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Old 12-12-2006, 07:17 PM   #61
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Just wanted to share something . . . I was reviewing my handwritten journal and found some interesting comparisons:

Looking back to January of this year, it took me approximately [COLOR="Red"]three months[/COLOR] to lose 9 lbs.-- on January 6, 2006, I was 161 lbs and on April 7, 2006 I reached 152 lbs. What a struggle!

On November 1, 2006, my weight was 161 -- but this time around, I reached 152 lbs within [COLOR="Red"]one month and 5 days[/COLOR] when I implemented the Atkins Advantage Shakes routine. I guess the combination of lowering calories and carbs, along with the exercise, made a huge difference for me. I never focused on the calorie-lowering side of my way of eating before, just the carbs. But as I age, I see that it is becoming a critical part of my weight loss plan, because of the metabolism slowing down.

Keeping the handwritten journal really helps me to understand personal weight loss successes (and setbacks) as well as need for improvement. I highly recommend keeping a journal.
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Old 12-13-2006, 06:27 AM   #62
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Delynmonet - amazing that you are stating this. I just explained to a lady in my other post why i was having success this time around and I mentioned to her that i am now mediumcarbing along w/low calorie counting. It is doing wonders for me. Wow.
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Old 12-13-2006, 07:24 AM   #63
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Low Calorie and Low Carb Counting Works Together!

sosolove,

Isn't that amazing? Not saying that one without the other cannot work -- but the combination is awesome. I do understand that since everyone is different, some need more calories/carbs than others. Again, we must do what works for us individually. Nevertheless, sharing this information can spark more enthusiasm for keeping at the weight loss journey, and encourage more exercise for a HEALTHIER "YOU"!!!
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Old 12-13-2006, 11:10 AM   #64
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Im still working on my bathroom project, boy did I work up a sweat sanding today! Behaving food wise too!
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Old 12-14-2006, 06:54 AM   #65
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Thats real good Donna - I'm dealing w/TOM right now and is waiting for her to sail on bye. So glad she's here so I can have my holiday's nice and dry. he!he!
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Old 12-14-2006, 07:22 AM   #66
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UPDATE . . . . stepped on scale today AND . . .

I am having fun AT 151 . . .!!!

For some reason, I lost two lbs this week alone - (12/10 and 12/14). That's very strange for me , but I am glad I did - so that 10 lbs gone! WOOOHOOO!!

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Old 12-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #67
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Wow the stars must be in alignment - Are you Gemini too?

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Update . . . stepped on scale this morning and got a 155 reading but also had an unusual TOM (unusual because I get the depo shot and TOM is hardly around) - extra liquid in the bod I guess . . . anyway, I will keep updates coming.
Hey, Delynmonet! Another coincidence - I too get the depo shot - no TOM at all here!
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Old 12-14-2006, 03:51 PM   #68
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Hey, Delynmonet! Another coincidence - I too get the depo shot - no TOM at all here!
Skochrose,

This is toooooo small a world . . . we are definitely able to compare notes. My doctor told me (when I was 178 lbs several years ago) that the depo actually put 10 lbs on me -- and the rest was me . . . .

So, believing that, I started Atkins and lost 42 lbs initially - then I was too small - so, depo does add weight but it's not like it can't come off . . . ha ha ha --
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:48 AM   #69
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UPDATE . . . Way to go at 150!! Believe me, this is really strange - this morning, I am 150.8 oz -- that's an accomplishment! Truly, I expect the body to slow down on the weight loss again. Generally, it takes 7-10 days for me to lose a pound.

In the meantime, I will hang on and enjoy the ride!

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Good Gracious woman, your on a hot roll - good for you, this is good holiday news!
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Good Gracious woman, your on a hot roll - good for you, this is good holiday news!
Thanks so much, sosolove! I am really surprised to reach 150 this soon - so yes, it is good news. Hope all is well with your weight loss program, too. Have a great weekend!
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Hey Delynmonet - all is good w/me. I'm staying focused and on track. I'm starting to lose the worst spot on my body. Its that fat that sits right outside of my bra on my back, right where the upper backbone is. I'm ecstatic! That chunck of fat has hunted me for years.
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Losing that Back Fat . . .!!!

