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Old 06-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #361
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GIRL - I'm with you on the shock of the scale going down. GOOD DEAL!!! You are making great progress! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!

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Old 06-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #362
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My doc just adjusted my meds for my fybro so that my pain is under control enough to work out ! I am so excited. Working out has made a HUGE difference. Now that I'm exercising I've lost 4.6 pounds in the last 5 days!
That's a great loss! Good job!
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #364
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Way to go Melissa!!!! Isn't it so wonderful when we lose we want to just keep up what we are doing to get to where we want!!!! Keep up the great work!!!
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It's a little late. I should be in bed. But I'm not, so here's my daily food:

Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Heavy Whipping Cream - Heavy Whipping, 0.43 Cup 349 3 37 2
Add Food Quick Tools 349 3 37 2
Lunch
Tyson - Buffalo Hot Wings Fully Cooked, 6.2 oz 351 4 23 31
Kraft - Simply - Sour Cream, 2 Tbs. (30 g) 60 1 6 0
Hellman's Real - Mayo , 1 Tbsp 90 0 10 0
Generic - Pimento Stuffed Green Olives, 5 olives 25 1 2 0
Add Food Quick Tools 526 6 41 31
Dinner
Cauliflower - Cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 1.5 cup (1" pieces) 43 8 1 3
Dfac - Sour Cream, 2 Tbsp 60 1 5 1
Butter - Salted, 2 tbsp 204 0 23 0
Pork - Cured, bacon, cooked, pan-fried, 1.5 slice cooked 63 0 5 5
Onions - Raw, 1 tbsp chopped 4 1 0 0
Chicken - Thigh, 219 g 330 0 21 33
Add Food Quick Tools 704 10 55 42
Snacks
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Totals 1,579 19 133 75
Your Daily Goal 2,241 308 75 84
Remaining 662 289 -58 9
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So taking out the carbs for the cauliflower that makes for 14 carbs for the day and 1,579 calories.


Lunch was a total food gasm with buffalo wings . I only had 6 left in the bag otherwise I would have eaten twice that much, easy! Dang I love those tasty, crispy, spicy, juicy things!

Ok, my ode to buffalo wings is over.

I ate cauliflower for the first time in a long time today. The last time I bought it with all the good intentions of eating it it ended up going bad in the fridge and being thrown out . This time It was really good!

I used my mandolin with the french fry cutter thing and cut it up that way. Then I boiled it for like 7 minutes or so, still crisp. Then on my plate I covered it in butter, diced onions, bacon pieces, and sour cream. Some salt and pepper and it was totally tasty! Kind of like potato-ness, but totally different in a good kind of way.

So I have seen some pretty cool drops in the scale the past several days. I'm wondering if I will be able to pull it off again for tomorrow. I totally was not going to exercise today. I was just going to take the weekends off and chill. But after seeing a drop of 1.6 pounds today I just could not resist. I feel like, I know that I most likely would not be able to lose 5-7 pounds a week for any length of time. But if I could do it for a week or two, it would be like fast forwarding my weight loss journey a little bit. Could I be one of those people who was able to lose 40-50 pounds in two months? Now THAT would be cool!

Not that I'm expecting that. But it seems like my body is saying "all right, we are officially in fat melting mode!". Normally, I don't like what my body tells me. This, I LIKE! So how long is it going to last? Or maybe the question should be how long can I make it last? I really do have the intention of not working out tomorrow. Sunday is my day of rest. I got the house clean where it counts enough to be pretty lazy tomorrow.

Maybe I'll just take the kiddo's and the dog out for a walk tomorrow. Well, if the weather cooperates that is. Oh what I would not do for some sunshine!
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Cauliflower sounds delicious! Good for you for exercising, too: It's so motivating when you see that scale moving!!
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Mmmmmmmmm wings! Cauli sounds yummo too!

