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Forum: Weight Loss Support 02-15-2017, 05:51 PM
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Posted By synger
I notice that the original thread you posted was...

I notice that the original thread you posted was a few years ago. Do you still feel strange in your smaller body, or have you adjusted to one another in this time? I'm curious how it works long...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 01-30-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By synger
Fiscal policies as a way to encourage people to eat healthier

I was reading an article about France's new ban on unlimited soda refills... basically disallowing soda fountains in fast food places and corner stores. It made me think about how governments in...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 01-29-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,636
Posted By synger
Took my daughter and her friend to the library...

Took my daughter and her friend to the library and Coldstone Creamery after. I knew I'd be tempted by the ice cream, so I made sure to eat before we went (though I usually don't eat breakfast). I...
Forum: Other Reduced Carb Diets 01-24-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By synger
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's gotta be...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's gotta be SO hard to deal with such a sudden death.

Glad to hear you're trying to get back on track, health-wise.
Forum: Other Reduced Carb Diets 01-24-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By synger
I follow the Insulin Resistance Diet framework,...

I follow the Insulin Resistance Diet framework, limiting myself to two servings of carb (30 grams) per meal, and fewer than 80 or so per day overall. That's rather high for "low carb." Many low...
Forum: Other Reduced Carb Diets 01-24-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By synger
Welcome! I'm glad low carb is working well for...

Welcome! I'm glad low carb is working well for you.
Forum: Carb Counters 01-24-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,260
Posted By synger
I get a high-fiber tortilla and bread at our...

I get a high-fiber tortilla and bread at our grocery store. They're not touted as "low carb" but if you're doing net carbs and can subtract fiber they may be an option.

Mostly I just use...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 01-24-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,636
Posted By synger
Trying something new this time around. Rather...

Trying something new this time around. Rather than focusing so much on the scale weight, I'm working on establishing good, healthy habits. If I do these things every day, the weight WILL come off,...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 01-23-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By synger
Along with weight, you may want to take...

Along with weight, you may want to take measurements and keep track of NSVs (non-scale victories). One of the things that tends to offtrack me in past attempts is when the weight loss inevitably...
Forum: Carb Counters 06-16-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 22,527
Posted By synger
I eat (mostly) low-carb. I aim for fewer than 50...

I eat (mostly) low-carb. I aim for fewer than 50 grams of carb/day, but some days it's closer to 20 and some days it's up around 75. Unless it's a holiday, I try to avoid going above 100.

I...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 11-03-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By synger
I do soup for my lunch drink a LOT. ...

I do soup for my lunch drink a LOT.

Microwave a cup or so of frozen veggies (I like cauliflower and spinach, but squash or broccoli work too). Add chicken bone broth and spices and heat. Then...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 11-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,202
Posted By synger
I've found that if I can be amused rather than...

I've found that if I can be amused rather than angry, it can really pull off well.

"*warm laugh* Thanks! I didn't know, 'cause I don't have any mirrors at home." (when someone mentions I've...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 10-27-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By synger
I also find great comfort in weighing and...

I also find great comfort in weighing and measuring once a month, rather than every day or even every week. THat way I see larger changes in the numbers, whether on the scale or the tape measure.
Forum: 100 lb. Club 10-14-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,595
Posted By synger
How exciting!! Congrats to you for this visible...

How exciting!! Congrats to you for this visible reminder of all your hard work. :hug:
Forum: 100 lb. Club 10-12-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,595
Posted By synger
Congratulations!!! Keep on keeping on! :carrot: ...

Congratulations!!! Keep on keeping on! :carrot: :carrot: :carrot:
Forum: Weight Loss Support 10-09-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By synger
Another option might be to offer to cook dinner a...

Another option might be to offer to cook dinner a couple of times a week. Choose recipes that are tasty, yet on-plan for you. You can supplement the meal with side dishes that they like but are not...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 10-09-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By synger
These are some tools that have helped me get back...

These are some tools that have helped me get back on the wagon. I don't always use them all, and sometimes I get on faster than other times. See if they might help you.


Start with breakfast...
Forum: Diabetes Support 10-07-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,551
Posted By synger
Yes, the 45 gram/meal, 15 gram/snack guideline...

Yes, the 45 gram/meal, 15 gram/snack guideline for diabetics is often what you hear from dietitians. Many pre-D folks can get away with that much carb without their blood glucose rising too much. ...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 10-07-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,595
Posted By synger
Congrats on the loss, and I'm glad you've found a...

Congrats on the loss, and I'm glad you've found a plan that works for you. Sometimes I think that's half the battle!



Yeah, it's a roller-coaster. Enjoy the downswing and stack up those...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 10-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By synger
What an inspiration! Lift often and lift heavy!!

What an inspiration! Lift often and lift heavy!!
Forum: Diabetes Support 10-05-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,551
Posted By synger
I have PCOS, have been insulin resistant for...

I have PCOS, have been insulin resistant for years, and am pre-diabetic. When I was first dx with pre-D, I got online and did a LOT of research. I highly suggest you look at the Bloodsugar 101 web...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 10-05-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,374
Posted By synger
I blindly chose 150 because while it's still...

I blindly chose 150 because while it's still "overweight" for my height, it's lower than I've been since high school and seems vaguely do-able. I doubt I could get lower with all the extra skin I'll...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 10-02-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By synger
There are different schools of thought on this. ...

There are different schools of thought on this. Some studies seem to indicate that some people who skip breakfast become be over-hungry and eat more than they normally would for lunch and dinner. ...
Forum: 100 lb. Club 10-02-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 35,959
Posted By synger
No, I am not doing Optifast, but I posted because...

No, I am not doing Optifast, but I posted because you sounded so depressed by the slowness of your loss.

I'm doing a lower-calorie, lower-carb plan that works for me to keep my blood sugar low...
Forum: Weight Loss Support 10-01-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By synger
I have weighed weekly (most of my adult/dieting...

I have weighed weekly (most of my adult/dieting life), daily, monthly, and not at all.

I find that when I don't weigh at all, it's much easier for the weight to creep back on without me noticing...
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