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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber and aiming for at least 15 grams
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including a red or orange veggie and a leafy green
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I am grateful for this team and this challenge. The team helps me to stay connected with eating right even when I'm not, and this challenge reminds me of things I can do to get healthier and to have a better life. Thank you.

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3/31/19 10:38 P

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Budgetmaw: It was a gaming convention with all kinds of games in Portland Oregon, about an hour's drive away from me. The convention itself ran from Thursday to Sunday, and we went Friday and Saturday. It was fun, I did two four-hour games, one Friday and one Saturday. Today I prepped for the week so I have veggie snacks and healthy foods.

Food was a disaster, with all the restaurant food and fast food I didn't eat healthy at all. It was our vacation though for the first time in forever so I will pick it up again tomorrow. With the spring it will be better.

I like the goal of going outside every day, I think I can do that, I've been walking again and even if it rains I go around the building, mostly uncovered but there is a bench in a covered recess that I can rest at a bit when I need to sit down. So that will work, even in the rain.

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And done!

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3/31/19 6:39 P

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3/30
1. Stretch 3x/week: 3/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 2/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 5,930
4. Plan next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: I didn't track but it was over 30


One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/31/19 10:24 A

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong ones
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber - missed this one
d. At least half a pound of veggies
e. At least 4 kinds of veggies
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I'm grateful for all the spring flowers. Daffodils are out in full splendor in a lot of yards. I love it!

To summarize - I've done pretty well with everything except the exercises, which have been hit or miss. And I've forgotten to list my gratitude most days. But it's been a good month. Thanks to all of you for being here for me. It really helps.

Edited by: BUDGETMAW at: 3/31/2019 (10:26)
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To sum up: I wasn't very good about checking in here, but I did track my food everyday and I was grateful for one thing each day. Looking forward to getting outside this next month.

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3/31/19 12:39 A

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One more day

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3/29/19 7:29 P

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TGIF. And I didn't even work all week.

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3/29/19 6:51 P

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3/28
1. Stretch 3x/week: 3/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 2/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 8,107
4. Plan next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: can't begin to guess, did not do well with potluck at work and eating out with my book club

Making some tweaks for next week. I'm cutting out dairy, except minimal amounts of butter, and adding in a serving of fruit if I want. Might not be daily, but if I feel like it and can afford the carbs it won't be off limits. Debating if I'll change the number of NC or not.

Edited by: FITKRIS at: 3/29/2019 (22:17)
One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/29/19 10:33 A

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong ones
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for at least 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including one orange or red veggie and one leafy green
Plan food ahead and eat as planned emoticon
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3/28/19 8:39 P

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I'm voting yes on getting outside. At least long enough to get some sun.

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3/28/19 7:16 P

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Me too - I've been getting out to walk Jewel most days, so that would fit in well now that it's warming up.

3/27
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 7,109
4. Plan next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 53 estimated


One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/28/19 2:46 P

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I haven't been good about checking in this month, so my opinion shouldn't be counted as much as those that have checked in regularly. All that to say I like the outdoor idea.

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3/28/19 11:08 A

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It's almost next month! Do you want to do another team goal next month? If so, what do you want to do? I'm thinking something about getting outside might be good. It should be mostly warm enough and cool enough to do stuff outside, at least most of the time. Or what are your ideas?

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for at least 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including a red or orange veggie and a leafy green
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Three meals a day and nothing in between emoticon
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Hydrate emoticon
MOVE! emoticon

Didn't plan lunch until I was making it, and made and ate it before tracking it.


Edited by: BUDGETMAW at: 3/28/2019 (11:06)
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Good day

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3/26
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 6,104
4. Plan next day's food: mostly
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 32

Tomorrow is a potluck at work. I'll try to take it easy, but am not planning on counting carbs. Am bringing my own lunch so I will be full from that but can still enjoy tasting a few things.

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/27/19 12:18 P

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::SIGH:: another meeting. Food was great up until then.

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3/27/19 9:11 A

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25 (or maybe a few more)
c. At least 10 grams of fiber and aiming for 15
d. At least a pound of veggies (probably not quite)
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies
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Amaranth, I know you're going to a convention. Where and when and for how long and what kind?

