AMAW anyone?

Au_Contraire
on 10/9/18 12:16 am, edited 10/10/18 3:35 pm

Hi you guys -

I am going to start a week of AMAW on Wednesday. I am pretty much always doing CAMAW, except I'm not, but only because I use cashew milk in my coffee and tea. I have yet to go hard core and do strict AMAW, but the time has come!

I am trying to get down to 142, or perhaps 137, or even 135, before transitioning into maintenance. I have been hovering just barely over the border of my first goal, to be under 150#, for over a week now. I may not be able to accomplish this, but I am going to try to power through these last pounds by Dec. 31, so that I can enter the New Year transitioning into maintenance. If not, not - I will keep on as long as it takes - but I am going to try.

Anyway, I just wanted to check with everyone to ensure I'll do AMAW correctly. Here are some questions:

Is it ok to squirt lemon or perhaps have a tiny bit of some low cal, low carb salad dressing with my salmon and shrimp?

Is it ok to put sweetener in tea?

Is it ok to use seasonings like dried chives or Mrs. Dash? How about a shake of Louisiana hot sauce?

Finally, would anyone else care to join me for a week or AMAW (or CAMAW)?

Partlypollyanna
on 10/9/18 1:56 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I'll do this with you Cara! I'm getting back on track from vacation so timing is perfect!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:153 GW: 145

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8 M10-5.3

Jen

Au_Contraire
on 10/9/18 7:28 am

Wonderful, Jen! So glad to have you as a comrade in arms! Will you be doing CAMAW, or AMAW? I'll miss having cheese and cashew milk in my coffee, I know! But I look forward to moving the scale! I'm going to take my measurements too. Should be interesting!

Partlypollyanna
on 10/9/18 10:00 am
RNY on 02/14/18

I will be CAMAW do keeping dairy but focusing on lower carb options (forgoing the L&F and any protein shakes!). I will do my measurements as well! This should be exciting!

HW: 306 SW: 282 CW:153 GW: 145

M1-23; M2-19; M3-13.9; M4-15.8; M-5-12.3; M6-9.5; M7-11.5, M8-11, M9-6.8 M10-5.3

Jen

Au_Contraire
on 10/10/18 3:36 pm

I'm excited too! Onward and downward!

bethmal
on 10/9/18 3:19 am
RNY on 12/26/17

I'd like to join you but the timing isn't right for me this week. I will be reading how it goes for you and wishing you well. You can do it!

You can't measure your achievements with someone else's yardstick!

Revision 12/26/17 Dr. Caitlin Halbert HW 260 SW 248 CW 159

Pre Op diet: 12 M1: 13 M2: 11 M3: 9 M4: 13 M5: 8 M6: 7 M7: 6 M8: 9 M9: 5 M10: 2

Au_Contraire
on 10/9/18 7:32 am

Thank you so much! If we're still alive at the end of the week (just kidding)and the scale has responded as I hope, maybe we can do another week right before the holidays, for a little extra protection from festive excess!

Writergurl08
on 10/9/18 4:16 am
RNY on 02/15/18

I'm game! I don't know the answers to your questions but I was under the impression seasonings and condiments were ok. Hopefully someone will chime in with an answer.

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150

CW: 250

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

Au_Contraire
on 10/9/18 7:33 am

Yay Cassie! Let's see how low we can go! So glad to be doing this with you!

Writergurl08
on 10/9/18 7:35 am
RNY on 02/15/18

I've been stalled for a really long time, so hoping this will kick me down the scale!

HW: 340 SW: 329 Goal: 150

CW: 250

Surgeon: Dr. Kalyana Nandipati (Omaha, NE)

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