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4/6/14 4:56 P

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Welcome! Protein Power is a great diet. I love the Eades "30 Day Low Carb Diet Solution". It's one of my favorite books. So glad to have you on the team!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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emoticon Hi, My name is Cheri and I currently live in Tulsa Oklahoma but am originally from Syracuse New York. I am a SAHM of two beautiful baby girls. One is 3 and the other just 6 months. I am still trying to lose this baby weight and I once tried the protein power diet when I was in college and lost quite a bit of weight with it so I am currently trying that out again. So happy to have found a team that can support me in this journey because it has been a hard one. Lost the first 20 lbs from my pregnancy within a month after having my daughter but have been struggling to lose the rest.

Reaching that goal weight by 2015


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Welcome to the team!! It sounds like you are off to a good start!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Hi! my name is Katie. I am from Arkansas! I joined a 90 day low carb challenge group on facebook. I learned from my sister in law's sister and her mom that eating low carb will help me balance my blood sugar, lose the weight and curb my sweet cravings. I decided to give it a try.

I did my first day yesterday making progress. before I began low carb I was shocked to learn I was eating way over like 100 g carbs. yesterday I reduced it to 63g.

Today down to 24g of carbs including dinner. would love low carbing friends

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Welcome to the team and good luck with your goals!!!!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
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Hello my Name is Angie, I am from the suburbs of New York. I have been Diagnosed with pre diabetes. I am working towards a better low carbs diet to keep all under control. I have 4 grand children 1 boy 8 years & 3 girls from the age of 4,3 & 9 months. I knew about the low carb way of life because I lost 25lbs in 2000 on Atkins but never stuck to it because I love my rice dishes. I have decided to stick with low carbs and whip myself back to a healthy body.




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3/20/14 2:34 P

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Welcome to the team!! Low carb is great for diabetics. I have hypoglycemia but am asymptomatic due to diet changes.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hello everyone I am Jennifer from Northern Michigan. I have been a diabetic for 14 years. I have been eating low carb for about 3 weeks now. I am happily surprised that I am losing weight easier than on a traditional diet.

Looking forward to getting to know everyone and learning much more about the low carb lifestyle.

Thanks for letting me be apart of your team!

Jen

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MORTICIAADDAMS
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3/14/14 1:55 P

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welcome!! I had the same response to the typical diabetic diet. I got sicker in fact. Lower carb is the way to go.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hi My name is Eileen, I live on the East Coast of Sunny Florida. I will be 68 Next Month and have about 75 pounds to lose. I have been with this for years. I am Diabetic and have gone to nutrition class for Diabetics. They recommended 45 grams of carbs per meal and 2 snacks. Tried it with not good results. I am in the second week of atkins and doing great have lost about 5 pounds and the Glucose numbers are coming down. Spoke to my doctor today and with the last 2 week readings readings she reduced some of my diabetic medicine.


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3/10/14 9:56 P

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Welcome to the team! I live in Southern Illinois. Good luck with your goals! Let us know if we can help in any way.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
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Hi my name is Vicki
I live in the buckle of the bible belt or Indiana. We are expecting new snow Tuesday
I am a 30 year stroke survivor
and have doubled my acceptable weight for my age and height.
I am only setting my goal for half that this year or 71 pounds
I can WILL do it
20 carbs a day & I can keep losing at that number


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"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
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Welcome to the team and congratulations on the weight loss!! It sounds like you are doing great!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Hi! My name is Sandy. I'm from the Huntington, WV area, and somewhat new to the low carb deal. I'm on my 6th day. I'm doing more the Atkins deal, but have not cut it down to their induction recommendation. Coming from a carb addict, I wanted to ease into it. At the point of doing anywhere from 50-100 carbs a day. Down from an average of over 200. I have tried several types of diets to no avail or no lasting results after being diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. I decided to do this when I took a quiz to see how carb sensitive my body was. Needless to say.......very! First day of going completely in with 20-25 carbs. I have lost a total of 5 pounds with doing 50-100 carbs. Glad to be here.


