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3/25/13 10:38 P

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Your doctor is right. We have observed many people who have experienced what he said. He wants this to be a way of life for you as it is ultimately about your health and you can't afford to be discouraged

-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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3/25/13 9:15 P

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Morticia..
Met with the doc again today and asked him WHY I couldnt use a scale..his reply:

"Losing weight is mental as much as it is physical. You have a lot to overcome. Weight alone has way too many variances..and if the numbers are higher people tend to get discouraged. However, there are many reasons why the numbers could be going higher...water retention, gaining muscle as you work out..because muscle weighs more than fat. etc etc etc.. Toning you body as you work out will change your measurements and prove you are making progress"

SO to all you friends out there getting discouraged over a bad weigh in....please keep this is mind and dont get discouraged!

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3/23/13 3:14 P

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Sounds fantastic!!! Keep working at it. 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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3/23/13 2:36 P

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Ladyjake1 you were not kidding! I measured for the first time almost 3 weeks ago.. to say it was depressing is an understatement. but I have been strictly cutting carbs...which means keeping it under 30 per day as much as possible and have lost..

EIGHT INCHES OVER ALL! emoticon
Even my wedding rings are loose now..lol

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3/23/13 2:14 P

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Well I finally bought the strips...($9 for 50 ct) and am both proud and happy to say...

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I'm in the red...not just the red but the deep bergundy red..2nd to the highest level red. GREAT MOTIVATION!

I'm also proud to say my wedding rings...which I had to have sized up a year or so ago.. are now slipping around my finger with ease! To the point where its downright annoying trying to keep the diamonds on top...lol BUT I AM NOT GOING TO COMPLAIN! lol
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3/21/13 10:18 P

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Measure every 3 weeks....you will be so surprised at the inches lost.

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3/21/13 8:13 P

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A lot of people can tell after a while when they are in ketosis even without the strips.

-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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3/21/13 2:57 P

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DANG IT! I forgot the strips!!
lol but they are on my list of things to pick up for the next go round..lol


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3/20/13 10:21 A

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I know just how you feel. It's not fun to be limited. I am trying to tell myself to take it easy and not do too much too fast after this last bout with pneumonia but I don't like being restricted either and my problems pale in comparison with yours. I do think it's great under the circumstances that you have some good days and your hard work will make you stronger and a better candidate for surgery. Keep up the good work. Don't get discouraged. You are on the right path.

-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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3/20/13 10:10 A

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Morticia... I have days when I feel great and days when Im so tired I can hardly move. However, I'm pretty sure thats because I've over it done on the good days..lol I'm still trying to get used to not doing..I was so active just a few years ago..farmed, rode horses, gardened, rode motorcycle..always busy and worked 50+ hours a week.. loved every minute of it! I have trouble slowing down...even after being told I need a double lung and heart transplant..




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3/20/13 9:40 A

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Thanks everyone! I will pick some up while in town today!!!!!!

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3/20/13 9:13 A

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I'm a nurse so I've used ketone strips a lot as we used them years ago on all diabetics. They motivate some people. Try not to worry. You are doing great. I think your doctor is trying to help you to concentrate less on weight loss and more on getting fit and healthy. Even if you are not losing a bunch of weight or inches you are still reaping major benefits for the sacrifices you are making. The best indicators are things like - How do you feel? Do you have more energy? Less blood sugar swings and cravings? Are you stronger? Sick less often? .These things are so important. I always recommend that patients follow their doctors advice. He knows you well and what is in your best interest. Personally I would forget the scale and would get the ketone strips since he thinks it's best. They may be just what you need. Good luck and keep us posted on how it works.

-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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3/20/13 9:12 A

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Go pick some up. If the stick turns purple, you're losing!

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3/20/13 9:01 A

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I have used ketone strips to tell if I'm in ketosis. Not sure it will tell you how much fat you are burning, but it is likely to tell you if you are burning fat as the byproduct of that is what should be showing up.

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3/20/13 8:42 A

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Okay I know I made a deal with my doctor ..that I wouldnt buy a scale..that I would just go by measurements..BUT I CANT STAND IT ANYMORE...lol Measurements are great but you cant check progress because it takes longer to tell the difference. When I brought this up to my doc..after laughing at my silliness..he suggested I buy some Ketone Test Sticks/Strips at my local pharmacy. Apparently the urine analysis will tell you have much fat you are burning.. I'm a visual person I like to see that what I'm doing is paying off...Has any one used these before and did they help to keep you motivated?

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