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Old 04-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #91
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I posted this in my challenge group a couple of days ago, and realized it needed to be here.
I'm STILL proud of myself for this one!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #92
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I am proud of sticking with my plan for 2 weeks and feeling so good today.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:00 PM   #93
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I am delighted that I have been able to keep to my low carb plan for the last week or so and I have had a good success too! ..
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:05 PM   #94
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10 consecutive weeks of interval cardio training and weight lifting under a trainer supervision. First 6 weeks low calorie, last 4 weeks low carb. In 2 weeks I will weigh myself and compare the loss from after the first 6 weeks... but I already know the answer
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #95
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Today, I'm proud that I took another step in trying to get my thyroid issues properly addressed. I stopped trying to convince my PCP that I needed more help than she had been giving me (maybe that's all she knew to give), and, finally realizing that I didn't need a referral for it to be covered, I went to an endocrinologist today. He confirmed some of the same thoughts that had been rattling around in my head for years now, upped my meds for a start, and we might be moving in the right direction.

I'm relieved and feeling hopeful.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:33 PM   #96
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What an inspiring thread to read through! Congrats to everyone

I am proud that I just spent a week in Colorado and didn't gain a single ounce. We wound up being there over our anniversary (not planned as we were there for our ds' national ski competition ) and let myself have a real beer and cheesecake (my favorite things in the whole world!). All week, I made sure I walked every day, was as on-plan as possible and surprise, surprise...truly didn't gain even an ounce. I weighed 4 times, grabbed my running shoes to see if the weight changed (it did) and finally felt convinced that it was right on.

Funny, the thing that kept me from overeating was picturing myself getting on the scale today when we got back. I kept imagining how it would feel if I was up 3,4, 8, 10 pounds. It was the best appetite suppressant!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #97
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This is day 10 of no Diet Pepsi (or any soda at all). If you knew me you would know this is

I also finished two days of juice fasting as part of a "reset" a la Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I had some food antibody testing done a few months ago and found I react to MANY things... wheat (I knew), but also dairy, eggs, almonds, pecans, and more. I had surgery in January and am having a tough time healing. I have a spot that won't close and a bizarre rash around the surgery site. The surgeon told be I am having a full body autoimmune response and I wouldn't heal until we could get it under control. He said I'll likely need steroids, but I am going to try completely cleaning up my diet first (even of normally good things like eggs and cream).
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:26 AM   #98
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This is day 10 of no Diet Pepsi (or any soda at all). If you knew me you would know this is

I also finished two days of juice fasting as part of a "reset" a la Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead. I had some food antibody testing done a few months ago and found I react to MANY things... wheat (I knew), but also dairy, eggs, almonds, pecans, and more. I had surgery in January and am having a tough time healing. I have a spot that won't close and a bizarre rash around the surgery site. The surgeon told be I am having a full body autoimmune response and I wouldn't heal until we could get it under control. He said I'll likely need steroids, but I am going to try completely cleaning up my diet first (even of normally good things like eggs and cream).
Gina, sending you healing vibes.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:59 AM   #99
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Gina, sending you healing vibes.
Thanks, I appreciate that.

I can still get up and around and go to work and feel mostly ok, it is just frustrating.

The upside of the juice diet? I am down 5 lbs in two days and feel great. I did nine days of juice plus regular dinner and was down 4 in that time. So a total of 9 lbs since Easter. I do not lose like that, so it is quite
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:21 PM   #100
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Also, I've had a seriously stubborn sinus infection for over two months now, and have been on steroids and five rounds of antibiotics, and I have stayed on plan throughout it all, even lost weight despite the steroids, which are notorious for causing weight gain.
Well, that was months ago, and I am STILL dealing with this infection! It's been really hard. Nine rounds of antibiotics, three rounds of steroids, and I even had surgery about six weeks ago, trying to get rid of it. Nope. Added to that, I had a horrific experience with one of the specialists with whom I consulted. The worst doctor experience ever. Ever. My PCP even apologized to me because it was so clearly awful and uncalled for.

Plus, I've had a period of a couple of months where I've been at essentially the same scale weight. According to measurements and my clothes, I've been shrinking, which is of course a good thing (the better thing!), but it's been hard to see the scale stay around the same spot for so long.


But.

I've kept completely on plan throughout it all. I'm proud of myself for persevering. And I stopped setting monthly weight goals in my challenge group. I'm only focusing on what I can control: my behavior. I can't control the scale, and I can't control asshat doctors, but I can control my food intake. So I did. I'm almost at the six month mark of my restart, with no off plan foods, and I'm feeling good and confident.

