Carb Counters - LOW CARB CHAT! CHAT! 8/20 thru 8/26

08-20-2007, 01:48 PM
I don't think there is a 12 step program that can help someone who can live w/o cupboard doors and not have anything out of place, bouncing!:coffee: *sipping coffee as I planplanplan disrupted schedule* Get Better Soon chickiedeedee!!!

A strike would devastate my family personally . . . our local union and the economy in the region. I don't think its gonna happen . . . but so far in the contract talks mgmt wants not only an arm & a leg - but also the proverbial KITCHEN SINK!:mad: Is there something that wrong with having a BARELY middle class here in the USA?

*okokok . . . deeeeeeeeeeeep breathing . . . * . . . another tx to lilyb for Buying American . . . . * accepting the things I cannot change . . . * . . . . whoooooosh* . . . Happy Thoughts of winning a GIANT Jackpot at The Casino . . . CALGON TAKE ME AWAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!:spin:

08-20-2007, 02:50 PM
morning all - i am feeling a bit better - still really tired and not eating much, did not eat LC at all yesterday but wasnt really my priority...i am still really Nauseous but that cant be helped i guess. so ill likely be having toast or something easy on my stomach again today if i eat at all i have been drinking gatorade& propel becasue i was puking so much yeaterday i know i was dehydrated. on the plus side the scale said 188 - of course due to my lack of food and dehydration.
Hopefully this doesnt make me back slide to badly.... going to get back op asap...

aud - its always a pleaseure to read your posts :)

08-20-2007, 04:44 PM
Chickadee-- Morning! I'm glad to hear you're at least feeling a little better...I hope that your "little" turns into "a lot" better by tomorrow. Being sick is NO fun--especially in the summer!

Aud--I agree with Chickadee, I always LOVE reading your posts :) You're so friendly and you keep me feeling motivated. I hope you win HUGE at the Casino--then you can tell your management to kiss off and move to the Bahamas ;)

It feels good to be back on Atkins with a plan. I've got food lined up to cook tonight and was on plan for the last two days. FINALLY I feel like I'm getting back into "the zone" :D It's a good thing, too. Even if I can't start school at 145, I can at least start school in the 140s (I think that between losing the glycogen that I've stored through my carbing and losing some real weight, I can lose the 5 pounds that will put me at 149 by the end of August). If I stay in my zone, I can start school on the right foot--and that's important!

Hope the rest of ya'll have a GREAT rest of the day!

beach bum
08-20-2007, 05:00 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Its been a while since I posted here[2 months],and I want to let you know that I think I have to be on low carb woe,for life. I just come off a cruise and gained 6 lbs eating things I shouldn't have. Hope you will let me join your gals again.Sorry I left in the first place,its so much earlier having a support group like you to keep me motivated,sorry I left.

Hugs :) BB

08-20-2007, 08:00 PM
awww shucks,azie & chdeedee!:o DITTO!:carrot: Can't tell you & All just how many times a day I think of you & our different struggles - the friends I've made here at 3fc are just the best. Tx!:hug:

Hiya & WB beachieB!:hug: I was gone from March to July (and zoomed up to my highest weight EVAH - 248#:dizzy:) I lurked a bit b4 returning and just felt totally like chiming back in - so I did!;) Hope you feel the same way! Can't remember where ya travelled this time:cool: - but am sooo jealous of any cruise!:devil:

Found out just how OUT OF THE CLIQUE I am at work - was 1/2 there b4 finding out that I don't report til 9pm!!!:mad: Ahhhhhh . . . the good ole boy network is alive and well - BOTH in corporate America & The Union.:mad: Rolling with it and just glad its NOT gonna be the 15 hr stretch I thought . . . *more deeeeep breathing*

*Munching a Egg Bread Cream Cheese sandwich for good measure* Got an Atkins WHOOOOOOOOOSH - didja see my ticker?????:carrot:

LOW CARB ROCKS MY SCALE!!!!!:carrot: Already beat my 20lb Labor Day Challenge by a pound - and also a pound below my FORMER highest weight ever from the last time I joined 3fc!!!:carrot:

*On Dancing Carrot Overload . . . must log off*


08-20-2007, 09:35 PM
Wootness!!! Congrats on your Atkins WHOOSH and on beating your labor day challenge about two weeks early! That's awesome! Now that I'm back on track, I'm hoping for some wooshage myself ;)

Hey, Beachie! I've only been around since July, so I don't think I was around when you were last here, but welcome back anyway :) These girls have been SO kind and welcoming to I hope you feel just as warmly welcomed! I'm also from MA--I go to UMass at Dartmouth, which is really close to the Cape, we're geographic neighbors :D

I did really good food-wise today, and I'm so proud of another day on plan. I'm taking it one day at a time. Now I've just got to start some sort of exercise...I've joined a "race to 5 pounds" challenge over in the Featherweights support group...and I really want to race!!

