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09-11-2006, 09:06 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Its chilly here this morning! I think Im going to have to pull out some blankets for the bed soon :lol:

Im off for my seminar today...wish me luck with the luncheon :dizzy:

Have a great day everyone.

09-11-2006, 10:02 AM
Robin: Good luck w/the lunch today. Hopefully they have legal stuff for you to eat so you don't go hungry. And we're chilly here as well! I love this weather!!

Well, eating went OP but no water in sight for me this weekend. So I'll work on that this week. Already have 16 oz in. :cb: I also have to go tromping through the woods to get DH's camera from the woods...and it's raining. So not looking forward to that as much as I had yesterday when we talked about it. If I'd have known it was going to rain I'd have said some other day. Oh well. Have to take the animals to the vet (THAT is exercise!!) and do other errands today. Plus I have a class @ church tonight so it's a BUSY day!! Off to eat my breakfast :)

09-11-2006, 10:30 AM
Good morning ladies it's chilly and raining here. No big plans for me today. I did a lot of house cleaning this past weekend and washed tons of laundry. I am still eating at my maintenance level and the scale is staying the exact same, so this is good I guess.

09-11-2006, 02:18 PM
Sounds good lillybelle! I would think that's where you'd want to be at this point, just leveling off and learning how to keep it there!

Robin - Good luck. I'm anxious to hear about how lunch went. and if you thought of anything to "pack" just in case.

Brenda - have you been having any luck just eating OP ? Do you think the lack of water and exercise is really making a difference in getting things moving. Just wondering. I know, I CAN"T no how, no way not get my water in.It totally messes me up. But Ithink for other people it's not that big of a deal.
I have decided not to get on the scale for 2 weeks. it doesn't do any good to torture myself. I post that I was looking for some kind of exercise routine for firming up some muscle. ROBIN _ you mentioned body for life. if that a website too or should I just look for a book? ANyone else have anything that's working for them?

09-11-2006, 04:36 PM
needtolose, I think that's a great idea to wait 2 weeks to step on the scale. Those last few lbs. are so slow and frustrating. I think the closer I got to goal, the more I wanted to weigh. It didn't do me any good.
As for the weight leveling off, yes it is where I wanted to be. I had illusions of getting and staying in the 130's but it isn't going to happen. When I hit them, I bounce right back to 141. I am becoming more happy with my body as time goes on. I'm not complacent. It is so hard to maintain and not get any exercise.

09-11-2006, 07:20 PM
Im home :)

The seminar went very very well. The luncheon was amazing. It was a "Women in Business" trade show seminar, and it was very obvious that it was a woman who was weight conscious who planned the lunch. There were 3 different types of salads, ceasar, something with walnuts in it and a macaroni salad, pickles, olives, grapes, and grilled rosemary chicken. (large buns to put the chicken on) and NO DESSERTS It was so nice to not be tempted by anything!! I had the ceasar salad and the chicken with coffee. Perfect! It was the type of meal where no matter if you were on weight watchers or atkins, you would have found plenty to eat. I have another one of these on October 11, I suspect it will be the same thing, so Im not going to worry about it at all.

Nope I didnt bring anything with me, but I did eat a very big breakfast (for me anyway) So I would be able to make it until 3 if I had to.

Maggie, I'll pm you that website, I cant post it here.

So, all in all its been a good day, and I made a few contacts. So now I have to get to work :lol: Have a nice evening ladies.

09-11-2006, 07:24 PM
Robin, that sounds like a great lunch. It is so nice when there is food that is accommodating to people who are trying to watch their weight. When I was working at the hospital, it was always pizza, donuts, cookies, cake. Pure junk food.

09-11-2006, 07:25 PM
and you know, its not any harder to serve salads and grilled chicken. Just a different way of thinking I guess. But your right, it was so nice, and I really appreciated it.

09-12-2006, 09:38 AM
Hi everyone. I'm up early. My son called at 6 AM to say his motorcycle had been stolen last night while he was at work. I got up and found his insurance papers so he could report it to the police. He called back 20 min's later to say he had found it. Someone had rolled it down the hill and onto the golf course at his apartment complex. It was still dark, so he doesn't yet know if any damage was done. He sounded pretty upset, he loves that bike. My DH advised him to get a tire lock for it so this couldn't happen again.
I feel a good nap coming on soon, so see everyone later.

