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Old 05-28-2013, 03:50 PM   #121
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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.
Welcome, Faith!

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:15 PM   #122
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I'm proud that I've now made it 11 days with no soda at all! In fact, all I have had is water and splenda tea
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #123
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I'm proud that I've now made it 11 days with no soda at all! In fact, all I have had is water and splenda tea


Just keep doing it one day at a time. One day you'll realize yeas have passed & you don't even think about soda anymore.

Just this evening I was discussing the subject with my brother who recently gave up Diet Coke because of serious health concerns. I was telling him how I quit soda cold turkey and never looked back. It has been over 11 years now.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #124
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my first post

Hi all,
I'm happy to have found you all, and a little overwhelmed with all the information. But am looking forward to processing it. I've a lot to be proud of lately, but I have to say 28 days tobacco free tops the list.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:37 PM   #125
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My thighs, which are the bane of my existence have started to shape up. I can easily feel the quad! Closer up to my hip, there is still a lot of "mush"- I have a pear shaped body. But anyway!!! I have a palpable muscle!!!
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:38 PM   #126
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #127
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I cut almost 3 min off my last 5K time, and I hit 2000 yards in my hour lap swim workout.

Now if the scale would budge.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:52 PM   #128
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That's wonderful!

And if the scale isn't bulging, your measurements probably are. You're increasing your endurance and maybe building some muscle in there too. The muscles need glycogen and water to recover, so you're probably losing fat, but holding onto water right now. It'll pass and you'll lose some scale weight soon.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:23 AM   #129
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I'm happy to have found you all, and a little overwhelmed with all the information. But am looking forward to processing it. I've a lot to be proud of lately, but I have to say 28 days tobacco free tops the list.
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and rightly so!! I can't think of a better thing a person can do for their health than to STOP SMOKING!!! I quit 21 months ago and feel better than ever!
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:34 AM   #130
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I am proud that I can now see my collar bones and anxiously await the appearance of my hip bones
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:57 AM   #131
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I brought fresh baked sourdough bread and butter to a potluck, sliced two loaves, and didn't even have a bite.

I'm not a huge bread eater, but a crunchy crusted sourdough is at the top of my list!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:24 AM   #132
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I'm proud that I stuck with LC for the past nine months and am now within
one little pound of goal. All this while increasing muscle mass by regular gym workouts.
I'm wearng a pant size I wore in high school, and have no chronic pain.
Not many people my age can say that.
Hooray for all us losers i.e. WINNERS!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:26 AM   #133
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I'm also proud that I lost my pants! I'm just glad I was home when it happened
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:55 AM   #134
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Proud that being basically at goal and having regular off-plan meals isn't making me lose my accountability. Still weigh every day and not let my new looser plan derail me.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #135
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Proud that being basically at goal and having regular off-plan meals isn't making me lose my accountability. Still weigh every day and not let my new looser plan derail me.
This is key I think to long term maintainence. This is where I went wrong last time and hope to be in the future. Great job!
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #136
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This is key I think to long term maintainence. This is where I went wrong last time and hope to be in the future. Great job!
Exactly. Me as well. Last time I did low carb, I actually got to about 20 pounds less than where I am now. Then I started going off plan AND not paying attention. Being at goal now, I consciously go off-plan, but I am well aware of it, how if affects me, and what, for me, is the boundary. I plan to live this way long-term and to maintain my weight.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:48 AM   #137
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I'm proud of myself for passing up red velvet cake and carrot cake at our office party! The cake they get is SOOOOOO delicious, but I held onto my resolve and didn't eat it! (it also helped that I avoided the kitchen where the cake was being served )
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #138
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I'm proud that I have not drank alcohol in, i'm not even sure how long. It's been like 3 weeks to a month at least. It was my biggest struggle getting back on track. Knock on wood I can keep going.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:15 PM   #139
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I'm proud (and relieved) that I could go on vacation for a week, eat my usual low carb diet most of the time, not stress when it wasn't possible --- and come home not having gained even a pound.

This is new for me. Usually I'd be stressing out about not being able to strictly control my intake, but this diet has so many options and I'm never too hungry so I can make good choices at least 90% of the time without sweating it.

It's great.
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Old 05-30-2013, 05:38 PM   #140
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I am proud of how well I've stuck to my "whole foods only" rule for the past 3 weeks (and just one more week to go before I check in with my scale, assess how I'm feeling and re-evaluate).

When I started, I found out just how much processed foods I was eating and just how difficult it is to eat only whole foods in my fast-paced, sometimes hard-partying, hectic lifestyle! It takes a lot more planning and a lot more grocery shopping than I originally thought.

But I've stuck to it approximately 85% of the time (which is a big number for me!) with only a few meals containing processed foods or some "junk" foods. I have not weighed myself the entire time but I can see a difference in my face looking slimmer, my pants are quite loose and I'm using a new hole on my belt!

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Old 05-31-2013, 03:27 AM   #141
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I'm proud that I was able to easily ignore the yummy bread served at Longhorn Steakhouse last night!!
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:47 AM   #142
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First of all, I am proud that I am posting (been a long time)!!

