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Old 03-26-2009, 05:45 AM   #361
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I made it up to 279 calories on the cross trainer at the gym! Whew! I found an electrolyte drink - PowerAide Zero to drink during my workouts. I still have a hard time drinking enough water throughout the day - I'm hoping the drink helps.

I have to say, the egg and meat fast is gross, but it really kick starts your metabolism. I can only do it a day at a time.

Oh - Fresh & Easy Natural Peanut Butter only has 3-4 carbs.

I can't wait to try the Whey protein powder to my coffee. What brand of protein do you use?
AMonkey, I use the Designers Whey because I can get it at my grocery store and it tastes good. I am out and have to pick some up today. I plan to buy the giant size this time. I drink them almost every morning these days....can't stomach eggs and bacon for breakfast lately, but love it later on in the day. I've never done just meat and eggs, but I think I could but probably not for long. I seem to be doing ok without it though so I'm not gonna try to fix what's not broken.
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I made it up to 279 calories on the cross trainer at the gym! Whew! I found an electrolyte drink - PowerAide Zero to drink during my workouts. I still have a hard time drinking enough water throughout the day - I'm hoping the drink helps.

I have to say, the egg and meat fast is gross, but it really kick starts your metabolism. I can only do it a day at a time.

Oh - Fresh & Easy Natural Peanut Butter only has 3-4 carbs.

I can't wait to try the Whey protein powder to my coffee. What brand of protein do you use?

[COLOR="Black"]Hi Monkey,
I have Naturade Brand (since 1926- I didn't know in my grandmothers day they were health nutz)- 100% Whey Protein Booster - Vanilla Flavor. It makes my coffee frothy and I like it. I could not find the chocolate flavor. Calories for 1/4 cup is 80, Carb: 1 gram[/COLOR]
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Donna,

Why isn't excercise gonna happen right now?
When I was reading the Atkins 1972 last night- it was confusing if fennel was on the list for the Induction Period. It looks like it may have been for another phase. Could you check your book and see how you interpret it?

What all do you put in your Frittatas and how many carb grams are in each serving you eat?

Well, my TOM is late and my hormones are like Ms. Pac Man - hungry. It's been a chore doing my ****** -having to list everything I'm eating these past couple of days.

B: 1/4 cup whey protein with Starbucks espresso
L: 4 oz philly cheese steak w/o roll and 6 garlic chix wings
S: Leftover pork chop and 1/4 cup cabbage
Later: 1 oz of chocolate bark
Later: 2 oz shaved ham, 1 slice cheese melted on Oopsie Roll w/mayo - VERY GOOD!

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Cal: 2071
Fat: 65%
Protein: 31%
Carb: 26.6 (YIKES!!! :blush: )
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Exercise isn't going to happen right now because when I get home I am stressed out, have a back and neck ache, and all I want to do is sit and stare at the wall. It will probably change, and I may ex. this weekend. I know ex. is supposed to help stress-it's just the getting to it that's hard-excuses, excuses.

My fritatta varies depending on what is in it, but this week, with 1.4 ex. large egg, .5T butter, .8T HC, .8oz (app) fennel, 1 thin slice bacon, and .8 oz cheddar it comes to 400 cals, 76% fat; 2.8 gross carbs (3%) and 22% protein. Some weeks it's a bit less when I don't have bacon in it. Before, I had mushrooms and spinach or squash or something-not now.
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[COLOR="Blue"]Donna,
Did you ever have your Thyroid tested? Dr. A. says the older we get the more likely we are to get hypothryoidism - especially women. That will make losing weight harder. That's why I got my blood test done. Excercise really seems to help it along with natural hormone - Armour.

Also, since my 20's, I've been hypoglycemic which is a pre-curser to Diabetes. I also had diabetes when I was pregnant. This makes me very sensitive to "carbs" and I should probably eat less carbs and take more vitamins to make up for the lack of nutrients. Dr. A says that eating almost no carb is not unhealthy but you must megadose on vitamins.

Right now, my weight is acceptable even with the higher carbs I'm having but I want to get to my best weight of 135. So, after this TOM comes and goes - I will get back on Induction 72 - and up my vitamins and just eat a little salad, lots of meat and fat. My keto stik is not showing ketosis yet.
Dr. A also says to check it once a week throughout the day. The stiks should show more purple at the end of the day. I've been checking it in the morning. [/COLOR]


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In my metabolism book - the author says that STRESS is a blocker to losing weight - causes Cortisol in the system. That pill Alli is not good to take.

