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Old 05-23-2013, 04:54 AM   #751
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MIW......this may be what I need..... I have been struggling for 2+ months.....losing and gaining the SAME darn 3-5 pounds! I am home most days (I only work one day a week) and I struggle to stay on plan ALL DAY......stress hunger maybe? Maybe I need to eat in the am and get really full to make this turn around.....gonna try this for a week and see if it helps.
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MIW......this may be what I need..... I have been struggling for 2+ months.....losing and gaining the SAME darn 3-5 pounds! I am home most days (I only work one day a week) and I struggle to stay on plan ALL DAY......stress hunger maybe? Maybe I need to eat in the am and get really full to make this turn around.....gonna try this for a week and see if it helps.
Thank you so much everyone! I really do love the support I get from here so it does mean a lot and I do want people to know if you stick with it that it really does work. Also, do not be afraid to experiment and find what works for you.

3pupsmom especially: since you describe it as a struggle I really encourage you to read The Stress Eating Cure. It is by the Heller's and in it Racheal discusses how when they studied CAD/CALP they only scratched the surface with insulin resistance and they spent a further 10 years studying Stress Eating.

They found that "for some" you have to look at all the other hormomes that come into play with causing hunger, cravings, etc and the direct link to stress. They include: cortisol, grhelin, adrenaline, seratonin, and insulin. There are others as well but those are the biggies. In taking the test of course I tested as a Moderate Stress eater. However, no matter which plan I followed: CAD, CALP, RM only days, etc I have not had hunger or cravings so I do not think stress impacts my eating as much as it does for some folks.

However some of the things they described in the book about being more sensitive to facials expressions and more "reactive" to stress or a "Stress Responder" really spoke to me and makes me understand even deeper about hormones driving our day to day feelings and also how the body will store fat.

You may find it helpful and I know it took an adjustment period but I do now look forward to a BIG meal earlier in the day between 9-12 that I still consume in a one hour period. I have not finished the entire book but the reviews state the big meal in the morning does not have to be balanced nor consumed in a one hour period so it is a bit different from CAD but I believe that is in the intial phase for people to transistion. If you are already following CAD/CALP you will probably transistion quicker and only do carbs at the one big breakfast only.

Anyways, wanted to share!

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Hello, quick question please

Hello,

I'm not new to low carbing but am new to CAD. Well, when I was in my teens I ate nothing but eggs for breakfast, skipped lunch or ate an omlette and ate what I wanted (sensibly with fruit for dessert) for dinner. I didn't know that I was doing CAD then, I just was on an egg kick. I lost tons of weight until I got tired of eggs.

I am gaining weight on CAD. I started CAD again. Some days I have a salad first, but most days I do not. I am actually GAINING weight. Has anyone gained on CAD? It's very discouraging. Also I am insulin resistant. I don't know if that's why I'm gaining or not. I take metformin. It's just very frustrating because I want to lose and also eat with my family for dinner.

For breakfast I usually eat eggs (1 or 2) and sometimes I'll eat turkey sausage on the go. Coffee is within 15 minutes.

I may have tea during the day with some splenda. Lunch is usually a burger without a bun, or a salad with chicken.

Ate night I eat my rm within one hour. It's basically a serving of whatever meat, one carb, and a dessert. Most desserts are sugar free cookies and whip cream or something else sugar free since I'm diabetic. Oh and I drink water all day.

I don't weight myself unfortunately. I had an eating disorder in my twenties, and I was able to get through it by not weighing myself daily. So now I go by my clothes.

Sorry this was so long. I hope someone has some insight. Have a blessed day.

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Old 05-23-2013, 03:42 PM   #756
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Hello,

I'm not new to low carbing but am new to CAD. Well, when I was in my teens I ate nothing but eggs for breakfast, skipped lunch or ate an omlette and ate what I wanted (sensibly with fruit for dessert) for dinner. I didn't know that I was doing CAD then, I just was on an egg kick. I lost tons of weight until I got tired of eggs.

