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Sunday, May 13, 2012

I did it, I'm here! I hit my first goal!
I told ya I'd make it by May 15th!
I'm just so glad that the scale is actually moving again after two sh*tty weeks!

Anyways as my treat I went and got my nails done with my friends. Opted for pink gelish nails as it doesn't chip at all, also got a gold rockstar on my ring finger...was feeling a bit bling!

Then we went for lunch/dinner and it was a fab day. I got the mixed grill again (my new safety meal when I eat out). I asked them to substitute the peas for a side salad which they did. It came with a huge side of fries and onion rings but my friend swapped me those for her sausages haha...SCORE.

This is the fun side of Atkins! Eating sauages, steak and pork chops...smothered in mayonnaise. Eggs that are fried and not poached =) And having a cheeky vodka on the side lol!

Went slightly calories yesterday but only by about 100 and my protein intake was too high compared to my fat but hey...I had a great day!

Today I really fancy a Low Carb cottage pie but the butchers is shut on a Sunday and I hate the meat from the supermarket =( Wahhhh!

Anyways, over and out!

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LEMALONE1960 5/18/2012 3:47AM

    CONGRATS!!!! I had May 15th(my wedding anniversary) as my goal for being in ONEderland too- but I failed. I actually gained 11 pounds trying. :-( Anyway, I cant wait to get to ONEderland myself. It took hard work and determination for you to reach your goal!! Now- on to your NEXT goal!!! :-) emoticon

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CLHENDY1 5/17/2012 8:00AM

    Awesome!!! Welcome to ONEderland!!

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CAROLYN_ROSE 5/14/2012 11:38AM

    Yay congrats!!!!

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ADZY86 5/14/2012 7:24AM

    AMAAAAZINGGG! Well done you!

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SKINNYMINIME22 5/13/2012 9:59PM

    Congrats on your success! Just wanted to throw this out there... I eat low carb, no sugar & no dairy and find that about 10 days before TOM and about 3 days into it, my weight loss stalls completely. Within a day or two of ending, I drop 1-2lbs overnight. Maybe track your cycle and see if the changes in your hormones impact this at all? It took me about 4 months of following closely (and a few months of angry weeks with no loss) to realize the trend. Obviously everyone's bodies are different... but doesn't hurt to keep an eye on the scale & calendar.

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2GETFIT7 5/13/2012 8:44PM

  Congrats on making your first goal! You are awesome!

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WOUBBIE 5/13/2012 1:19PM

    Squeeee!!! How exciting!

I'm hoping to join you there next week! (Currently waiting for the tide to go out on my water weight....)

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SUPERMOUSE35 5/13/2012 12:40PM

    Awesome, great work!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 5/13/2012 12:23PM

    Congrats, you rock!!

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CANES4EVER63 5/13/2012 7:34AM

    Congrats!!! Keep up the great work!!

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NEWTINK 5/13/2012 7:11AM

    emoticon emoticon you go girl ... I am so happy for you ... keep up the good work !!!

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    What a great day! Congrats and keep up the fantastic work! :D emoticon

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JEHART1 5/13/2012 5:12AM

    What a great way to celebrate hitting your goal!! Good for you.


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Atkins...Day 29!

Friday, May 11, 2012

It's the day after weigh in and I'm finally down another pound. I'm currently 200.8lbs...so close to Onederland, I can smell it lol! One of my goals was to reach Onederland by May 15th. A goal that was sooo achievable a month ago, but has gotten harder after two bad weightloss weeks. I now have 4 days to shift that extra pound and I WILL do it or at least die trying lol!

My stupid downstairs neighbour must have a week off work or something. His car is still outside which again means NO working out at home for me again today. =(
So as of Monday, I will officially start shredding at long last!

