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Old 01-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #31
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Wow this is a great thread.

Although I am only starting my plan tomorrow, I already don't miss the food I'm accustomed to eating. Look where it got me: Tired, fat, pre-diabetic and looking older than I am.

I won't miss not eating the huge amounts of "healthy" whole grain starches, dried fruit and sugars that got me to this stage. And I certainly won't miss not eating fat free salad dressing.

I too won't miss not counting points, food exchanges, fat grams, calories, etc. It got me nowhere but where I am today.

I am ready for a new change. I am ready for tomorrow. I won't miss any of it. I'm finally moving on.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:30 PM   #32
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Ill-fitting clothes. Brain fog. Exhaustion. Unstable blood sugar. Acne. Bloat. Back fat. Muffin top. High BP. High Triglycerides. Insomnia followed by the inability to wake up in the morning. Crankiness/moodiness. Dull hair. Bad PMS and TOM. General poor health.
oh how could i forget the beloved muffin top. nope, don't miss it.
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:34 PM   #33
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I didn't mean to offend with the "I miss..." post. I just thought that for those of us that are just getting started and missing some of the comfort foods that made us fat in the first place, it might help to find out that there are low carb alternatives that will make us feel so much better. I'm looking forward to all the I misses you all are enjoying. Thanks for reminding me what I have to look forward to.
Oh Primroselane- you didn't offend me at all. Like I said on your post, I totally know what you were asking. What can replace the few foods we really liked with lc foods. I know that for me, if I get caught up in the "oh, i really miss say......potatoes.......i will obsess about the stupid thing. Just trying to retrain MY brain..... I hope I didn't offend you:blush:
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Old 01-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #34
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Wow this is a great thread.

Although I am only starting my plan tomorrow, I already don't miss the food I'm accustomed to eating. Look where it got me: Tired, fat, pre-diabetic and looking older than I am.

I won't miss not eating the huge amounts of "healthy" whole grain starches, dried fruit and sugars that got me to this stage. And I certainly won't miss not eating fat free salad dressing.

I too won't miss not counting points, food exchanges, fat grams, calories, etc. It got me nowhere but where I am today.

I am ready for a new change. I am ready for tomorrow. I won't miss any of it. I'm finally moving on.


Sounds like you have your mind made up....Go for it!!!!!
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:28 AM   #35
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I dont miss spending a fortune on binge food.

I dont miss feeling anxious about what I eat all the time.

I dont miss feeling snappy and moody due to low blood sugar issues.
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:38 AM   #36
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Well, I don't miss sugar, bread, potatoes, cookies, cake, rice and other starch!! I got the most God-awful gas and stomach aches, my DH thoght something was terribly wrong with me.

I won't miss being embarrassed to go to the Dr office.

I will be glad when i am no longer embarrassed to wear work out clothes at the gym.

I don't miss being tired all the time, especially to the point I was late for work everyday, late to everything as a matter of fact. All I wanted to do is sleep!!

I don't miss being moody and having wild mood swings as the bad carbs feed my bi-polar disorder in a BAD, BAD way................



Things I do miss though as I haven't always been obese...........
I miss being able to go in Macy's, Dillards, Nordstroms, Victoria Secret, etc store and being able to purchas whatever I want, instead being limited to styles that are capable of covering my mass..............
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:57 AM   #37
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I have not committed to this WOE so I have not enjoyed the benefits of those who have made the important change. I know for sure there are things that I WILL NOt MISS when I decide to make a change.

I will NOt miss people thinking I am a grandmother to my 16 year old son.
I will Not miss people assuming I have a lower IQ because I am fat (I have a Master people!!! lol)
I will NOT miss my son being torn because he loves me but I know he is embarrassed by my weight.
I will not miss laying in bed every night prayng/wondering if tomorrow is the day that I will make it through without failure.
I will not miss coming on this board (after two years) and reading about everyone's success and knowing I am simply a wanna-bee.

