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Ann72
03-30-2011, 11:03 AM
Hi there,

I sure could use a low carb buddy. I'm on day 3 of low carbing it. Sort of doing my own plan. Wanted to do Paleo, but I'm just not ready. I'm doing no sugar and no grains. I'm primarily eating animal protein, lots of veggies, very little fruit (like a handful of berries every few days), full fat dairy in moderation, nuts and seeds. I am finding some great recipes online to make some of my comfort foods in a low carb way (e.g., using flaxmeal or coconut/almond flour instead of wheat and truvia instead of sugar).

Regardless of your plan, I'd love to have someone to share this journey with.

Thanks,
Ann


pattypaw
03-30-2011, 11:45 AM
I'm doing the same thing...no specific plan, just low carbing it and eating healthy.

Elstyle
03-30-2011, 12:18 PM
Hi Ann72 and pattypaw, I would love to be a low carb buddy! I am going in fits and starts with protein, veggies, moderate fats. I am actually using the ediets to go low carb delivery and it works when I work it. It would be great to have some accountability. I have not been here to the site in a while but saw your post so thought it would be a good time to return and get serious!


pattypaw
03-30-2011, 03:45 PM
Lets all be buddies and get serious together! I definately need a buddy........

Ann72
03-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Thanks for your replies. So glad to have some others who are going through the same types of things. Low carb living definitely has its ups and downs. Are you two just getting started with low carbing, or have you been doing it a while? Are you exercising too? What kind of weight loss goals do you have (short term/long term)?

I am only on day 3, and so far so good. I'm not exercising just yet because I just hurt my foot (and I want to concentrate on food this week), but I'm hoping to at least get on the bike for a bit starting next week. As for goals, I think I'm just going to take it 10 lbs at a time and treat myself with something nice each time. Ultimately, i would love to lose about 80lbs, which sounds like so much.

Take care.

pattypaw
03-31-2011, 01:23 AM
I've been doing it about a month now. I do so good all week but i have to admit i'm terrible on the weekends and i'm working on that. I have 6 kids at home and on the weekends it seems like i'm always feeding somebody and i'll have a bite here and a bite there. Most of the time its not even bad food but i know that sometimes too much "good" food adds up the calories. I generally don't buy junk food anymore and my family is slowly getting used to eating healthier. So one of my april goals is to stay on plan on the weekends!
My long term goal is too lose about 70 lbs, short term, like you, i'm working on 10 lbs at a time.
As for exercise, i need to do it more! My mind gets all excited and has a plan of working out 5 times a week, my body doesn't follow along. I do it about 3 times a week. I bought a few Leslie Sansone videos and a few richard simmons videos (my kids laugh at me, but i love richard simmons!) I also have exercise on demand through my cable company. I like to walk so as soon as the weather gets nicer (soon i hope, but i live in buffalo) i plan on packing up my 2 yr old and going out walking in the mornings after the rest of the kids go to school.
Ann, take care of your foot and i hope it feels better soon! Healthy eating and happy exercising to us!!

celtica98
03-31-2011, 07:27 AM
Hi All

I am low carbing again, after doing WW for a long time. I have been successful on that, but for some reason, I just have not been able to stick to my usual routine. Also, I have been tired, I think going too heavy on the carbs and not enough protein.

Anyway, have started eating differently, (I refuse to use the "D" word!) and am feeling better by doing so. For my phase 1, I have eliminated all potatoes, pasta, bread, rice. Eating protein-meat, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese, some dairy - Greek yogurt. adding some good oils, and any veggies except obviously starchy ones, and no fruit at this point. I will add berries and melon back in a week or 2. Feel pretty good after only several days of this.

And, of course, with good weather almost back, get into my walking routine again. This whole thing almost sounds pleasurable!!! LOL

Once I reach my good weight - about 140lbs - I will start to add back some whole grains.

I could use some good snack ideas and support and humor along the way! It seems like we are all of a sudden on the same track with this. Interesting! I think I am just over all the plans, books, rules, etc!!!!!

Thanks for listening and look forward to your insights and suggestions! :cool:

sunlover
03-31-2011, 08:02 AM
Hi...I am new to this. I am doing low carb my own way as well. Been going about 3 weeks now. I have cut out bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar, all starches. I do a 1hr kickboxing class on Mon and Sat. I do a 1 or 2 mile walk with Leslie Sansome videos all other days except Sunday. I have lost about 6 lbs so far. My 1st goal is to lose 25 lbs. Long term goal is to lose about 60 lbs. Last time I went low carb the weight came off alot quicker. I guess it doesnt work as well the 2nd time around, LOL! But I am still determined to get this weight off once and for all. I'm hoping that joining this group will help keep me motivated.

