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Old 09-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #631
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Most grocery stores up here in Canada carry a bunch of different kinds of Lindt dark chocolate -- from 70% - 95% chocolate. I even bought some 99% the other day to make the LC peanut butter cups. So good.
so the dark chocolate is lower in carbs?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #632
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Yes, the higher the percentage of pure cocoa, the lower the carbs. The 99% bar is 8.4 g carbs for a 50gram bar.

It's too strong for me to eat plain (I can eat the 85% happily), but it's delish melted in a treat with some Splenda. I used about 2/3 of a bar to make the peanut butter cups. They work out to about 2 carbs each, less if I make them in chocolate molds instead of in the muffin tins.

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Old 09-20-2013, 03:12 AM   #633
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Good morning everyone.
Goals for this month, 140lbs..
Exercising and live my life to the fullest potential, making myself a propriety, health and well b
eing..love, laugh,life. My oldest son turns 31, my third son turns 17. Where, did the time go...

September 1st 144lbs
September 2nd 144lbs
September 3rd. 145lbs
September 4th. 144lbs
September 5th. 144lbs
September 6th. 144lbs
September 7th. 143lbs
September 8th. 145lbs
September 9th. 144lbs
September 10th. 143lbs.
September 11th. 143lbs
September 12th. 142lbs
September 13th. 142lbs
September 14th. 143lbs
September 15th. 143lbs
September 16th. 143lbs
September 17th. 144lbs. Had to up my Asthma meds..still in my bed
September 18th. 144lbs
September 19th. 143lbs
September 20th. 142lbs
Just not eating just having tea and chicken soup made by my lovely mother in law..thanks for all the well wishes they help in many ways..yesterday was one of those days when I miss my island..my old life, my parents, and my best friends whom I've known all my life..so it good having you all here..
I'll feeling a bit better today, last day at work then I'm going to crash in my bed this weekend. :-)

Got to rush off this morning early call at the newspaper, have a great Friday everyone..sending hugs for all my lovely friends..will check back later

Have a great day everyone


Your are all doing so very well..I love coming home after a difficult day and catching up with everyone.
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Happy Friday!!
*Sept Goal- 142
Sept 1st- 144.0
sept 2nd- 144.0
sept 3rd- 144.8
Sept 4th- 144.6
Sept 5th- 144.4
Sept 6th- 144.2
Sept 7th- 144.2
Sept 8th- 144.4
Sept 9th- 145.4
Sept 10th- 144.2
Sept 11th- 143!!
Sept 12th- 144.4 Knew it! Geez
Sept 13th- 145.2! No Clue!
Sept 14th- 145.6! Wth!?
I stayed away from the cookies, and pizza! Ate a few pepperonis off a slice
but other then that I had salad! Maybe to
many veggies and not enough protein!
Sept 15th- 144.4 Yay for a drop!
Sept 16th- 145.6! Ugh! I Knew those
Almonds and No water would get me! Sept 17th- 145.2
Sept 18th- 144.4
Sept 19th- 143.2
Sept 20th- 142.6!!! I Did It!! I Finally met my Goal! * High Fives all around!* didn't even weigh twice Lol!
That makes 65 Lbs Gone! Thank You God!
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:18 AM   #635
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FOUR REASONS FOR STALLED WEIGHT LOSS

Has this happened to you? You’re doing everything right and steadily losing weight on Atkins, and then suddenly progress stalls or even reverses. Don’t panic—it’s not that unusual. Here are four possible reasons why this may be happening.
Reason 1: Water Weight

Did you know your body is approximately 60 percent water, and muscles and some other tissues are closer to three-fourths H2O? For a 200-pound guy, that means you’re carrying around about 120 pounds of fluid. That water makes up the majority of your blood, and gives your cells shape and a fluid medium to bathe in. Your body works hard to maintain a delicate balance of water distribution while accounting for its intake and excretion. That system varies a couple of percent points up or down depending on a variety of factors, such as menstrual phase, fluid and electrolyte intake, plus exercise.