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3/26/19 10:13 P

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I had a good food day, cooked omelettes for the first time in forever! Remember why now, for two it takes almost 50 minutes to make them when I normally am done at 20 minutes. but my pans are too small to make all the stuffing at once, and I'm cooking on two plates. So, double the time. It is delicious though (I make bacon spinach sour cream omelettes) and lowish carb. The GPS is somewhere where I can't find it, I really hope we didn't lose it but our house is a mess :( we'll have to do it with a printed directions page.

emoticon Tracked nutrition: yes
emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 68 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: 6 grams
emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 30 minutes
emoticon What did I do for fun? cleaned out the car for the convention trip
emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? not as much as normal, all the leadworkers were doing training

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3/26/19 9:40 P

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Happy birthday a little early, Maw!

3/25
1. Stretch 3x/week: 1/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 7,052
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 37

Now I remember why it's so hard to stay extremely LC, it takes a lot of planning and prep!

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/26/19 10:31 A

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. Fast until supper (bone broth for breakfast and lunch)
c. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
d. At least 10 grams of fiber
e. At least half a pound of veggies
f. At least 4 kinds of veggies
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Mom's taking me out for lamb shanks tonight. I won't be taking my scale to the restaurant (some real diehards do - more power to them!) so won't have real numbers for what I eat. I do know that the lamb shanks are cooked in a thickened gravy. I'll avoid the gravy as much as I can. There have a variety of wonderful breads, all of which I'll skip. I'll also skip the potato and soup. They have a salad bar, and I'll have low carb veggies and ranch dressing. And a pretty low carb lunch. I should be under 25 net carbs anyway, though maybe not under 20. Eating on plan will be doing the best I can (well, doing well, anyway) given what's available tonight, and remembering that no one is putting food in my mouth but me!

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3/25/19 10:41 P

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Eh!

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3/25/19 9:58 P

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FitKris: Way to go!!

My week had a good start too, after yesterday and the day before I had a good low carb day. Did not even have one phone call. Spent most of the evening cooking but also planning to find our GPS which got lost somewhere and which we will need.

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emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 69 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: 6 grams
emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 30 minutes
emoticon What did I do for fun? prepped for our convention vacation Fri and Sat
emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? A little, walked over a time or two, three instead of emailing someone.

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3/25/19 9:44 P

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My week got off to a good start!

3/24
1. Stretch 3x/week: 1/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 5,951
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 29

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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3/25/19 10:15 A

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber and aiming for at least 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including one orange or red and one leafy green
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24-hour broth fast today, which means broth for breakfast (as usual) and again for lunch, then a "normal" supper. I forgot and put cream in my breakfast broth, but that's ok. It wasn't very much.

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3/24/19 9:50 P

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Not a good food day. Did walk a little because I had to go in the store. Did get my prep done for the week, tomorrow will be better.

emoticon Tracked nutrition: yes
emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 135 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: no grams
emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 10 minutes
emoticon What did I do for fun? prepping for the convention Fri and Sat
emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? yes, did a lot of walking for my prepping and laundry and all that.

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3/24/19 8:20 P

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3/23
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 4,654 - no walk yesterday
4. Plan next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 32 - a little over

I'm going to keep my goal of 30 NC or under this week. It's helping me be more mindful of what I'm eating. I need to do better with my stretching/strengthening.

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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Not optimal

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3/24/19 10:39 A

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If I'm going to do a 24 hour broth fast (which really just means having broth for lunch but normal breakfast (broth) and suppers), I need to change my goals for those days. So, on days I finish a 24 hour broth fast I will have at least half a pound of veggies and at least 4 kinds of veggies and at least 10 grams of fiber (some of which will probably come from chia seeds).

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Yesterday was the end of my fast. Bone broth for breakfast and for lunch, chicken tails and skin for supper. No veggies at all, but that was planned. Back on veggies today, then another one day fast tomorrow - from supper tonight until supper tomorrow. The longer fast was interesting (I was surprised at how easy it was) but not something I want to do all the time. Obviously! Or even for long periods. Two 24-hour fasts a week (Mondays and Fridays) seems reasonable - from the supper the night before until supper the day of the fast.

Today I am thankful that my fast was just for fun and not because I had to do it. I am lucky that I can choose to eat or not to eat and can choose what I eat and what I don't eat. Many people can't do that.

I think I listed that as my gratitude yesterday, too, so I'll give another one today. I am thankful for the rain we got last night/this morning. We needed it. It should help the spring flowers grow and blossom. And I'm thankful for the spring flowers, too - daffodils, tulips, crocus, snow drops, primroses, etc. I love spring flowers!

