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1/21/10 11:25 P

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MORTICIAADDAMS's Photo MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 110,791
1/20/10 8:13 P

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I've never tried a cheese and egg pizza crust.

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1/20/10 3:44 P

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Plan, plan, plan! It's the only way for me.
And since going off plan isn't an option for me, I make my pizza crust with cheese & eggs. Yummy and you can pick it up once it's cool enough.
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1/20/10 11:09 A

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Welcome back Georgia!! Most of us can relate. Low carb works for me too. When I stay on it. LOL.

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1/20/10 12:44 A

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Hello folks. What really wonderful advise you've given here!

I was on a really excellent low carb meal plan over the summer and lost 60 pounds. Since I have quite a bit of weight to lose this really motivated me to keep on with eating that way forever. Sadly, over the holidays I didn't keep my resolve up and some of the weight leaped back onto me faster than you can say say mincemeat pie!

However, I'm through beating myself up about that and have recommitted myself to my old vow. I'm determined to get back on my low carb plan --as well as my exercise plan again.

I really felt so much better when I wasn't slowing my system down with all those junky carbs. I had more energy too. Something I'm sadly lacking now. This is my first week back though and I know it will return as I continue to eat right.

I hope to get to know you all better as we journey together to better health.

Georgia


Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.
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The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
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1/19/10 10:29 A

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Hi & Welcome.
I'm a 55 year young type 2 diabetic who has been doing Atkins, staying at induction to keep my blood glucose levels in the non diabetic range (last A1C 5.3). I wish you success.
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1/18/10 10:37 A

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thank you all for the great advice.

I'm not doing Atkins. My doctor advised me against it. However, I am cutting down on my carbs and sugar. I can't do the sugar-free candies, etc as one mentioned here. Whatever they put in that stuff does not agree with me so I am unable to eat the sugar free candies. :(

I am doing the diabetic diet that my nutritionist put me on years ago. It worked for me, I just stopped doing it once I reached my goal.

Long story short, I got married, after many failed pregnancies, ended up on fertility drugs and my weight soared! I gained 50 pounds from that and can not get it off!!! Well I can if I'll just commit myself but it's just so hard to do. I'm hoping to meet new friends who know what I'm going through and can kick me in my hiney when I start to fall :)

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1/16/10 2:17 A

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Welcome and good luck.

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1/15/10 6:02 P

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I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. Agatha Christie
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1/15/10 2:29 P

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I just started back after a small break, and the first thing I did was take everything with sugar, that I could out of the house. I purchased cheeses and pork rinds and low carb vegetables and low carb bread, so I could still have my toast with my eggs and bacon. Do all the research at Google and you can find anything, I find the best recipes here and there. Hope this helps.
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1/15/10 2:17 P

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Once you do an initial phase like induction, phase 1, intervention, etc. and get the cravings out of your system low carb becomes easier. You have to set your house up right for it to be effective. Have a plan and follow it.

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1/15/10 2:13 P

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Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end.

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."

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1/15/10 2:12 P

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You can do it! I promise!

I HAD to be one of the biggest 'carbaholics' ever! Carbs were my most favorite food! I grew up in the generation of 'fat free' (this meant I ate many foods loaded with sugars and carbs and thought this was okay as long as they were 'fat free'.) so I always avoided fat in my youth to keep my weight down, but as I got older, I realized that 'fat free' was not working for me anymore. I stumbled across the Atkin's diet maybe 10 years ago and it changed my life!

At this point....I can take my kids to McDonald's and be happy and not miss the taste of the french fries. I didn't know if I could EVER do that, but now I can! It is a habit that I have formed. I make potatoes for supper and macaroni and cheese for my family, but I do not eat it. I tend to make myself an egg and have a green vegetable with whatever meat we are having that night. It works, and I don't miss the carbs, really! Also I keep plenty of sugar free chocolate on hand, and I also make myself sugar free peanut butter cookies on hand so that I have a treat for myself when I want one. I have a sweet tooth, so trying to cut out the sweet taste of foods altogether spells 'failure' for me, so I found a way to incorporate them into the sugar free lifestyle.

I won't lie, sometimes I DO splurge for one meal. (Im only human and you only live once.;) I will eat pizza crust and maybe pasta or maybe it's a piece of garlic bread that I wish to eat, BUT, after I eat that I go right back to my low carb eating and I don't splurge every day. Maybe once or twice a week. I have difficulties staying away from Krispy Kreme doughnuts, too. ;) But, as I said, if I must have one, I have one and that's it!
Something I leaned from reading also, if you ARE going to splurge and eat something full of carbs or sugar, do it at the END of your meal.....after you have eaten your other foods, (and preferably something that has fiber in it) and this will help prevent such a big spike in your blood sugar if you save the carbs for the last of your meal.

Good luck!! You CAN do it!!

~Melissa

"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. " ~Jim Elliot


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1/15/10 1:44 P

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Hi my name is Marie. I'm type 2 diabetic. I was diagnosed six years ago. When I was first diagnosed I got on track and did great. Some things happened in my life that threw me back off track and I just haven't been able to get back inline.
I absolutely LOVE carbs and sugar and need to get in control!

I'm here in hopes that I can finally for once and all get my life back.


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