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Old 01-06-2010, 06:50 PM   #811
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WannaBAStar----I am re-inducting. I had to go full force this go 'round. I need the full Atkins experience at this point because I intend to get this weight off for good this time.
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Yay - I have two partners!! Ok Lynisha and Angela - we need a cool name and we can rock this thing.

I'm headed for the shop to work out (with a flashlight this time). I got a half hour walk in at lunch, food is on plan, though not enough of it, and water is 24 ounces behind. But I'll drink a litre working out and the better part of another one in the sauna.

I'd better go figure out my signature so that I can keep track of my points.
I'm assuming we claim no points for a scheduled rest day? Sunday was mine.
No rest days from the plan though.

I am staying below 20 carbs, but I eat nuts, so it's not true induction. I'll probably drop the dairy in a week or two, but right now I need my cheese!!

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Hiya ladies - another rockin' day for me. Ate on plan, walked/jogged on the treadmill and hit my goal of a calorie deficit of at least 1,000 for the day! I also checked my keto strips for the first time tonight and I am official back into ketosis. No wonder my hunger was more under control tonight.

Watch out - my partner and I are going to have a great week! I hope the rest of you do too!!!
Awesome Julia!!! 1,000 cals!
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Hiya ladies - another rockin' day for me. Ate on plan, walked/jogged on the treadmill and hit my goal of a calorie deficit of at least 1,000 for the day! I also checked my keto strips for the first time tonight and I am official back into ketosis. No wonder my hunger was more under control tonight.

Watch out - my partner and I are going to have a great week! I hope the rest of you do too!!!
Hey Partner....they are not even ready!

Congrats on rockin out another successful day and getting back to ketosis!! I hope to get there too. I am not re-inducting, but usually when I LC and exercise I can still get into ketosis. We will see.

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #815
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #816
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I haven't tried tons of them but I do like the Enchilada Bake, this Rotel tomato thing I just made, Dottie's Green Bean Casserole, and Just Like Stuffed Baked Potatoes has become a family favorite holiday dish.
I will have to try some of them..
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #817
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Sometime tonight I have to find a good recipe for turkey and broccoli - some sort of casserole.....

Can't get this silly ticker to work properly - I'll nuke it after my workout.

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #818
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I stick to under 20 carbs, but have nuts and yogurt occassionally now.

Seriously, YES! You just gotta make yourself do it...NO EXCUSES.... and eventually it becomes a part of you. It sounds simplistic, but it's the truth. On the days I just don't wanna and believe me there always are some, I SUADI Keep in mind, you should start out slow and you will build up strength and endurance. Good luck
That is RIGHT! You gotta fake it 'til you make it! I took the day off from working out, and plan to go tomorrow. My body was sore today and needed a rest. I normally do my workouts on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, but because the gym was closed over the weekend, the only way I could get my three points in this week was to go two days in a row.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:40 PM   #819
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Kimmmmmie, glad to "see" your my partner! You are re-inducting too? Great, I'm starting CLEAN tomorrow morning-14 days. We have to keep each other honest
AND on track. OK, commercial over, til later.... LOL

You Got It!
Water Water Water too.... Thats where I tend to fall short!
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Yay - I have two partners!! Ok Lynisha and Angela - we need a cool name and we can rock this thing.

I'm headed for the shop to work out (with a flashlight this time). I got a half hour walk in at lunch, food is on plan, though not enough of it, and water is 24 ounces behind. But I'll drink a litre working out and the better part of another one in the sauna.

I'd better go figure out my signature so that I can keep track of my points.
I'm assuming we claim no points for a scheduled rest day? Sunday was mine.
No rest days from the plan though.

I am staying below 20 carbs, but I eat nuts, so it's not true induction. I'll probably drop the dairy in a week or two, but right now I need my cheese!!

Rachel
Hiya Partner I am doing the same sort of plan as you. Staying under 20 carbs but I eat nuts and occasionally eat cheese. Everyone teases me because I love my nuts and won't share. Lol.

