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9/22/16 3:31 P

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On track today and feeling strong. Loving my afternoon green tea break.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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9/9/16 10:54 P

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From Dr. Mike Moreno's Website (He is the author of the 17 Day Diet)

The Benefits of Drinking Water- A Quick Weight Loss Tip

Did you know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? Staying hydrated is the best quick weight loss tip and is essential to your health. The biggest problem with hydration is the fact that most of us don’t even think about it until we’re already dehydrated.

Often times when you think you’re hungry, you’re actually dehydrated. While following The 17 Day Diet, you should drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of pure water daily. You will begin to slowly see the benefits of drinking water.

The Benefits of Drinking Water

The first benefit of drinking water is that it takes up so much space in your tummy that you don’t feel like eating anything else. Drinking water is crucial to losing weight, and your overall health.

The second benefit of drinking water is that it also helps your body metabolize stored fat. Your kidneys cannot function properly without enough water. When kidneys do not work to their full capacity, some of their work is dumped onto the liver.

One of the liver’s primary functions is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy for the body, but if the liver has to do some of the work for the kidneys, it can’t operate at full capacity. As a result, the liver metabolizes less fat and more fat remains stored in the body. Weight loss stops.

A Quick Weight Loss Tip from The 17 Day Diet
The rate at which you burn calories drops if you are dehydrated. And if you are dehydrated, your body does not absorb nutrients properly. Although beverages such as coffee and tea do have some weight loss benefits, these “negative waters” do not count toward your total daily fluid intake.

Other common negative waters that do not count toward your must have daily allotment of water include: diet sodas, regular sodas, energy drinks, juice, sports drinks, and other flavored waters. If you’re an athlete and regularly consume sports drinks products, consider diluting them so it is one half water and one half sports drink.

Now I know diet soda seems like a dieter’s dream. You can swill down as much as you want, and none of it will go to your thighs, right? Wrong. This bubbly beverage has a sneaky MO to make you put on pounds.

Here’s how: Diet soda is sweetened with artificial sweeteners, which can be many times sweeter than regular sugar. That super-sweet taste can instantly trigger your natural desire for high-calorie, sugary foods. The more you drink, the worse those cravings can be, prompting you to reach for real sweets. You can have diet soft drinks in moderation, but concentrate more on drinking water, sparkling water, or seltzer, all of which keep cravings on an even keel without sparking a junk-food binge.

Water also helps the body get rid of waste during weight loss. During the weight loss process, the body has a lot more waste to get rid of, and water helps flush it out.

Surprisingly, drinking an ample amount of water is the best quick weight loss tip for fluid retention. When the body gets less water, it perceives this as a threat to survival and it begins to hold on to every last precious drop that it receives. Water is then stored outside of the cells. This, in turn, often causes swollen feet, legs, and hands. The best way to overcome the problem of water retention is to give your body exactly what it needs: plenty of water. Only then will stored water be released.

Drink Water With Lemon

As I talk about in my book, The 17 Day Diet, every morning, as soon as you rise, drink one 8-ounce cup of hot water. Squeeze half of a lemon into the cup; the lemon actually stimulates your digestive juices, and lemon is also a natural detoxifier. Remember, your goal is to drink at least seven more glasses of water by the end of the day to see the true benefits of drinking water.

So, drink up! Before long, you will be the skinniest person in the bathroom.

If you really want to lose weight and shed pounds, take the time to learn more about my 17 Day Diet Meal Plan. You’ll learn how to start eating healthy to lose weight safely while creating a regular meal plan.



Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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9/7/16 9:10 P

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How are we doing???

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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9/2/16 6:29 P

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Posting to report a very much on track day. Days like this energize me and make me feel very determined.



Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/18/16 11:29 P

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Joanie – My best loss on C1 occurred the first time I tried it. I think at that time I was super careful and super compliant. Other rounds of C1 resulted in loss but at a much slower rate. I pretty much fluctuate between C2 and C3 now. That seems to work well for me. So in a way I suppose what I am doing is a modified version. What I tend to be very consistent about is the morning warm lemon water, carbs earlier in the day on most days, and drinking the green tea which I love anyway. I often have a bigger meal midday and eat a little less for my evening meal, but this is not always the case. I rarely have occasion to drink wine these days, but I am not opposed to having a glass of wine when the opportunity presents itself (and this might be the case on Sunday when I get together with some friends emoticon ). And by the way, I would do whatever needed to avoid the nasty constipation. Some days I take fiber capsules which also help to decrease hunger.

