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  1. #1291
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    ZC you are the best!

    ZeroCarb, Quitting smoking is cool, but so tough! I applaud you. I started to taper off when I got sober 28 years ago. Took a few years, I just didn't like the dizziness I felt as an occasional smoker. Glad to have that far behind me. I haven't been in weight loss mode since I got sick and now that I am cough and cold free, I hope I start losing again. Let's keep workin at this together. I am doing my shakes for breakfast (protein drink, two eggs, some no carb fiber powder) and another shake for lunch. Tonight a big burger on a salad! One day at a time we can do this! I will be so glad for all the work I am doing now when I cruise up and down those Irish hills this summer. Hope I can post some pictures here or on my blog. In any event, keep going ZC, you are the best!
    Greg Day 92






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    GOING BACK INTO WEIGHT LOSS MODE

    oh yea finally doing it.

    I was 234 and now I am about 184.

    BUT I gained up about 15 lbs.

    So I am 234 and now I am about 197 or so when I got on the scale the other day.



    Reason.

    I quit smoking.

    Holy darn it, what a hard friggin' thing to do

    But I did it.....but I started eating bits of this and that, spoonfuls of more of that bad stuff, more bites of that pizza and worse , hey, the ice cream I 'allowed' cause I was in a bad mood and wanted it and said screw it.

    My thought was I would DO anything to quit smoking Which means I gave myself 100% permission to eat whatever I wanted, and yes I took advantage of that miserable excuse and now I am up 15 fluffy puffy lbs. and feel rotten.


    SO TODAY IS MY DAY! I backside a bit cause of no ciggies in my life anymore and I had to quit cause I just needed them gone now and by the grace of God I did it and am a non-smoker finally after all these years!!!


    I am mostly back on plan but still allowing some nibbles cause I don't want to give them up, but as I know, I must

    and today is that day for weight loss mode and for getting straight back into 100% zero carb eating.



    I will post everyday.
    Weight loss mode means I need to do this for personal responsibility.


    eh, all will be great cause I got his ya know, these UP lbs will go fast cause they are carby junky food fluff and when I get rid of them I will be a happy camper and probably will remain in weight loss mode, cause I now got a goal weight of 170 in my bullseye!!

    oh yea if I gotta go weight loss mode I best go all in and get'er done and lost most I can while on a roll


    will keep updating and let everyone know how it is going.


    today am heading out with my friend Barb so I will order buffalo style chicken wings, safe and easy.
    dinner is either some pork or a ton of shrimp in alfredo sauce....might go for the shrimp in alfredo cause it is a 'lighter' meal in my body vs. heavier pork chops....will see.

    ohmygosh I have to think 'weight loss' mode now HAHA ugh here we go again all will be ok, just keep saying that over and over again LOL

  2. #1292
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    Congratulations, Zero!!!! I quit years ago, I know how hard it is. I like our sugar addiction to smoking. They both kick our butts..... LOL Both are HUGE steps forward for your health and those around you.
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    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

  3. #1293
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    Thanks all

    been struggling for a month, but that whole month has been NO ciggies, so I feel I am 'almost over that hump' cause I never ever 'need a ciggie' in my life like I need food every damn day so my mindset on this quitting is different than my food changes.

    I didn't post about struggles cause I have 'quit before' and it never took this time it did cause I attacked it different. I used my 'no matter what' thoughts and held by them as I did with my food change. I didn't want to say I was quitting til I got time under my belt and find out the disaster on the scale and more



    but now I pay UP with the 15 I have to lose and then I want to attack the few more I want gone to get where I wanna be.


    Yes Greg I need your help for sure Comrades in arms to get to our goals.
    Arlene so happy you quit long ago and ain't going back and are happy you did it also!


    This is a monster monkey on my butt
    GONE NOW and for good cause I ain't going back there ever!


    Now it is all about the food again in my life and attacking it hard as ever.
    Yes I can do it cause now I have ONE cause and that second one of wanting to get rid of cigs is now gone from my life.

    I march on strong! It is what I want and how I will proceed.




    so yea, hit the stores with my friend and we did not eat out.

    so 12 and no food yet today....which is good, cause wings wasn't my 'zc diet food' I was wanting to start my 'control' and lose some good lbs.



    not hungry so what I will do is later eat a can of tuna and my little mayo with it

    seafood......shrimp and alfredo tonight. I use VERY little alfredo over my very low cal. shrimp so it works well for me in a calorie control line I am wanting to do.


    yea I can make it all work for me LOL

    thanks guys for the wonderful support!!!

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    stellar zc day for me

    I am holding back and getting on board and cleaning up my act. NO CIGs so that is good, now my mind is all about eating focus again.

    today is tuna and mayo and some broth to sip

    dinner will be chicken breast and some alfredo sauce and some broth to sip

    I am not a broth fan but I know it is a good 'dieting trick' and works for me. I can cut down food intake and sip some broth and it works for me as a tummy filler. Not a broth fan, but I can handle some when I need to


    I didn't want to go back into 'dieting mode' with dieting tricks/tips.....but ya know what, I KNOW HOW TO DROP 10 lbs SO SUPER fast with dieting tricks, that yea, I am gonna do just that LOL


    wanted more walking and thought about a mountain hike but we are in like 3 more days of rain....from the like 4 days of hard rain we have already had........omg rain rain go away!! Temps dropping now tho and cold as snot outside....It was 65 the other day now we are like back to the low 50s....boo!

    oh well, spring is NO closer than it was so my hiking will start sooner than later now.



    not gonna hit the scale for 2 weeks and see where I stand. I know if I put the pedal to the medal in 2 weeks I will be happy with results hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do

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    ok I hate broth so I am not doing broth LOL just don't like it so out it goes!
    drink water, all I need to remember, want to sip something, sip on water HA


    tuna and mayo for brunch time

    having chicken wings tonight, buffalo and garlic parm flavor mix.