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My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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3/9/14 9:13 P

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Welcome to the team! I certainly hope your husband gets on low carb to stay.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am new to this team (not new to Spark and not new to low carbs), but I am still struggling with what fits ME and mine best. I have taken off about 40 pounds, but am stalled (for several months) and need to also find ways to motivate my husband who eats what I fix (then goes and gets toast and jam after the meal). He recently had a heart attack and so it is more critical than ever that he eats what is good for him. Of course low carb bucks the medical advice (even though when he followed it he had a marvelous checkup--perfect bloodwork. He strayed back to mixing low fat and carbs and that is when the "event" happened)!

I live in Washington State (east side, Spokane area) but love to visit anyplace new. Another challenge is eating low carb (they always bring the big fluffy roll, don't they?) at restaurants. A steak and a salad (or chicken breast and veggie) is my go to meal, but who knows WHAT else is added to cooking spices?

That's my story. Looking forward to learning what works and keeps us healthy and alive.

My name is Jeanne (pronounced Jean ee); I live in eastern Washington State.


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MORTICIAADDAMS
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Yep, it's kind of overwhelming at first but it gets easier. You just have to wade through it and not get too wigged out.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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My brain hurts from.reading
stuff all.day

I got nothing

It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


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Feel free to ask. We have heard it all, from Canada or not. emoticon

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Feels like one of those support type meetings
if u want to know ask or not ???

It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


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LOL!! Very funny! Welcome to the team!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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hello
i am a dummie regarding low carbs ....
from Canada that's all you need to know

It is what is
We are fools to think we got any control over anything
your destiny is already written....


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Welcome to the team!! I can relate. I was a vegetarian in high school and it didn't work well for me either.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Happy Saturday Everyone -

I'm new to the team and hope you don't mind me jumping in here.

I too have been on every diet known to man - and had been a vegetarian for many years and the weight kept going up and up. Along with my blood sugars :-(

I have the low carb vegetarian book by Rose Elliott - and you can do it! I myself ending up going back to following Atkins last week because - truthfully the only reason I cut out meat was because I wanted to lose weight. I now try to stick to farm raised, but not essential. And I do measure my protein and fat out - but don't get crazy out it.

Get through the first week or so eating moderate protein and plenty of heathy fats and veggies and the you'll start to feel happier, less hungry...be kind to yourself!


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Hi Vera! Welcome! Atkins is a great diet!

Lots of people seem to really like the protein powders.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I found something that helps get my protein up. It's soy protein isolate. It's essentially powdered soy (like whey protein powders bodybuilders use). You mix one cup (it's a 30g cup that comes with it) into water or unsweetened soy milk (I do a 30/70 ratio).

It keeps me happy for long periods, especially in the mornings when facing an omelet is the last thing I want to do— or when I'm having a carb or sweet tooth craving.

Edited by: BARBERELA444 at: 1/20/2014 (08:44)

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emoticon Vera, have you been on it before?

Joye

"Suffering is in the indecision"

Remember: If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!!

If it's to BE, it's up to ME!

If you are tired of starting over,STOP GIVING UP!

If you can believe it, you can be it.

Focus on the path---one decision at a time.


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Hi my name is Vera and I am on the Atkins diet.

Vera


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1/10/14 8:33 P

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Protein keeps me satisfied too, especially with some healthy fat with it.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I have craving when I don't get enough protein. Protein stays longer in the tummy. I also eat the good carbs instead of the bad ones, like veggies, steelcut oatmeal, or grits.If those last two don't satisfy that craving for bread, I don't know because I love it and have to be careful of my amount...almost like a treat.








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I like meat and taters and even gravy if made low carb but can do without the bread. When you crave bread eat a healthy snack. Try not to think about foods you can't have but the ones you can. Don't have bread in the house. It's easier to avoid it that way.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Any tips for dealing with a really bad craving for bread? It's not often, but when it hits, it HITS!


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Texas here. I must limit the bad carbs for my tummy. I had the gastric sleeve on Jan 16, 2012. I have 40 more lbs to go for my goal of 160.

Raised here in Texas, we love our meat and taters, especially with gravy and garlic bread. Yes, I have problems with bread, chips, fritos. I also love cheese so that isn't so bad. Have give up sodas and sugar. Just need to curb the carbs.








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It sounds like you have an easy fix if you want to drop some pounds. I'm not a fan of alcohol but I do like cheese. It does stall some people though so I try to keep it to a serving or two a day.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Nope. I was never one of the vegetarians that survived on doughnuts, etc. I do however eat large portions only to satisfy the hunger that carbs don't satisfy. Even at my heaviest, my HDL count was fantastic as my doctor put it (he was quite surprised considering my weight). He did say that lowering the carbs in my diet would bring a weight loss.

