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atriel2

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 10:43
Jaime, I have a beef jerky recipe that I've tweaked a good bit. It's a little high in sodium - not terribly but, I have a hard time controlling myself when it comes to beef jerky. The good thing about it is that it's infinitely tweakable. So you can add or take away what ever you need to.

The bacon jerky is stupid easy. I just cut the strips of bacon in half and dry them and voila! Bacon jerky! My family thinks that I'm doing some dark and nefarious magic in the kitchen but no, nothing as fun as that.
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- Toni


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atriel2

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 10:48
4MeandFamily, Jaime's right. Burgers (minus the bun) have totally helped save my butt, mor than once. Skip the fries (of course) but what I'll do is get a double burger with bacon and cheese and all of the veggies. Hold the ketchup (since so many have sugars in them) and I have a meal that keeps me full and makes sure I don't feel deprived.
- Toni


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

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jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 11:14
Thanks for the info on the jerky Toni!

4MeandFamily - I agree with Toni that is exactly what I will get...a double burger with bacon and cheese and veggies..no ketchup and sometimes I will get extra mustard for some added flavor. I am super full and do not feel at all deprived.

You could probably also do a subway with no bun (I think I would be too tempted by the smell of the breads though).

For breakfast - Be careful with omelettes when eating out because some establishments add some pancake batter to their omelette to make it fluffy. So if you are not sure if they do this then I stick with bacon and fried eggs...haha.
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 to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by 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.
atriel2

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 11:33
Jaime - I posted the beef jerky recipe in the recipe section.
- Toni


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

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jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 11:52
Thanks Toni! I will go take a look and will try some bacon jerky tomorrow while I am home all day to watch it. Then I will let DH have some and start working on a dehydrator. I think he is concerned enough to try to stick with lowering his carbs.
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 to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by 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.
Myrna Louise

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:29
Jamie: I LOVE MY DEHYDRATOR...I just had to buy a new one because the other one died..May it RIP...so I bought the same kind and with the 4 trays from the old one, and the 4 trays from the new one...I have 8 trays...YIPPEE...Now I can double my batches! Like I said, I prefer the turkey bacon over the regular bacon, and so does my family...

The beef jerky...I marinated it in some watered down teryaki sauce...sometimes if you use it full strength it is way toooo strong a flavor...it was just the right flavor!

I have not tried too much else as far as fruits and veggies, mainly because I am picky about texture....It's a phobia I have...silly ol' me!


New subject: What do you all think about the No Carb to Low Carb breads? I am not missing my breads (SO SUPRISED) but I have a 7 year old who is a little on the heavy side. Input would be helpful!
[b] [i]270-down to 180 = 90 (11 1/2 Months)

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jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:45
Myrna you guys are really making me want the dehydrator. Can I ask you why you prefer the turkey bacon over the regular? It has been a long time since I had turkey bacon so I do not have an aversion to it. Just wanted to know if it is the taste or texture or sodium or what? Sorry for all the questions Smile
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 to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by 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.
Mokakiss

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:48
Hi Guys. Crazy weekend. Thought I'd have time to catch up on all the posts, but didn't have that much time after all. I saw the chatter about cheat days. My thoughts have already been expressed (better then I could, I might add), so I'll just leave it at that. I made Angie's egg muffins from the recipe thread to take with me since I'm traveling this week for work. Yum! We have a dehydrator at home, but I've never used it. I actually saw bacon jerky in the store for the first time. $7.99 for 3oz bag Shock Thanks for the recipe Tony. Going to try to make some of that beef jerky when I get home....as soon as I find the dehydrator and instructions. Rolling Eyes

Happy Monday everyone!
Myrna Louise

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:57
Jamie: When I get home, I'll take a picture of them and you'll see what I am talking about...Regular bacon is very fatty...the turkey bacon is not...PLUS...I paid $2.50 for Butterball Turkey Bacon and $3.99 for just plain ol' bacon...but again...wait for the pictures...
[b] [i]270-down to 180 = 90 (11 1/2 Months)

We have chosen a path in the road...sometimes we will hit a bump, trip on a rock, miss a corner, and slam right into a mountain....but if we just back up a little, we can get right back on the path!
angiekae68

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 12:59
Hello everyone Smile 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 Smile 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 Smile 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 Smile

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! Very Happy

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 Sad 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 Razz

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! Smile 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 Smile 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 Smile

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 Smile

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
danzaldo

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 14:07
Checking in... GULP... I had no idea...

Myrna - 4 pounds is great! Good job, and even better job is that it's 24 lbs in 2 months! You kick butt, giiiirl!!!

Julie - You are amazing (check your messages, sistuh)

Sounds like everyone is doing well, good to hear. I've had a busy couple of days. I didn't lose any weight, but I didn't gain either. That is normal for me.

Hoping everyone has wonderful, low carb day Smile



Myrna Louise

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 14:21
Thanks Jaime and Lady Di....You know I could not do it without all of you!
[b] [i]270-down to 180 = 90 (11 1/2 Months)

We have chosen a path in the road...sometimes we will hit a bump, trip on a rock, miss a corner, and slam right into a mountain....but if we just back up a little, we can get right back on the path!
Julie42

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 15:06
Dianne!!! Where the heck have you been, girlfriend? We've missed you!

