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Old 06-02-2012, 08:01 AM   #181
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Morning ladies!

I feel a good week coming on! Will see tomorrow!!! Still off the coke too!!! LOL

Todays plan

need to clean house
bathe the dogs
walk walk walk
get groceries
dinner at SIL at 5:30

May have to just use my gazelle for the "walk" the weather here has been crap! Its not raining this second but supposed to start up again soon. My flowers are happy though!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #182
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Just was on your blog...can you come make me that shrimp salsa lettuce taco for lunch please? Pretty please?
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Welcome Kitty!

Yes, he did hide the scale for me! No coke for me either...LOL. That sounds so bad

I've been cleaning all day and now I'm laying in bed with DD while she naps. I am definitely counting this as my exercise for today, I am sore!
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:18 AM   #184
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Too funny that he hid it for you!!!


You did it!!! Your off the coke!!!! YEAH!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #185
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Ok so went to weigh this morning and my batteries are dead on the scale

Going to run to the store before I eat anything so I can weigh in! Well not that I am planning on eating a couple of pounds of food for breakfast but ya know.....LOL



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Old 06-03-2012, 06:27 AM   #186
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Just was on your blog...can you come make me that shrimp salsa lettuce taco for lunch please? Pretty please?
LOL this made me almost spit coffee on my screen. Sure, anytime
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:30 AM   #187
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Beachmom - good for you for hiding the scale!! I wish I did not weigh every day but I will admit that I do.

I am down 1.5 this week! Well 2.5 if you count the lb I was up last week, which I don't really...haha.

I am happy with that but I must say that I am a pretty slow loser. Oh well, keep on keepin' on!

Hope everyone else feels good about their week - up or down, there's always another weigh-in Sunday waiting for you around the corner, so chin up!
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #188
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LOL this made me almost spit coffee on my screen. Sure, anytime

Oh I was serious LOL


Got stuff to make shrimp tacos but having it with corn and black bean salsa since thats what the kids like Think thats in the menu for Tues.
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So I am going to have to weigh in on Monday I was so pumped to do it today too! Went and got a new battery but it looks like the whole scale is broken Sort of irritates me since it is pretty new, maybe 5 months old!



So my things to work on this week-

1. still stay off the coke
2. plan plan plan! wrote up a meal plan for the week so I am not winging it!
3. walk 30 min a day or some sort of exercise
4. be better at taking vitamins
5. start with a juice everyday for breakfast.

I went out and bought a new juicer blender thing hoping I would start using it for smoothies/juicing I don't know what to call them, anyway really going to try to use it everyday this week!


What y'all got planned for the week??? Any mini goals floating around inside your heads???
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Lotus, I will cook for you anytime! And the kids, too, of course

That sucks about your scale, how frustrating! Scales should be free at the doctor's office to anyone who wants one...encourage more people to make healthy life plans, maybe.

I have a juicer and I love it. As we are renovating, it is in the basement with my other fancy kitchen gadgets. I really like carrot/ginger juice, spinach with celery and green apple, there are so many combos you can do - especially to squeeze in extra veggies.

My plan for this week:

1. Improve my 5km time - I ran a 5km today in about 40 minutes. Need to add a bit more speed/comfort before more distance, I think.
2. Water water water water and more water
3. Meal planning here too - did a big grocery shop today so hopefully that helps
4. Stop stressing out so much over life being a bit unpredictable right now - all the waiting for job news had me spinning last week.
5. Gonna try some weight lifting this week I think...I have seen some ladies get amazing results...starting from the beginning though, I currently have the upper body strength of a kitten!
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Good evening! Great job Rosehip!! Sorry about your scale Lotus I had to get a new one a couple of weeks ago because it was acting so goofy.

I am up 1.5 I knew it was coming from earlier this week and my TOM is on it's way. Double whammy! ha.

My plan for this week:

1. Keep up the water.
2. Track my food and plan out meals in advance.
3. Exercise.
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great plans gals!!!!

Beachmom-

dang TOM!!!! Gets ya every time!!!! Well its a new week and maybe TOM will have come and gone and you'll see some movement in the right direction!!!!



Rosehip- I can't run to the end of my driveway so I think your doing great!!!

Just noticed your doing JUDDD, are you low carb as well or just the calorie counting I can't remember how that plan works



I had recently joined a stillmans group challenge but....eh thats so restrictive it's not working out for me! I am just doing no bad carbs or white stuff really. I feel so much better when I don't eat them. Like my brain fog lifts, joints feel better, no heartburn, energy is better. Its a wonder why I ever stray....oh yeah....sugary stuff and chips tastes good
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great plans gals!!!!

