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Old 03-19-2013, 08:43 AM   #31
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I'm proud of not eating donuts yesterday. They used to be my "favorite", it was a stressful day, and there was no other food where I was. I just sucked it up and told myself I wouldn't starve to death in 6 hours.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:24 PM   #32
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I'm back in ketosis again!

That's definitely something to be proud of for me, because I was so bummed out lately when I stalled and started to gain. Looks like no more Atkins shakes for me... yikes! That's the only thing I could think of that I stopped having a couple days ago that was new and could have knocked me out of it. Definitely happier with my homemade egg creams now
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #33
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Today is Day 224 with no cheats. That's 32 weeks, or 8 months. It's also 12 days since I switched from smoking to using e-cigs, which was a lot easier than I expected - and a lot more fun - I can now 'vape' chocolate donut and vanilla custard, cappuccino and chocolate pudding - all the flavour, none of the carbs

My (UK) size 14 jeggings are too big, and today my yoga pants (and knickers) fell down as I was coming in from playing with the dogs in the field. This time last year I was a (UK) size 24. Too right I'm proud of myself - although I'd never say that in real life, it's OK to be a bit smug on here, I hope!
Quitting smoking is HUGE, DarkGinger, JUST HUGE! And so hard. Congratulations on really taking charge of your health. You should be so proud indeed!
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #34
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I am proud because I got a dress at old navy yesterday in size..... LARGE!
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #35
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Walked a mile on the treadmill at 4:30 this morning!!!

Gonna work up to running eventually.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #36
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Inspiring thread! And, Ntombi, I really hope your sinuses are better soon, that sounds hard!

I'm feeling proud of myself bc I *think* I have managed to really shift my thinking from this being about weight and a means to an ends to this being about everyday and long term health. It doesn't sound that impressive now that I write it down. lol But, it's more than just making a decision, like I've really internalized it and I'm bringing a whole different thought process to my decision-making. It has really helped me get through a rough patch in the last three weeks while I've been on a rotten blood sugar roller coaster and forced to have some carbs for lows and as a result lost and gained the same d*mned four pounds over and over again. And my resolve has not been shaken and I'm approaching these issues w/o being blinded by my love of junky carbs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:47 PM   #37
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I'm proud of myself for walking 1 mile on my lunch break yesterday, then another 2 when I got home!
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:20 PM   #38
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Ok this is going to sound strange but I am so proud that I went on a roller coaster with my boys because they wanted me to and because I could fit into the seat properly. It was one of those, yesssssssss this is why I love this WOE moment. We stop missing out on life and start living it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:58 PM   #39
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Ok today I ran into an old friend who is actually dating an ex of mine and the first thing out of her mouth is "You are looking good!" We have not seen each other in a while, so I ate that up and was all smiled the whole way home and could not wait to tell my hubby. That was an early bday present for me.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:17 PM   #40
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Inspiring thread! And, Ntombi, I really hope your sinuses are better soon, that sounds hard!

I'm feeling proud of myself bc I *think* I have managed to really shift my thinking from this being about weight and a means to an ends to this being about everyday and long term health. It doesn't sound that impressive now that I write it down. lol But, it's more than just making a decision, like I've really internalized it and I'm bringing a whole different thought process to my decision-making. It has really helped me get through a rough patch in the last three weeks while I've been on a rotten blood sugar roller coaster and forced to have some carbs for lows and as a result lost and gained the same d*mned four pounds over and over again. And my resolve has not been shaken and I'm approaching these issues w/o being blinded by my love of junky carbs.
That is HUGE!


Thanks for the well wishes. I'm having sinus surgery in two weeks. I hope this solves it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:16 PM   #41
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Breaking into ONEderland again after a long 11 month hiatus and finished with regaining the same 20lbs over and over ago within the last year. I am also proud to say that I have broken through to a new low of 196 as of today! (2 pounds less than my original low last year)
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #42
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Going for a long walk.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:35 PM   #43
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For the first time since my teens, I made it through the whole winter without gaining any weight. I always gain about 10# and go into panic mode around April 1st, when I realize that I'm going to have to shed the sweaters and coats and won't be able to hide it. This year, I'm only panicking about arm jiggles.

Ntombi - must be the season... I have a sinus infection too, as does my Dad. I was so dizzy a few days ago, I couldn't even drive or eat. A cold air humidifier is helping, plus I'm sniffing steaming hot water a few times a day, using nasal spray, drinking extra water and snorting salt water (burn!). Still a little dizzy in the mornings, but at least I'm not stumbling and can eat now.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:57 AM   #44
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I'm proud that I've been stuck around 170 since the end of January, but I haven't gotten the least bit discouraged. Today I stepped on the scale and I was 168. Only 18 lbs till goal doesn't seem so bad!
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:02 AM   #45
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I'm proud of sticking with it on my re-start and not cheating, I think I'm on week #5 now. I do get frustrated when I do't see the pounds go down EVERY day, but I know better.

Even with pot luck days at work, like today, and my kids selling candy bars, I haven't strayed. (Today's pot luck at work is healthy food, so I brought in Linda Sue's Deep Dish Pizza!! Healthy for me, the rest are pretty much s.o.l. )
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 AM   #46
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Im proud that Ive been on Atkins for a week now and have not cheated once! Thats unusual for me :-)
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:12 AM   #47
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Wonderful thread!!

I am proud that I have continued to eat low carb and continued to improve my woe despite the fact that I stopped losing weight in Oct. 2010 (with about 50lbs. left to lose). This has taught me an awful lot about nutrition and health and myself.

