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On 12/01/2018 at 12:34, Alpaca55 said:

Oops! Forgot a very important piece of my weight loss story!! I gained it all back!!! So just starting out again with the sleeve! 🤪
Totally off topic - but do you have alpaca?? I went to an alpaca farm today as I treat (I hit 70lbs lost - 38 before sleeve and 32 after). I had such a great time. I even got to pet a baby!!

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Great photo!! Alpacas are on my bucket list for when I retire! I live in central London but definitely want to move out and have a calmer, stress-free life! 😊

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17 hours ago, skinnylife said:

I'm so juvenile...All meat week! *giggle snicker snicker.🤭

Hahahaha me2!!! I giggled as I typed it out. Maybe our group mascot needs to be the weinie meme from the other thread! ROFL!

20 hours ago, MIZ60 said:

Just last night I was reading my (1992) Atkins book on Induction and I am planning to do it right after the holidays. I have never heard of the AMAW or CAMAW but it sounds promising. On induction, you are allowed 20 net grams of carbs (vegetables only) and of course Protein and fat...I will have to look on MFP at my old food logs to see how much of each I was eating. I hope this will kickstart my losing again since I have been a bit stalled for the last several weeks. With all the parties/concerts/events we are going to and having our anniversary in 2 weeks it would be impossible unlikely for me to stick with it but I will definitely follow this thread and cheer on the participants.

Very understandable!!! Have an awesome anniversary celebration! I think Atkins '92 is a great program and a great place to get on track. Strictly speaking it honestly is more than the idea of AMAW/CAMAW. :) But it's a kinder/gentler approach and if it means it helps you get personally back on track and also means you'll hang with us, I'm on board!!! Wooootttt!!!!

And for the record, I agree on the importance of veggies! :D And love love loved Dr. Atkins programs. I'm choosing to do a CAMAW kind of week cuz it so closely simulates our all Protein Drink pre-op diet without having to go back to only drinking my Protein. You know? I was getting about 9g of carbs per day give or take and staying around 500-600 cals maybe? And getting somewhere around 70-80g of protein. Just from the Protein Drinks. And I could do a reset with that, but it really jacks with my insulin to use that much whey protein isolate--or that much whey protein, period. :)

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15 hours ago, CyndieRI said:

Totally off topic - but do you have alpaca?? I went to an alpaca farm today as I treat (I hit 70lbs lost - 38 before sleeve and 32 after). I had such a great time. I even got to pet a baby!!

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What a great photo and a great idea for a treat!!! Very healthy thinking young lady!!!

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On 12/02/2018 at 10:10, FluffyChix said:





What a great photo and a great idea for a treat!!! Very healthy thinking young lady!!!






Thanks Fluffy! And thanks for calling me young! That made my day (I’m 52!)

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AMAW/CAMAW DAY 1 Begins Today!!!!! Wooooohooooooo!
Don't Cheat! Eat Meat! :)

So let's all begin the week with our stats!!! And our macro goals for each day. You can copy paste from here and then edit to add your own spin on it! Remember, do what works for YOU!!!! Just do something. OK? :D

I'm just gonna do my bare minimum stats for you:

Day 1 Weight: 152.4lbs

Waist Size: 29.5inches

Here's my daily Macro Goals for the Week (these are based solely on my personal stats/needs--your's will vary):

My calorie goal is gonna be about 700cals/day.

Carbs = 9g (5%)+extra carbs from whole psyllium husks

Protein = 79g (45%)

Fat = 39g (50%)

Here's the link to the original rules from page 1:

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Hi y’all

I won’t join you but I am gonna just do a low carb week, no “treats” and good healthy eating. My wife is a vegetarian who personally struggles with my eating meat any time she has to see (or smell) it, but is supportive given my surgery. An all-meat-all-week week would do her head in!

That said, if anyone is interested in a special meat and cheese week from 18th Dec up to (but I think not including!) Christmas Day, I am in! That is a ‘batchelor’ week for me, with my other half having already headed off to family, and I don’t join them all until late on 24th. So that week I have been planning steak, pork ribs, black pudding, bacon... mmmmmmmmm

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3 minutes ago, Biddy zz said:

Hi y’all

I won’t join you but I am gonna just do a low carb week, no “treats” and good healthy eating. My wife is a vegetarian who personally struggles with my eating meat any time she has to see (or smell) it, but is supportive given my surgery. An all-meat-all-week week would do her head in!

That said, if anyone is interested in a special meat and cheese week from 18th Dec up to (but I think not including!) Christmas Day, I am in! That is a ‘batchelor’ week for me, with my other half having already headed off to family, and I don’t join them all until late on 24th. So that week I have been planning steak, pork ribs, black pudding, bacon... mmmmmmmmm

I might be tempted into your bachelor week! We don't want to do wifey in! But gotta see how I do with this week! I may be jonesing for my beloved veggies so badly, who knows? :D Killing is illegal in Texas unless you use the Texas defense: "They needed killin'!" LOL, and so I don't want to endanger anyone's life!

