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Kissa 12-01-2012 08:32 AM

December Newbies - drop by and get chatting
 
:welcome: To all our Newbies, from late November and any starting in this Holiday month.

This is the place to ask questions so that you can all benefit from the answers that all the great JUDDD BUDDDs will offer.

This is the place to celebrate all the successes you will enjoy and this is the place to share those dark difficult times that all of have now and again.

I really look forward to getting to know you all, happy JUDDDing.:high5:

Luv2Eat 12-01-2012 06:09 PM

:welcome:

Kissa 12-02-2012 08:37 AM

We're waiting for you...

dawnyama 12-02-2012 09:14 AM

:hiya: I am here :)

GrannyPants 12-02-2012 10:32 AM

You know reading and posting on this board really keeps me from eating... Busy fingers...But I really should get some house work done!

GrannyPants 12-02-2012 10:40 AM

I will ask this in the newbie thread since this is a newbie question:

I tried to post an image yesterday about an appliance I purchased and failed:cry:

Is there a thread or instructions somewhere ?...
The only instructions I found was for pictures with a URL...:dunno:

Luv2Eat 12-02-2012 11:08 AM

When I posted pictures in the message, I've used an image hosting site such as photobucket.

Kissa 12-02-2012 11:15 AM

I have never managed to get anything except script into my posts, lol.

Rayne_W 12-02-2012 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrannyPants (Post 16112550)
I will ask this in the newbie thread since this is a newbie question:

I tried to post an image yesterday about an appliance I purchased and failed:cry:

Is there a thread or instructions somewhere ?...
The only instructions I found was for pictures with a URL...:dunno:

Is the photo one that you have on your PC hard drive and want to upload?

If so, when you click on 'Post Reply' (not Quick Reply), down the page you should see 'Manage Attachments'. After you click on it, you can then click 'Browse' and then navigate to the folder where your photo is located. I believe it's 3 uploads per post this way.

And apologies if I misunderstood. :o

GrannyPants 12-02-2012 01:09 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Here we go... if it works it.... this is similar to the appliance I mentioned before. Well in the other thread.:)

Kissa 12-02-2012 01:16 PM

I have been served very good chicken and roast potatoes from one of these. In Bali, amongst rice paddies. Sorry no more to add than that...:rofl::rofl::rofl:

GrannyPants 12-02-2012 01:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rayne_W (Post 16112754)
Is the photo one that you have on your PC hard drive and want to upload?

If so, when you click on 'Post Reply' (not Quick Reply), down the page you should see 'Manage Attachments'. After you click on it, you can then click 'Browse' and then navigate to the folder where your photo is located. I believe it's 3 uploads per post this way.

And apologies if I misunderstood. :o

Yes on the computer... Thanks it worked.:jumpjoy:.. I never checked further down down the page.

Thank you Luv2...I forgot about photobucket...I had an account. I have to find my username and password..

Cindy it's a snap :cool:

Rayne_W 12-02-2012 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrannyPants (Post 16112791)
Yes on the computer... Thanks it worked.:jumpjoy:.. I never checked further down down the page.

Thank you Rayne...I forgot about photobucket...I had an account. I have to find my username and password..

Cindy it's a snap :cool:

Yw, and glad it worked!

KeirasMom 12-02-2012 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrannyPants (Post 16112778)
Here we go... if it works it.... this is similar to the appliance I mentioned before. Well in the other thread.:)


Ooohhh! I had one of those and it worked well, but I dropped the lower glass piece and broke it. My only complaints are that it was bulky to clean, and fragile!

garnet10 12-02-2012 08:39 PM

I am curious if anyone has found doing 2 Down Days in a row was counter-productive. There are times when I have to rearrange the week based upon events, when I may have 2 Up Days in a row, or the Up day will fall on what should have been a Down Day.

At any rate, wondering if anyone else has done 2 down days in a row. I believe in Dr. Johnson's book he felt that it was fine to do 2 up days in a row. I just don't remember if that can be done with the down days. Not sure I would be able to do that anyway anymore.

Yvonnem2000 12-02-2012 10:46 PM

Tomorrow is my first down day at work. I'm nervous about it because my brain gets a little foggy. We'll see how it goes! I think I overate today. It was up day and I just didn't have a plan beyond breakfast. I always do better if I have a general plan for my meals. Anyway, I'm just happy I've survived two dd's. I didn't believe it was possible! Looking forward to hearing how all the other newbies are doing!

Crazy PreK Teacher 12-03-2012 04:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by garnet10 (Post 16113601)
I am curious if anyone has found doing 2 Down Days in a row was counter-productive. There are times when I have to rearrange the week based upon events, when I may have 2 Up Days in a row, or the Up day will fall on what should have been a Down Day.

At any rate, wondering if anyone else has done 2 down days in a row. I believe in Dr. Johnson's book he felt that it was fine to do 2 up days in a row. I just don't remember if that can be done with the down days. Not sure I would be able to do that anyway anymore.

