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eKatherine

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Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 16:56
I updated my photo in my profile and in the photo thread. Even though I am the same size, I have lost some of my love handles. I've been exercising every day (goal is to do 100 pushups and 1 pullup on my birthday in May), and the shoulder development means my waist and hips look smaller.
Myrna Louise

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Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 17:28
Katherine...you look marvelous! I hope I can look that good!

I may have been a little hasty on the cream cheese...I had it on celery...not too bad!
[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!
jaime30024

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Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 17:55
Linda the kale sounds like collards...really thick and heavy. When I cook them I have to cook them ALL day long. Have you thought about drying the Kale? I have read a lot of people like it dried in the oven with some sea salt.

Katherine The picture is AWESOME!! So impressed with where you are and how far you have come!!
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
tenkilos

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Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 19:28
Katherine you look amazing!
Myrna, I hope the kids are good today LOL
Jaime, well there's a recipe for kale crisps in the recipe section, think it might be a better option..

The kale I bought was a light blue green, curly long leaves and the stems were very tough... I didn't cook them.


Linda
MorePlease

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Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 21:34
Jamie thanks for checking out my food. I never even looked at my sodium and didn't realize I was having that much. I typically drink at minimum 100 oz of water, but maybe i do need to bump it up some. Also, congrats on unpacking some boxes of old clothes. I have so many things that I would love to be able to wear again. If I can get past this weight, I wouldn't have to go any further than the attic to shop...much cheaper too.

**April
jaime30024

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Posted: 27 Feb 2013, 23:03
April I know you will make it to the attic!
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
dialup75

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 08:28
gosh, i feels so silly, this is where im supposed to post, right, i keep hitting the new topic button, i think thats my problem
Rdrunr557

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 08:40
Hi Dialup75,
Yes this is the right place. Thanks for the tip on Atkins frozen meals, I was just going to try and find some in my area. Guess, I won't bother, I already have a hard enough time trying to lose weight.
Anyway, welcome. This group is great on hints, receipies and moral support!
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 08:54
You found the spot dialup, it's not new, it's daily, lol.

There was a tip in Woman's World a couple of weeks ago about the Atkins plan saying when you make meals make a bit extra and freeze them so you always have something quick to go to. I thought it was wonderful, save throwing out and money on having to buy the "official" meals which if they are like the bars and shakes won't help any of us lose weight. Go to Walmart and buy some inexpensive lunch containers, some even have a vent to nuke the meals which would be fast and easy plus you know what your eating.

Linda, the kale salad I didn't find tough, it says to massage the salt into the kale to break down the fiber in them which I think must have worked. I've been looking for a use for it as just boiling it never turned my crank at all, the salad was a hit at my house, I'll be making it again.

Hope everyone has a happy low carb day, still snowing here, guess I'll go shovel some more.


Banathallah

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 09:00
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! Yesterday went fine, and I'm excited to be on day 3 today. Trying to tweak my meals so that my percentages are a little better. I only had 15 net carbs yesterday but the percentage was around 12% I think. Does this make a big difference, or should I just really be focused on my net carbs? I know that 12-15 should be coming from leafy greens and I will try to eat more today. It is a work in progress. Smile

I hope everyone is having a good day food wise as well as in your personal life.
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MusicGirl7

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 09:12
Another 1.4 pounds down, but I'm getting so impatient to get under that 200 mark. It seems like it's taken me 2 months to lose 10 pounds.

Linda - I make kale chips all the time. They are like real fine potato chips. Very crunchy but very light. Just cut all the curly edges of the main stem, toss them in a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil, and lay them out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with different things. I use a little chili powder, sea salt, sometimes garlic, or brewers yeast. Then just bake them in the oven at 300 degrees for about 30-45 minutes. If you cook them too long, they turn a little brown around the edges and become somewhat bitter. But if you don't cook them enough, then they're still kind of wilted. I love them and keep them around all time.
MorePlease

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 10:02
Okay, I'm trying to figure this out and I need help. I need to increase my fat, reduce my protein and hold steady on my veggies. I'm at a loss. I have played in my journal to figure it out and I end up having well over 2000 calories when I get my fat percentage up. Am I slathering mayo on a tiny chicken breast?Doubt
**April
jaime30024