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Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Heavy Whipping Cream - Heavy Whipping, 0.71 Cup 585 5 63 4
Coffee - Brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5 0 0 1
Add Food Quick Tools 590 5 63 5
Lunch
Nuts - Almonds, 1.5 oz (23 whole kernels) 245 8 21 9
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Evergood Fine Foods - Louisana Hot Link Sausage, 1 1/2 link 510 6 42 21
Add Food Quick Tools 510 6 42 21
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Evergood Fine Foods - Louisana Hot Link Sausage, 1 link 340 4 28 14
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Totals 1,685 23 154 49
Your Daily Goal 1,520 209 51 57
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I just posted my food journal in the previous post just to keep up with my promise to myself that I would document my food every day on here. I did not know if I would be up to writing anything. Well, turns out I am .

After several days of seeing the scale do amazing things, today it went the other way. Not really depressing or anything. I just LOVED seeing the scale go down every morning so much . Then to see it not go down was just a bit if a let down. It went from 253.8 to 252.2 yesterday and to day it was 253.8 again.

Sometimes I just really wonder what my body is doing, you know? Like, what are you doing today that has you weighing more? Is it water? Is it muscle gain? Is it a tummy full of digesting food? What!?!?! I would just really like to know. But alas, my body and my brain have never been very good with communication.

So, it's like waiting to see what grade you got on a test at school waiting to see what the scale is going to say tomorrow. I know, I know... I should not get so into the daily fluctuation of the scale. But I am so close to the 240's I can taste it! Well, not really. But you know what I mean . I have not been in the 240's since right after my son was born. The pregnancy where I only gained 5 pounds (I know, right?) a few days after my son was born I weighed in at 247. Then gained it all back up to the 260's in about five minutes. Well, it might have been five weeks. Then I gained into the 270's, then the 280's. I have spent a lot of time in the 280's, so the 240's seem like such a dream!

It's like once I get to the 240's I'll feel like I'm REALLY starting to lose weight. Not just losing and then gaining the same weight again and again, as I have done way too many times in the past. If I care by then, when I die I might just ask God how many pounds I had lost and gained in my life. It seems like the 250's are the lowest I have gotten in the past 6 plus years of my marriage. If I could just get past that point...... Well, I feel like I would feel like I have had some success. I know that I have had success in losing the weight I have so far. I mean 24.6 pounds in 7 1/2 weeks is pretty cool and all. But I have not gotten to a new low since my first pregnancy. I met my hubby weighing 180, got married 8 months later at 220, got pregnant pretty much on my wedding night, and went into labor at 262-ish. I've not gotten below 250 since before I got pregnant. It is almost as significant to me as getting into the 100's.

So sorry I am freaking out so much at the scale right now. It is just such a mile stone for me. I think my next big mile stone (other than just getting to the next decade ) is going to be getting under 220, my wedding weight. Those of you who have been following along for a while know that my goal is to get to my wedding weight of 220 by my anniversary on August 21st.

Now I might have an even bigger goal to work towards. I recently found out that one of my step sons is going to be shipped to Afghanistan in November. One of my other step sons wants us all to get together and go on a family cruise before he ships out. That would also mean going on a cruise with my husbands ex wife who is 5'7" and 98 pounds) and her husband. I am still so embarrassed at my pictures at one of my step sons wedding's (I have three step sons by the way. 21, 23, and 24. And yes, I'm only 31 ). I looked so horrible. The dress that I wore I thought looked nice in the mirror. But when the camera flash went through the layers it looked like I was naked on my big belly and you can see my big fat gut hanging and you can even see my belly button! The dress was brown with a tan first layer and a darker brown second layer of a see through fabric. The flash just made it so you could see every fat crease on my belly. And my belly is my WORST body part. We're talking hanging down over my panties jiggle when I walk bad. It was so bad. Thankfully when I saw a pic on my digital camera and I made an excuse to go and change my dress. But all of the formal pics were taken with my dress looking like I was wearing a see through nighty.

