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This is a low carb group. So I'm reposting my idea that it is not the percentage of calories that come from carbs, but the percentage of weight that is carbs. Here are a few numbers.

By weight the percentage of net carbs:
Sugar (100%)
Fibre One Bar (50%)
Bread (50%)
Banana (20%)
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Strawberries (6%)
Broccoli (4%)
Cheese (1%)

I eat 6% or less, with a few exceptions, rare and small treats. My cutoff is 6% so that I can eat Strawberries, blackberries and raspberries.



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1/17/17 6:43 P

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I'm lazy but I'm reading the cookbook and trying to tweak favorite recipes.

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1/8/17 9:28 P

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That does sound like an idea. I did the lower carb one year and got down to around 190, but I never could get under that. Then holidays came and I got fudge for a Christmas gift and everything went kapooey. I didn't go real low, but was staying between 50 and 75 grams most of the time. When I was just eating normal, before I got diagnosed, I ate less carbs than what the diabetes association recommends and I got really heavy on that.

The "flours" stuff sound good. Maybe that would help to keep the sweets under control but still be able to have them.



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1/8/17 3:14 P

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Darlene,
My best friend has lost at least 60 lbs doing "trim Healthy Mama" which seems to me to be a low carb carb cycle sort of thing, seperate meals with a few more carbs from those with more fats. They also advocate to eat a meal or light snack every 3 hours. which is also something we're "supposed to do as a diabetic.
I joined them because of my inability to give up carbs even knowing what they're doing to my body. I can do well on low carb for a couple days then have a day of carb binging, basically. I'm hoping that if I have a planned higher carb meal I won't be so uncontrolled. mind you, the recommended carbs for that meal are around 45 and on the THM diabetics group many find they need to keep that meal around 30 carbs but it's an idea that could possibly work. AND seriously, because my friend has lost and kept off 60 lbs while I've stayed the same the whole time. seriously, why wouldn't I check it out? right?

the other thing I like about this "plan" is that with the aid of oat fiber and gluccomannan or xanthan gum as well as the usual "flours" we as low carber's are familiar with, a person can have cupcakes, candies and breads that are very close to the high carb grain versions that are our down fall. So I bought the cookbook and intend to buy the original diet book from '09 I think, next pay day. the ladies on the diabetic group recommended that version for us diabetics.
Since I am allergic to dairy I may not stay in the group because it is so hard to read about so many yummys that include my favorite food group, LOL but there's a lot there to choose from including lots of info and lots of shakes and smoothies that can be used for snacks as well as chocolate cake that's low carb and I learned to like a new veggie.

FWIW, Kitty

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1/6/17 9:40 P

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I doubt those teachers and dietitians are among those that support low carb. My doctor does use a modified Atkins as she calls it. I think it is closer to grain brain, because she says no grain on that unless it is whole grains. Mainly it has fruit, vegetables, protein in the main part, then dairy in the limited but once a day, then a list of avoid. Can't remember them all offhand, but I have the list on the refrigerator. I know fruit isn't low carb, but I think the fiber is why it is on there, too, and the nutrients it has.



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1/6/17 12:59 A

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More and more health care professionals are endorsing, or at least supporting, low carb. Hope your teachers and such are among them!

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1/5/17 11:31 P

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I just signed up for something with the insurance program I am on that has a lot of articles and inspiration and such (like Spark, but it includes a lot of information on me in particular) and they are also possibly signing me up for classes they have in weight management which I think would help the diabetes. Only they don't believe in low carb and believe in grains and such, so I will probably have to do some changes to things. Of course, I am having trouble giving up bread and crackers, etc. When I have soup I am used to having crackers in it. But I do hope I can get the carbs back down. I have just been addicted to them for about the last year and a half.



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1/5/17 3:19 P

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Darlene, you'd be surprised how often a person just appreciates the interaction, even if you feel you don't have much to say. a 'way to go" or "i feel you" makes a person feel validated especially if we don't have anybody who wants to call us or come see us. we're all to cubicalized sometimes in our own homes. come back and chat with us.

