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Yes, each daily discussion is a new topic, and the typical number of posts in one of those is about 20, making this the most active team.

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Hi and welcome!

We start a new thread every day; here's a link to today's:

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9/15/16 6:44 P

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There is a daily thread--today's is Throbbing Thursday. Join us and post often.

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9/15/16 6:28 P

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I'm glad to find a low carb team. It bothers me that the last post was over a month ago. (on this anyway)

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9/15/16 2:08 P

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Kitty,,,,,
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I know that I'm fortunate that I live alone, so don't have to get food that someone else likes. I just found the FIRST bite of any grain was a downfall for me,,,, so after I had about a week of grain free living,,, I knew I could do it (just like when I quit smoking) now, when anyone offers me anything, I just say, "I don't eat sugar!" That has become a good thing for self-talk too... (Remember, I didn't say "I can't eat sugar" -- I said, "I don't eat sugar"

Do I have some sweet things,,,
I use Stevia for my coffee, occasionally bake with the yellow sweetener, sometimes add something like Crystal Light to my water, and like my frozen smoothies for my "ice cream" fix -- no sugar and high fat :)

LC HF is AWESOME... I NEVER knew, I thought people who suggested it were crazy because I had bought the COCO LIE!! (calories in, calories out)

Edited by: RETURNTOTHIN at: 9/15/2016 (14:14)
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"How I respond to my failures will determine my future. Learn, and grow."(Dr. Tony Evans)


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9/15/16 1:35 P

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Thank you everybody! you are such a blessing to me. I'm praying you get as much from our group as I get because you are my only support. Prayers to the Lord for each and every one of you.

YOU ROCK!


Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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Well, it's like this a lot but one small blessing.
First I shop with my hubby. yeah. and most times I can run right past the bakery in Walmart but maybe we were both hungry a bit, because he said baked goods and I TOOK him over to see what was on sale. so yeah, I'm at fault.
So he chose a dozen cupcakes. and a peach cobbler. and I didn't say anything.

So each day I'm eating a cupcake, then the next day two, then three, then two. finally it's the day before garbage day and I'm like. if you don't eat those cupcakes I'm tossing them cause they're going to mold. so they're gone now. but this morning I eat a proper breakfast Roast beef and carrots, onions and cabbage) and I'm still hungry and reaching for the bread drawer and managed to stop myself and make a muffin in a minute. and a cup of sF coffee, Swiss Miss, you know. with a tsp of Cinnamon in it. finally after five days I'm satisfied. only gained two pounds, thank the LORD! and I guess I better bake today. just to ward off another attack. and remember to take hubby to McDonald's before grocery shopping. tis better to be comfortably full before shopping.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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9/15/16 12:26 P

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'There is no remedy for invincible ignorance.'

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
~Edmund Burke


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9/15/16 11:45 A

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I like it!

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9/15/16 12:51 A

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I read a quote the other day and it has resonated with me... Although I had been practicing it,,, now I use it in my self-talk!
Learn to say "no" only once - in the grocery store... so you don't have to try and say "no" over and over at home!

Kitty,,,, I'll pray!

Lois - VA

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"How I respond to my failures will determine my future. Learn, and grow."(Dr. Tony Evans)


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9/13/16 7:52 P

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Talk to that inner child and work with her! Babysteps! You can do it, Kitty, just never give up!

'There is no remedy for invincible ignorance.'

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9/13/16 7:26 P

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Just keep trying.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
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9/13/16 4:55 P

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Hi all. I guess I'm probably going to struggle with self control til I die.

I was able to lose 7 pounds last month, then lost and found 3-5 pounds for the next 3 weeks. going to try to make this a week of loosing weight. ignoring temptations and remembering that those are poisonous and dangerous to my body. I get so disgusted with myself.



Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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8/25/16 6:39 P

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Thanks everybody for any prayers and your kind words. My friends and family, both church family and blood have gotten inspired with the THM story. Trim Healthy Mama. My best friend was as heavy as I and is now down from a 3x-4x to a 1x. I'm so jealous. I've looked at the site and read their book and copied off some of their cookbook pages. It seems similar to south beach in some ways, but encourages separation of "fuels" . there's no question it's working, but I don't know if it's what the Lord wants for me in spite of my all too frequent "cheats"

I'm contemplating using some of the recipes to try to abort the cheating. we'll see how that works. I think my biggest problem is I'm to lazy to make creative meals and it drags me down enough to be willing to cheat.

Edited by: KITTYF54 at: 9/13/2016 (16:43)
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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8/21/16 4:26 P

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Yup, here's a link to today's:

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'There is no remedy for invincible ignorance.'

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
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8/21/16 11:25 A

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The daily threads have the name of the thread in the topic line. For example, yesterday was Sunny Saturday. The day before was Feisty Friday.

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8/20/16 11:29 P

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Daily threads??? I will look around! thanks!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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8/20/16 10:22 P

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It takes a lot more than that to scare us away!

There's usually not a lot of activity on this thread. Most of the activity is on the daily threads.

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8/20/16 9:35 P

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golly did I scare everyone away?
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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8/15/16 10:38 A

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I am so sorry kitty.
What a load on your plate.
(((((HUGS)))))
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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8/14/16 5:27 P

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Thanks Budgetmaw and Leone! I'm excited to be joining you all and sharing our low carb weight loss journey together. :-)

Karen L.
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."

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Welcome, Karen!

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Hang in there Kitty--sending warm and healing thoughts your way.

Welcome Karen. Post often--it keeps us all involved and participating in this journey to health.

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Hi, I'm Karen and I joined your team. Just wanted to say hello and I'm getting forward to knowing you all and walking this journey with you.

Karen L.
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."

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For those facing diabetic issues. This is something that I think is really important for all of us.

https://lowcarbrn.wordpress.com/2016
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Kitty, I'm just glad you keep coming back! (((hugs)))

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Kitty, I am so sorry for all that's been going on for you lately. And so glad that your granddaughter is ok and is getting the help she needs. Don't forget that this is a safe place to come when things in the "real world" get to be too much. You can always come here and either share what's going on or just soak up friendship. (((hugs)))

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Hi Everybody! I can't believe how much has been going on here while I was "gone" not posting. Please don't spread this around but my granddaughter tried to kill herself. LOL she's 16 and was having trouble with depression and I took her to the doctor and got her on meds but they weren't right and rather than tell me, she took a handful of her mom's med and was asleep for 33 hours. they put her in a children's psych ward to change her meds and adjust the dosage to hopefully prevent that from happening again.

My daughter, NOT my granddaughters mother, called me up and tried to order me to obey her rather than doing what I thought was right, and decided not to speak to me because I wasn't worthy to be the mother of such a High minded liberal when I am so low brow and conservative.

that was three or four weeks ago. now she's talking to me suddenly as though nothing happened. life is a roller coaster. my sister is on my back about going to a counselor over something that happened to me in my teens and isn't it amazing that people can be so sure they know all of what's wrong with you when they themselves weren't there or weren't aware?

Well I want to say all that's been going on here while I was incommunicado has been very inspiring and I hope to take James' and Bizi's and woubbies and Ma's words and internalize them. you'd all said things that I can use and I love you for the help you offer.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6


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8/9/16 5:30 P

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Woubbie, I can't wait to say I "almost miss" Marching Band.... LOL 3 more years


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bizi..... congratualtions... you are doing so well!!

Lois - VA

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I am on weight neutral meds so can't blame the meds for my 20 pound weight gain.
I blame over eating, drinking and lack of exercise and hormones.
Have been dieting this week and am down 4 pounds but know that is part water weight since I am abstaining from drinking. I went to planet fitness on saturday night and walked one hour, felt good!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Ah, marching band. I ALMOST miss you.... Nice use of field props!

'There is no remedy for invincible ignorance.'

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
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8/8/16 8:32 A

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James.....