Ann72
03-31-2011, 09:33 PM
Hi again,

Sounds like so many of us are on a similar plan. It'll be wonderful to share recipes, ideas, and tips and to keep each other motivated. How's everyone doing today? I stayed on plan, but I'm a little under the weather and sick with bronchitis. I'm not letting it get me off plan, but I am not able to workout right now.

I wanted to share a few of the low carb blogs with you that I've found helpful so far. Please share any that you've all found and like.

mariahealth.blogspot.com -- look back over those recipes, some really yummy ones for both meals and desserts/snacks.

livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/ -- Jimmy Moore does a great blog and posts interviews with experts in various areas about low carb living.

blog.yourlighterside.com/ -- great recipe section. Yummy stuff with notes on whether it's atkins induction friendly or not

take care...

rdnkgirl0701
03-31-2011, 09:42 PM
I am doing low-carb also. I been on it for about 1 week and 1/2. I am not eating sugar,pastas,breads etc. I did add some fruit to my diet this week. It seems to be going good for me. I really had bad sugar cravings my first week but I am doing alot better this week I think it just has to get out of your system....

pattypaw
04-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Thanks for sharing those links with us Ann....i'm always looking for some new recipes and info.

Ann72
04-02-2011, 10:44 AM
I also recommend watching the movie Fathead if you haven't done so already. I watched it through Netflix online, but I heard you can also get it through Hulu or just rent the DVD. If you want a general idea about it, go to the movie's website or to youtube and watch some clips. Great stuff.

How's everyone doing? I'm fine. Been on plan but trying to recuperate from the bronchitis. Hope to be able to start working out soon.

stacygee
04-03-2011, 04:20 PM
I would love to join with ya'll. I am doing low carb, too. I try to keep my carbs under 100 net grams. I, too, eliminated pasta, potatoes, bread, rice and sugar. I am trying to get about 125g of protein a day.

I exercise alot and I also count calories. I may shoot for lower carb grams this week. what is everyones goal?

Ann72
04-04-2011, 11:42 AM
How's everyone doing today? I'm doing well and have been eating on plan for one week now. Weighed in and lost 6 lbs!!! Not bad for my first week, huh? I know it's mostly water, but I'll take it. Hope to keep losing.

Anyone planning on any interesting low carb dinners this week? I would love some recipes.

starbrite
04-04-2011, 11:51 AM
I'm also a non named diet low carber - 131 lbs down :) Good luck, and don't hesitate to PM me if you need advice or even just an ear.

souvenirdarling
04-04-2011, 12:02 PM
Wow! Congrats, starbrite!

stacygee
04-04-2011, 10:02 PM
I didn't do so good today. I was at 105g Net carbs and it is only 5 g over but I had two chocolate chip cookies and also went over on my calories. Someone gave me 6 packs of cookies. After I ate my 2 I sprayed the rest with Pledge and threw them in the trash.

I'll do better tomorrow.

I don't do recipes. Part of my diet and eating plan is that I am not fussing with recipes anymore. I like to really be able to count the calories and not stress about recipes. I just got a grill for my birthday and I am grilling plain mea almost every night. This week they are turkey patties... because I love them and my husband hates them (he is out of town this week). I also love my salads... I cut up baby spring mix, tomatoes, cucumbers, cashews, heart of palm, 1/2T olive oil. I shake it up in a tuperware and get a nice coating. I LOVE it!

sunlover
04-06-2011, 09:53 AM
Im doing pretty good this week so far. Have not eaten anything that is not on my plan. Water intake has been down. Been a little depressed about what the scale says...had lost 8 lbs and now up 4??? Im hoping it is because I am now working out and maybe I am gaining muscle. I'm not going to let it get me down because I said when I started I wasnt worried about what the scale says. Its just that I cant help getting on it every morning hahaha. Gonna keep up my routine till the end of the month and see if I have lost any inches...

bellatrixothersister
05-11-2011, 06:49 AM
I think this might me a good spot for me..New to the website...I do best on low carb/high protein. Starting today and just want to say hi! Not too good at counting calories etc. But if I watch those carbs and think protein, I can do ok...but keeping it up and mindfull eating are the next steps for me.

ping
05-11-2011, 02:52 PM
I am looking for someone who is somersizing---I eat protien and veggies and full fat dairy---no carbs or sugar. I've done it before with success--just get bogged down sometimes about the sugar!! Anyone out there?

