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Old 07-07-2010, 05:56 PM   #1081
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is this where newbies introduce themselves?? i didn't see another place.

i have done every diet known to man, including low carb versions (i remember back in the day doing what was called a caveman diet, aka eating things cavemen could eat like meat, plants, fruits, seeds, etc). I have been successful one time doing Suzanne Somers but then I went to college and on my budget and with all the rules, I failed and gained back everything plus tons more. I tried low carbing it last year and did pretty good but then holidays rolled around and my "I'll just cheat on thanksgiving" turned into gaining it ALL back.

I kept telling myself I would eventually lose weight when I got engaged as a sort of, OK now i Have to do it, but my wedding is in September so that didn't work. I finally realized I have to do this for me, for my health, plus I really want to have a baby! I have seen people do the pregnancy while fat thing and it just scares me. I have about 150 lbs () to lose to get even close to where I would want to be but I think I can do it I have been doing this plan way stricter than I ever have before, eating very little highly processed/takeout stuff, and trying to stick with what works. In the past i would make all these crazy recipes for every meal, now my meals are boring but tasty and they work!

In less than a week I have lost 11.2 lbs! I have never been this successful in my life. I never even experienced the induction flu before, and I am now hardcore plus my appetite is like nonexistant. It rules! This site keeps me sane and keeps me motivated so I am so grateful for it!!!
Welcome to the board Congrats on your loss so far, I didn't get the 'flu' either, but its out there! Stick around and post often
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:10 PM   #1082
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Welcome to the board Congrats on your loss so far, I didn't get the 'flu' either, but its out there! Stick around and post often
i kinda like the flu, it makes me feel like i'm doing it right this time! i have never done this and been so UNhungry all the time, it's amazing

thanks for the welcome i will post often because it keeps me on track and is soooo helpful!!!
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:14 PM   #1083
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i kinda like the flu, it makes me feel like i'm doing it right this time! i have never done this and been so UNhungry all the time, it's amazing

thanks for the welcome i will post often because it keeps me on track and is soooo helpful!!!

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Old 07-09-2010, 07:46 PM   #1084
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Hey everybody Im a newbie here and Just wanted say hello and wish everybody good luck on their weight journey.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #1085
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:15 PM   #1086
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Hey everybody Im a newbie here and Just wanted say hello and wish everybody good luck on their weight journey.
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This is my husband, btw! I am so excited to have you here with me!!! We are gonna do it!! On to a healthy, happy life together!
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:19 AM   #1087
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Brandy and Kevin I am so so glad you are doing this together!!! It will sure help with meals and you will have support at home as well as LCF.. Good luck!!!!

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Old 07-10-2010, 04:24 AM   #1088
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is this where newbies introduce themselves?? i didn't see another place.

i have done every diet known to man, including low carb versions (i remember back in the day doing what was called a caveman diet, aka eating things cavemen could eat like meat, plants, fruits, seeds, etc). I have been successful one time doing Suzanne Somers but then I went to college and on my budget and with all the rules, I failed and gained back everything plus tons more. I tried low carbing it last year and did pretty good but then holidays rolled around and my "I'll just cheat on thanksgiving" turned into gaining it ALL back.

I kept telling myself I would eventually lose weight when I got engaged as a sort of, OK now i Have to do it, but my wedding is in September so that didn't work. I finally realized I have to do this for me, for my health, plus I really want to have a baby! I have seen people do the pregnancy while fat thing and it just scares me. I have about 150 lbs () to lose to get even close to where I would want to be but I think I can do it I have been doing this plan way stricter than I ever have before, eating very little highly processed/takeout stuff, and trying to stick with what works. In the past i would make all these crazy recipes for every meal, now my meals are boring but tasty and they work!

In less than a week I have lost 11.2 lbs! I have never been this successful in my life. I never even experienced the induction flu before, and I am now hardcore plus my appetite is like nonexistant. It rules! This site keeps me sane and keeps me motivated so I am so grateful for it!!!
Congrats on your weight loss so far!!! You have about 150 pounds to lose.. you can do it.. if I can lose that much YOU can!!! Make sure you preplan what you are going to be eating... NEVER try to decide when it is time to eat.. it is too easy to just grab something not on plan.. I think that is the best advice... Take your vitamins and drink plenty of water.. You are doing fantastic!!!
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:19 PM   #1089
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Congrats on your weight loss so far!!! You have about 150 pounds to lose.. you can do it.. if I can lose that much YOU can!!! Make sure you preplan what you are going to be eating... NEVER try to decide when it is time to eat.. it is too easy to just grab something not on plan.. I think that is the best advice... Take your vitamins and drink plenty of water.. You are doing fantastic!!!

seriously this site helps so much because it makes it feel possible. of course i am not thinking of that 150, each 10 has me excited because i refuse to go back this time!! thanks for the kind words
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:53 PM   #1090
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I lost 35 pounds on Atkins last time (4 or 5 years ago), but lost a lot of muscle in the process. I have seen the cyclical ketosis diet (CKD), and it seems to make sense for people who want to lose weight but maintain some muscle mass. Does anyone know anything about this?
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:59 AM   #1091
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Thank you Cheri!! Can't wait to start for real today! i actually started yesterday, but ran into some...*ahem...* road blocks......about 20 oz tall, goes by the name of Miller Lite! Today is a new day!
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:08 AM   #1092
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Hello, I'm Elise and i'm new here! just wanted to say hi and introduce myself literally just started doing atkins today, never tried it before, but so far so good!
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:36 AM   #1093
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Hi everyone! I am also a newbie and wanted to introduce myself. I'm Chris, I'm 24 yrs old, I'm married (for almost 4 yrs), and have pretty much been pregnant since Aug 2007. I have a two year old, a one year old, and an almost 3 month old, so I have TONS of "baby weight" to get rid of,

