It's almost noon here in Texas, but whatever part of the day you are in, I hope it's going well for you.
Thank you, Julie
, for your comment about my hella long post lol. As for making a new thread, I'm a little undecided. I think the concept is a good one, but like Sunkeeper, I'm not sure if it will be put to use in the way that we are hoping it would be. Several months ago, I compiled a slew of information regarding Induction meal and snack ideas, do's and don'ts, etc. A few people commented on it at the time, but it wasn't long before it slipped over to "page 2". Unfortunately, "page 2" didn't get a lot of action lol. I did bump it up a couple of times, but even then, no other comments were posted on it. I suppose it wouldn't hurt anything to give it a shot, and maybe it would be helpful if we posted a link to it in our comments to anyone asking questions that pertained to the info in the thread.Sunkeeper
, I had a whole paragraph typed out about drinking too much water, but I see now that you've found the thread I was going to refer you to lol. A little extra typing exercise for my fat little fingers surely won't hurt me lol.LynCaro
, I don't think I've said hello to you yet. I've had very little access to a computer for about a month now, and have also been sick for a couple of weeks, so I haven't been here a whole lot. Hello
and welcome to the group! We're very glad to have you here with us. I do think there are times when private messaging is a more appropriate place to chit-chat with a "buddy", and talk about off-topic things.Rachel-Allyn
, I'd also like to welcome you to the group
I think changing your eating habits is a great way to go about preventing the development of diabetes. I have several friends who are extremely overweight and on the verge of diabetes. Hard as I've tried to teach them about eating low-carb, they are resistant. Unfortunately, I can't make them do it. It's just something that they have to want to do for themselves. So kudos to you! I wish you lots of success Toni
, I'm so sorry you felt unsupported yesterday. You know I love ya, girl. You've been there for me through thick and thin, and I appreciate you so very much.Myrna
, congratulations to you for losing 4 more pounds! I know you're so proud! 24 pounds in 2 months is an awesome accomplishment! So happy for you! MusicGirl
, weaning yourself off of those bars is not an easy feat, but you're off to a good start! Remember to get those veggies in there, too. 12-15 net carbs of veggies a day. If you like broccoli, spinach and brussels sprouts, those are a great way to reach that amount. Try to stay as close to 20 net carbs as you can, too. Oh, and nuts are a no-no on Induction
Keep up the good work and hang in there. You've already lost 8 pounds and that's great!MorePlease
, if I haven't already said hello and welcome, I do apologize. If I have and have just forgotten, I'm gonna blame it on old age and too many party days 20 years ago lol Jamie
, I have to agree that rewarding ourselves with food is not the best habit to form. I'm guilty of that, even though I don't do it very often. Not trying to excuse my actions, but I have a very limited cash income, so for me, buying something for myself isn't feasible. Maybe someone could help me figure out a better reward for accomplishing a goal? The cigar lounge sounds wonderful. I LOVE the smell of a good cigar. I know you will enjoy your time there, and I hope the free buffet has some low-carb foods. Hope your husbands neck feels better soon. That swing class sounds like a lot of fun, and good exercise as well!4MeandFamily
, welcome to the group!
Congratulations on the 9 pound loss so far! Be careful with the Atkins shakes. They've been known to cause a stall in weight loss for many people. Eat lots of veggies and stick to the foods allowed on Induction. Try to get into the habit of filling out your Food Diary, too. That way, if you have any issues, we can help you figure out what the culprit might be
As for eating out, salads have become my bestest friend lol. So many restaurants have awesome salads. My favortie is the Cobb salad. If you have an idea about where you'll be eating, it's a good idea to check their nutritional value menu online and see what kinds of choices you will have. I've also been heavy for most of my life, and you're exactly right, your life is finally about to change! So glad you've joined us here
All this talk about bacon jerky is making me want a dehydrator, too! I actually thought about buying one during Black Friday, but I really didn't think I would use it enough to get my money's worth. I'm rethinking that now.. lol.Sue
, those egg muffins have really saved me on road trips! So glad you enjoy them, too. They're so quick and easy. I have a hard time keeping my family out of them lol.
Okay, I've been typing this for over an hour now, but I think I've responded to everyone. Haven't had the computer time or the energy to do that much lately. Feels good to be getting back in the groove of things
Hope you all have a great day! I'll try to check in again later tonight.
"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything." - Scott Reed