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Old 07-21-2017, 06:34 AM   #121
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That scale is fickle. I claim a loss yesterday so it bounced back up. Silly gadget! In all honesty I had a ton of chicken broth yesterday so salt. My stomach was being goofy. I am certainly caught up on sleep. I slept on and off all day yesterday.

Dh stopped after work at Shopko and saw the shorts I had bought up front on clearance. He bought me a 12 and 10 since he think I'll be clothesless for our Carribean trip in Feb. LOL. Uh I'm just amazed a current 14 fits! I can't wrap my brain around it yet.

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36 oz chicken broth
Diet 7 up
Cooked broccoli and cauliflower pureed in broth with chicken


Dimply glad she is feeling better!!!

Where is everyone?????
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:13 AM   #122
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So I discovered that my scale was off-kilter...so it was reporting the wrong weight, and not in my favor. So now I have 3 more lbs to go than I thought. Bummed.But here it is:


------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.........195 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........237.4 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........239.6 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........265 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:12 AM   #123
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Dimply, you are so pretty in those photos!
FindingMe, congratulations on the weight loss!
Mick, that is definitely water weight from the broth. Don't worry!
Hi to everyone else!

Beautiful day here in Boston -- warm, breezy, sunny. We get out of work early today for our Summer Fridays. I am meeting my high school BFF for cocktails at a nice place along the waterfront so that should be fun. Always good to catch up with old friends.

Think we are grilling later -- maybe sugar-free BBQ chicken and salad. Hope everyone has a great day!
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:22 PM   #124
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Oh my gosh I haven't check in at all. Had a great party for some family that came into town. Weather was awesome we had badminton and croquet and someone brought fireworks for after the sun went down and we had a huge buffet full of awesome food. It was awesome sitting around the fire pit in adirondacks after, putting our feet up and chatting with everyone. Weight holding steady ready to hit it again now that all visitors are done. They stayed 5 days. So gonna make some progress now. Up just a few but have maintained within 5 lbs since April so it's really time to get started again. I have to go back and read and get caught up on every one. So nice to see all the new joiners. Great job! Everyone!
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:12 PM   #125
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Another modest loss for me, of about 1.2 lbs. You all are so much better than I am in reporting in and being cheerleaders for us all. Many thanks for that.

Sending everyone the best of luck for this week!

Nancy

------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.........195 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........236.2 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........239.6 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........265 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:04 AM   #126
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Hey everyone! I finally ordered a charger for my laptop so I don't have to try coming on here with my ipad. That thing was a pain for trying to post! I weighed at work on Thursday and thats my most current weight. I think I'm up today but I don't have a scale at home to check. I indulged in a few chelada's last night after a really rough week and I'm sure the salt has me retaining lots of water. I made the mistake on Wednesday of saying things had gotten so bad lately they can't get worse...well they got worse! Thursday morning my 13 year old son had a seizure while I was at work. He's medicated for seizures and I think hes been forgetting to take his medication. He fell off a stool in the kitchen and hit his head and he was bleeding from the mouth. My daughter called me in a panic so I left work to make sure everyone was ok. He had a small cut in his mouth and a nasty goose egg on his left eye but he's ok. I bought a medication tray so hopefully I will be able to tell if he misses a dose.

Then yesterday I got another call at work. My sister showed up at my house at 6:30 am completely strung out on meth! Long story short, my daughter had to give her a ride to a treatment center an hour away. She was in really bad shape. She was babysitting for me until I found out she had been using when she claimed to be clean and then I found out she was using while babysitting. It's nice knowing she's in treatment and not able to just show up at my house like that.

I'm not sure how but I didn't cave to the stress eating like I normally do. I feel like this is a huge victory after such a stressful month! I have a 3 day weekend so I'm going to relax and do as little as possible the entire time.



------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.........195 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........237.4 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........238.4 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........265 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211
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Old 07-22-2017, 04:53 PM   #127
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Hey ladies a quickly here as I'm n my phone! Our internet has been down and someone is close to her data limit on the phone!I think it's the storms and wind. I picked 25 pounds of berries for the freezer today. Hot and humid and gross!

All good on the diet front. I'll check back later and see if the internet is back up. Typing on the phone is for the birds
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Old 07-22-2017, 08:27 PM   #128
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We must have been posting at about the same time and my old number is showing instead of my updated one. Maybe this will fix it.

