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Kimberli33 02-05-2013 09:58 AM

Low Carb-Our Way
 
:welcome:
After seeing the replies to the post in the Main Lobby I decided it might be nice to start a support thread.This thread is loosely based,just a place to share our plan,ideas,questions,suggestions and support.Hope you will join us.:)
I guess you could say I do a plan based off of Atkins,but not exactly Atkins as im not following the ladder traditionally speaking.I eat 20-30 carbs most days(will be seeing if I can add more soon),I also eat sweet potato,yogurt,enjoy Crystal Lite and the Atkins Bars, I dont sweat hidden sugars but do remove all known sugars and flour from my diet.I think im doing good.I reinducted on Jan 27th after several failed attempts at Atkins by the book and as of today im down 7lbs!!:sing:
I know alot of people say im looking to fail but I judge my success by the fact
#1 Im NOT hungry at all!!
#2 NO cravings
#3 Im losing weight
#4 I feel good with this woe

Ok today
B-coffee (im really not hungry so im not forcing food)
L-Little Smokies cooked in butter and sf maple syrup-:love:
Celery and Ranch
D-Idk yet:dunno:

Im currently 185
Feb goal 179

Trigger828 02-05-2013 10:30 AM

Hi Kim. Great idea for a thread. I am Karen from the Southeast.

I lost 70 lbs on low fat/low cal. but over a few years gained back 50 of it because I was starving. I could not maintain that lifestyle.

I researched low carb plans because I remember my Dad mentioning Atkins a long time ago. So I have soaked up alot of info regarding low carb diets and best ways to succeed/tips/tricks and more. People's experiences sure help one when trying to work their way around food plans.

I am also very loosely based on atkins. I started atkin induction, did well, and about the 7th or so week I started stalling. trying to walk the carb ladder a bit. following their rules. nothing helped but staying at induction levels. I won't accept that just yet. so I let another 5 weeks or so go by and now it is MY PLAN. I will make this succeed on my terms.

I went rogue and am doing my own plan now. Since I did that I have dropped 4lbs very fast.

thanks Kim for starting this thread. I believe we can sure help each other.

so far today is:

bacon--5 slices
lunch---5 fried chicken wings with buffalo sauce. OMG delish and first time. I had grease flying everywhere :) but these will stay on my menu!

dinner will be ribeye on the grill (smaller portion) so I can be sure to eat alot of veggies.

I don't want anyone to faint when I say tomorrow morning I am re-introducing A SMALL bagel into my breakfast.

Since I am staying at no higher than 30 carbs, a 1/2 of a half of a mini bagel is 6 carbs.
I want to see what it does to me :) I will let ya all know lol


and Kim with this list:
I know alot of people say im looking to fail but I judge my success by the fact
#1 Im NOT hungry at all!!
#2 NO cravings
#3 Im losing weight
#4 I feel good with this woe--------I don't see how you can fail here. You covered many key problems in ''diets'' and you are eating the foods you enjoy. that is win/win to me.

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 10:59 AM

Glad to see you here Karen:hiya:
I think we can really help each other with this.Interested to see what the bagel does.My appetite right now is GONE.Ate 1/2 my lunch and gave the rest to my grandson.He liked it:laugh:
Im 42,mother to 3 girls and grandma of 5(almost 6 :) )and from the NW.Raised in Washington and live in Montana.

Trigger828 02-05-2013 11:40 AM

Kim is that your pic in the avatar. NO WAY you are a grandma. You look very young! Good for you lucky lady! I am 51 :) ugh. and have a 7 year old daughter. HA


yea I want to see if introducing very very little bread at any time will stall me or be ok. I will keep the days eating clean and experiment a bit. If I do it slow, I know if I don't lose I can correct it quickly and easily.