Why don't you just continue doing what you're doing but take the stress out of losing weight. When things settle down at work - I bet you'll lose a lot more weight. Don't worry about the calories - just eat low carb for now.
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I have in recent months started having perimenopause symptoms and with that I am more stressed at times than usual. Since beginning exercise I'm wishing I had done it a LOT sooner. The high I get from exercise last me the rest of the day and then some and I am starting to look a whole lot better! I'm losing faster also. There just is really no reason NOT to exercise, but I was the best at coming up with every reason I could make up. I would encourage you to just try it. Give it your all, meaning don't stop as soon as it feels uncomfortable. Push through that feeling and you may find you can do far more than you thought. I really really do wish I hadn't waited so long to start back seriously.
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Fennel for Induction

I have the DANDR book, and fennel is listed as a salad possibility along with radishes, cukes, kale I think, and others I can't remember at the moment.
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I have the DANDR book, and fennel is listed as a salad possibility along with radishes, cukes, kale I think, and others I can't remember at the moment.
Oh, I thought you have the 1972 Atkins book and was doing the 1972 Induction. Like I said, I'm not sure from the 1972 Atkins book if fennel is allowed. It was confusing

Leisa, can you check your book?
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I am doing the 72 induction per what you posted, but the book I have is the later one; still interesting reading. But, gee, all the supplements he says to take...
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Oh, I thought you have the 1972 Atkins book and was doing the 1972 Induction. Like I said, I'm not sure from the 1972 Atkins book if fennel is allowed. It was confusing

Leisa, can you check your book?
I'll check and get back to you tonight. It's out in the car and I'm about to leave so I'll have to check later.
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Endive is listed in the foods list AFTER the first week in the 72 book.
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My daughter wasn't feeling well, so I went over after work to look after Max. What a joy he is! So sweet, loving, funny and of course handsome and smart! He is just over 17 months.

So I just picked at some chicken while he gobbled up his and his strawberries. When I got home I had 4.9 ounces of pot roast-that's it.

Lunch was the whole half rotisserie chicken I brought, AND I didn't feel stuffed! Plus a bit of salad.

So my stats for the day were:
1532 cals; 58% fat; 5.3 gross carbs=1%! and 44 % protein-yikes. BUT I''m not hungry, although the toast I made Beth smelled real good...

I am not going to weigh myself tomorrow. Gotta get that order in-I'm on my last stix...
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oh, wait, doh! You asked about fennel not endive. sorry....going to check!
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okay fennel is also listed in the section for After the first week. :blush: sorry about that!
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Good Friday morning, all!

I weighed myself after all; once before I "went" and once after. Before, my weight was the same. After it was down .5! So my official weight is 158. That makes6 whole pounds since Jan. 1.

I "plan" to do some upper body workout tonight....
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Good Morniing Girls!

Thanks Leisa for checking. I looked at it again last night. The way the book lists the veggies is a confusing to me. But the 1st section is the only foods for the 1st week of Induction. Appreciate you looking at it. 4 eyes are better than 2!

My weight is holding steady. No TOM yet.

Daughter gave me another lecture on why I need to look like in my 30's , weighing 135 lbs when it is not healthy for me at this stage of life. I should be focusing on my health - not weight and excercise is for health - not weight loss. She says no wonder my knees are giving me problems - being sediatary. She said she doesn't know why I am self-conscious because most woman my age are jealous of me now. She got me thinking...she's a smart girl and very confident and wants me to be more confident.

Anyway, I'm not quitting the diet. I do wonder about Dr. A's advice about taking megavitamins and if they are sufficient in lieu of food. And should a diet be missing so many vitamins, is it healthy?

My knee pain has heightened even though I've upped my Calcium/Magnesium and MegaVitamin. Perhaps, excercise is the key. The knot in my calf from the other morning's cramp finally went away.

I bought some mega Vitamin B's yesterday, restocked on my Citrical and am looking for those dissolvable Potassium pills to take as well. CVS only had hard coated horse pills.

