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Old 02-20-2013, 06:03 AM   #121
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Thanks for tracking me down Kim! I needed that extra push to make time for me and my health. This have been crazy at work and with company recently. A good crazy, but it makes me push important things aside, like THIS!

I'm still frustrated at my lack of weight dropping, but I'm making some changes to try and get things rolling. I'm focusing on eating cleaner and have started shakeology shakes for breakfast. This fits into the "our way" mantra because its not atkins per say, but I'm digging it!

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So I just typed a long post, and when I hit submit it said it would appear after moderator approval. Anyone ever gotten this message? I just want to make sure I'm not doing anything wrong
I haven't seen that before...strange.

I also lost this morning, depending on which scale reading I choose to believe! I have a terrible scale and did not have time to weigh-in with Wii Fit which seems more reliable. I'm declaring myself down to 265, as I got readings at 264 (twice), 265 (twice) and 265.2 (twice). So I'll go for the middle one. Down 35 lbs. yea!
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Mitsi that is funny. you are going with the middle LOL way to go. new lows are all what we want !!!!

Adoug, have you tracked calories at all. atkins says ya don't have too, must I gotta say most people do need to know their intake. I can't lose at 1500-1600. at 900-1300 I can lose. It is alot of tweaking to find what works for everyone. I never thought about cals. but Kim mentioned she is eating lower and I realized I had to check my cals.
Just wondering if you know what your cals are for the day?

Kim--celery. good deal cause I have one in the drawer. don't like it too much, but today I will eat it with tuna for lunch.
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Mitsi that is funny. you are going with the middle LOL way to go. new lows are all what we want !!!!

Adoug, have you tracked calories at all. atkins says ya don't have too, must I gotta say most people do need to know their intake. I can't lose at 1500-1600. at 900-1300 I can lose. It is alot of tweaking to find what works for everyone. I never thought about cals. but Kim mentioned she is eating lower and I realized I had to check my cals.
Just wondering if you know what your cals are for the day?
LOL, I went with the middle because I don't want to be disappointed if it goes up again tomorrow!

I have done a bit of calorie tracking with a not-to-be-mentioned website recently and it seems I generally fall between 1200-1400, 1500 would be high day for me. It's funny, becuase I am not trying to specfically eat low calorie, I'm just not that hungry on this WOE. But I am eating less than I used to.
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Thanks Kimberli33 for the PM and Mistizoom for the Welcome. I'm really happy there is a group that has different plans and yet can
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Well after a loooong weekend (extended to Tuesday ) I have decided that I am ready to finally get this weight off and do it in a way that works for me.

I have tried several diets and have had success with all of them so the problem isn't which one works but rather which one I can stick with.

So I've taken what I've learned over the years of doing many plans and came up with moderate carbs my way.

My eating will vary day to day, there maybe days when all I want is protein, or veggies or both. I drink Atkin's shakes, it gives me that break of monotany. I try to watch for added sugar but will not freak out over a small amount. I refuse to be a food ****!

I will try to listen to my body and eat when I'm hungry and if I'm not then I won't.

SW: 261 (21 lbs away from my highest wt) This makes me sad as I had gotten down to 197.

GW: 175 (may change)

My planned menu today

Atkins Mixed Berry Shake
Pepperoni
Dt Dr. Pepper
water
may drink an Atkins Vanilla shake on the way home if I'm hungry
Dreamfield pasta with ground beef & spaghetti sauce, paramsean cheese
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Adoug, have you tracked calories at all. atkins says ya don't have too, must I gotta say most people do need to know their intake. I can't lose at 1500-1600. at 900-1300 I can lose. It is alot of tweaking to find what works for everyone. I never thought about cals. but Kim mentioned she is eating lower and I realized I had to check my cals.
Just wondering if you know what your cals are for the day?
Yes, I do track cals. I use an app for carb tracking, but it displays cals too. I am for between 1200 and 1300, without regard for exercise.
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have you thought about making that big UP or DOWN jump in cals?

like eat 900 one day and then 1200 the next day and shake up the old body?

