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jaesueray
06-25-2007, 06:06 AM
Morning all!!

It was so good to see my son come across the sidewalk at the airport:carrot::carrot: I have missed him soooo much..i will have some time off this week to spend doing things with him. I think we will go to the atlanta aquarium, its awesome and then maybe whitewater or the world of coke...we will see. he spent the weekend with his friends getting caught up with them, but for the time im off work, he is all mine!! one of his buddies is going into basic training in a couple weeks, his best friend really, and i dont bedgrudge him at all spending time with his friend. me = good mama:D:D:D

I stepped on the scale this morning and got 268.5 and then got 270....so i guess my scale is on the fritz. my groc store has a scale back by the pharmacy, guess i will need to weigh there from now on to get a accurate number. But for today....im claiming the 268.5!!!

Have a good day all....:hug::hug::hug:Jae


beach bum
06-25-2007, 08:09 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)


Another day and new week to get with the program.Now that the weekend birthday:woo: celebration is over I can't get back to what I'm, on this board for.Losing weight and getting healthy or is it visa versa


Jae-Happy:carrot: that you have your son back with you,enjoy all the things you have planned for this visit.Big congrats:cheers: on your 1.5 lb loss. Hope you scale adjusts fast,so you won't have to rely on the grocery store scale.


Hugs :) BB

SherryA
06-25-2007, 10:35 AM
Good morning, frustrating here. I need to get back on plan, I'm already messing it up too much, but yesterday was annoying. All day I hardly ate anything it seemed like, went to bed very hungry and woke up this morning to weigh to find that the scale is higher than all of last week's average.

I can't understand it. I was exhausted yesterday from all the work I did and from not fueling my body well. And still the scale is punishing too. I should know better by now. Low carb is the only thing that really seems to work for me, and I just haven't been to the grocery store to be prepared to stay with it. I was too tired and too busy to go all weekend.

Today starts another work week. Hubby isn't much help around the house, and a lot of the time his work week is much shorter than mine. I asked him to do the grocery shopping and he refused to do it. Or at least indicated that he wouldn't. I think he will if I talk to him again about it, but he can be so dense sometimes. Doesn't see beyond his nose when it comes to what other people are enduring.

The good news is he's taking the pills I bought him and planning to quit smoking. Has next Sunday as his quit date. Hope it works this time. They weren't cheap pills, but if it eliminates the need for more cigarette buying it is definitely worth it.


RobinW
06-25-2007, 11:04 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Jae~ Enjoy your son!! :hug:

off today, and going to get some work done around the house. It has been neglected a bit too long.

Have a great day ladies!

callystia
06-25-2007, 11:24 AM
Happy Monday, ladies! (It is not a contradiction, lol.)

I had a wonderful weekend with the hubby, and I'm hoping the extra sleep I got will help me finally kick this cold that's been hanging on for about two weeks. Ugh.

Well, fresh from coming "back" to Atkins, I promptly went and screwed it up one night by having junk food. I blame the fact that I had a couple of drinks--stupid--and my judgment was impaired. However, I got right back on the horse and am down four pounds overall, and (thank heavens) am not having any sugar cravings due to the slip. Best of all, I poured out the liquor we had left and have resolved not to buy any more. Don't need that stuff anyway!

Whew, I rambled there. :D Jae, I hope you and your son have a GREAT time together. The aquarium really sounds like a winner; I'm going to the zoo this weekend myself.

BB, I'm so glad you had a good time celebrating your birthday! Good luck getting back "on track"; I know you can do it!

Sherry...*hugs* I'm so sorry things are rough for you right now. I won't go on about how much returning to plan will help you, because you already know that, but know that I'm here supporting you! (And giving Hubby a mental kick in the butt to make him start helping more, lol.)

Robin, I feel for you on the housework. I need to go vacuum mine, and I don't wanna! Seems like the vacuum kicks up more dust than it eats, and it gets my allergies going something fierce. Yuck.

Have a great day, everyone, and make good choices! :cheer2:

lilybelle
06-25-2007, 01:54 PM
Hi ladies,

Sherry I can definitely identify with your problem. I am planning to have a family meeting this evening regarding not getting any help around here. I'm tired of doing the laundry for all 6 of us. Tired of cooking 3 times a day. Tired of doing dishes 3 times a day. Tired of picking up blankets, pillows and junk from my living room everyday while all the kids and DH aren't lifting a finger. DH is getting to where he is playing party poker on the computer constantly and having someone bring his dinner and his beers to him. I guess I'm just gonna have to put my foot down. This bunch is getting to dang Lazy and I'm feeling like a MAID.