I was down another pound this morning, but I am not going to trust it!

Nancy


------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.........195 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........236.2 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........238.4 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........265 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:00 AM   #129
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RockinPeach, I am so glad your son is okay and that your sister is in treatment. You handled both situations really well. You are a very strong person!

Nancy and Mick, so glad both of you are seeing the scale go down. That is excellent.

We have a nice Sunday planned. First, the heat and humidity have gone down a bit, thank goodness. I'm going to do my 8 mile beach walk -- the beach I go to is having a sand sculpture celebration so it will be nice to see that. Later, we are having grilled barbecue chicken (with Guy's low carb BBQ sauce which is awesome), grilled veggies and salad. Just another lazy Sunday with Gail and Tony!

Hope you guys have a great day!
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:11 PM   #130
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RockinPeach I am sorry sorry to hear about your son and your sister. I hope your son is doing better and the treatment helps your sister. Can you use a medication alarm for your son?

Gail that sounds like a perfect day! Enjoy the sculpures! Im glad the weather cooled a bit for your walk.

Nancy congrats on the scale dropping! Yeah you!!!

Findingme how are things going?

Dimply how was your weekend?

Michelle Im so glad to see you pop in! It sounds like you had a great time with your company

Jess dont sweat that off kilter scale. Your doing fab!

I tell you I am so looking forward to a day alone tomorrow even if I do have hours of bookwork to do. We have either been on the run or had company the last few weeks. I need a few hours alone.

We had to go help the kids today and got company for a few hours as soon as we got home.

Yesterdays eats

lots of celery

filling for cheese steaks with raw veggie

I totally can not remember what was for dinner!

Todays eats:

a small amount of meat from cheese steaks

5 meatballs/ blueberries

celery and chicken thighs
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:14 PM   #131
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Down a couple of pounds and almost 2" for the week.

We're going to Flemings for prime rib tonight. I told DH no more eating out for me until we go back to NOLA the weekend after Labor Day, and then I get a call from a former work BFF who has just accepted a position in Dallas and wants to do brunch at our old haunt before he leaves. The eating will not be a problem, but the bottomless mimosas will be.

Michelle - Glad you checked in! Your party sounds like fun! Was this your mom's birthday, or is that later?

jess - Scales are stupid I am up from yesterday despite eating very little, and of course it is my official weigh-in day. It's a good guide, but as long as I am in the healthy BMI range (for my doctors), and my sizes 6-8 fit, I will be good.

Mick - Definitely water weight from the broth. Congrats on the 14s!!! I can fit into some XL & L tops, yoga pants, and gym shorts, but my pants & jeans still have the dreaded W after the 14 (or 16). I do have a pair of Chicos size 2.5 pants that fit, which i think translates to a 16 (no W) but I am not sure. Being short sucks! I would have to grow a foot just to be at the top end of a healthy weight BMI weighing what I currently weigh. Sad but true.

rockinpeach - Stressful situations that you handled beautifully! You are definitely entitled to a couple of drinks; I'd probably still be in the ice cream. I am glad that your son is doing well, and that your sister is getting help.
Hope your were able to relax this weekend.

nanabell - Congrats on the loss! Every little bit will get us to our goals

GailyGail - I'll bet the sand sculptures were awesome! Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!

FindingMe - Congrats on surpassing your super stretch goal! 2.8 lbs/week sounds awesome - I would be at goal by my birthday in January. If only!
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Old 07-23-2017, 02:15 PM   #132
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------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.......192.5 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........236.2 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........238.4 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........265 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211
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Old 07-24-2017, 04:44 AM   #133
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Happy New Week!

Mick – I think we were posting around the same time Friday morn…Yay for new shorts! Thoughtful hubby. Enjoy your self-time!!!

Jess – Bummer about the scale mishap! You are still mighty close to your ultimate goal though so that is great.

Gail – I hope you had a nice meet up with your HS BFF! Sounds lovely. Lucky you with less heat and humidity. Enjoy!

Michelle – So glad you had a nice time with family! Good for you staying so close to maintaining.

Nancy – Congrats on the 1.2 (and the newest pound, too)! Awesome job!

RockinPeach – I’m so sorry for all you are going through! I admire you so much for not caving to the stress eating. I know how hard that is! WTG on the new numbers!

