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Hi everyone

Hope you're all well!

Well, I moved back in with my Mum last Friday, so I've had a week of getting myself sorted and coming up with a plan of action! I am currently about 150lbs, want to get down to about 126lbs. My problem is I have such a sweet tooth! I started taking water tablets a week ago, just in case i had water retention...not sure if they've made much difference but its worth a try!

I've spent most of the week asleep, so not done any exercise, but I think i've cut down a bit on my food intake since I moved back here. I went shopping today and bought a pair of jeans and a couple of vest tops that actually fit me for the size i am now, so i feel a bit happier for being comfortable, instead of trying to squeeze into things that are too small for me.

Every day I plan to do 30mins on my stepper, go for a 20mins walk/jog (i'm not very good at running!) and do a few sit ups. Oh yeah, and I found some sort of contraption that my Mum bought while I was away to work the triceps/biceps, so I'll use that too.

I'm feelin a lot more positive today even though I'm absolutely shattered after walking round the shops this afternoon. I still don't have the appointment for my biopsy, but i can't do anything about that.

So, 'why put off 'til tomorrow what you can do today' - i'm going to put my trakkie bottoms on and get on my stepper!

Sophie

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Hi ya'll

Welcome Sophie and Texas nice to have new faces around here. Texas, are you from Texas if you are where are, I am and I am right in the middle of Dallas and Ft worth.

I have not been posting too much lately I started to post a few times at work but go really busy and had to shut down the computer or I was just too tired to complete the post. I am finally unpacked from moving just about only a box here and there to unpack, other than that everything has found a place. I am finished with school just about only I have to practice some more with my transcripition files and study some more to get my grade higher, right now I have a B average pretty much my instructor wants me to bring the last test grade up so it will look better to employers.

I have not weighed myself in quite some time but the last weigh in a couple of weeks ago was 147 1/2 lbs. so I am doing ok with my food but while moving it was really hard. My gluten-free food has not had any good choices and I am paying the price for but with moving I have tried to eat what I can to be ok.

I am not going to post my meals for now but my next posts I will.

I really hope that everybody is doing great on ya'll's diets.

donna

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I am in Keller and just recently attended the support group meeting in North Richland Hills. I have the gluten free diet under control but have been enjoying the allowed treats too much. I exercise at Curves three times a week. Need the support from friends to get my weight under control

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Hi,

I am really interested in this forum but am unsure how things work.

I haven't really been diagnosed but my natural doctor told me I was and I've been gluten-free for a month.

I've been sick since I was a kid and missed lots of school, I started out 199 lbs in 2003 then lost 50 lbs and felt better on the Atkins diet(less gluten)then went off it in 2004 when I met my husband. I gained weight mostly during the planning of our wedding (I had to buy a new dress).I have since 2005 gone from 150 lbs on my wedding day to 250 lbs today my anniversary is on Sept. 5 and I want to lose 20 lbs.

I have severe bloating , gas and D so much that one day I look pregnant and gain like ten lbs (yesterday) then the next day I'm fine like today any Ideas?

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I'm pleased to say my iron tablets have really helped - i've finally got the energy to do things! The only downside is that they make me so constipated. I even tried eating things with a high gluten content to see if it would act as a laxative! but it didn't <_< Anyway, I haven't lost any weight over the last couple of weeks, but then i haven't gained any either, so I guess thats a good thing. I don't feel as bloated though - I think that was caused by stress, so i've made a conscious effort to be stress-free, and it seems to be working.

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I'm pleased to say my iron tablets have really helped - i've finally got the energy to do things! The only downside is that they make me so constipated. I even tried eating things with a high gluten content to see if it would act as a laxative! but it didn't <_< Anyway, I haven't lost any weight over the last couple of weeks, but then i haven't gained any either, so I guess thats a good thing. I don't feel as bloated though - I think that was caused by stress, so i've made a conscious effort to be stress-free, and it seems to be working.

With my celiac related iron deficiency simply going on the gluten free diet for a few months brought my hemoglobin and iron levels up quite a bit. I wouldn't take iron pills as my doctor instructed due to the fact that my celiac symptoms include constipation already so there's no way I could also handle taking iron in addition! I would just suggest drinking lot's of water and adding foods high in fiber. (Gluten free of course!) You know, if you ingest gluten to attempt to have a laxative effect, your body will not absorb the iron you are putting in it since it is in "celiac reaction mode."

