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Okay, I think I am really back on track, finally. I will be coaching at an overnight basketball camp for a week in June and I am motivated to lose what I can before that. It is the camp that I went to in high school and the camp owner will be there and remembers me. His words of wisdom for me when I got married were, "Now don't you go and get fat for him!". I will probably be the oldest coach there (a whopping 44!) and I don't want to be this heavy.

I've done great with eating low carb and exercising for the past week. I'm back to 171-1/2, which is still discouraging, but at least I'm headed in the right direction. I have a very athletic 5' 7" frame, but I can't hide that much weight. My revised goal is to get to 162 by June 15th. It's a stretch, but I'd rather set a high goal and work hard for it. Even if I end up at 165 it will be better than where I'm at now.

After suffering from major carb cravings for the first few days I feel great. When I only eat meat, almond butter, fruits and vegetables I feel really good. I just can't seem to lose weight unless I do low carb with rice or bread once or twice a week at the most.

Kat - I think your motivation headed up here. I'll try to clone it and send it south! I am definitely motivated now and hope you get yours back.

Hightop girl - how are your clothes fitting? If you've increased your exercise quite a bit maybe you're gaining muscle weight? A better test than weight is how clothes fit.

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Thanks Lonewolf for the encouragement. I am a bit impatient with myself, and the weighing in is just a form of self torture, so i think I am going to try (we shall see) to only weigh about once a week. I saw my 21 year old daughter last weekend. She saw me at Christmas when I was 5-8 pounds lighter, and said that I looked more muscular than she has ever seen me... and she has seen me at all sorts of fitness levels. She said that I no longer have skinny grandma arms :D what ever that means. I am trying to remember that I am healthier than I was at my thinnest and at my biggest ;) but it isn't easy. The truth is, when I first got sick, I got way too thin, but I liked it. Then it totally reversed and I got too big. Maybe I am where I should be, I just don't like it... and I am 45 on Tuesday, and I guess I really can't expect to look 21 anymore, or am I just giving up. My clothes fit (at least most of them), and today I did a 2 hour mountain bike ride and rode hard, and then ran 5 miles hard. Last year at this time I couldn't even do this same ride, and could never have run after.

Lonewolf, I think you will be ready for the camp. You seem very sensible about setting the goal and then sticking to it. Nothing like your old coach to make you want to succeed :rolleyes:

We will just keep encouraging each other... you to stay on track, and me to be reasonable.

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What kind of things can I eat if I cut out carbs? Or things I shouldnt eat? Please help =)

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Well, I am back on the scale this morning. I haven't really gained or lost, which i guess should at least make me somewhat happy. I don't weigh as much as at my highest a few weeks ago, but not my lowest and goal either. My birthday was yesterday, and my husband took me for gluten free pizza and then I had my first gluten free birthday cake. The pizza was so good, but really salty. I wanted to take the leftovers to work today, but I probably should leave them in the fridge. The cake will be no problem... will make a great door stop. :lol: I have revised that goal to 5 pounds instead of 10, but I don't know. My body is really unpredictable.

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Hi all

I haven't posted in a while, but I've been dealing with other things.

For reasons not related to weight, I'm now grain, starch and sugar free (except for the occasional cheat.) Since I was having a lot of bloating I decided to to weigh myself after two weeks on the new regime and start counting from there. So 1 week into it, I'm down two pounds.

Have not been able to start working out in earnest 'cause I'm way too anemic and my heart can't take the extra stress. I have added a walk at the end of the day and I'll try to add small things throughout the day. Hopefully I'll get this anemia resolved over the next few months so I can at least start doing stuff in my garden.

Hope you get things under control soon with the anemia, but it sounds like your diet changes are helping at least with the weight!

Okay, I think I am really back on track, finally. I will be coaching at an overnight basketball camp for a week in June and I am motivated to lose what I can before that. It is the camp that I went to in high school and the camp owner will be there and remembers me. His words of wisdom for me when I got married were, "Now don't you go and get fat for him!". I will probably be the oldest coach there (a whopping 44!) and I don't want to be this heavy.

