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Beeb 04-28-2012 08:45 AM

No Rhyme or Reason, Just MAGIC!!
 
I am now going on to my 9th month with my chosen WOE, JUDDD and I wanted to give my observations, ideas, suggestions and (for what it's worth) opinions of this MARVELOUS WOE!! :love:

1. There is NO rhyme or reason to how I have lost the weight and kept it off. UDs, DDs, MDs, :stars:Ds, and anywhere in-between JUDDD has allowed me to eat the foods I love, lose the weight I wanted to, and keep it off and the only little rule I have had to follow (most times :o :D) is maintain my calorie limits for UDs and DDs! Some days I lose after a DD, some days after an UD, some days not at all and sometimes there is nothing for long stretches of time, but I can say I lost the weight I wanted to lose and actually beyond, and I'm happy with the progress I have made and been able to maintain.

2. Looking over my weight loss journal (which I suggest EVERYONE use) I have seen that some days I ate more and lost more, some days I didn't eat enough and stayed the same or even gained. LC one day, HC the next, there was no understandable reason to lose or gain other than the fact I didn't eat up to my calorie levels or ate WAY more than I should have. Time and again I noticed this and it now seems I can raise those calories a bit on both days and still maintain or even lose, if need be but I do have to eat up to those calories and not make it a habit to go WAY above.

3. JUDDD's magic seems to work best when we eat up to that calorie ceiling and, for me, with the added carbs that seem to keep me full rather than how fat would do for most LCers. I was :jumpjoy: to add carbs back in when I started this WOE, and I ate some pretty :sick: carbs until the "kid in the candy shop" mentality wore off (about 2 weeks into JUDDD) and I decided to use my calories more wisely for the carbs (veggies, fruits, whole grains) that were so much better for me and my health. Carbs are good, at least for me, when they are "good" carbs and even though I still eat a "treat" or 2, and just about everyday ;), that isn't considered LC it has not hurt my weight loss/maintenance one bit! Would I eat a dozen donuts at one time? OH, I could do this since I :love: donuts so much, but why would I when I know I can have 1 today and 2 days from now have another 1 or 2!! JUDDD let's us just "save" the things we love to eat for our UDs and we don't have to eat them all at once or never again. That is what my freezer is for; saving my fav things for UDs! :jumpjoy:

4. I have gained after vacations, holidays, special occasions, even every UD and sometimes without rhyme or reason, but the constant in all of this is JUDDD let's me get right back into the groove of things and the weight comes right off! Sure, it doesn't happen over night, but it comes off in what I would consider record speed. :clap:

5. I'm not afraid to gain a few pounds, here and there, especially if those pounds came from having an incredible time at an event/occasion/celebration. Food is NOT my enemy anymore, but something I embrace and enjoy again. I have control over food now, not the other way around because having control over my UDs/DDs has taught me how to eat and that eating just to eat is NOT something I need to do, even when bored or stressed. I now know when I'm hungry and full! I'm not "afraid" to eat this or that because nothing I put in my mouth is governed by whether I "can or can not" have it. There is NO guilt, want, or wish I could have! Food is my FRIEND!

6. Carbs are NOT my enemy, either. I don't feel :sick: when I eat carbs, and actually never have. I do know I need to limit them for my Fibromyalgia, but other than that I feel wonderful eating carbs and doing JUDDD. It's the "doing JUDDD" part that is the key. The mini fasts every other day keep me youthful, healthy and energized! For these reasons alone I will always eat the JUDDD WOE! :up:

7. I need support, besides my family and friends. I need to know there is a place and people who understand my WOE, are having the same struggles, and will celebrate with me my accomplishments! This forum and my JUDDD BUDDDs fill all my needs here! I can't imagine a day without you guys!! :hugs::love:

8. The scale goes up and down and I get :stars: and :confused: wondering why at times, life throws me a curve ball now and then, and there are days I would just like to eat the paint off the wall BUT JUDDD has been SO wonderful to me and has given me back my freedom with food, my thin figure and many wonderful health benefits that all the :stars: times and :confused: times ALWAYS disappear when I remember my journey and how far I've come AND that I have found a WOE for LIFE!!

