Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Eating and Exercise Plans > The Maintain Lane
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2014, 05:11 AM   #331
Major LCF Poster!
 
baileygirl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where The Green Grass Grows
Posts: 1,699
Gallery: baileygirl3
Stats: 177/135/135
WOE: Low Carb
Help, I know this is probably all just in my head. DH and I started walking a few weeks ago, he is now on LC (Cheers!!!))) Anywhoo, I feel my butt is getting bigger, serious here. What in the world? I have not gained any, but have not lost any. My hubby says its all in my head. Any opinions appreciated. No noticeable signs anywhere else. I used to work out in the winter never had my butt get big???
baileygirl3 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 06-19-2014, 11:21 AM   #332
Senior LCF Member
 
Sicca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Vermont
Posts: 349
Gallery: Sicca
Stats: 170/135/135
WOE: Atkins with a bit of Paleo
Start Date: March 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by baileygirl3 View Post
Help, I know this is probably all just in my head. DH and I started walking a few weeks ago, he is now on LC (Cheers!!!))) Anywhoo, I feel my butt is getting bigger, serious here. What in the world? I have not gained any, but have not lost any. My hubby says its all in my head. Any opinions appreciated. No noticeable signs anywhere else. I used to work out in the winter never had my butt get big???
Muscle perhaps?
Sicca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2014, 07:29 PM   #333
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
My butt felt bigger.....it is FIRMER and better defined....Im an "older woman" let me tell you that is amazing!!
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 02:41 AM   #334
Blabbermouth!!!
 
MaryMary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: NH
Posts: 6,815
Gallery: MaryMary
Stats: Then 376 / Now 157
WOE: Flex ETL GS NMW!
Start Date: Jan 2001
My butt felt like it hangs a little lwer but I am 66 so I doubt it is for the same reasons.
MaryMary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 04:11 AM   #335
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LowCarbedD View Post
My butt felt bigger.....it is FIRMER and better defined....Im an "older woman" let me tell you that is amazing!!
I'm right there with you LowCarbed!!! My butt has never been so FINE -- not in my 20s, 30, or 40s!!

Last edited by Just Jo; 06-21-2014 at 04:12 AM.. Reason: Silly fingers...UGH!!! LOL
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 04:13 AM   #336
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaryMary View Post
My butt felt like it hangs a little lwer but I am 66 so I doubt it is for the same reasons.
Gravity Marymary -- I personally blame Sir Issac Newton... dang him and his discovery of gravity...

Last edited by Just Jo; 06-21-2014 at 04:14 AM.. Reason: More silly finger errors...
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 01:22 PM   #337
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 70
Gallery: shipshemom
Stats: 131/110 (5'0)
WOE: VLC/Maintenance
Start Date: Jan., 2011
Do your clothes feel tighter? Is that how you feel like it's getting bigger? If so, you're probably building muscle in your upper thighs as well.

Last edited by shipshemom; 06-24-2014 at 01:24 PM..
shipshemom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2014, 08:06 AM   #338
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
How are all you maintainers doing??
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2014, 08:04 AM   #339
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LowCarbedD View Post
How are all you maintainers doing??
I am flying high as a kite LowCarbed!! Went on vacation to Florida for a week weighing 122 and came back the SAME! Well of course I did, I was not going to let a little vacation ruin all the hard work, this is not a DIET it's a WOE.

My mindset now is that my body is intolerant or allergic to carbs. I donít process carbs, proteins or fat the same way other people do. I have to almost completely eliminate the carbs out of my daily food in order for me to maintain my weight loss because this is a WOE not a diet.

Telling people that I am allergic to carbs seems to be the easiest way to avoid the challenges of defending low carb vs eating carbs like the ďcarb -eatersĒ who mistakenly think we need to eat carbs in order to survive and be healthy. Itís also easier than trying to explain in a restaurant when you ask for no carb foods to make sure there are NO hidden carbs -- food allergies seem to have become more prevalent with each passing year. So in todayís society to say I have a carb allergy seems to be taken without question.

Maybe saying Iím allergic to carbs is offensive to people that have allergies, but the way I see it, I am no different. If you had a wheat, nut or lactose allergy/intolerance you would never purposefully eat those things because of the negative reaction you would get and if I eat carbs, I have a HUGE negative reaction called gaining weight!!

