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Gracia_30
Tue, Mar-19-02, 04:08
New thread...

Libbyfcr
Tue, Mar-19-02, 09:54
Week 4 already? COOL.

I just wanted to thank you all for your encouragement and kind words. It truly helps me to be able to come in here and get a little inspiration every day.

So...... ya'll have a wonderful day and I will check in again soon.

Libby :wave:

arnie
Tue, Mar-19-02, 14:00
I've been at 156 for almost 2 weeks now. I know that's not a long time, but I'm anxious to see some results. I thought I could just do LC period. No HC additions at the reward meal. Only additions like LC cheesecake or LC sweets when sweet tooth hits. Otherwise, just veggies and protein.

:q: Has anyone tried LC bread? How is it (taste, texture)?

CRIS
Tue, Mar-19-02, 19:38
WELL I AM DOING OK ON THIS NEW DIET. TODAY I ATE NORMALLY, LIKE I USED TO EAT.
B-PROTEIN BAR, COFFEE
L-TURKEY,LET. TOM. ON 40 CALORIE BREAD
YOGURT
APPLE

D-CHICKEN,SALAD
SF JELLO

I AM ANXIOUS TO SEE RESULTS ON SOMETHING. I CAN'T BELIEVE IT HAS TAKEN ME SO LONG TO LOSE REALLY NOTHING.
I THINK I CAN LIVE ON THIS WAY BETTER THAN THE LC WAY. I HOPE IT WORKS FOR ME. AND MY CONSTIPATION PROBLEM IS IMPROVING ALREADY.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

BASpider
Tue, Mar-19-02, 20:35
131, midst of tom (sorry arnie) weight will fluctuate, so will attitude.

Eades chat today on webmd was good. "lose weight slower on low calorie high protein than low calorie high carb diet." Keep the calorie count up. Don't go crazy, but eat enough protein, and vegies and some fruits.

Protein 98
Carbs 12

I've added more vegetables to my diet and am not going to worry about calories.

Gracia_30
Wed, Mar-20-02, 03:28
oh yesterday... all my troubles seemed so far away....

It was sunny, I was in a wonderful mood, felt like my old self again.... and I ate like it too!!!!!! :eek:

Although it hasn't gotten me down, yet, I have cheated like the dickens yesterday. And my cravings were so strong, I couldn't resist. Can't wait for DH to come home so I can go grocery shopping. Food is getting low, and I don't know what to bring for lunch. I go out to buy it and when I get there.... I don't take what I'm supposed to.

So here goes:

BR: regular coffee
L: Club sandwich w/poutine
D: chicken & fries. Some water.

Yesterday I was busy at work. So in turn I completely didn't think to drink my water AND take my met. I will feel it today!!!

Wish me luck on a better day. I feel like such a yo yo.

BASpider
Wed, Mar-20-02, 07:36
Better luck today! You can do it!

Libbyfcr
Wed, Mar-20-02, 09:23
Funny how we loose weight. Really it is. Today I am 162.5, just the same as the last two days. I do this a lot, sit a a weight for three or four days and then ... BOOM..... drop a pound two days in a row.

Do ya'll do this too?

I sure am looking forward to reaching 160. That would give me a 30 lb loss since I restarted CALP on January 22nd..... geeze... it's hard to believe that I have done this all in two months. WOW. mind you... I lost about half of that in the first two weeks.

I guess I could share an average food day out of my journal. So here goes:

9:45 2 fried eggs (in high quality, cold pressed olive oil), sm cottage cheese, chunk of cheese

11:45 sm salad --spinach, onion, parsley, cilantro, tomato, green pepper, two kinds of cheese grated/crumbled,"thin" dressing (from the CALP book), hamburger on top(taco leftover from night before) AND... 3 great big fat green bell pepper slices

5:30 med salad--iceburg lettuce, green pepper, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, celery, spinach, parsley, thin dressing, sm crumbly cheese
Sloppy Joe- 1/4 of a huge hamburger bun w/ sloppy joe/hamburger on top
6 asparagus stalks w/ butter......and I couldn't eat all of my dinner.

okay... I just wrote a novel.

Keep your salads interesting and fun..... don't be afraid to try new things in it!!
Libby

arnie
Wed, Mar-20-02, 16:48
Here I was just complaining about not moving from 156, then BAM the scale reads 154 today. I'm not getting excited just yet. I want to see if they stay gone.

CRIS
Wed, Mar-20-02, 17:28
HI. I'M DOING GOOD ON THIS NEW DIET. A LITTLE BIT OF A PAIN TRACKING THE CALORIES, BUT NOT TOO BAD. MOST OF MY CALORIES ARE COMING FROM PROTEIN AND VEGGIES.

B-BAR, COFFEE W/MILK
L-ORANGE
D-SALMON,PEPPERS,SALAD

BEEN DRINKING ALL THE WATER. I THINK THAT HELPS. WEIGHED THIS MORNIG AND I WAS DOWN 1 1/2. NOT POSTING THAT YET THOUGH. I'LL WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY.

ARNIE- GOOD GOING!

