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10/21/14 2:33 A

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Sorry, I am too busy to take on another team.

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10/17/14 8:39 P

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Amazon was the only place I was able to find sugar free psyllium fiber. Price is comparable to the usual. It's not bad tasting either.

We need a new Team Leader. Kristin is BUSY! I know she is. I'm already leader of several other teams so I cannot commit. ANYONE ELSE?

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10/10/14 9:34 P

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Must say I never considered the carbs in suppliments before. Who would have thought !

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10/10/14 1:44 P

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I take chewable vitamins, which have 3 grams of carbs.
and psyllium fiber, which has 6 grams of carbs.
Wow, a total of 9 grams of carbs!
My daily total of carbs is 16 grams a day. I think it's going to be difficult to stay within my carbohydrate range. emoticon

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10/7/14 2:57 P

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I find that to be the case on most teams..... It has improved a bit since they limited the length of the wall posts, but some teams have very little forum activity now....

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10/7/14 10:54 A

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I am finding that the team wall seems to be taking the place of conversations. This is happening on all the teams I'm on. Members, I know everyone gets busy too, but I really miss the conversations we once had going.

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9/25/14 10:29 A

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Micy, may just have been a defective strip...or sometimes if you have too much protein it can morph into glucose in system. You sure you're getting enough fat? Could simply be a fluke.

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So I have a weird (to me) situation, and I'm hoping someone can help me out. I used a ketostix yesterday at lunch time, and it was dark magenta. I went to the gym and walked a mile and did some ST later in the evening. When I used another ketostix before bed, it showed I was negative...I didn't change any of my food choices...actually, I did really good yesterday. What am I missing? And how do I fix this? emoticon

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Jacqui and Linda, thank you so much for the ideas. I did go out and buy the unsweetened vanilla almond milk...blech! At least I tried though.. emoticon

First week went really well...the first three days, I struggled. This weekend, I found that I wasn't really hungry at all..which worried me because I'd only had like 700 calories for the day. emoticon I felt great the next morning, but that number...

I feel like I'm struggling even worse this week. BF is working super early, so I'm trying to make sure he's up...but it's wreaking havoc with my sleep schedule. I'm tired, cranky, and craving sugar. (sigh)

emoticon i have a question..I saw on the main page that someone was limiting their carbs to 54 grams per day...I thought we had to keep it under 20....I'm really confused. Is that something that people "work up to?"

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Yes, we have a recipe forum . So great.

Just go the main team page and scroll down to the recipe forum. You won't see the Reece's Fat Bombs until you click on the "see more" button.....

Some great recipes there already. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with during your experiments.....

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Reese's Bombs? Mmmmmm, have you put that recipe on the team boards?

Will be having a much better Keto week once all this water weight drops off again.

Not sure what I'm hitting for my percentages over all, but in general I think it's about 10% carbs, 60-70% fat. Last week I did a fat fast and was able to get to about 85% fat. 8% carbs...I don't think I could do that again for a while.

5% is amazing! How do you manage that?

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9/6/14 5:02 P

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I'm wishing you all a great Keto week ahead. I know I am going to have a good one. Took my grocery list I made up of all foods Keto, and shopped away. Came home with all good stuff. Reese's Fat Bombs HERE I COME! MY daily treat. I've been at less than 5% for 2 weeks now. ! yay!!

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9/4/14 10:32 P

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emoticon to the team.....

I don't know if it is healthy or even something we should be using, but I do use some MIO flavouring in some of my water...... Some days I just drink the water plain, some days I drink 2 or 3 glasses of flavoured water....

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Michelle,

How is your first week going? There are some weird cravings. I drink tons of water, sometimes a flavored seltzer water, coffee, iced tea....and then, if I'm crazy craving something milky, I'll break out the almond milk from the fridge and drink some of that. It's not perfect, but it helps.

I keep a store of unsweetened regular and unsweetened vanilla in the fridge, the regular for cooking and the vanilla for coffee.

Hope this helps!

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Hi, I'm new to Keto. My first day was yesterday. I know I'm still in the beginning stages, but I'm seriously craving a glass of milk. emoticon Any suggestions or other drinks I could try?

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9/1/14 8:38 P

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Melissa,

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No, I'm not doing the protocols because the webinar really didn't go into any detail. Thank you for the suggestion of checking with my local library - I will after Labor Day. My daughter was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, also an auto-immune disease. I am hoping to help her as well as myself with better nutrition.

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Melissa,

I've been doing it for some time now and it's helped me a great deal. I listened to the audiobook and followed along with some of it in the book which I picked up from my local library. See if your library has it and that way you can try it out.

Are you doing any of the protocols already?

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FIT_4_ME_4_LIFE, let me know how you like the Wahls Protocol. She is the one who has MS & is now walking/biking again. I liked her talk that she gave on a webinar I participated in. I am on the fence about getting her book though.

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Bev Anne, thanks for sharing. I'll have to try those. I'm doing the Wahls Paleo Protocol Plus and those fit in better. You comment made me emoticon !

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Yes the peanut butter ones do taste a bit better but my recipe has fewer carbs that's why I made them that way.

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I did try the Fat Boosters, I will say, I like the Peanut Butter ones best. A matter of tastes. My carbs for the day ends up being 15-20. Well within the 5% range. I am happy! Back on Keto for almost a week. I am going shopping tomorrow with my food list. I have lots of grocery money! DH won at casino, several thousand, I got several hundred! Such fun, and I didn't have to go gamble or lose, as I usually do! But he wins frequently. Fortunately he won in chunks of $800 so he didn't have to pay taxes on it. emoticon

I've been doing daily treadmill, as it's still too hot outside for Arizona walking for a few more weeks. I also did my total gym regularly too. I am up to 80 pounds of added weights. I am stronger day by day! Awesome!