I'm a recovering morbidly obese carb addict!
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 08:33 AM   #340
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
I am flying high as a kite LowCarbed!! Went on vacation to Florida for a week weighing 122 and came back the SAME! Well of course I did, I was not going to let a little vacation ruin all the hard work, this is not a DIET it's a WOE.


WOOHOOO!!! I am impressed!
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #341
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LowCarbedD View Post
I am flying high as a kite LowCarbed!! Went on vacation to Florida for a week weighing 122 and came back the SAME! Well of course I did, I was not going to let a little vacation ruin all the hard work, this is not a DIET it's a WOE.


WOOHOOO!!! I am impressed!
Thanks LC, but it really is all about the choices we make in our eating... simple as that, no one puts a gun to my head and says "EAT those carbs or you DIE!!".
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #342
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
Choices involve taking responsibility for our lives and health!!!!! Im all about that..its a secret to success!
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 01:24 PM   #343
Major LCF Poster!
 
baileygirl3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Where The Green Grass Grows
Posts: 1,699
Gallery: baileygirl3
Stats: 177/135/135
WOE: Low Carb
Wanted to say congrats to JustJo! I am still hanging in there. Enjoying the summer with my kids we are counting down weeks til school starts...yikes we only have a few more it seems.
baileygirl3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 02:07 PM   #344
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by baileygirl3 View Post
Wanted to say congrats to JustJo! I am still hanging in there. Enjoying the summer with my kids we are counting down weeks til school starts...yikes we only have a few more it seems.
Thanks so much, baileygirl, that is sweet!! Our kiddos go back to school second Monday in Aug, we have to be back for in-service days on the first Monday in Aug...
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 04:24 AM   #345
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
SlowSure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London/Herts UK
Posts: 3,292
Gallery: SlowSure
Stats: 157/114/115-120
WOE: JUDDD Maintenance. Ketogenic PHD.
Start Date: 11 Dec. 2011 Restart 1 Jan 2013
My current challenge is that I'm playing with numbers to try and reduce my body fat percentage from its current 30% to approx. 25%. This involves dropping to a range of 110-115lbs and then 105-110lbs and I'm making no progress with it at present.

It's important that I don't lose any more lean body mass as I'm already sarcopenic so I can't go into aggressive weight loss mode. It's dispiriting to see no downward shift so I have to keep reminding myself that maintenance is its own virtue.
SlowSure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 04:43 AM   #346
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Anyone else find that maintenance is kinds sorta anticlimactic?

I really donít need anything to keep me focused or motivated now that I have achieved 1/2 of this LC WOE journey. The second 1/2 is the ability to maintain the weight loss to the grave. Maintenance is kinda anticlimactic. I donít get the same thrill I did when in the past Iíd step on the scale and wooohooo, Iíd lost another pound or what have you.

Yes, itís still thrilling when I weigh myself every morning and see that it wasnít a dream and I really do weigh 122 lbs. But itís not the weeeeehooooo moments, letís do the happy happy dance kinda moments when I was actually losing the weight. Donít get me wrong, I wouldnít change this for all the money in the world. But maintenance to me, has become routine, as it should be since it will be something I will do the rest of my life since I am the one that make the food choices and I REFUSE to REGAIN!
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 08:42 AM   #347
Senior LCF member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 9,431
Gallery: Leo41
Stats: 340 then/145 now
WOE: Low carb/calorie cycling
No, I don't find it at all anticlimactic. I've been maintaing for four years this summer, and I find maintenance to be even more challenging than weight loss.

I, too, refuse to regain--but my body is determined to gain, and I have to fight that daily. At my age (72) and with being hypothyroid, my maintenance level is only about 900-1,100 cal, and while I am totally satisfied with that, any overindulgence goes straight to fat--and my body fights to hold on to every ounce.

It's not surprising that the statistics on regaining are so dire, as I find maintenance to be quite challenging--certainly worth the effort, but an effort nevertheless.
Leo41 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 09:42 AM   #348
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
Maintenance is more challenging..but I agree with Jo....no big thrills from the scale losses...no dramatic changes in clothing sizes...no adrenaline rush....