I did well eating on track today and got in some extra walking as well. So it was a great day overall! Tomorrow is more of a “me” day, a day with few demands and more time for myself (I hope). I will have fish for dinner with a salad and a veggie to be determined later.


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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/18/16 12:16 P

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Well, I've found that C1 isn't working for me the way it did the first two times I did it. I started at 140.3, then the next day 139, and no change yesterday. Plus, the lack of fibre from grains causes me constipation which doesn't help an is uncomfortable.

So, yesterday, I made some changes. I followed C2 and had oatmeal at breakfast, a whole wheat wrap (small) and a banana after lunch. No starch at dinner. I felt a lot better, and lost .3 this morning. So as my nurse practitioner said, I need some grains to stay regular.

This was the way I was eating before I went back to this diet, except I had gotten into the bad habit of snacking in the evening and drinking wine each night. So I will continue on doing my modified diet, and quitting snacking in the evening and keeping the wine for the weekend.

Anyone else doing a modified version? I have picked up some really good ideas from it, particularly two yogurt or kefir servings a day, and sweetening with NSA jam.

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8/16/16 10:23 P

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Joanie - You know we are here pulling for you! Sounds like you had a wonderful summer...those 5 pounds will vanish with some good compliant days under your belt....

Busch - Keep on keeping on! You can do it!


I had another on track day but tomorrow will be a bit of a challenge. Some relatives are visiting tomorrow afternoon and evening and have asked me to get pizza....I plan to get a pizza with mushrooms and green peppers and to have just one piece. Wish me luck!

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/15/16 5:35 P

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Hi, Tammy and all, I'm back after being off the diet since last April, and 5 pounds later. We've had company this summer, and I've kind of fallen back into bad habits. So I thought I'd start again before I gain any more. I'm about at the top of my range at 140, and I'd like to be 125 or even 130, but I never seem to make it any more.

So I started C1 D1 today, and here's hoping!

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8/15/16 2:29 P

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Thanks for setting the tone and being a good example. Glad the day is working out for you Tammy.

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8/15/16 2:11 P

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Off to a great start today. Should have no difficulty remaining on track for the rest of the day.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
Co-leader 17 Day Diet Team

"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/14/16 5:36 P

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Yesterday's plans changed at the last minute so I did not get to go for groceries. But today my friend brought us lots of fresh veggies from her hubby's garden.....so now we are well stocked with green and yellow beans, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and more. Woo Hoo!


I find it so much easier to stay on track when there is an abundance of fresh veggies on hand.

Let's make this a good week!!!

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/12/16 10:08 P

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Buschdrb - I LOVE hibachi grill.....sounds like you did pretty well there. And very impressive doing the fast day. It will be interesting to see what impact it has at the scale. Enjoy C2! It really is my favorite cycle.

I did well today and suspect I burned a lot of extra calories just with all the housework I accomplished today. Tomorrow I will grocery shop but otherwise plan to take it easy.


Let's have a great weekend everyone!

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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
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"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/12/16 9:30 A

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Cycle 2 - Day 1; I did the transitional fast day and while I found myself a little irritable in the afternoon, I think it had more to do with not getting much sleep the night before than not eating. I was full throughout the day and I enjoyed the smoothies. After a good night's sleep I feel terrific getting started with the second cycle. Even days will be the first cycle and odd days will be the second.

My goal is to drop 7 lbs this cycle. I would love another 10 - but I understand that's not realistic. I'm going to be focusing more on the exercise portion this time around and will continue to stay disciplined to the program.



