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Old Sat, May-26-01, 17:43
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tamarian tamarian is offline
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Plan: Atkins/PP/BFL
Stats: 400/223/200 Male 5 ft 11
BF:37%/17%/12%
Progress: 89%
Location: Ottawa, ON
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[Since about October 2000 I've been doing lots of inner-work on myself, and I'm currently trying to figure out just how these people can actually meditate! [/B]


Welcome aboard Andi!

Just curious, which people, and what meditation?

Wa'il
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Old Sat, May-26-01, 18:04
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Thanks for the welcome Wa'il!

About the people and meditation.....Anyone who can actually find that tranquil place during meditation is waaaay ahead of me!

Right now I'm working on being able to get to the point where I can begin to work on my chakras. This, by the way, is confusing me as well since I just read last night that there are 33 chakras. I thought it was seven, then I got comfortorable envisioning 13, but 33???

Any advice for me would be so much appreciated! I am an empath, and it's very hard for me to keep my energy IN and the energy around me OUT

I would really like to find a good guided meditation CD. Know of any?

Thanks again!
Andi
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Old Sat, May-26-01, 18:34
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Plan: Atkins/PP/BFL
Stats: 400/223/200 Male 5 ft 11
BF:37%/17%/12%
Progress: 89%
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Sorry, I'm no expert in meditation

I was just wondering if by "how these people can meditate" was referring to special kind of meditation.

Well, what I know about meditation is that it's low-carb!

Wa'il
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Old Sun, May-27-01, 17:15
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Plan: Anything Low Carb
Stats: 250/175/170
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Progress: 94%
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
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*Board name/real name..................Genesis/ Bill
*Age/Sex.........................................37/Male
*Low Carb start date......................Oct 9/2000
*Relationship status........................Single
*City/Country..................................Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
*Occupation....................................IT Field

*Kids/pets....................................NONE/Tropical Fish
*Current Low carb status.............Lost 64 pounds

*Favorite Low carb food...............Chicken
*Favorite non-low carb food.........Rice
*Can't live without........................Beer
*Favorite exercise......................... Fishing
*If I could be paid for doing what I love.........Fishing
*Person I would most love to meet.............Roger Waters
*What am I currently reading?.................... rereading Atkins
*Favorite Movie/s...........................lots of them
*Anything else I would like to share?........honestly believe that low carbing is the way to go

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Old Mon, May-28-01, 08:25
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Plan: Atkins, several years ago
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New to this board......I am trying to get back into the low carb mode........however, I have been doing weight watchers for a while and it is so different.

I think I need fruits/veggies, but it seems fruit has so many carbs......

Can anyone tell me if you do or do not eat fruits and if it is better to eat them at a certain time of the day?

I lost alot of weight on the OLD ATKINS diet in the late 70s, but am not that familiar with any of the new low carb diets.

thanks
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Old Mon, May-28-01, 09:29
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Bonnie Bonnie is offline
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Plan: Protein Power
Stats: 171/135/140 Female 5' 6"
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Progress: 116%
Location: Fredericton, NB
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by beckyw54
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I think I need fruits/veggies, but it seems fruit has so many carbs......

Can anyone tell me if you do or do not eat fruits and if it is better to eat them at a certain time of the day?

In reply to your question about fruits and veggies, I can only answer for myself...many folks are following many different LC plans here and therefore I'm sure would have differing opinions...Myself am following the Protein Power Plan and therefore indulge in fruits that are low in carbs like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries etc. in moderation...in the veggie department, brocolli , cauliflower, turnip and green beans are a few I could suggest but the best thing to do is arm yourself with information in the way of a few LC books and check out the great informative info right here on this website... tips section for one comes to mind... member recipe section has some great recipes along with Karen's recipe section....spend a few moments perusing the site... lots of info for beginners... Good luck and hope this has helped...