A 1.5 percent variation in those 120 pounds of water accounts for 1.8 pounds. So your water weight could swing nearly 4 pounds between 118.2 to 121.8 pounds depending on when you get on the scale. That’s why we highly recommend weight averaging and monitoring your weight loss trajectory over several weeks or months to get an accurate weight loss picture. This natural variation is also why we suggest that you not get hung up on weighing yourself daily.

Some people are more sensitive to fluctuations in water weight than others. When you exercise for the first time or try a new form of physical activity, the muscle fibers can become swollen and inflamed, causing a temporary water imbalance. That swelling stimulates pain receptors and contributes to the delayed onset of sore muscles, which usually peaks 12 to 48 hours after exercise. The soreness and swelling are transient, and fortunately the body remembers, so when you exercise again the inflammation and swelling are considerably less.

Reason 2: Fat Is Less Dense Than Muscle

Which weighs more: a pound of muscle or a pound of fat? That’s a trick question. Of course, a pound is a pound no matter what its makeup. But fat and muscle do have different densities, and therefore vary in volume. In other words, fat takes up more space than an equal amount of muscle. Here’s why: density equals mass divided by volume. The approximate density of muscle is 1.06 grams (g) per cubic centimeter (cc), compared to fat, which has a density of 0.9 g/cc. So given equal amounts, muscle takes up 18 percent less space than fat. That’s why two people who weigh the same can look very different, depending on how much fat and muscle each has. This is also why you should evaluate your progress by inches lost, how your clothes fit and which notch you use on your belt.

Relative density can also explain why weight loss might slow or stall if you start exercising—or increase the intensity or duration of your existing program—while doing Atkins. If you add resistance training, you might be accumulating muscle while losing body fat, which is great—but it could translate to a slower weight loss. But don’t stop the exercise. Instead, take comfort in knowing you’ll continue to lose fat and inches, since resistance training protects muscle but doesn’t impede fat loss.

Reason 3: Weight Loss Is Not Linear

Most of your body’s processes don’t proceed in a straight line. Rather, your body tends to alternate between rapid and slow phases or—in some cases—takes quantum leaps. A good example is the teenage growth spurt when kids may shoot up as much as 3 to 4 inches in one school year. Many examples, such as wound healing, blood clotting, glycogen synthesis, hormone secretion and development of atherosclerosis, also progress in a non-linear time pattern. Weight loss is no exception. The adage “two steps forward, one step back” should help you wrap your head around this idea. Regardless of some of the explanations above, a stall in weight loss could simply be the body’s natural course. In most cases, the temporary plateau or step backward will switch directions as long as long as you stay the course.

Reason 4: Approaching Your Goal Weight

As you get closer to your target weight, your body starts to defend against further weight loss. If you have 50 pounds to lose, the first 30 or 40 will tend to come off relatively easily because you’re further away from your goal weight. That last 10 to 20 pounds will usually take longer, and require more discipline, as the body senses the approach of its natural weight. The key is to be patient and let the Atkins Edge do its thing. For more on stalled weight loss, see How to Handle a Plateau.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:20 AM   #636
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How to handle a plateau

Whether it happens in Phase 2, Ongoing Weight Loss (OWL), or Phase 3, Pre-Maintenance, you’re almost sure to find that at some point your weight loss temporarily halts. Such a plateau is perfectly normal; however, before you assume you are truly one a plateau, let’s rule out some other possibilities by looking carefully at your recent behavior.
Getting Careless

As you become increasingly accustomed to eating the low-carb way, it’s all too easy to get sloppy about tracking your carbs. Instead of the 35 grams of Net Carbs you think you’re consuming, for example, you might actually be closer to 55 (or even 75). Whether as a result of carelessness, cockiness, overconfidence or testing the limits, “carb creep” can stop weight loss in its tracks. Worse, you may lose your body’s adaptation to burning primarily fat—the Atkins Edge. It’s tempting to call this a plateau, but it isn’t. A true plateau only occurs when your progress stalls despite following the program to the letter. Ask yourself these questions and make course corrections if the answer to any of them is yes.
Have you truly been eating the right foods, or have you been tempting fate with inappropriate ones? Eliminate any questionable foods.
Are you actually counting carbs? If you’ve been careless or stopped counting, go back to the carb level at which you were losing weight and remain there until weight loss resumes.
Have you been too enthusiastic about adding back fruit? If so, eliminate fruit other than berries and, if necessary, cut back on your berry portions.
Are you eating excessive amounts of protein? Cut back to the midrange for your height but maintain your intake of fat.

