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WEEK 4 OF LOW CARB AND WEIGHT WATCHERS

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

AND THE VERDICT IS IN!!!! I am down 13 pounds since March 9th when I started counting points and 19 pounds since New Years weigh in.

  
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DANCINCAJUN1 4/14/2014 5:32PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/10/2014 10:29AM

    Fantastic!! You are doing great!

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NOWYOUDIDIT 4/10/2014 5:49AM

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I'm impressed!
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THERIGHTREASONS 4/10/2014 1:43AM

    Two words: ROCK STAR!!!!!!!!!!!

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EDDYMEESE 4/9/2014 11:02PM

    NIIIIIIIIICE!!!!

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DUZZER1 4/9/2014 8:08AM

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WEEK 3 OF MY EXPERIMNT

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today marks the third week of my cross between low carb and counting weight watcher points. It seems to be working since I have lost eleven pounds already. Yes I do know that most of it is water weight but I will take it emoticon

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/30/2014 12:52PM

    Sounds fantastic! I need to do something. I'm just floundering. Congratulations!!

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THERIGHTREASONS 3/30/2014 1:48AM

    Way to go!!!!!

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NEW EXPERIMENT

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Okay since I haven't been doing very well at keeping my carbs down I decided I needed a new approach. One of the ladies I work with has been doing weight watchers for about six weeks.She's lost almost 30 pounnds already. So my new experiment is doing weight watchers and keeping carbs under control.

Before anyone starts telling me that carbs are not bad, I am prediabetic and have managed to stay off any medication so far by keeping my carbs lower than most. On day three and calorie count is much better, carbs are down to where I like them to be and counting points isn't that bad. I found a points calculter on google play and just figure things out that way. Don't need to pay for weight watchers that way.
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DREAMWEAVER1637 3/13/2014 4:26AM

    I'm still eating the same foods just counting ww points along with the carbs. I don't know about the core plan since I just found free information on the web on how to calculate the points for me and the tracker is free too.

It's too early to make any judgements but my scale showed a pound and a half down this morning.


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EDDYMEESE 3/12/2014 12:20AM

    Only low-carb ever works for me! Good luck :)

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NOWYOUDIDIT 3/11/2014 7:54PM

    Isn't the WW CORE program their "low carb" plan? I did it in 2007- do they still have it? It wasn't as low carb as I do now- for my type 2, but it was quite low compared to the regular WW.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 3/11/2014 5:02PM

    Keep monitoring those carbs! Good luck and wishing you the best on your journey!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/11/2014 4:21PM

    I have to keep my carbs down too. Weight Watchers works great for a lot of people and the new plan is lower in carbs. I'm for doing whatever works.

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LACK OF CONTROL

Friday, April 26, 2013

I have readdicted myself with sugar. My scale is slowly inching back up and I just can't seem to get motivated again. After all the work to get 70 pounds off, I have gained almost half of it back. So now to get the sugar back out of my system, I need to start taking my own lunch to work or just come home to eat or even just lose one meal a day period. It doesn't help that I have to take a break now. Before I could stop and sit for a few minutes, grab something to drink and go back to work. We aren't allowed to do that anymore. Just need to rethink my eating plan again.

  
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-WISPY- 9/20/2013 7:08PM

    Hey Nancy honey, you can do this.
For me cold turkey is the only thing that worked at that time.
Whether you go for no sugar (fruit also has lots of sucrose and lactose in milk.
I let go of all these things when I started to clear them right out of my system. 3 months of cleansing. I also let go of caffeine. However the good news is that the craving left within the first week.

It did work on all counts. The three months passed very quickly and there was no counting of any kind. I could eat as much as I needed or wanted of the unrestricted foods.

This programme is what got me started in Spark because of sugar and other allergies to processed food and my body did not respond well to the processed and other carbs in the main programme.

I am wishing you well my friend.

YOU CAN DO THIS



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LINDAMARIEZ1 9/20/2013 6:13PM

    I am rooting for you! You can do it! inch by inch cut back...again!
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NANA-B-FITZ 8/25/2013 9:59AM

    Sugar- YUCK!!!!... Sweets - YUCK!!!...Too Much Of The Carbs Yuck!!!
That's what got mr here.

