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Old 03-23-2014, 05:28 PM   #451
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Congrats Tammy on the additional 3 pounds!! I might try going dairy free Try.... lol


I finally lost 50 lbs! I lost 5 pounds this week, so that put me at 293.4! I couldn't believe it! I am about a quarter of the way of where I need to be, but now instead of saying I need to lose 200 pounds I can say 150 A lot but not as intimidating I need to do measurements, but I can finally tell that I am shrinking.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:53 PM   #452
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Congrats Tammy on the additional 3 pounds!! I might try going dairy free Try.... lol


I finally lost 50 lbs! I lost 5 pounds this week, so that put me at 293.4! I couldn't believe it! I am about a quarter of the way of where I need to be, but now instead of saying I need to lose 200 pounds I can say 150 A lot but not as intimidating I need to do measurements, but I can finally tell that I am shrinking.
LaVella, that is AWESOME!!!!! 50 pounds is incredible!!! I am so impressed.....you have overcome some tremendous challenges to accomplish this and I find it very inspiring.....keep up the great work!!
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #453
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Congrats Tammy on the additional 3 pounds!! I might try going dairy free Try.... lol


I finally lost 50 lbs! I lost 5 pounds this week, so that put me at 293.4! I couldn't believe it! I am about a quarter of the way of where I need to be, but now instead of saying I need to lose 200 pounds I can say 150 A lot but not as intimidating I need to do measurements, but I can finally tell that I am shrinking.
La Vella. That's amazing. Am so happy for you.
Your success puts the biggest smile on my face. Not only because it gives me hope that we can all overcome but because I know how you must feel.
You did it. A quarter down is a huge accomplishment.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #454
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Tammy- wow! You make dairy free look good. 3 pounds in 4 days is impressive. I wish I could cut back on my cream. I think I'd have the same results. But I haven't found a good replacement yet. Even just to reduce my cream by a third i think would give me good results and most important i think I could live with that.

Can't wait for your final tally tomorrow.
How's your tinnitus? Have you had any improvement yet?

Really happy for you . I'm kinda shocked. I didn't expect the results your seeing.
Absolutely amazing.

Oh btw cancelled my second date. Not sure what I'm going to do with it. Need to really make some changes. I'm doing a lot of thinking. Wish it weren't so. But it is. I'm glad I'm at least aware if it now.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #455
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Lea, Good for you canceling the second date. You deserve more than to spend an evening with someone you don't particularly enjoy!!! I have to agree with you, I wasn't expecting the results of dropping the dairy to be quite so dramatic either. I'm sure much of the weight was water weight as my body readjusted, but I'm also not nearly as congested as I usually am, and my system isn't as "stopped up" if you know what I mean! For me the biggest concern was losing the coffee creamer, but I must say that the coconut cream (in the can not the carton) does the trick....it's very thick and creamy and I don't think it's tastes coconutty at all.

Well ladies, how's everyone else doing on this Monday morning?? It's very dark and cloudy here.....no rain forecasted, but it sure looks like it wants to! I'm right on the water front, just up the hill from the Port of Los Angeles and I've been hearing all of the ships blow their fog horns this morning......that's pretty cool!

Have a great day all, I'm off to work, I shall try to check in later!
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:52 AM   #456
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Ugg..bad week. Starting over. I guess I just need to keep starting over, huh? Someday it will stick!
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:12 AM   #457
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Down a little this morning hopefully it means good things are to come! Really trying to start fresh this morning.

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Old 03-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #458
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:59 AM   #459
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I'm still holding steady on the scale. It's been 10 days now on Phase 3 and I haven't had to have a correction day yet. That REALLY excites me! Although for some reason I'd just like to have a steak day to see if the scale drops a little more, but I suppose that's a bad thing to do.......

