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Bonny-Jean 12-31-2013 09:58 PM


Trinigirl 01-01-2014 02:45 AM

Happy new year

princessmommy 01-01-2014 06:16 AM

Happy New Yr!
I'm not setting a weight loss goal this month I want to Lose but no certain number this month. Plus exercise every day

Jan 1st- 143.4

MtherGoos 01-01-2014 06:54 AM

Happy New Year to my low carb family! I'm trusting that 2014 is going to be a great year for all of us! I would love to get into the 170s this month. Only lost 8 pounds last month, so we'll see what this month brings!

mjgh06 01-01-2014 07:15 AM

Happy New Year!

I'd love to see my mini goal of 160 this month. So that's what I am going for. Starting a little up due to my cornbread cake yesterday.

1/1 167.2

princessmommy 01-01-2014 07:28 AM

Well I started my Stop Smoking Journey this morning! Excited And Nervous! Took my first Chantix pill @ 7:45am. So far so good. I'm Praying this works and I can finally kick this Disgusting habit Forever!!

pcaltman 01-01-2014 07:53 AM

Good Morning all and Happy New Year:)

Goal = 159

Jan 1 - 168

Lase88 01-01-2014 08:05 AM

Jan goal, lose any amount. Track all food , exercise 3 times a week.

Jan 1, 201.6

Lase88 01-01-2014 08:08 AM


Originally Posted by princessmommy (Post 16736377)
Well I started my Stop Smoking Journey this morning! Excited And Nervous! Took my first Chantix pill @ 7:45am. So far so good. I'm Praying this works and I can finally kick this Disgusting habit Forever!!

You can do this princess mommy. Today makes 26 years for me ! If I could quit smoking anyone can, I was sooo addicted !! One day at a time and remember everyday gets better!!

Shantony 01-01-2014 08:12 AM

Happy New Year!

Goal - 220

Jan 1 - 233.6

Bonny-Jean 01-01-2014 08:15 AM

Morning All:
Well my little journey to the dark side wasn't so bad yesterday. Again, not sure if I picked up a bug :sick: or was suffering from low blood sugar but after eating some cereal and mushroom soup, I did feel better. Too sick to worry much about carbs, just wanted to get well. Coincidently I stopped taking that Garcinia Cambogia on Sunday. Hmm??? I used it in December and had a very slow loss so I'm curious what January will be like without it. I did not notice any benefit or change taking it so I'll do a month without it. :confused:

I am wishing you all a terrific month and the best year ever! Shelly, all the best with adding a quit smoking challenge to your existing WOE. :)

Jan 1st - 193.4

princessmommy 01-01-2014 08:22 AM

Thanks Lase88!! I'm sure going to give it all I have!

arb34 01-01-2014 08:25 AM

I have been following all of you for quite a while now and I thank you all for the inspiration!!! I would love to jump in and join you in this fun.Through what I learned from reading here, I had finally gotten the weight loss wheels spinning pretty well but decided to go off plan between Christmas and New Years to prove to myself how much better it feels to be on plan.....boy did I prove it!!!! I can take it back off though and will! Got a Fitbit for Christmas so maybe that will help too. I will start tomorrow though instead of today. (Can't start a new year without black eyed peas and greens.) I must say though that I am really looking forward to tomorrow!!!

MtherGoos 01-01-2014 08:58 AM

Welcome arb34! Glad to have you join us!

Trinigirl 01-01-2014 09:06 AM

Good morning everyone and Happy Happy New year.
I know this is a challenge thread but my daily challenge is to keep my weight under control.
So my goal this month is more about making sure I don't give in to my SAD...seasonal disorder believe me when I say its a real problem for me..I want to hibernate stay in bed...it's cold here.
1st January 2014 133lbs

Mahanna 01-01-2014 09:59 AM

Want to join in. I have been on induction for three days now. I am doing well! I will post weight lose on Mondays. I'm not sure what goals to post, just hoping to loose each week. I am looking at this woe as a lifestyle change...forever.
When I have tried Atkins in the past, I felt so good and had so much energy! Hopefully that will help me to eat this way forever!

MtherGoos 01-01-2014 10:13 AM

Trini, I just want to say how proud I am of you and how inspiring you are! You've passed up your goal, and you even maintained it through the holidays! You're amazing!

Mahanna, welcome! You don't have to set a number goal to join us! Just planning to stay on plan for the month is enough of a goal if you don't want to worry about an actual number. Glad to have you join us!

princessmommy 01-01-2014 10:24 AM

Welcome Arb34 and Mahanna!! Awesome to have ya'll with us!!

