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Old 04-20-2007, 10:58 AM   #691
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You know what really gets me running to the bathroom - plain raw radishes. Also brussel sprouts and broccoli helps in that department. I generally buy two bunches of radishes per week - clean them and put them in cold water in the refrigerator.
Thank you Cheryl . You truly are a blessing. Thanks for helping and reaching out to others who need help. Like me. LOL.

Oh, I learned in 8th grade home ec how to make roses from radishes. Never fogot that.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:55 AM   #692
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Cheryl, you caught me It is orange flavored vodka. Maybe I'll try straight vodka but use only Crystal Light Orange! I bet it won't make that much difference reversing the "mix!"

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Old 04-20-2007, 05:01 PM   #693
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Cheryl, you caught me It is orange flavored vodka. Maybe I'll try straight vodka but use only Crystal Light Orange! I bet it won't make that much difference reversing the "mix!"

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Yup .... just what I thought I agree - substitute using the CL-orange and straight vodka..... sounds good to me!
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Old 04-20-2007, 05:55 PM   #694
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Day 1

Day 1 is down, well, pretty much anyway and I did great! Stayed right on it and boy do I feel extremely motivated this time. DH is doing this with me so this should be pretty painless

How's everybody else doing?? Any great plans this weekend, trying to eat on plan and all??
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:19 PM   #695
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WTG Lisa

Im doing the same ol thing..... low carbin like (not) a fool!

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Old 04-21-2007, 06:07 AM   #696
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WTG Lisa

Im doing the same ol thing..... low carbin like (not) a fool!

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!! Day 2 is starting out really well! Have you tried to add anything else back in, Bella??

I actually weighed this morning and lost 3 lb, but I know that is most likely water weight. Still, it looks great and I'll take it!!
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Hi Lisa,

Well I was going to but.... I think Im still pretty nervous
about slowing down my loss. Maybe Im not quite to the point
of adding back in foods, I dont know. But for now I just lost
another pound. Not exactly the worst problem in the world to
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Old 04-21-2007, 12:39 PM   #698
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I just cooked a roast with some mushrooms - for hours on low heat. I'll have that with some salad. DH wants some McDonalds tonight - so after Mass this evening (Catholic) I'll pick some up for him.

Have a great Sunday everyone!
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Crap. It was such an off week for me. Last weekend I was posting about a little carb binge - well it has turned into a carb fest week. Looking back it was a stressful week (not that it is an excuse), so I guess I don't quite have the control I thought I had not turning to food. Bad habits die hard.

I am p.o.'d at myself because had I stuck to the plan since January, I'd be at goal. But, I didn't. So, I look forward to a successful week (with fingers crossed)!

Thanks for letting me drop in and vent. Have a great Sunday all!
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Obviously the strawberries aren't stalling you Donna...yay for you! Do you have them a couple of times a week or just occasionally or what?
Sorry , didnt get back to you sooner. I eat strawberries a few times a week.
My loss has slowed , but im sure its from a few things not just one in particular.

I have found a great flax muffin recipe in the recipe room ( there are a few that are similar). These are another great thing to help "clean ya out". ANd its a break from eggs. I made some friday with banana extract & a few pecans. Yummy actually too!


All this talk of vodka is making me get a hankering. I am thinking I must get some soon. I have been drinking Merlot in diet soda . It tastes like a wine cooler. THo I know vodka is less carbs........and it sounds perty good too.
I have a nice margarita recipe from Dana Carpenters 15 min recipe book (I think its that one anyhow). Its nice , and yummy. It uses orange seltzer , lime juice (unseetened of course), splenda , and tequila. Very nice on a hot day.


I made some stuffed peppers with lasagna ingredients on friday. They were a hit , even for my picky husband.

Have a great sunday ( of what is left) to all.
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Hello Everyone,
I have been reading everyone's posts and enjoying them so I thought I would say Hello.
I am going to re-start Atkins tomorrow. I lost 60# on the plan in the past and have put back on sheesh about 40-45 of it. (stress, life, poor job change, etc.) But I am tired of having to buy larger and larger sizes so I am reverting back to what originally worked for me.
In the mean time I have literally tried every diet on the face of the planet with varying results but immediately regain what I lose plus more when I go off the diet.
At the current time I am on some anti-depressant meds which increase my appetitie. (in my opinion) so please pray for me that I will get this fat off my bod.

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Old 04-22-2007, 01:45 PM   #702
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as an addendum to my post:
It will surprise no one I am sure to find out I had my gallbladder out about 2 weeks ago Glad that thing is gone.
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Old 04-22-2007, 07:47 PM   #703
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Hi all.

