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I want to feel this way again. 5/26/2016

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Ive been there and done that....and everything in between. This time going into 2017, its about winning. I want to be at goal by 2017.

Plan: Low Carb
Breakfast: Shake
Lunch: Shake and Protein
Snack: Cheese and almonds
Dinner: Protein and LOTs of vegetables

Weight loss doctor prescribed the following and the scale finally started moving again:
No fruit
Only moderate exercise
30g of carbs or less (Originally -50g of Carbs or less)

Lesson Learned from Low Carb Living
Friday, June 17, 2016
I've been living low carb since February 1, 2016. Because I am human I have had a lot of learning to do and I have not had a perfect journey to date. And that is cool because that means I have learned some valuable lessons from my low carb living journey.

Lessons Learned:

1. Wine and quality 85% dark chocolate are sensible indulgences. As such, do not keep either in your desk drawer at work. Doing so will take you from sensible to senseless.

2. Fruit is sugar with vitamins. Keep fruit to a very small portion of your weekly carb intake. Stick to berries which are lower in carbs. If you need to satisfy a sweet craving choose fruit with heavy cream. It will keep you from eating something much worse than fruit.

3. EAT FAT to LOSE FAT. Eat real mayo. Eat real bacon. Eat grassfed heavenly butter. Eat avocado as a side dish. Add coconut oil to your coffee or protein smoothies.

4. Seek out recipes that replace what you miss most. My newest favorites. Cream Cheese Pancakes and Garlic Cloud Bread.

5. Minimize sweeteners of any kind. Splenda, Swerve, Stevia. If it tastes weird there is probably a reason and it likely isn't good for you.

6. Drink copious amounts of water. 64-100 oz.

7. Take a good quality multi vitamin. Add extra sodium, potassium, and magnesium to keep your electrolytes stable.

8. Add exercise slow. Its really not true that you have to exercise to lose weight. Exercise is a stressor on your body. Deal with one stressor at a time (food changes, medical challenges) and then add exercise.

9. DO NOT buy foods you shouldn't eat and keep them in your house. First off if they are not good for you why are they good for your family???? Second off you will eventually eat it. And then you will hate yourself for it so just skip that part.

10. Finally, become educated. Read books, studies, and blogs. Learn about vitamins, minerals, chemical reactions and how that affects your health, obesity, and mental well being. Learn the history of the human being and what we were meant to eat. Do you know what that is? Here is a clue. It does not involve a factory. Eat real food.

This is for me as much as anyone. I'm getting back to basics. Enjoy your journey SP friends and make it a healthy and sustainable one.


Member Since: 2/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 15,431

My Goals:
1. Work out 5 days a week.

2. Stick with the food plan Monday -Friday which is a shake and fruit fpr breakfast and lunch.

I don't make goals about what I will get when I lose weight because I choose to live out loud.

My Program:
No Excuses.
No Options.
Hope is Not a Plan.

My suggestion for a miracle is this: Get the weight off and begin to live from the inside out. - MyDaugtersMom

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50 Pounds Down!

Prize - Shopping spree of great proportions!

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    Thank you for the kind comment
    2 days ago
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    Thank you for your comment on my garden blog.

    I planted:

    Lunchbox tomatoes

    Big Red tomatoes

    Bell Peppers




    Sweet Corn 4 rows

    Sunflowers 3 rows variety mix (Some grow 15 feet tall)




    The peas I will put in later for a late harvest and I don't have too much getting ripe all at once!
    3 days ago
    How is your Wednesday going?? I'm happy its hump day! With swim team practice, band camp, soccer camp and swim lessons this week I'm feeling a little stressed getting out the door in the mornings. We are supposed to be on summer break, right?! lol. Not so much this week. emoticon
    5 days ago
    I sent you an email answering your questions :0) When I posted that fruit was just sugar with vitamins I expected some backlash on my comments section, lol, but its true. In one of my books the authors states that your body doesn't know if you are putting in a 30g carbs/sugars of Coca Cola or a 30g carbs/sugar extra large banana. There are obviously more vitamins in the banana but what your body does with the sugar found in each is the same. I used to eat a banana every day. 30 g BOOM. I am trying to stay UNDER 30 g total now. Geesh. I figured between my Cliff Bar and my Banana I was eating like 65 g of carbs BEFORE lunch! Ugh. No wonder I felt crummy.

    I think its really good that your DH has kept his weight off. My DH is trying. He has about 100 lbs to lose. But he relies on me heavily for information about what to eat and he doesn't keep track of his carbs or calories at all. In order to really lose he is going to need to take ownership of his journey but I cannot convince him of it.
    6 days ago
    And I'm so happy for you about how much better you are feeling! Its amazing how many symptoms are caused by the foods we are eating....what general society is pushing frankly. The government nutritional guidelines are actually making people sick and that is really unacceptable. Keep up the good work and when you get overwhelmed by the doubters just seek out the LC teams here ...they are full of well meaning people with a lot of knowledge!
    6 days ago
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