Check in with ya'll tomorrow!

08-20-2007, 11:52 PM
Hi ladies, I also was here a few months back but didn't post all the much since I was a newbie to the whole site. I toally went off track for June ane July but am back on track and down 10 pounds from getting back on low carb almost a month ago. :) It feels good to be in control and going in the right direction, I just really hope I'll keep going until my goal!
Nice to meet you all and read your posts, I have gotten so much info and help already from you all.

08-21-2007, 01:52 AM
Hi hi!

Welcome back to the forums Slimdown and beachie! I'm fairly new to these forums as well, but I also have already gotten so much advice and help... my routine has turned into browsing the forums, gathering motivation, and finally getting my butt into gear with some exercise :exercise:

I've only really gotten serious with low-carbing three days ago; the first week is definitely the hardest :( Can't wait for it to be over!

It's so nice to meet and hear from you all ^_^

08-21-2007, 01:13 PM
Hi everyone, it's great to see everyone back. I'm trying to pull myself out of a carb-fest weekend. Today I mean business. Plus, gotta get this butt to moving on the treadmill.

I've not been feeling too well and just ate whatever what was on hand. Unfortunately convenience foods were high in carbs and just basically junk. I still haven't even weighed myself, although I know I did great and lost weight last week. I'm gonna get off here and go fix me some eggs and turkey bacon. I am hungry now.

beach bum
08-21-2007, 01:21 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Thanks for the welcome back. I didn't do too bad on this cruise like I did on the last two.I gained a total of 20 lbs. this time it was 6,but fortunately I lost 3 already.

Aud-We went to Nova Scotia for a week. We had beautiful weather, not like the hot humid ones that we left at home. I shouldn't have left low carbing as I know that what wrong with my weight loss its the carbs,especially the grain & bread ones.

Azure-Thanks for the welcome back. We aren't from the Cape,more or less transplanted from Long Island NY. We retired to Cape Cod 10 years ago,loving it when we come up here on a bus tour. Thats a great idea " race to loss 5 pounds Challenge" I go to different support groups also to motivate myself,into losing weight.

Slim Down-Welcome and BIG CONGRATS:congrat: thats must be a wonderful feeling to lose 10lbs. I never managed that amount in my weight loss. 3 here & 3 there is what happens to me.

Azraelya-You'll lose that feeling once you have detoxed off of bad carbs.I was there and it lasted 2 days before it left me.I like browsing the support message boards also. Theres alot of information on the net,its just a matter of where to find it.

Have to go and have my lunch

Hugs :) BB

08-21-2007, 06:13 PM
hey all!

i am finally feeling better - good enough to even go to the gym tonight!

i really havent eaten much the past few days but what i have eaten has been all carb loaded although i have been eating between 250-800 cals - not alot so hopefully i might even lose?

i have been going so back in forth about sticking to atkins lately - as some of you can prob tell by my recent posts - i dont know if i can maintain eating such low levels of carbs for life - mind you once i reach goal i know i can incorporate more LC fruits and whole grains back into my diet....but its seems so far off.

I am really trying to stick to 20 grams which i for the most part have been doing (with the exception of 1 derailed day and this past sickness) but feel as though it will take forever to get to goal....i guess i am just whining becasue i am frustrated.
it seems once i get back on track i have a set back that puts 3 - 4 pounds back on. i had hoped to be at least 185 by now...

beach bum
08-22-2007, 03:00 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Oh what a beautiful day we have up on the Cape,the temps last night were in the 50's. Great sleeping weather. Heading down to the beach again to get my walking done,but this time I'm not going to forget my hand weights.

Nothing new except I have to get back to cleaning & doing the laundry for the next couple of days.

Lost another 1-lb today Hope it continues down by Saturday W-I.

