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almostretire...

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 07:46
Hey all just checking in - as I was thinking about doing a fat fast for a few days when I am in one place for more than 24 hours I do have the cloud recipe from Linda at genaw.com (I love her recipes)....

Carb Tracker that site cracks me up - I am suppose to be at 206 grams - guess a beer and pizza diet is in my future LOL

Hope today finds everyone healthy and happy....this will probably be my last post until Monday - girls weekend YEE HAW

CREAM CHEESE CLOUDS
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2-3/4 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda *
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring

Beat everything with an electric mixer until fluffy. Drop by bite-size spoonfuls onto a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, at least 1 hour. Store in the freezer and eat frozen.

Makes 24 clouds

* I didn't think they were quite sweet enough with 1/2 cup so I used liquid Splenda to equal 3/4 cup granular. The counts are based on 3/4 cup Splenda.

NOTE: You can store these in the refrigerator and they will hold their shape quite well as long as they are good and cold.

With granular Splenda:
Per Cloud: 70 Calories; 7g Fat; 1g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb
Per 2 Clouds: 140 Calories; 14g Fat; 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per 2 Clouds: 134 Calories; 14g Fat; 2g Protein; .5g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; .5g Net Carbs
Per 4 Clouds: 268 Calories; 29g Fat; 3g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 1g Net Carb

Start Weight: 157.6 (7/7)
Today's Weight: 151
Mini Goal #1: 146
dialup75

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 07:48
Happy Thursday! waiting on those labs, will let you know Smile
dialup75

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 09:36
Just got labs back and everything is great Smile Will be having 6 week ultrasound next week, might get to see the heart beat! Smile
Carb Tracker...

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 10:34
ALMOST - Absolutely, beer and pizza... are they c r a z y??? I might be forced to make those clouds, but I'm thinking I'll have to only make HALF or a QUARTER of a batch. I LOVE cream cheese better than anything after butter Smile

JEN!!!!!! Oh!!!! I am so very excited and happy for you! My cheeks hurt from grinning. Smile So wonderful for you guys. You will remain on my prayer list. Next week is soooo far away! Find yourself something productive and positive to do (posting is an option Smile ) So is food logging. Just because you aren't on a weight loss regime doesn't mean you can't keep up with what you're eating, and besides, it'll be fun for the rest of us to see what that baby gets hungry for!

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

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 11:06
Jen, that is great news! This is such an exciting time. I'm very happy for you.

IF is intermittent fasting. I’m doing the same 5:2 challenge that Beat is doing. Eat normally 5 days and eat no more than 500 calories (for women) 2 days per week. I think the challenge is for 7 weeks, so looking forward to see what happens! Happy Thursday everyone.
SoccerMom_24

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 12:23
AC at our house went out yesterday. DH and I stayed at a hotel. Now, I don't sleep good at my house (due to DH snoring) so last night was not good. At least in my house I can go get on the couch or in the bed with one of my kids. Not in a hotel room. I was trapped. Not a good night for me but that's pretty normal.

Other than my night, every is good. Staying on plan and ready to weigh on Sunday. The only obstacle I will face this weekend will be my daughter's b-day party. Doing a cookout with our family. I'm prepared for everything but being in the house with the cake. So hoping I can just say NO.
Carb Tracker...

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 18:10
SUE,
Intermmittent Fasting... ha! It would have taken me days to figure that out! I could also never pull it off. I have made a few days at 500 or under, but I'm a foodaholic. I like the taste of food, one of the main reasons that Atkins words so well for me. When I was maintenance before I did wind up doing a quasi low cal diet. I let my carbs go over my limit, but I used veggies and fruit only with a minimum of lean meats.. getting my fats from mayo and oils I did really well... but 500??? Girl, you are stronger than I! Good luck. I an anxious to see how it works out. Try to keep us posted as you go along...7 weeks is a long time Smile