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I do love Fat Boosters, Bev Anne! Thanks for the recipe! LOL about not going on a hike after too many of them....that really made me giggle!!

Well, it seems like the team has been nice and busy....I love it! I'm missing being here and hope that life will calm down in a couple of weeks so that I can be here more! I need the support!


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I have a recipe for "Fat Boosters" which I make in batches of 24 and I always have them on hand in my freezer.

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These have less carbs than the peanut butter ones.

One thing you need to know is that TOO MUCH oil can lubricate your system so that you wouldn't want to be too far from a bathroom. This won't hurt you and it will clean out your system if you are retaining water, or your system is just slow, but be warned -- don't eat a bunch of these and go on a hike.

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Thanks so much for the kind and generous offer. I sent you a message with my email address.



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Good morning ladies and gents (IDK if we have any gents...)
I am sorry, I know I have not been too supportive to any of you for many weeks now. I've just been so busy, doing what I do.

We have a new member, ncsue0514, Welcome Sue! I had to chuckle, Sue found me on MFP yesterday! We're now friends!

I hope to get the Keto Food List updated and in a more friendly form to take to the grocery store with us to help us make better choices for the Keto planned foods. I know it has been helpful to my sister, who I originally made it for since she was 'crawling' at the time and needed the list. Those who are interested in it, you may PM me and give me your home email address, and I will forward you the copy I have, and then the revised copy after I get it done. YAY TO KETO!

I ran out of my basic Keto foods about 3 weeks ago, and didn't make it to the store. DH food had to do! And it is not Ketofied either. So, now I am back on my game with good stock of Keto foods. BUT, last night, DH surprised me with....Moosetracks ice cream...I had a cup and it was good. I wished at least that it was sugar free....but it wasn't!

Today, is a new day and hopefully I can ignore the ice cream in the freezer. I've made a Reese's Fat Bomb already, so maybe that will help me get through the day without fail. One can only hope so!

It is just so important, on this diet or any diet, to have all the foods allowed at the ready for when you need to eat. If you don't then you won't be able to be successful.

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KRISTIN,
I'm glad to hear you're back with us. I hear ya on the being busy part. I am also busy! I emailed you via Etsy. So, how is the new job? That must have been a shocker! It's amazing what the bosses can and will do while someone is away on vacation. I've seen that happen to many people over the years, including myself. It seems they focus on you and your job when you're away for a few days. I've overheard that many times. DH just said the same thing to me about one of the guys at his job, and he overheard the discussion too. Guy was on vac and DH said the bosses were evaluating what his job was going to be, the changes, etc, after he came back from vac. WOW. It's a common thing in companies.

I will say, that being on Keto diet brought my A1c number down from 6.3 to 5.1 and my MD was very happy. I will be back later. Work to do.

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Great post about breakfast, Jacqui! I don't eat breakfast anymore either. For my kids, they eat breakfast, but I've worked to try and get them to focus on the nutrition aspect of the meal rather than the carb overload that our society pushes for breakfast.

Sorry that I've been gone for so long! Work is usually my Internet time, but I have been too busy! I'm here and doing well. Started a couple of weeks ago, eating only one or two meals each day, eating when hungry, and eating only keto foods, and am down 7 pounds. My energy level has increased tremendously and I've been sleeping great.

How are all of you doing? What specifics are you following that you've found to be helpful to your body? Jacqui, glad to hear that you figured out that the kombucha was kicking you out of ketosis and adjusted. ... awesome! Listening to our own body's reactions is huge. Love it!

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Thanks Linda. Iím allergic to the yolk but stay away from them entirely at this point. I have such a horrible reaction that itís not worth it to me. Iíd like to not use an epipen for any of the things Iím allergic to. I just stay away!!

Thanks Jwconforti. I like your style jump right in and answer the question, love it! I just picked up the Wahls Protocol and she too eats twice a day with long periods of fasting. I agree with you and growing up I always ate dinner for breakfast. My parents had no problem with it and looking back my body never did well on carbs like cereal, bagels, waffles if I ate that stuff by the time I got to school I was ready to sleep and couldnít focus. I just asked out of curiosity and to get ideas from others. I like your ideas of nuts and avocado. That casserole is something I might try a bite of if someone else made it and shared. Iím limiting dairy. That website looks like a good resource. Thanks for sharing.

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Jacqui

Thanks for the point to the Peace love and low carb website. They have some great looking recipes there. They will keep me in dinner ideas for many meals to come, lol (I love cordon bleu and like that there is both a casserole AND a soup for that....

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Hi Fit,

I have stopped eating breakfast all together. Because of my commute and work schedule it was hard to get it in every day and, to be honest, I have read a lot of scientific studies that say that if you can keep a 12-14 hour fasting period in your day you actually have a tendency to burn more fat than sugar/muscle and it gives your digestive system a break. So I eat from 10am until 7pm. So I have a 9 hour eating time-frame and a 15 hour fasting period. After a few days of this it actually got really easy to keep going. I don't find that I'm hungry until 10-11am now at all. This also allows me to get really yummy foods in while I am eating, because I'm consolidating all my calories into 2 meals (I'm not much of a snacker). My lunch is typically a 600 calorie meal and my dinner is typically between 800-1000 calories.

All that aside...sorry for the rant...I think people need to get the idea of "breakfast" foods out of their heads. Your body doesn't need eggs and waffles, cereal, bagels, etc, in the morning. You can eat anything you like. Treat your breakfast like any other meal you eat. Perhaps you want to do a smaller meal? Have some nuts, maybe a few slices of avocado, some bacon, maybe a few cubes of cheese. If you want something more substantial you could do some leftovers, perhaps some soup, maybe a veggie and meat lasagna (where the veggie stands in for the pasta), maybe a casserole like this: http://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/2012/11/chi
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Eat what you love and be damned with the timing of it, I say. Eat what you love or you will have trouble sticking with it.

