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2/20/11 7:30 P

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Hi all! I've been with SP for a long time, but this is the first time I've tried the low carbs. So far it really seems to be working for me. I've lost a lot of weight in a week (6 pounds) and I feel great with no cravings; in fact, I don't really seem to be hungry all, which is a real plus for me, since I usually am hungry all the time. I hope I've finallly found a way to tame the monster!

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2/20/11 1:43 P

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Ok ladies I have a request. Any and all recipes using ground beef. Its cheap, need I say more.
thanks for the help.
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2/20/11 12:05 P

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Breakfast minute muffin cantaloupe raspberries blackberries
Lunch Swiss cheese on three multigrain fiber crackers
Dinner cheese crisps with salsa
Snack handful of almonds
1348 calories and oops 24 carb those dam crackers put me over!


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2/20/11 11:51 A

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saturdays menu...
b)~~~~~~~~~~
l) ground beef, cheese, avacodo
d) grilled fish w/lemon & butter, coleslaw
totals.....1894 cals/ 13 carbs

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2/19/11 12:29 P

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Breakfast one minute muffin with butter and syrup (sf)
Lunch handful of almonds ( was on the go)
Dinner 8 cheese crisps with homemade salsa
Snack Adkins bar

66 oz water
Dog walk
No workout had no time literally was on the go all day now work 7-3 am

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2/19/11 1:55 A

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BR excellent! Great job everyone your meal plans are inspiring!


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2/19/11 1:51 A

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Breakfast was a protein shake with 1 cup raspberries blended in.

Lunch was egg salad, Lettuce salad and 1 oz. pork rinds

Dinner was eggflower soup (chicken, egg, chicken broth).

snack was a protein bar.... divided up and eaten throughout the day.

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2/18/11 10:17 P

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9 cups of water & drinking
cheese stick
ham & roast beef & cheese plate
taco salad w/ ground beef, cheese, avacado & tbs. salsa
15 mixed nuts (no peanuts)
1289 cals/ 12 net carbs

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7 cups water so far
3.5 mile hike with a 12lb pack (and about half of it carrying a 30lb child,lol) for 2 hours.

B 2 eggs 1oz cheese 1.5 sauasge pattie
L 1 cup spinach, 1oz feta, 5oz tuna, 2tb ceaser dressing(1carb)
snack after hike 26 almonds.
D looking at reciepes right now

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2/18/11 9:00 A

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45oz water so far
45 min walk with dogs
60 minutes on stair master/treadmill
Now going to work where I will be on my feet running for 8 hours tending bar


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2/18/11 5:13 A

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WOOT! Great job on the weight loss, Shari!

Despite being 100% on plan, I was actually up .8 this morning. Oh well. I've had a great run - 10 lbs. my first week, and I'm sure my body will get going again soon.

~ Cat


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2/18/11 1:42 A

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My menu today was a minute muffin for breakfast,
Lunch was Italian casserole, cabbage and mixed veggies stir fried
Dinner was half an apple, pork rinds and a low carb tortilla.

I had too many carbs today, 40 for the day. 27% protein and 13% carb and 65% fat.
No more apples, they're gone now. (that was 11 grams carbs).

BBack tomorrow. Betty

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2/18/11 1:29 A

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emoticon great job everyone!!! Today I challenge you all to drink your daily 8 glasses of water and do 20 minutes of some type of cardio... Any one wanna take it on?
I am on my first glass and am going to walk the dogs for 75 minutes = 3 miles
Then head to the gym!

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That's great, thanks for posting your menus, girls!

Mine for today was:

Bfst: 3 cream cheese pancakes (crepes) w/ butter & cinnamon
Lunch: 1/2 a leftover enchilada (gotta say, the enchiladas are WAY better after sitting in the fridge a day or two--was really good)
Dinner: leftover pork steak and Cauliflower Gratin

didn't track nutrition--

This morning I noticed that I lost 1.5 pounds after yesterday though emoticon

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2/17/11 8:07 P

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This is my day today
B) WHEY PROTEIN SHAKE 347 CALS/5 CARBS
L) CHEESE STICKS (2) 72 CALS/0 CARBS
D)CHICKEN BRAST 249CALS/0 CARBS
CARROTS SLICES 75 CALS/18 CARBS
SOUR CREAM RANCH 25CALS/1 CARBS
768 TOTAL/18 TOTAL CARBS (NET)


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2/17/11 10:06 A

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I like seeing what other people are eating. I doubt any of you will find my menu too exciting, though.

