This time - True Success!
This time - True Success! , 01-01-2009 12:23 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I'm 63 years old and have done this Atkins Diet over and over and over more times than 63.

When I was younger, I always had success, but, naturally, I always gained back the pounds I lost. As many of you can attest, as we age the process gets harder.

This morning I was listening to a psychologist trying to help us out in following through with our New Year's Resolutions. He said we need to set a goal and "publish" that goal to others.

This puts me in mind of an old rule at Overeaters Anonymous, where each person had a sponsor whom we would call daily to "give away our food," that is tell the person what our menu was for the day.

I'm going to tell you now that I have a 1-year goal of losing 40 pounds of fat off my body, starting today. That means I will have to get on the scale. I'm going to do that right now.

173.6

Since I first learned from you guys about the adrenal and thyroid natural supplements in October, I've been taking DHEA, dried adrenals and thyroid supplements. I've been eating just about anything I want and have gained no weight. This is a good sign that my adrenals are recovering and I can't thank you enough for your help.

I will eat low carb, high fat.
I will continue to take my supplements.
I will weigh only one time per week, each Sunday morning.
I will continue my walking exercise and add to it with these posts.

This year I will succeed.






RE: This time - True Success! , 01-01-2009 02:50 PM


Expert Low-Carber


I like the idea of publishing my goals . . . .

You will accomplish your goal; I see the determiniation and commitment in your post!




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RE: This time - True Success! , 01-01-2009 03:00 PM


Expert Low-Carber


WTG! I'm 60 and have had the same slower success than when I was younger. I'm learning patience too. I like your resolutions. Stop in often.

Cynthia

03.01.12 187
04.01.12 184
05.01.12 182.5
06.01.12 183.5
07.01.12 181.7
10.01.12 178.5
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RE: This time - True Success! , 01-02-2009 11:24 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Yesterday went quite easily for me except for my body going through the adjustments it always experiences.

I have to be sure to take my fiber (psyllium husks is mine of choice) to make up for the loss of whole grains and bread. I'll usually do okay for the first couple of weeks, then get fatigued and discouraged

At least being aware that the feelings are transitory will help me get past them.

Today I will have to be careful to eat enough, since I'm already bored with protein. Oh well....

Onward.



RE: This time - True Success! , 01-02-2009 11:41 AM


Senior Low-Carber



I have to be sure to take my fiber (psyllium husks is mine of choice) to make up for the loss of whole grains and bread. I'll usually do okay for the first couple of weeks, then get fatigued and discouraged

At least being aware that the feelings are transitory will help me get past them.

Today I will have to be careful to eat enough, since I'm already bored with protein. Oh well....

Onward.
There are arguments for and against fiber. Our ancestors ate meat and didn't supplement with fiber. I have IBS and fiber is a killer with that. Plus fiber causes small tears in the intestine. Dr. Eades had a very interesting post on the negative issues with fiber.

You can go to http://www.proteinpower.com/ and search the site for it.
RE: This time - True Success! , 01-02-2009 12:54 PM


Expert Low-Carber



I have to be sure to take my fiber (psyllium husks is mine of choice) to make up for the loss of whole grains and bread. I'll usually do okay for the first couple of weeks, then get fatigued and discouraged

At least being aware that the feelings are transitory will help me get past them.

Today I will have to be careful to eat enough, since I'm already bored with protein. Oh well....

Onward.
There are arguments for and against fiber. Our ancestors ate meat and didn't supplement with fiber. I have IBS and fiber is a killer with that. Plus fiber causes small tears in the intestine. Dr. Eades had a very interesting post on the negative issues with fiber.

You can go to http://www.proteinpower.com/ and search the site for it.
I understand what you're saying.

However, we are certainly nothing like our ancestors because of the impurities in our food chain, and I'm sure we all agree that each body reacts differently.




RE: This time - True Success! , 01-02-2009 01:33 PM


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RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 12:53 PM


Expert Low-Carber


Yesterday the withdrawal was not so much fun. Had a nagging-all-day headache which was gone this morning. Yay!

