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  • It's not very exciting! I use 8oz of unsweeted vanilla almond milk and then add a scoop of Quest Peanut Butter protein. Sometimes if I'm feeling really wild and crazy, I'll add a teaspoon of unsweetened Ghirardelli cocoa powder. It's a little more expensive as far as protein shakes go, but I go through it pretty slowly…
  • When I make peanut butter protein shakes (they are my go-to breakfast on 7am meeting days or when I'm craving PB), I make it with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. It's awesome.
  • I've been doing it for 18 months and I'm usually well below 20g net most days (more like 12-ish). I've found actually that the longer I've been on it the less carbs I have because I've sort of developed routines and prefered foods and they just aren't high in carbs out of habit and convenience. Because I grow fresh veggies…
  • I love keto friends! I've been in it about a year and a half.
  • Watch when you buy Marscapone - some have a higher carb count than others. I accidentally picked one up at walmart that had 2 carbs per ounce, while the one at Trader Joe's is 0, if I remember correctly, or <1 (I can't remember off the top of my head!) I now buy it at Trader Joe's. I also think Trader Joe's just tastes…
  • I've been low carb/keto for 1 1/2 years (2 years in September) and I've lost 112 lbs. I'm at 234 and so I still have another 80 lbs or so I want to lose, maybe. I'll know what my goal weight is when I get closer to it.
  • I love keto friends! I've been doing it for almost 2 years (2 years in beginning of September) I love it a lot.
  • What brought you to living healthier? I was overweight - 345lbs or so. A few years ago I started having weird symptoms after I ate. Lightheadedness - a sort of "fuzzy" feel I couldn't shake. Then nausia. A few weeks later I started getting sick about 15-30 minutes after meals. Almost every meal. I started to become afraid…
  • I keep heavy whipping cream and a block of extra sharp cheese on hand to shred - I can make several awesome sauces with these two ingredients in a pinch, or up the fat on something I've already made. I also keep Frank's Hot Sauce on hand as a condiment. I love it on shredded chicken for quick buffalo chicken lettuce wraps.…
  • Quite possibly! Although my little red bumps were more like dots than blisters and the itching wasn't crazy intense, more like dry skin itchiness and only on my face, though it could present on people differently. But otherwise it sounds very similar. My #1 showed up about 2 years before my #2 started and it took forever…
  • I have two big reasons that keep me motivated. 1. I have rosacea, which means my face reacts strongly to almost anything (makeup, lotions, cleansers etc) as "invaders." I get what looks like an allergic reaction - little red bumps and itchiness. Before keto I had to take daily antibiotics to control this and use medicated…
  • Welcome!! One of my pet peeves is when people complain about my not eating "normally." Like I'm eating alien food or something. Try not to let it drive you crazy and do what makes you happy :) Feel free to add me if you want a keto friend.
  • I love keto friends! I've been doing this for about a year and a half or so. Feel free to add me!
  • One of my favorite ways to measure success ended up being with a little selfie project I started for myself. I found that even though I was losing big numbers, I never *felt* like I'd lost weight even though everyone was commenting. So I started taking a selfie every day or couple of days and I had a rule that I took one…
  • When in doubt, weigh and measure all your food and drink more water. Whatever you think you are drinking, drink more. Most importantly, don't be hard on yourself. Trust yourself, be kind to yourself, stay strong, give yourself all the support and time you need. :smile: All of this takes time and patience. I've had stalls.…
  • Having lost 100+ pounds :) That is definitely up there with my favorite things. Other favorites: My rosacea cleared up - I don't need to take medication to control my skin reactions to things Cooking half an avacado in bacon or hamburger grease for a couple of minutes. HWC in my espresso Roasted broccoli with cheese on top…
  • Thanks everyone for the wonderful messages! I've been back on for two days and I'm feeling great. @knitormiss I got super sick in January and needed a truck load of medication, some of which had added stuff to them that ended up kicking me out, and I was too sick to either eat or plan out my food. I just let it go until I…
  • Thank you everyone :-) You made my day! I feel really good and I'm excited to keep going. Hopefully I'll be able to make a "ALL DONE!" post before the end of the year! As for running in the rain, it was great! But cold. I'd do it again though. And for what it's worth, it wasn't my first 5k ever, just for this year. I do a…
  • Wow you are absolutely adorable! Congrats :-)
  • At work I use sugar free hazelnut creamer and that's it. If I'm at a coffee shop, half n half and sometimes a splenda packet. My favorite coffee shop does french press (YUM) and I will use a little real sugar and half n half there. I don't really like coffee if it doesn't have cream in it.
    in coffee Comment by supergirl6 March 2014
  • It also depends on what your breasts are made out of - which sounds silly but if they are made up of fat then you can lose that, but if they are made up of the denser breast tissue, then you can't work to lose that. Everyone falls somewhere in between, it's just a matter of how much fat you had to start out with and how…
  • I would also recommend when you're on the treadmill to run at a .5 or 1 incline. It'll act more like running outside, which isn't as flat as a 0 incline treadmill. That'll help prep you a little bit.
  • I find that I'm a lot faster when I run outside, and I enjoy what's happening around me a lot more. However, the weather in my part of the country is just lousy during the winter and I'll only have a handful of good running days before my first 5k of the year. But I agree with the other posters - running outside is very…
  • When I first started running I was around 315 lbs. I would get a lot of comments like, "Aren't you too big to run?" "Isn't that unhealthy?" "Do you really think you can keep up with the people who are actually running?" "Actually" running. Really. :angry: I would calmly point out that it wasn't my first 5k of the summer.…
  • I am in ketosis and have been since september. It works for me. After my thyroid quit I struggled to lose any weight with just a calorie defecit unless I dropped my carbs. That became easier after I developed a severe gluten intolerance. I also work out 3-5 times a week doing primarily weight lifting. I have a personal…
  • I don't love cardio, but I love weights. I do enjoy running and zumba, though it is harder for me to just go do them then it is to go do weights - I have to kind of talk myself into it, though I love it once I'm doing it.
  • Both. I actually like the treadmill because I'm kind of a numbers person? Seeing the numbers in front of me makes me feel accomplished. I love seeing the distance tick by, love messing with inclines and speeds, love watching time elapsed and time remaining. I get satisfaction from the numbers. When I run outside, I feel…
  • My husband and I do not eat the same foods right now for different diatery restrictions, and so while we have been on opposite schedules, he's done a lot of his own grocery shopping on sundays. While we've been kind of having to do our own thing for food, he's been buying me flowers every sunday so I can take them to work…
  • Hi and welcome :-) I'm 34. I started around 338 and I'm at 250 now. I still have about 100 lbs left to lose.
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