Weigh in day... one day early :)

Well, I was supposed to weigh in tommorrow but my wonderful children came running to me saying that our new scale was broke.. when infact the batteries were dead! LOL SO I figured that I might as well get it over with.

I was rather diappointed though as I usually weigh only once a month but last week I jumped on the scale and I weighed 428.6 at about 3 pm in the afternoon. I figured that my actual weight was around 425 becuase I had been drinking a lot of fluids that day. So I was hoping for a great showing on the scale..yet I was disappointed when the scale said, "426.8 pounds " I really thought that I might hit 423 or so.. Anyway11.2 pounds lost is nothing to cry about! I look forward to next months weigh in as I creep toward breaking into the 300's :)

On a side note, I have lost over 100 lbs since starting this life style change in January!!!!

July 29th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs with cheese and ham
lunch: hamburger steak and green salad
Dinner: Pork stir Fry

July 30th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs and 3 slices of ham
Lunch: Pork stir fry
Dinner: Hamburger Steak and green salad


July 28th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with cheese and Arrabiatta sauce

Lunch: Double Chocolate Caramel Protein shake

Dinner: Pork Stir Fry (cabbage, onion, green onions, yellow peppers and thinly sliced pork)

July 27th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs and some tomato slices
Lunch: 1 oz of almonds
Dinner: Hamburger steak and fresh green salad and cucumber slices
Snack: 1 oz of mixed nuts and 500 mil of Crystal Light Pink grapefruit


July 26th, 2009

Breakfast: 3scrambled eggs and tomato slices..hehe do you get tired of reading that line I mix it with diferent cheeses, spices, veggies and meats.. so it is not as monotonous as it seems...

Lunch: Beef Konyaku Yakisoba

Snack:Almonds and Hamburger steak

Dinner:Pork stirfry

July 25th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs and some tomato slices
Lunch: Pork stir fry
Dinner: Pastrami and cheese hamburger steak and a green salad

Wow! Things are really hectic around here I am remodeling the kitchen and I have about 3 weeks to finish.. I might not be posting many pictures.. I will try to keep posting my menus and of course read your all blogs :) Should be back to normal in three weeks.


Oooolala sooo goood :)

Homemade Ice cream (lower carb)
6 cups heavy fat milk
2 cup heavy cream
2.5 cups Splenda
1 cup Lan Guo
1 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
3 eggs
3/4 cup Davinci Sugarless Carmel Flavor
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
3 ozs of crushed almonds
2 ozs or more of sugarless chocolate cut into small bits

In a large sauce pan mix all the ingredients together except the almonds, chocolate and eggs.

Start on low heat and stirring constantly raise the heat to medium when the mixture becomes warm to your touch. Continue stirring every 30 seconds. In a separate bowl mix the eggs and add one cup of the mixture to the mixed eggs stirring constantly. After about a minute add another cup of the hot mixture to the eggs and while stirring..repeat this step to be safe but the eggs should be tempered now so add the mixture that is in the egg bowl to the sauce pan while stirring. Cook about 5 minutes but stop before it starts to get too thick put it in the fridge for several hours to cool down. When its col pour it int your favorite ice cream maker and let it rip.

Enjoy :)

PS To lower the carbs you might want to use liquid splenda and all heavy cream and or coconut milk for half the mixture.

July 21st, 2009

Breakfast: 3 cheesey eggs with tomato slices
Lunch: Beef stir fry with tomatoes
Dinner: Pork stir fry with tomatoes
Dessert: Homemade ice cream
It is hot I needed something easy. Stir fries hit the spot... quick, simple and Yum. Then I brainstromed a new ice cream recipe and made it this evening with my children. Wow! Is all I can say. I still need to finish up my splenda. So i used it, and when I have used up all the granulated Splenda I will use the liquid Splenda up and then I will be done. Then you will be seeing Lan Guo as my prefered sweetener!!
Anyway, if you need a boost this summer or a refershing treat..make the ice cream you will be happy you did!


Breakfast: 3 Scrambled eggs with pastrami and some Arabiatta sauce

Lunch: left over grilled pork and veggies

Dinner:Sashimi and a nice salad
I guess I should have cleaned my desk off better before taking the picture..LOL

July 19th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs and tomato slices with some pastrami
Lunch: 2oz of almonds

Dinner: Grilled Pork & Veggies and broccoli with cheese.


July 18th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with pastrami and cheese and 1/2 a tomato
Lunch: Spicy beef with asparagus spears
Dinner: Italian Burger in Arrabiata Sauce and Pepperocino Konyaku with mushrooms and asparagus.
..hopefully more comments will come later

July 17th,2009

Breakfast: Cheesey Eggs and tomato slices
Lunch: McD's Low Carb Special ( 1/2 pounder with cheese hold every thing and a side salad with Stevia sweetened dressing
Dinner: Spicy shirataki stirfry and sirloin pork steak ( the picture does not look appetizing but the taste was wonderful! especially since it was concocted by my 12 year old daughter..picture too!! I taught her how to cook now I need to give her some photography lessons hehehe)

Yay, I just found out that she took 12 pictures so I replaced the originally posted picture with this one.