09-12-2006, 10:11 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Lilly~ Im glad it wasnt very far away. Hopefully there wont be much if any damage to it.

Im settling into this woe. I am forcing myself to stay off the scale. Because besides weighing less, I need to live like this forever. So I have to accept that the scale wont be part of my day every day, and that eating this way, makes weightloss a side effect. Im feeling so much better and all the side effects of eating sugar to the extreme are almost all gone. New ones are taking its place :lol: But thats ok, I can deal with those.

So aside from loosing weight, Im eating this way for a piece of mind. Which right now is alot more important. Gotta tame that crazy b*tch who wants chocolate and sugar all the time. Its working!!

So, here is to another successful low carb day ladies :cheers: have a great day!

Ms Spotdog
09-12-2006, 11:10 AM
Your doing great, Robin!


09-12-2006, 03:06 PM
Robin, you are doing great. I have that chocolate monster in me too. I considered it a victory when I went to the store today and didn't buy any sugar-free LC candy. I just love it.
Well my weights the same, but my jeans are tight this morning. So , not too good apparently. I bought these jeans a month ago and haven't wore them but don't remember buying them this snug.

09-12-2006, 03:20 PM
Robin - Way to go! I love what you said about losing weight being a side effect. THat is so true . That's why I'm trying to stay off the scale as well.

Lillybelle - Boy, leave it to you to keep things exciting! You always have something going on! I'm glad that the bike didn't get to far away!

I'm just trying to keep on track. I'm starting to run out of things to snack on. I basically always have a cheese stick or hardboiled egg. Ihave tothink of something else. THose oreo's where surely calling my name last night. DIdn't have any but I did have a few bites of watermelon. (which I suppose is the lesser evil!) I still am mad at myself for it. I'm trying to keep on induction again for a while.
Well ladies, have a good rest of the day!

09-12-2006, 04:49 PM
Maggie, yes I always have something going on. lol. Kids will drive your crazy.
Don't worry about the watermelon, it won't hurt you. I eat it quite often and it is way better than the Oreo's.

09-13-2006, 10:11 AM
Good Morning

Thanks Ladies, I really appreciate it :hug:

Its raining and very blah here today. Its one of those days you need to light a scented candle, and chase away the blues.

Eating was op yesterday, but there was just alot of it for some reason. I ended up having a piece of cheeseburger quiche at around 8pm last night. I was very hungry. Not that ghost hunger, or mouth hunger, but tummy growling hunger. So I fed it :lol:

I spent most of the day yesterday on the computer designing signs, and today my back and neck are killing me :dizzy: So I think Im going to pull out some of my core and ab exercise tapes and do one of them today. Its gotta help ?! Right???!

I need some suggestions....this saturday we are going to my step grandkids birthday brunch. We arent going to the party, because dh and I reallllllly dont want to be there. Dd can go, but we'll stay home. Anyway its right next door, but my dil is making brunch. Never ever does she consider what I am eating, and tells me when I walk in the door to leave my diet at the door, because you cant eat that way today. I know considerate eh? Remember too, I very deeply dislike this woman! But out of respect for my step son, and my husband I just shut up. Im civil and thats as far as I'll go. Soooooooo how do I go and eat at her house, when I know its all going to be carb laden, and not a salad in the joint? Im more concerned about the kids, if they helped make anything, and want grampa and me to try it. Ive actually thought about saying Ive gotten very sensitive to those foods, and they make me very sick now.

Any thoughts?

I need to go put a sweater on:coolsnow: Have a great day ladies!

09-13-2006, 03:16 PM
Robin in these situations I usually eat before I go. Then take only a small amt. of the food offered and leave it on the plate.
Update on my nerve study. I had PT today and saw both a neurologist and an orthopedic Dr. I was told the nerves in left leg are "dead" from the knee down. They are baffled as to why this would happen. The injury was to my ankle. Worst part is that they are going to repeat the nerve study in 6 weeks. I dread it horribly. I cried last time. They did wonder if my diabetes is affecting this, but said in that case it should have affected the right leg too. They did order a new orthopedic device for me to wear. I am to sit with my legs out straight to prevent pressure on the nerves in my knee area. I feel pretty doomed
I did use my exercise ball last night and did 60 push-ups, 60 side sit-ups and 60 leg lifts. Figured this is better than no exercise at all.
Being upset today, I totally blew it at lunch. Now, I feel even worse.