Tonite, I'm babysitting the 2 grandsons (ages 3 and 1)overnight. If DH comes to the computer room and shuts the door and ignores them, the FIGHT is on.

OMG< I just heard one of the kids start up the vacuum. Could it be for real? I think I might just fall out of my chair. I wasn't aware they even knew we Owned a vacuum. LOL.

Well, I'm back on plan again with food and exercise. Excuses are over. All the births are done and the kid's birthdays too. So, time to kick it up a notch and take off the 3 extra lbs. that are clinging to my tummy. Of course, with all the housework and yardwork, at least I haven't been gaining anymore.

jaesueray
06-26-2007, 06:14 AM
:hug:Morning all!!

I will have wed and thurs off this week to spend with my son before he has to go back to alaska. ive planned a trip to the aquarium for him, weve been but that the kind of thing i can go to more than once! its awesome, i cant wait!

since he has been home ive been thinking about me and DH flying up to see him in a few months. ive never flown and i am terrified of the thought of getting on a plane..any wisdom out there for me? what if i dont fit in the seats? what if my restless leg syndrome makes me crazy on the seven hour flight? what if i go crazy and cant make myself get on the plane? see? i am a nut:dizzy::dizzy:....i warned yall....i am truly a control freak and a scardey cat.

i want to do it because:
i love my son and he will be going back to Iraq in january
its a good oppritunity to see alaska, something few people get to do
its a beautiful state and lots of outdoors stuff to do
i can use it to reward myself for getting healthy
i love my son
i need a real vacation
facing my fears is a good thing
letting go of control is a good thing for me

sorry guys, i needed to ramble on this subject....

i gotta run, i will chat more later.....Jae:hug:

Leenie
06-26-2007, 08:04 AM
Good Morning :hug:

Just popping in to say hello to my low carb lovely ladies :wave:

:cheers: to an OP day ;)

beach bum
06-26-2007, 08:32 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

Off again this morning to pick up DH eyeglasses,he didn't want to wait around for 3 hours,so back again today.I'm also have a canasta game to go to this afternoon. Have a busy day ahead,going to lite again today,as the humidity is going be around for several days before it blows out to sea.


So far the scale when down 1.5 with this lite eating,and after my birthday bash at the Clam Shack eating fried clams & French fries. Gained 2 lbs and now its .5 left.


Sherry-I can relate to your frustrations. We've all been there but,going to bed hungry,is not a good idea. You should have some kind or allowed snack. When you don't but fuel in a car it can run properly and eventually will stop. Our body's work somewhat like that,and the scale won't be your friend either.Sorry about you DH not going grocery shopping for you. Here to a better week.



Cally-Had a great time,but like I posted above I lost 1.5 from my celebrating gain.,hope it goes down further by the end of the week when I w-i.


Jae-We're been to Alaska and its one of our beautiful states,but we went on a cruise, we only flew to Vancouvour and meet the cruise there. I have to tell you the planes are smaller than they used to be. They use the jumbo jets for over seas flights.,and there no food on these flights either,and its very hard to get a non stop these days also.As far a safe it safer than driving in a car.


Have to get ready to go with DH to pick up shis glasses.
Will post later after my card game.


Hugs :) BB

Nikki128
06-26-2007, 12:08 PM
Morning All-

Jae- I'm glad you get to spend time with your son. Enjoy it.

BB-Congrats on your loss the last .5 will be gone before you know it.

Robin, Lily. Cally,Leenie have a great day ladies

I am having a ood week so far. I made an awesome cucumber salad that is low carb yesterday. I am enjoying it for lunch today . Here is hoping the scale is nice tomorrow.

Nikki

Puncezilla
06-26-2007, 12:55 PM
Good mornin'
I'm a little frustrated with myself today. DH left his peanuts on the coffee table again yesterday and I just had to have some, and by "some" I mean a lot. I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I'm back on track today. My sister and nephew are comming to visit for a few days, I'm always excited to se my nephew, he is so sweet. I realy want to be 100% OP the whole time they are here, I cant afford anymore days off if I'm going to meet my next goal. I need to get my butt off this stupid computor and get some things done around the house.
I hope your all having a better day than me.

callystia
06-26-2007, 04:03 PM
Hi ladies,

Puncezilla, I sympathize; peanuts are one of my weaknesses. I can easily eat half a can of those Planter's cocktail peanuts without even realizing it, so I have to just stay away. Portion control is NOT my strong suit when it comes to those.

