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sophiethecat 12-07-2011 07:39 AM

8 Week Progress Report :)
 
Just wanted to give a little update. I've been JUDDDg for 8 weeks now, have been in maintenance for about half that time.

I use FDs (free days) where I do not count calories. This has been very freeing and makes me feel like I'm not dieting or have any restrictions at all.

I set a weight range for myself in maintenance, allowing myself to go up to 146# which is one pound over my original goal weight. If I see 147# I will know to reign things in and start counting my UDs again, but so far, I have not seen 147# :)

I don't do any exercise (bad cat!) but I can't get motivated right now. I know I will sometime after the New Year, when I start looking towards spring and thinking about the shorts and short sleeves, and not to mention that I'd like to wear a cute bathing suit (maybe even a bikini!) on the beach this summer. For me, that will mean getting back into my Callanetics to achieve the goal. I had such awesome results with Callanetics last summer, I know I will get there.

If you read any of my older posts about progress, you know acne was a huge deal for me. Well, not anymore!!! :cry: <<<<---tears of joy! I'm clear pretty much ALL the time now! Only exception is if I overdo the wine and/or refined carbs, but even then, it's just a pimple or two and much smaller size than it used to be. It's almost like my body is adjusting to even the excesses a bit as I get further into the health benefits of CR from JUDDD.

The only time I feel bad is during my period - I still get a range of time then where I get cold/flu symptoms, last time I had cramps too which doesn't usually happen, and I feel inflammation in my body after a big meal. All I know is it has something to do with the hormones lowering immunity. I am going to bring it up to my gyn. at my appt. in Feb, (I don't hold out much hope, she'll prob just say go back on the Pill, which I will not do) but in the meantime I'll just keep hoping JUDDD brings correction to this as well, and also take extra antioxidants with my meals during that time, as I found it seemed to help.

Otherwise, everything is great. I should add that I do a type of 24 hour JUDDD called MUDDD, and there is a post here about that from Pirate Jenny. Basically, I divide my FD/DD into 24 hours. This has made DD so easy, and it much easier to work this kind of schedule into my life. It is quite flexible. I divide my days around 5 - 7 p.m. For example, today I will start the DD eating somewhere during that time, and then switch back over to FD eating tomorrow evening. I won't be hungry at all tonight because I'll have a FD meal in me this evening, and then I almost never need breakfast anyway, so tomorrow I'll sip hot drinks until afternoon, then probably have a full 500 calorie late lunch and then I'll be good until the FD eating starts several hours later. So that works out real well for me, and I can still feel the benefits of the fasting period.

That brings me to the DD part of my days, the fasting or near-fasting period. I like how I feel then. After a minimum 12 hours, but especially by 15 - 18 hours I am full-on into the delight of it. Other than the hunger I'm feeling by then, lol, but I know that means my body is under survival stress - GOOD stress, and has kicked into gear - working to repair cells and increase health and hopefully extend life. I have mentioned before how good I feel during this time. My sinuses clear up. I never have to take allergy meds on DD. My head feels clearer, I get a good body feeling, a sense of calm, pleasant and alert. Skin looks glowy.

So I think that's all I have to update. Oh, one more big thing, how could I forget, lol. I don't know if this has to do with JUDDD, but since incorporating FD into my schedule along with the MUDDD schedule (or maybe it's just that I am further into JUDDD's CR - Calorie Restriction - itself), I find that I am much calmer and things bother me less. This is ALL the time, not just on DD. I have a lot more patience and little things that used to get on my nerves do not anymore. It's like I had an attitude adjustment that was a long time in the coming. I felt it especially last Friday, as if it all sunk in. There was no particular event that changed me, just my thought patterns were changing and I felt something different deep to my core. I assume this has something to do with the way CR can affect one's brain chemistry for the better. I just know as happy as I was before with life, now I'm happier all the way through, much less anxiety, more love and hope and affection, and I don't ever want to go back to the way I was before!! :)

Maybe this is like So Happy's experience ? :laugh:

:jumpjoy: :jumpjoy: :cry: <<<<---- more tears of joy and gratitude for all I have, my family, friends, everything! :jumpjoy:

dasiey 12-07-2011 08:15 AM

All I can say is wow.

I can't wait until I get there.

congrats

mattsmama 12-07-2011 08:32 AM

That is fantastic!:jumpjoy:

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. It really helps those, like me, that have not been at this quite as long.

I, too, am finding that I am a calmer, happier person since starting this WOE. I have crazy energy on DD, and feel really good all the time.

