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Old Thu, Apr-19-18, 07:48
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/287.5/160 Female 5' 4
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Progress: 39%
Location: In the woods
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Hi MarcyL,

If I had the answer to your question, I'd be a very happy gal. I flunked maintenance, and am so NOT happy with how much I weigh, how I feel, how it feels to eat too many carbs, or too often in a day.

I do know, that for me, part of this is my personal issue of using food for comfort, and that until I "solve" that, it will continue to be an issue.

Congrats on NOT regaining all you'd lost, and welcome back.
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Old Thu, Apr-19-18, 09:27
MarcyL MarcyL is offline
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Plan: CAD Atkins CALP
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Thanks Patriciakr!
Well I am going to do what Eno did. She was SO successful! I plan to post my food log EVERY DAY! Here is what I ate yesterday and unfortunately today I am up 2 pounds! GAK. Pretty sure it is water as my legs are as big as blimps. I was on my feet seeing patients all day (I am an OB doc) so hopefully it will disappear.
Yesterday's menu and today's so far:
Breakfast: Hamburger and tea
Lunch: Chicken slaw and green beans
Dinner: Pizza, salad, spinach, 1/2 pecan roll, beets, M & M's.
Breakfast; Spinach, hot dog.
I am drinking diet soda all day. Hopefully I won't have to give that up.
Thanks for all your help. I love this community.
Marcy
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Old Thu, Apr-19-18, 18:24
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/287.5/160 Female 5' 4
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Progress: 39%
Location: In the woods
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MarcyL, awesome that you are an OB (I am a retired high risk L&D RN).

Honestly, you may want to rethink the diet soda. The Heller's were not fans of artificial sweeteners, and I did find I seem to react to the taste of sweet as if eating a real sugar of some sort. I can get cravings from fruit tea (sheesh!).

I learned to love unsweetened flavored seltzer - love the bubbles, and enjoy flavors like lemon-lime, blackberry citrus without any cravings as a result. I even find the coconut seltzer to just be a treat

With time, you will find how to adjust your program to work best for you. In my past success, what worked for me was calp, not eating after 5 pm, and a daily calorie limit of about 1500 - 1750 calories. This was how I lost 216 pounds over 4 years.
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MarcyL MarcyL is offline
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Plan: CAD Atkins CALP
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Wow Patricia! 216 pounds. That is amazing. CONGRATS on doing it once, and you can do it again. Thatís what I keep telling myself anyway. When I got down to 218, it was CAD all the way. I was probably eating 3000 calories a day, with 2000 of them being the RM. And drinking diet soda and tea with sweetner and coffee with heavy cream and sweetner ALL DAY. I am really active with my job, plus I breed and train dogs. Unless I can eat a bunch of desserts, I just donít think I will stay on plan! I am going to try keeping really strict with the other carbs at CM and hope I can get away with the sweetner. L I got discouraged when I got stuck at 218, probably for about 6 months, and of course used that as an excuse to eat carbs all day. I LOVE carbs. So now this morning I am at 243 again. Better than 245 yesterday. I do think it was edema in my legs. I am having bilateral knee replacements May 8. Luckily all hospital food is so bad (to me anyway after eating it for 35 years) that I always lose weight in the hospital! Then other people will be feeding me and that will also help as I will be too embarrassed to ask for 5 desserts a day! Ha! I am off to water aerobics as with my current orthopedic issues that is the only exercise I can currently do. I am going to continue to post what I eat. That makes me accountable and hopefully not boring folks too much!
Yesterday lunch: meatballs and cheese
Yesterday dinner: salad beets zucchini carrots steak baked potato a few french fries and better than sex cake
Today breakfast: steak zucchini spinach butter tea coffee cream sweetner
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
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MarcyL,
Food logs are the bomb, they have really helped me in the past. I wish you all the best with your knee replacements.

I almost went that route (bad knee issues...bone spurs, bad arthritis and more), but was very high risk for having the surgery done at the time (due to my weight at that time). The surgeon I saw was awesome, told me that many of his patients managed their pain by their weight. When I realized the pain that had essentially disabled me for several years at that point, was potentially within my power to alleviate, I began that 4 year push to lose it all.

He was right, I got off the Relafen I had been on for about 3 years (too long!!!), ditched my cane, and while I will never jog again, it has been sooooooooooo much better re any pain. Still unstable, still sounds like broken glass crunching away in one knee, but they work

You might want to consider starting a journal here, I find it very cathartic!
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