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Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 12-14-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
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Posted By betterthanever
Ugh. What a rotten day! I was really rocking it,...

Ugh. What a rotten day! I was really rocking it, but... Isn't that always what we say?! I was feeling the stress this week. Don't know if it was general stress, holiday stress, stress of eating so...
Forum: Stillman's 12-11-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,094
Posted By betterthanever
MMS: I really feel switching things up is...

MMS: I really feel switching things up is important for me to avoid stalls, too. My body adapts quickly to whatever I'm doing!

I am SO excited! I made my Christmas goal! Really, my goal was to get...
Forum: Other Plans 12-11-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
I am SO excited! I made my Christmas goal!...

I am SO excited! I made my Christmas goal! Really, my goal was to get a few pounds under, so that I had a little "cushion" for the season, and that is definitely still possible. But I haven't been at...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 12-11-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
Crazy--re the chocolate pie on Thanksgiving, I...

Crazy--re the chocolate pie on Thanksgiving, I ate 3 pieces!!! And snuck the last 2, cuz I was embarrassed. Talk about reverting to my old habits! Grr..that's what I meant about feeling out of...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 12-11-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
************** START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----...

************** START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ---- DEC START

Mick................... 199.0........189.7 .........174 ............... 189.7
FindingMe........... 230.2........204.4 .........196...
Forum: Stillman's 12-03-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,094
Posted By betterthanever
So good to finally have time to post again! I was...

So good to finally have time to post again! I was up a few pounds the days before Thanksgiving, and then ate like a pig on Thanksgiving. Took me 7-10 days, but I'm back down. It was rough going, but...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 12-03-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
Jeanne--so sorry to hear of your loss! My parents...

Jeanne--so sorry to hear of your loss! My parents are around 90, and I fear every phone call I get from them. I pray I'll be able to fast through my grief instead of eat through it.

Crazy--thanks...
Forum: Other Plans 12-03-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
So good to finally have time to post again! I was...

So good to finally have time to post again! I was up a few pounds the days before Thanksgiving, and then ate like a pig on Thanksgiving. Took me 7-10 days, but I'm back down. It was rough going, but...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 12-03-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
************** START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----...

************** START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ---- Dec START

Mick................... 199.0........189.7...........174 ............... 189.7
FindingMe........... 230.2........199.8 .........196...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-20-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
Thanks, Dimply. I don't really know how to...

Thanks, Dimply. I don't really know how to maintain, so I keep thinking I need to lose! I did fast today, which is good since I was up a few pounds from my yucky weekend. I'm planning on staying low...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-20-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
Crazy--sorry things are so rough. Doesn't sound...

Crazy--sorry things are so rough. Doesn't sound like your dad is thinking straight at all! Could stresses in his life be affecting him? (sorry, don't remember his relationship with your mom). You are...
Forum: Other Plans 11-20-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Well, I DID fast today...wasn't sure if I'd be...

Well, I DID fast today...wasn't sure if I'd be able to, but I did. That was encouraging. When I was talking to myself yesterday, I reminded myself that I was hoping to do some "feasting" on...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-19-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
Jeanne--hope she is ok...what a trying time! ...

Jeanne--hope she is ok...what a trying time!

:-( I have done SO well EFing the last few weeks...but I kind of bombed this weekend. My last fast, which was supposed to be 4-5 days, ended with...
Forum: Other Plans 11-19-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
:-( I have done SO well EFing the last few...

:-( I have done SO well EFing the last few weeks...but I kind of bombed this weekend. My last fast, which was supposed to be 4-5 days, ended with some nuts on day 3, and lots more on day 4, and...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-18-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
Today was not a good day. :-( I ate a bunch of...

Today was not a good day. :-( I ate a bunch of weird stuff. Mostly lc, but I ate popcorn (naughty) and lc treats, which I know are not good for me. I expect the scale to be up tomorrow. So, why?...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-15-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
************** START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----...

************** START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ---- OCT START

Mick................... 199.0........190 ............174 ............... 192.9
FindingMe........... 230.2........199.8 .........196...
Forum: Atkins '72 11-15-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 612,920
Posted By betterthanever
Wow, Casey, I can't believe you've maintained for...

Wow, Casey, I can't believe you've maintained for so long! This Feb will be 3 years for me, and I really struggled this last year--ever since last Christmas. Now that I'm back on track, I'm...
Forum: Other Plans 11-15-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Srinath--Dr. Fung says 23:1 is ok for...

Srinath--Dr. Fung says 23:1 is ok for maintenance, but does not suggest it for weight loss. I think it works for a while--certainly it is working for some! But apparently it's not suggested for...
Forum: Atkins Induction 11-14-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,653
Posted By betterthanever
Casey, I recently read that we have a stronger...

Casey, I recently read that we have a stronger insulin response in the evening. So when we eat in the evening we secrete more insulin which is the fat storage hormone. That's probably why many of us...
Forum: Other Plans 11-14-2017, 04:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Quiet night, I'm not too experienced and doing...

Quiet night, I'm not too experienced and doing this, it's only been a couple of months of Trials but I will share my own experience and research with you. I thought I had read somewhere that we were...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-14-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
This is the first time in a while that I have...

This is the first time in a while that I have felt this strong going into the holidays. I'm down another couple pounds, so only 3 pounds away from my lowest. At this rate I will definitely have put...
Forum: Other Plans 11-12-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Last week I fasted Sun nite to Wed morning; ate...

