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Old 01-14-2018, 10:54 AM   #151
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I am still with you guys. Haven't been reporting daily. I will weigh for the first time on Wednesday. All indicators (the way my clothes fit) is that I am on track. I finally feel like I am past the Keto Flu. Cravings are gone for now as well.
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Old 01-14-2018, 11:08 AM   #152
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Hi all,

Funny how the time flies. I thought I posted yesterday but not.

Hope everybody has a great Sunday!!!!

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Jan 3 - 180.4
Jan 8 - 180.6
Jan 10 - 180.8
Jan 11 - 179.8
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:46 PM   #153
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hi, Susan!. You are absolutely right - you can work those things in occasionally once you're in your range. What you CAN'T do is have wine, with pasta, and dessert.... You get the idea. And me, too - alcohol isn't the problem but the lowering of inhibitions. Your brain tries to justify everything - especially what everybody else is eating. Maintenance is a very individual thing, but the universal truth is that you will gain if you add more carbs than you ate when you were losing.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:36 PM   #154
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Woot another pound down.. Today I know I have not eaten enough Still sipping by box from this morning. I have been way to busy trying to fix electrical in both my kids rooms. Good news we fixed it now I know I should eat but not that hungry. Fight I will do a couple scrambled eggs and call it good.

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Old 01-15-2018, 04:34 AM   #155
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Hey ladies! It’s been hectic lately so not much time to post. We spent yesterday at a ski resort so the boys could snowboard. It was frigid but beautiful. I’m off work today but will need to go in still for a few hours as we are super busy right now. I had quite a few late nights last week. At least it helps keep me on track for IF!

I haven’t had much success yet with weight loss but I am maintaining with a few pounds. I am going shopping today and will try to set myself up for a good week. I always struggle with breakfast as I get sick of eggs fast. I need to make up more of my yogurt and cream cheese mix as that works well for me. I prefer sweet over savory in the morning. I’m also going to buy some lemons and take in wedges to add to my water so I drink more during the day. I need to cut back a little on the diet soda as I think it leads to more cravings.

You all are doing great and inspire me on a regular basis! KUTGW!
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:04 AM   #156
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Good morning all,

I got my Cow!!!! So excited....Now I have plenty of meat. I think I will have steaks for dinner tonight, lol.....

Doing well. It was a good weekend. Hubby and I did a few little fix it things around the house that we needed to get done. We have had a nice fire in the wood stove. Just an all around nice weekend for a change.

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Jan 3 - 180.4
Jan 8 - 180.6
Jan 10 - 180.8
Jan 11 - 179.8
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Jan 14 - 179 (tom)
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:28 AM   #157
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Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the encouragement this weekend! I successfully made it through! Quick post today as I am spending the day with DD. I plan to get a burger, no bun at Rainforest cafe and I am sneaking in my own LC movie snacks to the movie theater! (Moon cheese, beef jerkey, and a piece of SF dark chocolate!) For dinner I am making a recipe I found for low carb chili which literally has only like 5 net carbs per serving (about 7 total carbs), which is far lower than most chili recipes Iíve seen, so Iím excited to try it. It has less tomatoes than other recipes but contains a lot of interesting spices, some chili peppers and of course, plenty of meat. Should be good topped with some cheese and sour cream!

Have a great Monday, everyone!

January Goal: 141

Jan 1 - 151.6
Jan 2 - 150.4
Jan 3 - 150.0
Jan 4 - 148.9
Jan 5 - 148.9
Jan 6 - 149.0
Jan 7 - 149.8
Jan 8 - 149.2 TOM
Jan 9 - 148.3 TOM
Jan 10 - 147.0 TOM
Jan 11 - 146.1 TOM
Jan 12 - 146.2 TOM
Jan 13 - 145.9 TOM
Jan 14 - 144.3
Jan 15 - 144.1

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S - moon cheese, laughing cow cheese wedge, beef jerkey stick, one sugar free Hersheyís special dark chocolate fun size
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:37 AM   #158
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Hi ladies. Sorry to be away. Things have been going okay. Still trying to find my sweet spot carb-wise. Going to lower my carbs this week and pay attention to my energy levels.

Kelly, you have made such great progress this month!

Pam, you're doing great, and I'm so happy that your body is cooperating with some weight loss this month. I hope you're feeling well.

Casey, good luck with the dog sitting this week. You've got this.

Susan, congrats on your progress this month.

Ameenah, congrats on meeting your January goal. Awesome!!

Kt_mom, good to see you back!

Hi to all the new gals.