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Hey Delynmonet - all is good w/me. I'm staying focused and on track. I'm starting to lose the worst spot on my body. Its that fat that sits right outside of my bra on my back, right where the upper backbone is. I'm ecstatic! That chunck of fat has hunted me for years.

sosolove,

Me, too. That's that hidden stuff that nobody really can see. My friends are saying to me, "I don't see where you need to lose any weight." But, I know the truth - even that adds a little weight onto the scale.

Best wishes with your weight loss and keep up the good work!! Let's keep in touch!!
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:46 AM   #74
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UPDATE . . . haven't lost, haven't gained . . .

Depo shot is due today but in past few days TOM was lingering around unexpectedly, so today the scale read 151 instead of 150.8 - so I am keeping siggy at 150, as TOM is most likely the reason for the additional ounces of body fluid. Within a few days, I should be back to "normal."

The challenge is the family gathering that I am hosting on Saturday. I will eat low carb and skip the pasta, cake and ice cream. Don't need it and don't want it.

One thing that is really keeping me on track is the fact that it takes about 7-10 days to lose a pound. Last week, it was amazing that I lost up to 3 lbs. (in reality, I will claim two since TOM showed up out of nowhere). Therefore, I am staying focused. This past weekend, I was able to fit into a navy blue winter suit that I couldn't get into last year . . . buttons closed and zipper zipped easily - I won't be messing that up!! WOOHOOO!!!

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It sounds like you have the plan together to get through the weekend.

I get my shot in January. I actually look forward to it if it means no TOM. LOL
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It sounds like you have the plan together to get through the weekend.

I get my shot in January. I actually look forward to it if it means no TOM. LOL
I have noticed over the years, in my case, I will get breakthrough TOM - the doctor claimed that it is normal . . . especially when it is coming out of my system . . . if I totally forgot about getting the shot, I certainly remember that it's almost time then. Otherwise, I love not getting a "real" TOM . . . it's the best in the world!!!

Hope all is well with your Atkins Fat Fast!
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UPDATE . . . back to 1-5-0 . . . . and it feels good. TOM can throw some curve balls . . . had my depo shot yesterday, so the curveball has flown by! Now, continuing my countdown . . .
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Hey girls , stopping in for a quick hello & Merry Christmas. Life keeping me hopping . Not much time for internet visiting.

Everyone be safe & I will catch ya all soon!
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Everyone be safe & I will catch ya all soon!
DonnaD,

Thanks for stopping by! We miss you but understand the hectic schedule! In the interim, we'll hold UP the fort!!! We will see you soon and enjoy!
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It's the holiday and I am sticking to my 2 can routine . . . just had one and walked on the TM this morning.

Saturday was a family gathering at my house - stuck to my WOE, 2 cans and dinner - no ziti, no lasagna, no cookies, no cake, no pie. Just salad, veggies and protein.

This morning, the scale read 150.6 and 38% body fat (3% body fat lost since November 1st). I look forward to seeing 149 real soon. Will keep you all posted.

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Old 12-26-2006, 12:58 PM   #81
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Just wanted to share: Today it felt good to fit into a pair of black leather pants that I couldn't fit into last year. I'd purchased a size 6 (when I was in the 140's) because I like them to fit without having a bunch of air in them when I stretched them to a perfect size 8.

Yet, last December, at 168 lbs., I couldn't zip them up and my thighs were gasping! Today, approximately one year later to the date, I am in them. Thank goodness that they're right for the season! Talk about incentive . . . .

Still awaiting the countdown to 149 by the New Year.

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I Made it . . . .