I cannot wait until I found my "critical carb level" and see what foods I can include and see if it seems healthy. I was only slightly pink on the stik last night, though I only had 1/4 cup of salad and the rest of the day was meat and cheese.

Called my doctor for the appt for a complete physical yesterday and will go on April 10th. I will tell him about Atkins and see how my blood work looks and tell him about my knee.

What I ate yesterday:

B: Breakfast Shake: Whey Protein w/Starbucks cofee espresso, heavy cream, chocolate Davinci.

L: 1 large Delmonico steak - baked - yielding 4 oz meat, 1/4 cup salad greens

D: Bacon and cheese melted on an Oopsie roll w/mayo

Later: McDonald's double cheeseburger - no catshup or bun

Later: 1 slice of Havarti cheese (stayed up till after midnight last night)


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Calories 1261
Fat: 63%
Protein: 35%
Carbs: 2% (6.9 grams)
Fiber: .1
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Decided to try making the Cheesy Egg bakes in the microwave instead of the oven and it turned out great! 1 1/2 mins. instead of 10-15 mins in the regular oven. I just have to remember to cover the custard cups before baking. I had kind of a explosion!
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Linda, your daughter may have a point, but only you know when you feel "right". I looked darn good at 142 and I'm a bit taller than you are. Maybe it's a matter of toning up. I know I look ok even though I definitely have weight to lose, but am jiggly. And as we get older-not that you're old- we do have to take into consideration looking gaunt, and having "room to lose" In case we get sick.

BUT I am trying to figure out how you got only 1261 cals with a big steak and burger!!

Oh, and if the eggs are whole, prick the yolk to avoid an explosion if you didn't.

I also wonder about the vitamins. If you need to take them obviously the diet is lacking. Carnivores get all they need, but they eat organs (I love liver and sweetbreads) and stomach contents.

So, I guess I misunderstood about the fennel for 72 induction? I'm not going to obsess over it, since my carbs have been so low and it's considered a salad veg.
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Where is everybody???

stats for the day:

cals 1669; fat 65%; carb 2% (8.4 gross) protein 33%

B-fritatta, decaf, HC, splenda
L- half rotisserie chicken, small salad, .5T vinaigrett
S- 2 slices braunshweiger are they legal on 72??
D-1 small and 1 large roasted chix thigh, sauteed radishes.

Cals still high and I am worried about the protein being too much and changed to glycogen (is that right??) anyway, too much? But I need it for satiety...

What are the rest of you doing???
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BUT I am trying to figure out how you got only 1261 cals with a big steak and burger!! [COLOR="Blue"]The Delmonico steak yield only 4 oz - mostly fat which I didn't eat. I actually went back over it and it should be less since I counted bacon twice in error. Quantities count. [/COLOR]

Oh, and if the eggs are whole, prick the yolk to avoid an explosion if you didn't. [COLOR="blue"]Yeah, I did - still expoded[/COLOR]
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okay done for tonight...

B: 2 cheesy egg explosions
L. chef salad
D: 1 glass Sandman Port wine, 1 martini, 1/2 herb roasted chicken, 1- 2 cup salad, 1/2 bacardi 151 rum and diet coke. (hubby and I went out to eat)

******: Cal: 1737
Fat: 53%
Prot: 27
Carb - 5 - 21.3g
Alcohol: 16%

This past week has been a nightmare. My daughter's finacee had been diagnosed as bi-polar 2 days ago. Last Friday was his 1st eipisode. His mother has it. Visited him at the hospital last night. Not the same young boy I knew for 6 yrs. Very sad. So am I.
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okay done for tonight...

B: 2 cheesy egg explosions
L. chef salad
D: 1 glass Sandman Port wine, 1 martini, 1/2 herb roasted chicken, 1- 2 cup salad, 1/2 bacardi 151 rum and diet coke. (hubby and I went out to eat)

******: Cal: 1737
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Prot: 27
Carb - 5 - 21.3g
Alcohol: 16%

This past week has been a nightmare. My daughter's finacee had been diagnosed as bi-polar 2 days ago. Last Friday was his 1st eipisode. His mother has it. Visited him at the hospital last night. Not the same young boy I knew for 6 yrs. Very sad. So am I.
Hi Linda, your dinner out sounds yummy! That's very sad about your daughters fiancee! I hope they can get him stabilized. I have a friend who is bi-polar and for her, her meds are critical. Over the past 10 years or so, when I've seen her go off her meds, things got very bad, but on them, she does quite well.
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I'm 49, and currently 130 (sans shoes, etc...) @ 5' 2". My sister says I should just quit since I'm in a size 6, but it's not just about the weight - it's also about the body health. I've still got arm jiggle and my waist is just barely a size 6 - and not all 6's (you know how women's sizes vary based on brand). And it would be nice to move the bottom up - that's not too much to ask.