Edited by: BUDGETMAW at: 3/24/2019 (09:41)
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3/23/19 10:03 P

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My whole plan for lunch got thrown over by the Chinese place not being open suddenly. So I ended up with a higher carb option for brunch, which cost me about 40 carbs. The rest of the day was good.

emoticon Tracked nutrition: yes
emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 110 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: 6 grams
emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 60 minutes
emoticon What did I do for fun? will watch some tv
emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? no, the walk was quite enough

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3/22
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 10,085 - woo hoo, haven't had that many steps for a long time
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 26

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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I'm calling today good.

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3/23/19 9:33 A

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No angry taxpayers on the phone is always a good thing, Amaranth!

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Had a good food day today, no cookies or other treats, stayed on plan. No upset people on the phone, still didn't get as many returns done as I'd hope.

emoticon Tracked nutrition: yes
emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 69 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: 6 grams
emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 45 minutes
emoticon What did I do for fun? plan for the convention next week
emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? yes I walked around a few times

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3/21
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 7,501
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 23

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Today would be good.

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Instead of trying to keep it down for the rest of the month, how about just keeping it down today? After all, you can do one day. And there's only half a day left. And you'll be sleeping some of it. So it's really only a few hours. You can do it!

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Well, I'm having too much trouble keeping it below 51 NC to try to lower that goal. However, There are 10 days left to the month, and I can perhaps hold hard for that period.

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
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Modified induction is my own version. I decided to allow 30 NC and am not strictly following the Atkins induction in that I may allow some foods that normally aren't allowed until after induction. Just sort of making it up as I go but really trying to stick to 30 NC max. You could think about what would work for you and make your own rules. I'm committing to a week, but may continue after that. It's been pretty painless so far.

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Fought all day against wanting cookies, failed miserably. Had about 150 grams of carbs today. Good thing was no upset people on the phone, though I didn't get many returns done. I did walk, 15 mins in my morning break and 30 mins in the afternoon, even went a little further than before, and it was starting to rain. So that was good.

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Maybe. What is modified induction?

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You could join me on induction/modified induction...

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1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 3,592 - didn't walk at work because I left early for my dental appointment, and when I got home I was not in the mood to go out.
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 21

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Food has been bad, need to do something drastic to get on track again.

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong ones
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for at least 15
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3/19
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 5,642
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 32 - close!


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Went to weight watchers to weigh in, am the heaviest I've been in months, I really have to get my act back together. Maybe now that the pain is gone and it's spring I can get a handle on that.

No upset people on the phone today. Had a treat at work but managed to keep the whole day under 80 grams NC by cutting out some other carby food.

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emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 79 grams
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03/19/2019

Moved a bunch, but carbs were over because I ate four pieces of buttermilk chicken tenders at McDonalds between dog classes. Usually I get two pieces, but was especially hungry yesterday for some reason. I was still under 40, but want that a lot less.

I am thankful for good friends with dogs--my classmates are a great group of people and we love to talk dogs. Training and socializing--what fun.

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including one orange or red and one leafy green
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I keep forgetting to include something I'm grateful for. Today I'm grateful for Spring!

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3/18
1. Stretch 3x/week: 1/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 0/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 7,103
4. Plan next day's food: yes
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes
6. NC 30 or under: 44

First day and over on my NC. Didn't plan well enough.

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L3on3too: I hope you're in less pain soon!

We went out and watched Captain Marvel today, it was great! Had half of a hamburger so not quite low carb but I stayed under 75! I was careful with the other food.

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Nope

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Did well today. Below 20 grams of net carbs and accomplished a lot of things that needed accomplishing. Moved a bunch. And I am thankful that I can still move after all the gardening yesterday. Lowering myself onto the toilet is exquisitely painful, but luckily still doable! (GRIN)

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Fitkris: I need to try those cheese and sausage puffs they sound and look great!!

A good low carb day today, I was very slow at work but my boss keeps saying he doesn't expect any trouble with my production so I guess I shouldn't worry about it, but I do.

Went to PT this morning even though the problem resolved itself and got a few new exercises.

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emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 64 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: 6 grams
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3/17
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2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 0/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 6,495
4. Plan and post next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes

Starting tomorrow I will add the day's net carbs.