Chickadee-I've have been going crazy:crazy:,trying to play the carb count game,by going as as low as 20-25 group than moving the carbs to the 30-35 level.Than I found out that bread & grains are the culprit stopping the scale from moving down,so I don't use them. I made a whole batch of Rev. Rolls when I feel like having the bread. I still add fruit & yogurt[high sugar grams] to my diet.Scale is moving downward again. Lost 3 yesterday and another 1 this morning=Total of 4 of the 6 that I gained on the cruise.

Hugs :) BB

08-22-2007, 04:53 PM
Hi ladies, I'm up and around today after a yucky night last night. My blood sugar bottomed out down to 42. I felt so sick and like passing completely out. Had to eat a TBSP of PB quickly. I just plain haven't been feeling very well and I'm sure had not eaten enough yesterday. I am still doing Low Carb again and need to keep track of cal's too and make sure I get at least 1400 cal's per day. With my glucophage it's unsafe to not eat enough.

chickadee, I incorporated a lot of fruit even from the beginning of starting Atkins and it worked for me. But, of course, everyone is different. It was the bread, rice, potatoes and pasta that would cause a gain for me. It definitely looks like you need to eat more calories. I'd feel horrible at that calorie level.

BB, I'm still jealous of you having that nice beach to walk on. Congrat's on taking off those 4 lbs. so quickly.

08-22-2007, 05:02 PM
hey - generally im up around 1300-1700 cals daily depending on what i am eating - thats what i guessed i was eating while i was sick - i could not live off that low cal levels :)

aerobics tonight - should be interesting....

08-22-2007, 05:26 PM
Hi all. I was out of town all day yesterday and didn't get to the gym, and today I'm scheduled within an inch of my life and probably won't get there today either. Tomorrow I'm committed from 8:30 to 11 (meeting including driving time), and from noon-4 (a volunteer phone shift). Maybe after 4 I will still have the energy to go (she said, somewhat unrealistically). Friday I need to go to Napa for blood tests, that will take at least 4 hours minimum. I've been putting it off for a month now because I didn't have that mujch time that coincided with the hours the lab is open! Then I leave again at 6 for an appt, at 8 (everything is at least half a very large county away from here) and won't get home until nearly 10. Saturday I'm working as a docent at the State Park from 10-1, and the gym is only open 8-2 on Saturdays. Not even remotely possible to drive there, work out, drive home, shower, change clothes for the park Visitor's Center, and drive to the park. Some weeks ae just like this, I guess. And I'm supposed to be retired. People think they can ask me to do all kinds of favors because "You're retired, what else do you have o do?" and then they think I'm fibbing when I say "I really don't have time!" Funnny, every retired woman I know has pretty much the same jam-packed life I have. Boredom not a problem! We all burst into gales of helpless laughter when people ask us how we manage to keep ourselves occupied.

Now hat I am weighing differently and not taking diuretics, I was awfully happy to be back in the 240's this morning. I don't feel nearly so pouty about the darned number anymore. I wonder why the number seems so much more important than the rest of the reality, sometimes? I'm eating on plan, my body is getting visibly smaller (finally!), changing the baseline didn't change anything except a number (loosely) describing the current situation, but yet I STILL felt like i had lost ground. Like I had gained 10 lbs. of fat back, even though I knew intellectually that no such thing had happened. The psychology of weight is a mysterious and powerful phenomonon, isn't it.

08-22-2007, 05:28 PM
way to go beach on your 4 lb loss!! thats great....
I'm new here, I started low carb 8-13 and have lost 9 lbs so far and cheated w/ a piece of ice cream cake once...hopefully i'll lose that in the next few days,
azra-days 3 and 4 were the hardest for me, once those were over it got MUCH i dont even think about eating it, ok well i do a little but not like i was then...

08-22-2007, 09:49 PM
I wish it wasn't so hard this time around! I'm so used to having other people in the house LC'ing with me, but with my boyfriend deciding he doesn't wanna do it anymore, its sooo hard :( I've lost a lot of motivation and willpower without the "buddy system" I'm so used to. I've already given into temptation, but I did get right back on track today. Gonna keep trying! :/

beach bum
08-23-2007, 11:32 AM
Good Morning Ladies:)

I was too cocky thinking that the temps are going to stay in the 50 in the evening and the 70 during the day.They going up again, the humidity is really bothering Leos breathing.I guess the A/C will be used again.