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8/9/16 2:20 P

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Thanks for the wonderful support Tammy. I actually stumbled a little today - (Day 16) - the office went to lunch at a hibachi grill. I had veggies, chicken and about 2 cups of fried rice. That was a fail, but shouldn't be a killer. I'll put some extra steps in today and take it easier the rest of the afternoon/evening (easy on the food (especially carbs, that is). Tomorrow will be better



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8/9/16 2:10 P

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Busch - Fabulous Cycle 1 loss! Way to go! I have never done the fast day. When I started the 17 Day Diet the fast wasn't part of (I started under the first book, not the revised version). Let us know how it goes if you do the fast. In any case, great going....woo hoo on your success so far.

June - Always happy to see your posts no matter where you are with the diet!


I am on track today. Went out to dinner with DS last night and managed to stay on track.....had baked salmon with a little feta cheese, spinach, and grape tomatoes, and a salad from the salad bar. What always gets me is the sodium in restaurant food. But all things considered I am pleased.

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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/9/16 11:52 A

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Bushdrb17, congrats on your weight loss, keep up the great work.

Tammy, sorry I haven't been present, I just haven't been on the diet but i am about ready to start!

June :)


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8/9/16 10:31 A

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Day 16. I'm sticking with this. Almost 10 (9.6) lbs total. I don't quite know what the magic is, but the structure is really helping me. I'm starting to sleep better and feel "better" in general. Tomorrow is the last day of this cycle and I'm traveling. Coming back Thursday and debating on trying a "fast" day in between cycles. I'm leaning toward it but nervous about how miserable it might feel. But everything else is working, so maybe there is more magic in the fast day.



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8/7/16 1:04 P

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It is a new week, and I am ready for it!

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/1/16 5:45 P

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Busch - Woo hoo and congrats on dropping almost 6 pounds. Yes, the loss rate will slow over time but getting off to such a good start has always been very highly motivating to me. Those little blips we all have along the way generally don't cause much if any harm in the big scheme of things. Sounds like your attitude is excellent!

I am on track today and doing well. I feel so good when I have days like this!

Wishing good days to all!

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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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8/1/16 2:54 P

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Finished Week One. Total loss 5.8lbs. I know that the loss will slow down and that it's initally just water fluctation, but it's still nice to see the scale going down. More importantly I'm enjoying staying on track and the structure of the diet is very helpful. Minimum failures - but no showstoppers.

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7/30/16 3:50 P

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Scale is now working properly....compared it by having DS weigh himself....he holds the same weight virtually all the time.....so based on that I lost another 4 pounds. I am feeling really good and in control.

Hope this is a good weekend for all!

Edited by: TAMMYAND at: 7/30/2016 (15:50)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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7/28/16 5:43 P

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June - Things are settling down a bit here now, thank heavens. If all goes as planned, I will have a "me" day tomorrow or Saturday, or both, depending on a few variables. Not gaining is good, so good for you....it is difficult to maintain too when we are not on track....so I think you are doing well.

Over the weekend we had a flood of sorts in our main bathroom where my scale is. Last time I checked the digital scale was still not working properly (that or I lost 15 pounds over the weekend, hah!). If the scale isn't working properly by tomorrow I plan to get a new one. I continue to do well with my eating and activity level so it is quite possible that I have dropped a few pounds again.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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7/28/16 11:38 A

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Tammy, I am sorry you had such a rough week, hopefully it's gotten better since your last post.

I am still here too, just not on track, haven't been on the scale so I don't know where I am at but I don't think I have gained anymore

June :)


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7/27/16 4:32 P

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Just want to let everyone know I am still here. I am doing well, even though the past week has been rather stressful.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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7/20/16 1:19 P

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June - I agree with not giving up. Heaven knows we all fall, and I fall a lot. I think one of the reasons I love this diet is that it is so forgiving. Getting back on track and not having to go back to C1D1 when we fall is good. When I stumble I just jump back in where I left off, unless I have been way off for a week or so. When that happens I tend to go back to C1 D1 or C2 D1, depending on where I was before.

I have been marginally on and off plan for the past week. We had a great time with our visiting relatives. Some of our family left for home yesterday, while others left today. I did better with my eating when I cooked at home or when we ate out and I could order what I wanted. When we ate at another relative's home twice, it was a bit more challenging. The wedding was fabulous. The bride was exceedingly beautiful (of course). So now I am gearing up to get back on track....I hope tomorrow to be happily compliant once again.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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7/15/16 10:52 A

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Tammy, you must be gearing up for the weekend, enjoy your festivities.

