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8/29/11 8:54 A

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RMLUNDE, it's hard not to see big results when you work so hard, huh? Just remember that 2.9 lbs in that amount of time is not bad at all. It's just that we are used to seeing some pretty big numbers!! I feel a bit down when I see the lower loss, too, and have to remind myself that 1-2 lbs a week is quite normal.

Hang in there! You are doing GREAT!

Julie

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8/29/11 7:32 A

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I have to agree with you when you finish all 3 cycles and then go back to cycle 1 it can be a drag. You are missing the things that you had in 2 and 3. Remember it is only 17 days and when you finish cycle 3 again, you don't HAVE to go back to cycle 1. I always go back to cycle 2 as it is a combination cycle and I can handle that a lot bettter than the ridgid cycle 1.

Let us in on your plan. If it is a good one, then share it for others to try lol.


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8/29/11 12:49 A

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I did great on Cycle 1 and 2 - not so much on 3 then restarted Cycle 1 and for some reason this time around I've been struggling with it. But I've kind of lost focus. But am coming up with a plan tonight for the next month. It's going to be a good one!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagine. ~Henry David Thoreau





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8/28/11 9:55 P

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I am an all or nothing person, too. I am finding it all very challenging to have more options, though they are yummy. It's hard to trust myself.

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LILSPARKGIRL's Photo LILSPARKGIRL Posts: 2,683
8/28/11 9:36 P

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I find I'm just not hungry enough to WANT to eat the starches. On c1 I am not hungry. I guess I think of C2 days as c1+more food. I follow the eat until your satisfied and when I have the starches I feel overly full.

When I started I munched all day. Now my meals are much smaller and I rarely feel the desire to eat more.

1st Goal: 18lbs by June 1 - Met goal on 4/28

2nd Goal: Onederland by July 31

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8/28/11 9:07 P

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Still in cycle 1 D7.
I will make it this time I am determined.

I had dinner with friends at the Spaghetti Warehouse and I wrote a list of things I could eat and the chef made me a special salad!!

Just ask!!

Edited by: BARB4RICK at: 8/28/2011 (21:07)
+++((hugs))Barb++++
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Central Time Zone USA


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8/28/11 8:57 P

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Thanks, I know it's not hard I understand the cycle but I just need to plan better in this cycle. I was on vacation last week and I found it harder planning the alternating days. There is no good reason just need to get used to it and stay on track Back to a normal schedule and routine this week so it should be good. emoticon

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ANGELLINDA's Photo ANGELLINDA Posts: 6,797
8/28/11 8:40 P

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What is it that makes this cycle so hard for you.
One day you eat cycle 1, the next cycle 2. It adds just a few extra things and you can chose what it is you want to eat from those lists. Then the next day you go back to your cycle 1 day.
This cycle is where I lose the most weight because I really have my body confused.

Good luck, you can do it.

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8/28/11 8:36 P

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I am about 5 days into cycle 2 after losing 9 lbs in C1 and I am finding it hard with the alternating days, c1 was very easy for me I am really good at all or nothing :) It's been hard and temptations have been very big the past week and I have slipped a few times but I find it helpful to come back here and read everyone's posts. Especially to hear some of the challenges! Thanks guys!

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LILSPARKGIRL's Photo LILSPARKGIRL Posts: 2,683
8/28/11 8:25 P

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Ha! That is where I am now - trying to loose on cycle 2 after a great cycle 1. You are right, without support it would be too easy to go off plan.
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I'm glad you shared, it's helpful to hear about your experiences.

1st Goal: 18lbs by June 1 - Met goal on 4/28

2nd Goal: Onederland by July 31

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ANGELLINDA's Photo ANGELLINDA Posts: 6,797
8/28/11 7:10 P

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I love c2. I think why I love it is because it gives me the ridgidness (sp) of c1 but I can have a couple more things on my c2 days.

We are all in this game together, so it only makes sense for us to give you the encouragement that we want and need too. That's why I love this team so much. We all watch out for each other. emoticon

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8/28/11 6:40 P

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I ask myself that same question alllll the time! lol

"When Life Gives You Lemons, Thank God That It Wasn't Herpes♥"


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RMLUNDE's Photo RMLUNDE SparkPoints: (6,470)
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8/28/11 4:11 P

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I finished C2 Friday, and lost 2.9 lbs after 10.9 in C1. I actually wrote a blog about it where I showed the progression of how the weight came off. I guess slow and steady wins the race.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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What would I do with out the encouragement of my friends on this team?

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