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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 13:33
Dorothy I love your long posts!! I got into some of DH sugar free candy yesterday and then had some beef jerky that I made. Did not add that to my RDI..need to go back and do that. So far today is better. If I can get through the PMS then TOM isn't so bad...I am typically in such pain with TOM that I don't want to eat...LOL.

Sunkeeper You are right and I am very happy to be taking this journey with such wonderful people!!!! You will break through to those 150's!!! I know what you mean about the mirror....when I shave I am like wow my calves are smaller....typically I have muscular calves but I can tell that I have lost there. I MUST measure tomorrow morning.

The is so great to be putting on my 14's and some of my 12's and have them fit me...just wonderful!

Toni PMS....I am with you....I am doing much better today. Got my foods worked out to be much higher in fat and hopefully it will help combat some of the cravings. I am either feeling aggravated with DH (and not that he is doing anything out of the ordinary) or crying over my daughter leaving...sheesh. R&D and soup sound great! Snow is a big deal for me too! Being from Georgia (and now in Washington State). However, we have not had that many sunny days this winter and I am getting ready for sun. It snowed yesterday all morning. It was snowing when I got up at 4:30am. It did melt for the most part by the evening but there was another light dusting this morning.

Myrna LOL!!! Thanks for the laugh girl I needed it today!! Hehehe.....pinkeye!

Rowanfair Good morning! I am kind of sort of on a Fat the manner that I am trying to get my Fats up to help with my PMS cravings. Good luck on the Fat Fast!!

Hope you all have a great day!
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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 227 on 07/20/2017.

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 14:12
Dorothy - Somebody needs to buy you some more alcohol! Love seeing you back on this forum. I won't have to do any sit-ups today because that crack about the bra cups looking like the twins helmets was straight fire! I have been laughing all day!
Myrna - pink eye in this school district is mandatory two days at home. I feel your arggghhhh!
Sunkeeper - I know one thing for sure, I want to burn the clothes from this period of my life. Just take them and put them in my firepit like a kid burning his school papers at the end of the year. I am, like you, happy to be in the good company of so many for this journey. Peaks, valleys, troughs, what have you - I feel like we form a chain stretching to each other, pulling one another along. That is a reassuring feeling, having community.
I'm not sure who brought up the coconut butter, but I bought some last week, and I'm not sure if I want to hug you or hate on you. It is wonderful for getting fat % up, but I want it now even when I don't need more fat! Good on the spoon delicious. (I really am thankful to have been turned on to thisSmile)
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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 14:31
Darri, it was Lyn that mentioned the coconut butter, we can't get it here or at least I've not seen it anywhere but I'm onto coconut oil. The last 2 jars I got are so good, and the candy you can make with it is to die for, problem is only eating the serving of 2 at a time but certainly makes you feel like your not missing a thing when you can sit and eat chocolates.

Still snowing here and for all you that love the snow I could send you some. I was out shoveling the dang stuff which had been rain yesterday so of coarse there is a layer that's frozen and is so crunchy plus really hard to shovel. I don't think the calories burned on the exercise here was even half the count of what I seemed to burn by the way my heart was beating.

You know if you used a bra for helmets on twins it'd be easier to keep them together so you know where they are rather than having to look for 2! Heck, we could shove them each into one leg of most of our old pants that way they'd have to move together all the time. So much easier chasing 1 rather than 2 for sure.

I lose the fat first in my face and then the wrinkles get bigger too. So what then? Have to go get botox injections to fix it? Wonder how much botox weighs...... might just put up with the wrinkles.

Oh if only we could suck the fat from where we don't want it and put it in the places it'd make us look so much better. How good that would feel to actually have a purpose for the stuff.

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 17:07
I want potato chips like nobodies business. Thank GOD for Pork Rinds! Now if they were right in front of me I'd be all good

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:11
Hi everyone I'm back from hol's!
Jindabyne was fantastic, it's in the snowy mountains NSW (Australia) but it's still summer here so no snow. Just magnificent mountains, rocky out crops (lots) snow gums, lots of aussie wild life-mobs of kangaroos, possums, bird life. I saw 2 beautiful eagles on the way home, just on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, they were massive, I'm going to look them up in a bird book, they had rusty brown back and wings, with black wing tips and tail.

Back to topic LOL we had a fantastic cook for the week, but not L Carb-far from it. Really enjoyed the food, (and drinkies) but I have paid the toll... back to just under 74 kilos, so I'm logging foods and work ing hard AGAIN LOL.

I hope at least 2k is water weight and will come off quickly!