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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All this talk about snacking and eating or not eating between meals, and I nibbled much of the afternoon. Just on meat, but I definitely did not need to do it. Compulsive eating, for sure.

Egg and broth fast today. Not in response to how I ate yesterday, but because it's Monday and I've been doing an egg and broth fast on Mondays.

Had Mom over for supper last night, so not sure about the quantities of veggies I ate. I'm pretty sure I was under 20 net carbs, not sure about the fiber or the total quantity. I'm calling it good for the day, though, since I had planned for Mom coming over and I stayed under the 20 net carbs. That's the most important part of eating on plan.

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Budgetmaw: not wanting to eat more than three whole meals also makes complete sense!

Wanted to do better today but lost control in the store, lots of sugar. Still cooking the corned beef, which is not going to be done until 7 PM. I hope it will have settled at 8 PM when it's time for bed.

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In preparation for my modified induction starting tomorrow, I made 2 new recipes. Both are great and the links are below. First up, Keto Bread. I have a different recipe for a LC English Muffin, but this one is much better, and it looks a lot more like an English Muffin too. It comes in at 3 NC:

www.listotic.com/90-second-keto-brea
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I also made Cheesy Sausage Puffs, they're really good too, and I'll be able to take them to work and reheat in the microwave for a quick breakfast when I get hungry. I got 33 puffs out of the recipe, per puff: 101 calories, 0.84 carbs, 8.7 g fat, 4.4 g protein

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5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes


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food on track

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For the past week, my carbs have been higher than usual and I am not sure why. Well maybe I do know--I bought a large jar of cashews in a weak moment at Costco. I eat no more than an ounce a day, but they are still high in carbs and low in fiber. Almonds or pecans are a better choice, and what I usually eat. And I had a couple of meals that had sour cream--I forgot just how high in carbs sour cream is. At any rate, it is time to make the cashews a once in a while thing and use the sour cream in moderation.

Got back into the gardens yesterday and enjoyed the movement and getting my hands dirty. The soil has just the right amount of moisture to make pulling weeds easy and Toby is having a ball 'helping' me.

I am thankful for sunshine and warm enough temperatures.

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My goal is three (or sometimes two) meals a day with nothing in between. It has nothing to do with insulin spikes or anything like that. I just know that I don't do snacks very well. If I'm going to eat, I expect to eat a whole meal, or similar quantity. It's much easier to just not eat anything between meals than it is to eat a little bit and then quit. "Moderation" is most definitely NOT my middle name!

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I shopped on foot today instead of riding in a cart. That was almost an hour of walking, though I took a sitting break in between at the bench about halfway in the store. I do have more pain in my left hip now but my right is fine (where the sciatica was).

I've only bought a little sugar free candy and no sugar like I have the last weeks. Planning to get back on track. Tomorrow I'll have a potato because I'm making corned beef with red potatoes and coleslaw but I'm planning to keep the higher carb foods at that.

Didn't track today, no time with everything else, but I think I'm under 75 grams of net carbs, which is good for me.

I am a grazer type of eater and I have little bits of healthy foods all day (not so healthy if I get focused on cookies or candy). With the binges I need to avoid getting really hungry so that is the best for me. I just k now what I'm going to eat in the next 2 hours which is helpful to me. I hope not snacking helps those of you who are avoiding insulin spikes, it makes total sense!

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No exercise this week, curse you DST!

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Kris, I found that if skipped breakfast I ended up eating in the evening, too. Didn't matter how much I'd had in between. For some reason, though, I can IF between supper and lunch the next day and no trouble at all with evening munchies!


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I'm also trying to extend my time between meals for the same reasons as Leone. I believe we've been fed a bunch of baloney about eating every few hours (though of course, if your doctor is telling you to do this to keep blood sugar steady then listen to your doctor). How can our bodies ever tap into our fat stores if there's always food running around to digest first? I do find if I wait until noon to eat though, that I eat well into the evening and am very hungry during the times I do eat. So I am settling for not eating breakfast until my body tells me I'm actually hungry, which is usually between 9-10:30. And it will be a smallish breakfast. And I'm trying to not eat after supper, or at least not after 7:30.

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2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 2/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 5,595 - I really should have done the extra steps to meet the goal
4. Plan and post next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes

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Somehow I must have missed a notice for this list and it fell by the wayside. Glad the pain is gone Amaranth--it makes such a difference.