Lily-Sorry your blood pressure when that low. Mine was just tested its 80. If you find that your not eating enough up the calories a bit. I found that for my height & build I have to have 1300-1400 calories per day.Some of those charts that you see on the health web sites say lower,but you can't go by that.

Bouncing-Wow do you have a lot on your plate today. Try to take a breather in between. I was just decussing that [w-i]on another board. I found an article,wish I could find it that explained why this happens.

Lots-Thanks for the congrats. Gee to me that low carbing.I started with 20-25 carbs,than I worked my way up to 3-35 etc. Congrats on your 9 lbs. Not going to worry about counting carbs to closely as the only thing that brings my weight up is bread & grain so I make lots of Revolution rolls and they satisfy me when the craving for bread starts.

azraelya-Don't fret you have all of us to be your buddy. I know how hard it is. Like to posted to Lots I used to count but now I know to stay away from grains & bread. Which I had on our cruise,but know that I'm not having them I losing again.

Have to go, and get my days chores started

Hugs :) BB

08-23-2007, 12:47 PM
I just wanted to update everyone! I decided after having a virtual meltdown on Tuesday that I was officially going to take a couple days off from work, from worrying about school, money and everything else--I also decided to take two days off from my diet. It's been a long time since I actually gave myself permission to not diet... and I feel differently about it than when I break down and binge. For one thing, I don't feel guilty. More importantly, on this break from dieting, I haven't been binging at all--just eating whatever I'm inclined to in NORMAL portions without the anxiety attached with binging on things.

For the last day and a half I've been free of stress and anxiety. Yesterday, my mom and I went to breakfast (where I had the first blueberry pancake I've had in a LONG time), then got manicures and pedicures, then had a couple drinks and then we went and saw Stardust at the movies. I had a VERY relaxing day, and I'm following it up today with more easy going stuff. I went shopping today and bought a couple of fall shirts, and now I'm going to go do laundry, pack a few things for school and tidy up my room (and cook some Atkins-friendly things for the next few days).

My break from life (and from Atkins) is two days long and I think I definitely needed it. So, I can get back into things tomorrow feeling more at ease with myself.

Sometimes, I forget how relaxing and peaceful it is just to take a DEEP breath and make a concerted effort not to worry.

08-23-2007, 02:06 PM
azrel, I know it's hard to lose a "buddy." But sounds like he's only turned into a non-participant, not a sabateur. Ultimately, we carry our fat around all by ourselves, and we have to take it offf all by ourselves. Traveling companions are comforting, but I've found that I can be more honest and get stronger support from people who aren't "inner circle" (family, very close friends, significant other) because they are more objective, and less afraid I'll take offense at some perfectly reasonable comment!

Azure, please let us know how your two days off goes, and especially how easy it is or insn't to get/stay back on plan. I'm really afraid to do what you're doing, because I don't trust my ability to go right back to plan, and I don't want to fall out of ketosis because it typically takes me several days to get it back. Not that that (a few days out of ketosis) should be all that important if I'm really looking at this as a lifetime commitment, huh?

Lily, I knoq hoq rhw low bp feels -- mine has gone to 52/40. Mine is really, really hard to regulate. It tends to roller-coaster. I may be close to ready to go off the meds. I need to make an apt. to see about those and the diabetes meds might be adjustable too by now. I'm being awwwfully good these days, and we all know exdercise and diet can sometimes have a huge effect.

Have qa good day, everybody...isn't wifi a wonderful thing?

08-23-2007, 04:37 PM
Ladies I went back and checked my post to make sure I had put it was my blood Sugar that had dropped, not my blood Pressure. I am feeling better for now. But, I think my diabetes med. may need to be reduced a little.

I had just been eating healthy, exercising and drinking lots of water and ignoring the scale. Well, this morning I got paranoid that maybe I'm gaining and don't even know it. So, after 2 long weeks, I got on the scale. I'm down 3 whole lbs. yipppeee. I am so happy. I'm going to continue on plan and stay off the scale another week and see how it goes. It's kind of like "a watched pot doesn't boil" for me. I think lowering my carbs is what is definitely working again for me. After my successful weigh-in, I made me a big chef salad and was so glad to be on plan and know it's working.

