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sorenkkg 10-14-2012 10:18 AM

JUDDD over 14 weeks
Hi Folks,

My DH is starting JUDDD (has lost about 6lbs since Oct 2 :jumpjoy: ) and I thought I'd colled Steph Dray's weekly posts for him to read through.

As we all know, she's articulate, concise, and of course writes well. I think she was also a bit skeptical :annoyed: which gives good perspective on trying a new way of eating, and she has an active lifestyle of going places and facing challenges to this WOE.

I thought I'd post the links to the 1st of weekly threads here as well, b/c I'm sure other folks will find this useful. Maybe it could be a sticky? :dunno:

*I couldn't find the link to week 2

So here you go, our own Steph Dray's weekly journey through JUDDD:

Steph Dray’s JUDDD journey

Week by week, link to first post:
1. Week 1 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15792296
2. Week 2 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...-believer.html
3. Week 3 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15826084
4. Week 4 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15856077
5. Week 5 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15863279
6. Week 6 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15877071
7. Week 7 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15893007
8. Week 8 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15907966
9. Week 9 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15922393
10. Week 10 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15941237
11. Week 11 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15957960
12. Week 12 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15972036
13. Week 13 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post15990880
14. Week 14 f http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16004725

Carly 10-14-2012 01:36 PM

Thanks Soren! I think this will be a big help for newcomers. Steph surely writes well and made note of many experiences that JUDDD Buds encounter- The Good, The Bad and the What's Up with That!

cici52 10-14-2012 02:19 PM

I came late to the party, but gotta say, if I had read Steph's first reports before starting this, might have been scared away. I hate pain.

calichris 10-14-2012 03:26 PM

I just read them all again! Fun to see a summary of 3 months in one read, especially the transformation from "I'm skeptical; we'll see" to "this has pros and cons" to "I'm a believer!"

piratejenny 10-14-2012 04:24 PM

Btw, under "advanced search", you can type in a member's name, and then click on the drop down menu to "find threads started by user".

sorenkkg 10-14-2012 04:40 PM

Thanks PJ! I did try a bunch of advanced searches looking for just Steph and the word(s) week/weeks, one/1, etc, but somehow overlooked week 2! It would be great to get it in the OP if possible.

Christina-- I know, right? It think it's great though... healthy skepticism is not a bad thing. :)

kh155 10-14-2012 05:57 PM

Thank you so much for posting this! Lots of valuable stuff to read for those of us just beginning.

sorenkkg 10-18-2012 12:52 PM

Week 15

stephdray 10-19-2012 12:23 AM

I'll say more when I get home from my trip because I'm all thumbs typing on my phone, but I love you all so much!!! :heart:

gotsomeold 10-19-2012 03:51 AM

Soren, you are an angel to put all this together!!!

Stephanie, not only am I really, really enjoying your communicative and informative postings, I am also looking forward to the book! I envision the last chapter titled something like One Year Of Maintenance - Still Slender.

(I also wonder what psuedoname it will be published under.)

sorenkkg 10-19-2012 07:56 AM


Originally Posted by gotsomeold (Post 16025274)

(I also wonder what psuedoname it will be published under.)

Hmmm... how about Jaye Budd, or Judd Budde ;)

stephdray 10-21-2012 10:14 PM

Ok, now I'm home and I don't know what to say except that I hope my postings help people get healthier and I'm honored by the friendship I've found here with my JUDDD BUDDDs.

sorenkkg 10-22-2012 10:44 AM


Originally Posted by stephdray (Post 16030213)
Ok, now I'm home and I don't know what to say except that I hope my postings help people get healthier and I'm honored by the friendship I've found here with my JUDDD BUDDDs.

We :heart: you Steph!