Thanks for this post
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:09 AM   #38
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I don't miss my fingers being swollen like stuffed sausages from the carb bloat

I don't miss the raging hunger caused by a low sugar crash

I don't miss being owned by a bag of hershey's candy

I don't miss being ashamed of what I am eating

I won't miss being embarrased about my weight

I won't miss possibly developing diabetes, high blood pressure, joint problems because I ate too much sugar

I won't miss passing up activites because I am too fat to participate
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:21 AM   #39
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I don't miss my stretchy jeans cutting me into, or the muffin top that I have.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:42 AM   #40
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I don't miss:
-not being able to breathe at night while sleeping
-not being able to buy clothing at cheap stores
-staying home from social functions just because I would be the biggest person in the room
-not having friends because I was too self conscious to meet new people
-having to wait for the handicap stall in the bathroom because I didn't fit in the normal ones
-being afraid to participate in fun activities because of how heavy I was
-being a slave to food
-being hungry all the time
-not being able to take a bath without being wedged into the tub like a sardine
-not being able to sit in booths at restaraunts without movable tables
-lowfat salad dressing, cheese, and other "healthy" foods that taste like crap
-needing a special blood pressure cuff at the doctor's office
-having hairy legs because shaving was just too difficult
Things that I will not miss once I am at goal:
-back fat
-hanging stomach
-people looking at me as if I am less than because of my weight
-not being able to run around with my kids
-having to sit and rest more often than others
-never feeling sexy
-having to cross my legs man-style because I can't cross them lady-like
-not being able to wear panty hose because, to get them big enough to fit my waist, they look like elephant legs

I can really appreciate this thread, because losing the weight that I have has really made a huge difference in my quality of life. I am looking forward to all the changes that will come when the rest of it is gone.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:36 AM   #41
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I won't miss the tummy roll when I sit down, and awful back fat.

I will not miss certain articles of clothing being either too small, or fitting ... but just out of the question. Now most things are cut too roomy in the middle for me, but I'll happily take this "problem" & keep on heading to my tailor.

I'll not miss being unsure about what I've just eating, or overly circumspect about food.

I'll NOT miss exercising an hour a day yet still being heavy while keeping calories under 2,000 and with fat restriction - now it's 20-25 minutes of walking & just minding carbs.

I will not miss being my formerly thick-waisted Apple shape - most of my weight went to my torso. Now my 23" (58.5 cm) middle is one of my favorite parts.

I'll not miss being hot all the time!
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:09 AM   #42
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Oh Primroselane- you didn't offend me at all. Like I said on your post, I totally know what you were asking. What can replace the few foods we really liked with lc foods. I know that for me, if I get caught up in the "oh, i really miss say......potatoes.......i will obsess about the stupid thing. Just trying to retrain MY brain..... I hope I didn't offend you:blush:
We're good! I look forward to the day when I have my "I don't miss" list complete. Two years ago I lost over 60lbs on atkins. I was soo proud. Then I gave into the people that would say "come on...just once won't hurt, you can get back on lc monday". 5lbs would creep on here and there... pretty soon I was back to square one. What a loser. Then I got sick and before I knew it, 317 was where I found myself. None of the Dr.'s could find out what was wrong with me and I kept putting off starting atkins until I felt better. After the first of the year, out of desperation I gave up on the dr's and started anyway. I've only lost 13lbs so far, but I am feeling better. I was vomiting practically everyday and I haven't done that for a week! I'm 5' 8.5" and I want to get down to 150, that means more than half my weight. I pray I can do it this time. Taking hubby with me this time, so I'm hopeful for both of us. Weight loss has been slower this time and I think maybe it's because I started out adding too many things too quickly. I'm going back to very low carbs. I can't wait to.... cross my legs, wear real jeans, have a waist, fit into movie seats without feeling poured in... You all understand and thanks for the support!
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:11 AM   #43
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I don't miss Unbuttoning my pants because of the bloat
I don't miss the roll that hung over my pants.
I don't miss the gas pains
I don't miss NOT being hungry all the time.
I don't miss HAVING to sit around in sweat pants when jeans are really comfy!
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:12 AM   #44
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:29 AM   #45
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Thread jacking my own thread How do I quote someone, without using their whole post. or multi quotes of different people. I hit the plusquote button, just don't know what to do now.I am such a dork......
There are so many people i want to post to
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:34 AM   #46
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I wish I had a "Don't Miss List"......
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:38 AM   #47
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Not/Won't miss em

Hmmm..

I won't miss not being able to wear my jeans fresh from the dryer (they shrink ya know )

I'm starting not to miss the the fat hanging over the jeans as I try to button them.

I don't miss being tired as much

I won't miss wanting to go to the beach and not wanting to remove my shirt.

I won't/don't miss the extra pounds! That's for damn sure!

I won't miss looking for the baggiest shirt I can find.

There are probably more I am sure but you get the point...

