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3/29/15 12:23 P

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If you don't see some results then you need to consider your calories.

Blocker is feeling better and the other chins are okay too. Hubby and I are improving. The weather is nice and I am trying to get him outside more. He needs to stop sleeping the day away.

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3/28/15 8:47 P

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I initially lost 5 pounds in the first week. I didn't change anything about the foods I ate the second week. I weigh and measure to make sure I'm not eating too large a portion. I don't track calories because I despise doing that, it makes me crazy!

The weight crept up over the second week, maybe it's cyclical in some way. I don't plan to quit, I feel much better, I was just wondering if anyone else had this happen.

I'm following the basic meal structure I've seen for South Beach as far as the protein and vegetable amount suggestions for each meal. I have a veggie with every meal and snack. I will definitely give it more time and work on my patience!

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Gaining on phase one is very atypical. You must be eating more calories than you need. Are you measuring and tracking your food? How many calories are you eating? Sometimes we can take a look and see where the problem is.

-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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3/28/15 10:41 A

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Good morning! I've lost 3 pounds in 10 days and I'm thrilled. I was even good yesterday at an office breakfast. Ate only Phase 1 foods, but I really, really wanted some biscuits and gravy. Watchmego, I went on Nutrisystem and gained 5 pounds in a month. I don't think that program is for me. I got the activity tracker, and I'm going to be much more active today than usual, so maybe that will be an incentive. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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3/28/15 7:08 A

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Good morning, everyone!

I just finished phase 1 and gained 1.5 pounds. Yes, I gained. I do think it will come off, as that is my loss pattern...large drop, slow climb up, hover for a bit, then drop again. It is very frustrating, though. I also figure that at 52 and in the middle of menopause I just need to be patient.

Has this happened to anyone else? I lost a ton of weight on Nutrisystem a few years ago, maintained it for about a year then slowly gained 40 or so. I REALLY don't want to go back to Nutrisystem! It's a great program but I know I feel better on lower starch foods and that's just not an option on that plan.

I'm careful with the cheese and nuts, get more than the minimum veggies, drink about 100 ounces of water a day, maybe more. I do plan to add some berries to my plain Greek yogurt today (I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT BERRIES!!!!!) but will hold off on any other changes for a week. I really want this to work for me.

Any advice except patience? I'm not known for my patience, lol!

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3/22/15 7:47 P

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We live in a very rural area in dense woods and are a long way from a town so most of our "pets" are wild animals. We feed the wildlife - birds, squirrels, deer, turtles, frogs, lizards, fish, strays, fox, rabbits, possums, etc. Whatever shows up. LOL.

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3/22/15 5:39 P

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Okay, I see now that you have several chinchillas. Any other types of critters hanging around as pets in your home? You don't seem to have "the usual". emoticon

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3/22/15 3:35 P

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Sorry to hear about your chinchilla losses. emoticon
I'm back to do it again, I have to get this extra weight off, I can't do the things I want to do any more.
Rode the bike at the gym for 30 minutes today.

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3/22/15 2:45 P

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My pet chinchilla is hanging in there and still eating. The weather is nice outside but hubby has a headache. I feel blah but an not allowing myself to stress. The weather is nice.

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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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3/21/15 2:13 P

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Thanks, she is still alive but only eating half of what she normally does and she feels terrible. We will take good care of her and keep her as comfortable as we can.

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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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3/21/15 2:12 P

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emoticon So sorry! We have lost two in the last year and a half. Be nice to yourself today!

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3/21/15 6:30 A

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I'm sorry it did not go well. emoticon

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August is fairly miserable here too. Sweltering. You get sick just going from air conditioned building to air conditioned building. Doing anything outside isn't fun.

We took 2 of our pets to the vet for dental surgery and it looks like one of them will die. We have lost 3 already in the past 6-7 months.

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-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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3/20/15 5:04 P

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Yep, I imagine New Mexico is much like Western Colorado. We loved the weather in the summer!