Rosehip- I can't run to the end of my driveway so I think your doing great!!!

Just noticed your doing JUDDD, are you low carb as well or just the calorie counting I can't remember how that plan works



I had recently joined a stillmans group challenge but....eh thats so restrictive it's not working out for me! I am just doing no bad carbs or white stuff really. I feel so much better when I don't eat them. Like my brain fog lifts, joints feel better, no heartburn, energy is better. Its a wonder why I ever stray....oh yeah....sugary stuff and chips tastes good
I was on strict LC but stalled for a long time so I researched the h#$$ out of JUDDD and so far I love it. I am doing a moderate LC JUDD - like you trying to avoid all processed/white carbs and sugar, although I do allow myself fruit, the occasional sweet potato, and vegetables like carrots, etc.. Fluctuations on JUDDD can be scary but I feel great and am definitely seeing a big difference in inches - lbs are coming along slowly but steadily, too. Lots of JUDDDers seem to not worry about carbs and some do low carb, so it's a personal choice I think.

JUDDD is basically low calorie one day, high calorie the next. I am paraphrasing here as I am not expert but: You cycle your calories and it fires up your metabolism, helps you get leaner, etc. Plus you only feel super restricted for one day at a time...psychologically this is a big help.

My down days are about 420 cals and up days are 2083. HOWEVER - that is using the calculator on the JUDDD website with no exercise selected. Now that I am running and training, I may adjust so it will look more like 600 DD, 2300 UD. You are really encouraged to eat all your UD calories!

Now that is the end of my rant!
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I was on strict LC but stalled for a long time so I researched the h#$$ out of JUDDD and so far I love it. I am doing a moderate LC JUDD - like you trying to avoid all processed/white carbs and sugar, although I do allow myself fruit, the occasional sweet potato, and vegetables like carrots, etc.. Fluctuations on JUDDD can be scary but I feel great and am definitely seeing a big difference in inches - lbs are coming along slowly but steadily, too. Lots of JUDDDers seem to not worry about carbs and some do low carb, so it's a personal choice I think.

JUDDD is basically low calorie one day, high calorie the next. I am paraphrasing here as I am not expert but: You cycle your calories and it fires up your metabolism, helps you get leaner, etc. Plus you only feel super restricted for one day at a time...psychologically this is a big help.

My down days are about 420 cals and up days are 2083. HOWEVER - that is using the calculator on the JUDDD website with no exercise selected. Now that I am running and training, I may adjust so it will look more like 600 DD, 2300 UD. You are really encouraged to eat all your UD calories!

Now that is the end of my rant!

Thats what I though. I toyed with trying it but the DD scared me It totally makes sense though! Calorie cycling does seem to boost the metabolism. Maybe that will be a goal for me in a few weeks to try to incorporate that!
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So the results are in........


Down 7!!!!!!

I know its some water and some of the leftover fattage from being up last week but darn if it wasnt great to see that this morning!!!!
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So the results are in........


Down 7!!!!!!

I know its some water and some of the leftover fattage from being up last week but darn if it wasnt great to see that this morning!!!!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is amazing! You must have felt so proud of all your hard work, yay Lotus!!

Way to go!!
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Thats what I though. I toyed with trying it but the DD scared me It totally makes sense though! Calorie cycling does seem to boost the metabolism. Maybe that will be a goal for me in a few weeks to try to incorporate that!
That is what I thought too - that DDs would be impossible - but they are easier for me than UDs! I sometimes struggle with them but generally speaking the day flies right by - with another high calorie day around the corner! Don't know why, just a lot more peaceful and easy to plan. If you look up Intermittent Fasting on google, it gives you tons of info about the effects on your metabolism. Anyway that's my 0.2 cents
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So the results are in........


Down 7!!!!!!

I know its some water and some of the leftover fattage from being up last week but darn if it wasnt great to see that this morning!!!!


Great job!!! That is amazing!! You are my inspiration

Rosehip, that's so funny because I was going to ask you about JUDD too. I'm really interested in it, but so nervous about the DDs. So you are finding that they aren't too bad? I was doing strict low carb for awhile (under 25) but ultimately it's not something I can see myself doing long term. So now I'm calorie counting and sticking to more of a moderate carb diet. So far, so good.
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Thanks guys!!!

Just came back from 1/2 hour walk....day 2 My poor little Bassett Hound is soooo pooped! She can't walk too long yet, she is still a puppy. She made it back to the front yard and laid down and that was all she wrote! I have 2 other dogs I could walk so I guess I am going to have to take one of them from now on


I also found a weekly menu planning thread on here while I was looking up recipes! Too funny! I had just said I was going to start planning and what do ya know! LCF's has everything doesn't it!
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I find the DDs to be the easiest ones to control - it really makes you realize when you are actually hungry and when you just feel like eating, lol.