Last summer I got winded just running around with the my grandson and his puppy. This summer, that ain't gonna happen.

Low carb is a healthy lifestyle. Let's do it!

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Linda, how is the family coping with the boyfriend's diagnosis? If you don't mind my asking, why was he in the hospital? Because of the episode? Hoping that medication can help. Your daughter will have to be strong.

You're right about quantities-mine, especially in the protein department, are large.

My stix are WHITE!!!!

I am at 157.9. 3/16 I was at 157.2.....sigh...

I have been very true to 72 induction since Monday, when I was 159.4, so it's a little over a pound, but certainly not what I was hoping for. I wish I could just get my a?? in gear and do those exercises...not that they've made much difference, either....

Getting my hair "rehabilitated" today...

I plan on very low carbs again today, but I am missing my fauxtatoes and look forward to Monday. Am I correct in reading that 72 induction is just for a week, or can it be two like the DANDR??
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Thanks Leisa for sharing.

They don't have the meds right yet. They have him on the same as his mom. His mom started having an episode 2-3 weeks before he did. She's probably a hair away from be admitted in the hospital with him.

He and my daughter met in Youth Group in Church since they were little. When my daughter (Jen) had turned 15 yrs old and he was 18 yrs old - they started dating. They had a beautiful relationship from the start-they have dated for 6 yrs. He proposed to her this past Xmas. They were planning on getting married next year between her birthday and his birthday in July. DH and I loved him from the start and he was the son I always wanted besides my girl. He was always shy and awkward socially but you knew the unspoken "thank yous" were in his heart - you could see it in his eyes.

Then, last week it all changed. In the beginning of the week, he started watching Armageondon and Prophecy stuff and internet conspiracy theories and he snapped. Nobody knew until he came down to JenE college on the usual Friday night and he started talking all this and how he found GOD and things are going to be different between them and maybe they shouldn't marry or buy the house he put $50k down on 2 weeks ago. He would not sleep and she talked to him all night long. Saturday, the next day was her College Ball and something she was looking forward to. He ended up going home to talk to his mom and then came back later that night and they did go to the ball and they had a good time. Sunday, they played tennnis and that went well. They came back to her room and he was staring in space and said he thinks the terriorists are outside the apartment waiting to take him away because they know he's intellegent. :::Paranoia:::. She called his mom and he took him to the emergency at our local hospital where they put him in a room for 5 hrs alone while his parents waited. He was sceaming and they sedated him and kept him there all week with no word when he'll get out

This is the same guy that paid his own way through college and go thru the toughest school in engineering - Penn State. Very collected, calm, never gets angry person. He graduated and got a great job at our electric company supervising laymen on the job sites.

My daughter is on the fringes of deep depression and is going to counciling at her college. Her counselor, her room mate Psych major, 3 Sister Professors had all told her she may have to reconsider marrying him.

His mother says these episodes only happen 3-5 yrs apart and that he'll be back to normal as soon as they get his meds right. As of yesterday, he was not right - told my daughter that this is going to be the way when they get married and he's not taking any **** from her. He never talked to her like that. This is him talking after the group sessions having him and others coloring, passing the ball in a circle and some other kiddy games. Very sad. We're not sure if we believe his mom since she is in one of her episodes now. The night before he fell in the hallway from sleeping meds. His brain told him that he was dirty and he scrubbed his butt until it bled.

I am so depressed about this. I cannot think about him without crying. Last night in the restuarant I started crying and we left. I had seem in on his good day this past Thurs. I asked him if he ever knew he had bi-polar and he said he would get depressed on and off throughout his life but that he was in denial. Nobody knew but him.
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Linda, how is the family coping with the boyfriend's diagnosis? If you don't mind my asking, why was he in the hospital? Because of the episode? Hoping that medication can help. Your daughter will have to be strong.

