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Old Sun, Aug-10-14, 08:40
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Plan: HFLC/IF
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BF:?/44%?/?
Progress: 29%
Location: Houston area
Default I'm wearing my husband's favorite dress to church

Haha. That sounds like I'm borrowing it from him. No, I have this dress that I bought a few years ago and he just loves the way it looks. Every weekend, I try it on, to see if I can wear it yet. For a couple of weeks, I could have maybe gotten away with it, but it was still lumpy looking in the torso. This morning, I put it on and it is so much better, I'm going ahead with it. It doesn't hurt that it goes with my favorite dress shoes. Yaaaayyy!

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Old Sun, Aug-10-14, 09:39
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Plan: Epi-Paleo/IF
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I'm wearing my husband's favorite dress to church


That made me LOL.
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Old Sun, Aug-10-14, 10:04
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Plan: LC/HF, gluten-free
Stats: 246.8/154.6/145 Female 66"
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Progress: 91%
Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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I posted about my rings falling off in another thread, but thought i would mention it here.

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It really doesn't seem that long ago, when I couldn't even take my wedding and engagement rings off. They were so tight, and they made my finger ache.

Today, while loading my groceries into the cart at the checkout, my rings fell right off! I almost didn't notice - yikes!


But another NSV - I had bought a size 16 jeans last month, because all my pants were so huge on me. I liked how the new jeans fit, and the price was right, so I went back and bought a size 14 for later.

Well I accidentally grabbed the wrong ones the other day, and when I put them on, I realized they fit! I guess I should have bought a couple more pairs in size 12 and 10!! LOL
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Old Sun, Aug-10-14, 20:43
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Location: Houston area
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... I had bought a size 16 jeans last month, because all my pants were so huge on me. I liked how the new jeans fit, and the price was right, so I went back and bought a size 14 for later.

Well I accidentally grabbed the wrong ones the other day, and when I put them on, I realized they fit! I guess I should have bought a couple more pairs in size 12 and 10!! LOL


Do you mean the ones you bought to begin with were actually 14s? Go get those 12s and 10s. You'll need them.
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Old Sun, Aug-10-14, 21:45
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I bought a size 16 first. Then I went back and bought size 14. So when I was getting dressed one day, I grabbed the wrong pants out of my drawer, and put on the size 14 by mistake!\. And they fit!

Yes, I should go back and grab the smaller sizes!
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Old Sun, Aug-10-14, 22:04
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Oh, ok. very cool.
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Old Mon, Aug-11-14, 06:22
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I swear, seeing numbers on a scale was never the thrill of a smaller pants size.
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Old Wed, Aug-13-14, 21:57
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Plan: hflc
Stats: 166/164/125 Female 5'2"
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OKay, I have another one...not sure exactly how to describe it...but now when I squat down (like to get a pot or pan out of the bottom cupboards or reach the very back of the fridge) my legs don't feel so...tight? full of blood? like they are going to burst or something... From the knees to feet...I know, that sounds awful- but it seems like my blood is thinner now? or circulating better? I'm not sure what it is, but my legs don't change to three shades of deep purple and hurt like they used to the last couple yrs when I squat down. SO, that's another one. WEIRD, but good.

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Old Thu, Aug-14-14, 17:03
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Plan: Atkins/keto
Stats: 227/190/160 Female 5'6"
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I left home for a work assignment in January. Nothing in my closet fit me. I was even busting the seams of my 38" work pants and mens size L shirts.

Well April 01 I got serious and started LCing. Since then I have had to purchase a size smaller in pants and shirts for work, and when I went home recently, most everything in my closet is now too big! woot-woot

I stayed up one night until 4 am trying on dozens of clothing items in my closet. It was soo much fun!
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Old Thu, Aug-14-14, 18:33
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
Stats: 440/205/210 Male 5' 11"
BF:Energy Unleashed
Progress: 102%
Location: Central Virginia - USA
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I just returned from my first vacation ever that did not turn into a carboholic's worst nightmare. I stayed on plan. I did not lose anything - but I did not gain. My oldest daughter stayed on plan, too - and even came back 3 pounds lighter. It was nice to have a low-carb buddy along for the trip. Definitely a NSV for me.

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Old Fri, Aug-15-14, 18:29
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Plan: My own plan
Stats: 260.4/201/180 Female 5'6"
BF:fluffy
Progress: 74%
Location: Central IA
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Ken, I stayed the same on my vacation this year too! Isn't awesome not having to worry about those extra vacay pounds?
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Old Fri, Aug-15-14, 19:06
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Plan: My own - < 30 net carbs
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Progress: 102%
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Ken, I stayed the same on my vacation this year too! Isn't awesome not having to worry about those extra vacay pounds?


Yes it is. It is tougher to stay on plan away from home - but it can be done. It's hard enough to lose the pounds for the first time. Who wants to lose the same 5 to 10 pounds over again.
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Old Fri, Aug-15-14, 20:45
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Plan: hflc
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Yes it is. It is tougher to stay on plan away from home - but it can be done. It's hard enough to lose the pounds for the first time. Who wants to lose the same 5 to 10 pounds over again.



AGREE!!!
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Old Sat, Aug-16-14, 11:33
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The belt I have been using has gotten way too big despite the two added holes I made. I bought XL belt today.
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Old Mon, Aug-18-14, 22:37
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Plan: HFLC/IF
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Progress: 29%
Location: Houston area
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I have been hoping my upper arms would shrink earlier rather than later. I was noticing some improvement this morning and asked my mom if she agreed. She agreed, of course, but she's my mom, you know. Anyway, when I went by my mil's house, she immediately commented that I look slimmer and specifically mentioned my arms. completely unsolicited. Now you know why I care what she thinks when we disagree about what to eat. You'll notice a mention of that now and then in my posts when the subject warrants. Still, it made me feel really good.
Oh, and my favorite undies fit again. Yaayyy!!

Edited to add: I was also saying that it amazes me (and she agreed) that I can't wear boots. I have always been less embarrassed of the size of my legs than other parts of me. I just never thought I had fat looking legs, which is a mystery since they are pretty short in length. However, I carried home a pair of rain boots from my daughter's college apartment back in July when we moved her to a different one, thinking I could wear them since they were too big for her. Rain boots even have wide tops, right? Still no go! I planned on offering them to my sister. So, this morning, I tried them on and they were much looser. They didn't stand away from my legs like rain boots should, but they were not hugging the leg, either. Little victories, one at a time. That's what I needed, probably more than a scale number.

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