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Old 08-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #841
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Wow! You are doing great!
I still dont have batteries for my scale... enjoying it!
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #842
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Ok I was thinking today and have come up with these tips/ techniques that have helped me along my journey so far. I thought I would share in case it can help someone else too.

This has been a journey for sure , but I can tell you that these have been the keys to my success.
1. Having a journal and being accountable has been huge. I post whether I have a good day or bad day and I am always honest.
2. Realizing that this is a lifetime thing, I will always be watching what I eat. So if I indulge in something I shouldn't, I don't dwell on it, I don't feel bad about it, I accept it and accept it if the scale moves. I just get right back to it.
3. Having mini goals has been huge for me. It helps me focus on a number other than the end number, then once I get there its on to the next number. 4. Exercise isn't the devil. LOL I have never been a big fan of exercise, but as I get healthier I find that its easier to exercise and want to exercise. I have always hated running, but have been thinking about starting to run. We will see if I do it, like it and continue. Stay tuned.
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:03 AM   #843
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Congrats Melanie on the great progress! Your tips prove you are in this for life! & the picture that is a great reminder of the changes. All good in helping you continue on to your goal.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:49 AM   #844
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Thanks Southerner!!! I sure am, as i know you are too. Its so wonderful to finally get it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:18 AM   #845
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Great tips Melanie You are doing great! You're gonna be in a new decade soon - wooooo hoooooo!!!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #846
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Melanie, you are doing great!!!! Keep it up!
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #847
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Thanks girls.....

My question for today is this..... Why does my mind want to sabotage me or not like me??? I was hungry and on my way to lunch and the girls were asking for pizza. I said no we can't go for pizza today because mommy can't have any. DH was saying how he could really go for pizza last night and all day yesterday I had wanted it!!! So we went to lunch and I got a chicken salad and feel much better, but the idea of pizza is still in my head. Make it go away!!!! We are making pizza bake, but I am getting sick of it. We need to find a different recipe that we like for pizza. I must have kicked myself out of ketosis somehow this weekend because then thoughts of an ice cream cone jumped in my head.... UGH!!!! GO AWAY bad good thoughts!!!
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:09 PM   #848
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Hi Melanie,

I completely understand what you are saying about your mind trying to sabotage you...what I do, and I don't know if this would work for you, is to just have a little nibble of what I really want. We did this the other night with fried chicken. I have been craving BREADED fried chicken since April when I started this WOE. DH and DS got KFC, my fave, and I just had one small piece of a piece. It seemed to satisfy my urge and that was it.

On the other hand, it does depend on the specific urge and the food involved. I know, for instance, if I have one bite of a chocolate chip cookie or granola bar, I will eat the whole box. Maybe I have less control over sweet cravings than I do for salty/fried ones. I don't know.

Not sure what the answer is here, just wanted to share a few thoughts and my experiences...

Have a great day, and good luck!

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #849
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MaxiMoon- It's interesting you said that- I also find I have zero control over sugary foods, but can limit a cheat if it's something starchy.

Melanie- If you're still craving pizza maybe try making your own. You could put your cheese & topping on a thin chicken breast (really good) or try the cauliflower crust - it really is good, but you pretty much have to eat it with a fork.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #850
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I saw something where they shredded chicken, mixed with cheese and backed into a crust...then topped just like pizza. It might help get to by. I've been wanting pizza too

http://yourlighterside.com/low-carb-...ish-pan-pizza/
I looked it up

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:45 AM   #851
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Thank you all for the ideas and recipes. I will have to try that next time Kristyn and Southerner.

My mind won and I ordered pizza on the way home from my appt. I had 3 pieces. I felt like I had a mini win though. When I called to order they said I could get a large pizza for the same price and I said no thanks, I will just take the medium. I knew that if we had more it would be too hard to stop at a few pieces. DH was like why didn't you get the large.... I told him why and he was still puzzled. Then he ate a few pieces and said, good thinking on only getting a medium. See I knew what I was doing!!!

Back at it this morning. Drinking my atkins shake. Scale was up a pound this morning. Going to chug a lug the water and work at getting it back down!!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:02 AM   #852
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Took some new pics last night. Not a big difference from the last pictures taken at 199, but I will post them anyway. My hair is getting longer.

199............................................... .................................................. .191

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Old 08-07-2012, 08:12 AM   #853
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And a few from Before and Now pics......

260............................................... .................................................. ..191


260............................................... .................................................. 191


260............................................... .................................................. 191
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:16 AM   #854
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Great pics Melanie!!! What a big differenc - you look fantastic!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:20 AM   #855
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Thank god this is just for your eyes only... but just to see the same bathing suit at 260...

260............................................... .................................................. ..........................191
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #856
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Thanks. Its a great reminder for me and helps me to keep the motivation going.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #858
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Danielle~ hmm, I don't know why.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:12 AM   #859
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I was working on my stats and I enjoyed myself way too much in July..... I only lost 1.2 lbs in July. I am doing good right now for August but I need to keep the momentum going!!!!
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I can see!

Um, babe, there IS a difference between the 199 and the 191. I can see it in your middle. Definitely. You're a rock star

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #861
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Cool, I didn't really see it!!!!

Glad that you can see them.
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Hi Melanie,

I love your pictures. Thank you for showing us the before and after results. I agree that I can really see the difference between 199 and 191. I see it in your face especially: loverly!!

Just today, I looked back at my own pictures from December 2011 when I was about 15-20 pounds heavier than I am now. I was shocked by the difference. If I get brave enough, I may post them in my journal.

Thanks again for sharing with us!

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Old 08-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #863
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Thanks doll.

You should definitely post your pics. They are a great reminder of your success and also an inspiration to others!!!
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Your doing great!! You'll be joining me in the 180's soon. Have a good day!
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Mel.... the difference in the pictures is huge! Even just the 9lb.
I should look that good!
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Melanie ~ I can definitely see the difference between 199 and 191 - especially in your face!!!! I think you need to reward yourself with a new swimsuit - yours is too big now!!!
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Your doing great!! You'll be joining me in the 180's soon. Have a good day!
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Mel.... the difference in the pictures is huge! Even just the 9lb.
I should look that good!
Aww, Thanks. I really didn't see it much, but I'm glad that there is a difference. I need to start toning.

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Melanie ~ I can definitely see the difference between 199 and 191 - especially in your face!!!! I think you need to reward yourself with a new swimsuit - yours is too big now!!!
I agree with you 100%, but since the season is about over and I will be lower by next summer I figured I would just wait until next year and make due with the one I have until then.


Up this morning to 193.2. I didn't do anything different yesterday. Ate on plan, might not have drank enough water. I will chug a lug today and see if I can get the scale to come down again. It could still be left over from Monday's pizza too. Either way, still working hard and I will get there!!!!

Have a great day. The kids and I are going to head out for the day.
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I see a difference in your stomach & face as well...looking good!
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Work it girly, you know that *extra* will be gone before ya know it.

How cool will it be to find a new swim suit next summer and compare pics then!
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Wow, what a difference! Congrats & Thanks for sharing with us - especially for being brave enough to post bathing suit pics. Isn't it funny how the smaller you are, the more visible each pound is? Like, at 200+ you probably wouldn't notice 9lbs, but now you can see it just melted right off! Go you!
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