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Old 04-25-2007, 09:25 AM   #721
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Good morning!

Jilly, your weight flutuates daily and can go up and down for a variety of reasons. The fiber could have sugar, and also bloat you some. Do you keep track of your food on ******? That also helps.

You can get indoor flowers!

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Old 04-25-2007, 09:38 AM   #722
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Very true! I should do that. I was just reading about how putting a plant on your work desk can increase your productivity.

As for the bloating and stuff, I just found out why. TOM arrived early. Blahhh. Sometimes I hate being a woman. But I'm still gonna do w/o the fiber tabs and with less soda etc.

Haha, I prob just need to work on my patience. But I have a big event at the end of May that I'm overly excited about.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:54 AM   #723
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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 ....
I am jealous too of Bella's garden. I would have never thought to put tulips in a pot.

Gilly, I am bummed about my wieght too. I just checked ****** and up to this point I am at:

Calories 466
Fat 32
Carbs 4
protein 37

I need to eat at least 834 calories before 7:00 tonight. I also was on the ellipitical for 30 mins, the treadmil for 10, and 25 mins of weights. Still nothing. No weight loss, no inches gone. Just don't understand.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:02 AM   #724
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Ixtapacheryl & everyone,
Sorry for the late reply because I have been working. Yes, I am a nurse and I work 3 12 hour shifts 6p to 6a. This is great because it gives me some time off during the week to get things done. On the other hand it is also bad because it really messes up your metabolism and your sleep. It is difficult to get a regular schedule for your meds & diet.
As for the progress pics & clothes I am just trying to get back down into clothes that I could wear last summer or year before. I had lost a lot of weight which I have regained. Sigh....
Good news to report. I was carrying some water weight from my surgery 2 wk ago so I have lost 7# since Monday. YEAH!!!
We go on vacation 3rd wk of June & I would love to be down another 20 by then.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:35 PM   #725
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For you having bathroom problems, try Yerba Mate Tea. They sell it at health food stores and believe me, it will make you RUN for the bathroom. Just don't drink more than one cup a day. I remember reading about a young woman who drank several cups of a dieter's tea a day and she died from it. I think it would really mess up your electrolytes and cause dehydration.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:58 PM   #726
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For you having bathroom problems, try Yerba Mate Tea. They sell it at health food stores and believe me, it will make you RUN for the bathroom. Just don't drink more than one cup a day. I remember reading about a young woman who drank several cups of a dieter's tea a day and she died from it. I think it would really mess up your electrolytes and cause dehydration.
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I'll pick some up cause I hate to take the laxatives all the time. What health food store do you frequent. Also do you drink it hot or over ice?

Thanks for the tip.... Oh one more thing ---- do you drink it before going to bed or in the morning and if so how early in the a.m. before you can go about your daily chores.....?
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:28 PM   #727
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Does the yerba mate make your stomach cramp? I had problems with the bathroom thing even before I started the low carb. I had a very productive day. Cleaned out both my closets, my chest of drawers & my sock drawer. Masses amounts of clothes to give to the church for yardsale.

Weight today was about the same but I am good and purple on my keto sticks.

Yeah!!!!
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:35 PM   #728
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I have been so busy. Started a housecleaning business plus started to sell avon 4 campaigns ago. I am tired . Worked all day today and yesterday. Got more to do tomorrow for avon.

Doing LC and loving it. Not sure if I am losing, but I know I feel great eating lc. Weighed at dds on Tus, my weigh in day. She had to go to the hospital with gall bladder attack so I had to stay there to sit, so I am not sure if weight was correct, down a pound. too many pork rinds yesterday. BUT still lcing. Night all.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:38 PM   #729
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I've tried that super dieter's tea a long time ago when I was trying to get thinner for prom. boooo!!! I will never do it again! I only made ONE cup w/one teabag and I was almost in tears from the cramps being sooo bad!! I didnt even lose weight from it either. But maybe my stomach is just overly sensitive... I don't know.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:40 PM   #730
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Oh and congrats Sheila!! I know, I don't think I'm losing right now either. But I feel a lot better from LC too!! And my ketosticks are showing dark purple... so hopefully some results soon...
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:35 PM   #731
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Oh and congrats Sheila!! I know, I don't think I'm losing right now either. But I feel a lot better from LC too!! And my ketosticks are showing dark purple... so hopefully some results soon...
thanks!! discussion on dieters tea... Its horrible. And you all are so right. First time, directions are for only 6 oz cup. Then drink other 6 oz the next day. It will drop you B/P. That, and same with epsom salts. BE VERY CAREFUL. I thought I was dying one day after the tea. Salts did it a long time ago. UGH. I now take magnesium when in need. I found any kind of fiber stalled me and really didnt help much with bathroom issues either.
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Good afternoon

I have major problems in the bathroom area anyway and regularly take lax. so I might try the tea (again) to see if it will help.
Weight today 208
I really really want to get down to 190 before third week of June.
I know that the weight loss will slow so I am trying to ride the wave for now.
I was jonesing for a carb fix last night so I ate about a tbsp of peanut butter.
I am also trying to just increase my daily activity. Increased housework etc. What kind of ab video do you do Gillygirl?