09-13-2006, 03:28 PM
Oh, Lily, that sounds awful!!! Seems drs do so many tests. That's why it's kind of neat to not have insurance. They are more conservative then. I always tell them I don't have insurance and can't afford the things they want to do. They did talk me into a kidney biopsy once, though. Praying for you.

09-13-2006, 03:48 PM
carol, thanks. They did say they could do exploratory surgery to look at the nerves after the next nerve study. Why would they do this, if they already know they can't fix it. They did say that since the nerves aren't cut that they can't fix it. Is this just because I have good insurance? It seems that way to me. I feel like a guinea pig sometimes for all these stupid medical tests. I wanted to refuse another nerve study. What good will it do? It will only tell them that yes, it's still screwed up. If I still can't move my foot, this is clear enough indication to me that it's still screwed up. I am pretty much beyone frustrated and fed-up at this point.

09-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Lily Im so sorry all this is happening to you.
I know you must be feeling very helpless and all I can offer is my support. The orthopedic device you mentioned, what is it and what will it help you with?

Being upset today, I totally blew it at lunch. Now, I feel even worse

I can imagine the stuff going thru your head.....but remember, you didnt get this far just to be put off by this. DO NOT give up, DO NOT let this be the excuse you can use to gain it all back. Can you imagine how miserable you would feel if this was happening along with all the other problems you had when you were overweight? Do you want to go back there?

Lily you have done an amazing job, and you are sticking to your guns about your food. You have even modified yourself a workout so you dont feel too sedatary. You're amazing!!! Remember that, and be proud of that!

09-13-2006, 04:16 PM
Kel & Carol: :wave: how's it going?

Maggie: Don't sweat the watermelon. Just consider it was healthy and still LC...and made of water :lol: Good job ducking the oreo's!!

Robin: I'd suggest eating before going over there. That way you're not hungry and (hopefully better at this than me) won't be tempted to snack on non-allowable stuff. Good luck!

Lily: Sorry to hear that you're still not getting results. I agree that the docs don't need to do the surgery if they've already admitted they can't do anything. And yup, I've heard of docs just doing things like that because you have insurance. Sometimes it's like the INSURANCE companies make the docs do procedures that aren't needed. Like a step-by-step program of things they have to do if such-and-such happens.

Well, I spent an hour at the docs office myself today. Got a complete physical. She's putting me on BC pills (for wacky hormones) and forgot the name of it--but it's for my overactive bladder. I also got a tetanus shot (right arm) and they're going to do cholesterol check and other tests from the 2 vials they took from the left arm. Good news is she didn't see anything wrong w/the legs/feet so I feel better about that, and we're doing a "watch" on the moles. So I'd say I took plenty of her time :lol: I'm OP and need to watch the water (as soon as I'm on those pills I'm hoping I can drink water w/out having to pee so much) and get some exercise in again. The scale had dropped a couple pounds and I'd like to keep it going :) WI is Saturday so hoping to be able to announce an improvement in weight. And I'm going to do my best to keep it going. Going on a marriage retreat at the end of the month and I KNOW there's not going to be decent food I can eat. So going to do my best to stay OP until I absolutely can't. That's the plan :)

09-13-2006, 05:39 PM
Hi all.
Well keepin at it. It's even harder now that the kids are in school! This is my first year with all of them in full time. I think I need to find something to do with myself during the day! IT's hard to think about getting a job because then I have to worry about the days they have off and when they're sick etc... so I'm not sure what to do.

Lillybelle. You are in my prayers girl! Robin said it all best! Just keep that in mind! I have Faith in you! I know you'll come through this OK!

Brenda - That's how I like to look at it! I have hardly ever been tempted to go off plan, but now with the weather getting chilly, I am used to having my coffee or tea at night with some cake or cookies. I'm having a real problem with those craving! Nothing I can think of will substitute !

Robin thanks for the website. IT has kept me busy going throughall that!

Have a good day!