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Hi Everyone,

Do you have room for one more?

I have always been on the heavy side, having a large frame structure, but I am way over now. I am currently 284 lbs and would like to get down to 210 lbs or so. A year and a half ago, while I was traveling to and from Mexico on a job assignment, I went through a rough time and was continuously getting glutened and had lost a lot of weigth to quickly. In 4 months time I was down to 230 lbs - a lose of 50 lbs. I finally got an apartment down there and was able to shop and cook for myself. I then gained everything slowly back - faster after completing my job assignment and then starting school.

Erik

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At the moment, while I'm waiting to get my biopsy appointment through, my doctor has ordered me to eat gluten 'as normal' so the biopsy will show something. So I had to take the iron tablets prescribed as I could barely even get up and dressed as i had so little energy! I know what you mean though, and I'd definitely prefer to improve my health naturally if I can, instead of taking tablets.

As soon as I've had the biopsy (I rang my specialist yesterday and he said it will probably be at the beginning of August) I'm going totally gluten free. I did it for about a month a little while ago and the improvements were incredible, so I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Then I can really start concentrating on losing a bit of weight and toning up! Just in time for my holiday in Sept!!!

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At the moment, while I'm waiting to get my biopsy appointment through, my doctor has ordered me to eat gluten 'as normal' so the biopsy will show something. So I had to take the iron tablets prescribed as I could barely even get up and dressed as i had so little energy! I know what you mean though, and I'd definitely prefer to improve my health naturally if I can, instead of taking tablets.

As soon as I've had the biopsy (I rang my specialist yesterday and he said it will probably be at the beginning of August) I'm going totally gluten free. I did it for about a month a little while ago and the improvements were incredible, so I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Then I can really start concentrating on losing a bit of weight and toning up! Just in time for my holiday in Sept!!!

Hello everyone

Hi Sophie, don't be surprised if your biopsy comes back normal if you have been eating gluten free, but since you are in the UK maybe your doctors are smart enough or have the equipment agile enough to find it.

I did all my testing 3 months gluten free and when the biopsy came back negative I started to eat gluten again and for 7 months and had the pill cam still showed nothing but I still had symptoms. the only thing that I have done that seem to show anything that I can't let it tell me that I have anything is lab results that I paid for out of my pocket from the poo results, I can't think of the name of the Lab but it is a big contravesy with some of the posters on some of the threads, so I can only let the results give me an idea of what is going on.

I don't have my boxer Tank anymore, :( I found him a big yard to play in with a girlfriend who is also a boxer. :D Our walks were quite long I really enjoyed them, but my foot that I broke last year still is not quite what it needs to be and where he wanted to go to do his business was uneven ground with slight slopes which made my foot, feet and knees do some twisting while I walked and in the morning the grass was wet from the sprinklers so I slipped a few times as well. So with his privatecy issues not wanting to have people watch him while he did his business, I felt that he needed a yard again. The man who has him just lit up :D when I told him that he could take Tank home because he had lost his male boxer to cancer in January.

My meals

Wednesday

B- gluten-free pancakes

lf milk

coffee

D- gluten-free sandwhich with ham, cheese, alfalfa sprouts, avacodo,

water

32 oz tea

working finally ate at 2 am

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

coke zero

Thursday

up at 1pm

coffee

D- @ 6pm

gluten-free sandwhich with ham, cheese, alfalfa sprouts, avacodo

d pepsi

Friday

coffee

B- rice chex cereal with lf milk

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I have been gaining since being diagnosed and can only blame it on undulging on some bad allowed foods. Count me in this journey.

Right there with ya. Between nursing school (vending machine and fast food diet) and getting diagnosed with Celiac (finding out all the junk I am still allowed to eat) I put on 20 pounds quite quickly almost a year ago. I am finally done with school (My test is Wednesday to get my license to practice as a Registered Nurse) but I really need to lose these extra 20 pounds plus (I was a little overweight to begin with when I got diagnosed.) I have such a hard time restricting myself in what I eat and when I am sitting at home studying I just pig out! (I am good at work. I pack my lunch and rarely go to the vending machines.) I have done well eliminating soda from my diet and almost always just drink water but I have a long way to go. We can do this! Beth

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Hey there, everyone,

So, I'm back to confess. I'm super fat. I've been bad ... very bad. I'm a clean 170 - there, I said it. Stuff's been pretty awesome. Summer in SD - who could ask for more?