So I'm not really looking forward to being the fat step mother next to skinny mom. You want to know something mortifying at that happened at that wedding? No? Well I'm telling you anyway. When we were meeting all of the family of my step son's bride me, my husband, and his ex wife were talking with some of them. When one older gentleman was trying to figure out who was related to who he found out that my husband was the grooms dad, and his ex was the grooms mother. He then gave the ex the "what a beautiful women" look and started to tell my husband what a lucky man he was to have such a beautiful wife. He did not know that they were divorced and I THE REAL WIFE, was standing right there. Talk about humiliating!

Sorry, I got kind of whiny in my long winded vent.

So, I've also got some really intense motivation to lose weight by November as well! That was the last time we were all together. I want next time to be different!
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awwww...... I'm sure that man meant well and would have said the same thing to you had he known you were the real wife. Sounds like he was just trying to be nice.

My son is leaving to Kuwait this friday I hate it! I wish he would get out.

I found this post on another board and posted it onto my journal so I could look at it once in a while. It explains a lot about why your body goes up and down. Its called, "Why the Scales Can Lie". For Real This Time!
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Valentine- sorry about your son, and thanks for posting that scale article for JC I was going to look for that!

Hun you are going to be thinner for that cruise dont worry about it, I know how it is that scale numbers define us, I remeber thinking I have to get under 300, then getting under 250 for me was huge, it had been over 25 years to get under that, it is a mind game for sure!!!! There will be lots of ups and downs but one thing is for sure, if you hang with it, it will get better and the number will go down eventually!!!
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Melissa, you are rocking this and you're going to be a different woman by the time the family sees you again. I give you so much props for going on a cruise with your husband's ex. OMG! I would seriously throw my husband's ex overboard if I were stuck on a ship with her. I am not kidding!!! She's a skinny ***** too, but she's nasty and crazy.
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Morning Melissa!!!!

Oh the trip in November is motivating for sure!!!! I HATE PICS with a passion. Especially full body pics. UUUGGGHHH. And trust I have worn things that looked so cute in the freaking mirror then you look at a pic and are like Like WTH was I thinking....

Anywhoo, Yes I love wings. YUM YUM YUM!!!

I am going to start logging again. You are motivating me to track for a little while.

CONGRATS ON THE DROPS!!!!!!!!!!! And making Goal!!!
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I know exactly how that feels. You are doing awesome sweetie. The scale goes up and down and after a while you will get used to it and not freak out as much. Its hard though. I'm still struggling with it. You are going to be so beautiful and feel so great when cruise time comes.

When I went on my cruise in March I was around 224. I felt hot in my bathing suit because I had lost 40 lbs and felt accomplished. Even though I had a lot more to go and was surrounded by lots of very skinny modelesque girls. I didn't give two hoots about it though. I knew I looked better than I did 40 lbs heavier and I was happy with that!!!!
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Hang in there honey. I know it can be frustrating to see the numbers fluctuate but know that you are on a downward trend. Be kind to yourself and try and enjoy the ride. You have had so many wonderful insights the last few weeks, do NOT let that stupid hunk of metal wreak havoc with your mental state. You are more than a number! Just keep doing what you're doing and the weight will melt away. Trust me, by November, you are going to look ALOT different than you look right now!
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I know exactly how that feels. You are doing awesome sweetie. The scale goes up and down and after a while you will get used to it and not freak out as much. Its hard though. I'm still struggling with it. You are going to be so beautiful and feel so great when cruise time comes.

When I went on my cruise in March I was around 224. I felt hot in my bathing suit because I had lost 40 lbs and felt accomplished. Even though I had a lot more to go and was surrounded by lots of very skinny modelesque girls. I didn't give two hoots about it though. I knew I looked better than I did 40 lbs heavier and I was happy with that!!!!

