Challenge Forum: DAILY CHECK IN HERE

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tenkilos

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:44
Please use this one topic header to check in, that way your post wont get missed!
This challenge lasts 2 weeks, can check in here daily or in our group LOW CARB DAILY CHECK IN. A highly motivated group that checks in every day, the group was formed to support people wanting to make friends and chat regularly. if you are looking for an on going place to check in join our group Smile You will be made very welcome!


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 18:52
Linda here, Country Australia, south coast NSW, artist, nanna, I would like to lose about 5 more kilos! It gets a bit harder closer to goal so I need lots of accountability to stay on track. Water is a big issue for me, I don't drink enough, so this challenge will help me focus on that problem.


Linda
Pete1998

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 20:12
Tiffany here, country USA, state of SD. I am almost half-way through losing the 30 pounds I gained while struggling with health issues over the last year. Thanks Linda for sponsoring this challenge! I appreciate the support and great menu ideas!
angiekae68

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Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 23:44
Angie, from the great state of Texas Very Happy. Though born and raised in Oklahoma, I've been in Texas longer (26 years). I've finally made up my mind to get rid of this weight that I've been carrying around all of my life. This isn't a "diet" for me, or a "quick fix" to lose a few pounds before some big event in my life. Been there, done that, too many times. Low-carb is simply how I choose to eat now and I'm amazed every day at how easy it is and how the pounds and inches just seem to fall off of me. I made several friends in the last challenge and I'm looking forward to making more in this one. So excited to share things with others, support them on their journey, and in doing so, help myself, too! Yes, thank you, Linda, for this new adventure!

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed
jaime30024

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 08:13
Jamie from Washington State (living here for almost 4 years) but I am born and raised in Georgia and a Southern Girl at heart. Here to drop this weight once and for all. Like Angie this is a new way of life for me. More so than the weight to lose is the aches and pains that I seem to have from eating the breads and carbs. When I cut them out amazingly the joint pains go away and the aches go away and my mind becomes clear. The weight loss is the icing on the cake. Look forward to another challenge with this group. Thanks Linda!!
Start weight 245# 1st goal: 220#-met 04/07/11 2nd goal: 210#-met 05/21/2011
Start over: 221# 11/08/11 Start over: 233.2# 10/2012 Start over goal met: 220# 11/14/2012
Mini goal 212's by Dec -met 12/31/2012 Mini goal: 207's end of Jan- met 01/31/2013 Mini goal: 197's by end of Feb - met 02/27/2013
re-start grrr Mini goal: 197's by 09/19/2013
I have to restart again as I slipped. I am leaving the above so I can keep track. It happens and I have to keep learning. restart at 229 on 07/22/14
back2128

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 12:59
Sarah here. Like Jamie, I am also a GRITS (girl raised in the south), from Birmingham, AL. I also feel better eating less carbs but my main achilles heel is SUGAR (aka poison). I have got to become more intentional about my eating. I think posting each day will force me to be more honest with myself about my eating behavior. I like breaking the challenges up into two week intervals - great idea!
Mini Goal 1 -- 145
Mini-Goal 2 - 140
Mini-Goal 3 - 135
Final Goal - 128
Sarah
Delara

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 13:49
The last year and a half or so has been hard! My BF is always bringing home cake, ordering in and we like to drink.Prior to this I ate super healthy and always low carb with minimal cravings. At my highest weight I was 20lbs over what my normal weight used to be. I know its a combo of these habits and also passing 30 Sad But I also believe in mind over matter, and I can do this!
ds1960

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 19:14
I am looking forward to this challenge. I am in AZ

I am hoping this posting will be my check in for each day - every time I try to check in for other challenges, I get that great error page and my check in does not show. I get that error page every time I weigh in also, but it still shows my weight! I guess there are still bugs to work out. So, if you don't see the other "check in", I will check in here! Good luck to you all and I look forward to meeting friends.

edit: Ok, I followed the directions for adding the ticker and still no ticker - I guess I have another glitch Laughing
angiekae68

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Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 23:58
ds1960, I had those same glitches for about 10 days. Be sure you send feedback when you get that error page. You might try logging into one of the sites below. Sometimes I had better luck with those Smile

http://fatsecret.co.uk
http://fatsecret.com.au

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed
ds1960

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Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 00:11
Thanks for the welcome. I will try those other sites.
stacyowens

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Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 11:30
Stacy from Southern Utah here. And yes, there is a big difference between Southern Utah and Northern Utah! Smile

I am on Atkins again for the second time. The first time I had great success but, when we had a tragedy in our family, those sneaky little comfort foods snuck in and took over. So here I am again. I have been eating this way for about a year now. I have lost about 60 lbs and would like to lose about 40 more. I exercise almost every week day and stay on plan for the most part but have been on a stall for about 2 months now. Hopefully checking in here will make me track better so I can see where my issues are and I can start losing again!

Welcome everyone! This is gonna be a great challenge!