I made coconut flour tortillas last night so I could have tacos with the family. I was a little surprised to see that the scale didn't move, as I thought maybe I would be "up" a little bit and was preparing for a steak day. Hoping the scale doesn't shoot up tomorrow, as I've read before that it could take a day or two for the scale to reflect a "cheat". I also had a piece of paleo chocolate bundt cake that I made for my sons 3rd birthday with some raw cinnamon whipped cream that I added a little organic coconut sugar too. So right now I'm doing a happy dance, while not trying to get a "big" head about it. I shall definitely eat high protein/fat today to stay on track.

I was away for two days at families and didn't take my scale, but stayed on track. We even went to the bar and ate dinner with the family. Steak salad was consumed on my plate and it was SO HARD to refrain from eating a basket of french fries. I LOVE FRENCH FRIES!! I did it though.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:10 AM   #461
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Well I'm ecstatic. A whole pound. I am SO happy. I worked really hard this week. I was able to control my treat day in Saturday. Josephs lavish breads with coconut oil and sweetner really hit the spot. Had a few other things and made myself taste and enjoy everything. Will be making this a permanent addition to treat day as a substitute for pretzels.intend to made some salted next. I really think limiting calories on treat day is what I need to do. I'm still working on it. Haven't given up yet. Each week I'm closer to being content with my eating habits. This time I will not sabotage myself. I refuse to be discouraged.

Tammy, Mariah: way to go, ladies. your hard work is paying off.

Amy p- we all have phases when weight loss is difficult. Think about one thing you could change. Something small and do it. Take it one thing at a time. You'll be back in track before you now it. You can do this today.

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Old 03-24-2014, 10:16 AM   #462
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Well I'm ecstatic. A whole pound. I am SO happy. I worked really hard this week. I was able to control my treat day on Saturday. Josephs lavish breads baked in the oven with coconut oil and sweetener really hit the spot. Had a few other things and made myself taste and enjoy everything. Will be making this a permanent addition to treat day as a substitute for pretzels and cereal. intend to make some salted ones next. I really think limiting carbs and calories on treat day is what I need to do. I'm still working on it. Haven't given up yet. Each week I'm closer to being content with my eating habits. This time I will not sabotage myself. I refuse to be discouraged.

Tammy, Mariah: way to go, ladies. your hard work is paying off.

Amy p- we all have phases when weight loss is difficult. Think about one thing you could change. Something small and do it. Take it one thing at a time. You'll be back on track before you now it. You can do this today.

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Don't give up.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:39 PM   #463
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #465
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Hahaha. Yup, the devil/Satan always comes back and tries to trick you. You are the second person I've heard say this. When I first heard it, it had a delayed impact on me. When I thought about it, I was amazed by how true it was.
I never forget that the devil is lurking. Waiting.

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Hi everybody I'm knarckered.. Its almost 1:00AM, sorry I have been AWOL.
I walked 19.4 miles today.
Something scared the hell outta me, when it resolved, I just needed to walk all that anxiety off me.
I did 10miles in the morning and Ive just come in from 9.4miles.
I'll weigh and post in the morning ...sorry about that.
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Hi everybody I'm knarckered.. Its almost 1:00AM, sorry I have been AWOL.
I walked 19.4 miles today.
Something scared the hell outta me, when it resolved, I just needed to walk all that anxiety off me.
I did 10miles in the morning and Ive just come in from 9.4miles.
I'll weigh and post in the morning ...sorry about that.
Oh my goodness Rob, I hope you're ok!!!! We're here for you!!!
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hope2bthin- Thanks! I know in the summer at the ball games sunflower seeds are a life saver for me! Now they come in all kinds of flavors, which is good to switch things up. I haven't come across any that add carbs to the count yet, so I am still good to go with those!

vella_marie- I understand all too well about stress and how it can effect your weight loss, even if you don't consume anything too carby, stress and depression cause the body itself and release of certain chemicals in the body can really mess things up. Add to that if you do stress eat or drink a couple alcoholic drinks, the scale will not be your friend. However, do not beat yourself up, just hop back on the LC wagon and drink lots & lots of water! Thanks for the keto stick heads up, I will go find some. I will never get away from the dining out due to our crazy hectic schedule right now. Grabbing food out on the road is a necessity. I just have to be extra vigilant, and if that fails, I will need to get in some extra steps on my fitbit! CONGRATS ON YOUR WEIGHT LOSS!!!

