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Old 01-16-2013, 08:06 AM   #31
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this is a great thread.
Your success is impressive and I compliment you for sticking to it, so to speak.
This thread is a great example of how lucky we are to have this site.
You started off by telling a little bit of your story and asking for help.
Others chimed in with their own experiences and you found a solution to try
based on input from other members.
What a great place we have here.
Avid - you are so right. That is one HUGE thing that I left out! all of the other time I attempted to start LC and failed I hadn't found this site yet. I found this site before I started this time and it has been a godsend.

I love the fact that I can come into the forum and bounce ideas off of people and ask for advice. It stimulates the thoughts and definitely helps to encourage and support whatever choices we make. Even when I have slipped, people are right here to help us get back up!

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Old 01-16-2013, 08:16 AM   #32
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What a wonderful dilema to have!!
You and the responders have given me such encouragement today.
Thank you, thank you!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:33 AM   #34
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I know I have moved past my thinking of last time - that this is a diet and I have realized that this is a WOE for life.
I think that sentence is the key to your success! Congratulations to you. You look absolutely fabulous.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:34 AM   #35
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You have had pretty speedy loss... I think our stats (at least the starting part...) are similar.

Would you mind posting a typical day or two of menus?

Again, congrats!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:25 PM   #36
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Someonelikeyou, Your wish...

This is just me picking and choosing what I could find off of the site here. Funny I could not find any with my salads, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, etc, but I do usually eat a few more veggies that what I could find I had posted on these boards, usually I eat veggies at lunch or breakfast though and I try eat dinner before 7pm and then not have anything to eat after that until the next morning.

Some January Menus:

B: 3 eggs o/m w/ 6 slices bacon
L: 3 oz pork roast w/ 1 cup green beans w/butter and salt
D: 4 oz pork chop

B: coffee w/CO, HWC, & splenda
L: 6 mild wings w/ranch
D: 3 scrambled eggs, 2 slices bacon on OMM w/cheese and mustard
10 8 oz cups water

B: Coffee w/ 2 T HWC, 1 T CO, and 2 splenda
L: 6 oz Pork chop w/ mayo and pork rinds w/ salsa/sour cream dip
D: pork roast w/ 1 T bbq sauce
10 8 oz cups water

B: Coffee w/ 2 T HWC, 1 T CO, and 2 splenda
S: 3 precooked breakfast pork sausage links
L: Pork rinds w/ salsa/sour cream dip (4 T salsa & 5 T sour cream mixed)
S: 4 oz pork loin chop
D: pork roast w/ 1 T bbq sauce, 1 dill pickle spear, 2 fried eggs
S: 8 oz dt dr. pepper and 1.5 oz spiced rum
Lots of water!! (11 - 8 oz cups)

B: Coffee, HWC, CO & Splenda,
L: 4 oz pork loin roast w/ 1 T bbq sauce
S: 1 oz pork rinds w/ sourcream/salsa dip
D: 4 oz taco meat w/ salsa/rotel dip/sourcream
17 8oz cups water


Some Dec Menus:
B: decaf coffee, 1 TB coconut oil, 2 TB HWC, 2 splenda
L: either 1/4 one minute muffin and 1 TB cream cheese, or 6 mild wings w/ranch
D: grilled chicken
S: HWC / dt soda

B: coffee w/HWC, CO, splenda; 4 pork sausge links
L: two grilled hamburger patties w/sour cream
D: 1 cup broccoli/cauliflower salad
S: 1 cup strawberries w/HWC and SF chocolate flavoring, whipped
B: coffee w/HWC, CO, and 2 Splenda & 1 HB EGG white
L: grilled chicken
D: 4 oz sirloin


Some Nov Menus:
B: 2 1/2 scrambled eggs w/ 1/2 slice cheese, cooked in CO and butter
L: Coffee w/1 T CO and 3 T HWC
D: 3 oz chicken w/ 1/4 cup onions fried in 1 T CO and 1 T butter, 1/2 OMM
100 oz water
1/2 20 oz diet dr pepper

Today:
B: coffee w/2 splenda and CO
L: egg and sausage casserole ( has onions and spices in it) , 1 sausage patty
D: leftover Taco soup

B: coffee w/2 splenda, HWC and CO
S: 3 breakfast sausage links
L: egg and sausage casserole, 1 sausage patty
D: 4 oz Sirloin

Today:
B: coffee w/2 splenda, HWC and CO
S: 3 breakfast sausage links
L: 2 sausage patty
S: (if needed) hamburger w, sour cream, taco sauce and cheddar cheese
D: taco soup (leftovers)

Today:
B: coffee w/1 splenda, HWC and CO
S: 2 devilled eggs
L: BWW wings w/DH
S: (if needed) devilled eggs again
D: probably ground beef, taco sauce, sour cream and shredded cheddar!

