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This will be my first diet- ever. I hope to ultimately lose at least 20 pounds, but really any substantial weight loss would be an improvement. I'm not obese. I just want to feel more comfortable in my own skin.
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OhKay, that is a great goal.

You might find the information in this reputable source helpful on your journey.

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I am watching this thread. Just to see if I can figure it out too.

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OhKay, that is a great goal.

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For the first two weeks, I'll definitely be reducing my caloric intake substantially just by eliminating the garbage I'm eating now- not even considering the restrictions. The first stage is geared towards reducing the body's cravings for "bad carbs," and when more "good carbs" are reintroduced after those two weeks, the diet becomes more conventional. The ultimate goal of the diet once you reach your weight loss goal is a change of lifestyle.

Exercise is difficult for me because I'm disabled. There is no way I can burn the calories recommended by any guidelines. I do get on a recumbent exercise bike for 30 minutes at least 5 x week, but it's slow going. Honestly, I've been lax this week since my husband's been on vacation.

I do have concerns about how the reduction in calories and carb intake may influence how my meds effect me. My main concern is sedation. I'm going to have to pay close attention to this issue, and may have to modify phase 1, or skip it altogether if necessary.
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OhKay, that all looks very good to me.

You might find the idea of your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) helpful. Essentially your BMR is the bare minimum daily calorie intake that your body needs - metabolic "fuel" for your liver, heart, brain, lungs, etc - it takes no account of physical activity and varies with age, sex and body mass.

There are lots of BMR calculators on the Web - they are probably accurate to +/- 10% or so but might give you some idea of how to balance your calorie intake against your lifestyle.
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I calculated my BMI and I am just at the level of normal and overweight.
So I know that I need to be serious about this. I have alot of belly fat.

Ate lunch today at sandras with Jeff, my friends stood me up. Oh well.
Had grilled salmon and veggie lasagna(gluten free), Both were very good.

tonight ate at whole foods.
( they weigh your food and it weighed a pound and a half!) I over ate.
I had a big salad withroasted califlower, edemame, mushrooms, red peppers, butternut squash, roasted sweet potatoes, spinach and balsamic vinegrette and some beef casserole and chunks of turkey and 3 oz of cheese sticks.....I ate on it a long time. I am still full hours later!
But I only drank water!
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF. 3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9, 8-31-18= 176.3, 3-6-19=190.8 5-30-20=176, 1-4-21=202, 10-4-21= 200.8,12-10-21=186, 3-26-22=180.3, 7-30-22=188, 10-15-22=180.9,

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Bizi, that all sounds really excellent to me .
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That food sounds healthy to me Bizi. The only worry was portion size I guess? I'm glad you are drinking lots of water. You did very well this weekend staying AF

Thank you for the idea about the BMR, Kiwi. I will have to look into it, but I'm trying to avoid counting calories, period. That, and weighing, is why I opted out of the Atkins diet. I can have plenty of protein, so I think that will help in the calorie department.

I got my NuStevia in the mail yesterday, but I haven't tried it in my coffee yet. I had to run out to buy a few things at the supermarket yesterday and bought some fat free half and half so I will have it on hand for the start of my diet Tuesday morning. I will be able to start out on the diet as soon as I wake up.

I think I'll be having a lot of turkey bacon, at least during the day, week one. I plan on cooking up a pound of it and keeping it in the fridge to make things easier on myself. I will also be eating a lot of salads, which is fine by me because I love them. The way I cook my meats for dinner is already acceptable, as long as I avoid marinades, so I'm happy I don't have to make any alterations there. I will be adding a lot more veggies to my diet, eating breakfast which is rare, snacking more, and cutting out a ton of garbage. I am really going to miss the sugar in my coffee though

Tuesday is approaching fast…
I will be all set for breakfast in the morning and will do my food shopping before lunch. This is going to be hard, but all I need to do when I get cravings is look at my hips and *** in the mirror and that should provide some motivation.
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The mirrors are telling. I hate the way I look, last night at art walk I noticed how I look going by a window....hate it. I had these wild leggings on,( think slotches of purple, maroon blue and white.) the ones that I wore in paris where the parisians just stared at them...I was so out of fashion, jeff noticed I did not, he told me about it later. sigh
oh well.
I ook in the mirror and look pregnant, not a good look. I also measured my self around the waist. any thing above 35 inches is really bad on your heart, mine was 38.
So I have work to do.
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I will not give up in this weight loss journey, nor this need to be AF. 3-19-13=156, 6-7-13=139, 8-19-13=149, 11-12-13=140, 6-28-14=157, 7-24-14=149, 9-24-14=144, 1-12-15=164, 2-28-15=149, 4-21-15=143, 6-26-15=138.5, 7-22-15=146, 8-24-15=151, 9-15-15=145, 11-1-15=137, 11-29-15=143, 1-4-16=152, 1-26-16=144, 2-24-16=150, 8-15-16=163, 1-4-17=169, 9-20-17=174, 11-17-17=185.6, 3-22-18=167.9, 8-31-18= 176.3, 3-6-19=190.8 5-30-20=176, 1-4-21=202, 10-4-21= 200.8,12-10-21=186, 3-26-22=180.3, 7-30-22=188, 10-15-22=180.9,
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