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jeaniem 02-17-2013 05:01 PM

why I need to get back on plan
 
Physical
-my stomach is resting on my lap (noticed this when the kids at work try to sit on my lap)
-acid reflux returned
-favorite jeans are too tight to wear in public
-less exercise because I feel lethargic
-snoring (which had stopped)
-tmj/tinnitus has returned
-sinus congestion/sneezing not due to a cold

Mental
-pessimistic
-coping skills are in the toilet
-irritable/impatient with others
-depressed and anxious
-foggy brained
-carb doped (one track mind, what carb will I eat next)
-guilt/shame for not taking care of myself- especially when I see DH trying so hard to take care of his health.

I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??

Kimberli33 02-17-2013 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264621)
Physical
-my stomach is resting on my lap (noticed this when the kids at work try to sit on my lap)
-acid reflux returned
-favorite jeans are too tight to wear in public
-less exercise because I feel lethargic
-snoring (which had stopped)
-tmj/tinnitus has returned
-sinus congestion/sneezing not due to a cold

Mental
-pessimistic
-coping skills are in the toilet
-irritable/impatient with others
-depressed and anxious
-foggy brained
-carb doped (one track mind, what carb will I eat next)
-guilt/shame for not taking care of myself- especially when I see DH trying so hard to take care of his health.

I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??

No,Im actually doing really good right now,but this was me 3 weeks ago.I was so sick of myself and felt like a failure to boot for falling off the wagon yet again.I decided enough was enough ,came back here with tail between legs,and started over.3 weeks in and Im down 14lbs and feel good again...still need to lose 20-30 more lbs but I feel like Im on thr right track.Crazy how much better I feel about myself from just doing what I know I need to do.

jeaniem 02-17-2013 05:33 PM

Way to go Kim! I have to get it together... no choice!!

Kimberli33 02-17-2013 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264665)
Way to go Kim! I have to get it together... no choice!!

You can do it!!

princessmommy 02-17-2013 06:40 PM

You So got this!! I feel the very same way when I go off plan, even 1 day!

jeaniem 02-17-2013 08:01 PM

Thanks Shelly:)

That Girl 02-17-2013 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264621)
Physical
-my stomach is resting on my lap (noticed this when the kids at work try to sit on my lap)
-acid reflux returned
-favorite jeans are too tight to wear in public
-less exercise because I feel lethargic
-snoring (which had stopped)
-tmj/tinnitus has returned
-sinus congestion/sneezing not due to a cold

Mental
-pessimistic
-coping skills are in the toilet
-irritable/impatient with others
-depressed and anxious
-foggy brained
-carb doped (one track mind, what carb will I eat next)
-guilt/shame for not taking care of myself- especially when I see DH trying so hard to take care of his health.

I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??

:cry: This is me!!!! Right down to the tmj/tinnitus!!! I can't stay on plan for even one day. I have gained 14 pounds back since a week before christmas...train wreck here! I really want to get back on track, we can do this!! I am starting tomorrow, I really have no choice as all my clothes don't fit me anymore...my baggy pants, they are the knit leggings, are tight! Good luck, you can do this! :high5:

cheryl70 02-18-2013 05:03 AM

THose are all symptoms that I hope to lose with low carb! :)

Meli-Mel 02-18-2013 06:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264621)
I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??

Yes! :stars: 'Nuff said.

ChristineCQ 02-18-2013 06:24 AM

Yep, yep, yep. :(

MagieDen 02-18-2013 06:35 AM

You can do it and so can I. Tired of feeling like a stuffed sausage in my clothes. Here's to staying on plan!:)

Portia 02-18-2013 08:36 AM

Yes!

livinlarge 02-18-2013 08:54 AM

Absolutely

baileygirl3 02-18-2013 10:10 AM

You can do this!!!

sweetpoison 02-18-2013 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264621)
Physical
-my stomach is resting on my lap (noticed this when the kids at work try to sit on my lap)
-acid reflux returned
-favorite jeans are too tight to wear in public
-less exercise because I feel lethargic
-snoring (which had stopped)
-tmj/tinnitus has returned
-sinus congestion/sneezing not due to a cold

Mental
-pessimistic
-coping skills are in the toilet
-irritable/impatient with others
-depressed and anxious
-foggy brained
-carb doped (one track mind, what carb will I eat next)
-guilt/shame for not taking care of myself- especially when I see DH trying so hard to take care of his health.

I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??