July 16th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs, cheese and tomato slices
Late lunch: McD's low carb special
Dinner: McD's low carb special
Movie snacks: 2 oz of smoked cheese and 2 oz cashews
After dinner desert: last of the sugar free Jello and some cream...

No pictures today. I went to the city with my kids to take them to the new HArry Potter movie. The safest place to eat was McD's.. so that is what I did :)

July 15th, 2009

Breakfast: Eggs and tomato slices
Lunch: McD's low carb special
Dinner: Spicy stir fry

Having problems with my SD drive again will try to have a picture up soon...


July 14th, 2009

Breakfast: none sleep in...

Lunch: 3 scrambled eggs with bacon and tomato slices

Snack:1.5 oz of almonds

Dinner: 2 pork sirloin steaks and cheese broccoli

Dessert: Sugar free Jello with cream

July 13 th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs, bacon and tomato slices
Lunch: none
Snack: Sugar free Jello and cream
Dinner: 2 pork chops and a green salad

Sorry, yesterday was my "Hell day" so when I sat down to eat it was gone.... before I thought about taking a picture.. and I fell asleep before posting my menu for the day.. then tonight I also for got to take a picture till I was half way done...but I took a picture anyway..LOL


Power of three..Vitamins

Well, it is time to ask some advice. You have seen my daily intake of nutrients. I wonder where I am lacking. Here are the current supplements that I am taking. The brands will change shortly after I get a care package from home. Is this enough do you think? I have thought about adding l-carnitine and flax seeds and or coconut oil more in my diet. Any recommendations would be helpful! PS The only other supplement that I take now on occasion is Psyllium Husks.

July 12th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs with cheese, bacon and tomato

Lunch: Hamburger steak and sauteed asparagus and mushrooms

Dinner: hmm a stir fry is sounding good.. will let you know..
Notice the crispy cheese around the edges of the hamburger.. That is a little piece of heaven on earth :)

July 11th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 egg, bacon, cheese, green pepper, onion and tomato scramble
Lunch: Hamburger steak with bacon and green salad
Dinner 3 steak medalions and cheesy broccoli
Snack: Jello (sugar free)
Late snack: hamburger steak with cheese and bacon

I don't know what the deal is but I definately have an appetite. Usually, in the summer I don't but this summer.. wow!? Will monitor closely so it does not get out of hand..

will post pictures of lunch later.. SD drive sin't being nice to me.. have to find the USB cable....


July 10th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs with cheese and tomatoes

Lunch: 1/2 burger steak and green salad

Dinner: East meets far East Curried Stir Fry
Hehe two pictures to make up for yesterday! I was craving curry rice. See here in Japan, in the summer time it is kind of our tradition to heat super spicy curry rice. I tried to find some cauliflower to male faux rice but could not find any so I came up with a curry flavor jacked stir fry. How was it you ask?? Yummo! Definitely hit the spot!
oops after I wrote this I remembered I ate a snack of mixed nuts before dinner and after dinner a sugar free jello...

July 9th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs with cheese and 1/2 tomato
Snack: 2 oz mixed nuts
Lunch: Cheese burger and green salad ( no bun or condiments)
Snack: Sugar free jello
Dinner: Hamburger steak and green salad with tomato slices
Snack: Sugar free jello and 2 oz pistacios and 1.5 oz cashews

I don't know what the deal was today..but Iwas hungry and it was hot! The sugar free jello really hit the spot. I definately ate too many nuts.. Well, must do better tmrw! Sorry I forgot to take pictures ;(......


Tandoori Chicken

2 pounds chicken, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 lemon, juiced
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric

1. Remove skin from chicken pieces, and cut slits into them lengthwise. Place in a zip loc bag pour the juice and add the salt into the bag and massage int chicken. Let rest in the fridge for 20 minutes.
2. In a bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add to the zip loc bag and massage into the chicken. KEY Place Marinated Chicken in fridge for at least 24 hours. If your going to rush it don't make it! :)
3. Cook on a grill until juices run clear .. about 6 minutes each side. Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.

Here you go Anne :) The next time I make this I will take some pictures..

LC Pepperocino

Yesterday, one of my student's parents brought by a new LC dish for me to try... ( I told her all about my diet because she was interested in how I was losing so much weight ) I tried it and went that night to the store and bought all they had! Here is the review!

Product Name: Konyaku Pepperocino Pasta
Maker: Nakagawa Shokuhin
What is it: Peppercino is usally a high carb pasta dish that is simple to make. The sauce consists of garlic, salt, hot peppers and EVO. The pasta is dropped into that sauce and mixed thoroughly. Some people add some fresh grated Parmesan cheese or fresh green herbs to garnish. Nakagawa has replaced the pasta with Konyaku which is technically less refined Shirataki Noodles to create a low carb pasta.
Taste: WOW! I was always wondering if I couldn't make a good pepperocino out of shirataki noodles and this answered it for me! Very authentic Pepperocino taste. Passed the kid test, too!
Volume: Well, for everything it packs in flavor it comes up short in volume. It would take two packs to make a stand alone meal. But the thing that is neat is that there is just enough volume that if you added some fresh veggies and meat.. that you have a perfect LC meal. (check out my dinner pics)
Price: Regular price is about $1.50 a pack. ( I found mine on sale for 100 yen or about $1.00)
Verdict: Would I buy again? Absolutely! This fits the bill as a great side for a nice piece of protein or as a base for a more elaborate dish! In fact, I went to the store and bought the rest of stock they had as the shelf life is long!
oops forgot the info... 60 calories and 3.8 grams of carbs :)

July 8th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs and 1/2 tomato
Lunch: Spicy Pork wraps
Dinner: 2 pieces of Tandori Chicken and a large green salad.

