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CarolynF 02-28-2011 08:05 PM

St. Paddy's Shrinking Leprechauns
Here is our new thread for March.


TuscanGirl 03-01-2011 05:21 AM


Thanks Carolyn!

I tried to go without the NyQuil last night.
Didn't go well.
Guess I'm not quite 'cured' yet!

TuscanGirl 03-01-2011 07:30 AM

And I didn't lose this month.
i gained!
I started feb at 119.4 and ended it at 121.0,
so not awful, but . . . .

time to start again!

sjl330 03-01-2011 07:49 AM

I gained too but I lost most of my vacation weight!! Was 146.4 the day before I left on vacation and today I'm 147.6 so not too much.

Buffy45 03-01-2011 07:57 AM

Nov. 1 209.2
Dec. 1 209.2
Jan. 1 210.8
Feb. 1 208
Mar 1 211

Yikes, I had a gain too. I knew I was going to have one, I really have eaten too much and the wrong things all the month of February, the ice and snow storm, having a sinus infection, eating for comfort did me in. Hopefully spring weather will get me back on track.

I leave later today to go to DD's to babysit. My car was supposed to be done yesterday and it still isn't done, they had to replace some more hoses so it is supposed to be done to be picked up today.

My laptop isn't working so no computer there but I am taking a box of things to work on that hopefully won't require the computer or internet. For naptimes, LOL.

Pretty and sunny here and supposed to get to 70 today, even warmer tomorrow.

CarolynF 03-01-2011 09:35 AM

Hi ladies..

I'm taking yesterday's weight..the same..152..:) I think my fat has turned into cement on my body.

Interesting note: A friend of mine had a hysterectomy and since that operation, she says she has gained about 18 pounds and can't get it off like "before" when it would just
slip off. So, as we approach menopause or are on the other side of it, this is totally
normal. In order to lose, we have to be perfect..I'm not so perfect, but I'm trying.

I think cold meds make you gain. I love Nyquil for sleeping with a cold.

Buffy: Be careful driving..Cars are never done when they are supposed to be done..LOL.
Don't your kids have a computer????

Nice today..I'm going to start cleaning my house this afternoon for a prayer coffee Thursday morning. I'm making a high carb coffee cake..best recipe ever and a low carb
blueberry coffee cake.

CindyCRNA 03-01-2011 09:39 AM

Oopps! Forgot to weigh. Will do so in the AM.

TuscanGirl 03-01-2011 10:53 AM


Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 14424961)
I think cold meds make you gain. I love Nyquil for sleeping with a cold.

I'll take that! :D

Buffy - safe travels!!

Carolyn - it's hard to keep the weight off without some kid of pill or patch.
Did she go cold turkey?

Buffy45 03-01-2011 12:57 PM

Carolyn, yes, they have 2 laptops but are taking them along as they both have work to do while on the long flight to London. I will be back home over the weekend and have my Iphone so will have to survive.

I also love nyquil for sleeping.

Yes, menopaws certainly makes weight gain easy and loss harder.

You are right about cars not being done, last time it was in the shop, the next time I got very far from home, a hose came off and I was stuck. The car was "done" yesterday but blew a heater hose while still at the shop, so DH told him to replace all the hoses, so a further delay and expense but hopefully now it will be good to go. DD's house is only 45 minutes away and while there, if I need to go anywhere with the kiddos, I will have her car with the car seats installed. I seldom take 2 little ones that age anywhere, I am too out of practice and it worries me to have them both out and about with me.

Still waiting for the call on my car, otherwise am packed and ready.

CarolynF 03-01-2011 03:58 PM

Yup, my friend went cold turkey..No hormones at all. She just had this done about
3 months ago or so..

Oh...typical, typical car experience. Yes, you need those permanent carseats for sure..
It takes an engineer to figure them out, I've heard.

Cindy: I'll be anxious to see what you weigh with your new dose of thyroid meds.

sjl330 03-01-2011 06:15 PM

Please........prayers needed for DGS's baby. He's not due for 3 weeks but the Dr. is going to induce Monday b/c he says the baby is very small and there's not enough amniotic fluid. My DD is out of town and of course is freaking out about it so......please pray that our little guy is fine and that mama is fine too and that everybody is here when the time comes. Thank you so much.