Libbyfcr
Wed, Mar-20-02, 19:22
whine............whine........Arnie..... I wana be 154!!! Aw.... it will happen. CONGRATULATIONS!! YOU GO!!

Chris. :D YOU TOO BABE!!

Alrighty..... I just wanted to slap ya'll on the back and let you know I am supporting ya all the way!!

later,
Libby :wave:

BASpider
Wed, Mar-20-02, 22:16
I messed up today and ate almonds to keep my mouth shut! Any of you ever put food in your mouth to keep your foot out? Used to smoke to keep my words hidden, stay quiet.

I've always envied the well spoken person who could relay their thoughts in a systematic manner. I can't do that. I can write something and you might feel like I hit you right in the gut. Well, I may not mean to do that, I'm just trying to explain how I feel. I did that on another forum today. I don't know if anyone got what I was trying to say, but they sure felt it.

I think I'd like to crawl under a rug about now. So, I ate a bunch of almonds. Should have just chewed nails and spit tacks. Is this an eating disorder? Think I may have overcarbed a bit. If I say tough stuff to that will ANY of you take offense? Will you get that it's self directed and not other directed? Not even self directed in a serious way? I did it and it's ok. If I eat right or I eat wrong, I'm not going to get emotional about it.

This has been such an enlightening experience, and I knew I could talk to you guys about it. Darn this feels like delayed PMS! Maybe just a touch of insanity. :)

Gracia_30
Thu, Mar-21-02, 03:41
LOL BASspider... Insanity is a relative thing don't ya know! :daze:

Chris: if that works better for you, then stick to it. The point here is to get halthier and hopefully thinner by doing so. Great going. :spin:

Libby: We're all in it with you too babe... :D

Yesterday was a weird one for me. My receptionist called in sick, and I was the only one who wasn't too busy, so I replaced her for the day. Which means I had to wait on others to get a break or any kind. So my meals were sort of off, and I didn't get to drink water (I would have had to go potty too much) and forgot my pills... again :rolleyes:

Meals:

BR: 1 reg. coffee, 1 fried egg sandwich with cheese, bacon & ketchup on whole wheat (was in a hurry and getting dizzy)

L: 3-4 bites of soup. Few sips of water.

D: Soup & Springroll, 2 bottles of water WITH pills.


This morning I'm down from yesterday. I just wish I could get over these cravings and go lower than 180. Hope it goes faster afterwards.

BASpider
Thu, Mar-21-02, 21:46
133 WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT?! Back on plan firmly didn't kill anyone, all in all a good day.

See ya tomorrow.

CRIS
Fri, Mar-22-02, 03:35
HI
BEEN DOING GOOD. HAVEN'T WEIGHED MYSELF YET. TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH I AM AFRAID TO BE DISAPPOINTED. I'VE BEEN STICKING REALLY GOOD, BUT I DO HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I GET HUNGRIER THAN I DID ON THE ATKINS. WELL, I SUPPOSE THAT'S EXPECTED. I LOVE HAVING THE FRUIT AND YOGURT. I REALLY MISSED THEM. I'VE BEEN DRINKING A LOT OF WATER AND I HAVE THIS NEW WORKOUT DVD CALLED POWER 90. HAS ANYONE HEARD OF IT? I WAS SWEATING LIKE A PIG YESTERDAY. IT'S AWESOME. MAYBE THAT'LL HELP ME OUT.

BASPIDER- 3 POUNDS IS PROBABLY WATER FROM TOM? DRINK DRINK DRINK

I THINK I'LL WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY TO WEIGH. CONSTIPATION PROBLEM IS BETTER NOW. NOT EXCELLENT BUT BETTER.

B-BAR,COFFEE W/MILK
L-TURKEY,LET.,TOM. ON LOW CAL BREAD
YOGURT
APPLE
D-CHICKEN,PEPPERS

WATER WATER WATER. BATHROOM BATHROOM BATHROOM.

Gracia_30
Fri, Mar-22-02, 04:31
Here goes:

B: 1 coffee, 2 lc toast with peanut butter (my pb is without sugar or salt, it is lower in carbs then the normal one)

L: Cream of mushroom soup w/1 piece pumpernickle bread.

D: Fish & Chips with tartar sauce & 1/2 diet coke.

Not much water today.

Good luck everyone. I probably won't post till Sunday. Going to See DH for the weekend.

arnie
Fri, Mar-22-02, 12:39
What's the Power 90 workout like? Is it kickboxing, toning, or aerobics? Let me know how you like it and who makes it. I'm looking for a new workout tape. Congratulations on the new diet. You seem a lot happier. :wave:

CRIS
Sat, Mar-23-02, 08:16
HI.
BEEN DOING GOOD ON THE DIET. LAST NIGHT I ACTUALLY HAD A SLICE OF PIZZA FORTHE FIRST TIME IN QUITE AWILE. WAS GOOD. COUNTED IT IN MY CALORIES. HAVEN'T REALLY GONE OVER 1300.
MOSTLY FROM PROTEIN AND VEGGIES.
YESTERDAY I HAD:
B-PROTEIN BAR, COFFEE
L-SHRIMP, BROCCOLI,YOUGURT
S-ORANGE
D-SALAD,PIZZA

WATER WATER WATER. CONSTIPATION PRACTICALLY GONE. THANK GOD.