Bonnie

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Old Tue, May-29-01, 09:21
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 287.4/255/155 Female 5' 6"
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Progress: 24%
Location: Vancouver
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* Board name and real world name (if you care to share); Ruth in both worlds
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here); 43 female
* LC Start date; March 26 2001
* Married, single, other; single
* City, County /Hemisphere Vancouver BC
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer): Telecommunications customer service rep
* Kids, pets, pests; none, however am auntie to 20 of own nieces, nephews & at least 30 "adopted" ones.
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy); Gee, whoosh fairy has disappeared after my 1st wk on Atkins. Currently losing very slowly, but I feel triumphant to have maintained my current weight loss (22 lbs) during a very stressful time of unpleasant changes at my office

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; bacon
* Favourite non-low carbfood; chocolate
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; cheese
* Favorite type of exercise; if I HAVE to choose one, it is walking
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; Be an auntie, spoil lots of kids of all ages & have the necessary $$. The best part is sending the darlings home, no 24x7 for me
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; Can't think of anyone
* What are you currently reading; Carbohydrate Addicts Diet; After reading Atkins & Diabetes Solution 3 times I still have an obsession to learn more about LC WOL
* What's your favourite movie; and .... all time favourite = Anne of Green Gables; latest comedy = Bridget Jone's Diary
* Just anything else you'd like to share.

I've got a real feeling of relief & freedom from food now that I've found the LC WOE. Probably because I feel in control of food, rather than food & my appetite controlling me. Anyone else relate to this? hehe

Even when the scale seems stuck on a number, I'm not pressuring myself with the thoughts of "failing the diet" since this is truly a lifestyle change. Self-condemnation re weight & diet is such an easy trap for me to fall into (sigh) BUT now I can relax because I'll be eating this way for the rest of my life. Kudos & thanks to others who have shared about LC being a "life-style" not a diet, they have helped me to re-think food & diet then adopt this attitude.

Diabete report: sugars have come down below 7; for the 1st 8 weeks they were above 7 (without glyburide) and I wasn't comfortable with that. Whooo hooo. My old "bod" is becoming less insulin resistant. This is as big a milestone as losing 20 lbs

I've rambled on enough for now. Hope everyone is having a good day!
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Old Tue, Oct-16-01, 05:23
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This is one post I have enjoyed reading...infact I've read it several times. I thought I'd bump it up incase someone missed it and would like to join in.

Even though you may have already introduced yourself, there might be other things you'd like to let us know..

Have some fun!

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Old Tue, Oct-16-01, 09:22
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 181/167/130
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Progress: 27%
Location: Ohio
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Thanks for bumping this, Sharon. It was interesting to read the other responses, although it's sad to note that many of those people no longer seem to be participating. I hope they've just gotten too busy to come here, but are continuing to get healthier.

* Board name and real world name: Goodacre/Sarah
* Age and SEX: 45, F
* LC Start date: Sept. 4, 2001
* Married, single, other: married
* City, County /Hemisphere: Ohio in the US
* Occupation: job-hunting/Anyone know of a place that needs a Credit Manager?
* Kids, pets: 3 kids (13, 12, 10 1/2), 1 dog (almost 2 years old--part Lab & part Australian Shepherd)
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy): Whishing for a Whoosh

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food: bacon
* Favourite non-low carb food: baked potatoes with lots of butter or Twinkies
* Food you can't live without on Low carb: love my morning coffee with real cream
* Favorite type of exercise: not fond of exercising, but have some great videos
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?: read books
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living: nobody in particular
* What are you currently reading: "Merchant of Menace" by Jill Churchill (I'm very fond of mysteries)
* What's your favourite movie: "Ordinary People" (but I have to say that using Pachelbel in it is a big part)
* Just anything else you'd like to share: I'm planning to eat pumpkin pie and sweet potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner
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Old Tue, Oct-16-01, 10:18
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Plan: IN LIMBO!!!!!
Stats: 145/137/126
BF:28.3%/22%/18%
Progress: 42%
Location: Northern California
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Board name and real world name (if you care to share); Itsjoyful/ Brenda
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here); 34, female
* LC Start date; October 8thish
* Married, single, other; divoriced
* City, County /Hemisphere Alameda, in the great state of CALIFORNIA, (USA)
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer):
* Kids, pets, pests; Taxi driver, cook, maid, tutor, councelor, hair stylist, manicurist, comedian, warden.... I mean stay at home mom, with Notary business on the side
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy); induction, though I have not been very good about it. Have lost 5 lbs. so far