I do exercise— high intensity zumba class 2x weekly on top of a "keep fit" class and walks in between. Idle I am not. Unfortunately, I get hungry after my late night class and will indulge in a snack. Cheese is my downfall.

That's where my query of calories comes in— because of the calories in cheese.

Also... wine. Can't say no to a glass or two at night. I bet if I stopped the late night wine and cheese party, my weight would certainly go down!


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1/8/14 1:42 P

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We have had a couple of members in the past that were low carb vegetarians. You are a prime example of why carbs and calories do count. Many people assume that being a vegetarian automatically means you are eating a healthy diet but it doesn't. I have friends who are obese vegetarians. I'm sure you don't eat this way but you can be a vegetarian and live on cookies, cakes, pies, candy, doughnuts, sugary cereals, etc. Calories do count and the quality of carbs matters. It is a healthy diet if your diet focuses on legumes, veggies, fruits, and possibly soy and whole grains if you consider those healthy.

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-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hi Barberela444! The plan I'm using restricts carbs at the start and ups them in the next step. Calories don't come into play, but common sense does. Sensible amounts of proteins and fats shouldn't prevent you from losing and you shouldn't feel hungry either. My plan recommends eating 3 meals and 2 to 3 snacks between meals through out the day. I spread the carbs out so I don't go more than 5 hours without having some. Hope this info helps you!


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Hello all! I'm an American married to a Brit living in a sleepy little village in East Anglia (England). I discovered a book called "Vegetarian Low Carb" by Rose Elliot and decided to do it.

Despite being a vegetarian for 31 years, I've been on a diet practically all my life and always felt hungry. I couldn't understand why ("everyone else was satisfied eating the WW way....")— that is, until I went on high protein/low carb.

But I'm a bit confused— should one be concerned with the calories consumed? The book recommends at least 60g protein and limiting carbs to 20g for the first two weeks. After that one can up the carbs to a level that one is still losing (ie 45g).

Anyone else in a similar situation?


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1/7/14 6:36 P

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I know 3 police officers from Chicago who retired down here. One was my son's taekwondo master.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Chicago Cops...well all Chicago city workers tend to retire in pockets around the country. Some head to particular suburbs because they can't bear to be far from the city. In the early 90's everyone headed to Las Vegas and Phrump NV. Later Bull Shoals Arkansas was invaded. Southern IL and Tennessee are hot spot retirement spots now. A few stay on in the city. We won't be among them. We haven't chosen our retirement place yet. Unless Hubby is promoted in the next couple of years, we'll be changing our address in a couple of years!


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1/6/14 3:26 P

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Welcome to the team and best of luck. We seem to get a lot of Chicago cops that retire down here in Southern Illinois. LOL.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hi! If you are on other low carb teams, you may have already read this...if not...well here ya go! emoticon

Hi All! I'm Diana, 58 and a Chicago cops wife. My kids are grown and have gifted me with 6 beautiful grand daughters and a very handsome grandson! Bonus! A great grand daughter too! I'm hesitant to mention the name of the plan I'm following...because the name makes it seem less legit. But I gave it a half heart effort in October and lost 11 lbs and over 13". I wasn't hungry, my body began function more regularly and I was sleeping better than I had in years. My lab numbers improved an my doctor was actually a bit giddy about the results. My husband went on furlough in Nov. and I wasn't ingrained enough in the program to keep it up. My routine changes a lot with having hubby home. The good news is no gains during the holidays. I'm guessing while I wasn't falling the plan, the info was in the back of my mind and influencing my choices here and there. Enough to keep me from back tracking. Yesterday I started the first phase over. An 8 week reset that allows plenty of neutral foods and a fair amount of counter carbs. Enough so I don't feel deprived. I'm looking forward to sharing recipes, ideas, successes, support and much more with you all!


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1/1/14 9:35 P

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We are on all kinds of low carb plans so we tend to eat differently.

I keep it simple and try to eat fresh food and cull most processed foods.

I eat 5 egg whites, 1-2 strips of uncured lower sodium bacon, a clementine or orange, a glass of unsweetened almond milk or a glass of Hood Calorie Countdown Chocolate Dairy Beverage for breakfast.

