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Old 02-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #241
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I eat and cook with coconut oil..sometimes just eat it off a spoon. I also really like the coconut butter! Good stuff and somehow eating it out of the jar makes me think I am eating my beloved peanut butter!!
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:22 PM   #242
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Hi ladies!!!! Long time no see! Lol!! Better late than never huh
Well sort of good news. I lost that 1.8 pounds from last week and an extra .2 lbs. That makes a whole .2 lbs lost from the beginning but I'll take it!! That stuff adds up I try to think of it as I actually lost 2.0 lbs this week.
Sorry I've been gone so much. Life is crazy these days and I went Mardi Grasing past weekend (not New Orleans "booby flashing" style--too old for that and these puppies ain't getting the "big" beads anymore ) to some family friendly parades with my 1 1/2 year old and nephews. It was so fun! And the best part is I stayed on plan with eating!! Yay me!!
I see you ladies are all doing so good!!! You are all such an inspiration to me. Here's to a new week!


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Old 02-24-2014, 03:53 PM   #243
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Well, having a bad day My friends keep trying to plan something for us to do before the spring semester, but they just do not understand or accept my way of life I guess. They wanted to go out for drinks, I said I would go but I cant drink. I am fine with that. But they swear that if I cant do something with them, that they cant do it period. It's like they are trying to make me guilty.
Good for you for sticking to what you know is right for you. It's those choices, one at a time, one day at a time that will make you successful.
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Well, having a bad day My friends keep trying to plan something for us to do before the spring semester, but they just do not understand or accept my way of life I guess. They wanted to go out for drinks, I said I would go but I cant drink. I am fine with that. But they swear that if I cant do something with them, that they cant do it period. It's like they are trying to make me guilty.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:10 AM   #245
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I can't seem to remember to get on the scale this week. I'll try to do it tomorrow and post my results. I had a loss last week so I'm not anticipating a loss this week, but we'll see. I wish you all much success and no hunger this week.
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:02 AM   #246
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Went out to dinner with the BF last night and got a Cobb Salad with Bleu Cheese; however last night when I got home I had a major chocolate attack and since it was Monday and I knew I had a few days to make up for it, I indulged with a little ice cream sundae--HOWEVER it was all technically Low Carb--but my daily carbs ended up being more than normal (around 30 vs. 20). The sundae was delish and really hit the spot. I was up a little on the scale today but I expected it. To make up for it this week Im going to try and really limit my artifical sweeteners and dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Ganache Sundae

-1/2 Cup So Delicious No Sugar Added Chocolate Ice Cream
-1 Square 86% Ghiradelli Chocolate
-2 Tbsp. HWC
-1/4 Cup Whipped Cream (sweetened with 2 Tsp. SF Vanilla Torani)

Place 1/2 Cup of Ice Cream into a small bowl or dessert dish. In a small coffee mug or microwave safe bowl pour in 2 tbsp. of HWC and break up 1 square of chocolate into cream, microwave until chocolate has melted. Top ice cream with ganache and 1/4 cup whipped cream. Enjoy!

Recipe is verrry decedent but delicious and not too sweet

Total-425kcals, 3g protein, 26g net carbs, 16g fiber/artificial sweetener, 10g net, 41g fat, 91mg sodium
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:18 AM   #247
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Amy, that's it....coconut butter is officially on my grocery list now!

Hi Dana, Great to see you!! Good job staying on track and starting to lose again!!! Too funny about the beads!! But yes, sadly I'm right there with you!! I told hubby after I get all this weight off he may have to spring for a boob job so I can get these puppies to stand up again....he said sure thing....as long as he can pick the size!!

Karen, you're so funny!! Some how in my mind forgetting to get on the scale is like forgetting to eat....I have never had either of those problems!!

Mariah, that sundae sounds DELISH....way more than I could indulge right now....but I will keep it in mind for down the road!

Ok ladies, off to work again.....I survived Monday, eating is on plan and hoping to lose 2 or 3 pounds this week....I'm due for a whoosh!

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Old 02-25-2014, 12:40 PM   #248
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I broke the back of my hunger pangs

Ladies-Ladies...
I just had to share this.

