Pants-free Tuesday? (Day 146)

red and blue cc1I swear I just killed my back (though at this moment, I have muscle relaxants and I love them so hard, I am hugging them with my brains)!

What is worse is that I know what caused my unfortunate back injury: Putting on my pants.

No wonder Colt hangs out in his underpants all day. You know what? He’s never had a back injury either. Coincidence or Science–you decide.

Yesterday I went a little nutsy futzy with the Triscuits, but I don’t regret that. It happens occasionally. What matters is I made my next bites healthier and lower-carbohydrate and I’m right back at it! In fact, I feel good (aside from the back thing), so I’ve put away laundry and doing other things around the house since our company left yesterday.

We had a great time, too! And despite eating out and being busy, I maintained my weight losses so far! Whee! I didn’t make it to TOPS because there was no way, with my back, I was going to sit through a meeting and handle the weigh-in, but I’m pleased to report that I didn’t skip due to fear of weight gain. I am still doing great!

Since I’m at it, here are some values I’m sharing for my typical baseline foods from My Fitness Pal. I hope they help. It looks like I go slightly over the 20 net carbs daily, but I don’t care.  I am still losing weight and know I’m not having any adverse reactions to those particular meals. It’s good to occasionally run the numbers to make sure you are on track.

daily baseline foods


Remember, I never claimed I eat the most balanced meal ever. Many days I lean towards fats, then proteins, and then carbohydrates. Some days I veggie-load, and others I don’t. It really depends on the day. So, in other words, don’t try to eat as I do–I’m still trying to suss out food intolerances, so the more stringently I eat, the more likely I am to find those foods to which I’m allergic.

Now on to how I’ve been doing with my weight loss and continued sussing out of foods to which I’m intolerant or allergic to… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.

Tuesday, January 15

I ate this:
Breakfast: Nothing. I had Taco Star nachos for dinner, so I was still full.
Lunch: The pepperoni + cheese + olives + nuts (as listed above)
Dinner: Cottage cheese + Parm + olives + sunflower seeds (as listed above)

Notes: I didn’t eat much today, but the combination of my back and how much I ate yesterday meant I wanted to keep it light.

What I learned:

Don’t wear pants unless you are a trained professional. That and pain meds/muscle relaxers rock.

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  1. I love reading your blog! The recipes are helpful and you are so funny :). It’s like hanging out with my best friend, lol… I especially enjoyed your reference to “Ultraman” not too long ago :). Thanks and keep it up!

  2. When you put it this way-you are having more food than I had thought. Two meals a day? I have transitioned to two meals in the past week. Going for much more fat (175 g) and equal amounts of protein and carbs. Around 50 to 60 grams each. It wasn’t intentional but the amount of fat in my breakfast fills me up. One potato fried in 3T of butter, three strips of bacon and one whole egg plus two yolks fried in the bacon fat. That’s around 8 or 9 am. I eat again around 6pm (usually not really hungry) and have meat and a vegetable. Or just a vegetable fried in butter or a few big spoons of peanut butter. I am trying to break an 18 month Atkins stall. Seems to be working as my pants all fit now. No tight buttons at the waist.

    Perhaps you could try to eat more full fat things. I noticed that the sugar free peanut butter had more carbs than the regular. Same goes for fat free when compared to full fat. The manufacturers are adding carbs (chemicals)to make the fat free taste “fatty”. Take a few minutes while selecting things at the grocery and read labels on various types of the same product. It’s very interesting. Regular Cool Whip has fewer carbs than the Fat Free or Lite. Same with half and half.

    • I am doing really well, but I understand there had been some concerns, so I wanted to be sure to address those. It really shows that we all have to find what works for us individually. It’s taken me years to figure me out, and I’m still trying different things here and there to see what works and what doesn’t.

      I am glad you have found what works for you, too!

  3. Have you thought of seeing a chiropractor? Sounds like you need to. Drugs may kill the pain but will not correct the problem. Look for a family wellness chiropractor. If you would like a referral email me with what city you are in and I will find one for you. By the way… Great recipes on your site!

  4. Maxine Johnson says

    I thought I was the only one who could hurt herself putting on her pants! lol! I once injured my hip getting dressed and everyone thought I was making it up. Finally someone who can relate!!!

  5. Hi Jamie,
    What program are you using to track your food?

  6. Go pants-free! Wear skirts! Much easier to put on when the back is acting up. I have been going through the same thing. Crazy sciatica… I have been loving my muscle relaxers, too! In between those and a few massages on a certain pressure point, I have had relief. Hope you do, too!

    As always, appreciate your transparency with what you eat and your faithfulness in posting every day!

    • Hi there! I am so sorry you deal with an ouchie back. I’ll bet you’re finding it getting hopefully better, as I have, with weight loss. It isn’t nearly as bad as when I had about 70 pounds more weight on me!

  7. Hi Jamie, I have a question about myfitnesspal , are the net carbs shown,or do we get to subtract the fiber from the carb total shown on spreadsheet ? Thanks for all your great stories and recipes, I love it all. Debbie

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