B: 100 g. of grilled pork loin
S: egg salad and celery
L: 125 g. pork loin and more celery
S: chicken broth
D: haven't decided, but ti'll be quick and easy because I don't have much time.

And after 6 days, I'm down 10 lbs. I'm over the moon!

~ Cat


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2/17/11 1:43 A

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Today for breakfast I had half a minute muffin and an egg. Lunch was some pork carnita, salad with blue cheese dressing and a handful of pork rinds. Dinner tonight was one egg, half a minute muffin and half a small apple. Wouldn't have had the apple except I have two of them here, well... have one more which I will eat rather than throw out.

I had I think it was 24 carbs today, a little over but that was because of the apple. I don't particularly do measurements of food - not the carb free stuff, I do otherwise though.



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2/17/11 1:37 A

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Shari doesn't bother me your posts I kinda like seeing your ideas you need to make a cookbook so I can just copy the link. I have an iPad and no,printer so I keep just pulling up this thread to get the ingredients :)
My menu
Minute muffin sliced into pancakes with spplenda hungry jack and butter....2 net carbs cause I didn't add any sweetener to muffin...

Lunch Adkins shake

Dinner lean hamburger patty w/ melted cheese

Snack Adkins bar ( bar tending today so fast break)

1000 calories 10 net carbs

Edited by: ICOWGIRLUP at: 2/17/2011 (02:43)
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2/17/11 12:02 A

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I like to post mine as often as possible but I do miss some days. I like to plan out my weekly menu, every meal & snack, on paper at home, but then post what I eat here when I can. I try to track nutrition, but it's impossible sometimes if I don't know the measurements for each ingredient for each food. So, I guess I like to do this instead of tracking sometimes.

So, unless/until anyone has a better idea or wants to start a new thread just for posting Induction level menus, I'll post here. I would love to see ya'lls menu too though if there are any takers!

so, today:

Bfst: 3 cream cheese pancakes w/ butter & cinnamon
Lunch: egg salad on a bed of chopped lettuce
Dinner: pork steak and Cauliflower Gratin

Today would be a good day to track nutrition, actually, b/c my portions were quite small--just wasn't hungry all day at all (TOM). I think I got in good protein though.

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So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the keys~~The Eagles, Already Gone


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2/16/11 6:12 P

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Shariblossom, You know, the menu idea might be nice to do - at least sometimes - maybe a different thread for it so it wouldn't bore those that wouldn't be interested? I'd be willing to put down my intakes on most days anyhow, unless I have a real busy one.

Let's see if others are interested? Betty

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OOOOOH, YUMMMMMM! emoticon

*(sorry but I just noticed I made a mistake onthe fajita soup recipe---it should be TWO beers, not one) emoticon

Edited by: SHARISHORTCAKE at: 2/16/2011 (17:15)
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2/16/11 4:36 P

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I think that sounds like a great idea. I can tellyou that we are having Yummy chicken alfredo w/ broccoli. Here is the recipe if you want it, I got it from the lowcarber forum. FYI...I don't use the rosemary & the marjoram.

Yummy Chicken Alfredo

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder or minced fresh garlic to taste
1/2 teaspoon rosemary (optional)
1/2 teaspoon marjoram (optional)
salt (optional)
black pepper (optinal)
1 package of 3 or 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8oz heavy whipping cream
1-2 tablespoons sour cream
3-5 oz parmesan cheese

*Note: these measurements are just approximate, I don't ever use measuring cups or spoons, I just go by what looks right and how it tastes.

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces
season with ground spices and salt
heat sautee pan and add olive oil
add fresh garlic (if using)
add chicken, cook thoroughly
add cream, sour cream and parmesan cheese
taste test and adjust accordingly (your sauce will taste pretty close to the finished product almost immediately after adding all ingredients but allow for the sauce to cook a few minutes before adding anything)

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

You can add a couple drops of lemon juice if your sauce seems too thick.

Heres the link to the forum it has a ton of great recipes. forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t
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2/16/11 2:46 P

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That is FASTASTIC, Cat! emoticon TOM is visiting right now and my tummy is feeling yucky and I feel bloated, I'm too scared to even weigh myself. But it's snowing like crazy and is a very cold day, so I think I'll make a kettle of tea and keep it warm on the fire so I can sip all day and maybe I'll get rid of some of this bloating that way.