Dimply – Woohoo on the 2 pounds and 2 inches gone gone gone!!! Yum on the prime rib! Maybe the mimosas won’t be too bad if they are fresh squeezed no additives? Except the bubbly, of course…but alcohol doesn’t count, right! I have a feeling you WILL be at goal by January. You are so consistent in your downward trends.

I’m still hanging in, but also still dragging; don't get me started on this horrid weather which has me being a complete hermit during the daylight hours. I’ve kept up my new weights routine for about two weeks now and getting my steps in each day, but it is a struggle. The scale had its usual stickiness for the last couple of days then I ate a whopping 1300 calories ysd which caused a bump up even though I still continued my deficit streak of 1K+. Anyways, I’m thinking more and more about not weighing daily. As long as the weekly turns out okay, I need to just ignore the in betweens.

Have a great week everyone!
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:44 PM   #134
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Still Rocking and Rolling...

Hey Guys, Hope you don't mind that I am largely acting as a lurker at this point- but I am reading your posts with interest. Got hit with even MORE stress this last week- husband's job being threatened, he's got a new lung thing, sister's kid might be kicked out of preschool, my brother announced he's coming to visit.. but I am like LALALA- you are not goin' to stop me this time Mr STRESS!

Excercise is making me feel great, even if I look exactly the same

PS: That Hazel baby is CUTE!

------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.........195 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........236.2 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........238.4 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........259 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211[/QUOTE]
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Prime rib was great last night, and we have plenty of leftovers

FindingMe - If weighing every day is making you crazy I would definitely cut down the frequency. If it were useful in setting patterns it would be one thing, but you said yourself that even with a 1,000 calorie deficit it still goes up, which tells you nothing, except that scales are evil!! Good for you for not getting discouraged, and for keeping up with your number of steps and your new weights routine. Hope your back is feeling good.

debbiedowner - Sheesh that's a lot! Good job keeping up with exercise - it's a great stress reliever. You're doing something right losing 10 lbs. for the month with another week still to go Hazel is my 4 month old niece, and the first baby born in my family in 11 years. We're all pretty crazy about her.

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Old 07-24-2017, 04:51 PM   #136
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DIMPLY woo hoo!!! you are really kicking those pounds and inches! WTG!! Youll be dropping that W very soon!!! Sizes are just so crazy and varied. How was dinner out and brunch?? Mimosas! The only good use of juice

FINDINGME Im sorry to hear the heat is being so bothersome. A big yeah to you on the weights!!! I am with you on non necessarily weighting daily being a good thing. I mean seriously something as simple as not emiminating or salt has the scale up. The scale is not consistant for me. I tend to see nothing for ages and then a woosh yet clothes change. Its just a tool so dont let it frustrate you. You also hold water in the extra glycogen from muscle teardown lifting.

DEBBIE you can participate in whatever way is comfy for you. No rules here Im sorry to hear about all the stress. I hope everything comes out ok. Yeah on the exercise!!!

A big howdy to those of you not checked in yet


I spent hours on bookwork today. Whew I am relieved to have it done! I did a little cleaning up and picked up my meat order. I think Im set for a while with 80 pounds of ground beef.

It finally wasnt so humid today! It was wonderful to have open windows last night!

I found a Thai peanut coleslaw recipe I am going to tweak for the reunion this weekend. I'm going to bring another dish but I am not sure what. Im scared with allergies to eat much Im not 100% sure doesnt contain wheat. Bringing my own is safe and can stop some embarrasment!

Todays eats

chicken thighs and tomato

taco salad ( ground beef, seasonings, salsa , sour cream, avocado, romaine, cheddar)

If I have a snack later it will be unsweetened almond milk and maybe half a quest bar.

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Morning! Sorry this got so long, it reminds me of my PMS days when I would ramble all over the place. Oh, nevermind, that is just Tuesdays.

Debbie – Wow! You are doing super awesome on the new digits!!! I hope your stress level levels out soon. Great attitude!!!

Dimply – Cute pic!!!
My ongoing lower back issues are just my normal daily life whether I’m a couch tater or walking 6 miles, but thanks. The extra exercise/strength training IS aggravating the other things that aren’t the usual same ole, but every time I grimace in unusual pain I feel like maybe I’m doing some future good…as long as I don’t break completely, I will soldier on.

