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Title: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 12, 2015, 06:02:30 PM
Hello all

Well no matter how many times I start I always come back to this site....I just manage not to stick with a diet very long...
I just started a low calorie diet on 8/31/15 at 323 lbs and as today 9/12/15.. I weight 320 lbs... I feel I can do better with low carb but just have to stick with it..so I will be changing over first thing in the morning. Now I am going to dust off the book to review and look at the forum for tips... I like to keep the meals basic like eggs, chicken etc...

Joe

I had the lapband back in 2005 weight 323 lbs got down to 267 lbs Now I regained all my weight.. my mini goal is 299 by Dec 31,2015.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 14, 2015, 08:27:08 AM
I started on a low cal diet and transition over to LC on 9/12/15.. I was stuck on that 320 lbs mark - I  have always weight in daily and it does help me


 8/31/15- Restart 322 lbs ( First mini goal get to 299 lbs by Dec 31,2015 )

 September

 01: 320 lbs
 02: 320 lbs
 03: 320 lbs 
 04: 321 lbs   
 05: 320 lbs ( going out tonight to a comedy club..hope to stay on track)
 06: NWI - was out of town so we will see on Monday..
 07: 323 lbs 
 08: 321 lbs 
 09: 320 lbs 
 10: 319 Lbs 
 11: 320 Lbs 
 12: 320 Lbs 
 13: 319 Lbs 
 14: 318 Lbs
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on September 14, 2015, 02:25:53 PM
Welcome home, Joe!!! :) :) :) :) :)

You've known that calorie diets don't work.
And you just spent 2 weeks proving that again.

Now is the time, get back on track and COMMIT to succeed.
After a couple weeks, cravings will subside and it will be easier to stay the course.

So take it one day at a time, and one meal at a time, even one moment at a time, when needed.

You CAN do this if you want it enough.
And we'll do what we can to help you.

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: oO0Susie0Oo on September 15, 2015, 07:38:23 AM
I started out not sticking to it but told myself to not give up over and over. Now I'm glad I did that. You are really making the best choice by coming back. Get excited about the delicious foods you can eat. That really helps.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 15, 2015, 08:25:31 AM
Thanks -  Do any of you use LC shakes?   



 
 
Re: Starting over again

Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 07:27:08 AM
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I started on a low cal diet and transition over to LC on 9/12/15.. I was stuck on that 320 lbs mark - I  have always weight in daily and it does help me


 8/31/15- Restart 322 lbs ( First mini goal get to 299 lbs by Dec 31,2015 )

 September

 01: 320 lbs
 02: 320 lbs
 03: 320 lbs 
 04: 321 lbs   
 05: 320 lbs ( going out tonight to a comedy club..hope to stay on track)
 06: NWI - was out of town so we will see on Monday..
 07: 323 lbs 
 08: 321 lbs 
 09: 320 lbs 
 10: 319 Lbs 
 11: 320 Lbs 
 12: 320 Lbs 
 13: 319 Lbs 
 14: 318 Lbs
 15: 317.8 Lbs
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: skychant on September 15, 2015, 10:40:30 AM
I was 320 at my highest.  I was told to get lap band but I hate going under the knife.  I have lost 25 pounds but am struggling to maintain due to a death in the family.  FTS really works and improves your health and longevity.  I am so glad that you dusted off that book! :)
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: oO0Susie0Oo on September 15, 2015, 10:49:44 AM
Shakes can be made lowest in carbs by using extracts, a fruit(berries), lots of heavy whipping cream, coconut milk, etc.... and of course Zero Sweet!!
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 16, 2015, 08:16:15 AM
Today is my Birthday and I will have a treat tonight, I may gain a little but that's alright as I know what I have to do. 

01: 320 lbs
 02: 320 lbs
 03: 320 lbs 
 04: 321 lbs   
 05: 320 lbs ( going out tonight to a comedy club..hope to stay on track)
 06: NWI - was out of town so we will see on Monday..
 07: 323 lbs 
 08: 321 lbs 
 09: 320 lbs 
 10: 319 Lbs 
 11: 320 Lbs 
 12: 320 Lbs 
 13: 319 Lbs 
 14: 318 Lbs
 15: 317.8 Lbs
 16  316.8 lbs
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: skychant on September 16, 2015, 09:34:16 AM
Happy Birthday Big Joe!  My nephew has his 18th birthday today as well...his favorite foods, chicken alfredo...mac and cheese...he loves to go to Olive Garden.  He is a big fan of carbs.  I have been eating apple dapple cake a neighbor brought by....I have maintained, lots of coffee.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 16, 2015, 01:08:20 PM
Thank you skychant !!!