09-13-2006, 11:43 PM
Thanks everyone for the support. Sorry to be so depressing right now.
Brenda, good job on the weight loss.
I am going to stay at my LC way of eating and try to keep the weight off. I will do better tomorrow. Tonite was on-program. I have such a huge fear of gaining weight. I'll be back on the exercise ball tonite, maybe it is better than nothing.

09-14-2006, 10:14 AM
Good Morning :rain:

Its pouring here again today....if this keeps up Im not going to be able to get into my gardens and get them cleaned up and ready for winter.

Im op and getting my exercise in. Time to lengthen my walks, I came home yesterday, and felt like I could have gone again. Ive lost another 5 lbs this week. I marked on the calendar when I weighed in, because I havent been keeping to any set day. It seems to be working for me.

Well, Im off to get some work done, have a great day ladies.

09-14-2006, 10:36 AM
Maggie- That's one reason I'm still a stay-at-home mom. The job I used to have (a year or so ago) used to be great as I could adjust my hours around the girls. They were very flexible. Now I'm finding others aren't as accomodating. Good luck if you decide to get one!!

Lily: I would think the ball would be better than nothing. And it would help keep things toned? And with you so conscious about what you're eating you'll manage to keep the weight off :)

Robin: WTG on the weight loss and keep up the great work! And you must have gotten the weather we had for the past couple days. Rain, Rain and mroe rain.

Well, OP yet. My right arm is smarting a bit so I'm not going to be doing much of anything today. Don't even feel like moving it. And I'm tired again. Going to increase the water (as I've not been drinking enough of it) to see if that'll help any. I got up a couple hours ago but I feel like I could take a nap. I probably will!!

09-14-2006, 11:06 AM
Brenda, I'm from WI south of LaCrosse about an hour. Just saw you were from here.

09-14-2006, 11:30 AM
I havent been on chat for a couple of days. Hope everyone is enjoying the rainy weather..hahah... :rain: Actually I do like rainy weather as long as I dont have to leave the house.. which I havent had to. It just feels so cozy to hear teh rain outside and snuggle into my blankets in the morning. Did I mention Im a sleep addict?? I could proabably sleep all day if given the chance. Especially when it is raining. Will be harder when we go to Oregon though.. rain everyday and I will have to get up early to do my intern duties.
Anyway, I have been on plan the past few days but eating a TON of food...:cbg: I guess I'm about to have my monthly visit.. cant' expalin it otherwise. After teh first three days on induction I had no more cravings or hunger but two days ago I just couldnt stop eating... and yesterday all I could think about was carb filled goodies taht I wished I could eat.
I also realised that although I thought heavy cream was ok on teh diet.. and on teh back of the package it says zero carbs.. it actally has about 0.4 carbs per serving..which is one tbsp!!! I have been using like half a cup in my coffee to substitute for no sugar!! Maybe that is why I hadnt been losing any weight...
As of now I have no clue about my weight... since the last time I posted.. my hubby hid the scale from me becasue I was weighing myself twice a day!!! and it was getting me down... he said he will let me weigh in at teh end of induction... I didnt realise I was so dependent on the scale but I realise it now becasue every few hours I go over to where the scale used to be intending to weigh myself and feel really lost without it.
But it is definitely a habit to break becasue this really shouldnt be about weightloss but about good health. Which reminds me I should start excercising more.. I've been feeling pretty lazy.. .Its the rain!!!
SO Lilybelle, What is this about your nerves?? What casued it... Since Im new Im sure you explained it before but I dont know...
My mom is diabetic and she had a loss of feeling in one leg but her doctor advised her to excercise her leg to get teh circulation going better. Maybe you can try to massage the area everyday. You can do it yourself even. but you said you had had an injury as well? I hope you feel better and they can find out what is casuing it..I do find that doctors are a bunch of jerks who dont really use their heads in figuring anything out.. it does seem to be just a formula they work with...
HAve a good and OP day everyone!!:wave:

09-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Brenda I hope those "p" pills (dont know what else to call them :lol: ) work for you!! Ive thought about them too. My dh is taking them, and after about a week, there was no more getting up 3-6 times a night to use the bathroom!! Keep me posted.

09-14-2006, 11:35 AM
:wave: mealy, we must have posted at the same time.