Just a quick check-in...I have tons of laundry to do, but I'll be back!Smile
~Julie~

Leikoa

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 16:49
Hey everyone,

I've been lurking and haven't had much time to post! Good to see you back, Angie! We've missed yoooou!

Jaime, I saw somewhere up there (too many posts to go back over, hehe) you mentioned about getting a Subway sandwich and ditching the bun as an eating out option - I know here in New Zealand, Subway does salads in a plastic bowl, so maybe they do that there in the US aswell? That would be a good option for eating out, maybe you'd have to use your own mayo/dressing though.

All this talk of bacon and jerky is making me drool. My mum made some "Zucca Chips" last night, they were really yum and tasted very similar to potato chips (my brother HATES zucchini with a vengeance and he really liked them!). She cut the zucchini really fine (using a mandolin but you could probably just do it by hand) and then she just fried the slices in hot oil in a pan. They need to be cut really really thin (like paper thin) so they crisp up. Sprinkle a little salt or some seasonings onto them and they are gooOOOood.

I was bored at work this morning so I decided to go through my last years banking transactions online to see how much I spent on fast food last year before I started LCing.. when I worked it out, I was shocked. I spent nearly $2000 on fast food last year! It just shows how eating out here and there really does add up. I think that's another incentive to help keep me on track, just thinking of what I could do with that 2000 bucks lol!

Hope you're all having a good day. =)
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lbsgoner

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:08
Well, my goodness! I have been AWOL from the group for almost a week due to some (horrific) circumstances. I had to deal with those circumstances. Just me (and my hired legal gunsSmile ). It was like my whole world just pooped the bed. I got through the inquiries, panels, recommendations, all of it. That's what I do. I am the person who manages the crises. Then I fall apart. Usually, I just take to the couch (my nickname is Yoda and I practice the Way of the Couch). But on Thursday I imploded. There are three things I know for sure: it will get dark tonight, the sun will come up tomorrow and I will never ever use cigarettes or alcohol again. So I did something I didn't think was possible for me because I have been so committed to this WOE since late November. I used food like a drug. I asked my son to bring me a milkshake. I drank it. The next day, I knew not to let that stop me from getting back in the saddle, but my pity party screamed "more chocolate milkshake por favor". I went loco. I can't say that I ate everything in sight or even that I ate everything I had missed. I can say that I am glad it is over. I am so happy to be back here. While I was in my food coma some miracles occurred. SO relieved about those. But mainly I am just happy to be back here with my low-carb family, love you all and missed you.♥♥♥
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jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:25
Leikoa it is good to see you back again those chips sound wonderful! I am happy that you are still doing well Smile

Darri -so good to see you back. I am sorry that you had a struggle but the great thing is you did not let it suck you in but got back in the saddle....good for you!!! Missed you!!!!!
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 to be in 212's by Dec - met 12/31/2012
Mini goal: 207's by 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.
atriel2

Joined: May 12
Posts: 364

        
Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:42
Leikoa - the chips DO sound good! I hear you on the bacon jerky. I actually just put a batch on. My house smells like bacon. Smile
- Toni


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

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angiekae68

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:47
Hello San! Smile and thank you for the "welcome back"! I'm not quite fully all the way back just yet, but more than I have been lol. It's nice to see you posting again Smile I was shocked at the $2000/year on fast food Shock I guess that's one good thing about living in the middle of nowhere. We only have one fast food place here and after a while, you get tired of it, so we haven't ever really spent a lot on fast food. I wonder if, by the end of this year, you'll be able to see that extra money? Might be like the extra money when you stop smoking. Somehow you never really see it, but it definitely goes somewhere lol

And Darri! I was just wondering this morning where you'd run off to. Sorry you had to go through that rough patch Sad I do know how easy it is to fall back on food during a crisis, especially when you don't have any other vice to use. Don't beat yourself up too badly, though. We're all still human and stuff like that is gonna happen in our lives. Maybe after this ordeal, you can have some kinda game plan in mind for when a crisis arises again. You know you can say no to that milkshake, and I know you can, too. You just didn't want to LOL! Not to say that you can never have a milkshake again, but don't use it to "medicate". I'm proud of you for having the "want to" and the determination to not let it suck you under for good. Big hugs to you Smile

Okay, girls... I've decided I'm having bacon and eggs for supper tonight. Toni, thinking about your house smelling like bacon has my mouth watering over here lolol

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

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:53
Darri so happy to see you back... you can still have 'shakes' ha ha but the right kind Smile I hope all goes well for you with all that you are going through.



Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 17:57
Regarding the topic... low carb how to do it, I take on board some comments made about it taking away from this thread and even maybe a topic that goes nowhere, what do you think of it being a locked topic... members can't post there, it's for information only? At the end it could have a message saying that questions or comments can be made in the low carb daily check in thread???

Comments please


Linda