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Old 05-21-2014, 09:04 AM   #106
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Lively discussion in here. Who's the little green guy?

Just wanted to post to say I'm alive! Had two bad eating days after joining here, but I'm starting today determined to get back on track.

Also, I'm heading out on a trip Friday, so I won't be weighing next week and might not be great about posting, but will try to keep up.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:14 PM   #107
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I think the big stabilization after the whoosh earlier is finally happening. Does anyone else have that happen after a whoosh -- takes a few days for your body to adjust/stabilize/whatever and your weight might yo-yo up and down by a pound or two? I was down a pound this morning again, so I'm hoping that means that my body is ready to go back into losing mode -- and it will be fat this time and not water!

Got to get it in gear. have a great day.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:28 PM   #108
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START WEIGHT: 291
GOAL WEIGHT: 52 pounds to start with
TOTAL TO LOSE: 20 pounds for May
ACHIEVED:

Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 289
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 286
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25:
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01:
Week 05 - JUN 02 - JUN 08:
Week 06 - JUN 09 - JUN 15:
Week 07 - JUN 16 - JUN 22:
Week 08 - JUN 23 - JUN 29:
Week 09 - JUN 30 - JUL 06:
Week 10 - JUL 07 - JUL 13:
Week 11 - JUL 14 - JUL 20:
Week 12 - JUL 21 - JUL 27:
Week 13 - JUL 28 - AUG 03:
Week 14 - AUG 04 - AUG 10:
Week 15 - AUG 11 - AUG 17:
Week 16 - AUG 18 - AUG 24:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUG 31:
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:42 PM   #109
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START WEIGHT: 343.00(5/5)
GOAL WEIGHT: 298.00
TOTAL TO LOSE: 45.00
ACHIEVED: 10.4
CURRENT WEIGHT: 332.6


Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 337.2 (5/12)
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 332.6 (5/18)
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25:
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01:
Week 05 - JUN 02 - JUN 08:
Week 06 - JUN 09 - JUN 15:
Week 07 - JUN 16 - JUN 22:
Week 08 - JUN 23 - JUN 29:
Week 09 - JUN 30 - JUL 06:
Week 10 - JUL 07 - JUL 13:
Week 11 - JUL 14 - JUL 20:
Week 12 - JUL 21 - JUL 27:
Week 13 - JUL 28 - AUG 03:
Week 14 - AUG 04 - AUG 10:
Week 15 - AUG 11 - AUG 17:
Week 16 - AUG 18 - AUG 24:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUG 31:

Hey everyone!!! I survived the bus trip, and thanks for all the helpful commetns on the seats, it was a lot of worry for nothing lol

Stayed on plan except from some canteloupe and blueberries at lunch on Monday (on Atkins, no fruits during induction). But fat % have been a little high so I dont' think the scale has moved much since Sun when I last weighed. I'll see tomorrow though

Only have a couple mine so sorry I can't catch up on everyone's post but just wanted to say congrats to all - and welcome to some of the new faces also!
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:13 PM   #110
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Great job SilentArctic!

Welcome Vortex!!!

Betsy, I bet you really worked those muscles moving the mulch/dirt!

Starfish, you can do it!

Ubee, you'll do great if you have your mind set when those curve balls come at you.

Nightkatt, I still think you are a Saint! And congrats on Stage I Obesity. Woohoo! Feels great, eh! We are on our way! to lovely overweight! Yay on the size 16 tights!

WatchOut, You are doing fantastic!

Ferris, I'm with you. I'll be thrilled to be in a comfortable 12-14 in any style that doesn't have stretch in it.

SUUUUUUUE!!! So glad you see you back at it! I always miss seeing your lovely posts.

Welcome back LostButStillTrying! You are doing so well!!!

Great job DogPal!

WTG Ali! Good for you not going too off track on your trip.