Food is going okay, no stomachaches yet.

Today will be an okay day, mostly 'cause the headache is gone.

Gonna go have some ham-n-eggs.



RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 02:18 PM


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I have to be sure to take my fiber (psyllium husks is mine of choice) to make up for the loss of whole grains and bread. I'll usually do okay for the first couple of weeks, then get fatigued and discouraged

At least being aware that the feelings are transitory will help me get past them.

Today I will have to be careful to eat enough, since I'm already bored with protein. Oh well....

Onward.
Howdy and Happy New Year!! If you want to share a little with what you're eating... maybe we can share some LC food ideas with you!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 02:28 PM


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RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 03:23 PM


Expert Low-Carber



I have to be sure to take my fiber (psyllium husks is mine of choice) to make up for the loss of whole grains and bread. I'll usually do okay for the first couple of weeks, then get fatigued and discouraged

At least being aware that the feelings are transitory will help me get past them.

Today I will have to be careful to eat enough, since I'm already bored with protein. Oh well....

Onward. If you want to share a little with what you're eating... maybe we can share some LC food ideas with you! [/color]

I eat pure protein (unbreaded meat, fish, eggs, etc.), almost no cheese, raw vegetables, butter, mayo, plus one raw apple at night for my acid reflux.

I drink diet soda (I know, I know, blah, blah, bad for me, blah blah) which I refuse to give up. One cup of coffee per day w/half&half. I drink water and tea - no juices.

Although it's hard to find in my new home town (Las Vegas), I also use coconut cream to supplement my fat intake.

I'd rather eat nothing than something I don't enjoy. All LC food ideas considered with thanks.



RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 03:59 PM


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I agree with you... I would rather eat nothing than something I don't enjoy!!

Have you ever tried Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother) for your acid reflux? It has 0 carbs per tablespoon and a small apple has about 12 net carbs. My friend's daughter had the worst case of acid reflux and it cured it!! If you try it, please don't drink it straight because the vinegar can cause damage to your tooth enamel. I read that caffeine can promote acid reflux too.

Also, I use heavy whipping cream in my coffee.... it has fewer carbs than half and half. I like to add coconut oil to my coffee when I need the extra fat. Many of us here eat the 73/27 ground beef which is available at Super Walmart. One of my favorite things to cook is crustless quiche. It is quick, easy and can be varied in so many ways. My fav is crustless spinach quiche.

How is living in Las Vegas? My girlfriend met a guy online this past year who lives there & she is considering moving there from Texas.

Keep up the great work... we can do this. We just have to believe in ourselves, never give up, and take it one day at a time!! Happy New Year!!

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 06:24 PM


Expert Low-Carber



Have you ever tried Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar (with the Mother) for your acid reflux? It has 0 carbs per tablespoon and a small apple has about 12 net carbs. My friend's daughter had the worst case of acid reflux and it cured it!! If you try it, please don't drink it straight because the vinegar can cause damage to your tooth enamel. I read that caffeine can promote acid reflux too.

Also, I use heavy whipping cream in my coffee.... it has fewer carbs than half and half. I like to add coconut oil to my coffee when I need the extra fat. Many of us here eat the 73/27 ground beef which is available at Super Walmart. One of my favorite things to cook is crustless quiche. It is quick, easy and can be varied in so many ways. My fav is crustless spinach quiche.

How is living in Las Vegas? My girlfriend met a guy online this past year who lives there & she is considering moving there from Texas.

Keep up the great work... we can do this. We just have to believe in ourselves, never give up, and take it one day at a time!! Happy New Year!!
Thanks.

As for the acid reflux: some people have too little acid, some too much. The vinegar works for those with too little. I can't even have an orange and must be very cautious about using lemon juice.

In Anaheim there were so many asian groceries that I had no problem finding coconut products, but here in Vegas things are very different. Where do you get coconut oil?