 :)
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on September 16, 2015, 01:23:13 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Happy Birthday, Joe!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 17, 2015, 08:06:30 AM
Thanks Toney


 8/31/15- Restart with low calorie diet @ 322 lbs ( First mini goal get to 299 lbs by Dec 31,2015 )

 01: 320 lbs
 02: 320 lbs
 03: 320 lbs 
 04: 321 lbs   
 05: 320 lbs ( going out tonight to a comedy club..hope to stay on track)
 06: NWI - was out of town so we will see on Monday..
 07: 323 lbs 
 08: 321 lbs 
 09: 320 lbs 
 10: 319 Lbs 
 11: 320 Lbs 
 12: 320 Lbs 
 13: 319 Lbs 
 14: 318 Lbs
 15: 317.8 Lbs
 16  316.8 lbs
 17: 319 Lbs  ( Knew I would gain as I ate out of the box past night )
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: oO0Susie0Oo on September 17, 2015, 08:08:25 AM
(http://i.ytimg.com/vi/GgVfdw5zM-I/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 17, 2015, 08:41:26 PM
Very cool...thanks
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on September 18, 2015, 10:37:19 AM
Welcome back Joe and Happy Birthday!!! ;D  You need to eat :D Find your favorite recipes and enjoy! I will convert any recipe you are missing from normal food routine. People think losing weight is like a punishment ,its not you just have to know what to eat ;) And we eat good!!!
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: oO0Susie0Oo on September 19, 2015, 04:00:41 PM
That's right Umpa!! I am so glad I can convert recipes now. No cookbook scares me anymore. Food Network magazine is my favorite. I look at all the recipes & think how to make them low carb. They have a high a very high fat waffle recipe that I can't wait to convert and try.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 21, 2015, 08:12:45 AM
Hi umpa and Thanks.


Went out of town Saturday and met up with some old Army friends that I have not seen for abut 3 years. We were in the service back in 1980... It was really nice to see them.... I think I did alright eating LC...

  8/31/15- Restart with low calorie diet @ 322 lbs ( First mini goal get to 299 lbs by Dec 31,2015 )

 01: 320 lbs
 02: 320 lbs
 03: 320 lbs  
 04: 321 lbs  
 05: 320 lbs ( going out tonight to a comedy club..hope to stay on track)
 06: NWI - was out of town so we will see on Monday..
 07: 323 lbs  
 08: 321 lbs  
 09: 320 lbs  
 10: 319 Lbs  
 11: 320 Lbs  
 12: 320 Lbs  
 13: 319 Lbs  
 14: 318 Lbs
 15: 317.8 Lbs
 16  316.8 lbs
 17: 319 Lbs  ( Knew I would gain as I ate out of the box past night )
 18: 319 Lbs
 19: 320 Lbs ( went out to see my Army Buddies)
 20: No Weight In
 21: 319 Lbs- getting back to it
 22: 319 Lbs
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on September 22, 2015, 09:00:13 AM
This really is too easy :)
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 23, 2015, 08:29:34 AM
8/31/15- Restart with low calorie diet @ 322 lbs ( First mini goal get to 299 lbs by Dec 31,2015 )

 01: 320 lbs
 02: 320 lbs
 03: 320 lbs 
 04: 321 lbs   
 05: 320 lbs ( going out tonight to a comedy club..hope to stay on track)
 06: NWI - was out of town so we will see on Monday..
 07: 323 lbs 
 08: 321 lbs 
 09: 320 lbs 
 10: 319 Lbs 
 11: 320 Lbs 
 12: 320 Lbs 
 13: 319 Lbs 
 14: 318 Lbs
 15: 317.8 Lbs
 16  316.8 lbs
 17: 319 Lbs  ( Knew I would gain as I ate out of the box past night )
 18: 319 Lbs
 19: 320 Lbs ( went out to see my Army Buddies)
 20: No Weight In
 21: 319 Lbs- getting back to it
 22: 319 Lbs
 23: 318 lbs
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on September 28, 2015, 10:28:28 PM
Still here

Trying to get into the dentist office... I have am apt for October 15 but over the weekend sporadic pain... I know I need a root canal..... T :(
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on September 29, 2015, 02:21:30 PM
I feel for you, Joe! :(
Hope that you recover from your root canal quickly.

Stay the course and FTS will work for you.
But you can't allow yourself excuses to to off track if you're committed to succeeding.
Doing that is a recipe for stall outs and frustration.

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on October 05, 2015, 09:18:33 AM
Hate the dentist just had a tooth pulled last month >:(
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 15, 2015, 01:55:35 PM
Hi all

Just checking in and doing better. I feel I am on track now. On Nov 08 I started my own 90 day challenge. As a matter of fact I started with a mini goal of losing 4 lbs this month and I am on track to meet my goal. My overall goal is to get to 299 by the end of Dec 2015. It might be stretching it but I will try. 