Today I was on plan eating but took the day off from exercising. TOM is here and I just need to rest because I was exhausted after work. So my bf came over and we watched college ball and then watched some of his high school boys highlight reels on you tube. Those kids are amazing.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:50 PM   #821
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Hiya Partner I am doing the same sort of plan as you. Staying under 20 carbs but I eat nuts and occasionally eat cheese. Everyone teases me because I love my nuts and won't share. Lol.
LOL, I have to have nuts at my desk because my boss often gets hungry! He's the only one I share with though. I buy the big bags at Costco and then keep a baggie full at work.

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Old 01-06-2010, 09:07 PM   #822
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I came across this today. I haven't done the project yet, but it gets you thinking about your time!

Do you have time??

It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about? ~ Henry David Thoreau

In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. ~ Sir John Lubbock

You will never “find” time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. ~ Charles Bruxton

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. ~ H. Jackson Brown

Time Management for Health and Weight Loss

You have the time…but how do you really spend it?

The #1 excuse I hear for anything out there (not eating right, not shopping/cooking, not exercising) is “I just don’t have the time”. Well that is all it really is, an excuse. You have the daily choice on what to do, where to go, people to see and things to be involved in each day.

As the quote from H. Jackson Brown says above, you do in fact have the same amount of time in day that everyone else does. What you do with it is a whole other question. It is time you become “aware” of how you spend your time.

Once you know what and why you do things, you can start to make sure to focus on the more important tasks (prioritize things in your life). To me I would think eating healthy, shopping for foods ahead of time, cooking good meals, daily exercise and spending time with friends/family should be up there. What should not be is hours spent in front of the TV, surfing the web without real purpose, or hours just gossiping on the phone.

So let’s start to examine and find out how we can set aside more time in your day for what is important.
Step 1: Write down what you spend each daily minute doing

Get a piece of paper….yes I will wait…..Ok, got it? I mean it, this is your task for the day so take it seriously.

Now on it write the time you wake up (say like 7am) on one side, draw a horizontal line and on the other end write the time you go to sleep (say like 10pm). Now draw smaller vertical lines for each hour in-between 7am and 10pm. Add in more vertical lines for each half hour.

OK, now really think about the past few days. Now write down in blocks what you did to spend your time. Account for each hour, half hour, etc. This includes work, shopping, chores, TV, and anything else. Did exercise fall in there anywhere? Why not? How about cooking a dinner time meal? Again, why not?

This exercise is so you can really see how your “busy” time is spent. The goal each day of course is not to just be “busy”, but actually productive towards our own personal goals (which should include taking care of our body’s health).


Step 2: Close your eyes for a minute and now envision what your ideal day would be like

The next step is to find quiet time, close our eyes and now imagine what you “really” want your day to be like. How you want to spend your time. Things you would like to be doing. Now be realistic here, and not try to imagine yourself floating on a boat in the middle of the Caribbean (unless that is really the goal you want to work towards).

See when you would like to exercise and what kind it is. Imagine when you would like to buy food and cook it. Envision what type of work you want to be involved with, and what you do not. What is it that you really want each day to be like? Be as specific as possible such as:

“I want to wake up early at 7am, cook a good breakfast of (insert your meal here), to not be in such a rush, bring my own lunch which will be (insert your meal here), leave work each day no later than 5:30pm, go right to the gym for a 40 minute workout using the weights and treadmill, head home and have a dinner of (insert meal here)…..”

You can include some TV time in if you want, but make sure you are in full control of how much you really do watch (and what you watch)
Step 3: Cross off the “Busy” Distractions and Add the Actions you Need to Take

Now (with your eyes open from step 2 of course) take that same piece of paper from step 1 that should be filled in with how you were spending your time, and start to change it to make it fit how you want to spend your time.

Get rid of (cross off) any commitments you don’t want to be involved with anymore, free up more time away from the TV, wake up a bit earlier so you have no excuse to not eat or pack a lunch.

