Susan Oscar Susan Oscar

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My 4HB Goal: Get to 25% bodyfat





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gretchenlin - I'm only half way, so another 35 lb.

Nov 12th 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar asked a question:

One year later--lengthy stall and going up. Need a jumpstart

Hi, I started SCD September, 2011, have lost 35 lbs. I'm postmenopausal woman. Have never departed from SCD principles even once. Somewhere around July, this year, I stalled. I work out with kett...

Nov 11th 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar replied to Maria Rider's blog post:

Week 72 results - GOAL REACHED!! YEAH BABY! YEAH!! BOOM!

Super wow! Congratulations. Definitely inspiring. I've been on SCD for 52 weeks and am only about halfway to my goal. Sticking with it, however. Thanks for the leadership!

Sep 2nd 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar replied to locarb4health's question:

Women and the 4 Hour Body

I see this was started back in January, 2011, so hope people are still posting! I've been on SCD since September 2011 and have lost 30 lbs. to date. During this time, I have not departed from SCD ...

Jul 30th 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar replied to Alane's question:

I am Giving up

Hi. Sorry you're having trouble with this. I have been on for several months and lose very slowly but I've lost over 20 lbs. now. For me, I discovered I absolutely cannot have tomatoes or I won't ...

Mar 5th 2012

Appreciate your input. I'm pretty good at talking myself down and it does help to know others are doing that too.

Jan 9th 2012

Thanks for this. I will definitely check out.

Jan 9th 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar asked a question:

Bulimia and Cheat Day: A Mystery

Here is a puzzle I am trying to work out: on several of the 18 cheat days I have had so far, I have had at some point the urge to binge and purge. Many, many years ago, in my 20's, I had bulimic e...

Jan 8th 2012

Thanks, Scheezo. Yes, I'm definitely down from when I left now and am very encouraged to carry on!

Jan 4th 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar replied to lisa_a's question:

Stalling on SCD, Severely constipated on the last mile (sorry for TMO)!

Hi, congrats on your results! I've had constipation problems over the years. Usually, they're solved with lots of water and vegetables, especially things like cabbage or brussel sprouts. Another t...

Jan 4th 2012
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar blogged:

Post-travel assessment

I just returned from 2 weeks in Europe, over Christmas, traveling with my teenager. When I got to thinking about the trip, I was a little concerned. SCD had been going well, if slowly, for me and ...

Jan 1st 2012

gretchenlin, I feel your pain. I, too, love cottage cheese. We had it every day when I was a kid. I've tried getting a pint or two to spread over ...

Dec 7th 2011

Thank you both for the good suggestions. I've cut out the tofurkey and it was the only soy I was eating, so will see how it goes. Re the water, th...

Dec 2nd 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar asked a question:

Tofurkey no more?

I've been slowly losing going on 12 weeks, a total of about 15 lbs. I had, occasionally, included one of the tofurkey sausages in a soup or with eggs with no apparent effect. Last week, I cut up a...

Nov 30th 2011

Michael, totally agree that the carbs like those on cheat day are the worst to cause water retention. Still, I definitely retained fluid from thos...

Nov 15th 2011

Clover 2% cottage cheese has to be the best thing in the world. If you don't get a cottage cheese that is milky like Clover, it can be awful.

Nov 14th 2011

Thanks, Akane. I don't really like any nut butters except peanut butter, which is why I don't get that one. lol So far, it has been easy to restri...

Nov 14th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar blogged:

9 weeks check in - yes, almond butter; no, olives

Here I am at 9 weeks. I can't believe how I have followed SCD without struggling. I have had better and worse weeks, but every week I've lost a little. I have lost a total of 12.5 lbs. As an over-...

Nov 12th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar replied to JoyMc's question:

Confounded- almost to week 7

Please hang in there. Totally identify as I have just completed 5 weeks and only lost a total 5.5 lbs. I too am in a very stressful situation that's likely to go on for the next 6 months or so. I ...

Oct 17th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar replied to thisisspartacus's question:

Any slow carb friendly meals at chain restaurants?

Just discovered the "protein-style" hamburger at In-N-Out. I ordered it without the sauce--burger with tomato, onion, and wrapped in lettuce for the bun.

Oct 5th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar blogged:

Starting Week 4: Refining my approach

In 3 weeks, I have lost 3.5 lbs. and 7.5 inches. I think I can do better, even tho' post-menopausal female. I've only just learned that vegennaise, which I had been using, has brown rice syrup as ...

Oct 2nd 2011

Also, I got PAGG and started taking the supplement at dinner yesterday.

Sep 22nd 2011

Everyone, thanks so much for all your suggestions and comments. It helped me not give up. So, here it is Thursday, and I still do not have all the...

Sep 22nd 2011

What are you eating, desert fox, on cheat day?

Sep 20th 2011

42Wired: should I just have added to the existing thread? Sorry if I messed it up!

Sep 20th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar asked a question:

Cheat weight sticking

So far, after my first Cheat Day, I gained 2 lb., then the next day another 1.5 lb. Three days later, it hasn't budged. At this rate, I'll still be working on CD weight when the next one rolls aro...

Sep 20th 2011

Thanks for the insights. I'll keep an eye on this and report!

Sep 19th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar asked a question:

Cheat Day--Delayed Reaction?

I had my first Cheat Day on Saturday and went up 2 lbs when I weighed Sunday morning. I resumed SCD and, this morning, am up another 1.5 lbs.! Wha' happened?! I drank lots of water Sunday, stuck e...

Sep 19th 2011

Thanks for the tips. I actually did have tuna a couple of meals so will continue with that. Onward and up--, I mean, downward!

Sep 18th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar blogged:

Week 1 Thoughts

Okay. Just finished Week 1 with my Cheat Day yesterday. I don't use number scales, just the ML Retton ones that say cheerily "Yay! You are 4 and one half pounds BELOW your starting weight.&qu...

Sep 18th 2011
Susan Oscar Susan Oscar blogged:

Member intro: Muscles with fat

I am female, 5'7" and just shy of 200 lbs. A couple of years ago, I started kettlebell training and workout 4-5 times a week. Put on 20 lbs. of muscle, maybe more, and am really strong as a r...

Sep 14th 2011