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Left-over steak, or pork chops, or chicken, whatever I have from the night before..... Sometimes I might even just cook up some bacon and that is all I have..... But I must admit I love my eggs, boiled, scrambled, poached, omelettes.... However, in the hot summer weather, I do tend towards fruit smoothies. I use frozen fruit (instead of ice), heavy whipping cream diluted with water, and add protein powder to make it more balanced.

Is it the entire egg you are allergic to, or just the yolks? I know one lady who was just allergic to the yolks so she bought the cartons of egg whites available in most grocery stores.

Hope you can find foods that work for you....

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I'm looking for breakfast ideas. I have food allergies one of which is eggs. If I never ate the other foods I'm allergic to I could live my life happily ever after but eggs oh how I miss them! What do you eat for breakfast?






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Sorry, busy weekend, but I'm here :) I'd love to hear about your recipes! I just made one myself and it turned out pretty good. A few alterations and it will be perfect. It's a BLT Slaw that I found on Maria Emmerich's site and made a tiny adjustment to.

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I'm beginning to think everyone has went on vacation! Well, whatever you're all doing, I hope you're enjoying life!!! Come back and tell us about it. I do have some new recipes I need to post soon. I just finished a project, 5 days after my deadline I made for myself. But at least I finished.

I have slipped up here and there on my Keto diet. Just enough so I'm not in ketosis now. I am trying to get back on track. Going to grocery store after dark to buy what I need.

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REGARDING THE VIDEO POP UP ADS ON SPARKPEOPLE.
FINALLY!
I have finally blocked the video ads. I added two addons to my Firefox browser,
Adblocker Plus and Lightbeam.
I like the Lightbeam, as it puts a little black button which you can click on and then see what website is tracking you, and then you can fix it so they cannot track you.

I've not gotten ANY video ads since installing these add-ons. I'm happy!

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Good Morning All!
I've been doing this keto WOE for about 9 days now and have seen some noticeable differences, above and beyond my 6 pound weight loss. Everyone at work is sick, sniffling, sneezing, and I feel great. I'm sleeping better, waking up easier, and feeling slightly more energized throughout the day.

For reading, wow, I can hardly stop. I'm a health and nutrition nut. I love learning about how our body processes food and nutrients and love reading through all the new studies. Some of my favorite resources so far has been "Perfect Health Diet" by the Jaminet's (scientists who take a more scientific and anthropological tack on food), Maria Emmerich's blog and just now getting into her books, Mark's Daily Apple and Mark Sisson's books, and various other blogs I enjoy watching.

I also love to cook, but my aversion to cleaning up after myself keeps me from doing it too much. Last night I attempted Fat Bombs, lemon ones. They turned out good but I need to get used to the texture. It's perfect for my #s though. I always seem to do okay but could use more fat and less protein. I'm hoping that by popping one on those days that are too heavy on protein may help. I seem to be hovering in the moderate to light/moderate ketones levels on my test sticks. I test in the morning and then again after I eat dinner. I like to see how my body reacts to the food I'm eating. I cut all the sticks down the middle so I get 100 sticks rather than just the 50 the package comes with.

I'm so happy to have found this group and I can't wait to see how everyone else is doing...and myself, if I'm honest. I'd love to hear what your tricks and tips may be as I just started eating Keto a week ago. I've done all the low-carb diets before, so I have many of those tricks down.

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Phyllis -- I am a book person too although I use the Internet extensively as well -- I like having all the information in a book that I can hold in my hands. Before we went to live in Ecuador in 2004 we got rid of tons of books but we have managed to collect quite a few in the 7 years we have been back in Canada.

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I definitely appreciate the links. and will work my way through them as time (sitting time, not clock time) permits.



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Hi,
I posted the links because, they have all the information you need, which was why I kept the links for myself, and of course to share to newbies to Keto Diet world. I also recommend Dr Fife's book. I have it. I was only trying to save you who need to save money, to help you save. Everything in his book, is already on the links. There is nothing new in his book, unless you need to read the clinical study reports, which I do and was the ONLY reason I purchased the book. BUT, if you feel you have to buy a book, then I do recommend his. Some like to buy books, some like to hold a book in their hands. I do get this. I enjoy going to bed with my Kindle eBooks. Sometimes I want a real book. But, a real book is hard for me to read late at night when my eyes are tired out. Kindle I can make print as large as I need to. ........................

I write and Pro-edit books for Author's for my paycheck. As far as books, I do understand. I have an addiction to books, but, I have buying controlled, at least for right now.....he he he....but that doesn't keep me from buying them 100% of the time. After 14 + years of college, I have a collection to fill Lincoln's eyeballs at Mt Rushmore. Which btw, on my to do list, is to get rid of many! IDK what to do with them yet though. Many of my nursing textbooks I am still using as references for a couple books I'm in the process of writing.....no diet books though!
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Thanks for all the links -- I will work through them when I have time.

I really would recommend Dr. Fife's book the Coconut Ketogenic Diet -- I haven't read it all but what I have read is very good. Lots of explanation of why this works and how to go about it.

My favourite nuts are Macadamia nuts -- they are very high fat and lowcarb. I will admit that is is difficult to stop one you get started so I buy them in 100 gm packages and treat a package as a meal.



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Phyllis, maybe not every page, but pretty close to it. Yes, it is annoying but I just try to ignore them.... Let us know if you hear anything back from SP....

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Thanks Phyllis. That should keep me going, indeed.....

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DOES ANYONE ELSE GET ANNOYING POP UP VIDEOS ON EVERY SPARKPAGE? I have tried all sorts of pop up blockers, nothing is working. I just emailed SP regarding this issue. I'm tired of them, they seem to be a javascripted popup....downright annoying!

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HI TO EVERYONE~~~
I've been busy! Nothing out of the ordinary, just my usual. Got a book to finish editing by Saturday, hopefully!