LGW
07-16-2011, 11:36 PM
I'm also cutting down on sugar and white flour. I pretty much stick to the same plan daily. It is actually similar to the food addicts or over eaters anonymous food plan.

I have a grain, protein, and fruit in the morning and for lunch/dinner I have protein, vegetable, salad+dressing. I try to eat at the same time every day as well.

The reason I post the food groups as opposed to the foods is because thinking about it in terms of the food groups has helped me in difficult situations like eating out. I just need to pick a food from each group and I'm done....and satisfied!

So far down 15.6 lbs over last 2 months...a steady downward trend that I am happy with....

LGW

Going4Goal
07-17-2011, 04:32 AM
low carbing on my own as well...another non name diet low carber here...Lets keep this going....Had a GREAT dinner and cheesecake last night..recipe off of Linda's Low Carb Menu's and Recipes. Dee-lish!! Very SIMPLE...trust me...I am one who thinks cooking is overated, but this truly was easy, and so good!

Going4Goal
07-17-2011, 04:37 AM
posting in "advance' mode so I can subscribe to this thread...as per 3FC Suzanne...thanks Suzanne
I also look forward to the posts that follow...

rho1640
07-25-2011, 10:02 AM
I guess this no name plan describes me right now - And I can use a buddy for this too--

I'm still reading all the different plans trying to find the fit for me - but just cut out breads, potatoes, rice, pasta, sugar and the like ... I was doing WW and losing slowly and stressed and thought about food every single minute of the day and want to get away from that mindset. I need to lose a LOT and get sugar number back down (it had gone up the last 2 bloodworks I had done) before they decide I need medication of some sort for it. And I want to get off this stinking lipitor they put me on - my numbers aren't bad but the doctor wants them LOW because of family history..I'm on the lowest does out there but I want off!

So I'm doing this for my health but if a side benefit is losing 100 lbs or more and fitting in any seat comfortably and shopping in any clothes store I will be thrilled ;)

Arkansas Kel
07-27-2011, 12:10 AM
I'm in too! I got a lot to lose and a long way to get there! I'm doing an Atkins style thing - under 20 NC per day, with a little exception to induction - I'm not giving up diet soda right now. I'm having a hard time with stress and fatigue (financial and career), and they are a crutch I'm not ready to let go. But of course if weight loss stalls, and things are better stress wise, I might cut them. I have before. My plan is to start Atkinsish, and end primal/paleoish. I did the primal/paleo thing, and felt good on it, but didn't lose any weight - not an oz. So, back to my old faithful plan, plus soda. So far, it's working well and my stick to it is sticking well enough.

I also am not exercising. There's a long tragic career story to explain why, but suffice to say, long hard hours at work right now are in the way. I'll reconsider soon if the job starts to find a groove and I can come home and go in at decent times.

rho1640 - I do some diabetic educating with my job, and I would suggest you walk every day, aiming for 30 mins total (all at once or broken up). For many this helps bring their sugar down, which will also help you with cravings. Wacky blood sugar (highs and lows) will drive you to food, misery and failed health. PM me if you ever need me.

cinthia
07-27-2011, 01:28 AM
Hi1 I am new to 3 fat chicks. It is a great site! I have a teacher friend who lost 180 lbs using ideal protein. since I can't afford that program I am making up my own. I have been heavy for 20 years, but this is my highest and it must come off! I would love to know peoples low carb treats. My are olives, low fat cream cheese with garlic and veggies and 15 nuts. What are yours?::):carrot:

rho1640
07-27-2011, 10:38 AM
Hi1 I am new to 3 fat chicks. It is a great site! I have a teacher friend who lost 180 lbs using ideal protein. since I can't afford that program I am making up my own. I have been heavy for 20 years, but this is my highest and it must come off! I would love to know peoples low carb treats. My are olives, low fat cream cheese with garlic and veggies and 15 nuts. What are yours?::):carrot:

I've done celery with cream cheese and chives in it - and olives do take care of that need for sharp taste I get sometimes- and string cheese that I cut into 3 or 4 pieces... And a few times I did the cheese in the microwave to make cheese crisps- which is great when you want that crunch.

