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Old 01-04-2013, 04:59 AM   #61
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Never let anyone make you feel like less of a person than you are. I doubt that you've lost all of the qualities that made you popular before, you just lost the "confident" part because you're letting it be tied to your weight. Just the fact that you're taking control now should help you get some of it back and every day that you make it through without falling will help more. But not every day will be perfect, so keep your eye on the prize and don't let any setbacks become an excuse to quit. You're not in this alone - you have all of us here going through the same struggle. Post and read a lot, it will help.
NH_Free - thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time. Yes, you are right - my confidence is down, but I haven't lost my total self. I know where I want to be, now I have to follow through to make that a reality.

I am hopeful that I will find the support here that will keep me going.

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Old 01-04-2013, 06:10 AM   #62
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Someone like you :

I totally relate to your post. I am in the same boat, including people not seeing me bc I am not thin.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:13 AM   #63
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someone - no problem. Your post just struck a chord because it was like you typed out the thoughts that used to be in my head. I guess they're still in there somewhere because reading it caused an emotional reaction in me.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #64
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*head hanging low*

I'm back after pretty much taking all of 2012 off. I'm so disappointed in myself having gained 20 plus pounds back. It was hard work losing the weight but so worth it because I looked and felt fantastic I'm tired of disappointing myself......so I'm getting serious
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:36 PM   #65
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I'm restarting after battling the same 10 lb.s up and down on low carb being on and off for the past 2 years. I initially lost 50 lbs. doing atkins and stalled for a year, gained and lost the same 10-15lbs over and over, and got frustrated. This time I'm ready to stop the gain and get back on track not focusing so much on the scale number drops but being healthier and hoping the scale will follow!
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #66
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I'm back in the race also. Best wishes to us all .
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:20 PM   #67
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Yep - I'm restarting, too. Got to goal weight last spring, maintained nicely for several months, then got complacent and lazy in my eating habits, something I vowed I would never let myself do again, for health reasons as much as appearance reasons. I allowed myself to have way too many treats, justifying them by telling myself, "just this one little FILL IN THE BLANK JUNKY FOOD can't hurt..." Well it can and it did. Got me really out of control with the cravings. Can't wait to get back to that sweet spot w/low carb where I don't crave the junk so much.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:18 AM   #68
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me! Yesterday was my first day w no cheat.

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I am back. I hate myself so much right now. I watched as the scale crept, and crept... I gained myself out of ONEderland... Felt my jeans get too tight... Dug in my closet for the next size up... The "fat jeans"...

When I signed in here this week, I noticed my last visit date - November 2011. No surprise there, that was the start of an extremely stressful and rough period of about 9 months or so. I am still feeling like I am recovering.

I feel alone on this journey. I am married with kids, but still feel alone. I pick up my kids at school and I am the "fat mom." some other moms don't even acknowledge me. I used to be confident, poised, outgoing, popular. Not anymore.
Boy, do I hear you someone. It sounds like you struck a chord with others too. Let's do this. Unfortunately I haven't had a totally clean day yet.

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S-Ham salad and veggies

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We went to my parents last night for supper. I had given them the ham bone and some ham from NY day meal and dad prepared ham and bean soup. Sadly it was way too salty. I am sure I am retaining. I ate some club crx and added green olives to my salad so I am sure that didn't help either. I also had two brownies
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:13 AM   #69
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I feel alone on this journey. I am married with kids, but still feel alone. I pick up my kids at school and I am the "fat mom." some other moms don't even acknowledge me. I used to be confident, poised, outgoing, popular. Not anymore.
I truly know what it feels like to be alone in a crowd, feeling 'different'. One thing I have learned is that we tend to magnify our weaknesses and project our opinions of ourself onto others. We hate ourself for a particular perceived "failure" and so assume that others hate us well.
The simple truth is that you have no idea why some of the other moms don't acknowledge you. It could be for any number of reasons.
Become who you want to be. Then the opinions of others won't seem so important.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #70
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I am restarting tomorrow. I have my lunch packed and portioned out some almonds. I have gained about 20 pounds from my signature weight. I am tired of being on this never ending carousel of following a woe and then falling off. I am diabetic and have even more reasons to eat clean than just looking good/better.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:57 PM   #71
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I haven't had a totally clean day yet but, who is to blame. It always starts off well, then I get into crap and it goes to pot.
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Old 01-07-2013, 06:07 PM   #72
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15 hours in.....

I am 15 hours into my first day. I am really struggling right now but at least it is almost bed time. I'll have renewed vigor tomorrow. I am a special ed preschool teacher so my days are very fast paced and I am great at work, after work is tough though. My belly is full so I hope that I make it today. These boards were my saving grace when I lost 40+ a few years ago. Prayers for me friends.... I jut saw my stats from '10. Comon willpower

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:55 AM   #73
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I am restarting because I am tired of feeling tired and sick all the time, and my doctor yelled at me that if I don't go gluten free I will be killing myself, and for me it's easier to do gf if I am also low carb, last time I gained 5 lbs in a week from the replacements
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:38 AM   #74
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #75
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I restarted on 1 Jan and have lost 10 lbs so far. The hardest part was making a commitment to do it. I did Atkins successfully 10 years ago and gradually gained back all the weight and then some. I've tried to do it multiple times over the years but couldn't get past the first week without giving up. I hope to stick with it this time! It is tough to cook for my two kids and cook for myself separately. My hubby is deployed in Afghanistan so I don't get any help! My hope is to be a much smaller person when he returns! I'm doing it for me, but knowing how excited it will make my husband is added incentive. I also don't want to be the fat mom anymore. Going to my son's football games I always feel like I am the biggest mom there. So I am doing it for my kids too. Lots of incentive so just need to stay motivated and stick with it! This forum helps a lot!
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:04 AM   #76
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Congrats everyone!