Melissa, you are doing so well, don't let the scale define your success! You will be amazed with the difference in your looks & confidence by Nov.
I was thinking recently about the mental changes I've had since I started LC. I've only lost about 40lbs but I feel so different than a year ago. I feel strong, capable and have aquired a degree of confidence I never thought I'd have. For me, excercise has made the biggest difference. Setting workout goals instead of or in addition to weight goals gave me more control over my journey. Ultimately, I can't tell the scale what to read, but I can push for a better workout or one minute longer than yesterday. You're doing amazing hon, don't give up! You'll be past the 240s before you know it!
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WHY THE SCALES CAN LIE

A biologist at Berkeley shared something very revealing on the low-carb BBS system about 4 years ago that helps us all through the erratic weight fluctuations you invariably encounter: Fat cells are resilient, stubborn little creatures that do not want to give up their actual cell volume. Over a period of weeks, maybe months of "proper dieting", each of your fat cells may have actually lost a good percentage of the actual fat contained in those cells. But the fat cells themselves, stubborn little guys, replace that lost fat with water to retain their size. That is, instead of shrinking to match the reduced amount of fat in the cell, they stay the same size! Result - you weigh the same, look the same, maybe even gained some scale weight, even though you have actually lost some serious fat.

The good news is that this water replacement is temporary. It's a defensive measure to keep your body from changing too rapidly. It allows the fat cell to counter the rapid change in cell composition, allowing for a slow, gradual reduction in cell size. The problem is, most people are frustrated with their apparent lack of success, assume they have lost nothing, and stop dieting.

However, if you give those fat cells some time, like 4-6 months, and ignore the scale weight fluctuations, your real weight/shape will slowly begin to show. The moral of the story - be patient! Your body is changing even if the number on the scale isn't.

PATTERNS OF WEIGHT LOSS

Common patterns of weight loss from tracking a lot of people who become assimilated into the low carb lifestyle, a pattern emerges.... the 2 week induction is pretty heady...weight lost just about every single day, enormous and unbelievable amounts of weight loss are reported. This is often followed by complaints that weight loss "stalls" or that the rate drops to only 1 pound per week.

Many people just don't know that fat-loss ...the actual goal when on a weight-reduction" diet, is rate-limited. In other words, the human body has factors that prevent more than a certain amount of fatty-acid release from storage...and even more factors that prevent those released fatty acids from being used up instead of stored back into the fat cells.

A priority of the human body is survival. Anything that threatens its survival results in the cascade of events to maintain the previous status quo. Water fluctuations are one way the body does this. OK...so you done good on Atkins' during induction...lost 10 pounds the first 2 weeks. Maybe 7 the first week and 3 the second. But, whoa! Weeks 3 and 4 there is NO loss! And weeks 5 and 6 is only 1/2 pound each!

So... what gives? Initially, the body jettisons the water attached to the glycogen stores that we diligently deplete to get into ketosis...this accounts for about 3-5 pounds of water. In addition, muscle stores of glycogen are not being replaced when used...which will account for the rest. All in all...MAYBE 1/2 pound of fat was metabolized during the first week... and MAYBE 1/2 pound of fat was metabolized the 2nd week. Of that 10 initial pounds, only 1 pound was fat and 9 pounds water...

The body senses this lack and sirens start shrieking: Warning! Warning! Losing water... new thing...got to get back to the status quo! Brain tells body to produce and release that vasopressin anti-diuretic hormone....more water is retained, and no weight loss noticed. Fat loss is still occurring, MAYBE even 2 pounds per week, because ketosis is firmly established and appetite suppression is in effect...but water retention is hiding that continuing fat loss. The body is preventing dehydration with this mechanism, and that's a *good* thing.

From the perspective of the scale, it can be discouraging. Which is why the mantra: Water retention masks fat loss (repeated frequently to oneself) is helpful. Water retention will mask ongoing fat-loss for as long as the body retains the water. We can combat this by drinking more water...but we aren't going to totally overcome this mechanism during the initial water-loss phase of the Atkins diet. By weeks 5 and 6, things start to get back in balance, and the scale will begin to reflect the true fat-loss...which, as mentioned before is rate-limited.

