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8/3/12 10:48 P

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I made Dr. Mike's cookies today because I had depleted my stash about a week ago. I doubled the batch and love the way my freezer looks now. I had discovered a yummy "natural" coconut bar and was indulging in one a day. Unfortunately my body put a kabosh on that tasty little titbit's with a full allergic reaction. I will check the ingredients and add them all to my list of no no's until I can pin down the culprit.

With my new stash of Dr. Mike's cookies I feel rich and don't miss the coconut ice cream...much.

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Hey everyone!
Hope you all had a great week. Mine was so-so for some reason. Not exactly sure why, or what is the trigger this week, but I am not feeling mentally tough.

Is it just that I'm a pound away from the 120s again?? I should be SO excited.. and I just feel like chocolate! lol... maybe it's just pms. I haven't blown it too bad.. but it's been way more of a constant struggle than usual.

My step daughter is coming from CA Sunday, to surprise my daughter for her 16th bday. She'll be here for the week, and we will be heading up to MI to celebrate for 2 days with a bunch of her friends. Very exciting... and a little stressful.

Relatively on track today.. but I had an extra "blue bunny" s.f. icecream bar, and a few bites of my hubby's baked potato with dinner. And gobbled way too much of the sauteed zuchinni, mushrooms, all pretty good stuff.. but I know I was stuffing myself. Also drank 2 diet pops and not enough water. grrrr. Off to drink a big glass right now.

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8/2/12 5:13 P

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You can get gold colored dollar coins from the bank.

To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily, Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Kierkegaard



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8/2/12 4:44 P

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I love the rocks idea also. I think fo rme, I'll do a money jar... each pound I lose I'll donate a dollar or two. That way I'm not breaking the bank but I'll also have some money to buy a new article of clothing when I reach a certain goal. To make it easier on me I'll the money part online (transfer money from checking to savings) and put something tangible in the jar that I can see (like rocks!).

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8/2/12 3:35 P

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Stay as true as you can to the tenants of the 17 Day Diet for the next week, and I put my money on you being in onederland next week at this time. Let's go!

To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily, Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Kierkegaard



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8/2/12 3:07 P

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I really like that idea. I think I'll do that for myself. It seems like it will take me forever to get this weight off again and sometimes it's disheartening. I am determined not to give up. I don't like myself as I am and I need to get my "self" back. So far, so good...

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8/2/12 11:46 A

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Someone posted a great idea a few months back. They went to the dollar store and bought some little rocks and a couple of containers. They put all of the pounds that they needed to lose in one and then as they lost each pound they would put it into the other. I really liked that idea because it gives you a visual.

To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily, Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Kierkegaard



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GEEGEELAND Posts: 481
8/2/12 10:22 A

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Hi everyone! I am still on target! 4 pounds in 4 days so I'm happy. 13 pounds total.. only 44 more to go :/

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8/1/12 7:18 P

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I had the same temptations at work. Chocolate brownies and cake. I didn't feel too bad about passing them up though and I love chocolate too. I feel good about this today. I stayed on track. Good luck to everyone you can do it.

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I'm here too! Don't think I got to check in yesterday, but I stayed on plan. Today I managed to pass up brownies (I'm a chocoholic, so that is always hard!), chocolate chip cookies, as well as cookies and cream ice cream...all treats at our office! Stayed on plan except for a handful of dark chocolate coveed espresso beans. Have lost 3 pounds so far, so that is keeping me motivated! Need som more easy eating ideas for lunch and dinner. I do th jazzy eggs with salsa every morning.

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8/1/12 12:39 P

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Thank you! And Kohl's sent me a free $10 to use on anything I choose and today I am going to go spend it!

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Wonderful! What a great start to a new day. Time to go shopping!

To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily, Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Kierkegaard



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8/1/12 10:09 A

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Woohoo! I finally broke thru my plateua and lost a lb - that makes 20 lbs lost! Doing the happy dance. When I started, physical problems pushed me to finally again take off lbs. I am so glad that I have such less pain - my knee and hip are again working (could barely walk across the room somedays), and shoulder pain so much less. Of course no one wants pain, but honestly it keeps me in check because I get to a point where I just can't deal with it anymore and will finally do what I need to. And yesterday, I remembered the feeling of pretty - of wanting to dress so that it made me feel pretty (I can't remember how many years ago I last knew that feeling).

