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tenkilos

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 17:32
Monday morning here, and sunny yey! Might get some washing done... mmm I can see other boring stuff that needs doing too.
Welcome all our newbies, I hope you enjoy low carbing, lots of very experienced ppl here to help you along the way Smile
I'm Linda, Australia, artist and I run a monthly country markets that has around 200 sites. I am currently working on an exhibition that opens on the 13th April in a new restaurant that's launching it's self on that date. I also teach art workshops and have 3 coming up soon... very busy here lately. I have been holding at around 72kilos, but jumped on the scales this morning and found I have jumped up a kilo... so I have decided to jump back to 20 nc for a couple of weeks. I will be logging my foods here, if any newbies want to see what I'm eating just 'friend me' and you will be able to see my diary Smile
Loving the posts today, a big read over breakfast!
Have a great LC day all x


Linda
rchap112

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 19:49
HI Everyone - thank you for the warm welcomes! Wow wow wow - what a group of incredibly committed women - young children, teenagers, husbands, fiances, caregiving for mothers and mother in laws,babysitting for a neice's toddlers, taking classes for being a foster parent, - you name the relationship, someone in the group is taking care of a person in that category! I'm honored to be among you, but I must confess the only caregiving responsibilities I have at home are for our 28 chickens!! (They are LOT of fun.)

I was soooo excited yesterday morning to get on the scale and find a big loss - after starting Induction in mid -Jan I had worked hard to lose from 269 - 258 - but as soon as I hit 259 around Valentine's day, the very next day I gained a pound and it all just reversed a day at a time - when I was back up to 262 for several days I stopped looking out of desperation - afraid that if I kept watching the scale climb I would quit. So I kept at it as best I could, and started spending some time in these forums reading and looking for insight. So - when I finally weighed again yesterday morning and found the number was 257 I coudln't believe my eyes. I got off and back on the scale about 4 times, showered, and then weighed again just to be sure. I didn't log it until I weighed again this morning and that number was STILL there. Hooray Hooray!!

But then I messed up today - ate way too many calories. I came home from church hungry, My husband had arrived back earlier, and trying to be a help made me what I call "fried cheese." He loves to make quesadillas, and since I can't eat the tortillas now, one time I just melted a little cheese in the pan, and it melted into a disk like a flat little cheese pancake and I loved it - so he had just made three of those for me when I walked in the door, and I ate all three, and then ate what I had planned to eat for lunch. If I had just stopped there all would not be lost, but later in the afternoon I handled a craving for sweet by mixing Nestle's dark cocoa,liquid sacharin sweetne,hot water and heavy cream - but I used such a heavy hand with the heavy cream - I probably used 1/3 a cup each time - OUCH - I used to do that with no problem 24 years ago on the old Atkins, but my body is not responding the same way anymore. So - when I put all of today's food into my food diary just now, I am astounded at what it all adds up to . Note to self - enter the food into the food diary BEFORE you consume!! I think the scale will show me the error of my ways tomorrow morning.
but I am still so thrilled to know that after the scale had reversed and started climbing again a couple of weeks ago, persistance was working and it had come back down again. Hey - I'll be using some of the links some of you have posted for tips.

Linda/Tenkilos - thank you for the welcome. The country market you run sounds so interesting - what is the exhibit going to be of? The posts I haved read from you are so knowledgeable - thank you for sharing.

Angiekae- when I joined this group I read some of your posts and looked at your profile and saw this great picture of you - a before and a current I guess - wonderful! And all the recipes you have taken the time to post - that is SO HELPFUL. I'm going to go over the How to Do Induction Right link you sent - I have a feeling I need to be tighter - I wasn't remembering cheese being limited to 4 oz as you mentioned to Rdrunner, so maybe there are other things I'm not watching also. Wow - I have an idea of what it means to be a Stage 4 Lymphoma survivor - oh I admire your courage and perseverence. Sticking to this new way of eating when you are living with other family members might have made it all even more challenging and yet you have done it! You are a great example of "where there's a will there's way!" Whoop Whoop Whoop to you and those increasing loose 'skinny jeans'!!!

