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Old 04-01-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Good morning and happy Monday and new month!

I realized this morning that I've not been posting very regularly in here. I'll try to do better. I also need to read back to find out what's been happening to us all.

Have been off and on and up and down the past month - saw 194 in there somewhere but am 190.4 this morning. My BGL has been running a tad high for me but I am going to get back to testing it more regularly. I seem to remember to test if after a day of "naughty" eating. How smart is that?

Started Atkins twice this month but things got in the way - first a visit from a vegetarian friend and then Easter weekend - and some chocolate! However, that was then and this is now.

Breakfast this morning will be a shake - almond milk, egg white, flax, chia and some sf Jello for flavour and colour. Lunch will be a sausage, pepper and mushroom thing that I usually serve in a bun. Am thinking a ground beef patty tarted up a bit with tomato and lettuce, maybe with green beans or asparagus. This week I'll figure out a LC soup since I have lots of frozen stock.

On we go with a brand new slate for April.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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I'm right there with you, Ruth! April is a new month so it's a fresh start. Spring is here and everything is going to start to bloom, and we will be blooming too!
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Hey, I with you Chickies. I am thrilled with the way my Semi-Atkins low carb eating. I ended the month of march losing not only the 3 lbs I had gained and 3 more. I am staying with it this time. In fact, I'm actually enjoying eating this way this time. I think it is because I'm being more creative with my meals. They are rather small meals most of the time and I'm not eating that much. I think that is because I use the Intuitive Eating idea of eating what I really want that is low or no carb and I stop eating when I am satisfied and I seem to be satisfied longer between meals. Another thing is that my fbs is coming down too. I've read of the benefits of coconut oil and I use it now when I cook. Not only makes the foods taste really good, but it also helps keep me from craving foods. Can't afford the organic so I just get the pure coconut oil.

Here's hoping for a great OP April.
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the weather is playing april fools with us here, alternately sunny and then snow squalls causing white outs coming from no where.
physio has been tough, lots of aches and pains with the exercises and the injury itself.
Ate reasonably today.

Trish, the "holy crap" cereal is most chia seeds and hemp hearts, and the dragons blend (from the fact they touted the cereal on a show called "dragons den") has dried cranberries, raisins and dried apple bits mixed in. You just use 2 tblsp in yoghurt etc. Keeping me nicely regular, but I don't want the carbs from the dried fruit much, although I add some applesauce for natural sweetness, and because the yoghurt I use is so thick.

Have a good evening lovelies.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:00 PM   #5
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I am here. God I can't wait to go grocery shopping tomorrow. Then the Grand kids will be here on monday they will be here a week. My aunt is doing . We are trying to get her in to see a specialist she has a appoitment on the 10 of april they have to do a EUS . We will get it done she has been having problems eating she isnt hungry. I have to make her eat. Now she is having problems being nausa and vomiting.

I will keep you all updated. Now I need to make sure I am gonna have some me time . The family has already asked if I was gonna take care of her and she asked if she gets sick please keep her granddaughter so she can spend time with her. I will see what I can do I jest dont want to be her sole care taker and the family not help out expecially her daughter. Will get back with all of you when I have a minute.
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Hi all: doing ok, havent done any bs testing in a bit, have no lancets, will score some at work today. weight is ok, especially considering all the chocolate on the weekend. Funny, my "binge" was about a 10th of what it would have been a few years ago. Still made me feel woozy though.
Will be away overnight, so not sure if I can check in tomorrow.
Arm is slowly improving, from the big gains last week to small gains this week.
This part is gonna be slow, correcting the problems that started all this.

Bonnie: do be careful, somehow this sounds like you are supposed to be auntie's full time caregiver AND the grandchilds daycare provider. that sounds like wayyyyy too much!

Glad to see you back Ruth, and hellos to everyone else.
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Mad I know right I am gonna wait and see what the biopsy says. The whole family is making excuses of why their is gonna be nothing wrong and that it is gonna be a clean biopsy. But I dont look at it like that. I see what she goes threws on a daily bases and I jest have to think that the worst isnt here yet.
Right now I am jest looking forward to spending some time with the grand kids.
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Quick flyby. Glad to see us here.

Bonnie Sure hope things turn out good for your aunt as I think that will be better for you. I think it is good to center your attention on spending good quality with your grand kids.

