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Old 04-11-2012, 09:49 AM   #181
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #182
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You big loser you!!! What an amazement you are, Amber!!!

I laughed at what you posted about wanting to get through the 30s fast on the way down because they were fast on the way up. LOL!!

Getting in the 230s is HUGE for me. I have lived in the 240s for so long now that breaking through is going to be a happy dance day for me! Hopefully in the next few days! Of course today is an UD.........
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #183
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Y'all crack me up.

Today is my first DD that is not down and totally turning into an up day. Guess tomorrow will be a DD again. Opps.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:59 PM   #184
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The last three days have not been the best. Started with a DD that turned into an UD and just got worse. Yesterday I had some macaroni and cheese and today I had a pretzel and yogurt covered raisin off my sons plate. I don't even like these things. Scale has been bouncing around. I think I'm sabotaging myself and getting too relaxed after seeing such an exciting new low.

I'm recommitting and having an amazing DD tomorrow. I can do it!
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #185
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Done eating for today. Had an Atkins bar (160) and bowl of soup (300) = 460 cals. I so badly want to have a handful of cashews but am stopping myself. I'm not hungry but get mentally snacky when I put my guard down. Gotta get strict again.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #186
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Katy -

Okay, today is day 2. I did well and am happy to say that it wasn't hard. I was able to order my favorite hamburger without the bun. It still was amazing and I had no guilt. It was slightly harder to sit across from the fries and watch DH eat them. I didn't cave in and left feeling lighter and happier.

My husband is perplexed that I started this diet on Saturday. He'll never understand why it wasn't Monday or January 1st for that matter. He doesn't realize that I'm on a diet or off a diet nearly every day. It's always something in my mind and the days no longer matter. I've already "had my last meal" a billion times.

B: eggs and sausage
L: bunless cheeseburger w/ tomato, lettuce, pickle, and mayo
D: linda sue recipe - spinach hamburger meat mixture over green beans (one of my favorites)

Tomorrow is day 3 and I have my lunch packed. No excuses. My coworker will be back from his vacation and he's been doing LC with me since mid-Feb. He hit goal and already told me he feels bloated from vacation endulgences. Having him back at work will help me stay strong and avoid the office temptations.
I've only read like 3 of your entries and although I am in the same boat, I find myself laughing BECAUSE IM IN THE SAME BOAT.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:22 AM   #187
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #188
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Juno - It's nice when we can relate to each other's struggles. Thanks for stopping in to my journal.

Gracie - it's going well. I did good yesterday. I may have gone a touch over my 500 calories since I mindlessly added cheese to my soup without considering that my calories were already close to 500 for the day. The scale did not move down today - still at 240 - so I blame TOM.

I have a terrible headache today and wonder if I knocked myself out of ketosis over the weekend. I must have. I'm hoping that I'll be safely back in the ketosis wonderfulness by tomorrow or Wed. And I hope that the scale starts to move down again before the weekend. I go out of town in less than 2 weeks and I really, really want the scale to be more firmly in the 30s by then. Mid-30s would be nice.

Today's menu: eggs, LC tortilla, cheese, chicken, atkins bar, breve latte, bunlessburger, salad, etc. Lots of random stuff.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:28 PM   #189
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what kind of soup did you have? soup sounds good!
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:57 PM   #190
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It was the creamy southwestern soup on Linda sue's site. It's great and filling.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:18 PM   #191
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I love that soup!!!! And I love that you are real, Amber. You take sidesteps that we all take, you own it and move on. I just can't tell you enough how much that inspires me.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:00 AM   #192
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Thanks Laura. I'm trying REALLY really hard to own up to my mishaps and choices and to not let it derail me this time. I have never gotten to goal and I know it's because of denying my bad choices and ignoring the scale. I'm trying to break the habit once and for all and to see goal at some point in my 30s.

Sooooooo....the scale went back to 238 (siggy) weight this morning. I was so happy that I tried on the pants I tried on just a week ago to see if there was any difference even though the scale hasn't moved. One pair fits that didn't last week. My jeans yesterday were falling off so I'm happy the smaller jeans fit. I've decided I won't wear them until my trip next week. Want to keep them "new" again - haha. They are like 6 years old but new to me now.

It's a DD so I'm hopeful that tomorrow will show a loss on the scale and allow me to welcome in a 40 pound loss.

Also, for my trip, I'll be gone 5 days and staying with people who don't low carb or diet at all. One day we'll be celebrating a birthday. I'm sure there will be other "special things" going on too. I've decided I need to call this weekend to put in food requests so that I can stay on plan the entire time except for maybe one small treat. I am sooooo nervous about the conversation and wish I could avoid it, but I know if I do, I'll just gain like 10 pounds and have to relose it all when I return. If this is a lifestyle change, I guess I need to speak up and protect my choices.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #193
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Thanks Laura. I'm trying REALLY really hard to own up to my mishaps and choices and to not let it derail me this time. I have never gotten to goal and I know it's because of denying my bad choices and ignoring the scale. I'm trying to break the habit once and for all and to see goal at some point in my 30s.