I am having a bit of trouble with depression today. No reason for it; just feeling really hopeless. After all the weight gain I had when I was on Lexapro, plus the fact that after a while it made me suicidal (!!!), I'm not really eager to try any other medication. I think I mainly just need to get up and get moving a bit.

Hope everyone else is doing well!

callystia
06-26-2007, 07:37 PM
Jeez, I didn't mean to bring you all down! :p :D

Where are you, ladies?

Nikki128
06-26-2007, 09:00 PM
Hi Cally-

How's it going tonight? Feeling any better?
I had a decent enough day. Hoping for a good weigh in tomorrow and enjoying my week off.

callystia
06-27-2007, 05:39 AM
Hi Nikki,

Thanks! I did start feeling better (and your message helped too). Good luck with your weigh in!

RobinW
06-27-2007, 08:29 AM
:wave:

Nikki128
06-27-2007, 09:31 AM
Morning Ladies-

:wave: Robin

I had my weigh in today and I lost 5 lbs this week :carrot:. I decided if I can get down to 147 I will be happy even thouh I won't meet my July 4 goal. I always set my goals to high.
I hope you are all doing well.

Nikki

jaesueray
06-27-2007, 09:32 AM
Hey all!!

We are heading out in a little bit for the aquarium, hopefull i can round up all the kids to with us. Its difficult to organize them all since they are all grown and out of the house, but ima try!! I want to go to the World of Coke as well as Olympic Centennial Park. They have a jazz concert and a light and water show at the Olympic Centenial Park, i dont know if we will make all the stops, but we can sure try, isnt that half the fun??

Everyone have a great day!!!!

Jae

SherryA
06-27-2007, 10:31 AM
It has been hot here and I've been retaining water all week, so the scale is higher as a result. Even my averaging chart isn't going to help me keep my spirits up this week. Plus I haven't been really on low carb, the house didn't have any groceries in it and I had to eat whatever was available. I tried to eat less than normal and I was excessively hungry a lot of the time as a result, but hunger is no guarantee of weight loss. You'd think it would work that way, but it doesn't, not for me anyway.

I sent the kids to do the grocery shopping on their bikes yesterday while I was at work so that relieved some of the stress of not having anything in the house, so maybe now I can get it together a little better. My ankles yesterday were so swollen I had to elevate them for several hours before I could even walk.

So today I need to get back to my baby steps and start contolling my carbs again. It should be easier with food in the house! The good news is that I completed the shawl I was making for my daughter. I used a white crochet string with a sheen to it, and it looks like lace. Very pretty.

Now I want to make a black one, but I'm thiking we started it with too big of a crochet hook and it isn't going to look right. I may have to start over.

We have a special event coming up in about two weeks and my daughter is going to look really pretty with her new dresses, but the dresses are all too bare across the back and shoulders for our concept of modesty so these wraps will solve that.

The work involved really took less time than I worried it would take, but I was spending a lot of concentrated time on it. So much to do, so little time left. My mom is coming for a visit and although she will only be at our house for one night, I will need to clean up her room well. Then we are going to a hotel, so I need to pack and plan, and then when I get back, I have jury duty! Whew! I also want to enroll my daughter in a driver's education program, so she will be doing that this summer before school starts again. The kids want to go to Oregon to see their grandfather after August starts, so we have a busy time ahead of us.

SunChick
06-27-2007, 11:02 AM
Just wanted to say hi to everyone!! :wave: I'm new to the Low Carb lifestyle but have been on a couple of the 3FC boards for a few months. My name is LeiAn, I'm 35 and will celebrate my 15th wed anni next wk!:D Sorry for the brag but I consider that quite an accomplishment, especially in this day & age!! Anyway, I've got about 120 or so pounds to get rid of. I started my journey around the 1st of the year trying Weight Watchers and a few other things but really struggled so then in May my doctor gave me a rx for phentermine to try and help get some weight off because my blood pressure was started to become elevated on a regular basis....that did nothing....I think I lost a total of about 5 pounds since the beginning of the year........so last week i started low carb and am finally getting somewhere, so far I've lost another 5 pounds and feel like I might actually have the energy to start exercising soon. I do little things like park my car farther away, take the stairs, etc but as far as "regular daily exercise" I don't. So I go back to see my doc in a few weeks and I'm hoping to have lost another 5 pounds. so we'll see how it goes. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi and hope to be getting to know everyone on the board.