I noticed if I eat the 1100-1300 it takes forever to move the weight it seems, but if I hit in there with a very low day or a higher day then back to like 1200 I get that scale moving?

I don't know LOL just trying to get you shaking it up more to tweak a bit.


What is the best way for you to move the scale usually?

for me it really is eating a few days very very low cal. Being that I eat the more decadent higher fat meals I do get stuffed and it is doable.

Like today I am at 897 cals. I am stuffed. I might eat 100 more tonight. right now I doubt I will do dinner. but just decide to do water the rest of the night and in the morning eat good.
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HI Meeha
Low carb our own way. It gets the job done!
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Hey everyone,

welcome meeha!!!

Trigger you are so close to Onderland, kutgw!

As someone mentioned Judd can i ask what is the max and min calorie counts for those UD and DD? Anyone know?

I had one too many pork rinds last night so this morning it show a lb gain. So today being 100% clean and even added 20 mins walking into it. I am so bad with exercising.

Adoug4ho dont give up!! you have done so well, keep at it and the scales will move down again. x

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focus, go to the Dr. Johnson UP Down Diet website.

there is a calculator that you put in your weight etc. and it tells you your down and up calories.

I did it. I am guessing cause it was a while ago, but I think I was 385 cals. on low day, 1600 or so on up day.
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Glad to see you back Adoug4ho
Good Morning Everyone,
Well as of today I am Officially declaring February's goal of 179
Now to keep it in the 170s.New Goal for February 177lbs.
Menu for today
B-was just coffee and some lemon water,had ALOT of early appts.
L-was a lg(probably 2 cup) bowl of Italian Vegetable Beef Soup
D-I was gonna have more soup but thats alot of veggies so probably a ChiliDog and lemonade

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Glad to see you back Adoug4ho
Good Morning Everyone,
Well as of today I am Officially declaring February's goal of 179
Now to keep it in the 170s.New Goal for February 177lbs.
Menu for today
B-was just coffee and some lemon water,had ALOT of early appts.
L-was a lg(probably 2 cup) bowl of Italian Vegetable Beef Soup
D-I was gonna have more soup but thats alot of veggies so probably a ChiliDog and lemonade


Congrats!
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I think that cycling is a good idea. I attempted it a week ago, but it got really confusing when I started adding in workout calories, etc. So I'm going to work on "clean" this week and then consider cycling after that. I think ignoring my workout calories has to be what I do, and it will likely prevent me from overeating b/c I worked out!
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yea alot of times I hear people just ignore the workout cals. don't even think of those. pick a calorie and eat it and whatever exercise you do, don't count it or anything.

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ITS OFFICAL!!
YOU HIT THE FEB. GOAL

good for you!


My Feb goal is 199. so darn close
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ITS OFFICAL!!
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good for you!


My Feb goal is 199. so darn close
You still got plenty of time.I drink all my water w/ lemon in it,It seems to help get rid of the extra water weight we women pack around.I've had lemon water give me a 3-5lb whoosh overnight.
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I agree. I love lemon water and will suck up a ton of it now that you mentioned it. I kinda got away from it, but back into the plan it goes.
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I agree. I love lemon water and will suck up a ton of it now that you mentioned it. I kinda got away from it, but back into the plan it goes.
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You still got plenty of time.I drink all my water w/ lemon in it,It seems to help get rid of the extra water weight we women pack around.I've had lemon water give me a 3-5lb whoosh overnight.
I need to work on this too! I've strayed away.
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I need to work on this too! I've strayed away.
Ya,I never see a good loss w/o drinking my water.
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Congratulations Kim!! thats fantastic!! Kutgw!!

how much lemon water do you drink?
i drink tons and tons of plain water and i thought that would do something.
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Congratulations Kim!! thats fantastic!! Kutgw!!

how much lemon water do you drink?
i drink tons and tons of plain water and i thought that would do something.
You would think so but ive found the lemon makes a world of difference for me.Id say I drink 64 ounces of it most days.
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Kim...... That's Great!
Lemon water I just can't do it without some sweetner. My husband can though with no problem.