I tried the 24 hour fast this past week and do not believe it is something that works for my body. I have no problem having my last meal of the day at 7pm and not eating until noon the next day (except for a cuppa coffee with some cream--and I've cut back on the cream), but not eating until dinner just makes me ravenous--even with coffee and broth and lots of water. So I will continue with what works for me. I have cut out snacks and added them to mealtime. It made so much sense when I read that in Fung's book--snacking promotes insulin production all day and insulin makes you fat. I'm already insulin resistant. No need to have it running around my body all day.

My pedometer stopped working and I have decided to not replace it at this time. Instead I will walk 20-30 minutes a day. I miss knowing my steps, but enough is enough.

Today I am thankful for all of my friends on this team. I love hearing your stories and having your support. Thank you.

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Supper at Mom's house yesterday, as expected. Like I told you yesterday, I changed my food goals a bit to accommodate that. Supper was higher carb than usual and I had less control over it, so I made that (almost) my only carbs. A bit of cream in my broth in the morning and eggs in my broth at noon, and I ate a few slices of cucumber when I was making to salad to take to Mom's, but that was it for the carbs. I'm pretty sure I came in under 20 net carbs for the day, but was way under on fiber and veggies. Did get in my 5 kinds, though, including something red and some leafy greens. I'm counting the day a success from that standpoint. I did eat some of the meat from the bones I'm cooking up for bone broth, though, so didn't do the three meals a day and nothing in between.

I want to do a meat and egg fast - or basically a 36 hour fast - to make up for eating between meals yesterday, but I'm not going to. For me, and that's just me, that comes too close to a binge/restrict cycle and it's not healthy. I'll do my Monday meat and egg fast as scheduled, but not as extra one this weekend as "punishment" or to "make up for" eating as I did yesterday.

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::SIGH:: meetings feh!

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I was really lucky, about 10 days after doing the exercises faithfully my body began to heal and I'm pain free now and able to walk again, almost like normal. I just have to get back to my old level after a month of not walking.

Today was a good food day, but as a work day goes less good, had a very upset person because I couldn't give her the credit. I wish they'd read the information before claiming it, but people hardly read our letters let alone the schedule.

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Way to go Amaranth!

Starting Monday, I'm going to cut way back on the carbs, a modified induction I guess I'd call it. I haven't been tracking food or carbs and it's gotten out of hand. I need to go back to basics. I'll plan my meals and get groceries this weekend but I'm not officially tracking until Monday. It will be somewhere between 20-30 NC, depending on the meal plans I make. Going to do this for 1 week then re-evaluate. I'll report here by adding it below.

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5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes


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Sounds like you found a great PT, Amaranth!

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including at least one red or orange veggie and one leafy green
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Supper at Mom's house tonight. She's having corned beef, potatoes, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and some kind of cream cheese dessert with blueberries. I'm taking a salad and dressing. I'll have corned beef, salad, 5 Brussels sprouts (the things have one net carb each!), one piece of carrot, and a few plain blueberries. Unfortunately, that means pretty much no carbs for lunch. I'll have egg drop soup, no veggies. That makes me a bit light on veggies for the day, but I think I'll survive. Better than going over on the net carbs.

Today I'm thankful for Russell, who is not only a good companion but also very strongly encourages me to get out and walk!

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I managed to walk the whole of my short break and also most of my lunch break. I spent a lot of time sitting on benches but that was perfect. I might be ready to do my shopping walking again on Saturday as long as I rest on the bench halfway in the store.

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emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 40 minutes (with lots of bench breaks
emoticon What did I do for fun? watched umbrella academy
emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? Not much, the 40 mins were challenge enough

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Just barely

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3/11 - guess I've missed a couple days, been busy.
1. Stretch 3x/week: 1/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 4,390
4. Plan and post next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for at least 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies
Plan food ahead and eat as planned emoticon
Three meals a day and nothing in between emoticon
At least one set of exercises emoticon
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I like Leone's idea of telling one thing I'm grateful for each day. Today it's a new low number on the scale and that it's not freaking me out.

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emoticon Amaranth!

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Hurray for Amaranth!

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I walked today for my short break! I walked yesterday morning for half of my short break but today I did the whole 15 minutes. Tomorrow I'm going to walk 15 mins in hte morning and 15 in the afternoon. Food wasn't great, I had a mini pizza for lunch at our units meeting and games of bingo.

