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General Discussion / This is why we do FTS and not The Biggest Loser
« on: January 19, 2015, 10:30:24 AM »
These poor contestants! They work them to death, belittle them and then make them physically sick. If they only knew about FTS!

http://nypost.com/2015/01/18/contestant-reveals-the-brutal-secrets-of-the-biggest-loser/

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General Discussion / I'm back...
« on: May 28, 2014, 08:56:58 AM »
Guess who fell off the wagon. I had been doing so good then gradually I let myself slip here...then there and well, here I am. First I was like, that's okay..after a few years it's probably normal to gain a little weight back, I'll just be really good and lose it again. Then I would go out, eat something I shouldn't and the whole dialogue in my head would start again convincing myself it was okay.  So here I am...six months later and up TWO pant sizes. SO...I am back to where it all began. I refuse to gain all my weight back and I am going back to basics. I'm going to pop in here everyday and check in, add a weigh counter to the bottom of my posts and...STEP ON THE SCALE. I freaking hate that scale and haven't been on it for almost a year. But it's time for me to step up (literally) and be accountable for what I've done and that's just what I did this morning. I had no idea I had gained so much. So...I have FIFTY pounds to lose and I'm here to do it where all the support in the world is. I hope you guys welcome me back and go through this journey (again) with me.

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General Discussion / They feed kids HORRIBLY
« on: August 30, 2013, 10:23:13 AM »
Hi all!

Lately I've been doing this with my son's youth group. I was shocked at what they are feeding these kids. They supply tons of Mountain Dew, cookies, cakes, pop tarts and the list goes on and on. I have tried several times to try to infuse the group with healthy alternatives but the parents want nothing to do with it. It's driving me crazy. No wonder our youth are overweight. Ugh!

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General Discussion / Eating out trauma 101
« on: March 25, 2013, 12:51:30 PM »
I had a huge weekend and we were eating out with friends and associates Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Normally it's not a big deal. Close friends all know of my ways and it is never an issue. This weekend though I was around all kinds of people that don't know I'm low carbing and it was tough for the first time in a few years. Friday night was not a problem but Saturday night was a nightmare.
My son is part of a boys youth group and a few of the advisers setup a dinner for the parents with the boys making the dinner. I didn't really worry about about it because I knew they were making Chicken. When we got to the event my son pulled me aside and was so worried. He said all the chicken was breaded, they were serving rice and garlic bread and a veggie. This was a big event and I didn't want him to to have to be concerned about me. So I told him no biggie, I would eat the veggie and work my way through the chicken. Now I am maintaining so I could eat a little of the breaded chicken if I wanted, but I didn't want to. So I cut the bread off discreetly, found out how the veggies were cooked and ate them. I didn't have much to eat but I did it, made it through without drawing attention to myself or my son. Sunday was kind of the same thing but at a relative that thinks I am eating all wrong. She made sure not to have any lowcarb food for me. They served pizza and apple pie! My husband was so cute. I was given two huge slices of pizza my husband took the plate and disappeared in the kitchen. When he came back out, he had taken the toppings and cheese of the pizza and put in into one of my trusty pita shells that I carry in my purse. I had a great meal, skipped the pie and stayed true to myself. I hate when relatives make it hard but it happens.

 I guess what I trying to say is even THREE YEARS LATER you can hit a tough situation. Staying true to what you believe and who you are and what you want to accomplish will help you make it through. Sure I could have eaten the pizza or had the breading but the next day I would feel physically sick from the carbs and super guilty. I don't want to feel that way or let others push me into feeling that way. Today, I am healthy, happy and not sick from carbs. It's a good Monday...it's a good year...and staying low carb makes it that way. :)

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Ask Umpa / Cheesy Skillet Bread-
« on: January 30, 2013, 04:15:21 PM »
Umpa I need your help. I have a great looking recipe that is already low carb and would work for most. Accept with my son's treenut allergies I can't use Almond flour or Almond milk that is called for in the recipe. So I wondered if you could look it over and try adjusting the ingredients so I can make it for my kiddo??


Cheesy Skillet Bread:

Ingredients

    1 tbsp butter for the skillet
    2 cups almond flour
    1/2 cup flax seed meal
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 & 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
    3 large eggs, lightly beaen
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    3/4 cup almond milk

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 425F. Add 1 tbsp butter to a 10-inch oven-proof skillet and place in oven.
    In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, flax seed meal, baking powder, salt and 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese.
    Stir in the eggs, melted butter and almond milk until thoroughly combined.
    Remove hot skillet from oven (remember to put on your oven mitts), and swirl butter to coat sides.
    Pour batter into pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar.
    Bake 16 minutes, or until browned around the edges and set through the middle. Cheese on top should be nicely browned.
    Remove and let cool 15 minutes.

Notes

Serves 10. Each serving has 7.2 g of carbs and 4 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 3.2 g.

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General Discussion / If you're on the fence about FTS...check this out...
« on: November 16, 2012, 10:16:38 AM »
Yesterday I sat up the screen saver on my computer to pull random pictures out of my picture folders. I have pictures in there from the last ten years or more. Some I haven't seen in ages but I have really been enjoying seeing all the old images. What I hadn't expected was to see pictures of me and actually notice such a difference. It'll be three years in March that I started my FTS journey and I have been maintaining now for over a year.

Anyway, I saw this picture come up yesterday of my cutiepie husband and I. It was very rare for me to let someone take a picture of me, let alone one that was almost full length. It is probably around five years old or so but what got me was how much heavier I was. When you are that size you never realize that you are that size. Then a picture came up of me that my husband took at Christmas last year and I couldn't believe the difference between the two.