I've done great with eating low carb and exercising for the past week. I'm back to 171-1/2, which is still discouraging, but at least I'm headed in the right direction. I have a very athletic 5' 7" frame, but I can't hide that much weight. My revised goal is to get to 162 by June 15th. It's a stretch, but I'd rather set a high goal and work hard for it. Even if I end up at 165 it will be better than where I'm at now.

After suffering from major carb cravings for the first few days I feel great. When I only eat meat, almond butter, fruits and vegetables I feel really good. I just can't seem to lose weight unless I do low carb with rice or bread once or twice a week at the most.

Kat - I think your motivation headed up here. I'll try to clone it and send it south! I am definitely motivated now and hope you get yours back.

Hightop girl - how are your clothes fitting? If you've increased your exercise quite a bit maybe you're gaining muscle weight? A better test than weight is how clothes fit.

Hey Liz,

Good to hear that you're motivated again. Funny how when we have an upcoming event, the motivation just pops in. I'm with you on the rice/bread only once or twice a week. It's tough, but it works.

What kind of things can I eat if I cut out carbs? Or things I shouldnt eat? Please help =)

Hello msmini,

I wish I could answer your question, but I can only tell you what works for me. Limiting my starches to only a couple times a week (rice, potato, gluten-free bread, etc.) and eating mostly veggies & fruit brings about weight loss every time.

Well, I am back on the scale this morning. I haven't really gained or lost, which i guess should at least make me somewhat happy. I don't weigh as much as at my highest a few weeks ago, but not my lowest and goal either. My birthday was yesterday, and my husband took me for gluten free pizza and then I had my first gluten free birthday cake. The pizza was so good, but really salty. I wanted to take the leftovers to work today, but I probably should leave them in the fridge. The cake will be no problem... will make a great door stop. :lol: I have revised that goal to 5 pounds instead of 10, but I don't know. My body is really unpredictable.

Happy Belated Birthday !

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So, as it goes, my motivation has returned due to as upcoming event (sound familiar Liz?). I haven't gained back any of the weight that I lost, so I'm still hovering around 162, but I haven't exactly been making an effort.

Seems the trend these days is revising the goal, so here's my revision with my latest goal:

I'd like to lose 4 lbs by mid-June - that would put me at 158. That's where I was last year before the winter weight gain.

I'm on it.

Have fun !

k

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Just a quick check-in. I'm at 170, so heading in the right direction (down 1-1/2 pounds in 5 days, I'm happy with that). But, I had a major carb craving this afternoon and overdid it. Will get back on track this weekend, holiday or not.

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Hi all. It looks like the spring weather has you all headed in the right direction. We have graduation this week, and I am trying to enjoy it by cutting portions and. As you know, I have an obsession with dates. I ran out pretty early this week and haven't bought any. That alone is at least 400 calories each day. I don't know what to do about this salt/potato chip craving. It is probably my only other real diet problem. I guess I need to just "suck it up" and quit eating them. I have never really been like this before. I haven't weighed in since Wed. so I have no idea what I weigh. I am going to wait a little longer and get through this graduation weekend first.

With summer coming and all the fresh fruit and veggies we should all be in heaven this summer.

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Soooo,

I've been working out - at the gym ... yaay ! It's not so bad. I actually look forward to sweating. I've been walking more because the weather has been awesome. I think I'm at about 163 - looks like I haven't lost any lbs, but I'm working in the right direction.

I'm still having food issues - nighttime is the worse. Yesterday I ate great all day - fruits, veggies, etc., and then the evening came: Nachos. What was I thinking? I spent 45 minutes on the treadmill and then ate nachos?!

I think today I'll prep my veggies, put the cheese in the outside fridge (so I don't have to look at it), and do an upper body workout and 20 minutes of Kick Punch Crunch (cardio). My arms are getting pretty loosy goosy. I'm 41 this month - I'd better get that under control while I still can. Henry's has Red Bell Peppers and pineapple on sale, so I'm going to do that too. I find that as long as I have good foods prepped and ready to go that I don't have as much trouble avoiding the naughty stuff. I guess I'm just lazy.