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I click them all the time. I just don't often have anything to say that anyone would be interested in, so don't write much. But I will click them to see what is going on and maybe learn from others. Like on the Low Carb Recipes it has one on what's on the menu. I have been following that to get ideas, but I really can't add to it.

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11/29/16 10:21 A

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Darlene, if you don't click the links in the emails then you won't get anymore in that thread. if you find an emali from Sparkpeople you go into it, click the link and it will open a tab for that page. even if you don't have time to read the page, it freshens the input and brings it back into the lineup.

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11/27/16 12:02 A

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Thanks for the replies. I went through most of my teams and did the "subscribe" button. Still don't get things from some, but I'm getting more of them.



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11/26/16 6:19 P

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Darlene, try this link. I'm not sure, but I think you can set up on that page whether you want notifications for each group you're on. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_m
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10/17/16 10:49 A

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There is also a button on each thread that says 'subscribe to this discussion'. That will keep you subcribed whether you reply or not. But you still have to click through on the notifications.

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10/17/16 1:47 A

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I just cycle through my teams each day and look at the time stamps of the latest posts in the discussions. I don't depend on any notifications.

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I have that on for all my teams, but I only get notifications for new topics in part of the teams. I hadn't been looking at anything on this team because I never got notifications. I usually will do replies and sometimes start topics on one of my teams and I don't get notifications from it, either. Another team has quit sending notifications, too, but I always at least looked at those topics. I cannot figure out things on Sparkpeople anymore.



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Go to your team page and hit the Manage Your Teams button. You can sign up for notifications there. Once signed up, you will stay on a thread if you reply/look at the notifications.

Edited by: L3ON3TOO at: 10/17/2016 (00:47)
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10/16/16 11:29 P

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I didn't know you had a different topic each day. I never get any notifications from this team or very many of my other teams. I know that I don't post much, but have some teams that I haven't posted on and I get notifications, others that I posted on and I don't get notifications from even a week after I posted. I would like to see the information even if I cannot say anything about it because I don't know anything. Is there any way to do that besides just going to each and every team without a notification?



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10/15/16 11:05 P

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UHURAST,

Carbs really play a number on hunger, and frankly are addictive due to that. So cutting carbs has two paths. First cut out the high carb things and over time go lower. The second path is to go from where you are to low carb overnight. This is a shock to the system with hydration, getting energy from fat and protein.

But if you were smoking cigarettes how would you quit? Cut down slowly, or just stop me day to the next? However you go, treat it like quitting cigarettes. If you slip up after a few days don't throw the towel in. Just get back at it.

So what do you do to go low carb? First cut the high carb things out:
- sugar
- rice
- pasta
- bread
- breakfast cereals
- cake
- muffins

If you eat bacon and eggs and toast for breakfast.. well cut out the toast. You might think how can I eat just bacon and eggs? Trust me, you can, and it's pretty good.

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James,

Read your blog on coffee and cutting down. I have to say it hit home for me. I am a "pot a day" drinker (my pot makes 8 cups) and the last couple weeks I've dropped about 4 pounds. I have been stalled for over 2 months and figured it was due to how active I was last weekend (the first 2 pounds) and then this weekend I lost another 2! And it hit me, Saturday/Sunday I had MAYBE 1-3 cups of coffee both days due to the schedule. I am going to experiment this week and cut back on coffee and see if I continue to move down.

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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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9/15/16 6:48 P

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

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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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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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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!


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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.

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I like it!

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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!

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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!

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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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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.



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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.

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

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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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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, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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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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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, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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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, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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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. :-)

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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.

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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)))

When you are accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.
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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.

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


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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

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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, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 Happiness is a decision!


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

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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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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

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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, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 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, 8-15-16=162.5, 1-4-17=169 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.

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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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