You are all super great and I'm so glad to be a part of this wonderful thread! I miss you guys when I can't get on here to post.
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:54 AM   #111
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Have a wonderful day everyone and be good to yourself!!!

START WEIGHT (05/01): 222.0
GOAL WEIGHT: 204
TOTAL TO LOSE: 18
ACHIEVED: 6.2

Week 01 - MAY 08: 219.2
Week 02 - MAY 15: 217.6
Week 03 - MAY 22: 215.8
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #112
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Question for consideration: Does anyone know of a non-medical patch that helps with alleviating sugar addictions? When I stopped smoking, I used the nicotine patches for the first 3-4 days and wondered if anyone knew of something similar for sugar addiction. My reading has indicated that wearing a patch scented with vanilla helps to alleviate the cravings so I might just saturate a bandaid and wear that. But, wondered if anyone knew of something that's actually been marketed (and proven to work!).
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:08 PM   #113
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Betsy no patch knowledge here. All I know is if I stay away from sugars and carbs the craving goes away.
Good job Easily! Thanks for the laugh about the body parts! All we can do is laugh because the other option doesn't help.
Woohoo Ali! Glad you fit on the bus.
Dogpal nice to see you back on the horse and losing!
Vortex "There is a little green man in my head. Paranoia self destroy ya..."
Welcome lost!
Katt what is going on? I miss reading about your days. It is almost like a book or sitcom for me.
I'm going to need to be very strict to show a loss on Monday.
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:45 PM   #114
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I hope all is well, NightKatt!

Betsy, I was going to pretty much say what Ubee did but in my usual long rambling way. You just have to find something that works for you.

Ubee, true that on the laughing about what we can't change! You are so wise!

I hope you are all having a wonderful stress-free day!!!
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Old 05-22-2014, 02:01 PM   #115
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The only thing that has worked for me to reduce cravings for sugar/sweet is cutting carbs. I do agree that everyone is different and what works for one may not for another.

But --- If you are doing low cal, low fat diet you are getting alot more carbs/sugar in your diet. Watch for hidden sugars, you'll be amazed at what all suaga is in and the amounts.

If you're not watching it now, I'd def gie it a shot, because it won't hurt to try for sure. Not going to say I never struggle, but I'm the person who had sweets EVERY day, who EVERY time I went somewhere I'd buy a candy bar or something sweet and down it before I got home, sometimes going out more than once a day. So I definitly understand what that struggle is like! And I can say now, it crosses my mind of course but it's not a major struggle like it was - I've done every diet in the book and the only thing that has ever helped me is low carb.

Also having the sugar removed from my diet I've noticed things that didn't taste sweet to me before do now... I had some canteloupe the other day which I've always hated b/c I thought they tasted so bitter - and it was like I just ate a spoon of sugar!

