San Francisco
Joined January 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
288.0 lb
Lost so far: 93.0 lb

Current Weight
195.0 lb
Performance: Steady

Goal Weight
155.0 lb
Still to go: 40.0 lb

San Francisco's Weight History

San Francisco's Latest Member Challenges

status: Completed
ended: 29 Nov 12
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  No Fast Food For October
status: Completed
ended: 07 Nov 12
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last weighin: losing 0.3 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 2.2 lb a week Up
Brianna Marie
last weighin: losing 1.7 lb a week Down
last weighin: gaining 0.7 lb a week Up

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Atkins and foot/leg cramps
I tried eating a pickle a day for my restless leg syndrome and charley horse cramps. I don't know why it works, but it seems to. I'm glad I spotted this conversation!
posted 11 Oct 2012, 03:13
Atkins and foot/leg cramps
Circulation is usually behind cramps, or restless leg syndrome, another form of this problem. Increase circulation. A hot bath in the tub helps a lot. Improve elimination. It can affect the nerves. It might be best not to exercise too vigorously just before bed, as the change from much activity to total rest can leave fluid in the muscles that needs to go to the kidneys. Herbs such as mint, capsicum, butcher's broom and hawthorn also increase circulation. Chamomile aids elimination. Sleepytime tea combines chamomile and spearmint tea to help ease sleep. Massage, of course. Heat--hot water is better than a blanket. You have to get into the tub.
posted 25 Sep 2012, 16:26
I feel like a blimp
Protien and vitamin B supplement might help after quitting smoking. And excercise too. Nicotine is related to niacin, but it seems best to take all the B vitamins rather than just niacin. So look for a supplement with a variety of B.
posted 01 Aug 2012, 06:49
I feel like a blimp
Things to avoid are veggies that are really starchy and cause fluid retention, like potatoes and dark yellow squash. Corn is starchy, but it is very versatile and rather low calorie. Cut back on white starch. Avoid sugar. It is an artificial chemical that upsets the body's metabolism and causes disease. Use stevia rather than sugar. Cut back on salt. Try to stay within 15g of sugar and 1500 mg of salt per day. Get at least 25 g of fiber daily. A snack that can stop hunger sometimes and add fiber is wheat bran, with a little water, stevia, and cinnamon. You can get wheat bran at the health food store. A quarter cup is 30 calories. Stevia has no calories. You can also get soy protein powder at the health food store--It's used by body builders, and provides 20 g of protien per serving, 8 oz of soymilk made with water. Ghiradelli unsweetened cocoa powder can be added to the soymilk. Cocoa powder is 15 calories per tablespoon. Get used to really simple foods and don't forget variety. You can get along for a long while on a diet like this. But if your activity level really requires it, don't hesitate to raise your RDI.
posted 31 Jul 2012, 19:08
I feel like a blimp
Another part of this regimen is vegetables, particularly broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, romaine, celery, tomato, cabbage, beets, turnips, kale, mustard greens, and collard greens. Onion and garlic are wonderful, as are lemon and lime juice and all the herbs and spices you like. These veggies keep a long time and most can be eaten raw or cooked in different ways.
posted 31 Jul 2012, 18:49
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