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    emoticon Cynthia on a job well done, 3 pounds down, way to go!!! I have been stuck this whole spring challenge, so it is definitely making me think about the Keto Diet as you and Holly both lost really good this week. I know I definitely have to shake things up this week to get moving downward. We only have 2 more weigh-ins for this challenge to be over. It seems like we just got started. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    11 hours ago
    emoticon for your comments on my page and for adding me! Together we can do this!
    11 hours ago
    Yes, I'm feeling the soreness today! Trying to beat the flab and really challenge myself now that I can do regular pushups. Eventually hoping to accomplish pullups (oh boy!).
    7 days ago
    Cynthia, thanks so much for stopping by my page and letting me know what things caused your joint pains and it is so good they stopped for you. It is terrible to have chronic pain daily and I have a sensitive stomach, so I can't take anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, Aleve aspirin so Tylenol is really all I can take and it doesn't really help very much and is not good for the inflammation at all.

    I found some really good information about keto online when I looked it up and I am seriously thinking about giving it a try. I really don't have anything to lose by trying and it might just be what works for my body. I don't eat large portions and I do like salads and I am not sure if I could be sensitive to dairy or not. My mother had a lot of allergies and my sister does too, so it makes sense that I probably do too, but I just have never been tested. They both have normal reactions like sinus problems, but my sister does get severe stomach pains if she eats something she is allergic to. She is allergic to soy and that is in a lot of products.

    I don't go out to eat very often and since I live alone, I can buy whatever foods I want to and if I don't buy something, I don't have to worry about it. I hardly ever use sugar as I have had a 4-pound bag in my house for over a year and the only time it gets used is to bake with, which I don't do anymore. This last Christmas I didn't even make any cookies, so I know I can do without sugar. Starchy veggies will probably be harder to give up, like sweet potatoes, corn, peas, etc., but if it means I could have better success at feeling better, it would be worth it.

    Anyway, I appreciate your passion for it and I know Holly likes her results too. I will probably have to wait until I get my next Social Security checks to buy the Ketostix to tell if I am actually in ketosis, but I do think I am going to give it a try. I might look up one of your teams for Keto too so I can learn what others do to feel satisfied and still get the necessary nutrients in their diets.

    I have tried every other diet known to man and I never really looked into this before, so why not? I trust my spark friends and especially my Firecracker friends as I know you all wouldn't steer me wrong, so I will see if it can work for me. I did lose about 90 pounds from my heaviest and then I gained a little back, but I just can't seem to get the scales to budge downward, so I know I need to try changing something.

    Thank you again!

    8 days ago
    Hi Cynthia,

    I was reading your post on the chat page and it was interesting to hear you say your joints hurt more with certain foods that you are allergic to. I wonder if I could have things that cause that for me too. I had never considered that, so I will try to see if anything affects my joints. I know eating seafood is supposed to be helpful for joints, hence the fish oil is a good fat and has Omega 3's in it.

    As for peanuts, it is a legume or bean, so do eating beans bother you at all? If so, you may have an allergy to it. My sister can't eat peanut butter at all, but she is allergic to soy and many other things. My mother had lots of allergies too, but the only thing I notice is spring and fall when things are coming into bloom and floating around in the air and also in fall with all of the leaves, but who knows, I might have allergies to foods, but don't know what my reactions might include...interesting.

    As for the candy bar disappearing, it was probably your hubby that ate it because he wanted it and figured you were not eating it anyway. I would have eaten it the day it got there, so that is why I don't keep chocolate in my house. If I have any of my trigger foods in the house, I tend to binge on them until they are gone. I will eat a little bit each day, so not all at once, but even so, I do better without the temptation.

    I am also going to look up more about the Keto Diet as Dawn has been telling me how if you can do it, the cravings for sweets goes away. I have the cravings if I allow myself to have sugary things, which I usually don't, but I would really like to find something that would work for me. I don't know if I could do it without eating carbs at all as I don't really eat much meat, and does it allow dairy such as cheese, eggs, milk, yogurt? I do eat quite a lot of fruit too, and does it allow those kinds of carbs, which are naturally occurring carbs?

    Well, I guess I better spend some time researching it as I do have a lot of questions about it. My granddaughter tells me I am too curious, but I don't see that as something bad. Without curiosity, how do you ever learn about new things? Oh well, I just wanted to chat a minute, so have a great day and a great week. emoticon
    8 days ago
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