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Forum: Atkins Induction 08-28-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 8,197
Posted By rachel2writer
Good morning, old friends (and new)! I haven't...

Good morning, old friends (and new)! I haven't been on this site in a while, and need to get myself refocused. I started this journey a few years ago at 265 pounds. I lost 60 pounds in the first two...
Forum: Nutritional Ketosis / High Fat, Low Carb 06-12-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,983
Posted By rachel2writer
Hello, Keto Folks! I've been on my low carb...

Hello, Keto Folks! I've been on my low carb journey for 2 1/2 years - started with Atkins and have bounced around with all the different variations. My big problem was switching plans over and over...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-12-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,321
Posted By rachel2writer
I'm sure several hundred a day for me, too. It...

I'm sure several hundred a day for me, too. It would be interesting to plug in a typical day's menu from before and see what I was doing to myself.
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-12-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,916
Posted By rachel2writer
I've had regular drinks (mostly vodka and sugar...

I've had regular drinks (mostly vodka and sugar free mixers) my entire 2 1/2 year journey and still lost 62 pounds so far. I'm sure I would have lost faster if I'd quit alcohol completely, but the...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 06-12-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By rachel2writer
My breakfast is generally 3 cups brewed coffee, 1...

My breakfast is generally 3 cups brewed coffee, 1 egg, 1 TBSP coconut oil, 1 TBSP butter, and 2 packets of stevia.
Forum: Atkins Induction 06-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By rachel2writer
I have bounced around with Atkins, Paleo, Primal,...

I have bounced around with Atkins, Paleo, Primal, and keto plus a few variations of my own in the 2 1/2 years I've been on this journey. I've lost 62 pounds during that time ...very slow and steady,...
Forum: Atkins Induction 05-01-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 9,548
Posted By rachel2writer
I bounced up a little this morning from the...

I bounced up a little this morning from the weekend, too. We ate Chinese food out Saturday. I didn't eat the rice, but my meat/veggie stir fry had a sweet and spicy sauce, so I'm sure loaded with...
Forum: Atkins Induction 04-26-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,224
Posted By rachel2writer
Ameenah good luck with the egg fast. I've done...

Ameenah good luck with the egg fast. I've done one 3 or 4 times, and it's generally effective for some quick losses - just hard to stick to after a few days.

I'm in a pretty good pattern this...
Forum: Atkins Induction 04-24-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,224
Posted By rachel2writer
Happy Monday, friends! I am happy to say the...

Happy Monday, friends! I am happy to say the scale is still my friend after rebooting my low carb WOE Thursday. I have had nice steady losses these first few days, but I know it will slow down after...
Forum: Atkins Induction 04-21-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,224
Posted By rachel2writer
Ameenah, oh my goodness! You've had so much going...

Ameenah, oh my goodness! You've had so much going on lately. Hang in there.

Nice little first-day-on-induction drop. I know it's water weight, but that first day or two of easy drops are great...
Forum: Atkins Induction 04-20-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 9,224
Posted By rachel2writer
Hey, my old friends (and several new faces I...

Hey, my old friends (and several new faces I don't recognize - welcome!) I've been low carb on and off and on this site on and off for many years. I started this journey December of 2014 at 265...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-22-2017, 07:20 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Aww, Kelly, I am so sorry about your pup. Hugs to...

Aww, Kelly, I am so sorry about your pup. Hugs to you.

Lemon, I keep my food pretty simple. Breakfast is usually coffee blended with coconut milk and coconut oil (not doing dairy right now). Lunch...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-21-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Pam - so sorry you can't seem to find relief....

Pam - so sorry you can't seem to find relief. Hugs!

A pound down this morning! Yesterday I took a half hour walk with my son in the morning, then went to the gym and did weight machines for a half...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-20-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Happy Monday and happy Spring, everyone! I was up...

Happy Monday and happy Spring, everyone! I was up a little on the scale this morning, but still down for the month so far, including a week of vacation. I wasn't 100% on plan all week of vacation,...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-15-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Hey, everyone! I'm on vacation this week, so...

Hey, everyone! I'm on vacation this week, so haven't been at the computer every day to check in. Still 100% on plan, even without my regular schedule this week. I was happy to see a new low again...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-09-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Casey - I actually LOVE yard work. I spent an...

Casey - I actually LOVE yard work. I spent an hour and a half outside yesterday afternoon mowing and edging and cleaning up flower beds for spring. And yes, I already needed to mow. After next-to-no...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-08-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Holding steady today, which is awesome. I'm on...

Holding steady today, which is awesome. I'm on vacation all next week, so working really hard getting all my work finished up the next few days. We don't have any plans really, so it will be easy to...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-07-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
YES! Clean induction and food prep = WHOOSH fairy...

YES! Clean induction and food prep = WHOOSH fairy this morning! Now to keep it going.

B: coffee with cream, bacon onion quiche
L: oven fried chicken
D: beefy mushroom soup, coleslaw

3/3 211...
Forum: Main Lowcarb Lobby 03-06-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,587
Posted By rachel2writer
Sunday I made a double batch of oven-fried...

Sunday I made a double batch of oven-fried chicken thighs (breaded in parmesan and BBQ flavor pork rinds), a big salad, a cheese crust pizza, and a bacon onion quiche. Also sliced a block of cheese...
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-06-2017, 05:12 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Happy Monday morning, everyone! I spent part...

Happy Monday morning, everyone!

