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Julie42

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 14:00
Happy Friday, everyone!!

Oh my goodness! I turn my back for a couple of days and look where it gets me!! I must've spent an hour or more just reading all that I've missed. And, so many new people!! Welcome, Fluffydiva, Leoslynn, Katred12, Yolanda, and Rockytu!! Very Happy

Angie- Good information for Rdrunr regarding the importance of water. One thing that I took away from your post was to set an alarm on my phone at 2 1/2 hour intervals. Every time the alarm goes off, I drink 16 oz of water. I've been doing it for about a month or so now, and it's pretty much become a habit.

Jaime- Awesome job on the exercise!! Way to go!! I downloaded your Run Keeper app to compare it to my Jog Log, but I haven't had a chance to play with it yet...

Myrna- Oopsie rolls pizza!! You're a genius! They look delicious...do they taste as good as they look?

Toni- Bummer about your new refrigerator!! That kind of thing happens to me ALL THE TIME! In fact, when I remodeled I sent back the original refrigerator because it didn't fit the space, and I had to send back the oven because it got damaged when they took it off of the truck! Hang in there...
I bet by now you're already basking in the glow of your new appliance and this is old news!Cool

I had to update my signature...I'm down another pound and 1/2. These last couple of pounds sure do come off slowly, though, and my patience is wearing thin!Doubt
~Julie~

siasiaa

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 14:23
Hi! I also introduced myself at the introduction topic. I'm Sia and I've been trying to lose 20-25 kilos...But I have huuuuge cravings for carbs some days which sabotage all my efforts...However I keep trying..
Start weight: 88.7 kg
Current weight : 83.8 kg
mini goal by 30 / 04 : 83kg
Goal weight : 65 kg
Julie42

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 15:51
Sia-
Hmmm....You're cravings should be subsiding when eating low carb, not driving you crazy. Is your food journal open?

~Julie~

dialup75

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 18:04
Just checking in. A long day of volunteer work and 45 mins at the gym really burned some cals today.

My favorite inspirational quote right now is 'You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.' Dr. Seuss
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Every one is doing great! Sia, how long have you been on the plan? It took about a week and a half for my cravings to go away.
Rowanfair

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 20:16
Went for a beautiful drive in the convertible with the DH today. I had 6 corn batter fried oysters which puts me just under 30g net carbs but it was delish! And the side was Swiss chard so that was totally legal. I need something with lots of fat for dinner though. Avocado most likely. Big crazy day tomorrow with BBQ and probably too much snacking on cheese. Maybe Sunday I can shop for another fat fast. Probably won't have a chance to check in before Sunday.

Welcome to all the new folks!
http://pinterest.com/rowanf/recipes-mostly-low-carb/

Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.

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rchap112

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 20:44
Welcome leoslynn - I just joined this group a week or two ago, but like you I had done Atkins long ago and found my weight loss this time around was just not the same. Looking at what everyone here is doing helped clue me in - I've got to limit total calories too. Like you I find myself finally free of the cravings and most of the compulsive eating - so it is worth doing Atkins just for that. but ... we still want to also lose the lbs - so take a close look at what others are eating - some in this group have achieved incredible success already - and you'll probably notice what I did - the lower calorie totals for the day, as well as the low carbs. Also - others have said and I think they are right - drinking large amounts of water really does seem to help the metabolism and speed things up. Hope this helps -=- Robin
Ra Ra

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Posted: 15 Mar 2013, 22:04
Hey everyone !! It's a great day to be on Low Carb !! Down 6.2 lbs since last Friday and I did a Happy Dance this morning !! Thanks for all the great advice - it means alot for someone just learning to live the low carb life style !!!
Nothing taste as good as strong and healthy feels !
siasiaa

Joined: Mar 13
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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 04:19
Julie and dialup I was doing low-carb (almost Atkins) for 2 weeks, lost 2 kilos and then stuck for two weeks. Nothing moved down and when these days came I got mad for carbs! Even though I didn't miss them the previous weeks.
I gained 1,5 kilo back (at least I have a small loss left) and now I'm starting over..But I'm afraid what is going to happen in a month's time when I'll probably craving for bad foods!Sad
Start weight: 88.7 kg
Current weight : 83.8 kg
mini goal by 30 / 04 : 83kg
Goal weight : 65 kg
Julie42

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 05:29
Good morning, all!
Looks like it's going to be another nice (but slightly chilly) day here in Florida, so there's no excuse for me not to hit the pavement and get in my 5+ miles today. Sometimes I don't feel like it, but today I feel really energized for some reason.

Sia- There could be many factors that are contributing to your stall and cravings. I can't see your food journal, so I can't really pin-point what the possible problem may be. Maybe we can start here: What is "Almost Atkins?" Are you keeping your daily net carbs at around 20 without going over your Recommended Daily Caloric Intake (RDI)? What about the Atkins bars and shakes? Do you use those as meal replacements or snacks? If you do, please understand that some people have reported that these supplements can cause a stall (even though they say that they're Atkins-friendly). I try to avoid them (except in cases of emergency when I have to throw a snack in my purse or something).
Don't worry...together this group will help you figure it out. Wink

Ra Ra- Good for you!! 6.2 lbs lost! That's wonderful!!Very Happy

Well, here's to the start of a beautiful low-carb day!! Have a good one, everyone!
~Julie~

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 05:35
A warm welcome to all the newbies, wow, there are a lot lately. Hopefully those who are struggling a bit will find lots of help through the members here, be sure to have your journals open to all to enable that help otherwise it's just a mystery why your not losing when you should be, I can tell you from experience, there is always a reason.

