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View Poll Results: my most dangerous carb food is:
sugar 337 44.81%
grains (including bread, pasta, etc.) 306 40.69%
potatoes 70 9.31%
fruit 39 5.19%
Voters: 752. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Mon, Apr-22-02, 08:11
PatHawk PatHawk is offline
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Posts: 73
Plan: Easy Low Carb Living
Stats: 158/118/120
Progress: 105%
Location: Victoria BC
Default Habits

The thing about habits is that they took a long time to form and become a habit, so it is likely that it will take a while before they are broken and new habits are formed. It seems so obvious that it is easy to forget.
I was a smoker years ago - it took me 5 or 6 tries over a couple of years before I finally did quit. And I haven't had even a puff of a cigarette since - I know it would be my downfall. I try to concentrate on all the positive things about not smoking, and now I am rarely even tempted.
I have had a similar experience with my LC WOL. It does take a while to stop the old habits of bread or baked goods or a baked potato - but the pay off is so huge in terms of health and wellness and weight and self confidence, that I am rarely tempted When I am, I try to review in my mind what all these pluses are, and then think about how I will feel if I indulge I know I will get bloated, have gas, maybe have symptoms of my digestive disease, feel sleepy, feel fuzzy headed - and then guilty or scared too So, the pay off of not feeling any of this, and maintaining my weight usually wins
I am as human as everyone else, and I do make bad choices from time to time. The other thing that I have learned is to forgive myself when I do, and get back on the LC wagon, so to speak.
A new habit is only formed over time by actually doing whatever it is we want to achieve. So, everytime that we opt for a LC food instead of a HC alternative, we are helping to create a LC WOL. After more than 2 years of living this way, it is truly automatic for me now, and the temptations are few and far between. And so many little tricks to make it easier are just second nature to me now. When I go to the movies (which I love), I just take a small baggie of nuts or sugar free candies in my pocket or my purse. So I don't have my popcorn anymore - I do have something to munch, and I always buy either a water or a diet drink. Like all new experiences, it takes some getting used to, but then you begin to think that this is the norm - your new habit is being formed
Just a few thoughts about how all this has worked for me. Just keep trying - it does become easier over time. And the rewards are fantastic
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Old Mon, Apr-22-02, 13:36
osuzana osuzana is offline
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Posts: 1,116
Plan: none
Stats: 000/000/000 Female 00
Progress: 11%
Location: none

Thank you so much for the inspiration, I have been so determined on this WOL that I am starting to see a slight difference in how I look, also I have lost 3 pounds in the last 6 days and that is happiness
Today I went to the grocery store and bought some caffeine free teas... Both of them evening relaxers to try instead of the wine. I pray they will soon become a staple for me in the evening instead of the wine..... I realize it is going to take some time, but I am willing to hang in there just to feel better about myself again. I have to say I have received several letters of encouragement, and they mean so much to me . There is something comforting about knowing you are not alone in dealing with difficult issues. So thank you so very much for taking your time to encourage me.
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Old Mon, Apr-22-02, 14:44
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Elora Jade Elora Jade is offline
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Posts: 131
Plan: Protein Power Plan
Stats: 245/227/150
Progress: 19%
Location: Canada
Default Tea

There is an amazing tea out there called "sleepy time" by celestial seasonings, you should give it a try, very soothing and relaxing! I just love it!
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Old Mon, Apr-22-02, 15:02
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jesdorka jesdorka is offline
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Posts: 808
Plan: Back to CALP 03/23/08
Stats: 280/201.5/180 Female 5'5"
Progress: 79%
Location: Yukon Territory, Canada

elora jade , osuzana
just be aware, some flavours (i'm not sure if its all) of celestial seasoning caffeine free teas contain barley malt which is another form of sugar which may or may not affect you
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Old Wed, Apr-24-02, 21:53
PatHawk PatHawk is offline
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Posts: 73
Plan: Easy Low Carb Living
Stats: 158/118/120
Progress: 105%
Location: Victoria BC
Default Keep Trying

Congratulations Sussan on your weight loss

Just keep trying and things do get easier. I also like the herb teas - they are better for you than regular tea which has caffeine, and they can help you fill full. Some of the flavors are delicious. For me, they also just provide me with something to do with my hands - other than put food in my mouth

It is really great to see once again what a supportive group this is. Good luck with your journey


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Old Thu, Apr-25-02, 14:07
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Shellyf34 Shellyf34 is offline
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Posts: 852
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 222/209/150 Female 5' 6.5"
Progress: 18%
Location: Monterey Bay Area, CA

Mine has to be Mexican food! The combination of chips and guacamole makes my mouth water, and if it is in front of me, I will eat choice there. I tried eating guacamole with pork rinds and it just doesn't work (too porky tasting).

