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Old 02-02-2013, 06:41 PM   #211
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193.8

Today's menu:
2 Americanos with hwc
hot links
jalapeno fudge (recipe on ML in the Super Bowl thread)

I am snacky tonight so I think I might have some sunflower seeds. I've had a calorie/fat dense day, wonder what the scale will do!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #212
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The sunflower seeds were a mistake. I had good portion control (3/4c for 5 total carbs) but I am allergic to them so they also came with an itchy nose, headache and dehydration today. I am hoping I am solidy in the 193s tomorrow.

Today's menu:
3 coffees with hwc
bunless burger at Wendy's
2 mozzarella sticks
dill pickle/cream cheese/turkey rollups
tiny bit of pulled pork
homemade beef jerky

Hmmm..now that I type out my menu it is pretty sodium heavy so I don't know what the scale will do tomorrow. A lot of it was at a Super Bowl party and I didn't have much.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:59 AM   #213
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194.0, probably due to the sodium.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:07 AM   #214
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Thanks, Amber. I don't know how I'm going to get through it without crying. He doesn't know yet that he is going to a nursing home so I just have to pretend I'm just doing a regular visit.


Good job on the menu and weigh ins. I know you're ready for 193, but you are pretty close. Keep going strong and within 2 weeks, you'll be in the 180s. Slow and steady.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #215
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Very true, Amber...slow and steady!

Today's menu:
2 coffees with hwc
Americano with hwc (cutting down on the coffee drinks tomorrow)
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:38 AM   #216
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194.0, I am only a little bit frustrated. My hwc and cheese has been excessive so I am going to try cutting that down today and I bet the scale moves.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:26 AM   #217
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How much HWC and cheese are you eating? I believe those two things stall me too, but I'm not sure if it's the calories or the actual food itself. Hopefully you can sub them out for more eggs or something else and get the scale to drop for you tomorrow morning.

Maybe drop the jerky today too and have something else, like a burger or chicken.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #218
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It varies each day, but definitely more than the 4tsp allowed for hwc and more than the 3-4 ozs of cheese! I cut down a bit today so we'll see. I also really do think I'm ovulating this time, major ovary pains and breast tenderness. Let's hope so, I'm tired of not knowing what to expect!

Today's menu:
2 coffees with hwc
iced tea
beef jerky
3 small cheeseburger patties with mayo

I am snacky, not hungry so I really shouldn't eat but my mouth wants to chew, LOL. I am drinking water and really trying to fight the urge to eat anything else.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:43 AM   #219
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Have you tried chewing gum? Sometimes when I get the chewy urge, chewing a stick of gum does the trick for me.

Also, I thought the limit on cream was 2-3T per day. That's 6-9tsp. Right? Or am I just being overly generous with myself? haha I prob don't come close to the cheese limit on most days, but that cream limit I'm definitely at or above.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:08 AM   #220
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I love chewing gum but I need to find some without artificial food dyes because I have noticed a correlation with my mood/behavior and dyes. On the other hand, I worry that chewing gum all the time is screwing up my leptin levels.

And the 4tsp is from Atkins '72 which is quite a bit more strict than the Diet Revolution rules. It is basically as close to ZC as you can be, almost no veggies.

The scale was finally 192.4 this morning!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:55 AM   #221
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Yay!!!! Go change those stats!!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:13 AM   #222
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #223
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I want to see if it sticks before I change the stats! I might wait until I'm in the 180s to change them, which will hopefully be next week sometime!

I am exhausted! I took all 3 kids, plus a boy from T's preschool to the zoo today. We (I) walked a ton, pushed a stroller that had all 4 of them on it at times, LOL! I am betting I have sore legs tomorrow!

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coffee with hwc
Americano with hwc
cheddar cheese
pulled pork
cheeseburger patty with mayo
celery with Ranch dip (my mouth itched after eating this, allergy maybe?)
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #224
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Poop. 193.8 today. I am a little bit sore and congested so I think the walking has me retaining a little water and the wind yesterday stuffed me up, the wind was terrible! Work day for me today so I will BBL to post my menu.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #225
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Keep strong. Remember that this is a number your body has settled at one and off for months. Its sometimes extra hard to push through those set points. And you're eating way more than you were just a week or two ago with hcg. So keep strong and have faith it will fall off soon. And yeah, I bet it's the sore legs.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:46 AM   #226
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193.4, feel very bloated and yuck. I forgot to post my menu last night so here it is:

coffee with hwc
Americano with hwc
hot links
cheese stick
cauliflower with ranch dip
cottage cheese

Gosh, I'm eating a lot of dairy! Dairy is probably my favorite food group, LOL. I bet I would get the scale moving if I cut down on it, I will try that this weekend.
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193.4, feel very bloated and yuck. I forgot to post my menu last night so here it is:

coffee with hwc
Americano with hwc
hot links
cheese stick
cauliflower with ranch dip
cottage cheese