I did pop up a lb yesterday which was totally expected, certainly doesn't negate the shopping is good for you though! It'll be gone in a day or so, I'm not to worried about it.

Big Irish dinner tonight and man those Irish loved their carbs. Guess I can blame this on the ancestors, they gave me the genes craving carbs. Again I'm not to worried about it, I just don't want the starchy things any more, don't like the taste at all. I'd much rather sweet potato over white or red any day. Almost anything carb laden can be substituted with lower carb, just takes a bit of planning and thought. Not quite sure yet how to make an oopsie soda bread though, any suggestions?

Hope everyone has a great low carb Sat and remember all the new folks, open your journals and diet calendars up, no one can help you get the most out of the site if we can't see what's going on. We're all in this together, nothing at all to hide from. You'll find in time this is truly a team effort, we want you on our team.

Julie42

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 05:46
Sunkeeper-
Quick question: Are sweet potatoes allowed on a low-carb eating plan? I have been steering clear of anything that even resembles a potato, but if they're allowed, whoopie!!
~Julie~

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 06:43
Julie, they are much higher in carbs, allowed after induction and pre maintainance. 1 small, 60 gm, has 54 calories, 12 carbs and 2 gm of fibre so 10 net carbs, 1 gm protein. I use them sparingly but do indulge now and again.

If you have to chose between a white and a sweet potato at an Irish dinner the sweet wins hands down. They are also a very good source of nutrients, good for you now and again.

Don't forget Julie, I've only got a few more pounds to go, certainly would not recommend higher carb veggies on induction but at some point we all have to start adding carbs back in to see where we level off at.

From atkins.com
Not-Too-Sweet Sweet Potatoes

Think this delectable veggie is simply off the menu if you’re doing Atkins? No way! While they may not be drowning in maple syrup and topped with marshmallows, sweet potatoes are perfectly acceptable in Pre-Maintenance and Lifetime Maintenance. And we have some marvelous ways to serve them with your holiday meals. Let’s start with Candied Ginger Sweet Potatoes, which uses sugar-free pancake syrup for all the flavor but at 18 grams of Net Carbs per serving. Lower in carbs (8 grams of Net Carbs) but just as delectable is Rosemary-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with 13 grams of Net Carbs per serving. For an unusual starter to your holiday meal, how about the colorful Sweet Potato and Spinach Salad with a mere 8 gram of Net Carbs per serving?

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 07:14
Here's another reference from http://www.foodreference.com/html/sweet-pot-nutrition.html

Atkins Diet
The Atkins Diet recommends introducing 10 grams of carbs in Phase 3 of the diet plan. Sweet potatoes have 10 grams of carbohydrates for every 1/4 cup. Sweet potatoes are on the safe list as a great substitute for other starches such as rice, potatoes and corn.

Julie42

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 07:16
Thank you for that thorough explanation, Sunkeeper!! I appreciate it very much. You are a wealth of knowledge! Smile
~Julie~

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 07:17
South Beach Diet
For the nearly 12 million Americans counting carbohydrates as part of the Atkins or South Beach plans, the glycemic index plays a critical part in determining acceptable foods. The index ranks how quickly the body converts carbohydrates into sugar; the lower the glycemic index in a food, the less it will cause weight gain. Sweet potatoes rank significantly lower than white potatoes in the glycemic index, which explains why both carb-counting diets encourage substituting yams for Idaho potatoes. Sweet potatoes are introduced in the later phases of these diets as an acceptable food because they are nutrient-rich.

Sunkeeper

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 07:26
Hey, your welcome. You don't have much further either, might be time to start looking at the different things after induction in order to maintain this WOE. It's a life journey, not just a few weeks or months, not all induction either. When it's time for the next step it's a whole new learning experience, again, but fun if you take the time to learn about the new things you can add back in in moderation.

lbsgoner

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 08:09
Good Morning, checking in quickly. I've only read the current page; it's a bright picture for most! I have had a good & busy week which is why I have kept my activity on FS limited to food logging the past few days. The ACC tournament is ruling my universe; the Heels have moved on to the quarter finals and Duke fell (hehehe) to the Terps. This WOE allows me to meet my friends for the game, order a big salad with protein, drink lots of water and not feel deprived in any way. Isn't that alone reason to celebrate? It is for me, cue the Snoopy music!
(PS for you young-uns I'm not talking about the rapper, it's a Charlie Brown reference)
"There is a reason the rearview mirror is so small and the windshield is so big, where you are headed is more important than where you have been.'
dialup75

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 08:42
Checking in. Feeling good this morning. Everyone is doing so good. Sia, I was wondering about the "almost Atkins" too. Opening your food journal might help.
siasiaa

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 09:40
i tried to open it but couldn't find how..But anyway I only recorded the 2 previous days - the days of my cravings - at fatsecret. So exen if I open it there is nothing there, I just started here( to be honest I started counting just today, the 2 previous days were a mess...)
I'd also like to put a ticker...I'm working on it...
Start weight: 88.7 kg
Current weight : 83.8 kg
mini goal by 30 / 04 : 83kg
Goal weight : 65 kg
atriel2

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Posted: 16 Mar 2013, 09:59
Good morning all and hello to all of the new members. I'm going to have to come back later to respond more fully to all of the posts. I'm recovering from food poisoning and I'm still not at 100% but I'm much improved.

Sia - Without seeing your food diary, I would venture to guess that if you're having cravings, it's most likely one of two things.
Either you're getting hidden sugars (or not so hidden sugars) somewhere OR, you aren't getting enough fat in your daily menu. Fat really does help prevent cravings and contributes to a feeling of satisfaction.
Let me know if you'd like some help with that.
Smile
Okay, off for a bit but I will return to more properly respond to everything.
- Toni


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