Mad Have a good trip.

Ruth, Slmn and others


Have had a really good day. Exercising more each day as well. Just waiting for the energy to click that is supposed to show up on this way of eating.

Catch y'all tomorrow.
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Could use some energy too, Patty. Been dragging a lot but am pushing myself to go to the gym this morning. I absolutely MUST be in better shape for spring gardening - not that it's imminent. Cold here at 22F and snow in the forecast.
Atkins is helping the weight though - 188.6 this morning.
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Removed the ticker and weight info. We went to Costco after DH doctor's appt and I found a digital scale that reads down to .2 of a lb for just under $20 so I bought it. Got home and it showed me weighing 10 lbs more than the old scales. I was not happy with that, but don't want to put those numbers on a ticker. May be silly, but just couldn't look at it. Feel like I'm starting over all over again. Did make me mad and more determined to do something about it. The really good thing today is that my fbs was down some more.

Hope everyone is doing ok. Catch y'all tomorrow.
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Bummer on the scale change but it's just a number. You have still lost that weight. My digital scale is very accurate - dammit! I killed my ticker a while ago but will put it back soon.

Survived my first day back at the gym but it was rough. Did not survive the day on low carb though. Off plan last night with some breaded chicken, cheese and ham thingies. I was feeling a bit down for several reasons and felt I needed comfort food. There they were calling my name from the freezer. A slight upward change on the scale this morning but "we shall overcome: today!
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Yes, I had Japanese food last night and no snacks, but weight up today, I suspect because of salt. Will see how I am tomorrow. Planning a "fast" day tomorrow, because family coming for Dad's birthday supper on Saturday. Will have a full house, which I love, (at least temporarily) and lots of fun.
SHoulder is slowly improving. This is the slow part. The pain is minimal now, and I have full range of motion, but still not moving it properly, so have to retrain it, and re-strengthen it. I will be able to stay off call until a week from Monday, without financial loss. Hope to be capable after that.
In the mean time, getting on the treadmill for a few minutes before I start my physio exercises this am. ttfn
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Turns out when I weighed this morning that my weight on new scale is 7lbs higher than old scale. Better than being 10. And like you say Ruthie it is true that I still lost the 6 lbs that I lost. Just upsets me that I let myself gain back all that weight.

I have added one meal a day with carbs the way it is done on the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet's Reward Meal. All other meals and snacks called CM which is similar to Atkin's meals/snack chosen from what they call Craving Reducing Foods List. Doing it that way because I'm just afraid to add any more carbs than that. I do have 4 days of exercise so far this week... riding a mile on my stationary recumbent bike and will get 2 more days on it for 6 days this week.

DH and I wanted Chinese food today. Ate about 2/3 of it and ditched the rest of it. I forgot about the salt, so might should take one of my fluid pills. They are prescription that doc gave me for times like this.

Fatmad Glad the arm is getting better and hope it will be back to normal soon. Just don't push it. Now I'm telling the nurse what to do.

Bonnie Hope you are having fun with those grandbabies.

Ruthie Good for getting to the gym. We are going to get this all together again and be stronger and better. We just have to hang in there.
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Trish, I am sorry that your new scale has you upset, but I can really understand. I would, however, do something to find out if that new scale is correct. Just because it's new doesn't mean it's right. Did they weigh you at the doctor? If so, compare that weight to your scales, and if not, find somewhere to get weighed so you can compare. And you are right...even if your old scale is wrong, it showed a loss, and that is your ultimate goal.

I have a balance beam scale and it is accurate. When I go to the cardiologist, they got a new digital scale with all the bells and whistles. I can tell them what I will weigh before I get on by adding 1-2 lbs from what my scale said, figuring in for clothing.

I have a friend who only weighs at night because she wants to know her true weight, not her lowest weight before eating or drinking.
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CarolSue Good thought. I have a docs appt next month and can check the scale then. I do like this scale because it is encouraging to see the numbers. Even with the new scale, I have dropped 2.4 lbs this week and I'm back down under the 240 again. Barely, but at least I'm under. I told DH that where this scale is going to help me is on those days or weeks when I lose less tha a lb, I will be able to see it. It is encouraging to see any kind of loss no matter how small or great.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.
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