A True Plateau

The pace of weight loss is always erratic, but the definition of a plateau is when you lose nothing—nada—despite doing everything right, over a period of at least four weeks. If your clothes are fitting better and you’ve lost inches, if not weight, you’re not truly on a plateau. Keep on doing what you’re doing. A plateau can try the patience of a saint. But patience is exactly what you need plenty of. To get things moving, in addition to the suggestions above, try some or all of these modifications:
Tighten up your journal discipline. Write everything down.
Decrease your daily intake of Net Carbs by 10 grams. You may have exceeded your tolerance for carbs while losing and inadvertently stumbled upon your tolerance for maintaining your new weight.†Once weight loss resumes, move up in 5-gram increments again.
Count all your carbs, including lemon juice, sweeteners and so on.
Find and eliminate “hidden” carbs in sauces, beverages and processed foods that may contain sugar or starches.
Increase your activity level; this works for some but not all people.
Increase your fluid intake to a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water (or other noncaloric fluids) daily.
Do a reality check on your calorie intake.
If you’ve been consuming alcohol, back off or abstain for now.
If none of these modifications makes the scale budge for a month, you’re truly on a plateau. Frustrating as it is, the only way to outsmart it is to wait it out. Continue to eat right and follow the other advice above, and your body (and the scale) will eventually comply.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:28 AM   #637
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apr.30~157.8....may31~156.4...june30~153.8... july31~153.6... aug.31 ~148.8

made my goal, 150...took awhile!

new goal 145, (still on induction)

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sept.1 148.4
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sept.12 149.0 dammit!
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pinky , stop with the chocolate and peanuts!!!!!

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:29 AM   #638
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Thanks for that info Mycattaz! I Definetly have experienced the stall or plateu the closer to my ultimate goal I get! But we just have to keep plugging along and Not give up!! I've got 7 (Eekk!) more pounds to go to get to 135!
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:40 AM   #639
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wtg Shelly.. awesome you made your goal
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:23 AM   #641
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No losses to report here this morning... Dh is so discourage... I am going to try and adding a vegetable this afternoon to his evening meal... sure wish he would have a 5 lb whoosh....
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grah. good morning.
Sept. 1: 138.5
Sept. 2: 138
sept. 3: 138.75
sept. 4: 137.8
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Thanks for the support everybody! I don't consider dh's job as dangerous, but I wonder if the places he sometimes has to go doesn't have an element of danger to them. There are a lot of stressed out, disgruntled people in this world. I will be glad when this week is over. We have a few rainy days heading our way and I'm one of those people that enjoys a gloomy day.

Congrats to all of the losers! If anyone has gained, you know its just water weight and it'll come off again soon. Just keep doing the awesome job that you're doing!
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Shelly, I hope your grandmother is doing better! Congrats on a huge milestone! I want to be you!

Trinigirl, I hope you are feeling better and can get some much needed rest.

Laura, you know that you'll lose that extra water weight once you can get a goodnight's sleep. Then it'll be a huge whoosh!

Kaillean, DairyQueen, 1moregin and everyone else, you are doing amazing with your losses!

Mycattaz, thanks for reposting that info. Its always good to read it again.
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Sept 20th- 142.6!!! I Did It!! I Finally met my Goal! * High Fives all around!* didn't even weigh twice Lol!
That makes 65 Lbs Gone! Thank You God!
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Hi, guys. Busy week. DH had a second job interview, my car broke down, my parents came to visit so my dad could fix it, and I've been running around tending to people and making coffee all day to keep everyone going. Didn't have a chance to post, but just read all the posts I'd missed.