For lunch I have a main dish salad with mixed greens, radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, pepper, carrot, 2 hard boiled egg whites, cheese, sunflower seeds, meat, and homemade dressing. Sometimes a piece of fruit.

For supper I have a piece of meat, a veggie or 2, and a piece of fruit.

I have a list of snacks I eat too - things like cheese, nuts, peanut butter, etc.


Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 1/1/2014 (22:53)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Ok...it's New year's eve...we are planning our back-on-track plan and I want to use SparkPeople to help get back on my low carb plan. Can someone direct me to an explanation on how to use this team site? I am also looking for low-carb daily or weekly menu plans....we get tired of eating the same things day after day.

I am from Ohio.



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12/26/13 5:04 P

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Welcome to the team!! I sure envy you those temps! I wish I could give you some of our moisture. We have had too much lately.

Thanks you for the encouragement. I hope everyone is ready to get down to business - it's time to get fit.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hi All, I am from N CA, wine country. It is beautiful here, we have been in the 60's all month, but we need rain really bad!! We have only had about 5 inches all year. We are going to be in real trouble. But hopefully we will get it Jan- April is still our rainy season. We don't get rain between May and November usually. But there doesn't seem to be anything usual about the weather these days!!
I think I am going to enjoy this team. Many great and helpful threads....Seems we have a great leader in Morticiaaddams! emoticon emoticon

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Remember: If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!!

If it's to BE, it's up to ME!

If you are tired of starting over,STOP GIVING UP!

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Welcome to the team!!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Greetings, I'm retired 64 long term diabetic. Currently live in bluffton, SC. Spent most of my life in PA


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12/13/13 1:39 P

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Welcome to the team!! My grandma's family is from Elkhart, Mishawaka, and South Bend. Most of us can relate to the hubby's. Mine has a sweet tooth. LOL.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hi everyone. I'm from Elkhart, IN. A stay at home wife and I help take care of my 2 grandsons when their parents schedules over lap. Need to get back to putting me first. I've eaten low carb before but it is hard when hubby wants all the things I can't have.


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I had family in South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkart. I liked it up there. One of my great grandpas is buried there.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Julia - live in Osceola, IN (next to South Bend, home of the University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish) - been a Sparkie since 2010 off and on but it's time to get serious now and quit playing around. I'd really like to lose 30 pounds but would be ecstatic if I lose 20. I can't seem to stay motivated for more than two days. Really need a team that will kick my butt. I'm 55 years young and work full time. Happy to be here.

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I'm kind of a purist as far as eating is concerned. LOL. I don't consider convenience foods to be healthy and tend to cull most processed foods. They either have transfat, too many carbs, too much sugar, too much salt, and they usually taste terrible too. I hate all the work involved in fixing healthy meals but they taste 10 times better and are 10 times healthier. It really doesn't take that long to broil a thin chicken breast. There are low carb pancake recipes and I've heard some of them are pretty good. Many low carb plans offer menu plans, like South Beach, which can be done lower carb depending on your selections. Atkins, Paleo, Primal, Protein Power all have recipes. You might check out The 30 Day Low Carb Diet Solution but the Eades. It is a really simple low carb plan around your carb limits.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 10/24/2013 (20:15)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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My name is Michelle. I am new to blogs and posting, so hopefully I'm posting correctly! :) I am a 150 lb, 5' 2" mother of two young sons (6 and 2), and am from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio. Also, I am extremely excited to meet everyone and join this group!

Once my primary care physician suggested to change my eating habits and cut down to 50 carbs a day to lose weight, I have been searching for the knowledge and support to begin this challenge. Working 40 hours a week in an office, juggling appointments and activities during the evening hours, and having picky eaters at home makes the onslaught of this change tremendously difficult. We are well accustomed to convience foods (fast food restaurants I really can't afford, frozen processed main dishes, and frozen vegetables in easy to store microwaveable bags), and I am at a complete loss when it comes to tackling a healthy meal plan and the grocery store. I normally only cook about three times a week, including special Saturday and Sunday pancake breakfasts-which I think will be the second most difficult part of this change for me because I LOVE MAKING PANCAKES!! Nutmeg drizzled pumpkin pancakes with a dolop of whip cream, apple turnover pancakes, peanut butter pancakes...I'm a bread and pastry fiend!! I have found in the last two days that it is hard to find free predone low carb meal plans that you don't have to pay for subscriptions to. This is a shame, because that would be the easiest way for my household to transition. Here's to finding pleasant ways to become healthier and more adapt at providing good tasting meals at home!!