I haven't tried 2 DD's in a row yet...but I am planning to on Saturday & Sunday, the 15th & 16th. I need the 17th as an UD...and then it gets me lined up w/ Christmas/New Years Eve:D

I enjoy DD's more than UD's...so I think I'll be okay. I don't want to do 2 UD's:stars:

deedee 12-03-2012 07:15 AM

Hello ladies! I hope everyone is having a great start to the work week.

Really enjoying JUDD so far, and not just the weight loss. But I did notice on my UD yesterday that eating was becoming almost...painful in a way? Back in the day in college, I would go on essentially starvation diets (I didn't have an ED, I don't think, but I also wasn't eating) and my stomach shrank dramatically so that when I did try to eat, it hurt. I was getting a little bit of that yesterday. So question for the JUDD veterans, does that feeling go away on UD's? Does your stomach just get accustomed to days where you get lots of food and days where you get none?

KeirasMom 12-03-2012 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deedee (Post 16114154)
Hello ladies! I hope everyone is having a great start to the work week.

Really enjoying JUDD so far, and not just the weight loss. But I did notice on my UD yesterday that eating was becoming almost...painful in a way? Back in the day in college, I would go on essentially starvation diets (I didn't have an ED, I don't think, but I also wasn't eating) and my stomach shrank dramatically so that when I did try to eat, it hurt. I was getting a little bit of that yesterday. So question for the JUDD veterans, does that feeling go away on UD's? Does your stomach just get accustomed to days where you get lots of food and days where you get none?

You adjust, so much so, that sometimes you can really go over on UDs if you're not careful. Our bodies are much smarter and more adaptable than we give them credit for.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crazy PreK Teacher (Post 16113842)
I haven't tried 2 DD's in a row yet...but I am planning to on Saturday & Sunday, the 15th & 16th. I need the 17th as an UD...and then it gets me lined up w/ Christmas/New Years Eve:D

I enjoy DD's more than UD's...so I think I'll be okay. I don't want to do 2 UD's:stars:

Quote:

Originally Posted by garnet10 (Post 16113601)
I am curious if anyone has found doing 2 Down Days in a row was counter-productive. There are times when I have to rearrange the week based upon events, when I may have 2 Up Days in a row, or the Up day will fall on what should have been a Down Day.

At any rate, wondering if anyone else has done 2 down days in a row. I believe in Dr. Johnson's book he felt that it was fine to do 2 up days in a row. I just don't remember if that can be done with the down days. Not sure I would be able to do that anyway anymore.

Some here have done 2 DDs in a row, but it seems there's no better loss doing it that way, and it can actually cause a stall if you're one who needs to get out of the stress response initiated by DDs in order to lose. Your body MAY see it as too much stress and decide to hold on to every little ounce rather than releasing the weight. YMMV, but I'd recommend doing a MD between the DD and UD to change your rotation. It's still less calories, but not so taxing on your body.

kimbo6365 12-03-2012 08:13 AM

Hi, everyone! :shake:

I'm not a frequent poster, but I've been around on these forums for a few years, and I decided to dip my toes into the JUDDD waters last week. The water's fine. :)

Quick back-story: I lost about 20% of my body weight on LC (~60 pounds), then things really just stalled out for me. A good bit of that is likely due to stress, and PCOS doesn't help, either. Also, I always chose to go off-plan when my husband and I had visitors or travelled, and I often found it psychologically difficult to go back on LC, especially when under stress from work.

So, here I am! I think one of the best things about JUDDD will be the ability to manage social eating situations more easily. I'm really hoping that another perk is that it'll get my weight loss going again! I've been overweight since I was 8 years old, and I'm now 25. I'm ready to get this show on the road! :aprayer:

deedee 12-03-2012 08:28 AM

Thanks Dawn! I was expecting the loss of appetite on UD's, but not really the physical pain. Glad to hear everyone adjusts to it.

Kimbo, hello and welcome! I'm also new to JUDD but enjoying it a lot so far. I also have PCOS, so I know how hard it can make losing weight.

Luv2Eat 12-03-2012 08:33 AM

:welcome: Kimbo! This board the most friendly and supportive board I have ever been on, not counting the other LowCarbFriends boards, I'm sure they're lovely too. I've spent most of my time on JUDDD, love the JUDDD BUDDD's - happy you've decided to join us!

I lost some weight on Low Carb then stalled, JUDDD has the scale moving for me, and I've been overweight most of my life since I was 12 (38 years). Metabolism was messed up from different diets, some semi starvation. If I can do it, younger/taller folks can do it too!