Mistizoom 02-05-2013 11:49 AM

Hello! Great idea for a thread. I've been doing low carb (this time!) for just over 2.5 months and have lost almost 30 lbs. I don't count carbs, or anything else for that matter but I try to keep the carbs as low as possible. I don't eat grains and I try not to eat any added sugars or foods high in natural sugars (though I am still occassionally having diet Arizona Arnold Palmers ice tea/lemondade packets - 2 g sugar each - trying to kick this habit). I don't eat starchy vegetables like potatoes, peas, corn, beans. I try to eat high quality fats and keep my overall food intake/calories and protein moderate.

I have PCOS for which I take metformin - it got my insulin into normal range but eating low carb has helped control my other PCOS symptoms for the first time.

I'm not on Atkins but I feel like the Atkins poster child lately:

Breakfast - usually an Atkins shake (Daybreak 10 g protein or Advantage 15 g protein), today was a creamy chocolate Daybreak shake

Lunch - today was an Atkins frozen meal - Italian Sausage Primavera. I also like Jimmy John's lettuce wraps or Chipotle salads (no beans/no rice). I'm terrible about making lunch or taking leftovers, though I do that sometimes.

Supper - usually a meat and a vegetable, sometimes salad. Not sure what will be tonight yet.

I'm 43, my DH is also eating low carb and he's 48. I have a son age 10 who also needs to eat low carb, he's inherited our insulin resistance genes :( We're working to help him understand why healthy eating choices are important.

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Trigger828 (Post 16241073)
Kim is that your pic in the avatar. NO WAY you are a grandma. You look very young! Good for you lucky lady! I am 51 :) ugh. and have a 7 year old daughter. HA


yea I want to see if introducing very very little bread at any time will stall me or be ok. I will keep the days eating clean and experiment a bit. If I do it slow, I know if I don't lose I can correct it quickly and easily.

Yes,its me,its current(within the yr.),and thank-you.Have you tried the josephs lavish bread??Very good and lc friendly.

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mistizoom (Post 16241103)
Hello! Great idea for a thread. I've been doing low carb (this time!) for just over 2.5 months and have lost almost 30 lbs. I don't count carbs, or anything else for that matter but I try to keep the carbs as low as possible. I don't eat grains and I try not to eat any added sugars or foods high in natural sugars (though I am still occassionally having diet Arizona Arnold Palmers ice tea/lemondade packets - 2 g sugar each - trying to kick this habit). I don't eat starchy vegetables like potatoes, peas, corn, beans. I try to eat high quality fats and keep my overall food intake/calories and protein moderate.

I have PCOS for which I take metformin - it got my insulin into normal range but eating low carb has helped control my other PCOS symptoms for the first time.

I'm not on Atkins but I feel like the Atkins poster child lately:

Breakfast - usually an Atkins shake (Daybreak 10 g protein or Advantage 15 g protein), today was a creamy chocolate Daybreak shake

Lunch - today was an Atkins frozen meal - Italian Sausage Primavera. I also like Jimmy John's lettuce wraps or Chipotle salads (no beans/no rice). I'm terrible about making lunch or taking leftovers, though I do that sometimes.

Supper - usually a meat and a vegetable, sometimes salad. Not sure what will be tonight yet.

I'm 43, my DH is also eating low carb and he's 48. I have a son age 10 who also needs to eat low carb, he's inherited our insulin resistance genes :( We're working to help him understand why healthy eating choices are important.

Hi Misti-:welcome:
My DH is on the bandwagon too and that helps alot.No BIG temptations in our house.I have no idea what im eating today...Im so NOT hungry.:eek:I know this will pass so im just going with it for now,tomorrow I might want to eat our horse:D.Heck I been on these boards for years:o so I know how that works..lol

Kenny's Wife 02-05-2013 12:25 PM

Hi Kim! I just joined today and found your thread! I like your thinking!
I have been doing a combo of Atkins and Keto, it works for me and I am planning to continue as long as I see success!
I agree totally with only eating when hungry, and of course we need to know what the difference of hunger and boredom are too! I now ask myself the question "are you bored or hungry" every time I want to put food in my mouth.
Your avatar pic is great, and you look way to young to be a grandma!
So, I turn 50 this year and am wanting to enter that decade thinner than I did at 40.

