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Old 03-22-2013, 01:17 AM   #721
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:18 AM   #722
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:54 AM   #723
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Hey girls I will be MIA for a bit, my Nan fell on Fri, she is in the hopspital, broken hip and wrist at 91 she came through surgery though defying everyone, so I am asking for prayers, I know all of you that know me, know that my Nan is #1, so every minute has been at the hopsital with her, and will now be after work, etc! So maybe one of you can post the chart, in case I forget!!!!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...JY2lTNmc#gid=0
I'll start - 195, down another pound. Basing the diet on potatoes still seem to be key for me, and no processed foods (no flour, sugar, oil, etc) or dairy, although I haven't been doing a pure potato hack now.

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Old 03-22-2013, 09:55 AM   #724
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:20 PM   #725
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I am back in the losing groove, down 3.4lbs this week to 189.0. The eating clean this past week is paying off after three weeks of travel food. We are going out to a middle eastern restaurant tonight and I will have to use restraint with the hummus (yum). I am bringing some "moon pops" to eat instead of pita bread. They are only 16 calories and 3 carbs each, so I can at least keeps my carbs/cals a bit lower.

KT- Thanks for posting the weigh in sheet. Great job on continuing to lose and not consuming processed foods.

Glenda- My emotional eating is something I have been working really hard at the last 7-8 months. Just recognizing that I am in that state of mind has been helpful in not overeating or heading out the door to by some carb laden craptastic food. It is also hard to sit with the feelings and think through them. It makes me very agitated but I think this is what I need to do,,,feel the feelings that I normally eat away or eat to cover up the frustration of not dealing with the feelings head on. It is hard work but the payoff is starting to happen now. Once you recognize that feeling you'll fin what works best for you. Good luck!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:04 PM   #726
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Wow, Frankie, I don't know how you continue to drop so much weight, week after week! That is amazing.

Did you say you are eating 600 calories? How do you hang in there with it?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #727
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Oh! I usually weigh in on Saturdays, and another two pounds showed up overnight, so I am claiming it! 193 this morning, woot!!!

The potato hack is working still! I have been adding vegetables and blueberries, and I don't do it on weekends (definitely eat meat/eggs on weekends). Wow...
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #728
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Happy Saturday ~ Weight is way up but I'm done beating myself up about it.

Going to a memorial service today for a very good friend's Dad who passed away.

Exercise was fabulous yesterday, 1 mile walking tape and 8,417 steps.

Frankie ~ Did I read that you eat 600 calories?

Glenda ~ Looking forward to getting to know you.

Thinking about you Amber

KT - Thanks for posting spread sheet and it is so awesome that the potato hack is working so good for you.

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:03 PM   #729
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I had two Zumba classes this weekend which totally kicked my butt. I have no idea what I am doing,,, but I am moving a lot. Today I also I made my BF a week of breakfast, lunches and dinners ready to take to work or heat up when he gets home. He eats somewhat LC but wants to lose more weight since his loss has been at a standstill the last couple of months. So I am helping him with preplanning all his meals and staying more LC. Now he just has to lay off the fruit.

KT and Cindy- Yep I don't eat a lot right now. I have never been able to lose eating like a typical low carber. Since I was about 32 I have had a seriously slow metabolism and only lose if I stay under about 850 calories a day on average and can maintain at 1250 a day. Sometimes now when I go out to eat I will go up to 1000 for a day. Right now per my food journal my average is 645 cal a day for the last two months. I believe this is off and that my calories were probably quite a bit higher than what I logged while I was in the UK as I could not always weigh and measure food and I did not always know all ingredients in a food or know specifically how it was prepared. I think for two of the weeks I probably averaged closer to 950 a day. So the last week I have really been watching what I eat and cutting back on portions to see what I am truly satisfied with eating. I have also been doing an IF most days which leaves me feeling satiated with the lower calories since I consume them in the evening. If I am really hungry, then I have more to eat. I am finally learning the difference between real hunger and head hunger.

If I have any kind of a GI test they are always freaked out at how slow the contrast meds go through my system. Most people are done in 30-45 minutes and it takes me three hours for it to get where it needs to go so I can have the test. My doc tells me that even with my thyroid meds I am just never going to be able to eat a lot if I want to maintain a lower weight. I am hoping with exercise my metabolism will not be quite as sluggish and I will be able to eat a bit more on the weekends when I am in maintenance.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:56 PM   #730
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Wow, Frankie - exercising and cooking for BF and zooming down the pounds - awesome!

Wow, you really don't eat very much. I am amazed at how quickly you are dropping. Slow GI movement - does this mean slow metabolism? Or do you mean your body extracts every possible calorie due to slow movement?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:10 AM   #731
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KT-I think that everything in my body is slow due to a sluggish metabolism. I don't think my body gets any more out of food due to the slow movement, just that it takes a long time to digest and travel through.