09-14-2006, 02:51 PM
Mealybug, I had a large pack of frozen ribs fall on left ankle about 7 weeks ago and have nerve damage to left leg and foot. I am going to PT several times a week and have exercises that I do at home.
I am happy to say that I feel better about things today. I have had a lot of obstacles to overcome with this weight loss and I'm not going to let this win. I'm using the exercise ball to try to keep toned and do whatever my body is capable of at the present time. I may go buy a new exercise bike today instead of getting the used one. My DH announced last night that he isn't going on his annual deep-sea fishing trip because he is staying home to test for a promotion on his job. It would be more pay and better hrs. I hope he gets it. His staying home frees up extra money this week.
I had breakfast on program and will keep it up. I weighed this Am to survey the damage and I'm still in my maintenance range. Yeah, for this. I am going to make a conscious effort to drink more water.

09-15-2006, 10:49 AM
I played Texas Hold-Em Poker last night at a table with 9 men and I won. Yeah. I more than doubled my money. It was fun. Sad thing is, My DH lost half the amount of my winnings. Oh well, that was his spending money for the week. Just kidding, I'll give him more money for the week. He sux at poker. lol, After all it was his money we were playing with to start with.
I stayed on-program all day yesterday and only had 16 carbs. Yeah.

09-15-2006, 10:58 AM
Carol: I'm over on the Green Bay side. Hello fellow Wisconsin-ite :)

Robin: I just started taking them last night. So I'm hoping that it kicks in soon. Has he had any of the side-effects that were "possible"? Is it still raining?

Mealy: I can relate to wanting to stay in bed on rainy days!! But having to get my kids on the bus doesn't allow it :lol:

Lily: WTG on the exercise. And you play for real money on the internet? I haven't done that. I also don't know how to play texas hold- em even though I've watched the poker tournaments on tv. It looks like a fun game :)

Well, my arm STILL is bothering me. It's got a great big welt where the shot is and it's VERY sore. I hate moving it. And I'm SOOO tired I could just fall over right now. I even went to bed at 8:00 last night!! That's early for me! I could have gone to bed at 6:00 I was THAT tired!! It wasn't the "p" pills--I was tired before I took those. But of course, I still woke up a couple times to use the bathroom. Interesting directions on those pills. It says to drink plenty of water (which makes me pee a lot to begin with) with the "P" pills (which are supposed to PREVENT me from having to pee so much) :lol3: SO confusing!

I think I'm going to go lay down for a while. I hate being this tired!!!

09-15-2006, 11:34 AM
Brenda, I hope you feel better soon.
I only play internet poker with fake chips. I play real money tournaments with friends and at a small Indian Gaming Casino that is 30 min's from here. That is where I played last night. I am planning on playing in Tunica Mississippi on OCt. 1st for the Women's Circuit Event. Winner gets $600,000 and a seat at the World Series of Poker. I have been playing for about 8 yrs. but only recently started playing any real money games. I like playing low stakes games just to improve my game. I certainly still have a lot to learn. I am reading 2 books on strategic play now. My DH always loses, even on the internet. lol. He's untrainable.

Ms Spotdog
09-15-2006, 01:15 PM
Congrats on the winnings, Lilybelle. And I hope things start looking up about the nerves. What about visiting another doctor to get his opinion?

*waves* Hi to everyone. I've been reading here in the mornings with my coffee but life is a bit crazy here now. Moving day is tomorrow and I feel like I've been surrounded by boxes for weeks. The boys and I found a wonderful house to move into that is very close to the high school. roomy for all of us (even Melis to visit from college), has a pool (and paid for pool/lawn service!), and backs up to a golf course. We are sooo excited but this move prep has really kicked my butt! I'm really looking forward to settling in and getting control back of my life (and my eating/exercising).

Chat at ya all soon!


09-15-2006, 01:50 PM

Brenda~ one of the side effects for dh's pills is lower blood pressure....which is fine for him since its high anyway, and he's on meds for that. Other than that, thats it. He actually had the nerve to tease me on our last road trip because I had to pee every hour and a half....just like he used to :p I hope your feeling better soon....get your rest, and dont feel guilty about it!

Kel~ I wish you an uneventful, smooth easy move to your new home! Sounds like a very nice place too!