TuscanGirl 03-02-2011 05:41 AM


Sandy - :aprayer:

Buffy - just don't take them anywhere! :D Ever.
Seriously - I wouldn't have a clue what to do now - and it used to be 2nd nature!!

I'm finally feeling better.

Now - do I try to go back to the gym, or simply run a couple of errands and catch up at home??

CarolynF 03-02-2011 07:04 AM

Good morning..

Definitely praying for your new little one to come that all will be safe. 3 weeks early
isn't that early, but I guess they want to make sure everything is developing okay.
Monday will seem a long time from now. The new mama's mother is in town, right?
Keep us posted.

Glad you are feeling better, MKay. I would just do the errands because working out
will strain your little body too much after you have been sick.

Cleaning day for me and baking day. Ladies over tomorrow morning. First, go exercise and read with the 5th graders.

CindyCRNA 03-02-2011 01:33 PM

Sandy, I'm so sorry! I know that's stressful. My hospital has a level 3 NICU so we get a lot of early babies. Did they estimate a weight? She may have a c-section.

sjl330 03-02-2011 01:49 PM

She'll be at your hospital Cindy. They think he weighs about 5 to 5.5# so that's ok I guess. Would you consider that in the 11th percentile?

CarolynF 03-02-2011 02:47 PM

Babies I know go home at 5 pounds, so I'm sure your little one will be fine..I vote for the C-section, less stress on the baby. I know they avoid them if at all possible, though.

Taking a break from cleaning..Will vacuum tomorrow to make sure the cat hair is all up.
Baked 2 coffee cakes..

Anyone watch Idol last night? I loved the guys..They are all terrific..I bounce back with
the BL and AI..

TuscanGirl 03-02-2011 02:50 PM

Sandy - 5+ lbs seems small but OK. I hope everything is fine!!

Carolyn - i took your advice and didn't go to workout, but my neighbor and I walked our dogs a long way this afternoon, so i feel like I got some exercise!

It's only 46, but it feels wonderful!

CarolynF 03-02-2011 02:52 PM

I think walking is good exercise and you made the doggies happy, too.


TuscanGirl 03-02-2011 02:56 PM


Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 14429697)
I think walking is good exercise and you made the doggies happy, too.



sjl330 03-02-2011 03:33 PM

Thank you my friends. I really don't know all the details. I'm pretty far down on the info list, but I do know I just want him to be ok and I want his mama to be ok and at this point I just want him here to love and cuddle so I can quit worrying. Even though I know worrying doesn't help at all, it keeps slipping in without warning.

CarolynF 03-02-2011 03:36 PM

Sandy: I'm sure he will be fine. It's amazing what the doctors and nurses can do for even tiny babies..But, will keep praying for him and his mom..

CindyCRNA 03-02-2011 05:14 PM


Originally Posted by sjl330 (Post 14429470)
She'll be at your hospital Cindy. They think he weighs about 5 to 5.5# so that's ok I guess. Would you consider that in the 11th percentile?

Oh, heck, that's practically full size. Seriously we get 2 pounders that come in and do fine. Really, I was just over 6 pounds full term. Everyone thinks the baby is small if it's under 8 pounds these days. 5-5 1/2 is fine. Rest easy.

Ali_G 03-03-2011 05:02 AM

Introducing myself...
I am new here, have been lurking for a while, bouncing between Atkins and EFGT and now think I will stick to EFGT. I have read lots and lots of past posts by you all. You're a wealth of knowledge! I put my typical day into ****** yesterday and it seemed my stats were right on at 70/20/10 which was a little more carbs than I had been doing for the first couple weeks. My amount of protein was good at I think 70 gms, and I think the cals were about 1400. I have not lost much but am totally ok with that. I really like eating this way and feel good and my clothes feel better. I think I have lost about 5lbs in 3 weeks however right in the middle we went to Spain for the long weekend and I had paella a couple times and lots of really good wine! :) Right back on track when we returned home though. I started using VCO today. Put it in my coffee and was skeptical but it was really fine. I started with a tiny bit of fruit yesterday. One prune and 6 cherries. Eaten separately. Both are very low on the GI scale. I do not consider myself to be on a "diet". This is just how I prefer to eat.
Would you mind critiquing a typical day for me (yesterday)?
Coffee (big) with 2oz whipping cream, 2 Tbs Torani SF syrup
about an hour later...
2 bacon
2 eggs
1 cup mushrooms sauteed in bacon grease, 1 T butter, 1 T EVOO
Roll-ups as follows-
3 slices ham
1 oz cream cheese
9 little dill pickles
2 c salad
2T chunky blue cheese dsg
1 tsp real bacon bits
snack: 2T SFPB on celery stalk
1 prune
2 chicken tenders
2 c lettuce
2T Blue cheese dsg
1 tsp bacon bits
6 cherries with 2 tsps cream