This time my focus from the beginning was maintenance.....I miss the fun of losing and seeing the changes in sizes and scale numbers....but overall my new focus is on keeping my focus on health and fitness...my thrill will come as I see my weight stable each month..each month Ive set a reward...fun..silly and active things..
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 09:44 AM   #349
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
Ok maintainers..Ive got a question...what is your weight range that you've set as maintenance..??
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 01:13 PM   #350
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leo41 View Post
No, I don't find it at all anticlimactic. I've been maintaing for four years this summer, and I find maintenance to be even more challenging than weight loss.

I, too, refuse to regain--but my body is determined to gain, and I have to fight that daily. At my age (72) and with being hypothyroid, my maintenance level is only about 900-1,100 cal, and while I am totally satisfied with that, any overindulgence goes straight to fat--and my body fights to hold on to every ounce.

It's not surprising that the statistics on regaining are so dire, as I find maintenance to be quite challenging--certainly worth the effort, but an effort nevertheless.
You are my hero Leo, I wanna be just like you.

So I probably misspoke or spoke too soon since I don't have the maintenance history that you do -- you're probably thinking... awww virgin maintainer... what does she know she hasn't even done this for a year yet and you're right!
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #351
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LowCarbedD View Post
Ok maintainers..Ive got a question...what is your weight range that you've set as maintenance..??
Lemme understand what do you mean by that...

What's the most I'd let myself get "out of control" before I'd do something about it? (Not that I plan to get out of control, mind you! ) or what's the weight range I will allow myself during maintenance like 117-127? Is that what you're looking for?

These are just arbitrary weight numbers -5 & +5 of my actual weight. How would we determine something like that? That's a serious question, not rhetorical. How do you answer that one yourself, Deb? Do we need a weight range? You opened up a can a worms... see cause I'm probably way over thinking this...
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 02:59 PM   #352
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
It's about figuring out a normal flow of slight changes in the scale...and what amount of change signals a need to readjust or refocus...when I maintained for 8 or 9 yrs....I think I focused on staying within a 5 lb range...I also at that time had monthly fluctuations...I also remember I weighed weekly and exercised regularly...

Right now Im considering setting a range....so if you set a range, how many pounds are in the range?
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 07:13 PM   #353
Senior LCF Member
 
Emita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Southern Connecticut
Posts: 289
Gallery: Emita
Stats: 115/101/95
WOE: LCHF (<30 total carbs)
Start Date: June 2013
Hi all! I haven't been here in a while. I had 10 pesky lbs creep on due to stress and over-focusing on food.

I lost 5 of those 2 weeks back during a fat fast that ended up coinsiding with a nasty sinus infection - not tasting anything made it easy to adhere to eating only fat.

Since then I've gained what feels like a wealth of psychological wellness, plus insight into ketosis and my appetite.

I've mostly kicked my nighttime nut butter habits, they're down to once a week and the worst one only put me at 37g total carbs and maintenance calories (still near 90% fat)

After fat fasting a few times, I no longer have as exaggerated a hunger response, and the pride I got (however meaningless) from seeing my ketostix finally respond (and dramatically at that) really helped my resolve.

I'm back in the maintain game and feel like I finally have the tools to make it work.

Unfortunately for my height and build, this "range" LowCarbedD speaks of is 5 lbs for me, too, and even that shows!

I've also been having an awkward unexpected cycle, I'm on the pill and I have noticed in the past that heavy ketosis tends to send my hormones off a cliff... but this is annoying! ): I'm not supposed to have any cycle with the prescription I take religiously, but now the spotting and even minor cramping is really bothering me. It's made my stomach very weak, too, which has made eating difficult.

This week has been tough due to the hormone issue and a slow work week that can't keep me distracted. I've resolved to only weigh on payday (every other thursday)

Last weekend sucked, too... all my plans fell through, including getting together with a new girl friend, which I was really looking forward to. I hope she's not flaking out on me!

At least I'm getting by...!
Emita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2014, 07:23 PM   #354
Senior LCF Member
 
LowCarbedD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 844
Gallery: LowCarbedD
Stats: 169.2/140.8/149
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: restart 8/13
Thanks ,Emita!
LowCarbedD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 12:45 AM   #355
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
SlowSure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: London/Herts UK
Posts: 3,292
Gallery: SlowSure
Stats: 157/114/115-120
WOE: JUDDD Maintenance. Ketogenic PHD.
Start Date: 11 Dec. 2011 Restart 1 Jan 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by LowCarbedD View Post
Ok maintainers..Ive got a question...what is your weight range that you've set as maintenance..??
I'm currently in a range of 115-120lbs but I'm usually at around 114-117lbs (looking at my records).