Sunkeeper - I love your point about we are ultimately doing this for ourselves and the reactions or lack thereof of family members won't derail us - it took me years and years and years to be willing to work on this issue again - I'm finally doing it to get healthy and to regain my self-respect and to stop letting my life be run by my appetite. And as you said - someday people will be looking at you with admiration and longing and wondering "how did you do it?" congratulations on your accomplishments!

I've gotta end this super long message - so many interesting people in this group - hope to get know you all better. On weeknights I don't think I will have time to respond so much - but oh how I do appreciate reading your messages - I am so encouraged by your stories.

Wish you all the best - Robin



Rdrunr557

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Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 19:54
Angie - thanks so much for the suggestions. I appreciate it. Very Happy

I am day one of fat fast and will try to stay on it for a week. I could use the happiness of getting to my first goal. After that I will go back to induction and try again being much strickter.

If you don't mind,maybe take a look at my fat fast menu and let me know if I am doing that right. Doubt

I just followed the recipies for variety on fat fast, trying to keep it at 1,000 calories.
tenkilos

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 03:03
well all good today, I've eaten lots of salads, chicken tuna and eggs... diet tonic water, love that!
Rchap I've buddied you as requested, if you look down the right hand side when you log in you will see buddy requests Smile You need to accept me.
Rowanfair I hope you stuck to the iced teaSmile
Welcome Kandykiddo! this is a great active group.
Julie how are you doing?
Angie, glad to hear the computer is back and we will see you here more often x

Sunkeeper I love pickles too, but over here they are all too high in carbs for me to indulge... sigh.
Myrna how are the kiddies doing? Keeping out of mischief I hope Smile
Dialup, wow so you are going to be foster parents, thats huge, good job!
Rachel.. I know if you miss a day it takes a while to catch up here!
Have a great day all!


Linda
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 06:01
Good Monday morning everyone! A new week and a new you if you care to write what you bite and ink what you drink. Move, move, move, every bit of energy used is more calories being flushed once you put those fluids in. It's so important down the road to log what your doing both in the eating department and the exercise so that when you do get to a slump or a stall you can look back to see what's worked in the past. If you have nothing to go back on it's like being a fish out of water which of coarse won't survive for long and neither will you if your frustration builds.

People did notice my change on Sat night, guess they just didn't want to admit it to either me or themselves as some have suggested which is really to bad as I'd love to help them become a low carber if asked. My niece called yesterday to say how terrific I looked, yea, somebody did see the new me and my daughter also mentioned how my new pants fit nicely. She said she thought the reason I didn't get many comments was that I was sitting most of the night at a table where many didn't really get to see the new me. Have another event coming up in 2 weeks so we'll see what happens there but obviously people did notice, for what ever reason never said anything. Doesn't really matter, I like what's looking back at me in the mirror, if they can't see it to bad.

It sure was a beautiful weekend in south western Ontario, we've lost about 1/2 our snow dump from Feb but still have a long way to go yet before the need for lawn mowing for sure. The tulips are starting to show their heads where the snow has melted, what a welcome sign that is to us winter weary Canadians.

Heading south of the border on Thurs for a stock up day, look out anyone in Buffalo, your low carb shelves will be empty come Fri. Shouldn't be telling you this as I hope you don't get all the good stuff before I get there. The pickins are pretty slim here for what's available, it's like being a kid in a candy store in the US as there is so much to choose from. Great exercise too spending the day tromping the malls.

Here's hoping the rest of the week is a big success for you, for me and for everyone trying to better themselves. A toast with my coffee mug to all of us being just a bit healthier by the weekend. Cheers!

dialup75

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 07:50
Good morning! Just checking in. Sun I agree that what you see in the mirror and how you feel about yourself is the most important thing, but, oh boy it feels great to have someone else notice your hard work! Keep going and don't look back (there's nothing you want back there any way). You are doing great!

Julie42

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 08:09
Good morning, all!

