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dialup75

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 09:35
Holy Cow! my ticker is touching the half-way mark. Yesterday was my 1yr on Atkins B-day, and the scale actually moved in the right direction for me, what a gift LOL hope everyone is having a great day
Myrna Louise

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 12:14
Good Day....How many days should you do a Fat Fast???

Congrats Dialup75....and Carbtracker...you do good research!!!

Have a fab day!



[b] [i]270-down to 180 = 90 (11 1/2 Months)

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atriel2

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 14:05
Myrna, the first time I fat fasted, I did 5 days at 1000 calories and then transitioned up to 1200.
- Toni


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Myrna Louise

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 15:10
Thanks Toni!
[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!
tenkilos

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 16:31
lovely winter almost winter day here, I love the sunny mornings with a bit of a chill in the air.
I can't join the Dreamfeilds debate as we don't have it here lol
just had bacon/egg/and sweet red pepper... nice combination!


Linda
Carb Tracker...

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Posted: 17 Apr 2013, 23:53
DIALUP:
Girl, you're HALF empty!!! Way to go!

SUNKEEPER:
I don't know what brand of yogurt you found, but I know my kids love ice cream. We either buy "whipped" yogurt or put regular into a freezer container and freeze it. My kids say it's better than ice cream. (I don't eat yogurt so I have no personal experience). I like it because it's easy to track how much they are eating.

TENKILOS:
I'm unsure about shipping, but I know Dreamfields is available online and so is that (according to Rowanfair) "gym sock tasting" shirataki noodle Smile

TONI:
Very surprised that as a "gluten" intolerant you had no issues with Dreamfields. Do you suppose the process they use to bind the carbohydrates blocks your system from the gluten in the wheat? They already market it as "5 net carbs per serving" and "65% less glycemic index"... just imagine what kind of following they would have if they have managed to block the gluten!! Nevermind the fact that it's regular pasta and tastes accordingly. I'm still leary though. I cooked 1/4 cup tonight and feed it to my kids. I actually bit through a piece to make sure it was truly al dente, but didn't eat any because I was way over cals. Even though my carb load was under 5.

TOMORROW!!! Is my one week follow up from the blood pressure over-reaction (OK, I DID NOT over react, my Dr. underreacted!) I can't believe a week has passed already. I think I've lost a pound since last week (which will please him), but I'm not counting on it.
I am so anxious about my cholesterol numbers and my blood sugar that I'm liable to throw my BP right straight through the roof again! I feel like a little kid waiting on Santa... I KNOW I've been as good as good can be Smile Here's hoping.


Remember,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgotten or forgiven." Gina
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 05:03
Good morning!

Jen, pat on the back for you! Great job, keep up the good work and that ticker will just keep moving. Proud of you for all your efforts.

Gina, why am I freezing the yogurt? I love it just the way it is. Grandson came in after school yesterday, I fed him some and he loved it too, really good stuff.

I did quite a bit of exercise type stuff yesterday, again this morning my hands had water so I've come to the conclusion my muscles must be holding on to it the day after which is fine, now I know. I'm not up anything to worry about and knowing it'll drop is pretty exciting, maybe I'll get on the lower side of goal rather than being on the upper part. Either way it's not a biggie, I'm still blue which is what counts and pretty much stuffing myself every day.

Life is good, think I have a bit more of a handle on this maintenance thing plus am getting to the numbers that work to stay here. I'll just keep on keeping on and see if things stay this way for the long term.

Hope your day is low carb, you treat yourself well and find a bit of time for some fun mixed in.

Happy Thurs!

dialup75

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 10:53
Just checking in, Thanks for all the encouragement.
Carb Tracker...

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 13:49
Sunkeeper:
You're freezing it just because you can! haha. Really though, the strawberry one makes a great strawberry shortcake without all the sugar in the strawberries. I have that recipe here somewhere,but for the strawberries instead of sugaring them up you slice them into partially frozen yogurt (kinda like a mousse) and serve on a low carb cake, or in crepes (yummy) I don't like yogurt and it's a fav of mine. I understand your Grandson, all of my kids and grandkids love yogurt. It's one of the first "table" foods they get.
I freeze some to serve as dessert for dinner guests. Use a melon baller to make frozen balls and serve with mixed fresh fruit.
Another reason is that you can buy more when it's on sale if you like it frozenSmile It keeps longer. But really? Just because you can!

Well, I'm back from the doctor and I have my results, but I can't find the ones from January. I KNOW they are better, so does the Dr. and I will find them today! The sweetest thing about the visit is that his scales weighed heavier than mine last week, and lighter this week, so he shows an almost three pound difference where I show almost nothing. Regardless, he's proud that I'm still losing. He said "What about another 5 pounds? Do you think you can lose another 5?" I burst out laughing. 5???? Surely you jest, I'm going to lose another 25 (for him) 30 for me. Ha. He's gonna be surprised in 6 months.
For my treat today I'm giving myself 5 free carbs..lol I'm going to have cream cheese on celery. HEY!! I was good!! I think doing my 4 miles BEFORE going to the Dr. was pretty impressive Smile
Hope you all have a great day. Stay the course!

Remember,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgotten or forgiven." Gina
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 15:58
Gina, your to funny. I don't want to freeze it, it's so yummy exactly how it is, that was my point! This yogurt made by Source which appears to be a division of Yoplait, has only 4 carbs per serving and the one I got was coconut, pineapple, banana. Now who wouldn't gobble that up?

