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Forum: Atkins Induction 04-15-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 371
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Posted By martha
I'm learning more about maintenance all the time....

I'm learning more about maintenance all the time. Now that I eat a little more fruit, beans, and oatmeal, I'll sometimes feel a little blimpy, but a couple of days in induction usually puts me in the...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
I guess it's part of the normal process when you...

I guess it's part of the normal process when you get to the maintain zone, but it's still no fun to see the numbers go up. Good luck getting to the root cause.
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
Those are fun.

Those are fun.
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
SlowSure, one more comment. We are similar in age...

SlowSure, one more comment. We are similar in age and in amount of weight lost, as well as current BMI, so I naturally empathize and hope you can get some good advice and support. But maybe -- pure...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
That has to be frustrating, especially the canned...

That has to be frustrating, especially the canned lecture! This is someone who is just looking at the script and not at you. It sounds to me like you need to talk to another doctor. What a silly...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-09-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
Well, here is a twist on the maintenance issue. I...

Well, here is a twist on the maintenance issue. I have been a few pounds below my goal weight for some months now, and have been raising the bar a bit on my workouts, both cardio and weights, plus...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
102.3

102.3
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-06-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
I'm scared, too. I mean that I treat...

I'm scared, too. I mean that I treat blackberries, salad greens, dill pickles, and sauerkraut, for example, as "free" foods, so that I can eat *something* without the bother of writing it down. And I...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
I think it may take me a while to figure out a...

I think it may take me a while to figure out a long-range plan. I have take a few foods and activities off of the "tracking" list to see if there's a way to be a little less hung up on writing things...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 03-04-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
Well, depends on where you mark things, but I...

Well, depends on where you mark things, but I started thinking I was done in September, I think. I've settled ino a slightly lower weight since then.

My newest strategy is trying to start moving...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
102 today and averaging just under 103 for the...

102 today and averaging just under 103 for the week.
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
To help maintain muscle mass, you might be...

To help maintain muscle mass, you might be interested in nutritional yeast if he likes the taste. I put it in smoothies with a healthy dose of cinnamon (makes it taste better with sweet things, I...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-21-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Hi, Stevie, I'm maintaining too. A little puzzled...

Hi, Stevie, I'm maintaining too. A little puzzled by a recent small gain, but I think it is fine and healthy -- maybe just muscle. Measuring tape is happy. I'm still doing Atkins style maintenance...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-21-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
M Goose, you are one for the record books....

M Goose, you are one for the record books. Outstanding.
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-21-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
103.6

103.6
Forum: Other Plans 02-20-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,856
Posted By martha
I can't imagine maintaining without IF.

I can't imagine maintaining without IF.
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-17-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
Isn't this answer about the scale not being...

Isn't this answer about the scale not being digital? I agree. Whether the scale is digital or analog doesn't matter. You being happy with your weight? of course it does, and here's hoping you get...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-16-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Many people see real improvement in blood sugar...

Many people see real improvement in blood sugar and other labs. Best of luck to you.
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-14-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
In the range of 103 to 103.5 all week and...

In the range of 103 to 103.5 all week and thinking that is a perfectly good place to be. I think I may have actually added some muscle. My waist is smaller despite the 1-2 pound gain over the last...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
That's a tough spot to find, though, for me. I...

That's a tough spot to find, though, for me. I was surprised to find that it was easy to drop five pounds more than I thought I needed to, and at first I was worried that I was doing something wrong!...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-11-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
I hit the sort of arbitrary goal number that I...

I hit the sort of arbitrary goal number that I came up with in September, but I lost another five pounds after that and for the last ten weeks have been at a weight that I like and think is plenty...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
Hi, Mary and others! Just stopping in to say hi...

Hi, Mary and others! Just stopping in to say hi and "maintain" a little. I've taken some baby steps away from the meticulous tracking -- just skipping the task when I'm very busy or it's for some...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-07-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
Thanks! I'm more or less of the opinion right now...

Thanks! I'm more or less of the opinion right now that my first year of maintenance should be pretty much the same as my year (or so) of weight loss. I am a little less angsty about it, though. I...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-07-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
Average for the week is 102.2, but today's number...

Average for the week is 102.2, but today's number is 103.2. Typical response to a heavy weight-training day and sore muscles. Feel good -- lean, strong, reasonably flexible (and working on that last...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-06-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
I don't know why, but my experience was so...

I don't know why, but my experience was so similar. And I started at 5'1.5 and 141 pounds, and 56, so some similarities there. I lost one pound, then nothing, then two, and then nothing. All I can...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-05-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 58,139
Posted By martha
Well, here's some responses. First, I either just...

Well, here's some responses. First, I either just mix the starch that I take as a supplement (Bob's Red Mill unmodified potato starch) into kefir or yogurt or mix it with plain water and drink it...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 02-04-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
101. I think it's just part of the normal...

101. I think it's just part of the normal up-and-down, but I have to admit I got a kick out of a new "lowest" number today, so thanks for letting me crow a little bit -- I'm maintaining! I'm...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
It is so true, and it's my personal belief that...

It is so true, and it's my personal belief that the absolute silver bullet to weight loss and maintenance is taking care of the cravings! People who don't particularly want food tend not to eat too...
Forum: The Maintain Lane 01-31-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
103 and who am I to complain?

103 and who am I to complain?
Forum: Other Plans 01-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,856
Posted By martha
Have to say I'm happy with the potato starch...

Have to say I'm happy with the potato starch routine. Works best for me to drink it in the morning. Satiety is noticably improved, IF daily fast extended to 18 hours from 15/16 and all systems good!...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
What'd I tell you? Whoosh. Welcome to new...

What'd I tell you? Whoosh.

Welcome to new people! I am short on time right now so will just say that my advice is to just do it by the book, including water, the right veggies in the right...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-26-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
It's true. And this reminds me of one of the...

It's true. And this reminds me of one of the reasons that I keep tracking everything I eat. As long as I have a record, then I pretty much know when a blip is a blip. I mean, if (like over the last...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-25-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Sometimes I wish I loved cheese just a little bit...

Sometimes I wish I loved cheese just a little bit less than I do. I've been eating too much cheese and too many nuts (lazy), and too much salty smoked fish, and a little more carbs than usual, all at...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-24-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Very encouraging!

Very encouraging!
Forum: The Maintain Lane 01-24-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,850
Views: 185,334
Posted By martha
Mysteriously two pounds heavier this whole week...

Mysteriously two pounds heavier this whole week at almost 104. But just chilling about it because I don't think it means much. Hi, everybody!
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-24-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Nice to see new people. Welcome and best of luck!

Nice to see new people. Welcome and best of luck!
Forum: Other Plans 01-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,856
Posted By martha
Hey, I finally got my hands on the "preferred"...

Hey, I finally got my hands on the "preferred" brand of potato starch, the Bob's Red Mill variety. I was a little unsure whether I had the exact right thing -- so let's see if anything is different...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Satiety. That's another touted benefit. It got my...

Satiety. That's another touted benefit. It got my attention partly for that, because I went through a spell of very uncharacteristic "night hungries" that didn't cause any weight gain but were making...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-20-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
Has anyone on this thread done any of the reading...

Has anyone on this thread done any of the reading about Resistant Starch? I'm trying it as a maintenance strategy. Supposedly (along with fermented foods and some other kinds of fiber) it is very...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-20-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 18,812
Posted By martha
I think that's the trick, straphe, just get back...

I think that's the trick, straphe, just get back on plan when life bumps you off. I was a little uncomfortable after the holidays, too, seemed like I blimped up a little and was just off my game in...
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