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tenkilos

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Posted: 13 Jun 2012, 20:33
Hi my name is Linda, I did Atkins out 3 years ago and actually got to my goal weight, I felt really really good. I could buy clothes that I liked and felt younger and healthier. Alas I have let things slide, I swore I would never let myself get more than 3 k over my goal weight, but I have and it has escalated to about 10 kilos that's about 22 lbs I now have to lose.
I am very motivated and determined to lose this weight before our Australian summer.
I love this website, esp' the food diary - it keeps me on track.
I like looking through the posts here, but notice some don't get replies/ or are very old. I have posted this topic and I hope I can make some friends/buddies who would like to check in each day or every few days, at least on a regular basis, as company on this journey means allot to me. A place to chat, exchange tips, recipes,ups and downs LOL
I will post every day, my commitment to losing weight!
LindaCool


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 03:53
I had a good day today food wise, made pork and veal Italian meat balls for dinner, poured over a jar of shop bought tomato based pasta sauce- I think I checked every label on the supermarket shelf to get the lowest carb' one! Everyone else had pasta with the meat balls, I had green cabbage cooked in the left over fat left in the frying pan after browning the meat balls. I would do this again, the cabbage was lovely!
Weigh in day tomorrow for me (Friday here) This will be one week almost (I started last Saturday)on low carb. I feel so much better for taking this leap! Linda


Linda
cindis21

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Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 00:27
I would love to be one of your buddies, I'll send a buddy request! I need all the help/ideas/encouragement that I can get!
Thanks!
Cindi
Nancy...

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Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 17:34
Can't wait to hear how you did Linda! Doesn't it feel great when you make a wise food choiceI I was just looking at my food log for today and it looks much different than the past 4 weeks have looked. Maybe I;m finally getting the hang of it. Monday starts my 5th week still doing induction, have lost 11 lbs so far but the inches are amazing. Starting to get a bit baggie in the butt and the waist band...I can handle that just fine! Good luck and keep us updated! We'll all in this boat together...
tenkilos

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 03:32
Hi Nancy and Cindi, and anyone else who drops in Smile
I lost 1.8 kilos 2.2 lbs to a kilo so just over 4ls this week! I am very happy with that for my first week back. Cindi I'll add you -Thanks! Love friends it does help to chat to someone in the same boat. Nancy well done with losing 11 ibs, it does feel great to e in control of what you eat, and you are seeing the benefits!
I cooked barramundi fillets for diner, a beautiful fish, I dusted it with coconut flour to which I added a tsp of paprika and some salt and pepper, shallow fried it in olive oil, it was amazing! Everyone loved it and it looked nice and crispy golden on the plate, we had it with a cabbage coleslaw, and fries for them (not me!)
Raining here all day, it's supposed to clear up tomorrow Smile


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 19:29
Barramundi was not listed here so I had to put snapper which is similar Smile Sunday morning here, got to do some house work today, I'll try to do some walking! It's sunny at last, it seems to have rained forever! This afternoon I'm going to paint Smile


Linda
Nancy...

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Posted: 16 Jun 2012, 22:59
Saturdays are weird eating days for me. My husband owns a BBQ place and I have to work there on Saturday so it' mainly picking at the meat when I get hungry. Then by the time we get home we've smelled food all day and it's like who really wants to eat? So dinner tonite was a small salad with pepper jack cheese, a couple of black olives and a smidge of dressing and I called it good.
tenkilos

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 02:06
Hi Nancy I love meals like that, once a month I have to work a long day Sunday I'm on my feet walking from 6am till about 3pm, it's exhausting. That night we have whatever is in the fridge,I just platter up cheeses, olives, chopped tomato and cucumber, cold meats /salami, dill pickles, hard boiled eggs... we just put our feet up in front of the TV and snack on that! I didn't get to paint, ended up watching some art programmes I'd recorded... nice afternoon, I can smell my leg of lamb cooing, the rosemary smells so nice! (5pm aussie time here)


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 02:07
that sounds funny a leg of lamb cooing Smile Of course I mean cooking!