Bellamack
07-27-2011, 11:15 AM
Hi1 I am new to 3 fat chicks. It is a great site! I have a teacher friend who lost 180 lbs using ideal protein. since I can't afford that program I am making up my own. I have been heavy for 20 years, but this is my highest and it must come off! I would love to know peoples low carb treats. My are olives, low fat cream cheese with garlic and veggies and 15 nuts. What are yours?::):carrot:

cinthia,

There are alternative (way less expensive) products that you can use for the IP diet. I am doing IP, but have been reading about the alternatives. My husband is using alternatives and I am using IP. He has lost a lot more weight than me and I have more to lose. lol. The protein drinks I get him are EAS which you can find at WalMart, Sams and I think maybe Target. I get him the Pure Protein bars at Sams/WalMart and if you have a Wegmans they just had them on sale for $0.88. I also order stuff from Noshua Nutrition and Lindora. The always have some kind of sale or "free: shipping.
Good Luck.;)

Arkansas Kel
07-27-2011, 11:35 PM
Brown, for some good ideas - watch the atkins thread area - they have a good "what's for dinner" list going. Take what works for you and skip over the rest. I peek in for ideas there sometimes.

Cinthia - I think making it up makes it fit better. Report in often with what's working. We could all use a tweak here and there.

What are my LC treats? Whipped cream in a can, sugar free jello (not necessarily together), Atkins shakes - especially the new wild berry, Icy Latte (Atkins vanilla shake, Tbs inst coffee, 3 Tbs cream, scoop whey powder vanilla, couple ice cubes - whiz through blender) lasts me a long time too, Rabbit bags (raw veg chunks in a baggie for mindless munchies), boiled eggs, vienna sausages (yes, love 'em).

Today was less stressful, FINALLY, but very very busy. I got in a groove, somehow felt hyper (not my norm at all), and got a lot done at work. IT FELT GOOD. Long time comin' Showed what I could do today. Stress will go back up soon - I think I'm working up to an dental abcess and my dentist is on vaca, I got Aunt Flo staying with me this week, AND Friday I interview for the job I'm doing already. Hope to keep it :) And the financial probs - I just figured out that it will be at least 2 paychecks before I start to pull up again. How did I get here? At least I lost another pound. go me.

rho1640
07-28-2011, 11:42 AM
rho1640 - I do some diabetic educating with my job, and I would suggest you walk every day, aiming for 30 mins total (all at once or broken up). For many this helps bring their sugar down, which will also help you with cravings. Wacky blood sugar (highs and lows) will drive you to food, misery and failed health. PM me if you ever need me.

somehow I didn't see this earlier - sorry...

I love walking but it is off my radar right now - I have achellies tendonitis, that bottom of the foot to heel thing that I am completely blank on, and 3 heel spurs on the same foot... I warm it, stretch it, then ice it and it still hurts like crazy...did PT and didn't see a real difference except in my pocket book so had to stop and try to do what they did... I'm trying to get an exercise bike but it may take a bit to get the money together (retirement income ya know)

Thanks

Arkansas Kel
07-28-2011, 08:09 PM
rho1640 - I understand. I would suggest using your upper body for some cardio then until you can get a bike. Also, bikes are cheap at yardsales and flea markets - lots of old homeless bikes around. I have the heel spurs - pretty bad, they considered surgery, but I manage to tolerate so that got dropped. My secret - I nearly live in crocs. Feet almost never hurt in them. I'm a crocs customer for life. I'll be wearing them when I'm old and they'll be the old lady shoes style by then I bet.

Today was good, extra energy again - Yay low carb - that and I have no tv until Saturday. So, no sitting about for me. Just to internet for a few.

Tomorrow is a job interview - big deal to me. Then hopefully things will start progressing better stress wise.

rho1640
07-29-2011, 11:11 AM
Kel that's a great idea - I need to pick up my arm work again anyway (I broke my shoulder in 3 places and had 2 operations then a few years later broke the same arm just above the elbow into four different crunchy pieces a spiral fracture - going in to vote and they actually brought me a paper ballot as I am laying there waiting for the ambulance with blood running down my face because I hit the brick wall on my way down with my face too - a determined poll place for sure :^:). I've also been trying to use my Wii dance programs - but have been a bit sporadic with it lately since the house has been way too hot (no air conditioning) - over 95 with fans going ... Today is cloudy and supposed to rain it feels wonderful!

