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04-16-2007, 09:34 AM
Just thought I'd start us up for the week. DH is home today and tomorrow. Today we're going fishing. Scale was down 2 pounds on Friday...but then up a pound on Saturday. So I'll wait until this week to re-weigh. Then I'll know for sure. Hope you all had a great weekend and I'll try and get back here more often!!

04-16-2007, 10:04 AM
Good Morning. Hope everyone had a nice weekend. :) I'm home today having some home repair stuff done (lots of fun!). I'm frustrated with the scale (just completed 3 weeks of Atkins/low carb) but my clothes are fitting slightly better, so I know something is happening. I haven't had the fast loss that I had in past years with Atkins, but I am sticking with it and trying to focus on my increased energy and the fact that I am generally feeling better.

Hope you have fun fishing lady_adnerb!


04-16-2007, 10:19 AM
Im here :wave: but struggling. I'll try to get here more often.

04-16-2007, 10:46 AM
Hi everyone-
Today is my second day of induction. Yesterday was not bad really. I found that I got full really fast during my meals yesterday, then it took alot longer than usual until I was hungry again. So that's a good thing to me. I hope everyone else is doing great on the plan.

beach bum
04-16-2007, 11:08 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Don't know if I'm going to stay up this morning,as the weather hit our neck of the woods around 11 Pm with winds hitting 50 MPH along with heavy rains that pattered on our sky lights directly under our bed. The barometer dropped rapidly and my whole back from neck to spine is hurting me. Leo is going to trade me in for a newer model.

We don't have any damage,like trees down or any wires that hit the ground,so we were able to have our morning tea.

Saw the Food Network last night,but was a little disappointed,thought they were going to get out a ward to the best chef. Have of the companies or supermarkets that got the awards I never heard of them.

b-hot oatmeal,with soy milk

l-L/C pizza[recipe] large salad

d-Chicken Florentine[L/C recipe]

Have get to the couche and rest my back ,as it hurting while I sitting at this computer. Well post late when I feeling better

Hugs :)BB

04-16-2007, 11:29 AM
man, that always happens to me... when trying to lose weight the scale fluxuates SO much...DAILY! how do you know the "real" weight.

04-16-2007, 04:32 PM
im on my 4th day of induction here. headaches are gone! yay! Im feeling great. I splurged and bought a diet coke today lol. woohoo such a little thing. But i love soda! I need to go pick up some diet rite. That stuff is good! i love the peach flavor. Ive noticed my scale fluctuating alot the last few days. I think ill wait till friday to weigh again if i can help it! lol.

04-16-2007, 06:49 PM
Good afternoon, everyone! I am new to the site but I think I'll just jump right in on your weekly chat. :D Today was my first day back to work since the 6th -- I am a teacher and we had Easter/Spring Break last week. It sure was nice but boy are my feet TIRED this afternoon..I have to get used to standing all day all over again after being off a few days in a row.

Today, I have done much better with plan than I did Saturday and Sunday -- so good that I may as well call today DAy 1 of induction instead of Saturday. Tonite, DH and I are having a big chicken salad with Tyson grilled chicken breast strips, romaine, bacon crumbs (the real stuff!), boiled eggs, cheese and ranch dressing.

Anyway, I am feeling much more motivated this time to stay on the wagon so I am keeping my fingers crossed that this is it and I'll soon be able to report to you that I have started re-losing those pounds!

04-17-2007, 07:06 AM
Morning girlies!

Good to see new people posting, this board is great, lots of support here. I had my day of jury duty yesterday and it took all day, until 600pm! I coulnt believe it, that was a 10 hour day. couldnt take my cell phone into the courthouse..i think i went thru separation anxiety! I didnt get picked, i never do. my brother is a corrections officer and that keeps me off the jury every time. Made some off plan choices for lunch. I had to go within walking distance of the courthouse...but i couldve done better...maybe the walk counteracted the carbs???..oh well....back on track today~

ladya - didja catch any fish? i loved fishing when i was growing up..

ladyjulie - feeling better is my guide too, i feel so much better that when i dont lose, i dont stress over it...

RobinW - :hug: :hug: just come to say hi if nothing else..

rdhd - isnt it great how the hunger subsides? one of the great benefits of lowcarb..

beachb - :hug: awww so sorry you are in pain, hope its better today..we had a couple days of horrible winds too, some kinda scary...

nosnah - i hate scale fluctuations too, so i try not to let it get me down, i just concentrate on all the other benefits as, no heartburn, good sleep, loose clothes...:)

Dropz - congrats on day 4:carrot:

Thinme - welcome to the weekly chat! and congrats on day 1!

