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Old 07-26-2010, 05:42 AM   #1111
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Hey Holly! Glad to hear from another newbie ~ I joined recently, too. Finished my first week on Medi & have my first weigh-in this afternoon. I'm really excited, after reading so many posts with varying results. It's so inspiring to see people like you doing SO well!! Great job ~ and welcome! This place has been so very helpful to me this week.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:00 PM   #1112
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Well, I lost 4.4 lbs. my first week. Nothing newsworthy, but at least it's SOMETHING, and I FEEL slimmer
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:51 PM   #1113
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Good job on the loss Ann! Welcome you guys!
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:42 PM   #1114
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Just passed my first month mark...!

Hi Everyone,
It is so great to read how everyone is doing. I'm checking in.
I'm doing better than I thought that I would. Sometimes I struggle. And the alternative of eating carbs is just not an option. I am starting to feel better and better everyday. I have been sick and I didn't really know how sick I had gotten over the years. High BP and T2Diabetic. It sometimes feels strange to feel better. Like, feeling good is out of my comfort zone. Ack. I didn't know I could feel so good. And the feeling good is comes and goes, but stays longer and longer.

That said, some problems that I am recognizing...I'm eating too much lately. Within this last week...TOM, I realized. I'm snacking too much. I'm eating too much fat now...I believe. Too much dairy. Not planning meals through the day. Just cooking a lot so that there is something in the fridge that I end up snacking and not creating a meal. Today, I had breakfast, the rest of the day I ate four times snack size meals.

I'm so astonished that it's OK to eat mayo...and tonight I made mayo!

Glad to see everyone here. I have 125 lbs to lose. It's a journey.

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Old 07-27-2010, 05:41 AM   #1115
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Hi Everyone,
It is so great to read how everyone is doing. I'm checking in.
I'm doing better than I thought that I would. Sometimes I struggle. And the alternative of eating carbs is just not an option. I am starting to feel better and better everyday. I have been sick and I didn't really know how sick I had gotten over the years. High BP and T2Diabetic. It sometimes feels strange to feel better. Like, feeling good is out of my comfort zone. Ack. I didn't know I could feel so good. And the feeling good is comes and goes, but stays longer and longer.

That said, some problems that I am recognizing...I'm eating too much lately. Within this last week...TOM, I realized. I'm snacking too much. I'm eating too much fat now...I believe. Too much dairy. Not planning meals through the day. Just cooking a lot so that there is something in the fridge that I end up snacking and not creating a meal. Today, I had breakfast, the rest of the day I ate four times snack size meals.

I'm so astonished that it's OK to eat mayo...and tonight I made mayo!

Glad to see everyone here. I have 125 lbs to lose. It's a journey.

I feel like a newbie, I have done this before and know how it really works. I am back for the 3rd time. I feel bad about that and not sticking to it.But I have been on it since July 18th and have lost 5 lbs. This time I really want to do it. Last time I had a shoulder replacement and was in a lot of pain..so this is my time to get with it and stick to it. I love lowcarbfriends.com
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:28 PM   #1116
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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!
Another thing I've jettisoned is all carbonated drinks, diet especially. Now I drink only water and that is why I am frustrated at my lack of progress.

Correction, a little black coffee in the wee morning hours.
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Old 07-27-2010, 12:30 PM   #1117
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Well, I lost 4.4 lbs. my first week. Nothing newsworthy, but at least it's SOMETHING, and I FEEL slimmer
Hey, consider yourself blessed. I gained 8 lbs. the first week and am in damage control, assessment, kick the cat and kill the dog mode. I didn't give up my beloved beer just to gain weight.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:57 PM   #1118
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Sorry, Cosmic, but you gave me a much needed laugh. I certainly can relate to the beer sacrifice. That's what's kept me from starting a real program for so long ~ I didn't think I could ditch the brews. Seems like just stopping that would cause me to lose all the weight.... I mean, in my case, I drank a bunch, and everyday. Anyway, don't give up. It's not fair for you to drink if I can't!
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #1119
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great site, glad i came across it several weeks back searching for new recipes (thanks all for some great ones!)

been on atkins induction for 5 weeks now and dropped 32 pounds (sigh...still have 130 to go).

as some here state, the key is be strict w/yourself (no cheating..AT ALL!) and drink LOTS of water. i drink 120+ ozs a day....the lbs have been elting off.

gl to all those working hard to lose and ty to all those here who post encouraging thoughts for us newbies.....been lurking and reading your comments...thanks!

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Old 07-29-2010, 04:54 AM   #1120
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Stevie thats a great loss!! You are well on your way to goal. Good luck to you and welcome!!
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:06 AM   #1121
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:15 AM   #1122
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123.. ^^ haha..