Good toe advice too, btw. Although I don't think it applies to our skinny-minny little Cowgirl, lol! (It would apply to ME, however, lol BUT NOT FOR LONG!!!) emoticon

I was wondering if any of you would be interested in posting your menus here ever? I like to post mine, although I don't do it every day. I'd like to get more regular with it b/c it's encouraging to me and makes me feel more accountable. But if others posted their menus too, it might be even more encouraging and might help generate some ideas?

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Oh, Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains and we never even know we have the keys~~The Eagles, Already Gone


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2/16/11 9:31 A

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SHARI/MAMA - Thanks for the recipe ideas. I'm still not at the point where I am eating nuts or flour of any kind, but that's ok. I've lost 7.8 lbs. in five days, and I am definitely happy with the way things are going!

COWGIRL - Yes, that sometimes happens to me, too. I think when we weigh too much and then put all our weight on a part of ourselves, we sometimes pinch nerves. Feet have lots of little nerves, and they get squezed. A wider toe box in your sneaker sometimes helps.

So .. five days in, the scale is rewarding me. Better yet - I've lost 3 INCHES off of my waist! I can't stop smiling.

~ Cat


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2/16/11 1:40 A

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Shariblossom, Sounds like another great recipe. I copied it also. It's so nice of you to share with us......... Betty

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Lisa, thank you for that recipe! I'll bet that pumpkin makes the muffin very moist and tasty. I think that recipe would be a good place to add a bit of coconut oil for the nutrition and extra good fat....will be trying that soon!

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The only difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is attitude

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So the enchiladas turned out pretty good. They came out moist and flavorful, but I think they'll be better tomorrow when the "tortillas" absorb more flavor from the sauce. My family liked them too, but they really prefer the shredded chicken enchiladas w/ a sour cream sauce I usually make. They're not used to ground beef enchiladas, so next time I'll try this technique with my chicken recipe and I think they'll be more to our liking.

So here's the recipe as I fixed it tonight:

Very Low Carb Enchiladas
(This makes about 12 smallish enchiladas and fills a 13x9 pan)

2# ground beef
1 lg can your favorite enchilada sauce
cumin, chili powder, onion powder, salt, and celery seed, and/or other spices to taste
1 bunch cilantro (if you like)
2 C shredded cheese
8 eggs
1/2C heavy cream
pinch salt

Preheat oven to 350

Brown, drain, and season the beef, add cilantro if using. Add about 1/2 the enchilada sauce to the meat, heat through, cover, and set aside on low heat.

Meanwhile, break eggs into a bowl, add the cream and a pinch of salt. Whisk until well blended. Heat a crepe pan or griddle (I used a griddle) to medium heat. Coat bottom of crepe pan, or use about 1/4C batter on griddle, to make a thin crepe. Cook thru, for about a minute or so. Turn if needed. You should be able to make about 12 of these.

In your 13x9 inch pan, pour some of the sauce to coat the bottom. Place a crepe in the bottom of the pan, fill with about 3 TBS of meat, top w/ shredded cheese, roll up and scoot to the end of the pan. Repeat until all enchiladas are made. Pour remaining sauce over top, being sure to cover all enchiladas. Sprinkle with more shredded cheese.

Bake 25-30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

Top w/ favorite toppings if desired.

Nutrition counts~~

Cals- Whole recipe = 5009, 1/12 of recipe = 417
Carbs- Whole recipe = 44, 1/12 of recipe = 3.6g
Fat- Whole recipe = 412, 1/12 of recipe = 34g
Protein- Whole recipe = 262, 1/12 of recipe = 22g

*A possible change to this recipe might be to use those very thin cream cheese pancakes in place of these crepes. I think they'd be less "eggy" and more compatible w/ the rest of the ingredients, so they'd blend in more like a flour tortilla would. Will probably try that next time when I make the chicken ones.

