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#91 cougs


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    Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:32 PM

    Originally Posted by amyrak
    Well, I think I'm going to try the low carb diet. Because low fat hasn't worked for me yet. The only thing is I have a sweet tooth and Sugar Free Jello just doesn't cut it!! Another thing is when I cut out carbs I get really bad headaches. When I first tried the South Beach Diet when that was the hot new diet I did good but I couldn't get thru those first 2-3 weeks without carbs. They said you would get headaches but after a few days they would go away. I had horrible headaches for 3 days in a row and couldn't stand it anymore! So hoping it's better this time around.
    you will definitely get the headaches the first few days, maybe up to a week so be prepared to suck it up (by the way pain-killers don't work to fix them either i guess because of the chemical changes in your body?). once you get past the headaches and all it's smooth sailing. i did atkins before and it was slow-going for me (weight didn't pour off like it did for everyone else ... i'm talking about 9 months to lose 25 lbs ... i think my portions were still too large), but i did find it very easy to stick to -- if it has sugar, flour, or starch, you can't eat it and that's that, without crazy amounts of counting/measuring.

    there are plenty of low carb and sugar free options out there these days to satisfy your sweet tooth (carb smart rocky road ice cream, or russell stover candies), but you're not supposed to partake in them during induction. Also be warned that the sugar alcohols used to sweeten them can have a laxative effect, so use in moderation and see how your body reacts.

    basically you have to suffer for about two weeks but after that you'll start feeling much better and cravings become fewer and fewer!

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      Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:33 PM

      Originally Posted by DanielleNDerek
      Like Betsy said the sugar free redbull and vodka is really good. I also like bicardi and diet coke or sprite zero (or diet) with vodka.
      i'm partial to jack daniels and diet coke!

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        Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:34 PM

        Originally Posted by SgtPepperette
        Last night was not fun! I went for my scheduled training walk of 7 miles in the heat. Well I forgot my sports drink, so didnt have anything really to replace my electolytes. I had a little bit of trail mix but just water.

        So when I got home I defintely was feeling under the weather. Threw up, tried to eat some salad but couldnt, so called it an early night and got some rest.

        Today its even hotter out, so Im going to take a rest day.
        i don't think i will EVER exercise till i puke! (probably why i'll always be overweight LOL)

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          Posted 18 July 2008 - 03:48 PM

          by the way, to all you ladies ... thanks so much for this! the support is great and the monetary motivation is certainly helpful! i finally have a wedding date so the wedding is finally real ... i remembered before we were engaged i told my fiance the fastest route to seeing me thin would be to put a ring on my finger, because there was no way i'd let myself be a fat bride! well we've been engaged for well over a year and i still hadn't done anything about my weight ... until now!

          also i was feeling a little down since the last time i saw a doctor (for the flu, mind you) he suggested that maybe it was time that i started thinking about getting gastric bypass or the lap band! the medical community has given up on me! haha the nerve of him!

          this was just what i needed! so thanks again ladies!

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            Posted 18 July 2008 - 04:48 PM

            Hi Flygirl. I love margaritas, Absolut & tonic, red and white wine. I HATE white zinfandel BUT...I started making a wine spritzer with it and it's not bad all dilluted and all. I use 1/2 white zin, 1/2 Perrier or any kind of sparkling water, a lemon and a lime...it's not bad. I put it in a huge wine goblet with ice and it makes me feel like I'm treating myself and it's only 2 WW point. Anyone else have any ideas? I'm not a beer drinker at all.

            #96 1elephant

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              Posted 18 July 2008 - 05:00 PM

              a regular glass of wine is only 2 pts....but a spritzer makes it go a long way!

              #97 yamille

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                Posted 18 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

                It's HOT in NYC today (95!) which is not cute. I am drinking a corona light with a lime as we speak. Happy friday.

                Flygirl- I usually drink either light beer, wine, or if you are feeling like having a "few" then white wine spritzers. More bang for your buck cause you can drink a few and they are low in calories.

                Mummergirl-I'm annoyed that your doc said that to you about gastric bypass! Docs can be so insensitive it pisses me off. Not to mention that you should be the one bringing up that option not him. I'm happy that I can offer any other type of support on your journey.

                I didn't work out today and I don't plan on it. Just my regular running around but I did well food wise so far.

                b: fiber one cereal/skim/blueberries
                L: salad with tuna (no mayo) and 1vegan dumpling from whole foods
                S: strawberry froz-fruit
                D: I am planning on a little whole wheat pasta with tukey meatballs and veggies.
                That should be within points.... oh and my 2 light beers.

                I plan on working out tomorrow morning before my first dress shopping excursion (for confidence).

                #98 Kathie

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                  Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:49 PM

                  Keep up the good work Mummergirl. Your doc has no class. I agree with Yamille. It should be your idea not his. Keep it going, we can all do this together.

                  Yamille, good luck on your dress shopping

                  B: 2 wasa crisps w/ peanut butter, ice coffee w/skim milk
                  L: Sald with light vinagriette dressing and 1 tsp. feta
                  S: 1 C Watermelon and pineapple
                  D: Grilled chicken, salad, zuccini, 1/2 sweet potato grilled and wine cooler

                  I'm going to have a fudgesicle for a treat tonight - 1 point and I'm going to the gym tomorrow to swim laps


                  #99 Bianca

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                    Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:51 PM

                    Here's my sad list of meals for the day...

                    B: Total cereal with skim milk
                    L: Chicken thigh and small piece of steak(left over bbq) with a big salad and about 1 cup white rice
                    S: a couple grapes
                    D: McChicken with half a medium fries and a small Sprite...

                    My son said "I have to go to the pool" and my dad usually takes him, but he was working today. He always takes him to McDonald's afterwards, so Gabe had to go there too... so I gave in... I am down half a lbs from Wednesday... I guess its something.
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                    #100 EricaG

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                      Posted 18 July 2008 - 09:04 PM

                      So FI grabbed a bottle of pop the other day for me - Diet Pepsi, and I have decided that I will sit here in the heat and drink it out of my frozen glass. As of tomorrow I am going to stop drinking pop. This will be the biggest challenge, since I am addicted to the stuff. I don't even think it is the caffeine as much as the carbonation. Sometimes I just crave something cold and bubbly, and pop does the trick. Crazy I know, but I am going to do it.
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