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7/31/12 6:57 P

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I am doing well and on track. I've lost 7 lbs since starting on 7/23. I will admit though, I am very tired of chicken and fish! I am looking forward to eating a steak when I finish cycle 1. I have 8 days to go til then. I miss red meat! Sending good vibes to all to stick with it.

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7/31/12 3:35 P

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Makes sense about the alcohol! I promise I don't drink a lot! I was typing my post thinking "Good Lord! I sound like a raging alcoholic!" ;) Staying away from alcohol usually isn't a big deal. My plan is to definitely move onto the rest of the cycles after this one. I was just wanting confirmation that I should have started over.

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7/31/12 1:36 P

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Just a PS - alcohol will make us grave carbs big time......so - if you can settle for non-alcoholic for now, that will be great. I suspect that those 'few drinks' pushed you right off the track.......alcohol turns to sugar right away, which makes us want more......in whatever form it comes........and therein starts the downward spiral......at full speed.

So - try to avoid sugary or alcoholic drinks for now.....

Great post and excellent questions!!! Good on ya!!!


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I would be better to continue through the cycles and the reason has nothing to do with weightloss, but it has a lot to do with being able to keep the weight that you lose off. Cycle one feels safe at first because it is so easy and simple. Adding in cycle two and three helps you to see what your addictions are and gives you the strength to move beyond them. It becomes very clear once you have gone around a couple of times.

There are no shoulds here. Just information. What you might think about doing is to stay with it after you complete cycle 1 again and follow it all the cycles to the end. You will be amazed with how much better you know yourself at the end.

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7/31/12 11:48 A

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Hi everyone! I need some advice........ I have had an up and down summer. I did C1 for 7 days and then fell off for the weekend (husband's birthday). I started over and completed C1 (had a few drinks one weekend for my birthday but kept going) and then fell off again and had a carb loaded weekend (girls weekend on the beach). Over that time period, I lost 9 pounds but felt like I totally ruined the "cleanse your body" part but overloading on carbs last weekend. Instead of moving on to C2, I restarted C1 since there are no distractions on my calendar. :) I know that people say you shouldn't stay on C1 too long but I don't mind it at all AND I truly feel like I need to detox the carbs that I consumed over the weekend. I restarted Monday and have already lost 1.5 pounds so that's very encouraging.

Do you think starting over was the right thing to do? No mean or cruel comments please. I truly am just looking for advice. I know I should have stuck with it... I know I could have done a lot better... that's why I'm 50 pounds overweight and on here. :(

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7/31/12 12:41 A

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The dreaded plateau - and I can't believe it won't break! Daily weigh in cuz there is no way I can wait a week (tho the last plateau broke when I was camping - no scale for 10 days and I was shocked at how much I lost that time). So I have to keep hoping that when this plateau breaks the weight will fall off like last time (since the scale will not budge lower than 140 no matter what I do). I have noticed that tho the scale showed 19 lb lost I couldn't see much of a change - however I am seeing it now tho scale still the same. Maybe it takes a while to adjust to see it - I have promised myself that this time I am going to have an end point where I say to myself - you look good, girl! In the past, I always wanted to lose some more, but pics from them look great and my weight was in 120's (5 7 large frame).

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Thanks Sara. I recognize your name from the boards...not sure which one...LC? Anyway, good to hear that there is another convert here. I've tried The Flat Belly Diet and South Beach. Both diets did me in with the carbs, which is how I ended up doing an Atkins type diet. I had been sneaking in berries into my diet for a while now, and when I started to read about the 17 DD, it looked a lot like my diet (minus the cheating! LOL!) and totally do-able.

I will not ever incorporate the bread products back into my diet. I don't do well with them, personally, and I know that. That includes pasta, and white things (i.e. white rice, potatoes, etc.). I have MS, and cutting out all of that keeps me healthy that side of things, too (relapse-free!).

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Welcome, Beth!
I did Atkins in the past too, but my skin always felt greasy, and the one time I happened to have a checkup in the middle of the plan, my cholesterol was UP! It has never been up. That was a big clue for me.