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 10:15
Hey April - I would suggest go take a look at some other people's food diaries that are being successful. Mine is public and you are welcome to look at it. Maybe check out Angie's (I know hers is public). Not sure who else has a public diary but that will give you some ideas of what the others that are successful are eating and doing and it might help you. Increasing fat would be adding butter or mayo or frying an egg or having a cup bullet proof coffee...add some heavy whipping cream to a diet rootbeer or soda to make a cream soda....I am sure that others will chime in on here and let you know if their food diary is public and what you can do to add some fat to your diet. Just keep working at it though...don't give up...you will find the right combination.
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
Rowanfair

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 10:20
Running off to get some things done but wanted to pop in and share that my daughter is engaged! She and her BF were celebrating their fifth anniversary last weekend and he popped the question. They won't marry until she is out of grad school, so at least a year. And she always said she wouldn't marry him until he got out from under *his* student loans (her note didn't say if he had). But I find myself bursting into song this morning and just feeling uplifted. The cycle of life continues. Smile
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jaime30024

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 11:29
Congratulations Rowan! Now you have a wedding to help keep you inspired on your journey 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 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
atriel2

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 11:32
MorePlease - I took a peek at your food diary and you look pretty good, other than high sodium on a couple of days.
When I need to get my fat levels up, I add avocados - which are a great source of fiber and good, healthy fat and not necessarily high in carbs. I'll scramble an egg in 1 tbsp. of butter and add a teaspoon of sour cream.
Olive oil is a great source of healthy fat as well. I'll make a salad with romaine lettuce, a tbsp. of feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, and for the dressing, I'll use a tbsp. of olive oil and a teaspoon of rice vinegar.
Jaime's suggestion of coconut oil and bulletproof coffee is a good one.

You can add me as a buddy if you'd like so that you can look at my food diary. I honestly don't worry too much about my fat at this stage but I've been doing this for several months and I'm getting better at listening to what my body's telling me. Right now, my fat levels are right about where yours are. Some days higher, some days lower.

One more quick thing since I'm thinking about it and I just looked again at your food diary. I don't think peanuts (or peanut butter) is allowed during induction. Some people do say that it stalls them, so that may be something for you to keep in mind.
- Toni


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stacyowens

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 11:32
Oohhh, for a like button!! So much on here that I just want to like, like, like!!

MusicGirl - I am in Utah too, where are you? Its great to know there is someone close by! Smile

For all of you ladies who have had a problem with your posts going into "moderation"... I type up all of my posts in Word and then copy and paste into the reply window. I suck at spelling so I do it mostly for the spell check but it lets me quickly repost when the FS Gods take over! Very Happy

Hope everyone has a great Thursday!!

~Stacy
FaithfulJewe...

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 11:59
I started my "new" diet Yesterday proper (been cutting out stuff for weeks) and seen as it's low/no carb, I thought I'd make myself known here Smile

Aaaaaaand this is where I need your expert advice. If I'm honest, I don't understand the calorie deficit method of weight loss, as before I have just done pure Atkins (and ignored the "complicated stuff"Wink so this time, working off my own back, I don't quite get the correlation between, say, minus 2k kcals a day to a loss of 2lbs a week (complete guess)?

Lovely to see so many other people all doing something a little bit different but joined by a common cause of ignoring carbs Very Happy makes me feel happy

Starting weight (27.02.13) : 116.8kg/258lbs
1st Goal Weight (19.06.13) : 100kg/220lbs
2nd Goal Weight (30.10.13) : 85kg/187lbs
Final Goal Weight (26.02.14) : 75kg/165lbs

Current Weight (13.03.13) : 114.1kg/252lbs
Total left to lose: 39.1kg/87lbs
jaime30024

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 12:23
April Toni gave some great suggestions and I did not even think about the peanut butter but she is right...it does stall some people out and could be a problem. Speaking of stall our bodies are all different and may react different. Like for me the low carb tortillas are a staller for me so I do not have them often.

Stacy I want a like button too!!!!

Faithful I am sure someone will explain it better than me. However, let's say you have been eating 2000 calories a day and you cut it back to 1500 calories a day. A pound is supposed to be 3500 calories. So in theory you should lose around a pound a week. I just read someones journal today and she lost 8# in a given time frame. She said she only logged in her exercise hiking or swimming, etc. She did not log her regular walks. Her calories out in exercise almost added up to the 8# that she lost in that same time-frame. Now everyone's body works differently but in theory if you want to lose a pound a week you have to cut out 3500 calories a week and/or burn 3500 calories a week. Hope this helps.
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
927

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Posted: 28 Feb 2013, 13:01
Hello, I am new to this group. I weighed in this morning and thankfully lost the 2# I gained over a weekend of bad behavior. I am back on track, hopefully. I really like how this site is set up. I hope to lose 25#.