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8/20/13 2:25 P

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Welcome Jenny- if you have any questions please ask- these guys are great and can help you through any situation you may encounter.

Heidi

1. Stop wasting money- Save money

2. Exercise- do something every day

3. Get organized- mise en place

4. Write a letter by hand at least once a week.

Every day this side of the sod is a good day-
not sure who said it

My animals make me happy, some people not so much- a bumper sticker


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8/20/13 1:19 P

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Welcome JKenney! I support everything everyone has posted. I'm a fitness instructor & I started low-carbs on one of my 'light week' schedules at the club. I'm glad I did. The next week was my teach 2x - 3x a day 4-5 days a week. Believe me . . . it was a struggle to keep my muscles, brain & breathing coordinated for endurance.

Today I'm still struggling with this cold. I have a doc appt tomorrow. The cough is annoying & my throat is more annoying. Ice water . . . water . . . water with lemon & more ice water . . . is the only thing besides those horrible throat lozenges that are full of chemicals . . .that quiet the discomfort.

I haven't gained any weight . . . and I make myself eat my food plan . . . and I want to sleep. I also have a habit of having these type of upper chest colds turning into pneumonia. I'd rather use an ounce of prevention . . . than to have to go on heavy antibiotics. Antibiotics are poison . . . they are to kill the bad stuff . . . and hopefully not kill the good stuff. I'll stop & purchase some probiotics on my way home from doc tomorrow.

I'm a very lucky woman. I want to ride my bike & lift weights but . . . I'm also smart . . . and will wait until my body can function & breathe without coughing up a lung. I'm walking backwards within my home. Laugh if you will . . . but walking backwards balances the hip area, increases balance, as well as uses the cervical vertebrae rotation to keep from bumping into stuff.

YIPPEE! Life is a roller coaster! I LOVE roller coasters! Connie

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8/20/13 9:51 A

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Hi JKENNEY2003,
As with the start of any low carb diet it takes a few weeks for your body chemistry to switch from burning mainly carbs to burning mainly fat (your own or what you eat).

The common term for not feeling well during this transition is the "Atkins flu". So take it easy for the first two weeks and listen to your body.

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8/19/13 6:19 P

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Hi, welcome to the team emoticon



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8/19/13 2:39 P

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Hi and welcome!

Low carb is pretty counter-intuitive in our society so be sure to ask questions if you have any concerns at all!

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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8/19/13 1:35 P

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The book will also tell you how to cure your induction flu.

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8/19/13 1:34 P

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Welcome!! Reading the book will help and we are more than excited to have you!! I agree though, unless you are already doing that kind of a workout, I wouldn't start atkins and work that hard. Not in induction at least. Its a lot to learn but once you understand it, you'll know if for life. You won't look at food, especially processed foods the same way ever again.

If you have questions we are here to help!!

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8/19/13 12:20 P

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Welcome! You might want to hold off on the exercise, or at least back off some. You are likely to have "Induction Flu" while your body adjusts to burning ketones instead of glucose. Headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness and just generally not feeling great are common. If you're already doing all of that exercise, then you could stay with it, but just be aware that you may need to back off for a week or two. If you're just starting an exercise program, try starting out a bit slower. I sure do hate to discourage anyone from exercising, but I'd hate even more for you to start out too ambitious and then give up on both Atkins and the exercise!

Induction Flu usually only lasts a couple of days, up to maybe a week or so, and after that you should have lots more energy than you had before you started!

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8/19/13 11:46 A

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emoticon I started in May at SP. But I have done Atkins off and on for years. This time I am making Low Carb my life style! And I love SP!! It will really help me stay on track!

Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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JKENNEY2003 Posts: 1
8/19/13 11:38 A

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I have been an SP member for quite sometime, but would like to make my health and fitness more of a priority! I'm still learning how to set up my profile and how to post, so bare with me. I'm in my early 40s and have about 45 lbs to lose - and hopefully never find again. I'm also trying to conceive my first child, so losing weight may help.

I started Atkins yesterday and have a lot to learn. I haven't read the entire book, so I am hoping that I can learn from the veterans in this team forum.

In addition to Atkins, I plan to work out 5x per week doing cardio for 1-hr per day and doing pushups and situps.

Best of luck to everyone!

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