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Old 06-29-2014, 03:08 PM   #811
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LOL. Well, one pound is like 14 carbs so I wouldn't do 10!!!
Oh but Bonny-Jean, those 10 pounds of spinach are surely vapor, because for every 1g carb thereís also 1g of Dietary Fiber! At least, thatís what it says on the bag I have. So 140 carbs will be zero net carbs, and Iíll lose weight like crazy!!!

Which is why I donít believe those ďnet carbsĒ either. Iím gonna make my dinner of spinach-chicken anyway, but probably wonít use 10 pounds....
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:12 PM   #812
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You funny!!! I've seen so many people suffer from believing and relying on "net carbs." Like I said I just stick to real carbs and add those up accordingly. Little buggers add up way to quickly to begin with so I don't wanna jeopardize all this hard work over something like that!! Know what I mean, Vern??
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:02 AM   #813
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Who's that sexy member from Manitoba?

MamaG - splits?

Awesome losses all around!

Happy weekend, everyone! What a week it's been but I am SO glad it is finally over! But I don't think I ended it the best of ways - had a bit of an accident with the electric hedgetrimmer. DH says I probably need stitches, but I say I've lived 45 years without needing stitches and I'm not about to start now. Left pointer finger is a bit on the shredded side but aside from a bit of pain, I'm okay.

The cafe in my building at work had Cobb salad as the lunch special today. Aside from a good steak, that is probably my favorite meal in the world. The chef is not stingy with the chicken, bacon, and egg, either. I had skipped breakfast (running late) so it really hit the spot.

I had 3 poached eggs and 6 slices of bacon for dinner. I can literally eat bacon and eggs at any time of the day.

Almost stayed 100% on plan yesterday but somehow fell into the strawberry greek yogurt granola bars late at night. Only had one, but I've been kicking myself ever since. I don't know what's wrong with me sometimes when it comes to carby foods like that - I'm not even hungry when I eat them and granted, it doesn't happen too often, but I wish it didn't happen at all. I think it was a little voice inside my head saying the July challenge is about to start and better get this nonsense out of the way NOW.

I have been holding off on buying new clothes until my losses resume and truth be told, my wardrobe is looking a little ratty. I am a girly girl who usually LOVES wearing dresses every day but something happened when I re-gained my weight in 2012. I started hiding in stretch pants and baggy shirts. And even though I've lost about 30 lbs so far this year and went from a size 24 to an 18, I still hide. I have storage bins FULL of dresses in smaller sizes - if I had to estimate I would say between 50-70 dresses. And here I am in capri jeans and baggy t-shirts.

See, I lost 105 lbs in 2011. I lost it rapidly - about 8 months - doing Induction for 2 months and then HCG for another 6. But then life happened - I lost a baby, had hormone therapy, got my tubes tied, my mother died, my husband's cancer diagnosis, let's just say life was absolute crap for a while there - and as rapidly as I lost the weight, I gained about 80 lbs of it back even more rapidly. It packed on in strange ways. I mean - before I lost it, it seemed to be pretty evenly distributed all over by body. But when I gained it back, it did not come back evenly. I have bulges where I previously didn't, if that makes sense. My belly fat is lower in my abdomen than it had been before, I developed weird fat pockets in my inner thighs. My boobs aren't shaped the same. I don't know how else to explain it. My fat is lumpy. And as a result, it makes me more self-conscious than when I was larger and still comfortable in my body and wearing dresses all the time, even when I was a size 28!

So until I start losing some weight again, those dresses will have to wait.

I have to be honest with you all - I did think about not doing the July challenge and doing a round of HCG instead. I came really close to that decision. But I don't feel my head is in that game at this point in time. I have hunger issues and to be on an extremely restrictive diet right now would just set myself up for failure, even if the promise of rapid weight loss is really tempting. I would rather lose it slower and ENJOY food, knowing that if I am still hungry, I can have some bacon or broil a burger patty or grill a steak and top it with butter. It's funny - there are some who feel that Atkins is really limited but I am here to tell you, you have NO idea what limited is until you can only have 500 calories worth of food from a list of only about a dozen allowed choices.

