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Old 06-29-2011, 06:17 PM   #331
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Oh yeah, and an anecdote to add; Eating a big NY strip steak = good, drinking Fanta Orange (aspartame/acesulfame-K sweetened) with it = Jittery, craving food, yawning while taking a walk ~45min later. I think the soda may have induced an additional insulin response, as that feels like excess insulin-induced hypoglycemia to me. One more nail in the coffin for artificial sweeteners, and a potential anecdote that the bastards really are causing weight gain or stalling.
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:56 AM   #332
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:01 AM   #333
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Lol was actually 238.6 before I left, seems my body is purging water a lot. Note I had some low-sodium V8 the other day, wonder if that triggered it--very rich in potassium (something like 1100mg of it!!! vs 200 or 300mg sodium)

Also, drinking a liter or 2 of water mid-morning definitely intensified the ketone breath. I drank it fairly quickly, in one sitting so to speak.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:14 PM   #334
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yup, I was bad, indulging in cheat day early.. had two 1/2c servings of ice cream. yum. Did a brisk walk with some hills afterwards, and I feel great. So much better than I did eating carbs before I started Atkins...
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:13 AM   #335
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The low weight has to do with the fact that I refused to drink a lot of water last night, but I sure paid for it this morning. No ketosis, felt dehydrated and headachy/sinus stuffy. It's obvious that consuming a ton of carbs uses up a lot of water, as we've all heard, it's just weird feeling it in action--and more importantly--realizing that this is the reason I always got sinus infections all year round before!! I'd feel dehydrated and dry and wonder why the heck this happened all the time... guess it was from glycogen getting stored from all the high-carb foods I was eating. Wow.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:51 AM   #336
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hmm, ketones seem to be coming back. woohoo
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Old 07-01-2011, 06:44 AM   #337
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WOW, looks like I'm gonna be a dad today! it wasn't scheduled till the 14th but my wife's amniotic fluid is low, so, our little girl (first baby!) is getting extracted today
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:28 AM   #338
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:52 AM   #339
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Bonnie June, born 7/1 at 4:49PM, 5lb 10oz. Sleeping soundly after waking us up all night
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:25 AM   #340
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:43 AM   #341
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whew ok, 2nd morning in a row eating 2 donuts from Krispy Kreme for breakfast .... and now I remember why this is never a good idea, yuck. will be happy to get back to the atkins fare when I get home... which should be this morning/early afternoon. The restaurants around here are not low-carb friendly at all!!!

Sidenote though; Cheeburger, Cheeburger has got to be the most amazing cheeseburger joint I've ever seen. Good burgers, good toppings, the buns are very wide and crisp (though I'm sure the burgers are just as tasty without them), and they have an amazing selection of milkshakes or malts to eat afterwards. That'll have to be one of my "cheat day treat" destinations in the future...

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Old 07-05-2011, 04:07 PM   #342
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Wow, finally home and my weight is only 239.0. Pretty impressed! Back to the low-carb foods. Ate some leftover bratwurst & sauerkraut from before the hospital visit and I feel right as rain.

I replaced the water filter in our fridge today, and I can't believe how good the water tastes. The water was getting pretty nasty before (and the "filter expired" indicator light went amber) but the difference is just astounding me.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:55 AM   #343
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:20 AM   #344
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:51 AM   #345
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lol well it took a couple days but I'm finally smelling ketones on the breath!
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:13 AM   #346
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:08 PM   #347
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Ok, in the midst of more google-searching about the Thyroid and related items, I found this:
:: Wilsons Temperature Syndrome :: eBook********************************************* ************************************************** ************************************************** ************************************************** ***************

An ebook about a condition called "Wilson's Temperature Syndrome", which is basically a doctor's self-named description for a condition where T4-T3 conversion gets gummed up inside your cells. But anyway the point I got out of that particular page was that Stress and Starvation (not sure how starvation does it, will read further but Stress does it by way of Cortisol) cause inhibition of the 5'-deiodinase enzyme that converts T4 to T3, so that Stress effectively revs-down your metabolism. Never knew that. Very important point! The guy so far has stated that Starvation does this too by the same mechanism (inhibits 5'-deiodinase) so it's important to mention that fasting will slow your metabolism (something most people already know, but it's fun to see the scientific reason how/why).
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:05 AM   #348
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:48 AM   #349
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not bad considering yesterday was "cheat day"!
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:32 AM   #350
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lol dunno where that came from, though I did drink a lot of water last night (still fighting a sinus infection from the hospital visit)
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:54 AM   #351
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ah k, that's more like it
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:07 AM   #352
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sinus infection's gone, got raging ketosis breath for the first time in like 1-2 weeks!
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Old 07-12-2011, 09:04 AM   #353
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well fwiw, I have been reneging on a couple changes; been drinking aspartame-sweetened sodas (I'm at home, we got a ton of it... somebody's gonna drink it) and using heavy cream and cheese here and there. The aspartame/acesulfame-K soda definitely kicks me out of ketosis.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:50 AM   #354
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Old 07-14-2011, 05:38 AM   #355
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not bad considering I had a cheeseburger with small milkshake for lunch, plus beer later after dinner... lol impromptu cheat day, sorta!
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Old 07-15-2011, 05:08 AM   #356
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Old 07-16-2011, 04:48 AM   #357
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Rather astounding considering I had some carbs with lunch (2 small slices of pizza, breading on my veal parmesan) and some sugary stuff for dinner... Alas, today's going to be a wholesale cheat-day.
Although despite the carbs yesterday (which were few and far between), I am mildly ketotic already!

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Old 07-17-2011, 04:37 AM   #358
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:23 AM   #359
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I still find it amusing (even though I fully understand how/why it happens) how after eating a ton of carbs, I feel dehydrated like the desert, then during the following day as I low-carb I feel no thirst (and an excess of saliva). Like clockwork.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:50 AM   #360
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