November:

 01 ~ 316
 02 ~ 316
 03 ~ 315
 04 ~ 313
 05 ~ 315
 06 ~ 314
 07 ~ 314
 08 ~ 314 1/90
 09 ~ 313 2/90
 10 ~ 310 3/90
 11 ~ 311 4/90
 12 ~ 311 5/90
 13 ~ 311 6/90
 14 ~ 311.2 7/90
 15 ~ 310.8 8/90
 16 ~
 17 ~
 18 ~
 19 ~
 20 ~
 21 ~
 22 ~
 23 ~
 24 ~
 25 ~
 26 ~
 27 ~
 28 ~
 29 ~
 30 ~
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 16, 2015, 08:24:43 AM
So far- so good


November:

 01 ~ 316
 02 ~ 316
 03 ~ 315
 04 ~ 313
 05 ~ 315
 06 ~ 314
 07 ~ 314
 08 ~ 314   1/90
 09 ~ 313   2/90
 10 ~ 310   3/90
 11 ~ 311   4/90
 12 ~ 311    5/90
 13 ~ 311    6/90
 14 ~ 311.2  7/90
 15 ~ 310.8  8/90
 16 ~ 309.6  9/90
 17 ~ 309.6  10/90
 18 ~
 19 ~
 20 ~
 21 ~
 22 ~
 23 ~
 24 ~
 25 ~
 26 ~
 27 ~
 28 ~
 29 ~
 30 ~  
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mdanziger on November 16, 2015, 11:25:27 AM
Well done Joe,  The needle is really starting to move now.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 16, 2015, 11:27:05 PM
Thank You!
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 17, 2015, 08:21:28 AM
My goal for the start of November was to lose 1 lb a week.  So far I am meeting my goal. 

November:

 01 ~ 316
 02 ~ 316
 03 ~ 315
 04 ~ 313
 05 ~ 315
 06 ~ 314
 07 ~ 314
 08 ~ 314   1/90
 09 ~ 313   2/90
 10 ~ 310   3/90
 11 ~ 311   4/90
 12 ~ 311    5/90
 13 ~ 311    6/90
 14 ~ 311.2  7/90
 15 ~ 310.8  8/90
 16 ~ 309.6  9/90
 17 ~ 309.6  10/90
 18 ~
 19 ~
 20 ~
 21 ~
 22 ~
 23 ~
 24 ~
 25 ~
 26 ~
 27 ~
 28 ~
 29 ~
 30 ~ 
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on November 17, 2015, 12:02:15 PM
Hi, Joe! :)

Your persistence will carry you to goal.
Keep at it and never give up!... You WILL win this!

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 17, 2015, 10:30:19 PM
Thanks Tony!
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 18, 2015, 07:55:13 AM
Still losing:

My goal for the start of November was to lose 1 lb a week.  So far I am meeting my goal. 

November:

 01 ~ 316
 02 ~ 316
 03 ~ 315
 04 ~ 313
 05 ~ 315
 06 ~ 314
 07 ~ 314
 08 ~ 314   1/90
 09 ~ 313   2/90
 10 ~ 310   3/90
 11 ~ 311   4/90
 12 ~ 311    5/90
 13 ~ 311    6/90
 14 ~ 311.2  7/90
 15 ~ 310.8  8/90
 16 ~ 309.6  9/90
 17 ~ 309.6  10/90
 18 -  308.8  11/90
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on November 18, 2015, 12:34:57 PM
Way to go, Joe! :) :) :) :) :)

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 19, 2015, 08:18:17 AM
Thanks Tony-  Had a busy day yesterday - Stopped by taco bell and picked up a cantina bowel. Had a little rice in it.

11/1- 316
 11/2- 316
 11/3- 315
 11/4- 313
 11/5- 315
 11/6- 314
 11/7 - 314
 11/8- 314 ** A72** Day 1/90
 11/9- 313
 11/10- 310-
 11/11- 311 -
 11/12- 311-
 11/13- 311-
 11/14- 311.2
 11/15- 310.8
 11/16- 309.6
 11/17- 309.6
 11/18- 308.8
 11/19- 309.2 ( up a little )
 
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Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on November 19, 2015, 02:11:17 PM
Thanks Tony-  Had a busy day yesterday - Stopped by taco bell and picked up a cantina bowl. Had a little rice in it.

Hi, Joe!

Why flirt with failure?
Rice is not the only high carb ingredient in that bowl.

Here's the list of its ingredients;
Black beans, cilantro rice, citrus & herb marinated chicken, new guacamole, fire-roasted corn salsa, creamy cilantro dressing, pico de gallo and romaine lettuce.

Assuming you got the chicken one, you ate 41 net carbs!!! :o :o :o
That bowl is more that TWICE the max number of carbs you should allow.

See; https://m.nutritionix.com/taco-bell/cantina-power-bowl-chicken/

If your serious about reaching your goals, you must be more careful my friend.

