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KeirasMom 01-01-2013 10:00 AM

January Newbies - stop by and start chatting!
 
:welcome: to any and all new JUDDD BUDDDs!

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 we all have now and again.

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

(I copied Kissa's December thread, as I figure there will be plenty of new BUDDDs in January!)

Carly 01-01-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by KeirasMom (Post 16163836)
:welcome: to any and all new JUDDD BUDDDs!

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 we all have now and again.

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

(I copied Kissa's December thread, as I figure there will be plenty of new BUDDDs in January!)

I'm sure there will and there is no better time than now.
So :welcome: to all the new JBs who will join us in 2013!

Kissa 01-02-2013 05:00 AM

Thanks for starting this Dawn, I am only just surfacing for this year, lol.

Looking forward to meeting lots of lucky new JUDDDers.

LoCarbGal 01-02-2013 12:02 PM

:welcome: in advance, new JUDDD BUDDDs. Can't wait to see who joins us, revel in your successes, gain new insight from your observations and questions, and hopefully provide some good info and friendship along the way!

jaymar 01-02-2013 01:38 PM

I want to say welcome to all new Juddders...I've been here about a month now, and I find this to be the greatest group of people you will ever find online or anywhere...I want to mention something because I am seeing all the new diet ads that generally do come out this time of year,,ww..nutrisystems..etc...And, after having done them all...I get this kind of creepy feeling when I watch them...they offer so much hope, and for some people they may be exactly what they need...but in my experience...they aren't permanent answers and
most people gain the weight back..,.you see how great Jennifer Hudson looks now..I mean
what a transformation she's made..so I read about what WW allows you to eat and I always say...man I would die from hunger on that kind of stuff...I always wondered..what's wrong with me that the WW choices would not satisfy me for daily meals?...does anyone else feel that way...like..I would be starving on most of those plans..but..here I am doing Juddd and after a couple of dd's I don't feel starved...

mamadodge 01-02-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by jaymar (Post 16166465)
what a transformation she's made..so I read about what WW allows you to eat and I always say...man I would die from hunger on that kind of stuff...I always wondered..what's wrong with me that the WW choices would not satisfy me for daily meals?...does anyone else feel that way...like..I would be starving on most of those plans..but..here I am doing Juddd and after a couple of dd's I don't feel starved...

I DID WW, and I WAS starving! I LOVE what you said about not feeling starved on DD's! I think my biggest fear is failing on JUDDD (not feeling satisfied on DD's), but I know in my heart I will be ok. I am waiting on my order from Netrition, then I am starting. Until then, I have been reading, reading, reading, and taking all your experiences in. Thank you all for sharing your stories! :)

Jenn

Flutter 01-02-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by mamadodge (Post 16166999)
I DID WW, and I WAS starving! I LOVE what you said about not feeling starved on DD's! I think my biggest fear is failing on JUDDD (not feeling satisfied on DD's), but I know in my heart I will be ok. I am waiting on my order from Netrition, then I am starting. Until then, I have been reading, reading, reading, and taking all your experiences in. Thank you all for sharing your stories! :)

Jenn

DDs are scary in the beginning, but you'll do great! It gets easier and you'll figure out what works best for you. I'm only 7 weeks in and the rotations are just becoming like normal life now. Each day has it's own advantages and the best thing is the weight really DOES come off! :heart: Good luck to you and keep posting! :)

beccagrace 01-02-2013 08:15 PM

Hi everyone! Thanks for the welcome thread:) I am a JUDDD and LCF newbie. I've been low carb since September and have lost 40 pounds since July...this is the lowest my weight has been in nearly 10 years and I am about halfway to goal. I love how I feel LC but did backtrack a bit over the holidays...so I started fresh today. When I started lurking on here I found out about JUDDD and got Dr. Johnson's book. I tried a DD last week (poor timing though with the holiday, lots of trigger foods around and family visiting)...I didn't plan well enough and binged when I got home. In a better frame of mind this week and (hopefully) better prepared...now trying to decide if I should do a DD tomorrow or Friday. I am feeling really motivated to try but would prefer to have an UD on Saturday. Anyway, sorry for babbling...very excited to be here!

LoCarbGal 01-02-2013 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaymar (Post 16166465)
I want to say welcome to all new Juddders...I've been here about a month now, and I find this to be the greatest group of people you will ever find online or anywhere...I want to mention something because I am seeing all the new diet ads that generally do come out this time of year,,ww..nutrisystems..etc...And, after having done them all...I get this kind of creepy feeling when I watch them...they offer so much hope, and for some people they may be exactly what they need...but in my experience...they aren't permanent answers and
most people gain the weight back..,.you see how great Jennifer Hudson looks now..I mean
what a transformation she's made..so I read about what WW allows you to eat and I always say...man I would die from hunger on that kind of stuff...I always wondered..what's wrong with me that the WW choices would not satisfy me for daily meals?...does anyone else feel that way...like..I would be starving on most of those plans..but..here I am doing Juddd and after a couple of dd's I don't feel starved...