The Doors, Break on through... Instantly thought of the show my girls performed 2 years ago for marching band. Yes... those are full size doors on the field


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-JAMES-

I love The Doors so I really appreciate the message. It will be a good a mantra to remember, too, when I'm putting off my workout or trying to push through a tough workout.

Also, I like the reference to seasonal eating. I had never thought of eating in that way before. But it makes sense. And, winter happens to be my favorite season (though we see only about 2 weeks of it here). So, yeah, I like the idea of a dietary winter. Kinda cool.

And by the way, you're an amazing writer. It was a pleasure reading your post.

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8/7/16 11:10 A

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So make it a thing of the past!

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I just posted a blog with my body measurements from 10/16/2015 to 8/7/2016
I definitely have a beer gut.
6 inch gain!!!!
biz

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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thanks woubbie! I hope so too.
Have a great sunday yall!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Decisions, decisions! Hopefully you're a point in favor of her joining your gym instead of Planet Fitness.

'There is no remedy for invincible ignorance.'

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."
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LASTEVNS,
I'm so glad you are feeling better an the "low carb flu" is gone.

That period of transition from getting your calories from carbs, to switching to getting them from fat and protein can make you feel like "this is a bad way of eating, I feel terrible, lets go back". Body chemistry doesn't change meal to meal, or even day to day, it takes a few weeks to fully change.

Going low carb from one day to the next is like going to Hawaii on vacation in the middle of winter. Who doesn't get sunburned, or get a cold? You can't really think that the weather in Hawaii is unhealthy, but it is the sudden shock of change, rather than a slow seasonal change.

But if you make it through the first week, it is like that song from the Doors, "Break on Through to the other Side"
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Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side
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In my opinion, in nature the transition from high carb, to low carb, is seasonal and the transition is slower. In winter time, if we were living off the land, then in nature the high carb foods are gone. No fruit, no potatoes, etc. But we import summer things, and stockpile summer things (wheat, sugar ...) and the dietary winter never comes because we keep eating summer type foods all year round.

Welcome to the other side, what I think of as the dietary winter, and it is low carb.

James


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I just got back from planet fitness and walked on the tred mill for
5K(3.1 miles) first time in a while. I was jogging a year ago and injured my thigh so I stopped. I actually jogged a 10k in november that about killed me I was not prepared for it, I hurt for days afterward.
I met my girl friend and we talked and walked, it was great. She is thinking about joining. Though she has another place to check out which offers more things for her like classes, yoga and has a pool to swim. But costs more....
I hope she joins Planet fitness but that is being selfish of me.
I WANT A WALKING BUDDY!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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thanks woubbie!
Hope you are having a nice weekend.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Train your brain to think of "diet" as "just the way I eat". It's YOUR diet not "a" diet. The way we use the word in our culture implies a temporary way of eating, but to get lasting results you have to commit to it day in and day out.

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thank you james for your PM spark mail.
I think I will have to diet for the rest of my life, I keep yo yoing which is very bad from what I understand.
Jeff gets back on tuesday...I have been on the computer for hours! I bought some ready made food from sandras health food store: chicken salad, veggie soup, quinoa soup, tabouli salad, lentil rice which is a high carb food though that I love!
I survived trivia drinking only water. and eating fairly healthy too. so that was good. Fun but we were horrible!
One of my 88 year old clients who lives on the street behind us. Had all four tires and rims stolen off her car on last sunday. The car was on blocks when I saw her yesterday. Can't believed that happened. She has a malibu with fancy rims(why I don't know), $2,200 for them to be replaced. They are looking for replacements. My husband has fancy rims and now I worry that I will come out to the same thing on his car. Maybe we should convert our car port to a garage???? Our neighbor hood is one of the safest neighborhoods (from what police told me months ago when our neighbors moved because their cars kept getting broken into them, they left their doors unlocked though. same thing happened to my car several years ago. I just make sure my car door is locked every night now.
Obviously there is crime everywhere.
I work today so that is good.
Am going to meet a friend at planet fitness tonight, show her around, hoping that she joins so that I can have a walk buddy.
She too has sleep issues and can't seem to find the right medication to help her sleep.
I feel so sorry for people who can't get enough sleep.
I need to do laundry tomorrow and maybe I will clean a little.
The house is full of cat hair and my bath room floor is sticky again.
I hope yall have a good weekend.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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hi james,

