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Old 12-02-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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16 Weeks: Who'da thought. . .

I've had the urge to write this post for days, but always when I was doing something else. Then when I would get back to the computer everything I wanted to say was gone.

It's not much. It's just that I can't believe how much I love this program.

I have never in my life stuck with anything for 16 weeks that wasn't showing me fast (probably unhealthy) weight loss. I didn't think I had it in me to tolerate losing only a few lbs a month.

But I finally realized why I could do it: because on all the other plans I'm doing the same thing day after day and hoping the next day something good will finally happen. But with JUDDD, I never seem to have time to sink into despair. If I'm annoyed after a DD that I'm not showing loss, it only lasts a few minutes until I go "what the hell, I get to eat today anyway". And I'm no longer fixating on what's "not working" in my mind.

And I even love the DDs now, and never thought that would happen. I'm pretty much down to happily living with one meal a day. And because I can do that, I know that when my travel schedule starts up again in January, I should be able to handle it without going too crazy (unless I just want to).

The kicker is that I lost a pound after Thanksgiving, even after doing some serious overindulging. It was still just 4 lbs for the month, but dropping anything at all on the holiday week is just amazing.

And my blood pressure seems to be coming back down. After two readings that were borderline high earlier this year, last Wednesday it was 120/83.

I don't know what it is. It just seems so immensely TOLERABLE. I never thought that would be such a nice thing to say about a food plan.

Just happy. Thass' all.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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Isn't it utterly wonderful to be happy with a food plan :-) I'm just 2 weeks behind you, Marla, and like you am just at the stage where it doesn't cost me a thought (mostly). I was away this weekend and Saturday rattled along like any other DD and I truly enjoyed my UD Sunday.

And I'm finding the DD energy benefits popping up on UDs, not to mention the useful truth that hunger is not an emergency.

Rejoice rejoice rejoice, it is magic and I too am happy ;-)
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:26 AM   #3
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3 weeks for me now & I am really glad to hear you guys loving everything! I am still not relaxing enough. I'm trying! I love being able to come over here and read about so many people loving this way of life. I'm just going to keep on keeping on and have faith. (and pixie dust) LOL

Huge kudos to you, Maria!!! (and you, too, Lou!)
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:35 AM   #4
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Marla, that is SO beautifully said! It's thrilling to think of the power this gives you moving forward. Congratulations! And thanks for this post.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:42 AM   #5
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Marla- I feel your "Juddd Calm" and it is beautiful. This WOE is so sustainable. I love that each and every day on Juddd is a new day. I think that is one of the best parts. KUTGW!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:43 AM   #6
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Marla! Give yourself a hug from me.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:19 AM   #7
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Marla! I agree about Thanksgiving! To love the plan, you must be able to live your life without dread! In years past, I would cringe and even avoid the scale but this is my first Thanksgiving that I am loving that I could enjoy it and not dread the weigh in!

I love to watch others discover the beauty of JUDDDing! Thanks for sharing your discovery!
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:24 AM   #8
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:28 AM   #9
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:43 AM   #10
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:22 AM   #11
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Wonderful post, Marla! You are really doing great, and the acceptance you speak of is so important. This is all about control and enjoying life, and we all get to do that with JUDDD, and each other. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:58 AM   #12
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Losing a pound after Thanksgiving. Isn't that amazing!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:03 AM   #13
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You are doing so great! and I agree with everything you have said!!! I have lost 20 pounds with JUDDD and it just seems so MAINTAINABLE FOR LIFE. This is what I really love !!!

I can honestly see myself doing this plan forever, which was never possible with other plans because there is no way I can keep chicken/fish/veggies or 1200 calories day "lifestyle" forever.

I find it very easy to maintain my weight with JUDDD, and with a little extra effort lose weight!!!

great post and happy to hear your success!!

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #14
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It's just that I can't believe how much I love this program.

I have never in my life stuck with anything for 16 weeks that wasn't showing me fast (probably unhealthy) weight loss. I didn't think I had it in me to tolerate losing only a few lbs a month.
This is SO monumental. I completely relate to that thing of wanting the fast weight loss. I am a slower loser these days, and I get it. Congratulations on reframing how you think. Maria, you are doing grea!
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #15
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:32 AM   #16
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Marla, So happy JUDDD is working for you! Its so wonderful to get off the diet rollercoaster and find a plan that really works for those of us who have been trying for so long.

So good your BP is improved. The health benefits of this WOE is what convinced me to give it a chance. My numbers were also headed in the wrong direction, but improving every day.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:24 PM   #17
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Marla....couldn't agree more! Love being part of the "Happy JUDDERS Club!!!"

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Old 12-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #18
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Marla....couldn't agree more! Love being part of the "Happy JUDDERS Club!!!"

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Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #19
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Marla thanks for posting. I love reading peoples storys. I have never been on a diet and I have been on a few that I didnt feel guilt or shame eating at functions. JUDD is so freeing that way.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #20
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And I even love the DDs now, and never thought that would happen. I'm pretty much down to happily living with one meal a day. And because I can do that, I know that when my travel schedule starts up again in January, I should be able to handle it without going too crazy (unless I just want to).
I know, right?

And I traveled a lot last year, and will travel some this year too-- and I love how this fits in. Eat, don't eat. No special foods unless you want to do that.
Maybe do "fast 5" on a given day, maybe raise some cals on a dd, maybe fast entirely... it's so great to have some freedom again.

Thanks for posting! KUTGW!!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:44 AM   #21
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I am very happy for you... hooray
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #22
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The Happy JUDDDer's Club! Love it! Marla, thank you for sharing your story, it's so uplifting and graceful. I will never tire of reading Happy JUDDD accounts
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:53 AM   #23
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What a great post, Marla! I remember talking on a thread with you back in September -- and had noticed that our stats were almost the same (beginning weight and current). Well, you are now much lower in your current weight! Wtg! Makes me wish I'd never fallen off the JUDDD wagon -- but, more than that, it's just more confirmation that this WOE works and is sustainable. And I'm sure as heck not going anywhere this time!
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:13 PM   #24
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Right there with you. I'm so glad you're happy. I feel amazed. I've never loved any diet I was ever on, but I love JUDDD.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:04 AM   #25
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I totally agree with you...couldn't imagine eating any other way now!
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #26
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I am so sorry I missed this until today. You are a wonderful example to us all that JUDDD is so freeing.

I am delighted that you are happy and loving JUDDD.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #27
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Totally agree with you Marla, judding is simply the best WOE ever, I have never enjoyed dieting before but Im loving it now!!
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