LeiAn

Nikki128
06-27-2007, 11:04 AM
LeiAn Welcome aboard :)

lilybelle
06-27-2007, 12:17 PM
LeiAn, Welcome. WTG on the 5 lbs. and finding a plan that is starting to work for you.

Nikki, Congrat's on the 5 lbs.

Jae, I thought I was the only one on the planet that has never flown. LOL, I'm too chicken. I know I need to get over this and someday I probably will. Actually , like you, I think I'd do it if it meant getting to see my son. I'm glad you're having a nice time with your DS.

Sherry, I'm glad you got some grocery shopping done, that will help with being able to be on plan. I sure know what you mean about "baby steps". I've been slowly crawling back OP , but feel like I'm finally getting somewhere. OH, last night when I cooked dinner , DH said "aren't you gonnna make my plate anymore". I just smiled and said "no, you're capable of making it yourself". We had our little family meeting and I think it's starting to hit home that he's as bad as the kids at expecting me to "do it all".

Today I am taking my DD and my SD to have their hair cut and hi-lighted.

Hi, to everyone else.

beach bum
06-27-2007, 02:27 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Things are back to normal no rushing out, this morn. The temps & humidity is going up today,and than will go down again to the 70's by the weekend and all next week. Hope it stays that way,don't like air conditioning rather have the sea breeze blowing and get the fresh cross ventilation.


Had a great time at our canasta game, played 1 game[several rounds] this time my partner & won having well over 5,000 pts.than we started another game,but didn't finish it as one of my friends had to leave. Next month is going to be at my house.


So far I'm, losing .5 per day being on this lunch/dinner switch-a-roo. But is so hard not having snacks in the evenings. I'm trying to fill up on water,& on Proteins shakes[net 4 carb].I need some chewing action,but I don't chew gum.so thats out. Any other suggestions to get the full feeling.


Puncezilla-Peanuts aren't a bad snack,its better than pretzels or potato chips. Just go easy on them the next time. Have a great time with you sister & nephew.


Nikki-Big Congrats:cheers: on your 5 lb weight lose. Thanks:thanks: for your congrats for me.



Jae-Have a great time no matter what you do.



Sherry-We're all experiencing this, just drink more water,as the old WW saying flush water out with water. I'm lucky:lucky: right now as we are having lower temps[70's]and low humidity.


LeiAn-Welcome:welcome3: to the board.My granddaughter is named Leanne spelled differently from yours but she was named after my DH & I. name put together.Congrats on your 5 lbs. You like it here ladies are very supportive.


Lily-:wave: Will see you later



Hugs :) BB

RobinW
06-27-2007, 10:21 PM
Nikki!! WTG on misplacing 5lbs!! :bravo: :dance: :broc:

LeiAn~ :welcome3:

Fell off the wagon, got caught in wheel, and was dragged thru the mud :D Im ok with it tho....I cant keep up with the all or nothing attitude, it causes self sabotage, and feelings of just giving up. So, Im right back at it and Im ok :)

Nikki128
06-28-2007, 09:23 AM
Lily- Thanks, I hope you are having a good time.

BB-Way to go on finding something that works for you. Congrats on your losses so far.

Robin- Hang in there and good job on getting back on the wagon.


I'm having a good day. Yesterday I did an ab workout and that is good since I have not been working out up to now. Of course today I am hurting so I am debating about skipping a day.

Nikki

callystia
06-28-2007, 10:02 AM
Good morning, everyone!

Robin, you're absolutely right about that all-or-nothing attitude. GOOD for you, getting right back on the wagon, and welcome back!

LeiAn (beautiful name!), welcome! It's nice to meet you. :)

Jae, did you make it to the light and water show? That sounds awesome.

