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Old Sun, Jun-24-18, 16:36
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maryh maryh is online now
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Welcome Back Eno!

So glad to hear your husband is over those 8 weeks. I'd say it was tough on you all being away from home also.

I'm delighted and encouraged to hear your long term success with CALP.

I'm doing OK...in so far as I've become so much better at making varied evening meals; which was my main goal this year.
I love serving it to others also; it gives me great satisfaction.
Getting into a food rut was definitely a big reason for my derailment in the past.

Other than that; I've been going to the bog a lot these days. The first few days are quite challenging with the muscle aches and pains but i'm finally in the swing of it now; so it's not so bad.
Got pretty bitten this evening by midges which wasn't so nice. Arggh!!
Suppose its only a minor thing so i really shouldn't complain.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer. Great weather here for a change.

(Meant to suggest to anyone reading that i found a delicious low-Carb item called 'Quark' in Aldi, which has under 4G of Carbohydrate. There were three flavours; strawberry, raspberry and passion fruit.
Looking forward to trying it out. )
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Old Mon, Jun-25-18, 14:32
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Hi! I just discovered your group and Iím wondering if I may join your discussion? Iíve been eating the CAD way for the past 4 years and my life is so much better because of it! Iíve had ups and downs here and there but for the most part, I have been able to stay on the plan ó it never takes long to feel the difference if I veer from it! I would love to have your support and hopefully, to offer you mine 😊 Thank you!!
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Old Mon, Jun-25-18, 17:33
Enomarb Enomarb is online now
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
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hi Matty-
welcome!
That's so great that you are on CAD for 4 years. This is a wonderful place to get support and post. Once you have a certain number of posts (I think 25?) you can send and receive Private Messages too (PM).
I've been on CALP for almost 15 years- and I love it too.
E
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Old Tue, Jun-26-18, 07:19
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
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Hi! I just discovered your group and Iím wondering if I may join your discussion? Iíve been eating the CAD way for the past 4 years and my life is so much better because of it! Iíve had ups and downs here and there but for the most part, I have been able to stay on the plan ó it never takes long to feel the difference if I veer from it! I would love to have your support and hopefully, to offer you mine 😊 Thank you!!

Welcome, I hear you on the ups and downs. I have had great success with calp, but flunked maintenance the first time around. Back at it again
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Enomarb Enomarb is online now
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Hi-
today is my 15 year anniversary of starting CALP. It has been a wonderful 15 years. I did the first 6 months or so before I found this site and this community. I have been posting since then, for my own accountability and to pay it back and pay it forward.
It's time for me to step away- thanks for everything. I'm going to repost my 10 year anniversary post. It still is as true today as it was 5 years ago.

Wishing you all health, happiness and peace.
E

From 7/14/2013
hi-
tomorrow is my 10th 'planiversary' on CALP/CAHHP. I can't believe it has been 10 years! I'm going to mark the occasion by talking a bit about my experiences, and how things are for me now.

I found LC as a direct response to my continued worsening cholesterol and CRP tests. The straw that broke the camel's back was the "off the scale" CRP I had in the winter of 2003. My (then) MD wanted me to eat lower fat (Pritikin levels), double or triple my statins, and go off estrogen. He basically accused me of lying to him about my eating, saying no one who ate as low fat as I did could continue to see rising lipids.
I went home scared and angry. I had been eating low fat, and lower fat, for at least 15 years. I drank the low fat coolaide- believed it all. I said to my DH- if what I am doing is not working I can do it harder or do something different. I then started researching LC, starting with Atkins, Eades, Heller, Schwartzbein, Agatston and more. I remember telling my DH that I KNEW I was insulin resistant and had metabolic syndrome- and that was why I was fat (and getting fatter every year) and my lipids were so bad. I told him that while my kids were not home that summer, I was going to do LC. I asked him to support me and he did.
I chose CALP/CAHHP because it would fit my lifestyle and my personality. I hate measuring or weighing, I like eating and cooking unprocessed foods, and I value eating dinner as a family and going out with friends.
After 2 weeks on CALP it was a miracle. I felt "NORMAL" for the first time in 15 years. Then the weight began to melt off- like magic. And I felt great- lots of energy. Then my skin cleared up, my swollen ankles cleared up, my sleep got better- just everything felt better.
I lost the first 20 lbs by the end of August- and went to a new MD! He told me to keep doing what I was doing- but that my cholesterol was genetic.
I lost 30 lbs by December. I stayed on plan, because I felt great and I knew this was for life.
I started losing again that spring, and lost another 25 or so pounds. Plus my liver enzymes normalized (no more NASH for me!) and my CRP started going down while my trigylcerides were normal for the first time ever.
Since then I have stayed OP. I balance my RM, but admit I eat more carbs at RM now than that first year or two. It is my new normal- and I think I look better today than I did before starting CALP that July 2003.
I will always have the underlying metabolic issues, which eating LC manages. I believe I am insulin sensitive now, and also believe that a few days off plan will push me back to insulin resistance. So I STAY ON PLAN.
The people who I have met on this site, and the amazing wealth of info and resources about LC, has been incredibly important to me. Thank you!
I thank God everyday that I found LC, found CALP, and have been able to heal my life.
E
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Old Today, 10:49
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Your posts have done my heart good to read over the years Eno.
I love how you rose above this serious problem and triumphed over it in the end & fought & worked so hard for justice and your good health.

Thank you so much for your devotion, faithfulness, support, encouragement and for making yourself available all the time; answering questions and
giving your very best input & advice to help me and so many others.
Really, you made yourself available in a way that was not unlike a personal
coach...and you invested all that effort and time for free.
In this day and age, people usually must pay big bucks for such things.

I will be forever grateful, indebted & blessed to have known you!
Wish you & your family all the best this life has to offer & that you get richly rewarded for all your goodness.

You really did light the way!
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