Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Inspiration and Wisdom > Weight Loss Journals
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-01-2008, 08:41 AM   #421
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Monet,

The "tapping" is something that Paul McKenna is teaching on his show "I Can Make You Thin" on TLC. TaDa! (Pauline) goes to it in depth at her journal. I've been watching the show and it's interesting.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 04-01-2008, 09:16 AM   #422
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Today is April Fool's Day!

I never did anything to "celebrate" the day with my oldest daughter, but two or three years ago, Family Fun Magazine had this trick you could play on your kids. You formed orange and green Starburst candies into peas and carrots. They were very realistic. We served them to our then five year olds (?) and insisted that they eat all their vegetables. The looks on their faces at having to eat cooked peas and carrots were priceless! After much coaxing, my son finally tried one and then the gig was up. Lots of laughter ensued.

Now April Fool's is a big day in my youngest children's eyes. They even count down to it....planning what they will do for weeks.

So far today, my son burst into our room earlier than normal to "roar" us awake thinking that he would scare us. I sat bolt upright in bed. LOL "Wha? That's not even funny. Oh, wait, it's April Fool's. Very good. Go back to bed."

My coffee pot was hidden in a bedroom closet. My husband's guitar has "gone missing." I think my oldest daughter's lap top is also hiding.

I served my kids "fried quail eggs" for breakfast. Actually they were gummy fried eggs. Nothing quite like them, I'm sure.



Happy April Fool's Day!!!!
__________________
I will not let my diseases define me!

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."-Thomas Edison
"I never failed once. It just happened to be a 2000 step process"-Thomas Edison
"It's never too late to be who you might have been"-George Eliot
Dream it, talk it, live it. -Rose Fitzgerald

Last edited by GardenGirl639; 04-01-2008 at 09:17 AM..
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2008, 09:51 PM   #423
Daddy's Girl
 
cdn_gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Vancouver Canuck Land!!!
Posts: 8,119
Gallery: cdn_gal
Stats: 230/152.3/145~~5'10
WOE: Dukan
Start Date: Sept9/08/May12/09
How ya doing lil miss sunshine??
Just checking in on you, cause I see your MIA right now..
cdn_gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #424
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdn_gal View Post
How ya doing lil miss sunshine??
Just checking in on you, cause I see your MIA right now..
Aawwww, thanks, Lei.

I'm doing really good! (See my next post.)

I've just been very, very busy (who isn't?) and now I'm sick. Went to bed early last night and slept in this morning.:blush:

Thanks for asking about me.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 09:07 AM   #425
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
[COLOR="Red"]185[/COLOR]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All I have to say is, "Stick to the plan, people. The scale eventually moves again."
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #426
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,732
Gallery: momov2boys
Congratulations on your progress, Elizabeth!!!

Fell well soon.
momov2boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 09:37 AM   #427
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
Oh My Goodness!!!! Congratulations Girl!!!!!!!!!

TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 01:32 PM   #428
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Thank you all so much! It's so nice to have people who are excited for me. I would be mortified to talk specific numbers to anyone in real life.

As soon as I'm done with this big sewing project (play costumes), I will be out in my garden and then I know the weight will move some more. Can you say "shovel?"
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 02:33 PM   #429
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
OMG!! I love your fried eggs btw!!! and the story about the peas and carrots ... I HAVE to find the "recipe" for that for next april fools!! Id love to do that and the gummy eggs!!!! After everything they do to us on that day, they would sooooo deserve that!! lol!!!
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 06:04 PM   #430
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
I just crawled in to say I've been sick....DH is sick.....DS is sick.........little DD is sick..................I'm ready for it to all go away.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2008, 03:25 AM   #431
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
Oh Poor baby!!!!!! My youngest has been sick - poor thing, I actually had to go buy her some of those adult diapers, lol! I hope you guys don't have that version of the terrible flu going around!!!! Feel better!!!!

(chicken soup is nice and lc)
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 12:45 PM   #432
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Thank you, Pauline!

Well, we just got back from the Dr.'s and she has......mono Might be awhile until I'm back in here on a regular basis. Really hoping that it doesn't go through our house.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2008, 02:58 PM   #433
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
oh!!! So sorry Elizabeth!!!!!!!!!