Hope everyone has a great day!

beach bum
04-17-2007, 10:53 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Had a good rest Sunday and Monday pampering my back and all the hurtful joints. This morning it just my left hand thumb joint that bothering me.

We haven't been out in two days,and the cabin fever is taking over,have to go out and see the rest of the world.

Its was a depressing afternoon hearing about the shooting in Virginia. Gosh you're not safe anywhere.Hope that all of cyper sisters didn't know anyone involved. Our prayers go out to the poor families that lost a love one.

Welcome:welcome: to all the new low carbers. You'll find a great group of ladies on this board.

Nos- I try not to weigh myself everyday,but when I do,I usually total the 7 days than divided by 7 and get my average weight.

Drop-The reason you're getting the headaches it that your body is going into detoxing mode. Happy that they stopped, I hated them,fluctuation is going to happen everyday. You must not be concerned pouncing back and forth. Weigh in on Friday,is a good day, that when I get on the scale.

Thin-Your menu looks good, your be down in no time.Know what you mean about standing my sister was a teach for many years,but she now retired. Weekends are always hard Induction or OWL. I think the weekends get to the best of us. Hang in there.

Jae-That sure a long day,you had jury duty. I don't get picked either and to me its a waste of time,when your not picked. Very soon I won't have to go anymore.My back is ok now,but I having problems with my left hand thumb. I have a brace on to keep it from moving.

Have a great one

Hugs :) BB

04-17-2007, 12:23 PM
Hi everyone, I've been missing since about Friday. Very stresful time. My dog ate the computer cord and we now have it replaced.

We took my SD that has been denying pregnancy to the Dr. yesterday after a harrowing confrontation. (I found 3 bottles of pills in her junk for Ultram, Lorazepam and Hydrocodone). Anyway, she is 26-28 weeks pregnant and denies having missed a period. We had been asking her frequently if she was pregnant and she kept denying it. She cried and cried as we listened to fetal heart tones and since she in the process of a divorce and her soon to be XH has temporary custody of the other 2 kids, I don't know for sure what will happen from here.

I am sick right now. Fever, Bronchitis, Neck Pain. My Dr. was very concerned about a place on my left arm where I pulled a tick off and it is swollen bigger than a golf ball. So lab work for tick-borne disease was drawn. I was put on different antibiotics. I don't know yet what the lab work showed. I just know that I've felt very run-down for last 2 weeks.

My eating has been totally off-plan Sunday and Monday. I'm trying to get it all back together today. Too sick to really exercise. Temp of 101.2. Dr. scales showed my wt. UP.

Hope everyone else's life is calmer than mine has been lately.

04-17-2007, 01:14 PM
Hi all! I'm not going to stay online long. Just wanted to check in. Fishing was awesome yesterday! Was so nice outside I could have just layed in the boat and sucked up the sun. But I fished and that was fun too. My shoulder (from shoulder to wrist) is bothering me today and makes it hard to type. Add to that the pollen from yesterday and all I want to do is lay down and take a nap....which is where I'm going now.
Don't forget your water!!!!

04-17-2007, 01:19 PM
Brenda, we are taking my 3 yr. old grandson fishing this evening. His very first fishing trip. It should be fun and hopefully he won't end up in the water. LOL.

04-17-2007, 02:46 PM
Hello all--I'm just popping in quick, I have to get to class. This week, I thought I did a LOT better with the beer, but cheese and triscuts got the better of me. I'm down to 154. Not so great. In past experiances, I've Lost over 10 lbs in the first two weeks. Now I'm only down 6 plus this time I've been exercising. Sooooo frusterating.

Hope everyone is doing well!


04-17-2007, 07:32 PM
Lily, Sounds like things are really stressful right now. Hope things calm down a little. One of my daughters and a DIL are both due with babies any day so we are anxiously awaiting their calls. The DIL is overdue but she was 11 days over with the first. Brenda, I can't be in the sun because of the vitamin D and blood calcium problems and I sure miss it. But if staying out of the sun will keep the blood calcium down it's worth it. Last year I even rode the exercise bike in the shade of a tree. We live in the country on a dead end road so not many people see me. ha!

04-18-2007, 12:40 AM
Hello all!! Thought I would join in on your chat. I hope I can be support for you all. Goodness knows I need all the support I can get!! I started atkins about 3 days ago. Tomorrow will be my 4th day. I feel really good. My mind seems alot more clear than before I started. I lost 60 lbs on Atkins about 7 yrs ago. Unfortunately I gained some of it back. Well, most of it. I went back to my old ways. I did manage to keep the weight off for several years. Awhile back I was doing weight watchers and lost 20 lbs. I have gained about 10 of those lbs back. I liked weight watchers, but it gave me a little tooooo much freedom to cheat. It works, but I quit. I was posting on the ww threads for awhile and dropped off. I do not want to do that again!!!! I really haven't started an exercise routine yet. I was riding the heck out of my stationary bike. Like 15-20 miles. I suppose I will get back to walking and riding my bike soon. I look forward to meeting all of you. I think I have been on a thread with you before, lillybelle. I think we talked before, maybe not. I had to take a little peek at the scales after the 2nd day and so far I lost 2 lbs. of water retention. Yipee!!! Have a great night and I will talk to you guys soon.

