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thinking_thinly 02-19-2013 06:49 PM

A quick update and a hello!
 
Hello JUDDers! Hope all is well! Just stopping by to say hello and hope you are all doing well on your journeys! I am soooooo tickled with mine! I am a pound away from saying I have lost 60lbs! Woohoo! Also, since I've said "goodbye" to JUDDing in December I have lost 27lbs. Anyways, I have missed my JUDD peeps and hope you guys are doing well!

sunday 02-19-2013 07:07 PM

Oh no you don't!!! Don't post & run!

We must know what you have been up to! :D

And :congrats: !

svenskamae 02-19-2013 08:57 PM

Congratulations and thanks for the good wishes. :high5: Now, as Sunday said, tell us more about what you've been doing and that has worked so well for you, please.

LoCarbGal 02-19-2013 09:33 PM

Hi TT! How great to hear from you! I want to hear more too, and find out what you're doing that is getting such wonderful results. I'm so happy for you that you've found what works well for you, although you are definitely missed around here!

Shari4 02-19-2013 10:39 PM

:hiya: It's good to hear from you! Yes, do tell! :)

gotsomeold 02-20-2013 03:18 AM

Wonderful news TT! :jumpjoy: I am really glad you found your WOE!

Now, what is it? Inquiring minds really want to know.

Carly 02-20-2013 04:14 AM

I'm glad you are doing so well! KUTGW!

Librarygirl 02-20-2013 04:38 AM

Please share what WOE you've been doing.:aprayer: No fair to brag and run!:D Congratulations on your awesome success!!!!

Flutter 02-20-2013 05:16 AM

:hiya::clap::up::congrats:

Wonderful to hear you're having such success! :jumpjoy:

Kimmietoo 02-20-2013 05:33 AM

:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:Awesome to hear about your success!!! I am a JUDDD newbie and as such am curious about what made you give it up and what you have switched to and found to work better for you. Also, biggest heartiest congratulations on your success! YAY!!!!:jumpjoy::jumpjoy:

thinking_thinly 02-20-2013 09:02 PM

Hi again! So, for a quick recap- since I left you all in December, I embarked on my "mcdougalling" journey. I ate very strictly on plan for the first month, but I got super fatigued. Honestly, it was the opposite from my JUDD journey where I had crazy energy but sever insomnia. With mcdougalling I had NO energy and I slept like a rock. Honestly I was shocked over the power of food on my body. I couldn't believe I had to choose between staying on plan or having normal energy again. So after a little soul searching my compromise was upping the fat content of my diet. Now I cook with small amounts of oil and eat nuts and seeds regularly. Since then, I have felt a lot better. Also, I recently added egg whites to my diet and feel pretty invigorated.

So, in a nutshell:
1) I drink water like it is going out of style
2) I eat whole foods (little to no processed foods in any given day)
3) I make 50-75% of my plate vegetables
4) *I stay away from flour and dairy products
5) I stay away from refined oils as much as possible (choosing whole intact healthy fats like avocado)
6) I use lean meat as a “condiment” (a little just for flavor)
7) I eat plenty of starches (potatoes, corn, rice, ect)
8) I eat beans, legumes, nuts, and seeds sparingly
9) I eat fruit in moderation (I choose melon and berries over other fruits)
10) I eat my TDEE -20%
*This is a personal health reason for me. I have gluten and lactose sensitivities.

I have nothing against JUDD and would honestly continue if it did not come with the crazy insomnia. However, my body is a finicky creature apparently. Hope this helps!

Luv2Eat 02-20-2013 10:02 PM

Glad you checked in with us, so interesting how your body responds so delicately to diet changes. I hear ya about the insomnia - get that sometimes with JUDDD but manage to go back to sleep.

TT, you've done great, congratulations!!

Flutter 02-21-2013 04:43 AM

How super cool that you've figured so much of yourself out...and it's obviously working for you! :congrats: awesome news!!!!! TFS! :)

Librarygirl 02-21-2013 06:58 AM

Thanks for the update TT!! It sounds like you are a very disciplined and thorough person. :) Congratulations again on finding the perfect plan for you!

ETA: Are you also exercising?

TryingJudd 02-21-2013 07:08 AM

Wow - awesome results. Congrats!!

sunday 02-21-2013 08:37 AM

Wonderful! I thought about switching to McDougall before PHD. I eat this way, except that I do allow fat. :) I pondered if I could give up the fats, but now that I think about it, I rarely eat butter, so coconut oil and animal fat would be the fats to restrict. I am so happy to see you doing well! :hugs:


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