I need to run into the village today but am dreading it - summer in a tourist area is a nightmare for parking and line waiting ...

Sending lots of good thoughts you way for the job interview and stress reduction!

Arkansas Kel
07-29-2011, 10:44 PM
Hey rho, glad I helped you! I got worried when I started to read your arm tragedy that I'd have to suggest toe wiggling or stomach sucking in for exercise! Maybe head bobbing. LOL. I'm thinking exercise for me sometime this fall. I need to drop a bit first, got a knee that swells on me at this weight.

Interview went better than I expected. Decision likely Monday. Stress was okay today. Energy, slightly lower, but still better than my norm. I'm so glad. Maybe my fatigue problem is somewhat carb related! I don't wake up all perky, never have, never will. I'm a natural hibernating sleeper. I can sleep and sleep and sleep. So I get up like a spring bear, grumpy and slow. But by the time I'm at work I'm perkin. That's turning out to be quite helpful.

Money is still too tight, so had DH coupon organizing with me tonight. It's going to take that, plus bargain basement deals to get us through the next couple weeks. OR, we just eat out of freezer - not a bad idea, but I'd sure like a few extras to go with it.

rho1640
07-30-2011, 09:17 AM
You would have real been laughing at my toe answer - a couple of weeks ago I dropped a heavy metal gun case on my big toe (right on the joint) and I'm 99% sure I broke it :dizzy: - yes my mother always said I'm an accident waiting to happen hehehe

One thing I'm getting back into (learned when hubby was on strikes that went on forever) was each week I get at least an extra can of chicken, tuna, vegs, even Spam, and Corned Beef...peanut butter etc. I have a decent pantry set up but with all this threat of no SS etc I think I will work on adding to it and maybe next weekend while hubster is away I will organize the pantry again. Also if I see frozen mixed vegetables on a good sale I will get a few bags and dehydrate them and store in Mason Jars. Heck maybe I will look up an old recipe for Jerky and do some of that - it never lasted long though lol. Some extra coffee and tea and sweeteners etc that I put in foodsaver bags - like I say I did and will do it all little by little but it is surprising how it does add up to a nice buffer to go with freezer food (threats of hurricanes and storms here so I don't just rely on freezer and why vegs get dehydrated) the mixed vege are higher in carbs but the way I look at that is I would use in a soup or stew that would stretch it and it's vege not white bread or sugar etc. I'm also going to get some seeds for next year and try hay bale planting (hey getting older I don't bend as well as I used to OR get up off the ground as well hehehe)

Hope that didn't sound preachy - just experience and solutions I came up with that helped us. And I learned it from family who learned an earlier version during the depression. And like I said I'm starting it up again since I am concerned about what is going on worldwide financially .... I never had what the people on extreme coupons had set aside (concentrated more on food personally) but like I said a good pantry (which is a closet that was meant to be a linen closet)

Arkansas Kel
07-30-2011, 11:48 AM
I've actually been couponing since the beginning of the year - even when not low carb. I have a good stash of personal items - in fact we've practically been coasting a few weeks on the stockpile of personal and food items. I'm glad I kept ahead. In light of my struggle I have started a budget atkins thread today. Thought I couldn't be alone in this.

I have a dehydrator, great big one, got for cheap at flea market. Works, but no directions! I would love to do some stuff with it. Any tips?

Today is a good day so far. I've gotten up, coffee'd and sat. Time to move and do, see ya around the site!

Arkansas Kel
07-30-2011, 11:51 AM
OH, and I don't have the extreme show thing going either. I have a good stash on some things like laundry soap, shower gel, paper towels from good bargain finds. No room set aside in the house.

I did get a great deal on atkins shakes a few weeks ago (before returning to LC), and I bought as many as I could afford - and they have helped a lot lately when in a rush. I got them at walgreens b1g1, and most of the ones I got were 6 pk bonus pks. The original price was a little higher, but the price per four pack after the bonus pks and b1g1 were the best price I've ever gotten on them. We eat real food more, but they are sure nice in a pinch.

rho1640
08-01-2011, 10:38 AM
I've actually been couponing since the beginning of the year - even when not low carb. I have a good stash of personal items - in fact we've practically been coasting a few weeks on the stockpile of personal and food items. I'm glad I kept ahead. In light of my struggle I have started a budget atkins thread today. Thought I couldn't be alone in this.

