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9/2/12 11:22 P

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I love to cook and finding new recipes...heck I can sit at my computer and plan on doing other things but I get sidetrack and start reading recipes. In less than an hour I found 14 more recipes that I want to try. I try to keep with a daily theme for dinner -

Sunday homestyle (anything that takes more than 1 hour to cook)
Meatless Monday
Tuesday Chicken
Wednesday Fish
Thursday Beef
Friday Fish
Saturday Chicken

Then new recipes just plug into the right day.

As for sugar free syrups - I have been enjoying a hazelnut syrup. I saw caramel and french vanilla in the store too. I was surprised it was at Sam's Club.

Have you tried chicken skins? a little garlic and Italian Seasoning...baked over a rack to let the greasy drain off....allows the skin to crisp up into a crunch delicious bite.

Need to search for more flaxseed meal recipes ideas...

Love ya lots and lots and lots Whole bunches WHOOO!!! HUGZ


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9/2/12 4:08 P

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HUGGABLE has an excellent point: learn to make recipes/food that you ENJOY. Deprivation is a diet killer -- so figure out how not to be deprived in this land of plentiful, cheap carbs! I know it is a pain in the **** to have to learn how to cook new things, but really, it will make a HUGE difference to you. My 3 "miracle" ingredients are:
1. sugar-free zero-calorie flavored syrups (they have the consistency of water but are sweet and flavored)
2. plain pork rinds (flavor them yourself and make the sweet/salty/hot/whatever snack you want, crush them coarsely and use as "croutons" in soups, salads, and stuffings, grind them into a rough flour and use as a breading, or as a flour for pancakes.....)
3. ground flax meal. Make low-carb MIMs!

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HUGGABLE's Photo HUGGABLE Posts: 188
9/2/12 2:04 A

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There is a history of diabetes in my family but no one got it until they were in their late 50's so I did not think I needed to go to the waiting room yet. I was diagnosed in my late 30's and thought Wednesday Thursday Friday!!!

Today i finished typing up 5 weeks worth of menus for my family cookbook. I am so excited to share it with my mother and a few friends who have heard me talking about it since 2004. I am not looking at this as a diet. I am looking at it like the recipes in my family cookbook. I am looking for new recipes to add more weeks because it looks like I am going to be staying on Induction for a while.

Love ya lots and lots and lots Whole bunches WHOOO!!! HUGZ


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9/1/12 9:32 A

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Hi Elizabeth! I'm Lisbeth, the new "team leader" for this group, so let me offer a big Welcome!!! emoticon I try and keep up with the group, but for the past several months have been working 2 full-time jobs (84 hrs. week) and am a bit busy :-)

Myself, I'm not diabetic, but have a strong family history of it, so being middle aged and obese, am in the waiting room! I started Atkins the day after Easter (threw out the Easter candy!) and have absolutely LOVED this way of eating ever since; never thought I'd be so happy with a "diet"!

Please, post often, we need all the activity we can get to keep each other going!

Lisbeth

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8/27/12 1:41 P

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My name is Elizabeth. I joined Spark ages ago and started Atkins again two weeks ago. My mother told me that there were Atkins groups on Spark so I am back.

I updated my profile so all my introductory parts are up to date there if you want to take a peek. I have been collecting recipes for about 8 years trying to develop a family cookbook. I had to put all that work on the shelf. During the 4 days between my doctor giving me permission to go back to the diet and the day we (I am the primary cook and what I cook everyone eats - or else they go out) started the diet, I developed 4 weeks worth of menus, printed the recipes, and even typed out the shopping lists for each week. It took me 8 years to get a full years worth of menus before...now I am working on week 5.

Being diabetic I am going to be staying on Induction until my doctor thinks my blood sugars are under control and she give me the go-ahead. My husband and I are big Potter-heads and looking forward to starting our OWLs like Dorothy mentioned.

I plan to be checking in daily. I read this team is not very active but I hope that we (as a team) can change that...


Love ya lots and lots and lots Whole bunches WHOOO!!! HUGZ


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6/15/12 4:06 P

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Hi, Tom!
I, too, am returning to Spark People as a new Atkins practitioner. I think we'll both be successful in our endeavors. I've only been doing it for a little over a week, and have lost five pounds. I'm in the OWL phase (Love that acronym - makes me feel like I'm in a Harry Potter movie) since I have about 26 pounds to lose. I'll have to go back to my main page and update it, as there have many changes. Hope to keep in touch with you.

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9/15/11 11:07 A

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Hello Tom and Welcome. I am sorry to say this is not a very active group anymore maybe you can help So glad you joined emoticon

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9/13/11 11:50 P

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Hello, All,

Well, I'm coming back to Spark People, after a LONG hiatus. I started doing Atkins about 5 1/2 weeks ago, inspired by a good friend who has lost 125 lbs eating low carb. Who am I to argue with success???

I spent a full 4 weeks in induction, and made the transition to OWL 1 1/2 weeks ago. BUT, I'm doing it the slow way. I'm still at the 25g of carbs per day range, and will probably stay there for a couple more weeks. Then I'll move up to 30, and stay there for a few weeks as well. Thus, I'll do OWL by gradually laddering up, as described in the books, but I'm going to elongate the process. Considering that I'm looking to lose a total of over 100 lbs, it just seems to make sense to do it that way.

And, oh yes. How the weight loss has gone. I'm going to talk more about my Atkins journey (more of a short trip so far) in my blog tonight, but I'll just say that in the first 5 weeks I've lost 20 lbs, and am beginning to notice some physical changes.

I just realized that I didn't really introduce myself. My name is Tom, and I'm a homeschooling daddy of 3 kidlets, working nights, and trying to do some exercise by day.

I'll blog more, and if anyone has any questions for me, I'm always happy to answer!!! I look forward to joining you all for a while on this trek to better health, and hope some time I may be able to support y'all in return.

Peace,
Tom

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