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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 09:44
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF/Keto
Stats: 195/161/150 Female 63in
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Progress: 76%
Location: Kansas City, MO
Default Your most valuable LC strategy

I'm talking about this Forum. Sticking with this Forum is one of the most important choices you'll make as you go forward on your LC journey.

Even when you're not absolutely on plan, even when you feel disappointed in yourself, even when you think it's "not working"--come here. Even when you think you'll try something else for a change, come here. Especially, when you are feeling successful and healthy and happy...come here. Even if you drop out for a while...come back here.

I started my journal here in about 2003, when I had already been participating in this forum for a couple of years. I've been here through ups and downs in my "diet," the death of my first husband, retirement, remarriage and everything else life brings. Not to mention endless iterations of "diet advice" from all over the planet. Always at home and welcome. Here.

If you want to stick it out, come here.
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 11:24
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240.0/167.2/170 Female 5 '9"
BF:36/28.0/?
Progress: 104%
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Once upon a time, I had an account on a different LC forum.

That place was my sanity. I only ended up leaving when I hit some pretty BAD depression....

...which is how I got back up to 240, from a low of 178.

This forum is a lot quieter than my old one... but it's my anchor. When I'm "on", I'm here. when I'm not here, it probably means I'm in too much pain to function. (Bad knees suck.)
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 11:40
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Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/204/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 37%
Location: PNW
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This is great advice. I started out on the old Protein Power forums. They were so helpful to me at the time, and I still miss them. Still, when I needed to re-focus, I sought out other LC forums and have been coming here off and on since 2003.

Having someone to cheer you on or a shoulder to cry on (who's been there, done that) always keeps you going another day!
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 11:51
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/214/153 Female 5'8"
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Progress: 40%
Location: Massachusetts
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This has been my one and only home. Sometimes full time crazy job has taken me away, but I come back because I do best when I can pop in, put my weights in, and then focus on the rest of my day.

Just dont quit trying.
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 11:59
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Plan: Atkins DANDR
Stats: 210/188/160 Female 5'4"
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Progress: 44%
Location: Texas
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Just dont quit trying.


This is exactly right Arielle, never quite trying and we will get there,
headed in the right direction!!
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 12:32
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Plan: TheraKeto~Atkins72~TRE
Stats: 170/138/138 Female 62 inches
BF:24%
Progress: 100%
Location: Nevada Desert, USA
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Originally Posted by LiterateGr
Once upon a time, I had an account on a different LC forum.

That place was my sanity. I only ended up leaving when I hit some pretty BAD depression....

...which is how I got back up to 240, from a low of 178.

This forum is a lot quieter than my old one... but it's my anchor. When I'm "on", I'm here. when I'm not here, it probably means I'm in too much pain to function. (Bad knees suck.)
You're right. Pain sucks. Being on plan can suck. Being off plan can, too. But Barb is right. Keep coming back, and as the Friends of Bills say, "Keep coming back, it works if you work it."

Also, start a journal.
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 17:02
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240.0/167.2/170 Female 5 '9"
BF:36/28.0/?
Progress: 104%
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*chuckles*

Been having a couple "bad pain" weeks. Still on plan, still doing my daily weigh-ins (and watching the weight go up, as the swelling does, too), and not really giving a darn, because I know I'm doing what I need to. )

Sometimes, when I know I'm shrinking but my weight is rising, and I know that stupid knee is to blame, I go quiet with frustration. (Like when I "gained" 2 pounds while fasting last week. That ain't nuthun but water, and I know it, but that water's keeping me from seeing what my actual progress looks like.)

So I get annoyed, and all grumpy-bear, and anti-social in general for a while.

And I stick to plan....