Well I hopped on the scale this morning (i weigh myself every morning) and dropped 5lbs!! Not surprised as I was pretty carbed up from days eating junk.

My menu changed from previously posted, I think I'm gonna post my menu the next day of what I ate vs. before.

Yesterday's menu

Atkins Mixed Berry Shake
pepperoni
dt dr pepper
water
3 buffalo chicken legs w/sliced jalapeno and chunky blue cheese dressing
ground beef with spaghetti sauce and parmasean cheese


I'm working from home today and this is when I usually get into trouble b/c I have so much food right under my nose. I'm boiling some eggs now to make devil eggs later on.


I really need to drink more water, I use to get all of my water in at work and only drink diet soda/crytal light at home. Gotta get back to that regimen.


Is anyone exercising?
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Good Morning Ladies!!!
I'm super excited todaydown another lb cementing me solidly in the 170s.
I always drink my coffee black but found the best combo,imo,strong black coffee,1-2TBSP hwc,and 1 TBSP SF butter maple pancake syrup.I'm going to start allowing myself one cup of this a day.So yummy.
I been making a netrition list for payday.I'm wanting to branch out and try some "new" LC recipes because frankly,if this is going to be for life,I need to be able to ENJOY it.
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I want to try these recipes
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LC Cream of tomato soup
LC Tuna "Rice" casserole
LC Zucchini Lasagna pie
LC loaded potato soup
I figure if i dont try them I wont know if I like them or notAnyone try any good recipes?
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I am SO glad to find this thread! You all are so inspiring! I'm new here at LCF's and just finding my way around.

The low carb my way plan is exactly what I'm doing. I've been following Dukan since the 5th of Jan and am down 17 lbs, but there are certain things that just don't work long term with that plan. I've kind of been moderating it on my own for the past couple weeks and still lost a few more lbs. Low carb my way is definitely a livable, life long plan!

I look forward to reading about everyone's success!

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I am SO glad to find this thread! You all are so inspiring! I'm new here at LCF's and just finding my way around.

The low carb my way plan is exactly what I'm doing. I've been following Dukan since the 5th of Jan and am down 17 lbs, but there are certain things that just don't work long term with that plan. I've kind of been moderating it on my own for the past couple weeks and still lost a few more lbs. Low carb my way is definitely a livable, life long plan!

I look forward to reading about everyone's success!

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Kim...... That's Great!
Lemon water I just can't do it without some sweetner. My husband can though with no problem.


Well I hopped on the scale this morning (i weigh myself every morning) and dropped 5lbs!! Not surprised as I was pretty carbed up from days eating junk.

My menu changed from previously posted, I think I'm gonna post my menu the next day of what I ate vs. before.

Yesterday's menu

Atkins Mixed Berry Shake
pepperoni
dt dr pepper
water
3 buffalo chicken legs w/sliced jalapeno and chunky blue cheese dressing
ground beef with spaghetti sauce and parmasean cheese


I'm working from home today and this is when I usually get into trouble b/c I have so much food right under my nose. I'm boiling some eggs now to make devil eggs later on.


I really need to drink more water, I use to get all of my water in at work and only drink diet soda/crytal light at home. Gotta get back to that regimen.


Is anyone exercising?
Meeha,Sorry didnt see your post earlier5lbs is AWESOME.I often add Splenda to my lemon water...helps me drink it.No "formal" exercise here yet,but I will be adding it when I get closer to my goal.So many exercisers seem to stall...and although I know why(water weight,muscles),it still discourages me.I am a big advocate of light weight lifting and will add it to tone up.

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Welcome Lori! you have done really well so far, kutgw and post on here often.

kim do you only drink lemon water or do you drink plain water on top of your 64oz lemon water?

Went swimming for the first time last week in over 5 years. love it!! really tired me out but i enjoyed every minute. Going again tonight. Going to try and do that once a week. Other days am going to try and walk more but even something simple and easy like that i don't do as much as i should x
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Meeha 5lbs loss!! brilliant!! thats so good. well done you! x
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