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Old 02-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #1
I'm not fat, I'm fluffy
 
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My Goal for the year... I'm not going to be DISSAPOINTED!

ok so I have been low carb for years, struggled with losing and gaining.. After having my son (who is now over 2) I struggled with weightloss again (was almost at goal by a couple of lbs before getting prego)
I cycled bits of low carb, and paleo/primal.. Weight moved here and there and I lost almost all of my pregnancy weight (about 60lbs) then between thanksgiving and new years I took off 3 weeks.. gained 12lbs....
Went back paleo on jan 2nd doing a Whole30 and starting an exercise program (chalean extreme,and callanetics), cutting out everything bad, but over indulging in sweet fruit. I DIDNT GET ON THE SCALE ONCE IN THE 30 DAYS!
You have no idea how crushed I was to see a 2lb loss after that... I shaked it off, giving myself a pat on the back letting myself know its ok because atleast I am exercising!
Then I read up on the 21 day sugar detox. I EAT TO MUCH FRUIT! SIGN ME UP! I don't NEED STEVIA, OR HONEY, OR SPLENDA!

so I'm 6 days into my sugar detox, and yesterday I had a breakthrough. An Angel visited my thoughts, and I am alot more at peace with myself.. I wrote this over at the paleo board.. But I'm sure some of you could use some positive thoughts too.. Hopefully they are as magical to one person as they are to me as I read them and almost tear at myself that I can't believe its taken so long but my mind is finally calm... (MUST BE THE EXERCISE LMAO)

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Ok so 6 days down (tomorrow, monday is a week)
I had a small personal goal that I would like to lose 9-10lbs for this 3 weeks. Then after the first few days not losing anything I thought ok I'm doomed, I'm not going to lose anything, I'm a failure...
Butttttttttttttttttttt Then the scale started to creep in the right direction. I'm happy now! I feel good!
I have noticed that certain foods make me crave sweets, even if they are not sweet... (no more almond butter for the 3 weeks lol)
So far I'm down 3.2lbs and IM PSYCHEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD! I haven't lost ANYTHING since the weight I gained over the holidays, even after going paleo! (but I did adopt exercise since the new year which is NEW FOR ME!)
My goal is to not be dissapointed.. I'm not going to be dissapointed!!!!! Even if I can't see the numbers on the scale move, or my clothing getting looser.. I'm making healthy changes, and even if it doesn't happen this month.. or next month, eventually the healing of my inner self will happen, my body will get stronger from exercise and lifting, my mind will make the right decisions, my mouth will love the tastes of simple foods, and I will stop craving to much of the bad things that are not good for me.
I have to stop focusing on the small picture and focus on the overall picture..
Even if I have been eating low carb for about 7yrs, I still came up with every excuse to stuff myself with low carb treats full of chemicals, and overindulge in things that taste like all the unhealthy crap I enjoyed earlier in life.. And lets not forget being born - my mid 20's before I ate low carb.. I enjoyed the S.A.D and not the SAD (standard american diet) of a family with money, but the SAD of a family just getting by. Lots of pasta, rice, cereal... French fries are not a veggie??? WTH lol Thankfully we didn't have alot of money so we ate fast food maybe once a month... We drank lots of sweet ice tea, lots of 3liter bottles of generic cola beverages, and tons of hormone infused milk! YAY!!! My mom was the queen of making a huge batch of stew, or lasagna because she knew we could get 3-5 meals out of it. I'm not sure I had a salad untill I was 5, and then It was prob macaroni salad!
So while the scale isn't moving at lightspeed, im healing... I'm nourshing my body that thankfully hasn't done me wrong just yet. Every day I feel a bit better about myself, every day I look in the mirror and notice my skin is a little clearer, a litter more glowing... When all this healing is done, (I abused my body for years, it will take the same to heal it) the weight will naturally just fall off. Besides overweight is a side effect of other things.. inflimation etc..
I have done a whole30, but the fruits were a problem for me. That is why im doing this sugar detox... Get myself into nice ketosis, get my appitite under control, lose some weight (if i'm lucky lol) and reset my internals.
So far so good.. my body is responding nicely to this WOL, I feel good, my moods are stable, my face is clearing up, and I have more energy to work out. I feel good, and I'm so proud of myself. Its been a while to feel this good about what I'm acomplishing with out movement on the scale.. I am lifting heavier then EVER! I can't believe im doing squats with 2 15lb dumbbells! I was straining with doing curls with 5lbs when I started lifting in the beginning of jan! Now I'm lifting 10-15lbs with easeeeeeeee! THATS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it makes me want to run up the stairs to the roof of my apartment building and scream at the top of my lungs that IM DOING ITTTTTTTTTT!
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #2
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I love it!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing. Sorry you have been struggling. It looks like you have found your answers. Keep paying attention to those foods that make you have cravings and avoid them in the future. We all need to spend more time listening to our bodies.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #4
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Great post! Thanks for sharing, it looks like you have found peace with yourself and your journey, that is very inspirational!, kutgw!
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