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Old 01-29-2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Im down 9lbs this week. Im so excited!! This is exactly what I needed to keep going today

My first week is done, on with the second.....and here is to more lbs dissappearing

Lots planned for today, Im suppose to finish a set of magnets for a customer, then sit most of the day learning yet another new program we've bought My brain gets tired

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Brenda.........where are you and what are you doing???
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:15 AM   #2
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Robin, that is so awesome. 9 lbs., I know you must feel wonderful, WTG.

I'm actually down a lb. from last week. Yippee, was scared of gaining.

My DD missed the school bus this morning, I was getting dressed to take her to school and a friend showed up and took her. I was so glad not to have to get out in the cold.

Do any of you log your food in fitday? I just started using it. It tracks carbs too. I like it. I also like the using the journal there and not writing all my stuff on paper now.

I gotta go feed all the animals. Hope everyone has a great day.
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Hello all, just a quick drop by to announce TOM has ended and another pound fell off. Don't know where it fell off, not looking for it!

Tonight I work with hostile nurse for the 1st time since we had "words." I wasn't wrong, but I have to psych myself up cause I gotta face her tonight again. Must put on my B^t@h hat again. I will, I just dread it. I hate working around someone who has to have a fight going all the time.

Way to go RobinW! It always helps motivate when the scale is moving on down!

Lilly: Glad your new plan is working out so far. I'm sure you'll be prudent and watch the scale. I don't see anything wrong with anyone who isn't overweight having whole grain foods. HOWEVER, I can't think of one good reason anyone's body needs twinkies? Or regular Coke. Or potato chips. I think you'll be fine. Look forward to your posts about your new low calorie adventures! Atkins I don't think ever meant for us to stay on "induction" for life. I think he meant for us to find our own paths. You've found one.

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Old 01-29-2007, 10:43 AM   #4
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Kel, thanks. I'm not having coke, cake or twinkies or chips. I'm mainly eating whole grains, fruits, veggies ,low-fat dairy and having less tummy problems. Eating less meat that is for sure. Have totally skipped the eggs for last 6 days. I hope that the rest of you all will be able to slowly increase carbs better than I did with the phases of Atkins. I don't think I ever moved passed OWL. It was my own fault, I didn't work the plan like I should have. I just wanted the wt . off as quick as possible. In hindsight, I should have took it slower and made the increases correctly so my body would adjust like it should have. I should have never reached maintenance only being able to eat 35 carbs without gaining. Hindsight is definitely 20/20. I read the book a few times and knew what I was supposed to do, the lure of losing it quickly was just too tempting for me. Atkins definitely works, I didn't work it like it was intended.
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:09 AM   #5
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Hey Ladies,

I'm pretty pumped this morning. I'm down 9.5 lbs. I even woke up slightly bloated which would normally urk me, but it actually makes me happy cause it most likely means I'm down even more than 9.5 which gives me excited butterflies!

Way to go Robin!!!! I hear ya with the one week down one to go. I was going through recipes yesterday that are low carb but not meant for induction and my husband wanted to know when I would be making them and I had to keep explaining to him that none of it was allowed 'til next week....arrgghhh

Kel-you can do it...you've been brave before, you can do it again. If she urks you take a deep breath right to your toes and remember to let it go....I bet if you remember to breath all throughout the shift, she will have little effect on you.

Lily, good goin on that 1lb! Just think, now that your at your goal weight you get to play with your food combos to see what works for you instead of doing it during weight loss and stalling out during a process that benefits from momentum. I would rather do it the way you've done it than the other way...but that's a personality thing, and I think that everyone is different and has to do it the way they are comfortable.

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Lily,
I use fitday. I tried using the online version and I found it slow, so I paid for the download and prefer that version.

It does alot of things and I'm trying to take advantage of those features. I like how it charts your progress and gives you projections. At the beginning of the week when I dropped 8 lbs in 2 days it projected that if I kept goin like that, in 12 weeks I would weigh 3 lbs...lol The projections have gotten more reasonable since then!
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Old 01-29-2007, 11:33 AM   #7
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Tracy, you are right. I did feel "safer" to change up my program now after maintaining for almost 7 months. Before, I just didn't want to "mess with a good thing". I knew it was working so why change it. I do like my new food choices, but I know there will be times when I want to grab for that extra piece of chicken/pork chop/steak and won't be able to. It's ironic that I love baked potatos and couldn't eat it on Atkins. I can eat it now, but not sure I want it since I loved it smeared with full butter and sour cream and I can't have those now. Plain and simple, there are sacrifices made no matter how you choose to lose wt. and maintain it. But, it's worth it. I'd rather watch my food for the rest of my life than be unhealthy and obese again.

Tracy, that is too funny. I sure hope you don't drop down to 3 lbs. LOL.