I am gaining weight on CAD. I started CAD again. Some days I have a salad first, but most days I do not. I am actually GAINING weight. Has anyone gained on CAD? It's very discouraging. Also I am insulin resistant. I don't know if that's why I'm gaining or not. I take metformin. It's just very frustrating because I want to lose and also eat with my family for dinner.

For breakfast I usually eat eggs (1 or 2) and sometimes I'll eat turkey sausage on the go. Coffee is within 15 minutes.

I may have tea during the day with some splenda. Lunch is usually a burger without a bun, or a salad with chicken.

Ate night I eat my rm within one hour. It's basically a serving of whatever meat, one carb, and a dessert. Most desserts are sugar free cookies and whip cream or something else sugar free since I'm diabetic. Oh and I drink water all day.

I don't weight myself unfortunately. I had an eating disorder in my twenties, and I was able to get through it by not weighing myself daily. So now I go by my clothes.

Sorry this was so long. I hope someone has some insight. Have a blessed day.
I have been doing this for over 7 months now and did notice times of weight gain. I am very meticulous about it and do weigh daily. To me it has nothing to do with an eating disorder and everything to do with understanding how my insulin resistance and other hormones are interacting with what I eat. The daily wt's go hand in hand with good food journaling or tracking IMO as that is the ONLY way I can figure out what I am doing that is contributing.

I followed "on plan" with the coffee rule within 15 minutes with cream. I stalled major. I went to decaf and same thing. I tried consuming it with my morning CM and same thing- 3 week plateau after consistent losing. I had to bang my head against the wall and realize that while CAD/CALP is a general diet that works for "most" people with IR I needed to focus on my particular metabolism. I took it out of my diet for over a month and lost weight again. Then added it back 2 days in a row of just decaf iced americano and skipped my moring CM's and GAINED TWO POUNDS!

The other thing is TOM. I usually gain 1-2 pounds the week before or during my menses so yes- gained weight on the program. However, with 7 months of daily tracking I can see where this happens and also the new low weights that typically come after my cycle is over. Again- all hormonal.

Next, I have said before and will say again: it is not what you are doing during the RM that is the issue but the other 23 hours a day. If you are gaining weight you have to look real hard at your CM's, times of consumption and frequency. If you have read CALP they really encourage folks to get off of any artifical sweeteners as it was found that it still causes spikes in surges of insulin. Also MSG in food does the same thing and comes under hundreds of different names so it could be in some processed meats most LC folks consume. Also caffeine was encouraged to get out of diet (outside of RM anyways) since it was inconclusive but highly suspected in causing insulin issues or at least a hormone disruptor of sorts.

Hopefully I am giving you some things to chew on to look at. I went from 2 CM's plus and RM a day and slowly down to RM only most days. I am not hungry and now I am following the Heller's latest recommendations of doing a Big Balanced Breakfast or basically RM for breakfast or first meal of the day and weight is coming off even faster.

Find what works for you in terms of hunger, cravings and weight loss. If you are having issues in any of those areas something in the CM's is the issue. Be sure all CM's are eaten in under an hour as well and at least 90 minutes apart. Do not graze even on CM approved items. Do not eat LC products or use net carb theory. If it is not on the CM approved list for CALP it could be causing problems. Even if it is "on plan" and you add something new to your diet and see stall or weight gain remove it! I often have unbalanced RM's but those days I am sure to eat a CM and the CM will have tons of protein and VEGGIES. If I do not get at least 2 cups of veggies and more often 4-6 cups I am not losing as fast. Having all that fiber not only fills you up, keeps you regular but also provides essential nutrients the body lacks and gets depleted by the "junk" carbs we love to eat and the fiber also aids in regulating blood sugar, makes insulin work better, reduces insulin resistance. I also read a study that too low of sodium is now being found to be major issue in adverse health and guess what?... drum roll: Insulin Resistance! New guideline for sodium intake are supposed to come out in 2014 that will up the amount to closer to 2000-3000mg daily intake where now they recommend 1500-2000mg daily for people, especially CHF.

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Old 05-24-2013, 07:18 AM   #757
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MIW you are doing a great job! Hooray!