Things are a bit stressful again at work so I'm trying hard not to let it affect me or my weightloss. I've been doing a lot of extra shifts to pay off my trip to Spain. I worked last Monday which was a holiday & was paid double time and a half. The work slowed down halfway through the day and the managers decided to start sending people home. Our names were drawn out of a hat but we refused to go home. I didn't think they had the right, some people had paid for a full days childcare, etc, because they were counting on the money they would earn that day. Anyway, the managers felt it necessary to report us for being 'obstructive and challenging' and there has been a total atmosphere in the office all week. The news finally got to the Centre Manager who told them that they had no right whatsoever to send people home so we were right to stand our ground. That wiped the smug look off of their faces. I felt empowered but at the same time, I've always had a good relationship with them previously and I don't want to be seen as someone who causes problems. I would never disrespect a manager, but I couldn't afford to just go home, no questions asked.
The whole situation seems to have just opened up a big can of worms though and the atmosphere at work is causing everyone to feel the need to get everything off their chest...about anything lol. Everyone seems to be bickering over little silly things. I am such a laid back person and I usually avoid all of the drama but if I start to feel bullied or intimidated by something I tend to just lose my cool, get a case of verbal vomit and regret it immediately afterwards. But that's twice this week I've found myself in a confrontation where I've been so angry that I've started to literally shake and my I've felt my blood boil. All over silly, little things. Luckily, this is my weekend off so I'm going to just relax, go and get my nails done with my friends and try not to let it get to me...Drama, drama, drama!

Oh well, nothing like a little rant at 10am =)

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DISAPPEARING1 5/11/2012 10:57AM

    Would your neighbor like to shred with you?

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CAROLYN_ROSE 5/11/2012 10:12AM

    You can totally reach onederland by the 15!! You got this!

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LIVINGKERRY 5/11/2012 9:29AM

    Why can't you workout with your neighbor home? There are so many exersizes in that workout- that for the cardio- you can just do the punches or do silent jumps- like a cat! or a ninja. I used to do in my bedroom and we have floating floors and i was still pretty quiet about it. Mountain climbers can be done pretty quietly if you don't touch the front foot down (and i find it harder because you are keeping your front foot up and tight to your abs).
Jumping jacks can be done quietly and gracefully on your toes... punches in a squat are a great cardio blast too!! so you can do all the other stuff and just do squated punches in place of the cardio!

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SARASMILING 5/11/2012 6:14AM

    Good for you guys for standing your ground!!
Maybe you should get a yoga tape for when the neighbors home. lol! And there is always the oh so fun crunches and "push-ups" (I put push-ups in quotes because I just do them in whatever way I can so I'm not sure if they even qualify as push-ups anymore). :) You will get there!!! And yay for being SO close to ONEDERLAND!!!
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*Week Four Weigh In*

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wow, four weeks already, can't believe I've made it this far!

Only lost like a half a pound this week after doing everything right....ugh!!
So I think it's time to introduce some exercise. The new gym I was waiting on opening still hasn't so I'm gonna get some home workouts in instead. Starting with the 30 Day Shred because it kills me.

Was persuaded into going out for lunch yesterday and was freaking out over what to get. But I managed to stay on track, got the mixed grill. Which arrived with a big serving of fries! I quickly threw these on my friends plate!

Anyway, here's to a much better weightloss week next week. I do feel much better and I know I should judge it on how I feel and not the number on the scales but I'm the type of person who has to see the results. Regardless, I am nowhere near giving up! It's just time to step up my game!

Have a great week!

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WOUBBIE 5/10/2012 3:42PM

    Good going! Have you taken your measurements lately? A lot times that helps with motivation more than the scale.

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CLHENDY1 5/10/2012 9:41AM

    Great attitude girlie!! Keep up your determination!!

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SUPERMOUSE35 5/10/2012 8:55AM

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 5/10/2012 5:45AM

    Good attitude and like you said... time to step up the game!!