04-18-2007, 08:42 AM
Wow, look at all the new folks!! :welcome3:

Im here....just buried in vinyl graphics and foosball tables. Hopefully they will all be done today!! We have a total of 15 we are applying graphics to. We, not we, me!! Dh is loading them back up in the boxes when Im done. I am soooooooooooooooooo sore!! I always knew I had really girly hands, but after yesterday, I have sore boney girly hands :lol: The only part of my body that is boney!!!!!

Alright, Im off to work.....have a great day ladies!

beach bum
04-18-2007, 11:16 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Still raining and the winds are still among us.Can't wait until this weather disappears, enough is enough.

My aches and pains are gone,except for in the base of my left hand thumb .Have a wrist brace on my left, so it hard to type. My house is taking a tole for this as I can't do any cleaning.

b-zucchini pancake with breakfast link sausages,1c soy milk
l-Fried Hot Dog with diced onions & tomatoes
d-Turbot fish fillet,green beans with spetzel

Lily- Your silly doggie,chewing on the computer:comp: cord.Wheres his chewing bone. Happy to see you back,didn't know where you were, I miss you. Gee!! This is not your year,with illnesses. Hope you feel :getwell: better soon .You'll get the old scale moving downward again,you body needs time to rest. Take care 101 fever is nothing to sneeze at.

Brenda-I would have loved to go fishing with you. My dh used to take me out periodically when living in NY. I once caught the biggest fish that day,but DH didn't put me in the pool.

Getup-Losing 6 lbs thats fantastic Big congrats :cheers: We're all been there eating cheese & crackers. Your lose it again.

Pace-:welcome1: to the board. The more the merrier I always say. Like you, I tried several diets in the past and the doctor & I came to the conclusion that I'm carb sensitive and had to lower my carb intake in order for the scale to move down. Low carbing is what I have to do for the rest of my life. Sounds like you need lower carbs Welcome back.

Robin-Take care of those hands,and have a fun day at work.

Have a good one

Hugs :) BB

04-18-2007, 11:40 AM
My arm is still aching so I'm not staying long. Just checking in and wanted to say hello to all the new ones and keep stay on the wagon to the "usuals". The scale went up so I can't report a loss. But I should be seeing a downward in the scale soon as I've been OP and there are other signs of looking forward to that. Well, off to take more advil and rest. UGH!!! Don't forget your water!!

04-18-2007, 03:39 PM
My name is Zina and I would like to join your group if that is ok with everyone.

04-18-2007, 03:56 PM
thx beachbum! Yeah so happy they are gone. Now im just dealing with the major cravings. But i havent given in!!! I have a big job interview today. My agency is sending me over there. So far they have sent 20 people and this man has not hired anyone yet. So im a little nervous! But determined as can be!!
Carol: hope ur daughter has that baby soon! its no fun being 9+ months pregnant! lol

04-19-2007, 01:03 AM
Hi everyone and a BIG welcome to all the new folks.

I'm still posting, just been feeling lousy and having a lot of family stress to deal with (the SD).

Carol, hope those babies arrive safely and soon. We now have 2 on the way. One from each of the 2 SD's. One due in June and other in July.

beach bum
04-19-2007, 02:10 PM
Hi Ladies:)

The sun:sunny: is out,WoW we haven't seen it out since last Saturday.But its still to windy to go down to the:beach: beach. Long for my walking:running: along the sandy dunes.

Nothing new, I W-I tomorrow,so I might have a bit of news how that goes,:cross: crossing my figures that I have another lose.

Brenda-What :?: :?: happened to your arm?????, sorry :sorry: if I must of missed a post or two. Hope you're on the mend real soon. Does the same rule apply[2 days OP] when you in ketostis, or do you use the strip???????? Heres to :goodscale: a good W-I.

Zina-Welcome :welcome3: to the board.

Drop-Craving will stop also. Good Luck :goodluck: on your job interview. Crossing :crossed: my fingers that you get it.

Lily-Don't let the SD's life stress :stress: you out,its not worth it,you have your own day to day problems. Take care and hope you're feeling better soon.

Hugs :) BB

beach bum
04-20-2007, 10:10 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

We have another beautiful sunny day,so we're going to take advantage and get some walking done along the beach. This afternoon I have to go our last senior singers rehearsal before the big birthday party next Friday at the Center.

