loretta

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My 4HB Goal: Done with the 4HB for good. Was on it for six months. Lost 20 lbs. Stalled for over 30 days twice. I have moved on to other horizons which are more sustainable and healthy over the long term.

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    loretta replied to dianne978's blog post:

    Sigh......

    Making it to Day 9 is a HUGE achievement! Think back to your Day 2! It's hard giving up the foods you once loved. There's temptation all around. And, it's never easy in the beginning. But, just r...

    Nov 11th 2011
    loretta replied to dianne978's question:

    Legume Debate...

    So random! I ran across this site last night from a link on another site. To further add to Beorn86's answer: This type of diet is primarily a Paleo diet, a diet that tries to mimic the diets of...

    Nov 11th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    I'm at the point where I said I'd stick with SCD or find something else. On my second 30-day stall and a little tired of it. I've lost 19 lbs. Thou...

    Nov 10th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    Day 122. After this weekend I've got plans to get super serious with the SCD. I'm tired of the stalls and know it has to do with the inconsistencie...

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta replied to Beorn86's question:

    BLOG: Four month progress report w/pics!

    A picture tells a thousand stories! You look fantastic! Congratulations on your success both for weight loss and asthma!!!

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta commented on Jake's reply:

    Jake - That's exactly what I was thinking when I was reading this thread!

    Nov 9th 2011
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    loretta commented on lisa_a's reply:

    Damn those f'in birds!

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta replied to nja's question:

    how do i stop eating when bored/procrastinating

    Oh, lordy! When I went back to school in my 40s I could easily polish off an entire box of Girl Scout cookies when I was stuck on an assignment. My drafting table was right next to my kitchen so i...

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    hahaha! Instant weight loss! Instant weight gain! I always have to use the dial to make sure the needle is right on 0. Don't want any false readin...

    Nov 9th 2011
    loretta replied to dianne978's blog post:

    Pouring My Heart Out Here

    Everyone answered all your questions beautifully. The only two things I will add... Ferris says that you don't have to read the entire book. He says you only have to read the chapters that you ar...

    Nov 8th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    Day 121. Fluctuating the last couple of days. Mostly stuck to the SCD this past weekend. Had a few cocktails, a cheat meal Sunday night and last ni...

    Nov 8th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Hi Toia, I'm a vegetarian so I'm not the person to ask about meat. However, I think a stew would be fine... beans, meat, and veggies slow cooked ...

    Nov 8th 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    Day 117. Food prepped and packed. Off to PDX. You all have a great weekend! Happy cheat days!!!

    Nov 4th 2011
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    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    Day 116. Prepping food and packing for a 3-day gig in PDX. Glad I'll be staying at someone's home and not in a hotel. Will make the SCD routine eas...

    Nov 3rd 2011
    loretta commented on dianne978's profile:

    Don't let any nasty trolls get you down! The rest of us are here to help and encourage you!!!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Exactly, dianne! Why discourage and insult people who are just starting out? That's not positive or helpful at all. If you want to see and use so...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    That was rude and uncalled for, beardwiz.

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Gretchen Linden's profile:

    Right on, gretchenlin!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on JJJ's profile:

    Touché, girl!!!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's reply:

    I know that yogurt & honey are not allowed. Most of us here know that. I wasn't about to use chocolate protein powder in a savory recipe. I ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's reply:

    In what way is this recipe not SCD? The only thing in the recipe that is not allowed is lemon juice and it's a minimal amount.

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's reply:

    Ah, muffins! YES! The batter is the right consistency. I used the full 20 minute baking time for the cookies so be sure to adjust your time accord...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's tip:

    Just took these out of the oven! I actually like them! COOKING NOTES! The batter smells a little green/grassy. This may put some people off. I...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    The first two weeks are all it takes to adjust to the SCD. Within the first two weeks your cravings should go away and you'll settle into a routin...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    I ditto what tinesloaf and 42Wired said!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to dianne978's question:

    String cheese as a pick-me-up?

    Others will tell you this also... if you're hungry between meals you're not eating enough at each meal. And, if you're eating enough at each meal there should be no need to snack between meals. H...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    I know! I won't use any other vanilla! I live in a community where there are a lot of Hispanics so we have at least four Mexican groceries here i...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to BB1888's question:

    Sugar....what can I do??

    Try adding cinnamon, of course, and vanilla! Make sure it's pure vanilla without any sugar added. If you can find it Mexican vanilla is the BEST!!!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to Vtine311's question:

    5 days inbetween cheat days

    I had two cheat days in a row at my niece's wedding. The day of the wedding and the day after for a big family picnic. I ate tons of cake, pasta, bread, and drank lots of beer and champagne. It di...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    Day 115. Couldn't resist the morning weigh in. Even though it can be frustrating I love to see how much I fluctuate daily. Back to 170 again.

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Dana W's profile:

    I love me some tall women!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Oh, didn't think that it might not be available in Italy. In my grocery there are grinders in the natural food section... one for peanuts and one ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to jtc's tip:

    Let's hear it for Cauliflower Rice!

    I love cauliflower rice!!! For those that don't have a food processor you can just use a cheese grater with large holes over a bowl. It's super fast and easy. I also don't have a microwave so I...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta replied to Vittoria Solano's question:

    sugar fix after a meal???

    I was the same way. I always loved to have a piece of chocolate after a meal. However, after time the cravings do go away. However, occasionally the craving will rear its ugly head and when that's...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Minnesota's profile:

    Your October check-in post is super inspiring. I'm so happy you did that and that others are responding! It helps all of us see the success of othe...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's reply:

    Thanks, Jones! I had my annual thyroid checkup yesterday. The doc was looking at my chart and read, "Overweight" (last time he saw me ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta shared a tip:

    Garbanzo Cookies!

    Don't let the word COOKIE throw you off! Just saw this recipe on Bodyrock.tv. It looks like it might be an awesome to-go food for those on the go! I'm going to make these as soon as I can, but i...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's profile:

    I definitely see and feel a difference in the fit of my clothes. I'm just frustrated because I was expecting much faster results after reading the ...

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Dana W's profile:

    five-nine here. I'm in the shorty in the family (except for my mom), but I tower over most of my friends!

    Nov 2nd 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's profile:

    I know! I know! You are so right. But, it's what keeps me on track. I get motivated to stick with the SCD whether it goes up or down! I'm lazy when...

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta commented on loretta's profile:

    Day 114. Damn it! Back up to 172 this morning. Huh?

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta commented on TeaLove's profile:

    I'm way too tall to be an elf, too! Amazon elfs unite!

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta commented on justin's profile:

    I do NOT feel bad about mistaking her shadowy real ears for impish elf ears! 'Cause they are supppah cute!

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta commented on TeaLove's profile:

    Do you really have elf ears? :0]

    Nov 1st 2011

    Exactly what I was imagining, too! So cute, Gretchen!

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta commented on Vtine311's profile:

    You go, girl! Yay for new clothes! Kick some more ass this week!

    Nov 1st 2011
    loretta replied to Dana W's blog post:

    HALLOWEEN!

    No kiddies in the house, no trick or treaters come to the house out here in the boonies = no candy in the house! All's well here!

    Nov 1st 2011