Stuck to plan this weekend and so proud of me. I did carb on Sat. but it was veggies. String beans with chic peas tossed with eevo and onion salt, garlic powder, italian seasoning and parm. cheese. It was good. But I thought that it was a better choice than sugar free girlscout cookies.

Amyzon, you had your gall bladder out? Are you doing ok now? I had mine out several yrs ago. Best surgery I ever had. Quick recovery also. I had laser type.
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Hi all.

Stuck to plan this weekend and so proud of me. I did carb on Sat. but it was veggies. String beans with chic peas tossed with eevo and onion salt, garlic powder, italian seasoning and parm. cheese. It was good. But I thought that it was a better choice than sugar free girlscout cookies.

Amyzon, you had your gall bladder out? Are you doing ok now? I had mine out several yrs ago. Best surgery I ever had. Quick recovery also. I had laser type.
Heyyy! Congrats Sheila! I know, I had a hard time sticking to low carb this week too! But I didn't cheat!! Its so hard when I go home and have my lil sibblings eating pizza, icecream, and candy around me all the time. Tomorrow morning is weigh-in for me and I'm hoping all the resisting sugars/starches will pay off!

Cheryl - when you lost all that weight in 6 weeks, were you exercising too? So far my only exercise really is takin my dog for a short walk...
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Old 04-23-2007, 12:14 AM   #705
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I had the laser kind too. I am doing fine now. Back and work and ready to go.
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Old 04-23-2007, 07:24 AM   #706
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Gilly, I know it is hard when you have kids. I have a dh that eats whatever. AND 4 grandblessings. Best wishes!! We can do this.
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haha rapture, i bet! this woman at work who is trying to eat healthier told me that her son always eats fast food and its hard for her. but now when she goes to the grocery store and feels like rewarding herself with icecream or something, she picks up some flowers there instead and arranges them at home. she says they make her just as happy and they last longer!

today is my one week weigh-in:
8 pounds down, 30 to go!
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WOW wtg on 8 pounds. That is fantastic!! MY weigh in is in the morn. ....
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Hi Gillygum: Hey Milwaukee (I use to live in Delafield before I moved to Florida in 1999). My daughter teaches at 27th Wisconsin Ave.

NO - I didn't exercise at all when I lost back in the '70's....... In fact the doc told me NOT to exercise until I got the weight off.... he said that exercise increases insulin and insulin increases appetite. I loved hearing that!
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Welcome Amyzon - you will love it here. Everyone is so friendly and supportive. You'll be back in shape in no time at all.

Gillygum - Congrats on the 8# gone FOR GOOD! Those 30# will come off in no time whatsoever!

Raptureready - I agree a few healthy carbs is sure better than going the candy route - or cookie route. I'm proud of you! Now how do I know that since you've gotten that out of your system, you are back full force this week
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ixtapacheryl - thank you so much for the welcome. I am on track so far today. ate eggs & bacon for breakfast which was around 12noon because I work at night. i am sitting here trying to decide if i am hungry or not so i think i'll distract myself by doing some laundry. good luck to everyone!
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ixtapacheryl - thank you so much for the welcome. I am on track so far today. ate eggs & bacon for breakfast which was around 12noon because I work at night. i am sitting here trying to decide if i am hungry or not so i think i'll distract myself by doing some laundry. good luck to everyone!
Good work on keeping low carb today. Just think - by summer you'll be down so much weight you'll have to start shopping for new clothes. When I did that last summer I had a ball. I took my DH with me - because it was so much easier for him to run to get different sizes for me. I had no idea what size I was. It's funny - when I shop now I automatically go to the size 14's and then catch myself up short because I can wear anything from 4/6/8. What a difference - maybe one of these days my mind will catch up with my body. What makes me think that will never happen. I still feel and think I'm heavy. I don't think that ever changes!

What type of a job do you have that you go in at night? Are you a nurse?

Have a great evening and enjoy LC'ing!

Don't forget - take some progress pics as you go along ...... they are great incentives. If you think you aren't progressing you can just get out your older photos. Also a great idea is to keep a spreadsheet with dates/starting weight, etc. Only change the spreadsheet when you see a change on the scale.
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Amyzon Welcome! Good luck to you. This is a great place to be - and you're here!

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I seem to have lost this diet for the past 2 days. I decided that I may not be eating enough so I added yogurt and some cheese and tomato on my salad. I know the yogurt count isn't accurate because of the culturing, but I've still managed to gain back almost 4 lbs. I am figuring most of that is fluid because I'm totally exausted and haven't been sleeping well.