Gosh, I'm eating a lot of dairy! Dairy is probably my favorite food group, LOL. I bet I would get the scale moving if I cut down on it, I will try that this weekend.
That is a lot of dairy! And, where are your veggies young lady??? I do see some cauliflower I agree, lower the dairy and up the water and the scale will start moving again. You are doing great
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:56 AM   #228
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I agree. Cut the dairy in half or try a day without and see what happens.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:39 PM   #229
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Today's menu:
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Americano with hwc
Texas Roadhouse: iced tea, 10 oz ribeye, green beans, salad with Ranch. VERY thirsty now so I am guessing the scale will be up tomorrow
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:59 AM   #230
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Well, I did not have a very strict weekend like I was hoping....dinner out with a friend, wine tasting party, and a teething clingy baby all threw monkey wrenches my way. I did go off plan but am back today, 198.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:09 AM   #231
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You are brave for even looking at the scale. I went off track this weekend too. I had planned on being bad on Saturday for our early V-day dinner, but Saturday bled over into Sunday. It was a carb-fest. I'm also back on track already.

It feels good to be on the road to lower numbers, right?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:22 PM   #232
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Absolutely, Amber! I am proud of myself for getting right back on track and at least I didn't go all out with the off plan eating. Normally I would have said, "well, I blew it and will be restarting on Monday so I might was well eat every single thing in sight and then go to the store to buy anything else that might taste good." Progress, even though it's in baby steps and even maybe two steps forward, one step back.

Today's menu:
2 coffees with hwc
2 slices swiss cheese
3 brats with mustard and sauerkraut

I desperately need to go to the store but Austen is still not feeling good and he would've cried the whole time. DH is out of town (again) so I can't go tonight. We are going to my mom's tomorrow for a Valentine lunch so I will ask her to watch the kids while I run to Sam's.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:54 AM   #233
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I feel the same way. If we slip less often and make our slip ups smaller each time, eventually we'll be on plan 99 percent of the time.

I hope you get some time to sneak off to Sams today. Taking care of a sick baby is never any fun.

Oh, and what's the status on the house? Are you still thinking of building something?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:11 AM   #234
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OMG, worst night with Austen since he was a newborn!!! That tooth had better come in today! Poor guy and poor me, I will be surviving on coffee today! I almost didn't weigh this morning because I assumed with being up all night and feeling thirsty from the brats, I would be disappointed but it was 196.4, so going the right way!

House update: we met with a new builder last Friday and he is working up a bid for us. He estimated that would take 2 weeks so we should hear end of this week or early next week. After that is in and we agree on the estimated price, all systems are GO! Cannot wait! I *should* be in my new house by fall or before Christmas as worst case scenario!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #235
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That's so exciting on the house front. I can't imagine anything more exciting that designing my dream home and building it. I need to get back to pinterest and follow your stuff.

And yay for the weight!! Poor Austen though. Dylan never gave me grief on his teeth. I know I'm lucky about that.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:00 AM   #236
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Took some time to look at my calendar and here is my plan. Right now I am happy eating LC but I am also feeling more mentally ready to do another round of hcg. The plan is to load on Feb. 23&24 and be on P2 from Feb 25-March 17. That will give me plenty of time to do another long LC stretch before doing another round in late April.

In the meantime, and this is where my current challenge will lie, I will continue with LC trying to break into the 180s. In the past, once I have decided to do a round I have just eaten whatever in anticipation of the upcoming restriction on hcg. I will not do that this time! I am also going to lean toward more of a LC load this time so I don't spend the whole first week losing load weight.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:49 PM   #237
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That's exciting that you're gearing up for another round. Definitely stay focused. Two weeks before your start is plenty of time to get to the low 90s, if not the high 80s. Then you could see the 70s from the hcg!! Keep focused and determined. Also, admittedly I know nothing about hcg, but do you need to load? Can you load with a higher calorie low carb day? Or do just one day of loading? I hate the idea of it taking so long to lose the load pounds, but maybe that's an important element to success...
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:42 PM   #238
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:00 PM   #239
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Amber~Loading is very important before starting hcg, it's what keeps you from starving your first few days on the diet. Fats are the only thing required though so I am thinking of doing a high fat, vlc load, especially since that won't cause the scale to jump ten pounds or so for my first week. I need to make a wishlist of things so I don't cave and load on high carb crap. If I behave myself, I think I can see 189 by the time I load.

Today's menu:
2 coffees with hwc
2 chicken thighs with skin
3 brats with mustard and sauerkraut

Kinda snacky right now, might have some veggies with dip
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OMG, they are soooo beautiful!! I can't believe how big T and C look now. I guess that means Dylan looks that big now too. Scary!! And little Austen is precious. Wow!!!

If fat is the only thing that matters, then I think your plan of a very high fat, low carb day is perfect. Maybe even splurge and let yourself have a regular atkins day, if you want some good veggies for the load. At most you'll see a temporary 1-2 pound gain, just from the calories/salt, but not a real gain and nothing major that you'll be forced to relose.

Starting tomorrow I plan to really reduce the dairy from my diet.
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