I fell off track on Wednesday. I fell at work on my knees pretty hard and then didn't feel like eating healthy, bad excuse. I just can't seem to make it stick. I know a lot of the problem is is that I don't want to eat healthy right now, I just want to eat junk but I am going to retry every day until it works. I am not giving up.

June :)


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7/13/16 12:17 A

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June - good for you for not letting your little blip totally derail you...getting right back on track is key.

I am still doing ok, focusing now on staying as close to plan as possible while prepping for our family who arrive tomorrow. It will be a very challenging 7 or 8 days, especially with a big family dinner Friday evening, the wedding on Saturday, and an open house at the bride's parents' home on Sunday. The good thing is I have my mindset in a good place so I will focus on healthy choices but won't stress if I have some off-plan food along the way as well.



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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
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"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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7/12/16 10:59 A

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Tammy congrats on your 10lb loss, that is awesome. I am sure you will do great with your weekend guests, you always seem to make great choices.

I did great my first 3 days until last night.. my neighbor invited me out for a few beers and I should have said no but I said yes instead. That of course made me go home and eat food I shouldn't have but I dusted myself off today and am going to stay on track.

June :)


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7/10/16 5:37 P

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June - So glad you are back. Missed you! Good luck. You know you can do this.

I have been doing well, especially in light of all the activities and events I have been involved with lately. I am doing my best to maintain at the moment. Went to a wedding yesterday for one of my son's childhood friends. We selected our meals when we sent in the reply card. I chose salmon, and it was delicious. Next weekend is a family wedding with many out-of-state relatives coming here (at least 3 will stay at our home for several days). They will be here till at around July 20 or 21. So eating will be a challenge, which is why I am going to focus on maintaining. I feel quite good with all the weight I have lost (over 10 pounds) recently, and that is highly motivating for me. So I think I should be able do pretty well.

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"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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7/9/16 10:59 A

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Tammy, sorry you have bee alone here but I am back. I am starting today. I have had 3 weeks to motivate myself and think I am ready. Fingers crossed.

Hope everything is still going great for you!

June :)


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Here's to a happy and healthy long weekend!

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6/27/16 3:58 P

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I weighted in today and am down another pound. I feel good and empowered to remain compliant. emoticon

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"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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6/22/16 1:21 P

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June - Your plan sounds great to me. Preparation is important. Good strategy to clean out what you won't be needing.


I had a great day yesterday. DS got a Taco Bell drive through for dinner yesterday. He had more than enough to share with me, but I had only one bite and that was it. I had turkey and broccoli was dinner, while he ate the fast food. I didn't even crave what he was having (and I love Taco Bell).

Today is another good day for me. I just finished lunch (eggs). Now I am headed to do some cleaning in our family room.

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Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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6/20/16 9:48 P

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Tammy, glad things are still going great for you. The longer you go the easier it is.

I decided to restart on July 8th. I know its a ways out but my vacation will be over and it will give me plenty of time to prepare for it. I am going to clean out my cabinets and get rid of anything I am not allowed to eat, I am hoping that will help. For now I am trying to not overdo it and at lease maintain my weight.

June :)


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June - So much of this is just getting our minds ready for success. I have been super focused lately, I think because I have so many events coming up between July and November..and I know how well I can do when I am compliant.

I have been tied up with various random projects but still following the diet and doing well. Sorry for not posting for a while.

Hope others join in posting here again.

Edited by: TAMMYAND at: 6/20/2016 (16:15)
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6/9/16 7:10 P

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Tammy, I am really happy you are doing so great. I know my time will come, hopefully sooner than later!

June :)


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An on track day for me....feeling strong and in control

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June - Motivation is so tough at times. I really don't know what has finally clicked for me, but I think seeing a recent photo of myself taken at a family function definitely helped spur on my new found compliance. Most of my family members are tall and thin. Then there is me....short me - Ok can't do much about that, but I can do something about not being thin.... I might never be thin, but I can sure be healthier and weight less than I do now. How I feel in the morning definitely sets the tone for my day. I have a fairly structured morning routine (even though I am retired)....and if I follow that routine (including drinking the lemon water and having a compliant breakfast, usually the Live Active Cottage cheese, though today I had an egg white omelet), then I have a better chance of being successful for the rest of the day.

