||02-02-2012 07:01 PM
Starting JUDD again, its been awhile
Hi Judders (not sure if that sounds so good... :), I tried this way of eating about a year ago and did it for 3 weeks or so and then life got crazy and I gave up. Have tried LC, weight watchers, just about everything else and this is the only one that I actually felt good on and didnt feel deprived on. I am a SLOOOW loser (1/2 pound average on WW, 2pound on atkins induction and then nothing for the next month - not very encouraging). My endocronologists sent me to a dietician - who I wanted to explain my whole weight loss journey to but she looked over my menus, said I needed more carbs and basically gave the insulin resistant diet (which I am, slightly and take metformin for). Read that book years ago, lost weight the first week on it and then found out I had celiac and focused all my attention on being gluten free. Anyway, as I was entering my balanced" food in the log I realized I was only eating 900 or so calories a day and thought "why the heck am I not doing JUDDD, the 600 is not that far off and the higher days would be great" -and then I started again. (Still doing the dieticians advice of balancing carbs and protein - 30 carbs to 15 protein as it does help with hunger and keeps me from carbo loading - I am less likely to eat 4 cookies if I have to balance each cookie with a cheese stick !)
I did my 4th up day yesterday and I am down 21/2 pounds so far. This weekend is my youngest daughters bday party and the next day is the Superbowl (which I only watch for the food ;) so I decided to try changing the cutoff window for this weekend at least. If it doesnt work out I figured it would be better than 2 days of UDs. Yesterday I had my UD breakfast (french toast) and lunch at 3:30 (chipoltle) and then quit eating to start my DD which I did today. I am getting ready for an UD dinner in a few minutes and boy am I ready for it! This might work better for me as I am can go most morning without eating till afternoon (unless I eat something and then I am starving all day). I will let you all know how this weekend goes and where I end up on Monday!
Have been reading all the threads and not only impressed with all the success but also by what a great supportive group of people you all are! (So Happy - I am SO HAPPY to see you are still here - you were always so helpful and encouraging the last time and you kept me from chewing off my arm on many dds..)
Would love to lose 25 pounds but would be perfectly thrilled with 15...heck at this point 10 would be great :" - REALLY SLOW LOSER...