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Atkins...Day 26! (Pics)

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Just realised I haven't blogged since like Thursday...SO not like me!
Been kinda busy this weekend working and such...
Also had a bit of a hair catastrophe. After going to get my ombre highlights, I decided I wanted a bit more blonde underneath. The hairdresser had used bleach which I am no stranger to having been blonde most of my days. So I thought hey...I can do this myself...and I sure as hell wasn't forking out more money to the hairdresser. So I did. And...it went orange! And I don't just mean gingery...I mean full blown PUMPKIN orange. FREAK OUT!
Anyway, I had no choice but to bleach it again. So it went kinda pink...
I then put an ash blonde dye on it to try and neutralise it. Which it did. Before turning a bit grey in the process.
And then I finally washed it with washing up liquid (it strips the dye) and thankfully it started to resemble a blonde colour! Anyway, that was on Saturday. Since then, it's lightened a bit itself and I like it so much better! Although I may leave the hair care to the professionals next time! So this is my NEW ombre hair, lol!

And my cat sneaking about in the background, lol!

Anyway, back to the diet front! NOT having the best week! I mean...the effort is there. I'm doing everything right, tracking daily, sticking to between 20 and 30g carbs per day religiously. I'm drinking my water. I'm eating the right percentage of fat Vs protein. I'm not overeating or going through too many calories...but I'm still not losing this week! It's almost weigh in day and I'm still the exact same (201) for the week....frustrating! Especially when you try so hard. But I'm not giving up! I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I know that Low Carb works differently for everyone and you have to find your groove and stick with it. But I feel like I had my groove and I've lost it again?! I'm still in ketosis, I've been checking daily so who knows! My nutrition tracker is public so if any of you Low Carbers out there can spot what I'm doing wrong...do let me know =(

On the other hand, I'm feeling a bit...leaner. It's taken more than three weeks, but I've gotten to that stage where my body no longer feels bloated and puffy. And I can suck my tummy in again! So I guess I should be thankful that although it's not reflected on the scales...something is changing!

I'm having my first night out in months next weekend on May 19th. My friend had a baby last month and this will be her first night out with the girls since last July...I have missed my drinking buddy! But for me, it will just be vodka and diet mixers all night...better than no alcohol at all! I just need to avoid the urge to munch. I'm actually looking forward to finding an outfit too! I would usually be stressing!

Oh and finally...I have just tasted almond milk for the first time...YUM! I love it. I've been missing milk since starting Low Carb and this is a great replacement. Tastes the same but with a lovely sweet nuttiness to it....nomnom.


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WHOVIANGIRL23 5/9/2012 11:54PM

    Love the hair, you are absolutely adorable! Its frustrating when the scale doesn't move, but keep pushing and it will happen!

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JADED_CHICK19 5/9/2012 11:52PM

    You're doing great lady. I'm so proud of you..just stick with it and you will see the changes :) And trust me..I completely understand about feeling bloated. I've felt DISGUSTING this week..thanks to T.O.M. all I've wanted is sassy food and to lay on the couch in a ball..but it's almost over and then back to exercising and feeling good about myself..so dont' worry you're still doing amazing and sometimes it's not always about the scale but about how you feel :)

luv ya lady!

P.S. LOVE the hair! Super cute!

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LOVE_IS_LOUDER 5/9/2012 7:18PM

    I'm so envious of your gorgeous skin!! I've been having a gross, bloated week too, but I'm blaming it on t.o.m... SUCKS. You'll get it back soon (as will I!), we just gotta ride out these bad days.

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2GETFIT7 5/8/2012 1:39PM

  Love the hair and it sounds like you're doing awesome with your eating. The weight loss will come. I know it sucks to hear that and have to wait but it will be worth it! Have so much fun at your girls night!

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EXOTEC 5/8/2012 12:55PM

    Your Tracker entries look fine to me.

As DISAPPEARING1 noted, sometimes you don't see the numbers changing, although you're making progress. Your body is redistributing, so you can't depend on that scale! Just keep focused on how you're feeling and how things fit.