I think that when anyone takes the time to share their personal experiences, as so many people do in the JUDDD forum and across LCF as well, they are doing it to connect for themselves, and to maybe help even 1 person who finds something similar with their own experience.
And that is always worthwhile

:) S.

sorenkkg 12-20-2012 09:17 PM

I'll add links to more of Steph's posts, but this is good reading for any November/December JUDDD newbies or anyone considering starting JUDDD in the new year!

deedee 12-21-2012 09:07 AM

This is so great! I actually went back and read all of these when I first started JUDDD, having them in one spot would have been way easier! If only this could get stickied.

sorenkkg 12-21-2012 12:22 PM

Here's some more:

15. Week 15 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16023703
16. Week 16 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16037331
17. Week 17 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16049723
18. Week 18. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16066498
19. Week 19. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16078274
20. Week 20. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16090134
21. Week 21. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16104553
22. Week 22. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16123822
23. Week 23. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...ning-xmas.html
24. Week 24. http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...more-xmas.html

jodeeras 12-21-2012 12:31 PM

:thanks:This is really great!

I was here (and enjoying the read) when Steph joined. When my daughter had her stroke, I missed a few posts. So... I'm SO happy to be able to read them.

Thanks Soren!

(Steph - you truly are an inspiration. I was worried when you first started. I so wanted you to be successful. And lookie - you are successful!)

sorenkkg 01-23-2013 04:12 PM


25. Week 25 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16156033
26. Week 26 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16172393
27. Week 27 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16183444
28. Week 28 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16202381
29. Week 29 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16214176

Yennie 01-23-2013 06:49 PM

Thank you for this. Just finished reading them all.

sorenkkg 02-28-2013 11:54 AM


29. Week 29 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16214176
30. Week 30 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16231321
31. Week 31 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16243405
32. Week 32 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16258949
33. Week 33 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16269579

Librarygirl 02-28-2013 05:34 PM

How's your dh doing, Soren? Is he still JUDDDing?

sorenkkg 02-28-2013 09:14 PM

Yes he is! He's at 282 I think today (which is after yesterday's UD) so he's hoping to be under 280 soon. I think he was around 300 when he started in October, and we both gained some during the holidays, so he's doing great.

It really suits his busy work days... on DDs, he has a shake at some point during the day, and then eats what I eat for dinner, plus a little (maybe extra fat, or a bit of chocolate).
on UDs, he doesn't go nuts, but knows he doesn't have to worry too much... he's generally too busy to eat actually, so I always have to prompt him, remind him to take a lunch-- like salami and cheese-- and he keeps nuts at his desk and more shakes.
He can have around 3000 cals on an up day, and it's really hard for him to eat them all.

so, needless to say, he's actually losing well. AND, the biggest thing for him, is not going "off" like you would on LC-- one bite of pizza and you're done for the week or 2... he loves not having guilt, and not setting off on binges b/c "hey why not", ya know?

sorenkkg 03-19-2013 01:31 PM


34. Week 34 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16287267
35. Week 35 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16302176
36. Week 36 http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...l#post16316612

and my DH is down to 278, having started Oct 1/2012 at 303. :jumpjoy: that includes gaining a bit back over the holidays and basically losing most of it from 1/1/2013.

Yennie 03-19-2013 02:58 PM

WTG Soren's DH! Wish I could get mine to do it. He doesn't have much to lose & it would probably fall off really fast. But no one knows better than me that you lose when you're ready. :)

sorenkkg 03-19-2013 09:38 PM

Yep! I started last April , and he didn't want to try (???) till October.
Ymmv, eh?

Jentastic 10-04-2013 04:05 PM

Oh no! There has to be more!!

Oh thank goodness! Reading this journey, it's a tremendous gift. I'm so glad it continues!! :heart: I hope it's okay that I'm adding and bumping.

Week 37: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...ew-decade.html
Week 38: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...efrosting.html
Week 39: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...-no-angst.html
Week 40: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...ddd-wahoo.html
Week 41: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...uddd-late.html
Week 42: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...dd-better.html
Week 43/44: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...d-stalled.html
Week 45: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...rustrated.html
Week 46: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...victories.html
Week 47: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...delighted.html
Week 48: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...ll-losing.html
Week 49: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...dd-whoosh.html
Week 50: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...uddd-sigh.html
1 Year: http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/ju...r-juddd-2.html

Carly 10-04-2013 04:30 PM

I'm going to set aside a hour or so to re-read all the posts. Maybe it will be a somewhat quiet weekend.

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