Shelly, thinking of you and your gran. And 7 pounds! Eek! so close!

Laura, hope the bf makes it soon. :-)

mycattaz, thanks for the info! Seriously!

Bulldog, I like the gloomy days too, sometimes.

Trini, I had something to respond to what you said about something, but now I forget, lol.


For me, things seem to be moving again. I'm hopeful that I don't start bouncing again. I HATE the bouncing more than anything.

9/20-233.4
9/19-234.2
9/18-234.9
9/17-235.2...I'll take it.
9/16-16 carbs-dnw
9/15-meat and eggs-dnw-because I was scared, lol
9/14-meat and eggs-dnw-hopefully back into ketosis..Or close at least. I need sticks!
9/13-meat and eggs-dnw-still feeling guilty and sluggish
9/12-saucey wings, icecream cone, 3 dove chocolate squares
9/11-235.4
9/10-235.2
9/9-235.5
9/8 236.0
9/7-DNW (but ate wayyy too many nuts in lieu of cake)
9/6-233.8 (I feel like I'm walking through peanut butter.)
9/5- 234.5
9/4-Didn't weigh
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #647
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ooh i didn't see this (above -65 lbs) shelley! FANTASTICAL!!
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Shelly at her September goal. You really deserve that princess title today -- or maybe Queen for a Day. 65lbs!!! That is amazing. I remember how good that felt, and hope to celebrate it again someday, too.

You're doing great!!

Kudos to everybody for hanging in there through the ups and downs. This is a crazy rollercoaster ride.

Lisa -- tell your DH to hang in there. What worked for me to break my mini-stall/plateau was just ultra strict for a couple of days. High fat, protein under control and carbs ultra strict. I did 20 carbs (no fiber deductions) for a couple of days and it worked. Excess protein can also be converted to glucose, so opt for fattier/lower protein choices. Eg. fish with hollandaise, instead of ground beef or steak. I made sure I was no higher than 75g protein for a couple of days. Your DH might be able to handle more, but not much if he wants to see a whoosh.

I know we're all in it for the long haul, but I do believe those early losses are key to keeping us motivated during the subsequent months where the weight loss really slows as we approach goal.

TGIF!!

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9/18/13: 219.8 in the right direction
2/19/13: 219.8
2/20/13:219.4 - but after my workout I saw a glimpse of 218.6 lol won't count it yet.

I weighted and measured today since it was supposed to be day 10 of my home video workout however, i'm only on day 8. Since the lady at the gym was going to be there today I needed her to measure me for progress stats. I lost 0.2 lbs and 1 inch in my abdomen!!! unfortunately I gained .5 in in my thighs!!! ugh. Anyhow, not at all discouraged and will keep on truckin. I previewed level 2 yesterday to see what i'm in for. I'm glad the video changes it up so I won't be bored but it does look harder! not too much but different hard. Kinda looking forward to it.

Today the office is going to a hotdog restaurant. Hoping to get a good brat or something. Yesterday I was sooooo hungry. Today not so much.

B: 2 eggs 4 bacon w/coffee (hwc)
S: not sure yet
L: hoping to stick to a good low carb brat or hotdog without the bun. Will be tempted.
D: Hmmmmm. Any suggestions. LOL oh, I have thighs cooked at home with zucchini spaghetti.
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Well I got my Whoosh today! FINALLY!!! 3 pounds down today. Of course... that means I'll be up tomorrow. LOL. That's just how it seems to go!

Shelly, YAY!!! Doing the happy dance for you! You're doing so amazing and you're so very inspiring!

Liz, I'm sure that gain in your thighs is muscle, and the as the fat melts away, you'll have these beautiful tuned thighs!

Mycattaz, when my BF gets discouraged because things aren't moving for him, I just ask him, "OK, what's your other option?". He knows that going Low Cal doesn't work for him, and staying unhealthy is NOT an option, so he pretty much just doesn't have any choice but to wait it out. Plus, low carb is the only food I shop for or cook, so he's really stuck with it. LOL. It will happen, it's just really tough to wait out those stuck scales sometimes.

