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Myrna Louise

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 246

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 08:22
Good Morning...lost 3 pounds...only took me 2 weeks to do it, BUT I DID IT!!! Be back later...have to pretend I work here!!!
[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!

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 382

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 10:08
Good Morning and hello to everyone! Welcome to the newbies! I haven't been around too much, I was very sick last week (stomach virus/flu) and woke up this morning with a head cold! Sad

I want to say Congratulations to everyone and their losses! Myrna, 3 pounds is excellent no matter how long it took! Keep up the good work! Don't want to exclude anyone just so much to catch up on, I know I'm not going to be able to do it! So as I said previously when I say EVERYONE/NEWBIES I DO MEAN EVERYONE! Very Happy Wink
Posting this from my journal:
Failed miserably last week during both challenges.. I was sick not able to consume too much of anything (liquids, foods, etc) .. Weighed in this morning but weight back to 3/11 weigh in, back into the 160's Very Happy Need to work on staying here and decreasing..

Off to a better start today for this week.. Mildly over the stomach virus/flu now I have a head cold - head congestion, cough, headache, etc!! Sad Will fight thru this sickness.. It seems like the twins were walking viruses and carrying every child's sickness from their school, and brought it home to me last week (lol lol lol)!! I need to take better care of myself.
Kids home from school this week - so I will be more than busy!

Anyway, Happy Monday! Off to a better start, I WILL get back to my exercise today - only exercised once or twice last week. BACK TO THE GRIND!
Have a great day!

By the Way.. I've missed the chatter! Very Happy

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 801

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 10:44
Hey all checking in here. Tom is slowly trying to make his appearance and that is okay because I think the 'funk' that I have been in was partly due to that PMS and at least if TOM is here then the PMS is subsiding. This WILL be a better week for me. Went to the store and armed with a fresh supply of spinach (a HUGE container) for salads and eggs. Also, got a bag of cabbage shredded (that is my cheaters way of making steamed cabbage) try to continue to increase my veggies...I was doing poorly in that area and had gotten off track of it. Things are busy around here. Two weeks from today and my baby will be gone....we are getting ready for her party this weekend. It will be catered in and not much low carb...but it is what she wants...Filipino. So I will have to plan to have some snacks before the food gets here so I am not too hungry. Actually though the Tocino is meat and the Bistik is meat and onion...I won't eat the rice or the pancit and may have one lumpia so shouldn't be too bad. Got to go today and get her cake ordered.

I hope everyone has a great day. Congratulations to those that have lost and welcome to those that are new to the group. I hope that everyone that has been fighting off a bug or just being sick is feeling better!
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 227 on 07/20/2017.

Joined: Apr 10
Posts: 662

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 11:38
Good morning, low carb friends. My anniversary was fab but my weight is up a bit. I'm not too concerned. I'm more cranky about the fact that, for the second week in a row, there isn't a single job that I can really apply for listed on any of the job sites I check. Bah. How I wish I could just retire and stop banging my head against this job market.

Gratz to Myrna and others who have had losses!

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

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." -- Maya Angelou

Joined: Sep 12
Posts: 180

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 12:02
just checking in.

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 13

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 12:08
Just joining this group.
I do hope this group is active.
Started out at 215 Pounds.
Weighed in at 154.4 Pounds this morning.
I am happy with this weight.
Lost my weight counting calories here.
Trying low carbing to get more sugar out of my diet.
I have been refined sugar free for over a year; but I felt I needed to get more sugar out of my diet, the things that turn to sugar when I chew them up and swallow.
Read "The New Atkins For a New You" Book, Read "Why we get fat and What to do about it" by Gary Taubes. Downloaded and read the "Cruise Control Diet" By James Ward.
After all that reading, I had to give it a try.
Will I stay with it? Time will tell!!
I did it about a week and a half and quit.
decided it was not for me.
Been back at it almost two weeks.
Not much weight loss but I sure have more energy!

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 121

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 12:34
Good Afternoon!

Welcome to the new low carber's and congrats to the losers! This weekend seemed to be a busy one for everybody.

Jamie - I can't imagine my daughter going anywhere. You must be full of different emotions - and also bursting with pride.

Rowanfair - Good luck on the job search, I wish I could retire too but with today's economy, it looks like it may be a long time off.

For me, I spent the weekend with a stomach virus, had to stay away from mom. I would just peek in her room and waive. The caregivers had to try and explain why I wasn't in to see her but so far so good.

The good thing is that today was a weigh in day, lost 2 pounds down to 224. Very Happy Don't know if it will stay that way but it was sure nice for now. After this weekend, week, month !!! I needed a pick me up!

I wanted to thank everyone for the support they have given me, not only in weigh loss but for my situation with my mother. We see another orthopedic specialists this Wednesday - hope all goes well.

Luck to those who want it, health to those that need it and blessings all around!

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 97

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 12:50
High everyone,

Sorry it's been awhile since I checked in and did my food or exercise journal.

I have lost 4 lbs since my last check in which isn't that good since its been about 2 months. My husband has lost a lot of weight though.

I'm starting everything back up today after all spring is here and summer is around the corner.