I had three LC wraps left so I made of some spicy pork and cut up some veggies and added two kinds of shredded cheese to make a wonderful LC lunch.

July 7th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs and 1/2 a sliced tomato
Lunch: 1 piece if fudge and 2.5 oz of peanuts
Dinner: LC Pepperocino
*product review and picture are up


July 6th,2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs and 1/2 tomato

Lunch: Pork stir fry

Dinner: Stewed cabbage and Tandori chicken


July 5th, 2009

Breakfast: none

Lunch: LC fudge

Dinner: Green salad, tandori chicken and spicy pork

Snack: 2 oz mix nuts

LC Fudge

Well, I have been playing around with fudge recipes trying to get one just right.. I am close :) Here is a picture to wet your appetite. I almost have it :) btw I erased last night's dinner picture by accident ;(.


Monthly Weigh in

Well, the good news is I have dropped another 10lbs :) The better news is that I can walk 2 miles without dying :) The exercise train is rolling but I need to amp it up.. I hoping to make July a great month to remember :)

July 4th, 2009

Breakfast: None..I went to bed at 7am.. I curled up to a good book and lost track of time....
Lunch: LC breakfast burritos
Dinner: Chicken steak and stir fried veggies
Snack: Home made coconut cream custard that was soooooo Yummo! I took pictures but they did not do it justice so I will not post ..next I make the custard I will stage it better to get a better picture :)

will up load dinner picture as soon as I get on my other computer...

PS Happy 4th of July!!!!!!!!!!


July 3rd, 2009

Breakfast: 2 eggs scrambled with sausage, cheese, onions and green peppers and topped with tomatoes.

Lunch: Left over chicken and a pickles

Dinner: Chicken Burger in Spicy Tomato sauce


July 2nd, 2009

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs topped with covered tomatoes

Lunch: Left over chicken form yesterday and a salad

Dinner: War of Blogs Alien Burg Pastrami Pods vs. LC Commonwealth's Red Picklers
Holy Smoly stop the press those burgers were the best I have had while doing low carb!
The butter sauteed onions, shimeji mushrooms smothering the mozzarella, Gouda cheese and pastrami topped burgers were intoxicating. The pickle ships refreshed the palette between bites of the burger creating perfect harmony between the two dishes. Need I say more?? They were great! Thanks for the inspiring picture Harry!!

Demon Socks

As a child I hated wearing socks for some strange reason unknown to me at my current stage in evolution. As I grew into an adult (some might scoff at me being labeled as an adult :) I grew to love socks. White socks, crew socks, argyle socks, wool socks, walking socks, socks with battery operated heaters and the list goes on and on and......
However, about three years ago, I started to hate socks! I hurt my back and I was no longer limber enough to reach down and put the buggers on. When my back healed I tried to put on my own socks... but I couldn't reach around my belly nor was I limber enough to reach behind my back. So for the last three years I have had my children put on my socks or I went with out...
During those years, my life was centered on planning around who could be there and when to put on my socks. This was akin to being crippled for being too big and I knew that I must do something about it. Yet, I let my self go to the point of no return. I was too busy worrying about work and who could help me put on my socks next. My diet was in shambles. One of my biggest problems was not eating 3 squares a day, starting in the morning. The second biggest thing is if I got a craving for anything I would make it!! Well, what happens when...you have a couple dozen cookies piping hot from the oven and a couple litres of milk and an empty stomach? .... I will let your imagination wander.

So you must realize the horror I felt yesterday morning as I realized that my daughter left without putting on my socks. What should I do?? I was borderline panicking..then it hit me.. "You are not the same man you were in January! Put on your socks!" said a little birdie in my head. So I grabbed a pair of long white tube socks and I put them on!
I cried!

The tormentor is gone. I am no longer bound to the "Demon sock". I can't put into words the joy I felt in my heart as I effortlessly put on my socks again this morning! You know socks are cool! My supply of socks is kinda bland. I can't wait to buy some more "cool" socks.

What ever demons you have in your life, don't let them control you and you will find inner peace!

July 1st, 2009

Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs and sausage

Lunch: Chicken breast in a hot & spicy summer medley creme sauce with a side of zucchini

Dinner: Green salad and a protein...I think hehe


June 30th, 2009

Breakfast: 3 eggs and 1/2 tomato

Lunch: 3 oz almonds

Dinner: Spicy Chicken Stir fry with summer veggies.. ( peppers, cabbage, zucchini and asparagus)