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7/23/16 11:40 A

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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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7/23/16 9:05 A

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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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7/21/16 3:44 P

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Congratulations, Leone!

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7/21/16 12:24 P

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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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7/19/16 11:43 P

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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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7/16/16 8:40 P

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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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awwww Jeanne! sorry to hear that! I've had a lump in the base of my throat for about a week, it's easing up now, but had planned to go to the dr tomorrow or monday if I still had it. will tell the dr when I go for my physical.

feel better soon, lots of egg drop soup and egg custard soup

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(((hugs)))

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How lucky to have a friend with a friend who can - and would! - help you! Take care of yourself and keep up posted. (((hugs)))

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I hope you feel better soon Jeanne. What a way to learn you have thyroid problems!

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7/13/16 7:40 A

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Feeling so sick! Woke up with a very painful swollen neck and trouble swallowing. A visit to the hospital and ultrasound revealed a hemorrhage in a thyroid nodule. I never even knew I had a thyroid problem! The first doctor recommended surgery but I made some calls and a friend arranged to see a specialist. Amazing that I could just walk in, as a favor to his friend! He recommended waiting 2 weeks to see if it swelling goes down. I can hardly swallow, so at least I won't be tempted to overeat! What a day! But I am so happy the surgery is on pause.

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Jeanne, congratulations!

That isn't an NSV that is a SV.

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Congrats, Jeanne!!

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Well, the Whoosh Fairy must have felt sorry for me after my post yesterday! The scale had an not budged downwards in 3 weeks, in fact it had gone up from what was on my tracker. But this morning was the first time I have been below 90 kilos ! (Not pounds, kilos , ha! ) It had been springing around, bungee jumping back and forth to higher weights, and now I have a new low. Yay!

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I do not miss that about work, JeanneL! I really, really do not. Hope your ear infection clears up quickly.

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Good for you Jeanne! Hang in there--hope you are feeling better soon.

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My goodness, such sad petty nonsense going on at work! I really have been tempted to lapse into stress eating. But I know that is just causing harm to myself and not fixing anything. I also am fighting an ear infection and there is high humidity weather, so have been exercising very little, which is a way to deal with stress. I am so glad for this forum, at least I can blow off steam and be honest about my temptations. But I am not going to get side tracked or derailed!

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Been struggling with how I look naked with all the fat, cellulite and loose skin. Found this blog and it was great. imperfectlife.com/ilovemyuglybody/

I still don't love my body, but I'm trying to find ways to do so. But then, I've NEVER loved my body, so this really isn't new.

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I agree with you guys. Eating the same menu takes the stress out of the "what to cook" challenge. I do get in trouble when I get too bored with food so it's still a balancing act at times.


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I do better with a narrow menu as well. It's not for everyone, though. My husband can't stand eating the same things all the time.

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I realize how "lucky" I am by living alone, I don't have to watch anyone eat what people refer to as "goodies." I find that I get along better when I eat "same" day in and day out. A couple of salads (spinach, romaine, green onion, green pepper, radish, tomato, oil) and simple protein (fish, pork, chicken, or beef) I did go on line and buy parmesan "crisps" -- they are ok, but must eat them slowly or the calorie amount is huge. Don't think I'll buy more. but I do like Quest chips -- a treat for the "crunches." Got everything on line. And yes, oil with every meal. Either Udos Omega 3-6-9 or MCT brain octane oil.... Hopefully will help my brain.


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Sounds good!

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I really have to try that recipe, I've heard a number of people rave about it!

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So hot today, I was craving ice cream, so I made my own version with frozen cream cheese, a few spoons of Greek yogurt, some frozen strawberries and stevia and vanilla. Blended it up and it hit the spot!

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Thanks woubbie. that's kinda what I thought. I found that Netritions has oat fiber for only around 3.00 for a pound, so I'm going to get two. that should be a way to extend the almond flour and reduce the calories. I plan on mixing my own blend using all the different low carb high protein options to bake cakes and cookies. and breads. I have been eating simply for a long time, but cheating so much. it's time to try a different approach

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I love cheese. it's one of those things that got me for so many years. but the ill effects are finally reaching through the greedy stomach, selfish "flesh" as the Bible calls it. to make me realize that the dairy is not going to increase my health, but may actually shorten my life. (Constant infections.) I'm 61 and feel near death when I have another infection.

I'm Going to look at Linda's right now. whatever I can do to change my MO here is worth it. I may live to my late sixties if I keep on the way I've been going the last 8 years, so it's change or die.

Thanks for the idea, Sapphire. I knew it was there but sort of forgot about it.