And don't even get me started on enchiladas!

If we go out to eat I usually get fajitas or chili rellano's a la carte, but if there is guacamole on the table, it is all over...


PS My picture is, in fact, at a b-day party at a local Mexican restaurant. What you don't see is the shot of Tequila in my hand, nor the guacamole on the table...Not a good night for me Atkins-wise...
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Old Thu, May-02-02, 20:21
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Louloo Louloo is offline
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Posts: 178
Plan: LC
Stats: 180/179/140 Female 5'2"
Progress: 3%
Location: Alberta, Canada

Bread any type - any way
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Old Sat, May-04-02, 16:03
silence silence is offline
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Posts: 48
Plan: atkins (was on sommersize)
Stats: 145/153/120
Progress: -32%
Location: canada, edmonton
Default CREAM CHEESE>>>>>>

any cheese. but CREAM CHEESE ! argggg
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Old Sat, May-04-02, 19:10
Thinny Thinny is offline
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Posts: 152
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 300/225/150
Progress: 50%
Location: BC

I can resist high sugar items, and pastries (especially since I recently found out I'm very intolerant of cow dairy, grains and sugars. But fruit is extremely dangerous to me because 1. it is allowable, albeit in reduced amounts. 2. I find it hard to stop at a half or quarter of most fruits to stay within guidelines.3. I have my own fruit trees, and can get loads of free fruit. Arrrrggghhh!
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Old Mon, May-06-02, 08:55
canamer canamer is offline
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Posts: 34
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 187/174/160
Progress: 48%
Location: Quebec
Default ooey gooey sweet stuff

I voted sugar although I can ignore it in most forms. However, there are these cookies made in my family that get me EVERY TIME!

They are called idiot cookies (or no bake cookies). Made on top of the stove with sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter (like fudge) and then peanut butter is added and oatmeal stirred in. When warm it brings me to my knees. I have also found that if I have a sugar elsewhere by accident or otherwise, it is practically impossible to resist the cookies.

Sad but true!!!

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Old Fri, May-10-02, 10:51
lifefirst lifefirst is offline
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Posts: 7
Plan: not sure yet
Stats: 208/208/180
Progress: 0%

grains, mos def.

cereal and bread--they are my favorite, and worst.

sugar is bad too. i love sweets, and can easily eat one thing, and keep going, and isn't nice.

carbs suck...most of the time.

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Old Sat, May-11-02, 09:09
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Cinderella Cinderella is offline
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Posts: 1,455
Plan: lowcarb .
Stats: 160/141/127 Female 5'6"
BF:it"s for SALE!
Progress: 58%
Location: Canada

Mc Donalds fries
fetticine with cream sauce
Rolo Ice cream
Grilled cheese sandwiches....kills me to watch the kids eat them
Cambels mushroom soup with tons of crackers
garlic bread *huge tough one*
potato salad
mac salads
CRAB salad
peanut butter
fresh bread or rolls
baked potatoes with cheese and bacon in them
popcorn *yikes* bad one for me
homemade cookies *another *yikes*
any kind of pie.I will eat the entire thing at one sitting
butterscotch toffee
speghetti with sauce..*oh, yum*
pilsberry dough buns..*oh my gawd I miss these*

I'm sure there's this will do!

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Old Sat, May-11-02, 10:17
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joanie joanie is offline
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Posts: 957
Plan: My own: clean eating
Stats: 290/139/125 Female 5'5"
BF:no clue!
Progress: 92%
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Default Popcorn

Popcorn is a huge trigger food for me, too. I can eat huge amounts of it in one sitting!
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Old Mon, Apr-14-03, 13:55
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CAKES66 CAKES66 is offline
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Posts: 305
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 161/146/135
Progress: 58%
Location: CA
Default Potatos

I am the fomer french fry fanatic. Potatos use to cause acid reflux for me, that's one symptom that I don't miss. Still, I would love to endulge in a plate of fries with ketchup. Of course I won't, just dreaming.
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Old Mon, Apr-14-03, 17:01
cc48510 cc48510 is offline
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Posts: 2,018
Plan: Atkins
Stats: 320/220/195 Male 6'0"
Progress: 80%
Location: Pensacola, FL

Mine is a two-way tie betwen Potatoes and Grain. I loved potatoes. Thus, they appeal to me more than grain. But, grain OTOH causes wild cravings. If I eat 1 roll or biscuit...the whole basket will be empty in short order.
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