Remember, you are not allowed to use the excuse anymore of “…but I just don’t have the time”. You do have the time if you want to make it happen!
Wrap Up and Report Back

If you don’t know what you want your life to become or what steps have to be taken daily, then sadly you will never get there. So it is important to get a clear vision and then take action.

It’s now up to you to plan how things get done. It is as simple as:

* Knowing exactly what you want (goal…for better health/weight loss in this case)
* Know the exact steps that have to happen to get there (eating right, exercise, sleep)
* Making it happen each day!

They key is also not allowing distractions (like the computer, email, phone, TV) to jump in and mess up your schedule. Those things can wait or you can set aside time later. Stay in control!

So I hope you use this exercise today to help manage your time better. Remember you have enough time, it is just how you choose to spend it that matters.

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Old 01-07-2010, 04:40 AM   #823
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How is everyone doing, sounds great by the posts! Hi Diane! Keep it up, going full Atkins is the way to go!! I'm still on Induction, have 5 more days then I can get creative with my cooking. Weigh in tomorrow, I'm down another pound as of this morning, woo hoo!! Go Team D&J! rah, rah, rah lets hear it for the girls. Waiting to hear from you tomorrow morning, Diane. Think positive.
Diane-here's my mojo coming through the computer to you
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:50 AM   #824
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Checking in!
I lose 1 pt as I went over my carbs by 4, DAMN!

Kicking butt today though!
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:51 AM   #825
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Good morning everyone!

Just had breakfast 3 sausage links and a 1oz cube of cheese. Induction going good so far! Im excited for my weigh in on Monday!!!
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:27 AM   #827
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I lose 1 pt as I went over my carbs by 4, DAMN!

Kicking butt today though!
Girlfriend! What are you doing to us! Just kidding! You are awesome for being so honest!!!

I am sure you are kicking butt in the workout department!

How did you week go last week? Weight loss and Points?
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Good morning! Down a pound this a.m. 5.5 to go before I'm at my pre-Christmas weight. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am that I really did get right back on plan! Thank God for SUADI!
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Morning!
Snowed in with a headache today, Lol! At least I dont have to work though

Still on plan, and doing some wii fit with my son today!!
We've all got cabin fever...
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:12 AM   #831
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Girlfriend! What are you doing to us! Just kidding! You are awesome for being so honest!!!

I am sure you are kicking butt in the workout department!

How did you week go last week? Weight loss and Points?
11 pts for 6 days. How about you? You probably want to ditch me as a partner 'cuz I screwed up...I promise to be perfect from now on!
I will post the weight loss tomorrow.
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I know right!!! Geez....getting my outfit ready!!!

LOL! I hate being behind! Yes, you and Marly have to get it together too!!
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11 pts for 6 days. How about you? You probably want to ditch me as a partner 'cuz I screwed up...I promise to be perfect from now on!
I will post the weight loss tomorrow.
Girl I would NEVER ditch you....never, never, never....trust me this is a long eight weeks.....who knows what I will do between now and then! LOL :blush: I have ate well all week and exercised everyday. I am considering taking today off because I am really sore...but I don't know I may just push through it and do the elliptical. If I do I will do it later today.....this morning my whole body is hurting.

I honestly think you are doing great!
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I am only down 2 pounds for the week...not real sure why...but I guess I will take it...certainly better than a gain so Friday weigh in 237.
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Hi, Everyone! I hope all is well!

Hi, Lorrie! I hope your day is going splendid. I'm On Plan and trying to get the scale to move. I don't think that I'll have a big loss because my body is still adjusting to the "very low carb" diet that I'm on.


I'll be doing Tae Bo today. Come on Billy, kick my butt!

On Plan - 7
Exercise - 7

Talk to ya soon!

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you're all doing so well!! Hope this lasts at least another 7 weeks!!!

I just submitted a report...so I can chat and catch up now!!!
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Gettin redy to have some of my new found love......chicken wings....yum!!!!
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