So I thought...if you're on the fence about starting this lifestyle, if you're not sure and don't know if it will work...these pictures might just convince you. If I wouldn't have started FTS I would be in the exact same place as I was in the first picture.

We are about to start a new year...how about starting it with a new you!!



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General Discussion / Thanksgiving
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:44:13 AM »
That time of year is upon us...Thanksgiving! I was just sitting here putting together my menu for this year. I have family coming to our house so I am going to make it FTS friendly but also add a few regular staples that have been requested. This year we are having a Turducken wrapped in bacon and only 1 carb per four ounces. I just wondered what anyone else might be having special that I could include in my FTS friendly dinner. 

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Product Reviews / Land-O-Lakes Whipped Cream
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:58:16 AM »
Yes I know we all love our whipped cream. I love that the Land-O-Lakes brand doesn't have any carbs. Since I have cut the SF candies out of my eating plan I have taken up whipped cream again. Nothing better than jello and whipped cream!! Yum!!

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Click Here To Share Your Success Story / 14 pounds down...
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:54:06 AM »
This was my first official week back losing on FTS. I hate that darn scale so I am only weighing in on fridays. So apprehensively I jumped on this morning and I lost 14 pounds last week. Sounds great but I was PMS'ing when I weighed last week so I must have been really bloated. Either that or carb creep goes away easier than regular losing? Either way...I'll take!!

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General Discussion / I'm back...and losing again
« on: October 12, 2012, 10:08:02 AM »
Hi All!

Somehow over the last year I have managed to gain twenty pounds! As a lot of you know I HATE the scale and stay away from it as much as I can. Since February I have started a new job and then when my sister got gravely ill it just did me in. I didn't put on a lot at once, a few pounds here or there. So this morning I decided to give in and step on the scale. OH MY GOSH I gained TWENTY pounds. I am so upset at myself for letting that happen but I also no how to get rid of it. So I'm back to the forums I love and the people that always encourage me to do better. I have decided to go for 35 five pounds and see if I can do it by Christmas. We shall see but I am glad to be back, wish it wasn't because I'm up 20 pounds though. :(

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How To Maintain Your New Weight / Maintaining....Men Versus Women
« on: August 28, 2012, 11:55:04 AM »
I was wondering if any Men out there are having trouble maintaining? I don't mean keep it off, I mean keeping it on. My Husband is maintaining now and has upped is carb intake just to stay at the level he's at. With me it takes very little extra carbs to maintain, if I ate the level of carbs he is eating daily I would easily gain it all back. My Son has just started maintaining this week so we are still learning about how many carbs he needs. I just wondered...Men do you find you need more carbs than the women in your life to keep from losing?


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My husband Dan has been on FTS since February. Just this week he hit is new goal of 55 pounds GONE FOREVER!

He looks great and feels even better!

He reads the forums so I wanted to post and let him know how proud I am of him.

CONGRATS DAN!! Woo Hoo!!


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General Discussion / Sunflower Seeds
« on: June 13, 2012, 04:35:44 PM »
I love sunflower seeds and all this time I haven't been eating them because I thought they were too high in Carbs. So this morning my husband is eating sunflower seeds and I was harassing him about the carbs. So he proceeded to show me the count and the full bag of unshelled seeds had only four carbs. I was shocked! Have you all been eating sunflower seeds this whole time? I am thrilled to have a fun new snack.

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General Discussion / Banana Butter??
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:31:07 AM »
OH MY GOSH, BANANA BUTTER?? Really??

I just saw the banner across the bottom and literally wanted to drool.

If you need a tester, I'm your girl.

When is it coming out??

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How To Maintain Your New Weight / Two years on FTS...life is good
« on: April 29, 2012, 12:57:31 PM »
Good afternoon all. I know I haven't been around as much as I used to be. I went to school at the beginning of 2012 and got my real estate license. I thought it would be a fun past-time, boy I was wrong. It is not a past-time, it's a full time gig. I'm working for a great company in SW Orlando called Watson Realty and I am REALLY enjoying myself. I have to tell you I have wanted to go to Real Estate school for over 20 years but was too afraid to go. I was so big back then that I was afraid I wouldn't fit in. I also had so many health issues with my ankle that walking and showing houses was just not even in the cards for me. Thanks to FTS that has all changed.

On March 31st I entered into my second year on FTS. I am still maintaining and it is just so simple. I have tossed out my scale, ya my guys still use it but I stay off of it. I can tell how I'm doing by my clothes and I find it easier and less stressful to do it that way. Every now and again I let myself have something I used to love, and you know I find that it never tastes as good as I thought it would. Although, Starbucks Frappachinos are pretty darn good. The best thing about Starbucks is they have sugar free syrups so you can enjoy a yummy treat without all the carbs. Great stuff!

Anyway I wanted you all to know that I am doing great. I even have spread the word in my office and a couple of peeps there have started on FTS. What cracks me up the most is meeting other realtors that don't know about my past weight issues. I don't flaunt it, I enjoy fitting in. But I was in a meeting the other day and the woman was talking about herself and that she wears baggie clothes because she's heavier and made a comment to me like I wouldn't understand what that was like. I about fell off my chair!! If they only knew how far I've come they would laugh at those statements.

I am still around though and you can get me by email. If you have any questions or just need to vent I am always available.

Oh and if you're looking for a place in Orlando just email me!! Sherri@SherriSellsOrlando.com

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