And about two weeks ago, the scale started cooperating again. I've lost more in the last two weeks than I have in the two prior months. Here's a graph as of yesterday, so you can see how annoying it was. This doesn't even include today's loss of 1.8 lbs, but you can get the picture.


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Old 05-26-2013, 12:57 PM   #101
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That is something to be very proud of yourself for! I have been having chronic sinus infections off and on for a little over a year. Mine is allergy related. I had to go off of an effective allergy med, for one that barely helps. I also suffer from chronic on again off again ear infections.

I have been doing some reading on candida overgrowth and I'm starting to wonder if that has something to do with my 'allergy' issues. I have other symptoms that could be from this. I had to take three rounds of progressively stronger antibiotics to kick the last severe sinus infection and I hear that can really mess up your gut flora.

I am proud of myself for being on Atkins for almost 7 full months now. I haven't been induction level carbs (and I took a break for about 2 months) But it's like breaking up and getting back together with someone, you don't really count the time off when you count your time together And I've recently really come to terms and am happy that I plan to eat lc for life.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #102
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I'm proud of myself for not buying any dairy, especially cheese. Cheese is a problem food for me & I do much better without it in my daily diet.

It is the foods I know I should avoid but that most people are fine eating that are tempting for me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #103
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First of all, I'm really proud of every single person who has posted in this thread. You're all amazing, supportive, and motivating!

For myself, I'm proud that I'm coming up on my 1 yr lowcarbversary on June 1st, I've lost over 50 lbs, and on top of that, joined the gym a couple weeks ago, been going 3 times a week for strength training, started yoga 1-3 times a week (depending on the class availability) AND that I'm really enjoying it! Will also workout with a personal trainer for 6 weeks, one day a week to reach our short term goal of 170 lbs and better strength, flexibility and cardiovascular health by mid July.

This is huge for me, since I'm very very very lazy, HATE the gym, and anything related to it. But, I'm really motivated and not only that, really enjoying it.

On top of that, I've been dragging my skinny bf's butt out for 6km walks around a local lake once in a while!
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:52 PM   #104
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #105
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As of this morning losing 147 pounds!!!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #106
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As of this morning losing 147 pounds!!!!
Awesome!!! You go!!!!

I finally broke into my new number and weigh 139!!! I did not give up and I am so glad I did not!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:18 PM   #107
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Whoza Marie!!! That is Incredible!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #108
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Today I am proud that even though I caved and had a double scoop of ice cream cone (first ice cream in Over a yr!) I did Not let it derail me and I ate 100% on plan today!
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Wow! WTG Marieze! That takes consistent dedication.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:03 PM   #111
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Marieze,great job.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:37 PM   #112
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I outwalked my dog today too! It's a rare thing, because I generally can't walk far, due to pain, but I'm on steroids right now, and that helps with the pain and inflammation I get from MS too, so I was able to walk almost a mile. That's nothing to most of you, I know, but huge for me.

And my dog was so over it. He was trying to go into other people's houses so we could stop walking. It was only like 72*, and we were meandering while he sniffed everything in the known universe, but I still tired him out.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:51 PM   #113
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Ntombi, you should be very proud!! Today was my granddaughter's birthday at Cuck E Cheese. No pizza and no strawberry cake with whip cream frosting. I wasn't even tempted. I had salad bar with 5 buffalo wings. Everyone kept saying," One bite won't hurt you" . I just smiled and said, "No thank you". They all know I am losing weight so they didn't push me. It was all good.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:53 PM   #114
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Good job! Their pizza sucks anyway.


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Old 05-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #115
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LOL yes, it wasn't hard to say no to the pizza but saying no to the cake was a first for me.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #116
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I'm proud of the fact that I've been on plan for 4.5 weeks despite all of the stress in my life. I used that as an excuse to avoid committing to this WOE for quite some time.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:30 PM   #117
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I am proud of myself for starting Atkins again. I am also proud of my loss so far. 6.2 pounds in 10 days.

I also started a squat and crunch challenge and I am sticking to it. I am up to 130 squats per day and 90 crunches per day.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:49 PM   #118
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Tg, that is something to be proud of in deed. Congratuations!
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #120
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I had a great deal of success with low carbing long ago. I'm proud of myself for trying it once again. I remember what it was like to feel good and I'd like to get to that place again.
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