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sophiethecat 11-10-2011 07:21 AM

4 Weeks Into JUDDD - Progress Report
 
WEIGHT LOSS

See this thread for how my weight loss went when starting JUDDD.... http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...3672-goal.html

Since "restarting", I lost 5# in 9 days and have been maintaining.

Decided earlier this week to drop more weight before the holidays to give myself some "room" for all that holiday eating :) Lost another pound today, so now I'm BELOW my original goal weight!

SKIN/HORMONES

Skin is mostly clear as long as I don't overdo wine and/or refined carbs. This part has started to excite me over the last few days - the red marks (post-inflammatory marks from past breakouts) are fading! I haven't seen my skin look this good since being on the Pill in my 20s when my skin cleared and the red marks had a chance to fade!

My skin issues are a big deal to me because I've been plagued with hormal acne pretty much my whole life. Over the last year, since gaining around 30#, I started breaking out with huge cysts around my jaw and neck all the time. On LC, they lessened and became much smaller. On JUDDD, they're gone! :clap: And now the red marks are fading too! :clap:

INFLAMMATION

In my http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...3672-goal.html thread, I mentioned that since July, I'd noticed upon getting up out of bed and walking, that my feet would feel strange - an odd achey feeling, partly like my feet had been asleep. It would go away after being up a few minutes but I wondered if it was the start of arthritis or something. Well, I no longer have that since starting JUDDD :) :clap:

I think my allergies are improving. I've always had environmental allergies - dust, mold, pollen, etc. and now I don't have to take allergy pills on my DDs. Those days, I am clear as a bell and feel great. :clap: I have reduced my dosage on the UD, but haven't stopped. This morning I sneezed for a bit, so time will tell how this part of things is going. I'm cautiously optimistic though :)

ALCOHOL

Another great thing JUDDD has done for me, at least due to the way the JUDDD scheduling goes, is that I'm drinking so much less alcohol! For one thing, I never wanted to drink on DD because I was afraid it would stimulate appetite and also because it would use up calories too fast. Yesterday I tried having a small glass of wine on my DD for the very first time, just to see how that would go, but you know what, I couldn't even finish a small glass of wine. Just didn't seem that desirable on my DD for some reason.

On my UDs I usually still have wine, but it's a lot less than I used to be. My consumption had really jumped over the last year or so. Now I'm literally drinking only on HALF the days I used to, and on those days I'm drinking, it's a more normal amount like it used to be for me. :up:

So there's my one month progress report :)

Sandelio 11-10-2011 07:31 AM

:clap:

EXCELLENT ON ALL COUNTS!!!

shari 11-10-2011 07:37 AM

Wonderful report!! :up:

kel7298 11-10-2011 07:54 AM

YAY Sophie!!!

Lori-s 11-10-2011 07:59 AM

WTG Sophie. I'm so happy to hear all this great news!
:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::clap::clap::jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

jem51 11-10-2011 08:06 AM

Really great report.

Especially about the feet...I'd have been thinking neuropathy. Good news that it's gone.

Sandelio 11-10-2011 09:12 AM

So I gotta ask the same question I did on another thread this morning:

Do you do strictly UD/DD or do you do Monday, Wednesday, Friday DD's?

Trying to see what seems to work best - thanks!

sophiethecat 11-10-2011 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sandelio (Post 15164860)
So I gotta ask the same question I did on another thread this morning:

Do you do strictly UD/DD or do you do Monday, Wednesday, Friday DD's?

Trying to see what seems to work best - thanks!

Hi Sandelio :)

Somehow I've pretty much kept things to an alternating UD/DD pattern. I thought I'd need a MD here or there, but so far it's worked out that I can just keep the pattern going. The thought of a MD kind of messes with my mind :laugh: so I've been avoiding them.

What I might do eventually, is make M-W-F my DD and T/TH/Sat/Sun UD's all the time. I might experiment with this after the holidays.

ccrickett 11-10-2011 02:10 PM

Wow, it sure seems like Juddd is the woe for you. You make me even more glad I found you all & this plan.

Beeb 11-10-2011 07:43 PM

Sophie JUDDD BUDDD you are TRULY an inspiration for us all! WTG and I'm so :jumpjoy: that this WOE has worked for you as it has worked for me!

You have really :sing: JUDDD!!! :jumpjoy::high5:


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