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Old Tue, May-11-04, 02:06
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Stats: 249/245/150 Male 5-7"
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Location: County Cork Ireland
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Hello all
this is my 1st post to the Irish group,
I have done this before and lost about 2 stone but alas it has all come back
I blame the " the drink" and my lax attitude while " under the infulence"
I have just bought some atkins bars in Boots in Cork and maybe the will be a help in induction
I started last week at 17-8 lbs and weighing yesterday was 17-01
A good boost but I guess that is all water
what i am looking for is a suitable drink I use Diet 7up is that OK instead of water , I find the water hard work , and still have a few cups of tea with milk each day

so thats it over my 1st post

Thanks

Gunner
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Old Tue, May-11-04, 05:47
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hiya,

Well done on the induction. I also lose heaps but let it creep back so i've to get back into it now this week! All the diet drinks are fine as they dont have any carbs in them so they'll keep me going in work. I also drink tea with milk and it doesnt seem to effect my weightloss (neither do a few glasses of wine or vodka with a diet drink!).
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Old Tue, May-11-04, 10:23
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 227/227/200 Female 5 feet 9 inches
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Location: Yarmouth Maine
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Hi Gunner:

Welcome

I used to drink loads and loads and loads of 7UP. The problem is the aspartame in the soda that can "fool" your body into thinking it is sugar. Plus the aspartame does not have a great reputation chemically speaking either.

Kerry Spring has come out with flavoured water that uses Splenda for a sweetner. The blackberry is my favourite with lots of ice.

This isn't the Kerry Spring drink that you normally see in the Spar, etc. Huge 2 liter bottle at the grocery store and says Splenda on the back.

I personally don't drink tea (i'm a transplanted American) but I love a cup of coffee in the a.m.

Alcohol - hmm that's my downfall. Hard being low carb AND freakin sober!!!!

Good Luck and stop by if you like.....

K
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Old Tue, May-11-04, 12:48
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Plan: Atkins
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Welcome to here, at least another male on the boards
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Old Mon, Jan-31-05, 04:46
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Hello to you all,
Thanks Gunner for the tip's on where to buy he Atkin's bars, went to boots and got some there, quiet tasty when tou need something sweet.
Got some LC stuff in Tesco at the weekend salad dressing, BBQ sauce again quiet tasty. What's the story with veggies can I eat them in Induction????
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Old Mon, Jan-31-05, 05:47
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Deelite, gunner was here last May posted once and never again so I presume he won't be back. There's feck all Irish people on this forum and very few male dieters.

Best of luck with the diet, Those atkins bars and sauces and dressing are mainly for when your out of induction but at least its an alternative to the way I was eating.
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Old Tue, Feb-01-05, 04:26
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Hi Dumbletore,

Thanks for pointing out that it was May when this thread started I wasn't being the most observant.
I'm finding this really hard, I don't think I'm stupid, but I did find the Atkins Revolution book hard going, I think I have got more practical ideas and tips from here. I;m basically sticking to meat, cheese and eggs, with the occasional bit of salad, veggies. I have lost a few pounds but it's really boring, the same food all the time.....
Have you ever foung that??
How do you get over that??

Dee.
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Old Tue, Feb-01-05, 05:41
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Plan: Atkins
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The book deals with a lot of crap that just goes over my head and I don't bother reading it anymore and any information I need I get it from these forums.
The diet does seem boring, but I pressume if your diet was anything like mine its changed hugely from fastfood, chocolate and beer to steaks omlettes and veggies. After a while when you see results you'll get into a pattern and without out realising it you'll be consuming a lot less calories than your daily intake requires and lose weight that way
Compared to last year there's a lot more choice out there now for people trying to switch to low carb products
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Old Wed, Feb-02-05, 04:20
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Hi Dumbletore,

Can you tell me if there is anywhere on the board where people give a rumdown of whatthey eat , I'm really worried that I'm overdoing it with the carbs. Or can I bounce a typical day's eating off you please????

Thanks in Advance,
Dee.
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Old Wed, Feb-02-05, 18:57
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Stats: 249/245/150 Male 5-7"
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deelite

you can always try the journals , I am just back on atkins after a long time off and of course I have put it all back on plus but a new year and a new war , i have just started my journal and hope this will motivate me to succeed

bye

Gunner
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Old Thu, Feb-03-05, 10:24
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Hi Deelite,

you can also have a look at people's fitday. They normally have them as part of their signature, and all the food they eat is entered there. Have a look at mine, but it's probably a bit chaotic ;-) And I probably wouldnt advise anybody to eat as much whipped cream with cocoa powder as I do, but I'm trying to cut down a bit...
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Old Thu, Feb-03-05, 10:41
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Thanks for the info and advise.........
Gettin a bit concerned about the amount of milk I'm drinking, maybe too much calories. I'm substituting milk for cofee, so maybe 4 glasses of full fat a day??

Thanks
Dee.
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Old Thu, Feb-03-05, 14:17
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Milk


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per 1 cup
Calories 123.68
Calories from Fat 45.2

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.02g 8%
Saturated Fat 3.13g 16%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.186g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.45g
Cholesterol 20.51mg 7%
Sodium 121.75mg 5%
Potassium 379.07mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 11.6g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 8.11g 16%


All the info you need on Milk, I always though it had more carbonhydrates
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Old Fri, Feb-04-05, 06:04
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Oh thanks a mil for the info on milk, not something I would normally be thinking about! Given me the nudge to start drinking water though.

Going to the pub tonight, that will be interesting, the first time in a long time that I won't be having a few with these particular group of pals.
Tomorrow it'll be good, I'll feel sooooo much better.

Hope you all have good weekends,
Dee.
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Old Thu, Aug-16-12, 07:40
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 304/261/210 Male 69
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Progress: 46%
Location: Laois
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hi all,

am on Atkins for 12 weeks now and have lost 37 lbs.
am 60 yr old Male and have a long way to go still...but delighted so far.

I am in laois and if anyone needs any advice, just ask

Michael
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