I had a half cup of boiled beets today for lunch.... that had net carbs 6.8grams.
How do you figure out pertentages?
thanks
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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IAMBIZ,

my supper was a salad, but the "meat" dish was a can of tuna, well mixed with mayonnaise, and some chopped up celery for crunch. Percent of weight that is carbs:

Canned tuna (0%)
Mayonnaise (0.3%)
Celery (1.8%)

All way below 6%


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hi ladies,
Thank you for your support.
Trivia was fun even though we did not play well.
I ate a mixture of steamed veggies from the food bar and
then ate the cheese/mushroom patties with a fork.
My girl friend gave me a piece of her left over fried fish...once I took a bite it wasn't that good.....I should not have eaten the rest.....
And I drank a lot of water. I was very full....so I did not miss the beer too much.
I spent about $18 dollars including a tip for dinner and 2 1/2 hours of entertainment.
I am working tomorrow so that will keep me busy and I am meeting a friend to go to planet fitness to show her around and walk on the tred mill. I really hope she likes it so she will join but she wants to checkout another fitness club that offers more...like classes and such but costs more money.
Have a great weekend yall!
bizi




I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi, you might want to have something to eat before you go, too. A bunless hamburger can look pretty skimpy when others are chomping down on big fat burgers with buns.

A pound in 5 days is not to be sneezed at! Way to go!

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Good going, Bizi!

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158 this morning so that is one pound loss in 5 days. 4 sticks of butter.
I have been eating pretty salty foods so maybe that is why I have not lost the water weight like I thought, since I am not drinking.
Tonight is trivia night and I am not going to drink like usual.
will have the hamburger with out the bun and a side of salad.
Have a good day!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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I will try to stay good on my diet until august 12th when we go to the beach, for a couple of nights. Pensecola is so much fun. One week from tomorrow!
I have been good even picked out potatoes from the veggie mousaka that I ate today for lunch which was delicious! It has egg plant in it.
I ate my whole foods dinner tonight in the bar and was not even tempted to have a beer. I will be going there as usual on friday nights for trivia. I won't drink because I am dieting and abstaining from alcohol. Plus I don't drink and drive any more and hubby is still away.
Spent some time with a girl friend. Listened to some music and talked, walked around a bit. It was hot but got cooler as the sun went down. Fortunately the mosquitos were not out.
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Thank you james I will use the 6% guidelines. I really don't eat much prepackaged foods but when I do I will use the label.
Wednesday: I ate at a BBQ place for lunch. Had spinach stuffed beef brisket, a large portion, there was a large amount of fat on it...just could not bring myself to eat it! so I cut Some of it off.
I also had a salad with italian dressing. For dinner: Indian food. curried collards, turkey beef meatball and spicy chicken salad. all had sauces which were delicious.
I was full for the rest of the day. This dinner was off the whole foods food bar and I looked at the ingredient list for everything looked harmless. I did not snack in the evening so that was good. I chew gum with xyletol thru out the day.

I weigh 156.5 pounds this morning
with an abdominal measurement of 37.25 inches.
Anything over 35 inches for a woman is considered at risk for heart disease.
have a good day yall!
bizi

Edited by: IAMBIZI at: 8/4/2016 (08:56)
I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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IAMBIZI,

I actually count nothing these days, like for the last two years. However, like WOUBBIE wrote:
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Yup, keep it simple. Make a list as you go of everything that you can eat in unlimited quantities and maybe some rules about what small exceptions you're allowed to make.
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I live by that. My small exceptions are treats. My desserts tend to be Greek yogurt flavoured with a bit of Mio, and a few, like 4 to 7 or so, berries.

I am in Amsterdam as I type, I was looking for a yogurt in the airport grocery store to have as part of my breakfast. I found one at about 4% carbs by weight. So less than my 6% cutoff. I had to hunt through the shelves, as most were around 8 to 12%. But I peacefully ate that one. Greek yogurt with some added cherries and crumble stuff. Mmmmmm.