I will say, that psyllium fiber husk powder is my go to on Keto diet. It does prevent the Bricks and Barbed wire issue, for me anyhow....but, like anything else, you must take it daily for it to have a long term benefit. Fortunately it is not very expensive. HOWEVER, the cheap Walmart or Walgreens brands DO have sugar in them. SO read your labels! You can learn to drink the fiber in a big glass of water, and you don't need that spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down.....Just sayin..........

I WILL be making my Reese's Fat Bomb in a few minutes, I cannot wait to eat it!!!!!!

LINDA, give me a moment, and I will find my links on Keto Diet. YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO BUY ANY BOOKS! I'VE already done the research......As far as Ketoacidosis, it becomes an issue when there is NOT ENOUGH Insulin to cover the sugars, and the body turns to burning fats for fuel, which is why lots of people lose a lot of weight before they are diagnosed with diabetes. IF you manage your blood sugars, then Nutritional Ketosis should not be an issue for you. Nutritionists are brainwashed into believing that carbs should be high. I will say again, that you already know that insulin is a fat causing hormone and leads to weight gain. It makes perfect sense, that if you do overeat carbs and cover the resulting blood sugar excess with insulin injected, then that is the issue behind any weight gain. HOWEVER, if your body adapts to Ketogenic Diet, and your blood sugars are reading in the normal range, then obviously Insulin is not required, and this is a good thing. FOR you, you need to manage your insulin and blood sugars. Of course, I will say, that I am not an MD, and you should discuss your dietary plans with your MD and follow (I say that with clinched teeth) their recommendations. I have known insulin dependent diabetics recover and not need insulin anymore, and that depends on whether your pancreas still produces enough insulin to cover a normal amount of sugars from the carbs you do eat. That said, you might be one of the lucky ones, who may not need to ever take insulin again. For ME, I had to stop taking Metformin after 2 weeks on Keto Diet. Here are some links, to give you a bit of confidence to move forward. ALSO, please spend time reading the comment section, there's much info to be gained there as well.

KETOACIDOSIS: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/keto
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idosis.html


KETOSIS: eatingacademy.com/nutrition/is-ketos
is
-dangerous


MYTHS: www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/low-
ca
rb-dieting.html


Ketosis in a Nutshell. What the Hell is a Ketogenic Diet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1
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HSPoto_YqsNTDvL-g60nytMnyH-CJcCbiAx1R>IEUYM/edit


Beginner's Guide to Ketogenic Diet: www.reddit.com/r/keto/comments/27vx2
z/
beginners_guide_to_keto/


Keto Diet and your Heart (pay attention to last paragraph) : www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/caus
es
-of-coronary-heart-disease.html


Keto Calculator, lots of good info here, need to input numbers : keto-calculator.ankerl.com/


HA! Ha Ha!! This should be enough to get you started! Let me know if you have questions. Don't buy books. Most aren't very good anyhow. I find out more online than in the books I've paid good money for. All the links above also have sub links, the last link, is the Keto Forum, which you can find here:



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bricks and barb wire being dragged through.....that is a PERFECT explanation of what happens to me!

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I had some severe grumbling and intestinal pain..... and constipation.

I was surprised that it was not Diarrhea, but Sis who has been gluten free for 5 or 6 years and did a lot of research because of her MS, said that it could be either way....

I used to eat a lot of pastas and I got bread free so that formed a large part of my diet..... This is the first time I have ever eliminated wheat from my diet....

Yes, my blood sugar rockets, but I would usually increase my insulin to cover...... Not that it ever did really deal with the increased BS..... I finally got tired of the weight gain because insulin IS a fat storing hormone.....

But this time around it was definetely the feeling of bricks and barb wire being dragged through my innards.... ooh, sounds lovely, NOT lol



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Hi Linda! What type of symptoms do you get from eating wheat products? Is it just your blood sugar levels or something else? I've been gluten free for about 4 years now....

As far as nuts go, I very much love nuts....but I way overeat them when I have them. I will just keep snacking and snacking all day on them when they are around. Don't even have a favorite nut really....I love them all!!



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I will keep that book in mind (Hopefully I still remember it in a month's time.... lol

I don't get free books. I can order a physical book on line, but don't know how to get the read only on line things. I have a big clunky computer, it is not a lab top or tablet - oh, I would love to have something lightweight and portable lol. Actually, I tried a tablet but I couldn't figure out how to connect to the internet, so basically it was a heavy paperweight.

I have hears some ads on TV and think that that tablet sound promising, but then hear about someone who has one and has lot of problems, or it does not work with certain software, etc.

Congrats on the weight loss. Way to Go ! ! ! !

I have not had "Canadian" bacon (aka here as back bacon) in ages. It is actually hard to find any that does not have peameal on it, and I hate that stuff. --- Too many calories of the unwanted kind.... I do like bacon, smoked, maple flavoured, etc, but bacon has become so expensive. When I could get it for $2.50 a pound, I would have some every week. Now at $7 to $10 a pound, I can't afford it.....

I buy sales, and found some a couple of weeks ago..... It was poor quality so only got one package.... I have not cooked it yet -- because as long as it is in my freezer, I can still anticipate, but once it is eaten, it is gone, LOL

Thanks for sharing your food list. It is helpful. Do you eat nuts at all? walnuts? almonds? any other nuts?

I still have to get to the health food store and get some more Coconut Oil. I bought a HUGE bucket a couple of years ago and put it in canning jars. I have almost used it all. There is just a tiny bit left in one jar.... Hopefully I can get out this week to get some more..... Then I can make some of those delish sounding Fat Bombs!

Yea for fresh berries and fruit. My fav is strawberries and I actually got some into the freezer this year. I like to make smoothies with frozen berries (strawberries, cherries, cranberries, cherries, etc.) and put some protein powder in the mix. Last time I made one, I put HWC and next time I will put in some cream cheese.... Maybe it will take like cheesecake?