Linda- I'm doing well, thanks for asking! I haven't posted much lately because I've been busy working on a manuscript (I'm an editor), but I've been keeping up with the group pretty well. I've been working so hard that I haven't taken the time to exercise as I should--I'm kind of disappointed about that, but I'm determined to get in 5 miles before the day is up. You can hold me to it!Very Happy

I hope everyone has a wonderful, low-carb day!!
~Julie~

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 08:48
You know your doing good when the exercise clothes you started out in but could barely "get" in are now getting to big. Who needs compliments from others anyway?

jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 08:56
Hey all! Checking in since the weekend....we stay pretty busy on the weekends so I tend to be scarce. I have to admit that I was terrible over the weekend. Too much wine on Friday, and some foods that I don't typically eat on Saturday. Back to it today and since the cough is a minor annoyance I will be hitting the treadmill today.

The one thing that I did discover was that with a sugar/carb addict when you put it in your body you need to be prepared to fight off the cravings (at least for me). The wine doesn't really mess with me. However, the fried rice that I allowed myself led to me craving sweet all night long and I did cave when we stopped at McDonald's and everyone was having ice cream. Then Sunday I had to fight myself to NOT have the patty melt on the bread....I had the omelette. Asked the waitress to put my toast and hashbrowns in a to go box (was bringing them home for DD) and guess what....yep came out on my plate!!! I just moved the hashbrowns to the plate with the toast and did not touch them.

Not something that I want to do often is stray. Had I thought it through (not spur of the moment) I would have told DH not to order the double rice and take all of mine. Hindsight is 20/20. I do believe had I done that I would not have been 'jonesing' so bad for the sweets.

I hope everyone has a great day and here is to low-carbing!
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. 213.4 on 09/09/2014
atriel2

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 09:15
Hi everyone!
Ugh, I typed up several posts yesterday and every time I hit send, I got a Fat Secret error message. And nothing posted.
~sigh~

I am slowly bringing carbs and protein back into my diet after 4 days on the fat fast. I had a small slip last night by eating a half serving of Carbquik Oven Fried Chicken and while I did lose yesterday, I didn't lose as much as I probably would have, if I hadn't had it. But it's okay. I broke through the 170's and that was what I really wanted.

I met with my nutritionist and doctor last week. My triglycerides look good, my blood sugar is stable and I have lost more weight then either of them had anticipated. I also got the okay to start working out again. I need to be gentle with my knee but as long as I don't injure it again, my dream of running a marathon next year is completely do-able. So today, I work out!
I'm off for a bit but I'll be back later.
- Toni


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

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atriel2

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 09:30
Rdrunner - If you need any help, please don't hesitate to ask. I took a peek at your food diary for the days that you've been fat fasting. The one huge thing that I think you really need to do is to bring your fat levels up to 90%. That's a tough one and this time around has been the first time that I really nailed the fat levels dead on. Sunkeeper's Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies, really, really helped with that. Also, I made Butter Roasted Pecans for some variety and they helped too. I'll add that and a couple of other recipes to the Recipes thread.
One more thing, you really need to have either 5 mini-meals of 200 calories OR 4 mini-meals of 250 calories a piece. You really need to stay at 1000 calories for the first few 3 - 5 days before transitioning up to 1200 calories for another 3-5 days to see the best results.
It's not easy - and the first day or two were the hardest for me. It's not hunger as much as it's the feeling that I "should" be eating more.
You're more than welcome to take a look at my food diary for the past few days (not today) to see what I ate and how I did.
- Toni


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

My Perfume Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/deconstructingeden?ref=si_shop
https://www.facebook.com/DeconstructingEden
stacyowens

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 10:30
Welcome to the newbies. Smile

As new introductions seem to be in order, here is mine. My name is Stacy and I live in Southern Utah. Yes, there is a BIG difference between Southern & Northern Utah. Mainly climate and scenery. I am 47 years old and have been married to my best friend for 26 years. I have three wonderful kids who still make me totally crazy!! My oldest is son is 22, my daughter is 20 and my youngest son is 18. I'm about to be an empty nester and am not really excited about it!! I have been doing atkins for almost 2 years and have lost about 54 lbs. I think I will be happy losing about 50 more.

Thats me in a nutshell. I hope everyone has as happy a Monday as they can!

~Stacy
FaithfulJewe...

