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Old 05-14-2014, 09:00 AM   #106
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Calee.. I am so sorry your ankle is still so sore... I hope that it heals quickly! Soon you will be kicking Butt and doing your Pilates! I see 147.8 for you on the scale this weekend... It just popped into my head! and yep for me another mine field week...... I am back on Induction plus nuts (gotta stop those) and Friday ALL DAY seminar at Disney World so THEIR food.. but I am bringing in a cooler with Boars Head meat and cheese roll ups for lunch and dinner...try and Sunday... Dad's birthday and that is already going to be a meal that I am not going to be so good at (Favorite Italian restaurant that I have not been for 4 years!). I will do my best up until then. 147.8 sounds so good for you!

Pixikat... So glad your finals are done done done! Hooray for you! and Great Grades too! Time to let the stress roll off your shoulders and take care of you! Fly to the 220's!!!!

Ali.. GREAT for you for staying on track for Mother's day! You are amazing and inspiring! WOW!

Easily.. WOW you are just a losing weight machine! ONDERLAND will be a distant memory soon! Great to see you in the 2 teens to Onderland thread! I have someone now to show me the way! (along with Carol) (Glad the Cider vineager helps and natural is Always better!)

And NEWME (carol) speaking of Onderland! WOW.. you have that in your sights! Oh yeah Baby! You are doing - welll SHAZAM! I am in awe of you! and heck yeah I want that 100 lbs off.... just alittle delay.. just alittle. June or sooner!!!!!!! that is my motto!!

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL 15637 steps! at least the walking straight steps! LOL
5/6 DNW - 14123 Still doing steps.. just not scale - until Sunday!
5/7 DNW - 8024 steps squeak!
5/8 DNW - 19578 steps and I was shocked when I saw my Pedometer reading!
5/9 227.2 - 13654 steps
5/10 DNW - 8367
5/11 DNW - 14549 steps
5/12 DNW - 14994 steps
5/13 228.8 - 13177 steps
5/14 228.0 -
GW 217
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traveled: 886.70 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 33.30 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 220 -
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Old 05-14-2014, 10:11 AM   #107
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Good morning,

Carol, it always amazes me that people in the health field are celebrated with food. I'm so sorry. You did great!

Easily, the * just means that my iPad decided to insert it for no reason at all. Not my doing.

Pixie, hydrate a lot this week to flush out the wheat.

Sue, think about doing something different at that next celebration. It's the chubby you thinking that you have no choice. You ate the food four years go. It has not changed. Every week my WW leader reminds us that every single action we take is a choice we made. Mayb you can take your slim self along. Plan what you'll eat before you go. Tell someone hat you'll eat so hat you're making a commitment. Better yet, write it down and commit to yourself.

We all have challenges!

I went out with a new guy on Sunday. Ordered a lettuce wrap cheeseburger with bacon marmalade on it, no fries, arugula please. It was satisfying. He asked me to his country club for dinner next Sunday. Prime rib specialty. He described the amazing dessert table. I told him that I would fill up on beef nd salad and please don't tempt or expect me to indulge in dessert. Hopefully I'm setting the stage in my own brain to want my summer safari goal more than I want sugar desserts that will set me back at least a week. I try to keep this goal in the forefront of my brain when making food choices. It's taken me DECADES to get here. It's not a straight lie to losing or learning to maintain.

July 4th Challenge GW: 144
4/21 152 *Start July 4th challenge
4/22 152*
4/23 152.8*
4/24 153.6
4/25 152.4
4/26 151.4
4/27* 149.8
4/28. 149.8
4/29 150.4
4/30 149.8
5/1 * 149.8
5/2. *151*
5/3. *150.8
5/4. 150
5/5. 149.6
5/6. 149.4
5/7. 149.2
5/8. 149
5/9. *149
5/10 149
5/11. 149.4*
5/12. 149.4
5/13. *149.4
5/14 148.6. Progress!! This is my sort of whoosh! ❤
5/15
5/16
5/17
5/18. *148 GOAL
8/21 139 GOAL
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Old 05-14-2014, 11:29 AM   #108
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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8