Looking forward to sharing your adventure!

mar46 12-03-2012 08:42 AM

Im new here and not even sure if im sending my reply right :)
:stars:

jaymar 12-03-2012 09:31 AM

Hi, everyone...I'm brand new here also...after using LC , off and on for years,..I think I got to the place that I was having such a hard time ever staying on it...I had given up...then..I stopped at this board and read about the JUDDD..I thought ..well I'll give it a semi serious try for a week or so and see how I feel....it's been about 2 weeks now..and yesterday I checked and I've lost 4 pounds..well..now..that is something..I have a little trouble with DD..but..believe I can adjust..so it has given me hope and I see the people here are so nice and supportive...just want to say thanks...I have hope, and I'm going to do my best ..thank you all, so much for being here for others and for sharing your kindness and success.

mll5872 12-03-2012 09:32 AM

Starting again. . .
 
Well, I was doing good on JUDDD until I started a new job, my mom started dating a year after my dad's passing, etc., etc., etc.

So. . . I am starting again. I really enjoy this woe. I am excited to get it going again. I had lost almost 20 lbs the first time around and now I have gained 14 lbs back. BUT the great thing is, you can always start again. :)

I just finished reading the LC recipes for DD. I agree that the protein and fat content of foods keep me full longer.

So far, for my DDs, I have been eating a packet of organic oatmeal in the morning for breakfast, soup for lunch, LC shake or salad with squeezed lemon on top with pepper, herbs and spices.

UDs, I am just watching what I eat. Always eating clean and organic whenever possible. Again, you are what you eat! The foods you eat break down and become a part of you at a molecular level.

LoCarbGal 12-03-2012 09:53 AM

:welcome: Kimbo! I think you're really going to have great success on JUDDD. Our stats/stories are similar, except that you're much younger. I lost 54.5 on Atkins earlier this year and stalled out. I've lost 22 pounds on JUDDD in 3 months and have been very happy and comfortable doing it. Good luck!

:welcome: Mar! You posted alright. Now let us know a little about you and what your feelings are about doing JUDDD. The more the merrier!

:welcome: Jaymar! I think I may have said "Hi" to you on the other thread, but I'm not sure, so Welcome!

:welcome: back Mll! Life sure does get in the way sometimes, doesn't it? Sounds like you've found your reasons to come back and do this for you, which is great. You'll lose those 14 pounds again plus however many else you want. Good luck! By the way, is that your adorable dog in your avatar? I just want to hug him/her!

Luv2Eat 12-03-2012 10:03 AM

Happy Birthday, Debbie! You're such a kind and thoughtful daughter, your mother is blessed! :heart:

Flossyliz 12-03-2012 10:49 AM

Hello to the December newbies!! :hiya:

I've had great success using the DD-MD-UD-DD recipe when my social life got busy. Once the sirtuin kicks in, this WOE is very forgiving.

I wish you all a very happy and successful JUDDD journey.

:welcome:

Mssarge 12-03-2012 11:22 AM

:welcome: To all our new JUDDD Buddds...haven't been stopping in as frequently as I have in the past, at least here on the welcome thread but want to welcome you all to the best woe in the world and one that once you get used to it, will be the easiest ever. You can do it, ladies, I know....if I can so can you.

I'm a 70-something year old, ex-army sergeant who allowed herself to gain weight when I retired and quit smoking, thinking the weight would be better than contending with the smoking....now here it is 17 years later and I'm just now finding the way to drop the weight. I've been a low carber since the 80's and have stuck to that woe, more or less...mainly less...since then as I know I feel better limiting carbs. I got tired of losing and finding the same ten pounds and discovered this woe about the first of June and since then have lost almost 40 pounds.:jumpjoy:

You'll find the DD's get easier the longer you remain with the woe and some of our JB's (JUDDD BUDDD's) stick to Dr. J's plan of fasting on DD's and do very well...other start out higher, with the 30% of their calories, and drop after the body has adjusted...there are a few who are trying different ways of eating and finding great success...check out the various threads and you'll see some interesting concepts our JB's are using to evict the poundage.:high5:

I'm one of those who keep my DD calories around 500 and try to eat up to my full 1700 on UD's but rarely get there...you'll find your way soon.

I have to have some solid food, so can't restrict myself to the shakes...although I'll frequently make one, add a bit of glucomannan to thicken it and sip it over several DD's.

Many folks will save all their DD calories until supper time, some take little bites all day long...I'll usually wait until after noon to have my breakfast, then a supper about six...with an occasional snack (usually celery or other veggie) on a really hungry day...although those are few and far between.

Dr. J recommends using just a few recipes and rotate them...you'll find that this works really well so you don't have to think about food on your DD's...I usually have an egg-white omelet with turkey bacon for breakfast and love the cabbage, laughing cow and chicken thingies for suppers. On a day when I'm really hungry I'll throw in some shirataki noodles into the mix.

Don't be afraid, or hesitant, to ask any questions...the JB's are the greatest and, believe me, I couldn't have lost this weight without these folks...they are the greatest.:shake: Good luck, and I know you'll have a great time, check in frequently and let us know how you're doing...we're here for you.

Oh! and don't forget there's more to JUDDD than just weight loss...the benefits of the woe are great!!!

mom23kids 12-03-2012 12:05 PM

Welcome everyone :clap:


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