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 20, 2015, 08:25:28 PM
I hear you.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on November 21, 2015, 04:36:13 PM
I am so PROUD of you !! ;D
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 24, 2015, 08:28:31 AM
Still hanging in there :


1/1- 316
 11/2- 316
 11/3- 315
 11/4- 313
 11/5- 315
 11/6- 314
 11/7 - 314
 11/8- 314 ** A72** Day 1/90
 11/9- 313
 11/10- 310-
 11/11- 311 -
 11/12- 311-
 11/13- 311-
 11/14- 311.2
 11/15- 310.8
 11/16- 309.6
 11/17- 309.6
 11/18- 308.8
 11/19- 309.2 ( up a little )
 11/20- 309.2
 11/21- 310.6
 11/22- 310.4
 11/23- 310.4
 11/24- 309.2
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on November 24, 2015, 09:18:23 AM
You are doing great! ;) Stick to the plan and the weight will come off.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on November 24, 2015, 12:02:02 PM
Way to go, Joe! :) :) :)

Like Umpa says, stick to the plan and those numbers will keep shrinking.

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 25, 2015, 08:23:00 AM
Thanks!

One day at a time.

11/1- 316
 11/2- 316
 11/3- 315
 11/4- 313
 11/5- 315
 11/6- 314
 11/7 - 314
 11/8- 314 ** A72** Day 1/90
 11/9- 313
 11/10- 310-
 11/11- 311 -
 11/12- 311-
 11/13- 311-
 11/14- 311.2
 11/15- 310.8
 11/16- 309.6
 11/17- 309.6
 11/18- 308.8
 11/19- 309.2 ( up a little )
 11/20- 309.2
 11/21- 310.6
 11/22- 310.4
 11/23- 310.4
 11/24- 309.2
 11/25- 308.8 
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on November 25, 2015, 11:27:23 AM
still going down ;)
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on November 25, 2015, 12:39:12 PM
Keep on truckin', Joe! :) :) :)

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 25, 2015, 10:50:52 PM
Thanks- Like to get LC BBQ sauce any suggestions?
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on November 26, 2015, 09:34:29 AM
yes email doug and he will give you his recipe ;)
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 26, 2015, 06:58:47 PM
k- Thanks

Hope yall are having a good day!

I was looking at the Parmesan Meatballs- Looks like something I would like.

Joe
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on November 29, 2015, 03:12:05 PM
I was not expecting the lost.

11/1- 316
11/2- 316
11/3- 315
11/4- 313
11/5- 315
11/6- 314
11/7 - 314
11/8- 314 ** A72** Day 1/90
11/9- 313
11/10- 310-
11/11- 311 -
11/12- 311-
11/13- 311-
11/14- 311.2
11/15- 310.8
11/16- 309.6
11/17- 309.6
11/18- 308.8
11/19- 309.2 ( up a little )
11/20- 309.2
11/21- 310.6
11/22- 310.4
11/23- 310.4
11/24- 309.2
11/25- 308.8
11/26 -307.8
11/27- 307.8
11/28- 308.6 ( Not a good day- went out of town and ate bad at 5PM)
11/29- 307.4
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on December 01, 2015, 12:15:18 AM
What a good month!  Ready for round 2 ( December)

11/1- 316
11/2- 316
11/3- 315
11/4- 313
11/5- 315
11/6- 314
11/7 - 314
11/8- 314 ** A72** Day 1/90
11/9- 313
11/10- 310-
11/11- 311 -
11/12- 311-
11/13- 311-
11/14- 311.2
11/15- 310.8
11/16- 309.6
11/17- 309.6
11/18- 308.8
11/19- 309.2 ( up a little )
11/20- 309.2
11/21- 310.6
11/22- 310.4
11/23- 310.4
11/24- 309.2
11/25- 308.8
11/26 -307.8
11/27- 307.8
11/28- 308.6 ( Not a good day- went out of town and ate bad at 5PM)
11/29- 307.4
11/30- 307.0
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on December 01, 2015, 08:42:20 AM
11/01/2015- 316 lbs
12/01/2015- 306 lbs

New month - New goal to get to 299 lbs by 1/1/2016.

12/01- 306 lbs
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: mouseissue on December 01, 2015, 12:45:32 PM
11/01/2015- 316 lbs
12/01/2015- 306 lbs

New month - New goal to get to 299 lbs by 1/1/2016.

12/01- 306 lbs

You got this, Joe! :)
You know what to do.

Tony
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: bigjoe on December 01, 2015, 10:53:20 PM
Thanks Tony!!!
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: oO0Susie0Oo on December 13, 2015, 05:31:10 PM
Wow Joe, good to see someone else fall off for a day and come back. I still lost and you sure did too.
Title: Re: Starting over again
Post by: umpa on December 22, 2015, 08:16:43 AM
 ;)