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Old 05-14-2014, 12:12 PM   #109
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Easily I think you can "easily" make it to wonderland this year
Yes Calee we are frequently given food. They also gave us candy bars which I brought to my skinny son. And when they don't give us food, the nurses bring it in themselves. For example... Valentine's and Easter several nurses felt the need to make brownies and cookies. And it's always someone's birthday! I have resisted A LOT ! That's why I didn't feel too bad about 2 bites of doughnut! That's great your planning ahead for your date. I usually order on plan and then if I'm with someone "close" I steal a bite of whatever sinful food their eating. That way I get a taste of the good stuff but can't over do it! Awesome whoosh!
Yay Pixi... time for a break! My daughter only had 5 days before her summer classes started! Maybe now you can focus on your eating for the next couple of weeks while you don't have the added stress of school.
Thanks for your encouragement Sue! I am definitely eyeing onederland. It has avoided me for 6 years and I was only there for about a month or so then. Other than that I have not been there since getting pregnant with my 13 year old! Before I got pregnant with him my weight stayed between 195-205.
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Old 05-15-2014, 06:38 AM   #110
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Sue - I applaud your efforts to be realistic about this week and the timeline for the 100 pound milestone. There are times we are ready mentally to push hard, and there are times we need that mental space to just make better choices instead of worse ones, and I think it's great that you seem to know where you are right now.

Carol - you seem really surrounded by a toxic food environment, I think you navigate it well. I'm wondering if there is some fancy expensive low carb treat like a bar or macadamia nuts or pre-cooked bacon or something you can keep on hand to go to when faced with these temptations? I keep pre-cooked bacon in the freezer and throw it in my purse when going somewhere (it thaws quickly & it's not bad cold) and that has worked for me many times.

Calee - it's great to see your brain has been retrained & I thank you for sharing that - I think it's what most of us aspire to, being able to just avoid that dessert buffet, and watching someone plan for it, know how they'll navigate it really helps us see that we too will one day be successful in managing our food choices that way.

I'm updating my weights for this challenge, now that the scale has started coming back down after my indulgent weekend away :

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- step count over 10,000 at least 1 day a week
- count calories/carbs at least 2 days a week
- no dairy other than grass fed butter

SW : 189.0
CW : 185.4 (-3.6)
GW : 179.0 (and this will put me out of OBESE & merely "Overweight" per BMI

Daily weights :
186.8 Apr 22
188.2 Apr 23
188.4 Apr 24
186.8 Apr 25
186.2 Apr 26
185.4 Apr 27 (lowest weight since my wedding in 2007)
185.8 Apr 28
185.0 Apr 29
185.6 Apr 30
186.4 May 1
185.4 May 2
187.2 May 3
187.2 May 4
185.4 May 5
186.0 May 6
186.2 May 7
187.0 May 8
DNW May 9 - Bilbao
187.8 May 10 - Bilbao
188.4 May 11 - Bilbao & pizza
188.8 May 12 - back on track
189.2 May 13
187.4 May 14
186.6 May 15 - 8 months actively managing my weight : -48 pounds!!!

I'm back to dairy free (except butter) and plan to keep that up for a while. Just one less choice to have to make.

Step counts have been better this month, glad the goal is in place.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #111
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Sarah.. I swear I think you are in my head! LOL I am learning to forgive myself. I know I will make mistakes and will pick myself up. I just decided (Finally after 56 years) to allow myself to be human LOL But now to get to a lower number.. I want to! and I also want to see you all get there too!

Pixi... I hear that sigh of stress releasing from your body! Laugh

Carol /Newme... Oh... that Onderland and lower is a coming! and you are soooo close! I can't wait for you to tell us how you feel when you get there again! Lulu was estatic!

Calee... I hope this guy is kind and nice to you and GOOD for you to sticking to your guns! Have fun and just think of that MARVELOUS dessert bar as having a virus sprayed all over it! and I thank you for your direction and I WILL BE GOOD tomorrow.. I just got enough food to take with me to keep me in line tomorrow (No Disney treats!) and Sunday... I will have the Chicken dish I like but will not have the pasta...and NO GARLIC KNOTS! (I can have them next year!.. they will still be there!)