Dh and I are off to lunch with a couple who are long time friends, but are having marriage troubles, and tend to not hide it in front of others. The last lunch we went to, it was quite uncomfortable.....I hope this one is better. Anyway, I scoped out the menu online, and it looks like I'll have heaps and heaps to choose from! Im very excited about this! Its a new place (new to us)we havent tried before. Its been there since 1907!! I love those kinds of places.

Well, Im off to get some work done before we go for lunch.

Have a great day ladies!

09-15-2006, 02:20 PM
Robin, I hope you have a great lunch. It is so uncomfortable to be around another couple when they aren't getting along.

09-15-2006, 02:25 PM
I have been on the phone for an hour this AM with the run-a-round from my insurance company on where I can get my new orthopedic foot device that will be covered by insurance. Gotta love the bureaucracy. Glad I made the call , the place I was scheduled to be fitted at isn't a network provider for BC/BS and it would have costed over $1000.00. Now, I have a new appt. on Monday that is in Network. It will pay at 100% with this pre-certification.

09-16-2006, 08:44 AM
Good Morning :coffee:

Well, Ive been up since 4 this morning :dizzy: I dont know why. So I finished my book, took out the garbage, I think I'll go hop in the shower before I wake hubby up.

Yesterdays lunch turned out pretty good. The Mrs. was very quiet ....and that is very unlike her! The Mr. dominated the conversation, which we expected because there were things we needed to discuss (sign making machines and what not)...he is thinking of getting into the same thing we are, well, same but different. When his Mrs. got up to go to the bathroom he said, I have to get her involved in something, or get her out of the house working. This couple is in their mid 50's, and she married him to be his wife, cook, clean and be home for him. Well its now driving them both mad after 10 yrs of marriage. I can certainly understand where both of them are coming from. I hope this works out for them. At least this lunch was much friendlier.

As for the food, it was delicious!! The waitress was awesome!!!!! No comments about my eating or things I didnt want on my food. The fish came with breadcrumbs, so I asked for none, and when I asked about the potato, before I could even ask for a change she offered me green beans instead....gotta love that woman!!

Today is the grandkids birthday brunch....which reminds me, I better wrap their presents :lol: I decided Im not going to worry about what she is serving, and Im not going to worry about hurting her feelings. Especially when she doesnt take anyone else into consideration besides herself. I dont think Im going to be there long anyway. She is NOT the cleanest person in the world, along with that, 2 cats a dog and my allergies...I'll be good for about a 1/2 hr before I have to leave. Unless her dh has been picking up the slack....but I doubt it, he only does that when he is on holidays.

Alright, Im off to start my sunday, have a great op day ladies!

09-16-2006, 11:02 AM
WI was a little disappointing as the scale is where my siggie states. BUT I made sure to take my measurements and good thing I did because THOSE went down (not a lot, but I'll even take the little it did go down). My appetite is non-existant and I think that's due to the "P" pills. I just have to remember that even though I'm not hungry and am forcing myself to eat, that doesn't mean I have to eat a LOT. And TOM is supposed to be here tomorrow--which is another reason I'm not sweating the scale not moving.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

09-16-2006, 12:47 PM
Good morning everyone. I went to get the used exercise bike this AM. The man that was home, said it's at his wife's BF's. This was uncomfortable to say the least. He did say he'd get it there tonite and I can pick it up tomorrow.
My eating is on program and I feel pretty good right now.

09-16-2006, 07:21 PM
After a piece of cherry torte and apple pie (both pieces weren't big--but they weren't the smallest) I feel ICKY!! But you know, considering what I've consumed in the past weekends I consider those small things a success. Small steps. Now to go back to being OP for the rest of the weekend and I'll consider it all good. Then next weekend work on being 100% OP. That's the plan anyway. Also need to make sure I get my water intake. That's slacking again.

09-16-2006, 07:50 PM
Brenda, when I eat sweets that are off program , I always feel icky too. Good luck with being back on program. I'm definitely behind in drinking my water too. Thanks for the reminder.