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Shari thanks for the recipes,I can't wait to try them.
Sorry it took so long to post this.
Here is the Pumpkin MIM recipe:

PUMPKIN MIM
(Microwave Muffin)

Ingredients:
Almond Meal/Flour 1/4 cup (can use flax or 50/50 almond/flax if you want)
Cream Cheese, 1 oz
Egg, fresh, 1 extra large
Pumpkin, canned, without salt, 1/4 cup
Baking Powder, 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon, ground, 1/2 tsp
*Splenda, 1 tsp

Directions
mix dry
blend wet ing. together then mix into dry ing.
pour is sprayed bowl
microwave approx 3 min

Number of Servings: 1


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Never had numb toes on an elliptical.....but I've never been on an elliptical either emoticon Maybe you have a pinched nerve somewhere from your shoes or something. 90 minutes?! That's emoticon

I gotta tell you all about a great accident that happened in the kitchen today. I stupidly allowed my blood sugar to get too low and was suddenly starving (missed lunch). So I decided to slice up some pepper Jack cheese for a quick snack. Then I thought I could put the little slices, about the size of small cheese crackers, on a paper plate and melt them in the microwave. I thought they'd crisp up and make little cheese crisps. WRONG! They all melted together and covered the plate. Well, this was a dessert-sized paper plate and when I went to take the cheese off the plate guess what it naturally made? The MOST AWESOME cheese taco shell ever! Perfect size, perfect texture, perfectly easy.

So I happened to have some left-over taco meat in the fridge. I heated it up and stuffed the shell, which was very flexible and durable, topped it w/ shredded lettuce and sour cream and---YUM! Best, most perfect low carb taco shell ever! Last week I made tacos and I experimented w/ baked "frico" shells. I shredded the cheese and piled it on a cookie sheet to bake them and made grilled ones on a griddle. They were all really good, but this method easily surpassed both of those methods. There's no need to shred the cheese even, just cut it into small pieces and let it melt and cook together for 55-60 seconds. A dessert-sized plate is the perfect size for a taco.

Later I decided to make my daughter a tuna sandwich and used the same technique with cheddar and filled it with tuna salad and chopped lettuce. It worked out really well.

Just thought I'd share that happy accident. emoticon

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Anyone else get numb toes when on elliptical?

Well ate way too much for dinner but stayed in my carb range and went for a 90 min work out sleepy time

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Shariblossom, If your new enchilada recipe works out well, I'm hoping you'll share with us? I think I miss the Mexican food more than anything. Although I do have fajitas when we go to Mexican and have finally managed not to eat the chips.........

Betty

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HA! Good for you! "Nothing good on Atkins"? You showed them! Hey, last summer (I wasn't even actually doing Atkins yet, just thinking about committing to it again) I had a friend who thought llike that so I took a "Totally Atkins Luncheon" to her house. I made Chile Relleno Casserole, Zucchini Hashbrowns, Cauliflower "Faux-Tato" Salad, marinated vegetable salad, and mini cheesecakes w/ fresh strawberries and real whipped cream for dessert. I even made sugar-free iced mochas for us. Knocked her socks off! emoticon

Cat, I'm going to be avoiding the nuts too, at least for the next couple of weeks. I need to get into ketosis real good, then try a little to see the effect maybe. When I can have almonds again, I have a couple of good recipe ideas I can't wait to try. But until then, I'm going to try to keep to the strict Induction rules. Dr. A knew what he was talking about!

Tonight, if my husband picks up enchilada sauce for me on his way home, I'm going to make enchiladas for dinner. It's a new recipe for me and I'm anxious to try it. I love enchiladas and I make some really good HIGH carb versions, so this recipe will have to be really good to impress me. We'll see. ....

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Ok Shari I made your muffin recipie and instead made it into bites and put raspberries in the thumb print well I made and brought them to work for my coworkers who have been teasing me about nothing good on Adkins. They loved them!

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Interesting about the almond flour, Shari. I'm going to avoid nuts for a while, as I have a lot of weight to lose.

Yum! Those pancakes sure sound good!

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Hi! Yeah, almond flour is expensive and my husband's work has been s l o w for months! But I buy almonds in the bulk section of the discount grocery store and grind them myself. I use a little food processor and do small batches, grind up about a gallon at a time, double freezer-bag it and store it in the freezer.

It's so fun to use the almond flour and I'm amazed at it's many uses, but it's really not Induction legal, so be careful until you're in a phase where nuts are allowed. Also, some people stall on nuts even when they are legal, so each person has to check that out personally. Right now, I'm trying to get back into ketosis, so no almond flour for me!