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 21:02
Monday here, lovely sunny winters day, I will walk! Honestly I am not an exerciser, tried gyms they are just not me, I am not that much over weight and I know exercise will make me lose faster but mmm not going there. I walk the dogs every day, but my Standard poodle is an old man now at 13, arthritic and has started to puff puff after a block, the other dogs are fine and would/need to walk/run longer. My daughter takes them long runs. Anyway I am going to have to drive somewhere and walk, or Jordie (poodle) will have a fit if he thinks I'm walking without him!Just go near the front door and he's there.
The beach might be nice today.
I've made a vege/beef soup for lunch and snacks etc going to add it to the recipe book now to work out the carbs.. will check in later on, bye for now.


Linda
Nancy...

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 23:11
Well the weekend is over. Trying to get my head on straight for this week. Trying to figure out how to cut back on the fat and see what that does for the weight loss. I really need to start some form of exercise. I don't mind walking but it's so dang hot not sure I'd make it around the block more than once.. Will have to do some thinking on this as well. Sounds to me like I'm going to be really busy this week! lol.
Today was Father's Day, hubby went fishing this morning and came home empty handed. I attempted to have my float time in the pool, got about 2 hr in and rain came and forced me out. Lee and his son cooked huge steaks and I made my favorite jalapeno popper hamburger patty on oopsie rolls and fresh french green beans. They were full and happy.
Off to bed I go! See you later. Have a great day!
tenkilos

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 00:22
Hi Nancy, Atkins those burgers sound good!
May I ask why you are cutting down on fat- most ppl have a hard time getting it up to around 60-80% sometimes I have to add a big spoon full of butter to my meals to get the numbers up, have a good sleep Smile Linda


Linda
graywhisper

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 10:16
Yay! a daily check-in forum. Smile

Hi, guys. I've been away from the site for a few months... I think since Jan, actually.

Anyway... I've had several LONG stalls, but I refuse to get discouraged. I reached my 1/2 way goal last week and just found out that sugar alcohols are BAD. I was using sugar-free chocolate to curb cravings, and the sugar alcohols are likely to blame for my stalls.

I've had a few cheat days over the last five months and today is another one, we're taking Grandpa to his favorite restaurant for Father's Day... an authentic Chinese restaurant. I'm sure I could probably stay in my carb count if I really really tried... but I love this restaurant too, and I plan to have crab rangoons. Very Happy

Starting tuesday, no more sugar alcohols for me except in very small quantities. I'll start counting them as 3/4g carb for every 1g sugar alcohol. That means most candy is off limits. *sighs* I'll miss them, but not for long if I find out they are what has been slowing me down.

I have noticed a link between my cycle and my weight loss, just as my low-carb dieting book warned there might be. I tend to loose 2-3 lbs after a 1-1.5 week stall a day or two before my cycle. Women, you might want to track this for yourselves as well and use it as a reminder not to get discouraged when a short stall happens. Smile

I hope to check in often!

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jlosmile

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 15:28
Smile Hello everyone! I am new here- new to Atkins and already falling off the wagon. How bad is that?!
However, I refuse to give up. I have quite a lot of weight to lose and could really use this great site and group forum to keep myself in check. Motivation is not my strong suit. lol
In any case, I've been hitting the carbs pretty hard for two days due to stress with midterms at school. I plan to start anew tomorrow so look for a good post! Thanks for starting this forum!
Cheers!
Make yourself a priority because you are worth it!
wellzen

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 18:54
jlosmile, I have alot to lose too. Planing your meals is key to sticking to this way of eating. You can do it.
I went off plan. Was not planning meals. Back to it and down 2 pds.
tenkilos