I was a bad girl in Friday. A niece (I had not seen in many years) had contacted Sis saying she had a stop over in town here and asked if she would like to meet . We met at an A & W and I was so hungry (no breakfast or lunch) and I ordered a burger and fries. Boy did I pay for it. I had not had any bread or other wheat products in several weeks, and it sure let me know it!. Still dealing with the aftermath, but overall feeling much better today.....

So now that I have written a feature length book, I will sign off......

Hope everyone has a great week....



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Hi Linda!! I'm so sorry that I haven't been in here to respond!!! You know....I don't really know about a good keto book. I usually just get the ones that are free every so often and just sort of pick through them. They all seem to say the same things to me. I *am* interested in getting Jimmy Moore's book that comes out in August, I think - Keto Clarity....that should be a great informative book.

YAY for the chicken skin! I love that stuff!!!

I'm here and doing great. Last Monday, I weighed in at 164, and this morning I was 159.4. All work week, last week, I did Intermittent Fasting and only ate at dinnertime. My calories were probably about 1200-1300 or so, with the amount of fat I ate. The scale was dropping every day! LOVE IT! Then, over the weekend, I didn't do IF, however I just kept on track with my food intake.....only eating foods that were on plan. And the scale was only up .6 this morning after eating and eating and eating all weekend. YAY!!!!

So, in case anyone is interested in what types of foods I eat, here's a basic list:

Lots of meats....pot roast, tuna, chicken, ground beef, bacon
Most days, Fat bombs are my go-to for fat intake - coconut oil, pb, butter, splenda, cocoa
eggs, eggs, eggs
cheese, cream cheese
heavy whipping cream on occasion. I've quit drinking coffee recently, so don't have much HWC anymore....

yesterday, my husband made a lovely omelet with cheese and canadian bacon. I haven't had Canadian bacon in years! It was so yummy!

Also, over the weekend, I had blueberries, plus a couple of bites of watermelon and pineapple as well. It was just a delicious, yummy weekend!

I love this way of eating!!

How are all of you doing???

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Most of the books on Keto (on Amazon.ca) are diet books about loosing weight.

I am trying to find a book that will explain Keto, explain Ketosis, what to do if one goes into ketoacidosis, as well as give a list of acceptable foods. (Keto friendly, Moderate and Avoid At All Cost !) For example, I think I saw somewhere that legumes are not acceptable (or was that on a different team?) Peas, beans, any veggies, fruits, etc, etc.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

By the way, I am very proud of myself. The other day when I bought that chicken at the deli counter, I actually ate some of the skin. The first time in about 50 years, lol I did not eat any of the flaccid greasy stuff, but the crisp skin on the breast and legs, I gave it a shot. Not my favorite thing to eat, but I did eat it!

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I just went onto Amazon.ca and found that book, plus a couple of others I have been wanting to get.

Before I go through the check out, I was wondering what Keto books anyone would recommend for the beginner. There are a lot and I don't want to waste money if the book (s) are not very good or difficult to read or understand. Some authors seem to write for geniuses, not for the "little people" lol

Thanks for any suggestions....

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Bev Anne,
WELCOME to our Keto Group! It's so nice to see new faces appear! I enjoy getting to know our members. I've only been on the team for a few short months, but I've really been fairly active on the team. I LOVE to post Keto Recipes that I have tried and I love! I don't post any recipes unless I have made them a few times......THAT SAID....I highly recommend the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup FAT BOMB recipes, there are two, one you can add a TBSP and a HALF of cottage cheese to the entire basic recipe IF you are CRAVING a CHEESECAKE taste. They are amazing................AND HIGHLY ADDICTIVE.....BUT.......if you have a craving for something sweet tasting, then this might be a plus to have made and ready for when the moment hits. HOWEVER.....I have found that if I make TWO, then I WILL eat them the SAME day!! I was never a sweets eater, but I did have my Reese's every week. Not any more. You will swear you're eating a real Reese's PB Cup!

KRISTIN....I'm sure having some FUN!! LOL....yeah, I'm doing my usual....last night I stayed up until 3:30 AM listing the As The Crow's Fly.....both the 2 oz and 1 oz tins. It takes forever to write the listings, because I tend to be informative and also just about answer any question a buyer would ask. That said, I was thankful for your order, which did spur me to getting the listing done, photographs, photo editing, photo uploaded onto Etsy....then type info on product, shipping costs and other info...blah blah blah.........I could really go on and on..........BTW, I will send you the fun labels in next week or so.

I've run out of things today...or run out of mental energy! IDK which it is. I guess I should look at my TO DO list.....or I'll be a canoe without a paddle headed for a waterfall.....

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Linda -- I got mine through Amazon.ca

So far so good -- I have trouble cutting out the large amounts of protein I have been using -- not from a hunger stand point just from habit but I know that will come -- I just have to figure out a meal plan for me.

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Hi Bev Anne! Glad to have you join us here!

I haven't read that book.....though it seems that I read something of his years ago....How is it going for you?

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I did not know that Dr. Fife had a new book out. I just searched for the book and see it on amazon.com but I need to see if it's on amazon.ca..... If I can get a copy, I will let you know what I think of it.... In the meantime, please go ahead and share what you learn here.

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Hi!
I just signed up to this team and I was wondering if anyone is following Dr. Fife's Coconut Ketogenic diet -- his book just came out recently. I have been lowcarbing for some time but this book adds a few tweaks that I think will be very helpful. Just looking for some other opinions.

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My word processing skills are limited to writing letters. Years ago I could do a bit more, but not having used those skills, they bit the dust.....

It sounds like you have a great plan of action, ideal for your production...... Have fun getting organized!

