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7/30/10 10:16 A

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You have a great attitude and you can do it. It's the best thing for you and your family and even your friends. I'm not a pushy person but I have found that my friends change their eating habits when they are with me and I like that. I want them to be around for a long time in good condition. We encourage each other to eat healthy.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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7/30/10 7:45 A

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camping sounds really fun!!! And you deff. Can find low arb options out there.. Even for samors I know you can find low cab marshmellows and just use really dark choclate and you should be good to go... I have even seen some glutin free graham crackers out there that were really low carb.. But You can DO THIS!! Don't let anyone or any situation stand in your way of getting healthy!!! Mortica, you have to spill on homemade atkins mix.. Lol.. Sorry for all the tpos.. I'm sparking from my phone today.. Lol



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7/30/10 1:38 A

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Thank you all so very much, you are all correct. I appreciate the support. You have reminded me that the thing I really love about Atkins is that you truly CAN have your food and eat it too. You can enjoy losing weight on this program. And if I can't quite stick to Induction level carbs, I CAN stick to low carbs and still have great food and not feel like I'm suffering.

You also reminded me that I feel better when I eat this way and I feel terrible when I eat too many carbs, especially sugar. I need to keep that in mind foremost. I have to look at it as a medical condition and do what is right for my body so that I can truly have FUN and not feel rotten.

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Oh, one more thing, Morticia, can you tell me how to make the Atkins baking mix? I didn't know you could and it's really hard to find in my little town.

Edited by: SHARISHORTCAKE at: 7/30/2010 (01:40)
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MORTICIAADDAMS's Photo MORTICIAADDAMS Posts: 101,676
7/29/10 10:26 P

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I think you may already know what I'm going to say. emoticon After all I'm a nurse.

You can still plan an Atkins friendly camping trip with the help of your friends. Explain your diet to them and stick with it. Pancakes? No. Biscuits and gravy? - No. Smores? - No. Cookies? - No. What you can do is make some homemade Atkins baking mix or buy some as they are selling it again and come up with some substitute recipes on your own for some of these things and cook healthy meals. I have seem low carb cookie recipes and pancake recipes and biscuit recipes and low carb gravy is easy to do. Most men love bacon and eggs. Mine would prefer that over pancakes.

You won't find me cooking a high carb meal for anyone. Why should you fix an unhealthy meal for someone else you would not eat yourself? It's like serving them up a nice big bowl of early death. LOL. Make your meals as healthy as possible and still have fun.

Edited by: MORTICIAADDAMS at: 7/29/2010 (22:29)
-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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Co-Leader "South Beach Diet"
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7/29/10 2:53 P

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Have fun! Make smart choices if you can, but don't beat yourself up over it. What's camping without those fun foods?





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FAIRYANNE3's Photo FAIRYANNE3 Posts: 3,648
7/29/10 1:55 P

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I am so sorry this has happened. It really does knock the confidence.

I would pack your snacks and things that you are comfortable with. The meat should be o.k for you to eat, so if you can pack salad etc. just tell them if you had food allergies, as in life and death, would they not support you? Well this is what you need to do to LIVE!!!!

If you are worried about cooking tell them you will do clean up etc. that way you are contributing but keeping true to yourself.

Please let us know how it goes!

Edited by: FAIRYANNE3 at: 7/29/2010 (13:56)
Watching salt intake also trying not to buy foods that have high fructose corn syrup, sugar, rice syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose etc. in the first three ingredients.

No foods that have more than 3 ingredients that I can not pronounce.

If an item has more than 10 ingredients I put it on the Do Not Buy List as it is too processed.




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Yikes, I can see disaster here! I promised my 7 y/o daughter we'd take her camping this summer. I figured maybe just my family, the 4 of us, would go and I could pack and plan a completely Atkins-friendly camping trip.

But now we have some friends coming with us and the food planning is not all up to me. We'll be having the nice big breakfasts, pancakes, biscuits & gravy, stuff like that, as well as smores and cookies galore....I'm doubting I can just make and eat a whole separate menu for myself, esp since I'll be expected to help make the high carb meals for the group.

I don't know if I should just try to do my best or if I should just give up altogether for the 3 days we'll be out there.



The only difference between a stumbling block and a stepping stone is attitude

Oh, Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth!

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