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Old 03-13-2014, 07:11 AM   #241
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I feel like cr@p. Colds suck. But on the bright side, I lost 2.2 lbs in a day! I think part is that I'm not as hydrated as I usually am. But I'm taking it as a mini celebration though because I passed my first 20 lbs since I started Feb 1st. I also now weigh less than my husband!
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I feel like cr@p. Colds suck. But on the bright side, I lost 2.2 lbs in a day! I think part is that I'm not as hydrated as I usually am. But I'm taking it as a mini celebration though because I passed my first 20 lbs since I started Feb 1st. I also now weigh less than my husband!
Woo HOo u r moving right along, hope you feel better soon
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I feel like cr@p. Colds suck. But on the bright side, I lost 2.2 lbs in a day! I think part is that I'm not as hydrated as I usually am. But I'm taking it as a mini celebration though because I passed my first 20 lbs since I started Feb 1st. I also now weigh less than my husband!
Sorry you're not feeling well.

But, congrats on your losses!
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Day 1..........184.2 lbs
Day 2..........182.0 lbs..........2.2 lbs lost
Day 3..........179.6 lbs..........4.6 lbs lost
Day 4..........179.2 lbs..........5.0 lbs lost
Day 5..........177.0 lbs..........7.2 lbs lost
Day 6..........177.0 lbs..........7.2 lbs lost
Day 7..........176.2 lbs..........8.0 lbs lost

Down another 0.8 lbs today! I've lost 8 lbs so far, woohoo!

Keep up the good work everyone!
Good job! Still waiting to get into the magical 160's. I decided to keep my fat/calories up for the next three days hoping to shake things up more. My calories can be low on Stillman's and it doesn't help me any. I've noticed it slows me down.
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Good job! Still waiting to get into the magical 160's. I decided to keep my fat/calories up for the next three days hoping to shake things up more. My calories can be low on Stillman's and it doesn't help me any. I've noticed it slows me down.



I find the same thing too. I've had to incorporate a bit more fatty meat into this diet just to up the cals. I hate eggs and don't eat them, so the fat comparison between eggs and the fattier meats I'm eating is pretty comparable. When I stall though, I do up the cals a bit for a day or so, then it takes about two days back on regular plan for the lbs to start moving much faster. How do you "up" your calories? more protein, fat, or carbs?

Oh I can't wait to be in the 160s!! Great job!
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I had my thyriod checked out yesterday. He's doing a full panel for T3, Reverse T4, T4 and blah blah blah. He's also doing a metabolic panel and cortisol testing.

I think he's more concerned about my weight gain than I am (ok, not really). Also, my temp was 96.1 and my BP was 90/60. He was concerned with that and thought it could be the cortisol/thyriod issue causing it. Anyhoooo...

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I find the same thing too. I've had to incorporate a bit more fatty meat into this diet just to up the cals. I hate eggs and don't eat them, so the fat comparison between eggs and the fattier meats I'm eating is pretty comparable. When I stall though, I do up the cals a bit for a day or so, then it takes about two days back on regular plan for the lbs to start moving much faster. How do you "up" your calories? more protein, fat, or carbs?

Oh I can't wait to be in the 160s!! Great job!
Thanks! Well, the way I up my calories is by doing a Meat and Egg fast. I don't pay attention to the fat or protein as much as I would on Stillman's. I track my calories and such in a calorie counter, and hope a few days of eating "off plan" but still low carb will jump start losses. I have a terrible time getting my calories up. But after these next three days of eating Meat and Egg I will try and looking for other ways to stay Stillman's with more calories.
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Good morning!

I'm down to a brand new low of 184.3! YAY! If I can see 170-whatever by this time next week I will be over the moon. I haven't been in the 170's since I got married... and hot damn did I look good. Woot woot!
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G'morning everyone!

Just weighed and here are my numbers so far:


Day 1: 234.5
Day 2: 231.5
Day 3: 229.5


So tickled to be out of the thirties!!!