I am so thrilled its unbelievable. You won't believe this, last night on my walk, my hunger pang broke..yep up and disappeared just like that.
Come and see me flying during my walk. Suddenly I had all this energy. I was just coasting along even on the hills effortlessly, I am so pleased

That's not all, I am finding that these protein powders, are turning me into some kind of Bobby Flay and Emeril Lagasse rolled into one.

I had cream of chicken and leek soup tonight...I wanted to stand up and dance for joy. it was that delish.

I used 30g of the soy protein powder, next time I will use only about 15g.

My recipe was
30g Soy P.P,
76g leeks...yeah they were a whopping 10.75g carbs, next time I will use only about 40g. did not want to use onions because of their high carbs.
half a chicken stock cube (bullion?)
dried herbs
and Glucomannan.
It all came to a whopping 190cals.

It was so thick, next time I will halve the ingredients, If it were the thickness of normal soup, it could have easily made 5cups. as it is, it was almost as thick as porridge, and there was at least about 3 cups easy that I wolfed down. It tasted so good.
The whole carb content of the meal came to 13.65g for such a filling delicious meal.
I see cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, etc in my repertoire.

I haven't read posts, I need to go for my evening walk, when I come back I'll post some more.
I hope everybody is having a nice day. The sun was out here today, but it started drizzling about an hour ago.

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Old 02-25-2014, 06:18 PM   #249
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Would you believe leeks have more carbs than onions...had no idea and there I was thinking I was being good.
Oh well...next time I'll check before I shop, and not make assumptions.
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:42 PM   #251
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:55 PM   #252
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:33 PM   #253
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Rob, Great job sticking to it til you got your break through!! You rock!! I love your new avatar pic! Leeks have more carbs than onions?? I don't care for either one, so heck if I would have known!

Cathy, good job on the loss!

Mariah, YES....I've had that happen too many times to count!! You are SOOOOO pretty though!! don't get discouraged, you're making great progress and soon we're ALL going to look smoking hot in those pictures!

Everything was good here, eating on plan.....today's menu was:

B: BPC
S: BPC
L: less than 1 oz chicken with dreamfields pasta & homemade spicy alfredo
D: Homemade cheese crust pizza
S: Will probably have either a BP tea of a fat bomb as I still have room in my calories for the day,

Today's macros so far: 912 cal / 80% fat / 14% protein / 6% carb

Hope everyone had a GREAT day!!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:31 PM   #254
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Rob, Great job sticking to it til you got your break through!! You rock!! I love your new avatar pic! Leeks have more carbs than onions?? I don't care for either one, so heck if I would have known!

Cathy, good job on the loss!

Mariah, YES....I've had that happen too many times to count!! You are SOOOOO pretty though!! don't get discouraged, you're making great progress and soon we're ALL going to look smoking hot in those pictures!

Everything was good here, eating on plan.....today's menu was:

B: BPC
S: BPC
L: less than 1 oz chicken with dreamfields pasta & homemade spicy alfredo
D: Homemade cheese crust pizza
S: Will probably have either a BP tea of a fat bomb as I still have room in my calories for the day,

Today's macros so far: 912 cal / 80% fat / 14% protein / 6% carb

Hope everyone had a GREAT day!!!
Hello ladies, Yes Tammy I am indeed having an awesome day....I hope y'all ladies are too.
The weather is so beautiful...no rain...still can't believe it. I am happy I stuck to those protein thingys...but it was a trial....I well and truly lost the will to live.
Its not helped by the fact that hunger pangs, take me to a very dark and scary place. Whenever I am trying to lose weight (when am I not always trying to lose weight ?) I tend to always cave once hunger strikes, and then my negative self talk starts... "Oh how I am not this or the other" "why cant I just forgo bla bla" Then I spiral into despair and more eating ensues....I hated and still hate, how it makes me feel about myself.

Since I have an incredible sweeth tooth, I am chuffed because suddenly, there is a world of possibilities with the protein powders. Funny enough shakes are the last thing I will be making, because I keep having all these 'tweaked' recipes pop into my head, and I go mmm.
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:22 AM   #256
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Yep, I can TOTALLY relate!

Rob, I have learned that this whole weightloss is every bit as much (If not more) psychological than it is physical. You had an awesome breakthrough!!! Hey, if you have such a sweet tooth have you tried fat bombs? They TOTALLY make this so much easier!!! There are tons of great recipes on the boards here and most of them are pretty quick and easy.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:41 PM   #257
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Weight loss for me is 90% mental..IF I can stay on plan then I have more mental will power to stay on plan!