Mick – Yay for better weather (open windows in July!?! ) The recipe sounds good and whatever it takes to protect your health. I think that is another reason why I’ve been turning down lunch invites. I just don’t want to chance what other people are putting in my food. Well, that and my lately more intense germaphobia.
I appreciate it; I doubt I’m lifting heavy enough weights to be affecting anything serious, but maybe so. I keep hearing people say that humidity can also be a factor. IF that is the case, I would only lose weight 1-2 months a year and not even that since it would be holiday season. I’m sure much of it is hormonal/stress because I have been feeling hotter than normal even in the AC and my non-related-to-exercise issues are acting up.

Last night I had an epiphany. Usually when the scale sticks and I get diet fatigue, I start planning a blow out day which ends up being a few days because I refuse to throw anything away that I’ve bought from those demonic center aisles. Then I thought more about just doing the frap day early just to see if the sugar would make me feel better, but only after I walked around the local mall a few times and got my steps first. And other on plan/not so strict scenarios ran through my mind. I went to bed planning on something special, but not something that would derail me for a change. That was a feeling of empowerment.

I was all set to weigh in this morning and pack the scale up until Friday, but I wasn’t ready after the scale gave me some love. The truth is that the daily weighing is part addiction and part routine. I do keep a spreadsheet (another addiction) and keep up with my averages and deficits so I can see how much I’m owed in the loss department (probably making me doubly crazy). Since my cycles are no longer a factor, I probably should just quit trying to figure out the trends since they may or may not be hormonal but a crapshoot at best when my eggs are dust. Anyway, the saga continues...

My weekly super-stressful day has been moved to Weds so I’ll catch you all on the flip side. If I can just avoid the multiple liquor stores on the way home tomorrow, I’ll call it a win!

Have a great one!

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Old 07-25-2017, 05:00 PM   #138
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How was dinner out and brunch?? Mimosas! The only good use of juice
Truth!! Dinner was great, and we are having leftovers tonight. We haven't done brunch yet; it will be some time next month. My friend called me to tell me about the move on his way home from Dallas, literally 10 minutes after I told DH that after dinner Sunday no more eating out until we go to NOLA for Labor Day. First world problems, I haz 'em.

Open windows in July??? Lucky you!

I think you are set on ground meat!

FindingMe - Ramble on girl (isn't that a Led Zeppelin song?)

I totally get diet fatigue, and am feeling a bit of it myself. You did an awesome job not giving in! Empowerment indeed! I will get a little personal - I was in therapy for various eating disorders in the early 2000s. Clearly it wasn't a huge help since I still struggle, but one thing I do remember and am trying to heed these days. The therapist told me that the ritual of planning the next binge or cheat was the comforting part because the after effects are anything but comfortable. I try to remember that when i feel tempted and 'plan' a binge, and I rarely (now anyway) follow through. It just doesn't have the appeal that tossing junk from the demonic center aisles (lol) into my grocery cart has. It might help you, might not, but in any case I am proud of you!

Weighing daily was also originally for me to try to suss out weight loss/gain patterns, depending on what I ate, exercise, TOM, etc. But nothing made any freaking sense, so I stopped looking for patterns, but still document everything in spreadsheets. Yay for Excel..lol

yesterday:
B - coffee w/cream & DaVincis
D - mayo/parm chicken; salad w/lettuce, cheese, bacon, green goddess dressing
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:27 AM   #139
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Findingme~ I hope your day goes better than expected! I had to giggle about ovaries to dust. LOL. Glad the scaled showed some love! I think all lifting is beneficial! I am really leary about food Im not 100% about the coughing and wheezing are loud and embarrasing. I should have shut up on better weather. Its tropical humidity again. I love your rambles as you call it!


Dimply~ Glad dinner was so good. Got to love leftovers! No cooking. That was funny and ironic timing about the brunch call I should have shut up about the windows. Now we are at 97% humidity. Gross! Only a high of 77 but the air is gross! That is a very intersting observation about planning binges!

I actually tracked my menu yesterday.


Howdy to the rest of you! Where are you hiding?

Yesterdays eats:

2 eggs/sausage coffee with collagen and cream

taco meat with cheese / a few grape tomato and celery

beef roast with mashed cauli

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It is so gross and humid here. I think I am glad I can not mow today! Not a bad day to be stuck at home in the house.

