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itsmeshelly01 04-08-2012 06:58 AM

I am so proud of myself!!!
Today is my stepmoms birthday and she is spending it with her family so we got together yesterday to wish her happy birthday and give her presents. Well, there about 15 of us and most of my family is very overweight. They all wanted to meet at Pizza Inn for the pizza buffet!!! Its a DD of course!!!
I was so good!! I cannot believe it. I had just salad, brought my own dressing. Just had a big place of lettuce with some broccoli, tomato, cucumber and a few pickled okras and i brought my maple grove farms sugar free raspberry vinaigrette.
When i first started JUDDD there were certain things i said i wanted to eat now that i was eating carbs, pizza was one of them. Well, i have been doing JUDDD really well now since January and havent had pizza once...lol
Its like now that i can eat that i dont want it. The pizza didnt even bother me yesterday. I really was very surprised. Its like my body knows its a DD so it doesnt give me issues. They had a huge birthday cake and i had 1 very small taste of my sons and didnt have a desire to have any at all. I took a piece to have today and i dont even know if i will eat it.
I still get amazed at how this works. Even though i dont know what is going on with my body right now. I have gained 5 lbs and dont know why but JUDDD is still working great. I havent changed anything so I dont know. Im having major BM problems and thinking thats a factor and i cant fix it no matter what i do but i still just love JUDDD and my body loves JUDDD.

I got up this morning and 6am. I havent eaten anything yet. I have that cake sittign in the fridge, lots of things but just havent had the desire. When i first started JUDDD this never happened. I was eating as soon as i got most UD's or shortly after my tummy was growling especially if i worked out on an empty tummy. I got up and lifted weights then went on a 2 mile job outside and i feel great. Even though you dont want to knwo what my scale is telling me!!! :annoyed::annoyed::annoyed:

But i still love JUDDD and there is no way im stopping this woe!!!;):jumpjoy::clap:

KeirasMom 04-08-2012 07:04 AM

WTG Shelly on all of it--not eating the pizza, sticking with JUDDD even though the scale's not being friendly, just all of it. You're doing great!

Alcestis 04-08-2012 07:08 AM

Congrats Shelly! What amazing achievements. I love the peace of mind that we get from JUDDD, and I agree with you about my body knowing when it's a DD or UD. My body doesn't seem to like eating much on a DD now. If I do, I feel kinda...icky.

Well done on doing your own thing at the pizza place too - family pressure can be so difficult. Have a beautiful day!

theredhead 04-08-2012 07:53 AM

Shelly, you're really rocking this thang! I remember when you were so discouraged at first and now you're really in the groove. The weight thing can be upsetting, but you know if you hang in there, it'll behave again. I know I can go up and down, and it doesn't necessarily always correspond to what, or how much, I've eaten. Things ebb and flow. The potty issues probably are the biggest factor. Hang in there!

krow134 04-08-2012 08:39 AM

You are doing great!!!! WTG!!!!

Kissa 04-08-2012 03:53 PM

Well done Shelly. The bounce will pass, I love your commitment to JUDDD, it is really such a pleasant way to live.

sophiethecat 04-08-2012 10:12 PM

It's great to hear your happy reports, Shelly! So many things improving for you - you're really workin the plan! :hugs: :high5:

OhioGuy 04-08-2012 10:19 PM

anytime anyone passes on pizza they need a pat on the back. i dare ANYONE to come between me and pizza... lol
the only food i reeeeally missed on LC

sorenkkg 04-08-2012 10:22 PM

I love your post Shelly!
I'm concerned about the BM situation-- do you drink a LOT of water? Like, a LOT? How's the fiber situation? Sometimes too much without enough water can bind you up. Are you on meds that could cause that? (like some pain killers do, not sure what else).

Some natural remedies, like having more fiber, prunes or other dried/stewed fruit (tasty actually, on an up day), and even increasing your magnesium supplement (gently-- this stuff can go right through you), can all help.

I think that is probably a main contributor-- and also, can make you feel REALLY ICKY and like not eating, etc.

Please don't let the BM thing go on too long-- you build up toxins in your body and it can be really bad for you (without being graphic here, LOL :p )


gotsomeold 04-09-2012 03:59 AM

I join everyone in congratulating you on combing a family celebration with DD!

I also worry about your elimination problems. That can certainly explain the weight gain. Are you taking any seasonal drugs (good old allergy med) or has anything changed? If this does not clear up soon, please see a doctor.