I have to use restraint in selecting foods. I look at all the nutrition of a food and I look back at my food logs from when I have been able to lose weight in the past and use that nutritional data to keep in line now. I still have my higher carb portions once or twice a week but I really have to watch it closely. It does take some time, but I tend to eat the same foods over and over for a few weeks then rotate to other foods that I will eat over and over. The times that I have been dedicated to carefully planning, logging, measuring and weighing foods I have lost well. When I just try and "wing it" I do not probably because I eat too much or under estimate the calories or carbs in a food. So it is worth it.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #732
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:27 AM   #733
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Thanks so much for letting us know Kitty!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:01 AM   #734
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Realized Amber hadn't stopped by for a bit and know some of you aren't on fb. Will try o keep you posted! Morning post was about her waiting to see if nan could walk on this new one. Pray girls!
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:40 AM   #735
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News for any not on fb: sounds like Nan came through second surgery fine
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:08 AM   #736
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Tell Amber we are thinking about her and her Nan. Thanks for the update.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:29 AM   #738
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Hello girls, I am so consumed with my grandma I have time for nothing, but wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter or Passover or whatever you celebrate! Nan did have a second surgery on Tuesday they removed all the rods in her hip that slipped and gave her a replacement and pasted the fractures in her femur, her BP is really low last night when I left it was 52/37 I was like geez I didnt know it could get so low, but she looks amazing and her spirit is even more amazing, I know she is not out of the woods and every day is so hard, I realize I am 44 years old and not prepared to lose her. My cousin ended up in the ER yesterday fainted, stress related acid reflux we are dropping like flies here, it is crazy! But I am enjoying every minute we have together, and trying to make her comfortable. And praying like crazy!!!!!!
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:01 AM   #739
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I am still praying for Nan Amber. Glad to know she is doing good and in great spirits. That is awesome.

Frankie- BEAUTIFUL PICTURE!!! You are gawgeous my dear.
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Amber, thinking of you and your family. It's wonderful how families come together in times like this. Hang in there and be good to you.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:24 AM   #741
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:12 AM   #742
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I am down three pounds this week. Been really working it hard with the Zumba and walking and being very careful with eating.

Amber- I am glad to hear that your Nan came through the surgery. It sounds like she is a fighter which will make a big difference in her recovery. Take care of yourself while you are taking care of her.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. It'll be stormy weather here so it is a good excuse to watch a lot of movies.


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Old 04-01-2013, 03:44 PM   #743
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Happy Easter Monday ~ Back to induction
Enough said.

I am back to the weight I was when I started, which is frustrating but it is what it is.

Feeling sad about the weight but really happy about the steps and exercise. Saturday was 16,475 steps

Amber and family

Frankie ~ Thanks for explanation, posting spread sheet and nice to see you on the other challenge thread.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #744
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Happy Easter everyone!

Amber - Thanks for the update. I'm still praying for you and your family.

Cindy- Good job with the exercise!

Frankie- Nice loss!

Kitty- Thanks for keeping us updated!

I'm waaay up today Typical holiday weekend- too much food and no exercise. But I'm back at it today - ran 5k in 34 min (new record!) and sticking to induction foods. I have a 5k race coming up the first weekend of May and I need to work on my speed. I'm so excited - you get a coach bag just for registering!
I made an amazing cheesy spaghetti squash casserole a few days ago and I swear I could live on it. Thankfully it's so rich I can only eat small portions at a time.
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Top with a bit more cheese and bake. (About 20 min @ 375F)

Have a great week ladies!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #745
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Cindy- Holy cow woman, 16K steps is amazing!

Kristyn- My BF loves spaghetti squash and I have one sitting in the kitchen right now. Thanks for the great recipe it looks great, I will try it later this week. I have been cooking it in the micro and then saute with a bit of bacon grease and some shaved parmesan.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:23 AM   #746
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Looks like this thread is withering a bit. Summer is just around the corner ladies, this motivtes me!

I am down 4.2lbs this week. Wooohooo!

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Great, Frankie!!!

I am off - I was on vacation last week, I am in the middle of the busiest weeks of the quarter at work, and I managed to sprain my ankle yesterday. I decided I am under too much stress for now, but I will pick it back up in a couple of weeks.
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Scales went in the right direction this week!!

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Yes, agreed that the group is getting smaller.

Weight down this week 319

Proud to say that today I am celebrating being back on plan for 7 days and I'm off to work. Getting ready for a big event next Saturday.

Frankie and thanks for posting spreadsheet.

Ouch KT ~ Take care of yourself.

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Hmph. I weight yesterday morning and found I was only up 2 pounds after being on vacation and eating out Friday night (I was bad.)

I have heard several times that when you do the potato hack, the weight does not come back. I am a believer!

I went to the doctor to get my ankle x-rayed on Friday night. My doc follows a paleolithic diet. He actually knows what the potato hack is because he reads the paleo blogs. He doesn't recommend it, of course. He ordered a blood draw to check for deficiencies.

He was pleased with my weight loss, however. He graphs my weight loss and came bounding in with a smile. There has been solid weight loss every year since 2005 except for 2011 when there was a family emergency, but the graph dropped sharply after that and I am all caught up!
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