They say that it takes 30 days to create a pattern and 90 days to create a habit.
I myself am working on this. I keep saying Yuck!!!
Try not to skip your meal.
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/29/2013 9:20AM

    I know how hard this is. On Low Carb I just don't crave suagar any more, but I do drink too much saccharine and diet pepsi. Also not good.
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KOSHIE1 4/28/2013 10:31PM

    Oh, I feel for you!
Sugar is another addicting white crystalline substance -- just like cocaine; and it affects the same part of the brain! ...and I assume it is just as hard to beat into submission as cocaine. I used to have dreams of a smorgasbord of desserts, piled high and long... and I would throw my entire body into it and gorge and gorge and gorge... OMG, I craved sugar!

I am here to say that while I have memories, I no longer have the cravings. IT CAN BE DONE! And you know the easiest way to do it is "cold turkey". Use the food-tracker! Cut out ALL those carbs! Quit lying to yourself! ALL of the carbs! And SLOWLY re-introduce only healthy carbs. You didn't do ALL THAT WORK to lose 70 pounds only to throw it away on sugar! Not when there are (there really are!) sweet alternatives you can use to get you past the cravings!

Now, quit hoping it will happen and MAKE it happen!

We are here for you!

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OWL_20 4/26/2013 10:17PM

    I'm new, but sugar is my favorite 'poor choice' to make when eating, too. Hope it levels out for you in the future and a new eating plan comes into focus.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/26/2013 9:43PM

    I'm in a similar place. I am trying to make small changes and get back on plan. Good luck!

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STARPESCADO 4/26/2013 8:52PM

    It is great that you have figured out what is going on and facing it head on - I have the same issue with sugar - argh! emoticon

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UMBILICAL 4/26/2013 6:58PM

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Kinda sad

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Today I received an email saying I was being removed from the Community Team due to lack of participation. It makes me sad because I do all the things required just not in the right places apparently. With working two jobs and taking my class and trying to get my homework done, there just isn't enough time. So it is what it is. I will still be trying to greet new members and will answer any questions that people have, just shoot me a sparkmail and I will get back to you.

  
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LIVINTODAY 5/3/2012 9:53AM

    Life isn't fair but it is good! Just keep going and doing what you can. The focus needs to be on your health and sometimes life just does not allow us to do everything as well as we would like. This is NOT a failure on your part!

Sorry I didn't read this sooner - Life has been getting in my way, too!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/4/2012 7:13PM

    I dropped out of that team and they ended up making me the featured member when I no longer even belonged. LOL. I got tired of the pressure of doing just what you mentioned. I am welcoming several people every day and don't need any more pressure. They need to relax their requirements. My husband thinks it's ridiculous they we do a lot of their work for free and then get penalized. Men often see things a lot clearer than us. LOL.

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JUSTBIRDY 3/3/2012 5:55PM

    Oh my, sorry this bothers you. I just checked the other day and the community thing was taken off my page also, but I don't remember getting an e-mail. Spark has been putting the screws on, deleting people from the suggested reading list if their views disagree with the party line. Meanwhile, people like anarie can say all sorts of nasty things on the main boards no problem. This week there has been a full court press to remove all things HCG-related and paleo-related.

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JSMIMI8 3/3/2012 9:00AM

    Sometimes our lives take us in different directions. Sometimes we have to let go of one thing to achieve another. Go after what you want.

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ANNESYLVIA 3/3/2012 8:28AM

    Sorry for your sadness. If it makes you feel any better. I never choose to be a Community team member. I assumed it would make me feel like sparkpeople was work instead of a place to go and have fun with my spark buddies.

And guess what? About a year ago (give or take) I was voted a "spark people motivator"! So, all the effort I put in to put smiles on sparkers' face, motivate them, encourage them, etc..(.just to give back what those very same sparkers did for me everyday) was notice. And I did not do all of those things for any recognition. Just simply giving back. My advice, YOU continue being the wonderful helpful person you are and LIFE will notice you too!

take care, Anne

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CAVEPRINCESS65 3/3/2012 8:13AM

    Don't be sad! Focused on your journey and keep up the good work; obviously your schedules are pretty hectic and we cannot do it all. When you have time and able to login longer on the sites, you can still encourage and motivate others by blogging and responding to your sparkmail; May be in the future when things settled a little you can get back on the community team. (seems like you enjoy this activity) emoticon emoticon
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