I restarted in September, but I recommitted Jan 1. I want to continue this WOE to goal and maintain it the rest of my life. I want this to be the last time I have to lose this much weight again!

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:04 AM   #77
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I just restarted last week. Last year I had been training for IronMan and leading up to it I could not maintain low-carb. Well that race is over and I was still eating a lot of carbs but instead of working out 2-4 hours per day I was working out 2-4 hours per week. <sarcasm> For some reason I gained weight.</sarcasm>

Last month I went to our local university and had a hydrostatic body composition done and set some new goals for 2013. Nice information to have if you are trying to set realistic goals and want to know what is possible. My brother weighs 135 at the same height as me. I am carrying more than that in lean tissue which puts my ideal and realistic new goal weight at 165.

I have updated my stats on the left to reflect my embarrassing/shameful post IM weight gain and my new goal of 165. I will schedule a new Hydrostatic test in about 6 months and evaluate/adjust as necessary.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #78
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Hey all, LTNS.

I haven't been on the forums in months. After losing 100 lbs and getting "close enough" to my primary target goal, I switched from a diet heavy on induction to more of a OWL diet and even managed to stop taking metformin. I thought I had avoided diabetes and all the other metabolic factors against me when I was 322, but not so much. I still managed to become diabetic and slowly the weight has creeped back up to 258. That's "only" 36 lbs which seems small after losing 100 but I'm just trying to imagine 36 one pound stacks of butter and that grosses me out.

So as of Jan 1st, I'm back on induction and so far so good.

I'm still proud of myself for the initial 100 lb loss but it doesn't have much value if I can't keep it off. But I feel like I caught myself in time.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #79
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Restarted this Monday 01/07/13. Lost 4.9lbs as of this morning. Wow, that looked good on the scale this morning and really encouraged me for my first weekend. Hoping for a big loss in this first week back...and hopefully the second week too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:29 PM   #80
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I'm restarting....I've gained all of it back. I am so disappointed. But I have lost the weight before and I can do it again. So that's what I'll do. I'll lose it again!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #81
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Me! I have been super bad Gained back over 60 pounds! Aaaaaah! It's on!

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #82
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well this is day 3 restarting.. i have get it off but feel good so far i dont eat past 5 pm and alot water i got work on exerise we all can do this....
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Old 01-12-2013, 05:24 AM   #83
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16 lb turkey is in the oven and berry rhubarb crisp made (LC beowolf's recipe). Clearing freezer space for 1/4 beef.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #84
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I'm back as well!
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:13 PM   #85
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i make a traditional christmas bread every year. it is our once a year treat, and looking forward to it all year keeps me disciplined the rest of the time.

this is the second holiday season in a row i have taken a break from reducing. it took me just 11 days to lose the 5 pounds i gained. i knew it was mostly water, and as soon as i returned to my WOE, it melted off.

this practice with consciously stepping (not falling) off the wagon, and then consciously getting back on again gives me more confidence that i will be able to stick with a WOE that works for me even when i get to maintenance.

i will always be restarting in the new year from now on.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #86
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I am also restarting LC tomorrow after I go grocery shopping, hoping to take a lot of weight off before summer and bathing suit season gets here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #87
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I am!

I lost 20 lbs in 2012, and have only regained 10 or so since my August tumble off the wagon. So, yay?

This time I'm changing my sedentary ways to include some kind of MOVING every day.

It's great to see so many familiar faces/names. We can do this!
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #88
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Start Date: Dec 31, 2012 (cause it was Monday)doing this again
I restarted 12.31.12 because it was a Monday - I follow the Atkins diet the way Dr Atkins prescribed it and not by the newer books.
I weight myself every Monday and only on Mondays (but might also do the end of the month for a monthly total.
The 1st week I lost 3.4 lbs - I weighed in today (after going through TOM) and lost 5.2 lbs.
I'm going to do another week of Induction but add a small amount of almonds and/or macadamian nuts as well as the one minutes muffins.

I plan on sticking to 20 carbs for a month with small things added each week for variety.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:12 PM   #89
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:58 PM   #90
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I'm back again as well. This will be my third go - and the third time's the charm, right?

My last start was 1/18/2011 - but it took me two weeks before I was finally able to get through a week cheat free. By the end of March I had lost 30 lbs and decided to take a 'day' off for my birthday. Any guesses as to how that panned out for me?

I restarted yesterday 1/14/2013 at exactly the same weight I started at in 2011. How depressing! The worst part is that I know that it works, and I know how much better I feel when I'm doing low carb. I don't know why I let my wacky relationship to food sabotage me.

So here I am again - just grinding my teeth as I slog through the induction flu to get to the energy boost I know is coming.

This time we can do it! Good luck to you all!
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