And to Kiley who asked me if my 6oz. turkey burger was 6oz. before or after cooking...it was after


And to IWasMadeThisWay who asked me if was eating enough...Honestly, I haven't been hungry at all from day one so it's been real easy to just eat around 550 calories each day...I've read that my metabolism might shut down because my body thinks I'm starving but the scale is still moving...have you had experience in this kind of situation and if so, any advice would be greatly appreciated



P.S. I'm also Type 2 Diabetic and on the 1st my am glucose reading was 147 and I'm thrilled to say that this morning it was 116


Have everyone has a fantastic day and stays strong



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I realized something today after eating "off plan" the last two days. By off plan, I'm talking about eating more Atkins Induction vs Stillmans.

I've never been able to shed cravings when I am on an Atkins style diet, or even Meat and Egg fasts. I noticed the last two days while eating low carb (high fat and moderate protein) that I'm not only starving, but I'm craving like crazy! I almost caved in and had some cookies and chips. Every low carber seems to have the advice to eat more fat or reduce protein, but that never did anything for me.

So it appears to me, what I once thought to be the case, is that a higher protein diet works on my appetite suppression and calming down my cravings more vs a higher fat/moderate protein diet that Atkins calls for. I had once thought it was dairy contributing to my issues, but I don't even eat that much dairy now. A serving of cheese these days.

So, I'm going to go back on Stillmans tomorrow to shed these cravings, but I'm going to have turkey that offers a little more fat in it so I can try and play around with a safe level of fat so when I am done with Stillman's, I can still stick to a healthy low carb diet, just with a little more fat than Stillman's calls for.
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Good job! Still waiting to get into the magical 160's. I decided to keep my fat/calories up for the next three days hoping to shake things up more. My calories can be low on Stillman's and it doesn't help me any. I've noticed it slows me down.
Thanks for the tip. I think that my calories have been too low on a few days so I'll have to track them and make sure I eat enough. I'd love to see the 160's again, too....hopefully before the end of the month if I don't stall!

Oh, and I have horrible craving issues as well. That's a big part of the reason why I had a hard time getting on plan. I would be ok for a day but then late at night the cravings would kick in and I'd just ruin the day. Rinse and repeat x67, lol. I'm now extra careful about keeping my carbs super low. I know I'll add them back at one point, just not now.
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Thanks for the tip. I think that my calories have been too low on a few days so I'll have to track them and make sure I eat enough. I'd love to see the 160's again, too....hopefully before the end of the month if I don't stall!

Oh, and I have horrible craving issues as well. That's a big part of the reason why I had a hard time getting on plan. I would be ok for a day but then late at night the cravings would kick in and I'd just ruin the day. Rinse and repeat x67, lol. I'm now extra careful about keeping my carbs super low. I know I'll add them back at one point, just not now.
Ya. The ground turkey I'm switching to will add more calories/fat without losing too much protein. So if I have that and four of the extra large fortified eggs, then at least I'm hitting 1200 calories right there.
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Hi everyone! I have been sick sick sick! I ended my 30 day challenge saturday and was going to jump right back into another 30 days sunday, but, being sick that didnt happen. And so I basically took 5 days off from Stills. I had to get blood drawn and after that i just wanted a sandwich...eeekkkkk!!! So, I am all better now and starting my second 30 days tomorrow. I feel puffy and sluggish...I am just happier on Stills. Looking forward to my eggs in the morning!!! Everyone seems to be doing well - keep it up!!!
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Well, today is day 14 of Stillmans with a mix of some Atkins style days. I am up, again, in weight - grr!! Clearly the higher fat/moderate protein days do not work for me, and they cause me wicked cravings. And oddly enough, I had a really upset stomach for a couple hours before bed.

