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Old Fri, Apr-25-08, 05:57
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ellenalesa ellenalesa is offline
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Plan: Modified Atkins
Stats: 194/192.5/184 Female 5'3"
BF:
Progress: 15%
Default Don't WANT to be a turtle

I started LCing in February. Lost 6 pounds in induction and then another 2. And that's doing Atkins perfectly and exercising.

I binged, in protest.

So, i gained 3 pounds and am bloated as a beached whale.

I'm disgusted.

I did realize, however, that I really can't mess around with my health anymore. I have low thyroid and apparently my adrenals have been affected as well. I'm under a doctor's care, just waitin' to feel better.

I really need to just relax about this. I'm a type A personality and trying to change. Trust me, that's not easy!

Ellen
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Old Thu, May-08-08, 23:18
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Plan: Moderate Carb...
Stats: 235/195/140 Female 5'3
BF:HELP!!!
Progress: 42%
Location: Ohio
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I feel the same way 8 pounds since March.....but at least it is coming off. It is extremely frustrating but I stay the course. Just keep on plugging away at it, I figure that is 8 less than I started with....
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Old Thu, May-08-08, 23:41
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 245/216/145 Female 5"4
BF:
Progress: 29%
Location: New Zealand
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I've lost 1 kg (or 2 pounds) in the last 4 weeks. I think that makes me the queen of the turtles!
I keep telling myself to relax and be patient too... easier said than done!
Never mind.. at my present rate , I'll be down 7 lk by christmas!
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Old Fri, May-09-08, 09:25
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Sandollar Sandollar is offline
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Plan: LC w/o "counting" carbs.
Stats: 310/293/185 Female 5'8"
BF:
Progress: 14%
Location: Vancouver Island
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I'm a turtle too.
It takes so long to lose weight that I'm tempted to say "The hell with it!" and eat a whole cake. (like you say, in protest)

I'm just plugging along.....plugging along.....

I need a *whoosh* moment to boost my self-esteem and give me fresh motivation.
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Old Sat, May-10-08, 17:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 245/216/145 Female 5"4
BF:
Progress: 29%
Location: New Zealand
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I keep looking for other changes now, since I'm not getting much gratification with weight loss. I can now do 20 push ups off my knees - when I started in january I could do 3. I did a spin class the other day and actually kept up and felt good for the first 30 minutes, one day I'll be fine for the whole class.
I keep measuring my body too, there have been subtle changes.
The hardest thing is I can't comfort myself with food anymore , the other night I ended up crying instead. It was probably the healthiest thing to do, I felt the emotion instead of drowning it in carbs, but so painful.
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Old Sat, May-10-08, 17:21
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Posts: 332
 
Plan: Hi-fat, low-carb
Stats: 234/219/170 Male 69
BF:Decreasingly so
Progress: 23%
Location: Denver, CO
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Originally Posted by ellenalesa
I started LCing in February. Lost 6 pounds in induction and then another 2. And that's doing Atkins perfectly and exercising.

I binged, in protest.

So, i gained 3 pounds and am bloated as a beached whale.

I'm disgusted.

I did realize, however, that I really can't mess around with my health anymore. I have low thyroid and apparently my adrenals have been affected as well. I'm under a doctor's care, just waitin' to feel better.

I really need to just relax about this. I'm a type A personality and trying to change. Trust me, that's not easy!

Ellen

Just thinking out loud, but are you seeing a human doctor? Shouldn't you be seeing a veterinarian specializing in smaller primates, if indeed you are the chimpanzee you portray yourself to be in your avatar?

Who knows, this could be the breakthrough you're looking for.




Sorry, just thought a smidgen of levity might lift some spirits... Humor is good medicine...?
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Old Fri, May-30-08, 12:43
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skeeweeaka skeeweeaka is offline
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Plan: Moderate Carb...
Stats: 235/195/140 Female 5'3
BF:HELP!!!
Progress: 42%
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by muffles
I keep looking for other changes now, since I'm not getting much gratification with weight loss. I can now do 20 push ups off my knees - when I started in january I could do 3. I did a spin class the other day and actually kept up and felt good for the first 30 minutes, one day I'll be fine for the whole class.
I keep measuring my body too, there have been subtle changes.
The hardest thing is I can't comfort myself with food anymore , the other night I ended up crying instead. It was probably the healthiest thing to do, I felt the emotion instead of drowning it in carbs, but so painful.


I feel the same way...looking for small changes. I noticed today that I could get in some shorts that I couldn't before. I put them on and went walking and it felt good to be back in them....although they are not as loose as they were. I just started walking this week in hopes that this helps my weight loss speed up some...heavy sigh.

I hope everyone else is doing well.... It's a slow process and eventually we'll all get theree...
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Old Wed, Sep-04-13, 14:00
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luckyloser luckyloser is offline
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Posts: 259
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 172.0/169.4/145 Female 5 feet 3inches
BF:
Progress: 10%
Location: Arkansas
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Confessions of a "turtle"
I lost 34 pounds in 2005.......whoo hoo!!
Since then I have tried to limit carbs.......but not really like Atkins prescribed in OWL.....
Over the past 8 years I gained it all back!, about 5 lbs a year
Also, no "period", so this time it's really harder
I've been doing low carb (AGAIN) since August 4 and have lost a total of 5.8 lbs
Am I a turtle?
What can I do?
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Old Wed, Sep-04-13, 14:02
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luckyloser luckyloser is offline
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Posts: 259
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 172.0/169.4/145 Female 5 feet 3inches
BF:
Progress: 10%
Location: Arkansas
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I am currently trying a "Fast" day, every third day....of low carb and low calories.......less than 600 on that day....hoping
to Jump start my metabolism

Any suggestions?
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Old Tue, May-27-14, 19:44
want2Bskny want2Bskny is offline
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Posts: 496
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 170/168/140 Female 68.5 inches
BF:
Progress: 7%
Location: New York
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ellenalesa

I binged, in protest.

Ellen


That made me laugh! Boy, I can relate!
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Old Fri, Jul-31-15, 04:42
Dgost23 Dgost23 is offline
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Posts: 216
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 193/180/155 Female 65
BF:
Progress: 34%
Location: Arizona
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I feel your pain. I haven't lost anything in 2 weeks. I am so frustrated I almost bought chocolate on my way to work. I didn't buy any, and I am proud of myself for that, but still very frustrated at this unbearably slow loss.
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