SparkPeople 17 Day Diet Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=47217 For those of us who have chosen to follow The 17 Day Diet book by Dr. Michael Rafael Moreno. SparkPeople 17 Day Diet Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=47217 Yep, here I am again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x59417228 I've done this diet in the past, it works! I fell way off the wagon but have decided to jump back on. I need to lose the weight I gained back. I'm not comfortable with it on my body and I feel more clumsy being this size. I started c1 d1 on 10/6/14, so today is day 5 for me, and I am proud to say I have not cheat at all! Believe me, there are moments I have wanted to dip my hand into the cookie jar or grab a muffin for breakfast. But I said to myself, I didn't go out and buy all the other hea... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:16:04 EST Back at it again, and a couple questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x59414512 Hi everyone, I'm on c1d5 and have done well so far. There have been a few times I have wanted to cheat but I held my ground and backed away. Most nights I try not to eat past 6 p.m. Just something I am trying to train myself to do so I don't go to bed with food in my stomach. <BR> I have a couple questions. I know the updated version of the diet has the shakes that require matcha green tea. I have looked for it in a local Asian store but couldn't find it. Do you think a local health food stor... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:29:03 EST Matcha Green Tea - Anyone getting it at Starbucks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x59042923 C2D8: <BR> The Breakthrough book recommends Matcha green tea. We purchased some from Teavana, Imperial, and also Republic of Teas. I love the stuff and apparently is a miracle exilir. Recently I found that Starbucks uses it in their Green Tea Latte's so I've been ordering the Matcha Green Tea Powder with hot water. Confuses the heck out of the cashiers, though not the baristas. Anyway just saw on my fitness pal that it has 6g carbs and 5g sugar. Thoughts, could I be sabotaging myself orderin... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:00:11 EST When it rains, it pours.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x59011142 So!! Definitely have damage in both my hips - PT has run out, so I'm on my own. Next step there? Cortizone or beyond. I'm holding off for now. <BR> <BR> My big news for the day - the electrical system in my car burned out yesterday - so now - I am also without wheels.....on a long weekend no less......(grumble). <BR> <BR> I'm surprisingly doing okay in spite of it all tho - go figure..... <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:49:53 EST Last Ditch http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x59010199 I have had a Spark account for a while but haven't really used it much. I used to consider myself extremely healthy, but major life stress has eroded that--divorce, major surgery, home loss, job loss, escalating elderly parent care (both now diagnosed with Alzheimer's), a sibling with progressive MS... I could go on, but I know from the posts I've read that many of you are in the same boat. My stress level is through the roof. :( <BR> <BR> And now I'm the heaviest & most out of shape I've be... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:54:33 EST My past year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58955107 I mentioned in the Daily check-in that I would give an update of what has been my life the last year and half. a lot explains my absence. No excuses here, just facts. The stress did raise my blood pressure and glucose readings though. I am finally starting to unwind I think. There are good days and bad days yet but I can feel I am coming back into a new normal. <BR> I guess I will just list a timeline....seems the shortest route, <BR> My Dad died in April 2013 which some may know since I was ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:50:57 EST Is part-skim ricotta allowed in C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58839526 I am C1D4 and losing. However, I have enjoyed a small dessert the last couple of nights. 1/2 cup Part-Skim Ricotta with 1tsp vanilla extract and a little unsweetened Cocoa Powder. Is this ok in C1? Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:08:20 EST Snacks - C2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58551244 Hi all - So I am starting C2 tomorrow. I just wanted to see what type of snacks you guys have. Any suggestions other than veggies and fruit. Thanks Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:31:44 EST Back at it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58541709 I have done 17DD in the past and lost weight on it but once I stopped following the plan I slowly gained it back. Now I am back at it again. I am on C1 Day 16. Yesterday I had a slip up and ate some pretzels and 2 cookies. I was so mad at myself but today back on track. I have lost 5 pounds so far. I was hoping to lose more but exciting to be starting C2 on Thursday and add in more food options. <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:29:35 EST Don't wanna cheat!!!! HELP!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58349288 Ok so II am on cycle 1 of the 17 day diet. My fiancé has bought tickets to a wine fest:-( we all know there is no Alcohol allowed on cycle one!!!! I am determined not to cheat on this cycle. What do I do? How do I resist? Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:14:16 EST Whats in your fridge? What can you make? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58323299 A fun game. List off one thing in your fridge, other members can post on what they would make with it. <BR> <BR> Ground turkey (is what I have to use for dinner tonight). what would you make with it? Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:56:20 EST Can't seem to get through the day without cheating http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58317230 So, I seem to do well when I'm at work, sticking to eating the right foods. When I am home and it's later in the evening is when I start craving those carbs . Tonight I had a slice of the bread sticks I had ordered for my daughter !!! Ughhh!!!! I am so tired of sabotaging myself. It doesn't help that my fiancé is one of these guys that is so disciplined about his exercise and eats healthy most of the time and can snack away constantly and there I have to sit watching him go through all my ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:39:38 EST Keeping the "excuse level" in check..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58249325 Given an interaction I had with one of my co-workers, thought it was a good idea to talk a little bit about excuses today......(at her expense)...... <BR> <BR> This gal has been struggling with about 40 extra pounds.....went to a "New Year, New You" program in January at our hospital.....quit that because it was "too restrictive". <BR> <BR> Just recently had her gall bladder removed laparoscopically......has been complaining about lingering pain ever since. One of her docs told her to reduc... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:11:15 EST What to eat as my probiotic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58237207 I just started the 17 day diet today. I bought Kefir for my probiotic, but I was wondering if I am allowed to add vanilla extract, or some other flavored extract to give it flavor. Since the flavored ones have sugar I bought the plain but I definitely needs some flavor. <BR> <BR> If not any suggestions? Or any other suggestions for different probiotics? I find all the yogurts have sugar, and I am not a fan of cottage cheese. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:51:08 EST Not new but renewed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x58206650 I'm not new to the forum or to the 17DD but have renewed my commitment to both. 2 years ago I began the 17DD with decent success but then life happened. First my younger sister went into hospice care and was in and out of nursing homes and hospice for 5 months before passing away in Sept 2012, this happened just as I hit cycle 3 and had trouble sticking with anything with so much time spent in hospital cafeterias or eating out (doesn't help when the hospice workers come visiting with freshly... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:40:04 EST New to 17DD, on C2D3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x58162466 Just a quick introduction - I'm new to the 17DD and haven't used SP in years. Time to get back at this! I was pretty active on SP before having 2 daughters in 2 years. They are growing up - almost 3 and 5 now, so it's time for mommy to get back to her old self! <BR> <BR> A co-worker introduced me to 17 DD and it's going well. I hate the name "diet", it really is a bad label for the clean-eating. I lost 8 lbs on C1, did the fast day and now I'm on C2D3 and down another 1.5lbs (9.5 total!... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:35:03 EST Exercise & Returning to C1... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58081249 Hey Everybody! Happy Monday! <BR> I'm still trucking along and finishing up C3 (my first round), and down about 20lbs. Yay! So happy! <BR> Along the way, I've really increased my workout duration and intensity, but I wanted to check in prior to my return to C1 to see if I'm supposed to cut back to 17 mins per day of exercise again? Or should I just keep going with the workouts and just focus on changing my foods back to C1? I really enjoy the workouts, but I want to 'follow the plan' if p... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:01:25 EST 100 Diet by Jorge Cruise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x58070530 Has anybody tried this diet? It is very low carb. I would love some feedback on this diet as I am trying to keep my carbs very low right now for health reasons. I have also done the 17 day diet in the past and been successful on c 1. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:07:33 EST Transitional Fast Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x58065852 Just so everyone knows, I added the recipes for the breakfast, lunch, and dinner smoothies to sparkrecipes.com <BR> The nutrition may vary slightly depending on the protein powder you use, but other than that, it should be spot on. <BR> Just a reminder that in addition to the smoothies you’ll continue to drink eight 8-oz glasses of water and 3-4 cups of green tea for the entire day. <BR> <em>91</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 23:05:23 EST I'm new to 17dd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x58033963 I just bought the book and am trying to speed read so I can get started. Plan to shop tomorrow. I don't know much about this diet, but am hoping I can count on all of you who have done the diet to give me some much needed advice. I need to lose about 39 pounds, so it seems a bit overwhelming. But I have been hearing alot of good things about this diet, so I plan to give it my all. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:29:15 EST 17 Day Diet Delivery by BistroMD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x58016957 I am starting the 17 day diet, and came across the food delivery from Bistro MD for this diet. I was just wondering if anyone has tried it and whether they recommend it to others? From the website the food looks very good! <BR> <BR> <BR> For those of you that don't know what I am talking about, here is the website. It is pretty affordable, the meals come out to only $8.81 a meal (I am in NYC so that is pretty cheap for meals). <BR> http://www.17daydietdelivery.com/ <BR> <BR> Thanks!!! Tue, 27 May 2014 16:08:13 EST C3 optional snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57918673 For those who've had success in C3- <BR> Did you eat your optional snacks? Before 2pm or just anytime of day? <BR> Did you drink alcohol? <BR> <BR> Thank you in advance. Sun, 18 May 2014 21:07:06 EST Hello Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57890749 I am back again. I know this on again/off again with the diet isn't healthy or good for my metabolism and I am trying hard to stick with it. But, I am a sugarholic and it knocks me off track every time. Soooo....back on plan. Today is day 3 cycle 1. I think I am finding it a little easier this time because I have a few things keeping me busy and not reaching for junk food-I've been painting the outside of our house, tending to our veggie garden and planning our daughter's senior graduation an... Fri, 16 May 2014 07:17:10 EST C3 and Beyond Qs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57882969 Hello everyone. Thanks in advance for any feedback you can provide. I do search the existing posts for info, but sometimes it's pretty outdated! <BR> <BR> Here's my question/concern: <BR> We are coming to the end of our time on C2 and starting C3 on Sunday (yay). I"m a bit nervous about switching things up, although I feel confident that I have learned a lot and I'm comfortable in my new outlook on food. My primary concern is about limiting meat portions. I've had a lot of success on C1... Thu, 15 May 2014 12:00:08 EST C1 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57750355 Off and running. The hardest is yet to come. I have gone through this before 2 years ago and have regained all I lost. So am determined to follow it through all cycles this time. Sun, 4 May 2014 09:04:26 EST oatmeal in c2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57693118 Almost to C2 (thank goodness!!) and I can't wait for oatmeal!!! <BR> I want to confirm that the serving is 1/2c cooked? Could I eat a whole cup and just count that as my 2 starches? <BR> Finally, I prefer steel cut oats. Do you see any reason why I can't have those? <BR> <BR> Any other great C2 tips that I missed on this board? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:32:24 EST Help with C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57663864 I have been absent from this board for quite a while due to health issues. Since I was last on the 17 day diet I have found out about several food allergies and am wondering if anyone on here has any suggestions for doing C1 without these foods. I can't have gluten, dairy, eggs and almonds. I am not sure what to have for breakfast. Can I have a breakfast smoothie with coconut milk, protein powder and fruit? Is protein powder allowed on C1? Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:59:35 EST Easter & C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57548605 I'm on c1 day 4 and I'm wondering how I should handle Easter. Should I stick to the C1 guidelines and tough it out, or indulge a little? I'm not clear about this in the book. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:26:05 EST Drinking protein shake for a nighttime snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57526682 I have been making a chocolate whey protein shake at night for a little something good..... Can I do that ? I am on cycle 1 day 9 I have lost 7 pounds. But I am wondering if these shakes are ok.......please help... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:57:04 EST Grapes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57526114 Deleted :) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:06:15 EST Lemon Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57514763 I am not able to drink the lemon water - I have a health issue where my body makes too much acid and citris fruit agrvate it a lot - so does egg (though not as much as the lemon) - will this make a difference to my weight loss? Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:49:58 EST DAY 1 (TAKE 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57514666 Hi - Today is day 1 (again) for me. <BR> I have 8kgs to lose to get into a healthy weight range for my height and to feel better about myself! Hopefully this time round I have found my motivation and can stick with it!!! <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:42:42 EST Eggs in C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57508922 I read the book and I'm starting C1 of the 17DD today. YAY! <BR> I'm not sure how to apply the about liberal amounts of protein & the 2 eggs in a serving guidance. <BR> For example, this morning i had 2 eggs w/ veggies for breakfast, for lunch I brought a salad with chicken breast. However, I only had a small portion of chicken (2 oz maybe) and I'm scared I'll be starving before dinner, so I grabbed a couple of hard boiled eggs to bulk up the protein in the salad. <BR> Does that fall within... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:17:50 EST Low fat cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57499110 So here in Europe you can't really find fat free cheese, and even if I did, I don't really want to touch it. I can find low fat feta 9% made with 100% sheeps milk, but neither cheddar or Parmesan is available in a low fat alternative. <BR> Can I use the feta on C1 and can I use the others in later cycles? <BR> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 17:24:02 EST First Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57422704 It's my very first day of cycle one, got my new notebooks and pencils sharpened and I showed up on time. Seriously, my motivation my very well flag but thank you all for lending yours out in your posts! I wouldn't have even purchased this book without all of your stories and advice that I've been reading for several days. Thank you for getting me to day one! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:48:57 EST Starting tomorrow with the 17 Day Diet!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57346203 My name is Kristin. I have been a member of SP for 3 years. I successfully lost weight in the beginning but things went down hill after I took a new job where I don't move pretty much at all for 12 hours. I am hoping that this will help kickstart me into tracking again and losing again. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:33:19 EST Anyone continue Cycle 1 beyond 17 days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57288983 I'm new to this way of eating and have a question. I'm on day 22 and lost 8 pounds (was hoping for more, but that's ok). I didn't switch to Cycle 2 because I didn't lose even one pound the last 7 days of cycle 1. All of my weight loss was during the first 10 days. I wanted to kick up the weight loss so I continued cycle 1. <BR> <BR> Has anyone done this and is it beneficial? Do I really need to do cycle 2? I have about 30 more pounds to lose and just want to get it off me. Did your weight lo... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:50:56 EST Trying to get all my ducks in order! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57173397 Hi! So, I've got the book - read about cycle one - I'm ready to start...I think...but I need some ideas for 17 days worth of breakfast/lunch convenience foods! I figured breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs, yogurt, green tea. Is Activa Blueberry Greek yogurt allowed? What are some other quick grab & go to work breakfast ideas are there? I don't mind prep the night before, but in the morning, I need to grab breakfast and grab lunch and head to work. Lunch - I think I have ideas...spinach salad w/chi... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:39:33 EST Starting Today:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57158415 HELLO~~~~~It seems like I have been dieting my whole life.. I was diagnosed with a terminal illness Amyloidosis, in July 2010.. my weight has been up and down.. Well I had a Stem Cell Transplant and am doing so much better.. so I figured I would lose this weight. I heard this diet is wonderful.. I'm a school teacher in Mesquite, Texas.. I have 5 Children ages 27-18 and 4 Grandkids 9-1 ..I'm loving life. If I can help anybody please let me know.. "Don't Blink" Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:42:14 EST Trying one more time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57077335 Hi! I will be starting my third go round with cycle 1 tomorrow! I haven't been able to complete it even once yet :( I need more hours in my day! Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:53:49 EST Do You Stick With Traditional Timing of Meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57051826 I have been stretching out some of my meals and wonder if that is a bad idea. For example, I'm not as hungry first thing in the morning, so eat my eggs then. I will usually have my breakfast fruit a few hours later when I'm much hungrier. Is anyone else spreading out their meals, or are you eating eat meal all together? Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:33:20 EST New to the group - found inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x57022496 Hello all! <BR> <BR> I'm finishing C1D4. <BR> Height: 5'9" <BR> Starting weight 4 days ago: 191 <BR> Current weight: 187 (can't believe how much better I feel already!) <BR> Goal weight: 165 <BR> <BR> I must say that after checking the book out from the library and looking through it, the advice given made sense and matches the advice of my own doctor for losing weight, yet I was surprised to also read a lot of commentary on various dietician/medical web sites bashing this as another ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 00:07:03 EST exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x57004863 I have not exercised for a long time. I have the 17 day exercise dvd. I also have access to the Biggest Loser exercise programs, and a treadmill. What works for you? I know I will just have to figure this out for myself. I was just wondering how many use the 17 day dvd, and what you think. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 16:35:54 EST serving size http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56886443 We are beginners of the program.Day 1. We are concerned with regards to the serving size for women vs. men. How can a women have the same serving size as a man and expect to loose weight during each of the cycles? Sun, 23 Feb 2014 16:52:31 EST Food History--some fun stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56749829 I have been wondering for awhile about when people started eating 3 meals a day and today I thought: "I wonder when someone decided a salad was a good thing to eat?" So I "Goggled" it and found this webpage. It is quite long but I found all this info interesting...didn't really find my answer about salads but I did find out some pretty cool stuff about meals and mealtimes. <BR> <BR> <link>www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq7.html </link> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:44:01 EST Cycle 1 - Not losing much - Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56736093 Hi Everyone, this is my second time around to the 17 dd. I did it 3 years ago and lost about 25 pounds but unfortunately put it back on! I need help, I'm on C1D13 and have only lost 4 pounds. My start weight was 246 and I have a lot to lose. I was expecting that I would have lost a lot more given the major change to my diet and the fact that I work out about 3 days/wk for about 1 hour. My big weakness is peanut butter. I know it's not good and not part of C1, but I need something sweet a... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:44:10 EST Am I doing this right?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x56673794 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I am on C1D3 and I am not sure if I am doing this right or not. I feel like I am eating A LOT of food. Yes, it is food that is on the approved foods listing, but I feel like I am eating large portions to feel satisfied. <BR> <BR> Is this normal?? <BR> <BR> Thanks for any help you can offer. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 15:56:06 EST Need help with cycle 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56629066 I start tomorrow and even though I have lost alot of weight nearly following this plan, I have done it in my own modified way and really haven't made it to cycle 3... So, this time, trying it the way I should, but because I never really did, I have read the book and just can't wrap my head around it. I don't want to just have a sandwich every day, but I am also not a recipe person. I just need the formula. <BR> <BR> Is it add two extra carbs a day? Three? Veggies and fruits are a new l... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:57:04 EST MIA for a while :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56565132 Hi everyone!!!!!! I've been a while since I've logged in.. I've been super busy with my new business and wanted to share! I'm making burlap prints and loving it. :) Check it out! <BR> https://www.etsy.com/shop/CajunBurlap?re<BR>f=si_shop <BR> <BR> Gena Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:28:46 EST Confused about cycle two http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56542668 Hi, just confused about what im aloud in cycle 2 , from what I've been reading in the forums you're not aloud bread in cycle two, but reading through the book there's a few cycle two recipes using whole grain bread and whole wheat pasta? Any clue? I start cycle 2 tomorrow Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:15:55 EST Restarting today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56534806 Hi all - I have away from a long time...probably close to a year (not sure). <BR> I did really well the last time I did 17DD. I did maintain my weight loss for about 6 months but in the last few months the weight has slowly come back. I have gained 13 pounds :( But still down overall which is good. Now to lose what I gained plus the rest. <BR> <BR> I can't remember how I used to make my boneless chicken besides grilling. Does anyone have any suggestions since it is freezing here and my ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:51:01 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56495823 Hello all. Just got back into the "eating right" frame of mind. I recently got to an all time high of 315lbs and decided I really needed to step up to the plate and fix this. I started 5 days ago with a juice cleanse and will be starting the 17 day diet next. The juice cleanse worked well. The first day was tough but really didn't have any issues after that other than some of the juices weren't very tasty. Today is my last juice day and I have lost 12 lbs in these first 4 days. I loved readin... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:21:03 EST Eating out http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56434404 Hi everybody, my name is Anne. This is my first time on the 17 say diet, I'm on cycle 1 day 10. <BR> <BR> I have one major concern as this could possibly lead me to failure. I'm a foodie, I deep down enjoy food , I love to try any and every restaurant, I love my wine, my beer, and my deserts ( from which I think lead me here) Being on this diet for only 10 days now I'm already heading down a negative direction with eating out. I've been researching restaurant menus up and down trying ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:41:37 EST New member :) C1D13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56421892 Hello! <BR> <BR> I was searching the web for some kind of message group or support forum for this diet and came across this site. Looks like an active group with lots of success stories, which is just what I need! <BR> <BR> I'm on C1D13 and am absolutely LOVING my results so far. Physically, I don't see much change, although I have lost 15lbs (I have a lot to lose... start 275, now 260, goal 175) but the way that I feel is just amazing. I have so much more energy and am sleeping much bette... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:38:43 EST Day 3! Oh My! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56380627 Hello everyone! I am new to the team. <BR> <BR> I know from reading your posts that days 2-4 can be though, but OH MAN am I tired today! I felt a little light headed and almost drunk on the way home tonight. As soon as I got home I had some turkey breast and romaine lettuce and I feel a bit better now. <BR> <BR> How long does this funk last? I know it can't be long because you are all doing so well now, it just feels a little hard tonight. <BR> <BR> Days 1 and 2 were great. I followed the ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 21:04:37 EST Day 1 done http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56355564 Just wanted to say day 1 went well! Wasn't hungry like I feared. <BR> <BR> Day 2 on the way, hot lemon water in hand, lunch in the bag, dinner planned. <BR> <BR> Life is good <em>30</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:58:02 EST New diet for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56333488 Hi everyone! I'm going to give this a try and see if I can make this a lifestyle change. I've been off and on Atkins for the past year without much success. I like the low carb approach. It sure takes away the sugar cravings, that's a good thing! While looking over the diet I'm a bit concerned that I may need a little more for breakfast during cycle one and I'm a night time snacker so I'll have to figure that out. I'm still reading the book and will check back here for all the great tip... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:53:13 EST lemon water http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56325816 how much lemon am i suppose to use in my daily morning lemon water? a whole? a half? Sun, 12 Jan 2014 02:28:47 EST 1st Timer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56324413 Hi! This will be my first time trying the 17 day diet, I am excited to get started! It sounds like many of you have had success. I used to do WW and found the accountability very helpful. I hope to find my accountability here at Sparkpeople. Lately I have had no motivation to eat well or exercise, and currently weigh the most I ever have. I would like to lose 30 lbs by the end of April. It has been much more enjoyable to eat anything I want than go through the 1st day of torture where I f... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 22:53:40 EST Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56320133 Hello.. I've started more diets than I care to remember. But, I know several people at work who have had great success with The 17 Day Diet, and my husband has promised to do this with me. I want to get my BMI to an acceptable level so that I am not doing a crash diet to meet my employer's wellness weight loss goal again next October. My goal is to lose 85 pounds total, which would put my BMI at 24.2 Here we go...! <em>249</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 16:20:41 EST Back at It http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56305852 Well, I was on here a little over two years ago. I ended up losing about 22 lbs. on the 17 DD. When I did my first cycle of IVF, they suggested that I stop. Well, the cycle was unsuccessful and I never got started back. I've gained almost 10 lbs. back since. I have done a couple of rounds on Insanity. Didn't lose much weight but gained A LOT of muscle. I want to come back to the 17 DD because it's the only thing that has ever really worked for me. After that first week, I always feel great. I... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:28:41 EST questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56273688 That time again... I said it before, but this time I mean it. I am back. <BR> <BR> I put on weight and have to adjust my stats. I gained 32.5 lbs and I know why. I stopped exercising and then around the holidays, I didn't let a home baked cookie get past my lips... <BR> Lesson learned. <BR> <BR> I started the diet back up on the 2nd of January and have already lost 12 lbs! I am focused and know what to do, I have done it before. This is my year to get to goal! <BR> <BR> I have some fr... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:36:18 EST STRUGGLING with low energy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56272026 <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I'm on Day 7 of Cycle 1, and only have about 10-15 lbs to lose (just trying to reign in my eating habits that have wandered off track, causing an uncomfortable gain) and i'm STRUGGLING big time with low energy right now. There are some contributing factors I think (??): I teach Zumba typically 4-6 times week, and over the holiday season, was down to 1-2/week, and had a NINE DAY stretch with nothing (that never, ever happens, I at most have 2 days in a row off typi... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:46:01 EST New to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56271668 I'm starting cycle 1 on Friday, have read the book twice and seem to be over analyzing everything... <BR> <BR> So I'm aloud unlimited egg whites throughout the day, and limited to two egg yolks per day? <BR> <BR> I'm also a shift worker, working sets of at least 5 12 hour shifts, (either 7am-7pm, or 7pm-7am) and having both those shifts within the same set of 5. Suggestions of how to improve my success with this diet? The anxiety of it is already getting to me... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:21:00 EST Getting this year off on the right foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56260834 So I did the 17 day diet last year and lost 17lb over Cycle 1 and 2 and then just quit. I gained back all the weight and another 19. I am starting again at 300lbs. I had lost 48lbs in about 5 months (with running and food tracking) 3 years ago down to 353 and then slowly put the weight back on. Started 2013 at 282, lost the 17 and then proceeded to gain it all back and more. I lost myself. My blog from today is very telling. <BR> Anyhow. I decided to give 17 day its due respects and actuall... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:19:55 EST Winter Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x56245032 Hello team - Here is a new challenge that I think you will all have fun with... Every Monday we will post a motivating word of the week. The challenge is two parts - first the fun part to try and come up with a word made up from the letters in the word of the week - part two is to list something positive next to your word that you did for yourself whether not giving into a craving, exercising or just doing something for yourself like buying a new pair of jeans or reading a book. Just edit y... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:15:43 EST Question - juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56211761 I loaned out my book and have a question. I don't remember seeing an answer in the book but.... <BR> I know juice isn't allowed per Se but what about juice you make yourself? We got a juicer for Christmas hence the question. I could see myself doing better with this. I'm looking at recipes that are vegetables and fruits. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:53:40 EST leftover turkey - what to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x56141716 I have left over turkey. Carcass and legs and meat. For Thanksgiving I did a soup. Which was yummy. But, I was looking for something else to do with it. Any good suggestions? TIA Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:18:35 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x56126446 Hi, I am on day 2 of this diet. Looks doable, clean eating. I lost a great deal of weight doing Medifast about a year ago (almost 100 pounds) and got down to 160 and size 10, I felt fabulous and loved wearing how I looked but it has been creeping back on again and I am now back up to 220. Lots of excuses but I am the only one responsible so its time. I am happy this is an active team. Lemon water really does seem to get me going, never tried it before. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 14:08:34 EST Started today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55991778 I started the 17 day diet today. I have been doing nutrisystem for a while with no success. Finally decided it was time for a change. I want to lose about 50 pounds. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 19:36:13 EST Daily meals - what do you eat to stay successful ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55827472 Hello everyone, I'm from Ontario, Canada and just 1 week into this diet. On C1. I wondered if those who have been successful on this diet could share what they eat during the day. Just a week's worth of your daily meals would be really helpful. And amount you ate at each meal. I have a lot of 17 DD recipes that I've printed out but would like to have some help in putting a menu together. Thank you so much ! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:05:56 EST Hello all ! I'm new to Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55820649 I am new to Spark People and from Ontario, Canada. I've been on the 17 Day Diet before - about 2 years ago. I did it on my own with no support. Lost about 15 lbs but, for personal reasons, didn't stick with it. Only got as far as Cycle 2 and gained the weight back. I do remember this diet did help firm up my buttocks, abs, and thighs - where I carry most of my weight. And one of the main reasons I decided to go back on it. Started one week ago. Have about 40 lbs to loose. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 01:04:47 EST Day 1, it's been a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55713785 Wow, I gained 18 lbs!!! Way too many carbs! I'm back on Day 1 with a vengeance and I KNOW how to do this, so here I go! I've gotten MUSHY! I've gotten super soft... I haven't even been exercising... so today is DAY 1 on soooo many levels! <BR> <BR> I want it, and I'm going to do it! Ivan even wants his "waddle" back (under his neck)! We are in it! Ready and willing! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 07:18:22 EST Day 1 C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55685889 Anyone wants to join me in this round? Mon, 18 Nov 2013 21:19:12 EST Please wish me luck...