I spent part of Sunday doing lots of food prep, so the fridge is full of leftovers! So much easier to stick to plan when there are plenty of options to choose from....
Forum: Atkins Induction 03-03-2017, 06:14 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 9,300
Posted By rachel2writer
Thanks for getting the March thread going,...

Thanks for getting the March thread going, everyone! I have continued to struggle since November - have a few good eating days and then fall completely flat. I haven't lost anything really since...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-09-2017, 04:40 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 15,367
Posted By rachel2writer
Welcome to all you newbies! It feels good...

Welcome to all you newbies!

It feels good to be moving that scale again. I got down to this low back on NOVEMBER 1. Yes, that long ago. I expected (and had) a small gain during the holidays, but...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-08-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 15,367
Posted By rachel2writer
Temporary bump up is right back down to my low...

Temporary bump up is right back down to my low again. I had a bad head cold over the weekend, so was eating whatever I wanted. I'm sure that was the gain for a few days.

Highs have been in the...
Forum: Atkins Induction 02-07-2017, 05:33 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 15,367
Posted By rachel2writer
Hey, everyone. I've been bad about checking in...

Hey, everyone. I've been bad about checking in lately. January was a bust, dangit. I lost a pound each week of the month, and then was right back where I started the year on February 1. No idea....
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-29-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
I've stepped on the scale a couple of times, but...

I've stepped on the scale a couple of times, but still just counting my weekly weigh-ins. I like seeing a steadier drop than all of the ups and downs throughout the week. 1.2 pounds down this week!
...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-24-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Amera, great advice! I love cheese and cream, but...

Amera, great advice! I love cheese and cream, but realized I have to seriously cut down on it. I use HWC in coffee and have no more than 1 oz of cheese every few days. It seems to make a difference...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-21-2017, 05:27 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Hooray for a small drop to a new low this...

Hooray for a small drop to a new low this morning!

I had bloodwork drawn on Monday and got a call yesterday that I need to come back for some more labs. I have had Hashimoto's for 21+ years, but...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-19-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Hubby and I ended up going on an unplanned date...

Hubby and I ended up going on an unplanned date last night. He works night and is in school, so we go out whenever we can squeeze something in! We went to a neighborhood bar and grill and enjoyed a...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-18-2017, 04:55 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
My 21-year old niece lives with us right now....

My 21-year old niece lives with us right now. Last night, her boyfriend of a year broke up with her over voicemail. Voicemail. What is wrong with people? What a huge coward. Anyhow, my daughter came...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-17-2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Hooray, back down to my lowest weight. C'mon,...

Hooray, back down to my lowest weight. C'mon, keep GOING!

Jan 2: 209.8
Jan 3: 209
Jan 4: 208
Jan 5: 207
Jan 6: 206
Jan 7: 206
Jan 9: 208.6
Jan 10: 206.8
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-16-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Had a bounce up Sunday morning, but then a drop...

Had a bounce up Sunday morning, but then a drop down just a tad lower. I walked both yesterday and today - yay me!

Jan 2: 209.8
Jan 3: 209
Jan 4: 208
Jan 5: 207
Jan 6: 206
Jan 7: 206
Jan 9:...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-14-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Stuck, stuck, stuck! Better than a gain, but the...

Stuck, stuck, stuck! Better than a gain, but the scale is being super stubborn! I plan to get in a walk and stick to clean and simple food this weekend. Happy weekend, everyone!

Jan 2: 209.8
Jan...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-12-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Morning, folks. No movement on the scale today,...

Morning, folks. No movement on the scale today, but holding steady. I wasn't feeling great yesterday and struggled to get enough food in. Slept well, and cautiously optimistic that I'm feeling better...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-10-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Happy drop-the-bloat whoosh today! It's going to...

Happy drop-the-bloat whoosh today! It's going to be almost 80 degrees here today...and it was 8 degrees several mornings ago. Ah, Texas, make up your mind! I'm definitely taking advantage and will...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-09-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Can you say weekend bloat? For this whole journey...

Can you say weekend bloat? For this whole journey the past 2+ years, I have always had 1 or 2 cheat meals per month. I ended up using one of those Saturday and the scale is certainly showing it! I...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-07-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Holding steady today. I have a day of shopping...

Holding steady today. I have a day of shopping and errand running with my kids today, so will be eating lunch out. I WILL pick food that fits my plan!

Jan 2: 209.8
Jan 3: 209
Jan 4: 208
Jan 5:...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-06-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Happy Friday, everyone! It is super cold here...

Happy Friday, everyone! It is super cold here today, but no snow. My son stayed home sick, so I think we will just stick around the house and stay warm. Scratch that...I've made out my meal plan for...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-05-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Still having a good streak with the scale - woot!...

Still having a good streak with the scale - woot! I was 213.8 on December 26, so getting rid of that bloat and water feels great. I'm supposed to do my body weight exercises again today. I was SO...
Forum: Atkins Induction 01-04-2017, 04:09 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 14,161
Posted By rachel2writer
Good morning! We are having our fence replaced...

Good morning! We are having our fence replaced currently, so we can't let the dogs out to go potty. That worked out for me exercise-wise, because I took them for a 10-minute walk four times...
Forum: Paleolithic & Neanderthin 01-03-2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By rachel2writer
Pam, I'll stick to posting in the great Induction...

Pam, I'll stick to posting in the great Induction thread - will try to keep up posting my menus. Just keeping it simple.
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