I also wanted to share a good report we got last week. My BF is 60, has COPD, and started with cholesterol of over 200. A couple of years ago, we were told the age of his lungs was that of an 80 year old man. The DR kept telling him that if he'd lose weight, it would take pressure of his lungs and make it a lot easier to breathe. The DR does blood work on him every 3 months, and once a year he takes lung X-Rays and does breathing tests on him. We just got the results of his annual tests and his cholesterol is 144 and his lung age is no 60!!!! That's an amazingly HUGE improvement. He's taken 20 years off his lungs just by losing weight and getting healthier. He's lost 50 pounds so far, and has just 10 to go to reach his goal. I'm really proud of him, it's such a huge improvement!
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250 ~ Weight I need to be under to Zip Line in Vegas with my daughter! Made it! 6/4/13
240 ~ Weight I need to be under to go SkyDiving with my niece! Made It!!
225 ~ Halfway There. 75 Down, 75 To Go! MADE IT! In just under 6 months!
199 ~ Onderland Here I Come! Made It!! 11/7/13
166 ~ No Longer Obese - Made it 3/14/14
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:01 AM   #651
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Great news for you and your hubby, MthrGoos!! That's awesome. He must feel like so proud and happy to have proof that LC can improve your health. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your 3lbs stays gone!

Such restraint Liz -- I'd claim that lower number right away!! Good for you.
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FOUR REASONS FOR STALLED WEIGHT LOSS

Has this happened to you? You’re doing everything right and steadily losing weight on Atkins, and then suddenly progress stalls or even reverses. Don’t panic—it’s not that unusual. Here are four possible reasons why this may be happening.
Reason 1: Water Weight

Did you know your body is approximately 60 percent water, and muscles and some other tissues are closer to three-fourths H2O? For a 200-pound guy, that means you’re carrying around about 120 pounds of fluid. That water makes up the majority of your blood, and gives your cells shape and a fluid medium to bathe in. Your body works hard to maintain a delicate balance of water distribution while accounting for its intake and excretion. That system varies a couple of percent points up or down depending on a variety of factors, such as menstrual phase, fluid and electrolyte intake, plus exercise.

A 1.5 percent variation in those 120 pounds of water accounts for 1.8 pounds. So your water weight could swing nearly 4 pounds between 118.2 to 121.8 pounds depending on when you get on the scale. That’s why we highly recommend weight averaging and monitoring your weight loss trajectory over several weeks or months to get an accurate weight loss picture. This natural variation is also why we suggest that you not get hung up on weighing yourself daily.

Some people are more sensitive to fluctuations in water weight than others. When you exercise for the first time or try a new form of physical activity, the muscle fibers can become swollen and inflamed, causing a temporary water imbalance. That swelling stimulates pain receptors and contributes to the delayed onset of sore muscles, which usually peaks 12 to 48 hours after exercise. The soreness and swelling are transient, and fortunately the body remembers, so when you exercise again the inflammation and swelling are considerably less.

Reason 2: Fat Is Less Dense Than Muscle

Which weighs more: a pound of muscle or a pound of fat? That’s a trick question. Of course, a pound is a pound no matter what its makeup. But fat and muscle do have different densities, and therefore vary in volume. In other words, fat takes up more space than an equal amount of muscle. Here’s why: density equals mass divided by volume. The approximate density of muscle is 1.06 grams (g) per cubic centimeter (cc), compared to fat, which has a density of 0.9 g/cc. So given equal amounts, muscle takes up 18 percent less space than fat. That’s why two people who weigh the same can look very different, depending on how much fat and muscle each has. This is also why you should evaluate your progress by inches lost, how your clothes fit and which notch you use on your belt.

Relative density can also explain why weight loss might slow or stall if you start exercising—or increase the intensity or duration of your existing program—while doing Atkins. If you add resistance training, you might be accumulating muscle while losing body fat, which is great—but it could translate to a slower weight loss. But don’t stop the exercise. Instead, take comfort in knowing you’ll continue to lose fat and inches, since resistance training protects muscle but doesn’t impede fat loss.