I just made some fat bombs...yum... I used swerve and it got a little granular when they got cold. I think I will stick with splenda or stevia in the future. How do you sweeten yours??

Another question for everyone...do you pay attention to total/net carbs or percentages? I try to keep my net below 20-30 but with a couple servings of veggies it gets hard to do..
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Actually always. It destroys me. Regardless of weight I was not given attractive legs. I could workout out forever and I can't change them. If your in the same situation, I feel your pain. If not, I want to exchange bodies with you now. You will get to what you want to be. Don't let it bring you done.
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Would you believe leeks have more carbs than onions...had no idea and there I was thinking I was being good.
Oh well...next time I'll check before I shop, and not make assumptions.
I'm not much of a cook and I'm quite boring in that I don't try new things. Haven't ever eaten leeks or seen them. lol. But what I was shocked to learn in my quest to eat more onions while living a low carb lifestyle was that scallions are lower in carb then onions. Could you use them as a substitute ?
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Sorry for being away for so long. I just finished catching up on reading everyone's posts.

Ladyboss- you have to be the one of the funniest persons I've ever known. You always make me ROTFL. You absolutely must try coconut manna. I bought it along with the oil this week. I had a little bit. It's such a rich delicious treat. Made a cocunut milk smoothie for my father with it and had a taste of that too. It was out of this world. I actually think it would not be good for me to introduce at this time. I definitely know my willpower isn't srong enough. But if you haven't bought it yet, you must. It's great!

The fat bombs look amazing too. One day I will have to try them. But not today! lol

The gym can be a pain from time to time but I do genuinely enjoy working out. I get stiff and my mood slips if I stop. I think it's the worlds greatest antidepressant so that motivates me. But it's a slow process to build up strength. Once you have the convenience of a fitness center at you job, you must take advantage of it. But take it slow. Start with 2 days a week and build up ultra slow. I find that works best when you find it boring or it makes you sore. At some point your body will change and your energy will improve and that will motivate you to do three days :-)

Hope you have the whoosh you desire this week.
You will be in my shoes very soon.

But if truth be told, I'd trade it all to be in your shoes in sunny California. Amazing right? I have always wanted to live in Cali.


It's so nice to see you in your avatar. You look beautiful.
I'm inspired to put my pic up too.

How did the fat fast go? How many days did u do?

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I had a huge reply all written out to multiple people and of course my internet decided to freeze up! I had to restart my browser and it all disappeared! In a nut shell I just wanted to say WTG on everyones losses! It's nice to see that we are all doing so well and to hear about some of you who are overcoming various obstacles! I hope everyone has a fantastic week!

I have to be completely honest and admit that I've been eating way too much processed junk lately. My carbs have been on the much higher side (usually between 75-100g net per day) and I've been feeling super hungry and guilty lately about all the crap I'm eating. I've just been feeling a bit "blah." Technically its all low carb, but its processed and I'll eat 2-3 servings at a time and end up feeling like crap. For example, the lc veggie crisps I've been eating are loaded full of preservatives and weird ingredients I can't pronounce.. I also just finished up a box of the new South Beach Diet bars (these claimed to be all natural with no artificial sweeteners or preservatives but still, its "franken food"). Anyway, I went to the store last night and stocked up on a bunch of fresh veggies and items that aren't a bunch of chemicals thrown into a package. My weight loss has been slow, and I am pretty sure its because I'm not eating clean. I keep telling myself that there IS such a thing as being skinny and unhealthy! I am on a mission to gear my eating towards a cleaner path!
Anyways, today's food is/was:
B- Coffee w/ 1 T HWC, splenda
L- Lemon/almond milk blended, OMM w/ a bit of cheese on top, and a romaine salad w/ cucumber
D- Taco salad (iceberg lettuce w/ sauteed bell pepper/onion, cilantro, fresh/homemade pico, 1 oz cheddar, and a couple T salsa)
Sn- AF/Pumpkin "muffin" (ground almonds, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, a bit of egg, and a bit of butter baked together in a muffin tin). May have another small coffee too and something else to get my cals closer to 1200.
As it stands: 1,139 calories, 51 net carbs

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Good evening ladies!

