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Old 09-06-2007, 05:14 AM   #421
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Great new Del, you have proved that this really can work! Thanks .

I have a Tanita scale in Devon but I seldom look at my body fat. I must do that next time I am there. I did check my BMI the other day, can't remember the figure right now but it was spot on for my age etc. I was really pleased.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:24 AM   #422
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Go Del You continue to be my idol!

It is Thursday and it has been an exhausting week. Some weeks are just so busy with work, the kids, etc. My plan for the day:
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L: Shake with strawberries and flax
S: One minute muffin? (does anyone eat these? they are awesome!)
D: Pork chop and cabbage
Exercise: 45 minutes on the treadmill

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Old 09-06-2007, 10:15 AM   #423
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Oh yes the one minute muffins are to die for!

Great job, Homestretch
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One minute muffin? (does anyone eat these?
What's the recipe?
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:19 AM   #425
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FrIdAy and DoWn HaLf a PoUnD

Here is the link for lots of info on the One Minute Muffin
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ma...te-muffin.html

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is almost here! I am weighing in at 162.5 and that is a half pound loss for me. It is my first loss in almost two weeks and it is small but I will take it. I am hoping that it is the first sign of a woosh. This has happened to me before and the scale always ends up moving in time so I remain positive. Sometimes I think I take a break because mentally and physically I have to catch up to my weight loss. I do not know if that makes any sense to anyone but me????? My body tends to drop weight in spurts instead of steadily and as long as I am dropping I am happy. I feel so lucky to be on this journey because I am learning so much and the support here is phenomenal.

My routine remains the same for today.
B: Shake
L: Shake (may add blueberries for a change)
S: Ham and veggies
D: Not sure yet maybe Mexican????? We have been eating at the local Mexican restaurant on Friday evenings-fajitas without the tortilla-delicious!)

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Here is the link for lots of info on the One Minute Muffin
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Thank you, homestretch!

Now let's see, how do you turn on the oven again...

Have a great weekend!!!

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Thank you, homestretch!

Now let's see, how do you turn on the oven again...

Have a great weekend!!!
You make it in the microwave! That is the beauty of it, no need to turn that oven on

Happy Saturday! I went to a football game last night with the hubby and kids. Can I be vain and admit that it is nice to be noticed by men again? I had been overweight for so long that it has been a while since anyone has looked at me "that way". I am not a real attention seeker but it made me feel like a million bucks! OK, enough true confessions and on to the business at hand. Here is my plan for the day:
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Homestretch! :blush::blush::blush: Love it, well done, it will be nice for you DH to know that you are admired too!

I made the 1 minute muffin yesterday with the almond flour and cocoa and added just a little instant coffee powder, Mocha Muffins! I will add the cinnamon too next time, this is my 3rd go at them and I love them, so adaptable.

I want to try a truly savoury one soon.
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**Kissa**You are right, I think it is good for the hubby to know that he has a desirable wife. I have not tried any variations on the one minute muffin yet but I will. Someone even mentioned that they used it as a hamburger bun! I have never tried almond flour is it ground almonds? Let me know what variations you come up with so I can give them a try. How goes the shake routine? I am doing fine but I think I am going through one of those stages where my body is changing but the scale is not. The scale has not showed much movement but I put on a pair of capris from the beginning of the summer and I am having a hard time keeping them up. That is fine by me of course but I swear they were not like this even a week ago. I am getting used to the way my body is choosing to lose right now. It is funny how different I am losing now as opposed to when I started out.

Here is my plan for the day:
B: Two eggs cooked in pat of butter
L: Shake with strawberries and flax
S: Coffee with CO and half-n-half
D: Pork loin and veggies (leftovers....oh well...I do not have to cook)

Have a great and relaxing Sunday!
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:52 PM   #430
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Yes, the almond flour is simply ground almond, sometimes called almond meal. It makes a more cake like muffin. Very nice.

Sounds like your fat is just melting away. I love it when that happens!
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161.5 161.5 161.5

Good Monday morning! I got on the scale this morning because my pants were falling down all day yesterday and there it was 161.5 I posted yesterday that I was awaiting some movement and I finally got it. I am officially down 10 pounds since starting my shake routine!
My plan for the day:
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D: Taco salad

Have a wonderful day!
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homestreatch how long were you on the shake thing that you lost 10 lbs? i need to get motivated. i went to the dr. and got my chemistries done and hoped that would spur me in the right direction. i have been just down and unmotivated. when i start to stay on i get grumpy and go off then i am depressed and have no energy. so today i am starting the shake thing. i will let you know how it goes. does the minute muffins make you stall? i like them but the calories are high (with co and creamcheese on them) but they do fill me up. i will let you know how i do starting today...pray for me.
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homestreatch how long were you on the shake thing that you lost 10 lbs? i need to get motivated. i went to the dr. and got my chemistries done and hoped that would spur me in the right direction. i have been just down and unmotivated. when i start to stay on i get grumpy and go off then i am depressed and have no energy. so today i am starting the shake thing. i will let you know how it goes. does the minute muffins make you stall? i like them but the calories are high (with co and creamcheese on them) but they do fill me up. i will let you know how i do starting today...pray for me.
I started the shake routine on July 24. So it has taken me about 7 weeks to drop 10 pounds. I initially posted that I was going to try the shakes for 10 days but they worked so well with my lifestyle that I have kept at it. Considering I am getting close to my goal so I think the weight loss has been pretty fast. It is a very easy routine and there is such good support here!

