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Old 07-05-2010, 09:06 PM   #16  
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Just testing out the new signature and tracker. Woooo!!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:14 PM   #17  
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I have a question on calculating net carbs. Do you just take the carbs listed minus the fiber, or does any sugar play a role? I was looking up nutritional info for zucchini and saw there was a sugar total. Do I need to take that into account too when figuring out how many carbs I eat per day?
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #18  
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To: ChelleFL I saw your post on the closed thread, so to answer your question about humidity: YES YES YES!!!! OMG it's so ridiculous. I am over it. I totally know what you're talking about, and where you're coming from. I have my weddings rings as I type this message. Come on, I've lost 37 lbs, can today my rings won't go on because of water weight! I was up .8 this morning. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
Oh I am so with you on the humidity nonsense.. I swell up like a mo fo!

I am fine at home (rings come off with normal ease) but I step outside and just move a bit and O M G!!!! it's like they cut the circulation to my fingers! My hands almost look obese... even my hubby noticed today... freaking nuts!
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I have a question on calculating net carbs. Do you just take the carbs listed minus the fiber, or does any sugar play a role? I was looking up nutritional info for zucchini and saw there was a sugar total. Do I need to take that into account too when figuring out how many carbs I eat per day?
I do carbs minus fiber and don't worry about the sugar. It's included in the carbs.
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:42 PM   #20  
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LMAO.... scale hopper! :P
am a freak. decided not to cause if i have gone up then I will be upset and will ruin my next 2 days with them. Rather find out when in seattle so can make my cat and partner miserable instead
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congrats on the tracker, the will power at dinner(especially Tex Mex!YUUUUUUM!!) and the bra

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you always crack me up, i imagined you running into the store with a hoodie and sunglasses on it super stealth mode, hopping on the scale and then running out. LMAO!

got on the scale today and to my surprise i only gained a pound after my awful cheat on saturday-popcorn and chips and salsa-i fell out of ketosis, obviously-and was expecting to be back in the 170's. i will probably be at 166 or 165 on friday which means another week of phase 1 but honestly, i'm comfortable here in this phase-kind of like pita, i'm scared to move to phase 2 and possibly gain weight.

anyone else worreid about going back to "normal eating" again? i feel so safe with my packets and veggies and salad
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:13 PM   #22  
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Re: humidity and puffiness: "So if you don't drink sufficient water, you can impair every aspect of your physiology. Dr. Howard Flaks, a bariatric (obesity) specialist in Beverly Hills, Calif, says, 'By not drinking enough water, many people incur excess body fat, poor muscle tone and size, decreased digestive efficiency and organ function, increased toxicity in the body, joint and muscle soreness and water retention.'

Water retention? If you're not drinking enough, your body may retain water to compensate. Paradoxically, fluid retention can sometimes be eliminated by drinking more water, not less."

The reason I know this is true is because a LOT of tourists to Hawai'i get dehydrated (as well as sunburned) because they don't realize that the higher the humidity, the more body moisture you use. I know it sounds counterintuitive on the surface but do drink more water when the humidity is high. Since we rarely ever get the really humidity and never the scalding hot temperatures of some places on the mainland, I can only imagine how much greater the effect can be there than here. N.b., record high in Hilo, HI -- 93 degrees F; usual summer humidity -- 65%.
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I have my first official weigh in on Thursday.... Very excited, but for some reason the weight loss is much slower this week...

Not sure what the deal is TOM was last week... Will keep on trucking... had some unbelievable will power this weekend at all the bbq's. had a small glass of Sweet Tea flavored vodka (no carbs) and sipped it all night and still felt like I was drinking w/ my peeps.....

Looking foward to posting results!

Hope everyone has a great week!
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:28 PM   #24  
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I have two NSVs to report.

On Friday I met a friend of mine for lunch. She was waiting in the mall outside the place we were going to eat. When I walked in the door, she mouthed, "oh my gosh" about three times, then she made me spin around a couple then she grabbed me and hugged me and told me how great I look. What a motivator!! She had not seen me since March I think.