January Goal: 169

1/1 - no scale
1/2 - 175.4
1/3 - didn't weigh
1/4 - didn't weigh
1/5 - 174.4
1/6 - 173.4
1/7 - didn't weigh
1/8 - 173.6
1/9 - didn't weigh
1/10 - didn't weigh
1/11 - didn't weigh
1/12 - didn't weigh
1/13 - didn't weigh
1/14 - didn't weigh
1/15 - 174
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Old 01-15-2018, 03:18 PM   #159
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Great news! My lunch was even better than expected because they had a made-to-order omelette on the menu! So I had a 3 egg omelette with cheese and sausage! Love when I go to a restaurant and they have great Keto options!
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:05 PM   #160
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I donít know what Iím doing wrong Iíve gained another 100 grams

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Old 01-15-2018, 05:14 PM   #161
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hello LC friends! glad to see posts from over the weekend

1/1 - 164.9
1/2 - 163.4
1/3 - 161.4
1/4 - 160.9
1/5 - 160.6
1/6 - 159.6 TOM
1/7 - 160.5 TOM
1/8 - 159.6 TOM
1/9 - 159.1 TOM
1/10 - 158.8 TOM
1/11 - 157.9 TOM
1/12 - 156.9
1/13 - 156.4
1/14 - 157.1
1/15 - 156.5

this week's goal: 155

hitting a little bit of a stall from the weekend, but that's okay. probably salt and water related...

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Old 01-15-2018, 05:25 PM   #162
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hi, Shaz - don't be discouraged. Maybe you could post some of your menus and the group might have some suggestions. Are you tracking your carbs? Are you drinking enough water? Eating enough fat? Just some thoughts.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:46 PM   #163
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hi, Shaz - don't be discouraged. Maybe you could post some of your menus and the group might have some suggestions. Are you tracking your carbs? Are you drinking enough water? Eating enough fat? Just some thoughts.
Maybe I’m not eating enough carbs. Water is the only thing I’m drinking.

On Sunday I ate:

B= 60g kale; 60g spinach; 100g tomato, a LC sausage; eggs; butter
L= 47g lettuce; 44g tomato; 9g scallion; tuna and whole egg homemade mayo, no carbs
D= 200g Chinese cabbage; 75g broccoli; 50g mushrooms; steak

On Monday I had lost 200g when I weighed. On Saturday I didn’t track and on Sunday I had gained 100g. Yesterday I didn’t track but I ate:

B= eggs fried in butter; chorizo 50g
L= leftover steak and egg fried in butter
D= chicken fried in butter and bacon with homemade mayo, no carbs

And gained 100g

So far today (Tuesday morning here) I have tracked again and upped the carbs
My breakfast was (tracked on *********)
Carbs = 9.57
Net Carbs= 6.37
Fibre = 3.2
Protein = 21.8
Fat = 39.78
Calories = 478
8% carbs; 74% fat; 18% protein

The cup I use holds 250 ml (just over 8 oz) of water and I’m on my 5th glass for today, so usually drink about 2/3 litres of water per day.

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Old 01-15-2018, 10:26 PM   #164
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Quick check in before bed. Im struggling with nighttime cravings the last few days, really wanting nuts or cheese or something sweet. I'm trying to drink decaf coffee to counter it, but wound up giving in the last few nights. I think i need more exercise and better sleep.

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1/6 -167.7
1/7 - 166.2
1/8 - 164.8
1/9 - 162.8
1/10 - 161.9
1/11 - 161.0
1/12 - 160.4
1/13 - 159.7
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:02 AM   #165
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Susan, isnít cheese allowed? Could you eat a little cube? I would have to eat loads, I love cheese, so Iíve given it up for now
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Old 01-16-2018, 03:52 AM   #166
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Good morning all,

Susan - I so know what you mean about the night cravings. Hubby was in need last night so I told him he could have pepperoni only. Try cheese, decaf, meats, jellos or fat bombs. If you are out of induction maybe a tbsp of peanut butter. That is what hubby really wanted last night but he promised me two weeks of solid induction.

Shaz - First of all relax. Our bodies go up and down on the scale even if we did nothing wrong with our eating. It's all water water so no worries. Second Dr. Atkins says if you eat something off or have something your body doesn't like it will show up on the scale 2 days later, not the next day. I looked at your menu and Sunday looks like too much veggies. Atkin's 72 = 1 cup lettuce lunch, 1 cup lettuce dinner; Old Atkin's = 3 cups lettuce or 2 cups of lettuce and 2/3 cup veggies. Just give this time the weight will come off. If you are consuming no carbs your body has no choice but to burn fat. We are here for you......
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:13 AM   #167
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Pam, I’m so confused. Atkins says eating less than 20g of carbs will stop weight loss. Today, I tracked everything and ate exactly 20, though that was more accident than design! Also I haven’t had a TOM for years (PCOS) and suddenly today, it happened! I’m not sure what my body is up to right now!