It cracks me up that I've been in these weight loss threads since last year & I've managed to gain 5 lbs. :huh: What's up with that?

Enough about me - how's everyone else doing?

k

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Hi Ladies,

I know that it has been quite some time since I have posted anything about my diet happenings. I have been really good especially when we go out for dinner. Well somewhat. I have been really busy with school, I have gotten into the actual transcription of some of the fake Docs and it is going pretty good sometimes not especially when the doc has a thick accent of some kind. My weight is still the same but of course is fluctuates by a few pounds, the last time that I weighed myself it put me at 151lbs but that was not on empty I had been drinking some tea.

Ok so here are my meals for the last few days:

Sunday

B- coffee

rice chex cereal with milk (box has gluten free right on the box)

D- Chicken salad from this place called Corner backery the salad consisted of chicken, apple chunks, raisens, and lots of mayo. I ate this and seemed to be fine from it.

fruit

D coke

32 oz vitiman water fruit punch

worked ate at 1:30am

32 tea and then switched to water

cup of sunflower seeds

Amy's black eyed pea and brown rice dinner

more water

Up at 12pm

coffee

Dinner at 5pm

tuna and gluten-free crackers

d DP

Tuesday

B- gluten-free toast

LF milk

coffee

gluten-free soy cheese pizza with ham and onion (I did not let it cook long enough in the oven and then put it into the microwave and it was very gooee)

tea

Wendnesday

B- gluten-free Waffles

lf milk

coffee

s- rice cake

vitamin water fruit punch

D- mixture of chicken, gluten-free penne noodles, medally veggies broc, collyflower, carrots mixed with a can of chicken noodle soup turned out to pretty good.

More Tea

snack in the car gluten-free ginger cookies

D DP

tonights dinner at work will be left overs from dinner and lots of tea.

As far as exercising I have not even done a thing, it seems the most exercise that I get is typing :lol:

Happy eating ladies

donna

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Hi everyone,

The thread is fizzling out again, but i'm here to say - I've lost 2 lbs since my last post. I guess exercising and eating right really does work. I'd be totally satisfied if I could just get down to 155. I think it's the fat (like in cheese) that's my big problem.

This whole gluten-free thing has really gotten much easier. Anymore, it's just routine and preparation (and, sticking to my guns when someone tries to give me the business). It makes dieting easier, that's for sure.

Take care everyone,

k

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I don't know what to do about this salt/potato chip craving. It is probably my only other real diet problem.

This sounds gross, but when I'm craving salty stuff, I'll shake a little salt into my palm and lick it off (just like a tequilla shot). I'll wait a minute, see if I'm still craving it - if so, another small shake. If not, then yay! I subdue the craving without the calories...Strange, but effective.

Of course, I have low blood pressure, so this is safe for me. If you have other health considerations, you should think before you do this.

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HI Ladies

We had a really great weekend, had a highschool graduation party to attend on Saturday. The graduation class was a total of 80, my husband cusin lives in a small town, so they live out in the country. We brought our 4-wheeler which all the men wanted to ride because it goes really fast, so my husband rode his uncles and had our daughter with him. She got hurt, got her nose bruised and lost a baby tooth in the process, she hit the handle bar when they went over a little bump and she wanted to get crazy dramtic going over the bump and hit her head on the front bar, my husband did not get a hold of her fast enough so he feels really bad for her getting hurt. Usually we bring all saftey equipment to be safe, but my daughter did want to ride until she saw her 6 yr old cusin ride with his daddy so she had too as well.

The meal that we was offered for Saturday was Hot dogs, onions, beans, fruit and cake. Everything with gluten was there. I thought that we were going to have a choise of Hamburgers too, so I came prepared for that I brought my own cheese and gluten-free bun. NO Hamburgers, so my stuff stayed in the car. I was hungry so I ate all of the stuff that was provided, it I am going to mess up on purpose I might as well eat it all.

