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6/9/13 9:35 A

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Weight Watchers 1970s incarnation was NEVER low-carb ... it was high protein/balanced - even at its only having 2 glasses skim milk - no substitutions - for an adult woman phase... the kind of diet that I hated, and that did not work for either me or my dad ... (well, my dad had other problems .. possibly early-onset dementia - also known THESE days as Diabetes Type 3) ...

Did not know he was also a "diabetic" ... who should have been diagnosed back at age 48 ...

He claimed that somehow after following the VA Diet, his metabolism became absolutely normal and he didn't have to worry about how much he ate ... ever ...

If you want to talk diet organizations and low-carb, then Overeaters Anonymous' [Grey Sheet Diet] was always, and probably will always be low carb ...

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 6/9/2013 (09:43)

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6/9/13 9:16 A

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I have had probably dozens of diet books of one sort or another. I finally got rid of at least half a dozen, probably more, WW cookbooks that spanned about 30 years. They started out low carb, you know, then went mainline. Actually, at the time, low carb WAS mainline! I still have several low carbish books (SB, Atkins, Protein Power, etc.), some of which are specific to one program and others are more generic. Plus lots of low carb cookbooks. I think my low carb shelf is about 36", and about half of that is paperbacks, which are doubled, and the other half is big books. And those are the ones that are specific to low carb. The next shelf has mostly vegetable and meat cookbooks, and I do have couple of Jane Brody cookbooks/nutrition books. She was very hard-core low fat/high carb, but does have some recipes that I like. Also several vegetarian cookbooks. And at the moment I have a book by Andrew Weil checked out from the library that I'm reading. He's into healthy fats (coconut, lard, fatty fish like salmon, herrings, and mackerel), whole grains, and little meat. I also have an Atkins book for middle aged people out from the library.

As part of my challenge over on the monthly challenge thread, I am reading something that relates to my way of eating every day. Last month it was Jonny Bowden, until I had to return it to the library. Before that it was Fran McCullough (?)'s book on Good Fats, Bad Fats. Even if a book isn't exactly a point, there is a lot of good information to be garnered from a lot of sources out there. The hard part, of course, is knowing which of it to accept and which to leave behind.

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6/9/13 7:57 A

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For my part, I never exactly kept up with the trends. I could not afford to join Weight Watchers. I had a burning desire to try the non-diet approach, and make it work for me. I threw out almost as many anti-diet-but-pro-weight-management books as I had retained. I also sought Health at Every Size-type books that were not too strident.

I never even had known that The Hilton Head Metabolism Diet went from balanced to high-carb by the 1990s, getting on THAT trend bandwagon. But knowing that now, it sure figures.

Probably having been divorced and not exactly dating all the time, all these years; having to work outside the home in the private sector; and living vin arious image-sensitive parts of the East Coast of the United States, had a lot to do with it. My family of origin was reasonably supportive ... Now, they did a near about-face and seem to have embraced my diseased, gaunt state ... as if I were "redeemed"


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6/8/13 10:08 P

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Got some stuff done around the house today, but the desert heat has hit in earnest, and that really slows me down. I push myself, but my system does NOT like the heat.
The girls and I have been walking just before sunset the last few days, and we've shortened out walks because the heat is so hard on them, but it's 7pm now and it's still 104 out there, so there may not be a walk in the cards. I could go on my own, but that would be just too cruel. If you have dogs, you know what I mean. Also, if you have dogs, you know that they don't sweat, so exercise in hot weather can be really treacherous for them. Bummer.
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6/8/13 9:53 P

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This may sound weird, but I don't think I've bought or borrowed a single diet book since maybe 1979.

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Even in the last almost two years of low carbing, the only books I read (and bought) were the Gary Taubes ones, which, strictly speaking, aren't diet books, more like popular science.

Like I said, weird.

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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6/8/13 9:16 P

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So, at home I own "The Underburners' Diet" and "the 35-plus Diet for Women" (an autographed copy) --low carb offerings from the 1980s--along with a spate of later low-fat diets that were at least cognizant of others' METABOLIC CHALLENGES (EXCEPT for "Stop the Insanity!!!!!" a low-fat one, and "The Hilton Head Metabolism Diet", a balanced (and saner) one, but so darned preachy/judgmental** - and I followed THAT one, for sure; never followed Stop the Insanity)... seems I intuitively knew ... one day ...just one day ...