Yes, there are a few similiarities, but this plan is so much healthier than atkins - what god-forsaken diet wouldn't allow nutrition packed FRUIT, that God himself made for us to enjoy!???! OH - I know, a GOD-forsaken diet! lol. Sorry, but I am a true believer that the 17DD is a healthy plan that you can LIVE with! I would say 17DD compares a little closer to South Beach, or even Weight Watchers, where GOOD carbs are seen as good! It is really the first Cycle or 2 that are restrictive (in bad fats too) and it sounds like you can whip off that extra weight after a single pass at it! I am losing the last of my weight in cycle 3 and it is so maintenence-friendly!

Please read through the book, and stick to the cycles as mentioned, and in no time you will be a pro. LOTS of great info & recipes in this forum - have fun and learn alot :)

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7/29/12 8:32 P

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Carrots are fine...eat up. Some of us laughingly call this "the chicken diet". I always try to keep a breast or two in the fridge to gnaw on when I'm feeling a little low. Your body will balance out before you know it and it will be easy. Remember that you can drink protein powder (non-sweetened) in a smoothy for extra protein. It helps if you exercise a lot.

My advice...Forget everything that you learned in Atkins and jump in feet first. You will be happy that you did.

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Thanks!! I find that I become ravenous very quickly so far. I just ate 1/2 a burger for a snack with a bunch of lettuce. I have been drinking a lot of water today, and already had my 2 servings of fruit before 2:00. Getting ready to grill chicken for dinner, and trying to come up with a veggie I have on hand. Are carrots really OK? I thought they were high in sugar.

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7/29/12 6:45 P

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Great questions all...

Yes on the fruit but you have to have your two servings before 2PM. They are healthy carbs that you need for a thousand reasons. You will lose weight on the 17 Day Diet as quickly as you did on Atkins but in my opinion in a much healthier way.

Most of us use yogurt for our probiotic. I keep a bottle of American Health probiotic in the fridge for those days that I miss the yogurt and need one of my servings.

You can add some of the other things that you mentioned in as you make it through the cycles.

I missed peanut butter like crazy at first but now I don't miss it at all. Cheese is a no no except for Parmesan or fat free.

Make sure that you read the entire book from cover to cover because some of the things that you need in cycle one might not show up at the beginning of the book.


Welcome to our little team. I can tell that you will be successful.

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I posted this on one of the other general forum discussions, but need some input and nudging, please...

I have been a big Atkins follower for 4 or 5 years now. Initially lost about 25 pounds, and have managed to keep it off over that time. But, I was looking for a change, and while reading my Prevention Magazine, a flier for the 17 Day Diet fell out. It grabbed my attention as I had been straying from my Atkins ways every so slowly, and needed a change. Plus, I am getting a little thick around the middle, too. So, I Googled everything I could find, then went to the library the next day and picked up his book and the cookbook. (I am not a huge cook - prefer easy and straight forward meals). I sort of started things up on Monday, started to get more serious by Wednesday, and was on plan by Friday, until I went out to dinner with my DH and another couple to Maggiano's last night. I tend to not eat pasta anyway, since that is a HUGE no-no for Atkins and for me, personally. So, I did fine there, had salmon and crab cakes, salad, and stuffed mushrooms. Plus wine! It was good, but I feel awful today, so lesson learned...as if I didn't know this would happen!

I have a few questions, since I'm still stuck in the Atkins frame of mind where you eat cheese, butter, bacon, etc. Are all of those things off plan? Is fruit really OK? I've been having 1/2 grapefruit with breakfast, blueberries, and strawberries. I always eat salads and veggies, so I'm good there, but the fruit feels "wrong" since I have had it drummed into my head that that is no good. And peanut butter??? A spoonful of peanut butter and 1 or 2 cheese sticks was always my go-to snack. Also, I bought some Yakult probiotic drink, and after drinking one down I realized the reason it is so sweet is that it has sugar. What do you all use? Brands?