So carbs below 20g per day doesn’t matter? As long as you eat some carbs? Or no carbs?

I tracked everything today and was 67% fat, 29% protein, 5% fat (yes I know it doesn’t add up to 100% but that’s what calorie king says!
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:15 AM   #168
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Good morning ladies! Scale is up. I had a little snack tray of pepperoni and cheese in the car on the drive up Saturday then my sister in law had dinner catered from a bbq place. I tried to stay on plan but there weren't many good options. So I tried to just eat the meat plain. I did taste a small piece of cake and well, the scale is showing it. Sunday at brunch I had an omelet and passed the potatoes to my nephew. Thankfully I stayed away from the alcohol or it might have been worse. I was still in light ketosis on Sunday when I got home and it was dark again yesterday so I'm thankful for that!

Kelly - great job staying on plan for the weekend!

Shaz - two things I noticed in your meals that would cause me to gain or at least stall most likely. The cabbage and the sausage. I can have it sometimes but then other times it makes me retain water. I have also had mixed results with the water intake. I've gone through phases where the more water I drank, the more weight I seemed to lose. I was pushing well over a 100/125 oz a day. Then that didn't seem to work anymore and I seemed to be retaining that water. I've read mixed things about the water intake. Some say you need lots of water and others say you don't. I would suggest playing with it a little and seeing how it goes. I am actually planning to try to up my water this week and see if maybe it will jump start things for me. Like I said I seem to have mixed results with it. I do drink a lot of coffee though throughout the day. Oh, and sometimes early on, I've heard, that as the fat leaves the cells, the cells remain and can fill with water causing a bit of gain before they eventually flush out. Then you have a nice big whoosh.

Susan - I have terrible night cravings too. I too try to use the decaf coffee but it doesn't always work. Way back when I first started, I used to make the cream cheese danish things in the microwave and they were great for filling me up at night and my sweet tooth. But I got so tired of them. I haven't made one in ages. Maybe I should try them again, I was losing great back then, lol

I have been in the same range for like a week. Really hoping for a nice whoosh this week sometime. Even with the cheat on Saturday I managed to stay in ketosis so I'm hoping for a nice loss. I'm fixing a London broil tonight and sometimes a nice beef dinner will help me get a loss so fingers crossed!

1-Jan 168.8
2-Jan 167.6
3-Jan 166
4-Jan 165.2
5-Jan 164.2
6-Jan 164.2
7-Jan 162.8
8-Jan 163.2
9-Jan 162
10-Jan 162
11-Jan 162
12-Jan 162.4
13-Jan 162
14-Jan 162
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:32 AM   #169
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hi, Shaz!. As Pam said, the fluctuations are normal - even in maintenance, I bounce around - I'm up 2 pounds from yesterday, ate clean less than 10 carbs, but worked out and had 23,000 steps for the day. it happens. I have cut out dairy because it caused two things - water retention and constipation! Everyone is different - some people tolerate dairy, nuts and sodium, and others have to cut out those things in order to lose. So, I would suggest trying different things as you go on your weight loss journey. One week, you might Cut out cheese and see what happens... Increase your water and see what happens. As your body adjusts to burning fat for fuel instead of carbs, you have to just stay on course and keep trying different things. Increasing fat and intermittent fasting have helped me get to the low end of my range, but I still have daily fluctuations. Most days I'm below 20, and I'll bet even below 10 carbs, so I don't think your carbs are too low. In weight loss phase, I don't think you can go too low. I'd say my eating is a combo of Atkins, Keto, clean eating. You just need to find what works for you - whatever you can make a lifestyle, not a diet.

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Old 01-16-2018, 05:38 AM   #170
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Had to run and drop my DD off for school. I am back now. I didn't weigh in today. Tom if full force so will take a few days off. I feel bloated and back strict with food choices so dont want to discourage myself.

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B - coffee, hwc, stevia, 1 hard boiled egg
L - spam
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S - decaf, hwc, stevia

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Jan 3 - 180.4
Jan 8 - 180.6
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Jan 12 - 179
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:42 AM   #171
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Moving down slowly but surely. I didn't eat much yesterday during the day but I had a great dinner of ribeye bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers and roasted brussel sprouts last night and I have a lot of steak left over so that will be my lunch most of this week. Yum! Bonus is fine he usually helps me lose really well too.