Sheridan 04-09-2012 07:34 AM

You have every reason to be pleased with yourself!:high5::clap:

Regarding the potty problems... are you getting enough fat on your UDs? If I'm not getting enough fat I'll run into the same trouble, maybe you need a little more? Have you tried eating a prune or two on an UD? Just a couple fixes me right up! :)

gotitnow 04-09-2012 05:12 PM

Shelly, I too am impressed with your committment to this WOE. As long as I have been reading in this forum you have stuck to it through difficult times and I really commend you for that. Seeing that over time is just as encouraging as someone's uplifting words are. I look forward to hearing when things turn around and you feel even better again. Love ya sweet JUDDD BUDD!!!

itsmeshelly01 04-09-2012 06:15 PM

Thanks everyone. I am getting a little concerned about the potty issues. I drink a ton of water. I get fiber from flax seeds, psyllium, gluc, oat fiber, chia seeds, I get fiber, maybe too much? I have natural calm magnesium I have been taking. I even got some mirilax and stool softeners. I have prune juice, prunes, acv, aloe vera juice. I have done so much the past week especially yo get things going. It works a little but doesn't seem like enough and my tummy feels bloated and hurts and I have more gas than anything. Its really frustrating. I may have to break down and go yo the doctor. My tummy makes tons of noises and sounds horrible. It just doesn't make sense and I know my weight has gone up because of this. I just hats going yo the doctor.
Thanks you guys though. The piazza thing really wasn't that hard. I have lowcarbed for 7 years and piazza was one of the things that was so hard to resist. When I started juddd I said I wanted piazza but now that I can have it I just don't care about it. Its strange. I would much rather have a wonderful panini or sub on great bread or lazagna with garlic bread. I don't know it just wasn't appealing. I'm glad though!

OhioGuy 04-09-2012 07:00 PM

if all else fails go to the pharmacy and get liquid magnesium
it WILL work
just make sure you have nothing to do the rest of the day or......more

itsmeshelly01 04-10-2012 05:17 AM

I took your advise and got the liquid magnesium. I just drank a whole bottle and am staying home from work today. I really hope it works. Im in pain and cant take it much longer. If this doesnt work im going to the doctor. Wish me luck!!!

Mimosa23 04-10-2012 05:20 AM

I hope your magnesium works!

Have you tried upping fats if you haven't done so already? They could help to get things going...

Personally, I find that supplementing with extra fiber outside of what I get through my food intake just clogs me up.

Sending good thoughts! xxx

itsmeshelly01 04-10-2012 05:33 AM

Thanks mimosa, I really hope it works. My fat intake is pretty normal but when I was doing lowcarb and eating tons of fat it never really helped that issue. I have had tummy issues before but never this bad for this long. I was gonna go ahead and ho to work and the more I read online the more I thought I better not chance it. I hope it really works like people have said.

sophiethecat 04-10-2012 06:06 AM

:console: Hope this works, Shelly! :console:

itsmeshelly01 04-10-2012 08:56 AM

Its working. Boy is it working. I'm glad I stayed home from work...lol. it kinda sucks that its a UD. I don't feel like eating st all. Maybe this wont take long and then I can eat a big lunch.

sophiethecat 04-10-2012 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by itsmeshelly01 (Post 15569350)
Its working. Boy is it working. I'm glad I stayed home from work...lol. it kinda sucks that its a UD. I don't feel like eating st all. Maybe this wont take long and then I can eat a big lunch.

:jumpjoy: :jumpjoy: :jumpjoy:

Sheridan 04-10-2012 09:49 AM


Originally Posted by itsmeshelly01 (Post 15569350)
Its working. Boy is it working. I'm glad I stayed home from work...lol. it kinda sucks that its a UD. I don't feel like eating st all. Maybe this wont take long and then I can eat a big lunch.

Good deal! :jumpjoy:

b_lou_who 04-10-2012 09:53 AM

I only stay regular when I take really good probiotics twice a day (along with everything else)

OhioGuy 04-10-2012 10:14 AM

haha, yep! its the LAST resort but it is pretty much no fail. if it fails, you need to go to the emergency room, there might be a basketball in there LOL.

im just going to caution you and say tomorrow, when you eat, just make sure you have an optional place to go IN CASE there is a bit left, very very possible =)

sorenkkg 04-10-2012 10:59 AM


Originally Posted by itsmeshelly01 (Post 15569350)
Its working. Boy is it working. I'm glad I stayed home from work...lol. it kinda sucks that its a UD. I don't feel like eating st all. Maybe this wont take long and then I can eat a big lunch.

Good, I was really worried about you :console:

In addition to all the other advice, I have to say, please also check your fluid intake. All the fiber you were taking, without sufficient water (like, A LOT) can also bind you up.

Maybe now that it's, um, going, you can start fresh, feel better, and purge the accumulated toxins from your body. I bet you feel a lot better before a week is out!

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