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Old Wed, Jun-04-14, 15:14
Enomarb Enomarb is offline
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
Stats: 180/140/150 Female 65 in
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Progress: 133%
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hi-
Pat, I wish you had stuck with it too, but what is important is that you are sticking with it now. I know you will never go back.

Tonight's planned RM: margarita, chili, salad, small quesadilla with cheese onion and guacamole. DH will also have ice cream.
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Old Wed, Jun-04-14, 18:33
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Plan: Barry Groves
Stats: 160/160/130 Female 62"
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I really struggled today. We had a special day at work and I was surrounded by treats! I gave in. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.


Patriciakr I looked at your stats....WOW! You are doing an awesome job. You said you started and stopped a few time. What changed this time? It seems like something clicked?
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Old Wed, Jun-04-14, 21:40
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/282.4/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 41%
Location: In the woods
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I really struggled today. We had a special day at work and I was surrounded by treats! I gave in. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.


Patriciakr I looked at your stats....WOW! You are doing an awesome job. You said you started and stopped a few time. What changed this time? It seems like something clicked?

I finally got to where I couldn't take the pain in my knees and went for a second opinion. This second orthopedic surgeon was marvelous and blunt. I was very high risk for knee replacement surgery at the weight I was at - 368. He told me that many of his patients manage their pain by controlling their weight. I decided that it was time to lose weight - all of it - for good.

If I had not started doing so, my life might be very different right now. I developed a heart arrhythmia less than a year into losing weight and was hospitalized. They were almost unable to do the atrial ablation - which was advised since I was not responding to medication. If I had not already lost a chunk of weight by then, I don't know what would have happened.

It sobered me - being in the hospital, and developing this issue. It got me really clear, really fast. I want to live a long life with my husband, who is quite a bit younger than I. And I don't choose to have chronic pain when it's under my control to not.

That's it. The switch got flipped and I'm never going back to being morbidly obese again.

My best advice - what worked for me - find a way to do this, not all the reasons why you can't.
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Old Thu, Jun-05-14, 08:29
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/282.4/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 41%
Location: In the woods
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I have a link to the just released first trailer for this film that I supported via Kickstarter, on my blog. I can't wait until the film is out!

As for today's weight - I am 196.4 this am.
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Old Fri, Jun-06-14, 07:32
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/282.4/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 41%
Location: In the woods
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New one day low this morning of 193.8!!! I really pushed fluids yesterday and paid for it with a lot of trips to the bathroom...will push fluids again today as I don't want this marvelous number to disappear
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Old Fri, Jun-06-14, 15:57
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Plan: Barry Groves
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OMG...this is hard! It is harder than I thought it would be. I didn't realize how hard it would be to give up snacking and to give up carbohydrates. I haven't had one successful day this week. It looks so easy on paper.
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Old Sat, Jun-07-14, 15:11
Enomarb Enomarb is offline
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Plan: CALP/CAHHP
Stats: 180/140/150 Female 65 in
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Progress: 133%
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on this plan you don't have to "give up" anything- just have your carbs once a day with lots of veggies and protein.
I have found that when I eat enough protein I'm not hungry. I do try to drink a lot of water and green tea - especially in the afternoon. For most breakfasts I have coffee, 2 eggs with cheese and turkey bacon. I am not hungry until lunch!
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Old Sun, Jun-08-14, 10:39
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/282.4/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 41%
Location: In the woods
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OMG...this is hard! It is harder than I thought it would be. I didn't realize how hard it would be to give up snacking and to give up carbohydrates. I haven't had one successful day this week. It looks so easy on paper.

You don't have to give up snacking..just change what you are snacking on.
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Old Sun, Jun-08-14, 10:40
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/282.4/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 41%
Location: In the woods
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Should have a modest loss for this week when I average on Monday. This mornings weight is 194.5.

I had steak and celery for breakfast I love eating this way!!
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Old Mon, Jun-09-14, 07:42
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Plan: CALP with Primal Leanings
Stats: 368/282.4/160 Female 5' 4
BF:toodmnmch
Progress: 41%
Location: In the woods
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I was surprised to find I lost 1.5 pounds last week...more than I had expected!

I'm at 195.47 (had to round up for my listed number in the profile)..can't wait to see a 192 and 191
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Old Mon, Jun-09-14, 10:46
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Plan: My plan, my way
Stats: 233.8/170.0/179 Female 5'4"
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Old Thu, Jun-12-14, 14:57
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hi-
getting ready to make dinner. Last night RM was salad, brussel sprouts sautéed in olive oil, grilled strip steak and a baby sweet potato. DH also had a gin & tonic and ice cream.

Tonight's planned RM is: salad, stuffed chicken breasts with cheese and spinach, the leftover Brussels and an ear of corn on the cob-my first of this year! DH will also have cake and ice cream and probably a glass of just tonic water.

Going on a 35 mile bike ride tomorrow- maybe. We would ride half, have lunch, then ride the rest. We will see. Then come home, shower and go out for burgers and salads.
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Old Thu, Jun-12-14, 19:28
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 235/135/135 Female 5'4
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Progress: 100%
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Hi there CAD/CALPers, now that you have more than 2000 posts, it's time to start thread #6.

New thread is here: http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=460987

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