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Kitty, try it and see if it helps! When I switched to LC or any time I'm having temptations, I have to have LC treats in the house to help me. I mostly crave sweets so I do a lot of SF jello, homemade ice cream, almond meal muffins, coconut flour cookies, that sort of thing. I just recently started making cheese crisps and they're awesome! They taste so much like cheez-its. I would suggest checking out Linda's Low Carb Recipes because she has a lot of wonderful snack and sweets recipes.

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Kitty, you'll only know if you try, but I think you're definitely on the right track, because you're trying to find a way to make this doable for your own situation. If there are temptations in the house that you can't avoid, then by all means make something similar for yourself that's on-plan.

Don't forget that you can also use almond meal (which can get kinda pricey) and whey protein powder to make baked goods. They'll be high protein and/or high fat, and low in carbs. The almond meal stuff can be high in calories too, but that's not too much of a concern if you have 100 pounds to lose; you can worry down the road about cutting back on calories.

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Kitty, I am not the best one to give advice here, other members are much better, BUT, I can tell you what works for me WHEN I DO THEM! Eating mindfully. When you eat, just eat. Focus on the food. You will fill up quickly and eat less. Also, do not bring tempting foods home.

I sabotage myself when I start doing well, so I keep starting over. I acquired Dr. phil's new book on Kindle, not to follow his diet, but looking for psychological reasons behind my problem.

I wish you well on your path. emoticon Roberta

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Happy Independence day, all. I sometimes have NOTHING to say and then SPEW! LOL I'm so excited to rread all the thread you've been talking about these past few weeks.

I wanted to discuss a problem I've been trying to deal with lately. this is going to be long, sorry all.

I've been diabetic for 8 years. I've been doing low carb for that length of time too. but not well. I've been able to keep my weight from going up but not losing . I need to lose 100 pounds minimum, and every time I do well for a few days I give in to a carb binge. I've been listening to some stuff Woobie mentioned and I'm willing to bet it's a gut Bacterial imbalance that makes me just roam looking for satisfying high carb stuff.

So, my neices and my best friend are using Trim Healthy Mama, to lose weight and I thought I'd try to learn more about it. There's a lot there but it looks like it might be ok for someone who's at weight in Atkins but won't work for me because the carbs just make me more hungry for carbs. But I did find a bunch of recipes that are low carb that use oat fiber, or glucomannan (the same fiber used to make those carb free noodles.) to make breads and cakes and "pretzel" sticks or crackers. I'm looking intro this because one of my biggest weaknesses is watching my hubby eat all the high carb items that I miss and trying to remember that I don't want to feel that way any more.

So one thing I'd like to ask is does anybody know more about this, does this sound like a good plan? I'm so tired of trying and doing well then ruining it all on the third day.

I know I'm whining, but I wander around unable to focus on anything but the cravings til I cave. then I'm ok, but there's no weight loss this way.

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You are making it work for you! Good for you! emoticon


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I do as much food from scratch as possible. I tried to do a lot more back when I was new to this WOE, but it's just too much for one person. So now we eat really simple; meat, cheese, veggies with butter, some salads here and there, eggs and bacon. Things that are easy to prepare. Once or twice a week I make a treat, usually LC ice cream or maybe almond flour muffins. It works for us!

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Yep, I wish I enjoyed cooking! So, I keep my meals simple, too. emoticon


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Got a call from my oldest daughter yesterday. She is back on keto/vlc. I suspect we all have a genetic predisposition to insulin resistance. She called to talk *keto* and said that I was the only one who *got it* and that she could talk to about food. She has a young family and is taking them on a more paleo approach. My youngest gdaughter also looks prone to IR. Our bodies are such a mystery.
I agree Carolsmom, that cooking from scratch is best. I prefer a very simple approach to eating. I don't enjoy lots of cooking anymore. Grilling meat and steaming veggies is best for me. I subscribe to the KISS , keep it simple stupid, way of eating :-)

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The newsletter from Dr. Mercola this morning re food labeling, strengthens my resolve to prepare all my food from scratch! Ways that big food producers find ways to hide what is really in their manufactured food products.


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Jeanne, I too have upped my fat and find I am losing better. I am on a couple FB groups that say you don't need to eat the higher end of your fat macros, because your body will use your stored fat instead. I just find that theory false in my experience. I tried that for a month, lost 3 lbs. THIS WEEK (with TOM coming too!) I lost 1.7 pounds!