As for me, I have moved on to Weight Watchers. ... ... ... Still struggling to find the diet that works for me. I went off the CAD plan and started rapidly gaining weight so I had to do something. I will do WW for a while. I signed up for three months online and paid $65 so I gotta do at least three months. Blah!

CAD was making me overeat - or rather - continue binge, and I started actually gaining and got disgusted with myself. I gained back 7 pounds in a few weeks, but I have re-lost that now and moving into new territory.

Anyway, if it (CAD) works for you guys, please keep it up. It is truly a miraculous diet and a great WOE forever if you can do it.
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Hello,

I'm not new to low carbing but am new to CAD. Well, when I was in my teens I ate nothing but eggs for breakfast, skipped lunch or ate an omlette and ate what I wanted (sensibly with fruit for dessert) for dinner. I didn't know that I was doing CAD then, I just was on an egg kick. I lost tons of weight until I got tired of eggs.

I am gaining weight on CAD. I started CAD again. Some days I have a salad first, but most days I do not. I am actually GAINING weight. Has anyone gained on CAD? It's very discouraging. Also I am insulin resistant. I don't know if that's why I'm gaining or not. I take metformin. It's just very frustrating because I want to lose and also eat with my family for dinner.

For breakfast I usually eat eggs (1 or 2) and sometimes I'll eat turkey sausage on the go. Coffee is within 15 minutes.

I may have tea during the day with some splenda. Lunch is usually a burger without a bun, or a salad with chicken.

Ate night I eat my rm within one hour. It's basically a serving of whatever meat, one carb, and a dessert. Most desserts are sugar free cookies and whip cream or something else sugar free since I'm diabetic. Oh and I drink water all day.

I don't weight myself unfortunately. I had an eating disorder in my twenties, and I was able to get through it by not weighing myself daily. So now I go by my clothes.

Sorry this was so long. I hope someone has some insight. Have a blessed day.
SF drinks during the day derail my CAD eating. I have to drink water.
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For those who struggle on CAD the key is to skip meals but not the RM. AND to eat it earlier in the day. If you just do those two things alone I'll bet the weight will come off. It did for me as I struggled to lose and when I started eating one meal a day and early in the day it came off. Now that doesn't mean I can't go out for dinner and have my rm but it is the exception for me now. I much prefer breakfast or brunch rms.
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For those who struggle on CAD the key is to skip meals but not the RM. AND to eat it earlier in the day. If you just do those two things alone I'll bet the weight will come off. It did for me as I struggled to lose and when I started eating one meal a day and early in the day it came off. Now that doesn't mean I can't go out for dinner and have my rm but it is the exception for me now. I much prefer breakfast or brunch rms.
Yes I found the same for me as well. Once I cut out an additional CM and went to 1 CM and 1 RM spaced out 3-6 hours apart instead of longer over the course of the day the weight came off faster and I was less hungry and easily able to go to RM only days. I still make sure to aim for my same caloric intake 1800-2600 calories even on RM only days and I have pushed my RM earlier and earlier and weight is coming off better as well. I do think it is worth "playing" with the program as we are not all the exact same metabolism and you have to find what works for you!

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Old 05-26-2013, 12:29 PM   #761
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All new low weekly avg!!! This works folks. Do not give up!

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Weekly Weight Loss Average Tracker:

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Old 05-30-2013, 09:33 AM   #762
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Hey everyone! I am still here and have been kind of hanging back because I always feel like I take over on the various threads I am on and I don't want to be the only poster! I am lucky to be home 5 days a week so usually can log in a few times a day to see what is up.

I am still losing and am finally liking eating earlier in the day. Took my body a bit to get used to it but I do like it!