Trigger828 02-05-2013 12:41 PM

Hi Misti and HI Kenny's wife. this thread should be great for all of us!!!

dejaht 02-05-2013 12:54 PM

Hi all, great thread. I've run out of time so just popping in to say hey and I'll be back later...

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Kenny's Wife (Post 16241207)
Hi Kim! I just joined today and found your thread! I like your thinking!
I have been doing a combo of Atkins and Keto, it works for me and I am planning to continue as long as I see success!
I agree totally with only eating when hungry, and of course we need to know what the difference of hunger and boredom are too! I now ask myself the question "are you bored or hungry" every time I want to put food in my mouth.
Your avatar pic is great, and you look way to young to be a grandma!
So, I turn 50 this year and am wanting to enter that decade thinner than I did at 40.

:welcome:Hi KennysWife,Glad you are joining us.Thanks for the compliment:love:.
Bordom can be a problem but we are on right track(eat when hungry) and you can so make your goal to be thinner at 50!!My goal is to be comfortable in a tshirt,tank,ect this summer.:cool:

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dejaht (Post 16241280)
Hi all, great thread. I've run out of time so just popping in to say hey and I'll be back later...

:welcome:Glad to see you.

Adoug4ho 02-05-2013 07:11 PM

Um......I love this thread! When I first joined I got a lot of "read the books, pick a plan advice" which I get. I'm a huge proponent of knowledge is power. However, for this to be a permanent change, I have to make it work for me. I lost 60 lbs on WW, but gained about 30 back over time. I was eating low points, low nutritional value foods.

Now I feel like I know me. I'm an enlightened version of me. Carbs are a trigger for me, and wheat wreaks havoc. I've made changes using everything I've read and it's fab! Weight loss isn't super speedy, but enough to keep a girl happy! :)

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adoug4ho (Post 16242137)
Um......I love this thread! When I first joined I got a lot of "read the books, pick a plan advice" which I get. I'm a huge proponent of knowledge is power. However, for this to be a permanent change, I have to make it work for me. I lost 60 lbs on WW, but gained about 30 back over time. I was eating low points, low nutritional value foods.

Now I feel like I know me. I'm an enlightened version of me. Carbs are a trigger for me, and wheat wreaks havoc. I've made changes using everything I've read and it's fab! Weight loss isn't super speedy, but enough to keep a girl happy! :)

:welcome:Nice to see you,Post often.

Kimberli33 02-05-2013 07:22 PM

Well today went pretty well.didnt have much of n appetite all day,meals turned out like this...
B-coffee
S-1/2 Atkins Advantage Bar
L- 4 lil smokies and 2 strips green pepper
S-1/2 Atkins Advantage Bar
D- Chili Dog and Peach CL Tea

Mistizoom 02-05-2013 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Adoug4ho (Post 16242137)
Um......I love this thread! When I first joined I got a lot of "read the books, pick a plan advice" which I get. I'm a huge proponent of knowledge is power. However, for this to be a permanent change, I have to make it work for me. I lost 60 lbs on WW, but gained about 30 back over time. I was eating low points, low nutritional value foods.

Now I feel like I know me. I'm an enlightened version of me. Carbs are a trigger for me, and wheat wreaks havoc. I've made changes using everything I've read and it's fab! Weight loss isn't super speedy, but enough to keep a girl happy! :)

:goodpost:

I totally agree with all of this! As I said in the thread that inspired Kim to start this one, this is the first time I have realized I am eating this way for life. It's not a diet. I need to figure out what works and what doesn't, and not beat myself up for breaking someone else's food rules. It's kind of funny actually because in general I am a "rule follower" and when I've lost weight in the past it is because I stuck to the prescribed eating plan to a T. This time it feels very different to me, which is a good thing.