SW (argh!) 230.6 and Minimum 8000 steps!
4/21 DNW - 14411 steps
4/22 230.6 - 14733 steps
4/23 229.6 - 14283 steps
4/24 229.6 - 10054 steps
4/25 230.6? - 13390 steps
4/26 228.6 - 13771 steps
4/27 225.4 - 11652 steps
4/28 225.8 - 13422 steps
4/29 224.6 - 10831 steps
4/30 224.8 - 7502 steps Bad SUE!
5/1 224.0 - 14548 back on track!
5/2 224.6 gr - 16058 steps
5/3 223.4 - 10685
5/4 221.8 - 11531
5/5 222.2 - ( I feel like the old TV Series Room 222) LOL 15637 steps! at least the walking straight steps! LOL
5/6 DNW - 14123 Still doing steps.. just not scale - until Sunday!
5/7 DNW - 8024 steps squeak!
5/8 DNW - 19578 steps and I was shocked when I saw my Pedometer reading!
5/9 227.2 - 13654 steps
5/10 DNW - 8367
5/11 DNW - 14549 steps
5/12 DNW - 14994 steps
5/13 228.8 - 13177 steps
5/14 228.0 - 9050 steps (eh.. sluffed off tsk tsk tsk)
5/15 226.6 -
GW 217
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Remaining: 33.30 - Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's = 220 -
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:56 AM   #112
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Good job everyone!

I'm off to another all day freaking meeting. I have too much work to sit in meetings. Almost the weekend!

Scale went right bak up. Grrrrrrrr.

July 4th Challenge GW: 144
4/21 152 *Start July 4th challenge
4/22 152*
4/23 152.8*
4/24 153.6
4/25 152.4
4/26 151.4
4/27* 149.8
4/28. 149.8
4/29 150.4
4/30 149.8
5/1 * 149.8
5/2. *151*
5/3. *150.8
5/4. 150
5/5. 149.6
5/6. 149.4
5/7. 149.2
5/8. 149
5/9. *149
5/10 149
5/11. 149.4*
5/12. 149.4
5/13. *149.4
5/14 148.6
5/15 149.4
5/16
5/17
5/18. *148 GOAL
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Calee - your body really likes that number! keep it up though it has to give eventually!

So yes I am stressing a little bit less with finals over. sadly it doesn't really mean a rest. I have not had a math class in 3 years so over the next two weeks I am brushing up on the topics that the calculus book recommends being familiar with before starting the class. At least it is self paced! I also dropped my second summer class and decided to just focus on calculus for now.

4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8

Up the street from me is a store called Sugarless Delite, I call it the diabetic store for lack of a better word, they specialize in sugar-free products. They have a bakery with fresh goodies and some of them are low carb. As a treat to celebrate the end of the semester I bought a couple brownies and a slice of german chocolate cake to enjoy over the next few days. Trouble is is they don't have nutritional facts for them so I have no idea how to track them Any guesses? the brownies are advertised as zero net carbs and the cake as low carb, they make it clear that they are NOT low calorie. I am thinking I just may leave +/- 300 calories free the days I choose to eat them.
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Thanks Easily...you too!!
Lol Sarah I had the Atkins peanut butter cups in my purse. You should have seen me stuffing them in my mouth trying to avoid the doughnuts. Then I went after my almonds...
8 months is amazing Sarah! Great job!
uhhh pixie...math...yuck! Very smart to start early!
Sorry about your meetings Calee! May they be over soon!
Sue sounds like you have a great plan in place! Good luck...you can do it! (And if mom or dad get pasta...be like me and just steal a small bite of theirs, and then..."Ta da"...you had pasta)