I hope this helps some, inspires some, or just gives you guys a good, if needed :lol: and I also encourage anyone who is thinking of trying JUDDD to do so and those of you who are frustrated or discouraged to NOT throw in the towel. JUDDD works, give it time and patience, and the "magic" can be yours, too! :high5::up:

Ragdoll24 04-28-2012 09:08 AM

:goodpost::goodpost: Thanks for the wonderful post. It's very inspiring and is extremely helpful to me on my slow JUDDD journey. Thanks again for taking the time to encourage us all.:clap::clap:

Kissa 04-28-2012 09:26 AM

As always Beeb a great well thought through post.

Thank you for taking the time to do these helpful posts, I know that it must be great especially for the newbies.

krow134 04-28-2012 09:26 AM

Great post and WTG on your 9 months!! Thats awesome!!!!!!!!!

NoWeigh 04-28-2012 09:33 AM

YOU are an INSPIRATION to us all!!
CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful success and thank you for the great thread!

Joedi 04-28-2012 09:51 AM

Great post Linda...and nice to know I am not the only one who can "eat the paint off the walls" somedays...but still keep juddding cos it keeps my weight where I like it!
Hugs
Jo
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arkie1 04-28-2012 10:17 AM

Beeb, thank you for caring enough to post your many helpful thoughts and your first hand knowledge of this WOE. It truly is "magic"! CONGRATULATIONS on nine months of JUDDDing...I know it will go on for a lifetime! :shake::high5: :heart:

Carole

gotitnow 04-28-2012 10:22 AM

Beeb, no one could have said it better. You KNOW the plan, you LIVE the plan, and those of us that have followed in your footsteps KNOW how true every single word written is. I feel incredibly fortunate to have ever stumbled on to this wonderful way of life and, like you Linda, couldn't be happier. Thank you for your great thoughts posted today for us to glean from! :hugs:

Phyl:heart:

Kissa 04-28-2012 10:38 AM

:goodpost: Phyl. Precisely.

Jbinme 04-28-2012 11:30 AM

I :heart: reading your posts! I'm so grateful for JUDDD and BUDDDs like you. :hugs:

mykidsteacher 04-28-2012 11:40 AM

Great post, as usual. Especially helpful to the newbies, but a nice reminder to those of us who've been here for a while too.

sterlinggirl 04-28-2012 01:57 PM

Thanks Beeb. I look forward to reading anything that has your name on it,, it seams you have been Judding your whole life with all the knowledge and advise you bring to this forum. I just want to say "Thank you" for all the encouraging advise you have given me, which has helped me stay the course... like many others.. :hugs: we love you Beeb:heart:

ellgee 04-28-2012 02:49 PM

:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:
Where's the like button? Great post.
:heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

Spank'd 04-28-2012 03:31 PM

Beeb, you hit the nail on the head, thank you for the wonderful, encouraging, inspiring post. :)

kimberino 04-28-2012 04:48 PM

Thank you Beeb, and a big congratulations on 9 months of JUDDDing. I know if it weren't for you, and some of the other experienced JUDDDers, I would not have jumped into this WOE so wholeheartedly. I appreciate your posts, and most of the time, they come just when I need them.

lynnjp 04-28-2012 05:19 PM

I ALWAYS love to read your posts they are totally inspiring to me and honestly when I am having a tough time I seek your posts out and realize that I CAN do this-it is just a day I have to get through!!
Thanks once again for your encouragement and positive energy-You rock Beeb!!

fixin 04-28-2012 05:52 PM

This is the sort of first hand experience that is invaluable to keep people inspired. Awesome.

KeirasMom 04-28-2012 05:57 PM

:clap: You rock, Linda!