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55681375 Hello, my name is Kristina and I am 42, I have been with my husband for 25 years, we have three kids. Two girls ages 24 and 22 and one son age 17. <BR> On April 1st 2013 I woke-up feeling very tiered and having chest pain. I went to the hospital and found I was having a heart attack. I now have five stents in my heart. I have since quit smoking but have gained 40lbs. <BR> This is the third time I have started the 17 day diet and this time is the real deal. It is time to take back my life. <... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:48:11 EST Am I Missing It? Or is there not one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55668131 Hi everyone! I'm on day 7 of cycle 1. Done well sticking to the plan so far. I was wondering if there is an new shopping list with new foods Dr. Mike has allowed for each cycle. I know raw or dry roasted nuts are allowed on all cycles. What else? Done anyone have an updated list to share? Preferably not a link, as my main internet connection is with my phone and it has problems with certain links like docs. Thanks! Sun, 17 Nov 2013 13:20:15 EST Remember me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55641481 Hello everyone! I've been here before but have fallen off the wagon way back. Its been quite a while since I've been here. I started cycle 1 on Monday and so far am doing well. I am going to try to hold out weighing myself until the end/beginning of each cycle so I won't get discouraged by the scale. I'm thinking ahead to the holiday season and what to prepare for the meals. I figure for the most part my diet will be fine for Thanksgiving-turkey, vegetables and a fruit. I will probably make d... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 04:56:39 EST Starting Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55637954 I followed the three rounds and did awesome in one and two - however, I went back to my old ways on round 3....It's been about two weeks now - starting tomorrow and will hopefully stick this time with the help of the support group Thu, 14 Nov 2013 19:54:35 EST 17 Day TURKEY TROT CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x55471598 Here is where we will keep track of how we are doing daily on this 17 day challenge!! Feel free to copy and paste this format - change the dates if you are starting earlier. EDIT your post daily. Give yourself a emoticon for each day you are compliant eating on the cycle you have chosen (example = <em>429</em> ). AND, give yourself another emoticon for each day you are compliant with 17 minutes of exercise (example = <em>68</em> ). Let's see how many turkeys & tennies we can rack up i... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 07:24:07 EST CYCLE 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55430272 I was wondering if chicken stock (low sodium) and chicken thighs (skin removed) are allowed in cooking (such as stir fry) I am getting a little over grilled chicken breast! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:24:25 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55390411 Hi Everyone! <BR> My name is Lisa, and I finally made the decision to get healthy! I am 27, and have been overweight my whole life. With having a 3 year old running around, I didn't what to be known as the 'sideline mom' I want to be active with my daughter!After hearing all the great results about the 17dd I thought I would give it a try! I started roughly 3 days ago, and so far so good! So, here I am checking out the boards to make sure I stay on the right track! Thanks for your time, and I... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:02:08 EST Fat Free Cheese – New Zealand http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55359555 Hi, just wondering if anyone is from NZ and knows where to buy fat free cheese from ??? Tue, 22 Oct 2013 22:40:53 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55338519 Just introducing myself, I have been following the 17 DD for three weeks now. I am on C2, day 6. I am down 10lbs. I am very suprised at how well I can manage without breads, and crackers etc. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:04:46 EST Yoghurt Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55334061 Hi, today is day 1 on C1 for me - and i wanted to check that the Symbio yoghurt is alright for this cycle??? the book doesn't specify it just says one serve of yoghurt ... ??? <BR> I'd appreciate any help! thanks, Karen Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:12:06 EST Started today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55333640 Hi, I am on day 1 of Cycle 1 … I have huge hopes of this being successful, though I don’t have a lot of weight to lose (just 5kgs) it’s the last of the baby weight so am looking forward to it being gone!! <BR> The will power to stay motivated with exercise is my downfall and I need to try and stay on top of that!! Which is hard working full time and coming home to an almost 2 year old. <BR> Can't wait!! Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:34:47 EST Just Starting Never Heard Of 17 DD before http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55242800 I discovered the 17 DD when I googled info in the search to help take off the 20 lbs I have gained recently. I have kept off 90 lbs for 3-4 years, until recently. I have gained back 20, after years of being strict and following a complete low carb life style I somehow have fallen off the wagon and not been able to get back on. I have tried countless times. <BR> <BR> I was looking for a change, something that would teach me how to eat good carbs, other healthy foods, and hopefully be more sa... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:12:07 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55163452 After 4 months of pretty much making excuses and eating everything and anything I'm back on the straight and narrow... mentally at least!! Tomorrow will be D1 C1.!! <BR> <BR> Stupidly.. I gained 26 pounds but love the comfort I feel coming back to the 17DD knowing how wonderfully it works and how great I'll feel soon! I hope! <BR> <BR> Nothing is more energizing and inspiring then coming back to this lovely team.. reading about successes and knowing we're all in the same boat! <BR> <BR... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:29:35 EST I am New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x55161572 Hi <BR> Just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to the team. I have been divorced for over twenty years. Have three great children and three wonderful grandchildren. It is now my time to lose 40 pounds and get healthy. I like the idea of the 17dd. I am just starting and appreciate all helpful ideas. I like the idea of sharing. I have learned so much already. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:23:12 EST Hello Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55096624 Today is my first day (Accelerate) on the plan and excited to say hello and meet others in this forum! Have a wonderful day! Tue, 1 Oct 2013 07:33:46 EST I'm back and really going to FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55080136 I am a bit sick, which is probably good for me with this starting back up, actually... Going to go slow and start off back at square one. Day 1, 17 Day Diet and back to basics... Re-read the book, get familiar with what I started with... after 18 months or so, you tend to get lazy with things and I've gotten lazy with alot of it... made way too many adjustments here and there, although I've stuck with alot of the main basics... I have altered alot... so I'm going to get back to it and see ho... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:47:25 EST Wholesome breakfast ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x55079689 I want to start this diet. However , i am used to having a wholesome breakfast like oats and nuts.Since i exercise in the morning I prefer to have something that keeps me full for a while.Could u give some suggestions .... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 22:12:51 EST Hello fellow 17DDers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54872833 My name is Sophie. I've been struggling with my weight since High School, I'll be 26 in November. I don't consider myself too too bad but I've been like this for so long that it's become a big problem for me. I've done 17 Day Diet in the past. The first time I did it, I went down to 160 lbs!! That was a HUGE accomplishment for me since that was the first time I'd seen that number in YEARS! But then the holidays came around and I went off and was supposed to go back on plan after the hol... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 05:43:40 EST 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54864278 How many carbs should you have on cycle one of the 17 day diet? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:48:41 EST Brand new to 17 Day Diet Group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54821313 I'm on Day 10 of Cycle 2 and have lost 16 lbs but am brand new to SparkPeople. Looks like a great site with great people! I'm looking forward to being a team member! Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:18:05 EST Night Shift http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54685637 Hello. I was wondering, for those of us that don't work the traditional 9-5 how the 2 o'clock rule works for fruit? My day usually runs from 11 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. due to my work schedule. Would my "2 o'clock" be later since I don't start my day at 6 a.m.? Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:12:36 EST Green Tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54552292 I know this has been discussed before but I am still searching for a green tea I can stomach! I have tried several different ones and every single one makes me sick and nauseous! I am on C1, D5 and I haven't been able to finish a single cup yet! I can't stand it! <BR> <BR> I have been able to switch to plain greek yogurt but I can't seem to win against the green tea! Does anyone have any suggestions for ones they love? I have even tried the fruit infused ones but I still feel like I am ... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 00:23:01 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54499661 Well, I'm back! I joined this team in January or February 2012 and followed the 17DD all spring and into summer, but then I fell off the wagon around June or July 2012! I lost 15 pounds but I think I have gained most of that back! I am going to weigh in tomorrow morning for the official number, but I am scared! I have been gone a whole year, and even though I have kept some of the diet's principals in my mind, there have been good and bad days for sure! <BR> <BR> My biggest issues with t... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:51:34 EST Favorite Things About 17 Day Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54487707 2:00 rule. Sun, 11 Aug 2013 22:20:45 EST Disappointed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54421662 Hi hi, <BR> I'm on day 8 C1 and I have only lost 2 pounds, what is that ? I don't understand it at all 'cause I have really been staying on track. I find it very discouraging. Tue, 6 Aug 2013 15:39:04 EST first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54420720 Well, yesterday was my first full day and I made it through! I love reading all of the success stories. This really helps! Tue, 6 Aug 2013 14:06:58 EST Help me make it work this time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54394518 I had lost 90 lbs on this diet. Then my health turned for the worse and I have regained 30 lbs. I am afraid this is a slippery slope. I feel like such a failure. My family is terrible for gossiping and I am sure they are all saying that I am getting fat again. I am so embarassed that I don't even want to leave the house or be seen by anyone. I really need this to work. I keep trying day 1 and I get as far as about day 3 or 4 and I end up binging. Really embarrassed and feels good to c... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 16:18:39 EST FORGIVENESS CHALLENGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x54381415 Post here (just EDIT your original post daily) so we can encourage each other through this challenge of forgiving the past, and moving forward! How are you doing on the commitment you've made to yourself? PLEASE refer to the team email sent out today - or let me know if you need it (not everyone receives team emails). <BR> <BR> ********* template you can copy for your post if you want it. **************** <BR> <BR> A+ = WOW.. I was really tempted today, and overcame! What an AMAZING day!... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:39:11 EST Just ordered the book yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54339424 I just ordered the book yesterday on the recommendation of my doctor. I really do not even know anything about the diet but I will soon find out!! I need to do something!! Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:39:52 EST I'm brand new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54337662 Hi, I'm on day 3 and super excited to loose all of my extra kg, I feel like doing it with you guys, instead of all by myself. I just hope it will work and I will stay on track and motivated. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:36:42 EST Products I love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19778x47217x54313565 Post any of your favorite "must have" 17DD-friendly products for convenience, flavor, health benefits, whatever! <BR> <BR> This will be a great "at a glance" reference! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 12:38:45 EST 150.5 lbs gone! FOREVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54289113 I just lost the 3rd chunk of 50 lbs! Now, I'm on to the last 50 lbs! I can do it and I'm so ready for this! I'm recharged! Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:58:38 EST Green Tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19778x47217x54252344 With the latest heat we have been experiencing, I had been having trouble getting my last green tea of the day in. I have started steeping a jug of green tea and keeping it in the fridge...then pouring it over a glass filled with ice. It is a really nice pre-dinner drink that my hubby and I have been enjoying as we hash over our day! My favourite so far is Tazo Green tea with ginger. Just thought I would share..... <em>30</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 12:24:47 EST Returning - and looking for ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54230710 I started this diet about a year ago and sadly fell off it even though I felt GREAT. I think my biggest stumbler was remembering everything without having to keep the book everywhere I go. I think I will start next week and "practice" this week in preparation. <BR> <BR> If you have any tips you picked up along the way please share! I just might have to make up postcards and carry them with me. <BR> <BR> Also, do you track your food in SP on this diet? I am interested to know if the c... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:57:50 EST Starting tomorrow with an exercise question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x54219063 Hey all, I plan on starting 17dd tomorrow but had a few questions. I know the diet recommends two 17 min exercise sessions but I have been exercising for 2 hours everyday (I'm addicted to zumba and yoga at the gym). Will this work? I'm just wondering if I do all this exercise I might not be getting enough calories with this plan. I usually have a big protein shake after my workouts, would it be ok if I still had this? I know they say weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% diet....I have the... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:30:20 EST Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54211303 So this is my second try at 17DD. First time had great sucess. I lost 50 lbs. But due to life's curveball I have gained it back plus 11 more lbs. So my goal is to lose 86 lbs. It is gonna be harder since I now have my Dad living with me. This is day 5 and so far so good. Sun, 21 Jul 2013 12:03:14 EST I'm back! So sorry I've been away so long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54149300 Well, I'm back and feeling mucho better! <BR> <BR> I've just put the pc back in the living room and I am sitting up and at the pc. I may not be able to sit at the pc for long, but I can manage long enough to report daily, or at least much more than I have been. <BR> <BR> The bed scenario just wasn't working for me... uggh, it was just horrible! I had tried purchasing a tablet from some chinese site but it never shipped, then I had to practically wait a month to go through dispute and ge... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:31:49 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54149116 I need help. I have slowly gotten back to some bad habits. I have gained back almost 20 of the 40 pounds I lost. I have been binging and not sparking or adhering to the 17 day awesome diet. <BR> <BR> I needed to confess and get that out. I start a new job Monday and need to get back on track so I can fit into all my awesome work clothes that I bought when I lost all that weight. <BR> <BR> HELP! Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:17:02 EST Just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54126782 Hi, I am Tammy. I have been sparking for a few months and was spinning my wheels losing and gaining the same few pounds. Found out about the 17DD from Loribug on another team. Bought the book and have been following just about perfectly since 7-7. To date I have lost 8 pounds on the 17DD. I am very pleased with the progress I have made. I have not been at this weight since February or March. Lori highly recommends this team so here I am. I know I have a lot to learn. I will be travel... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 18:48:34 EST Week One Sugar Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54116177 So I started the diet 2 years ago, did great, lost 40 lbs, and then slowly gained it back over a year or so while going completely off-plan. <BR> <BR> I'm back again, but I forgot how brutal the first week of the diet can be! I"m only on day 2, but I'm going through some major sugar detox! My head hurts, I feel like I just want to crumble on to the floor and stay there. I'm dizzy, my stomach hurts, I want to cry. <BR> <BR> All this doesn't make me want to quit though. I know what's going... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:26:13 EST lemon water article?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x54108192 Hey everyone its been a long time since I visited the team page. But I was looking for the article on the importance of drinking the lemon water it used to have a sticky on it. I tried to do a search of the team threads to find it but did not find it. <BR> <BR> can any one tell me where to find it or re post the article link? <BR> <BR> thank you Sat, 13 Jul 2013 06:36:21 EST New to 17DD - any others from UK? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x54036303 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am from the UK and wondered if there are any others doing this diet from the UK? <BR> <BR> My husband and I are both doing this diet as since we got married 3 years ago the weight has gradually risen! <BR> <BR> I have been unable to find fat free Parmesan in the UK and wondered if anyone else had any success finding it? <BR> <BR> Nadine <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 16:24:12 EST 4th of July Challenge!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x53999904 I am claiming my Independence from food and bad habits!!!!! Hope you will join me!!!!! <BR> 7/4 <em>43</em> <em>198</em> Was great for most of the day!!!! <BR> 7/5 <em>43</em> breakfast <em>43</em> lunch <em>43</em> dinner <em>24</em> after dinner snack uggghhhhh <BR> 7/6 <em>43</em> <em>48</em> Great day of making the right choices hoping tomorrow is the same!!!!!! <BR> 7/7 <em>43</em> <em>48</em> <BR> 7/8 <em>43</em> <em>48</em> finally back in control!!... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 11:15:56 EST Hello! New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53971068 Hi everyone! I'm new to this board. I just started the 17DD yesterday, July 1st! I'm hopeful and excited about this diet and thought having this support would be just what I need! <BR> <BR> I've tried other diets like Atkins before, but this seems like a more healthy, whole foods based approach, which seems like a better option. Looking forward to more energy and hopefully weight loss! <em>30</em> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:38:09 EST Runners and other athletes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53934539 I just ran a 5K today. Okay jog/walked a 5K. I'm in Cycle 1 and loving the diet. But, I'm wondering how others who might be in training are doing the diet. Any tips or ideas. I have another 5K on July 4 and hopefully others throughout the summer. I do them with my son who is a cross country runner and hopes to continue in college. And yes, being a cross country parent is a sport in itself. We have to keep up at meets. <BR> Cindi Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:28:43 EST Re-reading the Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53908642 I started reading the book again this week. I think it is a good idea to go back over the info on all cycles just to make sure I still have the right mind set yet. I would recommend everyone doing this from time to time. <BR> <em>213</em> <em>386</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:10:06 EST Other Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53856155 Hi, I just got my book from Amazon. This diet has been intriguing for me since I first saw it when it came out. I am pretty familiar with low and moderate carb approaches. I prefer a moderate carb approach. I lost my weight originally using Spark and the principles of Sonoma and South Beach. I regained weight over the space of 5 years for a combination of reasons: a sedentary job, stress and I'm at that point that we don't lose as easily (age). But, I don't believe those have to be barriers t... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:31:16 EST Starting Again, and Again and Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53853428 So I need your advice here. I started the 17 day diet a couple of weeks ago but seem to fall of the wagon the weekends. Overall, I've only gone from 245 to 243 which is very demotivating given how much change and effort I have made. I haven't been perfect and as I said, my weekends always have some hiccups (2 slices of pizza yesterday, chilli chicken from a take out place and a few cookies). <BR> <BR> I really want this to work and am interested in seeing some of your sample menus and h... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:09:20 EST I'm stuck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53779290 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I haven't posted for a while. So busy with traveling for work and just keeping up. I had a nice weekend, the one before this last one. GFs and I went to San Francisco and a wine tour of Sonoma. Needless to say, I wasn't completely on plan because of the wine tasting. Meals were not bad and I ate according to program as much as possible. My weight went up by only 2 pounds, which wasn't bad. <BR> <BR> I started cycle 1 all over again on Monday, the 10th. Unfortunately ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:28:22 EST New to the group on Cycle 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53772588 I am so happy to have found this group!! I am on Cycle 2 day 4 and have lost 20 lbs so far. I am sure having this group will keep me motivated!! Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:17:23 EST Starting tomorrow 6/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53770283 I just got the book and taking notes. I'm about to go grocery shopping to prepare. I'm kind of excited about it! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:22:32 EST Focus??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53763964 Anyone else having problems with focus? <BR> <BR> Between my legs problem which is ongoing, visitors have been on island, my crazy work schedule, and my limited mobility,... I have lost my focus! Yesterday, I decided to buy myself a couple of pairs of capris...... so I went into Costco and picked up a couple pairs and brought them home .............. and lo and behold they don't fit! <BR> <BR> So today... I am getting back in focus!!! <BR> <BR> Who wants to join me? <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:34:31 EST Just signed up today, been on 17 Day Diet 9 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53650424 Hello everyone. I'm so excited to find others who are on this diet! I would love support. I look forward to communicating with you all. I still need to set up my home page and will work on that soon. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 20:31:47 EST New Yogurts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53637393 So excited - have you all seen that Dannon Lite & Fit now has NO ASPARTAME (No Nutrasweet)!!! YAY!! <BR> <BR> AND... they also make Dannon Lite & Fit GREEK blends now!!!!! So stinking yummy. I am having the toasted coconut vanilla and OMGOSH - good. And only 7g sugar (naturally occuring in the yogurt). Legal on 17DD!! <BR> <BR> Another good new one is Yoplait Greek 100 <BR> <BR> NO SUGAR ADDED!! Woot! So glad the yogurt people are catching on! I was missing my "Carbmaster" from Kroger, ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 21:06:55 EST Hello From A Newbie.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53612623 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I am willeebee and I have been on the 17DD for 6 days now. At last weigh in I was at 192 Lbs. and I'm hoping to get to 180. I have been doing OK so far but I'm a little concerned because of my work shift (6PM - 7AM Sun, Mon & Tue). I'm always out of whack and tired because of this shift but I have managed to stay on the right foods, just at odd hours. I go back to non vampire hours tomorrow since my shift is now over. I hope that the flip flop in my eating habits ea... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 02:21:43 EST THANKS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53580401 Thanks for my goodie; although, I feel less than deserving as our "Cinco de Mayo" challenge went out the window for me... a couple of weeks ago. <BR> <BR> I'm glad it's a new month & I'm determined to find all of my fitness gear, get a new program written and get a movin' again. <BR> <BR> THANKS for all of your support and encouragement. <BR> <BR> : ) Sun, 2 Jun 2013 22:22:07 EST happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53567917 I am on C1D6 now. It's only midnight, so i am soon to go to sleep, but as of yesterday, I have lost 3.3 pounds since Monday! I am very excited. I have stayed committed and I have resisted birthday cake, snacks, soda, candy, etc.... I am determined to reach my goal. I am just so very happy with this diet so far! Sun, 2 Jun 2013 01:36:34 EST busy but productive http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53567891 didn't mean to post here too... lol Sun, 2 Jun 2013 01:31:08 EST New here. C1d2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53558724 Hey guys. I'm new to this forum as well as the diet. Any tips and support would be greatly appreciated. What's a great breakfast to be making. Two days in a row that the breakfast wasn't too appealing to me. I ate it of course lol Sat, 1 Jun 2013 09:45:21 EST Anyone starting the week of June 3rd? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53550345 Hey everyone! I'm not necessarily new here but I plan to start C1 on this coming Monday! I have been through the cycle twice and am down about 30 pounds. My wedding is about 3 months away and I would like to keep the downward spiral going :D <BR> <BR> Anyway, the reason I ask is it's nice to have some support going through the cycles! Fri, 31 May 2013 15:57:29 EST New here! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53540139 Hi Everyone! <BR> I am brand new to the 17 day diet, I am currently on day C1, Day 4. I am super excited about this and I also feel hopeful for once and I am committed. I am a wife, mom to three, and I am 35 years old and i need to lose about 25 pounds. So far, as of this morning, I had lost 1.5 pounds. So, in three days, I lost 1.5 pounds. I can handle that. I have been struggling to lose weight for about three years now. <BR> <BR> I am loving the diet and I look forward to losing this we... Thu, 30 May 2013 20:50:46 EST New, 2nd day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53524514 This is my 2nd day. Also new to SP. Never have done any diet. Lost weight once in a similar way- limiting starch and carbs, controlling my sugar intake, so I know it can work. Have gotten out of control with sugar in the last 3 years and gained 25 lbs, though I excercise a lot regularly, so that's a lot of sugar! I am a daily sugar and chocolate consumer. Limiting alcohol is necessary for me, too, and it will be a bit hard because Spring is the time of year in which I love to sit outsi... Wed, 29 May 2013 15:27:13 EST Restarting 17DD today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53415914 Hello! <BR> I had a lot of success with 17DD a year or two back and was active on this board. I have gained some weight lately - some if it due to strength training -- but in any event I would love to be leaner... Of all the plans I have tried I can say 17DD really does work if I follow it and am prepared with on-plan foods. Look forward to chatting with everyone! Mon, 20 May 2013 18:01:54 EST Memorial Day Finish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x53264447 Even with Mother's day I can do this. We are doing a grill out and I will just have turkey burgers or chicken breast and grilled veggies. <BR> <BR> MAY 8-PRE 17-DAY PLAN- <BR> MAY 9- <BR> MAY-27- <BR> <BR> PLAN OUT MENU- <BR> GET EXERCISE IN DAILY <BR> DRINK LEMON WATER AND GREEN TEA <BR> NO CHEATING <BR> FINISH Wed, 8 May 2013 07:55:25 EST Which Cycle & What's for Dinner tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19778x47217x53262309 I am restarting an older topic with a little twist. I get bored the longer I stay on a plan. I have read where others have the same issue. I am not the best at using spices and yet we have a lot of creative people on this site. <BR> <BR> I am proposing that we reply by listing the cycle and list what is on your dinner menu. If we want to post a recipe...lets list it under the appropriate cycle recipe thread. This could be a dinner menu list for everyone when you just don't know what t... Wed, 8 May 2013 00:02:03 EST I'm new tomorrow is my first day of 17 DD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53245091 So I recently came off of The Shred diet , and while I enjoyed it all the protein shakes kinda drive me nuts , so I am alternating with this any advice for a 17DD newbie ? Mon, 6 May 2013 18:14:09 EST CINCO DE MAYO CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x53226014 <em>236</em> <em>276</em> <em>107</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> Time to claim my independence from.... <BR> ...sabotaging my own efforts to REACH my GOAL!! I am letting go of anything that is not GOOD for ME and where I want to be by June. I deserve this! <BR> <BR> 5/5 <em>320</em> 100 wall pushups & leg lifts <BR> 5/6 <em>311</em> <em>267</em> <em>91</em> <em>106</em> Awesome 3 mile walk!! <BR> 5/7 <em>311</em> <em>320</em> <em>319</em> <em>267</em... Sun, 5 May 2013 08:46:34 EST Using SparkPeople for 17DD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53204531 I am currently C2D15 and have not lost since C1 where I dropped 8 pounds. I have been reading a lot of posts here and haven't quite figured out the reason yet for no loss. I basically kept my menus the same as C1 and added oatmeal to my C2 days. I will listen to everyone's advice and continue on to C3. My question is what guidelines do you follow for the nutrition tracker for 17DD? Or is there a way to adjust my tracker to follow 17DD? I keep having to daily track in Spark and also in anoth... Fri, 3 May 2013 10:39:23 EST Non Scale Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53181231 What is yours? This is something that you are happy with other than the scale. <BR> <BR> Mine, Husband made popcorn last night and I did not have a bite! And I love how the seatbelt in the car fits now. Wed, 1 May 2013 15:20:49 EST have you tried Dr. Mike's Power Cookie? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53179196 I am wondering how the Power cookie tastes? I hate buy ingredients I may not use otherwise. Please rate it for me! <BR> <BR> I am on D17C1! have not been having my usual sugar cravings. Loving it!! Wed, 1 May 2013 12:03:25 EST First day on 17 day diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53168322 Hi! I'm a 57 yo female and need to lose 25-30 pounds. I've used WW and SparkPeople. I've tried to "watch what I eat" and know I am eating better than ever but still can't lose an ounce. I really need to get the weight off for health reasons. I'm ready to start the 17 day diet and have bought the book and workbook. I have read through cycle 1 information and scanned the rest of the book. I started with the lemon water this morning and rather enjoyed it. Had the scrambled egg white and g... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:50:51 EST I'm new, 1st day of 17dd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53166098 I'm new to this diet plan, not new to sparkpeople, but am back after a few-year hiatus. I successfully lost about 50 lbs back in 2008, but the weight crept back after a job loss and some other major life stressing events. I'm back to work, life is nice and stable for the most part, and I'm ready to tackle this weight loss full force again! I'm at 201 and my goal is 120, I am 5'2" tall, hourglass shape. <BR> <BR> I set up my sparkpeople meals for the diabetes plan, so that it wouldn't give... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:05:03 EST How much wiggle room is there in C1? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53154790 I've been pretty good about sticking to: chicken breast, fish, turkey, brussels sprouts, asparagus, lettuce, tomatoes, apples, oranges, strawberries, red grapes, greek yogurt, eggs, and cottage cheese. Been drinking my water, green tea just once/day, and lemon water, though I drink it cold. I always have, and really just don't want to change now. <BR> <BR> I've also had a little bit of coconut milk in smoothies (sorry Kefir just is NOT happening. I can't get past the smell). This week... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 16:58:30 EST Can"t reply by phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53132075 I can read posts, but can"t replly! Taking care of parents and will be back Wednesday! Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:55:37 EST Boy, this works! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53121888 Well, I was here a little over a year ago and got TONS of support & advice from this team. Things were going great and I'd lost about 30 lbs. - just 10 more pounds to go. Then we had a death in our family (dear FIL) and emotionally, I just lost track. For the rest of that year, I just couldn't wrap my mind around getting back on track with the 17DD & I put the weight back on ;(. <BR> <BR> But, I'm back on track now!!! So excited!!! This is C1, D6 & I'm down about 8 lbs. already. I'm r... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:15:17 EST Help!! I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53109704 <BR> Hi everyone, newbie to 17dd but not spark people. I really want to start this diet where can I get the meals plans, etc i don't have the book! I just wanna jump right in both feet! It's time,.......please help!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:33:58 EST Non-official Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x53104587 This is just something I was thinking about today. I am seeing posts about food and just thought I would challenge everyone to try something different that is 17DD compliant. For example: If you normally eat yogurt as your probiotic then try one of the other ones listed such as Kimchee, sauerkraut or Miso. <em>469</em> <BR> Or try a new recipe for the cleansing vegetables or protein. Use new seasonings, spice it up! Make it fun! <BR> Please share anything you have tried and what Cycle yo... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 11:08:23 EST Drinkyou lemon water today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19778x47217x53103733 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Post here daily if you drank it Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:16:53 EST Dry Chicken Breast http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53084350 How do you get Chicken breast moist, tender and juicy when cooking? It always comes out dry. Any advise? Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:04:27 EST Questions / thoughts on carbo loading http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53079479 I've been on the 17 Day Diet for about a month now with good results. <BR> <BR> My question is what do I do the night before a 1/2 marathon? I have tried several different things before a long race and I find that pasta or a hamburger and fries (real ones, not fast food!) make for the best results. <BR> <BR> That said, the only time I didn't gain 5lbs after a 1/2 marathon is when I didn't carbo load the night before. I also had a horrible race and briefly passed out afterwards. Needless ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:39:27 EST Newbie Here C1D1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53070545 Hi Everyone, <BR> I started day 1 today and have had a headache most of the day. I've read some of the posts and am happy to see so much success. I'm a chocoholic and the headaches are probably due to sugar withdrawals. <BR> <BR> My daughter is getting married in 5 months and I prefer less of me attend the wedding. <BR> <BR> In the new member posts, it mentions a FAQ for newbies, but I couldn't find it. If you can point me in the right direction, I'd be grateful. <BR> <BR> If anyone el... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:24:40 EST Salad Dressing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53064212 What do you use for salad dressing? I have been using fat-free Marzetti dressings but I hate that they contain high fructose corn syrup. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:51:51 EST I am new to the 17 day diet....any advice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53055913 I have had the book for quite awhile now. I get so discouraged with myself, when I try to lose weight. I think I've tried every diet there is. <BR> <BR> For those of you who have been on this diet, can you share with me any advice, or tips that worked for you? Thanks!! <BR> <BR> Sue Sun, 21 Apr 2013 17:26:34 EST I'm back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x53052567 Woah, I sort of disappeared....tried to stay near the mark but missed it. My first go around with the 17 day diet I lost 27 pounds. I was thrilled that I was getting close to breaking through a number I'd never wanted to see appear on the scales in the first place (but when it first appeared I was pregnant with my oldest). Things happened....life happened and some stressful events along the way. This morning I got on the scale for the first time in MONTHS!! and was not happy at all (um ye... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 11:26:02 EST Day 6, no weight lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53041430 I'm on day 6 of the accelerate cycle, I was hoping to have lost 1-2 pounds but unfortunately...nothing. I have followed the diet to the letter. Anyone have any advice for me? I haven't done the 17 minutes a day of exercise but I worked out twice this week with a jillian michaels video. I also have a very active job as a dog groomer. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:42:50 EST HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x53003613 ok, c1d3....doing well, but tonight I have to go celebrate my sister in law's bday at the local mexican restaurant....I am extremely nervous...I usually make a meal of the chips and salsa alone!!! what should I get ? I am thinking grilled chicken with vegetables...any thing special I can ask for? and lots of prayers my way, please!! <em>30</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:59:42 EST Anyone else very active? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52994731 I teach zumba three times/week, zumba toning once/week, zumba sentao every other week, and I run. I am not willing to give up any of that of course, and HAVE been on a similar diet to this, but I was woozy to the point of delirium. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Problem is, I can't see HOW a person could really eat more calorie wise when lean proteins and fruits/veggies are pretty low cal as it is. <BR> <BR> Also, confused re: eggs. Are they unlimited, or limit of two per day??? <BR> <BR... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:56:13 EST First time trying 17DD http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52993538 Hola! Been on spark for a long, long time. Started around 212? Maybe more. Anywho, I DID reach my goal weight after 4 years of trying, but have gotten lax on the food front and find myself up 15 lbs. <BR> <BR> What I have learned about my body since joining Spark is: Grains and gluten are not my friends. I discovered Paleo recently and try to do that for the most part, and i feel sooo much better, more energetic, less bloated when I do. But I found myself becoming too dependent on t... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:09:46 EST Day 2 of Cycle 1.....ex cited!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52990310 Hello All!!! <BR> <BR> Today is day 2 of cycle 1 for me and i am so excited about this diet! My starting weight yesterday was 214.5 lbs, I ate all the right things yesterday and exercised for 25 minutes. I weighed myself this morning and i weighed in at 211.7, thats a 2.8 lb lost in 1 day!!! <BR> <BR> I"m so excited about about this diet, and surprisingly Day 1 was bad at all. My chocolate cravings were "satisfied" by baby carrots Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:37:50 EST THANKS, to the AWESOME leaders & TERRIFIC team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52981047 Thank you team leaders for my goodie today. I am pleased with how April has started out, and my desire is to see the second half be even better. <BR> <BR> We really do have a TERRIFIC Team and I'm so appreciative of the support and relationships I have on here. <BR> <BR> Woo Hoo, go TEAM! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Kiko : ) Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:50:56 EST Results are in... Surgery is looming... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52912134 I just got back from the Orthopedic surgeon... and well, I'm rejoicing... even though it's HUGE news... <BR> <BR> I am going to have a total hip replacement. And probably within 2 months.. or near there. <BR> <BR> A few years back, I noticed that there was a pain in my leg... and really, no range of motion... noticeable when I try to put on my right sock. I just can't do it very easily really... it's one of my biggest struggles... My leg just doesn't move that way... giving me access to... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:22:30 EST Giving an Ice Breaker speech tonight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52892058 I'm giving my first speech tonight in Toastmasters and I'm nervous! It'll be about my weight loss, so at least it's on something I know, but I'm still nervous! I'm bringing my son for support and as a guest, as the group is thinking of opening a junior chapter locally and it might be a good idea for him to join. Breathe in, breathe out. I can do this... <BR> Not sure how I'll be able to focus on work today! <BR> I'm probably going to be sneaking looks at my speech all day and trying to... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 07:26:40 EST C1-started 4/6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52866553 Hi, I am just starting after watching the scales climb 9 pounds in the last 2 months. I love sugar and need detoxed so this feels like the right start for me. I have read the book except the details of C2,C3,C4. I figured I did not need to know what was coming until close to the next stage. Day 1 was not bad at all. I am following the menu in the book so far. I will be looking at the site for helpful hints and definitely need the encouragement. I figure I can do ANYTHING for 17 days! ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 12:20:52 EST APRIL MOVEMENT BRINGS MAY IMPROVEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x52784580 We Marched Forth to Spring.. and many of us found that a little movement can be FUN! <BR> <em>321</em> <em>218</em> <em>318</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>376</em> NOW APRIL IS HERE!! <em>257</em> <em>378</em> <BR> <BR> We know April showers bring May flowers... now it's time to see what a commitment to MORE MOVEMENT will bring! <BR> <BR> APRIL MOVEMENT BRINGS MAY IMPROVEMENT!! <BR> What does May improvement bring??? REWARDS! <BR> <BR> Come May 1st, if you se... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:24:36 EST April 1 start http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52770472 Easter overstuffed <BR> I am jumping back on again <BR> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 20:14:56 EST snacks - late night hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52769537 any new ideas for snacks besides the fruit/probiotics? Something you could eat anytime if you are hungry? I am having a late night hunger problem that water does not help. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:53:29 EST C3 Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52741598 I have a question regarding english muffins. I can't find a reference to this in the book, but may have overlooked it. I had a Jimmy Dean Delight breakfast sandwich this morning, which has a low cal whole grain english muffin. Does anyone know if this counts as 1 or 2 servings? Thanks!! Fri, 29 Mar 2013 10:46:28 EST Grocery shopping list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52716497 I used to have a link to a 17DD grocery shopping list that was color coded by the cycles. Anyone know where I can find that? Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:29:00 EST truvia vs sucralose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52669744 I have read the book and sucralose is not mentioned....can you use it or does it still make you crave the sugar? Also I noticed the kefir seemed to have al lot of sugar...is there a low carb or sugar free brand that I need to be buying? Sun, 24 Mar 2013 09:34:05 EST 17DD to regular calorie counting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52662164 Before I ask my question, here's some background: From June 2011 - November 2011, I lost approx. 45 lbs. just calorie counting and exercising. I have maintained that loss since then, and up until now, I've been pretty satisfied with the amount of calories I can eat (2200 per day). However, ever since I visited family in early January, I've been having trouble getting back on track. I'll have a string of on-plan days, and then I'll go off plan again. Mostly, it's sloppy habits creeping bac... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 16:48:42 EST Are fresh juices allowed on C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52641939 HI I am starting C1 today and would like to know if i can have freshly pressed home made juices like carrot, apple etc... Yes will stick to the fruits n vegs mentioned in the C1 list ... <BR> <BR> Thanks..... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:21:34 EST New Tea with a Probiotic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52637035 DH bought some Orange Spice tea from Bigelow and it had a sample of Lemon Ginger Herb Plus tea. I tried it and it is really good! The "plus" part is a probiotic called Ganeden BC30 Probiotic. At first I thought "How can the probiotic survive the hot water? So I looked it up and found out it does! It can survive heat during manufacturing and is shelf stable. And it tastes good which is why I will probably buy a box. <em>469</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.bigelowtea.com/Catalog/Product/5<BR>/5... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:17:19 EST 17 DD Videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52618456 For those who may not have watched these or have not watched in awhile, Here is a link to Dr. Moreno's You Tube channel. I hope the link works but if not let me know. I am pretty certain the link and videos are mentioned in another forum but since I listened/watched them all again this morning I caught some info I had missed the first time. <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/user/17DayDiet/video<BR>s?view=0 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:47:57 EST Fat Loser Quote - Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52527345 Fat people see themselves as failures. <BR> Fit people see themselves as comeback artists. <BR> <BR> ....While fat people are wallowing in thoughts of failure, fit people see themselves as mentally tough enough to make a comeback. They believe it doesn't matter how many times you fail, but how often you succeed. They believe failure allows us to begin again more intelligently, so that's what they do! The irony of fat people who make a comeback and get fit is that they seem to enjoy the vict... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:57:05 EST Meditation (Chopra center starts Mar 11)it's free http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x52467932 I really got so much from the last 21 day meditation challenge.. <BR> <BR> So for this one.... I am setting the intention to begin a meditation practice. A practice that I do daily and is a natural part of my life. I realize as I write this it may be the one thing I can do for myself that even an injury would not affect. I seem to gain as much from sitting in my one chair that supports my back as i did doing it in an Ashram sitting on a floor cushion. I can even do walking meditation. <BR> ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:17:05 EST Starting C1 week of March 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52430702 Hi y'all! I'm starting C1 again on Monday March 11th. Anyone else want to join me on C1? <BR> <BR> You can post here about all your trials and tribulations while cleansing your system on C1. Ask any questions you want - we have the answers and are here for support having done it before successfully! <BR> <BR> Remember - You can do anything for 17 Days!! Thu, 7 Mar 2013 15:40:46 EST Sweet ideas replacing artificial sweeteners http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52422056 Hi! I just started this diet, and boy was it a bad idea to coincide with my period. I am miserable! I can't/won't use artificial sweeteners because I have a very bad reaction to them. Any tips for making some of these sweeter recipes with some sort of replacement? I'm dying for something sweet, and even fruit isn't cutting it at this point. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 23:52:27 EST Bored with food on 17 DD? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52380135 If you haven't already, check out the recipe sections! Click on "see More Topics" and not just the stickies! There are many great recipes here. You can also go to <BR> <link>17ddgal.blogspot.com/2011/11/recipe-<BR>links-thedoctorstv-website-c1.html </link> <BR> And find many compliant recipes. If you have a question about any recipe e-mail 17 Day Diet or Dr. Moreno. <BR> If you have Facebook there is a 17 DD Free recipe page. As always, be cautious and if there is any doubts about a reci... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 09:30:12 EST deja view http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52307335 Hi. I had great success with 17DD for my first year aug 2011-aug2012. then i struggled and finally decided to change focus to exercise and eating healthy. <BR> <BR> Well a recent back injury has curtailed my movement ability and weight rising. so.... i decided to go back to what I know literally saved me and recommit to following it. <BR> <BR> It is really not deja view because i am not the same person i was either in body or knowledge. I am still down 83 pounds from my top weight. a... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:13:18 EST March 4th (Forth) into Spring Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x52297484 Hi 17 Day-ers! <em>213</em> <BR> The challenge is simple, plan an activity you enjoy doing but may not have done in awhile. For example, for some of you this may be horseback riding or maybe bike riding (outside!) or walking in a park. I know some of us will still have cold weather so if you can't get outdoors yet, try an inside activity such as dancing (around the house is fine), swimming in an indoor pool or go bowling! There are even Sparkers who Hula Hoop! Then come back here at leas... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 17:28:11 EST Supplements- too much caffeine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x52292853 I have been doing the 17 dd off and on. I do not like green tea, nor do I like yogurt of any kind. I recently saw on Dr. Oz that he suggests Gr. Coffee bean extract. THEREFORE...I have been taking a probiotic supplement, Gr. Tea (which contains caffiene,) Gr. Coffee bean (which also contains caffiene.) I also saw that Raspberry Ketones are benefitial in weight loss.I was wondering if any one else was in the same boat? If it o.k. for all of these supplements.? <em>24</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 11:16:54 EST 1st Officail day for Cycle 1 -- have a few ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x52233713 Ok first ? is i made the flax bread yesterday, it was all good but was wondering about the possibilities of making it more like a real bread by adding other flowers to it. I know rice flower is not permitted on C1, but my bf bought me almond flower which is pretty low in the carbs for <BR> <BR> 1 serving it has calories--160, fat--14 g, carbs--6 g, fiber--3, and protein 6--g <BR> obviously that b4 mixing it with anything but was wondering if the ratio would be good for making stuff ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:52:51 EST Muffin Tops and Love Handles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52222053 I noticed a few weeks ago that I am losing in my lower abdomen area but that darn Muffin Top wants to hang on! <em>198</em> I have read that it is usually the last to go and that you can't spot reduce. *sigh* Guess I will have to keep pushing! Anyone else struggle with this? Where do you find you lose first?? <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:15:55 EST carb cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52220292 I am on day 4 of the seventeen diet. So far, so good, except I am craving a piece of bread or oatmeal or something! I have no cravings for sweets, which is good. I am trying to just think if I can just get through these 17 days, then I can allow myself a cheat day, so I can have a piece of toast! Does anyone else have this happen, and how do you deal with it? Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:03:41 EST I am back from being MIA....so frustated.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52203418 Well when I was on here last I had just started the 17 day diet and had gotten the book, and I was doing well I was down 10 lbs. My boyfriend and I were getting into a schedule at the gym and eating good. Then we fell out of the routine, had some bad meals, had valentines dinner, ect. ect......now i am back up 7 lbs I am just so frustrated I could scream. <BR> <BR> I need to make sure i am getting on here everyday and making this a priority and not missing a single day. I really need to... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:21:27 EST Some pretty awesome news! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52202574 Hi everyone... been really busy... I did lose what I gained, which is great... the cold has hit us again, which isn't so great! LOL <BR> My back is tightening up again.. hate that (arthritis).. <BR> anyway, my sister-in-law called me last night with awesome news... turns out she was cutting hair with someone from People magazine yesterday (she works in NYC) and shared my weightloss success story with her... and this person can, apparently, write my story for that issue where they highlight... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:22:59 EST New http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52182737 Hi, I've been on the 17 day diet and have made it to cycle 3 doing well. However, this last week I did not do well. I had lots of sugary snacks and some fried food. I've decided to start again in cycle 1 to detox. I've lost 16 lbs since Jan 2, 2013. My husband isn't following it any more which is throwing me off track but I've decided I need to get back on and am encouraging him to get back on track with me. I joined this just to get some encouragement/motivation/ideas from others. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:22:03 EST C1, Day 4(tomorrow) New to Team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52165081 Hey guys ... I started cycle 1 on friday and tomorrow I will be embarking on day 4. <BR> <BR> I am wanting to lose weight as I have been a certain weight for approximately the last 10 years and just tired of being body conscious. Admittedly, I'm only borderline overweight for my height but I can feel that my body isn't quite right on the inside and is all sluggish from rubbish eating habits. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that following this diet means I will get all the nutritional basics that I've... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 16:48:43 EST Just started the 17 Day Diet Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52155471 Hey everyone, not sure if I'm doing this right or not... <BR> <BR> I just started the 17 Day Diet Plan two weeks ago, have lost about 6 lbs. Feeling kinda discourged tonight, fell off the diet the past couple days...Valentines Day, keeping grandkids, but I am determined to see this through. Tomorrow is a new day!! <em>198</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:50:05 EST First day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52149103 Hello! <BR> I am starting the ''17 day diet'' today! <BR> In one month from now is my daughters 4th b.party and i would like to wear something nice have 50 extra pounds and i am wondering how much weight i can lose in a month with the 17 day diet?? <em>30</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:19:09 EST 17 Day Diet sickness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52126317 So i've been on the 17 Day Diet for 8 days, and the last few days i've noticed that i've been feeling really sick and moody. Today for lunch I had a chicken salad, and I felt absolutely nauseous afterwards. And as i've mentioned i'm feeling angry all the time. I don't know if my body is detoxing, or i'm actually getting sick. I've been working out regularly, and I've been diligently tracking my calorie consumption. Also, i feel like i'm not eating enough. <BR> <BR> Any ideas/thoughts? Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:18:50 EST First Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x52080360 I did the 17DD last year and had some great success--I lost roughly 33 pounds in a three month period. However, due to moving and other things going on, I started eating unhealthily. I've gained back 12 pounds!! Most of that was due to poor eating choices and stress. <BR> <BR> I'm back on board though! Just started day 1 of cycle 1. My birthday was yesterday, so I have so many leftovers that I cannot eat now...so it's a temptation zone at home. Thankfully, there's the freezer and some hungry... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:33:40 EST I'm new and starting on 2/11/13! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x52053791 Hey All! <BR> <BR> I just signed up for Spark people. Specifically, I'm starting the 17 Day Diet on Monday 2/11/13.. going to do my grocery shopping tomorrow! Any tips or suggestions? <BR> <BR> One of my aunt's just recently started last week and is doing well and recommended this diet book! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to trying to change for the better! <BR> - Heidi Sat, 9 Feb 2013 16:48:44 EST C1D1, new to team--somewhat overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51992382 Hi, everyone! Today is my first day of cycle 1. So far, I think I have done well, but I am HUNGRY :( I know, I know, it is a diet--I am going to be hungry LOL. One question I have is, what is the amount of fruit we can have. For instance, for a snack I plan on having red grapes. How many can I have? Thanks! <BR> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:45:10 EST A Reminder! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51961833 I just wanted to post a reminder to those with questions that Dr. Moreno has several Q&A videos on the 17 DD website. It's helpful to those of you who are newbies to the diet and to some of us oldies who need the reminders once in awhile! <em>40</em> <BR> Here is the link: <BR> <BR> <link>www.the17daydiet.com/answering-your-<BR>questions/ </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:15:04 EST New with a couple of questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51949755 Hi! I am new to the 17 day diet. I like the low carb approach in Cycle 1 with the addition of the low sugar fruits. I have been reading the book this weekend and have a few questions. <BR> <BR> 1. Some of the recipes on this forum have milk in them. I cannot find in the book information about dairy for Cycle 1 other than the yogurt and low fat cheeses. I usually have half-and-half in my coffee and use Almond Breeze in smoothies and other cooking. Are these two things acceptable in Cy... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:03:13 EST Super motivated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51942710 I hate hate hate when I type a huge post and it goes away and I have to retype it but then I feel too lazy to do it! LOL <BR> <BR> Anyway, I'm just about to do a 4 mile workout, because I finally feel back to my normal self. I think that Punxsutawney Phil seeing forcasting an early spring has alot to do with my attitude as well! Yay! <BR> <BR> I'm just super motivated today. I almost feel like doing another walking workout later, but then who knows after I finish this one. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:17:42 EST Fat Loser Quote - Friend or Enemy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51924322 "Fat people see food as their enemy. Fit people see food as their friend." <BR> <BR> "The human brain's primary purpose is the preservation of the mind and body. When an event occurs, the brain asks: 1. What is it? 2. What does it mean? 3. What do I do? If you can re-frame the meaning of the event, you can alter the response that's sent back from the brain. Example: The event is someone offering you a hot fudge sundae. You interpret the sundae as something that will give you massive pleasure... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 07:54:45 EST The Spark by Chris Downie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51920505 I was reading The Spark by Chris Downie today... and read a line in it that truly shocked me! * Just five minutes of stress can leave your immune system vulnerable for nearly six hours. * I shouldn't be shocked, but WOW! That's insane! Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:48:35 EST Just joined this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51881609 I just started the 17 DD today! I hope this works!! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:00:02 EST Any ideas on how to handle a holiday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51879181 Hi....I will be 10 days into cycle 2 when we leave for our holiday. All-inclusive in mexico for 2 weeks. I am trying to go over in my head how I will handle it! On one hand I just want to enjoy our holiday on the other I don't want to go nuts! I know we will be doing a lot of walking and swimming for exercise. I know that there will be lots of veggies and fruits available at the buffets, but I am not sure about how the protein will be prepared. I am concerned about the al acarte's and t... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:16:28 EST Back to the land of the living... I think http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51875314 Been down for the count for a few days... how are you all doing? <BR> <BR> I've been not feeling well this past weekend. It's been bitter cold up here in the Northeast and I've been soooooooo cold. Freezing, in fact. Not feeling well and in bed alot. Friday, took the day off to go to the therapist, which I ended up cancelling (will have to reschedule)... and going up to see my son at Districts (Sara... congrats to your child as well! Daughter was it? I'll have to re-read that... I've b... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 07:15:16 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51857667 Hi! <BR> My 1st day of C1 today!!! <BR> I have 10 kilos to lose and am looking forward to getting and eventually being able to give advice and support!!! <BR> :) Mon, 28 Jan 2013 06:28:14 EST Breakfast ideas and recipes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51841483 Breakfast is my hardest meal. I am used to having two graham crackers when I first get up and then a bowl of oatmeal. This obviously won't work for cycle 1. I am not a big egg fan. It would help me to get some ideas for breakfast. Do you have some good ones to share? Sun, 27 Jan 2013 01:58:00 EST Wish I had measured inches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51821760 Before I started the 17 day diet, I got my weight and body fat measurements. I wanted to measure my inches too but couldn't find my tape measure. Well now I wish I had searched harder. While I was working out yesterday, I glanced at the gym mirror( which I usually don't like to do) and my tummy seemed flatter with less rolls in my spandex top (He he); wishful thinking I thought. Well last night DH says to me "your waist is smaller, you are losing weight" <em>9</em> . Well let me tell you, I... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:58:10 EST WELCOME new co-leader FP4HLOSER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51805879 Val, your positive, helpful attitude is just what we need to help the team as a whole and individually meet our goals :) Thank you for your commitment to the tools the 17DD offers, and to gently leading others to share this same commitment. Thank you for stepping up to the plate! (Or the veggie tray). <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:23:46 EST C1 Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51781787 Does anyone have recommendations on how to eat canned tuna or salmon? I need some new things to eat for lunch as I am getting a little tired of ground turkey. Thanks for your help. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 07:19:03 EST Upcoming girl party I am hosting..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51770499 I am having some friends over for a girl party this fri. <BR> <BR> I am planning on making kale chips and the cauliflower popcorn. But i was wondering if anyone has any other ideas of stuff I could have / make for the night. I am on the Cycle 1 and will only serve what is appropriate for me to eat ( friends have been told to eat supper before coming) and that i am only serving just snacks / munchies which will be on the healthy side. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if the flax bread was g... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 12:34:32 EST Completed C1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51766789 I am down 6.9lbs. I am happy with that. It isn't as much as the first time I did the diet but I am happy and now off to P2. Excited about the additional food options - I was starting to get a little bored. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:54:40 EST Not eating enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51760068 I feel like I'm not eating enough! I couldn't have said that 3 weeks ago!! I'm C2D2 and I just don't feel like eating!! I don't really get hungry, and almost have to force the recommended foods, like the yogurt and fruit. I don't want to get my body into starvation mode so that it holds on the the weight. Has anyone else felt like this? Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:33:54 EST Newbie to Team...Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51756590 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to the team, but I just finished Round 1 of Cycles 1-3. I've lost a total of 12 pounds since I began the diet in early December. I'm back on Cycle 1 as of today. I've got about another 20-25 more pounds to lose and I'm hoping to do that by the end of April. My BMI has changed from obese to now overweight which is an accomplishment in itself! <BR> <BR> I really like the diet and am eating healthier than I ever have in my life, so I know this is finally the ... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:45:08 EST Fat Loser Quote - Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51751152 "Fat people give in to cravings. Fit people prepare for cravings." <BR> <BR> Cravings are one of the most common downfalls of the average dieter.The problem with giving in to cravings is allowing old eating habits to creep back into your life and threaten to take you back where you began. Fit people know that giving into cravings, no matter how small, is a slippery slope and a dieting disaster! Middle-class thinking tells the person this little cheat meal won't make that big of a difference,... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:27:38 EST Wii Weight hit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51748037 Since last Sunday, down 6.5 lbs for me.... Ivan down 5 lbs... I'm down a total of 127 lbs! Ivan is still catching up to his loss of 73 lbs as he gained some over his Christmas Mode... but he's 5 lbs away from that... so he's at 68 lbs down. Almost there. I hit "Wii weight" today... a personal goal of mine. I can now get on that board without fear of breaking the damn thing! SCORE! Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:34:20 EST Oh happy day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51744857 I just had to share. I am on C1D14, something happened today that has never happened to me before, I went to a pot luck and was able to walk right by the bread, pastries, fried chicken, beef, casseroles and desserts and helped myself to a small salad with a tiny drizzle of italian dressing (which was the healthiest dressing available) with a few grapes for sweetness. The best part was the salad was sitting between the assorted breads and the most delectable chocolate cake you ever saw - and ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:42:48 EST c1d7- ugh the cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51729449 Today I ate a butter tart, just wanted sweet. Pulled myself together finished the day strong, but will this just make a mess of the work I have done? Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:37:12 EST Contest! I need votes everyday til Feb 28th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51724359 I just entered a contest... please vote for me! I hope I win! It's a "Share your story contest" where I can win a trip to Florida to meet Leslie Sansone. I've been using her exercise videos for most of my entire weight loss, so it's be pretty awesome to meet her and thank her, not to mention get to go down there to actually walk with her! Please vote for me! (oh and I'll probably bug you ALOT to vote for me ALOT up til February 28th)... but it'd be pretty cool to win! Thank you!!! <BR>... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:58:53 EST Some C2 thoughts!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51717681 I posted this over in the daily check-in, but for those who don't chat over there, here's some thoughts on C2!! <BR> <BR> LOTS of great stuff going on in here!! <BR> <BR> Many of us are moving on to C2 - and there's lots to chat about, as we add new foods. We have to be super careful to not think of this cycle (or C3) as "free willy!!" It's essential that we move through these cycles mindfully - we are training our bodies to tolerate and USE healthy carbs!! AND - this slow addition of new ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 08:29:00 EST Zuppa Toscana 17DD Style! (Cycle 1?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51707341 I made this up the other day and I think it is wuuuuunderful! I may be a bit biased towards my own cooking LOL! But try it anyways! <BR> <BR> Zuppa Toscana (wink, wink!) <BR> <BR> 1 chicken breast--sliced or cubed <BR> 1 link of Al Fresca Itailian Sausage cut into "coins" <BR> <link>www.alfrescoallnatural.com/FlavorDet<BR>ails.aspx?ID=9781 </link> <BR> 1 cup of carrots sliced <BR> 1 cup cauliflower --chopped fine like the size of rice (I used raw) <BR> About 4 cups of chicken broth (I... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:13:34 EST 1st 17 Days of 2013 - LOSERS... post here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51707331 There are so many success stories so far this year - Let's SHARE that good news here to inspire those who might need the SPARK to get started, or to keep going!! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>380</em> <em>242</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:12:45 EST Finished Phase 1--- DOWN 12lbs!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51702350 Don't you love those moments when you stand on the scale and say "Oh my gosh you got to be kidding me!!!" out of disbelief at your weightloss. Wow! 12lbs. I started Jan 1 at 282 and today I am 270. Incredible. My face looks slimmer and my body feels less "full". On to phase 2!!! I hope you guys are having just as great or better success! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:06:43 EST Green Tea? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51688955 Does everyone drink the green tea before meals? I havn't been sleeping well the last couple of nights. I usually avoid caffeine after noon....so I am wondering if the dinner caffeine is the culprit? In saying this, I have really been enjoying the freshness of the green tea and I think it does curb my appetite. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:44:32 EST Question for anyone who might know. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51679721 I am doing very well on the 17-Day Diet and have lost 51 pounds since last May with 30 (maybe more) that I still want to lose. I made Dr. Mike's Power Cookie the other day using the dried cherries and they are good. I'm wondering if chopped dates might be allowed to be used in the cookies in place of the cherries. I can't find dates listed in the book, but thought maybe someone here would know. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Karen Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:45:07 EST Dr Mike Moreno's team - Marketing Materials http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51677834 I wrote a letter to him over a week ago, to thank him for our success on the diet and also to let him know I was writing a book and ask what I could and couldn't write... <BR> <BR> Well, I finally heard back two nights ago. They asked if they could use my story in their marketing materials and then just said that if I wanted to run anything by them first, I could... so that I'll do! LOL and I said YES! So, we'll see what comes of it... but I asked for any copies they'd have of what they'd... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:41:18 EST Water at night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51675860 How long before you plan to go to bed do you stop drinking water? I usually eat dinner around 7ish have a big glass of water with my meal (also to have my vitamins). And that is it for liquids for the rest of the night. But since I have been having the big glass of water I have been waking up in the middle of the night every night since I started the diet. I hate waking up because it always takes me awhile to fall back to sleep. I think I need to have less water at night. Just not sure ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:17:17 EST Fat Loser Quote )The BIG secret! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x51658964 Fat people believe there's a hidden secret to being healthy. Fit people know there is no secret. <BR> <BR> "Fat people get fit by staying compliant with their diet. Period. There is no secret. Yes, you have to be mentally tough to be compliant, but there is no mystery. People who stay compliant get fit, and people who don't, die fat. Stop wasting time looking for an easier way. Just stick to the diet and get it over with!" <BR> <BR> Action Step: <BR> Just for today, decide to be mentally to... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:12:19 EST Seasoning Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51658880 My sister is having trouble with swollen ankles and is looking for something to season canned green beans with that does not have a lot of salt...what do you use to "season" your vegetables??? Maybe frozen is better than canned....we have always used GOYA, but when I read the label the first ingredient is salt and it also has MSG in it which is supposed to "mess" with your metabolism...any ideas for seasonings??? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:06:09 EST Having Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51658114 ??? I wanted to remind everyone to read the posts in the improvement section. Especially if you are having problems. The leaders and others have posted some really great advice there that helped answer questions I had (and sometimes still do!) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217<BR>x42539601 </link> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:09:17 EST Hi new to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51654853 Hi have been on SP a while and got within 10 lbs of my goal weight and maintained that for a few years but was in school last year and gained. So i ma back. <BR> <BR> I am also new to diet. Saw a post about it that intrigued me so i looked it up on web-MD and read about it. I liked what I read. <BR> <BR> Matalynn <em>88</em> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:18:26 EST New to this eating plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51654440 Hi, just wanted to introduce myself, on c1 d2 feeling optimistic and need support. I am a nurse and do 12 hour night shifts not 8's any tips? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:56:01 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51650249 I'm in C1D14. On day 9 I was down 10lbs. Now on day 14, I'm still down 10!! Wwaaahhh!!! Why did the scale stop moving!?! I'm going to get frustrated. Haven't cheated once. I do 30 minutes on the treadmill daily. What's going on??? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:21:49 EST Back to Cycle 1 for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51616699 Sort of got side tracked out of the challenge... but here I go... starting today... got to run down, grab my Green tea, yogurt and fruit for this morning... I'm ready! I've been playing with three pounds, even though I've been toning up a storm and seeing inches disappearing (well, others seem to)... I'm hoping this snap back to basics brings the scale an adjustment. Ivan is starting tomorrow and even he is going to get back to basics (which he's not really attempted in ages!) <BR> <BR> It... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:23:56 EST New to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51614594 Hi just found you <BR> Working on 17 day diet second time on cycle one may go to cycle 3 would be easier pneumatic my mom <BR> Glad I found you Sun, 13 Jan 2013 05:30:29 EST Did You Know...? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51603994 I was reading the book..again...Did you know Dr. Moreno says to drink your coffee or tea at least one hour BEFORE meals? I never thought about it even though I knew the tannins in tea decrease your ability to absorb iron. If you want to read more it is on page 228. <em>469</em> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:41:18 EST I'm Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51588327 I was here about a year or so ago and had great success with the program but then it all fell apart and so, to make a long story short, I am back again. This time around I am lucky enough to have my husband joining me for the ride so hopefully we can support and encourage each other as well as all the great encouragement I am sure to get from all of you guys here. We are starting tomorrow. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:33:50 EST 11 pounds in 11 days?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51584566 I could not believe the scale. I'm in cycle 1 and have lost 11 pounds in 11 days! I still have a long way to go, but right now I'm focusing on today's scale victory. :-D I've also updated my next milestone. I'm 2 pounds away from the milestone I set for April, and since I'll likely achieve that way before, I set a new one... a slightly more aggressive one. <BR> <BR> a note: today is not my weigh-in day. I was incredibly tempted to eat an unhealthy and fattening food and decided that before I... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:27:18 EST Specific Roll Call - Specific Support Areas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51582700 I'll be honest... with Usernames and such, I tend to not be super good with remembering who is who and what exactly their specific areas of specialty are. I'd like to propose a special roll call for us. I know that I've met some pretty special ladies I call friends here and we all have our special strengths, our special struggles, our areas of expertise, etc. I'd LOVE to be able to have this thread to refer to and even print out for my own personal use. Not all need participate, but I hav... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:24:25 EST TURKEY BUSTER CONTEST - I WON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51578868 I WON MY TURKEY BUSTER CONTEST AT WORK!!! I lost 26.6 lbs from Nov 26th til the end of the contest on Jan 9th for a total of 9.45% Thanks everyone for cheering for me! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:14:22 EST C1D6 - cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51574183 So today is Day 6 and has been my toughest yet. For some reason I am craving pretzels - I need the salty crunch snack. I could even go for a small piece of chocolate. I thought the cravings should have passed by day 6. What is my deal? Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:53:01 EST I think this is the one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51554181 I have been trying off and on to lose weight or a year now. Nothing has worked.I start and I feel great but then inevitably, I reach a plateau and get stuck. That leads to feelings of frustration and falling off the wagon, and then Im back at square one. Just before Christmas I looked at a photo and was mortified. I knew I had to begin again. I bought the book after surfing online an began cycle one. five days in I had lost 6 pounds. Then I went on vacation. I didnt maintain the diet, but was... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 11:59:47 EST I got a write up on a blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51546223 I got a write up on the 17 Day Diet Blog website! Yay! <BR> <BR> <link>www.17daydietblog.com/maries-update-<BR>to-her-super-incredible-weight-loss-jo<BR>urney/ </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:20:43 EST Hello! Still Researching... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51541855 Hi! I thought I'd at least introduce myself while I'm in my research mode. I'm seriously considering trying the 17DD, but haven't quite decided. I know hubby and I have a fun date night planned for Saturday night, so I know I wouldn't start until after that. So this gives me the time I need to research and read the book. <BR> <BR> I've always been a "simple" person when it comes to my philosophy on weight loss. Burn more calories than you eat. Because of that, I'm surprised that I'm ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 17:31:58 EST Hello, New to Team, Not to Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51515456 Hello. My husband, middle daughter and I started the 17DD on October 1st after he suffered a mini stroke. We got off track at Thanksgiving but my husband and I are starting back today. Since his mini stroke, my husband has lost 16 lb. and I have lost 11 lb. I want to lose another nine pounds. The biggest areas I need improvement in are getting 8 hours of sleep (I am a night owl but I have to get up early to fix my husband's breakfast and lunch) and exercising (I have led a sedentary life all ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 08:36:58 EST New Blog and FB Page and News http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51502200 Hi Ladies... <BR> <BR> I wanted to share... <BR> <BR> I alluded to this, but going to finally divulge... a few of you follow me on facebook, so know already... but I'm writing a book. That's the BIG NEWS... <BR> <BR> Other news is that I'm starting a blog... here is the link. cinnamarie.wordpress.com and I have setup a facebook page called Extending Our Happily Ever After you can find it here: www.facebook.com/ExtendingOurHappilyEverAf<BR>ter <BR> <BR> Please subscribe, like, follow... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:23:09 EST Fat Loser Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51483772 "The single most powerful belief you can acquire in the mental toughness process is the one that says 'You are responsible for your success in the weight loss and maintenance process.' As a matter of fact, all of us are responsible for our entire lives. The average person chooses to play the victim. Decide that you are the problem and that you are the solution, and you will feel the change take place. Suddenly, there is no one to blame. This is the #1 trait of the world class. Adopt it and pr... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:42:39 EST going out to eat in cycle 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51475062 So should I just avoid going out to dinner during cycle 1? I was thinking the steamed veggies and chicken from a chinese restaurant might be good but then I can make that at home and you know my chicken will be better than the chicken at Chinese Restaurants. Any suggestions? Fri, 4 Jan 2013 19:01:33 EST Restarting tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51466417 I am a little nervous about restarting tomorrow. I successfully finished C1 & C2 back in the summer (C3 was a struggle for me). I tried to restart a couple months ago but just couldnt get into it and had a harder time giving up the carbs. I have to weigh myself tomorrow morning but I'm pretty sure I have gain 10 pounds since Oct - NOT GOOD (haven't adjusted my weight here)!! I am so unhappy with myself and see myself falling back into my old patterns. I need to nip this now. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:11:24 EST Day 2, Cycle 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51452176 Hello, my name is Jana and my husband and I have just started the 17 day diet. We both want to drop at minimum 40lbs. I am interested in losing 60 lbs, though. I hope to meet some people on here that can encourage me as I start this journey. <BR> <BR> I hope this new year is starting off fright for you all!! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 12:24:14 EST Smoothie help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51422314 I am restarting 17DD again on Saturday. I had a really bad month and gain alot after all the holiday junk. Need to get back on track. We leave for vacation mid Feb and i can through C1 and C2 before we leave. <BR> <BR> I never made smoothie when i did the diet in the past. Does anyone have a good recipe i can use. Thanks!!! <BR> <BR> Happy new year everyone. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:22:35 EST Whey to Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51419566 Ok---so this may be a strange question but here goes! Yesterday I made mozzarella cheese from scratch (easier then it sounds!) Turned out GREAT! But then I had all this Whey leftover so I looked online as to what to do with it. I found out you can heat it to 200 degrees and make Ricotta cheese so I did that. But I still have Whey. LOL! I know that I will use some in cooking as it suggested on some of the websites I found but has anyone else done this? And if you have...did you use the whey? ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:48:17 EST A New Year, A New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51413937 I havn't been on here for awhile. I started the 17DD when it first came out. I lost 70 pounds on it too. When I did reach my goal weight, I started to gradually gain weight a little a time, until I gained 50 of it back. I have yo yo dieted for several years now. So I do hope that this time around I can figure out why I do this and fix it so that I can maintain and not gain. I have put a lot more planning into it this time. I do think that this site and all of you can help along this journey. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:07:46 EST Interested or Committed?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x51410792 Are you interested or committed? <BR> People who are interested in losing weight: <BR> Stick with it until something better comes along. <BR> Take action only if they feel like doing it. <BR> Need to see results in order to stay motivated. <BR> Blame people or circumstances for their struggles. <BR> Easily give up when they face challenges. <BR> <BR> People who are committed to losing weight: <BR> Stick with their plans no matter what! <BR> Take action whether they feel like doing it or not!... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:29:59 EST I CAN - Just DO it Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19777x47217x51409821 Please use this forum/thread to keep track of your own accountability for this 17 Day challenge. The email explains the details. If you do not receive team emails, please let Kathymag, Bythegrace or Saralee11 know, and we will re-post it or make sure that you see it. <BR> <BR> You can cut & paste this format, change the dates, use it however you want. Remember.. once you "reply/post" to this thread, you can return to it daily to update your progress by using EDIT. And don't forget to award ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:37:06 EST Have a very happy and HEALTHY 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51405504 I want to wish all of you the happiest and healthiest of new years! <BR> <BR> This has been a very good year for me thus far... 2012 was a year of discovery... I discovered the 17 Day Diet... I rediscovered SparkPeople.com and really made a home for myself here. Only made possible by the friendships I've made here with all of you. Thank you all so very much! <BR> <BR> I know that 2013 will see me to my goal weight and I'm so very excited about that. I figure that it'll happen after the s... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:06:36 EST Went shopping... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51405437 I went to Goodwill today... <BR> <BR> Still can't bring myself to go through the racks of pants. I'm a hard fit... I'm tall and have a waist. Pants have always been a hard fit... I often have them hang off my waist in the back... I need them to cinch in... plus, the whole thought of them being used. I know, some aren't... or some are hardly used... heck, I even donate to goodwill and salvo's myself. It's a mental thing. Plus, I hate shopping... always have. I don't like getting undres... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 23:00:32 EST I need help.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51394367 Hi everyone, <BR> I'm still very new and every time I read a message board thread I become more in love with 17DD and this group. Your stories (and even struggles) are so inspiring for me because I'm learning that I can REALLY do this even with all my BUT's. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Two questions..... <BR> <BR> How do you determine your goal weight? I am 5'11" and just turned 40. I have read and heard from multiple sources that an ideal range for me would be anywhere between 125-190... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:44:59 EST C1D2 and eating out question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51381122 So excited to have lost 2 lbs on the first day! Wanted some carbs really bad last night but kept thinking about what I wanted my scale to reflect in the morning-temptation avoided! :) a question that maybe some veterans can help with: Sunday nights we usually go out with friends and it usually is fast food but perhaps someplace like Applebee's as well. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can eat and still stay on track? Any ideas are appreciated. <em>334</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:53:38 EST Fat Loser Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51374633 Fat people believe diets don't work. Fit people believe people don't work. <BR> <BR> "Make a decision to stop treating your diet like a hobby and start treating it like a battle you must win! Get tough and hold your feet to the fire. 99% compliance is failure. If you're going to get fit, it's all or nothing." <BR> <BR> Action Step: Start telling yourself you have 100% control over your own level of fitness. <BR> <BR> -Steve Siebold <BR> "Die Fat or Get Tough" <BR> Fatloser.com <BR> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:31:42 EST Day 1 cycle 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51360168 Hi <BR> Today I started the 17 day diet. I read the book over the Christmas weekend, all while overindulging on Christmas treats! Today is the 10 year anniversary of my hysterectomy. Since this time I have gained close to 20 pounds. I also just had my 50th birthday. <BR> I am so ready to get back into shape and look and feel good! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:23:01 EST Totally Random question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51357059 Hey, all - a Team Member posted to her blog last year a couple pictures of a quilt she had made with an Alexander Henry Christmas fabric (if you don't sew that name probably doesn't mean anything to you! LOL) the fabric has a bunch of 1950s-looking people shopping at Christmastime. <BR> <BR> Does anyone remember seeing this blog post - more importantly, does anyone know who's blog that is? Thanks in advance! Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:02:17 EST Expression of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51342409 "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt Thu, 27 Dec 2012 09:44:35 EST Morning everyone! and NEW GOAL ANNOUNCEMENT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51341522 I took today off... We had a storm last night... <BR> <BR> I had a bit of a goodie binge yesterday, but then had a guilt binge, too, so then I exercised... then I went to bed for HOURS AND HOURS... woke up... weighed in... lost 2 lbs... got energized and now I'm getting ready to exercise again! LOL <BR> <BR> Why not? I may even exercise again later! I can hardly believe the motivation mode I'm in now... it's wild! Plus, I'm feeling bones everywhere... in a good way! <BR> <BR> I'm a... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:27:29 EST December 26th my wife and I begin cycle one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51326015 Hello! I'm new to the group and looking forward to becoming healthier. My wife and I both have quite a few kilos to lose. She heard about the plan from a coworker who lost 50 pounds, so we checked the book out from the library and are going to follow it ourselves. Our biggest issue will be our 9 y.o. daughter and not nibbling her treats and feeding her food that's not on the plan. I'm confident that after a few days and getting results that issue will greatly lessen. Feel free to add me as a ... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 18:43:29 EST My mini Christmas Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51324601 Didn't make it... but came awfully close... 119.5 lbs, not 120 like I hoped for... BUT, I'm VERY proud... not at all disappointed. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you all know, since I mentioned it enough! LOL Tue, 25 Dec 2012 14:00:36 EST May the holiday be merry and not too derailin'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51317984 May you all be Merry tonight and tomorrow, but try to be smart about it... I know that I'm going to indulge a bit, but, I'm going to be smart alot. I've actually chosen to not even go off plan at all today... removing ONE day entirely from that equation makes it easier on me. I've planned out my meals tomorrow... and have only a few snacks in mind. <BR> <BR> Over Thanksgiving, I had 3 deserts... Seriously! I had a pumpkin roll, some egg nog ice cream and Chai Bread... that was WAY too m... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:53:36 EST Making Every Bite Count!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51294553 Hey, team!! <BR> <BR> It's a crazy time of year, and I know I need a reminder to take the time to care for myself, in this month of serving and giving to others!!! <BR> <BR> I'm sure many of us will be disappearing for a bit here & there - out of town, tasked-out, entertaining, etc. Let's work hard to check here or in to the Daily Check-In, as often as we can, to encourage each other :) If we all pop in as we can, hopefully someone will be around at all times to offer the support another f... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 08:39:43 EST Saying of the day - this is a keeper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51274771 From Joe Biden's address at Senator Inouye's memorial service: <BR> <BR> "You're defined by your courage and redeemed by your loyalty." <BR> <BR> This one is going on my image board for sure!! Thu, 20 Dec 2012 10:29:09 EST Day 1 tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51229491 Hi everyone, <BR> I bought this book over the summer, read about 1/2 way through it on my Kindle. I think I'm ready to start the program tomorrow (I'd start today but I need to grocery-shop). I did drink the lemon water this morning and the green tea. <BR> <BR> Question, is there an android app that helps with this program? Do you track your meals with Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> I would love love love to make 2013 the year that I weigh less than 200! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:05:01 EST New Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51206761 Hi all! I'm new here (this team). I started the 17 Day Diet yesterday, and I'm even more inspired after reading your success posts. <BR> <BR> I'm a writer <em>149</em> (fiction, nonfiction, & poetry), and the past year I've spent so much time on my butt writing that I've gained back 20 pounds I lost three years ago :-( So I am determined to get back with the program, and I think the 17 Day Diet is an approach that I can live with. I also need to get back to my old walking regime - I use... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:58:27 EST need motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51198471 HELP!!! i keep putting off starting this diet because of a party, holiday, guests coming, etc. i keep waiting until i have 17 days to do it. meanwhile, i have GAINED 5 pounds during this time. i have 8 days until i leave for vacation at a friend's house and will be there for a week. then i have company coming. it never ends. i want to lose this 5 pounds and start fresh but dont know how to begin! i am 60 years old, and a vegan. i do not eat any animal products or dairy but i do use s... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 16:21:35 EST Old but new :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51190745 Hello everyone. I am starting cycle 1 again on Monday. I follow the cycles back March - July but went to maintenance during a busy time of year. It's time for me to get back to the weight loss portion and thought support is good. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I started at 226. I'm currently 191 and would love to get to 145. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 23:05:17 EST starting cycle 2 today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51183380 Hi All! I'm starting cycle 2 today and let me tell ya, plain oatmeal never tasted so good!! lol. I'm only down 5.5 from when I started cycle 1, but I've gained a lot of good habits and I have consistantly been working out on my days off of work (give or take a few break days). So overall I'm pleased with myself, because I've finally been consistant with something for longer than two weeks! So on to cycle 2!! <BR> <BR> Good luck everyone!! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 10:37:47 EST Back from doctor ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51176324 ......and he only wants me to lose 15 more pounds!! Wow!! Haven't heard that from a doc in a very long time!!! Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:26:28 EST starting cycle 3 today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51155992 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> I felt the need to start a topic that made this announcement so that I would feel committed to the decision. <BR> <BR> I had SUCH great success for a year (aug 2011- aug2012). It literally changed my life and I believe actually saved my life. then i lost the focus.... i lost my "do or die" mentality. I "played" with cycle 1... <BR> <BR> So, after a recent 2 pound gain which puts me six pounds over my lowest weight (i was 9 pounds over the lowest weight)... i have d... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:58:44 EST I am almost there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51154495 Wow... what a crazy, busy SparkPeople weekend I had! <BR> <BR> Firstly, I lost more weight. From last monday, 7.5 lbs. Not even sure how or why, but maybe it's still the crazy two months of not really doing much of anything, ya know? Anyway... on Saturday, as some of you already know from my blog... I went clothes shopping. <BR> <BR> I needed new pants. I had my 22/24's way too big on me... so I needed some 18/20's. Bought two pair of those... 2 new bras... now I'm in a 42 DD (cups a... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 07:07:54 EST Whoo Hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51125495 So I'm very excited! The weight seems to finally be coming off! I'm only down about 4 pounds, but I feel good, I've been working out at least 3-4 times per week. Everything is becoming a habit. I have 4 more days on cycle 1, so I don't think I'll hit the 10 pounds that the book says, but I'm happy it's starting to work for me. And the best news, I'm down a pant size! I bought new jeans! <em>244</em> Still a big snug around the belly, but great on my butt and legs! I'm so excited! <em>334... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 17:25:53 EST Finally!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51109906 On my way this morning to have my cardiac ablation done - after one cancellation/reschedule (equipment malfunction at the hospital), four flight changes, and the decision to fly in and out of Honolulu on the same day - (no rooms available to stay overnight)....... <BR> <BR> Geesshh!! It's easier to fly to the mainland east coast it seems!! <BR> <BR> But!! I'll be on my way shortly - see ya on the other side- Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:44:41 EST Hi Ladies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51105891 Morning ladies, I lost a few more pounds but it came partly from hardly eating yesterday. I went to the doctor on Tuesday and he prescribed Cymbalta for my back pain... Boy, was I sick after taking my first pill... just nauseas and queasy all day long yesterday. I slept alot, then last night, couldn't sleep... after one of the longest nights in ages, I'm ready to go in to work today early and try to recoup some of the time I missed... I'm out of days and out of money, so I need to try to ge... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 06:17:32 EST C1 Leeks and Cabbage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51089090 This was the first thing I did when experimenting with vegetables... <BR> <BR> I cut up and cooked some cabbage, then drained it, set aside. <BR> <BR> Cut up some leeks and then added them to Olive Oil and garlic and red pepper flakes, onion powder and pepper... <BR> <BR> Once the leeks are soft and flavorful, then just add in the cooked cabbage and toss to coat and cook til all warmed up.... <BR> <BR> Serve... SO GOOD! Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:32:54 EST C1 Baked Chicken with Onions & Leeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51089045 Baked Chicken with Onions & Leeks <BR> <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 35 min Serves: 6 <BR> Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Level: Easy <BR> <BR> Diabetes, Weight Loss, Low-Sodium, Low-Fat <BR> <BR> <BR> Description: <BR> <BR> Baking pieces of chicken is one of the easiest ways to put a meal on the table for your family. This mustard-glazed chicken is roasted on a bed of sliced onions, leeks and garlic that you can serve alongside it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 cups thinly sliced... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:29:29 EST C2 Indian-Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51089003 Indian-Spiced Eggplant & Cauliflower Stew <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 25 min Serves: 6 <BR> Cook Time: 40 min Level: Easy <BR> <BR> Weight Loss, Low Cholesterol, Low-Fat, High-Fiber <BR> <BR> <BR> Description: <BR> <BR> Eggplant, cauliflower, chickpeas and tomatoes are the basis for this rich Indian-spiced curry. Make it a meal: Serve with brown basmati rice or whole-wheat couscous. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 tablespoons curry powder, preferably hot Madras (see Note) <BR> 1 ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:26:32 EST C1? Carb Free Cloud Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51088925 I haven't tried this, but am thinking of trying it this weekend... I don't completely crave bread, but am just intrigued to taste this. <BR> <BR> Carb Free Cloud Bread <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> Serves: 5Yield: <BR> 10 <BR> halves Units: US | Metric <BR> 3 eggs, separated <BR> 3 tablespoons whole milk cottage cheese or 3 tablespoons cream cheese <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar <BR> 1 (1 g) packet artificial sweetener <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> Preheat oven to 300 degrees. <... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:21:55 EST C2 Roasted Chickpeas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51088842 Roasted Chickpeas That’ll Rock Your World <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 can chick peas (aka garbanzo beans) that's about 1 2/3 cups <BR> 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil <BR> 1/2 teaspoon real salt <BR> 1/2 teaspoon paprika <BR> dash of cayenne <BR> 1/4 teaspoon cumin <BR> 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder <BR> Instructions <BR> <BR> Preheat oven to 400. <BR> Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well coated. <BR> Spread chickpeas on a baking pan and bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:16:48 EST Thai Style Chicken Curry http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51079138 Thai Style Curry <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 chicken breasts cubed <BR> 2-3 TBSP Curry Paste <BR> 3-4 TBSP Olive Oil <BR> 1 Onion chopped <BR> Can of diced tomatoes <BR> 2/3 can of coconut milk <BR> <BR> Fry paste in olive oil. Add onions and fry until soft. <BR> Add chicken and fry until outside is cooked <BR> Add tomatoes and coconut milk and allow to boil for 2-3 minutes <BR> Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Tue, 4 Dec 2012 07:20:23 EST Indian Spiced Kale and Chickpeas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51076743 Indian-Spiced Kale & Chickpeas <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 15 min Serves: 4 <BR> Cook Time: 25 min Level: Easy <BR> <BR> Weight Loss, Heart Health, High Calcium, High Potassium <BR> <BR> <BR> Description: <BR> <BR> Chickpeas make this exotic dish a terrific player in any vegetarian menu. <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1-1 1/2 pounds kale, ribs removed, coarsely chopped (see Tip) <BR> 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:16:49 EST Cabbage, Carrots and Turmeric http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19779x47217x51076719 Sauteed Cabbage, Carrots and Turmeric <BR> <BR> Active: 35 min; Total: 1 hr 20 min (8 servings) <BR> <BR> Cooking onions until softened, then stirring in spices and aromatics like garlic and ginger is the foundation of many Ethiopian recipes, from vegetables and lentils to meat and chicken. In this delicately spiced vegetarian dish, chunks of carrots and cabbage are added to the base and cooked until the cabbage is sweet and silky. Turmeric, the main seasoning, lends an earthy flavor. <... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 23:15:01 EST Potlucks and parties http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51072802 Ok--I have a party this coming Sunday and it is also a Potluck. What would you take? DH suggested Manwich <em>198</em> But I said no. I have some ideas...like a salad of some kind, soup or a chicken and broccoli dish. Any suggestions? Mon, 3 Dec 2012 18:34:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x47217x51069641 I have been on SP for a few years, I am excited about this plan, I am a vegetarian so this is something I can actually utilized. I am also glad I found this group. Good luck to everyone and I hope you all have a great week. Mon, 3 Dec 2012 13:22:00 EST Quote for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19778x47217x51066009 Knowing is not enough; we must apply... <BR> Wishing is not enough; we must do! <BR> Johann Van Goethe <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 08:48:21 EST Yay baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51064754 Lost what I gained over Thanksgiving and a few more.... total lost now 107.5!!! This puts me in a pretty great mood today! <BR> <BR> I weigh in at work today for that Turkey Buster challenge... it'll show higher as I am in work clothes and usually have my hot lemon water and a green tea in me by then... But, I'm STOKED! <BR> Mon, 3 Dec 2012 07:11:29 EST Starting C1 week of December 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51042203 I'm Back! After resigning from being a leader, going off the diet, quitting the team and gaining back 23 lbs. over the last year; I have decided that I want to start the New year off right. To do that I needed to rejoin the team. Something Pudgynomore said struck a chord - if I was so successful on the 17DD (I lost 49lbs) why am I fighting going back on it and being 100% compliant? It worked. Sure there are things I didn't agree with on it, but what I did on my own didn't work. I need to spen... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 14:06:22 EST Can't DO 17DD? A vent of sorts but informational! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51040068 I have had someone tell me (and I read it in SP from time to time too) "I can't do the 17DD. I tried and it is too restrictive and I am hungry all the time, etc". I think "REALLY??? Have you READ the book? The WHOLE book??" I have even said it out-loud instead of just thinking it. So if someone reading this is thinking this diet doesn't work here is my advice (and it repeated throughout this team's boards) <BR> <BR> First: READ THE BOOK! And I don't mean just the food lists or only Cycle 1. ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:24:10 EST I did it! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51028989 Hi Everyone! I'm so proud of myself! I wrote a few days back about an eating out delimma I was facing for the first time since starting 17DD. Well I had a very successful meal and a good time!. I ordered an egg white veggie omlete, no cheese because they didn't have a reduced fat option. My 5 year old ate my pancakes and hasbrowns and we both had green tea. She tought it was great that we were having breakfast for lunch and she said that she wanted to be like me :) <em>247</em> made my da... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:03:04 EST Where do you purchase your kefir from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=19778x47217x51027993 I wanted to try the kefir smoothie but haven's seen kefir in my local grocery store. Where do you buy your kefir from or do you make your own? Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:29:15 EST Tragic Loss of a dear SP friend and teammate... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x51007919 On behalf of Aithley (WINNINGBATTLE) please read the following blog written by her brother yesterday. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148849 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>51</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 22:19:19 EST HELP! Eating out dilemma! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x47217x50994870 My friends invited me to lunch tomorrow and I've looked at the menu and I have no idea what to even eat! Even the salads are complicated. What do I do? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:37:09 EST