Sunday, February 15, 2009

I might have found my sanity again! At least for the last few days!

I stopped counting calories, I stopped weighing myslef, I stopped worrying about my recent set backs. I simply went back to varitey of relatively low carb food that worked for me before. It might not be healthiest according to some or extreaml low carb, but it gives me peace of mind, sustainability. And the most important thing of all, I like it. So for the next two weeks or so I will simply eat liberally and not weigh myself. After that induction period, time will show whats next!

Today I ate in no particular order:
21 walnuts
2 cups of cottage cheese with 1/2 cup of blueberries
2 serving of Shirataki noodles with mushroom, wine and garlic
2 chicken sausages
1 tablespoon coconut oil
3 ground lamb cutletts


Harry said...

Looks good, Vadim.

I think you're off to a splendid start. Your strategy makes sense to me. And much more importantly, it makes sense for you.

Keep treating yourself well and I'm sure this is all going to work out. :)

Anonymous said...

Vadim, it is so good to see you eating real food.

Sounds like you had a very successful eating day.


NewVision said...

Hey Hey Hey,
Your doing great!
I'm so glad to hear it. Keep it up.

Didirina said...

Wow! The food is not only on-plan, but sounds absolutely delicious! I haven't tried shirataki noodles yet; is there a recipe that you used, or did you throw some stuff together?

Anonymous said...

I am still scared of shirataki noodles, how do you prepare them?

Vadim said...

I loooooooooove shirataki noodles. I usually take them out of the bag and run under water for few minutes. I do not microwave them , but instead keep them in the fridge for few hours. Then I saute them in either butter, olive oil with a bit of wine, garlic and mushroom. I use sea salt and pepper. Then I combine it with some kind of meat and side vegetables

Anonymous said...

Wow, Vadim! You like chewing on slippery rubber bands?

Sorry, I couldn't resist. :-)


Harry said...

I hope things are going well for you, Vadim. :)

Just stopping by to send my regards and best wishes.

Vadim said...

Thank you Harry! I dont want to be redundant but not doing so well nutritionally. Still searching for solutions.

Harry said...


Maybe the last thing you need is any help on your quest. But, I can't help myself ... when I see someone I care about suffering, it's hard to keep my mouth shut.

What was different about your life the last time you successfully lost weight doing an LC diet?

What event(s) do you think prompted you to go off of that program?

Vadim said...

Harry, I truly apreciate your caring. Last time I lost weith on low carb diet successfully was when I was eating a lot of sugar-free staff that I used to buy from It was ton of low carb chocolate and ton of low carb junk. I was losing weght and then I started reading Jimmy blog and people commenting on how addictive and deadly those frankenstein foods were. So I started challenging myself and went on all protein shake and such until i was just too weak to stick to any of my challenges. Now I gained so much weight and my appetite is so huge it is shame and guilt that is keeping me constantly emotionallly drained.I am hoping and praying I can snap out of this vicious circle before it is too late. I am not giving up, I am starting new tomorrow. No scales, no counting, no other people opinion. I will do what feels right and sustainable at the moment! Again, thanks a million for giving a damn. I do mean it from the bottom of my heart!

Erika said...

Hi Vadim,

Fantastic to hear you're not giving up, no matter what. One of my favourite sayings: "how can we fail if we never give up?"

Keep up the good work :)

Didirina said...

Re: following others' advice:

'Way back in 1989, I started a balanced eating plan and an exercise program. I walked three miles in 45 minutes, 4 days/week, and was lifting weights. I was in the best shape that I had ever been in my life. One day, I returned from my walk and my uncle was next door at my grandmother's house. Now, my family put this uncle on a pedestal because he was intelligent and had graduated from college. So, we started talking about my walking program, and he said, "You should be doing 12 minute miles." I thought, "Hmmm. Maybe I'm not doing this right." The next few times I went out, I tried to speed things up to get to a 12 minute mile. I couldn't do it and was so discouraged. Then one day I strained my knee and couldn't even do 15 minute miles for quite awhile. And then the whole program just lost its momentum. Looking back, I should never have listened to my uncle. I was doing fine; I was proud of my accomplishments, and today I wish I'd had the confidence to keep doing what was right for ME. It wasn't until years later that I realized that, for me, even trying to run a 12 minute mile was a big mistake. Yes, Vadim, do what feels right for YOU!

Vadim said...

Didrina, I appreciate your likeminded philosophy! I love your attitude and your support. Truly do, thanks a lot!