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Reward Meal Examples

I have listed examples of the Reward Meals (RM) I have been eating since beginning this program on March 3, 2008. None of my meals are weighed or measured and I let my eyes do the work for me.

I love the fact that I can eat anything I want during my RM as long as it is balanced. Once my plate is empty I am allowed to have more food, but I must keep it balanced by taking the same amount of vegetables, protein, and carbohydrates. By following the rules, I find that it is impossible for me to overindulge in carbohydrates. I have not gone back for a second plate, but it is nice to know that it is possible, if I want to. 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 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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Obsession Over Weight Leads To A Setback

I was 40 years old when I first picked up the book and purchased my copy of The Carbohydrate Addict's Lifespan Program (CALP). Over the years I gained more than I lost and my yo-yo dieting caused my weight to soar to a high of 236 lbs. When I started reading the book, I just knew they were talking about me. I was shocked to hear that there were people exactly like me that could not control what they were eating. I knew better than to eat ice cream every night, but I was unable to control myself when it came time to leave it alone. I knew better than to grab a candy bar in the afternoon, but sometimes I did it anyway. I knew that I was gaining weight and my clothes were getting tight, but the only thing that mattered to me was the satisfaction of eating chocolate. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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How A Longtime Yo-Yo Dieter Found Low Carb Dieting

The pages outlined in this book tell the story of how LowCarbForLife found low-carb dieting, and how it changed her life. The story spans over 30 years and you might find it interesting to see how a person makes the transition from yo-yo low-fat starvation dieter to sustained success using a low-carb diet.

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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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Smokin' Hot News

I was talking to my oldest daughter on the phone yesterday afternoon when our power went out. I called her back using a phone with a cord and told her the reason we lost contact was because our power went out. We ended our conversation and I began to get ready to go to town. Soon after I hung up the phone I heard sirens, which is very unusual in my rural area. Click here to continue reading, or leave a comment »

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