I did have a cookie on Friday but the carbs averabe for the past week is still under 20.

I think I may have some of that dieter's tea and clean out my system so that tomorrow I can go back to 10 carbs.

I just hate to think of adding carbs because I don't want to gain what I've lost. This is so scarey. I know what Bella is going through, eventhough I am just starting this journey and she is at the final stretch.
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Hi Gillygum: Hey Milwaukee (I use to live in Delafield before I moved to Florida in 1999). My daughter teaches at 27th Wisconsin Ave.

NO - I didn't exercise at all when I lost back in the '70's....... In fact the doc told me NOT to exercise until I got the weight off.... he said that exercise increases insulin and insulin increases appetite. I loved hearing that!
Haha I live on 82nd and Wisconsin, so not too far away from her!
That's weird that you say that about the exercising because for whatever reason, I don't lose as much weight when I exercise and diet. Even in hs when I was on cross country running about 4 miles a day, I really didn't lose any weight. The only times I've ever lost weight was from low carbing. I think I'm gonna stick with my 15 min walk and 12 min abs video until I reach goal - THEN start upping the exercise routine.

Heyyy Peony! I know, I've never gotten to the stage of actually being able to add carbs. So congrats on that! Haha. But anyways, I've read a bunch of posts on here where people were talking about losing even MORE weight as they added their healthy carbs... I suppose it's different for everyone. Good luck!! Let us know how it goes!
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I seem to have lost this diet for the past 2 days. I decided that I may not be eating enough so I added yogurt and some cheese and tomato on my salad. I know the yogurt count isn't accurate because of the culturing, but I've still managed to gain back almost 4 lbs. I am figuring most of that is fluid because I'm totally exausted and haven't been sleeping well.

I did have a cookie on Friday but the carbs averabe for the past week is still under 20.

I think I may have some of that dieter's tea and clean out my system so that tomorrow I can go back to 10 carbs.

I just hate to think of adding carbs because I don't want to gain what I've lost. This is so scarey. I know what Bella is going through, eventhough I am just starting this journey and she is at the final stretch.
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Good morning all. I am still maintaining at 131. Not losing at all. I have added more calories through using butter to fry eggs in and additional vegetables. I think I am going to eat right and check with ****** to see what makes a difference. I now have a prescription for the internal stall problem and I am so glad. I hate taking anything but nothing was working. I am exercising but had some advise on the exercise board to cut back on cardio and increase weights. I am going to do a full body workout with 30 min cardio three times a week. I need to get with it I have less than 3 weeks to go for the cruise. I can't believe this. I can not figure out what the problem is. My pool is full of water and am going swim suit shopping today. With the solar blanket I hope to be swimming in 2 weeks.
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Morning all....

This is Day 5 of my induction phase and I am down 4 pounds! Now, that might bounce a bit, but it is down....woo-hoo!

Bella: Wow! You are almost there girl!! 50 pounds in this length of time is quite amazing. We have a Northern California trip planned for June, so this is even more of an incentive to stick with it so I can feel really great!

It is interesting to find out what works with your particular body chemistry. Wouldn't it be nice if all these tweaks worked for all of us? I know my hormones definitely play a part in this dropping the fat stuff for me.

How's everyone else doing?
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Good morning!

Well today was my weekly weigh in and I lost barely a pound this week, but last week I lost 4-5 so Im not stressin' I figure I will weigh myself in a few days and see what's happening. Probably wont wait until next week just to make sure Im still losing. I have added a touch more carbs into my diet so I know I can expect a slower loss rate now. Its all good!

My irises are blooming, I planted alot of new ones that I ordered from Holland and they are beauties! This is the time of year when the garden needs alot of work but it is worth it.

Hope everyone is well and congrats to all you losers!

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I'm jealous! I wish I had a garden! I absolutely love flowers!! And just being outdoors in general.

I'm bummed lately with my diet. I've been sticking to low carbs and all, but I feel bloated lately. And I know you're not suppose to weigh yourself everyday, but I have been, and within the last few days I keep fluctuating 2 pounds. From 150-152. Its not a huuge deal, but I would just like to get in the 140's soon. I started taking fiber tablets Saturday, so I don't know if maybe because there's sugar in there it has stalled me? Or maybe because I've been drinking a lot of diet soda in the last 3 days. I'm gonna eliminate the fiber tablets and limit my soda and see what happens...
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