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bevonjuddd 02-02-2012 05:56 AM

It just gets better and better!
 
I'm now in my fifth week of JUDD - I thought it was the 4th, but realized I'd got it wrong because I only weighed myself for the first time after 1 week :). It's got so much easier already. I keep forgetting about food until the afternoon on DDs and on UDs I'm having breakfast and then forgetting to eat untill the afternoon. This is very good for me, because I had developed a real fear of getting hungry. I've lost 11lbs, so I'm pretty happy, especially as my UDs last week were all a little crazy. I just felt I had to let myself eat whatever I felt like. I plan to get more healthy once I'm ready!

I feel, for the first time in years, that I can really do this and I'm spurred on by the success of others on this forum.

:jumpjoy:

WWC 02-02-2012 06:01 AM

Bev, that is a wonderful loss and I'm so glad it is working so well for you! You're an inspiration for those of us who are coming up behind you! :jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

sophiethecat 02-02-2012 06:03 AM

Wonderful report, BJ!! :jumpjoy: Love hearing this. :jumpjoy: KUTGW! :high5:

WildIrishRose 02-02-2012 06:16 AM

Bev,

Congrats on the 11 pounds, that is wonderful!

As a JUDDD newbie, it's great to hear that it gets easier and easier!!

Thanks!

Beth

theredhead 02-02-2012 06:32 AM

Super news, Bev! JUDDD is awesome!

mykidsteacher 02-02-2012 06:44 AM

Wonderful news Bev! KUTGW!

mttemple4 02-02-2012 06:45 AM

Fantastic!! It really helps me to read such inspiring posts. Way to go!

SoHappy 02-02-2012 07:22 AM

Loved reading your happy post and want to give you a huge CONGRATULATIONS on that nice weight loss that accompanied your return to a much broader menu of delicious foods you've been enjoying! Isn't it wonderful?!!! :laugh:

It's strange to see that so often, once a person has started adding some carbs back into their diet, their long-stalled weight loss starts up again quite happily. And that people can lose weight quite easily while they include carbs in their daily diet as well. Enjoy having it all on JUDDD while you're losing weight. :clap:

gotsomeold 02-02-2012 07:52 AM

That is a great loss and a grrreat attitude! Bravo!

DD80 02-02-2012 07:52 AM

Congratulations! :clap: 11 lbs is awesome!

monica1210 02-02-2012 08:17 AM

Great job! I agree with you that it is getting easier and easier!

I would have quit any other "diet" by now. So sustainable and I love that I am no longer cutting entire food groups out. :)

SoHappy 02-02-2012 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by monica1210 (Post 15382919)
Great job! I agree with you that it is getting easier and easier!

I would have quit any other "diet" by now. So sustainable and I love that I am no longer cutting entire food groups out. :)

I know. That never made a whole lot of sense to me either. But I think because of when I grew up, so many decades ago.

We ate all food groups, and mothers tried to fix *well balanced* meals and hardly anyone was fat. Now we're all fat and deciding we have to cut out almost an entire section of our macro-nutrient foods. That doesn't make sense to me, regardless that I read over and over again that it's all poison. Once I started eating from all the groups again, weight loss started right up and continued happily.

And maintenance is an absolute DELIGHT on JUDDD, as you don't have to hold to as low of DDs, so all of your days can include delicious foods and delightful meals.

Since this way of eating isn't so completely restrictive forever, it's a perfect way for me to enjoy my maintenance, my life. Love it. The rest were like being on a diet. This one isn't.

sophiethecat 02-02-2012 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by SoHappy (Post 15383352)

And maintenance is an absolute DELIGHT on JUDDD, as you don't have to hold to as low of DDs, so all of your days can include delicious foods and delightful meals.

Since this way of eating isn't so completely restrictive forever, it's a perfect way for me to enjoy my maintenance, my life. Love it. The rest were like being on a diet. This one isn't.

Yes! In maintenance I've been able to raise my DD calories. In WLM, I tried to hold them around 500, though sometimes they went up a hundred or two more. Now that I have better appetite suppression and no longer usually snack, I am able to eat a lot of the things I have on UDs, just less of them.

Today I had a burrito, just less beefy burrito than the one on last night's FD, and used less sour cream, cheese, and beans, but it was still as tasty. :)

monica1210 02-02-2012 10:36 AM

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Originally Posted by SoHappy (Post 15383352)
I read over and over again that it's all poison. Once I started eating from all the groups again, weight loss started right up and continued happily.

And maintenance is an absolute DELIGHT on JUDDD, as you don't have to hold to as low of DDs, so all of your days can include delicious foods and delightful meals.

Since this way of eating isn't so completely restrictive forever, it's a perfect way for me to enjoy my maintenance, my life. Love it. The rest were like being on a diet. This one isn't.

All the books, all the reading I did regarding low carb. It's hard not to erase something you felt so passionately about before. I completely agree with you Pat, love it!!! LOVE IT! I feel like I am enjoying food again! No guilt, no pressure, no crankiness at "blowing my diet, yet again". It is total freedom! Can't wait to get to maintenance! Can't wait to be under 160! :)

bevonjuddd 02-02-2012 10:57 AM

Wow! Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement! You guys who are at maintenance are so inspiring. I fully intend to be one of you pretty soon. As I said to a friend of mine earlier today. I will NOT be sitting here this time next year talking about what diet I'm going to try - I will already be where I want to be!

sungoddess 02-02-2012 11:55 AM

From one Bev to another- CONGRATULATIONS!i love your attitude.

leonak 02-02-2012 02:09 PM

Bev - Super great news! This is a wonderful woe!

Karen925 02-02-2012 03:13 PM

I am finding this to be the case with myself. I am enjoying this woe immensely.

mayleesa 02-02-2012 03:24 PM

:shake::jumpjoy::sing:

Kissa 02-03-2012 03:12 PM

Bev, this is so good to read. Love, that this is working for you too.

bevonjuddd 02-07-2012 12:27 AM

Woke up today for my weekly weigh thinking if I've lost, it'll be a miracle because I ate over my calculated amount on all the UDs this week. Well, a miracle did happen I lost another 2 lbs! Going to reign it back in this week, but still amazed!

:clap:

gotsomeold 02-07-2012 02:54 AM

Wonderful news!

Isn't it fun, figuring out what to eat when the whole world of food is available?

sophiethecat 02-07-2012 06:03 AM

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Originally Posted by bevonjuddd (Post 15395234)
Woke up today for my weekly weigh thinking if I've lost, it'll be a miracle because I ate over my calculated amount on all the UDs this week. Well, a miracle did happen I lost another 2 lbs! Going to reign it back in this week, but still amazed!

:clap:

:jumpjoy: Yayyy, BJ! :high5:

b_lou_who 02-07-2012 09:11 AM

absolutely fantastic, that is over two pounds a week average--who wouldn't be ecstatic over that kind of real loss without difficulty?


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