I am almost done with school, I have to be completed by June 30, and on top of that we are moving on the 27th, finally got the house gone, I will be able to use the little gym on the property, and use the pool for some exercise too, which is the best for you as far as shock absorption on your legs, hips, back, and everything else but you get more resistance with the water. In high school when I was on the swim team, we would always fight with the football team on whos work out was harder thiers or ours, we always invited them to join us, when they saw us do lap after lap they never wanted to jump in. Ok! I'm sorry I rambling on now, here is my meals for the week so far. My weight for this week is 148 lbs

Saturday

B- Coffee

2 gluten-free toast with cinnamon and sugar

D- The hot dogs 2 with grilled onions, cheese, baked beans, potato salad, fruit, cake. (The cake did me in)

water

tea

d DP

Sunday

B- coffee

2 gluten-free toast

D- stuffed baked potato with gluten-free bacon, cheese, sour cream, chive onions.

water

snack sunflower seeds

2 32oz teas throughout the night

working ate at 1:30am

left over potato

tea

Monday up at 2pm

coffee

D- gluten-free sandwhich with turkey, cheese, alfalfa sprout, avacdo

water

Tuesday

B- gluten-free maple buckwheat flake cereal

coffee

water

D- gluten-free sandwhich with turkey, cheese, alfalfa sprouts avacod

water

32oz tea

working ate at 12:30

gluten-free english muffin with sunshine patty, salad with gluten-free dressing

D coke

Wednesday

up at 12pm

so far coffee, no idea what is for dinner

Happy eating ladies B)

donna

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I am headed to my 1/2 ironman this weekend. I am glad to get to relax a bit after that. I did visit a trainer today that feels she can get my weight back on track when I get back. I have held steady for the last couple of weeks, so that is actually encouraging. I hope you are all making progress.

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Hi Ladies,

We are defiantly moving next week, the apartment is nice that we are moving into next Thursday. I will be more active at the apartments, because 1. I will be walking the dog becuase, no yard, 2. 24 hour fitness facility on site I believe that I saw a treadmill, big ball, stairmaster, weights, and other stuff. 3. Two swimming pools were I can do lots of arobic exercises no lab swimming, too small, and I won't have to worry about my ankles, I can have the resistance that I want with out worring about my feet twisting. So as ya'll can imagine I will be quite busy for the next two weeks with trying to get done with school by the 30th, plus packing and moving by the 26th, which my internet service maybe down for a while, so I have to get my school done by the 26th as well.

Ok so here are my meals for the last couple of days.

Saturday

B- gluten-free maple buckwheat cereal

coffee

D- Border bowl from Taco Bell

DDP

working ate at 1:30am

brown rice tortilla with sunshine patty

salad with gluten-free dressing

32 oz tea

Sunday up at 1pm

coffee

D- Southwest salad from Springcreek restuarant with my gluten-free dressing

d DP

another D DP

working ate at 1am

gluten-free english muffin with sunshine patty

32 oz tea

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Monday up at 12pm

coffee

d- SOS scrambled egg, (with hamburger and gluten-free gravy) over an gluten-free english muffin. I needed comfort food, because I was worried all day about the apartment.

D DP

Today

so far just coffee

Happy eating ladies, I have a busy day ahead of me.

donna

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Hi everyone,

I am 23 years old, and I am waiting to have a biopsy to confirm that I have Coeliac disease. Since I got the blood tests back that showed up the Coeliac issue, (about 2months ago) I tried cutting out gluten and noticed a massive improvement in my symptoms. I have always been slim/curvy (UK size 8-10) however during the last 2 months I have gone up 2 dress sizes and its really getting me down.

My doctor has told me to reintroduce gluten to my diet so that the biopsy will show accurate symptoms etc, which I understand, but I'm not enjoying the return to pain/bloating etc! I also seem to be reacting to lactose, just to complicate things a bit more.

What I don't understand though, is how have I put so much weight on in the last 2 months, when I've mainly been eating fruit and veg, tuna, a small amount of basmati rice, and not an awful lot else??? None of my clothes fit me, I'm off work with depression, I have a history of eating disorders, and everything is getting a bit much for me to deal with!

