gracefulklutz

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My 4HB Goal: To lose 20 pounds? To run 100 miles? Tell us!

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Feb 27th 2012

I just tell myself that I can have whatever I want on cheat day. Having that cheat day, makes it so much easier to stick with. Eat a hard boiled e...

Feb 24th 2012

Oh, man. I am excited about losing this weight, but the idea of excess skin makes me sad! I should start saving for plastic surgery now!

Feb 24th 2012

Yeah, I have been good with the salt. I usually don't use any when cooking and almost never salt my food and have been eating "very low sodiu...

Feb 24th 2012
Feb 24th 2012
gracefulklutz asked a question:

Darn the hormones!

I was looking and feeling so much slimmer. Drinking three liters of water per day and doing kettlebell swings (with barbells) three times per week. Progress was good and..... BAM! I feel bloated a...

Feb 24th 2012

I have heard that calcium, magnesium and potassium are good as well. Can't hurt! Good luck and keep us posted!

Feb 24th 2012

Well, the scale said I had gained it back plus one pound, but my pants are so baggy that I need to go shopping! I am only going to weigh on Monday...

Feb 23rd 2012
gracefulklutz replied to Marie_Mtl's question:

1 month on the SCD and only weight gain :(

Hello there! I started three weeks ago Tuesday. When I weighed myself on Monday morning, the scale showed a 5 pound weight loss. Just for kicks, I weighed this morning and it showed that I had gai...

Feb 23rd 2012

This post rocks! As a former Atkins follower, I couldn't agree more! Atkins was so against cheat days. I felt such tremendous guilt on holidays ea...

Feb 23rd 2012
Feb 23rd 2012
gracefulklutz replied to Dustin_Lund's question:

Roasting Vegetables

Roasting vegetables does bring out the sugars, but those sugars are already in the veggies to begin with. You are going to consume those sugars no matter how you cook them. As long as they are SCD...

Feb 23rd 2012

I just take a women's multi. I am going to add calcium, magnesium and potassium. So far, I have lost 5 pounds. I don't intend to do the pagg stack...

Feb 23rd 2012

I tried this last night with speckeled butter beans and a tablespoon of nutritional yeast. I used a whole stick of butter for the whole batch. The...

Feb 23rd 2012
gracefulklutz replied to ddj's question:

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) Rash from the PAGG

Thank you for posting this! Very good to know.

Feb 23rd 2012

I started 3 weeks ago. When I started, I was 246. I am 5'4. I am now 240. That fluctuates daily, but my clothes are looser and my face, arms and l...

Feb 23rd 2012
gracefulklutz replied to pintoenterprises's question:

Thinking of stopping scd supplements?

I have only been doing this for three weeks and have dropped 5 pounds and tons of bloat. The only supplement that I take is a Rainbow Light's once a day women's multi that has probiotics. A good f...

Feb 23rd 2012

I mashed cauliflower with speckled butter beans and a stick of unsalted butter last night. I added a tablespoon of nutritional yeast for a little ...

Feb 23rd 2012
Feb 23rd 2012

You can use them on your cheat days.

Feb 22nd 2012

You are so right! Until now, I never knew innocent looking turkey slices were covered in starch.

Feb 22nd 2012

This is a HUGE help! The links were especially helpful. Thank you so much!

Feb 22nd 2012

I wish I could only go once an hour! It's like 5 times an hour!

Feb 22nd 2012

There is no way I could drink 4 liters per day. I drink a little over 3 now and it is all I can do to stay out of the bathroom. Does that ever let...

Feb 22nd 2012
gracefulklutz asked a question:

Store bought lunch meats?

I was at the store trying to grab a quick bite and thought that lunch meat would be a safe bet. When I read the ingredients, most of it had modified starches and sugars. Most of them have 2 sugars...

Feb 22nd 2012

Thank you!

Feb 21st 2012

Thank you!

Feb 21st 2012

Yes, it sure does!

Feb 21st 2012

I have only been doing this for three weeks, but not reading labels has tripped me up. I got some pre-packaged chicken fajita strips at Kroger las...

Feb 21st 2012

Yeah! Same here!

Feb 21st 2012

Grain has always been a factor for me, I just didn't realize it until it was eliminated for a a while.

Feb 21st 2012
Feb 21st 2012
gracefulklutz commented on Jake's reply:

Jake, thank you for that link! I started my last cheat day with a cheat meal and went until about 1 am. I was doing it wrong. Good to know!

Feb 21st 2012

I peed like crazy and still am!

Feb 21st 2012
gracefulklutz replied to setla's question:

When do you see results

Look for other differences besides just weight loss like increase in energy, brain fog lifting, clear skin, mood stabilization to name a few. Like Kpartin said, weigh only once a week! I weighed y...

Feb 21st 2012
Feb 21st 2012
Feb 20th 2012
gracefulklutz asked a question:

Buttered Coffee?

I would love some info on buttered coffee and how to make it! It sounds really good! What are the benefits besides tasting yummy?

Feb 20th 2012
gracefulklutz replied to arctichacker's blog post:
Feb 20th 2012

I think maybe going nuts for a few cheat days may be necessary. It may help you pin-point your trouble foods (drinks). Once you find out what make...

Feb 20th 2012
gracefulklutz replied to jsgitnalong's question:

Does anyone have mood swings or depression issues?

I found that the cheat day makes me feel physically ill, especially when sugar and flour are involved. Dairy even gives me problems. This isn't anything new, I just never noticed how awful I felt ...

Feb 20th 2012
gracefulklutz asked a question:

Start of week 3 and 5 pounds down!

I just stepped onto the scale in the office gym and I am 5 pounds down!! I'm not sure if it is water weight or fat loss, but I will take it! This lifestyle really agrees with my body! YAY!! I am ...

Feb 20th 2012
gracefulklutz asked a question:

Cheat Day Observation

This past Saturday was my second cheat day. After the first cheat day, I felt like crap and actually threw up after eating ice cream. This last cheat day, UGH! Here is what I ate: I package of La...

Feb 20th 2012
Feb 16th 2012