Welcome everyone! Together we can do this!!
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:04 PM   #1123
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First Post
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.
The new book. New Atkins For A New You. Okays Coffee. I never gave up coffee, many others have not and lose just fine. But it may be one of those things where as we say around here YMMV- your mileage may vary.
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Old 07-31-2010, 03:49 PM   #1124
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Hi - Newbie here - just literally stumbled across the web site and I am so very excited to be here!!! Started my weight loss journey in January - FINALLY - I am 45 and glad to be here where I am now but still have a long way to go!!! So just saying a friendly hello from VA and glad to have found you all!!!
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:14 AM   #1125
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Hi every one stumbled across the website, its a great support......:0)
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Old 08-01-2010, 05:19 AM   #1126
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Been on and off the..... ATKINS way of eating since the beginning.......it realy does work thanks for the support guys...... :0)
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:37 AM   #1127
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Welcome David and Hollywood So glad you both stumbled here!! Jump on into the threads.. Ask any questions you like, everyone is glad to help and very supportive. Lots of knowledge here too!
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:19 AM   #1128
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I know what you mean. I'm also so tired of going back and forth. I know Atkins is what I should be doing. I have said it once I have said it twice, you would think with just the way Atkins makes me feel that it would be enough for me to stay on it. I feel so awesome when I change my life style and then I totally back slide. I am blessed to not have any hbp or diabetes yet. I really hope I can do it this time as I am just super tired of not feeling good.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:56 PM   #1129
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Nice site, wish I had had it when I started.
Advice.
Don't give up.
drink lots of water.
eat breakfast and never get hungry.
cut your ketositicks in half the long way to save money.
measure yourself in inches and weigh when you first start to see your progress.
Time breaks all stalls.
Flaxseed!!!!
Nuts!!!
Love this Message... Give me more, as in where you get the keto sticks and what you have learned as your best low carb secret, I am new at this as you can tell so any help is appreciated! Thanks !!!
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:01 PM   #1130
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Congrats on the loss! Happy for you and hope you stick with it. Same thing I hope to say to myself! Keep Going!!
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:07 PM   #1131
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I thought any drink was okay as long as it was zero calorie, zero carb was cool???? Is this one of those crazy exceptions that I didn't know about? Let me know, but good luck with your endeavour as I will try with mine!
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:48 AM   #1132
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Hey ya'll. Kaye here from Georgia. I started the low carb diet 6 weeks ago...lost 10 lbs. but nothing in the last two weeks now. I'm beginning to think I'm just not doing it right. I eat breakfast...usually eggs and bacon, lunch is usually a fiber wrap with meat/lettuce/tomato and if I'm hungry I'll make two. Dinner is meat and usually a salad. I will eat two or three sugar free pieces of chocolate candy during the day along with a hand full of nuts and maybe cheese. Some times I think I'm eating too much meat. The fat sure has taken away my energy but I'm still trying to walk everyday. What else can I do to boost this thing? Thanks, love the group...Kaye
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:30 PM   #1133
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Make sure you watch the nuts and cheese.. they can stall.. especially because serving sizes of nuts is smaller then what people think and they overeat them. What are you drinking? Water is the best thing.. soda can stall you.. too much coffee can as well so keep that in moderation.. Also no more then 3 packets of splenda a day.. Are you measuring? Sometimes you are losing inches and not pounds.. inches are better because they show! I would drop the sugarfree candy and replace it with some berries if you feel you need something sweet. If you want to cut back even more.. instead of a fiber wrap take a big lettuce leaf and use that as the wrap putting all the other stuff inside it. Check out some of the menus of people that are on induction if they are successful that can also help guide you. Good luck!!!

Check out the induction food porn threads.. it can help a lot to see what others are eating while on induction.. there are some really great recipes (and pictures) here...

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:15 AM   #1134
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Hello,

I'm a not so newbie here. Actually, I'm a returning member from about 2-3 years ago. I fell off the LC wagon and gained a ton of weight back *facepalm*

Anywhos, I'm back and trying real hard to lose this weight again. If I did it the first time, I'm sure I can do it again. I'm back in induction and hopefully, with the motivation I get from this forum, I can stick with it.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:20 AM   #1135
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I can't believe that I haven't come across this site before. It really contains some great info and support. Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:57 PM   #1136
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:01 AM   #1137
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I read where some of you make the '1 minute muffin'. Can I make this with Almond flour instead of Soy flour? Which is best? Where can I find Almond flour? Thanks..Kaye
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:28 AM   #1138
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I read where some of you make the '1 minute muffin'. Can I make this with Almond flour instead of Soy flour? Which is best? Where can I find Almond flour? Thanks..Kaye
Actually it should be made with flax meal, and you can find it in almost any grocery store where they carry the flours and baking goods.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:14 PM   #1139
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Cruise Can Do

Just returned from three weeks in Europe, two of which were on a cruise. Found out it is possible to eat out for three weeks straight and not gain. Weighed exactly the same when we returned home. Every time the menu had a potato or rice product, I asked for grilled veggies. No bread, no sugar. Either cheese or sliced cantaloupe or honeydew for desert. Ate only the filling on the luncheon quiche at one of our tour stops (only choice). Bearnaise and Hollandaise were yummy. Never would have touched them before. Everyone at our table of eight wanted to know exactly what kind of diet allows all the fat we were consuming. LOL

Airports are a trick. Carried cheese and nuts with us, but found a few nuts at the airport as well. McDonald's is at most airports and they have a great grilled chicken salad with a real fat dressing. Nice to lose the fear of eating while traveling.
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Old 08-10-2010, 01:45 PM   #1140
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Hi!
I'm a newbie!

This is such a great site. Full of support!
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