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Golly thank you woubbie. emoticon
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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You know, Bizi, you actually inspire ME. You have a lot of challenges, yet you keep coming back and working at them - you never give up. What's that Japanese proverb? Fall seven times, stand up eight? Yup. That's you. I know you're going to meet your goals, even if it takes a long time, because you just keep digging at it.

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Thank you for your support woubbie!
It means a lot to me!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Yup, keep it simple. Make a list as you go of everything that you can eat in unlimited quantities and maybe some rules about what small exceptions you're allowed to make.

And don't be afraid to talk to Jeff about your challenges, especially with alcohol. It's tough enough to try to exercise your own self-control, you don't need additional pressure to drink.

'There is no remedy for invincible ignorance.'

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Thank you james.
I appreciate your taking the time to post to me. emoticon
congratulations on your weight loss!
some one suggested south beach diet...too many carbs!
bizi
I like what you suggested.


I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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IAMBIZI,

If you don't weigh everything you eat, and count grams of carbs, protein, fat... I have an alternative.

Have an OK to eat list, and a not OK list. My OK list is 6% carbs by weight (or less).

Meat of all sorts is pretty much zero. Many vegetables make the cut. Rice, potatoes, pasta don't.

Here is a great website to find nutrition information on generic things (like carrots) and also brand name things:
nutritiondata.self.com

When you find your food, set the quantity to 100 grams, if that has 6 or fewer grams of carbs just eat it.

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I started to count carbs and got overwhelmed.
I wrote out what I ate :
3 cups of coffee with cream and stevia
Lunch: 8oz of fish with a little thai carrot sauce on top, cup of sauteed red cabbage, cup of steamed brocolli.
dinner: 8oz bone-in pork chop grilled in grape seed oil, cup of green beans. snack: 28 almonds, 1 dark chocolate truffle.
I could easily get hypo trying to document each bite I took and just forget about trying to calorie count!
I am already spending a great deal of time on the computer.
I pretty much know what foods have what in them so I will just try to eat clean and avoid simple carbs. Eat as many veggies as possible, protein with every meal. (I only eat 2 meals a day, with a snack in the evening)
Choice for desert to night:
apple or lindt Dark chocolate truffle (blue ball one).
The truffle only has 5 carbs so it won!

Jeff just asked me if I wanted to go get a beer at whole foods.
(his beer has 400 calories)
I told him no hesitantly.
I did not tell him that I have started this diet.
I am hoping that I will be able to stick to it this week, until we go to the beach on the 12th.
That gives me 11 days to try to be good.

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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thank you woubbie!
((((HUGS)))))
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Just like quitting smoking, just like eating properly, just like making exercise a daily habit, it's a process. I've had to try a number of things before I found a few that worked. In my case, delay was the best tactic for a long time. First it was no alcohol before dinner, then none before 6, then 7, then 8, etc. My current time is 10:10pm, but my bedtime is 11:30, so I can still pound them down if I'm not careful.

Ultimately, alcohol, like food or other addictions, is a form of self-medicating, and until we figure out how to improve or cure what we are medicating for, quitting is a hopeless affair. The closer I get to solving my sleep issues the easier it is to cut the alcohol.

Emotional eaters have a similar problem. If eating is a method of stuffing your emotions down then you'll be hard-pressed to stop over-eating until you face those emotions head on and learn how to cope with them.

Edited by: WOUBBIE at: 8/1/2016 (13:57)
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Being an old liver transplant nurse, it hurts my heart to see people drink daily..... as i've seen wonderful people end up with liver failure.... do try to cut back or have some abstinence days. The wonderful thing about the liver is that it can heal itself... God made it amazing.