Amy, I usually stick with Splenda, it seems to work well in just about anything. The whole net carb / total carb confuses me. I understand it as a concept, I just don't trust it. The only time I ever really consider it is when I have dreamfields Pasta.....which is very rare. I don't have veggies because I'm too super sensitive to those carbs. So for me, I usually stick to total carbs and I track it by ratios....I always strive to keep my carbs to an average of 5% or lower.

Lea, you're such a sweetie!! Coconut manna huh?? That sounds AMAZING! The fat fast was good, I did it for 2 days and lost at least a pound...but it's hard to say for sure because of TOM sneaking up on me. I felt really good while I did it though, and that's the main thing for me. I must confess that I DO LOVE living in So. Cal, the weather is so incredible here. We were in Colorado for 15 years and loved it but got tired of the snow, then lived in Arizona for 8 years (Hubby grew up there) and got tired of the heat.....now we're on the coast and the weather is perfect year round. (I feel like Goldilocks) You should totally put your pic up....I think it's always nice to have a face with a name. BTW, don't be afraid of the fat bombs....because of the high fat content they tend to be very rich and it's hard to overdo them.....and just to be safe I only make mine one at a time!

Lloren, I hate when the internet eats my stuff!!! And it's always the good stuff that I slaved over....whats up with that? Yes, that "legal Crap" has a sneaky way of catching up to you! You definitely will do better if you get rid of the garbage and eat clean......it will also get rid of the cravings!!

I hope everyone had a great Hump Day! Things were good here, we went to a very late lunch to celebrate DS 25th b-day......I don't even know how it is that my son is turning 25.....it has gone by SO FAST!!! We had a lovely lunch and I stayed totally on plan....Tri-tip roast with a little bit of salad and ranch dressing....it was very yummy!!!

Tomorrow I have the day off of work......because I have to go to the dentist for some oral surgery!! NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!!! The good news though is I get to sleep in a little.....and I don't think I'll have any trouble keeping my calories low for the day!

Well kids, I'll check in at some point tomorrow, have a great evening!!
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Lloren, I hate when the internet eats my stuff!!! And it's always the good stuff that I slaved over....whats up with that? Yes, that "legal Crap" has a sneaky way of catching up to you! You definitely will do better if you get rid of the garbage and eat clean......it will also get rid of the cravings!!

I hope everyone had a great Hump Day! Things were good here, we went to a very late lunch to celebrate DS 25th b-day......I don't even know how it is that my son is turning 25.....it has gone by SO FAST!!! We had a lovely lunch and I stayed totally on plan....Tri-tip roast with a little bit of salad and ranch dressing....it was very yummy!!!

Tomorrow I have the day off of work......because I have to go to the dentist for some oral surgery!! NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!!! The good news though is I get to sleep in a little.....and I don't think I'll have any trouble keeping my calories low for the day!

Well kids, I'll check in at some point tomorrow, have a great evening!!
Thank you! I already felt so much better today and so much less hungry! It's amazing what good, clean food will do for your body! & Eek good luck at your dentist appointment tomorrow! Dentist trips are the worst!! I hope your surgery is quick and as painless as possible!
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Hi ladies!!!! Long time no see! Lol!! Better late than never huh
Well sort of good news. I lost that 1.8 pounds from last week and an extra .2 lbs. That makes a whole .2 lbs lost from the beginning but I'll take it!! That stuff adds up I try to think of it as I actually lost 2.0 lbs this week.
Sorry I've been gone so much. Life is crazy these days and I went Mardi Grasing past weekend (not New Orleans "booby flashing" style--too old for that and these puppies ain't getting the "big" beads anymore ) to some family friendly parades with my 1 1/2 year old and nephews. It was so fun! And the best part is I stayed on plan with eating!! Yay me!!
I see you ladies are all doing so good!!! You are all such an inspiration to me. Here's to a new week!
So happy for your weight loss this week. Don't discredit yourself. You lost 2 pounds. And you will lose more. have a great week and remember your success this week.
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Hi Everyone,