So look, all of ya's join. We can make this week about what "clean" eating is to you personally. Just state your plan when you post your updates! It is basically about going back to basics (but not to Protein drinks only lol. God forbid!) and cutting out the crap. :) Eating clean in the most basic derivation evs!

Hahaha and your CAMAW week food menu sounds Ahhhhh-mayyyyy-zing! :)

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Fantastic. Clean, healthy eating week - you’re on. Good initiative.

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Jazz Hands! JazzHands.JPG.f67fa636dcd5dc0d1fd9be108ee2e43d.JPG

Agreed! agreed-thumbs-up.JPG.4cbab58f9c66d09dee5e742a13ded4ed.JPG

Now if we could only convince some more of our little friends to join in, we'd have a right ol' party of it! :D (You're never alone when you have friends! ;) Or maybe it's "You're never fully dressed without your clothes! er...smile... :D ;) ha! *snort*)

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I can’t wait to start this plan as soon as I’m over the purée stage which is another week, hopefully! But I shall be watching and reading about your progress with avid interest! 🤗

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On 12/1/2018 at 9:29 AM, FluffyChix said:

I borrowed this idea from another site. :) But to be fair, it's a concept that is not new to the low carb/keto community. Atkins '72 had you shoot for your daily Protein goal and to keep your carbs (whole, non-net carbs) to about 10g or less per day (loosely). If you can't do <10g of carbs per day, then try to keep them as low as possible and definitely do NOT exceed 20g of whole non-net carbs.

So those of you who know me, know I get bored with my same ol' same ol' routine! So I felt like mixing things up and tightening up the carb wagon a bit. I'm eating a crap ton of carbs for my body (about 50-60g per day whole which comes out to about 30-40g net after Fiber subtraction). And what tends to happens when you lower your carbs is that you up dietary ketosis (aka you become a fat burning monster, especially if you've already been low carb for a while--you lose your appetite; drop Water retention; and you might just lose a couple of pounds of fat in the bargain--you also return back to easy satiety). And come on...after Fatsgiving, don't we all need to adopt a little austerity?

The rules of the game are simple:

AMAW = All meat All Week (Meet only for the week--but I'm gonna include eggs, egg whites, poultry, game, domestically and internationally produced red meats, etc, cured meats/jerky/biltong, et al, bone broths and stocks and also all seafood/fish in the meat category)

CAMAW = All cheese and Meat All Week (although personally I think it should be MACAW ;) rather than CAMAW and I'm gonna include other forms of dairy + Protein supplements + non-milk dairy like almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk provided it fits into the carbs/calories scenario previously discussed, since you're already eating cheese--it just has to fit into your 10g-20g of whole carbs for the day.)

Fats = Healthy Fats as much as you want/can handle (or as little) provided you stay within your daily carb/caloric goal for the day. This would not ideally include nuts/seeds/nut butters, but again, if that is the line in the sand for you, then we'd rather you play with us for the week rather than sit it out cuz you need your mother truckin' nuts. ;) Right? Am I right? Healthy sources of fats = olive oil, evoo, evco, evpo, avocado oil, mct oil, grassfed butter, avocados, lard, tallow, schmalz (rendered chicken, duck, or goose fat), and if you choose to eat nuts/seeds/nutbutters they would also provide fat as well as protein and carbs.

Water/Liquids = 100oz or more per day

Vitamins = Of forkin' course, silly!

Coffee = yes

Tea = yes

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We'll start tomorrow, Sunday December 2, and continue through Saturday, December 8. Who's with me?

I"m very active on that other site. AMAW is just all meat. CAMAW actually stands for "Critter", which means any animal protein is allowed - eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.

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Just now, catwoman7 said:

I"m very active on that other site. AMAW is just all meat. CAMAW actually stands for "Critter", which means any animal Protein is allowed - eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.

Yay!!! I just saw those threads actually and was inspired to try it over here!!!! ((hugs)) Had no idea it was for critter! TY! ROFL, makes sense!

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1 minute ago, FluffyChix said:

Yay!!! I just saw those threads actually and was inspired to try it over here!!!! ((hugs)) Had no idea it was for critter! TY! ROFL, makes sense!

I've done CAMAW, but I still eat veggies. There are no food police, so I figure I can adjust the rules a bit. Some people have to take a lot of Miralax to get through the whole week - but since I include veggies, I don't need to increase my normal Miralax dosage.

I can't do AMAW - it throws me into diet mode mentally and isn't sustainable for me. But you do lose a bit more weight with it, and some people love it. I guess for a week, it's fine - but I'd have a hard time keeping it up for more than a couple of days. CAMAW I can handle, though.

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1 hour ago, catwoman7 said:

I've done CAMAW, but I still eat veggies. There are no food police, so I figure I can adjust the rules a bit. Some people have to take a lot of Miralax to get through the whole week - but since I include veggies, I don't need to increase my normal Miralax dosage.

I can't do AMAW - it throws me into diet mode mentally and isn't sustainable for me. But you do lose a bit more weight with it, and some people love it. I guess for a week, it's fine - but I'd have a hard time keeping it up for more than a couple of days. CAMAW I can handle, though.

No indeedy! No food po-po in the hizzouse! Just an aging white woman who insists on using stupid young phrases! ha!

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