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Posted: 18 Jun 2012, 19:37
Good morning everyone it's great to see some new people posting! Hi Gray, I try to steer clear of sugar alcohols, I do have them occasionally - like a diet coke, or an Atkins bar, they don't seem to affect me. If I had them every day I think they would. I don't use sweeteners in coffee tea/cooking, as I really don't like the taste,, but I've never been a real sweet tooth- love cheese olives (chips in the past) all things salty and savoury! Good point about 'that time of the month' I'm a bit past that now (wonderful) but it's true a few days of not losing or even a gain, often follows with what's known as the 'wooosh fairy' a sudden loss of a kilo or more overnight, I have definitely had that in the past.
jlosmile, lovely name, It's hard I know when you have a lot of stuff on your plate like exams to worry about, try to take a little time to plan your meals - it does not take that long, then shop for some good foods, stuff you can have ready to put together quickly for a meal and snacks. I'd be lost without cheeses, cold meats, eggs, bacon, tuna,low carb pasta sauces that you can pour over meat or veges. Soups are a big thing for me, I make a big pan full every few days, so that I always have a good lunch or even breakfast-thinking out of the square, I also use a very low carb protein powder and make a shake for breakfast with psyllium husks- great fibre and quick to do, good luck with your exams!
wellzen you are so right there planning is the key, it makes life so much easier too if you can shop for what you are going to cook for the week all at once, welcome to the group.
A day at home for me - at least till later this afternoon, when I have to go out, pick up grandchildren from school and take them to swimming lessons brrr it's sunny again but a chilly winter wind! The pool is inside but mmm getting out of that pool will be cold. Took some sausages out of the freezer for dinner, they are beef with red wine and black pepper, 4 nc for 2 sausages, will have with pumpkin and some green veges- what's everyone else having tonight? I know we are probably in opposite time zones lol it may be a case of what did you have!


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ander217

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 07:07
Hi, I'm glad this group is active. I'm also a grandmother and have hypothyroidism which makes me a slow loser. I've been stalled for about nine months now after a 55-lb weight loss. I'm thinking I need to be checking in every day with others to boost my accountability and keep on track.
Tenkilos, it's nice to find others who cook from scratch every day. Sometimes I get bored with planning meals and I love seeing what you're cooking. We raise our own beef, pork, and lamb, and have a large garden so this time of year we have lots of fresh veggies.
Last night I made pan-fried scallops with creamed kohlrabi and fresh green beans. Night before I made a one-dish meal of ground pork, onion, diced scallopini (pattypan) squash, and fresh oregano. I sauteed it all nearly tender, then transferred to a baking dish and grated parrano cheese on top and sprinkled with some flaxmeal bread crumbs.(I use a recipe found online for a flatbread type of flaxmeal bread.)I baked it at 350 degrees F for about ten minutes until the cheese was bubbly and the breadcrumbs crisped. Hubby really liked it. Yay! Another use for summer squash!
Currently we're having an abundance of squash, green peppers, green beans, onions, lettuce, plums, early apples, blueberries, and red raspberries. (Hubby is on maintenance and is enjoying all the fruit.) Tomatoes are just beginning to ripen and I saw my first okra bloom of the year yesterday. Cukes were setting on but plants are wilting now so I guess the beetles got 'em. (We garden organically.)

For dessert I've been making chocolate whipped cream in my Magic Bullet and topping with a few raspberries. I put in a little cream, scant pinch of salt, dash of vanilla, 1 tbsp. of dark cocoa powder, 10 drops of stevia, and whirl until creamed. I divide it into two servings, add a few berries, and serve. It is SO good.

I try to keep my total daily net carb count between 20-25, but with all the fresh veggies sometimes it's hard to do.
wellzen

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 19:53
ander217, your meals sound wonderful. Your so lucky to have all those fresh veggies and fruit. I live in a colder climate.
tenkilos, it is great that you can spend so much time with your grandchildren. I went swimming today. Love to swim.
I found I need to be more accountable also. This time I am checking in with groups and letting my weight be known. Scary for me.
It is nice to see an active group. I am down 4pds this week. For some reason updates on page are saying 14 pds.
Graywhisper, Congrats
tenkilos

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 03:53
Hi everyone -ander your recipes sound really good- I love scallops! We have a tiny garden now,we had big ones b4 moving here, we moved closer to our children and decided on a smaller more manageable garden but reading your post made me want my vege garden back!
wellzen where do you live? I'm in Australia on the coast of NSW just south of Sydney... it's getting colder here as we are into our winter now. Well done on your loss.
I am down a bit on carbs today, but not many calories left, had a ought BBQ chicken for dinner with a mixed green salad, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and fetta cheese, it was a quick meal as I have been out all day at school with my granddaughter, it was their athletic carnival, she's only 6 so it was a big long day Smile


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 20 Jun 2012, 05:57
I had 5 small Brazil nuts whilst cooking dinner, I had a filling dinner, I actually did not eat it all, left a chicken wing and bits of salad. About half an hour after dinner I had cravings- the first for ages, I never have cravings normally- not going there with the nuts again for a while!


Linda