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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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  • v URNUTS67
    Hi there, was wondering how the one on one time with your son was going? Have been thinking of you your sanity and your family wishing you the best.
    15 days ago
  • v BBONET
    Thanks for the friend add. I have also added you. Have a great day. emoticon
    16 days ago
    Stopping by to encourage you on your Teddy Bear Journey. Hope you are having a successful summer challenge. Smiles Barb
    17 days ago
    Hey there, you made it back from vacation? Have you been able to regroup? Tricky sometimes but always feels good to get back on track quickly.

    I'm trying to tackle some remaining health problems that have lingered after the majority of my weight has been lost. Food is amazing but it would seem there are a few things I may need to tweak. Working on cutting back my coffee intake - substituting decaf for half for now. Also analyzing my dairy intake and how cutting that might improve my sinusitis and asthma conditions. Tricky!

    Finally working on implementing a exercise routine steps here but it will also help my asthma among other things like stress.

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    21 days ago
  • v PCOH051610

    I hope you had a fun-filled day at the Teddy Bear Lemonade stand!


    25 days ago
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