Instead of the Extra Lean Turkey, I bought some Lean Turkey, lol. The difference is like 50 calories per serving, and def more fat than the extra lean. I'm going to add more fat, and keep protein where I've been having it. For the time being, I will include HWC which seems to be the only off plan thing I'll be eating. On the plus side, I can def see a noticeable difference in my body shape despite the slow scale. Even the personal trainer said my stomach looks a lot smaller compared to a week ago, so I know something is working. I know things like bowel movements, and my work outs can contribute to the losses on the scale.. but geeze I'm sooo close to the 160s! I really want to be close to 160lbs by April so I can work on getting into/out of the 150's.

This is what my food dairy says for today: 1400 calories, 1 carb, 81 fat, 135 protein. Thoughts? Too much fat? I think once I get my calories up, especially since I work out, my losses will be better. So, I may keep things where they are for now, even with the HWC, and see how that effects my losses.

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Week 1
Day 1: 176.4lbs
Day 2: 176lbs
Day 3: 174.5lbs
Day 4: 173.3lbs
Day 5: 172.7lbs
Day 6: 171.9lbs
Day 7: 172.7lbs
Week One Losses = 3.5lbs!

Week 2
Day 8: 172.3lbs
Day 9: 171.7lbs
Day 10: 171lbs
Day 11: 171lbs (scale went berserk!)
Day 12: 170.2lbs
Day 13: 171.2lbs (ate loads of salty high fat food)
Day 14: 171.7lbs
Week One Losses = 0.6lbs

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This is what my food dairy says for today: 1400 calories, 1 carb, 81 fat, 135 protein. Thoughts? Too much fat? I think once I get my calories up, especially since I work out, my losses will be better.


Week One Losses = 0.6lbs
Good Morning! You know, I was just reading something today on fb from a low carb article that said that the average woman should consume between 50 - 100 g of protein a day to achieve ketosis. Extra protein you consume still converts to glucose. My daily average is about 85, however I'm not quite as sensitive to fat as you seem to be. My calories are also below 1000 (averages actually around 850ish, unless I indulge in the forbidden chocolate easter eggs lol) because I eat only when hungry and only to the point of no longer being hungry. This is just food for thought mind you. I find that being in Ketosis really helps because I don't have the cravings or am nearly has hungry.
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I am still here, lol for anyone that cares, im not quite as focused as I was, and Yea i have been punishing some chocolate, It has left me beyonf bloated, and sluggish and tired and wel everyone knows what it does to ya, Im goin to remain off Stills till Monday, thats when I get my result for my thyroid, and either way , I want to return because , HONESTLY even tho i get frustrated with the lack of weight loss, i truly feel better and the bloat in my belly is minimal on Stills, so thats my story, I have alot going on this weekend, but will try to check in, if not I will def be back on MOnday to let everyone know if that magical thing in my throat is keeping me from losing weight, everyone have a great weekend
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Day 2..........182.0 lbs..........2.2 lbs lost
Day 3..........179.6 lbs..........4.6 lbs lost
Day 4..........179.2 lbs..........5.0 lbs lost
Day 5..........177.0 lbs..........7.2 lbs lost
Day 6..........177.0 lbs..........7.2 lbs lost
Day 7..........176.2 lbs..........8.0 lbs lost
Day 8..........175.2 lbs..........9.0 lbs lost

Down another pound! This makes my week one (Friday AM to Friday AM) loss as 9 pounds total. Wahoooo!
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Good Morning! You know, I was just reading something today on fb from a low carb article that said that the average woman should consume between 50 - 100 g of protein a day to achieve ketosis. Extra protein you consume still converts to glucose. My daily average is about 85, however I'm not quite as sensitive to fat as you seem to be. My calories are also below 1000 (averages actually around 850ish, unless I indulge in the forbidden chocolate easter eggs lol) because I eat only when hungry and only to the point of no longer being hungry. This is just food for thought mind you. I find that being in Ketosis really helps because I don't have the cravings or am nearly has hungry.
Hi Sexyback! I'm actually extremely familiar with this area. Protein needs are very individual based, and people often confuse eating too much protein, or even too little, with being a problem when you're safe to eat enough protein to satisfy your lean body mass without worrying about excess glucose.

