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Old Mon, Dec-06-10, 14:29
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Plan: JUDDD 4/30/2012
Stats: 154/141/135 Female 54.5 inches
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Progress: 68%
Location: Tucson
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What do you think about us posting all the positives to this way of life and way of eating? As we think of more reasons, we can copy and paste and then add it to the list. That way the last post will have tons of motivating thoughts for us to refer to. Lately I have been jotting down the positives at work to keep me from indulging in the junk that people inevitably bring in on an almost daily basis. Even though I have decided that now is the time for action on my weight loss goals, still I am tempted, and I want to remember the benefits of the low carb choices I am making. Join along if you want to.

BENEFITS OF LOW CARB EATING AND WEIGHT LOSS

1.I spend more time thinking of the positives about myself rather than the negatives: When I overeat, I berate myself, tear myself down, beat myself up, etc. What is constantly on my mind are negative thoughts. When I eat well, I see myself in a new light, I imagine all my possibilities and what I can accomplish in my life.
2. I have less back pain as I lose weight.
3. I have more energy when I eat low carb.
4. I have more energy at a lower weight.
5. I feel less puffy when I eat low carb.
6. Instead of focusing and thinking about...hmmm what sweets/carbs/etc can I eat next and then spending the time eating them, I instead spend my time doing things I love, like gardening, photography, reading.
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Old Tue, Dec-07-10, 06:53
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Plan: Meat & Eggs/IF
Stats: 165.2/159.6/155 Female 62
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I like this list
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Old Tue, Dec-07-10, 07:05
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Plan: Paleo/atkins
Stats: 289/155/150 Female 5'7
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Progress: 96%
Location: Melbourne, Florida
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It's all so very true. My kids are so much happier now that I'm on the low carb diet. Mommy is much more fun!
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Old Thu, Dec-09-10, 01:55
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Plan: Primalish
Stats: 163/152/135 Female 5ft 5in
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Location: UK
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Good idea, I'm in! I particularly like your #1 - so true, but I hadn't consciously realized it until I saw what you'd written.

BENEFITS OF LOW CARB EATING AND WEIGHT LOSS

1. I spend more time thinking of the positives about myself rather than the negatives: When I overeat, I berate myself, tear myself down, beat myself up, etc. What is constantly on my mind are negative thoughts. When I eat well, I see myself in a new light, I imagine all my possibilities and what I can accomplish in my life.
2. I have less back pain as I lose weight.
3. I have more energy when I eat low carb.
4. I have more energy at a lower weight.
5. I feel less puffy when I eat low carb.
6. Instead of focusing and thinking about...hmmm what sweets/carbs/etc can I eat next and then spending the time eating them, I instead spend my time doing things I love, like gardening, photography, reading.
7. I have fewer depressive episodes when I eat low carb
8. I am much more focused and can concentrate better on what I'm doing
9. I don't get any wind, ever!
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Old Thu, Dec-09-10, 04:19
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Plan: JUDDD 4/30/2012
Stats: 154/141/135 Female 54.5 inches
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Progress: 68%
Location: Tucson
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Ena,

So very true, I heartily agree--I can really relate to those three!! Your #7 and 8 especially, and like you say, it was unconscious. Thanks for bringing the realization to all of us.
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Old Fri, Dec-10-10, 09:25
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Plan: JUDDD 4/30/2012
Stats: 154/141/135 Female 54.5 inches
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Progress: 68%
Location: Tucson
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#8 added from my journal...


BENEFITS OF LOW CARB EATING AND WEIGHT LOSS

1. I spend more time thinking of the positives about myself rather than the negatives: When I overeat, I berate myself, tear myself down, beat myself up, etc. What is constantly on my mind are negative thoughts. When I eat well, I see myself in a new light, I imagine all my possibilities and what I can accomplish in my life.
2. I have less back pain as I lose weight.
3. I have more energy when I eat low carb.
4. I have more energy at a lower weight.
5. I feel less puffy when I eat low carb.
6. Instead of focusing and thinking about...hmmm what sweets/carbs/etc can I eat next and then spending the time eating them, I instead spend my time doing things I love, like gardening, photography, reading.
7. I feel better when I go hiking...I am no so short of breath.
8. For me the number one is: I feel in control of my eating instead of my eating controlling me. -- Suzien
9. I have fewer depressive episodes when I eat low carb -- Ena
10. I am much more focused and can concentrate better on what I'm doing -- Ena
11. I don't get any wind, ever!  -- Ena
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Old Wed, Mar-29-17, 20:42
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 200/183/160 Female 5'7"
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Progress: 43%
Location: Vancouver (the one in BC)
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Although this is an old thread, i think it is a great idea. So i am bumping it up and adding to the list:
BENEFITS OF LOW CARB EATING AND WEIGHT LOSS

