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THE DIET THREAD

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by I Am Blessed 24, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. PastorSBC1303

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    Sue, thanks for sharing this link with me. I just started the Atkins diet. I have done it before, but just never stayed committed to it. But I am doing it as a personal commitment to God as I feel so strongly that our bodies need to be in good shape to serve our Lord. I appreciate the prayers and thoughts. For those of you doing the Atkins diet there is a great board at www.atkinsdietbulletinboard.com there are some great posts there for help, advice, reciepes, etc. I have found alot of help and encouragement there. God bless [​IMG]
     
  2. Thankful

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    Thank you PastorSBC1303 for this site. It answers so many of my questions about this diet. I know that it works. I have seen it work, but I am not sure that it is a good diet for me or my husband. I will study it further.

    Thank you again.
     
  3. PastorSBC1303

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    You are very welcome [​IMG]
     
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    How are all of you doing on your diets during this Holiday Season? I have managed to stay on Atkins and not cheat for about 2 weeks and even survived 3 Church Christmas parties.
     
  5. SueLyn

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    I had tried the Adkins Diet about 2 years ago, stayed with it for about 2 months and lost a total of 2 pounds...so I quit.
    This past summer I started reading about the South Beach Diet, it is similar to the Adkins but it's also different. So, I bought the book and started on July 7th, the first two weeks I lost 15 pounds...wow, this one is a keeper. So far I've lost 40 pounds and because I truly stink at measuring anything, I've never actually measured. But I can no longer wear any of the clothing I was wearing when I started this diet, I guess I could but my husband said I either looked like a refugee or rapper and asked if I couldn't find some clothing that fit somewhat better. LOL I still had several articles of clothing that I'd outgrown, I had actually thought I'd given them all away. I've only bought one new pair of jeans because all my others I could put on and take off without unbuttoning them. I only have about 15 more pounds to lose, when I reach that goal, then I will buy more new clothing. But this is a lifetime commitment for me mainly due to health reasons and after 5 months of doing it, it only gets easier and easier. I very seldom have the cravings I once had, if I want something sweet, I eat a little chocolate.
    Sue Lyn
     
  6. I Am Blessed 24

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    SueLyn: I have lost 20# on the Atkins diet, but Dr. Bob and his wife just started doing the South Beach Diet, your post will be an encouragement to them!

    Congrats on your weight loss!

    [​IMG]
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  7. Dr. Bob

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    I'm am on day 8 of the two week phase 1. I LOVE the weight loss (down from 279 to 264 as of this morning) and losing a rootbeer belly.

    Hate the diet. I am a sugaraholic and also enjoy making homemade bread. And CEREAL. None of which are allowed. Odd to make a huge hamburger last night, with tomato slice, onion et al, but wrapped in two giant Romaine lettuce leaves instead of a bun.

    NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS THIN FEELS.

    Looking forward to 250 as my first goal before the cruise in January.

    Thanking God for no estrogen! Makes weight loss for men much easier!!

    SantaBob [​IMG]
     
  8. SueLyn

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    Thank you Sue! Don't get discouraged when it seems the scales don't move, this has happened to me several times, and is happening right now. I seem to stay at a certain weight for a month or two, then all of a sudden anywhere from 2 to 4 pounds will come up missing. Exorcise would help me a lot, I know, but again I miss the mark on that one. Once a week I go to Wal-Mart, I park as far out as I can, no other cars are even near me. I consider that a good brisk walk! :D Then I make myself go down as many aisles in the store as possible, even automotive. I've found out they sell a lot more stuff than I ever thought I could possibly use! :rolleyes:
    This is a good thread, very helpful for those of us trying to improve our health. Thanks for starting it. [​IMG]
    Sue Lyn
     
  9. SueLyn

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    Congrats Dr. Bob! [​IMG]
    Have you tried any of the ricotta cream desserts? Once you get to Phase Two you can bring back to your diet a lot more stuff, chocolate and fruit, and cereal too. I still never eat any bread or potatoes. When I really, really, really need sweet...I mix a spoon of peanut butter with semi sweet chocolate chips, tastes like a Reese's peanut butter cup! :D
    At first my husband said he would do this diet with me but it didn't take long for him to decide he could not even come close. He has cut back on bread, but he will not go without potatoes. And sweets?!? I won't even go there. :eek:
    Good luck Dr. Bob, to you and your sweet wife.
    Sue Lyn
     
  10. Dr. Bob

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    We're enjoying the sugar-free jello for dessert. Tried one of the cheese things and about puked. The mother-in-law said it was so good sh'd serve it for company.