Kimberli33 02-06-2013 05:00 AM

Good Morning Ladies:hiya:
Early start to my day today!!:laugh:Seems when ketosis kicks in I require less sleep.Must say I am feeling great.I dont know where my weight is today (but I feel skinnier:D)
I am not a frequent weigher...I weigh every 7-10 days.I figure that way I will see a larger loss overall:pScales can really mess with me if I let them.:cry:So less scale,more of what I know to do,and the magic pill called TIME.:cool:
Today is a busy day for me.Chiropractor first thing(and what a help that has been), then more appts.I also need to stop and get more water.This is the only woe where I truely get in enough fluids.NEVER enough water in our house now.:mad:Need to buy it by the truck load.

Thinking my plan looks something like this-
430 am:eek: coffee and more coffee
B-Atkins Bar(Im going to prove these DONT stall everyone..lol) on the road
L-finger steak and cucs
D-idk yet
Very little hunger at all,eating has been a bit of a chore in fact:eek:
I will be checking in later,hope to hear from you all soon.
Kim

Trigger828 02-06-2013 05:50 AM

Hi everyone!!

bad news. my father in law passed away last night. lost his fight with cancer. He was a very nice man and will be missed greatly. We have alot to handle right now. I will be off the thread for a bit but I will not be leaving it.

My lc way of life has not waivered. I am solid in this and tragedy won't upset the apple cart for me. All is ok.

I will be back when we get thru the final stages of handling this.


everyone be good, take care of youself and stay strong!

Kimberli33 02-06-2013 06:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trigger828 (Post 16242707)
Hi everyone!!

bad news. my father in law passed away last night. lost his fight with cancer. He was a very nice man and will be missed greatly. We have alot to handle right now. I will be off the thread for a bit but I will not be leaving it.

My lc way of life has not waivered. I am solid in this and tragedy won't upset the apple cart for me. All is ok.

I will be back when we get thru the final stages of handling this.


everyone be good, take care of youself and stay strong!

:hugs:PRAYING for you all.Im so sorry Karen.I HATE Cancer.It has hit our family hard as well.Lost a niece and a sister-in-law in Sept. and Oct of 2012.My Grandma and Uncle in 2004 and another sil in 2009.Hope you feel better soon.We will miss your posts.:console:

2BoysMom 02-06-2013 08:10 AM

Hi all - I am Marianne, I live in Las Vegas with my husband and 2 boys.

I, like Kim, have been on these boards forever, and have been on and off more diets than I can count. I first did low carb about 9 years ago, and lost 50 lbs. I kept it off for quite a while, but eventually just got tired of it, honestly, and while I didn't gain all the weight back, came just 7-10 lbs shy of it.

Then I started trying calorie counting, heavy exercising, JUDDD - and while all worked short term, none of them "stuck" for me. So I am back again.

I know, though, that all of the rules and ladders and such will just make me crazy.

So - "my way" is - well, just eating low carb. No sugars, starches, all the usual suspects.

I eat an occasional Atkins bar, have a refrigerator full or protein shakes (which actually helps when I am not hungry, but know I should probably eat something), and love my low carb tortillas (ok, so, that does count as a starch - but I did say this was MY way!) and Diet Juices. I even eat cheese - without limit, but also don't go insane with it.

I just want to make this as easy and simple as possible.

I just started again last Sat - and even for the Super Bowl had a load of delicious LC foods that EVERYONE enjoyed, and that I am still working on eating throughout the week.

I am trying to keep my weigh in's down to once a week, so don't know how things have gone yet - but I have very, very little appetite, and have been FREEZING a good deal of the time, so am assuming those are good signs. :)

(And I was up at 0 dark thirty this morning so had an Atkins bar for breakfast with a coffee with sugar free creamer, Splenda and Coconut Oil! Shhhhhh - don't tell! ) :)

Mistizoom 02-06-2013 10:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trigger828 (Post 16242707)
Hi everyone!!

bad news. my father in law passed away last night. lost his fight with cancer. He was a very nice man and will be missed greatly. We have alot to handle right now. I will be off the thread for a bit but I will not be leaving it.

My lc way of life has not waivered. I am solid in this and tragedy won't upset the apple cart for me. All is ok.

I will be back when we get thru the final stages of handling this.


everyone be good, take care of youself and stay strong!