SOCCERMOM -
I laughed until I had tears in my eyes reading your post. Just wait a few years if you think it's bad now. We take lots of mini-trips with 2 - 3 nights in hotels. We've long since given up the idea that BOTH of us will sleep. At home someone always ends up in a recliner before morning...... each of us swearing that the other woke them snoring! Sheesh, we can put men on the moon..... but to get a good night's sleep you have to use a contraption that would have delayed space exploration by 30 years. haha
The cook-out is easy. A no brainer. As far as the .... what was it? oh yes, cake.... just say NO, thank you, I'm still STUFFED from eating "_______", it was amazing!! And, if you can't be in the house WITH the dessert, simply sing happy birthday then wander out to smell the grill Smile

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

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Posted: 18 Jul 2013, 18:31
Tenkilos, congrats on your daughter's wedding!
Everyone is chipper this week and that is contagious --thank you.
ogliz
dialup75

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 06:16
morning everyone. How do you record your food when all you can handle is soda crackers and spearmint tea? lol. Ten, congrats on the wedding.
Hope everyone has a marvelous weekend Smile
SoccerMom_24

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 08:21
TGIF!!! Good morning everyone. Sad to say, I caved a little last night. I had a breaded mozzeralla stick. Oh my, it was so good. Proud that I fought back the urge to have a loaded baked sweet potato and that urge was very strong. Instead of completely falling off, I had a steak, house salad, and 1 cheese stick. Not too bad.
tenkilos

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Posted: 19 Jul 2013, 19:27
Almost, thanks for the clouds recipe
Dial- very exciting! Carby said it, we want to be with you and it will be fun for us to hear about your journey Smile Morning sickness??? oh no...
Mokka, interesting, can't wait to hear your results ... 500 cals is so low Smile
Soccer, it's hard to sleep with a snorer, my daughters husband snores, they were in the next bedroom and I could hear him (with a bathroom in between!) Have fun at the party but say NO to the cake!-- Just saw yr next post, well done Smile
Ogliz have a good weekend!
Dinner at the 'posh' restaurant tonight, feeling strong!



Linda
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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 20:04
Jen!!
That baby is gonna be a pistol! Already controlling your diet with a penchant for spearment tea..haha. I read that post KNOWING you were grinning when you typed it, regardless of how sick you were feeling. Can't imagine how happy you are. Know we are celebrating with you....

SoccerMom
Not too bad, next time you'll be able to just stick to the steak and salad. I truly am fortunate that I love all food, so I never had trouble skipping things like baked potatoes and cheese sticks and dessert. Heck, I even skip pieces of tomatoe and carrot in my dinner salads... but i LOVE pork cracklins and have a tendency to "over-calorie" on them a lot..... we all have something Smile

ALMOST -
I actually made these for the first time from your post. I LOVE cream cheese, but the jury is still out on these. As much as I love "fat", it felt greasy (kind of a vaseline greazy) on my lips. I also only used 4 packets of Splendad and will probably eliminate it all together if I make them again.... just a personal preference...cream cheese already tastes "Sweet" to me. I did use the vanilla. I only made 12 so adjusted the per serving numbers to match. I DO see a lot of possibilities there. I think it would be good on MIM's and it would stretch your carbs because of the butter. Regardless, I would have probably never made them had you not posted. I also have some Watkins Caramel flavoring that I think might make for a nice caramel kind of treat. Has anyone ever tried spreading it and cutting it into pieces?

I just realized that as of next week, if things continue the way they are, that I will have barely lost 1 pound in a month. This comes after 6 months of losing somewhere around 6.5 pounds per month. I can't see where I've done anything wrong and regardless if it's 0 pounds of 1 pound, it certainly isn't gaining.. but I'll have to dive back into serious recording and weighing if things don't change. Don't think I'm upset, I'm not in the least. The way I am currently eating is super-sustainable for ME (maybe not for anyone else) and I'm completely happy with it. Hmmmm.. while I'm typing I realize that my water intake has not been what it should PLUS i've dipped a little deeper into my Sonic Diet Coke days that I should have.... perhaps I'll adjust that a tad.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Life is short, enjoy!