Pauline
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 10:02 AM   #434
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Happy May 2!

I'm back!!!!!!!!!!

My daughter is recovering nicely. If you want your whole event calendar to stop, just have one of your kids get mono. LOL She still gets tired out very easily and we have to watch any rough and tumble activities for another week or so. Ever tried to keep two seven year olds from wrestling, jumping off swings, and riding bikes?

I've been eating on plan. It really is a habit now. I don't even really have to plan that much now. I am aware, however, that binge eating lurks beneath the surface and so I am very diligent to not pop something into my mouth that will awaken the "monster." I also passed my 10 month on plan anniversary. Yeah me!

My weight is fluctuating between 184-186. I think it's just trying to get used to the idea of weighing less. I know that once I start walking more and really doing the heavy duty gardening, it will start moving again. I also have not been getting enough sleep. I know that you need adequate sleep for your body to give up pounds, so I am trying to adjust that.

I leave you with some daffodils from my garden:



Last edited by GardenGirl639; 05-02-2008 at 10:03 AM..
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 10:55 AM   #435
Daddy's Girl
 
cdn_gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Vancouver Canuck Land!!!
Posts: 8,119
Gallery: cdn_gal
Stats: 230/152.3/145~~5'10
WOE: Dukan
Start Date: Sept9/08/May12/09
Welcome back pretty girl!
So glad to hear your daughter is recovering nicely!
cdn_gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 12:06 PM   #436
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Thanks, Lei.:blush:

I missed you all!
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 12:36 PM   #437
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
Missed you Elizabeth!!!!! Glad to see you back!!! Gosh, I cannot imagine dealing with mono in a 7 year old!!!!

Could it be that 185 is a plateau weight for you? I can spend a month going up and down over those thresh holds - for me that is at about 140 and at about 160 without fail and it can often take an entire month of eating on plan before my body is willing to stop the bouncy-bounce and just get on with it ...

TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 01:09 PM   #438
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Yes, I think it probably is a plateau weight for me. It's a little frustrating, because I seem to plateau every 5 lbs. I'm trying to look on the bright side: because my journey is taking longer, I seem to be learning better. I'm not sure that I would know so much about my body if the weight had come off super fast. This way, I'm really listening to my body. It's also made the scale a non-issue. It barely changes, so why even bother. LOL

Have you ever tried the Schwarzbein Principle? It looks intriguing because the author is an endocrinologist and I have big endocrine issues with hypo thyroid and PCOS. She also has a vegetarian plan which looks appealing. All three of her books are waiting for me at the library right now.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2008, 01:25 PM   #439
Way too much time on my hands!
 
monet0329's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: *Indiana*
Posts: 17,791
Gallery: monet0329
Stats: to much!
WOE: lower carb :D
Start Date: Feb 28 2013.. (lc) down 61.5 pounds :)
hey girly.. ..

So glad your daughter is feeling better.. ..I hate it when kids are sick ..

love yaaa
monet0329 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 07:28 AM   #440
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Monet
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 07:35 AM   #441
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Weekend went well. I've been allowing myself some "off-plan" treats about once a week. It's only in a VERY controlled environment, never at my own home! Some may say this is a slippery slope, but it's been working for about 5 weeks. (May be why I'm still hovering around 185 ) My husband and I go out once a week to the Japanese restaurant and I order sushi. I know I can get it with just cucumber, but I'm making this choice to eat regular sushi. I only eat the sushi--no dessert. It does not cause me cravings. It does not make me feel like bingeing. It does not make me want sugar. It does not make my stomach upset. In fact, I notice very little reaction to it. I feel incredible that I can go to a restaurant, order, eat, and leave just like a "typical" person. Saturday, I even wore a dress that I bought last fall that was too small. It fits beautifully now! I felt like a million bucks

Last edited by GardenGirl639; 05-05-2008 at 08:23 AM..
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 04:20 PM   #442
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
You sound great Elizabeth!!!! Glad to hear you are doing so well with the eating out!!! I'll be trying that soon ... if I dare! lol!!!!