08-24-2007, 10:30 AM
Lilly-way to go w/ your 3lb loss!!! thats great :)
i'm not sure what happened to me, when i weighed in yesterday i was at 197.5 and this morning, 201.5!!!! that the heck!!! i didn't cheat at all yesterday, ok well, i did have an apple, and i walked 1 3/4 miles, i wouldnt think i would have gained that much, hopefully its my TOM coming, although I havent had one in forever, (i've been pg. or nursing for about 3 yrs) but who knows...i'll try really hard today :)

beach bum
08-24-2007, 01:25 PM
Hi Ladies:)

Sorry I was MIA this morning,I'm not feeling well again,The hot humid weather is causing the hyperhidrosis again,and of cause the doctor is off today and for the rest of the weekend.Leo is having trouble breathing again also. I HATE the summer months,especially when it humid.

Lost another pound this morning so I'm one pound way from losing the cruise gain.W-I is tomorrow morning.

Azure-Sometimes that a good idea to stay away for a while,but just be careful of the things you eat.Good Luck in your quest.

Lily-Sorry that was me,reading your post wrong.Big congrats on your 3 lb lose. I read some where that weighing in every week is not healthy for your physic,but now I lost the article. I was thing of weighing in 2x's a month. Has anyone tried this than found great results.

Lots -Don't think that the apple caused the gain. You would have to eat 3500 cals of apples to gain 1 lb. Its probably TOM. that doing this to you.

Have a great day, after lunch I going to lay down

Hugs :) BB

08-24-2007, 01:28 PM
don't you just hate that when your scale says one # one day, then the next couple days you don't know what happened? But, then after a week or so, you'll notice it lingering around that nice low number again, then start losing again out of no where. I've noticed this pattern, although it does irk me, that's the way it happens....lose...plateau...lose....plateau

08-24-2007, 01:35 PM
Hey all - well as of this morning i am happy to report! 189 - so officially in 1 month i have lost 10 pounds! yay! even with 2 little carb loaded days i still lost 10 pounds.
so i am going to stick with it and hopefully continue to lose 10 pounds a month!

hope you all have a good wkend!

08-24-2007, 02:35 PM
Hiya Everybody!

As I just told some Challenge Friends:

"5 women in a rented van headed for Casinos in the middle of cotton patches =

Best. Time. EVAH.":dizzy:

Hustling around getting ready for Reality Return to Work . . .unpacking etc:( Catch up with All in the Wee Hours after work . . . gonna take a peek at the scale while I'm there *fingers crossed* - ttyal!:D

08-24-2007, 03:48 PM
Hello! Would love to jump back on the thread after a mighty long absence. I am finding, after much yo-yo'ing on lowfat plans that low carb is the ONLY way for me to go to lose this weight. I have managed to "diet" myself up to my highest weight ever. So disheartening! My saving grace was knowing that *I* know what's best for me, and that is low carb all the way.

I look forward to getting to know everyone here, and hopefully supplying lots of support & motivation for you all!

Today is day3 for me and so far so good! Keeping my fingers crossed that the weekend goes just as well!

Have a beautiful day!!!

08-25-2007, 04:26 AM
Not sure how I did it - but can you believe I actually LOST a pound on the Tunica Trip???????????:o:carrot: :smug: Gosh I LOVE Atkins & The Good Doctor - God Rest his Soul!:)

Ok - so trip ended up taking 7 hrs instead of 5 and 1/2 (Don't ask;)) . . . seems like we stopped at every Travel Plaza - so I loaded up with local southern pork rinds/cracklings/lunch meats/cheeses/dips/egg bread sammiches I'd packed w/cream cheez and just stuffed myself as the miles rolled by and everyone else was having chips/31 flavor ice creams/candy bars:devil: . . . at the Hotel/Casinos I stayed basically OP at the Buffet but LOTS & LOTS of OP;) . . . & the nite we had the Fine Dining Experience - I had the Coconut Shrimp that was sitting on some kind of sugary glaze and just enjoyed! Also a slice of Moll's Birthday Cake (Torte) . . . sublime!:devil:

Here's what else I did - worked out one morning for an hour . . . walked the five flights UP, ONCE . . . walked the five flights DOWN 5 times . . . swamswamswam . . . and only drankdrankdrank one of the 3 nites. (LOTS *glug*Tanqueray & Tonics & Bud Lite.*super glug*:p:dizzy:)

My oldest Sis hit 2 good size jackpots (one for 2G and one for $800) . . . Birthday Girl was up & down and finally stayed down . . . I ended up $80 ahead of the game - other Big Sis lost but wouldn't say how much . . .