I'm really wanting to give this a go. Love the idea of fruit as I had been refusing fruit for years, and I really missed it. Love the green tea, and the "no sugar" rules. Glad to be joining the team! emoticon

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I have not been getting these posts so I'm checking in just to get them back again. I'm doing well this week and feel relieved to be home where everything is easy. Today will be a morning at the growers market where I plan to buy all of my organic fruit for the year, then a long walk with several friends. Afterwards, home to process the fruit. What a great day!

To dare is to lose one's footing temporarily, Not to dare is to lose oneself. -Kierkegaard



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7/28/12 9:42 A

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I am on track. I feel motivated. Yesterday, I was thinking about another chicken and salad lunch and was bored with it. A co worker treated everyone to a pizza. Although they were saying " come on you can have one piece". I said nope, I'll eat my by 17 day lunch. I am feeling good about that. I am definitely on track!

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I AM feeling focused. I'm trying to kick the last of this fat to the curb. Had grandkids for the last several days which cuts into my actual workouts but I keep quite busy with them. Today an hour walk while they rode bikes, then 1 hour 15 minutes at the pool in the water the whole time and I have resisted the donuts on the microwave for 2 days so that's a big victory. emoticon

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LUSCIOUSSUE - I haven't read the recipe book.. found pretty much all I needed from this team and the regular book. Maybe you can save that purchase for if you're feeling deprived, or needing to switch things up a bit!! There are tons of recipes here - I can't remember which thread, but I think they're stickied. Way to go, getting all prepared before you start! You will have MUCH better success than those who say "oh... that sounds great. What are the basics? I think I'll start tomorrow!" But they have no plan! You will do great!!

Congrats, GEEGEE and SANDY on your C1 victories! And KIT - Still feeling focused?

I'm doing well.. on track today! Looking forward to my weekly weigh-in. Feeling great though, whether the scale shows it or not. I know that I won't see losses every week, this close to my goal! But.. it's a lifestyle - and I am NOT quitting!



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I'm new to the team and just reading the book and going through the old posts on the team forums. I liked the recommendation for fat loser.com and signed up.

This morning I received an email from the 17 day diet site for a new ebook called "Low-Carb Recipes for the 17 Day Diet" plus some extra goodies, all for $17, of course.
Has anyone on the team purchased this and is it worth it? Actually, it looks like you have lots of good recipes listed here on the team, so I'm not really sure I would need more!

Thanks for any advice on this. I'm still reading and plotting my course. Hopefully I will start my first 17 days really soon.

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Congrats Geegee and Sandy,
Nice job on C1. Congratulations. I think fatloser.com is great. He makes great points in his no excuses approach to achieving your goal. A couple days are a little advertisement for his books and stuff but for the most part 21 days of motivation. I do have his book and I think I should start reading it again. Now on to C2!

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Today is C1D17. Down 10 pounds. :)

I just saw the post about fatloser.com and decided to check it out. Sounds interesting! How many of you have tried/liked it?

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Finished cycle one down 10.2 pounds. Yippee!!! Took a day off and went out to salad bar and had real dressing and garbanzos and a lil piece of dessert. Now onto cycle two!

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Welcome, Missy! Sounds like you are off to a great start!! Aren't grills wonderful, in the summer, Missy & Viking!? We have had lots of BBQs with the most delicious chicken, veggies, etc. this year! Too hot for the oven - whew!

Hey - I forgot the name of the poster a few down (Zainy??) but - we on the 17DD are huge fans of the fatloser.com!!!!!!!! Seriously, many of us who have hung around, and have had success have been through the free course once or more!! I loved it! I still refer to many of the things he said!

I had a couple of off-days when my husband kidnapped me for 2 days while the kids were at Christian camp. SO today and yesterday, I am working in the kitchen at that same camp and trying to burn off the extra calories I ate, without adding more! (The kitchen staff serves the most delicious homemade food - our kids are treated so well!!)

Hope you are all having a great week!!

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Hello everyone! I'm new here and on day 9 of cycle one. I've lost just over 9 pounds, and I'm feeling great. Yesterday was a hard day - my first time "out" away from my normal foods. Ate at Applebees fairly well (although the waitress was not very thrilled with my requests), and then had a WONDERFUL meal at my parents. My dad threw veggies (onions/peppers/mushrooms) in a grill basket with lots of spice and I had it over eggs (sausage looked so good - but I resisted!). So glad to have found this group! Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

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Checking in again: BBQ last night was great. Today's been a slow, dragging kind of day (I didn't sleep so great last night, might be part of it) but I got through, worked out, and am headed to shower and then bed.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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Zainystar: welcome back!