Individuals vary, but max weight loss runs about 2 pounds per week...under extremely optimal conditions... or 1% of body weight (whichever is the lower number). So don't use the scale as an excuse to undermine your progress. Even when the scale is in a stall, fat loss can be occurring.

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We've been told over an over again that daily weighing is unnecessary, yet many of us can't resist peeking at that number every morning. If you just can't bring yourself to toss the scale in the trash, you should definitely familiarize yourself with the factors that influence it's readings. From water retention to glycogen storage and changes in lean body mass, daily weight fluctuations are normal. They are not indicators of your success or failure. Once you understand how these mechanisms work, you can free yourself from the daily battle with the bathroom scale.

Water makes up about 60% of total body mass. Normal fluctuations in the body's water content can send scale-watchers into a tailspin if they don't understand what's happening. Two factors influencing water retention are water consumption and salt intake. Strange as it sounds, the less water you drink, the more of it your body retains. If you are even slightly dehydrated your body will hang onto it's water supplies with a vengeance, possibly causing the number on the scale to inch upward. The solution is to drink plenty of water.

Excess salt (sodium) can also play a big role in water retention. A single teaspoon of salt contains over 2,000 mg of sodium. Generally, we should only eat between 1,000 and 3,000 mg of sodium a day, so it's easy to go overboard. Sodium is a sneaky substance. You would expect it to be most highly concentrated in salty chips, nuts, and crackers. However, a food doesn't have to taste salty to be loaded with sodium. A half cup of instant pudding actually contains nearly four times as much sodium as an ounce of salted nuts, 460 mg in the pudding versus 123 mg in the nuts.

The more highly processed a food is, the more likely it is to have a high sodium content. That's why, when it comes to eating, it's wise to stick mainly to the basics: fruits, vegetables, lean meat, beans, and whole grains. Be sure to read the labels on canned foods, boxed mixes, and frozen dinners.

Women may also retain several pounds of water prior to menstruation. This is very common and the weight will likely disappear as quickly as it arrives. Pre-menstrual water-weight gain can be minimized by drinking plenty of water, maintaining an exercise program, and keeping high-sodium processed foods to a minimum.

Another factor that can influence the scale is glycogen. Think of glycogen as a fuel tank full of stored carbohydrate. Some glycogen is stored in the liver and some is stored the muscles themselves. This energy reserve weighs more than a pound and it's packaged with 3-4 pounds of water when it's stored. Your glycogen supply will shrink during the day if you fail to take in enough carbohydrates.

As the glycogen supply shrinks you will experience a small imperceptible increase in appetite and your body will restore this fuel reserve along with it's associated water. It's normal to experience glycogen and water weight shifts of up to 2 pounds per day even with no changes in your calorie intake or activity level. These fluctuations have nothing to do with fat loss, although they can make for some unnecessarily dramatic weigh-ins if you're prone to obsessing over the number on the scale.

Otherwise rational people also tend to forget about the actual weight of the food they eat. For this reason, it's wise to weigh yourself first thing in the morning before you've had anything to eat or drink. Swallowing a bunch of food before you step on the scale is no different than putting a bunch of rocks in your pocket. The 5 pounds that you gain right after a huge dinner is not fat. It's the actual weight of everything you've had to eat and drink. The added weight of the meal will be gone several hours later when you've finished digesting it.

Exercise physiologists tell us that in order to store one pound of fat, you need to eat 3,500 calories more than your body is able to burn. In other words, to actually store the above dinner as 5 pounds of fat, it would have to contain a whopping 17,500 calories. This is not likely, in fact it's not humanly possible. So when the scale goes up 3 or 4 pounds overnight, rest easy, it's likely to be water, glycogen, and the weight of your dinner. Keep in mind that the 3,500 calorie rule works in reverse also. In order to lose one pound of fat you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in.

Generally, it's only possible to lose 1-2 pounds of fat per week. When you follow a very low calorie diet that causes your weight to drop 10 pounds in 7 days, it's physically impossible for all of that to be fat. What you're really losing is water, glycogen, and muscle.