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food; bacon and cheese, glorious cheese
* Favourite non-low carb food; C is for cookies, that's good enough for me!!
* Food you can't live without on Low carb; eggs
* Favorite type of exercise; running along with my 3 girls on their bikes. It's a blast
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?; Exactly what I'm doing now. The pay currently sucks, but the rewards are tremedous
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; Oprah. I want to know... what's up with not going lc
* What are you currently reading; the giving tree, goodnight moon, and oh,...atkins new diet revolution
* What's your favourite movie; and .... I think my favorite all time movie is "Playing by heart" AMAZING!!! rent it if you haven't seen it
* Just anything else you'd like to share.I just love reading the trials and tribulations and gaining advice here that I can not get anywhere else. I am truely grateful for all of you!!!!!!!!
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Old Tue, Oct-16-01, 11:48
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 230/197/135
BF:
Progress: 35%
Location: Wisconsin
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*Board name/real name pegm/Peg
*Age/Sex F/50
*Low Carb start date 07/15/01
*Relationship status Married 30 years
*City/Country Wisconsin
*Occupation Account Clerk

*Kids/pets 2 daughters, 2 grandkids, 2 dogs, 3 cats
*Current Low carb status Virginia, is there really a whoosh fairy?
*Favorite Low carb food Steak
*Favorite non-low carb food Popovers!
*Can't live without Coffee
*Favorite exercise Walking my dogs/playing with grandkids
*If I could be paid for doing what I love Traveling
*Person I would most love to meet The Pope
*What am I currently reading? Along Came a Spider
*Favorite Movie/s Fried Green Tomatoes
*Anything else I would like to share?
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Old Tue, Oct-16-01, 14:38
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Plan: Just Low Carb
Stats: 180/180/145-150
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Location: Georgia
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* Board name and real world name --- rpeck634; Sandra
* Age and SEX --- 37/Female
* LC Start date --- October 16, 2001
* Married, single, other --- Married
* City, County /Hemisphere --- Georgia
* Occupation --- Legal Secretary
* Kids, pets, pests --- 2 daughters (9 & 2 1/2)
* Current Low Carb status --- Today is the start of a new life
* Current/Goal Weight--- 180; 145-150

* Favourite low carb food --- Bacon; Taco Salad
* Favourite non-low carb food --- Sweets; Sweets * more Sweets
* Food you can't live without on Low carb --- Blue Cheese Dressing
* Favorite type of exercise --- Walking; Ski Machine
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be? --- Antiquing
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living --- To Many
* What are you currently reading --- I like Danielle Steel
* What's your favourite movie --- American Movie Classics; Latest Drama & Suspense
* Just anything else you'd like to share --- Love to laugh, cut up, antique and collectible shop; flea markets
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Old Tue, Oct-16-01, 15:07
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Posts: 11
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 196/170.5/150
BF:
Progress: 55%
Location: Kemptville, Ontario, Canada
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*Board name/real name..................tracysev / Tracy
*Age/Sex.........................................29 / Female
*Low Carb start date......................October 10, 2001
*Relationship status........................Married 6 years
*City/Country..................................Kemptville, ON Canada
*Occupation....................................Regional Sales Manager - Software
*Kids/pets....................................No / 2 Golden Retrievers (Zodiac and Comet)
*Current Low carb status.............Lost 7.5lbs (still in Induction)
*Favorite Low carb food...............Grilled Beef Tenderloin
*Favorite non-low carb food.........Chips (any flavour - not picky!)
*Can't live without........................Wine
*Favorite exercise......................... Cardio Kick boxing tied with lifting weights (makes me feel strong!)
*If I could be paid for doing what I love.........Traveling around the world rating Spa's for a TV show or travel agency
*Person I would most love to meet.............Janet Jackson
*What am I currently reading?.................... John Grisom
*Favorite Movie/s...........................GodFather (1 or 2), Pulp Fiction and Little Mermaid (still the kid in me.....)
*Anything else I would like to share?........The only way to make it through a long Canadian winter is to own a snowmobile!!
This low carb thing, although still scary at times, is totally the way to go!
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Old Wed, Oct-17-01, 19:10
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Posts: 166
 