I had a good day at the fair yesterday - walked just about 5.2 miles (wore a pedometer to track it), and even with "fair food choices" managed to come in under my daily calories burned/BMR as calculated by SparkPeople so I count it a positive day all around!

Today I already got my workout in (30 Day Shred, Day 3 of Level 1) and am headed out to visit with friends for a small BBQ.

Have a great day everyone!

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I'm doing great. I am on day 4 of cycle 1 and i am down 3lbs. I'm following the diet to a T and I'm already feeling better. The first two days were a tad rough while my body was dealing with the caffeine withdrawal. I know coffee is ok but the way I like it is not! So I'm just avoiding it totally. I am so happy to be getting immediate results because I've really needed the motivation. Last October I started on the 17 day diet and lost 25 lbs from October to January. Since then I've slacked and 10 lbs crept back on. I refuse to stay in the 160's and I am on track now to get to my goal of 125. I used to be there so I know I can achieve this.

I have signed up at a site called fatloser.com that sends me a motivational video daily. It really helps me get through my workout in the morning =) Just an FYI for anyone interested. His book, Die Fat or Get Tough is very motivational as well. Its not a diet plan or anything just a way to get tough mentally when it comes to losing weight.

Round 1 lbs lost
Cycle 1 (12/29/14-01/14/14)- 13!!
Cycle 2 (01/15/14-01/31/14)- 6
Cycle 3 (02/01/14-02/17/14)- ?

Round 1 total- ?


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7/21/12 1:22 A

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Saralee: Awesome to hear that this is "your season" this year! Rock it out!

Mortizzy: that is so tough (and pizza is my fave food, I would totally be tempted too!) - I try to focus myself on other things, like visiting here on SP, finding a comparable 17DD recipe (if I can handle it - sometimes it tempts me too much!), or get a 'legal' snack or a coffee to tide me over until I can get home. I'm sure other people can chime in on what works for them!

I got my run in tonight (after visiting with a friend), and am getting ramped up for the fair tomorrow! I want to get one of those photobooth strips this year, viking_dude wants to win me a carnival toy (last year he won an Angry Bird!), and I LOVE the arts&crafts exhibits. And the farm animals. And the ferris wheel!

Hope you all have a good weekend!

"Plan for what you have control over and do the best you can the rest of the time." - LADYROSE on SparkPeople


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7/20/12 2:20 P

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I'm on day 5 of cycle one and so far down 4 pounds! You would think that would be motivation but I am having such a hard time today- they ordered pizza at my job and it smells/looks so good. I think it's because my lunch was not very appealing and I was left with the craving. I had a great kefir smoothie for breakfast but lunch just wasn's cutting it! Any tips on how to stay on track??

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Vikingbabe..so glad you didn't give up after that negative 30 day shred experience. I'm not quite that motivated... just walking and some basic pilates for me. Sore, yes.. but in a good way. haha.

Glad to see some success going on!! I was feeling kind of all alone there for awhile. Summer is so difficult - it's when I usually throw in the towel on my goal, but this year it is the season of making it happen for me.

Hope you all have a great weekend! Not sure about my weigh-in Monday.. it's T.O.M. for me, but my mindset is bigger than one good or bad weigh in!

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Made it through my workout last night (dialed back the effort, and turned on the A/C which I think helped), sore sore sore biceps last night and today - what's up with that? They never hurt! But my quads are recovering thankfully!

Bag is packed, tonight is kinda sketchy with dinner/friend/workout plans but I will figure it out!

Hope everyone has a great day!

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7/19/12 4:10 P

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Thanks for the welcome. It is great to talk to others that experience the same as myself. You are right it take a lot of planning and forethought for this diet. I need to start putting items that are prepped the night before the following day. Would be wonderful to not have to prep when I am starving. That is when I get into trouble....I start snitching on the fast to fix...I hope to see the scale inch toward the 160 soon....otherwise I might say that the scale has to be broken:)


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7/19/12 4:07 P

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Thank you for the encouragement. I am stuck at a weight and hoping to see the scale inch closer to 160 soon.


