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Results of My Seventh Month on CALP

October 3rd was weigh in and measurement day but I postponed it until October 4th. I really enjoy getting my results once a month but had to be somewhere at a certain time and did not have enough time to get it done.

I am very pleased with my results and absolutely love CALP for allowing me to regain complete control over when and how I eat. The other day my Dad actually commented on my weight loss and that had me feeling pretty good about myself.

Every time my husband hugs me, which is constantly, he tells me how much I am shrinking and how beautiful I am. He has always been loving and affectionate and continues to do a wonderful job of building my confidence. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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One Hour Reward Meal (RM) & Overeating

I mentioned that I am on a few support groups and have read recently how easy it is for some people to eat as much as they can for the entire hour. It is impossible for me to do that since the most important part of my RM is balance. When it is time for my RM, I begin with my salad and then eat my veggies, protein, and carbs. I do not overeat, but definitely eat until I am satisfied. It is not unusual for me to be done eating within a half an hour and I have no desire to eat anymore.

My mentality has never been to eat as much as I can. Before beginning CALP this time, I would begin my day with my trigger foods without realizing they were the reason I would lose control over my choices, frequency, or amounts in which I would want to eat. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Obese women have exercise 'phobia' - Telegraph

Researchers have discovered -- surprise! -- that obese women are self conscious (and/or fear injury) and those emotions prevent successful exercise:

Obese women may have a 'phobia' of exercise which stops them being active because they feel self-conscious and are afraid of injury, researchers argue.

Far from being excuses to be lazy, these 'mental barriers' are real problems which must be overcome to encourage overweight women to exercise more, a conference was told.

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[Participants] were asked what factors stopped them from exercising at the start of the programme, three months into it and at the end.

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Results of My Sixth Month on CALP

I completed my Sixth month of CALP on September 2, 2008. I weighed and measured myself on September 3rd, since I have chosen the third of every month as the day to record my results. I continue to remain on plan, eating the CALP way, and have not felt deprived since I began.

It wasn't that long ago when I would begin my day with carbohydrates such as cinnamon toast or even a bowl of cereal and be ready to eat again a couple of hours later. I would wake up in the morning wanting something sweet and that would lead me to my uncontrollable desire for more food. If I ate a sandwich and chips for lunch, I would become hungry for sweets or other snacks soon thereafter. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Pill-popping your way to fitness?

Wired has an interesting story about "exercise in a pill". The article outlines ongoing research into drugs that can mimic the effects of exercise, including, in one study, improving stamina 44 percent in "couch potato" lab mice.

Today, researchers are reporting that an experimental drug can mimic the results of an exercise regimen -- with no exercise required. After four weeks of taking the pill, mice who hadn't worked out displayed a 44 percent increase in their running endurance.

"It’s tricking the muscle into ‘believing’ it’s been exercised daily," said the study's lead researcher, Ronald Evans of the Salk Institute, in a release. "It’s basically the couch potato experiment, and it proves you can have a pharmacologic equivalent to exercise."

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Results of My Fifth Month on CALP

I just completed my fifth month on the Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP) and still find it the perfect plan for me. I thoroughly enjoy the food that I eat and when I am in the mood for anything in particular, I make sure I include it in my Reward Meal. I know that there is nothing I can not have, and that helps me to stay in the right frame of mind.

I have continued to be faithful to my exercise routine including Walk Away the Pounds 3 Mile Power Walk on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays alternating with Bowflex strength training on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. I have skipped Bowflex on Saturdays a few times, but always make sure I get it done the following day when that happens. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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What Motivates Me

The other day I decided to share my thoughts with one of my support groups. One of the members of this group suggested I share it with another group, as well as put it in my blog, so here it is!

I am looking forward to sharing this journey with those of you willing to keep us all informed.

I wish those of you that are struggling with this way of eating the best of luck in getting back on plan.

I understand it takes a certain frame of mind to give up foods that make us feel good, but feeling your body getting smaller is much more satisfying.

Every day that I am successful in eating the CALP way, is another day that is getting me closer to my goal. I have a long way to go, but I know that the choices I am making are getting me closer every day.

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Results of My Fourth Month on CALP

My enthusiasm for the Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP) continues to be at an all time high. I can honestly say that I am not familiar with too many weight loss programs, but I can't imagine any of them allowing any and all foods like this one does. Of course there are foods that can slow or even stall my weight loss journey, but I will worry about that when I get to it.

I love this plan because I eat real food that I can buy at the supermarket. My cupboards are not filled with low carb, fat free, sugar free foods that are not eaten because they do not taste very good. Our meals continue to include foods that can be enjoyed by the entire family, and we do not have to go to the trouble of preparing two separate meals just so I can eat low carb. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Results of My Third Month on CALP

On May 6, 2008, my curiosity got the best of me and I finally stepped on the forbidden scale. My weight was 218 lbs. and since I had been doing really well with my eating and exercise program, I was actually feeling pretty good about myself. I will continue to avoid the scale on a daily basis since it doesn't specify how much fat I am losing, but will use it once a month when I take my measurements for my records. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Results of My First Two Months on CALP

I took my measurements on March 8, 2008, five days after beginning the Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP). I knew I should keep some sort of record and wanted to continue to avoid the scale, so I chose to measure myself. After taking my measurements, I considered the results to be extremely harsh and even thought the scale would not have been as brutal. I was not in a hurry to take my measurements again and decided to take them once a month, so I could record them for my records. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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