This brings us to the scale's sneakiest attribute. It doesn't just weigh fat. It weighs muscle, bone, water, internal organs and all. When you lose "weight," that doesn't necessarily mean that you've lost fat. In fact, the scale has no way of telling you what you've lost (or gained). Losing muscle is nothing to celebrate. Muscle is a metabolically active tissue. The more muscle you have the more calories your body burns, even when you're just sitting around. That's one reason why a fit, active person is able to eat considerably more food than the dieter who is unwittingly destroying muscle tissue.

Robin Landis, author of "Body Fueling," compares fat and muscles to feathers and gold. One pound of fat is like a big fluffy, lumpy bunch of feathers, and one pound of muscle is small and valuable like a piece of gold. Obviously, you want to lose the dumpy, bulky feathers and keep the sleek beautiful gold. The problem with the scale is that it doesn't differentiate between the two. It can't tell you how much of your total body weight is lean tissue and how much is fat.

There are several other measuring techniques that can accomplish this, although they vary in convenience, accuracy, and cost. Skin-fold calipers pinch and measure fat folds at various locations on the body, hydrostatic (or underwater) weighing involves exhaling all of the air from your lungs before being lowered into a tank of water, and bioelectrical impedance measures the degree to which your body fat impedes a mild electrical current.

If the thought of being pinched, dunked, or gently zapped just doesn't appeal to you, don't worry. The best measurement tool of all turns out to be your very own eyes. How do you look? How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? Are your rings looser? Do your muscles feel firmer? These are the true measurements of success. If you are exercising and eating right, don't be discouraged by a small gain on the scale. Fluctuations are perfectly normal. Expect them to happen and take them in stride.
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Thanks all you guys! That article was so good I just had to copy and paste it onto my journal as well !

I think that I will probably take Melanie's approach. No matter if I am at a certain number by then, I will just feel like total hot stuff because of the weight I have lost . Funny, those of you who weigh in the 220's or the 190's or what ever still look darn good to me! Maybe I should be thinking about looking better (even if I don't see it) then I did at almost 290.

I feel good about myself right now and I feel good about the number on the scale, because I know it can LIE! It said 253.0-.4 depending on it's position. But you know what? It said 276.6 less than 2 months ago! And whether it is 251 or 253, its a WHOLE lot better than the 276.6 back in April, or the 289 it was a few months before that! That should make me feel sexy .

I was watching the biggest loser on netfix the other day and this one guy said he worked out for 28 HOURS that week. And he lost ZERO POUNDS! If that's not evidence that the scale lies, I don't know what is. Oh, and the next week he lost 17 pounds! Makes my little fluctuations look pretty small .

Thanks again to all you guys pouring out all the support. I don't think I can express how much that means to me .
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Melissa, you are rocking this and you're going to be a different woman by the time the family sees you again. I give you so much props for going on a cruise with your husband's ex. OMG! I would seriously throw my husband's ex overboard if I were stuck on a ship with her. I am not kidding!!! She's a skinny ***** too, but she's nasty and crazy.
Oh yeah. I hear you! My hubby's ex is the biggest pathological liar who will stab you in the back the second you turn around. But only weighing 98 pounds, yeah, I could toss her over board pretty easy . There is just the whole jail time thing that just does not work for me . You gotta have your priorities right? I mean, how would I stay low carb on jail food?
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You are one SEXY HOT MAMA, heck look at your journal title!!! Look at old pictures, take progress pictures. All of these things help motivate me.

Believe It and you Will Be It!!!!!
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I like doing progress pictures. The camera most definitely does not lie and there is such a great feeling at seeing all the little differences!
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You are one SEXY HOT MAMA, heck look at your journal title!!! Look at old pictures, take progress pictures. All of these things help motivate me.

Believe It and you Will Be It!!!!!

Awwww! Thank you!