I have not read the Schwarzbein Principle, you'll have to let me know what you think of it!! I'm always interested in hearing what any of the diet authors with vegetarian plans have to say!!!
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 06:48 PM   #443
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Thanks, Pauline

*****

Exhausting day.....spent most of it in the e/r with my mom who couldn't breathe. She was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2008, 08:13 PM   #444
Daddy's Girl
 
cdn_gal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Vancouver Canuck Land!!!
Posts: 8,119
Gallery: cdn_gal
Stats: 230/152.3/145~~5'10
WOE: Dukan
Start Date: Sept9/08/May12/09
Quote:
Originally Posted by GardenGirl639 View Post
Exhausting day.....spent most of it in the e/r with my mom who couldn't breathe. She was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.
**sending healing thoughts, and white light to your mom**
cdn_gal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 07:11 AM   #445
Way too much time on my hands!
 
monet0329's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: *Indiana*
Posts: 17,791
Gallery: monet0329
Stats: to much!
WOE: lower carb :D
Start Date: Feb 28 2013.. (lc) down 61.5 pounds :)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GardenGirl639 View Post
Thanks, Pauline

*****

Exhausting day.....spent most of it in the e/r with my mom who couldn't breathe. She was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia.
.. aww.. my prayers go out for your mom hun..

I am happy about you and the dress,, thats great hun..
monet0329 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 08:52 AM   #446
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Thank you

It's been very hectic around here trying to be at the hospital....I guess I haven't been eating much...The scale said [COLOR="Red"]183[/COLOR] today--an all time eighteen year low.

Last edited by GardenGirl639; 05-07-2008 at 08:53 AM..
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2008, 02:38 PM   #447
Way too much time on my hands!
 
TaDa!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 16,291
Gallery: TaDa!
Stats: 236.5 /132.5/ 128-133 @5'3"
WOE: Atkins Maintenance (Vegetarian + Fish)
Start Date: 6/03 & Goal! 5/06
Elizabeth, so sorry to hear about your Mom - I hope she recovers quickly!!!!! But great news on the scale!!!! Guess the sushi, etc was an ok choice for you Girl!!!!! Keep up the great work!!!! Pauline
TaDa! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008, 08:50 AM   #448
Way too much time on my hands!
 
monet0329's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: *Indiana*
Posts: 17,791
Gallery: monet0329
Stats: to much!
WOE: lower carb :D
Start Date: Feb 28 2013.. (lc) down 61.5 pounds :)
Quote:
Originally Posted by GardenGirl639 View Post
Thank you

[COLOR="Magenta"]It's been very hectic around here trying to be at the hospital[/COLOR]....I guess I haven't been eating much...The scale said [COLOR="Red"]183[/COLOR] today--an all time eighteen year low.
.. my prayers are still with you sweetie.. always and forever
monet0329 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2008, 08:09 PM   #449
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Thanks, guys

My mom is home...on oxygen. Hope she gets better soon.

My aunt had a stroke.

My youngest daughter broke out in hives the past two days and the doctor thinks it may be food allergies. No known allergies up to this point, so We are doing the food-elimination-and-then-adding-back-in-slowly-thing. Ought to be fun.

Have almost all the costumes finished. Dress rehearsal is Tuesday. I'll post some photos when I can.

Haven't checked my weight again.

My stress level is pretty high. Hope I can relax a little this weekend. Last Mother's Day weekend was when I dropped that giant rock on my leg. Have a really nice scar to show for it. LOL My husband and kids are planning some type of secret excursion tomorrow. Of course, I am not allowed to go.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2008, 06:25 PM   #450
Major LCF Poster!
 
GardenGirl639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ohio
Posts: 2,208
Gallery: GardenGirl639
Stats: 229/189/145 5'3 3/4"
Hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Being a mother is the highest calling of my life! There are hard days along the way, but I can't think of anything I'd rather do. I can't believe how fast the time went! My oldest will be 18 soon!

My family has been treating me like a queen all weekend. My kids and husband made me a mosaic stepping stone for my garden. My husband also bought me a new sewing machine. They took me out to my favorite restaurant for dinner. Love that sushi

My mom is starting to feel better. I'm so thankful.

Off to do some sewing.
GardenGirl639 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:52 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.