Reason 3: Weight Loss Is Not Linear

Most of your body’s processes don’t proceed in a straight line. Rather, your body tends to alternate between rapid and slow phases or—in some cases—takes quantum leaps. A good example is the teenage growth spurt when kids may shoot up as much as 3 to 4 inches in one school year. Many examples, such as wound healing, blood clotting, glycogen synthesis, hormone secretion and development of atherosclerosis, also progress in a non-linear time pattern. Weight loss is no exception. The adage “two steps forward, one step back” should help you wrap your head around this idea. Regardless of some of the explanations above, a stall in weight loss could simply be the body’s natural course. In most cases, the temporary plateau or step backward will switch directions as long as long as you stay the course.

Reason 4: Approaching Your Goal Weight

As you get closer to your target weight, your body starts to defend against further weight loss. If you have 50 pounds to lose, the first 30 or 40 will tend to come off relatively easily because you’re further away from your goal weight. That last 10 to 20 pounds will usually take longer, and require more discipline, as the body senses the approach of its natural weight. The key is to be patient and let the Atkins Edge do its thing. For more on stalled weight loss, see How to Handle a Plateau.
THANKS FOR THIS.
I WAS GETTING SO DISCOURAGED.
NOW I ACTUALLY FIT IN SKINNY JEANS 2 SIZES SMALLER THAN LAST MONTH, DESPITE NO CHANGE ON THE SCALE.
I WILL KEEP ON KEEPING ON... UNTIL I FIT IN MY SIZE 6 JEANS!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:02 PM   #653
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Look at you Skinny!!! You look AWESOME!!! WTG!!

I had a customer come into the shop a few minutes ago and he...."Uh, I don't mean to be rude.... but Damn, you've lost a ton of weight!" LOL Made my day!!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:21 PM   #654
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Very Cool Mthrgoos! It always feels Great to get a compliment! I commented earlier but I guess it didn't take!
I wanted to say Thanks for the congrats!! I am going with my parents (and my kids) to watch my niece and nephew run Cross country tomorrow and the chinese lunch! I'm Planning on staying LC tomorrow but I know chinese is always tough for me. But i'll definetly give it my best shot!
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #655
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Thanks Shelly! I think Chinese is the toughest one to get through, but you can do it!! I have faith in you!
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Thank everyone... after he got back on the scales this morning after going back to bed.. he work up and was back down to his 276

the next few days will be tuff, My father in law had a massive stroke and we have been at the hospital all afternoon long... its pretty bad, we will find out more tomorrow morning at 10... going to pack me a lunch and take it with me... maybe some turkey and some cheese to snack on and a few bottle waters so I will not be tempted to eat something I am not suppose too...everyone have a good night
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I'm So sorry about your FIL! I'll be Praying for him!
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Look at you Skinny!!! You look AWESOME!!! WTG!!

I had a customer come into the shop a few minutes ago and he...."Uh, I don't mean to be rude.... but Damn, you've lost a ton of weight!" LOL Made my day!!!
Thank you so much for the support.
WTG to you also!!!
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Happy Saturday!
*Sept Goal- 142
Sept 1st- 144.0
sept 2nd- 144.0
sept 3rd- 144.8
Sept 4th- 144.6
Sept 5th- 144.4
Sept 6th- 144.2
Sept 7th- 144.2
Sept 8th- 144.4
Sept 9th- 145.4
Sept 10th- 144.2
Sept 11th- 143!!
Sept 12th- 144.4 Knew it! Geez
Sept 13th- 145.2! No Clue!
Sept 14th- 145.6! Wth!?
I stayed away from the cookies, and
pizza! Ate a few pepperonis off a slice but other then that I had salad! Maybe to
many veggies and not enough protein!
Sept 15th- 144.4 Yay for a drop!
Sept 16th- 145.6! Ugh! I Knew those
Almonds and No water would get me!
Sept 17th- 145.2
Sept 18th- 144.4
Sept 19th- 143.2
Sept 20th- 142.6!!! I Did It!!
Sept 21st- 142.6
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