I always have the same salad twice a day. Love it.
For dinner I vary the protein. Sometimes salmon or beef. Sometimes I make a "pizza"-melt 2oz mozzarella in a pan with some pepperoni slices on top. Or "nachos"- melted cheddar in pan till crispy topped with a little salsa and sour cream when cool. Sometimes this is a snack. I try not to have PB too often. Sometimes a snack is pork rinds and sour cream.
Are laughing cow cheese wedges OK? Thought they would make a good roll up with beef.
I sometimes have hot tea at night with some hwcream.
I drink a lot of tea which I mostly make myself, sometimes it is lipton diet green, sometimes I mix it. Rarely drink diet soda unless out to eat.
I have made the Oopsie rolls and pizza crust and plan to make more. Had an oopsie pizza with pesto, mozz, and red pepper slices...yummy!
So, sorry this is so long! What do you all think? Any thing I need to cut out? Add?
Unbelievably, I found some dreamfields pasta here. Was thinking that would be a nice thing to have for Sunday dinner. Do you all use that? Is it OK?
Oh and about me: Married, Mom of 3 (13,11,8), Registered Nurse (maternal Child Health) currently living in Germany due to my hubby's job.

TuscanGirl 03-03-2011 06:14 AM

Ali :welcome:

It sounds like you're doing amazingly well!
You've really made this WOE work for you!

I have used Dreamfields, and it's OK.
My new favorite are Tofu Shirataki Noodles.
Pure protein and so good!

sjl330 03-03-2011 07:02 AM

Welcome Ali,
Your plan looks great to me! And loving this WOE is the best part. It makes it so much easier to live day to day.

CindyCRNA 03-03-2011 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by CarolynF (Post 14429678)
.I vote for the C-section, less stress on the baby. I know they avoid them if at all possible, though.


Oh, no, the OB's will do a c-section at the drop of a hat now! 30-35% of all births are by c-section now. Less lawsuits later. But I think in the case with Sandy's little one, a c-section is a good thing. Less stress on the baby.

Welcome Ali G!! Have you put your diet into ****** or something because at first glance, the protein may be a smidge high but I can't be sure.

Ali_G 03-03-2011 11:48 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome!

@MaryKay-Do you get the Shirataki noodles online?
@Cindy-I did put into ****** and my protein was 70gms. I thought it was supposed to be between 50-80? My stats were 70/20/10. I will try to tweak it lower in the next couple days.
@Sandy-prayers sent for your little one. My guess is they are more concerned with the low fluid than his weight which is not really that low for 37 weeks. Figure if he went full term, gaining 1/2 lb a week, that would put him at 6.5-7lbs. Hopefully, the induction will go quickly and she won't need a c-section.

CarolynF 03-03-2011 11:52 AM

Hi ladies..

Survived my coffee this morning..Thanks to my minlaw's bestest coffee cake recipe..I will share if you want, but it is way not LCarb. I didn't have a drop and put the rest in the freezer for another time.

Welcome, Ali...If you are losing weight, then the plan is working for you. That's my mantra..;) My only "thing" is to watch the sodium in what you eat. Be sure to drink lots of water to flush it out, too. How much do you want to lose? I love to use Dreamfields, but 2 ounces is a serving, so focus on the meat part of your menu rather than the pasta part has been my experience.

Cindy: I had 2 C-s..One was an emergency for my dd and the other was planned..Planned is much better..LOL..

I agree with Cindy, Ali..put your foods into ******..to check on carbs, etc..protein

MK: I am liking the tofu shiratake noodles, too. I think I will order some by mail in a couple of days. The closest ones to me are 90 minutes away..:(

Sandy: Any baby news??? Where is your dd?? Will she be back by Monday???

sjl330 03-03-2011 01:40 PM

Yep, DD will be back Sat. afternoon. She's in Mexico!

CarolynF 03-03-2011 02:16 PM

Well, she will be all rested up for her Grandma role, then..:)

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