CharlotteChick 04-28-2012 06:24 PM

Thank you for this post! :goodpost: It's a great encouragement for those of us who are just starting down the JUDDD road. :high5:

MintQ8 04-28-2012 08:08 PM

I may not be at maintenance - but, if I had your eloquence, I could have written the exact same post.

Such great points. This is truly a guilt free way to live. We had friends come and stay - and my DD turned into a highish MD and then the next was an UUAD - and I started to feel guilty - and then I just remembered - 'hey, it's okay, I'm JUDDDing - I'll have a DD tomorrow and all will be well in a couple of days'. And it is!

I can't wait till the end of this month to post the chart I'm currently keeping (wanted to demonstrate the bounce!!) I'm currently down 5lbs with a week to go - have had a couple of 'good' (ie highly enjoyable UD!! :)) - but have actually bounced up 3lbs above the start weight at the beginning of this 30 day period!

JUDDD allows you to take life in your stride, as has been said it's not a race - it's a journey!

sunday 04-29-2012 05:34 AM

Thank you for giving all JUDDD Budds someone to strive to be!!! :love: :jumpjoy: Can't wait to come back and post that I am maintaining well JUDDD style! :cool:

cuttie99 04-29-2012 05:43 AM

:goodpost: thank you for sharing Beeb! your awesome, congrats on your success and the peace you have gained from this way of eating!!!!

Yam-Yam 04-29-2012 06:23 PM

:goodpost::goodpost: You are contagious!!! And I want to "catch" the Judd fever you got!!:goodpost:

Luna Loca 04-29-2012 06:58 PM

Thanks Beeb! You are such good JUDDD mojo. I'm inspired by you and by this post!! So glad to know that over the months, JUDDD just keeps being a great WOE and will help us reach our goals if we just stay true to our JUDDD. 9 months is wonderful!!

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jump joy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

Muffabuff 04-29-2012 08:53 PM

:goodpost: just what I needed to read right about now. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts, I hope you realize how many people you touch when you write posts like this.:hugs: congrats on the 9 months:jumpjoy:.
Vanessa

CharlotteChick 04-30-2012 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by gotitnow (Post 15617143)
Beeb, no one could have said it better. You KNOW the plan, you LIVE the plan, and those of us that have followed in your footsteps KNOW how true every single word written is. I feel incredibly fortunate to have ever stumbled on to this wonderful way of life and, like you Linda, couldn't be happier. Phyl:heart:

You and I both! :high5: I am SO thankful I discovered JUDDD. It's a bit difficult sharing it with others who freak :p when they hear about the DDs, and then look at you like you've lost your mind.:doh: Oh, well, you can lead a horse to water..... Susan :cool:

Alcestis 04-30-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by sterlinggirl (Post 15617469)
Thanks Beeb. I look forward to reading anything that has your name on it,, it seams you have been Judding your whole life with all the knowledge and advise you bring to this forum. I just want to say "Thank you" for all the encouraging advise you have given me, which has helped me stay the course... like many others.. :hugs: we love you Beeb:heart:

Ditto this!!!! :heart:

shirlc 04-30-2012 06:31 AM

:goodpost: Thanks, Beeb!!! It was really your post in the Main Lobby and your personal encouragement that got me started JUDDDing. In the beginning, I thought I could never do this and actually still find it hard to believe that I can (the DDs)! The fact that I actually like and look forward to the DDs is amazing to me. I am so thrilled to finally be at goal and hoping to go a little lower (and have little doubt that I will)! :jumpjoy:

Beeb 05-01-2012 07:20 AM

Thank you all and just so thrilled I've been able to help a bit to make our JUDDD seem less daunting and more "doable"! :hugs::up::clap:

zipp2play 05-01-2012 08:09 AM

I am a true newbie, just on the plan for 2 weeks now but in those short 2 weeks, I can tell you my DD's have taught me to enjoy and wisely use my calories. Something I didn't think, as a life long food addict, that I could ever say. Imagine how I will feel in 7 months! I haven't been perfect either. It is wonderful to hear that you too, in your journey, have had ups and downs! Thanks for sharing!


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