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Old 09-15-2011, 08:06 AM   #1
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It was weigh in day today....

On 28th August I started counting calories (as opposed to just carbs) I weighed myself for the first time in 2 years... I was 146.6

On 31st August I started Juddd.....143.75

On 15 September (today).........141.75

So after 2 weeks Juddding, I am 2lbs down!

I HOPED it would be more....but I have so little to lose...my goal is 136....just where I feel best...and, in UK weights...under 10 stone!

Can I be honest here? I HATE weighing. I am scared of the scale...for so long it has dictated my emotions. But NOT weighing, after having lost my weight, has only led, time and again, to weight gain....

On getting on the scales today and seeing my results, I had some VERY familiar thoughts.."you havent lost enough!" "its just a fluke...YOU can never stick to any plan!", and "Cut your calories...you can lose more!"

I know from experience where these thoughts can lead...back into ed territory. Low carb brought me out of there...juddd has helped me enjoy eating....I DONT want to go back.

Could someone just give me a few words of reassurance...I doubt myself so much! I just need to know if I keep on with my UD's and DD's I will keep losing.

I also have a feeling I NEED to weigh daily....it will keep me accountable....and help me to see what patterns of eating work the best for me ...after all, my "dont look...and hope for the best" attitude only led to weight gain in the past. So now..along with my daily calorie records...I will keep a daily weight record...I just hope I dont fall into despair at any upward blips!!

Beebs recent posts saying how she could see a good UD always led to the best losses, and how by altering the amount of her DD cals she could still lose or comfortably maintain, really struck a chord with me....how can we know what works if we dont track what we eat, and what we weigh?

I need to think postive...a lb a week will mean goal in 5 weeks....even 1/2 a lb a week....goal in 10 weeks....that sounds so do-able...especially will all the UD's to enjoy!

I know it sounds as if I am blowing this out of all proportion...but I have been free from bulimia for nearly 6 months now, and have lost some weight, AND am enjoying my food, not starving...I SO want it to continue....it all makes me feel somewhat emotional...

I love this woe...moderate carbs with Judddd....and I feel that if I stick with it I can acheive what I never managed before...a balanced attitude to my food and weight.

I have never managed to lose and maintain my loss without starving myself before either....so I think I am having some trouble believing it is at all possible...especially with all the good food Juddd has opened up before me!

Thanks for being there and for listening...it feels so good to have people who understand.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:27 AM   #2
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Great job Joedi on the 2 lbs, being so close to goal, that is wonderful!! You have done great!!

I weigh everyday as it keeps me on track, but if you drives you crazy, probably should not do it everyday, but maybe once a week? I have an ED too with binging and luckily I have not gone through while on JUDDD.

You should be proud of yourself and if you reach goal in 5 weeks, or even 10, whoo hoo!! great job!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:51 AM   #3
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Joedi, you're doing fantastically! My first post-JUDDD WI, I was down 0.2 lbs. Which was great, because it's in the right direction, and I will get to goal eventually. The question is, do we get to goal by "dieting" or by living our lives in such a way that fosters a healthy attitude towards food, allows us to live life like a "naturally thin person" and so on. I'm anti-diet, and I do recognize the paradox in saying this while adopting such a structured WOE, but my thin friend, who calls herself Bony Joanie, will eat JUDDD-style naturally, having a nice dinner and a few drinks out one night and cutting back the next day. Some people do it instinctively, and some have to be trained to do it. But it's not a bad set of habits to adopt, IMHO.

The Big Question AFAIK is, if you were told by The Weight Oracle that you could eat whatever/however you wanted and your weight would. not. ever. budge - either upwards or downwards - would you stick to this WOE? If the answer is yes, then focus on the eating pattern, relax, and the weight will take care of itself in its own good time.

ETA that you've lost 2 of the 9 pounds you wanted to drop, which is 22%! That's freakin' faboo!
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:05 AM   #4
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I'm SO proud of you!!! You lost great, 2 pounds is NOTHING to sneeze at! And you are right, when we have little to lose we tend to lose a little at a time BUT we still lose!!

Weighing everyday keeps me accountable and helps me to watch for "warnings" that things are out of control or getting there. And I do think we all should eat at or almost at our UD calorie levels and I say this because in my tracking I noticed that I lost the most weight after the DD following an UD when I ate right up or just right up to my UD calorie level. On JUDDD it seems less is not good, but keeping to the formula REALLY does work.

WTG, JOEDI!! Be proud, be happy and be confident that you are absolutely in the right directions for your WOE/WOL plan!
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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On 28th August I started counting calories (as opposed to just carbs) I weighed myself for the first time in 2 years... I was 146.6

On 31st August I started Juddd.....143.75

On 15 September (today).........141.75

So after 2 weeks Juddding, I am 2lbs down!