For body composition purposes, and related to my low level of skeletal muscle mass, I want to reduce my body fat from its current 30% to 23-25%. For me, that means 110-115lbs (25% range) and then 105-110lb (23% range).

However, although it's theoretically healthier for me to be within those ranges, if reality seems otherwise, then I'll think up a different strategy. I don't want to feel that I've failed if I don't achieve these ranges because that might jeopardise my maintenance.
__________________
July 2014 Life, eh! In March I had a DXA scan which revealed very low muscle mass (sarcopenia) so I'm still thinking about how to cope with that. I may miss questions that people ask me or personals. Apologies if I do, it's not intentional and normal service may resume at some point

Last edited by SlowSure; 07-16-2014 at 12:55 AM..
SlowSure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:12 AM   #356
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Ailuros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,849
Gallery: Ailuros
WOE: Controlled carb, real food
I usually think in terms of about a five pound range. Currently 110-115, but I’d quite like to drop that so I stay below 112. With 2 weeks in France coming up, that won’t be happening just yet!
Ailuros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 01:23 AM   #357
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 728
Gallery: Peace
Stats: 117/112
WOE: Ketosis/Mod Fat
I am 114-117, but would like to drop to 110.
Peace is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 03:13 AM   #358
Major LCF Poster!
 
Just Jo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,529
Gallery: Just Jo
Stats: 265/122/130 BMI=20.9
WOE: Atkins '72 & IF: Daily kcals <1400 & <12 carbs
Start Date: Repeat Offender: May '13 = 265 & 5 July '13 = 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by LowCarbedD View Post
It's about figuring out a normal flow of slight changes in the scale...and what amount of change signals a need to readjust or refocus...when I maintained for 8 or 9 yrs....I think I focused on staying within a 5 lb range...I also at that time had monthly fluctuations...I also remember I weighed weekly and exercised regularly...

Right now Im considering setting a range....so if you set a range, how many pounds are in the range?

Wow 9 yrs of maintenance -- that is AWESOME!!

Okey dokey, I've set my range, 117-127. But I plan to weigh daily (since it's routine now) and continue to exercise and eat properly everyday -- God willing! I think -5 and +5 are realistic. I don't have the TOM, so I don't have to worry about those pesky hormones, but I am getting older (ain't we all?) so I will just have to wait and see how things progress.

Thanks for making me think about this, Deb.
Just Jo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 07:11 AM   #359
Senior LCF Member
 
Emita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Southern Connecticut
Posts: 289
Gallery: Emita
Stats: 115/101/95
WOE: LCHF (<30 total carbs)
Start Date: June 2013
So my goal is to increase my muscle mass (especially after I haven't done any resistance training for a while, I have felt sick off and on past 2+ weeks) and drop body fat so I'm no more than 100lb. (I have VERY small bone structure. at my "heaviest" (5'1", 115lb) in high school I was a size 4. at my current composition I'm a juniors 1/2 or misses petite 0.) I seem to stick there easily unless I consistently overdo on carbs.

@ailuros: oh come now! butter, duck, and red wine sounds like a low carb heaven to me Everyone at my job has gone to france recently... I am jealous and have never been there. Hope you're avoiding bastille day!

@slowsure: are you considering trying to increase muscle? it would definitely benefit bone and body health, and probably aid in fat loss - your WOE says JUDDDD but also ketogenic - atkins '72 would go hand in hand with muscle goals since it focuses on encouraging healthy protein intake.

Last edited by Emita; 07-16-2014 at 07:12 AM..
Emita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2014, 07:31 AM   #360
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Ailuros's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,849
Gallery: Ailuros
WOE: Controlled carb, real food
Bastille day is already past . I’ll certainly have lots of the low carb things, but I’m not planning to avoid the patisseries either. I haven’t done strict low carb for a few years. I’m mainly on a combination of moderate carbs and intermittent fasting these days. Intermittent fasting will probably take the form of not bothering to eat when I’m moving around and all that’s on offer is railway station food.
Ailuros is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:08 AM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriendsģ is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.