Joined August 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
158.0 lb
Lost so far: 0 lb

Current Weight
158.0 lb
Performance: gaining 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
133.0 lb
Still to go: 25.0 lb

Miss_Red's Weight History

Miss_Red's Latest Member Challenges

  Slim in 6 - Aug to Oct 2012
status: Completed
ended: 24 Sep 12
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How am I supposed to get new buddies...
Hi Dorinda. From what I've read, your tiredness might be what's called the "atkins flu" On Atkins.com, it's recognized as a typical response to the initial low carb part of the program, but doesn't have to occur if you follow a couple of rules. Drink at least 2 cups of chicken broth each day, as loss of sodium could be the reason; drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day - this is critical; and take a good multi-vitamin. All these suggestions helped me. Also, calories aren't critical in this initial phase, as long as you don't go "hog-wild."
posted 22 Aug 2012, 14:18
Leg cramps!
Seems like you've found what works for you, and you're feeding your body some calcium when you have your milk, so it's all good. Your doc is right, it's the walking around that relaxes the cramp, not the milk. You're probably working out pretty hard and this is partly a response to that; maybe ease up or stretch more after the workout. Also, make sure you're getting plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. And if you're not already taking a multi vitamin, start! Check the magnesium level of that vitamin, which is known to help with leg cramps. goodluck.
posted 19 Aug 2012, 15:38
Painful Stomach Gas
Certain vegetables are "gassier" than others (cruciferous such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage) If you're eating plenty of leafy greens, no cruciferous, and still experiencing bloating, check your water intake (8 8-oz glasses daily, minimum) Are you also eating a lot of artificial sweeteners or Atkins bars? They can cause a great deal of discomfort. If none of this applies, there is a product called Bean-O that works for some when taken before a high-gas meal. There may also be a digestive issue going on that could be checked by a digestive specialist.
posted 15 Aug 2012, 10:31
Who here does weight training as their workout?
I'm a firm believer in weight (or resistance) training, but I still see my best results from circuit-type training. The best program I've ever tried (and I was a trainer for a number of years before retirement) is Curves. Their machines measure how hard you're working for the whole 30 minute circuit, so you literally can't cheat. It's also better than a gym, in my humble opinion, because it's ladies only. Self-consciousness gone the first day! No, I don't work for them, just sharing my experience.
posted 14 Aug 2012, 15:06
If you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated, so drinking water regularly throughout the day helps avoid dehydration. Why is dehydration bad? Because the body will retain water when it senses dehydration, and any woman can tell you how bad that is. I do believe water also helps your skin stay soft and supple, especially if you live in a dry climate. I know a woman here who hates water, and although she's in pretty good shape for her age, her face is a prune. I'm just sayin.......
posted 11 Aug 2012, 13:56
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