I hope everyone here is doing well, going to try and read back... may take a while!

Werkit, pork rinds-a life saver!

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:45
Dorothy—Hang in there and kick TOM in the face and tell him to go away and leave you alone. It seems like 80% of the females are battling him this week. I’m glad mine is gone for a couple weeks. I have been missing my adult beverages since the boy came along. I think I’ve had maybe 2 or 3 times that I’ve actually had anything and I feel that they are going to increase with time. I got your back!!! You can do whip that 8 week challenge and make it your best friend. As far as you chatting more than you should, absolutely NOT. I enjoy reading your long posts.

Sunkeeper—way to go on that new woman looking at you in the mirror! Way to go on size 12’s. New pants always make me smile especially when they are a size smaller. I have already started enjoying shopping out of the plus size clothes, but I’ll be thrilled when I’m small enough that I don’t have a very limited selection in the “normal” sizes. Your botox injections comment cracked me up. I bet you’ll be just as pretty without them. Most people that I’ve seen with them look ‘overly’ youthful for their age and it just looks funny.

Toni—I have missed you girl! I’m so glad to see you back and so very active. I hope that PMS treated you a bit more kindly today than it did yesterday. It seems like the past few years we’ve been getting less and less snow here and I wish we’d get just one really good snow. Research and Development sounds like a lot of fun!

Myrna—Oh boy! I have been cracking up since I read your post earlier today. Pink eye huh? Even after you told her that his brother squirted soap in his eye. It’s funny the things they decide you need to immediately come get them for yet let other things just slip on by.

Rowanfair—Congrats on your original loss. Now you know that you can do this and I’m sure you will be able to hit goal and maintain. As several others say “We’ve got your back!!”

Jaime—I hope PMS cravings will go away and leave you alone! You’ve worked too hard for those cravings to come back and frustrate you to no end.

Darri—I’m glad you brought up the coconut butter again. I think I’m going to have to cave in and order some soon. I agree with you about community being very essential to keep us going.

Werkit—Go get those pork rinds girl!! Or throw some pepperoni slices in the microwave on a paper towel for a minute. I completely understand the chip craving. I’ve been fixing treats for all of the parties that my mom’s class at school has (birthdays, holidays, etc), and there’s always tons and tons of chips and it’s so tempting to just eat one.

Linda- Welcome back!!! I’m glad you had such a great trip. Australia is on my list of places to visit and the more you talk about it the more I want to go! It sounds absolutely beautiful. As for LC I’m sure that weight will drop back off in no time. I’m glad you were able to enjoy a great cook and the drinks too!

I've already written in my journal today but I'll post it here as well. I went back to the doctor today and long story short, there's been a change in game plan as far as weight loss goes. Things aren't going fast enough to suite the doctor so I have been put on a rapid weight loss program that has specific foods for the first 3 days and then LC the remaining 4 days of the week. Supposedly, I should lose up to 10lbs/week for a total of 40lbs/month. With that being said, I will still be here daily and will support all of you on your journey as I continue my slightly altered journey.

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 20:58
Thanks for the welcome back Rachel, would love to know more about what the diet you have been given entails! Up to 10lbs per week is HUGE!

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 21:00
Julie you did a great job merging the low carb posts, great!
A big THANK YOU Smile

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 21:08
Dorothy, the Chicken Bacon Chowder is one of Christie's recipes and you can find it about half way down on page 6 of the recipes thread. Smile Last night was the first time I made it and it was yum! I had it for lunch today too, it was just as good second day heated up in the microwave. Smile Also I love reading your long posts. Very Happy

Sunkeeper, yay on the new jeans! Very Happy I'm gonna have to make some of that coconut oil candy - it sounds delicious.

Toni - that snow sounds so cool! I live in the North Island of New Zealand and we don't get snow here. If we want snow we have to go up a mountain, lol. R&D sounds like fun. Smile

Myrna - lol at the pinkeye! It seems silly that they didn't believe you that it was soap and not pinkeye tho!

Rowanfair - good luck on the fat fast and be sure to let us know how it goes for you. Smile

Jaime - I hope PMS isn't treating you too badly!

Darri - I agree with you about us forming a chain and pulling each other along. Even though I've never met anyone who posts here, I feel like I know you all! I feel that having this kind of support is so important in making a big change to another WOE and hearing everyone's story is so inspiring. The coconut butter sounds goooOOOoood!

WerkIt - I hate those cravings! They make staying on track hard. They will pass eventually though (my mum's been a LCer for like 10 years and she tells me they pretty much disappear - I'm holding her to that! lol).

