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Old 02-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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When in need of motivation and a new sense of determination - Come Home!

Hello all! This thread is for those of us, old and new who need support. There are those of us who have been traveling this bumpy road together for a long while that need to COME HOME to LCF where we are always supported and held accountable -to ourselves and others with loving arms. And there are those new comers looking for belonging and a place to call home, we are here for ya!

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Old 02-22-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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I was unfocused at the beginning of February and gained a few pounds. I refocused myself on February 13 and have been sticking to plan and have really kicked up the exercise. I noticed when I don't come to these boards and read and post I start becoming unmotivated and lazy. It's great to have support here. My sister is overweight and always says she wants to low carb and is always starting next week - she tries to sabotage my efforts so coming here helps keep me strong!
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Glad you are here Monica, my cousin just started a week ago and I am so proud of her! she is struggling a bit and cannot seem to give up her bud light on the weekends, but she is still feeling awesome and also drinking less beer which is a great thing! (both of our moms are alcoholics)
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Lets drop some pounds!!!! I have been looking for another thread to join and this one looks like it could be good. Posting here keeps us accountable, it is like going to a support group every day multiple times from the comfort of your laptop or as close as your iphone.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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it is like going to a support group
lol I noticed this, too.

I don't consider myself carb-addicted, as it was fairly easy for me to give up carbs (aside from learning how to eat around them). But still, I find myself coming and posting here -- particularly on temptations resisted -- much as one would at a 12-step group.

lol We're all dealing with one fact and one decision here: The fact that what we ate messed up our health, and the decision to do something ABOUT that!

I'm back on strict induction after about a month of choosing to "maintain" and not worry about actual loss. I'm down 1.8 since Wednesday morning. I've got some challenges coming up tonight and tomorrow: A party, and a trip to the movies.

For the party -- it's at a restaurant that's... not especially LC friendly. Hard to get a satisfying LC meal there. (For example, their only side is potato chips.) SO, I plan to eat a couple fat-bombs ahead of time, so I'm not as hungry, and can get by with a breadless liverwurst sandwich. (Because they have liverwurst, and I love it. I can't read the label, so theirs may have more carbs than I'd like... Which means I'm eating almost NO carbs the rest of today.)

For the movie theater... I HAVE to order something at the concession stand. (I'm being paid to go, and this is a condition of the payment.) (I'm a Mystery Shopper.) But I plan on sneaking in a can of roasted nuts in my purse. (Not strictly Induction, but a heck of a lot better than that seductive-smelling popcorn.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #8
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Hey guys! Glad to see you all here So what is everyone eating today? Plans for the weekend?

LG-Good choices! I say get a diet pepsi at the concession, or a hot dog and of course just eat the dog

Kemp- Nice to meet ya! Where are you in your LC journey?
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Nice thread! I started on 1 Jan and I've been fairly strong so far (only 2 cheat meals in almost 2 months). One of my biggest struggles is staying away from SF treats like Atkins bars/shakes and SF candy. I keep some on hand in case of emergency to avoid binge eating, but I wish I could just stop the sweet cravings. I can go weeks at a time without anything sweet, but I still get sweet cravings all the time! I am also not a big fan of eggs so I often struggle to keep my meals from getting boring, especially breakfast. These forums are a huge help though! Very motivational and supportive!
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:56 PM   #10
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AMMIE! Thanks for the heads up.. glad to be here. Was on crutches for 3 months.. so gained a few. Back on plan tho, so losing again. As for plans, none for me but the puppy has a play date.. that count? Lol. Have a good one everyone.. Lizzy
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:51 PM   #11
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I have done this WOE a few times in the past. I am a very strict dieter when it comes to this WOE. I am currently day 25 in and have lost about 27 pounds so far. I eat about 2-5 carbs a day and work out hard also. I try and burn every calorie I eat for breakfast and lunch at the gym doing the stair stepper. I usually will do between 60 and 70 minutes 4-6 times a week. That will get me about a 800 calorie burn. If I go for 70 minutes I will start knocking on 900 calories. If I eat a lot I will sometimes walk a round of golf or jump back in the gym for another 500-600 calorie burn. That is my LC story. It works great for me and I always lose weight doing it. The key will be switching to a more perm. type low carbing that I can do long term and for a life time. I am way addicted to carbs, I love them and think about donuts and breads all the time. My burden to carry I guess. I some times wish I never new what a donut tasted like but that silky buttery awesomeness is hard to forget. As is a fresh slice of sour dough. Sorry just dreaming. Oh and yes I weigh everyday, and hope for a pound a day loss. Some times it is none, sometimes I even gain but over the long haul the numbers go down, even 2-3 pounds sometimes over night.

That is my story and I am sticking to it!!!lol
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:24 PM   #12
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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Well, I survived the movies! lol

Ended up eating my nuts BEFORE I went inside, but that was fine. I was so full, I wasn't hungry. Just ordered my diet soda, and had a blast.

