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Joy1228ce

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Posted: 06 Apr 2013, 12:47
Hi! My name is Joyce and I'm 8 weeks into Atkins and have lost 21lbs. so far. I am looking forward to meeting new people and sharing recipes and tips.
Brytize

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 06 Apr 2013, 14:13
Hey Joyce it looks like we joined the same day! I am still trying to figure out how to add foods without going thru the data base. Is that possible? Brytize
SassyD78

Joined: Sep 10
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Posted: 06 Apr 2013, 14:35
Joyce, you are on your way. I just stopped in fatsecret, I was very active with Atkins, fatsecret from Sept. 2010 until the fall of 2011. I was 49 and my weight was out of control. I found so much support here, and reached my goal 8 months later. I lost 58 pounds.

Today I had got a message from a fatsecret friend and she had lost over 100 lbs.and looks great and is so much healthier then before. I don't think I would have stuck to it if I hadn't found the support here. Just a word of advice, stay clear from the people who want to plan "cheat days", you can work around vacations and holiday's with good food and stick to the plan. Find a group that will help you succeed, shares your goals. We're all human a slip up, but when that happens get back on track and help others do the same.

Taking control of my diet, my health allowed me to move forward in my life. At 51 I went back to school to pursue a career in culinary arts. Next week I start my externship at a top rated restaurtant. This is something I wouldn't have been able to do back in 2010 because my weight had such a negative effect on my health and self confidence.

Once again, you're on your way. 21 pounds is 2 big bags of potatoes and hamburger for 4. Visuals help me.
Sassy
Joy1228ce

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 06 Apr 2013, 16:16
Hey Brytize, It's nice to see some one familiar. I'm still learning too. What I do is add item to lets say breakfast, the window pops up and I type the brand name first and then the item I'm looking for. If it's not there at the bottom of the selections is a button that says something like add this item. Hit that button and just fill out the form that pops up. It's real simple just copy the nutrition facts straight from your product. And then save it. After you save it a nutritional fact sheet pops up about the item you just saved. On the right side of your screen you should see a column and it will ask you did you want to add this item to your meal plan and just hit the yes button and it adds it to your meal plan. It remembers the foods that you eat so the next time you want to record what you eat you just check the box and hit add item. I like it a lot better than the Atkins site and it looks like it gives more accurate amounts of your carb intake. I have found so far that I could be squeezing in more carbs if I wanted to. Hope this helps.

Hey Sassy,
Thank you for the words of encouragement. And congratulations on meeting and maintaining your goal. That is a major accomplishment. I keep dreaming of being able to do the things that my weight kept me from doing. I totally understand about not having the confidence to do things. I commend you for following your dreams and going back to school. I wish the best of luck with your internship and much success with your career.

Joyce
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Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 13:30
Welcome Joyce,
I hope this site helps you achieve your goals. And, by the way, I've been here for weeks and hadn't figured out how to add my own food. LOL.
I'm copying your instructions now!
Gina
BTW, my ticker is broken Sad

Remember,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgotten or forgiven." Gina
Joy1228ce

Joined: Apr 13
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Posted: 07 Apr 2013, 13:55
Hi Gina,
I'm glad I was able to help you. I am now figuring out how to add my own recipes. I am totally loving the way this site works. Now all I have to do is look up my recipe and pop it in my logs.
I'm sorry to hear your ticker is broken. I'm not sure really what that is. Does it have something to do with notifications?
I am looking forward to getting to know you!

Joyce
Carb Tracker...

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 00:37
I've given up on the recipes and posted mine on the recipe thread of this forum. Every recipe I entered wound up "pending" forever!
The ticker is the little goal bar under the posts. It gives your start weight and goal weight and tracks where you are. Really kinda neat. Mine, however, is stuck on 172.6. It's supposed to keep up with your weigh ins... here's hopin' it catches up! I am slowly getting to know some of the people here, they are amazing. You'll find some have been here quite a while, some are new to the site and Atkins, but they are all great supporters and motivators. Here's getting to know you!

Remember,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgotten or forgiven." Gina



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