She is strong some days and other days when he doesn't show improvement, not strong. Mike and I are feeling the same way. It's killing his mother to see him this way and of all her boys (3) - she never thought it would be him to get this illness. Goes to show that we really don't know what's in a person's head if they don't share it.

My daughter has 9 projects to finish before she can graduate this year and has been a stellar student. The pressures of college this year and now this is too full of a plate. I will be calling her every day for support.


You're right about quantities-mine, especially in the protein department, are large.

My stix are WHITE!!!!

I am at 157.9. 3/16 I was at 157.2.....sigh... Don't obsess over 7 oz. Are you drinking enough water? The keytones (fat) must be flushed - either through doing #1 or #2.

I have been very true to 72 induction since Monday, when I was 159.4, so it's a little over a pound, but certainly not what I was hoping for.

FENNEL as what Leisa and I found out - is not on the Atkins 72 plan Induction Plan. There are enough carbs in that to kick you off your purity. I found out this week. For Atkins 72 to work, you must obey it to the "T".


I wish I could just get my a?? in gear and do those exercises...not that they've made much difference, either.... It will with consistency.

Getting my hair "rehabilitated" today...

I plan on very low carbs again today, but I am missing my fauxtatoes and look forward to Monday. Am I correct in reading that 72 induction is just for a week, or can it be two like the DANDR??
I would suggest to you to buy the book - used on amazon or half.com for a low price of $4.00. The Induction is for at least 1 week. For some, it has to be longer - if you're keto stiks don't show you are in ketosis for example.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:08 PM   #387
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Linda, thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

I have only had that small amount of fennel in my bkfst-less than an ounce a day. My carbs have averaged less than 10 gross all week-some days 6 or less.. Fennel was included in what you posted originally and what was posted on the atkins 72 board, but maybe not in the book?

I'm not obsessing over 7 ounces, I'm disgusted with the fact that I went back up to over 159 and had to come back down again..

I can continue with it, but it doesn't seem to have made any difference. I'm disappointed and frustrated, but will not give up.

And how are the rest of you??
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:50 PM   #388
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I guess I am done for the day:
cals 1270, but I may have some cheese later
fat 66%
carbs 3% 9.8 gross
protein 31%

B-bkfst souflee-2 xl eggs, 1T mayo, .5 T butter, 1oz cheese, 1T parm decaf, splenda, 1T HC
L-med. chicken thigh
D-5.7 oz tilapia; 1C radishes, .3C cukes-fish/veg cooked in EVOO and butter

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Got my blood lab tests in from this past Monday. I have an appointment for a physical on 4/10.

My cholesteral went up from 138 to 213 even though I've been taking Cholesteral pills (Simivastin). This is not good.

Husband is blaming it on the diet. How can I argue?

Puzzles me since Dr. A seems to think cholesteral should go down! There are some other abnormal readings on this test as well having to do with liver and blood. I wrote a thread to my results on the low carb boards to see if anyone knows anything. I also have e-mails written out to 2 of my friends. One is a registered nurse and the other one is a Chemist. I'll see what they have to say.
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My thoughts are with you and your daughter. My friend's mom was bi-polar. It wasn't easy for anyone.

From what I remember of Atkin's '72 - it was iceburg lettuce salad, and that was that. Although I belive Romaine should be used instead as it is far superior. And lots of supplements were required. I punked out on the diet - but my husband lost 25 pounds. His doctor recommended Atkins as a way to control his weight and keep him from having to take blood pressure medicine.

I've gotten some great advise from people on this site as far as cholesteral. I had a test when I was 3 months into Atkins - and the figures were up. My tri's and good HDL were pretty good though. I was told to wait 6 months before taking the cholestral readings as is. there's too much going on with our bodies during the first months of Atkins.

Atkins has a big impact on the body, our fat mobilizes and things occur. For example, I began having a period every 2 weeks. After hundreds of dollars in tests (yes - even with insurance) the doctor can find no reason. I've heard from people on this site that is common.

I've been running out of steam working out - I told my trainer I was concerned about not getting enough carbs when working out. She said to stick with the low carb - and add more vegetables and fruit - not pasta. I'm working out and staying in the proper carb and calorie range and the scale really isn't moving, and the tape measure is getting bored. But at some point -I think things just take time.
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