Can anyone suggest ways for me to lose the weight?

I try to exercise (I bought a 'stepper' which I use about 3-4 times a week, and I do sit ups etc.) but I am quite badly anaemic at the moment so have very little energy. The only thing I can think of is to revert back to the eating disorder mindset, which I dont particularly want to do, but I'm struggling to come up with another solution.

My 'new' stomach fat is quite firm - could this be water retention?

Any advice would be really appreciated!!!

Sophie

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I finished the 1/2 ironman over the weekend. It was the last thing on my list to do to prove that I was healthy again. It was hard but not too bad at all. I am pretty swollen everywhere from it, so I will probably wait to weigh until next week. I am going to try to get in to see a trainer today about my diet and then next week to do the other stuff (weight and body fat etc) so maybe I can jusdge my progress in ways other than just the scale. I need to cut back the food intake again now that I won't be training so much. Who knows, maybe I will lose a couple of pounds in the process.

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I finished the 1/2 ironman over the weekend. It was the last thing on my list to do to prove that I was healthy again. It was hard but not too bad at all.

congratulations on a phenomenal effort :D

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Yeah Yogi!! join the group. I find that I only post if I'm losing, and so I assume that's what everyone does, so now that you've checked in, I expect to hear from you every week (tapping foot with that look on face)

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People check in periodically. Someone designated Friday as weigh in day, but one person prefers Mondays, so she'll be good all weekend. It's up to you. Some people post their meals for the day/week. Again, whatever helps you to stay on track.

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Hi and welcome Yogi

I am 4 days and counting on being able to start using the gym/pools at my apartments that we will be moving into, so for now I am using as my exercise excuse of packing and then lifting and unpacking all my junk, into the trucks and such. I know that I will be drinking lots of water since we chose to start our move in the middle of the hot Texas summer which has not been too bad with all the orange and red ozone alerts which we will be getting this week. I have done ok on my meals so far, I did weigh myself and unfortunatly it is 150lbs which I think translates into 68 kilos. I had my heavy sandles on. B) With our move I already have my internet scheduled on the day of the move, which I think is awsome of ATT to be able to do, except in the little area that we going to be in we will not be able to our U-Verse which we love, so back to the old Time-Werner on the cable. Ok so here are my meals for the last few days, without Thursday I can't remember what I had that day, I was sleep deprived I guess.

Friday

B- gluten-free english muffin with egg and ham, cheese.

milk

coffee

D- Rice with butter and a little sugar

tea

Saturday

B- coffee

2 eggs, 2 gluten-free bacon, 2 gluten-free toast

D- chicken and bacon, black olive, avacodo, gluten-free cheese, yellow peppers, from subway on gluten-free brown rice tortilla

d coke

Sunday

B- 3 gluten-free french toast

milk

coffee

Tea

D- Roast with potatos, and carrots

on my way to work D DP

for dinner at work which will be at 1am is left over dinner and I can't wait.

32 oz tea

water

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I think maybe it was Yogi that bought the stepper and is really anemic. Take heart. I was really anemic a year ago, and could hardly ride my bike or run. Apparently my running looked slower than walking. It gets better. Don't let your docs give up on the anemia. I finally had to have IV iron, and it was a miracle.

Now for my check in... I went to see a trainer this week and have started circuit training on top of my aerobic stuff for triathlons. She also thought that I needed a lot more protein. It is really odd that she didn't think chocolate and chips and french fries were important food groups.

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Chocolate and french fries....they deserve their own food group....

I think I should join this thread...I went from 182 to 145 on Jenny Craig before I became REALLY sick. Like most I was diagnosed incorrectly and mis-medicated for wrong things for years until my body just shut down. After 6 months of a gluten-free diet I am finally feeling well enough to continue on and not use excuses anymore. Unfortunately I have gained back about 10 lbs....so now I am in the boat to loose about 30 lbs. Maybe having to be accountable will help.

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