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You are such a busy girl, Phyllis! Cracks me up! It was great talking with you, too!



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I too love the Walmart Deli Roast Chickens. They are POP, and you can do sooo much with one. I can make about 4 meals for myself, but DH, he can eat the whole darn chicken and I get one breast. I usually sneak out and buy myself one and pick it clean, and yes my chihuahua is right there with me, Paco does know what a deli chicken is!! Smart little guy! I always give him his fair share too. Otherwise he gets sulky...stares at me a lot...lips crinkled up and eyes squinted. I can only imagine what he's thinking?

Bad ME....I woke up in the night and had 2 slices of processed cheese, Velveeta that DH had bought. IDK yet, I haven't tracked my day's food yet.

KRISTIN, soon this morning, I will be making products. Yours, and my dear sister's too. I NEED to make a new label, actually, several....IDK how but this MBN project seems to just grow and grow! But I sure like working on it. It was nice to chat with you last night on phone. I need to do a lot of MS Word work, I have to separate out all my recipes onto one sheet of paper each recipe, with check boxes for each ingredient. Then put it in a clear acrylic sleeve that can be wiped down with alcohol....then use washable marker to check off each ingredient as I make product......blah blah blah.......I could go on and on re my tasks at hand.....

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Great idea, Linda! I love convenience foods that fit on plan! YAY for chicken!

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Yesterday I had to go pick up my insulin and other meds for July...... The Pharmacy was busy and I had to wait. Also it was very HOT (I left about 20 lbs on the sidewalk just trying to get home, lol)

So I bought a chicken from the deli and that was my supper. Expensive, but so great not to have to prepare anything!

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Hi everyone! How was your 4th of July?! Mine was wonderful....went to Utah to be with my parents and two siblings and their families. Fun time, good memories. While I stayed gluten-free, I didn't stay low carb. Too much delicious fruit around all weekend!

Phyllis.....I am emailing you next about your products. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Can't wait to try the new eye stuff you are talking about!

I need to make that new fat bomb you are talking about....the one with the cottage cheese!!! I went to make one last night, but didn't have any peanut butter. WHAT??? Geez.....shaking head.... It was a sad day. emoticon

Micha....hang in there!! I agree with Phyllis....our bodies like to go at their own pace. BUT, I'm like you.....I want to see something that says I'm headed in the right direction and not wasting my time! What are your macros? Are you eating enough calories to not put you in starvation mode? Are you staying away from foods that cause inflammation in *your* body? ....sounds like dairy and nuts might be those foods for you... emoticon

How is everyone else doing? I'm here, on plan, and trying to reign in my calorie intake without feeling limited. I'll keep you posted!

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LINDA, Under Recipes, it is the first recipe of The Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Fat Bomb. I added about 1 1/2 tbsp of cottage cheese on the day I had no HWC. Now, I add both....Either way, it is yummy.
I have days where everything is a bit blurry too. Do like this on computer,,,,Learn to use the "Ctrl" key, hold it down, then click on the + key. Screen will get bigger. The opposite is true so hold down the "Ctrl" key and press the - key. You can do either about 6-8 times. I do it all the time!

I was not keto yesterday. I had 1 1/2 grill cheese sandwich, so 3 slices of bread. I had such a busy day, and no time to cook. THe man, made the GC sandwiches and brought them to me. How could I have said NO?? I could not! I ate them, I loved every bite of them and he has always made the best GC's I've ever tasted.

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I have some cottage cheese in the fridge but I can't find that recipe for the fat bombs that use it... (Everything is so blurry today I am having trouble seeing anything at all....)

Could you post it in the recipe forum? That would be wonderful..... (There are several threads and most of them have multiple recipes or links -- although not all seem to be easily identified)

Thanks a lot ! ! !

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I LEARNED yesterday,that if I DO make two Reese's PB Fat Bombs, that I will eat both of them in one day! I DID! I'm almost ashamed of myself. They were the ones with cottage cheese. Remember back in the day when we'd eat 2 or 3 pieces of cheesecake? Well, that was my mentality. Eat it all til it's gone.

I do much better when I only make one a day. But I thought I was going to get the jump on one for today too. I will probably skip my FB today. SOmehow, it will all balance out.

KRISTIN, I NEED to make you the solid Neem/Meadowfoam crow's foot balm. I love it and it is way easier than the drops. Drops are great, but I like this at my bedside to use whenever. My dear sister is begging me for one, so when I make hers I'll make you one too. I think the very small bit of added beeswax makes it both emollient and protective especially in OUR typical dry weather. ;o)

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Yes, I have thoughts on this. "Patience and stay perfect on plan for the long haul and 3 weeks should show a bit of a loss but", was my first thought. Saying it kindly, though, is difficult and please know, I mean whatever I say kindly. Printed word doesn't always come off that way, kindly.... We do need to be patient. We didn't gain the weight overnight. It takes the body a while to lose weight even on the Keto diet, unfortunately even on Keto we don't lose it overnight either. You may want to consider the number of calories of your food intake, too much, or too little. SOME people have not lost at 1200 calories, but started to lose at 1800 calories a day. What are your macros? 70-25-5 is the usual for Keto diet. Also, putting on muscle is common on this diet, as long as protein intake is good.

SO, keep on plan, don't falter...then you will lose. Look at it past a 3 week point, and look at the long haul, because that is what it will take. NO diet works after 3 weeks, at least it had never for me......Keep at it, everyday, plan food for everyday, plan to have keto goodies ready for those bad days. Even staying Keto is still hard. You can do it!

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Hey all, hope everyone's having a great summer! I'm having trouble and welcome some thoughts... I've been back on the keto wagon consistently for the last 3 weeks (one of my longest stretches). I've been hitting the gym hard with some HIIT running and cycling and lifting heavy weights. My first couple weeks I lost a few (mostly water weight), but this last week I gained! I know I didn't gain THAT much muscle to gain, and if I did, I'm not seeing any change in clothes. I'm only weighing in once a week (which is a huge step back from the daily routine I had going), I track all my food to stay within my keto macros and calories, and am not eating dairy or nuts. I'm finding it really hard to be patient and stay motivated when I think I don't see progress. Thoughts?