I had a strawberry short cake the other day, took an oopsie bun from my whoopie pan, covered it in whip cream then put another oopsie on top. Put more whipped cream on it then covered it all with quartered strawberries, I think I used 4 strawberries and it was more than enough. DH came in and said "can you eat that or should you be eating that?" Of coarse my reply with a big smile on my face was yup.....

tenkilos

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 17:10
Good morning all, very chilly here again this morning brrr.
Carbtracker well done on the 3lbs , and I love cream cheese spread on celery, it's a good crunch!
I love yogurt too Sunkeeper/Carbtracker..never had it frozen, but will give it a go just to try it.
Everyone have a great day-work for me today... bye for now


Linda
Rowanfair

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 18:26
Dialup - gratz on the halfway mark and Atkins anniversary. Read the comments on that anti-Dreamfields site. I think a lot of them have it right. Two studies of 5 people each and self-testing by the "doctor" with nothing other than two servings of pasta.

I admit to being a little freaked by the "al dente" info. I do reheat it. Because really the whole point is to have something easy to grab. So much of paleo food takes so much prep and shopping for fresh all the time. It is nice to have a few things one can just make ahead and reheart. Sad

Wow, Sunkeeper, that strawberry shortcake sounds great! I'm enjoying the season of strawberries too.
http://pinterest.com/rowanf/recipes-mostly-low-carb/

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Carb Tracker...

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Posted: 18 Apr 2013, 19:47
SUNKEEPER:
In my beginning years of Atkins there was no such thing as an "oopsie" roll. There was something, made of meringue which I detested so badly that I didn't bother. I do, however, rather enjoy the MIM's... go figure. I'll have to look up the oopsie roll. Your strawberry shortcake sounds heavenly and with a little creative thinking I could just crumble an oopsie, do a little whipping cream and the strawberries and be totally low carb. I have an issue with portion control. If I make a whole one, I eat a whole one. I try to make just what carbs I can tolerate and your recipe really would be a snap. Guess I'll add that to my reward jar along with the cheesecake Smile And, of course, I hate yogurt..LOL..unless it's frozen... I'm thinking I might be on the lookout for that pineapple coconut one!
ROWANFAIR: According to the Dreamfields representative that I spoke to, if you cook it BY THE PACKAGE DIRECTIONS (which will basically be al dente) they guarantee their process.
Overcooking, allowing to cook in sauce, or reheating can all cause a breakdown of the process used to protect the carb digestion. I'm thinking she specifically told me NOT to microwave it, but heck, I'll call her again. I did cook 2 Tbsp today (LOL, okay, so I'm cautious). I added basil and butter the minute it was cooked at ate it. I have to admit it tasted divine. I ate it with grilled blackened shrimp. (Had it right AFTER the Dr.) I had my sister check my glucose at noon, 2 and 4 and there was no change (102). My sister the diabetic said that if it was going to show it would have done it during tht range. I have had no change in ketosis thus far either. I sure hope I can figure out how to use it, or they figure out a better process. In the meantime my go to "wheat" carb are my Carb Balance flour tortilla with only 4 grams of carb each. Funny, as long as I have them in the fridge I hardly ever eat them. I guess I see them and know I can so they don't feel "forbidden". I don't KNOW, maybe there's a psychiatrist in the group?
ANYWAY, I have to be doing something right (per the Dr.)..here are my numbers:
January 24,2013 April 11, 2013
273 TC 249
197 LDL 176
52 HDL 50
123 TriG 114
108 Glucose 103
127/86 BP 137/72
While they certainly aren't terrific, the Doc says at the rate I'm going they will be just fine when I go back in 6 months. I am going to do my best to make that statement a reality.

Remember,
"Nothing happens in this life that cannot be fixed, forgotten or forgiven." Gina
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 05:18
TGIF, hope all have a great weekend, stick to their plan and find success come Monday morning.

fluffydiva13

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 07:42
Congrats on your half way mark, dailup!

I went to a pool party yesterday and I was able to say "no" to all the food. Unfortunately, I couldn't say no to the drinks. The scale did not like my activities yesterday. ugh!
fluffydiva13

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 07:42
Oh my goodness! I just saw my ticker from my last post and I am at the halfway mark too. I had no idea!! LOL
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 10:08
fluffydiva, that is FABULOUS! You and dialup have worked hard to get where you are and should be so proud of yourselves. Keep up the good work and that ticker will just keep moving!

Myrna Louise

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:15
REPLY FROM THE TICKER FAIRY:

Hi Myrna Louise,

Many thanks for contacting us and sorry for the inconvenience.

We're aware of an issue with some users weight tickers not showing correctly and are looking into it further.

We appreciate your patience and wish you well.

The FatSecret team


[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!
Rowanfair

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 12:12
Good morning fellow low carbers! TGIF!

Carb Tracker - Congratz on the great numbers at the doc. That is the real reward for our WoE, getting healthier.

I will have to get back into ketosis and check that reheated Dreamfields thing. Bah. I will really hate to give it up even though it is only an occasional treat. I do love carb balance tortillas too, even though they are wildly not!food being mostly cellulose. LOL

Trying to figure out what to bring to a potluck & BBQ Sunday. Maybe my Cauliflower "potato-like" Salad. I will put the recipe in the recipe thread.
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.

"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
Sunkeeper

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 12:18
Knowledge is power, right? This morning I learned that a body can retain water if it is lacking protein! Dang nab it, I've been holding back on the protein and upping the fat to lose the weight, have added fruit and things back in I'd been missing rather than trying to up the protein any more. Guess now I need to concentrate much more on that number while still staying within a couple lbs of goal.

The challenges we face, does it ever stop?

Myrna, so happy the ticker fairy got back to you. At least you know they know and are working on it.