I am proud that I did not eat the Big A** bowl of buttered popcorn DH made the other night. Not only because I LOVE it but because it is mindless snack and I wake up in the middle of the night w/ my heart racing yet I would continue to eat it The rest of the bowl is still sitting on the counter and I'm not even tempted (kinda, it does crisp up nicely if you zap it for a bit)

Also, I've been T-Tapping consistently for about 3 weeks!

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:07 AM   #143
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First of all, I'm really proud of everyone who has posted something! It's awesome reading these.

I'm proud of the will power and strength that I'm gaining (slowly but surely)! In the past, I have yo-yo dieted and ALWAYS failed due to giving into cravings and getting lazy with my health. I have been addicted to fast food and pure junk for so long that in these past *almost* 2 weeks on induction, it's been kind of hard for me to say "no" and I've really been craving the things I've stopped letting myself eat. I gave in once but got myself back on track and haven't been off since.

I didn't have time to pack my lunch for work the other day so I had to go grab something. I was craving fast food and wanted my favorite fried chicken sandwich and french fries... it had been on my mind all day and when I walked out of the building I was prepared to go get it. When I got in the car I ended up talking myself out of it - I went through the pros and cons and weighed it all out. I reminded myself that it would push me that much farther away from my goal and asked myself if knocking myself off track was something I was willing to do. Before, I would have just gotten the food without even thinking about it, but the fact that I took the time to stop and think before I did it was an accomplishment. That may sound silly as something to really, really be proud of - but for me, it's a pretty big deal! I found out that the feeling of knowing I stuck to the plan and didn't put those awful things in my body was SO MUCH BETTER than the feeling of "happiness" I get for all of 5 minutes when I'm eating that crappy food - cause in the end, when it's all over, I just feel that much worse about myself anyway. It just is not worth it.

I have lost 8 pounds so far and don't officially weigh in until Monday, so I'm feeling good. I am loving seeing the number on the scale go down and my confidence slowly going up
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:12 PM   #144
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Congrats to both of you! I am proud that I've lost 31 lbs since 1 Jan, I went from a size 18 to a size 14, I have only had two meals that were off plan, and those accomplishments have made me more motivated than ever to stick with this! My goal is to be 160 lbs and a size 10. I wasn't sure I could do it when I started but I am confident I can do it now (and I'm proud of that!!). :-)
I'm proud that I just finished my 5th month on plan and I've now lost 44 pounds. I started out a size 18 and am now a size 12. 16 more pounds and one more size drop to goal! I have had a total of 3 cheat meals during this journey, the last one on Easter Sunday. I feel so much better now and I'm looking forward to going to the pool tomorrow. I tried to avoid pools for the last decade, but now I'm not self conscious about wearing a bathing suit.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:32 PM   #145
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I am proud that I made it through a conference day and stayed on mostly plan with the exception of small serving of nuts in the afternoon and small piece of melon. I did not partake of any breakfast carbs and I totally skipped the lasagna lunch. Fortunately, it was a local event and I had easy access to better foods. I am skipping the evening banquet, too. It's just easier not to deal with it!
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:55 PM   #146
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I am proud of an amazing call I handled at work today (I handle total loss claims for a major insurance company so sometimes I get some very upset folks).

I am also proud of myself for picking up strength training again. I have been working out consistently since January but have not seen much in the way of results - and have only been doing cardio. I know it's time to start picking up the weights so I have resumed weight training this week. Shooting for 2 sessions a week.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:10 AM   #147
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I know it's time to start picking up the weights so I have resumed weight training this week. Shooting for 2 sessions a week.
Great goal! Still attainable and I think that plus your cardio you'll see some results.

Meanwhile, I'm proud that even though I was sore from my 21 mile ride/strength day yesterday, I got in a 2.5 mile run today. Planning another 20 mile ride tomorrow before work.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:50 AM   #148
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Great goal! Still attainable and I think that plus your cardio you'll see some results.

Meanwhile, I'm proud that even though I was sore from my 21 mile ride/strength day yesterday, I got in a 2.5 mile run today. Planning another 20 mile ride tomorrow before work.
I consider myself pretty fit for a man my age, but WoW that is some routine. It's good to be young...
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:50 AM   #149
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Some friends and I went to a neighborhood restaurant tasting event, with offerings from about twenty neighborhood restaurants. I went through the online menu last night, planning what I could eat and stay on plan.

So I had two different ceviches, a beef kabob, hot wings, chicken tikka masala, and a couple of other offerings. They were good, and I was mostly satisfied, so I'm proud that I planned ahead and stuck to it.

But I'm also proud that I avoided the chocolate martini, the paella, the lobster mac & cheese, and all of the other carby offerings!
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:43 AM   #150
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I am proud that after a week of vacation and eating semi whatever I wanted and drinking lots of stuff I should not have had, I came back home and got back on track!!! Here I am!!! Plus I only had a two pound gain which in my book is not bad considering coming off for a week...
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