YES.... and I tell myself this everyday.... and then let myself blow it. Gotta say I make my self sick living the way I do.

jeaniem 02-18-2013 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sweetpoison (Post 16265816)
YES.... and I tell myself this everyday.... and then let myself blow it. Gotta say I make my self sick living the way I do.


I feel the same way. How do we stop this cycle? I truly don't know.

sweetpoison 02-19-2013 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16265946)
I feel the same way. How do we stop this cycle? I truly don't know.

I truly am not sure... but I will try again and again until it happens. I did great after my hospital scare (doc thought it was a heart thing) back in the summer..... did great ...lost 33 lb. well went back to work (elem. school) and the holidays.... well gained back 18 of them....... feel like a sausage in my cloths... just miserable. BUT..... I NEVER STOP TRYING......

HealthyWifeForLife 02-19-2013 07:41 AM

Oh my goodness, how I needed this post today! I was actually just thinking of ALL the reasons that I need to get back on plan and then BAM! I see this! :) I hear ya on most of the reasons .. ugh! But we've got this ... we can do it!

Physical:
1. my stomach feels bloated all the time
2. headaches
3. lethargic
4. my pants and shirts are getting really tight and uncomfortable
5. wrist pain has returned (disappears when I'm OP)
6. tired often

Mental:
1. stressed
2. unhappy and disgusted with letting myself go
3. can't get myself to mentally be ready to exercise because I feel so hopeless
4. irritable

What I look forward to is the feeling of being clear headed, happy, in control, energized, lighter, proud, etc!

sweetpoison 02-19-2013 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HealthyWifeForLife (Post 16267324)
Oh my goodness, how I needed this post today! I was actually just thinking of ALL the reasons that I need to get back on plan and then BAM! I see this! :) I hear ya on most of the reasons .. ugh! But we've got this ... we can do it!

Physical:
1. my stomach feels bloated all the time
2. headaches
3. lethargic
4. my pants and shirts are getting really tight and uncomfortable
5. wrist pain has returned (disappears when I'm OP)
6. tired often

Mental:
1. stressed
2. unhappy and disgusted with letting myself go
3. can't get myself to mentally be ready to exercise because I feel so hopeless
4. irritable

What I look forward to is the feeling of being clear headed, happy, in control, energized, lighter, proud, etc!

This so sounds like my list... right down to the wrist.... same issues with wrist. Everything.... I am at work and could bite the head off anyone who bothers me.........

KirbyTris 02-19-2013 08:24 AM

I have been struggling to get back on program for quite some time now. I had lost 80 pounds 3 years ago, but gained it all back. I am now 54 years old and it's quite a struggle. I was having a hard time moving. Everything ached. I had no energy. My self-esteem was so low. My clothes were all tight, even the new stuff I had to pick up with the weight gain.

Somehow, three weeks ago, something "clicked!" I have now lost 7 pounds and feel FABULOUS. My body aches are gone, my clothes are fitting marvelously, and I feel like a MILLION BUCKS!

What worked this time? I was drinking too much coffee and also too many no-calorie drinks (soda's, ice tea's, and a bunch of other products with sugar substitutes.) I was thirsty all the time. I totally eliminated all sugar substitute drinks, and it made it so much easier to get back on the low carb wagon. Even though the sugar substitute products had no sugar or carbs, my body kept craving their sweetness and I couldn't stop eating. Now, I am pleasantly full and satisfied with veggies, fat, and protein. I also added coconut oil to my coffee in the morning, and am drinking more water.

I come to this board every day for several doses of motivation, and the other thing I did was open a Pinterest account and I follow other pinner’s boards for wonderful low carb recipes.

Good luck to everyone!

Cheryl

svenskamae 02-19-2013 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by KirbyTris (Post 16267414)
I have been struggling to get back on program for quite some time now. I had lost 80 pounds 3 years ago, but gained it all back. I am now 54 years old and it's quite a struggle. I was having a hard time moving. Everything ached. I had no energy. My self-esteem was so low. My clothes were all tight, even the new stuff I had to pick up with the weight gain.

Somehow, three weeks ago, something "clicked!" I have now lost 7 pounds and feel FABULOUS. My body aches are gone, my clothes are fitting marvelously, and I feel like a MILLION BUCKS!

What worked this time? I was drinking too much coffee and also too many no-calorie drinks (soda's, ice tea's, and a bunch of other products with sugar substitutes.) I was thirsty all the time. I totally eliminated all sugar substitute drinks, and it made it so much easier to get back on the low carb wagon. Even though the sugar substitute products had no sugar or carbs, my body kept craving their sweetness and I couldn't stop eating. Now, I am pleasantly full and satisfied with veggies, fat, and protein. I also added coconut oil to my coffee in the morning, and am drinking more water.