ANYWAY, I started Atkins almost two weeks ago and my starting weight was 210lbs (I'm 5'3" and now have a "post-baby" body, AKA really saggy tummy... ) I am now 195lbs and hope to be under 150lbs by Nov as we're going on vacation to Florida. My ultimate goal is somewhere between 120-130lbs and be RID of this saggy belly.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:05 AM   #1094
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Hello! I'm a newbie here and just restarted my diet after a break. I recently moved to Mississippi and it is HOT here! Don't have a lot to lose, but it would be great if I could get this extra weight off, it is too hot here to wear pants in the summer and no way am I wearing shorts at this weight!
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:13 PM   #1095
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:31 PM   #1096
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Hi everyone! I am new here and find that when I have support (cause I dont get it at home) I do really well. I am so happy to have found this group! Time to get my life back and have the energy to play with my kids!
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:03 PM   #1097
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Hi all,

I'm a newbie too. This is my 2nd round - first time I lost 35 lbs, but after having my baby in 07, I've gained it all back.

For some reason I'm really struggling with Induction this time - probably b/c I don't have as much time to devote to meal planning (or money to just eat out because I feel like it!) I'm having a really hard time not eating nuts or peanut butter.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #1098
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Hi everyone! I am new here and find that when I have support (cause I dont get it at home) I do really well. I am so happy to have found this group! Time to get my life back and have the energy to play with my kids!
There is no time like the present. Welcome!

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Hi all,

I'm a newbie too. This is my 2nd round - first time I lost 35 lbs, but after having my baby in 07, I've gained it all back.

For some reason I'm really struggling with Induction this time - probably b/c I don't have as much time to devote to meal planning (or money to just eat out because I feel like it!) I'm having a really hard time not eating nuts or peanut butter.

Any ideas?
I found that after a week of Induction my cravings for certain foods was diminished. Stick to plan and you'll find that your appetite is suppressed and the cravings go down. When you feel you want peanuts or something not on the induction foods list, have something fatty. Some cheese, etc.

Good luck and welcome!
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:49 PM   #1099
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New here..with medical issues!!

I found this forum this morning more out of desparation than anything else. Over the last year or two I have determined that I have a intolerance to sugar and chocolate....big time. I often get what I thought were cold sores, but turned out to be fungal infections. Also when I have sugar or candy, etc, I have severe stomach cramps, diarrhia, flu like symptoms, inflammed and bleeding gums. When I brush my teeth or have dental work done I bleed excessively, and one dentist had me do a blood clotting test a few years back. I have had tests done by gastroenterologists( colonoscopy and endoscopy)....I don't have celiac, and overall my large and small intestine are okay.
This past Saturday I went to a birthday party next door, and should not have done this, but I ate about a half cup of Breyers Butter Pecan ice cream. I knew I would have symptoms, but never thought it would be this bad. For the past 3 days, my lower back hurts so bad, that I can hardly get up out of bed or even roll over.(Pain likely caused by bleeding hemorrhoids that came on with this) I started probiotics 2 days ago, and feel some relief this afternoon. It has been almost a full week now....I need to learn how to overcome this problem, and am so happy to be here to learn. Can someone point me to the forum I need to get to?

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Old 07-16-2010, 10:08 PM   #1100
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Hi everybody, just want to say hello! I'm new to the boards but not new to low-carb diets. I love low-carbing!
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Old 07-19-2010, 09:38 AM   #1101
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Hello again...

Hello everyone, I am starting Atkins today at around 275lbs. I'm afraid to step on a scale so this is a rough estimate. I've tried Atkins a few times with varying levels of success but it's been several years. My goal this time around is to lose 90-100 lbs. and keep it off with a healthy diet and frequent exercise. Now that I have 3 kids I want to see them all grow up. On my current path I probably will not live another 10 years so this is a matter of life and death in my opinion. Thanks in advance for all your support.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:01 AM   #1102
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Welcome everyone!! Wishing you all much success on your Low Carb journeys!!!

NoraL, You may want to check out this area of the boards Health Support Groups - Low Carb Friends
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #1103
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hello from another newbie. LOVE this site
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Old 07-20-2010, 05:45 AM   #1104
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:16 AM   #1105
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:45 PM   #1106
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Ok, I'm starting today. I love meat and eggs, so maybe this will work for me. I need to lose about 25 lbs. The hardest thing will be the beer. The biggest question is about the coffee, I have read conflicting things about whether or not it is OK.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:31 AM   #1107
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@cosmicstargoat: I can't speak to the beer... but I didn't have any problems with coffee. I changed the way I was drinking it because it was ridicuously loaded with too many calories (my everyday was the Dunkin Donuts double cream, double sugar!) In fact, I just saw another thread in this forum about coffee drinking exclusively. Check it out.

A warm welcome to everyone!
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:02 PM   #1108
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Hello from another newbie here! I just made it through my first day on Atkins induction. I need all the motivation and support I can get to keep going. I always start off strong and end up getting off track for any number of reasons.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:11 PM   #1109
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You will do great Lab Lover! This site is full of support! Remember to preplan your days eating before hand.. this will help you stay on track also.
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Old 07-25-2010, 09:29 PM   #1110
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Hi there! Newbie here to the LCF site, but been on Atkins since May 25th and LOVE IT. So far I am down 17 lbs and have 34 more to go. I am hoping to find support, information and friends here. I once thought dieting was hard and miserable. The low-carb way has been enlightening, fun and easy to commit to. So glad to be here.
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