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Old 01-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #37
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Lori!! that is AWESOME, congrats! where are these pictures everyone keeps speaking of? I'm dying to see! and thanks for posting menus, that's awesome.

Trillex, how tall are you? I too find it takes FOREVER to lose sizes. I'm 5'7" and when I was 238 I wore a size 18 (or tight size 16 in some items). at 180 I wear a comfy size 12. it's SO MANY POUNDS between sizes and seems to take forever.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #38
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Congratulations Lori, you look amazing! Well done
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:13 PM   #39
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Great work!
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:50 AM   #40
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I would stick with what is working, but when you get down to the last 10-15 pounds, you should probably switch to OWL so you can begin to see what foods you can eat when you are ready to maintain and get used to having things like berries, nuts, etc. Of course, that is just my personal opinion. You have to do what works for you.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:19 AM   #42
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:34 AM   #43
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:42 AM   #44
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #46
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Finally after YEARS of trying to be back to LC WOE, I seem to have done it!

I am more excited than I could possibly explain. I have gone down almost 5 sizes. I feel fantastic. My health markers have improved (Blood pressure and Cholesterol). I have started running again. All since 9/17/12!!

Now begins the dilemma, do I move on to OWL or do I stick with that is working. I know I have moved past my thinking of last time - that this is a diet and I have realized that this is a WOE for life. I have also realized that I LIKE eating this way, so it's not a problem, but I also do not want to gain back because I feel like I HAVE to add in more foods. Sure, there are foods I would like to add back in occaissionally. I just hope that the fear of relapse will not hold me back from adding them back in as an experiment as is the intention of OWL (IMHO). I suppose I will know when I am ready to attempt this next adventure in LC.

Right now, I eat what I want when I want without regard to calories. I like it that way. I think I'll just carry on!

CANNOT even begin to tell you how much of a blessing this post is to me!! I have been praying that something is revealed to me that will help me figure out which way I need to go to lose this weight that has been holding me back and literally keeping me prisoner for so long and seriously THIS is what I needed to see!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you stick with 20 grams of carbs the entire 4 months? And did you exercise?
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Old 01-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #48
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CANNOT even begin to tell you how much of a blessing this post is to me!! I have been praying that something is revealed to me that will help me figure out which way I need to go to lose this weight that has been holding me back and literally keeping me prisoner for so long and seriously THIS is what I needed to see!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did you stick with 20 grams of carbs the entire 4 months? And did you exercise?
Yes and yes. I rarely went over 20 carbs and many days much less. I started exercising about 2 months after I started, then only 3x / week and only aerobic. I do plan on adding weight lifting closer to goal
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Awesome! Thank you so much for responding! You have ceartainly helped this Mom of 3 out more than you know!
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Congrats Lori

I have watched your numbers go down for awhile now (as you know) and this makes me so happy...I am so proud of you!!
Its like we are "family"

Listen to your heart and body and you will move on just fine!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:39 AM   #51
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Awesome! Thank you so much for responding! You have ceartainly helped this Mom of 3 out more than you know!
Mom of 4 here! I have to admit that is probably the most difficult parts is being mom and preparing so much food ahead. Probably one of the most challenging aspects is my dilemma regarding the food I cook ahead so that I will have plenty in the fridge if I am hungry. I also have 2 teenage boys and they really like it when there is leftover meat in the fridge....GRRRRR! Needless to say it is a constant struggle to maintain leftovers/cooked meat in the fridge! Good luck on your journey.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:41 AM   #52
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Congrats Lori

I have watched your numbers go down for awhile now (as you know) and this makes me so happy...I am so proud of you!!
Its like we are "family"

Listen to your heart and body and you will move on just fine!!
I know Cindy isn't it great how much of a family it is. I love to see others succeed and to encourage when it is necessary. I think that is what we all need more of in our life and why almost everyone I've "met" here loves this site so much.