I just discovered the muffins about a week ago so I cannot really speak to how they will effect my weight. I am a calorie counter so I just figure them into my daily calories. I also wanted to share my new favorite one minute muffin recipe:

Pumpkin one minute muffins
Basic recipe accept omit the butter
3 TBSP pumpkin (I used Libby's in the can)
2 packs of Splenda instead of one
cinnamon, cloves and allspice
microwave 1.5-2 minutes instead of 1
soften 1oz cream cheese and blend with Splenda and cinnamon
Cut muffin in half, ice with cream cheese and enjoy!

This is to die for! It is very moist and tastes like pumpkin bread or pie!
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Good Monday morning! I got on the scale this morning because my pants were falling down all day yesterday and there it was 161.5 I posted yesterday that I was awaiting some movement and I finally got it. I am officially down 10 pounds since starting my shake routine!
161.5 161.5 - I am just loving it and am sooooo happy for you . . . . You're getting closer to your goal . . . CONGRATS and keep up the good work and keep down the pounds!!!
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Del** Thanks for the continued support, it is nice to have a cheerleader in my corner

My routine for the day:
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S: Ham and broccoli
D: Stir fry
Exercise: 40 minute walk - I am really in to walking right now!

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Sorry I have been MIA for a couple of days.

Wow Homestretch, well done, you are so close to goal now, the shakes really do work for you, great job.

Welcome Mom...you will get great support here. Fight on, and remember to love yourself first! You have value, no matter what you weigh. The shakes will help, and so will we if we can.
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homestreach thanks for the new muffin. it is getting easier for me. today i woke hungry and drank my shake at 10 then at 1145 i was hungry again for lunch. i made alice spring chicken with no honey mustard (spicy instead) and ate that and was not hungry again until 8 tonight. i made a mocha shake with shaved ice and i feel good. i hope this works i need a spring board to get me motivated.
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Hey mom! Sounds like it is working for you! I am glad you had ha good day and wish you another one tomorrow. One day at a time. Are you really the mother of 9? Just wondering because I have 8 brothers and sisters.
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yes i have 2 boys and 7 girls (good thing we like to throw big parties). i came from 8 kids so i am use to it. well today i weighed myself because i felt thinner (i won't step on the scale but once a month...i usually lose 5 pounds or less on induction so my weight loss is slow) but i did and after 1 day i lost 2.5 pounds!! this hasn't happened since my first atkins days 10 years ago. this seems doable but hard sometimes but it is good to have something layed out for me. good luck (i am far from maint.)
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Yeah momof9 Way to go with the loss. I loved coming from a big family and I would have liked more children (I have 3) but hubby was not into it. I am lucky I got the third child since he was happy with 2!

Wednesday
I have been having a terrible time sleeping and as a result my whole body is sore. I am trying to add a few more carbs to see if that settles me a bit. Anyone have a remedy? Even the Benadryl and Valerian that usually makes me sleepy is not working. My plan for the day is:
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thats atkins for you. too much energy. i think more fats may work also. maybe eating something a few hours before bed . i stopped drinking after supper and sleep better..no bathroom breaks.
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yes i have 2 boys and 7 girls (good thing we like to throw big parties). i came from 8 kids so i am use to it. well today i weighed myself because i felt thinner (i won't step on the scale but once a month...i usually lose 5 pounds or less on induction so my weight loss is slow) but i did and after 1 day i lost 2.5 pounds!! this hasn't happened since my first atkins days 10 years ago. this seems doable but hard sometimes but it is good to have something layed out for me. good luck (i am far from maint.)

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2.5 pounds down! That's so wonderful!! Keep it up! Here's best wishes for your success with your weight loss journey!
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Great work Mom...

I was so rushed today that I only managed one shake, a cold duck breast and some grilled cheese.

Thank goodness for the shakes!
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Hi guys. I like to join you on this plan. I started yesterday. Didn't think that I could last with just 2 shakes for the whole day and then a LC dinner but I did! Was hard though. I did it with drinking lots of water, LOL. So I am here on day 2.

I talked myself out of weighing this morning, since whenever I have kept myself from weighing every day I was more successful. I am shooting for once a week but will see how long I will last, LOL. Glad to be here.

I did read the whole thread yesterday and it was very motivating. Congratulations to all of you who have lost and have been keeping it off. I did lose all that I wanted three years ago with LC and fasting, but I did gain it all back. I am very determined to replicate my success of three years ago and keep it off for good this time.

Yesterday I tried both chocolate flavors of the shakes and I have to agree with all of you that Royal tastes better. I like to try other flavors as well, will see. Anyhow, glad to be here and be accountable.
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Hi Rachel, well done! It is tough to start cold on just 2 shakes and a low carb meal, as you haven't had time to get into the no hunger phase of induction. Do be careful though!