Sooooooo....the scale went back to 238 (siggy) weight this morning. I was so happy that I tried on the pants I tried on just a week ago to see if there was any difference even though the scale hasn't moved. One pair fits that didn't last week. My jeans yesterday were falling off so I'm happy the smaller jeans fit. I've decided I won't wear them until my trip next week. Want to keep them "new" again - haha. They are like 6 years old but new to me now.

It's a DD so I'm hopeful that tomorrow will show a loss on the scale and allow me to welcome in a 40 pound loss.

Also, for my trip, I'll be gone 5 days and staying with people who don't low carb or diet at all. One day we'll be celebrating a birthday. I'm sure there will be other "special things" going on too. I've decided I need to call this weekend to put in food requests so that I can stay on plan the entire time except for maybe one small treat. I am sooooo nervous about the conversation and wish I could avoid it, but I know if I do, I'll just gain like 10 pounds and have to relose it all when I return. If this is a lifestyle change, I guess I need to speak up and protect my choices.
I totally agree ^^^^^^^ Plus, if it's only five days, couldn't you make it 3 UDs and 2 DDs? That would make it much easier IMO. On the two DDs just choose a lot of salads or soups. The thing that does me in is beer - it can make my scale go up 5 lbs.!!! Not the day after drinking but the day after that! I think you're going to do just fine with your trip
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #194
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Gracie - Thanks. I need to call this weekend so that the host has time to maybe tweak things for me. I plan to bring protein bars and LC tortillas so that I can have stuff and modify things easier if needed.

So this morning I saw 237!!!!!!!!! 40 pounds gone forever!! I'm more than 1/2 way to my goal of onderland now. I'm down 40 and have 38 to go!! Seems so doable.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:11 AM   #195
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:27 AM   #196
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Gracie - Thanks. I need to call this weekend so that the host has time to maybe tweak things for me. I plan to bring protein bars and LC tortillas so that I can have stuff and modify things easier if needed.

So this morning I saw 237!!!!!!!!! 40 pounds gone forever!! I'm more than 1/2 way to my goal of onderland now. I'm down 40 and have 38 to go!! Seems so doable.
Holy Crap!!! 40 lbs. is a great achievement!!!! You should do something nice for yourself today. How about a mani/pedi or a new outfit? You need to celebrate!!!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #197
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Friend! Tell me how it feels to be in the 230s? I have forgotten what it was like in that magical land!!

So proud of you for kicking those pounds in the booty!

And thanks for stopping by my little, teeny, tiny journal! You've almost visited as many times as I've posted!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:21 AM   #198
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Laura - haha..I think so. The 30s feel just like the 40s unfortunately. It makes me happier being here though since I can taste the 20s. And the 20s seem a lot skinnier than the 40s. None of this makes any rational sense but I bet you can relate.

Gracie - Thanks! I went to the mall and bought a new top. I wanted shoes too but they didn't have anything I really wanted. I plan to get a pedi this weekend. It feels so good to be at such a big number. 40 just sounds like an impressive amount. haha

Andrea - Thanks!! I feel proud of myself today. Each one of these big milestones seems like such a celebration.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:08 PM   #199
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Hello my friend. I just saw that you had a journal. Keep up the Great WORK!!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:05 AM   #200
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Oh I CAN sooooo relate! I feel about the 40s the way you feel about the 30s. Didn't take much time at all to move UP through them so I'm ready to move just as quickly DOWN through them!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #201
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:43 AM   #202
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Haha, thanks Katy! I've been lurking here on Amber's journal and decided to jump on the JUDDD bandwagon!
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #203
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Katy - I'm equally thrilled to see Andrea! She's doing juddd with us now. I feel special that I brought her out of lurkdom. And hi - how are you doing?

Laura - you'll be in the 30s soon. The 40s are tormenting you.

Mel - thanks. You are one of my main motivators!

Scale stayed 237 today. Ate prob 1000 calories so way too many. Stress of our move tomorrow caught me.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:22 PM   #204
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Aww, I'm glad!!! You are one of mine too!!!

I'm afraid that the french dressing on my salad tonight and the light breading on the chic fil a nuggets might mess me up. Plus I was out and about and didn't drink as much water as I would like.

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #205
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I'm thinking of temporarily trying JUDDD (low carb version) to see if it helps speed up the loss. I'm not sure if it would be the best thing for my diabetes, though. I suppose a week of trying it wouldn't hurt too much, and I could always go back to my normal eating if I feel like my BG suffers...
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OMG. Seriously just realized I named my journal the same as yours. What was I thinking???? I'm so sorry - and, frankly, mortified! Such a maroon....
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #207
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Laura - nope, not the same. I pretended my goal was more than just a lower weight!

Vilya - you could ask on the juddd forum what they think. I love Juddd'ing lc.

Mel - thank!!

Moving so I've been scaleless. Did see 236 before I packed my scale.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:58 AM   #208
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After a few days with too many carbs and not strict DDs, I weighed in at 236 today. So no real movement good or bad. I guess that's good. I want to see 235 or lower by Thursday when I head out of town.
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #209
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:58 PM   #210
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Woosh fairy visited. Saw 233 yesterday!! I'm officially out of town so may not check in much for a few days. Day one of eating is a success. I'm trying to stay with juddd but not be as crazy with calories. Just good lc choices and higher and lower days. I just don't want to gain...
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