I had to do the weekly weigh in for the contest with a weekly token. You get a chance at a prize. I need to lose like 1.2 by 8/18 for the first round and then an additional 6.3 by 9/18. I need to lose 3.9 on top of that by 10/8. After that it is only 1% the next two months. Those first two months are bigger numbers. There is no rhyme or reason to my loss so all I can do is give it my best!I figured Id do another as the first 6 month wager really did help me not run off the rails too far. Im cheap and want my investment back!

I actually tracked my menu yesterday. Everything is in line for my goal of carbs and calories. Under 1600. Acording to fitbit app I had 500 left if I am set to lose. I did actually hop on the treadmill. Since Im off for summer Im not always getting my 6 plus miles!

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Debbie Downer: glad you are loving exercise! That's half the battle.
Mick: you are doing great and will ace that contest. So sorry about the heat and humidity and hope it cools off soon
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Hello to everyone else!

It is beautiful here in Boston, sunny, temperate, breezy but of course I am working! From my office, I can see people in gorgeous boats floating around Boston Harbor, having cocktails without a care in the world. Oh well. I hope they are having fun.

My weight loss continues to be slow. It is still happening but slow and steady. I am slowly but surely fitting into smaller clothes. I thought a cute dress in size Medium from Lilly Pulitzer online to wear on our summer outing next week (our outing is a boat cruise). I hope it fits when I get it! It should fit everywhere but it might be tight around the bust due to my dreaded back fat.

Eats today are grilled chicken kabobs and Greek salad. Maybe a small glass of rose? I could sure use one! Hope you guys have a GREAT day!
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Thanks y’all for all the love! I’m still having a booze free July.

Gail – That is awesome about the medium! I don’t think I’ve worn a medium anything ever.

Dimply – Your therapist’s words are oh so true. Definitely when it comes to eating all the processed carbage or drinking too much or even life events. The anticipation is usually better than the reality. And yep, Excel is a complete and total beast!!!

Mick – I wish you the best in the new contest! I’m sure you’ll do wonderful!!! IF you are still doing that many miles a day during summer “break”, I hope you are measuring, too because those inches will probably be melting even when the scale is ornery. When do you go back to school up there? Most of ours go back the first of August.

Brace yourself girls, two days of rambling will follow...

The most bizarre thing that is happening to me this month is not writing 30-something on all my weigh ins (because I do have an old school paper log that I keep in the kitchen before I transfer to the worksheet). I spent so many months in the 30s this year (and last) that my hand just doesn't believe that I'm in the 20's for over 20 days now, it just doesn't register to my thick brain. By the time I finally get used to it, I hope to be struggling with writing the one first...As someone who hates writing that dumb BIG TWO in front of anything, I always avoid the hundreds and just write the tens because if someone saw that they would NEVER GUESS that I'm actually above 200 and posting my actual weight. HAH. I'm going to completely lose my mind when I get sub-two hundred.

I will definitely up my calories today which should help my struggling to not heave heavy sighs with each breath. I’m making LC meatballs. This always makes me happy. I have such an exciting life. I only have 11 ounces of ground beef left so it will sadly be a small batch. I went by Sam’s ysd to get my August supply of cream and ended up getting the 2 pounder of pork sausage so I wouldn’t have to stop again. I don’t know why I found this so troubling. I guess it is because unless it is in meatballs, I don’t think of that sort of sausage as a PM food. So, I found an interesting casserole recipe that I’m going to try this weekend. I’ve never had one with cauliflower and mushrooms together before but I eat cauli almost every day so I’m excited to try it. And rid my worries of what to do with that sausage. First world problems.

This week I refrained from cheesy stuff. Mainly the straws and fathead. After my dumb uptick, I’m only down a net WHOLE 4/10ths of a pound so that was a bust. I might as well eat the on plan things I enjoy if it isn’t going to help the evil scale. I’m owed about 6 pounds for July. Thank goodness I reset my worksheet each month or I’d be fussing past the next few days about what is scientifically due to me in the weight loss arena.

What else can I ramble on about? Oh, I have the last of the moz that is about to expire so I think I’ll try making the straws with it and what’s left of my Kerrygold. IT will end up much lower calories, but I hope will still taste similar to the fried moz sticks. Almond flour rocks!!!

