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Carbohydrate Addiction

Can't resist cookies? Bothered by bagels? Plagued by pasta? Fixated on flour? We know how you feel! Read on...
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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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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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Children, Buffets, and Weight Gain

I had my third and last child when I was 30 years old. My oldest daughter was 5 years old, my second daughter was 14-1/2 months old, and my youngest son was born two months before my 31st birthday. After the birth of my third child I attempted to lose weight again. The only way I knew how to do it was to eat low fat, so I did. I had the same problem with low fat dieting as I did before and I was always hungry. I stuck to the plan long enough to lose some weight but since it was too difficult for me to do long term, I began the yo-yo dieting again. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Yo-Yo Dieting Begins

I am a 49 year old woman and have been overweight most of my adult life. The very first diet I ever attempted was when I was 15 years old. I was sitting at the dinner table with my Mom, Dad, and sister, and we were talking about our weight and needing to lose a few pounds. My weight was 130 lbs., but I don't remember how tall I was at the time. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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Support Groups

When I began this way of eating, I did a search on the Internet for support groups that I could become involved with. I joined three support groups and the first group I joined can be found at http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/. CAD/CALP is listed in the Other Plans category under Carbohydrate Addict's. I decided to read and get to know some of the active members of the group and discovered it was a very active group and most of them were following CAD.

The second group I joined was http://forum.lowcarber.org. I joined the CAD/CALP group that was listed in the Active Low-Carber Forums under Daily Low-Carb Support. I decided to read and get to know some of the active members of the group and discovered that it was a very small group. I noticed that the few active members balanced their meals like I did, and I was very excited to join. I introduced myself to the group and became an active member on March 18, 2008. I used to post my menu on a daily basis but only check in when I have the time now.

The third group I joined was http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/MyCAFriends. I was really excited when I found this group because the main page had a picture of the plan I was following. Again I decided to read some old posts in order to get to know everyone. I discovered that there are several members but most of them are not very active. I joined this group on April 11, 2008 and check in when I have the time.

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I've Only Just Begun (Again)

I began the Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program, also known as CALP, on March 3, 2008. I read the book several years ago and was successful in losing about 50 lbs. the first time I tried it. I find it an easy program to follow and failed the first time because I was looking for a quick fix to my weight problem. I weighed myself everyday and when I did not see the scale move, I decided to change to Atkins. I believe I was able to get the scale to drop a few pounds but was unable to continue the Atkins Diet because I was missing the foods I could not live without.

I re-read the book in March and was ready to begin CALP for the second time. I had not weighed myself in a couple of years and chose not to get on a scale because I did not want to become obsessed with it. I took my measurements five days after I began CALP so I would have some sort of record to track my progress. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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