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LOL! MIW, that is how I felt on the BB board. Do you see me talking to myself in about 5 posts in a row!!! I feel the same way. I guess when you've suffered so much with diets and finally find your way out you get excited and want to share it with the world. I just see people suffering like I did and give up over a gain thinking it doesn't work and want so much for them to feel this freedom. I just can't quit talking about it. My family gets sick of me talking about it all of the time so I have to have somewhere to chime in.
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LOL! MIW, that is how I felt on the BB board. Do you see me talking to myself in about 5 posts in a row!!! I feel the same way. I guess when you've suffered so much with diets and finally find your way out you get excited and want to share it with the world. I just see people suffering like I did and give up over a gain thinking it doesn't work and want so much for them to feel this freedom. I just can't quit talking about it. My family gets sick of me talking about it all of the time so I have to have somewhere to chime in.
I just seem to run out of things to say, and read what others post.
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Well, I tried to eat a bunch of fruit at my RM and it backfired. I guess this is an oopsie day and back on track tomorrow. I sent you a message MIW but just disregard it. Nothing like RM's and one meal a day for me! Live and learn is my motto now!
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Tomorrow is back to one meal a day probably about noonish. Got a little distracted today but not going to let it get to me. I didn't feel satisfied like I have been by spreading out the calories on a free day. No more of that! I just can't eat too early or I get hungry at night but if I eat a lot at around 1 p.m. I am good to go until the next day!
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Tomorrow is back to one meal a day probably about noonish. Got a little distracted today but not going to let it get to me. I didn't feel satisfied like I have been by spreading out the calories on a free day. No more of that! I just can't eat too early or I get hungry at night but if I eat a lot at around 1 p.m. I am good to go until the next day!
Yes me too. Too early in the day and I do get hungry later and just power through. Plus it took me all of two weeks to get used to eating so early. I think noonish to 3pm was always my natural hunger period and I can always eat again later if I want. Or earlier for a CM lunch and RM for dinner.

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Well, live and learn. I will never look towards another diet again. CAD/1 RM is it for this girl! Can you believe I gained 1/2 pound because I ate 2 lousy pieces of fruit off plan? Lowfat right? That's what got me into trouble in the first place. I am going to really stick to the CAD boundaries from now on. This means my RM will be mostly lunch but maybe dinners and only one hour in length. This week I am going to try to just drink water and no black coffee of diet coke inbetween rms. Today I am having a big bowl of cereal with whole milk, peanut butter and jelly on a toasted bagel (I load on the PB), Sunchips and 6 Reesees with a couple cans of soda. My friend who lost 100 pounds always has 2-3 cans of real soda at every rm.
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From now on if I want breakfast I am just going to make it a cm one with coffee and cream and cheese or bacon, eggs, and cheese. Why waste a rm for breakfast?
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Has anyone (I am sure someone has) tried CAD while trying gluten-free or low gluten during the RM?

I have learned that I cannot stick to an all-or-nothing anything because it doesn't fit with my work/life or family obligations.

But the gluten factor tickles some thoughts I have from animal rations when milking cows and fattening beef cattle. (Low Cost Rations was the theory preached in college)

So sorting those out, but I agrea with Oriana-----CAD still seems to be the long-term option for me.

But my mother lives by the loaf of homemade bread..........

Rice and potatoes doesn't seem like should be frankenfoods.......I enjoy wild rice.....
and wild rice soup made with almond flour is pretty darn good.....
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I don't like gluten free anything. I just go for the real foods and am so thankful I can have what I want at my rms.
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I did gluten free and casein free (the protein found in dairy) for an entire year with our son. I decided to give it a try since it was all the rage for autism. We didn't notice a difference in anything with getting it out of our diet. No behavior changes, no weight loss or gain, no less aches/pains, etc and all the other claims you hear people talk about when cutting out gluten.

I think people who do see drastic improvements when cutting it out are either really allergic or sensitive to it, or all the other things that are found in the same things as gluten such as yeast, HFCS, etc.

Yes, they put gluten/wheat in practically everything but also the other stuff like MSG, HFCS, yeast, chemicals chemicals chemicals and lets face it, most "gluten free" stuff comes from the health food store and it is made with less chemical ingredients that way so who is to really say if it is the gluten or not that they truely have an issue with.