Yes, I know just what you mean! I did WW years ago, and had a bad experience. I think it was just a very questionable leader with no skills and was particularly judgemental. But you're right, it's basically just calorie restriction every day. We've all tried that under many different names. You can only do it so long and then...you just can't anymore!

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Originally Posted by beccagrace (Post 16167312)
Hi everyone! Thanks for the welcome thread:) I am a JUDDD and LCF newbie. I've been low carb since September and have lost 40 pounds since July...this is the lowest my weight has been in nearly 10 years and I am about halfway to goal. I love how I feel LC but did backtrack a bit over the holidays...so I started fresh today. When I started lurking on here I found out about JUDDD and got Dr. Johnson's book. I tried a DD last week (poor timing though with the holiday, lots of trigger foods around and family visiting)...I didn't plan well enough and binged when I got home. In a better frame of mind this week and (hopefully) better prepared...now trying to decide if I should do a DD tomorrow or Friday. I am feeling really motivated to try but would prefer to have an UD on Saturday. Anyway, sorry for babbling...very excited to be here!

:welcome: Beccagrace! Glad to have you with us! You'll do great!

MintQ8 01-02-2013 11:54 PM

Hi All, am an old hand at JUDDD but stopped my great success back in July :(. Anyway, it's a new year and I'm ready to start my DD tomorrow. Looking forward to getting to know all the New Year newbies!

Carly 01-03-2013 04:34 AM

:welcome: back Vicki!

Flutter 01-03-2013 04:57 AM

Hi, Vicky, nice to "meet" ya!

Welcome, beccagrace!

Kissa 01-03-2013 05:01 AM

:welcome: Beccagrace! Be gentle with yourself on you first DDs, lots of people start at 6/700 cals and work down. Never feel you have failed for the sake a a couple of hundred calories.

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy: This Mint/Vicky you see here was made by me! Welcome back my lovely daughter, you have made my day.:love:

Carly 01-03-2013 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kissa (Post 16167672)
:welcome: Beccagrace! Be gentle with yourself on you first DDs, lots of people start at 6/700 cals and work down. Never feel you have failed for the sake a a couple of hundred calories.

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy: This Mint/Vicky you see here was made by me! Welcome back my lovely daughter, you have made my day.:love:

:)

Bows1 01-03-2013 06:05 AM

WELCOME new JUDDD BUDDDS!

mom23kids 01-03-2013 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mamadodge (Post 16166999)
I DID WW, and I WAS starving! I LOVE what you said about not feeling starved on DD's! I think my biggest fear is failing on JUDDD (not feeling satisfied on DD's), but I know in my heart I will be ok. I am waiting on my order from Netrition, then I am starting. Until then, I have been reading, reading, reading, and taking all your experiences in. Thank you all for sharing your stories! :)

Jenn

When I first started JUDDD the DDs terrified me-I could not wrap my mind around the low calorie allotment. However, now that I've been doing JUDDD for a couple months, I actually look forward to my DDs more than my UDs! The first few DDs may be tough, as you figure out what works best for you (one larger meal, small meals spread throughout etc etc), but it will click and you'll start to see the magic happen :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by beccagrace (Post 16167312)
Hi everyone! Thanks for the welcome thread:) I am a JUDDD and LCF newbie. I've been low carb since September and have lost 40 pounds since July...this is the lowest my weight has been in nearly 10 years and I am about halfway to goal. I love how I feel LC but did backtrack a bit over the holidays...so I started fresh today. When I started lurking on here I found out about JUDDD and got Dr. Johnson's book. I tried a DD last week (poor timing though with the holiday, lots of trigger foods around and family visiting)...I didn't plan well enough and binged when I got home. In a better frame of mind this week and (hopefully) better prepared...now trying to decide if I should do a DD tomorrow or Friday. I am feeling really motivated to try but would prefer to have an UD on Saturday. Anyway, sorry for babbling...very excited to be here!

:welcome:
Quote:

Originally Posted by MintQ8 (Post 16167557)
Hi All, am an old hand at JUDDD but stopped my great success back in July :(. Anyway, it's a new year and I'm ready to start my DD tomorrow. Looking forward to getting to know all the New Year newbies!

:welcome: back!

Textemale 01-03-2013 06:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kissa (Post 16167672)
:welcome: Beccagrace! Be gentle with yourself on you first DDs, lots of people start at 6/700 cals and work down. Never feel you have failed for the sake a a couple of hundred calories.

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy: This Mint/Vicky you see here was made by me! Welcome back my lovely daughter, you have made my day.:love:

Yay! Another mother/daughter team! :jumpjoy: My daughter "mamadodge"/Jenn is starting JUDDD too after being bombarded with JUDDD emails and info from me for the past week! :hyst: This is going to be fun!