Rob - I hope that whatever scared you has resolved itself and that everything with you is okay! Almost 20 miles... WOW! I could not do that, my plantar fasciitis would be killing me.

Thanks to all who commented on where to find those blasted keto sticks! I will go get some this weekend. We just drove to AL to bring our daughter home for her whopping 3 days of spring break. Softball doesn't lend itself to partying it up over spring break! We also finally have deployment orders for Rambo. So it's good that our daughter got to come home to see him before he flies out. The remainder of this week is going to be one heck of a time. Hopefully after, I will be able to get back on the losing track with my weight. Keep your fingers crossed that I don't fall head first into a sleeping depression, I HATE when that happens!!!
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Thanks Tammy...I am fine now. I am so lucky to have you guys,. the support I get here is invaluable. I am so lucky.
How have you been? I am yet to eat my coconut cream. I was going to bake, and use it as topping.... but the only online place I know who ships at an affordable price from the US, still hasn't got oatfibre in stock till mid April. They said a month ago that, it would be available today, but when I checked today, its now another date. I tried a few other online places..the prices were ridiculous for shipping... some would charge me $67 to ship 4lbs of the thing to here. Whereas this place I use charge only $4 for up to 80lb weight by DHL. I will wait.

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Feel better and get some rest.
Hope everything is alright.
Thanks hon...How are your Parents...Is your Mum out of the hospital? How are you doing, don't forget to baby you, caring people tend to look after themselves last...please remember "only a full cup overflows" so you don't run dry, taking care of your loved ones, whilst your own needs suffer.

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Hugs, Rob! Hope your situation resolved okay. 20 miles..that's a lot of walking.
Thanks Amy...It has resolved. what a relief.
about my walking...the sad thing is I do all these miles, the weight drops off me alright...but I eat it all back..... And its not with gourmet food at all...cookies and cheese. I just scoff those blooming things like a crack addict when the mood takes me.
Luckily since I stopped those hellish shakes..the weight has been going down...I still stray far too often, to allow the effort I put in with my wolks to show in its full glory.
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".....Gained a bit due to some physiology as well as an order or two of french fries. :-O
I know that feeling....any carb I as much glance at, just drags all the water around my zip code, and sticks to me and scale weight skyrockets.that's my story and Im sticking to itThank God for my new found equanimity when it comes to scale readings these days.
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".......Rob - I hope that whatever scared you has resolved itself and that everything with you is okay! Almost 20 miles... WOW! I could not do that, my plantar fasciitis would be killing me......
Thanks a lot for your loving support....You gals rock...
Mehn I feel for you with those blooming PF...8yrs ago I had PF and boy....did it hurt. I would stand up and hobble for at least 20mins with the pain...cutting back on sodium gave me relief.
Then one day, I realised I had not had the pain for a while...it had disappeared just as suddenly as it had appeared.

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"....Down a little this morning hopefully it means good things are to come! Really trying to start fresh this morning.
Well done Mariah...most important is your mindset...this journey is 99% about perception. Your attitude is a winning one...it engenders success.
Hitting the emotional refresh button is great for this journey of ours....Stops the rut of obsession with numbers from setting in.

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Rob thinking of you. I hope everything is okay.
Thanks luv...I am doing OK...I am back to normal now. Your concern means so much to me...I am grateful.
How have you been?


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Congrats Tammy on the additional 3 pounds!! I might try going dairy free Try.... lol
I finally lost 50 lbs! I lost 5 pounds this week, so that put me at 293.4! I couldn't believe it! I am about a quarter of the way of where I need to be, but now instead of saying I need to lose 200 pounds I can say 150 A lot but not as intimidating I need to do measurements, but I can finally tell that I am shrinking.
.......Congratulations.
You are doing so very very well...and with such discipline too....You inspire us all. With the amount you have on your plate...I would have caved. You are one focused woman...Well done. You are truly and inspiration.