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emoticon Under or on 70 gr of carbs: 146 grams
emoticon Under or on 12 gr of sugar alcohols: no grams
emoticon Did I walk (except Sun): yes, 15 minutes
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emoticon Did I move apart from my walk? A little, walked over a time or two, three instead of emailing someone.

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for at least 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies
Plan food ahead and eat as planned emoticon
Three meals a day and nothing in between emoticon
At least one set of exercises emoticon
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Lots of movement and not much just sitting for extended periods until after supper. Need to work at that more. Am committing to getting up at least once in the middle of the evening.

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Time change is messing with my before work exercise

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Thank you for the kind words MAW and I will!

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Having a husband (or anyone else!) who accommodates your eating style and is supportive is definitely something to be grateful for, Leone! I am so fortunate in that respect that I live alone and don't have to accommodate anyone else's eating style or have food in the house that I shouldn't/don't eat. Give him an extra hug from me, would you please, and tell him thanks for helping out my friend?

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber and aiming for 15 or more
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including one red or orange veggie and one leafy green
Plan food ahead and eat as planned emoticon
Three meals a day and nothing in between emoticon
At least one set of exercises emoticon
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Hydrate emoticon
MOVE! emoticon

I'm doing fine with the food, but not so well with the exercise. Haven't been doing the exercises and keep forgetting to set the alarm so I get up. I just set it now, though.

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03/11/2019

Almost got my steps and walked for 20 minutes, moved at least once every 30 minutes and drank lots of water. Except for one coffee and cream in the morning, I completed my second 24 hour fast of the week. Fung allows some cream in his fasting program, but I probably have more than what he is advocating. I keep forgetting to add what I am grateful for--so I must really need to do it! I'm grateful for a husband that accommodates my eating choices and is supportive.

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food good, exercise minimal

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3/10
1. Stretch 3x/week: 1/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 0/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 4,340, but I got out and shoveled snow and ice for over an hour, a great workout. I'm sore today.
4. Plan and post next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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Did not sleep much at all last night, I lay awake most of the night, it already started out when trying to go to bed earlier than normal but it never changed into actually sleeping. So I wasn't up to cooking after work, ending in a high-carb fast food meal. Pain is not too bad, work ended up good because the phones were out of commission today!

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Got my steps! YAY. Ate well, though dinner was really late--I don't like to eat quite that late, but food was good and no snacks. Did not sleep particularly well--between DST and too much coffee my mind would not shut down. I'm grateful for a rain pattern that is including my region in the path of storms.

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a. Eat the right foods and don't eat the wrong foods
b. No more than 20 net carbs and never more than 25
c. At least 10 grams of fiber, aiming for 15
d. At least a pound of veggies
e. At least 5 kinds of veggies, including one red or orange veggie and one leafy green
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Did a lot of prep today, not looking forward to having to get up an hour earlier tomorrow, already hard to get out of bed. Food wasn't very good, tomorrow should be better.

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3/9
1. Stretch 3x/week: 2/3
2. Strengthen arms 3x/week: 1/3
3. 5,900 steps minimum: 2,467
4. Plan and post next day's food: no
5. Update monthly goal calendar: yes

One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don't feel like doing it. - Unknown


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yesterday not as bad as anticipated

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Toby loves to chew--and he has all kinds of things to chew on--from elk antlers to felt dryer balls. Unfortunately the other day he decided one of the back cushions on sofa was what he wanted to chew. Because I have dogs and long before I got Toby, I got this sofa which is a wood frame with a rope support and cushions. None of the dogs have bothered the long bottom cushion, but various dogs have nibbled on the back cushions. But Toby really did a number on one of the back cushions and I am replacing them with several pillows. It is MUCH easier and cheaper to replace a cushion than a sofa, and was the reason I bought this piece of furniture.

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What's this about the dog chewing cushions? Did I miss something?

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I sewed almost all day--a new cover for the bottom sofa cushion and 2 new pillow back covers with another to go. So not enough steps, but I did do a 24 hour fast. After reading Fung's book, I decided to give it a try. I have been doing a long fast in the morning--coffee, but no food until noon. The 24 hours were fine and by keeping busy, I didn't fixate on food. Will try that every other day this week. Also no snacking just a little bit bigger meals. Fung's book made me understand why MAW does not snack!

I'm thankful that the dog did not chew the bottom cushion! and that I had enough material to recover everything.

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