I love using fitday and I'm slow at it for now. I have lots of time anyway. I am programming all mine and DD's food in it. I'm packing her lunch and making her breakfast before school. She is currently 5' 5 1/2 inches and weighs 135. Which is in the "normal" category. Like me she has slim hips and legs wears size 3-4jeans that snap below the waist, but she has a 35 inch waist. She is trying to exercise on the treadmill and is trying to lose at least 10 lbs. She started Atkins when I did and got down to 108 and size 1 jeans. Her waist got down to 28 inches at that time. She went off program big time and ate everything in site for a while and gained back all she had lost and a few extra lbs. to boot. She really doesn't have any womanly curves yet. She is 14. We started her this time with 2000 cal's a day to see how it goes. It may need adjusting according to if she is losing wt. or not. I know that age 14 needs a lot more cal's than I do at age 46. I wish there was a nutritionist in our area to help me figure out what would be the best amt. for her. My family dr. is an idiot and told us she only should eat 1200 cals a day to lose wt. I am not going to starve my child. Of course,he is the same one that put me on a 1400 cal a day ADA diet before I started Atkins. I lasted 3 days, was starving and went back to eating whatever I wanted. (which was McDonalds, KFC and Taco Bell). My wt. went up instead of down.

Truthfully , when I started Atkins it was the best possible choice for me. I couldn't have done calorie counting at the time and lost weight. I would have felt like I was starving. It was a great comfort to me knowing that if I felt hungry that I could eat more as long as it was low carb. I can't tell you how many times I ate 3 pork chops or 4 pieces of chicken. I'd pile my salad high with ham, eggs and cheese and full fat ranch dressing. I never went hungry and dropped the wt. So it was perfect. I'd often eat 6 deviled eggs at a time. It really wasn't hard to skip the bread, when I could have as much bacon , eggs and sausage as I needed to be full. For people like me that really needed a lot of food, it was great. I see so many people on these boards posting that they are "starving". I also wonder why they don't give Atkins a shot. It does allow for more food and no need to go hungry when you don't have to. Atkins takes such a bad rap. I have been made to feel like I was stupid for doing Atkins. Many people don't understand it. I don't regret doing it for one second to lose my wt. God forbid, I ever need to lose wt. again, I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:13 PM   #8
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Sorry for the double post,

I think a big advantage for me now with doing Atkins first, is my body was used to maintaining on 2300 cal's a day with Atkins (I figured up my typical Atkins food day on Fitday ) . So, I can and am maintaining now on more cal's than most of the maintainers eat. I'm not starving and the switch wasn't near as drastic as if I'd started counting calories from the start. Of course, I'm treading the waters slowly and didnt' just immediately switch to 2300 cals with as many carbs as I wanted. I was surprised to see I'm down a lb. I will eventually find the right number of cal's for me to maintain without losing more wt. Right now, my wt. is such that losing a few lbs. while I get it figured out won't hurt a thing.
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I know what you mean about the bad rap Lily.
Before I started atkins a second time I did a bunch of research on Ketosis, because back when I got criticised for doing this program, I kept seeing these rants about the bad effects of ketosis. What I found facinating was that the negative rants and articles I read against ketosis and a low carb lifestyle were written by people who have something to lose by the entire population switching to a low carb lifestyle like nutritionists, and doctors doing research for the government. These people's and organizations' worlds would be sent into a tailspin if some indisputabe research became public that their prescious food pyramid was not in fact a good way to eat and has made us all fat. I found the people who had positive things to write about low carb and or ketosis were scientists working indipendently without anything to win or lose by their findings.....when I put that together was the moment I realized it was time for me to get back on track without fear for my health.
I don't feel deprived, and the thought of a low fat 1200 calorie diet makes me shutter.
Fitday is a great way to putwhat your eating into perspective and keep track of your goals.... and it figures out your net carbs!
Has anyone found a program that will figure out the nutritional values of a recipe?
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You did great Tracy ...Awesome going on the 9.5lbs!!!!

Kel...dont go looking for it! WTG girl!

Lily, I used to use fitday when I first started Atkins, and I loved it. But Im too much the kind of person with the all or nothing attitude. Which I am working on. So for now, Im just logging my food into a booklet, keeping track of points (weight watchers) This gives me more flexability, and I cannot see the total carb and fat counts.

Im using ww points, making low carb choices, no refined sugar, or white stuff. Its working very well for me right now. Im able to have a sweet treat in the evening thats loaded with fibre and protein.

Im finding also that making the lower fat choices is helping with the way Im feeling. The true test will be at the end of the 3 week mark. That is usually when I start to have lots of troubles when Im doing strictly atkins. So far so good...Im feeling good too.
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Hi Ladies

We were on the run again,want to the Mall it find some kitchen chairs that need replacement. We 're sitting on my card table chairs right now.Only going to buy 2,as we don't have any company and if we do we always the the other chairs to but around the kitchen table.

Weight is stalling can't get down, don't know whether to add More or less carbs. Leo tells my to stop eating low carb bread prods,but the things I eat for breakfast[pancakes,oatmeal & muffins]are all made of the main ingredient ground almonds.No flour involved.

Thanks Lily & Robin for your advice on the thread I posted this morning.I'm going to take your advice and stay away from bread products along with high fat products. I'm going to have lunch at breakfast like Lily suggested.I really appreciate you helping me.