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Old 01-19-2009, 08:46 AM   #48
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-positioning myself in pictures so i won't look *so* awful
-buying stretchy jeans and/or clothes to fool myself i'm not as fat as i really am
-missing out on things i could be doing with my sons, that i don't do out of embarassment or shame
-binge eating by myself
-dreading bumping into people from the past because i know they are thinking how much weight i have gained or how i have let myself go
-dreading meeting colleagues or friends of my husbands...i don't want to be the *fat* wife, and although he's not embarassed of me, i'm embarassed for him -dreading any kind of family function, party...you name it
-my oldest son starts school in the fall, and i don't want him to be teased for having a fat mom

i'm only part way through my journey at this point, so these are all things i hope to (no, PLAN to!) say i WON'T miss. i'm not yet at the point that i can say i don't miss them though, with the exception of the binge eating....lc has knocked that one off
OH MY GOD!! You HAVE to be my long lost sister! You took the words RIGHT out of my mouth! Everything you said, and especially the thing about hubby... He says he loves me no matter what, and I believe him, but I think he deserves for me to look better.

Now for my addition to this post::: I don't miss skipping my TOM because of my weight gain, when you are trying to get pregnant and your cycle is off you might as well be trying to find a penny on a football field. But things are back to normal now since i've lost a little weight. I have more to go but i'm already noticing changes.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:46 AM   #49
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I wish I had a "Don't Miss List"......
oh you will, soon enough. For me, the temptation,as I've said, is to slowly forget all of the pain and suffering. It's nice to remind ourself of what we have left behind....
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Thread jacking my own thread How do I quote someone, without using their whole post. or multi quotes of different people. I hit the plusquote button, just don't know what to do now.I am such a dork......
There are so many people i want to post to
On the ones where you dont want the whole quote...just high light the part you dont want and cut....

On the multiple quote just select each one after their message and they will all show up when you select "quote" on the last messag you want to quote..

Hope that was easy enough to follow...

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Old 01-19-2009, 08:52 AM   #51
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Hmmm..

I won't miss not being able to wear my jeans fresh from the dryer (they shrink ya know )



I won't miss wanting to go to the beach and not wanting to remove my shi



John
That is so painfully true, nothing like being lucky and blessed enough to be on a vacation with your loved family, and feeling like a whale from the sea, then- to top it all off, you don't want to influence your little girls-(16 & 12) with bad body imagine, With the final blow being unable to take off , bottoms for me. Top wasn't the problem area
that's what i call fun in the sun
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #52
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Thanks John, let's see if it works. Yikes, computers scare me
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I dont miss spending a fortune on binge food.

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Yes,

What a waste.......
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:57 PM   #54
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I don't miss the way I felt when I ate carbrageous and processed foods.

I don't miss not being able to keep up with my kids.

I don't miss not being able to participate in vigorous activities.

I don't miss not being able to fit on roller coasters (my passion!!!!)

I don't miss my lack of energy and lack of self confidence.

I'll stop there and let others have a chance to respond too.....
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[QUOTE=suzannemnr;11439655I can really appreciate this thread, because losing the weight that I have has really made a huge difference in my quality of life. I am looking forward to all the changes that will come when the rest of it is gone.[/QUOTE]

Hey Suzanne!!! You've lost 100 lbs! Way to go, girl!!!

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:29 PM   #56
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I don't miss the way I felt when I ate carbrageous and processed foods.

I don't miss not being able to keep up with my kids.

I don't miss not being able to participate in vigorous activities.

I don't miss not being able to fit on roller coasters (my passion!!!!)

I don't miss my lack of energy and lack of self confidence.

I'll stop there and let others have a chance to respond too.....
Congratulations on your weight loss great job
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Hey Suzanne!!! You've lost 100 lbs! Way to go, girl!!!

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Hey Mary,
Wouldn't it be 200 lbs.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:42 PM   #58
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I was looking at suzannenmr's stats - 320 down to 220 or so. I can't seem to break through a 35 lb loss so someone who loses 100 just impresses me to pieces.

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:16 PM   #59
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Thanks for the attagirl, but I am stuck at 96 pounds down right now. I will jump up and down when the next 4 pounds leaves. I can't wait to take a 100 pounds gone picture.
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OH MY GOD!! You HAVE to be my long lost sister! You took the words RIGHT out of my mouth! Everything you said, and especially the thing about hubby... He says he loves me no matter what, and I believe him, but I think he deserves for me to look better.

Now for my addition to this post::: I don't miss skipping my TOM because of my weight gain, when you are trying to get pregnant and your cycle is off you might as well be trying to find a penny on a football field. But things are back to normal now since i've lost a little weight. I have more to go but i'm already noticing changes.
yes, we must be!!! that is exactly how i feel about my husband too!
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