I just caught up on reading the posts too. Tammy I also love California too. I was hoping to make it my next move but the job offer came from Indiana instead. We are moving in four months. I'm looking forward to starting a new job, new life.
Mariah I do not like having my picture taken at all. It puts me in a bad mood. We went to D.C. last week and my son took my picture. When I first saw it I was thrilled to see all the weight I lost, but then I realized I had so much more to go. I am trying to focus on the positive , I CAN WALK NOW! My back does not hurt anymore. I have gone down two sizes. I feel younger and more alive. I must not listen to the negative voice in my head saying I'm still fat , it will take forever to lose weight, what's the use. This is what I must ignore! It is such a struggle, but we are so worth it.
I must get back to posting my menu daily, I think it really helps me.
So far for today this is what I have planned:
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Eggs and bacon
24 oz water
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24 oz water
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Cheeseburger no bun salad or veggie
24 oz water

Snack for today, I am making fat bombs. Yummy!

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I am trying to focus on the positive , I CAN WALK NOW! My back does not hurt anymore. I have gone down two sizes. I feel younger and more alive. I must not listen to the negative voice in my head saying I'm still fat , it will take forever to lose weight, what's the use. This is what I must ignore! It is such a struggle, but we are so worth it.
I must get back to posting my menu daily, I think it really helps me.

Keep up the good work ladies
I totally agree! I think it was somewhere on this board that I read a saying that basically said it didn't take a few weeks or days for us to put on the weight, and it's not going to come off that quickly either. Over time though, it will come off and wonderful little perks will begin happening just as you have listed! It's so important to stay positive!

I'm just checking in with my menu today, which is pretty much the same thing as yesterday with an exception or two because of how good everything was . Also, the other day I had gone up 2# from my weight on Mon but I woke up this morning and was down 1# after my first day of much cleaner eating yesterday! Thank goodness! I'm going to continue eating as clean as possible! I'm already feeling so much better! My goal this week is to shoot for 60 or less net carbs, and lower it by ten each week until I find my magic number!
Today:
B- Coffee w/ 1 T HWC, 3 splenda
L- Taco salad (iceberg lettuce, sauteed bell pepper/onion, homemade pico, cilantro, 1 oz cheddar), 1/2 OMM with a little bit of cheese
D- Romaine salad w/ cucumber, almond milk protein shake, and 1/2 OMM w/ 2 T PB
Sn- Homemade almond flour/pumpkin "muffin", and maybe one glass of water with mio added somewhere in the day
+ at least 96 oz plain water
1,194 calories, 75g total fat, 20 g sat fat, 70 total carbs, 52 net

Have a great day y'all!
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Good Morning Ladies! Sorry I was a little MIA yesterday that picture incident really upset me unfortunately---to make it worse it was for work so I couldnt say no, then it was posted to Facebook . Not only did I look huge but my eyes were closed so overall it was just a mess.

To be honest as well I had binge/purge session that night.... I wasn't going to mention it but I think I need to be honest with you girls and myself in order to be accountable for my actions. I need to learn to cope better with my emotions but before I knew it a box of Valentines Day candies my mom had given me that I stashed in the freezer were pretty much gone. I did pay for it in the morning yesterday though. Felt like sh*t, was light headed and very dehydrated. My weight plumeted about 3# too (which Ive picked up again today even though I had a very good on plan eating day yesterday)

Ive had Bulimia since I was about 16 and it comes and goes, unfortunately as an adult I still deal with those impulses and thoughts. In the past Low-Carb is the only way of eating that I can follow where I feel like I am able to eat until my hearts content and still lose weight (which is HUGE for someone who has dealt with binging). I have a clearer head today and realize that yes weight loss is slow, but Im making positive changes, AND the weight loss will happen and I will get to where I want to be; however it just isnt all that pretty in the beginning stages.

Going to try and stick to Meat & Eggs for the rest of the week. After a smaller weight loss this past week and feeling pretty down this week, I'd love to have a #5 week. I think itd really boost my spirits. I NEED to get out of the 200's, I still can't believe I let my weight get up and beyond that number.

Food is pretty simple today:

B (Didnt have to go in to work until 1:00pm, so I slept late)
-32 Oz. Crystal Light Sunrise
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-3 Eggs Scrambled W-1 Tbsp. Smart Balance & 2 Tbsp. White Cheddar
-3 Slices Bacon
-32 Oz. Crystal Light Sunrise
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-Lunch on repeat
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-1 Cup of Coffee W-1 Tbsp. SF Torani & 2 Tbsp. HWC

+64 Oz. Water

~5g net carbs.

