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Salamander - Tuesday Sep 20, 2022
(Nothing specific.)
Weight: 112.7

 Hi, everyone.  I received an email inviting inactive users to return.  I'm doing well and hope everyone is too.

Progress as of today: -5.7 lbs lost so far, only 12.7 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/20/2022:
Hi Salamander! All I remember about you is your cute name. I happen to own two adorable pink salamanders. Not exactly salamanders, axotles, but look the same. The major difference is my pets will never metamorphous into land dwelling animals. They remain in the neonatal stage and are aquatic for life. I have them in a 40 gallon aquarium.

Welcome back!

Donkey on 09/21/2022:
Nice to hear from you :-)

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SomeFineDay on 09/21/2022:
Hi, Salamander! I saw you in my garden. You are adorable!

horn_of_plenty on 09/22/2022:
hello! i recognize your name....

Jacky82020 on 09/22/2022:
It’s coming back to me, I think. Believe you had more posts and must have lost them like Brett was saying about losing his when he went private & then public again. I remember you talking about building an addition to your house & me telling you about a 20x20 gym we built. The house had a long narrow yard, so perfect place to add to rear.

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Salamander - Monday Feb 08, 2021
(Nothing specific.)
Weight: 108.4

Moving in the opposite direction from my goal; working extended hours from home.   

Progress as of today: -1.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2021:
it's ok...just keep working at it and it will work out :)

Jacky82020 on 02/08/2021:
Happens to me all the time! Weight never exactly constant.

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2021:
You will find the motivation when you are ready...maybe just too much going on right now...OR...Just decide to do it no matter how hard it is...it will either get to be a habit...or will prove to be a difficult time and you will wait for the right moment.

Donkey on 02/09/2021:
I hear you. I want to encourage you to keep trying, as will I.

legcramps on 02/09/2021:
It always will. Not every day/week/month will be perfect. Allow it to let you grow in other ways, and keep trying!

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Hope you are having a good day.

Salamander - Friday Feb 05, 2021
(Nothing specific.)
Weight: 108.2

Keto doesn't work so good when you binge on macadamia nuts!

Telemedicine with many patients lately  and big bag of nuts on the desk.   Giving it to my boyfriend tonight.   

Progress as of today: -1.2 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/05/2021:
Nuts are hard to resist!

bearcountrygg on 02/05/2021:
And macadamia nuts are especially good.....maybe portion them out into serving sizes?

Jacky82020 on 02/05/2021:
So you do keto? If never worked for me, despite the sound science behind it which I find highly appealing. I am a big fan of James Clement, author of The Switch. He eats 4 oz a day, macadamia nuts. Think that’s ~ 900 Calories. I bought some, cashews too, and didn’t really like them. Gave them to my parrots who devoured those nuts. Tried the nut butters and didn’t care for them either. My problem with keto was keeping calories between 1000-1200. Much easier for me with plant based proteins & vegetables than fatty foods, but I have it in mind to give keto another whirl someday. And count calories better than before.

Donkey on 02/06/2021:
This is a problem that I too had while I was on keto. ESPECIALLY with nuts. However, I did get to a nice, lower weight and leaner physique while on keto. Also, the rules were very easy to follow. I think what did me in was my love of fresh fruit.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2021:
good idea...pass those nuts on to someone else....instead of nuts, maybe try some chewing gum, decaf coffee to drink, herbal tea, and fruit...

Cassie2020 on 02/08/2021:
Keto did not work for me. It only works if you stay keto in the long run and don’t go back to eating lots of carbs. I did lose a lot of weight on keto and was barely hungry, but I really wanted fruit again and carbs. I gained all the weight back I lost. Good luck to you. I liked almond butter and added more almond oil to it. Cashews are not keto. Macadamia nuts were great on keto you just have to limit them. I was eating 1200-1400 calories on keto. Try using the diet doctor app food plans and keep your carbs to 20g or less a day.

Salamander - Wednesday Feb 03, 2021
(Nothing specific.)
Weight: 108.0

Up a pound.   Need to use the elliptical more tonight  

Progress as of today: -1 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/03/2021:
I have an elliptical that I can’t use. I’m short and feel like my legs are stretching apart too far. Very disappointing. It’s a great machine. Similar problems with a spinner.

horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2021:
Sometimes you just need to lose that pound gradually and not force the exercise ! Agreed !!! Hugs !

Cassie2020 on 02/03/2021:
Sometimes it could be just water weight or because of your salt intake too. Don’t be too worried about it.

Donkey on 02/04/2021:
LOVE the elliptical!!! But it has to be the Precor brand, or it doesn't work as well for me. Unfortunately, at the gym, last time I went, they don't seem to be maintaining the Precor ellipticals very well. So I've mixed it up with the Octane brand, and Cybex. They just don't work as well for me as the Precor. I can't use the LifeFitness ones - which I really like! - because it causes a movement in my foot arch that flares up my plantar fasciitis.

Hope you had a good workout!

Salamander - Tuesday Feb 02, 2021
(Nothing specific.)
Weight: 107.0

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/02/2021:
Welcome, welcome! I hope you feel at home here and post as often as you like :-)

Salamander on 02/02/2021:
Thank you so much. Nice to meet you.

Salamander on 02/02/2021:
I am typically shunned in weight loss groups and accused of being anorexic, They don’t like me in the anorexic groups either and I don’t have much in common with them either.

bearcountrygg on 02/02/2021:
Welcome...it's a good group here.

Salamander on 02/02/2021:
Mucho gracias,

horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2021:
Hello Salamander ! Nice screen name !!

Cassie2020 on 02/02/2021:
Hello salamander. Welcome, I hope you reach your goals.

Salamander on 02/03/2021:
Thank you.

Maria7 on 02/03/2021:
Welcome to DD!

Salamander on 02/03/2021:
Thank you

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