My "real" w/i is Monday nite tho' - so made the best I could catching up tonite . . . and have to work again tomorrow nite - hope to hit the gym and keep this downward trend a'going!

Congrats on the losses . . . welcome to sugar and spice and hope you check in soon azure!:)

08-25-2007, 09:49 AM
danielle, welcome back and we look forward to your posts.
Aud, sounds like an awesome trip. We found out yesterday that our 18 yr. old daughter that just joined the Coast Guard will be stationed in Memphis after boot camp. LOL, hmmmmmmmmm, that's awefully close to Tunica. We'll just have to pay her a visit.

chickadee, WTG on the 10 lbs., that is awesome.

Yippee, I'm now back to my goal weight. This low-carbing sure helped take off those extra 4 lbs. that I had gained.

08-25-2007, 02:26 PM
The section of Memphis we drove thru sure looked downtrodden, lilyb:( . . . but on the way home we went on into the "main" downtown - where the Pyramid looking arena is & the famous Beale St. section? That area looked like AWESOME fun - someday I shall return there when the lure of the gambling cotton fields of Tunica aren't calling!:dizzy:

Hope you & leo are feeling better beachie! It sure has cooled down here in MO - after a huge rainstorm/high winds. Hope its headed your way!

Just finished up catching up with everyone's news . . . you sure are busy bouncing! My Big Sis that planned the whole trip just retired in December - she's been a huge help in my life (14 yrs older than me) . . . I'd like to see her get involved in some similar activities as you . . . and maybe a few less Gambling Trips, ya know?

Congrats to everyone with their weight losses and Hang In There to those with scale fluctuations! I can become obsessed with the scale - this time around I'm just looking at it as an indicator/motivator - I think when I get down to a more normal weight, I could go to once every 2 weeks or once a month.

We'll see!;)

08-25-2007, 03:10 PM
Happy Saturday all! Thanks for the welcome too. Yesterday I had my first perfect day on plan since restarting, and I am thrilled! I feel amazing already and that's what I was really after. Last night DH decides he wants Dairy Queen, my all-time fave place. I had zero problem passing it up and felt really great about doing it. Here's to progress! :D

Aud, it sounds like you had an amazing trip! And to come back 1 pound lighter too, even better. I've got 1 sis that I am especially close to, she's 7 years younger than me but the most stable & mature out of us 4 girls. Glad you have such great friendships w/ your sis's, it's so important!

lilyb, congrat's on getting back down to goal weight!!! That is simply fantastic!!! :dance:

Alright ladies, time to get a move-on. Life with teenagers is never dull I'll tell you that! LOL These kids are ALWAYS on the move, draggin' their poor ole mom behind! :dizzy:

Make today the best!!!

08-25-2007, 06:25 PM
Aud, can I go next time too? Lily, congrats on getting back to goal!

Just signed onto Kaiser website to get my latest test results. Lipid panel: last one wasn't bad, everything in normal range, but this one smokes. and I'm eating so much more fat. Go figure! Oh well, the book said this would happen, but I had trouble believing it until I saw the results. Didn't get the A1C, alas (any diabetics in the audience will know what that is).

beach bum
08-26-2007, 10:05 AM
Checking in also.Don't know when I will be back on the computer.

I developed an viral food poisoning yesterday and I'm in the bathroom more than any other room of the house. I ate tainted fish sausages Friday Night,and got sick and still not feeling well.

Had Chamomile Tea and Gatorade for breakfast,so far it staying down. Leo is going out to get me plain yogurt for lunch and that if thats ok I will go for white rice for supper.

Well theres goes my diet the 5 pounds will be back shortly.

Have a nice day and I see you guys tomorrow.

Hugs :) BB

08-26-2007, 12:38 PM
Hi everyone, I'm up and having my morning coffee. Dinner last night was sure off-plan. I made home-made chicken fried rice and baked egg rolls. Sure was good though and I'm back to plan today. Gotta drink a bunch of water to take away the sodium bloat from all the soy sauce last night.