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Jan 9th- 307.9
Jan 10th- 304.6
Jan 11th- 303.1
Jan 12th- 303.1
Jan 13th- 302.3
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Shaz - I have never read Dr. Atkin's say you need to eat all the 20 carbs. I have a lot of his books. My favorite is the Atkin's 72'. It's just a cleaner way of eating. Only 1 cup salad for lunch and 1 cup salad for dinner. He states your body doesn't react to the 1 cup of lettuce so it's basically like you are at zero carbs for the day. The lower the carbs the faster you will lose. Well at least that's what is suppose to happen. Everybody is different and meds (like I am on), medical issues, how much you really need to lose, working out etc can all affect you weight loss. Just give it time. I personally never count calories or use a formula. Just keep below 20 carbs. The problem I had was when I tried to get to the 20 carbs I ended up having a lot more carbs than I thought. Those carbs are sneaky and add up quickly. So this time around I am just having only the salads, meats, hard cheese (a little), diet jello if I need dessert.

We can do this!!!!! Keep posting your menu each day. I love seeing them. I post them to keep me accountable.
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:02 AM   #173
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Hi Everyone,

Well I had a jump on the scale today for no apparent reason. I was on plan yesterday and under 20g net carbs. I will say however that even though the sugar free chocolate I bought had nominal carbs, I'm seeing now that sugar free candy is a trigger food for me. I didn't give in, but boy did I have terrible cravings last night I actually went to bed early because I couldn't stop thinking about chocolate. Thinking I probably should not have those anymore. However, I only had 2 pieces (not even a full serving) so I cannot imagine that is what caused the jump on the scale. Really bummed... was hoping to be closer to goal by now.

Shaz, as others have mentioned, I too do better with losses when I'm below 20 carbs. It's not an exact science that you'll stall if you're at 19 carbs but lose if you have 20 carbs. It's different for each individual but no need to be quite that exact with the numbers. If you're below 20 carbs you should eventually see losses (and enjoy the benefits of the reduced appetite and reduced cravings). I also agree with Pam - looks like you may be having too many veggies, as strange as that sounds. I personally eat mostly meat, eggs, cheese and do not incorporate that many veggies into my diet in general. But if you're really aiming for induction level carbs, you're probably way over 20 with that many veggies, and in turn, probably not getting enough fat and protein. It adds up fast.

Kt_mom - I am very intrigued by the cream cheese Danish things you mentioned making in the microwave. Over the holidays I had this appetizer that was a phyllo dough shell (yes I know, not on plan), but it also had warm brie and apricot preserves. Well, I recently bought some brie and some sugar free raspberry preserves and was hoping to figure out a low carb version of that appetizer I loved so much. Do you have a recipe for your Danish? And I'm so with you about being in the same range day after day. Losses sure are slower this time around!

Susan - yep, I hear you about the night cravings. I was actually doing ok with the cravings for a while, but as soon as I started incorporating a little piece of sugar free dark chocolate, the cravings came back! Unbelievable. Apparently ANY sweets seem to be a danger zone for me, even if they are technically "on plan"!

January Goal: 141

Jan 1 - 151.6
Jan 2 - 150.4
Jan 3 - 150.0
Jan 4 - 148.9
Jan 5 - 148.9
Jan 6 - 149.0
Jan 7 - 149.8
Jan 8 - 149.2 TOM
Jan 9 - 148.3 TOM
Jan 10 - 147.0 TOM
Jan 11 - 146.1 TOM
Jan 12 - 146.2 TOM
Jan 13 - 145.9 TOM
Jan 14 - 144.3
Jan 15 - 144.1
Jan 16 - 144.6

B - SF energy drink, black coffee, leftover prime rib (odd thing for breakfast, I know, but it sounded good)
L - Low Carb No Bean Chili with sour cream and cheese
D - Shrimp, veggies, and hot sauce on a low carb tortilla


January Goal: 141

Jan 1 - 151.6
Jan 2 - 150.4
Jan 3 - 150.0
Jan 4 - 148.9
Jan 5 - 148.9
Jan 6 - 149.0
Jan 7 - 149.8
Jan 8 - 149.2 TOM
Jan 9 - 148.3 TOM
Jan 10 - 147.0 TOM
Jan 11 - 146.1 TOM
Jan 12 - 146.2 TOM
Jan 13 - 145.9 TOM
Jan 14 - 144.3
Jan 15 - 144.1

B - two slices of maple bacon and a SF energy drink
L - Cheeseburger without the bun at Rainforest Cafť
S - moon cheese, laughing cow cheese wedge, beef jerkey stick, one sugar free Hershey’s special dark chocolate fun size
D - Low Carb No Bean Chili
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Old 01-16-2018, 08:46 AM   #174
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Kelli- its been awhile since I made one, but basically its 2 oz. of softened cream cheese and you mix an egg into it and then I usually added a little swerve sweetener, vanilla and cinnamon or sometimes a tiny bit of cocoa powder or other flavor extracts to change it up. You mix it up real good in a microwave safe bowl and microwave. I cannot remember how long but I think you can google the recipe online and it should come up. Its done basically when the middle is still soft like a Danish. I do not however think it tasted much like a Danish. But it was warm and I would put a little whip cream on it and it was good. I did find that store brand cream cheese did not seem to mix in as well as using Philadelphia cream cheese.

