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  • Almost to the end of September, what a tough month, but I have had a good week, the first time I have been able to say that in a long time. I spent quite a bit of time on my bike and have kept my calories in check. My weight is up 7 lbs from the first of the year. Targeting getting back to goal by the end of the year.…
  • I am still here, logging my food and bike rides, reading everyone’s posts and trying to not be so discouraged that I give up on this way of eating. The binges are frequent, I have tried upping my protein, upping my fat, increasing my water, even raising my calories - but once the cravings hit I don’t seem to have any will…
  • Have had a good week, rode my bicycle 6 out of 7 rides. Stuck to eating cleanly, my carbs were only vegetables and berries. Scale finally moved down a bit, need to get back into my range before winter weather begins (late October up here!). Going back to the city for most of this week, will need to work hard to stay…
  • Took a long ride today, in addition to refilling my water bottle many times, I had two all natural pepperoni sticks and 45 grams of really great cheddar cheese while sitting on a bench overlooking the water. Felt great during the ride and after. I do eat pork rinds, when it cools down and the humidity drops I may start…
  • Have had lots of exercise so far this month, including several very long bike rides. Have been to stores that sell my binge triggering foods but have resisted buying any. Have had a few tasting bites here and there of food that was not planned for the day but no full out binges in a week. Despite eating at the calories and…
  • Thank you @MeganD1704. I am far from an elite athlete, I am not doing endurance type rides, I simply need a couple snack options for rides in the 75-100 km range every now and then. I do not need to increase my carbs, my body is well adjusted to this way of eating and I listen closely to it :)
  • This summer has been challenging for me. While I have been active, lost my gym access but took up riding by bike a lot, I have been plagued by binges. I have remained low carb, but have been pulled away by low carb treats. Not sure there is anyone who isn’t dealing with stress impacting their way of eating / exercising /…
  • July was chaotic... several multiple day stretches of poor choices on food intake, too much of the low carb treats. I have mainly stayed away from them for two weeks, I just have to stop buying any of my trigger foods (especially Love Good Fats bars) and stick to healthy whole foods. Even the low carb sweets make me cravy…
  • LC Basics may be a good thing... August can be difficult to get outside consistently because of the heat, also as we have been (and continue) dealing with plenty of difficulties with availability of specialty items and even just regular healthy food I have seen plenty of comments about falling away from good eating habits.
  • Thank you @baconslave for setting up another monthly group, its the only one I have stayed with, mainly because its the only one that is consistently encouraging and non-judgmental :) Last month I blew past my bike goal but now the weather is finally summer like so I know its going to take an extra push to hit a big number…
  • Finished off the month strong! Came up a little short on my steps, but blew past my biking goal of 400km by more than 100km, so I am going to call it a win. My eating is still on plan about 75% of the time, with ugly days of eating the right food, just WAY too much of it. Going to continue to keep my focus on having more…
  • Three weeks into the month and I have exceeded my bicycle goal of 400km!! I am slightly behind on my step goal of 400,000 but am feeling confident I can make it by the end of the month. Still struggling with the call to binge on (low carb) sweets but trying to stay focused on being active and strong, just keep climbing…
  • June 14, almost half way through the challenge. Weather offered me less outdoor time last week, but I managed two long bike rides for a total of +97km and +87,000 steps. Feeling very good about making both goals. Have had a bit of distraction with overeating (of low carb foods) but am continuing to keep my focus on…
  • Off to a great start! 131km on the bike plus 108,000 steps. Pushing myself to stay in motion and have been sticking with usual meals that I enjoy, fit my macros, and I don’t have to spend much time scouring Pinterest looking for ideas (too much temptation out there lately!). I am also weighing every morning and logging…
  • May was “okay” for me... I definitely hit my step goal, actually making it to 457,000 steps. Now I have a bicycle, so that will replace some of the long walks. I had one too many days not eating to plan, so I missed that portion of my goal, and I had several days toward the end of the month when I was way off plan. The…
  • I’m in! I have decided to set a very aggressive goal and embrace the idea of jumping in and not just continuing with all my normal routines. I am going to focus more on movement and less on weight goals. I will keep my current calorie and macro goals in place and with the added movement that should take care of the few…
  • I am 5’3” and began eating low carb January 2019 with the goal of reaching 135 (30 pound loss). Early in the process I was losing close to 2 lbs a week. As I neared 135 I recognized that was not the most comfortable weight for me so I stayed in loss mode until I felt I had reached the best weight for my body. I am not sure…
  • May 11, one third of the way into the month, time to post an update! Two goals for the month: 350k steps total, 100% Compliance with food plan 75% of the time. The food plan goal may seem a bit odd, but I have been struggling this winter with binges (too much low carb food, not binges of carbs) and so I am better able to…
  • https://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/guidelines I would encourage you to join this group, the members are people who have eaten low carb or keto, some for many years. They can provide excellent input from real life experience, as opposed to a barrage of people without personal experience. :)
    in Keto Comment by amckholmes April 2020
  • Was thinking about the Move More idea - for everyone who likes a competitive slant to the goals, you can choose some type of number to beat (hence the MORE) whether it be a fixed number, average from last month or last year, a total week or month number... to me it’s an opportunity to challenge myself to outdo something I…
  • @baconslave how about Move More May? Most of us will continue to have limited options all around, but I am finding the opportunity to move is very encouraging and it can be adapted to whatever your situation. Thank you for doing this. I mostly read here, but I feel very engaged with everyones stories these days.
  • Half way through the Active April Challenge! We are having ALL the weather conditions this month, so I am concentrating on getting outside whenever the weather allows, for as long as the weather allows. Am on track to reach my step goals, possibly even over achieve as I have already clocked 5 days at +20,000 steps. Eating…
  • As we are staying at our very remote, small cottage for the foreseeable future, my activity is fully dependent on the weather. I am struggling with the emotional aspects of this chaotic time, so movement is about the most I can commit to for April! It would be awesome to over-perform this month too :) Bring on the spring…
  • Staying on target for my carbs, protein and calories. Weather is slightly above 0* so I am getting outside, not really doing much that is productive as we still have snow and most of the ground is frozen. However, I am moving and not obsessing over the news, which results in less temptation to stress eat. @baconslave will…
  • Its Friday, other than finishing off a carton of creme fresh sprinkled with monk fruit and cacao nibs, I have done well this week, staying under calories and carbs, staying above protein minimum. The weather forecast for next week is moderate temperatures and no rain. I keep telling myself I just need to push forward to…
  • What a crazy time for everyone with the pandemic. My husband and I are staying at our cabin, 250km away from the city. He is working remotely and I am being quiet :) I tend to be an emotional eater and have been battling binge eating. I have none of the typical trigger foods in the house, but keep feeling drawn to…
  • Had a full week of hitting all my goals (carbs, protein and calories) and stayed very mindful of my planning, movement and eating. Then I got to last night and ate cookies and protein bars. Granted they were all low carb, so it wasn’t the food, just the amount. This morning I got up and felt horrible on all levels. Did…
  • March 8 check in. Having concrete goals (ie numbers vs concepts) is working much better for me right now. Last night I made a flax seed muffin, enjoyed it very much, followed it up with a yummy cup of hot tea and was able to stop with that. Feeling much better about myself and more confident that I am going to make it to…
  • Salmon, zucchini spirals cooked with bacon, konjac rice, yogurt-dill sauce. This was leftovers from a couple of other meals. Had a flax muffin for my evening snack to bring my fat levels up.
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