Very sorry to hear this Trigger. Your family is in my thoughts.

focus83 02-06-2013 12:24 PM

Sorry to hear about your loss Trigger.

Hi all, just joined the site today and I like you all am just low carbing my way. Ive always ate low carb in the past, attempted atkins several times failing to have a clean induction every time and giving up. Thats why this time ive decided just to do it my way so there arent rules that ive broken which make me think i have failed if that makes sense. I basically dont eat any of the main carb food like potato, flour, rice and pasta. I dont carb count but i do watch out for how much carbs are in things so that i can make wiser choices about what i will eat. Been back on low carbing since 1st Jan this year, lost 12 lbs in total so far, and 3 inches around the waist.

x

Kimberli33 02-06-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2BoysMom (Post 16242971)
Hi all - I am Marianne, I live in Las Vegas with my husband and 2 boys.

I, like Kim, have been on these boards forever, and have been on and off more diets than I can count. I first did low carb about 9 years ago, and lost 50 lbs. I kept it off for quite a while, but eventually just got tired of it, honestly, and while I didn't gain all the weight back, came just 7-10 lbs shy of it.

Then I started trying calorie counting, heavy exercising, JUDDD - and while all worked short term, none of them "stuck" for me. So I am back again.

I know, though, that all of the rules and ladders and such will just make me crazy.

So - "my way" is - well, just eating low carb. No sugars, starches, all the usual suspects.

I eat an occasional Atkins bar, have a refrigerator full or protein shakes (which actually helps when I am not hungry, but know I should probably eat something), and love my low carb tortillas (ok, so, that does count as a starch - but I did say this was MY way!) and Diet Juices. I even eat cheese - without limit, but also don't go insane with it.

I just want to make this as easy and simple as possible.

I just started again last Sat - and even for the Super Bowl had a load of delicious LC foods that EVERYONE enjoyed, and that I am still working on eating throughout the week.

I am trying to keep my weigh in's down to once a week, so don't know how things have gone yet - but I have very, very little appetite, and have been FREEZING a good deal of the time, so am assuming those are good signs. :)

(And I was up at 0 dark thirty this morning so had an Atkins bar for breakfast with a coffee with sugar free creamer, Splenda and Coconut Oil! Shhhhhh - don't tell! ) :)

:welcome:Marianne,
I really enjoy the tortillas as well.I havent tried them yet this go around but I think they are a nice change of pace.Joseph's Lavash Bread is my fav. and then Mama Lupes:love:

Kimberli33 02-06-2013 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by focus83 (Post 16243666)
Sorry to hear about your loss Trigger.

Hi all, just joined the site today and I like you all am just low carbing my way. Ive always ate low carb in the past, attempted atkins several times failing to have a clean induction every time and giving up. Thats why this time ive decided just to do it my way so there arent rules that ive broken which make me think i have failed if that makes sense. I basically dont eat any of the main carb food like potato, flour, rice and pasta. I dont carb count but i do watch out for how much carbs are in things so that i can make wiser choices about what i will eat. Been back on low carbing since 1st Jan this year, lost 12 lbs in total so far, and 3 inches around the waist.

x

:welcome:
12lbs is Awesome.Sounds like you are off to a good start.:up:I'm the exact same way I do better not letting a bit of pancake mix in my omlette or Corn syrup in a dressing cause me to feel like a failure.I TRY to avoid what I know is bad and dont sweat the small stuff,and guess what??Its actually working!:up:

Adoug4ho 02-06-2013 05:53 PM

Karen, sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you
~Abbi

Welcome new friends!!!!

Kenny's Wife 02-06-2013 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2BoysMom (Post 16242971)
Hi all - I am Marianne, I live in Las Vegas with my husband and 2 boys.

I, like Kim, have been on these boards forever, and have been on and off more diets than I can count. I first did low carb about 9 years ago, and lost 50 lbs. I kept it off for quite a while, but eventually just got tired of it, honestly, and while I didn't gain all the weight back, came just 7-10 lbs shy of it.