Last week I fasted Sun nite to Wed morning; ate low carb Wed; fasted Wed nite to Sat noon. No weight loss. But honestly, I didn't expect any. I lost so much last week, I figured my body would be...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-09-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
I always wanted to learn ballroom dancing. I...

I always wanted to learn ballroom dancing. I mentioned that to dh once, and he bought us lessons as a birthday gift 2 years ago. We loved it! and we spend so little time together, the (mostly) weekly...
Forum: Other Plans 11-09-2017, 07:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
I respectfully disagree! I can get pretty dark...

I respectfully disagree! I can get pretty dark with fasting several days. Right now I'm actually measuring with a meter, and I get pretty deep into ketosis without consuming extra fat. But, maybe...
Forum: Other Plans 11-09-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Good for you! I ALWAYS get cold when I fast! Were...

Good for you! I ALWAYS get cold when I fast! Were you low carb or keto before this?
I take a hot bath (keeps me away from food, too!), maybe with epsom salts. I give you credit for fasting at...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-09-2017, 05:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
Thankfully I got right back into ketosis the next...

Thankfully I got right back into ketosis the next day. Here's how my week went:
11/3 175
11/5 173
11/7 170
11/9 170

I've had a good month! On 11/3, I had just finished a 4 day fast. I find...
Forum: Other Plans 11-09-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
11/3 175 11/5 173 11/7 170 11/9 170 ...

11/3 175
11/5 173
11/7 170
11/9 170

I've had a good month! On 11/3, I had just finished a 4 day fast. I find the first day extremely easy--no true hunger, only mental cravings. Days 2 or 3...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-09-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
11/3 175 11/5 173 11/7 170 11/9 170 ...

11/3 175
11/5 173
11/7 170
11/9 170

I've had a good month! On 11/3, I had just finished a 4 day fast. I find the first day extremely easy--no true hunger, only mental cravings. Days 2 or 3...
Forum: Atkins Induction 11-09-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,653
Posted By betterthanever
11/3 175 11/5 173 11/7 170 11/9 170 ...

11/3 175
11/5 173
11/7 170
11/9 170

I've had a good month! On 11/3, I had just finished a 4 day fast. I find the first day extremely easy--no true hunger, only mental cravings. Days 2 or 3...
Forum: Other Plans 11-06-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
I was able to fast all day today, and I checked...

I was able to fast all day today, and I checked my ketones and I'm back into ketosis. That's a relief. I also maintained my weight loss so far, and it will be interesting to see what the scale does...
Forum: Atkins Induction 11-06-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 3,653
Posted By betterthanever
Hi all! I see some familiar faces here, and some...

Hi all! I see some familiar faces here, and some new ones. I pop in to the A72 thread, but someone mentioned this was much more active, and it's essentially the same as A72, so I thought I'd pop...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-05-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
I ate several things today that I would consider...

I ate several things today that I would consider a low carb treat, and ended up kicking myself out of ketosis. I'm not sure which one it was, or if it was a combination of them together but at least...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-05-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
I am still testing every morning and every night,...

I am still testing every morning and every night, and occasionally in between. I ate some low carb treats today, and kicked myself out of ketosis. Unfortunately I'm not sure which one did it, or if...
Forum: Other Plans 11-05-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Very helpful! Thank you! I bought a keto mojo...

Very helpful! Thank you! I bought a keto mojo meter. I've been checking Both glucose and ketones every morning and every night, and occasionally in between. But I wasn't quite sure how to do that, so...
Forum: Atkins '72 11-04-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 612,920
Posted By betterthanever
I've been fiddling with protein levels, too. No...

I've been fiddling with protein levels, too. No one really seems to know the answer of how much protein is "too much." You would think by now, the medical field would have looked into all of this,...
Forum: Other Plans 11-04-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Down 2 lbs from fasting M-R. I started testing...

Down 2 lbs from fasting M-R. I started testing glucose and ketones while I was fasting. Glucose seems to be higher for many people in the morning. Diabetics call it the dawn phenomenon. Apparently...
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-04-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
Hi Jeanne! Sure, I'll share what I'm finding...

Hi Jeanne! Sure, I'll share what I'm finding out...but I'm still learning! I started testing glucose and ketones while I was fasting. Glucose seems to be higher for many people in the morning....
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-03-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,210
Posted By betterthanever
So, I fasted Mon & Tues, had 1T coconut oil Wed,...

So, I fasted Mon & Tues, had 1T coconut oil Wed, a few almonds Thurs, and ate lightly today. I will see how it all ends up after eating normally this weekend. My plan is to return to fasting Monday....
Forum: Low Carb Challenges! 11-03-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 29,853
Posted By betterthanever
Jess, thanks for the information. That will help....

Jess, thanks for the information. That will help. Right now I've been testing every morning and night for some kind of basline, although I've also been fasting this week. I'm eating this weekend, so...
Forum: Other Plans 11-03-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,227
Posted By betterthanever
Well, I'm hoping I did ok today refeeding. Some...

Well, I'm hoping I did ok today refeeding. Some yogurt, nuts, cheese, avocado, and salmon at various points through the day. Tried not to eat too much. My stomach is not making noises...I feel fine....
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