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Old Thu, Oct-25-01, 18:39
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Plan: Atkin's Diet
Stats: 243/216/105
BF:
Progress: 20%
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Talking Hello, My name is Jessica and I'm a Carb Addict************

Hellooooooooooo!!!!!! I am a newbee but I am sooooooo GLAD I've found a place to vent.


Now I don't feel like I'm the Only one doing the ATKIN'S DIET!!!


I am 3 weeks into it and going strong. (15 pound weight loss, yeah!!!!)

I've elected to stay on Induction for another 2 weeks beings that I have a considerable amount to lose. I love this Diet but the Only thing I'm battling right now is the Sugar Cravings. I take L Glutamine to help with the Sugar Cravings but I have to try some new foods I think, you know start rewarding myself. I haven't done that, I've been sooooooooo strict on myself.


I 'm going tomorrow to buy some Atkin's Cheesecakes

Well , I'll see everyone around the Boards!!!!!!!!! Wish me luck..
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Old Thu, Oct-25-01, 19:09
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Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: //2002
BF:and feeling great
Progress: 99%
Location: Ontario, along the Rideau
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Hi Jessica - I'm an "atkid" too.

You sure sound enthused about this WOE and why not? It's obviously working for you BIG TIME - CONGRATS on your loss. 15 lbs in 3 weeks is wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Post often, this board is really helpful and supportive.

Welcome!
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Old Thu, Oct-25-01, 19:16
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Plan: IN LIMBO!!!!!
Stats: 145/137/126
BF:28.3%/22%/18%
Progress: 42%
Location: Northern California
Default salt?

these 2 tips might help with the sweet cravings.........
place a small amount of salt on your tongue.
dissolve about 1 tsp. of baking soda in a glass of warm tap water and just rinse your mouth out. don't swallow!!!

these two methods work because they tend to stimulate the hypothalamus gland, causing the papillae to become active and secrete saliva, this will eliminate the craving for sweets.


hth.
Brenda
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Old Thu, Oct-25-01, 20:37
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Plan: Atkin's Diet
Stats: 243/216/105
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Progress: 20%
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Wink Gotcha!!~~~~~~~~~



Thankx 4 the tips, wow I love this place u guyz r full of little tricks!!!!!!!!! Beleive me I will try them.


Oh, Congrats on meeting your Goal Weight LC Sponge!!!!!!!!! You are an inspiation 4 us all!!!!!!!! I am glad 2 be here, I will post often so be prepared. U GUYZ might get tired of me! (he he)

Thank U C ya
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Old Fri, Oct-26-01, 12:49
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 188/139/140
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Progress: 102%
Location: alberta/canada
Default congrats!

It sounds like U are doing really well. Since I am in maintainence phase I find some times if I have eaten too many carbs then I crave something sweet. In that case I take extra chromium and it seems to help. I make my own cheese cake which is awesome and so times when I want something sweet I reach for something legal. Also make sure U incorperate exercise with this WOL because it will help to boost your metabolism.
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Old Fri, Oct-26-01, 19:23
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 185/185/150 Female 5'7"
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I find that if I eat anything with sweetner during the day, I crave sweets. So I save that for the last snack of the day. Seems to work.
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Old Sat, Oct-27-01, 02:07
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 278/221/160 Female 5'9"
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Progress: 48%
Location: Tustin, California - USA
Thumbs up Sweets

I have been doing that, too - saving the sweets til the end of the day.

I allow myself to have a root beer with a splash of cream only if I have drank all the water I am supposed to have that day. Or I have a SF jello w/cream. My new favorite dessert!

Welcome Jessica, and Congrats on 15 lbs weight loss in 3 weeks!! Awesome!

I have only been here a few weeks myself, but I have found this to be a wonderful source of both information and motivation, and I hope you do too!
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Old Sun, Oct-28-01, 10:35
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Plan: Atkin's Diet
Stats: 243/216/105
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Progress: 20%
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Default GREAT SUPPORT AND INFO!!!!!!!!

I DO find this place to be a wonderful source of info and motivation. I am learnig alot from other like minded people and I love it!!!!!!!