09-17-2006, 09:50 AM
:wave: Happy Sunday Ladies

yesterday went great, I have almost a whole cake (pieces of different b-day cake) sitting on my counter. I didnt cover it, and left it over night.....just like that. So I wont be tempted to eat stale yucky sugary cake :lol: I'll have to cut pieces off of it (and toss it) so the grandkids think I had some of their b-day cake. Dh and I managed to get away with no cake yesterday :lol:

Its a beautiful day here today :sunny: Im going to see if I can get everyone out with me to enjoy it! Have a great day ladies

09-17-2006, 10:47 AM
I can fit into a pair of pants that were previously too tight. So I'm hoping that means I didn't do too much damage with the torte yesterday. Plus with TOM coming I'm not going to worry about the scale. I'm just happy I can put another pair of pants BACK into my dresser!!! WAHOO! The "P" pills have killed my appetite. So I have to watch it so I don't overeat just from habit. I want to take advantage of NOT being hungry so that I can (hopefully) cut down on food portions :)

09-17-2006, 11:21 AM
Nice lazy sunday so far... woke up about 9:30.. my kinda day! I was feeling pretty tired and last night felt some dizziness. THis morning I als had hunger pangs which I never have in teh morning and certainly havent had any at all all day since after about day 3 on induction. Im trying to figure out why
Yesterday I went out for dinner with my hubby and in laws... It was really good and there were lots of good choices. I went with a fillet of salmon in butter and a portobella mushroom stuffed with scallops and shrimp and a side of broccoli. It came with desert with my hubby glady ate for me. I also had about three cups of tea.
Im thinking my symptoms could either be becasue I havent had caffeine in almost two weeks or maybe there was something offplan in the stuffed mushroom. I couldnt see anything like breadcrumbs but it was like a thick cheesy sauce that held everything together on top of the mushroom. Maybe there was flour in that. I dont know if that bit of flour is enough to throw me off my induction diet. It doesnt matter, Im not going to start over but I wont get frustrated and go off plan or anything.

But... I already think this is a bad idea but I am hoping it will be ok... When my 14day induction is over Im planning to have a slice of some sort of yummy offplan dessert. The only benefit of this is that I cant see myself going for months and months with no desserts and not getting fed up and just quitting the diet. I decided it is better to have an occasional dessert than to jsut give up the diet completely.
If I eat just one dessert would taht mean I have to restart induction or can I go from there to the 2nd phase??
Should I jsut not have anything off plan at all??? HELP!!:?:

09-17-2006, 12:33 PM
It's a quiet, rainy Sunday morning here.
mealybug, if you decide to have the dessert, I wouldn't necessarily start induction all over. I'd just go on to phase 2.
My weight is up and I'm now back at my goal level. I need to cut back again. I am trying. I am definitely going to drink a lot of water and try to exercise whatever I can. I bought a bunch of LC breakfast bars last week and have been eating them. I think they may be causing me to gain. They do have a lot of sugar alcohols in them. They were the south beach variety and showed only 2 net carbs. Has anyone else had problems with gaining with these. My carb totals have stayed around 20 per day , so I don't see any other reason that I am gaining. I know my exercise has been lacking as well as my water consumption. Also, big problems with constipation again. So, I'm off to get me some ice water and try to load up on it.

09-17-2006, 03:27 PM
But... I already think this is a bad idea but I am hoping it will be ok... When my 14day induction is over Im planning to have a slice of some sort of yummy offplan dessert. The only benefit of this is that I cant see myself going for months and months with no desserts and not getting fed up and just quitting the diet. I decided it is better to have an occasional dessert than to jsut give up the diet completely.
If I eat just one dessert would taht mean I have to restart induction or can I go from there to the 2nd phase??

I think it all depends on how your system reacts to sugar. If eating 1 off plan treat, and then getting right back to it is ok for you, then yes, go ahead, and move onto OWL.

BUT if you are like me and sugar sends into the bowels of hoho ****, dont do it! Make yourself a lc dessert with artificial sweeteners and very little to no flour at all.

I hope that helped you make your decision better :)

09-17-2006, 05:55 PM
Lily, somewhere on here I read someone complaining about those breakfast bars or other protein bars, saying that they slowed down their weight loss. Wish I knew where I read it but this is a big place.

09-17-2006, 07:59 PM
Hi everyone. I made a chart and hung on the fridge to post my water on. I have had 48 oz. so far today. That is a lot for me. Yeah. Plus, I noticed that I'm not near as hungry as before, with all this water. I have had 14 carbs today and dinner is over. I am back to 20 carbs for now. Now, to lower my coffee consumption. That will be a tough one.