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10/6/13 2:41 P

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Welcome to the team! It sounds like you have had more than your fair share of challenges. But I love that you did research and have solved many of your own problems. I find today that often many of us have to do that. Doctors are so busy and their time with us is limited. We have to be our own health care advocates.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am from the Livonia-Westland area in Michigan. Have been on this site since 2012 briefly. Bailed out to join weight watchers when my cholesterol got to 195. There I lost 20 pounds, my cholesterol shot back up to 245! Wow, I really don't understand this? I am about 40 pounds over weight from a car accident where I spent almost 11 years going from one illness to another, feeling crippled( back problems, sprained neck, sciatic nerve damage/arms & legs going numb, thorn sacroiliac, breast surgery/calcium deposits & pre-cancer, loss of memory, hearing loss in left ear).Pretty overwhelming aye? I'm back, because I stepped out of the box, and helped to cure some of my own illnesses(thru vitamins, detox, and food). As that ended, I got layed off for 4 1/2 years, now retired. Survived without help, had no family to depend on. Now I find out that my front heart valve has calcium problems! I am wondering if it's from my stirring wheel impact? No matter, I am trying to dissolve them(myself), on doctors-heart meds, eating pretty much the diabetic diet. But I still have problems with motivation. Some times I fall weak to fear, and over eat, and loss my motivation. I only get fearful to big stressors. I really know a lot about nutrition, reading over 28 years, and have low blood sugar. Hope others can help me here, cause I know I am a blessing to others!



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9/26/13 3:20 P

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Good job!! You are doing great!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hello team: I am Deb from North Carolina. I started tracking, and replacing bad carbs with healthy ones two weeks ago. I have lost 13 lbs so far. My energy level has sky-rocketed also.

If you don't want to keep starting over, don't give up in the first place.

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Protein Power is a great plan! Love the Eades!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hello, I live in Palmer Alaska & have been on the Protein Power Plan for close to 3 weeks. I do like the improvement & feeling less hungry!

** Melissa **
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Me too. It quickly becomes apparent that most foods are carbs. LOL.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Trying desperately to lower my carbs.
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Great university!!

I find that most people struggle with carbs whether they are aware of it or not. I love healthy food but when I'm at the grocery store I find myself attracted to "garbage". They make it look inviting. I don't really even care for PopTarts but when I look at them and see the picture and the description I almost think I might like them if I hadn't tasted them previously. LOL.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Hi, everyone. My name is Bettie and I reside in DeKalb, Illinois--home of NIU.

I am the 1000th member of this team. I like the name and goals of this team so here I am. I have absolutely got to do something to get my carbs under control.

Bettie

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Welcome back! Best of luck to you!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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its a great team . join us on question of the Day . Its a fun thread and our vents against
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Hello Everyone! Just thought I'd introduce myself..I'm Heather, been a long time Sparker, but been gone for QUITE a while.. :) So, I'm back and trying to eat low carb because that seems to be what my system responds to the most. Looking forward to getting to know you all!


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Lake Havasu City . My girl friend , dianne bought a time share condo . there .Isn't it the hottest place in America ??? I was born in San Bernardo . spent most of my life there
came to AZ in 1994 . I love it here .

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I would like to visit both places - have not been there since I was 8 years old.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I currenrly live in Lake Havasu City AZ....but I grew up a "California Girl"

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Welcome to the team! Atkins is a great diet. It sounds like you are doing great on it.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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hi! i am 55 and married and have adult daughters and 2 grandsons.I just started the atkins diet last week and I have already lost 10 pounds.I am always open to new friends along my journey.

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Welcome to the team and best of luck!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am on the week 2 tame the sweets challenge so that is my first step to cutting sugar. I have been soda free for 5 years. definitely work on the sugar first then cutting the processed food

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Hello new team! My name is Michelle and I'm from Washington State. I am having a do-over because I lost 50lbs and then gained it all back. I've been on spark a while and I love it, I just sometimes go into hermit mode and hide in my cave. This team was suggest to me by 434TERESA and I thought "that's a great idea!" so here I am. Hope to see you all around the forums and blogs!