Today, my mom and I went to Sam's Club and I found a cute pair of Bermuda shorts, picked up a size 16 and thought, what the heck, so as Sam's does not have a dressing room, I slipped them on over my pants, they got up and were tight so my mom said they won't be tight in a week, let's get them. So, I brought them home and am proud to report, I fit into a size 16 MT (muffin top for you newbies). Yooohoooo!! When I started my membership at the gym a year ago, my goal was not a #, it was to get into size 16. I know not all brands are going to fit, but still...16!!!! I think I was 9 the last time I could get into that size. I LOVE IP!!!!
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:39 PM   #25  
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Re: humidity and puffiness: "So if you don't drink sufficient water, you can impair every aspect of your physiology. Dr. Howard Flaks, a bariatric (obesity) specialist in Beverly Hills, Calif, says, 'By not drinking enough water, many people incur excess body fat, poor muscle tone and size, decreased digestive efficiency and organ function, increased toxicity in the body, joint and muscle soreness and water retention.'

Water retention? If you're not drinking enough, your body may retain water to compensate. Paradoxically, fluid retention can sometimes be eliminated by drinking more water, not less."

The reason I know this is true is because a LOT of tourists to Hawai'i get dehydrated (as well as sunburned) because they don't realize that the higher the humidity, the more body moisture you use. I know it sounds counterintuitive on the surface but do drink more water when the humidity is high. Since we rarely ever get the really humidity and never the scalding hot temperatures of some places on the mainland, I can only imagine how much greater the effect can be there than here. N.b., record high in Hilo, HI -- 93 degrees F; usual summer humidity -- 65%.
Great post, Linden... this is very interesting & something I had never thought of before... so, I did a little googling to learn more about it... what I learned was that since sweat doesn't evaporated as much in humid conditions, it just beads up & rolls off our skin, it doesn't participate in the cooling process of our bodies... then, when our bodies don't cool off, we produce more & more sweat, & that's when we become dehydrated in humid weather... & as Linden said, our bodies begin to compensate for loss of water by starting to retain fluid... to keep up with the sweating more than usual, we have to drink more water...

Thanks, Linden... I always enjoy learning something new...

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Old 07-05-2010, 10:45 PM   #26  
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Well then I am going for my weigh in first thing in the morning tomorrow before it gets too hot out again! Haha!! And I'm going to go get myself a glass of water right now! lol :P
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anyone else worreid about going back to "normal eating" again? i feel so safe with my packets and veggies and salad
It is much more convenient to have the packages, that's for sure. I was worried about this, as well... until I had to take the break from IP for a month. I ate normal food, but smaller portions than I ate pre-IP, making sure that I minimized the carb/starch intake and focused on protein and vegetables. It turned out to be easier than I thought it could be, and I know you can do it Erin!

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congrats on the tracker, the will power at dinner(especially Tex Mex!YUUUUUUM!!) and the bra

ellie
you always crack me up, i imagined you running into the store with a hoodie and sunglasses on it super stealth mode, hopping on the scale and then running out. LMAO!

got on the scale today and to my surprise i only gained a pound after my awful cheat on saturday-popcorn and chips and salsa-i fell out of ketosis, obviously-and was expecting to be back in the 170's. i will probably be at 166 or 165 on friday which means another week of phase 1 but honestly, i'm comfortable here in this phase-kind of like pita, i'm scared to move to phase 2 and possibly gain weight.

anyone else worreid about going back to "normal eating" again? i feel so safe with my packets and veggies and salad
I am with you on the phase 2 fear, I am sure that was why the last 10 pounds took me longer than it should of.... I finially said self... self you are not the same person you were when you put on the 60 some pounds, I have changed my story, I am not on rerun or repeat anymore, I look at food differently but I know I will always have to watch myself, I gain weight by simply smelling a cookie... but now I know what to do if I have my cheat day and not let it turn into cheat dayyyyyssss and then weeeeekkkkss. I am still a work in progress but at least I have tools (IP) and support (you all) to help me manage it

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I am with you on the phase 2 fear, I am sure that was why the last 10 pounds took me longer than it should of.... I finially said self... self you are not the same person you were when you put on the 60 some pounds, I have changed my story, I am not on rerun or repeat anymore, I look at food differently but I know I will always have to watch myself, I gain weight by simply smelling a cookie... but now I know what to do if I have my cheat day and not let it turn into cheat dayyyyyssss and then weeeeekkkkss. I am still a work in progress but at least I have tools (IP) and support (you all) to help me manage it
I think it helps me to always remember that I'm a work in progress, that I'm not finished, that I'm not stuck at any one point in my life... sometimes the work is easy, sometimes it's hard, but it's always progress if I keep at it...

Thanks for a great post, WannabeIP...

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