09-17-2006, 09:36 PM
I remeber someone saying that the artificial sweeteners made her gain weight.. I dont know why that would happen but it is possible it could make your body hang on to more water which would make u seem to weigh more. I'd drink some ginger tea (without caffeine or tea leaves, just plain crushed ginger boiled in water or ginger tea bag) and since it had a mild diuretic effect u'd see if it was water weight causing the problem.
As for me..Im not sure how I will react to eating some off plan dessert.. maybe I'd just get headachy and feel crappy and that will cause me to dislike sweets more

09-18-2006, 12:21 AM
I have definitely been drinking the water and in the bathroom all day. I have cut back on coffee. My food was so induction level today , I did good. Now, to just keep it up. I sure think the sugar alcohols caused me to gain. I was eating 2 breakfast bars a day and thought they'd be OK. I'm going to try to drop a couple lbs. and get back in my comfort zone.

09-18-2006, 12:25 AM
Have you all tried the Atkins shakes? I took one sip and poured it out. I found it completely nasty. My DH , who isn't trying to lose weight, said he thought they were "pretty good" and said he'll drink them with breakfast. More power to him on that one, LOL, I bought 2 cartons of them.

09-19-2006, 09:31 AM
Good morning all.

Lillybelle, Don't you remember someone posting here about the breakfast bars? I think it may have been lacey or jersygirl (neither of which we have heard from ina while)
It was back when I was having that month long stall and couldn't figure out why. Ithought I was doing everything right until I mentioned those starting those bars. Everyone jumped right on me about the sugar alcohol in them. Sure enough as soon I a stopped things started moving again for me.
Also, I don't know what it is with the sweeteners, some say stay away from equal and sweet n low and just use splenda. Luckily I don't use sugar in my coffee and I have learned tostay away from crystal light (just in case!)
I haven't had much experience with them.
Well, I seem to be moving a bit again. I'm back to 151 (from 154.5) But I've been at 151 since August. Hopefully things will keep going down now, I justtightened up on a few things (an cut out the diet coke that I found myself having again! so maybe that sweetener does have something to do with it!)
I have started some firming exercises (trying tobuild up some muscle on this flab!) so I think that will slow if not reverse my weight loss for a while too!)
I think it was Robin who mentioned that since this is suppose to be a lifestyle we shouldn't be so damn dependent on the scale (not those exact words!) so I decided to not pay to much attention to it I rather build up a little muscle and gain a few pounds at this point than keep losing for the sake of the scale! And if what they say is true, the muscle will help me burn calories and fat faster so I will start losing again at some point.
Well off to my treadmill!
have a good day all!

09-19-2006, 11:58 AM
Hi Maggie & Everyone Else!

I know I haven't been around much lately....oh the joys of dbf being in Pittsburgh! Time has sure flown by! I can't believe the Summer is over! I'm looking forward to Fall & the cooler weather. It was a brutal Summer in NJ this year.

I'm 5 lbs from goal. Trying not to stress over it It will come off (sooner or later!) Just trying to stick with what works as far as eating goes. I've cut way back on cheese, I've found I do much better eating very little of it. I've upped the veggies, added low carb/low sugar yogurt and almonds. Getting back to my walking too. I'll be happy to be at goal by the holidays:)

Hope all of you are doing well.

All the best to you!!!


09-19-2006, 01:13 PM
Kim, it sounds like you are doing fantastic. WTG. I did notice that too much cheese plays havoc on my weight also.
Hi everyone. A quiet Tuesday morning here. I am back down to the weight that is on my ticker now. Yeah! Definitely water-logged and in the bathroom all the time. Sticking to on-program foods only and it is working for me. Gotta go cook now, have a good day all.

09-20-2006, 09:36 AM
Glad to hear from you Kim! I was wondering where you've been! It's super that you are only 5 pounds from goal! I'm just about at my final 10 (for the past monthnow!) It's funny how it slows down! I'm not concentrating so much on it anymore as far as the scale goes, I'm only weighing once every 2 weeks becaue sometimes it's to disappointing!

Lillybelle, Glad to hear your back on track! I guess this just goes to show us that it's a life long process!

Good morning everyone else! Don't have much time today but wanted towish you all a good day!