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3/20/15 3:14 P

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Summer in New Mexico isn't bad. We do have some high temps down here in the southeast section, but it really is a dry heat and the heat index is usually lower than the real temperature. Up in the mountains, summer is positively pleasant.

Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

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3/20/15 9:05 A

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Depending on where in Florida and the time of year....you may not like it so much! August in Tallahassee is absolutely miserable. emoticon

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Could be 60 degrees this weekend - don't move to Florida yet!

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I would love to be moving to Florida too. I hope we can make it a reality some day.

Ugh on the snow!!

The sun is shining bright! It's warm and I am going to catch up on a lot of work inside and outside today if I'm able.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 3/16/2015 (11:01)
-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 glad you are feeling better, Morticia. Hooray for thoughts of spring. It snowed here again yesterday, even surprised the meteorologists...

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Snowed again here yesterday. Not too much but enough to say I am moving to Florida.
Going to be 50 today.


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I'm slowly recovering. It is sunny and 68 here. The spring peepers started up on Friday and our first crocus bloomed yesterday. We go the fountain going and I have most of the yard decorations out but still need to get out the wreaths and Easter decorations.

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-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Welcome back Gammah! I to have come and gone also not because of the group just life and no time for me. The list of acceptable foods here is great I printed it out and it's in plain site. I try hard to post everyday but some 14 hour work days make it impossible sometimes.But I am going to try really hard to be here!
Morticia hope your feeling better and glad it's Spring there! It's raining and chilly here but at least the 6ft. snow banks are melting!! Back to work for me!! Have a great day!!! Diane

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The weather here is beautiful and I am spending a lot of time outside enjoying it

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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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3/14/15 11:15 A

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Good luck to you 👍

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3/14/15 9:32 A

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Trying for my second day here. I was down enough to give me an extra boost of encouragement this morning. Have my veggies and need to get in there and cook what
needs cooking. Realize that it will take about 3 days for me to get the bad carbs out me.
Hope you all have a great day.

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3/13/15 11:31 A

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It's a good lesson to me. I got sloppy and careless and I paid the price for it. My options were limited and as I didn't want to have my stomach pumped I had to anticipate the suffering and it came. It wasn't even as bad as I anticipated. They told me to come to E.R. if it got really bad and I was able to ride it out......for hours...........on the throne. LOL.Hopefully I won't be this stupid again.

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-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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Oh dear, Morticia. I hope you will get plenty of rest and feel better. That must be scary and unpleasant.

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I had a rough day yesterday. I had to call the E.R. Another reason I need to stick with my resolution to avoid processed foods. When I don't eat them I don't have to worry. Today I have not eaten yet. I'm resting my poor gut.

Welcome back to the team, GAMMAH. I'm glad you decided to come back!

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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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Welcome back, GAMMAH! You can do it!

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Morning everyone.
New but not new. I have joined and unjoined this team several times.
Unjoined not because of you, but because I did not keep up.

This plan is the only plan that I have tried where I could get results.
I am trying to relearn this plan and I printed out the tips on one of the topics.
Thank you leaders for putting that there.

This is not quite day one for me, as I had 3 tbls. cream of wheat this morning.
I will start this from this moment forward.

Thanks for being here.


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Oh dear, that sugar alcohol is sneaky!

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LOL!! Speaking of strange. I accidentally ingested some sugar alcohol so I assume I will die tonight. LOL.

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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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Morticia, I adapted that saying for myself: That which doesn't kill me makes me stranger.

Hang in there!

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You know the old saying - what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I'm feeling like an ox right now, only half as smart.

-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 goodness, I'm sorry things have been so rough.

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That is horrible. Mine has not been much fun either. My best friends parents both went into hospice last week and her mom died 4 days later. My pet Bun died on Tuesday. I had a relapse to my cold. I'm glad it isn't worse. I'm not gaining. Let's hope the worst is behind us, for a while anyway.

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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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What a terrible two weeks!! We've had two stomach bugs, lice, the flu, and an ear infection. My poor kids! But even though I haven't been able to work out as I should, I am doing okay thanks to SB. I am into a pretty relaxed Phase 2 now, and it really just keeps working if I invest the time and energy to cook!