When you have reached goal this time, get on to the other threads in the maintainance board and you will have no trouble staying there I know!
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Hi everyone! Hi Rachel, it sounds like you are off to a good start. You can plan your day however you like but I personally always eat an afternoon snack. I get too hungry if I do not.

Today has been crazy but I am sticking to plan. The last two days I have been hungrier than normal. I know it will pass and I will be fine again but it is frustrating to want to eat the entire fridge! Luckily I have been getting my exercise in so that should counteract any extra nibbles. Hope everyone is having a good day.
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***FRIDAY***

Good morning all! I am glad that this is Friday and I get to sleep in tomorrow. Here is my plan for the day:
B: Atkins shake
S: Egg
L: Egg salad with cauliflower and cabbage
S: Coffee with CO and cheese stick
D: Chicken and veggies
Exercise: 3 mile walk

Have a good day and great start to your weekend!
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Hi guys. I like to join you on this plan. I started yesterday. Didn't think that I could last with just 2 shakes for the whole day and then a LC dinner but I did! Was hard though. I did it with drinking lots of water, LOL. So I am here on day 2.

I talked myself out of weighing this morning, since whenever I have kept myself from weighing every day I was more successful. I am shooting for once a week but will see how long I will last, LOL. Glad to be here.

I did read the whole thread yesterday and it was very motivating. Congratulations to all of you who have lost and have been keeping it off. I did lose all that I wanted three years ago with LC and fasting, but I did gain it all back. I am very determined to replicate my success of three years ago and keep it off for good this time.

Yesterday I tried both chocolate flavors of the shakes and I have to agree with all of you that Royal tastes better. I like to try other flavors as well, will see. Anyhow, glad to be here and be accountable.

rachel!!!

There's always room for more here at LCF's!! What started off as a trial for me turned out to be a way to assist others in losing weight or just moving that hard core "stall" for others! Everyone's experience will be different with the shakes. I just love them but I keep in mind that the combination of eating low carb and low calorie, exercise, drinking plenty of water, and taking vitamin supplements, all go hand in hand with losing weight. Staying focused is the key. Right now, I am consistently losing "inches", which amounts to losing body fat. My DH keeps telling me that my face looks smaller. Then, the other day, he tells me that my eyelashes looked longer . . . he attributes that to the weight loss in my face!

I am so happy that you read the posts here. We look forward to reading your accomplishments and wish you much success in your weight loss journey!
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Good morning. Thank you so much for all the welcomes.

homestretch yesterday was a tough day for me too. I felt hungry the whole time. I think first it was mostly because I was in and out of meetings and did to have enough time to drink water and secondly I had a late dinner, little after 8. So at the end I ended up with 3 shakes, 2 hard boiled eggs, and green salad with olive oil and vinaigrette dressing. For dinner we went to Bertucci's and I had their grilled chicken chopped salad. But I was so hungry and could not wait so also had one of their rolls. This morning I weighed myself and I am up 1.2 pounds. I am hoping it is because of lack of water, and salty and late dinner.

Anyhow, I am looking forward to the weekend. I will try to keep myself busy so not to think that I want to eat every second! But most importantly I have to make sure that I drink enough water, oh yes, and exercise is in the menu too, LOL, hopefully both days. Have a great weekend everyone.
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It is Sunday!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday morning

I did a little shopping yesterday. We are having a little cold spell here in MO and I do not have much that fits me for fall. I am slowly replacing things. I replaced my workout clothes a few weeks ago and yesterday I bought one pair of jeans and a couple long sleeve shirts. I really would rather not shop until I reach goal but I do not know what else to do? The stuff from last year is silly looking it is so big. I tried to explain to my husband how hard it is for the human brain to adapt to weight loss and how weird it is to try on clothes. I think it was lost on him but please tell me someone here knows what I am talking about? During my WL I would go in the fitting room as I dropped the sizes and try on clothes. I was thrilled to be dropping the sizes but really could not see the change in my body. Now all of a sudden I try things on and I don't believe it is my body. Where is the muffin top that I still see in my mind? The big belly where has it gone? My gigantic chest....that is now normal looking.......when did this happen? My brain cannot really grasp all the changes. I pick up a pair of size 8 jeans but I think that they still look huge and I think to myself that they must have made the sizes bigger because I cannot wear an 8 otherwise!?!?!? It is so strange and mind boggling. I am NOT complaining but I was just wondering if others have had this mind game going on in their heads? If so how long does it take for the mind's eye to catch up to the new weight. I feel like my poor cat that we got shaved last summer because his long hair became matted, he did not know his place in the world anymore and sat around for days looking confused.

Other than my *head trip* I have had a fun weekend and I am getting ready to fix Sunday breakfast. The scale was down this morning but I am going to wait to make it official until it stays down a few days. I am eating whole foods today and my plan is something like this:
B: 2 eggs
L: Pork chop and ribs with green beans
S: ???? eating late lunch may not snack
D: Salad or leftovers
Exercise: NONE, I am off today!

Have a happy great day! Thanks for reading my craziness!
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