Had some awesome cream cheese pancakes this morning and topped with real whipped cream---oh my, so yummy! I'm so glad I can post things like this here b/c my non-low-carb friends would NEVER understand! emoticon

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I was looking at the recipies in the past postings. The recipies sound wonderful. Isn't almond flour expensive? Where do you buy it?

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Today is the first day I went higher than 10 g. net carbs. I've been doing r e a l l y low carbs to try to get my weight loss jump started. There are foods I miss, but seeing the scale (finally) move is worth it!

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Anyone know the stats on the minute muffins I tried my first one and am in love with the ease, fast prep and easy cleanup and with a tblsp of strawberry cream cheese I love them but need to know stats for tracker. Lost another pound and looking at my chart I am assuming body likes the roller coaster look. My carbs jump day to day between 15 and 30 calories jump btwn 800-1400 and same with fiber fat and protein I think my body is reacting well to the "never knowing what's next" feel. I am now down 22 pounds in 7 weeks and 12 pounds from goal!!!

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I had milk craving bad the first two weeks. I did try a sip of some almond milk to see if it would be worth buying later on and while I liked the taste it's not the same. emoticon

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Oh, thanks for the reminder that I need to make up a batch of pancakes for this week! emoticon I made out a menu for this week, then cleaned the house so well that I can't find it!! Will have to start over I think.

I would love to move on to OWL in a couple of weeks, but I'm so SCARED that it will stall me. Guess I could always go back to Induction, nothing to really panic about. Before I take on the challenge of OWL, I have to get more strict w/ Induction though! The 1st week I did really well and I'm sure that's b/c I ate lots of fat, a good amt of protein, and no nuts or seeds. This week I ate some flax seed (1/4c all at one time) and had the almond meal "corn" bread and the almond meal crust on the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake. That's not really allowed in Induction and I'll have to save the almonds for OWL. I can't tell how much those things really slowed me down b/c my real problem this week was an awful milk craving, of all things! I was raised on farms and dairies a lot as a child and a big glass of cold, whole milk is a comfort food and, especially b/f TOM, I really crave it badly. It will probably help if I remind myself that the milk I get at the stores is not the high quality milk I had as a child and is not such a healthy thing anymore. It's a tough craving though! Hello....I'm Shari....and I'm a milkaholic....time to start dealing with it! emoticon

My water intake hasn't been good either. Gotta get TOUGH on myself about that!

I sure hope we all have a fabulous week! Wouldn't it be great if we were all down a few pounds by next Monday! I'm going to set a goal for 3#s down! emoticon We can do it!

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Made the pancake recipe this morning Sooo good topped with a little butter. I cooked them last night (I knew I would short on time this morning) and the put them in the toaster oven this morning and they had the slightest crisp to them. Those and bowl of spinach really hit the spot and got me going this morning! I think tonight I am going to make a breakfast bake and then between that and the pancakes in the fridge I will have yummy quick breakfast already in the fridge for this crazy week!

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Thanks so much for all the great recipes Shari! I am excited about these cream cheese muffins but am holding off making them for a fear of liking them too much! Lost seven pounds all together during induction, think I am going to stay here for a few more weeks, since I still have alot to lose and am in no great hurry to move to OWL! ( although I would really like to add a few berries to my day!)

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Thanks very much for sharing, Shari!

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Shariblossom, thanks so much for posting those recipes. I printed them out! It was nice of you to share them with us. Betty

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I am not familiar with the Atkins 72 how does the old verion differ from the new? That's awsome you lost 95lbs!!

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I'm starting induction. I do Atkins 72 - the old version. I lost 95 pounds on it back in the early 90's but life interfered and I regained about half. So now I'm back on and ready to tackle it again. I just need to remember this is not a diet, it's a lifestyle.

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Me too love pumpkin minute muffins are awesome!, Shari you have really gotten me thru breakfast you r an inspiration

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Lisa, I'd love to have your recipe for your Pumpkin Minute Muffin?

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emoticon Mary, nice to have you with us! So true about Atkins helping sinus issues. For me, Atkins immediately gets rid of heartburn/acid problems. Usually after a dinner party like last night I'm sleeping w/ tums next to my bed. Not with Atkins, No heart burn or indigestion at all!

So, yeah, I'm always glad to share recipes; they're tools to add to our toolboxes!

1st of all, the cheese crisps I make are just like the ones Lisa described, they're so good w/ salsa! ---Although I've never actually made them in the mic, I'll have to try that. I've always either fried them on a griddle or baked them in the oven on parchment paper. I've also been told you can make them out of slices of small, thin, cracker-sized pcs of hard cheese. I'd like to try that too. I love pepper Jack and think that would be really good that way.