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Our snow is on the way out too. I think it will be gone in the next couple of days. The ground is showing in most places but there are still patches of ice.

I'm tending to a sick pet. My Bun has problems and it's hard to get her to eat. The vet is unavailable again. I hope she makes it until he returns or we can find someone else.

-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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Yay for better weather, Morticia! It is warmer here, too. At least for the next few days. The snow seems to be receding, some of the snowbanks aren't as tall now!

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The weather started changing here and it has been nice this weekend. The snow is melting. The sun is out. I love it!

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Really snowy here too and more on the way tonight and tomorrow. Ugh. Not into it. LOL.I have things I want to do.

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I like the idea of spring--really looking forward to it. Still very cold and snowy here!

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We were supposed to get 3-5 inches of snow and ended up getting 6.5 inches on top of what we already had. The internet and T.V. were both out and it was a challenge to trudge through the snow to clean them off. Hubby did the T.V. satellite dish, which is closer, and I did the internet satellite dish. He cleared a path to the garage though. And he filled the feeders which are being drained daily. I hope this is winter's last stand. I'm looking forward to the time change and spring!

Hubby felt sick this morning but is doing better. We still have the colds but are dealing with it.


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You are right. Like my doctor said, a lot of people think they are in the highly active group if they exercise 30 minutes a day seven days a week. I was doing 15,000 to 27,000 steps a day on Phase 1 plus doing manual labor like farm work and gardening a minimum of 2 hours a day and had no problems but it's not like running a marathon. I'm a mesomorph and have a lot of muscle mass. I was naturally thin until after menopause. I kept my muscles and piled on the fat. I have more muscle mass than my doctor does. LOL. My problem is where my fat is located. I'm lucky my heart rate risk is low.

I love fruit. The only reason Dr. A. restricted it the first 2 weeks was to get rid of blood sugar swings and cravings.

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Yeah, I think carb loading is probably widely misunderstood and misapplied. The only time I had to focus on carbs was when running marathons- not your average walk in the woods! But the amount of carbs in Phase One is not really designed for sprint or endurance sport activity. A piece of bread or a few bites of other grain can really boost your energy, and your body is designed to have some fruit and other carbs in your diet! Even LeBron James was eating fruit during his recent reduction.

Generally, though, I feel like a convert! I really do feel clean in the head without all the muddle of processed food, alcohol, etc. I wonder how long it will last?? I am about 10 pounds away from a "healthy" BMI. That's what I want to reach by my 40th this summer. My BMI tends to be deceptively high, though- I always bulk up muscle when I work out. Endomorph all the way! I was just a tiny smidge under the "overweight" category when I was running marathons and had 17% body fat, which is far from overweight...



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She also did great with making the pizza work - I would have eaten the entire pizza! (crust and all)

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Congratulations on the weight loss!

Actually the need for carb loading is often not necessary if you are already use to a healthy diet. A lot of pro athletes are switching to lower carb, higher fat diets with better results. Some examples are LeBron James and Ray Allen (NBA), Nell Stephenson and Ben Greenfield, (Ironman triathletes), Dave Zabriskie, (professional cyclist), Timothy Olson (ultra marathon runner). When I was young I was a sprinter. I never carb loaded. Check it out.

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Edoolittle, I came up with a weird little cheat for pizza. My husband ordered it last week, too, and he even got the veggie one for me because usually I prefer it. I felt bad and didn't want to waste his effort, plus no one else likes all the veggies, so I scraped everything off the top into a skillet and added a couple of eggs. Then I could sit there and appreciate his effort to get me something I'd like without straying too far from Phase 1.

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Also, carbs are the fuel we use for explosive energy demands like sprints. If you are participating in intensive sports or sprints, you should definitely modify the phase 1 diet, or at least put a bunch of beans and the other high carb options together for maximum performance. But I am talking about a pretty high standard of effort and exertion. You don't need extra carbs for a regular trip to the gym!