ARNIE- POWER 90 IS SCULPTING, ABS AND AEROBICS. WHICH HAS KICKING PUNCHING JUMPING ETC.

THERE ARE 2 LEVELS TO WORK AT. YOU SWEAT LIKE CRAZY. GO TO WWW. BEACHBODY.COM
TONY HORTON IS THE GUYS NAME THAT DOES THE TAPES.
YOU HAVE TO ALTERNATE EACH DAY. IT'S A GOOD WORKOUT!

CRIS
Sun, Mar-24-02, 06:55
HEY WHERE IS EVERYONE?
HOPE ALL IS GOING WELL. I WEIGHED THIS MORNING AND I AM AT 146.6. THIS IS LOWEST I'VE BEEN IN SUCH A LONG TIME. I AM HAPPY ABOUT IT. I AM GOING TO CHANGE MY STATS RIGHT NOW. WOOHOO FOR ME!

Gracia_30
Mon, Mar-25-02, 04:49
Hi guys,

I think I had mentioned that I was going away this weekend (not feeling like scrolling through my messages). I had a fabulous time with my hubby. Of course my diet went straight to HELL but DH is always so worth it ;)

SO... I'll TRY to remember everything...

Friday night when I got there we had SUSHI

Sat:
BR: Eggs benedict with potatoes and bacon
L: We didn't have lunch persť... we went to the wine and cheese show in Toronto and I had LOTS of ice wine, and a couple little food treats (which included salmon with cream cheese YUM!!!)
D: For dinner we had a home made ceasar salad, I had a small piece of bread, and had lamb for dinner. I ate just my lamb, one tip of fork potato just to taste it, then tasted some of the veggies a bit. I had so much crap during that day that I didn't want to over do it. Was trying to keep it LC.

SUNDAY:
Br: had breakfast made for us at the B&B, pancakes with an apple slice in the middle, bacon and orange juice.
L: We were shopping so we had a quick bite to eat, I had an egg salad sandwich.
D: Was back home at that point, and had a spanish rice (rice, tomato, ground beef mixed together with onions and garlic)

So that's that! Weighed myself this morning, only gained about 1-2 lbs this time. I will come back down again and keep going. After all, this is for the rest of my life. I will stop being so fixated on being a certain weight by a certain time, or else if I don't do it, I 'll be depressed and I shouldn't be. I'm still doing good.

Libbyfcr
Mon, Mar-25-02, 10:27
Okay.... this week my average shows that I have lost one pound. One little pound at a time RIGHT? Last week I had lost 3 lbs... guess it all evens out in the end. LOL.

I did change my stats. wooo woooo.... just past half way. I have now lost exactly 30 lbs since January 1st. (I restarted CALP on January 22nd after having lost my mind over the holidays)

Gracia, I want to say something, but I am not sure how without stepping on your toes. (which I REALLY don't want to do)

Okay... here goes......
Does your husband understand how important this WOL is to you? Is he supporting you in your efforts? Have you talked about it with him much? You don't need to answer me.... but ask yourself those questions.

My husband was unknowingly sabotaging my efforts by being so nice to me. He was offering me things that I knew I should avoid. We have talked this "low-carb thing" to death, but now he honestly understands how much this means to me. Things have gotten better. Yes, he still eats junk in front of me..... but no, he never offers to share because he now knows it is OKAY not to offer.

I think this is a problem that many women have to work through. Think about it..... we grow up being taught that if we have something..then we should share. So, how many of you have good mannered spouses who offer to share? It is a delicate thing to teach them not to. It's worth it.

Chris.... CONGRATS!! you go girl!!

You are ALL doing a fantastic job!!
Libby :wave:

BASpider
Mon, Mar-25-02, 10:47
My wonderful husband has in the past sabotaged me. Pretty blatantly, too. I finally had a talk with him. His Mom is very thin, extremely underweight. I explained to dh that he didn't need to worry, I'd never be that frail, not even if I weighed 100 pounds. I've always been muscular and most likely always will be, and I think he's finally quit worrying. Now when I'm off plan, I do it. At Starbucks yesterday, I had a chocolate cupcake. My plan and my choice. He stood there and said, you know just how far off your diet that is? I told him yes and I'm not sharing! It's the first time I've really been off, and I mean way off the diet. And I'm up to 133 or 134, lines are too small and don't know for sure.

I can do this without you guys, but you all make it more pleasant. Just to know there's someone out there fighting the same fight with me. Shall we make a new Sunday thread? Anyone game for week 5?

Libbyfcr
Mon, Mar-25-02, 10:54
SURE :D

This is Monday..... my first day of a new week. I would love to have another Challenge!!

I AM READY........
LETS DO IT!!!

Libby :wave:

BASpider
Mon, Mar-25-02, 11:49
Started a new thread. :)