I have a dehydrator, great big one, got for cheap at flea market. Works, but no directions! I would love to do some stuff with it. Any tips?

Today is a good day so far. I've gotten up, coffee'd and sat. Time to move and do, see ya around the site!

Editing to add there is a yahoo dehydrator group that is good - I haven't been there lately so I don't know how active it is now worth looking into maybe..

Ohh have to look for the budget thread I'll like that one for sure.

What do you want to dehydrate if I don't know I can look it up - does it have temps on it or just number settings.... It's been awhile so I will have to look up to remind me for sure..

rho1640
08-01-2011, 11:30 AM
OH, and I don't have the extreme show thing going either. I have a good stash on some things like laundry soap, shower gel, paper towels from good bargain finds. No room set aside in the house.

I did get a great deal on atkins shakes a few weeks ago (before returning to LC), and I bought as many as I could afford - and they have helped a lot lately when in a rush. I got them at walgreens b1g1, and most of the ones I got were 6 pk bonus pks. The original price was a little higher, but the price per four pack after the bonus pks and b1g1 were the best price I've ever gotten on them. We eat real food more, but they are sure nice in a pinch.

Started this awhile ago then had to look for a room for hubby for the weekend in CT. And of course lost everything I wrote ... So a way shortened version...

How are the shakes - I would like to have something for those times - do they need to be cold to be palatable? it would be great to have something for those times ..

Arkansas Kel
08-01-2011, 09:31 PM
The wild berry day break ones are best. The chocolate and vanilla ones sometimes separate even though they are far from the exp date. I which them through my personal blender - usually with a little cream, scoop of protein powder (I know, double doing, but then I make it to lunch), and a tbs inst coffee. Sometimes I pitch in an ice cube or two for slushy. I know it's adding work to a convenience shake but it's soooo good that way. I usually put all but ice in the blender the night before - then in the am just ice, whiizzzz and drink.

The wild berry I just drink up. Cold is best. The EAS makes a low carb shake that's pretty good too - just beware, some are LC some are not.

I'll have to drag out the dehydrator to tell you. I've never tried it. What's an easy starter item to dehydrate that's LC? Give me a couple options and I'll start there if you can.

rho1640
08-02-2011, 01:04 PM
Lemon is good - slice and dehydrate then you can out in tea or powder it to add a little to recipes (it just freshens them up I think) mushrooms sliced can be added toto things or powdered for flavor again, oh oranges too Zucchini - I've done in sticks and added to soups and stews and then also broken them up more and put in meatloaf or meatballs ....

Does your dehydrator show temperatures and does it have a timer - that might help me tell you times etc. And what brand...

I've done frozen mixed vegetables in the past and non low carb but you can take frozen hash browns and do them too...

I store most things in Mason jars so it is easy access to them ...

Arkansas Kel
08-03-2011, 09:03 AM
I'm going to have to dig it out and check it out. I love lemons, and there's always an abundance of zucchini - and we have a couple lc zucchini recipes that we could eat year round that use shredded. Sounds like a project in my future.

I'll drag it out soon and let you know if it has temp settings.

meandmax
08-11-2011, 09:03 AM
Hello everyone, well I’m about to embark the low carbing as well. Last fall I had gone on the Ideal Protein and was quite successful but stopped as it was just way to expensive....but the problem is...
I pretty much gained all the weight back, I’m very bummed out as I feel like I’m completely starting over yet again!! so here I am....let's get this done already!!

Arkansas Kel
08-11-2011, 09:54 PM
meandmax - I wish you well. I've never done IP, but there sure are a lot of 'em on her. I believe with any diet, you have to stick with what worked or you go back where the previous path led you.

Haven't broken out that dehydrator yet - but I will. Might pick up lemons this weekend!

rho1640
08-12-2011, 11:09 AM
I don't know the IP plan myself but like Kel said I know there are others here on it - while we can't help with specifics we can help with motivation and encouragement :D Welcome...

deetermined2
08-30-2011, 08:08 PM
Hi, all!

I am new to this thread, but have been low carbing my way for awhile.

rho1640, hope your tendonitis is improving. If you haven't found an exercise bike yet, try craigslist. Start in the free section first, before you check the regular section.

There was one IP supplement, though slightly pricey, that sounded worth trying listed on another website. Is there one supplement that the IPers here think really helps their success? (On the other site, I wasn't sure whether it was just promotional hype, because they were trying to sell products.)