Then I started trying calorie counting, heavy exercising, JUDDD - and while all worked short term, none of them "stuck" for me. So I am back again.

I know, though, that all of the rules and ladders and such will just make me crazy.

So - "my way" is - well, just eating low carb. No sugars, starches, all the usual suspects.

I eat an occasional Atkins bar, have a refrigerator full or protein shakes (which actually helps when I am not hungry, but know I should probably eat something), and love my low carb tortillas (ok, so, that does count as a starch - but I did say this was MY way!) and Diet Juices. I even eat cheese - without limit, but also don't go insane with it.

I just want to make this as easy and simple as possible.

I just started again last Sat - and even for the Super Bowl had a load of delicious LC foods that EVERYONE enjoyed, and that I am still working on eating throughout the week.

I am trying to keep my weigh in's down to once a week, so don't know how things have gone yet - but I have very, very little appetite, and have been FREEZING a good deal of the time, so am assuming those are good signs. :)

(And I was up at 0 dark thirty this morning so had an Atkins bar for breakfast with a coffee with sugar free creamer, Splenda and Coconut Oil! Shhhhhh - don't tell! ) :)

:welcome:
Welcome! I am new to the group too! Looking forward to seeing your journey! I just discovered coconut oil...oh how I just love it!:love:

Kenny's Wife 02-06-2013 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trigger828 (Post 16242707)
Hi everyone!!

bad news. my father in law passed away last night. lost his fight with cancer. He was a very nice man and will be missed greatly. We have alot to handle right now. I will be off the thread for a bit but I will not be leaving it.

My lc way of life has not waivered. I am solid in this and tragedy won't upset the apple cart for me. All is ok.

I will be back when we get thru the final stages of handling this.


everyone be good, take care of youself and stay strong!

Sorry to hear of your loss! Will be praying for you and your family during this time!

Adoug4ho 02-07-2013 07:46 PM

So, today I had a late work meeting where my boss ordered pizzas for the teachers that came to my committee meeting. I grabbed two (one supreme and one pepperoni) and promptly ate the toppings and ditched the rest. NO second thoughts about it! It was crazy. The bready crust and bottom didn't even appeal to me!!!

Trigger828 02-08-2013 04:39 AM

way to go on that pizza. that is exactly what I do. you get the pizza taste and no of the nasty white flour carbs! yummy!

Adoug, I see you are close to ONEderland. I am 205 right now and knocking on the ONEderland door also. MAN I CAN'T WAIT !!!!




Time crunch cause of father in laws funeral. happening on Monday with viewing/service, then Tues is burial service at VA cemertary. VA cemetary has limited burial times and it is dragging out this whole process. but it is ok. everyone is hanging in there. the little things that have to be handled are alot and driving us crazy. there is alot to do!

Eating out alot right now cause it seems we were running around like chickens with our heads cut off getting everything done. run to the register to copy of discharge papers for military burial, then off to the funeral home, flowers, this and that and this and that.
Sodium has got me right now :) never ate off plan. yesterday we went to Japanese restaurant. everyone got their plate piled high with rice...I got extra veggies but soaked it in soy sauce. retaining water like crazy lol but holding strong on my lc plan. haven't even thought of eating off it.

THANKS EVERYONE for the well wishes. hard times when this stuff happens but we are getting thru. I can't wait til all is settled and I can get back and chat up our lc ways and we rock down the scale.
see ya later alligators :)

ChocolateBerriez 02-08-2013 07:11 AM

Hey Everyone! It's been a looooonnnngggg time since I've attempted to really commit to doing the low carb. My willpower has been null and void! LOL But today, I've made the commitment to stick to it no matter what! I did very well years ago on it and its been the only thing that has truly worked for me. And through the trying of other diets, i.e. juicing, moderation, 3 day etc... I have done nothing but starved, craved and eventually put all my weight plus some back on! I'm through with that, smh, on to what works for ME, not what other people feel may work, but what I and my body know what works.

I commit to joining you on this journey. May we all attain the look, feel and loss that we desire!

Much Love and Many Blessings,
Vee


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