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Week One

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week One under my belt and I lost 3.7 pounds! I worked out 3 times this week as I'm trying to get into the swing of things. (Slim in 6 Start It Up). I purchased a Walk Away the Pounds DVD and I want to try it this week, and continue with Slim in 6.

Following Atkins during the Induction phase is no joke. You have to be very disciplined and avoid the carbs and sugars. I struggled quite a bit during some days and I gave in to a granola bar craving twice. Better than giving up! So I found I spent a lot of time preparing each meal and snack. I did use some Atkins bars and shakes when I didn't have time. I also had a few of their frozen meals, although I will most likely avoid those in the future due to the high sodium and fat content. I felt better eating fresher foods (veggies) and meat.

So on to Week 2 of Induction!

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GLORIAMAJDI 1/12/2014 8:39PM

    Wow, you did great! You are very disciplined. I have Slim In 6 but haven't used it in years, I should get it out and give it a whirl!

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SNS1968 1/12/2014 9:54AM

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Friday, December 27, 2013

I have decided to try the Atkins diet. I've heard so many people talk about how much weight they lost and I have heard all the hype. I'm not sure if I will jump on the bandwagon to eat their branded shakes and bars. I have found a deal on them, but I don't tolerate fake sweetners very well, especially if I can taste them. I did receive 3 samples of the bars, so I tried one this morning and so far, so good. I didn't taste the sweetner and I don't have a headache yet. I am going to test out the shakes, but those I might have to stay away from.

My goal is to start the diet on January 5th and the first stage will last for 2 weeks. They do recommend that you don't work out for that initial stage because your body is getting used to the change in diet and most people are very tired. This is good because then if I feel like walking, I will. If I don't, that's ok too. Then I can start incorporating riding the bike and walking starting the following week. I'm not entirely sure what program I will be doing once I do start incorporating physical activity on a regular basis. I plan to play it by ear!

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GLORIAMAJDI 12/27/2013 11:32PM

    Let me know how it goes. I have heard of Atkins but I really know nothing about it...also didn't know about the artificial sweeteners in their stuff. I am also sensitive to artificial sweeteners but probably it won't bother you if it is in very small quantities.

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ALICIA214 12/27/2013 12:32PM


In my humble opinion you would do better to try the Spark People
Spark Solution cook book it is more rounded on what you need for a healthy body, and there is a two week jump start weight loss programme..
I wish you success in what ever you choose...


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SPERRIN2012 12/27/2013 12:12PM


At the very least, you'll be eating far less carbs and fats and way more protein.


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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Went and talked to my doctor about my BP. Not sure what is going on, but I still have the high pressure, so she put me on medication. I've taken it for one full day and it makes me feel so sleepy and weird. I've read that it may take about a week to feel better with it. I have to take my pressure every day for a week and call in with my measurements. They may increase the dosage from there.

So yesterday I was pretty down on myself. Just felt like what is the point of all the working out and eating better. Have had so many things happen since August. I still rode the bike last night anyway and I'm trying to have a better attitude.

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WORKOUTWITHPAM 11/7/2013 10:10PM

    I hope the medication is only temporary and that soon your blood pressure will be back to normal again.


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TRYINGTOLOSE64 11/7/2013 9:13PM

    Instead of being down on yourself about the medication...how about making it a goal to get off the medication? That's what I'm trying to do... I have already kept the doctor from putting me on a 2nd BP medication.

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GLORIAMAJDI 11/7/2013 8:16PM

    Oh, that is such a bummer. But don't give up on the eating and exercise. Sometimes it just takes time and maybe you just need a little help getting it down....keep up the good work and remember that what you are doing is good for your health in many other ways too!

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JAMBABY0 11/7/2013 7:38PM

    with the medication and eating healthy and exercising you may to get a point you wont need the medication anymore, now that is a goal!

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Went to see the orthopedist last Friday and he said everything seems to be healing well. I really don't have much pain anymore. I'm to finish out my last two PT visits next week and see him again in 6 weeks, so that takes me to Dec. I'm still wearing my lace up brace during the day and when I ride the bike, but hope to wean myself off of that in the next few weeks.

Have a doctor's visit in a few weeks to discuss my BP. It's been high for awhile. Not sure if the working out is helping or not. I guess I'll find out!

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GLORIAMAJDI 10/27/2013 8:36PM

    So glad that the pain is better and that you are heeling. And I hope that your BP is better. Would be great if the exercise has helped you!

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PB4WEGO 10/27/2013 11:23AM

    That sounds promising, fingers crossed for great results.

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Quick Update

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I'm on week 3 of PT. Yesterday they had me do the majority of my ankle exercises standing up. I got through it but last night my ankle was kind of aching, so I iced it. That's the first time that has happened. When I go in tomorrow morning, I will let them know. Other than that, I've been doing pretty well walking around. I am not really able to wear heels yet so that makes me sad. LOL

Still doing the exercise bike at least 3 times a week and tonight I'm going to increase the tension on my fast interval to a 6. Typically I do a 5 minute warm up, increasing the tension each minute, then I alternate very fast pedaling (btwn 90-100 rpm) with a 5 tension for 90 seconds, then a 4 tension for 90 seconds with about 65-75 rpm. Do this 30 minutes. Then a 5 minute cool down. For now I have not been doing any weights. The bike claims I burn about 470 calories. That's ok with me!

Friday I go back to the Orthopedist for, hopefully, my last set of xrays. We'll see!

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NYARAMULA 10/23/2013 2:16AM

    Hope your ankle heals soon. You are doing great.

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GLORIAMAJDI 10/23/2013 1:02AM

    Hope the X-rays are good!

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SUZIPAM1 10/22/2013 3:01PM

    let us know how you go - will pray for you

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