Plus... I want to do the July challenge because I like hanging out with you guys!
I hear where you are coming from! I love hcg and it's quick losses. I'm wanting to get into another round too but like you I just don't seem to have the "head space" for extreme restriction! I want bacon!!!!!

I think I'm ready for the July challenge. My eldest son graduated from high school last week and all the family came to celebrate with us. They are all leaving tomorrow which puts me in a position to get back on track. I just might do it!

I have a great fear of the scale and prefer to measure. Rather than follow the weighing thing I might just take weekly measurements to keep myself in check. Even just reporting what passes through my lips would keep me accountable. There's no better feeling than having your clothes feel looser!
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:47 AM   #814
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June 21 - 274.3
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June 30 - 273.4

11.3 pounds closer to goal!!

I'm looking forward to the July Challenge. Hoping to have even better results! Making plans on how to manage the stress in my life.

Thanks to everyone for being supportive this month. Thanks for the advice. Thanks for sharing your journey. Thanks for the laughs!
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:18 AM   #815
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hiya:
147.4------18---------------TALLY
147.6------19....+.2 ..........+.2
147.4------20.....-.2..............0
147.6------21....+.2...........+.2
147.4------22.....-.2............. 0
147.4------23.......0..............0
146.6------24.....-.8............-.8
146.4------25.....-.2............-1.0
145.6------26.....-.8............-1.8
145.2------27.....-.4............-2.2
145.2------28.......0............-2.2
145.2------29.......0............-2.2
145.6------30......+.4..........-1.8 hey wrong direction

I know what caused it and am going to correct myself......damn wine!

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:36 AM   #816
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Morning All

Very disappointed with an all time low loss of 4 lbs for the month.
I fear it's either the Splenda or maybe the Diet Coke. It's certainly not the eggs or meats?? I think this week I'll stop the Coke and see what happens. I might cut down on the coffee but ain't giving that up for nothing!!

Kimber: What a great loss this month for you! You should be very proud of yourself. KUTGW girl!!!

Sandy:When are you coming home? Missing you, BulldogMom, Shelly, Michelle and others?? You made friends here and we miss you all. Could you just pop in and let us know how you're doing??? If not, I hope all is well in your lives!!

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May 31.... 164.4

June 1..... 166.2

June 7..... 163.4

June 14... 161.2

June 21... 160.6

June 28... 160.7

June 29... 160.1

June 30... 160.2 Ah, crap. Thought today was the day.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:59 AM   #817
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30th June

Morning All:
Mountain: glad someone liked the info I offered!
Took today off as tomorrow is Canada Day. Nothing like a long weekend
Bonny-Jean: we do seem to be missing a few of our regulars eh? Must be the nice weather
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:02 AM   #818
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I took today off too. Nothing like a 4 day weekend.
Rain, rain, rain.... OMG, if I can handle this then I might as well move to Vancouver!!! At least the winters would be more bearable than Manitoba's.
Have a great Canada Day tomorrow!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:22 AM   #819
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Just a quickie note. Ending the month with a 6 pound loss. All of it in one week, with the scale just bouncing around the rest of the month. So weird the way my body works. Heading out on the boat for our day off. Try to catch up with everyone tonight!
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:13 AM   #820
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Just a quick note to say hello and I have not fallen into a vat of bacon grease. With my shredded finger making typing a bit difficult, I stayed off the internet this weekend and kept myself busy.

CPG - thank you for the info, why would it piss me off? Nothing I don't know but try telling that to DH's nutritionist. Unfortunately, he listens to her more than me. SHE'S the supposed expert, after all. I want to throttle her sometimes, with the nonsense she tells him. Like it's okay to have sweets, but gosh forbid he have a cup of green tea! I dislike her immensely but he will always take what she says above what I say.

New challenge begins tomorrow! I am ready!
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:36 AM   #821
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Hello everyone!!
today i am more determined than ever to get back down down down.
I weighed and am back UP UP UP. this is very frustrating, but I am in ketosis and the only thing has to be - too much going in! No wine for me tonight!
I had an egg for lunch and dinner will be some swiss chard that a friend brought me from his daughter's organic farm. I will weigh every day until i'm back under 140, cause this is
ridiculous!

anyway - how's everyone doing today?