I love brie and used to make it all the time just melted in the microwave with butter and we would eat it on toasty bread. yum! You could try doing that and making one of the low carb cracker or bread recipes and eating it that way. I don't know that the Danish would sub for the phyllo or puff pastry very well. Its pretty eggy I think.
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Not sure how I inadvertently pasted two of my weights list/foods. Didn't mean to take up so much space!

kt_mom - thanks for the recipe! Not sure I'd like it if it's eggy as you mentioned, but I'll have to experiment!
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I have recently found an awesome youtuber I am listening to at work Thomas delauer check out his channel for awesome recipes and the science behind me to. I am hooked.
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Not sure how I inadvertently pasted two of my weights list/foods. Didn't mean to take up so much space!

kt_mom - thanks for the recipe! Not sure I'd like it if it's eggy as you mentioned, but I'll have to experiment!
Maybe eggy isn't the right description, but its kind of thick, not a consistency like phyllo or pastry crust or anything.
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[QUOTE=Kelibean81;17702037]Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the encouragement this weekend! I successfully made it through! Quick post today as I am spending the day with DD. I plan to get a burger, no bun at Rainforest cafe and I am sneaking in my own LC movie snacks to the movie theater! (Moon cheese, beef jerkey, and a piece of SF dark chocolate!) For dinner I am making a recipe I found for low carb chili which literally has only like 5 net carbs per serving (about 7 total carbs), which is far lower than most chili recipes Iíve seen, so Iím excited to try it. It has less tomatoes than other recipes but contains a lot of interesting spices, some chili peppers and of course, plenty of meat. Should be good topped with some cheese and sour cream!

Would you mind sharing your Chili recipe please? And counts IF you have them >

Thank you!
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Iwantlessofme - sure! Here you go:

Low Carb No Bean Chili
Ingredients:
3 cups water
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 cup onion chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic minced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon allspice
6 ounces tomato paste
3 bay leaves
2.25 ounces sliced black olives
1/4 cup chili peppers finely chopped

Instructions: Brown and drain ground beef. (I added the onion and garlic and sautťed with the ground beef). Then combine all ingredients in a large pot and simmer for 2 hours.

Nutrition: per serving (makes 6 servings total)
Cal 263
Fat 14g
Carbs 7g
Fiber 2g
Protein 26g
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Thank you all for your words.

Pam, I think I must have misread what he said in his new diet revolution book. I am going to cut down on the carbs and have a cup of lettuce as you suggested. Eating meat, fish and eggs isn’t a problem for me. I too am on meds and I know that one in particular is notorious for weight gain.

Casey, I am only drinking water and lots because I’ve given up caffeine. I keep reading different things about caffeine, how it makes you keep the weight on and how it speeds up your metabolism so I don’t know whether to go back to it or not. Yesterday, I drank 2.5 litres of water, which is 87 ounces but these are all in metric measures, I’m not sure how to convert metric to US measures (I can only do Celsius to Fahrenheit!).

I use calorie king to track all that I’m eating and count the carbs, fat and protein but maybe I have trusted this site too much and as you say, I’m over eating carbs. Actually I shall be glad to dump the carbs as there aren’t that many veg that I like other than tomato, broccoli, cabbage and kale, oh and of course capsicums and I think they are all slightly higher carb, although the cabbage is Chinese cabbage not normal white/red cabbage.

So I weighed myself again this morning and it was (cringe) 77.2kg! However I also did my waist and widest part measurement and my waist is 90cm and widest part is 108 so I have lost 2 cm around my widest part since Sunday.

I have been making more effort to be active, even with cyclone Joyce raging outside and have taken to daily trips to local shopping malls, where I can walk around for a couple of hours in a nice air conditioned environment. Of course, this isn’t speed walking or anything and I make sure to go to different malls so I don’t get bored but any movement is better than none. I shall be glad when this summer vacation is over and real life resumes!

I think today I shall keep it simple in terms of food:
B= eggs
L= meat of some sort as I don’t know where I’ll be at lunch time, if I’m home it will be tuna and my homemade mayo
D= chicken fried in butter and a cup of lettuce
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