Hope this a compliant and healthy day for all of us!


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Tammy, congrats on another pound down. Keep it up. emoticon

I on the other hand is struggling. I just can't get myself motivated to even start. I plan it and then wake up and don't want to start. I am reading some articles on motivation, hope that helps. I just don't know what to do.

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June - I'm cheering you on for 5 consecutive good days. emoticon


I am down another pound today, and still no cravings. I am feeling energized and in control.

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Tammy, congrats on the 4lb loss, keep up the great work.

I've had some good days and bad days, hoping for 5 good days in a row..

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The weekend is here. I am down four pounds this week, great motivation to remain compliant over the weekend. emoticon

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Didn't get to post yesterday here as I was busier than usual. I had another on track day, and really feel the difference...no cravings, no attacks from the hunger monster. It's alll good.


Hope June is a healthy happy month for all!

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June - Getting back on track is great.

I had a very good day yesterday, after a so-so day on Sunday. Today I am completely on track and feeling good.

Wishing everyone a great week!

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Tammy, my balance has been off a few days, I went out 2 nights this past week and messed things up but I am back on track.

June :)


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June - Yep, balance is a good word for what we need. I agree completely.


I was out of sorts yesterday and so was my eating. Today however I am totally back on track and feeling great. I feel like my old self (i.e. before I had this nasty autoimmune disorder - rheumatoid arthritis). I have no fatigue today and very few aches & pains. I was able to run a few errands and get major grocery shopping done. I wish I felt like this every day. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to when I feel pretty good and when I feel very bad (like yesterday). I have heard of some people who go into remission from RA....maybe this will happen to me.

Happy Thursday everyone!

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Shelly, welcome.. wishing you success on your weight loss journey.

Tammy, you always seem so strong when you are out with friends and make good choices.
Hope your day 3 was just as good.

I have been doing pretty good but did have a cheat meal today. I am ok with it because I am going to stick with it the healthy eating. I need to learn how to have those cheats and stay on track after them, must learn balance.

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I had another on track day today..2 in a row...and feeling great. I managed to stay on track even though I went out to lunch with 2 friends. I ordered grilled chicken and asparagus and drank black coffee and water. I was quite satisfied.

Hope today was a good one for everyone!

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Shelly - Welcome! Please feel free to ask any questions, share ideas, express struggles, etc. We are a small team but we know that this diet, when followed (of course), certainly works. It isn't always easy to follow the plan to the letter, but the more compliant we are, the better results we see.

June - So good to see your post. Woo hoo for 2 good days. Each good day gets us a little closer to goal.

I am back on plan today after a less-than-compliant weekend. My plan for our evening meal is grilled chicken breasts, a very big salad, and steamed broccoli. I had my usual breakfast (Live Active Cottage Cheese and a fruit....today my fruit was a pear..very delicious). For me this breakfast really sets the tone for a compliant day.

Best wishes for staying on track! emoticon emoticon

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Hello, I am new to this thread and wanted to try this again. Any tips that may help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey Tammy, looks like its just the two of us. I restarted Saturday and had 2 good days. I didn't weight myself at the start because I was afraid of what the scale would say, think I'll jump on the scale after 5 days.

Hope everything is well with you.

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A quick check in from me just to let everyone know that all is well and I am still on plan.

How about everyone else?

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June - even if you are not following the plan to the letter, simply applying some of the principles of healthy eating is good. I understand work stress. I retired almost 4 years ago after over 30 years of working at the same place. And I don't miss it at all. I have never been happier.


Today I did well and got in my extra walking at the grocery store, as holding on to the cart really helps me with my bad knees. It was a good day all around.

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Tammy,not gaining weight is good too!

It really is hard to stay on track especially when work is stressful. To be honest I haven't really tried very hard lately. I did eat well today, hoping tomorrow will be the same for me.



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June - Glad you are still here....I know it is not easy to get back on track

It is so quiet here lately. I wonder where everyone is.