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Well, I just completed my phase one, and I am down about 8 pounds. I know all of that isn't real, but I'll take it! I wanted to use this as a kickstart, and it has worked!

I cheated last Wednesday because I had a basketball game at 9:45 and I carbed up to get some extra energy- started with a few mouthfuls of potatoes and moved on to hershey's kisses.

Then I had a glass of wine Friday afternoon, and got ridiculously hung over from it. I ate another 8 kisses (valentines) over the weekend, but that was all the cheating. Maybe a salad dressing here or there. It has started me on a path, that's for sure!



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Good job!!

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Yay! I still lost 1.2 pounds this week despite being sick and not fully eating right.

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I just made my hubby some herbal immune boosting tea. Hubby feels like he is getting sick.

We got ice instead of snow or rain and it is 38 so some is melting. I have been breaking the ice off of the steps. This will be the warmest day for quite some time.

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Winter weather makes me want to clean house and enjoy a cup of tea where it is warm!

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I think we are going to be in one of those funky winter weekend patterns too. Yuck.

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Yikes, stay safe. This will be our fifth stormy weekend in a row!

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Hubby finally got me to the post office 2.5 miles away after he got off work. Our secondary roads are still really bad. We are under a winter weather advisory starting this afternoon. We may get snow and freezing rain so I may be offline. This is a 2 or 3 day event starting today.

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That sounds horrible!!! I hate sinus infections and ear infections so bad!! You must be miserable.

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Thanks! I had to go back to the dr. today. The meds didn't work. Now i have a double ear infection and sinus infection. Had to get three additional meds.

We ordered chinese tonight and left off the rice. Despite the obvious sugar in the sauce, it was at least meat and veggies.

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I love pizza and look for excuses to have it, unfortunately. LOL. Thank goodness I don't have much access to it. I hope you feel better soon.

Contrary to what you may have been told, you do not need to carb load before exercise unless you are along the lines of a professional athlete. Even many of them don't carb load. Opening the carb flood gates leads down a slippery slope. Get back on track ASAP.

I hate back pain but have found a routine that helps me when it happens. I hope you feel better soon.

It was -11 here this morning. Only 20 now but the sun is out, at least.



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I hurt my back earlier this week, but it is finally starting to get better. I had a couple of rough nights, but slept better last night, with just a few uncomfortable wakeups. There is no pain when I am swimming laps, so I'll do that again tonight.

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I went to play bball at the rec league last night for the first time and basically binge-cheated on sweets before I went (I'm on day 9 of phase 1) because I knew I needed more energy. I should have just left it at a couple of spoonfuls of potatoes, but I was into kids Valentine's kisses before it was over!! Now it's Thursday and I am probably the same as last week. Bummed. I want to come in at least a pound lighter every week until I am at my goal. I have 24 hours to fix it!

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really hard to stay strong when I am sick. I wasn't up to cooking so my husband ordered pizza.......

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Last year was a bad fall and winter here but this week is the first real snow we have had here this fall and winter so we are doing fairly well. We have never had 111 inches. We are not northern enough to get that kind of weather. We don't have the equipment to deal with it either. We have some old snow plows and last year a lot of them wouldn't start. This year they bought a brine truck for the first time. I have 5.5 miles before we even get to a state highway. We can depend on them being cleared but that is a long way to go to get there. And it is the long way to go to town. It's 8 more miles to the edge of town and there isn't much on that side of town. My hubby drives 14 miles to work the shortest way and over half of that is rural roads.

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Our area has gotten even more snow than Boston (we're north of the city). We are up to 111 inches so far this winter, most of it in the last 3 weeks (which is still on the ground). Definitely lots more than normal. It has also been unusually cold here, for much longer than normal. Very odd weather, Morticia. Stay safe inside! I feel like I am turning into a bear, definitely feel like I am in "survival" mode.

I certainly hope that somebody in a sunny, warm place will have some extra fun for us!