Good luck to you, I know that's a challenge!
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:11 PM   #116
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Hello everyone .. so sorry for being AWOL .. I have been reading honest just haven't time to answer and boy am I feeling tired lol .. but its all good in the hood (as my daughter says lol).
I had a carb blowout on Wednesday so as expected no loss this week .. but hey .. I didn't go up either (fortunately my weigh in is today and not yesterday or it would have been another story lol) .. but I have refocused and will restart again tomorrow for my new "week".
So .. let me think .. what have I been up to?? Work really lol .. but its been all good .. On Tuesday night when I got home and did the baking I was feeling pretty good .. even though it was a really busy day at work it was a good busy and so the day flew by. Baked the Lemon/Coconut cupcakes and the Savoury Muffins to take to work the next day .. and the damn stray cat from somewhere in the neighbourhood got FOUR of my cupcakes when I was leaving them too cool!!! Damn thing .. comes in every night and up on the bench to get whatever is left out defrosting .. drives me nuts sometimes ... but then I think the poor thing needs to eat too so I figure if its brave enough to face the 4 dogs and get back out in one piece .. it deserves its little thefts lol.
Sooo instead of 2 dozen cupcakes I had 4 less .. then another 2 less cos hunny had to try them (2 batches so each batch needed a taste test, even though it was the same mix lol) .. but the customers loved them and I even had a lady ring back in the afternoon to thank me for the lovely treat and that it was delicious .. such a nice surprise that she took the time to do that .. I have decided if I have Tuesdays off Im going to bake that day and make Wednesdays at work the mid week treat day for my customers
Thursday I had a much needed day off .. and even though I just wanted to curl up and sleep for the day I drove 2 hours to see my daughter and grandkids for an hour or so ... then went to visit my sister who had a bad doctors report, it seems the lumps are back and its spread a little more .. but we will keep positive .. she has beaten the odds so far so we will keep thinking that way .. but deep down it does hurt and I am so scared about losing her .. but I can't show anyone in the family that or they will think I am giving up .. which Im not .. but it doesn't stop the fear right? And tempting though it was to head for the chocolate I headed home instead .. which was a touch and go thing as I was so tired almost nodded off a couple of times so had to keep pulling over to get out and stretch my legs .. oh but I did get some BEAUTIFUL fresh veges when I was visiting .. the size of veges in a country town over the city for the same price is incredible! So last nights dinner I had a yummy chicken breast, cauliflower, broccoli, courgette, carrots & brussell sprouts .. so yummy and filling ... then I was naughty and had some of a boston bun for dessert lol .. but overall it was a good day
Today its back to work until Tuesday .. the weather isn't wonderful but hopefully that doesn't mean the customers won't be out and about .. we have our winter coats and jackets 30-50% off so it should encourage our shoppers now that the colder weather is starting lol.
Will do individual catch ups later team .. when I get home tonight and have more time online

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Old 05-22-2014, 08:03 PM   #117
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Starting weight: 375.5 pounds
Goal for June 12th: 349 pounds (26.5 pounds)
End goal: 330 pounds (45.5 pounds)


Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 375.5
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 374.8 (total 0.7 pounds)
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25: 373.0 (total: 2.5 pounds)
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01:
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:42 AM   #118
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Hi Everyone!
I will be off line until June 2.
All is good!
Stay strong. Ubee
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:30 AM   #119
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Basically maintained this week which is fine after the big whoosh.....

START WEIGHT: 347.8
GOAL WEIGHT: 316
TOTAL TO LOSE: 31.8
ACHIEVED:

Week 01 - MAY 05 - MAY 11: 347.8 (START)
Week 02 - MAY 12 - MAY 18: 335.8
Week 03 - MAY 19 - MAY 25: 336.0
Week 04 - MAY 26 - JUN 01:
Week 05 - JUN 02 - JUN 08:
Week 06 - JUN 09 - JUN 15:
Week 07 - JUN 16 - JUN 22:
Week 08 - JUN 23 - JUN 29:
Week 09 - JUN 30 - JUL 06:
Week 10 - JUL 07 - JUL 13:
Week 11 - JUL 14 - JUL 20:
Week 12 - JUL 21 - JUL 27:
Week 13 - JUL 28 - AUG 03:
Week 14 - AUG 04 - AUG 10:
Week 15 - AUG 11 - AUG 17:
Week 16 - AUG 18 - AUG 24:
FINAL WEIGH IN - AUG 31:
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:28 PM   #120
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TGIF! I'm so glad that this week is almost over!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!

Nightkatt, I know you are so busy and have so much going on, but glad to hear you are okay. Maintaining is always better than gaining, for sure! I hope your re-focus goes well! I'm so sorry about your sister, with all of the medical advancements you are smart to think positive!

Great job SunnyDispo!!!

Ubee, you will be so missed! It is going to be tough on me not having my Ubee fix until June 2nd. I hope you'll still check in occasionally.

Betsy, yay on maintaining. I am sure your body is just adjusting like you said to that Avalanche of a Whoosh.

I hope everyone gets rest this weekend and for some of us, the long weekend.
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