Nikki, WTG on the ab workout! Getting started's the hard part; now you're ready to take on the world! ;)

Sherry, I really feel for you on the water retention. I feel like a great big sponge myself today. *sigh*


And stupid me, I got on the scale anyway. Durr! I really need to just go by how my clothes fit; I've got two pair of jeans set out as Goal #1 and Goal #2, and they are slowly starting to fit better. I KNOW I need to look at it that way, because I freak out about the number on the scale, but for some reason I just can't stay away from the thing. (I don't want to put it away or take out the batteries because Hubby uses it.)

Luckily, though, I haven't felt the urge to cheat, binge or give up because of it, so I guess that's progress. (I refuse to think of the fried broccoli-and-cabbage dish I had for dinner and breakfast as a "cheat", although I did pig out, LOL.)

Have a great day, y'all!

Nikki128
06-28-2007, 10:05 AM
Hey Calli- I am glad you are in better spirits today :)

callystia
06-28-2007, 10:11 AM
I am indeed. Thank ya, Ma'am! :D

(It's been decided that I'm going to the zoo this weekend. Little things like that make me very happy.)

SherryA
06-28-2007, 11:20 AM
Leian I agree with you that 15 years is a big accomplishment! Hubby and I celebrated 16 years in May. You wonder sometimes how you endured that long! Marriage isn't always easy.

For the rest of you we can do this thing. I'm feeling discouraged and frustrated with myself, because I can't seem to get it together. I was thinking the other day about how if I really set my mind to it I could do what others have done and lose down to my ultimate goal. I know people who have stayed at induction level carbs for months and months and have lost and continued to lose all the way to goal. I tell myself I could do that TOO, but those are during my strong times. Why can't I be consistent enough and strong enough ALL the time to do what others have done?

Maybe I don't want it enough?

bunnyluffs
06-28-2007, 02:27 PM
hey everyone! i kind of restarted on monday... i actually first started a few weeks ago, but hadnt gotten the book yet and hadnt read it. i got the book last week and read all the way until the 2nd phase. i dont want to get ahead of myself when im no where near finished induction... i wasnt strick enough with the induction, but now i know what i can and cannot eat more specifically... but im pmsing now, so at least im eating the right way this week, but i dont expect to lose any weight due to this. but i do feel way more energetic! which is great! but my friend's daughter's first bday party is on sat, even though i dont like cake, i just need to be careful with it... i've really been enjoying eating eggs in the morning and then tuna salad (only tuna, light mayo, and lil bit of relish on some dark greeens) usually for lunch and dinner. i think it's delicious. other foods are kind of boring, but i feel that my stomach starts to growl before i even feel like eating which is also great! i tend to eat when im bored, even after being stuffed from eating... so it is getting better. i jsut need to be more careful in the evening... i just want to eat and eat, but i've been getting better... i ahve also kind of been exercising too... i did 30 minutes monday and 1 hour wednesday. i just watch tv/listen to music kind of dancing. mostly just moving my hips and stomach area around ... i would never do it in front of anyone! i get too embarrassed, and i know i cant dance, but it gets my heart rate up, so i know it's good for me... better than my usual of just sitting in the chair being on the computer. and afterwards, i usually dont feel like eating... so it's a good start.

callystia
06-28-2007, 02:32 PM
Sherry, I hope this isn't seen as prying, as it's just something I'm wondering. But have you considered the possibility that part of you is either afraid to be thin and healthy, or feels that you don't deserve to be? Because I can tell you that BOTH those things have been a problem for me, off and on.

Either way, here is a *hug* for you, because it sounds like you could use one.



Bunnyluffs, hi! And congratulations on your restart. :)

SunChick
06-28-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the welcomes ladies. This is a super nice group!! Been struggling a little the last day or two but it's "PMS time" so I was kinda expecting it but haven't completely messed it all up just a few little missteps here and there so I'm right back up and OP.

Sherry - Congrats on your 16th. Yes, sometimes it does feel like "how did I make it this long?" and then other times it feels like "where did the years go?" it seems like we just got married!!

Jae - Hope you are enjoying your time with your son. I think going to Alaska to visit him would be a great trip. I'm hoping to one day make it up there. I'm a big supporter of the military...DH is a disabled vet. so your son & all the other troops have my full support.

Hope everyone is doing great today.

Nikki128
06-28-2007, 06:40 PM
Hi Bunny welcome aboard :wave:

LeiAn- Way to go on getting right back on track :)

I'm having a good eating day. however, I am down just bummed out about life.