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hi woubee,
Thank you for sharing your challenges with wine.
I like to drink!
Sometimes I drink to avoid unpleasant tasks, some times I drink to be able to do unpleasant paper work.
sometimes I drink in social situations needing to feel "lubricated" like your hubby.
Sometimes I drink out of boredom, and other times to just have fun!
I don't drink and drive anymore(not one drop), I am committed to that. Can't risk losing my job or my license.
I take psych meds and know that I should not drink but I have been drinking for many many years while on meds....
I drink more when my mood is elevated.
Like now. I really need to reel it in.
thank you for your support.
((((HUGS))))
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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Hi, Bizi! Good to see you here!

You already know that I'm right there with you on the alcohol issues. I've scaled back over a period of years but still have some nearly every night. It's not so much a social thing for me as it is a sleep aid. I'm taking a melatonin capsule a couple of hours before bedtime and a Benadryl about an hour before. I'm finding that once in a while that makes me drowsy enough without an additional "boost" from alcohol, but not always.

In the winter I switched from beer to wine. I still seem to like to "guzzle" a lot of liquid late in the day, so I was making a warm herbal tea and adding a couple of ounces of Chardonnay. I still ended up at about 10 ounces of wine by bedtime, though.

For the summer I switched to carbonated water with the same 2 ounces or so for "flavoring". We have a Soda Stream, so I make the fizzy water a one-liter bottle at a time. I'm verrrrry slowly working my way down the scale. This last week I found that 8 ounces was working just fine. I think my eventual goal is to have that magical one glass a day, which seems to confer some benefits, with an occasional abstinence day. Getting there!

Do you think your drinking is more social-anxiety related? My DH has that problem. He's really uncomfortable socially until he's a little "lubricated". I think at long last he's getting away from that need, but it's going to be an ongoing process.

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leone, thank you for your support! congratulations on your weight loss!
bizi

I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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I never drank much, but giving up the two or three sips of my husband's nightly beer is what I miss the most. But that 22 grams of carbs is what keeps me on the straight and narrow. Good luck on your journey!

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I just researched it and founders porter has:
216 calories and
22 grams of carbs!!!!
for one beer!
I knew it was high....
I had 875 calories and 88 grams of carbs of beer today!!!
sigh
bizi

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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Thank you budgetmaw!!!!!
I am reading some of your old blogs! Thank you for them!
I need to find your recipe box????
bizi

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3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Bizi, you are definitely not alone! Good luck cutting back on both the alcohol and the carbs.

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Hi there.
Haven't posted in a very long time.
I still get monthly newsletters so thank you for that.

The problem I am having is alcohol.
I make bad choices when I drink. I need to research exactly how many carbs are in my porters/stouts.
I think I would be shocked.
I try to eat a healthy diet but then alcohol sabotages my day.
Here is an example of my day:

3 cups of Coffee with half and half and liquid stevia.
Ate Brunch at a diner:
3 scrambled eggs with sauteed spinach and 1/4 cup of black bean salsa
with a side of brocolli
Dinner:
salmon and 3/4 cup edamame
4 of each at 12oz 6.5%alcohol beers.
I don't drink every day....
friday nights we played trivia in a bar at whole foods, I drank 3 pints of beer and ate a whole 12 inch pizza all by myself.....
the friday before that I just ate all of the toppings and left the crust so I know that I can do that. I just need to figure out how to not drink 3 pints of beer there.

I already post on the cut down the booze forum here at spark people and have for about 4 years.

Mostly I need to get serious about dieting again and thinking about getting into better shape.
I have been strict with low carb before and have lost weight. I put on 20 pounds since november and I know it is because of eating and drinking.

Think that I need to get serious and commit to counting carbs.

Bizi





I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF.

3-19-13=156, 5-17-13 =145, 6-7-13=139.5 yeah! 8-19-13=148.5, 9-2-13= 150.5, 10-19-13=143, 11-12-13=140, 1-13-14=146.5, 3-26-14=148, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=143.5, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=142.5, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=144.5, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=151.5, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-1-16=159. Happiness is a decision!


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Maw's right, the chances of him being harmed are minuscule, but you wouldn't be a mom if you weren't worried over his safety.

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Just remember that the attacks are by far the exception, not the norm. And keep up the good thoughts and prayers!

