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Old 09-12-2009, 02:06 PM   #1
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Maryposa's Weekly Weigh in and Food Journal

I have already lost quite a bit of weight, I want to journal my continued journey here.

What this thread is
.... I am planning to weigh in weekly, and post menus and photos of kitchen experiments here. I do not think I will post menus every single day, because during the week my menu tends to be boring and monotonous, but I will post menus when I can or want to.

What this thread is not... a recipe thread. In the kitchen, I rarely use recipes and I am one of those intuitive cooks who does not measure or time.

I can't promise that I will keep this thread up forever. I have been on these boards a long time, and started a journal in the other journal area before and I did not feel that I was getting as much out of it as I was putting into it. Same goes here... should that happen, I will stop posting. Meanwhile, thanks for "listening"!
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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I'll start with some before and "current" pics I posted on another thread a while back.

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OK... this is HARD... I found some "before" pics. I don't know my exact weight in them, but 3 Months after the Christmas ones (in the next post), I was over 350 (my scale only went up to 350).

First is the "before" then is the "current". I need to look at these as I have been sooo discouraged with the recent lack of loss despite my best efforts (low carb eating and exercise). This made me realize "at least I am still not the same as (or bigger than) I was in 2006." And I am not just speaking of the vanity of it... I am healthier now in MANY ways.


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Old 09-12-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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More Befores...

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(At my heaviest)

I started losing weight early 2007 after I met my husband and he loved me anyway, it’s almost like he saw “me” as I should be not how I was.

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During

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Late 2007/Early 2008, I started losing in early 2007
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More Current... I have been in a stall so I am the same weight as these.

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Late 2008/ Early 2009

and a pic taken mothers day this year...
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:20 PM   #6
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And my mini-goal weight pic (old pic)
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2003 – This is me in 2003, I was about 25lb less than I am now.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:23 PM   #7
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Here is me with a crazy hairstyle taken very recently
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OK, now here is some food I have been eating....

Zoodles (zucchini cut in thin long strips with a julienne cutter.


Coconut Shrimp

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Old 09-12-2009, 02:59 PM   #9
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This is what I had for brunch... keep in mind I do not eat like this every day. I usually make myself a nice brunch on sat.

cinnamon-coconut almond flour pancakes (this was on a salad plate, the pancakes are not that huge.


3 Slices uncured bacon, and confetti hash (radishes, zucchini and onion fried in some of the fat from the bacon).. I did not eat all of the hash, although it was delish... I shared.


Crystal Light Orange Sunrise with 2 meyers lemon juice ice cubes

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Trip Tip steak and broccoli with cheese,


and then left over tri-tip cut into medallions with asparagus and mayonnaise and low carb ketchup
served with a Caesar salad with almonds on top
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Special treat.... strawberries covered in lindt chocolate (85% cocoa, very low carb, check it out!) and unsweetened coconut
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King Crab Legs (I forgot to take a pic so I found this one on-line)
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Spinach salad with ranch dressing, chredded cheddar, and bacon on it
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Bacon Cheese Burger in a bowl (home made thousand island dressing)
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A FREE ginormous zucchini and another squash (diet Dr P for scale)

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A good snack... garlic and onion seasoned almonds - 1 oz (28 almonds)
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Food I did NOT eat...

this is food given to me as gifts or otherwise available for free that I did not partake in.


(I couldn't find a way to make that pastry look depressing, but in MY onionion the topping looks pretty gross)

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Hey Mary

Love the pics - you and the food. Thanks for sharing. I like your hair curly in the 'crazy' pics.
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Great pics! You have done amazing, and you look amazing...very pretty girl!

OMG those food photos look so delish! Except for the banana, bagel, and pastry of course..
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Awesome pictures Mary, I'll be sure to pop in on you once and while and see how it goes for you. I know you've had quite a few struggles getting things figured out over the past months and I'm hoping for the very best for you.
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Hi Mary,
I saw your invitation in the main lobby and thought I'd pop in and "meet" you. I've recently come back to low carbing after a couple of years away.

You have made amazing progress! Love the pictures. You're very pretty!
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I saw your invitation in the main lobby and thought I'd pop in and "meet" you. I've recently come back to low carbing after a couple of years away.

You have made amazing progress! Love the pictures. You're very pretty!
Thanks... yup, a pretty high percentage of us are not first timers... hehe... my first Atkins Induction was in the 90s. The impression of how it felt and how I lost so easily never left me. I am in this for life. Thank you so much for your support.
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Awesome pictures Mary, I'll be sure to pop in on you once and while and see how it goes for you. I know you've had quite a few struggles getting things figured out over the past months and I'm hoping for the very best for you.
Thank you. I will have my insulin levels rechecked in another 6 weeks. Meanwhile, I am in ketosis and enjoying my exercise routine and food... and how I feel.
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Great Pics Mary!!
Thank you my dear friend!
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Thanks, Jackie and Jennifer!
Jennifer, the hair pics are from after I took out some braids... I had my hair braided by an African woman from Kenya... my husband is from there and his friend's wife does braiding professionally. We were visiting them and she offered to do it. It was cool
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Great job Maryposa - both with your weight loss and your journal!! You look absolutely amazing!!

Your food pics have me drooling!!

I love your "crazy hair" pic and the braids too. How long did it take your friend to braid it? It looked awesome!
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