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I'm still holding steady on the scale. It's been 10 days now on Phase 3 and I haven't had to have a correction day yet.
".......Well done. I hear that maintenance is a beast...you are doing great.
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I made coconut flour tortillas last night so I could have tacos with the family
I find my coconut flour is too grainy....I will keep hunting till I find a fine milled one to my taste.

Ladies you are all doing so well...I am so proud of us all.
We have slayed this dragon of overweight...no doubt about that.
Well done all.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:11 PM   #474
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Hi ladies!

Rob, I'm so glad you're doing better today!! We're lucky to have you too, we love you!!!!

Good job this week to everyone who lost! Way to go, that is proof that perseverance and hard work DOES pay off!!

Those who gained....those were all small gains, nothing that some extra water and clean eating can't wipe out.....you can do this!!!!!

I hope everyone's doing well, things are good here.....today is day 6 of Dairy free and it's going well.....I found a WONDERFUL shredded Mozzarella substitute that I used tonight on a stuffed portabella that I made for dinner and I have to tell you....it melted and turned golden under the broiler just like Mozzarella, it pulled just like Mozzarella and it tasted just like Mozzarella.....it was REALLY good!! I fully intend to keep this dairy free thing going for at least 4 weeks.....and at this rate I may never go back to dairy!

Well I hope everyone's doing well......check in when you can!
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:28 PM   #475
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Hello Beautifuls! Hope everyone is doing well!

Ive decided to commit to an egg fast for as long as I can possibly manage--Id love to do 30 days but I dont want to set myself up for failure...I really want to get back and re-dedicated and I think getting out of the 200's as fast as possible is the only way I can recapture my drive and motivation. I even went to to the store tonight and bought 3 dozen eggs

Going to try and get rid of dairy, artificial sweeteners and soda. Wish me luck!

Tentative menu would look like so:

B:
-1 Egg White Protein Shake
-20 Oz. Black Coffee
S:
-1 Hard Boiled Egg
L:
-3 Deviled Eggs
S:
-1 Hard Boiled Egg
D:
-3 Eggs Scrambled W-1 Tbsp. Butter
-3 Slices Bacon

~1200kcals & 5g Net Carbs

Going to get all my steps (10,000) and 64+ oz. of water. Im also substituting my diet soda for sparkling water...

*Im allowing myself, coffee (black), unsweetened almond milk (for my shakes), 1 Tbsp. PB2 (for my shakes) condiments for deviled eggs (mustard, mayo, relish), butter & bacon; as well as, as many eggs as I can muster. Ive done this in the past and have had really good success, maybe I just have to get back to basics to make something stick

Will definitely be checking in, the first 3 days are going to be the hardest!
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Hello Beautifuls! Hope everyone is doing well!

Ive decided to commit to an egg fast for as long as I can possibly manage--Id love to do 30 days but I dont want to set myself up for failure...I really want to get back and re-dedicated and I think getting out of the 200's as fast as possible is the only way I can recapture my drive and motivation. I even went to to the store tonight and bought 3 dozen eggs

Going to try and get rid of dairy, artificial sweeteners and soda. Wish me luck!

Tentative menu would look like so:

B:
-1 Egg White Protein Shake
-20 Oz. Black Coffee
S:
-1 Hard Boiled Egg
L:
-3 Deviled Eggs
S:
-1 Hard Boiled Egg
D:
-3 Eggs Scrambled W-1 Tbsp. Butter
-3 Slices Bacon

~1200kcals & 5g Net Carbs

Going to get all my steps (10,000) and 64+ oz. of water. Im also substituting my diet soda for sparkling water...

*Im allowing myself, coffee (black), unsweetened almond milk (for my shakes), 1 Tbsp. PB2 (for my shakes) condiments for deviled eggs (mustard, mayo, relish), butter & bacon; as well as, as many eggs as I can muster. Ive done this in the past and have had really good success, maybe I just have to get back to basics to make something stick

Will definitely be checking in, the first 3 days are going to be the hardest!
Good luck Mariah !
You'll be back on track in no time.
I do eggs too. I use them to neutralize hunger after I eat too many carbs or as a way to keep my calories down for a day or 2.