~Stacy
Mokakiss

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Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 14:17
Hi from Central Pennsylvania. Looking forward to checking in daily and reading everyone's posts to help me stay motivated. I've been trying to shed these last 20 pounds for the past 10 years! I need to get this weight off. I'm 5'1 so 20 lbs is a lot. My knees are killing me...and I'm too young for that! I think this is the push I will need to stay on track. Thanks Linda!
tenkilos

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Posted: 31 Oct 2012, 22:51
Hi everyone
Welcome to everyone, all who did the last challenge and all the new ppl joining this one too!
This challenge is for 2 weeks and it's very achievable. I'm looking fwd hearing how everyone goes.
Post recipes under the recipe topic, and check in daily here or in the group-newbies see above Smile


Linda
Petale7

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 06:08
Hi everyone, I'm Emma from the rainy city of Manchester, UK. Am I the only Brit/Pom?? I've got 22lbs to lose.. potentialy 28 but I want to reach my first goal first and see how I feel. I did the Atkin's diet over the summer (modified slightly as I couldn't bring myself to accept the levels of fat!) and lost 14lbs in 4 weeks. Going back to uni and placement (I'm a student mental health nurse) I've regained the 14lbs and am back to square one. Bed has been my preference to getting up to make breakfast I'm afraid. That needs to change!

So I know I can do it. We all can do it. I just need the support to get back on track and I'm hoping this is it for me Smile

Good luck everyone!
back2128

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 09:14
Stacy, I would love to know the difference between Southern Utah and Northern Utah (other than geography Smile).

As for daily weigh in, I am so tired of saying I'm going to lose this weight and not following through. My biggest obstacle is WINE... it's like I have two personalities, my daytime self and my night self. During the day, I'm responsible and stick to my plan but, at night my bad self tells my daytime self "you had a tough day, why don't you just settle in here on the sofa with a glass of wine (or two) and relax..." My daytime self falls for it every time. This is such a struggle!!! Then the next morning I want to kick myself. Does anyone else have this problem or am I really insane? Smile
Mini Goal 1 -- 145
Mini-Goal 2 - 140
Mini-Goal 3 - 135
Final Goal - 128
Sarah
Pete1998

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 11:18
Back2128 - I'd say you are quite normal! I do the same thing, be it ice cream, chocolate, red wine, or Starbucks. What worked well for me was a two-fold approach. First, I joined Linda's last challenge to help keep me honest to low-carbing it, which if done correctly, gets rid of the cravings. 2nd, I found a replacement reward for extra hard days when I feel I deserve something but don't want to sabotage everything I've accomplished. Now I have one square of Russell Stover's sugar free chocolate or a sugar free peppermint patty (but just one instead of the whole bag like I used to!).
atriel2

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 11:54
Back2128- I used to have that same problem. And I love a drink in the evening, seriously, it makes some days just better. It used to be wine and then I discovered craft beers which, while delicious, are really, really bad for my waistline. ~sigh~
I've switched over to Smirnoff 100 proof espresso vodka and diet cream soda. It's SO good and helps me relax in the evening. Vodka has no carbs but I'm also watching calories so I limit myself to one or (on really hard days) two drinks with 1 ounce of vodka in 8 ounces of soda. (1 fluid ounce = 2 tablespoons) and for the 100 proof that works out to 82 calories. I also like Smirnoff's Iced Cake Vodka in Diet Cherry 7-up. On that, I'll do an ounce and half which equals 104 calories and no carbs.
- Toni


Starting weight 212 on 1/10/14
Mini goal: 182
Mini Goal: 162
Mini Goal: 142
Mini Goal: 125

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atriel2

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 12:09
Toni from Kansas. I'm originally from Charleston, S.C. I love the low carb lifestyle and I'm learning how to make this work all of the time.
Looking forward to this challenge.
- Toni


Starting weight 212 on 1/10/14
Mini goal: 182
Mini Goal: 162
Mini Goal: 142
Mini Goal: 125

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tenkilos

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 17:08
Hi everyone, Emma, I was borne in Morecambe, and grew up in Lancaster, not far from you Smile I used to go clothes shopping in Manchester (Years ago) I emigrated with my family to Australia in 1970 whew that was a long time ago! 14lbs in 4 weeks is amazing-well done, you can do it again! and this time you will keep it off Smile
Wine seems to be the topic of the day, I am/was the same, drinking almost every night, starting with a glass whilst I cooked dinner, with dinner and even after! I knew it was the reason I was putting on weight, I felt bloated and unhealthy. I find Atkins-my version keeps me from craving bad foods/drinks, I have lost the urge to drink alcohol. I now have a big wine glass filled with diet indian tonic water w a slice of lemon-just tastes like gin and tonic! It does the trick for me. My husband likes a few drinks on Friday night (tonight) and sometimes I do feel tempted, but I now know I can say no, and feel happy I said it. I feel so good about it the next day.
The thing with alcohol is that even though there are so few carbs, they do have calories, and the body will burn alcohol before it burns fat. I've found that after drinking it will take a few days to get back to losing weight.
Welcome to all the new friends joining this challenge, I hope to continue chatting to you in the group LOW CARB CHECK IN, this is the group we all meet in daily, again under the one thread/topic. The one topic works well, as no posts get missed.
Have a great day/evening where ever you are, Linda


Linda
angiekae68

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Posted: 01 Nov 2012, 23:53
Just here to say a quick "Hello!" to everyone joining here! Smile Really looking forward to starting this Challenge!

BTW, Mokakiss, I'm a "shortie", too. Only 5' tall, and I certainly know what you mean about it affecting your knees. Not fun at all :/

I'm not a regular alcohol drinker, so I don't have a problem with avoiding it. Every now and then, though, my friends and I get together and I'll pull a good "drunk" lol, but that only happens about once every other month or so. LOVE the Lime-A-Ritas and FourLokos.

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed