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Old 12-30-2013, 11:25 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by ems70508 View Post
Good Morning LisaAnn! I am the same height and have the same goal. I think you've set yourself a good goal. I based mine off of BMI. I used the calculator in the link below.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/...MI/bmicalc.htm

Since I don't remember what 160 feels/looks like, I feel like it's on the higher end of the 'normal' grid based on the website. When I get there, I might want to loose more or stay!

You know what? The cost is really what keeps me motivated. If someone temtps me with wine or cookies, etc, I tell myself that it wastes 3 days of previous work and the next 3 days to get back into ketosis. Know what that means? 6 days...gone. $80...gone. So then I ask myself, if I went to the grocery store and bought wine, would I spend $80 on it? Absolutely not! It's not worth it to me right now. Spend the money now so that when you get to P4, you can occasionally enjoy the treats again!

I too am on medication but not for depression, it was for blood sugar because I was close to diabetes. That scared the crap out of me, diabetes runs in my family! I HATE taking daily pills. I was terrified of getting diabetes. That alone is incentive to stick with IP because it works!

I know you said you don't love the kitchen but I think you'll either find a love for it through all these recipe threads or you'll get the basics down and won't spend much time in there. Sometimes I really don't feel like rocking it in there either so i'll chop, season and throw in the oven for a bit. I even have these ziplok steam bags and can toss my veggies in the microwave for a few minutes and BAM, dinner!
Totally get the cost thing, that is one of my main motivators. Plus, I also tell myself that if I suddenly ate something sweet or loaded with carbs (after not having had any since mid-July, It might make me feel horrible. I am also on daily maintenance meds, one for seizures (one instance in 2006 and none since thanks to the drugs), one for thyroid and one for depression. I have a feeling those might affect my progress, not that I am complaining - 68 since July is fine with me.
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