I am doing fine. Held my own without gaining over the weekend when confronted with many challenges. Wise choices are becoming second nature more and more to me.

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Tammy, I'm still here but not on track..hope everything is well with you!

June :)


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Just want everyone to know that I am still here, thinking of you, and wishing you all the best!

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June - I just read about how having as little as one glass of wine can cause us to go off plan, and then I read your post. I suspect we just get a bit more "carefree" with alcohol in our system. I enjoy a glass of wine now and then but am not supposed to have any alcohol because of one of the meds I take for my RA. I can't say I never have a drink, but it is a rarity for me these days.

I had a pretty good day today, not not as totally compliant as I have been recently. I will get right back on track tomorrow. Lots of healthy veggies on hand so that helps a lot.

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Glad everything is going well for you, I wish I could find my strength again.

Work was stressful this past week so I failed once again. I have a family dinner tonight and nothing else on the books so tomorrow I will try once again. I usually only drink once a week but that is usually when I fall off the diet train and then want to eat everything in sight as well. I am going to not drink for a month so I can get myself back on track again.

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Having another wonderful on track day and more good news at the scale this morning...

Wishing the same for everyone else!

Let's do it!

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I have been doing pretty well...after a string of so-so days, I have been back on track and feeling strong. The weekly organic produce delivery I started to receive several weeks ago really helps. The produce is beautiful, and having it delivered every week is to me like getting a Christmas present on our doorstep every Thursday. Then on Friday nights I get to "write to Santa" again when I reply to the email to customize our produce box for the coming week. It is a great system.

It's been rather quiet here. I hope everyone is doing well and even if you aren't doing well, check in here. We are all here to support each other.

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Tammy, how are you doing? I fell off again but back on again today. One day it will stick, I just have to keep on trying!

June :)


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June - Working it is good. You can do it.

I have had a string of so-so days....could be better, could be worse. Need to get more focused again...so easy to stray these days.

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Tammy, hope your weekend went well. I didn't get back on track 100% but I am working it.

June :)


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June - You are so right about needing to bounce right back after we stray. I do think that the more we do this the easier it gets. I don't feel too deprived if I manage my "blips" this way. The "all or nothing" thinking is one thing that really does me in. Drinking water to flush out the water gain seemed to work for me.

I am in the midst of another on track day. My motivation is high. I weighed again and am down 3 more pounds for a total of 4 this week....after basically treading water for a few weeks. It is so good to see the scale moving in the right direction again.

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Tammy, glad to see the scale went in the right direction for you. Keep it up :)

I myself had a blip Thurs and Tonight but I am getting right back on track. I have to learn do live life like this and need to learn to bounce right back after a night out so I am totally ok with living it up. I don't expect the scale to be nice to me for a few days, probably going to retain water some water.

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I am exactly on track today and feel great. Guess what. I weighed in today even though I didn't think I'd be brave enough to do so. Well, despite yesterday's "blip," I dropped another pound. I guess I wasn't as bad as I thought I was...and apparently no water weight gain either.

Hard to believe it is Friday already. Hope this weekend goes well for everyone!

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Outstanding June! Feels great, doesn't it?

I had a bit of a blip today but got right back on track. So I will avoid Mr. Scale for a while, just so I don't get discouraged...I think I will likely have some water weight gain. Onward and downward (in terms of weight that is).

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I finished yesterday strong and the scale showed. I am not positive how much I've lost so far.. I didn't get on the scale the first day, was afraid of what it would say. I just need to remind myself if I eat off plan a meal I can get right back on and I have to start doing that. I am going to do it. emoticon

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I was on track until last night, I had 3 beers and a potato. Lunch today I ate like I was on cycle 2 but back on track for dinner.

Tammy a few bumps in the roads won't hurt as long as we have the strength to get right back on.

Daisy, I agree with Tammy.. As long as you know you'll get back on track it's probably ok.

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I feel your pain Daisy! Struggles are so tough and can be overpowering. Dr. Mike talks about the 3 bite rule. If you can contain yourself at 3 bites of whatever you are craving I say go for it. But if it will trigger you to eat more than that....do your best to find an acceptable substitute....I know celery is not a pretzel, but it is crunchy. Maybe some celery with just a little peanut butter will satisfy you. Sometimes I find the combination of fat and protein settles down my cravings. Or perhaps an apple with just a dab of peanut butter might help. Do your best.....you are worth it!