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7/19/12 2:52 P

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Strawberrypye: Welcome to the party! I'm not sure how full of crap I am, but in regards to your body tending to balance between 170 & 160 I have a theory. If you've been at weight X for any great length of time I think your body just gets used to that and tries to keep the status quote. I floated between 175 & 185 since high school regardless what I did or didn't do. But if you manage to get to a lower weight and stay there for a few months, that will be the new SQ for your body and it'll take quite a bit of going off the wagon to to get it all back.
At least that's how its been working out for me. And I refuse to believe that I'm THAT much different from everybody else.
So again, welcome to the 17Day party and good luck. It works. It takes planning, endurance, a bit of fore thought, and maybe a bit of exercise to boot. But it works! : )

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Strawberrypye: AWESOME about the two inches! You will find your "groove" with 17DD!

All4Me12: glad I could motivate - I have 30DS Day 2 Level 1 tonight, and I'm already obsessing about "how can I do it" when I am still crazy sore. Its barely 10:30am now. (I just did a couple squats in my office to see if I "can" do them. Yep, I can LOL)

Only thing motivating me right now is that I will look crazy fit by the time I get done! And I know that the muscle soreness is due to working, and building muscle mass (those tiny tears are filling in with new muscle fibers so I'll be stronger!)

Today's update: Sore. Ran last night, was glad to have the "break" and stretch my muscles. Playing around with the food tracker again, I love the iPhone app so I can play around at my leisure!

Keep at it, Team!

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7/19/12 10:00 A

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Strawberrypye--Yes, keep going and don't give up on the diet. I went through a time where I wasn't losing and was frustrated, but I was losing in inches. Keep focusing on the measurements. YOu will be amazed. You body has to readjust to the new you.

Vikingbabe--Way to go on the 30 Day Shred! I have it, too, and it kicks my butt. I have a hard time with some of the moves. You have inspired me to get it back out and try it again!

I have done well these two days being back from vacation. I have lost 2.6 lbs of the 3.2, which tells me that much of that weight is water weight. In any case, I'm glad it is coming off, and I can focus on being back on track and getting to my goal! I thank this board so much for the support and guidance.

Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Michelle


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7/19/12 12:20 A

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Thanks Viking Babe. I just have been having a hard time with the diet. But I know I can do it...if I just stick to it. Yes I have lost 2 inches in my waist. I will stay on the diet....It is one that I can make goals with.


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Strawberrypye: Welcome! And, hang in there! The changes associated with completely changing your way of eating can really confuse your body, and its not uncommon for your weight to do weird things. Have you taken measurements? That can be a more accurate way to judge your progress - I lost only a few pounds my first Cycle 1, but I shrunk 16 1/2 inches off my entire body (4" alone off my stomach!) so that was much more reassuring!

As for me: yesterday night I started 30 Day Shred, or as I'm now going to call it, "20 Minute Cry and Puke", because that is what I did at the end of the workout. viking_dude watched me and agreed that it was tough but not so difficult that I should have *vomited* at the end of it, so I think I need to pace myself a little bit better.

I woke up in the middle of the night from sore muscles, still sore today (going to run it out tonight after Big Brother), but I can only imagine I will look like a BEAST by the time I am done!

Hope everyone has a good day!

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7/17/12 7:24 P

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New to this board....but need some moral support and just some people that are doing the same as I am. I truly must say that this is a great website. I love Spark People. Was so excited when I started the 17 day diet 9 day ago. I have started out at 175lb. I want to get down to my 120 lb goal. So this is a start for me. I am now 165..but keep going up to 170 and down again. What is up with that. Especially when I have changed my eatting style totally. Believe me...I am not a vegetable eatter so this is really hard for me. Felt very discouraged this morning when the scale didnt budge. So I fell off and had myself a chocolate bar. (now I am beating myself up about it.) I am joining this hoping that I can have others to answer to and to visit with or share recipes. I hope that I can meet some great friends along the way.


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