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OKAY! THERE IS a very nice link to read about Ketogenic sweeteners besides SUGAR which is NOT Keto friendly! I do need to read more on this page. I only just begun! I DO need 36 hours in each of my days. I could sure use and enjoy that much more time. I make use of nearly every second of my days. Sooo much to do!

KRISTIN, how's it going? I hope all is well, no little skin irritations. I do hope you skin tested first...to check for a reaction....but I am optimistic as all ingredients are very kind to skin. Keep me posted pleze....

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Phyllis! I called home just now and my package is there waiting for me!!!! YAY!! I will definitely call you on Saturday....or Sunday. Depends on how our family events go this weekend!

YUM on the cottage cheese/cheesecake/reese's fat bomb!!! I gotta try that!

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THe Reese's Fat Bomb with the Cottage Cheese, by the way, was like eating a Cheesecake style Reese's peanut butter cup. I am making another in a New York minute.....

Happy 4th of July EVERYONE!

Kristin, I do expect a phone call soon, maybe saturday darnnit....I was soo hoping for delivery today THursday.....

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I TOTALLY FORGOT, with all my busyness in doing what I have been doing that FRIDAY is JULY 4th! So in my haste to get products listed, I had a set back, regarding getting a business license, which isn't the issue, I'll have that within a few days, but it did distract me a bit regarding Friday being a holiday and post offices are closed. The business license lady I spoke to reminded me that Friday is a HOLIDAY like DUH?? I am soooo hoping you get your goodies tomorrow, Thursday, I can only hope and pray you do. In any case, the only thing that could go melt would be the lotion bars. BUT my son didn't have a problem, and the post office said today that their warehouses here in AZ are cooled, just not at 70 degrees like we'd all like. SO, all that said, I messed up on the holiday thing. Aye aye aye! However, if anything is not right, I will certainly send you out a new whatever. The As The Crow's Fly won't be affected, the tin just can be melted in small pot and allowed to cool until solid again. I will say, that my friend in Peoria, her package to me arrived the very next day. So, let's keep our fingers crossed on this one....xxxxxxxxxx there, there's all ten x.

I tell you, this is a major project. I asked my son why I got started, and he said "because mom you've been wanting to do it ever since I can remember" Oh yeah, I guess I did.....Today after making Kristin's Crow oil, I decided to make the same recipe, but put the organic beeswax in it an put into a tin like the other tin I sent her. I really like it too. It's the same basic recipe, just with a bit of the beeswax to make it more solid, like a chapstick is. Gee, I get new ideas all the time.....I need more time in a day...

BUT, my other reason for stopping in to post here, was that I ran out of HWC today, and I wanted my Reeses Fat bomb. I only had cottage cheese, Knudsen's full fat. SO, I decided it cannot hurt, so I did it with the cc. Actually, it was a bit thicker, otherwise, I really couldn't tell much difference except there were bits of the cc that didn't get smooshed during mixing. So, if you only have sour cream, or cream cheese, I think the recipe is adaptable for the HWC part. Mine was just as yummy as usual too. I was satisfied after my Reese's.

SO JEANNIE BEAN, hope you do get to make on real soon, you'll be right in the pact with me and Kristin for loving them......

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JEANNIE BEANNIE,
In the recipe section, I will post the recipe. BUT, I warn you they are addicting, as both Kristin and I can attest to....

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Ok, I give....what are Reeses bombs? Would you be able to post the recipe under the new section?

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YAY for the rare treat of the Chelada, Phyllis! Is there a way to make something similar at home so that it's not such a huge hit on your carb intake?

I'll go check out your new recipe!

Can't wait to try your products! Thanks for sending!

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Kristin, I do hope you like what I sent you. My leftovers....and the "As The Crow's Fly" I did make up special just for you, and gee, I sure hope you can figure out where that oil goes.....if not, ask. I don't have that product listing yet, I am still searching for the proper style of bottles I want to use. And the proper label would be quite nice too. Due time.....

I totally blew it Sunday. The man bought me a Chelada Spicy Picante w Lime Beer. I love those darn things, and I could not resist. In the ONE STUPID CAN it added my carbs up to 66............I was disappointed, and I now know that a Chelada will be a rare treat. Seriously, it's not like I even get a buzz off the darn thing, they just taste so good. I had a weak moment.

Today, was a great Keto day for me. I had Jimmy Dean HOT sausage, and eggs for my big lunch. I dearly love that sausage, and even though I know it is Keto friendly, I still can't help but think it's not good for me. So I don't eat it but a couple times a week. I got another tube of it in my freezer. OH, EVERYONE!! IF YOU ARE CRAVING PASTA, I FOUND A NEW RECIPE Go check it out under recipes. I will post the link. It is going to be YUMMY!!

Today, I am playing around, not getting much done at all. BUT TOMORROW, I will be a bulldozer, plowing through my work vigorously!! It will be fun though....



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I'm excited, Phyllis!!!!

Still here and doing great. 100% on plan and enjoying it. How is everyone else? Any questions? Need some support? Come on it and chat with us!!

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Kristin,
I can't wait til you get your goodies, but rest assured, I will be standing at the door at the PO at 10 am Monday! I will be including a couple extras for you to try and hopefully will enjoy. When I make my products, I often have "leftovers" so I'll include a couple for you to try out. Also feel free to phone me if you have any questions. You know my phone number already as it is published on my site.
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WOW! A lot of newbies here! Welcome to our Team Keto! As most of you know, I use https://www.myfitnesspal.com to manage my goals and food intake. I also use the MFP app on my smartphone which can be obtained in both iOS iPhone store, and also in Google Play Store for Android. Those apps are free as well. I use them daily and I also enter in my recipes which takes a few minutes, but has been well worth the effort to be able to track my homemade foods.