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 200/174/135 Female 5ft 3in
BF:(Postpartum)
Progress: 40%
Location: Rural Kansas
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* Board name and real world name (if you care to share);
Mary B (Mary)
* Age and SEX (again "Yes Please" does not count here);
27 yrs Female
* LC Start date;
August 1, 2001
* Married, single, other;
Happilly married to Levi, best friend in the whole wide world. Known each other since 1991, Married for 3 1/2 years.
* City, County /Hemisphere
Ulysses, Kansas USA
* Occupation (# 1 MOM, # 1 secretary, # 1 boss, # 1 sofa surfer):
Registered Nurse in rural hospital. Work mostly OB.
* Kids, pets, pests;
No kids yet. Maybe next year. My doc says to lose some weight first. I do have a hyperactive Brittany (dog) named Ellie May. She is a 2 1/2 year old hunting dog, BEAUTIFUL, but SO FULL OF IT. I hear that's par for the course with Brittany's until they are about 5.
* Current Low Carb status (ie losing, maintenance, would kill for a visit from the whoosh fairy);
Lost 16 # since starting 2 1/2 months ago, but last two weeks I haven't lost squat! Does anyone have the phone number or e-mail address for the "Whoosh Fairy"?

AND FOR FUN........

* Favourite low carb food;
Cheese Cake (2oz cream cheese, 2 packets of Splenda, 1/2 tsp Vanilla, 2 tbsp Cool whip - a few strawberries if I want.)
* Favourite non-low carb food;
OH DEAR! What do you want from a carb-o-holic!?! Pasta, rice, potatoes, bread, ICE CREAM
* Food you can't live without on Low carb;
So far, I've managed to live without any of the above!
* Favorite type of exercise;
I had been swimming laps because the treadmill was HURTING my knees with the extra weight I had gained. I ust went back to walking and weights this week to see if I could jump off my platue
* If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what would it be?;
Delivering babies - which is what I do!!! The rest is X-rated (hahaha)
* Person you'd most like to meet currently living; HHHMMMM! Since September 11th I guess I'd like to meet President Bush.

* What are you currently reading;
Just got done with John Jakes' "California"
* What's your favourite movie; and ....
I am a movie watcher, so this is a hard one to pick from.....Dances With Wolves kind of sticks out in my mind. Red Dawn is an oldie but a favorite when I was younger. I don't really watch regular TV. But my husband and I both REALLY like K-State (college) Football. They're on a losing streak this year and it is just about killing our morale!!
* Just anything else you'd like to share.On a sad note, just want to say how grieved I am, not only about September 11th, but the continued threats against my homeland. I have not the words to describe the feelings I have. The pride, the fear, the love I have for the United States cannot be separated. Please pray for us.



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Old Wed, Oct-17-01, 19:30
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Plan: My own no bread, pasta, rice or potatos and low carb everything else
Stats: 250/235/145
BF:
Progress: 14%
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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-Board name and real world name... HollyAnn

-Age and SEX ... 21 female

-LC Start date... October 11, 2001

- Status... involved and living with boyfriend

-City,State...Massachusetts (Cape Cod)

-Occupation ... Paralegal, (In Law School

-Kids, pets, pests... no kids and two fish

-Current Low Carb status... just starting and liking it

AND FOR FUN........

-Favorite low carb food ... sugar free jello

-Favourite non-low carb food...snickers ice cream

-Food you can't live without... cheese, diet soda

-Favorite type of exercise... none but I do try to walk 2 miles a day

-If you could be paid for the thing you most like to do what ... artist, singer

-Person you'd most like to meet currently living... My father (never met him) dead mother teresa

-What are you currently reading... Political Science

-What's your favourite movie... Grease, Titanic, Girl Intrupted, and anything on lifetime
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