    I will just eat a ton less than I normally do

    All going very well here! On my ZC plan and rolling along and doing much better in mindset and more.

    oh my gosh will the sun ever shine again? Weeks now of dark rainy cloudy nasty days. come on ya know! SUN I NEED SUN

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    Oh my gosh, I will take all the rain you will send our way. We are headed back into drought again.

    I do not like broth just to drink either. Day by day by day..... The hard part is over and now it is smooth sailing over familiar waters.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    I wish I could send a ton of rain to you Arlene!!


    Yes, very true! What you said is so right on spot! Familiar and it is I know what to do, now I just have to do it, no matter what!


    I am going back to even more super simple eating and that is very important to me when I get my butt in an uproar about 'weight loss mode' or 'having to change again' or 'attacking something' I want handled.

    today is a lb. of hamburger....so split into 2 cheeseburgers, around brunch and dinner times.


    Keep it simple and move more....yes I have to force myself out there now to move more....winter I shut down, but now I am going to take doggie for a walk in the COLD and force myself to do just that LOL

    ugh, keep it simple stupid is my moto for this month and it suits me very well

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    F55CF990-F8AA-4C62-B0F7-C97E4462DB51.jpeg I like it this way, better.....You are not stupid.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    Here is a blog I just found, going to read more of it later. just thought you might be interested. http://mikhailapeterson.com/2018/01/...e-diet-update/
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    Cool, thanks Arlene

    So the standard KISS, Keep it Simple Stupid has now become more politically friendly type...Keep it Super Simple, how dare we use that word stupid out there in life HA HA....just kidding, your's sounds far nicer than the old way I heard it LOL

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    Doing very well.

    got my head on straight more now on my eating and holding strong. I wish I didn't give the quitting smoking the 'leeway' to eat off plan but it was like I 'had to compromise and 'have something' or it wasn't worth giving up the cigs'.......and yes at that point I can become a Dr. Psychiatrist type patient cause who knows why we think and do what we really do but I see it, know it, allowed it but have gotten a handle and tight grip on it again Thing is I know I am never fooling myself LOL even tho I pretend and deny and excuse a lot of stuff and just look away in my own head HA


    ok, so things are going very zero carb here
    keep things very very simple
    very easy but have tons of cravings but I DO know if I hold strong they go away fast and they will so I am saying NO MATTER WHAT I keep myself on my eating plan come heck or highwater
    and I am doing ok but ticked off at some meals HAHA but older gal I am, I can get over it very fast ya know ---heehee

    all good in crazy land here!!

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    Be sure to keep your sodium, potassium and magnesium up as you lose the water........ They will help with the cravings, too.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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    Cool, thanks Arlene.

    ya know it stinks having to start over but at least I know and am familiar with it all like you said. gives me 0 excuses to hold strong, which I am doing and on plan and doing well!!

    one day at a time is all one can do and so far so good!!

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    SOOOOoooooo quitting smoking is hard as hell.
    I ain't pretending on this one, I am not one to walk into this quitting and 'feel great' and 'satisfied I did it' or any of that crap in any way LOL It is darn hard.

    Habit. Habit of lighting up after XYZ....or ABC or whenever that urge hits. WOW and it hits a heck of a lot more in a day than a food craving ever hits!!!!!

    BUT I have not lit up
    I am holding firm on this. AND hubby quit also......we are only bickering more in the morning and more late at night only now HA HA
    We are quick tempered early AM cause, heck you know why, that first ciggie of the day..........we were grouchy thru the day BUT that is now evening out way more and we are now smiling more and light hearted LOL......but end of day, ya kinda want that after dinner ciggie and your tv relaxing ciggies..................yes yes yes I know for non-smokers this ALL sounds horrible in what I am typing.......but I kinda gotta type it to get it out of me.

    I see this stopping smoking in patterns.....patterns of how we are getting thru it all.

    Luckily it is EVER SO slowly getting better but not even close to changing my food habit can I compare these 2 situations.

    The stop smoking is a monster all its own for sure.


    but we are getting thru it and handling it and winning it!



    It will be fab to get 6 months, a year down the road and think, wow, I walked further and further away from this and am surviving thr it all

    addiction! such an ugly word in truth!!




    just eating breakfast out today, simple omelet etc. Breakfast is an easy eat out meal for me.

    chicken and shrimp tonight probably. Nothing new......getting a hankering for more seafood, like crab and scallops and lobster type desires, will have to think about planning a seafood extravaganza for me

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    When I stopped, I would look for smokers and to stand downwind......


    It is godawful hard.....

    You are doing something that will keep you hiking and healthy for many years. And I am glad to hear you have a partner in the misery.
    I am Arlene and Dr Mary Vernon says it best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaquSijXJkQ for me. I used to stand under my plum tree waiting for the fruit to ripen and fall, now I stand near a coconut tree.
    "Let me have men about me that are fat, sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights. Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." William Shakespeare ++++++++++++ I pray, let me one of the dangerous.

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