Las Vegas is extremely dry so that is the first thing to get used to. I've only been here a short time so there may be many more



RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 07:44 PM


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You can get Rexall CO at Walmart in the vitamin section for around $10.00/jar .... this is the brand that Lindasue recommends, I think. Jimmy uses the Nutiva brand. You can usually find CO at your local health food store. I also like the netrition.com website for online orders.

Here's a LLVLC link for coconut oil:

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: This time - True Success! , 01-03-2009 09:44 PM


Expert Low-Carber



Here's a LLVLC link for coconut oil:

Thanks for the info and the link to netrition. I'd never been to the site before. Have you tried the coconut fiber?



RE: This time - True Success! , 01-04-2009 02:07 AM


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Nope, never tried coconut fiber. I did recently call our local health food store to ask if they carry unsweetened coconut.... and they do! I was thinking about making this recipe for LC coconut macaroons:
http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/dessert...aroons.htm

If you haven't been here yet, Lindasue's website is my fav site for LC recipes! She's a Texas girl who really knows how to cook. Plus, I love the way she comments on all her recipes and has pics too! click here: http://genaw.com/lowcarb/index.html

Kathy in Texas
LCing is no longer a temporary fix, it's my way of life!


RE: This time - True Success! , 01-04-2009 11:21 AM


Expert Low-Carber


Not much new to add about the side effects yesterday. No headache, some hunger.

Even though it hasn't been a week, I weighed this morning because it's Sunday. Only 1 pound lost and we all know that the biggest losses come at the beginning.

This does not bode well for my projected weight loss.

Can I actually bear to do this? All the deprivation to go through - again. Only to gain the weight back - again.

You need to realize that I'm writing this not to get to the answers to the questions from other board members. Just to post the truth of what I'm going though and what my thoughts are along the way.

I know all the proper answers:
"Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels" and all the other lies we tell ourselves

I've been thin, and it feels exactly the same being me as being fat feels. It is only my reflection which changes with my weight. Since I'm not sick, the only thing driving me is vanity. There! I've said it. Vanity and wanting to belong to the "normal" in-crowd.

Well. That felt good!



RE: This time - True Success! , 01-04-2009 10:25 PM


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I've had alot of days like this. I think the problem is in how we set our expectations. We always start with the premise of "I want to lose X amount in 1 year" but the reality is that we can't control that at all. All we can control is what we do. What happens if you only lose 39. Is that failure? Of course not, because you will have done the best you could. So why wouldn't that be the same if you lost 35, 25, or 12 pounds this year?

So you lost a pound this week. GREAT! Why is that not a good thing...because we compare ourselves with others (who lose more the first week) or the future version of ourself that we think is "good enough" (the 40 pounds lighter person).

I say celebrate the pound, take this thing a day at a time, and don't worry about the time-tables and "projected weight loss"! Just do the best you can today as long as it's called today...tomorrow will take care of itself when it gets here.
RE: This time - True Success! , 01-04-2009 11:39 PM


Junior Low-Carber


Hi Texan!

Just wanted to encourage you in your weight loss journey. Never give up. Its such a struggle sometimes, I know--well for me its a struggle every day, but I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. We are all in this together and I'm pullin' for you!

Eve
RE: This time - True Success! , 01-04-2009 11:40 PM


Expert Low-Carber



So you lost a pound this week. GREAT! Why is that not a good thing...because we compare ourselves with others (who lose more the first week) or the future version of ourself that we think is "good enough" (the 40 pounds lighter person).

I say celebrate the pound, take this thing a day at a time, and don't worry about the time-tables and "projected weight loss"! Just do the best you can today as long as it's called today...tomorrow will take care of itself when it gets here.
You know, I agree with everything you said

I've decided to approach the task totally differently for me this time. I'm an extremely private person who always keeps my weight and my weight loss plans secret from everyone. I try not to use the scales at all. I do everything in my power to accept myself as I am.

This time I'm holding my own feet to the fire, hoping that I won't just give up in my secret silence.