Robin-Big Big congrats on your 9 lb weight loss that it awesome and thanks again for helping me get my weight loss back on track.

Lily-Congrats on your weight loss also. I'm going to W-I on Friday this week,as the scale is not moving.Thanks for your input & help .

Kel- Don't let people get you down,just try to keep away from her.There must be something wrong with her,if she can be nice to her fellow co-workers.

Tracy-Wow You too,that awesome losing your 9.5 lbs. Yikes!!! I have to look at your menus to see,what tricks are working for you.Maybe I should go back to fitday also. I used to use it,but like you said it was too slow for me.

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Tracy, Atkins does take a bad rap. Many people don't realize how effective it is at taking the wt. off and therefore improving their health. My liver specialist is the one that recommended me to use the low carb approach to wt. loss. I told him that I was doing Atkins and he didn't have a problem with it at all. He was very knowledgeable about LC eating. It took me a long time to realize that Obesity is often a result of high carb diets where your blood sugar plummets soon after a meal causing you to feel hungry and want to eat again. With a diet higher in fat and protein you normally don't have this blood sugar drop that will make you hungry again very quickly. I agree, I can't and won't live on only 1200 calories a day, I'd starve.

My motto now is : I can eat low carb, I can eat low fat, I can eat low calorie but the one thing I can't do is go hungry. Whatever it takes, short of hunger, I'll do it. We are all different and have to tweak our program to what suits our needs and continues to let us shed the pounds or keep them off.

robin, I never did wt. watchers points . I did do the WW about 25 yrs. ago and took wt. off before they had the point system. WW is a sound program and has helped millions to lose weight.

BB, I hope you have some encouraging results this next week from changing up your menu a little to leave out the bread. While I was losing wt. the fastest, I didn't eat bread at all. I did eat fruit and it didn't affect me adversely like bread did. Others here do say that fruit stalls them but it didn't me for some reason. Oh those LC breakfast bars with all the sugar alcohols and sugar-free candy didn't cause me to gain but would cause me not to lose that week.
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I have to admit to you guys that I get quite excited to see new posts here when I come by! I am enjoying the Atkins thread so much more than any other and have never felt so welcome...I take that as a sign that I'm on the right path and plan! Thank-you all.

BB- Thanks so much for the encouragement and cheers! but I have to tell you.....my name is Tracy hee hee I was wondering who the heck Terry was in one of your last posts and thought maybe there was someone else around I hadn't met yet...lol What I was doing last week and will continue this week is full fat/high protein/veggie carbs (net more than 20g). TYpical induction. What I make sure I do is I eat foods I really love....taco salad, chicken wings, ribs, cheese. I do a loose measurement of foods, and seem to stay between 1400-2000 calories. I did not remove coffee cause I love it. I found garlic sausage and such that has no filler or sugar and is pretty lean, and so sometimes for breadfast I just have a few turkey peperoni sticks. Cheese strings are my friend and I change my veggies everyday so I don't get bored. I will add fruit carbs next week (berries) and only eat them in the morning. I was told to keep non-veggie carbs in the morning. I also try never eat past seven...six if I can get away with it. If I have a day on the road I bring sausage cheese pickles (or a few olives) and veggie sticks.
I hope this helps. In terms of FItday I recomend downloading the PC version for 29.95....it's WAY easier to use than the online version.

Robin- You did great too this week! the first time I lost on Atkins I had it paired with WW and I counted my points. I found I was losing 4-5lbs a week if I stuck to atkins and within points. It worked awesome if I didn't fall off plan. Moccachinos are my weekness and they lead to other indulgences....

Lily-that's interesting about your liver specialist because even though eaarly outcries about atkins were about the safety to the kidneys I'm finding now "experts" are trying to scare people with the possibilities of liver problems. I love the fact that it was your liver doctor that recomended it and I will use that information next time some idiot tries to talk me outta this plan.

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Tracy, you go right ahead and use my story as ammo when people say Atkins is bad for the liver. I'm facing a liver transplant in the future and my hepatologist recommended low carb. My liver enzymes are now down significantly from doing Atkins. I no longer have any fatty liver disease, only the genetic liver disease for which I will need the transplant. (I don't think you know my health story, but my mom died of liver failure).

It sounds like you are eating the same as I did. I loved the Tyson hot wings. They only had like 1 carb in 6 pieces (which I ate 10 at a meal) and all you had to do was place on cookies sheet and bake for 20 min's. Yummy. I also made them myself with chicken wings rolled in mayonaise mixed with tabasco or Louisiana Hot sauce, still either 0 or 1 carb for bunches of em. String cheese was definitely my friend.
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Sorry Tracy for calling you Terry. Thanks for the information on fitday and letting me know what you ate this past week,it worked!! Congratsagain. Going to change my food journal by eating more protein, and see what happens next week.

Lily-I'm thinking about going back to Induction if I don't loss next week.Thanks for telling me about your experience with bread. I really didn't have that much bread either,I made the oatmeal,pancakes & muffins with ground almonds, didn't have any flour in the l/c recipes.Could it be the fat in the almonds?????????Never ate l/c breakfast bars of any kind.

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