I am so happy for you! Congrats on reaching maintenace! Hope to join you real soon! :shake:

betty301 12-07-2011 08:35 AM

ya, congrats!!!!:jumpjoy:

I want to experiment with MUDDD'ing..sounds like the best of both worlds.

kel7298 12-07-2011 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sophiethecat (Post 15231860)
I should add that I do a type of 24 hour JUDDD called MUDDD, and there is a post here about that from Pirate Jenny. Basically, I divide my FD/DD into 24 hours. This has made DD so easy, and it much easier to work this kind of schedule into my life. It is quite flexible. I divide my days around 5 - 7 p.m. For example, today I will start the DD eating somewhere during that time, and then switch back over to FD eating tomorrow evening. I won't be hungry at all tonight because I'll have a FD meal in me this evening, and then I almost never need breakfast anyway, so tomorrow I'll sip hot drinks until afternoon, then probably have a full 500 calorie late lunch and then I'll be good until the FD eating starts several hours later. So that works out real well for me, and I can still feel the benefits of the fasting period.

Quote:

Originally Posted by betty301 (Post 15232067)
ya, congrats!!!!:jumpjoy:

I want to experiment with MUDDD'ing..sounds like the best of both worlds.

Sophie or PJ, perhaps we could have a thread on Muddd'ing with all the info on how it works. That way peeps could ask questions and we could keep it all centralized there.

BTW - Congrats on your accomplishments!

sophiethecat 12-07-2011 09:04 AM

Thanks everyone! :hugs: I know you all will be joining me here in maintenance, glad my post gives you more encouragement to carry on :high5:

Kel, here is that link to the 24 hr. JUDDD below. Just a disclaimer to people new to this woe, it's often recommended here that you do regular JUDDD for at least 2 weeks before you do tweaking or changing things around. I did regular JUDDD for 2 weeks and then switched to MUDDD, then went back to JUDDD for a while. I really got to know how how my body thrives best according to the different fasting periods, and now I am back to MUDDD. I tend to do a mash-up of fasting styles as needed according to my schedule, and this works out well. Makes it truly a flexible lifetime woe for me.

http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...xperiment.html

Beeb 12-07-2011 09:26 AM

Congratulations, Sophie, you have done a great job on your journey. :hugs::jumpjoy: I know you will inspire others, too.

I just wanted to point something out, if I may and I don't mean to thread jump, sorry Sophie. :hugs:

As Sophie has pointed out, she is in maintenance and doing MUDDD, as it's called, is something she did AFTER she got to maintenance. I know PJenny does MUDDD and she is not in maintenance BUT she only decided to give her MUDDD WOE a go AFTER she did JUDDD for a bit. MUDDD is not JUDDD, but a variation that PJenny and others are finding works well for them and that is a good thing. We all need to find what works for us.

The point I would like to make is if you are deciding to do JUDDD, then please do JUDDD for at least 2 weeks, actually 3 or 4 may be better, to give JUDDD a chance to kick you metabolism in again and start to work.

I am NOT saying that MUDDD is not a good WOE, I'm just saying give JUDDD a chance to work BEFORE you go to this or some other variation of our JUDDD WOE. You will be happy you did. :)

pjsam1156 12-07-2011 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Beeb (Post 15232233)
Congratulations, Sophie, you have done a great job on your journey. :hugs::jumpjoy: I know you will inspire others, too.

I just wanted to point something out, if I may and I don't mean to thread jump, sorry Sophie. :hugs:

As Sophie has pointed out, she is in maintenance and doing MUDDD, as it's called, is something she did AFTER she got to maintenance. I know PJenny does MUDDD and she is not in maintenance BUT she only decided to give her MUDDD WOE a go AFTER she did JUDDD for a bit. MUDDD is not JUDDD, but a variation that PJenny and others are finding works well for them and that is a good thing. We all need to find what works for us.

The point I would like to make is if you are deciding to do JUDDD, then please do JUDDD for at least 2 weeks, actually 3 or 4 may be better, to give JUDDD a chance to kick you metabolism in again and start to work.

I am NOT saying that MUDDD is not a good WOE, I'm just saying give JUDDD a chance to work BEFORE you go to this or some other variation of our JUDDD WOE. You will be happy you did. :)

^^^^^Excellent advice!:goodpost:

sophiethecat 12-14-2011 11:18 AM

Oh, I also wanted to add that I was able to stop taking my otc allergy pills on DD. And then I realized I'm no longer taking them on FD either! :)

That's not to say I don't have times where allergies aren't affecting me. Sometimes I'll have symptoms, like when I'm cleaning and there's dust for example, but it's greatly reduced in frequency, and I no longer seem to need allergy pills on a day to day basis.

vilanteira 12-14-2011 12:25 PM

Sophie, I also noticed the lack of allergy and general sinus congestion issues since doing JUDDD. I didn't realize it until I just looked at my barely used kleenex box in over a month, and normally I'd have gone through at least 2 during this amount of time!

I'm finding things I love about this WOE all the time! I'm so glad you're doing so well on maintenance. Seeing how well you're doing is very reassuring and gives me motivation and hope that I'll be there someday soon! :clap:


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