Nikki

callystia
06-28-2007, 09:41 PM
Aw, Nikki, I'm sorry. :( I really hope you feel better soon! A good night's rest may help.

jaesueray
06-29-2007, 06:03 AM
:hug::hug:Hey everyone!!

Wow! look at all the new posters, welcome to everyone!!

We had a good two days and really were able to do a lot of stuff together...account is as follows:D:D

If any of you guys are ever in Atlanta, see the aquarium, it is really awesome. We managed to get all the kids together and the grandson and we had a nice day. We toured the aquarium and my grandson was enthralled by the huge fishtanks, thats one big TV to him.:D My grown kids were amazed as well. the huges tiger sharks. seals, penguins and the buluga whales were our favorites. After the aquarium we took everyone to the Varsity. (I will admit to not having a low carb meal there, im still not good at "on the fly" eating lc.) On thurs we went to Stone Mountain Park. My DD1 was making wedding plans so she didnt go, with the wedding next week, i understood. My DD2 had to be at home for an appraiser to come, she and her SO are buying his grandfathers house, so I understood that too.
We took my son and his buddy, and boy, It was HOT out there, about 100 degrees. I was glad we didnt take the baby, he would have been miserable. We had fun anyway. We rode the train, the boat that goes on land and sea, they call it the "duck", they even give you a "quacker" to make the quacking sound with...it was a lot of fun. We saw museams and exhibits as well.

I am satisfied that my son had a good time and we all were able to talk, laugh and just be together....it was good stuff. He goes back to Alaska this sunday....:(:( Im already sad:(:(

Everyone have a great day!!!!
Jae

Nikki128
06-29-2007, 08:45 AM
Jae-I'm glad you had a good time. Sounds like you will miss your son when he oes back. What does he do in Alaska?

Cally - Thanks I feel a bit better today. I had it out with my bf last night and got some stuff off my chest.

I think I saw 148 on the scale this morning but I dont wanna jinx it .

Nikki

beach bum
06-30-2007, 01:22 PM
Hi Ladies:)

I don't know how to tell you this but here goes,I just want to let you know that I'm going off of the Atkins diet for a while.I'm not losing any more no matter how low I keep my carbs or calories.The stalling & gaining is not fun anymore.
Have to move that ticker downward.

Well post and let you ladies know how I doing.

Meanwhile have a wonderful weekend and July 4th holiday and hope that our Canadian friends had a wonderful Canadian Day.


Hugs :) BB

callystia
06-30-2007, 01:28 PM
BB, you have to do what you feel is right for YOU. I fully believe that the same things don't work for every body. I do hope you'll still come by and chat with us.

Good luck!

lilybelle
06-30-2007, 01:48 PM
BB, please keep in touch with us. I hope you find what works for you. As you know, I started Calorie counting about 6 months ago. I'm still having a little trouble with wt . fluctuations of 4-5 lbs. at times, but I feel like when I really get strict with my food, log everything and exercise, the scale does go back down for me. I'm definitely not perfect at this maintenace thing yet, but I'm still doing better than I did at any of my previous wt. loss/ maintenance attempts (which there were many, LOL). I do wish you the best of success in reaching your goals.

You might want to try to just maintain your weight for a while and see how it goes. Be a little less strict with yourself until you are ready to try a new plan.

Hi to everyone else. I've been reading the posts , but everytime I tried to make a post, it would freeze up.

Puncezilla
06-30-2007, 02:48 PM
I have also had some problems witht the posts freezing. I still have company so I hav'nt been around much. I hope you all have a good weekend!

BB, good luck with your new plan, let us know how it goes.

lilybelle
07-01-2007, 11:14 AM
I noticed last night while weeding around my hedges that I have a big cantalouple plant growing in between them. LOL, I didn't plant it there. My cat (that loves to dig in my flower beds) must have gotten the seed on him and transplanted it there. OH well, I'm betting I'm the only one around with cantaloupes growing between their hedges. I'm gonna go ahead and leave it there til I harvest the fruit and then I'll dig it up. No reason to waste perfectly good fruit, just cause it grew somewhere you didn't plant it. LOL. DH was laughing when he saw it and especially when I said I was leaving it there. Since we live in the middle of BFE anyway, who is gonna know the difference. LOL.