I think I’m going to do my monthly frap day tomorrow so I can pretend Saturday starts the new month. And <drum roll>, I'm going to attempt to only weigh twice a week. I saw somewhere that people say to do their “sugar meal” at night so they won’t crave things all day, but I’m a rebel, don’t ya know. I did well with frap day last month, but I also was in that post birthday honeymoon stage where I wasn’t craving things like this month. I’ve definitely had sugar on the brain. Last night I whipped out the cream cheese, bakers 100% chocolate, and <gasp> a splash of Stevia to the tune of 300 calories just to get that craving to shut the h#ll up.

Geez, my life really IS exciting. You'll be shocked to know that I actually deleted at least 2 paragraphs of this. I hope you all have a great day!!!

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Scale is being evil

We're into the thunderstorm every day time of year. I love thunderstorms as long as I do not have to be out in them & we do not lose electricity, but the pressure kills my head. I decided to let my hair air dry since i do not have to go anywhere, and OMG it is so frizzy! I guess I should have taken 2 seconds to run some Frizz-Ease through it.

My sister teaches in the NOLA suburbs & teachers go back the 1st week in August & the kids the next week. I used know the Houston school schedule front & back because of the huge difference it makes traffic-wise, but I don't have to worry about that at the moment, which makes me both and

Mick - Glad you got some scale love. Good luck in this challenge!

Gail - How nice that your office looks out at Boston Harbor, but it is never fun to watch people enjoying themselves while you are stuck at work. I love Lily Pulitzer clothes & I have faith that your dress will fit and look fabulous for your cruise.

FindingMe - You are almost into the teens, much less the 20s Meatballs sound so good! Because my family is weird, meatballs & spaghetti is our Easter lunch. Crawfish boil on Good Friday, and meatballs on Easter
I've found that we are not eating as much cheese either. I noticed the other night that the cheese in my salad tasted stale, and I try to wrap it up really well. I usually buy the pound blocks, but think I am going to start buying the smaller blocks that Whole Foods carries in their "fancy" cheese area. It will be more expensive per pound, but will make more sense for us.

Where are Michelle, nanabell, jess, DebbieDowner, NightOwl, rockinpeach, PlanningVacay? Please check in!
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What perfect weather. 86 and no more gross humidity! I spent a few hours working on the yard.

Was reading about the 5 day keto soup diet on Peace Love and Low Carb. I think I'm going to give it a go Sunday thru Thur. I love soup and the snacks and breakfast look fabulous.

Dimply those scales certainly don't always like to behave. Silly toy! Hang in there or beat it into submission. I'm sorry to hear the air pressure bothers you. That is so painful. School start in Sept here.


Gail that sounds like a gorgeous view! I would have to wish is was me out there having fun seeing all the people. I'm sure that dressing is going to look smashing. Sounds like a th occasion!
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Darn I hit the button before I was done posting!

Finding me I don't think that's at all odd about the number thing

Speaking of sausage I think breakfast sausage ( roll ) is super good mixed with ground beef.

I'm not weighing as often as I find it frustrating. I went from 16 to 14 with barely any loss. I learned a really good lesson recently about numbers. A few of us were out having a cocktail and got talking about weight. Several ladies and two guys. One of the ladies is a little bit thicker we shall say but definitely not heavy but has a dynamite figure.I'd be tickled pink to have her shape . She weighs 4 pounds more than I and is only two inches taller. Talk about body composition vs the stupid scale!!!

You are tough going with less cheese I'm going to try that next week!

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I hope everyone not checking in is dioing well! You can check in on or off plan. No perfection required here!

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Sorry Dimply! I am here and will weigh in tomorrow! I am a horrible pen pal, but will try to do better. I really don't have a lot of news to report, but...

I have been walking 10,000 steps daily or more all month and have upped my totals to 12,000 this week. I have been doing some reading and it looks like walking 12,000 steps helps counteract some of the effects of fructose, which is interesting. (not that I am eating fructose at the moment, but it "is" interesting). I know that conventional wisdom says that eating is 80% of our dieting success or failure and exercise is 20%, but I figure now that I am in my 50s, I had better get back in the walking routine, at the very least.

Better say goodnight--I will check in after I weigh in tomorrow.

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My scale is being evil, too. I'm up to 168.8 now. What on earth is going on?
My shorts still fit alright, though. I just don't know what the heck.
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Morning/Afternoon everyone!

Jess – I’m sure it is just a water uptick. How’s your week to week numbers looking? Measurements?