Linda - good to have you back! Those eagles sound cool. And so glad you had a great time and enjoyed having someone do all the cooking for you. Smile I wish I had a personal chef...

Rachel, that diet sounds extreme! I'm sure you'll have great results with it though. Smile I didn't even think that kind of weight loss was possible lol. What kinda things do you eat for the 3 days?

My food's were a bit weird today cause I ran out of eggs and didn't feel like just having bacon by itself for brekkie so I had lime jello pie for breakfast with some whipped cream, then leftover chicken bacon chowder for lunch. Having 6 hour slow roasted pork belly for dinner tonight, I'm so looking forward to that! I love me some pork roast.

Had a team meeting at work today, one of the scientists has moved to one of our other branches so a vacancy has come up (unfortunately one I'm not qualified for lol) and while we were talking about that, someone mentioned that my contract was up soon (ends in June - thanks for reminding me! bleh). My manager told everyone he had a plan (for me and another guy who's contract ends in June) but that it's not guaranteed so it's up in the air at the moment. Arrr! I'm stressed out now cause I don't know what I'll do if my contract isn't extended. The job market here is terrible at the moment, especially in the science sector. Gar! Anyone have any ideas for something I could do from home? Unfortunately I'm not a fantastic artist like you, Linda, so that's not gonna be an option for me hehe.
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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 22:03
For those who wanted to know more about the diet I've been given here it goes.
Day 1
Breakfast-Black Coffee/Tea, 1/2 grapefruit or juice, 1 slice of toast, 1tbsp peanut butter
Lunch-6oz tuna, 1 slice toast or cheese, black coffee/tea
Dinner-3oz of any meat, 1 cup green beans, 1 cup beets or carrots, 1 small apple, 1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream

Day 2
Breakfast-Black Coffee/tea, 1 boiled egg, 1 slice of toast, 1/2 banana
Lunch- 1 cup cottage cheese or 6oz Tuna, 5 saltine crackers
Dinner- 2 Wieners, 1 cup of Broccoli or cabbage, 1/2 cup carrots or turnips, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

Day 3
Breakfast-Black coffee/tea, 5 Saltine Crackers, 1 slice of Cheddar Cheese, 1 small apple
Lunch- 1 boiled egg, 1 slice of toast, black coffee/tea
Dinner- 1 cup tuna, 1 cup beets or carrots, 1 cup of Cauliflower or greens, 1 cup cantaloupe, 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream

According to the paper I was given, this diet works as a chemical breakdown and is proven to work. You cannot vary or substitute any of the food. Salt and pepper are the ONLY seasonings that can be used and the diet is only to be used 3 days at a time. Then eat usual food but do not overeat. Also be sure to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.

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Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 23:56
wow Rachel I will look fwd to seeing your results!

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 00:00
Leikoa Not a good feeling insecurity. I hope your boss has something lined up for you! In the meantimes we can all try to think of a home based business for you to do Smile

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 01:08
Just updated my food diary for the day, a good tip for you... some might already do this... think Angie does.
I am adding all veges under snacks, that way it's easy to see the total carbs (from veges) for the day. I used to do this before and it really helps. I found prior to my holiday I was not eating enough veges, so this is a very good way of keeping track of them.


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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 04:40
Hello, Linda, and welcome back!!

Thanks for your comment on the new thread! I hope that it helps to answer many questions for the newcomers...

Have a great day, all!


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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 05:26
Julie you did a great job, I'm sure many will find answers there, so much info' collected from many members and resources, well done.

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 05:39
Good morning LC friends and welcome back Linda. Hope your all refreshed and ready to tackle anything that tries to get in the way of your goal.

Rachel, that's pretty interesting, looks like it'll be hard to do as it's not a whole lot to eat though there is protein at each meal which will help. It's hard just to switch mid stream when you've gotten use to one way of eating. Keep us updated on how it goes, that's a big loss in a week for sure. Of coarse we're all here to support you and cheer you on, health comes first and if you need to shake it up some, get at it!

Myrna, did you make the Oopsie rolls? What did you think? I really can't say I've found a bad recipe yet, some I'm not over the moon about though most I will make a second or third time even putting a lot of them in the rotation. Both boys going back to school today? ROFL, that's to funny. Hope your writing some of this down.

Jaime, hope your cravings are being pushed aside with your new creations with the dehydrator. Shake the system up a bit, could fool it some making the cravings go away. Wouldn't that be wonderful?

Rowanfair, good luck with your fat fast, keep us posted how it goes.