... and I come back when I'm fit for humans. Sometimes, I just need to prop that sucker up, curl up with a book, a blanket, and a cup of tea, and hide from everyone.
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 18:20
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Plan: Atkins & IF / TRE
Stats: 000/014.5/015 Male 5' 10"
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Progress: 97%
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LCHFMP (moderate protein) coupled with IF / TRE.
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Old Thu, Feb-28-19, 18:28
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Plan: Atkins DANDR
Stats: 210/188/160 Female 5'4"
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Progress: 44%
Location: Texas
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*chuckles*

Been having a couple "bad pain" weeks. Still on plan, still doing my daily weigh-ins (and watching the weight go up, as the swelling does, too), and not really giving a darn, because I know I'm doing what I need to. )

Sometimes, when I know I'm shrinking but my weight is rising, and I know that stupid knee is to blame, I go quiet with frustration. (Like when I "gained" 2 pounds while fasting last week. That ain't nuthun but water, and I know it, but that water's keeping me from seeing what my actual progress looks like.)

So I get annoyed, and all grumpy-bear, and anti-social in general for a while.

And I stick to plan....

... and I come back when I'm fit for humans. Sometimes, I just need to prop that sucker up, curl up with a book, a blanket, and a cup of tea, and hide from everyone.



You know, there are foods that actually add to the inflammation problems. They can create it too. Look up foods that are high in histamines or cause a histamine response.
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 07:42
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF/Keto
Stats: 195/161/150 Female 63in
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Progress: 76%
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Not sure how this thread got off into inflammation.

However, I invite you to visit my journal for comment on weight management schemes you pay for.

Bottom line: You don't have to pay for weight management information, inspiration, and motivation. Life is a do-it-yourself project.
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 07:53
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/214/153 Female 5'8"
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Progress: 40%
Location: Massachusetts
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You know, there are foods that actually add to the inflammation problems. They can create it too. Look up foods that are high in histamines or cause a histamine response.


You are so right Meme, I found I cannot eat blue cheeses and VERY aged cheddars-- my knuckles blow up with inflammation and pain. Learned that here on this forum!!!!!!! ( Mild cheeses like mozarella, or ricotta are fine for me)

This forum has been a God-send. Lots of friendlies, and solid information.
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 09:33
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Plan: Custom 22/2 Clean Fast
Stats: 290/273/210 Male 72.5
BF:
Progress: 21%
Location: Missouri
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I have only been on this site. I hate the facebook sites. I love the small group of people here that really show me that it can be done. people actually live the LC life here and show the proof. Facebook is full of people that want to be LC and lose the weight but try to find away to eat LC ,but make all the foods they like LC style. Just doing it normal and trying to make look alike LC foods.
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 13:34
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Plan: Banting
Stats: 302/187/187 Male 175cm
BF:
Progress: 100%
Location: New Zealand
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+1 for this forum community.

I've been part of various newsgroups and online forums since the mid 90s when the internet was still in its relative infancy. But they were all on other subjects like computers and computer games, etc.

When I first started to gain some momentum of my own with lowcarb about 3 years ago, I began looking around for more and more online resources that could help me on my way. A random Google search one lunchtime at work led me here, and I've pretty much been here ever since.

This community has the best of everything. It's international, it's low-key, yet it's knowledgeable and experienced, some of us with direct connections to some of the big names in the world of low carb, and every now and then one of those big names themselves will even stop by.

But above all else, it's SUPPORTIVE. The overall vibe here is friendly and positive, yet not so blind as to completely lack sceptism. The trolls and bots are practically non-existent, so that's a big thumbs up to the moderators.

It's that supportive nature that has kept me here. I got all the support that I felt I needed on my own journey, and am happy to play my part in paying that support forward whenever I can.
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 15:10
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Plan: Atkins/ carnivore
Stats: 302/270/190 Male 72
BF:
Progress: 29%
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A new strategy for me has been combining LCHF with IF. For some reason doing 16/8 has made it much easier to stay on plan. This is my standard and then I throw in a 24 on the weekend.
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Old Fri, Mar-01-19, 18:36
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Grease is the word!
Posts: 8,474
 
Plan: PSMF/IF
Stats: 236/181/180 Male 72 inches
BF:disappearing!
Progress: 98%
Location: Alamo city, Texas
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Truth It's helpful to read others experiences -- like Weight Watchers for support, but with the Holy Grail of diets.
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