I am on track again today. My challenge tonight is my monthly meeting of one of the service organizations I belong to. We order from a menu but often the healthy choices at this restaurant are limited. I think I'll be ok with a salad...but oh, their fried pickles are so good. I saw a post on another team today that I plan to keep in mind....."Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard...Choose your hard." That makes so much sense to me.

Have a great day everyone!

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I am on day 16 of C1 and have lost 6.4lbs so far. I haven't lost anything in the past 3 days. I have pretty much followed the program so far except for flavor coffee and that isn't daily.

Anyway, today I am struggling. I really want something like pretzels or something crunchy (not carrots). How bad with this screw me up?

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I am on track today and loving every minute. The good feeling of being on track is amazing. So then why do I stray??? Ugh! Well today, on track, smiling, happy, no cravings, and a very positive attitude.

How is everyone else doing?

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Great going June! Each day gets a little easier. I struggled today but managed with just a few blips. I know Monday will be good for me...and for you! I know we will do it!

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I didn't have any jelly beans today so I was much better but still not perfect. Onto day 3!

June :)


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Tammy, I didn't catch all that willpower but got most of it. I cheated by having some jelly beans but I didn't go overboard.

Good luck to you, stay strong. We've got this!

June :)


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June - Did you feel that blast of willpower I sent you????


I started over today too after doing marginal days and some totally off plan days. I have 2 weddings coming up this summer... and am now in high gear to drop some significant pounds in time for the weddings......Today is day 1 of my compliance streak!

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I am restarting again today. Send me some willpower!

June :)


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June - Good luck. Both you and I know how well this diet works!

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It really is quiet in here, I hear crickets. Tomorrow March 28th will be 5 years I started this diet. I figured it is a good date to restart again, Hoping this time works out as well as it did 5 years ago.

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Wow it sure has been quiet here this week!
Hope everyone is doing ok.
I am almost all better from that nasty bug that I had. Today I am back on track and happy to be eating on plan after a week of floundering and not having much energy.
Sunday is the first day of spring. Are we going to be ready for our spring clothes? Let's have a great spring and be healthier by the first day of summer! We can do it.

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Dana - Glad to see your post. Thanks for the tip on the cookbook. I LOVE cookbooks, and have quite a few, yet still add more to my collection.

I am looking forward to getting back on track as soon as this bug goes away. I am taking an antibiotic now, as is my son. I am improving a little better than he is, but I was hit with this bug a few days before him so he has to catch up with me.

Here comes the weekend friends! Are we ready???

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Hi all! I have been away for a while, but I'm ready to get back on track. I'm looking forward to reconnecting!

I just came across this new cookbook:

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I hope some of the recipes might be 17DD friendly! It looks like she has a whole chapter of cauliflower recipes!

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Another quick check in. I am feeling a bit better. I started on an antibiotic yesterday, and already I notice improvement. DS went to his doctor today and was prescribed the same antibiotic. I still have no interest in food, no appetite either. So while I am not exactly on plan, my choices are healthy ones. I didn't weigh in today, but will expect to see a loss next time I face Mr. Scale.

Welcome to our new and returning members. Not sure why things have been so quiet here lately. Perhaps our teammates are under the weather too.

Sending positive thoughts to all. Let's do this!

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Hi All,

I am just checking in quickly as I am still under the weather and not up to doing much. And now DS has it again too. We seem to keep passing this bug back and forth between the 2 of us. It is a bit rough with the 2 of us feeling so icky at the same time. Ugh! I am not eating exactly on plan but am making wise choices, considering I have no energy to cook and essentially no desire for food (not a bad thing, really). I perked a bit just now which is what brought me to my computer. I have some good news in that I went to see my rheumatologist yesterday (a friend drove me....close to 2 hours each way) and had a good report. Also, my lab work came back good, which is always a relief. The doctor told me his wife has the same bug I have and he said it is because she didn't get a flu shot (neither did I but DS did). It seems that this bug is pretty busy. Several folks from our church are also dealing with it. Well, in any case, I think I am on the upswing and should be back to semi-normal pretty soon. If all goes as planned, I might even make a quick run to the grocery store tomorrow.