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:20
Well gosh am I cold. Why is it snowing the UK in March? I demand an explanation for this insanity.

Apologies for the lack of checking in. I have been trying to sort myself out after my friends left. Everything was up in the air, especially with food, so we just kind of did whatever we felt like, which means carbs galore.

Back to low/no carb now though, only thing being the chocolate milk I had after the gym today to perk me back up.

Does anyone have any low carb chocolate milk suggestions? I know I can get little cartons of soya chocolate milk - maybe that's a viable option?

Thanks for all the help with the pasta etc.

Speak to you all soon

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
Julie42

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:50
Tony,
The coconut oil chocolate candies that you suggested were a good idea for getting your fat up. However, the recipe was kind of hard to find, so here it is again in case anyone is interested:

Simple Coconut Oil Chocolate Candies
• 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
• 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder (raw cocoa powder is preferred)
• 2 Tbsp Splenda
• 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
• ¼ cup chopped Macadamia nuts
Melt the coconut oil and add the Splenda. Whisk and add the cocoa powder. Whisk occasionally while pouring into a silicone ice cube tray or silicone mini muffin tray. Makes 14. Cool for 30 minutes in the fridge or freezer.
Note: Time varies depending on how hot the coconut oil was when you started. If the oil is only just reached its melting stage, these will set in as little as 15 minutes.
Recipe makes 14, 1 candy per serving
Fat 9.81, Carbs 1.20, Fibre .71, Net Carbs .49, Protein .49, Calories 88.71
~Julie~

jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:54
Julie and Toni I also just added coconut oil chocolate candies to the Fat Fast Thread. It will bump it up (since there are a couple of newbies to the site that are doing the Fat Fast) and will make it simple for someone to see it there to add.

Toni definitely getting some macadamia nuts today!
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. 213.4 on 09/09/2014
jaime30024

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:56
Faithful jewel...I haven't tried this combination BUT maybe almond milk and sugar free chocolate syrup. I do buy the sugar free chocolate syrup and have used almond milk...maybe the two together will give you what you need. I think a few of the ladies here use some flavored protein mixes as well and maybe they can chime in with an alternative solution.
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. 213.4 on 09/09/2014
Myrna Louise

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:57
I also wrote a big long post yesterday, but the FS fairy ate it and gave me an error...ggrrr

Linda: Thanks for asking, Kiddies were really good this weekend and I made them OOpsie Roll Pepperoni Pizza...they loved it! I took a picture to post, but them I dropped my phone in the sink last night...so when it dries out I will post! lol

I wish my ticker worked, I sure would love to see that 230.5 on the ticker~! Yeah me!! Almost halfway to my goal! And in only 2 1/2 months...WOOP WOOP!!

The rest of you....your doing great...keep up the good work!

Sunkeeper: Glad somebody called and told you they noticed!

Have a great day my friends...LOW CARB ROCKS!!!


[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!
atriel2

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 11:57
I'll add the 2 recipes that I posted in the Recipes section to the Fat Fast thread too.
Thanks Jaime and Julie!
- Toni


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

My Perfume Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/deconstructingeden?ref=si_shop
https://www.facebook.com/DeconstructingEden
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 15:10
Snowing in the UK and pouring rain here, I saw my first robin of the season this afternoon, that's always a good sign.

Sure hope my exercise pays off today, I've spent most of the day cleaning my computer room, Toni shamed me into it! I've washed all the walls and everything in this room, boy does it ever smell nice after a long winter of stale air. Just have to get the curtains washed and that's 1 room down. Did the bathroom yesterday so I'm getting there.

I use the coconut oil candy almost every day to get the fat up. I've got a couple more of them too, a peanut butter cup that's really good for anyone that is eating peanut butter. It's only a teaspoon between 12 candies so not a real biggie. Also, I switch the macadamia nuts off with pecans now and again and put them in the bottom whole so you get the crunch, it's so good.

It's things like the candy that make it so easy to live low carb. You'd be hard pressed to find better chocolate anywhere and it's so darn good for you.

Eat em up and slim down, does it get any better?????

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 11 Mar 2013, 15:22
Just added 2 more candy recipes to the recipe thread.