    Not if I'm coming over!

    SantaBob [​IMG]
     
  11. SueLyn

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    "cheese things" [​IMG]
    Well...I was going to offer to send you some recipes using that cheese to make "cheese cake", but maybe now would not be a good time. ;)
    On the official web site of South Beach Diet, the message boards, I found lots of different recipes but...you have to join the web site and actually pay money every month. :rolleyes: I did this in hopes I'd gain a little more knowledge in the area of recipes, I have since quit. One recipe was to make pizza using grated zucchini for the crust, I never tried it. [​IMG] But I have used zucchini in meatloaf and soups.
     
  12. I Am Blessed 24

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    SueLyn: I eat a lot of Pork Rinds! :rolleyes:

    ZERO CARBS! [​IMG]

    I snack on them as well as crushing them up to bread meat I am going to fry and use them in meatloaf, casseroles and many other recipes that call for crackers or bread crumbs.

    My husband is not on a diet and doesn't need to be, but he has loved all the low carb recipes I have fixed.

    [​IMG] §ue
     
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    How the mighty have fallen...

    My diet has taken some serious damage from family get-togethers and church dinners. But, like everything else in life, I had a choice and chose wrong...very, very wrong...over and over and over again...

    Oh well, I don't really mind starting over again. Induction is pretty easy for me (I'm a huge carnivore), but I am going to wait until after Christmas. If I'm going to lose weight, I have to be willing, and I know I won't be at my company Christmas party or our family Christmas dinner.

    I am very glad to hear all the good news from so many. I hope to soon be posting my own.

    Here is a recipe that my wife came up with. It is Induction friendly (if you don't go nuts with the tomatoes), so try it and enjoy...

    Crumble and brown 1 pound ground beef . Drain well.

    Chop 1/2 head cabbage (I usually use a whole head, but I love cabbage). Throw on top of ground beef.

    Dump 1 can diced tomatoes on top of cabbage. Cover and let it simmer until cabbage is tender.

    Top with shredded cheese when done.

    (We sometimes add onions with the ground beef, or use salsa instead of tomatoes, add some sausage in with the ground beef, use varios spices, whatever)

    Hope you like it!

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  14. I Am Blessed 24

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    Sounds good Trotter. Sorry to hear about your lapse. I am afraid I will have to admit to the same folly.

    Holidays are HARD! Especially when you are baking all the sweets and cooking for the kids and grands who will be visiting!

    We will get back on track in January!
    Hang in there and don't feel guilty...it doesn't make you lose any weight! :D

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  15. Dr. Bob

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    I am weary of the South Beach (phase 1). The all-you-can-eat meat and eggs SOUNDS great, but about all else you can have is lousy veggies. Ugh.

    But still shedding pounds and ponch. [​IMG]
     
  16. I Am Blessed 24

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    Fess up time!

    How many (besides me) blew their diet over the holidays and are determined to get back on track New Year's Day? :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
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    South Beach is only 2 weeks. Then go into a "normal" mode for 2 weeks. Then back on.

    I am steady at 259 (from 279 on Dec 6). Got 9 more to go by Jan 10.

    But NOT going back on South Beach. It is way to hard on my system. Constipation-R-Us.

    More than you wanted to know!
     
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    I have to be totally honest and join you guys. I really do need to lose a few pounds. I am going to try getting more exercise and change my eating habits. That means I need to spend more time in the kitchen, cos Rob likes to cook too and he likes to cook stodge, as in puddings etc. So I am going to give it a try and see how it goes.
     
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    Dr. Bob,

    Well done on your weight loss. You are doing great. Have you increased your water intake? That should help your digestive system.

    Sheila
     
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    I actually HATE water! No joke. Drink liter of hot Calli Tea for breakfast and 2 liters cold during the day. Plus juice (love spicey V8 or pineapple juice). And skim milk.

    Wife thinks I'm getting enough liquid. If I drink any more, I'll be singing "Anchors Aweigh"!
     
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