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Old Fri, Nov-27-20, 20:26
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 200/176.2/145 Female 66 in
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My nutrition is completely out of control, like fries and ice cream every day. No exercise. Frozen at work with fear of failure. Alone with my dog since Covid started. I don't know how to even start, but hopefully being here will motivate me to get on the right track and stay there. I will start my journal tomorrow. Good night y'all.
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Old Fri, Nov-27-20, 20:37
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Plan: DDF (2021 Q2)
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Old Fri, Nov-27-20, 21:22
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Plan: atkins
Stats: 255/232/200 Female 5'8"
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Location: Massachusetts
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Welcome.

If need be, Make one change at a time if that is all you can handle........many of us are over stressed due to the lockdown and it's wide negative impact. Small changes can be more manageable. Take big leaps when you can.

I've added relaxation breathing and it really helps. And in my family everyone take a magnesium citrate to calm the nerves. You might look into that supplement.
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Old Fri, Nov-27-20, 22:37
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Plan: Paleo-ish
Stats: 265/234.5/199 Male 5' 5"
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Progress: 46%
Location: The Land of Cheese
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Welcome! I've been lost and found again many times on this journey. I'm back here for the who-knows-how-many-eth time. As Ms. A said, take it slow if you need to. I work best going cold turkey, but other people don't. Just cut out one thing. Or maybe reduce one thing to only once a week.

Jump into the boards here as there is a TON of great info here as well as some great people. I hope you stick around and get involved. It will really help your progress.
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 03:23
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Plan: Primal/P:E
Stats: 171/155/155 Female 5'7"
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Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
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Hi and welcome.

Wishing you luck fighting that inertia. I think we've all been there. Feel free to tell us a bit more about yourself and/or your situation if you'd like any suggestions or just commiseration.

The good news, at least as I've found, is that the inertia has a cool friend named momentum, and once you get on a roll - say a string of carbage-free days and a kitchen full of good LC groceries - feeling better makes it easier for you to keep doing the things that keep you feeling better. I hope we can help you make this happen.
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 06:19
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Plan: TheraKeto~Atkins72
Stats: 170/133/140 Female 62 inches
BF:24%
Progress: 123%
Location: Nevada Desert, USA
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Hello, new friend!
This is a good place to find comfort of the supportive sort. The best people are here. Kind of heart and large in spirit and extremely knowledgable. We've "been there, done that" some of us over and over again and we share our good and bad experiences. We write in our journals for accountability.
Come in.
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 09:49
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Plan: my own
Stats: 253/185.6/153 Female 5 feet 7 inches
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Sorry to hear that you're feeling out of control! Many are feeling the same way these days for various reasons! Hang in there. It's great to start a journal and start connecting with people!
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 16:32
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 200/176.2/145 Female 66 in
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Location: FL, USA
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Hi everyone!

I'm overwhelmed in a good way with everyone's support. It means a lot. Today was a better day. I can't wait to get to know you and start my journal tonight.

I was able to take some positive steps. I will end the day below 100 grams of carbs and I went for a walk. Stocked the fridge and shelves with some easy options to get my first 3-4 days started.

Thank you!
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 18:57
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Plan: Paleo-ish
Stats: 265/234.5/199 Male 5' 5"
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Location: The Land of Cheese
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Hey LostAgain! Great job with your steps forward today.

Are you going to be following Atkins by the book or just the overall principles of it? I know some people work well following by the book and others don't.

Nice job getting the fridge stocked and prepped with some good options for the first 3-4 days. That will really help.

Have a great evening!
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 20:36
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 200/176.2/145 Female 66 in
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Location: FL, USA
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Hey LostAgain! Great job with your steps forward today.

Are you going to be following Atkins by the book or just the overall principles of it? I know some people work well following by the book and others don't.

Nice job getting the fridge stocked and prepped with some good options for the first 3-4 days. That will really help.

Have a great evening!


Thanks!

In the past I have started doing Atkins straight up for a month and then moving to overall principles once cravings are under control. I normally shop for fresh food, but because I've been depressed and had been ordering Doordash every day, I just bought their branded frozen food and snacks for a few days so I don't have to think about it or plan meals. I have no doubt this is the first step to feeling better and I'll be preparing my own food soon. If I get through the first 48 hours, usually it means I'll do fine.

I tend to do better cold turkey like you, so tomorrow I want to keep it to 20g. I have done low carb about three times before, with the last attempt being the most successful and lasting 2 years. Let's see how it goes. Do you have a journal here?
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Old Sat, Nov-28-20, 21:06
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Plan: Paleo-ish
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Location: The Land of Cheese
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That sounds like a good starting point. You'll be back in the swing of things in no time.

And yes, I do have a journal.

Below is the direct link:

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But, you can also look at the lower right corner of my signature on any of my posts and there is a Journal button that will take you directly to the journal. If someone has a journal, that button will be there, but if they don't, then there won't be a journal button.

Looking forward to seeing you hit your goals!
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Old Sun, Nov-29-20, 06:56
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Plan: TheraKeto~Atkins72
Stats: 170/133/140 Female 62 inches
BF:24%
Progress: 123%
Location: Nevada Desert, USA
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I have done low carb about three times before, with the last attempt being the most successful and lasting 2 years
The first time I went Keto (the original name is Atkins, of course) was 1972. That tells you how long I've been using the tool. Yes, I knew about it. Yes, it works for me. No, I'm only human and have gained and lost, rinse, and repeat. We all have unless this is our first ride on the carousel.

Because I'm so old, I need my blood ketones to measure between 1.5 and 3mmol/l for pain control. As we age, especially women, our joints can ache due to arthritis (osteo). By keeping my blood ketone level high, I keep inflammation lower. Eating so much fat CAN inhibit weight loss, but I'm in maintenance for a few years and the most important thing for me is being able to exercise without pain.

You are not alone in your struggle. We understand and support your efforts. Talking out our issues always helps.
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