The only suggestion I have (a minor and insignificant one to your query) is that if you can get or make your own alternate nut butters, they're better for you than peanut. It's a legume, not a nut, really. I'm not sure it isn't pretty GMO, too. I *love* other nut butters! I have some cashew open at the moment that's yum! I have a peanut-butter machine (backordered! durn!) coming, and then I'm going to be dangerous. LOL

I agree with you about the almond milk! I love it. Have you tried coconut milk? it's pretty good too. The only thing I ever use cows' milk for anymore is occasional sauces that don't work as well with the coco or almond. And even then, I'm using pastured, unpasteurized cream.

Keep up the good work. You're doing fine. Hang in there.
Have fun with your night out!

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    Keep up the good work. You are doing awesome. emoticon

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DISAPPEARING1 5/8/2012 12:13PM

    Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing! At first, taking off fat is much more noticeable in the way your clothes fit, your face looks, etc. than the scale shows because fat isn't very dense. Try not to obsess about the number on the scale because it really does not reflect your loss.

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    Good for you! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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*Week Three Weigh In*

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Lost a pound! I am woo hoo'ing over it. I generally wouldn't be but I've been kicking myself all week over gaining 3lbs last weekend so technically, I actually gained three then lost four! I know to steer clear of kebabs at the weekend, otherwise I would have been in Onederland. Oh well...next week!! I guess that's where being a scale-oholic pays off. I've worked hard this week and if I hadn't done a few cheeky mid-week scale peeks, I would have been expecting a bigger number. Anyway, my goal is still to be in Onederland by the 15th May, so I have another 12 days to lose 2lbs. And as a reward, I'm getting my nails done, yay =)

So only a minor update to my stats this week:
Starting Weight ~ 212lbs ~ BMI-30.4
New Weight ~ 201lbs ~ BMI-28.8

My parents are having a little get together at the weekend so me and Steven are going along and I'm totally scared. This will be my first time drinking since starting Low Carb. I'm fine sticking to vodka and diet coke, but it's the food cravings that I'm afraid of. My dad's a chef and he always cooks up a little buffet which I will have to steer clear of! I know my body will burn the alcohol for fuel before anything else so I don't really wanna eat anything at all that evening because I know I wont burn it off.

Oh well, love a little challenge!

My new Low Carb friendly breakfast is 2 boiled eggs with butter, all sliced and mixed up in a cup, it's soooo good. I remember my granny used to make it for me as a kid. So I had that with some bacon today. I'm still totally in love with my Low Carb fried chicken, I'm so glad I found this recipe. I've had it for dinner every night for the last three nights and I'm intending to fry some up and take it to work with me tonight too. I love finding something, filling and enjoyable I can eat! I just realised I can eat cheese burgers aswell (without the bun) but I can have them with some salad and a little coleslaw. LOVE LOW CARB.

Anyways, off for now!! Laters!


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ELLABELLE66 5/7/2012 2:30PM

    YAY! I love low carb too :) Congrats on the 1 pound :) Every little bit counts


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2GETFIT7 5/3/2012 12:50PM

  Yay for the 1 pound! And great job finding great recipes that you enjoy eating! It makes things so much easier!

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    Way to go! Speaking of Low Carb Fried Chicken, I found some low carb flour on Netrition.com that I bought but I have not tried it. They have a whole section on that sight with low-carb products! :)

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EGALITAIRE 5/3/2012 9:51AM

    I wrap cheeseburgers in Boston lettuce leaves - gives the concept of eating a burger without the grain/carbs.

I am sure you will find a plan for the weekend that will have you permanently in Onderland.

Stay Strong

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WOUBBIE 5/3/2012 9:35AM

    Actually, you might want to eat a bit of cheese before or while you drink. Most people find that when they go low carb they're more sensitive to alcohol than before. With protein and fat in your stomach your body will not dump the alcohol into your bloodstream quite as quickly as on an empty stomach. Don't wanna go to mum and dad's and end up slammed!

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BLH507 5/3/2012 8:58AM

    Congrats! I'm at 1 this week too. I'm happy with losing anything! I'm going to have to try the fried chicken I guess.

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JADED_CHICK19 5/3/2012 8:28AM

    Congrats Lady!!! One pound is still losing weight so congrats :D

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