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Welcome to the team!! The best way to get started cutting carbs is to cut out sugary drinks. Get your carbs from fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, dairy. Nix the processed foods, the bread, chips, cake, cookies, pie, candy, doughnuts, Etc.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Hi! my name is Katie. I am from Arkansas. I just found this team from a friend of mine. one of things I need to do is reduce the amount of carbs I eat. I don't have an eating plan in place yet that is why I came here to learn about my different options and gain knowledge on how to lower my carbs.

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Hi...Looking forward to learning tips from and getting to know everyone.

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Welcome!! Atkins is a great diet and it sounds like you are doing fantastic with it.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I am Teresa and live in Lexington TN. I four kids that keep me busy. I have been eating the Atkins was since March. I still eat from the Atkins food list but now I count total carbs instead of Net carbs which they want to count by. So far I have lost 26 pounds eating this way.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
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px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

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Welcome, Earnie!! Great plan. I often flirt with doing the The Primal Blueprint as well.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I'm Earnie (I'm female despite the name), 67 years old, married, live in Monteagle, Tennessee and just started The Primal Blueprint book and way of eating. I need to lose 10 lbs and begin a consistent exercise program. I have degenerative disk disease and need to fight against sitting all day either at the computer or on the couch reading.

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Welcome!! I had a friend who used to live in Aztec. Atkins is a great diet.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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I just started on the Old 1972 Atkins Diet and am looking for friends. I am from Aztec, New Mexico.

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I like Omron. They are rated well. I think they also make Lifefitness ones.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Wow! I admire your dedication. I have been kidding myself for so long that a mile a day will do the trick (lol) but that is involved in the definition of insanity. I got a new pedometer and immediately lost it. I had it clipped to my pants pocket and showed one of our rental houses yesterday and didn't get home with it (Freudian). Anyway will retrace my steps today and hope to find it. Does anyone else use a pedometer? If so, I'd be interested to know what kind. Well, have a great Mothers Day to all you mothers out there and God bless every member of our team! By the way I will pick up the "30 Day Low Carb Solution" as I have hit a plateau. Have a great one! emoticon

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Welcome to the team. Protein Power is a great plan. I like the Eades and get his newsletter. The 30 Day Low-Carb Diet Solution is one of my all time favorite diet books and I've read a ton. LOL. The book makes the diet so easy to do.

I started out just walking across the room in 2007 as I had an extended illness that lasted 9 months. In no time at all I was able to make it up to 10,000 steps. My advice is to aim for miles as stride length is different in everyone and the goal of the fitness experts of the time was for 5 miles a day. The average worked out to be 10,000 steps. I'm short and have a short stride so I aim for 12,500 to get mine in. It's a little more than 5 miles but now I aim for 6 miles which is almost 15,000 for me. Good luck!

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 5/12/2013 (11:41)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Hello to all -- I'm a newbie and just joined this team. I'm Sheila from Virginia and have recently begun low carbing using the Protein Power plan. I'm interested in learning from all of you and looking forward to getting to know you guys a bit. I am interested in checking out a couple of your challenges. Like the 10,000 steps one! emoticon

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Great to have you, Ella - welcome! :)

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Welcome to the team!! Your job sounds really interesting!

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 4/13/2013 (19:27)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

Co-Leader "Smart Carbing"
Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Hi. I am a 58 yr old formerly very active woman who is recovering from three knee surgeries in the past two years. I have gained too much weight. Interested in learning about and eating low carb in a healthy way and of course losing some weight. I'm from the Northwest. When not on medical leave, I work onboard long haul passenger trains as a train attendant. Im hoping to go back to work with in six months.



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Welcome to the team. Join us on the sticky threads. Feel free to ask questions.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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Nice to meet you, Connie!

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.

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emoticon Hi! I just joined this team and hoping learning low carb from this wonderful team will jump-start my weight loss since I've been stuck for awhile.I'm a 64y/o mom of 3,grandma of 9.Happily married to the love of my life for 47 yrs.We live in Texas.


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Welcome to the team! Atkins is a great diet. Glad to have you on the team!

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "Low Carb For Dummies"
Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"


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