This has to be calculated by a professional to be most accurate since needs are still individual. You can do the "tape" test version of it, but it's not as accurate. The tape test version says I'm safe to eat up to 133 grams of protein since my lean body mass is 133lbs. I could probably eat more, but I don't see why I would need to dive into the unknown and unwillingly get into what might be that range of excess glucose. I'm in a few of the low carb FB groups, so we might be in the same ones. Excess protein turns into glucose, but the misinformation is really you can eat a lot more without it turning to glucose. Someone just low carbing and not working out will more than likely do fine eating 50-100 grams of protein vs someone working out and needing more protein. I work out 5x a week, and the protein I'm eating will help preserve that muscle better than eating at the 50-75 protein range.

I do wish I could eat more fat with less cravings! But, I'll be experimenting the next few days so will see how this goes. I'm just glad I didn't cave in yesterday with all the cookies and chips that were on my mind.
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Day 1..........184.2 lbs
Day 2..........182.0 lbs..........2.2 lbs lost
Day 3..........179.6 lbs..........4.6 lbs lost
Day 4..........179.2 lbs..........5.0 lbs lost
Day 5..........177.0 lbs..........7.2 lbs lost
Day 6..........177.0 lbs..........7.2 lbs lost
Day 7..........176.2 lbs..........8.0 lbs lost
Day 8..........175.2 lbs..........9.0 lbs lost

Down another pound! This makes my week one (Friday AM to Friday AM) loss as 9 pounds total. Wahoooo!
Getting jealous, lol! Drop a few more pounds and we will be in a race!
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Yep! that's me! No desire to work out yet, but as you stated, will have to up it if /when I do start. Good tips!
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Wow Anonymousity, you are doing amazing!

Well I was hoping for 183, but I woke up just feeling like that wasn't the case. I'm coming down with a chest cost and I feel PUFFY. I was a-ok with my food yesterday.... but I'm clearly retaining water. I weighed in anyways, and sure enough, up a pound. I know it's just cause I'm sick. I'll keep eating good and focusing on fluids.... and hopefully when this illness decides to go away I'll have a nice whoosh.

I am in ketosis, and when that happens food is SO not interesting. Now I'm coupling that with not feeling so hot.... I'll probably be lucky to down some HB eggs today.
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Yep! that's me! No desire to work out yet, but as you stated, will have to up it if /when I do start. Good tips!
Ya and there will be that point when you "gain weight" but it's not weight.. it's muscle. It blows, which I'm sure is part of my up/down weight right now. But, it evens out after a few weeks. :/ I see a huge difference in my body, and I can tell I've dropped body fat so I'm at least happy that it shows.
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Good morning everyone! I had an off plan meal last night to shake things up. So, no weigh in today.

It's funny though.. I got my off plan meal at Taco Bell and it is amazing how food tastes once you've been low carb for a while. I could taste the "sweet" that's in the taco, and I never noticed that before!
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I'm seeing a pattern. Drop some, stall for a couple days, drop some more, stall for another couple days.... Hmmm. Admittedly, i'm not getting all the water I should. I'm going to actively be aware of it today to see if I can get in everything and see how that works.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:40 AM   #269
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HI LADIES!!!

CONGRATS to you everyone who's rockin' it! And, by that I mean, everyone who is still in the GAME. This process is truly a game as we discover what works and what doesn't!

I would like to reach out and help everyone with the wisdom which I have gleaned these 10 yrs. doing LC. I hope what I have stumbled upon will help those in need. There is NOTHING MORE PAINFUL than bashing our heads against the wall, week after week, after week. ARGH, Been there...

EATING CARBS DOES NOT "SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT" PERIOD!