I always love to read your posts. You are such an encouraging and inspiring person to others. KUTGW!
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Honestly, I wish I could tell you! I finally accepted that I am not deprived on this WOE. I finally decided that I can make things that satisfy me and I am not missing out if I am not eating that chocolate cupcake or bag of popcorn. I have been able to walk away this time. And trust me it has been hard! But the up side is I do not crave the things I walk away from. There has been candy or cookies on the table in our break room every day since we have come back from Christmas break. And in order to fill up my water bottle I have to walk by that table going in and coming out of the kitchen. I just walk on by!

But I do find foods that I love that are low carb and I eat them. I love pork rinds dipped in salsa/sourcream dip. I love rotel dip, which I also love to dip pork rinds in. If I have a sweet tooth I put a little flavoring in my coffee or make a recipe off of the recipe boards, but I rarely have a sweet tooth for sweets, most of the time now it is for more fats: sour cream, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese.

I also have learned to use my crock pot to my advantage. I will put in a pork roast that I will munch on for 4-5 days. Or put some chicken breasts in with about a cup of broth and some seasonings of choice.

I think this time if I had to attribute my success to one thing it would have to be preparedness. I go out of my way to make sure that I have some type of meat leftover in the refridgerator, so that if I get hungry I grab that first. At one point last week I had all at one time: grilled pork chops, pork roast, taco meat, hamburgers, deli salami, deli pepperoni, and deli smoked ham. In addition to this I also had: devilled eggs, boiled eggs, sour cream, salsa, cream cheese and american cheese. These are things that I try to keep on hand at all times.

Sorry, I have gone on a bit, but I want to reinforce to myself also the reasons this is working for me.
Sounds like a plan to me..... GREAT JOB.
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Congrats Lori. I am in a similar situation as you. I am staying on induction but I do go off, but not on a regular basis, and if I go over 20 carbs it is with healthy foods such as a little extra cheese, nuts, or vegetables. I am just a little more relaxed about it than when I first started.
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Great job, Lori! I went through the same struggle - 3 years of trying before I finally managed a clean induction and stuck with it. I don't know now why it seemed so hard, I guess I was just looking at it in a negative way before, like I would be more deprived than I actually am. I had to admit to myself that I could probably never have certain foods again because they're huge triggers to me. I went through kind of a mourning period for my pizza and bread, then accepted it and started focusing on all the good stuff I could have. I've worked hard at changing the way I *think* about food this time and it's made it much easier. It's just fuel to me now, not some magical, special treat that I must have or my holidays will be ruined.

Anyway, you look great and I wouldn't be afraid to add new veggies or berries at this point. Just go slowly and you'll notice if any of them cause a problem for you. My personal experience is that I can have more carbs if I cut the fat back some and watch my calories. If not, then I start to gain.
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Great job, Lori! I went through the same struggle - 3 years of trying before I finally managed a clean induction and stuck with it. I don't know now why it seemed so hard, I guess I was just looking at it in a negative way before, like I would be more deprived than I actually am. I had to admit to myself that I could probably never have certain foods again because they're huge triggers to me. I went through kind of a mourning period for my pizza and bread, then accepted it and started focusing on all the good stuff I could have. I've worked hard at changing the way I *think* about food this time and it's made it much easier. It's just fuel to me now, not some magical, special treat that I must have or my holidays will be ruined.

Anyway, you look great and I wouldn't be afraid to add new veggies or berries at this point. Just go slowly and you'll notice if any of them cause a problem for you. My personal experience is that I can have more carbs if I cut the fat back some and watch my calories. If not, then I start to gain.
Thank you. This is some valuable insight.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:34 PM   #57
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OK, so I have decided you are going to be my new role model! I am about the same height as you, and my starting weight is 227.5 (down to 224.5 this morning yea!) So, I am going to follow your journey and make myself realize that i can do this!! I was thinking if I lost at a similar, but not exact rate, as you did, I could possibly be 185-190 by the end of may. Which, if you are keeping track, is BEFORE summer! Maybe I could actually wear a pair of shorts this year.....
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