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Forum: Diets 08-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Amen, sister! :) That IS the secret to success! ...

Amen, sister! :) That IS the secret to success!

I don't know my current weight... but looking at my body right now, it bears no resemblance to the "me" of January. My legs look great, my arms are...
Forum: Diets 08-08-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Hey, been a while since I posted. I'm down...

Hey, been a while since I posted.

I'm down at least 36 lbs since I started. I'm still (mostly) on-plan, though there are times (6+ hour car trips in an un-air-conditioned truck when it's over 100...
Forum: Diets 05-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Hi! It's been a while since I checked in -- been...

Hi! It's been a while since I checked in -- been a busy few months.

Our family has added a few things to our staple-shelves: Flax seed meal and coconut oil. We love them both. And they've given...
Forum: Diets 04-18-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Agreed -- Paleo and Atkins are VERY similar. I do...

Agreed -- Paleo and Atkins are VERY similar. I do Atkins because I was introduced to it first, and have read the book at least twice now, so I have a pretty good feel for it.

I'd have a harder...
Forum: Diets 04-17-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Very doubtful. Remember -- fat is an...

Very doubtful.

Remember -- fat is an essential nutrient! (Carbohydrates, btw, are not.)

When you have sufficient fat in your diet, you ARE NOT HUNGRY. If you're obsessing over food, you are...
Forum: Diets 04-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By LiterateGriffin
This is a typical symptom of a diet too low in...

This is a typical symptom of a diet too low in essential fatty acids. Try adding some avocado and nuts to your salad, and see how much better you feel.
Forum: Diets 04-10-2012, 02:27 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Ugh... That sounds terrible. (And I've got a...

Ugh... That sounds terrible. (And I've got a tendency to use a lot of NSAIDS, for various reasons) I can't imagine having to do without nuts! I suppose seeds are out, too?
Forum: Diets 04-06-2012, 09:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 29,706
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Actually, Dr. Atkins died of head trauma, after...

Actually, Dr. Atkins died of head trauma, after slipping on the ice on the way to work. (And he weighed 195lbs when he was admitted to the hospital following the fall, which was not considered...
Forum: Diets 04-06-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Volleyball -- THANK YOU for tweaking my...

Volleyball -- THANK YOU for tweaking my recipe/counting the carbs. I used half & half cuz it was on hand, but I PREFER real cream. (SO much better.) I was too sick when I made it to put the carb...
Forum: Diets 03-31-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By LiterateGriffin
The original Atkins plan was to AVOID processed...

The original Atkins plan was to AVOID processed foods, and eat healthy whole foods.

Then there was a low-fat "craze" for awhile, about a decade ago, and the marketing folks went crazy with the...
Forum: Nutrition & labeling 03-31-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,025
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Vito's post contained the link to the answer. ...

Vito's post contained the link to the answer.

Copied from the FAQ (http://www.fitday.com/fitness/forums/feedback-support/6347-faqs-newbie-q-how-tos-supporting-links-tips.html):

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Forum: Diets 03-31-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
But we digress...

Well, I can't get decent bread out of a breadmaker to save my life... But my hand-made bread comes out pretty darn good, even when I try to screw it up. And not NEARLY as much work as I feared! 10...
Forum: Diets 03-29-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Good luck, Longwillow! :) 12 lbs in a month...

Good luck, Longwillow! :)

12 lbs in a month is GREAT WORK!

And yeah, it's amazing how the "forbidden foods" just lose their temptation after a while. :) At this point, I've started baking...
Forum: Newcomers 03-27-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By LiterateGriffin
So here I am, almost 3 months later, and down...

So here I am, almost 3 months later, and down almost 20 lbs. (Probably will be 20 by morning.)

I had a lot of "stuff" come up and get in my way -- mostly with the exercise portion of things, but...
Forum: Food talk 03-27-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By LiterateGriffin
First -- it sounds like you're in a very...

First -- it sounds like you're in a very dangerous place. Please, if possible, talk to a doctor about your caloric intake, and the problems you're facing with it.

Secondly, there are basically two...
Forum: Diets 03-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
:D I'm so glad it worked! I used...

:D I'm so glad it worked!

I used half-and-half because it was what I had on hand. (Costco sells it cheap.) I can't wait to try it again with full cream -- richer, and fewer carbs! :)

I've been...
Forum: Diets 03-24-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Sick stomach + Atkins = No Saltines

Blew chunks last night. :( Today, my stomach is still unsteady... Part of me really wanted crackers/toast to help "settle" it.

Instead, for breakfast, I had one plain scrambled egg, and went...
Forum: Diets 03-16-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
My guess is, you're focusing on cutting...

My guess is, you're focusing on cutting calories, as much as carbs, and are likely not getting enough fat.

When you're hungry, especially, after dinner, try a handful of Macadamia nuts.

DON'T...
Forum: Diets 03-16-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Oh, dear lord.... I'm sorry... Low Carb Almond...

Oh, dear lord.... I'm sorry...
Low Carb Almond Flour Crepes for LASAGNA - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vf32HZwWkA) is going to be closer to what you want: Crepes TO USE FOR LASAGNA.
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Forum: Diets 03-16-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 80,642
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Tara, is this the recipe you wanted: Low-Carb...

Tara, is this the recipe you wanted: Low-Carb Almond Meal Pancakes - Pancake Recipe with Almond Meal or Almond Flour (http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/breakfast1/r/lowcarbpancakes.htm) ?

As a way...
Forum: Newcomers 01-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By LiterateGriffin
:D Stepped on thescale to find I'm down 6...

:D

Stepped on thescale to find I'm down 6 lbs this morning! :D:D
Forum: Newcomers 01-11-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By LiterateGriffin
I was like you... And NOTHING worked to stop the...

I was like you... And NOTHING worked to stop the slow creep of weight. Not reducing calories, not exercise.

Then I started Atkins for health-reasons (I was having blood sugar issues), and lost 40...
Forum: Newcomers 01-06-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By LiterateGriffin
The first time I was doing Atkins, and...

The first time I was doing Atkins, and successfully losing weight, I bought one of these: Stamina InMotion for Health Pedal Exerciser at Brookstone?Buy Now!...
Forum: Newcomers 01-06-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By LiterateGriffin
My "baby" is 4.5 now... She's part of how I got...

My "baby" is 4.5 now... She's part of how I got this way, but she's not an excuse for still BEING this way.

(Thank you, though! Those 2 kids mean the world to me.)
Forum: Newcomers 01-06-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By LiterateGriffin
Thanks. There IS legitimate cause to avoid...

Thanks.

There IS legitimate cause to avoid losing too fast. (Your liver processes the fat, and too much can be a strain.) Still -- I"m aiming for 2.4 lbs per week instead of 2.0. I'm not gonna...
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