I HOPED it would be more....but I have so little to lose...my goal is 136....just where I feel best...and, in UK weights...under 10 stone!

Can I be honest here? I HATE weighing. I am scared of the scale...for so long it has dictated my emotions. But NOT weighing, after having lost my weight, has only led, time and again, to weight gain....

On getting on the scales today and seeing my results, I had some VERY familiar thoughts.."you havent lost enough!" "its just a fluke...YOU can never stick to any plan!", and "Cut your calories...you can lose more!"

I know from experience where these thoughts can lead...back into ed territory. Low carb brought me out of there...juddd has helped me enjoy eating....I DONT want to go back.

Could someone just give me a few words of reassurance...I doubt myself so much! I just need to know if I keep on with my UD's and DD's I will keep losing.

I also have a feeling I NEED to weigh daily....it will keep me accountable....and help me to see what patterns of eating work the best for me ...after all, my "dont look...and hope for the best" attitude only led to weight gain in the past. So now..along with my daily calorie records...I will keep a daily weight record...I just hope I dont fall into despair at any upward blips!!

Beebs recent posts saying how she could see a good UD always led to the best losses, and how by altering the amount of her DD cals she could still lose or comfortably maintain, really struck a chord with me....how can we know what works if we dont track what we eat, and what we weigh?

I need to think postive...a lb a week will mean goal in 5 weeks....even 1/2 a lb a week....goal in 10 weeks....that sounds so do-able...especially will all the UD's to enjoy!

I know it sounds as if I am blowing this out of all proportion...but I have been free from bulimia for nearly 6 months now, and have lost some weight, AND am enjoying my food, not starving...I SO want it to continue....it all makes me feel somewhat emotional...

I love this woe...moderate carbs with Judddd....and I feel that if I stick with it I can acheive what I never managed before...a balanced attitude to my food and weight.

I have never managed to lose and maintain my loss without starving myself before either....so I think I am having some trouble believing it is at all possible...especially with all the good food Juddd has opened up before me!

Thanks for being there and for listening...it feels so good to have people who understand.

Hugs
Jo
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Hi, Jo! I'll give you my comments and thoughts for you to consider or not, as you desire.


First of all, you said that you are down two pounds in the first two weeks, and I congratulate you on that! The vast majority of people who are only a short distance from their goal weight find weight loss hard to come by as they get close, so for you to actually be losing at the rate of a pound a week this close to goal weight is really good! Not to be disappointed by.. to be rejoiced over! For every single person who can lose quickly to get to their goal, I'll show you fifty who find it much, much slower going than even a pound a week! So, once again, I congratulate you on your nice loss.

Another thing to consider is this: You were keeping your diet pretty darned low carb previous to starting JUDDD, weren't you? So, you didn't have any *water weight* to boost your losses and make it all look all exciting and wonderful right at the start. What you lost was undoubtedly actually body fat! Yay!

And yet another thing to consider is this: Even if you haven't had that scone yet (LOL), you may be eating at a bit higher carb level on JUDDD than you did previously, and if so, you may actually be showing a scale loss at the same time you have gained a bit of water weight too, from adding in a few more carbs to your diet. If so, your true weight loss has been undermined as far as what you see in the scale readout by an increase in water weight... so in actuality, you may have gained some water weight while you lost some body fat, and still are showing an overall loss of two pounds! So you may truly have got rid of a bit more body fat than the scale number reflects!


Do NOT live and die by what a scale weight readout is on any given day!!! It is one of the worst (and yet important) tools we have in weight management. The scale can't tell you that you've lost fat, or gained fat, per sae. It can only tell you how much weight is standing there. That's you, and any excess water being held onto from yesterday's too-salty-ham. From intestines still somewhat full and busy processing yesterday's foods. From a uterus that is in the midst of a monthly cycle. From fluid retention for all sorts of reasons, etc. So your weight will usually fluctuate by a few pounds, or several pounds, over the course of the days and the weeks, and it's all just normal for your living body.

So to feel any angst at all is misplacing your angst! The only thing you want to be keeping aware of is... if your weight is higher this week than it was at this time last week, which isn't even all that alarming truly, or whether it is up again at the end of a second week, in which case, it's time to reassess your calorie levels.

But one of the most important things to keep straight is NOT to fall into the trap of thinking if you'd kept your calories even lower, you would have lost even more weight, even faster! The goal is not to always be eating at low calorie levels, not to hold calorie levels low every single day until you've caused your metabolism to slow down to that level! That would be a very sad thing to do to yourself!