Regretfully, when we are in a Ketosis state, our bodies~ the enzymatic functionings there of~ are running on Ketones and NOT GLUCOSE! When we introduce carbs in the mix we HALT THE PROCESS OF BURNING FAT FOR FUEL! Please, stop adding sugar, wheat, laden meals in hopes of somehow shaking your body out of a stall. You are burying yourself deeper in the hole and the psychological mess you have to dig out of is worse than the number on the scale. SHAKE THINGS UP BY EATING LESS/OR IF YOU HAVE BEEN EATING TOO LITTLE ADD MOSTLY FATTY MEATS! BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY CUT OUT ALL CARBS NO HWC, NO COFFEE NO SODA. STOP WORKING OUT FOR A SOLID WEEK!!! GO TO BED HUNGRY! EAT ONLY, ONLY ONLY WHEN YOU ARE GROWLING! Paying attention to our God given hunger mechanism and eating merely to stop the pains of hunger works EVERY TIME!

EAT TO LIVE, GET YOUR MIND OFF FOOD!

Our bodies follow what our minds are obsessing about! Make your meals ahead of time and go till the bitter end when your body is screaming for you to feed it! This is the ONLY WAY you will succeed! I hate it too as food is such a comfort, entertainment and time passer... But, what is more important, you getting at peace with you body or you obsessing about your next bite...

GET THE RIGHT DR. TO DIAGNOSE YOUR METABOLISM

Most Dr.s do not do the right testing where Thyroid is concerned. They have to do FREE T3, FREE T4 TESTING as this is the active Thyroid available to the cells. I gained 110 lbs in pregnancy eating less than 1200 cals a day as my Thyroid exploded. I had a Dr who said I should just eat less... PREGNANT THAT IS! I was 6 months preggers till I had a small cookie and he wants me to eat less???? It wasn't until God lead me to the right Dr who has me on Bio Identical Hormones that I lost wt. Look into Susan Summers "Sexy Years" as this book really helped me figure out what was going on with my body and broken hormones.

ADDING TO THE DIET FATTY AND OR CARBIE THINGS DOES NOT WORK!

Do not add anything but what is written on this diet. This diet works when you work it! PERIOD. I think that anything to the extreme such as too much working out, or ignoring hunger and fullness, is a huge derailment. Just keep it simple and just take it bite by bite, day by day... I suggest NOT WEIGHING DAILY! This has proven to me to be a source of obsession and will thwart my progress! We are made as human beings to hate what we worry about, we will go to extremes to medicate this worry and being in a constant state of frustration and angst is counter productive... I suggest weighing weekly! I weigh every 2 weeks. Works for me!

SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE!

Take the pressure off getting it done in XYZ time table. Your body will lose when it loses. Adding and subtracting to an already proven method will only hinder your losses. Again, get back to basics and stay in peace.

I HOPE THIS HELPS! I PRAY THAT GOD WILL BLESS ALL OF OUR ENDEAVORS AND WE BECOME HEALTHIER, HAPPIER AND LOVE-GIVING PEOPLE AS A RESULT OF OUR BEING SET FREE FROM FAT!

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Old 03-15-2014, 12:15 PM   #270
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BBare thanks for the continued support and tips! I really feel like sometimes I baby myself - I have to remember that I ate in a way my body did not like for a long time - and changing things up is initially uncomfortable. But...being fat is also uncomfortable. Pick your poison, right? lol. I like Stills so much because its so clean...the ONLY rule I break is, when I bake chicken, I grease my glass pan with bacon fat..I put the thinest layer on using a paper towel and wipe off all excess. Its only because I dont like to use fake stuff like Pam spray. It keeps the chicken from sticking, and hardly gets absorbed into my chicken...its pretty dry actually, lol. But I have become a huge fan of salt free seasoning, lean cuts, I have really cut out the cheese, and kicked the diet soda. I drink water and black coffee. I have no desire to eat carbs or sugars again. I had a few preztels the other day when I had the flu and right away I bloated up and my face was puffy for TWO DAYS! No thanks! I think I will do Stills as a WOL, and have just the occasional salad/green veggie now that I have completed my 30 days. Still doing well and very happy with where I am headed!
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