You are totally right about the picture thing. I guess I have some pics of me at my DD's birthday party. But I would kind of like to wear the same outfit and do the whole once a month or two put it on and take a pic in the same outfit. That would be really cool to look at after I have lost all my weight. I also like the thought that maybe some day those pics will motivate someone else .
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Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein
Heavy Whipping Cream - Heavy Whipping, 0.29 Cup 236 2 25 1
Coffee - Brewed from grounds, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5 0 0 1
Add Food Quick Tools 241 2 25 2
Lunch
Nuts - Almonds, 1.5 oz (23 whole kernels) 245 8 21 9
Premier Nutrition- Net Carb - High Protein Chocolate Shake, 1 shake 160 5 3 30
Add Food Quick Tools 405 13 24 39
Dinner
Chicken - Breast, meat only, cooked, roasted, 0.5 cup, chopped or diced 115 0 2 22
Chicken - Thigh, 109.5 g 165 0 11 17
Best Foods - Real Mayo, 0.5 TBL 45 0 5 0
Dfac - Sour Cream, 1 Tbsp 30 1 3 1
Frank's - Red Hot Sauce - Original, 2 tsp (5ml) 0 0 0 0
Add Food Quick Tools 355 1 21 40
Snacks
Nuts - Almonds, 1.5 oz (23 whole kernels) 245 8 21 9
Premier Nutrition- Net Carb - High Protein Chocolate Shake, 1 shake 160 5 3 30
Add Food Quick Tools 405 13 24 39

Totals 1,406 29 94 120
Your Daily Goal 1,520 209 51 57


So minus fiber I'm at 13 net carbs for the day and 1406 calories for the day.


And oh what a day! I did one of my go to a million stores today and spend all day shopping. I went to: Fred Meyers, Lane Bryant, The Lane Bryant Outlet Store, Sally's Beauty Supply, Costco, and the fruit stand. I did not get home until just aftere 7:30 and I think I left the house around 1 or so. Long, long day! It would not have been such a feat of non super mom strength if I had not lost one of my meds that helps control my pain from the fybro. I still can't find it! I may just have to get another refill. The darn stuff costs about $200 a month though. So losing a bottle with a week left in it is like losing $50. I'm way too cheap to not throw a fit over that! So, I'm in tons of pain and whiny. But, I took a muscle relaxer and am able to sit on my tooshy and chill now. So I'm good

I actually bought some Atkins products for the first time in years. I hope that I don't go over board on them. I bought some strawberry shakes and coconut bars. I also got some of the russle stover sugar free candy. I need to make sure I don't over do those! I think we all know what happens then .

I did not get the chance to exercise today. And I sure as heck and not going to now. I am liking sitting here being lazy way to much to get off of my butt now. But, I did walk all over and shop a lot pushing heavy carts and lifting kids in and out of car seats and shopping carts, loading and unloading groceries and all of that. So I'll just consider it an "active day" and not feel bad about not working out on my elliptical. It's calling my name for tomorrow though!

Oh, I survived the McDonalds drive through unscathed! I was getting out of the house really late for shopping so I got the kids some burgers to eat in the car. I had my protein drink I had packed in my insulated grocery bag and did not have even one fry. Funny, I don't even really like McDonalds, but the kids burgers smelled soooo good! I just told myself that it was not even a choice for it to even be a temptation. That I just simply could not eat that kind of food, period. Then I started thinking that if I did give in and have a bit, it would just taste like a cheeseburger, or a french fry. I've had them both before. Nothing new under the sun, right? And it made me feel better knowing that the food I could not eat was nothing special. But the food that I COULD eat, now that was something special. I though about things like hot wings that I absolutely LOVE that I can eat and how cool it was that I could eat foods that I enjoyed so much. Gotta love perspective!

So I am curious as to what the scale will say tomorrow. I'm not worried though. I don't need to scale to tell me if I am doing things right or wrong. I know that I am doing things right, and so the scale will go down, weather on it's time or on my time . I sure do love seeing it go down though!
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Way to go on avoiding the drive thru!!!
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