Your most important goal in doing JUDDD should be letting your body, helping your body, become a healthy living machine, which can regulate itself and keep itself balanced at a nice slim weight with little thought from you. You keep feeding the body in a (mostly) healthful manner, and trust JUDDD to normalize the way your body responds to food. As you stated above, *JUDDD is allowing you to enjoy eating*.

You asked for assurance, for reassurance, that if you continue doing your UDs and your DDs, that JUDDD will result in continuing weight loss. My assumption is.. Yes. So while it is important not to bring our UD calories to low, as the high/low spread is healthful to you, if you have set your UD calories TOO high, weight loss will finally end. But that isn't anything you're going to be facing for quite awhile, to my way of thinking. It seems to me that you are doing a wonderful job of JUDDD, and in a way that is really going to be of benefit to your body and metabolism overall, that that should be our highest goal, even above the loss of a last few pounds. But I'm pretty darned sure that you'll get those last pounds off too!

I guess a lot of what I'm saying here is this: You don't have to fight it anymore. You don't have to be bulimic to try to rid yourself of food and calories. You don't have to struggle against your own body to keep the upper hand anymore. JUDDD is taking care of those previous problems for you. All you have to do is just *do your JUDDD*. Keep to your DDs. Delight in the sleek lean empty-belly feel of that day which is so restful to your digestive system. Eat to your UDs. Rejoice in the exquisite tastes and flavors we are given, the amazing bounty of food Mother Nature has provided us, and the delicious foods the peoples of the world have come up with. You get to eat and enjoy your favorites! Welcome that gift! And then when you wake up again the next morning, welcome the gift of the DD semi-fast, use it for reflection and recognize it for the healthful benefit it is.

The balance of calorie cyclings is such a remarkable thing. And the JUDDD plan is a real nice and easy plan for calorie cycling. It works. It promotes health. And it promotes weight loss. Which you are seeing right now. Congratulations!
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:28 AM   #6
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Joedi, 2 pounds in 2 weeks when you're so close to your goal weight is awesome progress! I'm so happy this is working for you.

As for the scale . . . well, I'm a daily weigher also, but I am honestly OK with the day to day fluctuations and I don't let them bother me. I watch trends, and while I do tweak (JUDDD was a tweak to my Atkins, LOL), I tweak when there's a trend, not for daily stuff. If daily weighing gives you self-doubt, or if you obsess about normal ups and downs or become frustrated by lack of daily progress, you might be better off not weighing as often. The scale can be the devil. Can you watch how your clothes fit and get your accountability that way, with an official weigh-in at a less frequent interval?

You're doing great - focus on the positive.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:34 PM   #7
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Thankyou everyone!
I feel a lot more assured after reading your comments...Sohappy...you wrote so much..and so wisely...that should be a sticky for anyone starting Juddd! I have reread it several times...and will be trying to emulate your sensible view of daily weight fluctuations!
I am tracking my weight all week...and hopefully, will be down a little by this time next week!
I am going to save this thread, to read at times of doubt....
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Old 09-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #8
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You're completely welcome, Joedi. I wish you continued success, which I'm sure you will find here. You're doing a great job at JUDDD.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #9
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Congrats joedi that is wonderful. You are doing great. I so relate to you bcause I struggle with bulemia too and it is no fun. This woe is so freeing if we can really work it correctly and not let that ED voice start talking to us. Enjoying those UDs is important for people like us especially. Being able to realize that we don't have to be so restrictive on ourselves gives us some freedom. Sohappy you are so wise. It felt like you were talking to me too. I totally understand about enjoying the DDs and the empty feeling. Enjoying it knowing that tomorrow we can eat really good. I'm loving it.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:12 PM   #10
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Congrats joedi that is wonderful. You are doing great. I so relate to you bcause I struggle with bulemia too and it is no fun. This woe is so freeing if we can really work it correctly and not let that ED voice start talking to us. Enjoying those UDs is important for people like us especially. Being able to realize that we don't have to be so restrictive on ourselves gives us some freedom. Sohappy you are so wise. It felt like you were talking to me too. I totally understand about enjoying the DDs and the empty feeling. Enjoying it knowing that tomorrow we can eat really good. I'm loving it.
Oh, good. I'm glad. I just hope for all of you young women that you are freed by JUDDD. With decades of lifetime ahead of you, what a wonderful thing to do for yourselves.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:32 PM   #11
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Oh, good. I'm glad. I just hope for all of you young women that you are freed by JUDDD. With decades of lifetime ahead of you, what a wonderful thing to do for yourselves.
I second and third this comment! Well said, Pat! Thanks for putting it so wonderfully into words!
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