Well I W-I this morn and I'm up.3 from last week as I calling it a MAINTAIN.So I'm not going to bother changing my ticker. That .3 is water fluctuation,and I know it will be down again tomorrow.

Have a good one

Hugs :) BB

04-20-2007, 01:41 PM
Hi everyone.

I took my SD back to my MIL's yesterday so I can again use my computer without her watching.

I know I said we were going to wait on a boat, but I found a great used boat that fits our needs and our budget. They even let us take it to a boat shop and have it all mechanically checked out and take it to the lake and try it out. So, we plan to get it. It runs great and looks fairly good. (could use new marine carpet). Much, much cheaper than the new boats we had looked at. It was repossessed from previous owner and finance company said there is "no problem at all" with us getting it. All they are asking is the $4400.00 that the payoff was and the loan value on it is WAY more than that. So, it is a great deal. It's now parked in my yard. LOL. (Another man wanted to buy it the same day, so they told me to go ahead and hook up to it and take it home and try it out and it was ours if we wanted it). LOL, I personally know the other man, He can afford a brand NEW boat, LOL, so I took this one. It's a Ranger Bass Boat and my DH loves it. He didn't pressure me on it at all. We had quit looking really and this one just got repossessed on Monday at the company where I make my car payment. So, I'm the one that found it and brought it home. LOL, that's a first. It came with ski's, but I think I'll stay off those, as I'd probably hurt myself. But, DH and the kids will enjoy skiing.

I'm back on plan today with my eating and exercise.

I replanted my tomatoes yesterday. Hopefully no more freezes. The rest of my garden is looking great.

beach bum
04-21-2007, 03:08 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Finally had a beautiful sunny :sunny: day to walk :running:along the beach. The temps are around 65 * which gave me the opportunity to open the windows
to let some fresh air in after being shut during the winter months.

Nothing new, have to do some house cleaning after having a bad week with my thumb and back hurting.

Lily-Have a great time on your boat. Your DH & children will love how you pick it up.

Have a nice weekend

Hugs :) BB

04-21-2007, 04:24 PM
Good Saturday to all of you!

I haven't posted for a few days but I wanted to let you all know that I am still going strong! I started last Saturday back on Atkins but had a bad day on Sunday... BUT have been on plan 100% since Monday of this week. I weighed this morning and have lost 4.5 pounds. :carrot:

DH, the kids and I went out last nite to eat at our favorite Mexican restaurant and I ordered the fahitas for one skillet -- gave away my rice, beans and tortillas to dh and kids and ate my steak strips and stir fried veggies along with the guacomole salad that came with my meal. It tasted great and I was reminded how easy it is to remain low carb when eating out and STILL have a great tasting and satisfying meal.

I haven't gotten back into exercising yet -- only did a couple short hip/butt/abs workouts this week. I am going to try to work in some exercise this week. Anyone else having trouble in that area?

Enjoy your weekend!

04-22-2007, 03:38 AM
We took the boat fishing tonite and I caught way more fish than DH, but I gave him the pleasure of cleaning all the fish. LOL. I plan to cook fish tomorrow night. I caught a huge , scary looking GAR and cut my line and just gave it my hook. LOL. It was a fun evening.

Thin, WTG on the 4.5 lbs. I sure wish I'd see a decrease on my scale about now. But, my eating is far from perfect right now, so I deserve to not be losing anymore. BTW, my ticker is off a few lbs. I am fighting myself to get back on plan and stay there.

beach bum
04-22-2007, 04:51 PM
Hi Ladies:)

What a gorgious day we're having. Hubby and I walked:running: along the beach:beach: this afternoon. The parking lot was filled. It was as if summer had arrived again.To bad its not going last as my the middle of the week the temp are going down again.

ThinMe-Big :cheer:congrats on your 4.5 weight loss. I have to get the ball starting to roll again.This week I will watch the carb intake.You did :carrot: fantastic :carrot: giving away stuff and sticking to OP. :cp:

LILY-Glad :)you had a great time on the boat. WoW you did great:carrot: catching all that fish. When we go out on a charter boat all I catch are sea robins,That you have to throw back.Nothings Like FRESH FISH.

Hugs :) BB

04-22-2007, 05:18 PM
BB, that sounds so nice to walk along the beach. Here I always walk out in the country and I like it too. I love doing stuff outdoors.

I am so far back on plan today. I slept most of the day so haven't eaten much. I do plan to cook the fish for dinner though.

DH is out mowing the lawn. LOL, I've mowed it for so long that I thought he'd forgotten how. Looks like it's gonna rain soon here.

I can't wait to get the fresh veggies out of my own garden to eat. They are doing great now.