CalGal, glad your hubby is wanting to know more! I keep expecting my DH to "cheat" but... he hasn't? He's stalled because he's not being perfect with portions(he's not gone back to carbs/real sugar, just a "beverage" every night, which alcohol can stall), but he's ok with where he is right now. Wait until I weigh less than him, he will kick it back in gear (which is only 5 pounds!)



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That's great Calgal! It's so much easier when the people around you eat the same way you do and understand the science behind it. My hubby has recently cut back on his carbs because he wants to get rid of the little belly he has going. It's not hard, he just has to remember to do it. Oh how easy it is to just go out and eat a burger and fries!

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Good for him!

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Hubby is asking to read my literature. :-) He has been eating lc with me, but lunch out all the time. I don't want to manage HIS diet, I want him to own it. He knows enuf to follow the woe, but hasn't cut carbs enuf. Can't do carbs WITH fat. I think he is finding that out. I'm happy to see him doing some actual research for this. He needs to understand. So this is a HUGE NSV for me! emoticon

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JEANNEL60,

Good stuff. Dietary fat is not the villian.

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Way to go!

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I upped the fat in my meals the last 2 weeks. I was a bit concerned about doing it as I was having trouble staying in the 1400 calorie range without extra fat. I was already feeling hungry often, and was dubious about all the extra calories. But being more generous with fats has really helped me eat less and be more full. I think I've found the sweet spot of satisfied but keeping plenty of healthy fats in meals without calorie overload. Yay!

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I'd rather not weigh 250 ever again, but I hear ya there Maw. :-) emoticon

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I'd much rather weigh 250 and wear a size 10 than weigh 150 and wear a size 20!

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I am 3 months now on plan and it has been slower than I hoped. But I saw today things are still paying off. I tried on clothes in my closet today there was no way I could wear 3 months ago, and they fit and looked good! Mostly form fitting things that couldn't be work before due to muffin top. That confirmed to me even though the scale has been moving at a snail's pace fat must be turning into muscle. It encouraged me to keep up the exercise and of course remain on course low carb.

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My favourite way these days is to let the waffles cool down, then butter them, really butter them, each square full.

I also like greek yogurt flavoured with Mio as a topping. The low carb maple syrup I can get is pretty good too.

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James, I borrowed Mom's waffle iron so I can try your waffles. Have you tried making them with bacon inside? That's always been our favorite way to have waffles. Put half a strip of raw bacon on each square, then cover with batter and bake. Yum!

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MRSGOFARR,

I have a pretty simple guideline for shopping. If the items weight is 6% (or less) of carbs, then I buy and eat it. So meat and cheese rate low.

Take a look at the nutrition label of any protein drink you buy. Many have protein and sugar. There is one at COSTCO, " Pure Protein" which is indeed low in carbs.

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James - Thank you for all this information - the tips on the nuts and the cheese sticks. I am going to get some snacks before I leave on vacation on Saturday for a week. I am going to make this vacation a bullet proof win. I also ordered protein shakes to the hotel in Utah already and found some fun recipes to try.

Congratulations on how far you have come. What an amazing impact you have made on your life and I am sure others when you share your story. Glad you are here.

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MRSGOFAR,

I'm a type-2 diabetic, after 12 years of pills, I changed to low carb 5 years ago, and stopped all diabetes medication.

For me understanding how it all works, in quite a bit of detail, was necessary so that I was sure that not taking the medication was OK.

But every time I have a glitch, like higher blood sugar it freaks me out.

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MRSGOFAR,
one of snacks I like is a standard cheese snack, the long round cylinders. Those come in a variety of types. Take one out of the plastic package and roll a slice of neat around it.

Somehow hold that together, maybe in a plastic zip bag, for later.

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MRSGOFAR:

CARPEOMNIA:

Comparing some legumes to nuts, the carb weight percentage:

Legumes:
Chickpeas (44%)
Cashews (27%)
Peas (9%)
Peanuts (7%)

Nuts:
Almonds (10%)
Walnuts (7%)
Brazil nuts (4%)


I was alerted to the high carbs in cashews because I ate a huge bowlful one evening and was shocked by my blood sugar the next morning. A good thing I was logging my food ate the time. I said " WHAT THE ..?" the next morning. I didn't eat anything high carb. Then I looked into what I ate, ... surprise


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Yup, those, and macadamias and hazelnuts too. Minimal peanuts - they're actually legumes.

Just be aware that those calories add up mighty quick!

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Almonds and walnuts. Definitely no cashews, unfortunately.

I've done a lot driving using carrot sticks, cauliflower, cheese and nuts to keep me awake.

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WOUBBIE - Thank you for these tips. Do you have any nuts that are better than others?

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