Hope everyone is healthy and happy and doing well.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
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"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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3/7/16 12:51 P

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Speaking of not enough calories - On cycle 1, under the heading "Meal Planning made Easy", Page 46, he recommends for breakfast, 2 eggs or 4 egg whites plus a fruit serving,(or a probiotic food). Then on his first sample menu on day 1, he gives you 2 egg whites and 1/2 grapefruit. This amounts to 76 calories, according to Spark. How is this enough to keep you going until lunch? Other days on the same sample meal plan, he has 2 whole eggs plus the fruit. That makes more sense to me. I think it must be a mistake. Anyway, I had the Greek egg scramble from day 9 plus a half grapefruit this morning.

I am redoing Cycle 1 for a few days as I overindulged in sugary stuff yesterday and gained a pound and a half. Lots of water and no sugar today!

Joan


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3/4/16 8:33 P

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Hi ladies. I noticed all the talk about kefir - I use kefir grains and make my own. Much cheaper that way and have been doing it for years for health reasons. Very good for you. On cycle two and have not lost any weight except for a 6 lb drop during cycle one. I think once again I have fallen into not eating enough calories which was a problem for me on this diet years ago. May need to track again. Also needing to add in more fat - olive oil for me.
Welcome Joaniedee - hope this diet goes well for you.
Tammy - sounds like you are right on track for March. Great way to start out the new month.

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3/4/16 5:50 P

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I had the kefir smoothie this morning and really liked it. I made it with 1 cup 2% plain unsweetened kefir, 1 cup frozen mango chunks, 1 Tbsp no sugar-added blueberry jam and 1 Tbsp olive oil. Not too sweet, just right. I had to add a little water to it as it was way too thick.

I would have used blueberries for it, but was all out of frozen fruit except for the mango.

Joan


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3/3/16 2:26 A

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Joanie - Let us know how you like the smoothie recipe if you try it. I might try it too. I might get to the grocery store tomorrow. If I do, I'll try to remember to pick up some unsweetened kefir. My DS love kefir....but the sweetened fruity kind. I buy it for him once in a while but not a lot as it is kind of pricey...but I know it is healthy, so maybe I'll buy him a fruit flavored one too.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
Co-leader 17 Day Diet Team

"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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3/1/16 2:00 P

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Oh, okay. I saw the sweetened fruity kinds also; but didn't check the carbs. That is a lot; due to all the added sugar, I guess. I like the kefir with a little no-sugar-added jam as he recommends. There's a recipe in the book for a kefir smoothie that I'm going to try.

Joan


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3/1/16 1:54 P

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Thanks Joanie. I did see some unsweetened kefir but was reluctant to try it, and it is more difficult to find. Now I think I will try it. The 8 carbs is not a bad number in my humble opinion. The sweetened versions of kefir which are much easier to find around here have carb counts in the high 20s and upward.

Tammyand (aka Paula)
Co-leader 17 Day Diet Team

"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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3/1/16 1:44 P

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Hi, Tammy, the brand of kefir I have is Liberte 2% plain. It has 8 grams of carb per cup. I don't know if you can get it in the States - it's a Canadian brand. I didn't worry about the carbs - Dr. Mike just specified plain unsweetened.

Joan


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Joanie - Congrats on dropping 3.5 pounds. I have had kefir but not since I've been doing this diet. All of the kefir I see in the stores is high in carbs. What kind did you find?

So far I am on track today. Later I am going to a dinner meeting for one of the service organizations I belong to. At this meeting we order from the menu. I usually order a chicken caesar salad with the dressing on the side, and usually don't even use any dressing. I heard that there might be some new items on the menu tonight. So maybe there will be some other healthy options for me. In the past the caesar salad has been the wisest choice.

Let's make March a marvelous month!

Tammyand (aka Paula)
Co-leader 17 Day Diet Team

"For where your treasure is there will your heart be also."
Matthew 6:21 My favorite Bible verse

"The time God has allotted us must not be squandered" - Abbot Tryphon in "Morning Offerings"
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