Bluqq 01-01-2014 10:29 AM


I'd love to join! I have been on/off for weeks. I get about 4 days under my belt and have something off plan or a glass of wine. My goal is one week on plan for now and today is day 4. Long term is ten pounds off by jan 31st!

I'm Colleen!

Princess mommy- I quit a few years ago. Allan Carr easy way to quit!!! You can do it !!!

SkinnyB212 01-01-2014 12:01 PM

Happy New Year
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I wish everyone health, wealth, weight loss & happiness in this new year!
I thoroughly enjoyed the holidays & indulged in all my favorites. So now, it's back on plan! My goal is to be in the 140s by February!

DairyQueen 01-01-2014 12:21 PM

Happy New Year everyone!
I wish good health and happiness to everyone here!
welcome newbies!

Good thoughts all around!

gusdog 01-01-2014 12:28 PM

Low carb vegetarian?
Hey there,

I've been doing the low carb/high protein eating plan for the last few days. The challenge that I am facing is the variety of food choices - I eat eggs, fish and dairy, but no meat. Does anyone have any good resources or recipes for the low carb vegetarian?

MtherGoos 01-01-2014 12:34 PM

Hi gusdog! If you look here Vegetarian - Low Carb Friends they have a whole section for vegetarian plans. I'm not sure if anything there fits what you're looking for, but you might check to see if they've got some ideas for you. Good luck! I hope you post often!

Sarilas 01-01-2014 01:30 PM

I could definitely use a challenge for motivation! I've been not so strict throughout the holidays, but no more excuses at the ready. Time for me to get real! Not setting a weight goal as I think my losses may be slower this time around (potentially having missed my golden shot), so I'm challenging myself to get all of my water and supplements in, and simply eat clean!

arte 01-01-2014 02:25 PM

Hello everyone
I started Atkins induction 2 days before Christmas and i have lost 2.500 kgr so far and i'm a very very happy (low carb)cookie :)
My goal today is to ignore all the goodies around (hubby eats loads of candy and sweets and pasta and...the list go on) and my mini goal for the month is to lose 4kgr.
Hope everyone have a Happy New year!

simplehope 01-01-2014 03:37 PM

Happy New Year Everyone!

I have been following your challenges for a couple of months now and would really love to join in! Just reading along with you has helped me so much... so thank you for your help! You have no idea how much you have blessed me!

I have hypoglycemia with adrenaline issues and have always felt better on an Atkins-like diet, but the last 8-10 years, no matter what I did, the pounds just kept creeping back on. I was ready to give up (in fact I did), but through the help of an endocrinologist and learning how to test different kind of foods on my metabolism the weight is finally coming off!

I only lose about 3 lbs. a month now and I am fine with that. I had to make the decision that sugar/carbs is poison to my body and that I would die if I didn't get this figured out QUICK! I am determined that this is a lifestyle and that maintenance will most likely be very similar to what I am doing now.

mjgh06 01-01-2014 03:47 PM

:welcome: to all those new to the board! It so wonderful to see so many joining the group.

This is a NEW YEAR with a lot of wonderful things coming our way! We are in it together and will 'lose' it together. :jumpjoy:

princessmommy 01-01-2014 04:48 PM

Love Love seeing all these new faces!! Welcome everyone!! We're all here to help and support anyway we can!

Still smoking! Lol! First day down (pretty much lol) on Chantix. Seemed to go pretty well. Got a Hyper like feeling earlier this morning like I didn't want to be still but it wore off lol. I think lack of sleep and coffee helped with that. We ended up staying at my husbands best friends for about 3 hrs last night. I ate very LC. Steak! Super Yum!! But did have a margerita and a shot of grapefruit moonshine, crown royal shot and a shot of fruit punch moonshine. Yep all home made by the host. Well not the crown but Lol! It was Soo good!! First drinks in 2 yrs. Didn't get drunk but felt it a bit.

GyspySixpence 01-01-2014 06:24 PM

Okay, so December went pretty great, but I didn't just fall off the wagon for Christmas, it backed up over me and then dragged me for a bit!!! Back on the horse today. Tennis elbow in my left arm and bursitis in my right shoulder have been really acting up (I've pretty much had my elbow on ice for the last week or so). Up about 3.5 pounds because my foolishness! Even though I have no events coming up (weddings, holidays), we are moving in a few weeks and it is going to be a big challenge.

January goals: Crunches everyday, arm weights every other day (as tolerated). Weight goal: 155

January 1: 166.4

Good luck, Shelly! My husband and I quit smoking October 7, 2011. Very hard, but I have faith in you!

princessmommy 01-01-2014 06:40 PM

Thanks Gyspy! And way to get back on the horse!! Hope your shoulder and elbow feels better soon

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