I find that I get sick of them or just need to break eggs after a day or 2. At that time I usually allow myself to have a day of different foods. sometimes I'll just switch to one other thing like shrimp or chicken for one day.. Then I return to eggs. This might work for you if you need to break the egg fast. A month is a long time eating the same thing so maybe this will help you complete the month. Longest I've done eggs is one week and I lost a lot but ate like a pig the minute I went off it. So longer than a day or 2 is enough for me.

Enjoy your eggs!
They are delish.
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Good morning girls!

Mariah, I've done the egg fast quite a bit in the past. I did a lot of egg creams in the morning and usually incorporated meat along with the eggs for the exact reason Lea mentioned.....boredom! You have a good plan though, I know you will have success with it!

Good morning Lea, good to see you so bright & early!

I hope everyone's having a GREAT Wednesday!!
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Hello Ladies,

Mariah I think I will join you on the egg fast. I'll try for two days and see what happens. Hopefully it will shake my body up a little.
What is coconut cream? Is it like whipped cream? How do you use it?
Rob your walking is very impressive. Wow! I hope you are feeling better.
Tammy you are doing wonderful,good for you.
Vella, 50# lost, fantasticI am soooo happy for you.
Have a happy day everyone!
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Hello Ladies,

Mariah I think I will join you on the egg fast. I'll try for two days and see what happens. Hopefully it will shake my body up a little.
What is coconut cream? Is it like whipped cream? How do you use it?
Rob your walking is very impressive. Wow! I hope you are feeling better.
Tammy you are doing wonderful,good for you.
Vella, 50# lost, fantasticI am soooo happy for you.
Have a happy day everyone!
Sammi, Coconut cream is a TREASURE!!! It's canned, and the brand I've found that I prefer the most is at Sprouts. It's very thick, usually thicker than HWC, and despite being coconut I don't detect a strong coconut flavor to it. I use it everywhere I would HWC....coffee, soups, etc. It DOES whip up like HWC and when a little splenda or sweetener is added to it, it tastes just like whipped cream.
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:27 PM   #480
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Well I'm finally seeing some results in my clothing. One pair of jeans fits me close to the way they used to. I'm ecstatic of course. But I truly do not trust myself. Regardless of how positive I may be or if I'm seeing results or even if I'm not in the least bit hungry, there is always a good chance I'll overeat. I wish it weren't such a struggle. But it is. That's probably why I exercise daily. At least I know I am control of that. It's just not the case with food.

I've been a bit impatient lately. Wanting to los weight more quickly than is probably in my best interest. Need to remind myself that it is the slow steady weight loss that sticks. When I lose to quickly it usually comes back.

Rob- I'm glad things are better. we are very alike. When I have something on my mind, I will exercise to think about it or get past it. I also eat back my calories like you. That's what I'm working on now. My one day a week treat day is absolutely needed. Otherwise I feel deprived. What helps me a lot is not planning the day. Whenever the mood strikes me ill do it that day but then I have to wait 7 days. Without the spontaneity it wouldn't work. It's still hard though. But it does help to know I will eat something extremely delicious regularly. Have u ever tried doing one day or a few smaller treats a few days a week?
I'm still amazed your cravings went away after u stopped the protein shakes.
I can't believe it's so hard for u to find oat fiber. Wish I could send it to u but that wouldn't circumvent shipping costs which is the reason you have to wait for it. Once you get it I'm going to post some great recipes I've found for it. I haven't made them yet myself. I'm in the process of ordering the oat fiber but the timing never is right and I put it off. You'll probably get it before me.

Tammy- wow. You are doing so well dairy free. And you are discovering some new interesting foods in the process. Do you think you could make a list if them with the brands so I can try to find them in my area?

Say goodbye to the 200s. You are very close now.

Btw: Moms out of the hospital doing well. I'm finally catching up on my rest.

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