I went bathing suit shopping yesterday, because we've been beaching it lately - water's 70-72 degrees - awesome ! Anyway, as I was looking at this suit I was trying on, it dawned on me ... it's not the bathing suit that's the problem - my suit looks stupid because I'm fat ! So, needless to say, I didn't get a bathing suit. i figure all the suits will be off the shelves in less than a month, so I don't have much time.

It's pretty simple.

I need to work out. I'm weak, like a piece of rice paper. My lungs are weak (smoking aside, the only cardio I get is frolicking in the waves).

I need to make better food choices & not eat whatever I feel like.

It's a great summer, but I gotta get to work, here. I'm really not taking any steps toward losing the weight or toning up the bod.

Off-topic

Hey, Liz - how's it going? There's another MCD person. Hopefully, she'll hang around and let us know how it goes with her husband - poor guy - I remember the last part of that treatment was torture. Anyway, hope you're having a slammin' summer.

Hello to all the new folks. Sorry we haven't been around much - I think that we have a tendency to come around when we get a spark of motivation or see our tushes in the mirror or something. Anyway, welcome !

Hey Donna,

How's your place going?

I'm out. I will exercise - I will eat right.

k

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Okay, so this thread pops up again and makes me feel guilty for not keeping up. I think I've gained a couple of pounds since I last confessed, but I don't have time to go back and look. My cousin from N. Carolina came to visit for 3 weeks and I gained 3-1/2 pounds while she was here. :(

I actually got back on track yesterday and ate low carb and exercised well. So far today I'm doing well too. I know what I need to do to lose weight, I just need to do it. My plan is to get back to eating low carb and having a free meal with dessert once a week. I don't think I'll take a whole free day until I lose at least 10 pounds.

I've been working out regularly, so I have a lot of muscle under my layer of insulation. I've been timing myself running a mile occasionally and I'm down to 8:56 on a 12 lap track (lots of turns) and need to find an outdoor track to time myself with less turns. I'm thinking about doing another little triathlon in September, but I don't think I can fit into my wetsuit. We'll see how my workouts go and if I can get into the water to swim enough to be in shape for that part.

Welcome to all the new people! I hope you join in and help to get this thread up and running again.

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I want to join this group too! I would love to lose about 25 lbs by Christmas. I know I need to add more protein, but I can't stand any of the shakes. What is everyone doing for breakfast? Right now it's usually yogurt and a banana because it's so easy and I'm not that hungry in the morning? I need to get some protein in there, but what?

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I want to join this group too! I would love to lose about 25 lbs by Christmas. I know I need to add more protein, but I can't stand any of the shakes. What is everyone doing for breakfast? Right now it's usually yogurt and a banana because it's so easy and I'm not that hungry in the morning? I need to get some protein in there, but what?

Welcome Jenny! There are lots of ways to get protein for breakfast besides shakes. Rice cakes and peanut or almond butter, an apple or banana with nut butter, eggs (it really doesn't take long to whip up an omelet), a piece of cold chicken left over from dinner, turkey bacon, chicken sausage or even a slice of deli meat. None of these takes more than a few minutes to get ready. It really makes a big difference for me if I have a significant amount of protein and limited carbs for breakfast.

I did great yesterday until we decided to have a spur of the moment birthday party for my F-I-L after dinner. I whipped up a quick berry cobbler (gluten-free, of course), my husband got some ice cream and sorbet from the store and we took it all over to the in-laws for a family party. I was going to abstain, since I had done so well all day (and was missing my workout for the party), but the cobbler and coconut sorbet proved to be too much of a temptation. I did manage to get in a walk and a bit of jogging after the party, but nothing like my normal workout would have been. Oh well, back on track today, so I won't beat myself up too much.

I decided to measure myself and track that instead of just tracking my weight. I measured my right thigh (thickest part), hips, waist, bust, and right arm and then added all the numbers together. So, my number is 152-3/4, which probably doesn't mean anything to anyone except me, but it helps me to have a goal besides just losing pounds. I want to lose 22 pounds by November 17th (first day of HS basketball season) and am hoping to lose about 11 inches. I hope the inch goal is realistic.