Today makes a full week of me being 100%OP. Yesterday I snuck a peak at the scale and am down 2 lbs. (not 2 new lbs. of course, just taking off a little gain) but I'm happy anyway to not be going UP.

DD and I walked my 3 mile (steep) walk last night. We did good even though the humidity was awful. I was soaked with sweat when we got home. You know sweat doesn't bother me as much now as it used to. LOL, that 's as long as there is a refreshing shower waiting for me when I get home.

SherryA
07-01-2007, 11:32 AM
Hi Cally, no nothing so intense and mysterious I'm afraid. I've been much thinner than I am, and liked it there. It is just that my life is very busy and I have a really hard time focusing on more than one thing at a time. It requires planning and focus to stay on low carb, and I feel completely scatter brained at times. I DO plan, it is just that there are so many plans floating around in my head it is hard to focus on weight loss.

I suspect there is some fear of certain parts of weight loss. Fear that I would "get there" and still not look like I want to. Or worse look saggy and baggy and old. There is something to be said for fat in some ways, it does help your face to look younger.

But mostly I really do want to lose it, I just find the effort to get there more than I feel like dealing with a lot of the time. No excuse for that, it is just my own lack of committment. I have inconsistent committment. Some days I'm very focused and it is all I can think about, and others life gets in the way and there are other things I need to focus on. Story of my life, inconsistency.

What can be done about it? Ambivalence. It seems to me that in all aspects of my life forever, I've been of two minds about things. I can never seem to fixate on only one thought about much of anything. I always seem to see both sides of an issue. In some ways that's good, but in others its a pain in the side. Anyway I've noticed that the scale is back down somewhat today, I guess maybe my problem is bread. It seems if I leave bread alone, my scale doesn't rise as much as it did last week. Last week toward the beginning of the week I had a roast beef sandwich on a sourdough roll (two days in a row) and all week I retained water like crazy (with the heat too). Bread is a problem for my body.

It isn't something I normally can't give up either, I don't feel like I have to have it to be happy, it is just that sometimes a meal isn't right without it. Hard to buy a roast beef sandwich without the bread.

Nikki128
07-01-2007, 07:36 PM
Hi -

BB- Do whatever you think works for you. Good luck and please keep in touch.

Lily-Way to go lily on your loss

I hope everyone is doing well. I had an OP weekend. I made homemade ice cream that is 3 carbs per cup to satisfy my ice cream craving. It is yiummy but tastesmore like whipped cream then anything. I will have to tweak the recipe a bit next time.

Nikki

lilybelle
07-01-2007, 08:19 PM
Hi ladies,

Would someone that knows how please start us up a July exercise thread?

Nikki, thanks. I'm staying 100% on my plan for 7 days now. I am trying real hard to get off a total of 4 lbs. It does feel great to see the scale moving down a little.

Hi Sherry, I was also very afraid that losing weight would make me look older. But, it actually made me look a lot younger. But in my case, I think it was the drastic improvement in health coupled with the wt. loss that made me look and feel younger.

Sherry, I also go through periods of ambivalence with my wt. even now. Sometimes it just isn't my priority and Life gets in the way. Oh well, this is Life and we have to just plug along. There are times that I can be 100% focused and do awesome, but there are other times that I could care less and just don't want to have to deal with it. You are definitely not alone in this.

beach bum
08-06-2007, 04:55 PM
Hi Ladies:)

I don't know how to tell you this but here goes,I just want to let you know that I'm going off of the Atkins diet for a while.I'm not losing any more no matter how low I keep my carbs or calories.The stalling & gaining is not fun anymore.
Have to move that ticker downward.Well post and let you ladies know how I doing.

Hugs :) BB


Hi Ladies:)

I see lots of new names since I was here a month a go. Just wanted to let you know,I still low carbing but not on the Atkins plan. I lost 3 lbs in the month of July.But for the month of Aug I having a big challenge ahead by going on a cruise[food] to Nova Scotia and than going down to NY to visit with my DD and family.

I have been sick with this thing called Trunal Hyperhidrosis a profuse sweating in my body. The doctor gave me pills to stop the sweating as I losing my electro lites.It has something to do with the sympathic nerve that controls the sweat glands is going bonkers.


Hope you all doing well with this WOE and exercising.

Will post soon and let you know how I doing diet wise and health wise


Hugs :) BB