My weight

Jan 29 : 219 lbs
Feb 5 : 212 lbs
Feb 12 : 209.2 lbs

Mini goal : loss 6 lbs a month

Long term goal : Get down to 160 lbs by the end of summer and to be able to keep it off.

👍 to everyone who completed their journals, good or bad it doesn't matter, because you took the time to keep track of it. That's the first step to success.

I hope everyone had a good day 😃

Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 801

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 13:47
Vcravener - you are in Onderland!!! That is great.
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 227 on 07/20/2017.

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 382

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 14:57
Just checking in again..

Veggie.. this is a very active group that will give you an abundance of support and motivation. WELCOME!!

Vcravener... I was just thinking of you yesterday! Glad you're back..Any loss is a loss.. You're back that is all that matters.

Rowanfair..congrats on the Anniversary! Hang in there with the plan - we tend to go up and down on the scale.. Trust me I know. Wink As for the job seeking - something will give at the right time.

Ok.. I was just stopping thru logging my food diary and read a few posts. Very Happy

Rdrunnr.. just got over that stomach flu/virus this past weekend had it for more than 4 days.. it's gone but now I have a head cold Sad Stay strong and congrats on the loss..


Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 81

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 17:19
Hey everyone,

Just a quick check in. Doing well on the LC front, weight's stayed steady due mostly to being slack and not getting enough veges in. No gains tho so I'm happy!

Will read through all the posts I missed later. Smile
Start weight: 66.1kg (145.7lbs)

Mini Goal: 65kg (achieved 24/01/13)
Mini Goal: 63kg
Mini Goal: 61kg
Mini Goal: 59kg

Joined: Jul 12
Posts: 36

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 17:22
Hello every one ....been gone for some time but I'm back lol ....doing good so far today taking one day at a time wishing everyone the best of luck I know I ned it ...and also good support group so please dont let me get lost in the craks ..... have a great day
life is to short to be unhappy. If you fall get back up and try again.
starting weight 242 12/2014
and next goal I hope by my birthday 160 2/2018
small goals is to do 2 lbs per week


Joined: Feb 11
Posts: 775

Posted: 25 Mar 2013, 23:55
welcome all newies and returnees LOL we are a VERY active group here, be sure to check in every day or you will be reading a novel! All good here, I've upped my carbs as I'm at goal, going to aim for 50 whole carbs per day, but keeping to about 12-1400 calls, I hope I stay steady Smile
Ra Ra

Joined: Mar 11
Posts: 27

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 00:22
Hello my Low Carb friends -- I've been crazy busy - however I have great news !! Lost 10 lbs on my first two weeks of Induction ! I feel motivated and relieved to see results !!!

katmm - no falling through the cracks with this Group !! You be sure to stay in touch on here and this group will keep you honest and tell you the truth !! I love that about these guys !! So much info here -because some of these guys are pros !! If you got a question -they'll find the answer for you !!

tenkilos - you provide some kind of motivation !! Good for you to be Goal !!

Nothing taste as good as strong and healthy feels !

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Posts: 775

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 02:57
Thanks Ra Ra, I was 81.6k now I'm 69k very happy Smile

Joined: Jan 13
Posts: 419

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 04:09
Good morning everyone.

Doing a happy dance for Linda, great job girl! How nice to see someone complete their task and have a big smile. Now we all get to see what maintenance is all about to learn the ins and outs of yet another part of the process.

Big hi to all the returning veterans and the new people just starting low carbing. It works, just take a look around at all the melted pounds from the members here and think how many there are that aren't here..... geesh, talk about climate change, kilos and pounds melting sometimes at an alarming rate world wide! Lots of experienced people who can help at a moments notice if needed, they've all been where you are, well beaten path to that goal at the end so hop on with the rest of us, it's great to have you join us on the journey. The more the merrier skipping, laughing and enjoying our way to the finish.

Joined: Sep 12
Posts: 180

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 06:32
Mornin' fellow lo-carbers! Everyone seems to be doing great.

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 67

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 06:54
Good Morning (mostly) girls! Welcome to all joining us or returning! (Sound like a pastor?) I've been in the background here of late. Just busy, busy and then...well then there is March Madness! How about FGCU??? What an inspiration those boys are. Love them.
Linda - congrats on Goal. Like Sunkeeper, I will be interested to know what maintenance life is like. I have realized that I will probably be in the same boat of keeping my cals down. The upside is that I have grown used to it.
Ra Ra - ten pounds! Yay! You rockin' this low-carb thing! It has to be gratifying after not losing on your previous diet. Seriously gratifying. Your body likes this WOE, stick to it girl!

I am down another pound this week. It is true that oil and water don't mix. Increasing water and fat make the weight go down -hehehe. Ya'll have a good one. ♥ Darri
"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.'

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 13

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 07:41
Good Morning!
Sitting here eating my Eggs.
So good!!
May very well be what I like best about ATKINS. Wink

Joined: May 12
Posts: 370

Posted: 26 Mar 2013, 08:34
Morning all, and welcome to the newbies!
I am swamped with work at the moment so this is going to be a drive by post until later when I have more time to respond.
- Toni

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

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