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Old 01-23-2014, 12:01 PM   #31
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Trying to cut back the calories a little bit today. Food so far:

-- salami w/cream cheese
-- Atkins frozen entree
-- for dinner tonight: probably bacon and eggs
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #32
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Ehhhh, today took a downturn. We had animal crackers for snack at my job today, and I ate like 25 of them. Yikes.
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Old 01-24-2014, 12:03 PM   #33
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:30 PM   #34
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Eeek, so I gained back 3 lbs. last week, thanks to my carb increase. What this teaches me is that MY body cannot handle anything more than about 30 carbs per day without gaining weight. Lesson learned.

For this week, I am increasing my exercise a bit and continuing to watch my calories. Here's to a better result on Sat.!
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:25 AM   #35
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Hey guys, I'm still here! Hovering again around 200. I cannot seem to get and stay under that stupid number.

Do you know how many times I have fantasized about eating cake this week? Many, many times. Have I done it? NOPE. The most I have given in to carb cravings was some popcorn and dark chocolate. I don't want to sabotage myself completely, no matter how much I'm craving sweets.

One day at a time...
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:28 PM   #36
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Hang in there. I am also struggling. I think that somewhere in my subconscious I am afraid to get under 200 pounds because I have been sabotaging myself since last summer. Ugh! We can do this!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:01 AM   #37
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It's so hard, isn't it?? What is it about that 200 mark?

I've fallen off the wagon a bit, but not terribly. I finally got my act together and made an actual dish, instead of just picking at stuff. It smells delicious; it's the Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, from Linda's Low Carb site. Can't wait to dish some up!
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:55 PM   #38
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I found a low-carb bread that only has 15 net carbs per 2 slices. The problem is, it's still wheat, and it's still bread, and I ate the entire loaf in 2 days. And I'm now back up to 206. This is so aggravating, I can't even tell you. Last year at this time I was 190, and I'm TICKED.

I feel like poop, too. Headaches, joints aching, all the pre-LC stuff. I'm struggling.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:11 AM   #39
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:35 AM   #40
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We all struggle here...but we just take it one day at a time and keep working at it over and over....Choices are what keeps us on track...I am a bread and potato girl...so my choice was no more of that for now ...(not even low carb) because I know that is my down fall..I do not even miss it...yes I would still love it....I saw a man the other day with biscuits and gravy all over his plate the other day while out to eat and I thought...OH that is my plate... lol...well it wasn't and how thankful I was when I walked out of the place feeling great...So it is about our choices to make this journey worth it....
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:57 AM   #41
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I really appreciate the support, ladies.

I have to get back to the way I was eating when I was first dx'd with diabetes. That's how I lost all the weight, and if I want to reach goal I have to keep doing that.

No more LC bread, and I've got to stop saying, "Well, it won't hurt to have a little bit of sugar today." Because when you do it every day, it's not "once in a while" anymore, is it?

Sigh...
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:37 AM   #42
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I feel your pain!! Literally! Jut got back from DC. We stayed right across the street from The Cheesecake Factory. Then we went to the mall and I had to have Godiva chocolates! Ugh. Back on track today. I, too, wish I could get back to that place where food was not talking to me constantly. We can do this!!
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:53 AM   #43
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I got fed up with all the yo-yo'ing and got serious this week. Lost 4 lbs. and am now at 202. I haven't been consistently in the 100's since Jan., and that needs to change!

My downfall is having carbs "once in a while" turn into every day. I just need to stay away from them, period. It's clear my body can't handle them and will gain weight overnight.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:09 AM   #44
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Great job!
Do you want to both try to post ever day until the end of April, just to keep us accountable? One post a day with how we are doing- the good, bad and ugly!
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:17 PM   #45
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:24 PM   #46
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Daily check-in: not great, if I'm being honest. I ate a sandwich on actual bread, and about 5 cookies.

Tomorrow will be better.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:33 PM   #47
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At least you checked in and were honest!
Make the rest of today better, don't wait until tomorrow
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Old 04-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #48
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Aww, thanks. I did do better the rest of yesterday, so that's good.

Today has been good so far. Just put a Pumpkin Bake into the oven, and I'm going to make Spinach Lasagna for dinner. I've only had coffee today, but I'm not really hungry. If need something before I go to work, I'll make some eggs.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:06 PM   #49
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Hi Vilya!

Just checkin in to see how you are doing. You always have the best meal plans...mmmm
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:42 PM   #50
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:57 AM   #51
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I've done OK the past couple of days with carbs, but I don't know about the calories.

Last Sat. I was 202, and I weighed myself this morning, just to check, and I was 207.

I don't know how many times I have to have this message pounded into my thick skull. I. Cannot. Handle. Carbs.

I mean, this is like the 5th or 6th time that I've eaten carbs and gained 5-6 lbs. overnight. It's ridiculous, and yet I keep thinking that I can handle it. I'm an idiot.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:28 AM   #52
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Well, I'm down to 205 this morning, but tomorrow is my weigh day, so we'll see. This bouncing up and down with 5 lbs. every week cannot be good for my body.

I just want to get back under 200 and stay there. I managed to stay in the 180's for over a year, and then it all went to hell.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:18 AM   #53
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205 flat today (I was 205.8 yesterday).

I really need to string a few weeks of losses together, for my mental health. This yo-yo business has to stop.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:57 PM   #54
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Ehhhhh, not great on the carbs today, though calories OK. I'm tightening up for the rest of the week.
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Old 04-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #55
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This is so hard. Making the right decisions day in and day out sucks.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:52 AM   #56
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I haven't eaten anything yet today, and it's almost 1:00. I don't want to eat anymore. I don't want to have to make decisions about food every single day.
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:05 AM   #57
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I hear ya.

Can you sit down on a weekend and write out your food for a week?
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:55 AM   #58
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I am such poop at planning out my meals. I have done it before, but I never seem to get past a couple of weeks. But I can try it again; it can't hurt.

Yesterday I had a slice of thin-crust pizza, a few Doritos, and a cookie. It wasn't terrible as far as carbs go, but I just shouldn't be doing it at all, you know? I wish I could get back that clear motivation of 2 years ago.
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #59
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I wish I could get back there too!
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:35 PM   #60
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Gave myself a much-needed reality check today. I hadn't been testing my blood sugar much the past few months, and so of course it was easy to eat sugar and carbs, because I was sticking my head in the sand about the repercussions.

Well, I started testing again last night, and I had a post-dinner reading of 150. That was a HUGE slap in the face. And that number didn't go down for THREE HOURS. My fasting BG this morning was 97, which is a number I hadn't seen in a long time (normally my fasting numbers are in the 70's - 80's).

I am suitably woken up. Have done stellar today with my eating, and every time I've thought about eating carbs I remind myself why I started this WOE in the first place. My diabetes was so well-managed that I kind of started thinking I didn't have it anymore. WRONG. It's managed, not cured.
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