I am overjoyed to be able to say that I have been rewarded recently with some weight loss. I broke through my stall weight and have lost 3.5 lbs below that at this point. While this is important to me, it is not as important as all the other health benefits I have gained through my ketogenic diet.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:20 AM   #48
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I am proud that yesterday I hit the 25 pound mark since Jan 1st and got myself out of bed at 5:20 to head to the gym while the baby was still sleeping. This is a great thread. Congrats to all on your accomplishments!
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:49 AM   #49
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Proud of yesterday and the day before ---staying on plan while I was out of town at concerts. SO PROUD, I thought about it, well I could just eat some nasty food just this once. BUT I stayed strong because the 200lbs I was before had me so frustrated and that's all I can think about when I want to eat bad food. I haven't lost 11lbs for nothing

ALSO, my mom is now 222 down from 254, I'm proud of her too! She keeps me motivated as well. LOVE HER!
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:06 AM   #50
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I'm feeling proud of myself bc I *think* I have managed to really shift my thinking from this being about weight and a means to an ends to this being about everyday and long term health. It doesn't sound that impressive now that I write it down.
This is very impressive to me!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:09 AM   #51
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I've just realized that the time I've been doing this is now the longest time I've stayed with any eating modification plan. Any.

My mom started putting me on diets when I was 10.

I did avoid dieting for a lot of my adult years, because I recognized the damage done by diets.

A couple of years ago I had decided I had to do something and I was on a medically supervised super low calorie dealie. I did lose weight, but gained a bit of it back and then was put on insulin and gained it all back. It is taking me longer to lose this way, but I don't feel like chewing my right paw off to get out of the regimen.

So proud of sticking with and amazed at the steady weight loss. (It's steady if I don't measure too frequently.)
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #52
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I stood up for myself. To the person who needed to hear it. Monday of this week shall be henceforth referred to as the day I grew a pair.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #53
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I'm proud of being almost 2 months wheat free, I had one slip up recently and I paid the price but I'm proud that I didn't let it go further...still recovering from it but I notice that I'm not craving wheat/products so hoping the damage is minimal
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:02 PM   #54
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Proud of yesterday and the day before ---staying on plan while I was out of town at concerts. SO PROUD, I thought about it, well I could just eat some nasty food just this once. BUT I stayed strong because the 200lbs I was before had me so frustrated and that's all I can think about when I want to eat bad food. I haven't lost 11lbs for nothing

ALSO, my mom is now 222 down from 254, I'm proud of her too! She keeps me motivated as well. LOVE HER!
I feel you on this! I went to 2 concerts this month in San Francisco and was so proud of myself for staying on plan 100%. I was hovering right about 200 pounds so it was a critical choice for me as well. Congrats to you for sticking through and making it into ONEderland! We are the same weight now, how ironic lol
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #55
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Also added 15lbs to my bench press, which is historically my worst lift.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #56
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I'm proud to be at a point in my life that I really listen to my inner voice and trust my judgement, even when it seems no one else does! I know what is best for me and anyone that disagrees can learn to live with their disappointment. I'm the one that has to live with my choices.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #57
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I feel you on this! I went to 2 concerts this month in San Francisco and was so proud of myself for staying on plan 100%. I was hovering right about 200 pounds so it was a critical choice for me as well. Congrats to you for sticking through and making it into ONEderland! We are the same weight now, how ironic lol
AWESOME! I'm a aspiring tour photographer and some of the junk artists eat i'm like thank but no thanks. Then some artists have good caterers that travel with them that actually have a LC menu. Pretty cool! I'm proud of you as well, man that 200 is just a hard thing for me to see on the scale. I was upset when I got up that high. It was time for a change! Keep up the amazing work and keep rockin' too!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:29 PM   #58
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I'm proud to say that even tho I have not dropped one stinking pound I have stayed on plan since Dec 26th! I had a stroke last August (thankfully no permanent damage) but the Dr seems to think my body is healing and has slowed way down.After the stroke I gained about 30 pounds( I need to update my status)but I am hanging on!Finally at 3:30 am this morning I was in ketosis(although very faint) for the first time since before the stroke!!
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:32 AM   #59
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I'm proud because I said I wanted to see 40 smokefree,thin and gorgeous.
My birthday is in June.I have been nearly 3 months without a smoke,stuck to Atkins since the 1st of this month and have lost about 8 or 9lbs.I am on track so far

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:21 AM   #60
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Love, love, love this thread. Even when I have been lurking for the past year or so, I always love seeing all the positives on the board because we so often forget about them!

I have had a hellish week, gained a couple pounds in water weight due to TOM and struggled every day this week to not reach out for the box of girl scout samoas sitting on my refrigerator.

You see - they are there because every day that I don't eat them I feel proud of myself. They are without a doubt my BIGGEST weakness and trigger. I have a client with autism who is a girl scout so I had to order a couple boxes. Hubby ate the rest but he doesn't like samoas so they are sitting there.

I enjoy food and eat what I want for holidays and celebrations and live the atkins lifestyle for all of the other days in the year. This works for me. So eventually that box will probably get eaten but I have it just sitting there as temptation to show myself that I can manage without.

This week I had that box in my hand ready to open about 5 or 6 times. Each time I put it back and moved on. So I am proud of myself for hanging in there when my hormones were flying and I was miserable and only seeing the scale move up.

And - it's all gone this morning! Even a little lower than it was before the jump. Woohoo.
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