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

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Posted: 20 Jul 2013, 23:27
Carby, at least you are maintaining and not putting onSmile
as for me .. went to the 'posh' restaurant, it was The Sheraton' in the heart of Sydney cbd all I can say is WOW - beautiful seafood, prawns, lobster, balmain bugs, oysters, mussels, the salads were amazing, cheese platters, an array of meats and poultry- low carb heaven! .......... then came desert (failed the test)

Doing almost no carb today to catch up LOL


Linda
tenkilos

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Posted: 21 Jul 2013, 20:01
The dinner was Saturday night, weighed myself Sunday, I had gone from 76.4 to 77.7, I kept my carbs low yesterday, and today Monday (after a egg bacon tomato breakfast and a coffee because I forgot to weigh b4) I was 77, so I'm sure you could take a couple of hundred grams off that, so the damage was not that bad. I have had no hunger pangs or cravings so I think I'm back on track - it just set me back a few days. I have no big events over the next few weeks to I'll be on a downward slide to goal.


Linda
SoccerMom_24

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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 09:10
Good mornin all. Good and bad weekend. I did really good Saturday avoiding chips and cupcakes with no problems but Sunday was not so good. Had both chips and a cupcake but I paid for it. I have IBS and those carbs and sugar did a number on me. That's something I won't be doing again anytime soon. For whatever reason when I eat low carb, I have not issues with my IBS. I think it funny because the doctor tells me to stay away from leafy green veggies.
Rdrunr557

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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 09:46
Good Morning Everyone,

I had a family reunion all day Saturday but did pretty well, except for a few drinks. Sunday I went crazy had dessert and of course gained.

Today, I thought I would follow Induction to the tee, right from the book! I ate breakfast, packed 2 snacks and lunch. I just recorded the food and after my afternoon snack, I will have reached my RDI's even before dinner! What? Shock What? I guess the book doesn't count calories but apparently I have to because I was not losing before.

Ok, so I'm going back to what I was doing and losing. 80% fat, 10%carbs and 10% protein. It's amazing how 1 slip up can make you gain 5 pounds but I can never lose 5 pound with a good day.

Hope everyone is well - we can get through the good and bad together.
almostretire...

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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 13:26
Hi all - just checking in after a long girls weekend Smile I wish I could say I was good - and I was in terms of "eating low carb" but unless beer and wine sampling constitute my required fluid intake I did fall quite hard on my face (or maybe that was due to one too many wine tastings LOL).
Regardless - one of my girlfriends who is 100 lbs overweight asked if I would go on a diet with her for two weeks to get her started on her weight loss. I promised I would but it looks pretty high in carbs and low in calories - I want to help her get to a better place and if this make her life a little easier than it has been over the past year I will.
Will keep you posted on how that goes
Hope today finds all of you happy and healthy!!
Start Weight: 157.6 (7/7)
Today's Weight: 151
Mini Goal #1: 146
SoccerMom_24

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Posted: 22 Jul 2013, 15:08
I've seen several challenges on this site and others, so I decided to make my own 30-Day Squat and Situp challenge. I have too much junk in the trunk and I'm hoping this challenge will help shape the area from my boobs to my knees...LOL!
tenkilos

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 00:54
well there have been a few slip ups over the weekend! I'm good 76.6 today, creeping downwards, gosh I really want to lose these 6'6 kilos!!! For those that slipped, eat lower carb and high fat for 2-3 days I did that and had no cravings, and I'm back on track quickly.
Soccer, sounds like a good challenge! My weight is all around the middle, I have the skinniest match stick legs ever!


Linda
SoccerMom_24

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Posted: 23 Jul 2013, 11:43
Well, I wish I could say my slip up was only over the weekend. Did good all day until I got home. I was tired and didn't cook dinner. Had left overs and that consisted of chips and cupcakes. You would have thought I learned that lesson Sunday night but that one mess up lead to all those cravings. Cravings I gave into yesterday. The one good thing I did yesterday was become a member of the Y. Now I have access to exercise equipment, pool, and walking trails.