I think I am in low carb flu today. Doesn't help that the Russian Circus came to town, along with feeling congested and waking up with something in my left eye. Oh yeah, there is snow on the ground as well. I'm drinking some tea with CO and had broth with bouillon and butter. Not making anything better. Clint and the girls want chili dogs for dinner tonight and I am making myself a pizza casserol thing. Slicing up a hot italian sausage link and frying the slices up maybe put some pepperoni on the base as well. Top it with sauce, cheese, shrooms, black olives and banana peppers. I'm hoping it turns out fairly decent.
Geo- Pass the BAcon! It sounds like we have the same thing (minus the circus and all its folly)! Crap. I am going to work on the broth too.
I feel like I just want to sleep right now.
Paula, for links for the newbie thread, I think one to Dr. Attia's blog would be good as well as to Jimmy Moore's. Also the BMR calculator and any formulas for figuring macros.
I've lost 3 lbs so far and I hope this time it sticks. I always fluctuate about 5 pounds so we'll see in a few days if this is working for me. My macro's were perfect yesterday.
Re: new thread. I am cool with a new one. I like the idea of having a communal thread and a newbie thread, but think that might get confusing for the newbies. Plus, we'd all have two threads to keep track of in order to help our newbies. Maybe one thread would be best - and as new information comes available or new awesome links are found, just update the first thread with that added info?
First post ideas:
How it works
Dr. Attia's blog link
Recipe group link
MFP Link (or fitday or whatever)
links to all those great "fat source" articles that have been posted
Formula for figuring macros
maybe a link to ideal weights (even though this is CW garbage, we all kind of refer to it at first)
Then, as I said, if a new link is discovered, it can be added to the first post - first post would kind of be a living document of sorts.
Just tried butter in my coffee and my tea for the first time today. IT WAS YUMMY!! If anyone has hesitated on this, give it a try. I thought I wouldn't like it but it will now be a regular part of my routine. Oh, coffee was with HWC, tea was with coconut milk.
I think 1 thread is best, and like that you could add links to the first page as needed.
You might mention that the main purpose is to support each other through our individual journey. So if some people want to put in their food that is fine, if some want to do experiences that is good, beg for help, toot their horn we are here for ya. Haters not welcome.
maybe include info that includes the fact that many of us track and keep up with each other on MFP.
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I don't have the energy to deal with tracking ovoulation, nor do I know what those cd numbers mean. 21 days into my cycle would be about when they tested. One week prior to my period is when my PMS (depression) symptoms started, so I think it's a fair guess for me :). I've had improvements on Vitex so I think it's a good option for me.
I am definitely only doing one thread. I am leaning towards a Nutrition thread. Personally, I don't want to have to keep up with two threads and my journal plus read and post in everyone else's. The first post of the new thread will include all suggested info. If I miss anything we can add it in the first few posts.
I think one thread is fine. Plenty of "master" threads on various topics have worked over the time I've been here (the original Iodine thread and Leptin Reset thread were monsters). You can always search in an individual thread for topics and keywords.