I am not knocking it as it does have merit for certain medical conditions for sure, just my own experience and perspective that many people may not realize. Gluten-free typically means "junk-free" as well so unless someone is eating a bowl of just wheat and seeing what happens which I highly doubt anyone is eating 100% wheat anything then they will not really know if they are gluten intolerant or not. The guy who wrote Wheat Belly makes a good case but again- is it taking into account the 10,000 other chemicals and substances that are not natural that we also ingest along with the rise of wheat? ALL veggies and fruits with rare exception have been selectively bred to be more sweet, more this, more that and that is not natural either! Selective breeding by man is 100% man-made and no domesitcated animal would exist, along with the millions of types of fruits, vegetables, berries, root crops, flowers, on and on that man has altered.

Most allergy testing is not accurate anyways, like the skin tests. Blood testing is the most accurate but is expensive. Stuff scratched into your skin is not the same as being digested and absorbed into the blood stream.

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I did gluten free and casein free (the protein found in dairy) for an entire year with our son. I decided to give it a try since it was all the rage for autism. We didn't notice a difference in anything with getting it out of our diet. No behavior changes, no weight loss or gain, no less aches/pains, etc and all the other claims you hear people talk about when cutting out gluten.

I think people who do see drastic improvements when cutting it out are either really allergic or sensitive to it, or all the other things that are found in the same things as gluten such as yeast, HFCS, etc.

Yes, they put gluten/wheat in practically everything but also the other stuff like MSG, HFCS, yeast, chemicals chemicals chemicals and lets face it, most "gluten free" stuff comes from the health food store and it is made with less chemical ingredients that way so who is to really say if it is the gluten or not that they truely have an issue with.

I am not knocking it as it does have merit for certain medical conditions for sure, just my own experience and perspective that many people may not realize. Gluten-free typically means "junk-free" as well so unless someone is eating a bowl of just wheat and seeing what happens which I highly doubt anyone is eating 100% wheat anything then they will not really know if they are gluten intolerant or not. The guy who wrote Wheat Belly makes a good case but again- is it taking into account the 10,000 other chemicals and substances that are not natural that we also ingest along with the rise of wheat? ALL veggies and fruits with rare exception have been selectively bred to be more sweet, more this, more that and that is not natural either! Selective breeding by man is 100% man-made and no domesitcated animal would exist, along with the millions of types of fruits, vegetables, berries, root crops, flowers, on and on that man has altered.

Most allergy testing is not accurate anyways, like the skin tests. Blood testing is the most accurate but is expensive. Stuff scratched into your skin is not the same as being digested and absorbed into the blood stream.

MIW
Very valid points. We had friends that were "allergic" to meat. But if they ate any out of our freezer (home-grown and local locker) there was no issue. The preservatives........

I am not sure on the gluten-free. But I figure it can't hurt me, and might help me make better choices. My problem is that I can lose weight on several different plans, I just have trouble sticking to any plan for a long, long time. Months, okay. Years, haven't got there yet.....
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Ya, I am on month 8 of this WOE which is the longest ever for me but I don't even feel like I am on a diet!

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Here are my new weekly avg also with MONTHLY avg as well!

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Week 1- 235 (235)

Week 2- 231 229 (230) -5 lbs

Week 3- 228 (228) -1 lb

Week 4- 227 226 (226.5) -1.5 lbs............................................... ....................(2 29.9)

Week 5- 225 227 228 225 (226.25) -0.25 lbs

Week 6- 225 225 225.5 225.5 225 224 223.5 (224.79) -1.5 lbs

Week 7- 224 224 224 224 224 223 (223.83) -1 lb

Week 8- 224 225 224.5 224.5 224 224 224 (224.28) + 0.5 lb.......................(224.8) -5.1 lbs

Week 9- 222 224 225 222.5 223 222.5 223.5 (223.21) -1 lb

Week 10- 223 222.5 221.5 221 223 223 222 (222.29) -0.9 lb

Week 11- 221 223 221 221 221 224 223 (222) -0.30 lb

Week 12- 223 222 223 222 223 223 222.5 (222.64) +0.6 lb.......................(222.5) -2.3 lbs