SW: 216.8
CW: 209.8
GW: 199

4/21. 216.8
4/24. 214.4
5/2. 213.2
5/4. 212.4
5/9. 211.4
5/13. 210.4
5/15. 209.8
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:26 AM   #115
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Up the street from me is a store called Sugarless Delite, I call it the diabetic store for lack of a better word, they specialize in sugar-free products. They have a bakery with fresh goodies and some of them are low carb. As a treat to celebrate the end of the semester I bought a couple brownies and a slice of german chocolate cake to enjoy over the next few days. Trouble is is they don't have nutritional facts for them so I have no idea how to track them Any guesses? the brownies are advertised as zero net carbs and the cake as low carb, they make it clear that they are NOT low calorie. I am thinking I just may leave +/- 300 calories free the days I choose to eat them.
It's strange that a shop specializing in sugarless would not have nutritional data available - I assume their main clients are diabetics, and diabetics need to plan insulin doses around the grams of carbs they consume, so I'd double check with a phone call.

Otherwise my advice would be to find an equivalent product on the Atkins site (candies, snack cakes, whatever) and use the counts for that. Actually, my real advice would be to use the count for an equivalent PLUS 25% to give a good margin, because probably the sizes are different, ingredients vary, etc - but I'm a tough one and I'm not the best to offer advice on this, since I don't ever use low-carb replacement products. If I'm going to have a treat, it's going to be planned ahead, and brimming with full deliciousness, real butter, cream and real sugar - I can't stand the taste of artificial sweeteners. ... but I just had a few days of that and I'm still paying for it on the scale, so I don't recommend it to others!

I'm wondering if you're better off just having your fill all on one day, and then getting back to stricter low carb immediately? Otherwise you might be fighting for self-control over the course of many days (upping the chances you cave in) and quite possibly knocking yourself out of ketosis several days in a row - it might be better to just eat to satisfaction all at once and then go back on course... But this is very individual, different people handle treats and off-track eating differently (and for me it's also varied over time) - so Know Thyself & do what you think is best.

But whatever you do eat, ENJOY IT. And if it's not superb, just trash it. You've already paid for it, so if it doesn't taste as great as you hope, just put it in the trash, no reason to spend both money AND calories/carbs on something that isn't fabulous...

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Grrrrr, long post dumped by hitting wrong key.

Short version, pixie, ditto what Sarah said. I would go for real deal if it were me but trick is to really enjoy every single bite or dump it. I learned in WW that I ended up paying more to get off the additional pounds from splurges so I might as well love it or leave it.

Easily, love that new number!

Sue, is your dinner tonight? Have fun celebrating!

I ordered a southwest wrap for lunch at the meeting yesterday. Dumped the wrap and ate the insides. Must be a lot of sodium because I'm swollen and scale really jumped. I don't like my scale this week.

July 4th Challenge GW: 144
4/21 152 *Start July 4th challenge
4/22 152*
4/23 152.8*
4/24 153.6
4/25 152.4
4/26 151.4
4/27* 149.8
4/28. 149.8
4/29 150.4
4/30 149.8
5/1 * 149.8
5/2. *151*
5/3. *150.8
5/4. 150
5/5. 149.6
5/6. 149.4
5/7. 149.2
5/8. 149
5/9. *149
5/10 149
5/11. 149.4*
5/12. 149.4
5/13. *149.4
5/14 148.6
5/15 149.4
5/16 150

I'm going to have to drink tons and carefully watch my food for a few days. I really wanted to be closer to 148 this morning. It amazes me how razor sharp my focus needs to be to shed a pound.
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Sarah, calee, thanks for the advice they are amazing. Since they are made in house I got to try samples before buying. I know they use real butter etc, everything but sugar and flour. They also said the shelf life is only about a week unless frozen because there are no preservatives etc. I am not planning on making these products a regular thing, but I would rather have an on plan treat when I am craving one than one that send me way off course like bakery items with sugar and flour do. Also at 3.69 for a brownie it is a bit pricey! They did say that they were planning to talk to the baker about getting some sort of nutritional info because a lot of people ask, but who knows when that will be.