I come to this board every day for several doses of motivation, and the other thing I did was open a Pinterest account and I follow other pinnerís boards for wonderful low carb recipes.

Good luck to everyone!

Cheryl

I have a similar negative experience when I drink diet soda, Cheryl. When under a lot of pressure at work and working very long hours lately, I let myself drink diet sodas and found that 1) they make me really thirsty, so I drink more and more and 2) they make me crazy hungry, so that I eat way, way too much, even if it's low carb, and make me crave sweet and high fat foods (so I ate things like nut butters rather than veggies). I am now back on track (including soda free), and I will try to remember that there are excellent reasons for me to avoid artificial sweeteners, even if they are "low calorie."

Naples11 02-19-2013 09:32 AM

comfort in a crowd
 
I'm right there with all of you, down to the excessive thirst that I experience from sugar-free drinks. Let's get back on the wagon before spring and summer arrive! :up:

tracymitch 02-19-2013 10:13 AM

This is me right now. I don't know why I can't control myself. :(

I'm so depressed - nothing fits anymore and I can't keep buying bigger clothes.


Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264621)
Physical
-my stomach is resting on my lap (noticed this when the kids at work try to sit on my lap)
-acid reflux returned
-favorite jeans are too tight to wear in public
-less exercise because I feel lethargic
-snoring (which had stopped)
-tmj/tinnitus has returned
-sinus congestion/sneezing not due to a cold

Mental
-pessimistic
-coping skills are in the toilet
-irritable/impatient with others
-depressed and anxious
-foggy brained
-carb doped (one track mind, what carb will I eat next)
-guilt/shame for not taking care of myself- especially when I see DH trying so hard to take care of his health.

I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??


tracymitch 02-19-2013 10:22 AM

I must say though, reading everyone's responses just pushed me to track my carbs on my Atkins tracker. So thanks!

Yvonnem2000 02-19-2013 05:13 PM

Thanks! I needed this! I just printed out the list of induction foods and instructions, I'm heading to the grocery store, and I'm back to step one! I too am giving up artificial sweeteners and drinks. When I felt best on this plan in the very beginning, I wasn't using them. Off we go!

kittycitygirl 02-19-2013 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeaniem (Post 16264621)
Physical
-my stomach is resting on my lap (noticed this when the kids at work try to sit on my lap)
-acid reflux returned
-favorite jeans are too tight to wear in public
-less exercise because I feel lethargic
-snoring (which had stopped)
-tmj/tinnitus has returned
-sinus congestion/sneezing not due to a cold

Mental
-pessimistic
-coping skills are in the toilet
-irritable/impatient with others
-depressed and anxious
-foggy brained
-carb doped (one track mind, what carb will I eat next)
-guilt/shame for not taking care of myself- especially when I see DH trying so hard to take care of his health.

I can see what I am doing and need to stop it!!!! Anyone else??

Yup! Was there post holiday debauchery....got back on plan, then lost it this weekend. :annoyed: getting back now.

jeaniem 02-20-2013 05:48 PM

Feeling sooo much better after two days back on plan.

How's everyone doing?

KirbyTris 02-21-2013 03:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naples11 (Post 16267595)
I'm right there with all of you, down to the excessive thirst that I experience from sugar-free drinks. Let's get back on the wagon before spring and summer arrive! :up:

We should start a group or challenge here. I always want to join one, but haven't done so yet. Would love to get suport and encouragement to shed some pounds before the weather starts getting warmer.

KirbyTris 02-21-2013 04:03 AM

Still sticking to my plan and feeling fabulous! Sleeping better and my hot flashes have deminished immensely! Lost another two pounds! I put on a pair of slacks i just bought and they are practially falling off! Thank goodnees they were a thrift store purchase and I only paid under $4.00 for them. One of the benefits of eliminating diet drinks is that I am drinking more water.

I hope you all are doing well and look forward to hearing how you are doing!

sweetpoison 02-21-2013 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KirbyTris (Post 16271316)
We should start a group or challenge here. I always want to join one, but haven't done so yet. Would love to get suport and encouragement to shed some pounds before the weather starts getting warmer.

How about...... Healthy and Lean in 2013 ???

Just an idea. Someone else would have to head it.... Dependability is not my strong point when it comes to the internet. ;)


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