Week 13- 222 222 220 222 222 221 221 (221.43) -1.20 lbs

Week 14- 221.5 222 223 223 221.5 222 218 (221.57) +0.14 lb

Week 15- 220 221 223 221 221 221.5 222.5 (221.43) -0.14 lb

Week 16- 224 221 X 221.5 223 223 223 (222.58) +1.15 lbs......................(221.8) -0.7 lbs

Week 17- 220 221 221 221 221 220 220 (220.57) -2 lbs

Week 18- 220 220 220.5 220 220 220 219.5 (220) -0.57 lb

Week 19- 220 218 219 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 (218.57) -1.43

Week 20- 218.5 219.5 220 220 220 220 220 (219.7) +1.10......................(219.71) -2.09 lbs

Week 21- 218.5 218.5 218.5 218.5 217.5 217.5 218 (218.14) -1.56

Week 22- 219.5 219.5 220 220 219.5 218.5 218.5 (219.36) +1.22

Week 23- 216 215.5 217 217.5 216.5 215 215 (216.07) -3.29

Week 24- 215.5 X X 217 215.8 216.8 217.4 (216.5) +0.43......................(217.51 lbs) -2.2 lbs

Week 25- 215.5 217 216 217 217.6 217.8 215.8 (216.67) +0.17

Week 26- 218.2 X 219 217.8 219.2 218.2 X (218.5) +1.81

Week 27- 217 216.6 216 216.6 217 217.8 219 (217.14) -1.36

Week 28- 217.6 217 216.6 216.6 217 217.6 217 (217.06) -0.08.............(217.34) -0.2 lbs

Week 29- 216.2 216.8 214.6 215.8 215.8 216.2 216.2 (215.9) -1.12

Week 30- 215.4 214.8 213 213.6 215 218.5 215.1 (215.1) -0.8

Week 31- 214 216.2 215.4 214.8 214.4 214.8 215.8 (215.06) -0.04
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I am going to go back to cm breakfast or lunch and a rm dinner. I like it for social and just plain fun. I also like a rm lunch maybe on a Sunday or special occasion but that would be my only meal.
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I am going to go back to cm breakfast or lunch and a rm dinner. I like it for social and just plain fun. I also like a rm lunch maybe on a Sunday or special occasion but that would be my only meal.
Yes, that's what I've done too. It was fairly easy to get back into the swing. I am on my TOM and was craving chocolate and wine so what the heck?- Had a second RM on Saturday night and then yesterday woke up NOT hungry all day and ate a big salad and some cheese and bacon around noon- then RM at 5 or so with Hubby. Was nice. Plus, today I am up to 217 but not near as bad as I was thinking it might be!

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So today I am having 3 chunks of cheese, coffee with cream and splenda for cm. Hey, I say it's better than having 2 rms. Then tonight I will be having orange juice, bananas, and Reesees. We'll be on the road and I just feel like an unbalanced rm with this 108 degree weather.!!!!!!
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Well, I ended up having 4 slices of cheese and a coffee with half and half. I am good til rm dinner now. I was hungry and didn't want to miss out on dinner with the family tonight. I had fun with the Big Breakfast deal but I like having the option of dinner rm's and usually if I eat a lunch rm that is all I eat because it is usually a lot and am not hungry for dinner.
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Today was RM only at 12:45-1:45. I am not hungry in the mornings and fine all evening until the next day. I am calling this The Large Lunch Diet! LOL

We ate at one of our favorite Vietnamese places in town:

1 C rice
1/2 small roasted chicken (like a whole chicken cut in half!!!)
1 roasted pork chop
2 C various fresh veggies like tomato, cucumber, romaine luttcue, radish
1 egg roll
1 fresh spring roll
1/2 can of mango juice
1 large waffle cone with butter-pecan soft serve ice cream

Kind of carb heavy I know but I aimed for lots of protein, cleaned up as many veggies as I could off the garnishes of our plates and have been hitting the veggies and fruit smoothies hard all week to make up for it. I am already up these last 2 days off my lowest weeky avg but it is last day of TOM and I know my body is getting used to me going back to eating RM later in the day. Weight loss does has it's ups and downs so I am not being deterred!

How is everyone else doing?

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