Cream Cheese Muffins:

2 8oz. pks. philadelphia cream cheese
Sweetener equivalent to 1/2 - 3/4 C sugar (taste it as you add the sweetener and don't get them too sweet) I use xylitol, but you can use your own favorite
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
sprinkle with cinnamon before baking.

Soften cream cheese about 40 seconds in microwave. Add other ingredients. Beat with mixer till just mixed--don't overbeat or the muffins will really be sunken in. Pour into 10 paper-lined muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 20 min. Refrigerate for a few hours. Tastes like a miniature cheese cake Yummy. Experiment w/ different flavorings: orange, banana, caramel, apple, mocha, chocolate, pumpkin pie, almond flavoring makes it taste like cherry, etc. Add a TBS instant coffee granules for an espresso cream cheese muffin for breakfast. YUM! (Lisa, a little pumpkin in the batter is great too, but this recipe, as you can see, contains no flax--don't know why it couldn't though, if you wanted to play around with it.)

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Soup

3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1-14.5 can diced tomatoes w/ green chilies, undrained
1-8oz can tomato sauce
1/3 of each of these sweet peppers, red, yellow and green, sliced fajita style
*2 cans Michelob Ultra or another very L/C beer
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 can chicken broth
3 dashes cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 envelope Fajita seasoning
Salt to taste if needed
(*just corrected this to 2 cans beer)

Place all of the ingredients (except chicken) into the crockpot and give it a stir. Taste and adjust spices, if desired. Add the chicken and stir again. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hrs, shredding chicken just before serving.

Serve with a sprinkling of shredded cheese, sour cream, and diced avocado, if desired.
Number of servings: About 6
Carbs - whole recipe 50.81, minus the fiber count--not including toppings (I have not double checked this count--that should probably be checked)

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Green Onion "Corn" Bread
(I don't really like green onions, so i was a little worried about that, but I decided to go ahead and put one in and I'm so glad I did. That one little onion and a little salt flavored the whole batch of bread fabulously!)

* 1 cup almond flour
* 1-2 green onions, chopped
* 3/4 tsp. baking powder
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 2 large eggs
* 2 tbsp. butter
* 1/4 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a bowl, mix together wet ingredients and green onions, then add dry ingredients and mix again.

Pour into greased baking dish (I use an 8″ square pan), then bake for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown.

You could also sprinkle a little cheddar into the batter if you wanted and I think that would be really good too.

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Healthy Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake
Adapted from a recipe by Paula Deen

Serves eight

Ingredients:
Crust Layer:
1/4 cup of butter, melted
2 ounces of cream cheese, softened
2 cups almond flour
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup erythritol or 1/2 cup xylitol, powdered
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling Layer:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 stick butter, melted
1 can pumpkin, packed
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup erythritol or 1/2 cup xylitol (I used xylitol and it worked great)
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
(or just a bunch of pumpkin pie spice)

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For crust, melt butter and soften cream cheese in microwave. Grind erythritol in coffee grinder and mix into batter (or use xylitol). Mix together until smooth, then add vanilla, egg, and salt. Add baking powder. Scrape into an 8 by 8 metal pan and spread out over the bottom. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Don't worry that the middle is not cooked through and still soft. (I used a springform pan and that worked out great, but not absolutely necessary.)

While crust is baking, prepare the filling.

For filling: Soften cream cheese and melt butter in microwave. Grind erythritol in coffee grinder or magic bullet (or use xylitol). Beat cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth and without lumps. Add eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter, your chosen sweetener and spices, and mix on low, just until mixed. Try not to beat too much air into it so it won't crack badly when baking. Pour pumpkin mixture over crust. Set pan down on counter top a couple times to get out air bubbles. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until center jiggles a bit when you move the pan. Allow to cool, then chill in the fridge for several hours or overnight. It may sink down a little. I was really careful not to get air mixed in and mine didn't sink at all, surprisingly, and only had a couple of attractive-looking cracks, heehee, but if it does sink and/or crack, it will still taste AWESOME!

~4.5g net carbs per 1/8th recipe
Serve with real whipped cream

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Edited by: SHARISHORTCAKE at: 2/16/2011 (17:07)
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