 lbs (0.4 lb above LIW)
3/21/13 P3 DAY 6 163.6 lbs (0.4 lb above LIW)
3/22/13 P3 DAY 7 164.0 lbs (0.8 lb above LIW)
3/23/13 P3 DAY 8 163.8 lbs (0.6 lb above LIW)
3/24/13 P3 DAY 9 163.8 lbs (0.6 lb above LIW) *CTCD
3/25/13 P3 DAY 10 164.0 lbs (0.8 lb above LIW)
3/26/13 P3 DAY 11 163.4 lbs (0.2 lb above LIW)
3/27/13 P3 DAY 12 163.2 lbs (at LIW)
3/28/13 P3 DAY 13 165.0 lbs (1.8 lb above LIW)
3/29/13 P3 DAY 14 164.0 lbs (0.8 lb above LIW)
3/30/13 P3 DAY 15 163.8 lbs (0.6 lb above LIW) *CTCD
3/31/13 P3 DAY 16 162.8 lbs (1 lb below LIW)
4/1/13 P3 DAY 17 164.2 lbs (1 lb above LIW)
4/2/13 P3 DAY 18 163.6 lbs (0.4 lb above LIW)
4/3/13 P3 DAY 19 164.0 lbs (0.8 lb above LIW)
4/4/13 P3 DAY 20 163.8 lbs (0.6 lb above LIW)
4/5/13 P3 DAY 21 163.4 lbs (0.2 lb above LIW)

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Comments

  1. Miche's Avatar
    Congratulations and happy carb introducing! Thank you for this blog.... You set some really good guidelines to follow! Have a great weekend....
  2. Bavalay21's Avatar
    I am learning much from you. Thank you! I look forward to your blogs. Terrific job!!
  3. LilShelliBelli's Avatar
    Congrats girl! I'm so happy for you that you have stabilized well and that you're heading for P4. "QUINOA- it's the NEW rice"! I had great luck with it (as well as oats, wild rice, and beans/legumes). Dairy...not so much. boo. I'm heading for P2 tomorrow. Meh. At least the weather is getting nicer and I can do things outside again. Time to get into landscaping/remodeling mode.
  4. Rabo's Avatar
    I'm glad to see you and the Laughing Cow can be friendly! I'm going to try your date and cheese combo. Sounds derish (thanks, Shelli!).

    Are you doing a full three weeks of P4 then right back into your second round?
  5. tomwilla's Avatar
    Man i wish I was your room-mate your meals always sound so yummy!
  6. pookster's Avatar
    Look at you go... shoot your an "Ol G" at this thing... No kidding Willa.. I'd accidentally be showing up @ dinner time every night hahah
  7. pookster's Avatar
    [email protected] bark..hahah that's what I been eating... gonna have to try that date and cheese combo me thinks!