June 1 142.3
June 2. 141.5
June 4. 144.1
June 5. 142. Whew! ,
June 6. 142.5
june 7. 142.25
June 8. 142
June 10 142
June 13 141.5
June 14 141
june 15. 140.75
June 16. 141.75
June 17 142
June 18 142
June 19 141.5
June 20 142
June 30 145
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:31 AM   #822
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Hola, the BBQ thing we did was a success. Apparently I can rock some serious beer brats, but then I knew that.

I realized that I probably have not made one of my goals this month. Been distracted. Ill have to check.

I am mixing it up a bit this week. Planning on trying to find a class every night this week. I may have to go to work and leave work to accomplish this. Still way better than going to the gym at 5 in the morning. Not cool with that.

Rolling up on my 41st B Day. I think I will climb Pikes Peak that day if the weather is good enough. 26 miles up and back with about a 8k elevation gain. I have been doing it about once a year but usually dragging someone with me. I am kinda interested in how quick I could do it.

Anywho, if I could just stop sweating and maybe get some work done I should be good.
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Old 06-30-2014, 12:57 PM   #823
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Good afternoon everyone!

Congratulations to Kimber, Ellen, Bonny-Jean, MtherGoos, and all for your losses!

9 - 196.5 (started low carb)
17 - 194.0
19 - 192.0
20 - 192.0
21 - 190.5
22 - 191.5
23 - 190.5
24 - 190.5
25 - 190.5
26 - 190.5
27 - 190.5
28 - 190.5
29 - 188.5
30 - 188.5

This Atkins low carb stuff really works! Iím already lower in weight than Iíve been for a decade. See you for the July Challenge.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:27 PM   #824
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Nothing I don't know but try telling that to DH's nutritionist. Unfortunately, he listens to her more than me. SHE'S the supposed expert, after all. I want to throttle her sometimes, with the nonsense she tells him. Like it's okay to have sweets, but gosh forbid he have a cup of green tea! I dislike her immensely but he will always take what she says above what I say.
OMG, that must be so frustrating. Do you go with him / in the room with him? Do you ever challenge her?? I sure as hell would!! Maybe I'd also be talking to someone in CancerCare and advise them what he's being told but "some" medical professionals seem to cover for each other anyway so that might not get you anywhere.
(Please don't get defensive medical people.... I said "SOME")
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:34 PM   #825
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Mountain: Thank you but I've been sitting at 160 for awhile. How great you've lost 8 lbs in less than 3 wks! That's uber wonderful!! Yes, Atkins is the best weight loss regime I've ever been on in my life and like many others have tried a few to say the least. I'm glad it's working for ya and all you have to do is keep doing it! Easy breezy!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:49 PM   #826
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Bonny - yes I have challenged her but it's always the guilt trip "I would hate that you do anything to interfere with his protocol" and I shut up.
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:33 PM   #827
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Bonny - yes I have challenged her but it's always the guilt trip "I would hate that you do anything to interfere with his protocol" and I shut up.
Wow, quite the deflection on her part!!! Talk about CYA! So should anything go south, then she's already set it in your lap!!!! It's making me kinda crazy just thinking about it. Sounds like a real condescending bi**h.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:52 PM   #828
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30th June part 2

Lilac: some folks in your situation might not appreciate the unsolicited info, that's all. You'll find some interesting reading on those links. And I feel for you. My FIL was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and some nurse showed up offering nutrition advice. My DW & I felt like kicking her out as she was singing the high carb tune
Needless to say it didn't help my FIL
Bonny-Jean & the rest of the Canadian contingent: Have a great day celebrating tomorrow. I have a strong suspicion that the rain is heading our way. Have been getting high humidity for the past 2-3 days. Thank God for the YMCA; their pool has been grand
As for the June Challenge; I'm still bubbling around 250ish. Too bad it's berry & margarita season
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