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Old Dec 22nd, 2014, 15:41 PM   51
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Never tried the tea, but definitely am feeling the bloat & water retention here as well....UGH Did I mention that I DESPISE AF????



 
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Old Dec 23rd, 2014, 11:10 AM   52
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Hey ladies, well done on your progress so far!!
I would love to join your group!

A Brief Intro:

I am very conscious of my nutrition for the most part, having ups and downs like everyone...but when mom got diagnosed with cancer in Sept. 2013, I lost focus on myself. We lost grandma 2 days before finding out mom was in remission (March '14), then my uncle/second father passed (June '14)....
...THEN we had DH's grandma pass in late October, followed immediately by a miscarriage....
It has been a crazy year, but I'm committed to making 2015 my rainbow after this year of rough storms!!
We are due for some good things!
So I'm determined to fix my internal environment, making it so perfect and comfy that our next little bean will check in for the full 9 months.

My Stats:
Age: 31
Height: 5'1

Weigh-ins:
December 15: 130lbs
December 22: SKIP (per pact with cousin)
December 29:
Total loss for December:

Things I struggled with this month:
The miscarriage threw my body WAY off, but yesterday I FINALLY started a new cycle, 47 days after the MC! It has been a huge emotional struggle, and all that stress makes me retain/even gain weight.

Things I did well this month:
I managed to give up sugars and grains for a little while, which was a very difficult addiction to kick...but this is meant as a detox of sorts before resuming a diet loaded with all the natural, non-processed foods I want.

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MY DIET PLAN:
I usually dont prescribe to popular diet fads, but am currently trying out the Ketosis Diet (along with my cousin) for the weight loss part, so for moderate to quick fat loss at my height/weight/body fat % I should eat:
Net Carbs - 20g (Carbs-Fiber=Net Carbs)
Protein - 57.5g
Fat - 85-100g

I use the "LoseIt" app on my phone (loseit.com) to track my stats and its how I got it back under control the last time my consumption (sugar addiction) got out of hand. Anyone else use this app?



 
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Old Dec 23rd, 2014, 15:12 PM   53
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Welcome! Thanks for joining us.

So sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I can't even imagine what that would be like. I hope that getting fit and healthy will help you the next time around!



 
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Old Dec 25th, 2014, 12:39 PM   54
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I'm down a size!!!!!

MUST start exercising!



 
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Old Dec 27th, 2014, 17:55 PM   55
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Ugh! Dreading Monday's weigh in...rings won't fit, swollen ankles & bloated tummy haven't done horrible with food or salt tho??? Wondering if its the femara I'm taking this cycle??? Oh well....I am excited to start plexus slim on a few days! Heard great things from people I know who use it! Hoping it gives me some energy! Tired of being tired! Ready to get this weight off & get on the road to ivf & our miracle baby!



 
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Old Dec 28th, 2014, 17:01 PM   56
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Good job, nmv! Keep it up!

Cupcake -- I'm there with you. I did really well on eating small portions and drinking water when I could over the Christmas holiday. I only had one alcoholic beverage and when we got fast food on the long (5ish hour) drive home, it was a kids meal instead of an adult sized one.

I'm going to have some of that dandelion tea tonight to help with excess bloat and hope for the best tomorrow. I don't think I'll have made any progress on my weight loss, but I'm hoping not to have gained much either!



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2014, 05:25 AM   57
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Hi Ladies,

The weight-in this morning was surprisingly good to me; down a little over a kg this week, which I didn't expect.

That brings December's total to 4kg down. Here's to hoping everyone has a great and successful January!



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2014, 06:52 AM   58
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Way to go! Wish my news was as grand, but I'm up FOUR pounds!?!?!? Granted I didn't follow my plan as I should have, but that's ridiculous! *sigh....Talk about motivation for the New Year.....Geez!



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2014, 12:41 PM   59
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NMV-- Congrats on being down a size, that's awesome!
ireadyermind-- It sounds like you've done really well. Kids meals are a LOT lower in calories so way to go willpower!
Tigger-- Congrats on the loss! Great way to wrap up December!
Cupcakes-- Oh man, that's a bummer. But you've noticed a lot of bloat so hopefully it's just water weight and not legitimate gain. But it always sucks to see the scale jump up no matter what!

AFM, I'm surprised that I made out okay on the scale today. Down to 150.6 lbs. I'll take it! I'm going to give more attention to my diet this week and try to keep up a really good water intake.

Good luck to everyone!



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Old Dec 29th, 2014, 13:06 PM   60
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Scale says I gained this week, too. Up by almost two pounds, but I'm not too worried by that. I'm back to my diet first thing this morning and I'm sure that those two pounds will come right off, especially since I'm pretty sure it's just water retention from a weekend of crummy eating.

I know I didn't get enough water while I was away for Christmas, either. We went to a city where the tap water is TERRIBLE (it's gray, no joke), and didn't have ready access to bottled stuff, so I avoided drinking it at all costs. Haha. One family member had a filter on her tap, so that was alright, but no one else did. Somehow all the rest of them thought that their gray water was perfectly fine to drink, and I couldn't bring myself to join them. Haha

Anyway -- on to January! The new weigh-in dates are up there in the first post, waiting for you to copy and paste them into your first threads to keep track of your progress.

Good job, all of you, for sticking to your diet plans and doing your best this month! Sometimes our bodies don't know what's good for 'em, but we'll get there!



 
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