4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8
5/16 - 240.6

grades are officially posted, 3 As and an A+ yay! GPA is slowly creeping back towards the 4.0 I used to have, 3.97, my goal is to graduate summa cum laude and beat out my moms magna cum laude because I am a brat lol First I need to survive calculus 1 and 2 though :s
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Pixi, yay on the grades.

I wish we had a SF bake shop around here!

Ditto on the YEAH on the grades!

But I'm really glad we don't have a sugarfree bake shop! The last thing on earth I need is more temptation! It's so much easier for me to just see every bakery as simply having nothing, zilch, nada for me, rather than having to have any thought or hesitation. It's easier to make good choices when I don't even consider it a choice.

Plus, I live in Paris, and there are bakeries every few feet, with amazing smells and gorgeous creations, and I wander about town with hungry toddlers in tow, so I'm in one of these places every few days - really glad that my mindset is only finding decent choices for my kids, and for me it's just off limits...
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4/21 - 250.6
4/22 - 247.1
4/23 - 243.5
4/24 - 236.7
4/25 - 242.4
4/26 - Dnw
4/27 - 242.6
4/28 - 241.1
4/29 - 240.3
4/30 - 239.3
5/01 - 240.6
5/02 - 241.6
5/03 - 239.5
5/04 - 240.0
5/05 - 240.2
5/06 - 241.0
5/07 - 239.5
5/08 - DNW
5/09 - 238.8
5/10 - 239.0
5/14 - 243.8
5/15 - 241.8
5/16 - 240.6
5/17 - 240.7
5/18 - 239.5

Sarah - I understand what you mean about not having the temptation! It's easy enough for me since I rarely have to leave campus for anything so it isn't a temptation very often. Plus they have bankers hours during the week so I am usually at work or class while they are open.
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Ok, it's time to face the music, my short weekend to Bilbao has netted me up about 2 stubborn pounds, and taken me off track to meet this goal, so it's time to focus & get back to basics.

I had hoped that a few days of low-carb eating would be all it would take to get back to my pre-trip weight, but alas, it's not that simple.

I'm really determined to get off 5 pounds by the end of June, although it would be even better to shed a couple more and actually meet this goal of 179 by July 4th, but if I'm a few pounds shy but have made 5 pounds of progress I'll be satisfied.

My major commitments :

- weigh in daily (I already do this)
- step count over 10,000 at least 1 day a week
- count calories/carbs at least 2 days a week
- no dairy other than grass fed butter

SW : 189.0
CW : 187.4 (-1.6)
GW : 179.0 (and this will put me out of OBESE & merely "Overweight" per BMI

Daily weights :
186.8 Apr 22
188.2 Apr 23
188.4 Apr 24
186.8 Apr 25
186.2 Apr 26
185.4 Apr 27 (lowest weight since my wedding in 2007)
185.8 Apr 28
185.0 Apr 29
185.6 Apr 30
186.4 May 1
185.4 May 2
187.2 May 3
187.2 May 4
185.4 May 5
186.0 May 6
186.2 May 7
187.0 May 8
DNW May 9 - Bilbao
187.8 May 10 - Bilbao
188.4 May 11 - Bilbao & pizza
188.8 May 12 - back on track
189.2 May 13
187.4 May 14
186.6 May 15
188.2 May 16
189.0 May 17
187.0 May 18
187.4 May 19

Until I weigh in at 182.4 I will track my food. I'm pretty tired of tracking actually, and am really looking forward to loosening up for a bit this summer (with daily weigh ins to make sure I don't backslide) but this week my "getting back on track" was without tracking and obviously that wasn't enough.

Also on the chopping block until the weight is under 182.4 (5 pounds) is : no more of my raspberry/coconut milk smoothie at night (too delicious, many calories, and my portions have gotten out of control). And cutting back on bacon again, I went a little overboard with it this week. I don't regret it, as bacon is one of those foods that I turn to when I find low carb hard (like when I'm getting back on track) but it's easy to have too much sodium and once I start eating it I find it hard to stop... I am also going to hold off further food reintroductions until after I hit this weight goal, as one of the strategies I'm using is reducing the variety in my diet, so I don't want an "excuse" to add more variety.
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