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Good Morning Ladies! Sorry I was a little MIA yesterday that picture incident really upset me unfortunately---to make it worse it was for work so I couldnt say no, then it was posted to Facebook . Not only did I look huge but my eyes were closed so overall it was just a mess.

To be honest as well I had binge/purge session that night.... I wasn't going to mention it but I think I need to be honest with you girls and myself in order to be accountable for my actions. I need to learn to cope better with my emotions but before I knew it a box of Valentines Day candies my mom had given me that I stashed in the freezer were pretty much gone. I did pay for it in the morning yesterday though. Felt like sh*t, was light headed and very dehydrated. My weight plumeted about 3# too (which Ive picked up again today even though I had a very good on plan eating day yesterday)

Ive had Bulimia since I was about 16 and it comes and goes, unfortunately as an adult I still deal with those impulses and thoughts. In the past Low-Carb is the only way of eating that I can follow where I feel like I am able to eat until my hearts content and still lose weight (which is HUGE for someone who has dealt with binging). I have a clearer head today and realize that yes weight loss is slow, but Im making positive changes, AND the weight loss will happen and I will get to where I want to be; however it just isnt all that pretty in the beginning stages.

Going to try and stick to Meat & Eggs for the rest of the week. After a smaller weight loss this past week and feeling pretty down this week, I'd love to have a #5 week. I think itd really boost my spirits. I NEED to get out of the 200's, I still can't believe I let my weight get up and beyond that number.

Food is pretty simple today:

B (Didnt have to go in to work until 1:00pm, so I slept late)
-32 Oz. Crystal Light Sunrise
L:
-3 Eggs Scrambled W-1 Tbsp. Smart Balance & 2 Tbsp. White Cheddar
-3 Slices Bacon
-32 Oz. Crystal Light Sunrise
D:
-Lunch on repeat
S:
-1 Cup of Coffee W-1 Tbsp. SF Torani & 2 Tbsp. HWC

+64 Oz. Water

~5g net carbs.
I can fully relate to what you are going through. I definitely have binge eating disorder. I don't purge but I have recently eaten until my body has naturally needed to throw up. Which is new for me and was very scary for me. It's one of the reasons I returned to induction. It's good that you posted it and are being honest. It's so important to have a counter response ready for when the nasty self deprecating, destructive thoughts come. Although, easier said then done, try not to rush weight loss because it stays off better when it comes off slowly. You will get to where you want to be despite these bumps in the road. Stay positive. You have the strength to change yourself this minute for the better. Head up. It's done and it will not happen again. Btw- I think you are very, very pretty. Hard for me to believe you could ever look bad in a picture. Even with some added weight.

Health first over feelings. If feelings make you feel bad, remember not to cope the wrong way and destroy your health. You deserve the best.

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Ive had Bulimia since I was about 16 and it comes and goes, unfortunately as an adult I still deal with those impulses and thoughts. In the past Low-Carb is the only way of eating that I can follow where I feel like I am able to eat until my hearts content and still lose weight (which is HUGE for someone who has dealt with binging). I have a clearer head today and realize that yes weight loss is slow, but Im making positive changes, AND the weight loss will happen and I will get to where I want to be; however it just isnt all that pretty in the beginning stages.

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Thank you for sharing your experience. I have struggled with bulimia too since I was 16.Its been close to 11 years now. Mine comes and goes as well. I have done really well since Sept. Diets actually cause me to get worse, even low carb life styles but back when I started low carb years ago, if I was at 21 carbs instead of 20 I would have to purge. For me the more weight I lose, the worse it gets. I lost 120 pounds when I was younger but the lower in weight I got, I would obsess and ended up in a hospital. For me its just the obsessive behavior in general. I eat badly and purge, or not eat at all. I also get obsessed with exercise I already see that happening. This time I am doing my best not to fall into the obsessive pattern with weight lose, however its already happening. Even after years of therapy for it, I still do it.

I feel proud of myself because I haven't cheated since Jan 3rd, but at the same time I don't eat that much. Every piece of food that goes into my mouth makes me feel guilty. I always feel like I need to exercise more even after I am exhausted from exercise, so its an on going struggle.

I am just proud that you were able to take a step back and realize what was going on then set new goals. I know how crippling eating disorders can be, even if it not active, its always in your head.
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