Werklt, did you get some pork rinds? Not nice when you get an idea in your head and it just won't go away. When I was on steroids I would have broken down a plaster wall if there was chocolate inside it I'm sure. Cravings are hard, so hard.

Leikoa, keep good thoughts, push the stress aside if you can with a positive attitude of I will be extended cause I deserve to be. I've done a good job and it's in their best interest to keep me. Jobs are tough all over, not just in NZ. Stay strong and we'll all think to see if we can come up with ideas.

Julie, the new thread is great, should help a lot of new people starting out. Just reading the different tips shows them they aren't alone, not by a long shot.

I would love to have a few opinions as I have a pretty big decision to make. When I started back in Sept I set a goal of 150 which I thought at the time was a pretty ambitious goal. So many times I'd start but would fall off the wagon a few weeks in and while I had the determination at the time I wasn't sure if I could keep it long term. With the help of so many here not only have I kept it, it's gotten stronger and stronger every week with it now being a nothing can stop me attitude! I started with a BMI of 32.3, bad, right now I'm at 27.6 which of coarse is better, at 150 it would be 25.7 which is still high. So, should 150 be my goal to maintain or should I really be looking at 140 that would be a BMI of 24, in the safe zone. Target weights for my height are low 114, target 133 which I just see as being way to low for me and a high of 152.

How do you determine your goal? Is BMI the big factor in all of this? I'm really confusing myself with numbers all of a sudden. Is this normal behavior when your goal gets closer? Why now am I sitting on the fence about the 150 when it seemed to be almost impossible a few months ago?

I know some of it is from how good I feel and how I love the activities in work outs. Work outs, now that certainly wasn't part of my vocabulary not to far back! Do we become addicted to exercise? Or, is it a crutch replacing the food? Can't eat so much when your running, hard to chew and swallow!

I really don't know what to do. Would certainly be happy with some opinions from the experts as to how to set a realistic goal in weight loss. Do I switch over to OWL now or should I stay the coarse for a bit longer?

Decisions, decisions, this is harder than trying to figure out what's for dinner tonight! Like the recipes, to many good things to choose from.

I'm hoping everyone has a great low carb day. Stay the coarse, you are worth it, every single one of you!

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 06:19
I'm a group newbie. Just saying hello!

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 08:30
Linda - welcome back! I'm so glad that your week was wonderful. Smile

Rachel - I have missed you too! I did manage to stay more on plan yesterday. During PMS, it's entirely too easy for me to have a tendency to binge. But ,as long as I keep that to only once, instead of the entire time, I think I'm okay. (I did twice this week but I think I've got a better handle on it now.)

Dorothy - I love you to pieces. You are awesome. I just had to buy new bras. I was ecstatic! I went from 38D to 36C! My fiance was not as happy or excited about it as I was.

Jaime - My daughter and I PMS at the same time. It's total crap and I can usually tell it's coming because I am unreasonably irritated and she cries. A lot. About everything.

Sunkeeper - I would shoot for where you feel best. At some point, you will need to move out of induction and into OWL, some people do that immediately, some people wait. I honestly can't see moving out of induction for a good while for myself. I'm kind of struggling to get all of my veggie carbs in as it is right now. But that's me - and you may decide that a completely different approach works best for you.
I'm sorry, I am absolutely no help. It mostly comes down to what works best for you and where you feel comfortable.

Micki13 - Welcome to the group!

I am down another pound this morning and am now 172.4. SO happy about that! And a little bit surprised considering the amount that I over ate this week. But I was smart about it. At least I over ate low carb things and stayed within my carb limits, if not my calories.
We have 9 inches of snow out there and more falling. It's beautiful and we desperately needed the moisture.
The daughter is home from school today, so I will have to find ways to keep her busy and occupied.
I have tons of housework kind of things to do today. But I'll check in on breaks.
Have a great day, all!
- Toni

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 08:51
Stall be gone! This morning I weigh 172.6. I have dropped 1.4 pounds in a couple of days. Yay! Of course, the trick is to keep going down instead of bouncing around for a while. Staying under 25 net carbs a day seems to be crucial for me. I don't expect to do that every day for the rest of my life but I can certainly keep at it long enough to lose a good deal more fat.

I will try to get up to date on everyone else's posts. For now, must strap on the walking shoes and get moving.

Good morning all!
If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely." - Roald Dahl

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Posted: 21 Feb 2013, 09:40
Rachel, that sounds like the military diet that my supervisor is on. Her last day was yesterday so I'll let you know what her results are when I see her today.

Sounds like everyone is plugging along, doing the best they can. Congrats to all the losers. Hello to all the newbies!!

I hope everyone has a great Thursday!