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Oh Jeanne. I feel your anxiety. One of my kids has a partner from Israel and they travel there often to see family. As you say--lots of good thoughts and prayers.

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Feeling stressed. My youngest son is off on the trip of a lifetime, visiting friends and camping in Europe. His first stop has been France, and while he was there there was a terrorist attack. In 10 days he heads to Germany, where in the last few days there were 2 terrorist attacks! I know we can't keep them home with us forever, they have to spread their wings and chase their dreams. But I am praying for his safety and have for sure spouted some extra gray hair through all this.


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Congratulations, Leone!

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Congratulations, Leone! Sweet name!

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Congratulations CalGal! It must have been a day for babies. Augustine Elijah was born yesterday. My great grandbaby. He was 6+ pounds and everyone doing well.

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Congratulations! Babies are wonderful!

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Congratulations! Good to hear that all is well!

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Hurray for Landon Justin! Hurray for Mom and Grandma, too!



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Baby Landon Justin has arrived safely. Blonde, blue eyed, 7lbs 6oz and 19 1/2 inches. Mom and baby doing well. Thanks for all the support!! V.

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Very powerful analogy!

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I like that James, comparing financial debt with body fat, and how it can impact us. I read a lot about people going on plans to get out of debt. It's nice to look at our plans to get healthy that same way.

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Excellent analogy, JeanneL! I like it. I really, really like it.

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JEANELL60,

that is an excellent analogy. I thought, you want to get the most value for your money (most nutrition for the calories that you eat).

I thought you can always eat too many calories, just eat junk food, yet you run out of money and that is a natural barrier to that. But upon reflection no, you can go into debt and charge things to credit cards.

Perhaps financial debt is the analogy to too much body fat. You can handle it up to a point, and then your health goes down hill.

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I was thinking of an analogy of low carb eating, comparing it to having a budget. I carefully track home expenses, and have a plan of how to economize and reach my goals. Staying within my budget ultimately gives me freedom and control about how I spend my money, and let's me do the things I want to do. I was thinking living a low carb life is very similar. It's a way of life, the same way having a budget is a way of life.

Some days unexpected things arise (being a guest at a high carb meal that can be tricky to navigate, hidden carbs in something you thought was low carb, or just a temptation that should have been avoided, etc). Life happens, just like in a monthly budget all sorts of unexpected things can happen - an illness, a special occasion, or even just a bad choice out shopping.But just because a few things go off plan with a budget, it doesn't mean you mark yourself as a failure and think, "Oh well, I bought a pair of shoes that weren't in my budget, so what's the use! I'll max out my credit card on a shopping spree!" No, instead you realize that may not have been the best choice, but you jump back into thrifty mode, and carry on with the plan.

I haven't had any major slip-ups lately but I was thinking how I can be much more pragmatic about a financial blip on the radar of life, compared to an eating blip, when I can come down hard on myself and get discouraged. So I like this analogy. I don't want to go off plan in eating for the same reasons I don't want to go off plan in my budget, because sticking to a healthy way of life is like saving for the future.

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Well, that was fun. Bought more freezer meat than I had planned. We used to raise lambs for the ffa and we still support the kids from my daughter's school. Ended up with two lambs and a goat for us and a lamb for the daughter. Best food ever!!

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Last day of county fair today. Its the animal auction where we usually buy animals for the freezer. This year it will be a bit smaller purchase, just one or two lambs. No more pigs--we just don't eat that much pork. So Off we go! Will just eat meat today as there isn't much else to eat that will be worthy. So much junk at the fair. I will be having lots of iced tea. Its hot today.
I love the fair and used to raise lambs for our local FFA group. I believe in ag and teaching the next generation. Its all changed so much since I raised my 4-H lambs so many years ago. Wish I was still young and able to do the animal husbandry. I miss it.

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Thanks for the kind thought and words everyone. Feeling a tad better today, it was the first since Monday that I could eat a bit normally, but still sticking with hot and soft foods. Hanging in there. It has been easier to eat on plan because I am not that hungry.

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