Nancy – Great job on all those steps!!! And although you are right that it is more about the food, the exercise is really good for the mental health and firming along the way.

Mick – You go girl on the new sizes! All that exercise probably helps big time with the slimming so maybe you are losing fat/building muscle and the scale isn’t showing it? I’m not sure your height and I have 20+ lbs on you, but that is so great about 14s. I’m still battling with my 16 and even some 18 jeans. Some are comfy, others I have to lay down to zip. My rear and legs seem ready for a 14, but my stomach still thinks I’m a 20…

Dimply – You aren’t going to believe this, but we used to have spaghetti for Easter, too, back when my dad used to cook pre-divorce. He spent so much time on the sauce, but in my youth I mainly wanted the pasta with butter. We always had fried seafood on Fridays also. And fried something every other night. And they wonder why I’ve always had a weight problem. I never even saw a crawfish until we started going to Breaux Bridge each year for the festival in the 90’s and have been a fan since. Our local rivers supposedly have more varieties than anywhere else, but they never taste as good as the ones in LA!!! Probably the atmosphere.

I never really have a problem with the pounds of cheese as I put it in a tight sealed Rubbermaid after I cut it up, but I noticed the moz that was in my fridge deli compartment that I didn’t take out of the package had a little something going on 2 weeks prior to expiration. I cut the eww off, washed off the rest just in case and used it in my moz almond crackers and they turned out swell. I think it is the packaging because I hear other people complain about the same thing.


I’m not going to post numbers today since I had such a tiny net loss this week. Progress, not perfection I reckon. I’ll do an update on Aug 1st instead to close out the month when I do my measurements. I came nowhere near my stretch goal for the week, but I did surpass my conservative goal for the month of 6 pounds so progress for sure. I took a quick peak at my hip/waist/braband measurements and saw some progress there, too, since July 1st. I definitely feel thinner and my clothes especially my comfy jeans are getting super baggy in the legs/seat even though the scale is lucky to be alive this morning. I put a note on it to not weigh again until 8/1 so I wouldn’t have to move it. I’m also going to try to get my calories to at least 1200 per day. I finally got my average up to around 1000, but it hasn’t helped me feel any better. I’m sure some of my lethargy is the Pause setting in, but I really wanted to get my weight down some more before going in and getting fussed at by my new doctor. Plus, get all those kids getting shots for school out of my way.

I got some fresh green beans at the produce market so I’ll be making another attempt at the evoo/parm oven “Fries” to go with my leftover yummy meatballs. I really took care in my cutting and cleaning them this time so 6th time is the charm? And I got all the ingredients for the chicken/sausage/mushroom/cheese/creamcheese/cauliflower casserole. Should be interesting…but for sure I’ll get my calories above 1200 with all the extra fat. I won’t hold my breath for that 6+ lb whoosh I deserve, but wouldn’t that be lovely surprise on 8/1!!!? I’ll just pretend that it WILL happen if I behave. Patience. Patience. Patience.

Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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Jess – I’m sure it is just a water uptick. How’s your week to week numbers looking? Measurements?
Up an inch all around...
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So, I am down just under a pound for the week, which is the one that I noticed last Saturday. I have been hoping for a 1 1/5 pounds per week loss overall, so I guess I cannot complain too much.

I agree with what you all have mentioned about your experience so far this month-I do feel as if I am making progress even though there hasn't been giant loss. If it is sustainable, I will make what I thought was a conservative goal for 12/24. I counted the weeks and we are about 21 weeks out from Christmas Eve! My only extraordinary challenge between now and then is a 7 day cruise. (EEK)

Good night all!

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------------------ START -- CURRENT - 12/24 GOAL ----- JULY START

Mick.................. 199.0........197.0 ..........174 ............... 199.0
FindingMe.......... 230.2........223.8...........196 ............... 230.2
Dimply............... 198.5.........195 ...........163 ............... 198.5
Michelle.............. 220...........220 ...........190 ............... 220
NightOwl............ 169.8........167.4 .........144 ............... 169.8
Nanabell............. 241.3........235.4 .........210 ............... 241.5
RockinPeach........ 241.6........238.4 .........199 ............... 241.6
Jess................... 167.8........167.6 .........158 ............... 167.6
DebbieDowner...... 269...........259 ...........170 ............... 269
PlanningVacay...... 211...........205 ...........165 ............... 211
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