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thanks!! discussion on dieters tea... Its horrible. And you all are so right. First time, directions are for only 6 oz cup. Then drink other 6 oz the next day. It will drop you B/P. That, and same with epsom salts. BE VERY CAREFUL. I thought I was dying one day after the tea. Salts did it a long time ago. UGH. I now take magnesium when in need. I found any kind of fiber stalled me and really didnt help much with bathroom issues either.
How many magnesium do you take at a time when in need , Thanks, DEW4J
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:00 AM   #734
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I take 2 caplets of Milk of Magnesia at bedtime and it works the next morning. Easy and no stalling from adding large amounts of fiber.

Im down 50 lbs this morning with 10 to goal now. Im feeling pretty chipper!

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Old 04-28-2007, 08:27 AM   #735
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Congrats Bella!!!!

Interesting! I'm heading to the Vitamin Shoppe today I think to pick up some vitamins and such. My friend recommended Biotin, because she said its made her friend's hair nice and cleared up her skin. But I also hear Coconut oil does the same thing and I hear other LC'ers talkin bout it on the boards. I may try that instead. And now I'm lookin at this Milk of Magnesia...

As for the ab video - haha, I use this old Kathy Ireland tape. It looks real 80s ish. But its a real cheap dvd/vhs, its called Body Specifics. I wish I used it more often. I've stopped just because I had to move out of my apartment and haven't figured out a good work out space. I have boxes everywhere. But it is a really good video. I generally just do the abs part. I did it everyday for 2 weeks and could definitely feel/see the difference. Which is why I hope to start it again very soon. I keep telling myself May 1st I'll get back on track with that.

Also, after all my whining about the scale not going down this week, it finally has. TOM is starting to leave... so hopefully once it does, I'll be down more. My official weigh-in is Monday. So I'll see what happens then!
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Old 04-28-2007, 09:54 AM   #736
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Debbie, I take two or three..depending. Works good. No cramping. Just a natural move...lol.
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Ive found the MoM works like a charm. I was really freaked out about 2 weeks into the plan when I became constipated- a first for me! I tried the dieters tea which worked once but was extreme, fiber which only bloated me. I heard that MoM is quite safe and can be taken long term. I am down to 1 at bedtime now, but I would recommend 2-3 at first if you are blocked up. 4 is a full dose. Good luck!

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Old 04-29-2007, 11:32 AM   #738
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Second day of coconut oil and that's helped already too (w/bathroom problems that is). I haven't really lost any weight this week I don't think. Again, I'm fluctuating 2 pounds all the time. Aghh... I'll see what happens tomorrow w/weigh-in.
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Old 04-29-2007, 02:44 PM   #739
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Hi All,

Im going out to dinner next Saturday and its a Chinese restaurant. Any ideas about what I can order and stay lowcarb? I dont want to blow my perfect record!!

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Last year while losing weight my mom took me to a chinese restaurant and I just selected legal american food. No problem at all. Can you see the menu before you go?
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:18 PM   #741
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Thanks Cheryl,
Im trying to get a copy of the menu but with no success. Maybe I will have to give them a call... I once heard you could order Mu Shui Chicken but then also read later it has carbs so...??

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Bella, I ask for stir fried beef and broccoli and ask them to not use the sauce on it. You could go chicken and broccoli or stir fry beef and peppers. They won't mind not using the sauce because they make everything from fresh.

Most Chinese restaurants also have a bar where you can select your own food or some even have a Mongolian grill when you pick your ingredients and they cook it for you however you want it.
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Great idea!

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Ahh! Weigh-in day for me and I haven't lost any weight since last week. It's incredibly frustrating because I've been eating all meats, eggs, and cheese. Haven't cheated, drinking lots of water, and have kept my carb count well under 10 grams/day. All I can hope is that it was from TOM. But ahh!! Just a lil disappointed.
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Good morning!

Gilly you might try weighing again tomorrow or Wed- I have found that when I set my weigh in day for one day a week and dont make my goal (which happened a few weeks ago I was bummed!). But then the next 3 days I lost 4 pounds after that! So....you also might want to watch how much cheese you are eating. Are you using ******?

Im down a pound and now 159- do you know how long it has been since I was in the 150's??? I am stoked!

It's beautiful here again today, no fog! And we are going to see our little grandson who is now over 2 months old. Cant wait!

Have a great day!
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Bella, that's so awesome! Let's see, the last time I was 150 was a Freshman in high school! Congratulations!!
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Hi Everyone

My wi in tomorrow. I am up a little this morn but I know its from all the sodium I had yesterday. Hope for a whoosh tonight. Have a great lc day everyone.
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Bella - 159#? FANTASTIC! I am soooo proud of you!

I hope everyone has a great, productive day! It's going to be in the 90's today - so will not go outside and replace some sprinkler heads. No rain since "forever" and everything is sooooo dry. Please send us some rain folks!
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Thanks Cheryl (and everyone)! Im groovin in the 150's

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