I know you probably already know that I have not eaten in a restaurant in over two years. I still cook all my own foods. I am also terribly addicted to my Reese's Fat Bomb, and I have one EVERY DAY!

I am sorry I have not been posting and giving support to others as much in the past few weeks. I have been sooo busy with my main project. And everyday, I am continuing on my plan for my Bath and Skin Care products which are 100% natural and organic. This has been what has kept me sooo busy and not on SP.

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Great job keeping the focus, Mickie!!! I'm a very slow loser too.....though, over the past couple of months, I've just been maintaining and not even losing. But, I still like how I feel when I eat this way. .....so I just keep trying to be patient and let my body do it's thing.

How is everyone doing?

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Checking in!

Teaching summer school has proven to take almost as much out of me as the normal school year.

BUT...one week left.

Things are going well in keto-land.

I was in a much better place mentally this week and didn't struggle as much.

Weight-loss is S-L-O-W. I've lost a pound in 3 weeks. At that rate I'll lose the 20 pounds I want to lose in a year.

BUT, looking at other ways to judge my progress, I'm not unhappy and will continue to press on.
- I LIKE the way I'm eating.
- I'm not hungry.
- I'm not craving.
- Clothes are fitting better.
- I'm losing inches, particularly in my waist.
- Scale direction has reversed.

I also know my body is still recovering from surgery (although I feel almost completely recovered) and adjusting to the hormone shift from losing the ovary. So, I will be patient with it.

And keto on.

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ohhhhh!!! Phyllis, I'm so sorry about all that with your dog!! I can't believe your husband found him! That's so wonderful. What a sad/scary experience. I'm so glad it worked out and I hope you feel better SOON. Poor thing..... emoticon

I will go find the pictures!! Thanks for letting me know!

I'm here and super busy at work this week. Geez louise. My eating has been great through all of it until this afternoon. Didn't bring my lunch and haven't had time to go get it, so I've just been munching on stupid stuff here at my desk. Thankfully I have babybel cheeses and almonds here, but I also have mini snickers too. gahhh....

How is everyone?! How are the new people doing??



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Kristin, I posted some pics of a couple of my products on the team stream above....

My dog got stolen from my yard Monday. They broke down the back gate. We found him early Weds morning. DH went out every half hour calling for him from 3am until 5:15 when he was found, DH came in back door screaming and crying "I found Paco!, He's home!" We both cried for joy.

That's why I haven't been around a few days. I had no sleep for two days, then slept all day weds and until 5am this morning. I ate nearly nothing for two days. Today I am going to be back on plan. I feel terrible today, like a sleep hangover. I have no will to do anything productive and no energy either. All I want to do is go lay down. I am fighting the urge. It is hard.

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YAY for your husband, Mickie!!! Awesome to have that support net there. emoticon

I'm here and doing okay.....sort of floundering around b/c I haven't been tracking for several days. But, I'm still hanging in there. Love all the posts here!!

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Thanks for the link to DJ Foodie's site. I love getting different info and perspectives from lots of people.

I've got the Keto-fied book. The problem I'm having with most keto/low-carb recipes is the amount of dairy, which I'm trying to minimize. I am having some shredded cheese occasionally. I sub coconut milk for cream in recipes.

I fought the "just blow it" mentality again yesterday, although not as strong as the previous 2 days.

Several things are contributing factors: stress (a few kids at summer school this week made it a very rough week), hormone changes from losing the ovary, and that magical "I've been on a plan for 2 weeks" phenomenon.

2 weeks is usually when I start to slide.

My husband helped save me last night. I've told him I want to stay pretty strict until my birthday at the end of July. Last night we were trying to decide on dinner, and he mentioned a local fast food joint that makes nothing I can eat. I was ready to say, "Go for it!" but he steered us away from there.

We ended up at a Mexican restaurant. I ordered a grilled chicken with veggies and tomatillo sauce. Ordered a guacamole salad to bump the fat. My husband and son were eating chips. I spotted a little piece of a chip and grabbed it to have with some guac. Dh took it from me. :)

I'm hoping the urge to stray goes away soon.

I need to track this weekend to make sure my macros are where I want them. That fat is key....

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I did purchase Craig Clark's Ketofied Recipe book from www.ruled.me. I printed it out to go in my Keto Recipe notebook. I think it is a great cookbook and will give me some new recipes to try. Losts of good tasty sounding recipes. We need that to stay POP.

Congrats BAMATEACHER for continuing, I too had those "crappy feeling days" but rest assured, it will get better over time. Keep motivated!

I finally got my sister 100% onto Keto Diet! It was a 2 month process, but she's now 100% on board! It is an awesome victory for me, and for her too.

Sprained my ankle n foot this past Monday. Oh so painful!, but today it is much better. Lots of purple bruising though. First few days was just rough! I walked only 10 min yesterday, and slowly. Better than nothing. My body was craving movement. I did feel so much better all over after doing the short walk. But my foot didn't like it one bit. Made it hurt worse. To be expected. It's not like I was trying to run or anything either.

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DJ Foodie has said that if you use too much Swerve (erythritol) in recipes, it crystalizes. Check out his web site for suggestions on sugar blends. He just recently did a series on the different kinds of sweeteners. I do like his site.

www.djfoodie.com/Blog/2014/03/03/The
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Again, he did a series so this is the first of several.

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Yeah...I put my sweetener through my coffee grinder, but apparently not enough.

The salt was an issue, too, though, so I don't know if the crunchiness is the sweetener or the salt! :)

I'll make it again, though, and do it right next time.

Mickie

John 15:4-5 - Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.


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