Yesterday was an UD for me. As strange as this may seem, after just one week of JUDDD, I actually prefer my DDs to my UDs. I was very uncomfortable yesterday after trying to get all my calories in. I did pretty good, only 85 calories short and the scale was down .6 this morning. Today being a DD doesn't require nearly as much thought. Just fresh spinach/lettuce with turkey pepperoni and WF dressing. Supper will be a couple of ounces of roasted chicken breasts and steamed broccoli or cauliflower. I'm truly amazed at my lack of hunger on these DDs. Is this normal so early on?

Eieio 01-03-2013 07:30 AM

Yeah Mint! Glad ur back
Welcome all, come play, and loose!
it's a sure thing!

Hairy Mom 01-03-2013 07:50 AM

Coffee / Tea
 
2nd day of Juddding. I am on my 1st DD. is there a limit to how much coffee or tea you should drink?
Also I use Stevia to sweeten my drinks. Will the carbs affect my weight loss results?

LoCarbGal 01-03-2013 07:57 AM

:welcome: back Vicky! Glad to have you back with us!

:welcome: Hairy Mom! I've never seen any info about limiting coffee or tea, and I personally drink at least one large (probably 12-14 oz mug) each morning. I also drink hot tea in cold weather and lots of iced tea all year round. Sweetened with sweetzfree, which is 0 cal/0 carb. I don't know about stevia, but as long as you count the calories, the carbs shouldn't matter, unless you are particularly sensitive to them.

Kissa 01-03-2013 08:05 AM

Hi there Hairy Mom. No limit, enjoy. In theory you should count the calories in your coffee and tea, but most of the cals come from adding milk/cream and those you should count.. I am not sure how many calories there are in Stevia, but it is the calories you count on JUDDD not the cabs.

Unless you have decided to also go LC.

Good to have you on board.

pugluv9802 01-04-2013 07:57 PM

I have a question, thinking about combining JUDDD with LC. Checked the stats, on an UD my calories would be 1661, which I can handle. But on a DD, the count is only 332.:stars: Are any of you having a problem keeping the calories this low? I used my goal weight for these numbers. TIA

Seabreezes 01-04-2013 08:11 PM

Dr. J says you can do 500 for first two weeks. A lot of people do that all the time. I am one of those.

Kissa 01-05-2013 04:07 AM

We use our current weight, not our goal weight pugluv. It seems impossible to think that we could eat so little on our DDs, but time and time and time. Again you find that people really enjoy their DDs.

The ain is 500 for the first 2 weeks, but quite a number start a a bit higher and work down.

Hope you decide to try this, it is a great plan and everyone here is so helpful..

pugluv9802 01-05-2013 04:42 AM

Thanks for the responses. I'm planning on getting the book by the end of the month. 500 seems a bit more doable. lol

gotsomeold 01-05-2013 05:39 AM

I wrote about why using goal weight to get proposed calories may not be the best idea here.

Don't let DD calories scare you too much. Most bodies adjust, figuring out how to eat low cal is a wonderful learning experience, and many of us ultimately find we prefer the simplicity of DD over the complexity of UD (except for special occasions).

Mssarge 01-05-2013 07:58 PM

Gotta pop in here and say hello to our new juddd buddds...:welcome: and as so many have said, don't get too anxious about the DD calories...it does get a lot easier as you get into the rhythm. AND JUDDD and low carbing are compatible; you just have to select your DD calories...you'll also find, like most of us, that you'll slip into a few menus that are satisfying and filling.

I'm one that is not comfortable using the liquid drinks for my calories. I need something for my tummy to work on and usually have the same thing most DD's. Egg whites with some sort of veggies for breakfast and the chicken breast (or turkey breast which is lower in calories), cabbage and laughing cow thingie that so many of us use in the beginning. The big thing is that you have to plan your menus which was new for me...but it does become second nature. There are a lot of low calorie, nutrition foods out there, you just have to find them.

:welcome: again to the best woe in the world, IMHO...and don't forget to ask any question that comes up...someone here on this forum has been through it and may not have an answer, but we have lots of suggestions to help you.

grammyw/kitties 01-06-2013 10:04 AM

I really had reservations in the beginning..I am into JUDD 2 weeks so am a beginner but I already look forward to my DD s. I have a hard time controlling my eating..I am not always hungry Just think my mouth needs to eat.This has really helped me with this already.

Carly 01-06-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by grammyw/kitties (Post 16175968)
I really had reservations in the beginning..I am into JUDD 2 weeks so am a beginner but I already look forward to my DD s. I have a hard time controlling my eating..I am not always hungry Just think my mouth needs to eat.This has really helped me with this already.

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy::jumpjoy:
That's great! It just keeps getting better from here!

Flutter 01-06-2013 10:47 AM

Good for you, grammykitties!


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