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So far, we've been lucky this winter with the lack of snow. Last year was a killer and one I won't forget soon! Feel for you guys. . .

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We got a few inches of snow on Sunday-Monday and another inch yesterday. It's bitter cold here and will be worse tonight when it's -5. Friday more winter weather. I'm stuck inside!

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We would only get a foot at the most but that is tons for us. We are not like northern Illinois or the northern states that are used to tons of snow. I don't remember ever having more than 15 inches at one time and that was rare. We are not set up to deal with snow either so getting a lot here means everything comes to a halt.

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I live in Texas so I can not imagine that much snow! I lived without power for a week with a hurricane and its aftermath but at least it wasn't cold outside! I hope the best for you!!

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We are under a winter weather advisory starting at 6 P.M. for 24 hours. We may get a lot of snow and we may lose power so I may be offline. It will be our first real winter weather this year if it happens.

We had a great Valentine's Day at home.

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I like the fajitas better without the tortillas.

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I made beef fajitas with onions and bell peppers for dinner. I skipped the tortillas and just ate the meat and veggies with a little cheese and guacamole. Feeling good about trying to eat better.

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Me too. A lot of recipes use the jars of peppers.

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Sounds yummy! I love pepperonici! Diane

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Sounds okay for phase 2. The sweet potato should be small. The sour cream light or reduced fat. Or you can take a treat day like some people do.

Italian beef is usually a type of sandwich made with beef roast/round steak and pepperoncinis and seasonings. I eat mine without bread.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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2/14/15 3:23 P

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So this is how my Valentine's Dinner is shaping up for me. Let me know if anything isn't really low carb.

Steak, sweet potato, sour cream and chives, green beans, and chocolate covered strawberries for dessert.

blessings, Sue

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2/13/15 5:55 P

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Morticia what's Italian beef? Sounds yummy! Diane

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I love crock pot meals. I just wish beef wasn't so expensive.

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2/11/15 12:39 P

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Yum, that sounds great! We are in the teens temps today, but going down very low over the weekend.

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I made a huge pot of Italian beef, made enough green beans for a few meals, washed and prepped a bunch of veggies and fruits.

We will be below freezing again tomorrow unfortunately but I love the good days.

I am making small changes to my health plan.

-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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2/11/15 8:21 A

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"Above freezing" sounds awesome to me, Morticia. What are you cooking?

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Good luck with phase one!!

It's so gloomy here today and only 33 but at least it's above freezing. I'm doing some batch cooking. Catching up on some housework.

-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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2/9/15 12:56 P

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I started phase 1 today. I think I did it once in the past- the same time I found sparkpeople, actually. I just went and checked out 5 diet books at the library and read them until I got fired up about one.

It worked, and it's a baby that put me back here again today. Babyweight and turning 40. I never want to be over healthy BMI again after 40!

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LOL!! It's nice to see a woman win the weight wars this week. Most of the time it's the man who wins.

-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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Took a week off and didn't gain or lose weight. I took that as an accomplishment. My husband said I didn't have enough fun.....:( He gained weight in our week off.

I didn't feel deprived. I didn't go nuts on pasta, bread or anything like that.

Back on PH1 today. Egg white omelet with spinach, onion and tomato for breakfast.

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I hope you feel better soon!

-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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Hope you feel better soon! It is dark,cold and going to snow later! I have a really bad cold and no voice at all! DH still keeps trying to talk to me!!! Off to get some exercise on the bike, have a great day! Diane

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The sun is out here and it's 60 degrees. I am enjoying the weather and am not planning on spending much time online for a while.

My hubby is working on the broom closet he is making for the back porch.

I am still having problems with my R.A. and MRSA but hope it improves soon.


-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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Welcome back to the team!!

We got a small amount of snow and it is cold today but the sun it out. I'm tired but have some work to finish up from yesterday.

-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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Good morning all! Started my morning with an egg white veggie cup I bake in muffin tins,they freeze beautifully! Sooo looking forward to working this and feeling better! Diane

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Good luck, DAKOTA106! You can do it! emoticon

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