Plus, I have done DDs in may different formats - eating throughout the day, saving all my calories for the evening, etc.

The one thing to watch out for on DDs is dehydration and loss of electrolytes. Many JUDDD people have posted about having a cup of broth for this though. I took a potassium pill today as I am pretty sure the combo of a DD and running was causing me a shortage....voila no more headache.

Plus you do see a consistent downward trend on JUDDD - I was missing that on strict LC. I was hardly losing and then if I "messed up" I would have to "restart" the whole thing again...mentally, that was tough.

With JUDDD, you always have a DD coming so it's very forgiving. Even if you "blow" a DD and it becomes an accidental UD, you can just make the next day a DD.

The alternation between days I also REALLY enjoy - it leaves more room for fun stuff on UDs (like wine, occasional eating out, fruits, greek yogurt, nuts, etc.) than LC ever had for me.

There are tons of JUDD threads about what people eat on DDs but some of my stand bys are: protein shake made with almond milk, 100 cal pack of almonds, huge salad with chicken, veggie quinoa pilaf, anything seafood - shrimp, mussels, etc., sushi, soups....sooooooo many soups are low cal! It makes the perfect lunch/dinner

Let me know if you have any other questions I can maybe answer....also the JUDDD forum people are really friendly.
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Well the more you explain it the more I am considering giving it a whirl! Totally makes sense, I would see how having the DD would really be a comfort for when you might go a little overboard. How many DD vs UP days do you have? Can you start with a slightly less dramatic cycle. I don't know why it so in my head I would starve on the DD!!! LOL Clearly I have enough extra to live off of for a while!!!
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Well....if you insist LOL

This is when we brought her home =)

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This is her now. About 10 months old

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Well the more you explain it the more I am considering giving it a whirl! Totally makes sense, I would see how having the DD would really be a comfort for when you might go a little overboard. How many DD vs UP days do you have? Can you start with a slightly less dramatic cycle. I don't know why it so in my head I would starve on the DD!!! LOL Clearly I have enough extra to live off of for a while!!!
The website/book recommends 2 weeks of alternating between UD and DD. Really, once you do your first DD, it's not so bad. I find protein shakes really fill me up - whereas others seem to prefer chewing their calories. It's all personal preference.

Also if you have "events", Dr. Johnson has said just get through them as best you can and then the next day can be a DD. For example, Friday I have a friend's birthday - it's supposed to be a DD - but I think I will try and make it a Medium Day (MD) and then continue on as normal with Saturday as an UD.


Your puppy is so sweet!! awww!
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Lotus - Your dog is so stinking adorable! I love that face...haha.

Rosehip - That does make sense that the DDs being easier to control. I plugged my numbers in on the JUDD site, and I was a little scared of the number it gave me for a DD. Though looking at some of the things you could eat on a DD doesn't make it sound too bad! You make a good point about knowing what true hunger is. I don't give my body a chance to tell me it's hungry. Hmm....so much to think about! I'm going to research this some more and consider giving it a try. Thank you for all the info!
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It was my pleasure! I really had a long look at my numbers before I jumped in too. Depending on your exercise, you can adjust with the calculator, too. Many people do this and are happier for it (slower loss but that's ok).

Ladies I just finished 2 miles! *pant pant* I am not all the way there yet with running the whole thing but it was good to get out.

Also, I seemed to pick the ideal time for a run because my neighbourhood was crawling with firemen, construction workers, policemen, etc...don't know why there were all out at once but it gave me something to look at

Have to get showered and head out for a walk as BF asked me to pick up some herbs for the garden and some mouse traps....eeeek! We recently sealed all our walls with new sprayed insulation - which means they are sneaking over from our neighbour's on one side...GRR!

Have a great day!
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Thanks! She really is a great dog! So sweet!

Rosehip- guess they were just there for your viewing pleasures!!!

I hate mice!!!! Good luck! Dang neighbors!!!!


Beachmom-LOL I did the same thing, googled it and used the online calculator for my calories. I think it was like 2300 UP and anywhere from 500-700 ish on DD depending on the percent I used.

I am trying to wrap my head around this...


If I work M,W,F those could be DD's
T,TH would be UP'S
and then maybe medium days on the weekend?

Would that work? I actually usually work M,TH,F so would have to see about switching schedules. I am so busy there though I could go all day and not think about it.. Think that would help me no obsess! Maybe LOL
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