Good luck everyone on your plans!

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Hi All,

Count me in! I need some motivation and I suppose if I have someone to answer to (this post), that might be the motivation I need.

I am newly dx (positive blood, awaiting biospy, but gluten-free) and have been starving! Not really starving, seems like I don't feel as full as I used to so I am eating more. I have always needed to lose a few lbs.

These are my resolutions:

- My goal is 25lbs by Christmas!

- I am going to start going to the gym (that I already pay for) tomorrow and stick with it! At least three times/week!

- I will check in weekly, if not more.

Good luck all!

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Thanks for the warm welcome and the tips. I will weigh in on Friday. I have a lunch tomorrow with some friends at this great Cuban restaurant that actually has the best gluten-free menu. Come Friday morning, I will weigh in and go from there.

I'm actually excited to be starting this. I've even thought about having my thyroid checked. It's always been in the "normal" range, but read somewhere if it's over 2.5 it can mean your thyroid is low.

I'm going to the store to make sure I have good food to start this diet.

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I eat almost no starches. No gluten, no corn, very, very little rice, potatoes, tapioca, etc.

I eat lots of veggies, some meat and cheese, nuts when I remember.

Very little fruit.

I usually have veggie centered meals, with fish, and I snack on nuts and chicken (I don't like beef).

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Jestgar - that is great! Eating like you do is the only way I can lose weight, although I can't imagine losing 16 pounds in a month. Is your cat going to join you on your diet? ;)

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Jestgar - that is great! Eating like you do is the only way I can lose weight, although I can't imagine losing 16 pounds in a month. Is your cat going to join you on your diet? ;)

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's a 44 pound cat in NJ that made the news. She was found wandering and brought to a shelter. Someone said "maybe she's lost" to which the shelter person replied "How do you lose a 44 pound cat???"

I discovered about a month ago that I can't eat corn or soy, so now I have to make everything I eat. It makes food choices quite a bit easier (hmm, do I want to spend 2 hours making tapioca cheese rolls? Or wrap some lunch meat around a chunk o'cheese...)

Potatoes just seem like carriers for the tasty stuff you put on them, so I go straight for the tasty stuff :rolleyes:

Once a new eating pattern becomes a habit, it's a lot easier. (yeah, and the threat of becoming ill if you cheat helps a lot too)

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I decided to measure myself and track that instead of just tracking my weight. I measured my right thigh (thickest part), hips, waist, bust, and right arm and then added all the numbers together. So, my number is 152-3/4, which probably doesn't mean anything to anyone except me, but it helps me to have a goal besides just losing pounds. I want to lose 22 pounds by November 17th (first day of HS basketball season) and am hoping to lose about 11 inches. I hope the inch goal is realistic.

You're thinking about a triathalon? That sounds like fun - and a lot of work. So, I decided to measure the same areas - my inches add up to 155. I'm really disappointed in myself - and, as usual, my husband has gained with me - we're both horribly out of shape - our bellies are both causing posture issues. It doesn't look good. I've got to 'move it, move it'.

OK slackers

I've lost 16 pounds since July 1.

This is very impressive. I'm such a slacker.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's a 44 pound cat in NJ that made the news. She was found wandering and brought to a shelter. Someone said "maybe she's lost" to which the shelter person replied "How do you lose a 44 pound cat???"

The cat cracks me up ! :lol: I saw the story & immediately thought, 'that's what I'm gonna look like if I don't watch it'.

------------------------------------------------

Went to see Dana Carvey last night - it took half the day just to figure out what I was going to wear. So, I wore these skin-tight clam-diggers with a giant loose blouse to cover my more-than-ample muffin-top. What the heck...they used to look awesome. All the cute little shirts I got last summer look terrible. My fat shorts are snug.

My laziness has become out of control.

I will go to the gym today

I will go to the gym today

I will go to the gym today.

I will not eat potato chips & chocolate.

k

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OK slackers

I've lost 16 pounds since July 1.

Turns out I lied to you guys, it was June 1 that I started.

I'm hoping for 3 more (OK, 4, just for round numbers) by my next Drs appt. in 2 weeks. We'll see....

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