I'm doing fine at 1-4-9!!! Finally, I made it to the 140's and the countdown continues.
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:44 AM   #83
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UPDATE - Still at 149, but body fat has decreased from 41.0% (Nov. 1st) to 37.5%. That's 3.5% body fat gone.

Refusing to eat any of those holiday goodies totally paid off. There were goodies in the office kitchen through Thursday. The talk around the office was the New Year's Resolution to "lose weight." That's natural, which is why that is the #1 resolution . . . .

I don't like to start my weight loss review and plan on January 1 because that's too much time going by to add more pounds -- my personal weight loss review and plan starts in November. That way, if I start before Thanksgiving the mind and stomach are in training for the holiday season - I know that sounds a little crazy - but that works for me. While others are eating and gaining, I am losing to MY satisfaction. Then, that's six months away from my birthday (May) and I give myself the gift of a healthier and smaller body!

This is my resolution: to maintain in the 140-145 range once I get there. I thought at one time that 150-155 would be a good margin for me, but I was sadly mistaken . . . before I knew it I was 161 . . . can't stand it anymore. So, my resolve is "maintenance" - that's very important to me. I've read somewhere on the LCF board, that maintaining is the challenge. That's is so true!

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I havent been lowcarbing , in fact , I ate lots of goodies for a week & gained . I was back up to 171 again. I started counting calories for 3 days. And I am proud to say I lost the holiday weight & 2 more. Back down to 166........afraid to change my weight in my signature tho........LOL.

Just saying hi. Probably not doing strict low carb for a while , just healthy ones. But I am still going to be here to encourage you gals & visit.

Del..........you are only 9 pounds from goal! MOST AWSOME.
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I havent been lowcarbing , in fact , I ate lots of goodies for a week & gained . I was back up to 171 again. I started counting calories for 3 days. And I am proud to say I lost the holiday weight & 2 more. Back down to 166........afraid to change my weight in my signature tho........LOL.

Just saying hi. Probably not doing strict low carb for a while , just healthy ones. But I am still going to be here to encourage you gals & visit.

Del..........you are only 9 pounds from goal! MOST AWSOME.
DonnaD40:

We missed you!! But thanks for your encouragement. Congrats on your 5 lb. loss -- being it counting carbs or calories, doing something helps. All the best to you and your family!!! We look forward to your posts!
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Sorry to thread jack . . .

I've been reading your posts, and congratulations to everyone

I was wondering, I have Atkins Shakes RTD, but I also inherited
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except that I have to use a blender to make it taste as good as
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Unfortunately it is Winter and being the Hedonist that I am, I
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my travel mug and actually have breakfast. What do you think?
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I've never tried that but I think it is a great idea and you should go for it!!!
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Hey Delynmonet - Happy New Year!

I turn my back for 5 mins. for some holiday vacation and come back to see that you've drop all this weight and body fat. OMG, Congratulations!!! I packed on about 5lbs from drinking to much beer and eating too late at night. I'm back on the bus now and is happy to tackle this like a challenge. Your rolling.
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I've been thinking about using Atkins Shakes to get back on track and speed weight loss. I'm so glad i found this thread. Can I use this thread to post my results?

I weighed in at 184.5 this morning (up 7.5 lbs). I'm going to spend the next four days with my family, so I will not be able to weigh again until Tuesday (1/9).
I'd like to use this thread to report my weight when I return.
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I've been thinking about using Atkins Shakes to get back on track and speed weight loss. I'm so glad i found this thread. Can I use this thread to post my results?

I weighed in at 184.5 this morning (up 7.5 lbs). I'm going to spend the next four days with my family, so I will not be able to weigh again until Tuesday (1/9).
I'd like to use this thread to report my weight when I return.
robinkay - Sure, you can join me in the Atkins Advantage Shakes Routine if you'd like. I heard from another LCF who said that she was thinking of doing the same routine. Everyone is different. What works for one person may or may not work for the other, but just hearing what your experience will be adds to the board.

So, again, a hearty and I would love to hear from you!
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