I will be going into the second phase on the 6th, I was wondering if they're are any people with tips on continuing with this phase. Do you just eat more veggies or what "other" things can u have to eat????????? Just wonderding. Thankx............


Jessica
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Old Sun, Oct-28-01, 14:59
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Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: //2002
BF:and feeling great
Progress: 99%
Location: Ontario, along the Rideau
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Jessica - on page 225 of DANDR, Dr. Atkins lists the carbohydrate increments - ....

So as you move up the carbohydrate ladder (as he puts it) ... if you increase 5g carb per day, every 7 days... this list will help you add those items... so that week 1 after induction you go to 25 g carb a day by adding something like:

Example: 15 almonds = 4 g
1 cup cauliflower = 5 g
1/2 cup spinach = 5 g

there's more on the list, check it out.
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Old Sun, Oct-28-01, 16:11
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Plan: Atkin's Diet
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Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Default Thankx

LC Sponge, I found the info in the Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old Mon, Oct-29-01, 17:08
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Plan: Atkin's Diet
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Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Talking I just wanted to say***********

Thankx 2 all of u 4 your support in these trying times. I just want to get this Weight off soooooooooooo Bad!!!!!!!!!




I used to enjoy Dance Classes but as the Weight came on, my activity level became almost nill....................


Right now I do Water Aerobics, Yoga, and stretching..........



Well, thanx again and I will keep on keeping on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jessica
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Old Mon, Oct-29-01, 17:20
LC Sponge LC Sponge is offline
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Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: //2002
BF:and feeling great
Progress: 99%
Location: Ontario, along the Rideau
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That's what each and every one of us is here for, Jessica!

You hang in tight - and keep posting your questions and interesting discoveries as you go along.

Even us *old timers* learn a new thing or two just by chatting with those who are just getting their feet wet

Take good care, Jessica!
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Old Mon, Oct-29-01, 18:47
gwilson38 gwilson38 is offline
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 188/139/140
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Progress: 102%
Location: alberta/canada
Default hi Jessica

Remember to set different goals, my 1st one was to get into a pair of jeans I hadnt wore for a couple years, then was to get down to 160 by july 1st then to over the summer get to my goal weight of 145. I even revamped that cause I have weighed under 140 now for over 2 months. Another goal I wanted to acheive was to join a Jazz dance class. Well I did it!!! In fact it is quite an intense one where I will be in 4 competitions this spring. So just keep working at it..U will get there!!
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Old Mon, Oct-29-01, 19:40
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Plan: Atkin's Diet
Stats: 243/216/105
BF:
Progress: 20%
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Talking Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah Gwil, actually my first goal is to fit into these jeans I wore when I was 155lbs. Even though that is not my goal weight that will be a great achievement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will know by those jeans I am at the half way mark. Ya know????????


Also, my next goal is to start dance class again at about 130lbs. I am also a Jazz Dancer, Congrats on your Competitions next year!!!!!!!! That is sooooooo awesome.


I feeling a little down right now, I am having relationship problems and I just want to run to the Food like I used to. Pizza, French Fries, Cookies, Doughnuts, ect............. Well I don't mean to sound so Gloom but everyone says I'm losing weight but I don't feel like it's coming off fast enough. I used to be in such good shape and seeing me like this now is a real turn off in my eyes.


Also, i ran into an old classmate from highschool the otherday and she said, "Wow, Jessica, why did you get so Fat???????"
That really hurt me and now I just feel like running and Hiding. I sometimes wonder why I'm doing all this Dieting, Sorry, I'm like this, I will get through this.

Thanx 4 letting me vent......................


Jessica
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Old Tue, Oct-30-01, 04:37
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Plan: Atkins Maintenance
Stats: //2002
BF:and feeling great
Progress: 99%
Location: Ontario, along the Rideau
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Clever girl to come to the board, and not the fridge.

You can't eat and type at the same time, I always say.

Dig in your heels with determination - you are being tested.

{{{{{{{Hugs to you Jessica}}}}}}}}}
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