Danielle, wtg on refusing the Dairy Queen. My DD and SD begged for Braum's ice cream yesterday. I stopped and let them run in and get one, but I stayed in the car and didn't eat one, so at least I retained that much restraint yesterday.

Shellie, WTG on the lipid panel results. I'm having one done on Sept. 5th and I hope mine is improved.

BB, I hope you feel better soon. I've had food poisioning twice in my life and both times it was horrible enough that I was hospitalized.

Aud, West Memphis is dang scary. We got lost there once and stopped at a convenience store for directions. As we pulled up the dang store was being robbed at gunpoint. I screamed to DH to get us the heck out of there just as the robbers ran out of the store. This is one time that I was thankful that DH worked as a Trooper and always carries a concealed weapon. Luckily he didn't have to use it. Some of the local officers arrived immediately on the scene.

08-26-2007, 01:35 PM
Mmmmmmmm . . . ice cream . . . *Bad Aud*SMACK*

How many teen agers do you have SnS? I've got the 21 yr old and the 9 yr old so at both ends of the spectrum. A gal I represent brought me a giant piece of some kind of Oreo Cake Confection on her call last nite . . . I resisted! Turns out this gal had lost 140lbs on Atkins like 7 YEARS AGO - she'd like to lose 20 more but looks faboo! Kept. It. Off. She's bringing me CHEESE on her next call - lol! Also a recipe for "Ziplock lc Ice Cream" - that always satisfied her craving. I googled last nite and found it - does sound so ez. I still don't have the DaVinci syrups that a lot of recipes call for - keeping it pretty simple for now.

Was the fish from a restaurant beachie? Just awful for you!:(

Yes Bouncing - when we lose all this weight we'll have a 3FatChicks Low Carbers Go To Tunica Party!:carrot: - Congrats on the lipid panels - I'm having mine done on the 4th lily! Also my thyroid checked - Big Sis and Niece both diagnosed and on medication recently.

So much to do on this one day off . . . still nice out . . . I'm ready for Fall!

08-26-2007, 01:45 PM
PS: We all can't go to college and/or become professionals, right?

What would be so wrong if somehow - someway - we all decided to quit buying 3rd World goods produced with questionable processes (Hellllooooooo: lead paint for toddlers??? Helllllooooooo: poisoned pet food??? :mad: )
and just demanded goods produced in the USA & perhaps Canada? :?::( Pay some decent living wages so that the workers can become CONSUMERS and watch the economy take off as it did in the Post War 50's/60's etc.????:?:

Sure there would be a certain percentage that would rob the convenience store in West Memphis for a living . . . or deal drugs . . . but I believe that MOST would prefer to punch a clock for 30 yrs - have health insurance and have a small slice of the American Pie.

The folks I saw out the Van Window there - next to their hand painted "Tennis Shoes $10" "Name Brand Sunglasses Flea Market Here* signs looked positively HAUNTED to me . . . sad & haunted.:(

We need our Shoe Factories Back. We need our Electronic Industry Back. We need our Schwinn Bicycle & Fisher Price Toy Factories BACK.

*Stepping down from soap box*

08-26-2007, 02:01 PM
Aud, I couln't agree more with your last post! Too bad some of us "thinkers" here couldn't take things into our own hands and "just do it" and see what happens!

I have 2 "tiny" DS is 14-going on 15 in Oct. and I have a DD who just turned 13. My youngest is 11 but acts like she's 16. :dizzy: She's a pistol. All 3 are extremely active with school & friends, especially this year so I have taken the year off from working (I only work part-time, but still...), so I can be available to them and to ALSO get a year or so of working on ME.

Lilyb, congrat's on skipping the ice cream! Your dinner sounded yummy, glad you're back on track today.

BeachBum, SO sorry to hear youre not feeling well! Ouch! I hope you get to feeling better very soon, looking forward to getting to know you!

Bouncing, great to hear about those #'s!! Good for you!!! Just more and more proof that this lifestyle does work!! :cheer:

Well, I did it. I was naughty. I peeked at the scale. For 4 days of "work" I am down 4 pounds. Can you freakin' believe it!?! Won't count it yet but man, what a great incentive to keep on truckin'! WOO HOO!

Have a great day ladies!! Keep shining!

08-27-2007, 01:55 PM
aud, if you see this. Would you PM me. I really need to talk to someone about a personal matter.