1. I spend more time thinking of the positives about myself rather than the negatives: When I overeat, I berate myself, tear myself down, beat myself up, etc. What is constantly on my mind are negative thoughts. When I eat well, I see myself in a new light, I imagine all my possibilities and what I can accomplish in my life.
2. I have less back pain as I lose weight.
3. I have more energy when I eat low carb.
4. I have more energy at a lower weight.
5. I feel less puffy when I eat low carb.
6. Instead of focusing and thinking about...hmmm what sweets/carbs/etc can I eat next and then spending the time eating them, I instead spend my time doing things I love, like gardening, photography, reading.
7. I feel better when I go hiking...I am no so short of breath.
8. For me the number one is: I feel in control of my eating instead of my eating controlling me. -- Suzien
9. I have fewer depressive episodes when I eat low carb -- Ena
10. I am much more focused and can concentrate better on what I'm doing -- Ena
11. I don't get any wind, ever!  -- Ena
12. even when i am not exactly enjoying myself (like right now, reading old posts as i bike very slowly on the stationary bike)...I feel proud of myself for all the learning. (ie: i have learned over the last 4 months that if carbs are calling my name -- not physical craving but that annoying voice in the head that keeps wondering if i *could* just have a bit of this or that -- if i get busy for 30 minutes it does pass. -- Blue
13. I seem to need less sleep! Or rather, I am waking up more alert after 8 hours than groggy and exhausted. -- Blue
14. I am less irritable and am clearer headed. -- Blue

Anyone in 2017 want to add to the list?
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Old Wed, Mar-29-17, 20:53
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/210/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 100%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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1. I spend more time thinking of the positives about myself rather than the negatives: When I overeat, I berate myself, tear myself down, beat myself up, etc. What is constantly on my mind are negative thoughts. When I eat well, I see myself in a new light, I imagine all my possibilities and what I can accomplish in my life.
2. I have less back pain as I lose weight.
3. I have more energy when I eat low carb.
4. I have more energy at a lower weight.
5. I feel less puffy when I eat low carb.
6. Instead of focusing and thinking about...hmmm what sweets/carbs/etc can I eat next and then spending the time eating them, I instead spend my time doing things I love, like gardening, photography, reading.
7. I feel better when I go hiking...I am no so short of breath.
8. For me the number one is: I feel in control of my eating instead of my eating controlling me. -- Suzien
9. I have fewer depressive episodes when I eat low carb -- Ena
10. I am much more focused and can concentrate better on what I'm doing -- Ena
11. I don't get any wind, ever!  -- Ena
12. even when i am not exactly enjoying myself (like right now, reading old posts as i bike very slowly on the stationary bike)...I feel proud of myself for all the learning. (ie: i have learned over the last 4 months that if carbs are calling my name -- not physical craving but that annoying voice in the head that keeps wondering if i *could* just have a bit of this or that -- if i get busy for 30 minutes it does pass. -- Blue
13. I seem to need less sleep! Or rather, I am waking up more alert after 8 hours than groggy and exhausted. -- Blue
14. I am less irritable and am clearer headed. -- Blue
15. My cholesterol numbers got better, then much worse, then better again, and now in maintenance and still eating LCHF my cholesterol is the best it has ever been. Totally normal now. A little wacky during the weight loss.
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Old Fri, Mar-31-17, 10:46
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/197.3/000 Male 72 inches
BF:
Progress: 42%
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BENEFITS OF LOW CARB EATING AND WEIGHT LOSS

1. I spend more time thinking of the positives about myself rather than the negatives: When I overeat, I berate myself, tear myself down, beat myself up, etc. What is constantly on my mind are negative thoughts. When I eat well, I see myself in a new light, I imagine all my possibilities and what I can accomplish in my life.
2. I have less back pain as I lose weight.
3. I have more energy when I eat low carb.
4. I have more energy at a lower weight.
5. I feel less puffy when I eat low carb.
6. Instead of focusing and thinking about...hmmm what sweets/carbs/etc can I eat next and then spending the time eating them, I instead spend my time doing things I love, like gardening, photography, reading.
7. I feel better when I go hiking...I am no so short of breath.
8. For me the number one is: I feel in control of my eating instead of my eating controlling me. -- Suzien
9. I have fewer depressive episodes when I eat low carb -- Ena
10. I am much more focused and can concentrate better on what I'm doing -- Ena
11. I don't get any wind, ever!  -- Ena
12. even when i am not exactly enjoying myself (like right now, reading old posts as i bike very slowly on the stationary bike)...I feel proud of myself for all the learning. (ie: i have learned over the last 4 months that if carbs are calling my name -- not physical craving but that annoying voice in the head that keeps wondering if i *could* just have a bit of this or that -- if i get busy for 30 minutes it does pass. -- Blue
13. I seem to need less sleep! Or rather, I am waking up more alert after 8 hours than groggy and exhausted. -- Blue
14. I am less irritable and am clearer headed. -- Blue
15. My cholesterol numbers got better, then much worse, then better again, and now in maintenance and still eating LCHF my cholesterol is the best it has ever been. Totally normal now. A little wacky during the weight loss.
16. Silly one but one I didn't consider; DON'T NEED A BELT ANYMORE -thud123
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