Anyway, I was in Time Warner Center - shopping for low carb stuff I could not find near me ... and for cards and looking at high end haircare products, and then I had to go home.

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**Seem to notice an attraction at times, to preachy/judgmental--to wit ... my spate of a lot of yoga classes from two of six I'd gone to--the more self-righteous of the yoga studios

Edited by: TINIERTINA at: 6/8/2013 (21:18)

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I started out like a ball of fire and fizzled out... Got up and walked the boys (Whiskey's in his favorite chair sleeping on his back...), worked out, and then met a former client for breakfast. She's the one who paid me with a very expensive laser skincare package more than double the cost of what she owed me, so now I'm helping her with her personal bookkeeping! She's a gem of a person, and we had a lovely breakfast/lunch sitting outside at a very unique, artisan cafe. I had egg and chorizo tacos that were heaped with fresh veggies, fresh cilantro, homemade salsa, and other kinds of LC yummy-ness! The corn tortillas were blue corn and made have been homemade - not something I would normally eat, but I caved!

Came home to do some chores, start on her bookkeeping, and then my exhusband called. Derailed. He's a good guy but I can't say that his listening skills have improved in the 11 years we have been divorced. Whatever! I swept, vacuumed, and mopped the floors and I think I should be done now.

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6/8/13 9:01 P

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Among other things, I picked up a copy of The Low GI Diet Revolution ... The Definitive Science-Based Weight-Loss Plan ...

Need to study what I hadn't gone over since the "mature people" diets that had been popular in the 1980s ... and had been low calorie/low carb ... I had been young then (but curious) ... because it's not as if low carb were really fashionable in the 1980s, but rapid weight loss WAS ...

Then I could adapt this to my weight Maintenance Plan ... which is based on South Beach (but isn't exactly South Beach) ...

I had gone to Starbucks and ordered the High Protein bistro box, not eating half the egg yolk or half the little biscuit ... then after that, uhhh, all I'd had were Agave packets in my purse (I think that's a no-no) ... I've had a cholesterol problem for many years ... but on SB I eat MORE fat than I ever did, trying to keep it monosaturated ...

My dad had sworn by polyunsaturated oil all his adult life (he'd followed the Calories Don't Count diet since the BALANCED diet the Veterans Administration gave him did not work long term) ... did not exercise much, lived a long life ...[ but could not function too well ...frailty, other problems]


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6/8/13 6:34 P

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Just cleaning today. It's glorious outside, but, as usual for a Saturday, I just don't feel like going out.

Still just knocking out little bitty projects - you know, re-lace my son's dress shoes, clean up an old toolbox for the older one to take to college this fall, finish filling in the blanks on an application form, that kind of junk.

Have a great rest of the day, all!

As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks,
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were there going to St. Ives?


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6/8/13 5:48 P

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Not doing much here today. Went to Sams Club to pick up a few things and the meat market for some fresh meats. Hubby is mowing the yard now and i am waiting on the grill to get hot...Alex one of the twins is playing the play station and the other watch cartoons. The older two kyle is at work and Rusty is out with friends, he will be 19 tomorrow.



This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
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FitKris - hope whatever kind of surgery you are having goes well for you.

I am finetuning my eating plan today and hoping that the little tweaks I have made with all of the great tips I got from everyone on this team will show up on the scales soon.

Weather is wonderful here in the Midwest - no mosquitoes yet, so Hubby and I sat on the patio in the dark, lit up our firepit and enjoyed the perfect weather. Looking up at the stars last night was amazing!

Edited by: JLKL1980 at: 6/8/2013 (16:02)
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6/8/13 3:54 P

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Another rainy day here. DH and DS left this morning for Kansas City to take in a couple baseball games, they won't be home until tomorrow night. DD is gone for the weekend as well, her boyfriends' brother is getting married and she went with his family for that. So I have the house to myself for 2 days! First thing I did was clean, because I get to have 2 whole days of no one to mess it up!! Have lots of things on my to do list that I want to make a dent in before my surgery at the end of the month,

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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