Later that same day, Hubby decided that he & the kids needed ice cream. So we went to a nearby place... They had a lot of flavors that sounded Oh, so good... I asked for a taste of the cinnamon, because I wanted to see what it was like. I put the taster-spoon in my mouth just enough to get the taste (yeah, it was just as good as I had hoped!), and then gave the rest to Hubby, "Oh, Hun, you GOTTA try this!" ~as I craftily hand the rest of it to him~

When the gal took my order... "I'll have a can of Diet Pepsi."

It was all a bit much, though... particularly with all the smells. So I came home and baked an (LC) cheesecake, in my nice, new springform pan. ~chuckles~ Guess what I had for breakfast this morning? (Hey, it saw me through my workout!)

It feels so good to stick to my guns! It also feels great to be LOSING again!
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LiterateGriffin, you Rock!! There is NO WAY I could go in an ice cream store right now!! That's one of my all time favorites. You have amazing determination!!
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My sister is overweight and always says she wants to low carb and is always starting next week - she tries to sabotage my efforts so coming here helps keep me strong!
That's terrible! Why do friends and loved ones have to be the enemy sometimes?
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Hey there,

I am back...I see some familiar posters from last year and here I am again, hopefully better informed. I am doing great this week but fell off the wagon last week after only 4 days. I had a great excuse- traveling for work-no LC food- and pigged out. Boo to me! But I also refuse to self loathe as that has sent me straight to the fridge for the last 3 years!

I started again properly this morning and as if my body knew what was happening, I started peeing like clockwork! I hope I get a nice result this time next week.

I have to eat more fats as I now know that I wasn't this time last year and I stalled and got hungry all the time. I ate the Atkins bars (DON'T EAT THEM!!) and probably didn't drink enough water, this time around I am drinking the water and eating the fats.

I was doing OK on LC (probably OWL 1 or 2) but then we moved country, I am in Australia now. The last 6 months have been tough and I more or less stopped exercising. So now, starting exercise and starting over! I gained the 20lbs I had lost in 6 months. But I was eating like a horse and disregarded all my LC things. So big ol' kick up the butt for me!

Are we posting menus or is that in another thread? I love to see what people are eating.
Thanks for reading and being supportive just by being here!
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Hey guys! How is everyone doing? Sorry for being MIA, but I am here now

moniruth-we can definitely post menus, I think the more active the thread the better!

I will be having some linguica and eggs for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch and steak and spinach for dinner.. Black coffee, water, and Kirkland brand zero waters to drink..
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Hey there,
Thanks for posting that Monk, I am happy to say that today I weighed in at 199.4lbs! Finally back under 200 which is a huge relief for me. I posted my starting weight as 200 but in reality it was prob around 203. I am hoping to drop 10lbs by April 1st but I think that might not be realistic and I will just take whatever I get.

I am now drinking psyllium husks in water as nothing is moving down below...nothing! I don't have any gas which is awesome but I am feeling like I could use a good BM!

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Started today with hopes for a twenty pound weight loss by December! Okay, hoping for thirty but I'll settle for twenty
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That's a very doable goal! How are you doing so far? Do you have meals planned out?
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Hello all! This thread is for those of us, old and new who need support. There are those of us who have been traveling this bumpy road together for a long while that need to COME HOME to LCF where we are always supported and held accountable -to ourselves and others with loving arms. And there are those new comers looking for belonging and a place to call home, we are here for ya!

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Forget the kick, I need a full body beating!!!!
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I can relate to needing a kick......
I feel like I can handle the eating portion of it all, I will make a LC cheesecake every week or two to get my treat fix, and last year I was addicted tot he Atkins bars, but this time around I haven't had any. My biggest issue is exercising.... I know that it's "nonnegotiable" but I haven't been able to force myself... there is always a million other things that need to be done....
(ha, guess that's why I'm fat to begin with!!!)

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Esam, exercise isn't necessarily nonnegotiable. Many people do, but many people don't. I've lost 83 pounds without any exercise. A lot of us find that exercising slows the actual scale losses down some, and we need that motivation of the scale number going down, so we haven't started exercising yet. The most important part is to be sure your food is completely on track, then add in exercising if you want to, but don't feel like you have to until you're ready to do it.
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I also don't think you necessarily have to exercise, but maybe you can just make it a point to move your body more often than before. Any increase in activity will help.

Change some routines, so that you have to move more. Instead of standing still on escalators, climb and ride at the same time, the same goes for people movers. Don't take the elevator for 1 or 2 floors, take the stairs (if you can find them).

I travel for a living, where I am now, I have a choice of a hotel across the street, or about a mile away. I pick the one further away (at least until it gets colder) so I can get that walk in every day, it is less than 15 minutes one way. I also set a timer on my computer to remind me to get up at least once an hour and walk around the office.

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