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Old 03-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Who would like to offer some encouragement

I have lost almost 60 lbs. Then, last Sept my dad starting doing very poorly and I began eating my feelings. He passed away 2 weeks ago, and I really need to get a grip again. Since Sept, I have gained 12 pounds back. For some reason I can't get my head on straight. I'll be doing really well for several days, and the scale won't budge. At all. Then I'll get frustrated and eat a pretzel. So stupid. Anyway, I would love some "whoosh" advice to get this party started again, and some other ideas to get my head back in the game.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss. Im sure your father would only want the best for you so you have to get back into the game as soon as possible before you gain all the weight back and then some.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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So sorry for the loss of your dad. As a fellow emotional eater, I can relate to your coping method.

To regain control I would suggest committing to a 14 day Atkins Induction and stay off the scale until it is finished. After 14 days, you will have reached ketosis, regained control of physical cravings, and most likely have shaken off a few pounds. Maybe you could write out your meal and snack plan for the whole 14 days and even prep cook as much as you can ahead of time so you can sort of go on 'autopilot'.

If you have identified that not seeing movement on the scale is the trigger to eat something carby, stay off that scale!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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So sorry for the loss of your dad. As a fellow emotional eater, I can relate to your coping method.

To regain control I would suggest committing to a 14 day Atkins Induction and stay off the scale until it is finished. After 14 days, you will have reached ketosis, regained control of physical cravings, and most likely have shaken off a few pounds. Maybe you could write out your meal and snack plan for the whole 14 days and even prep cook as much as you can ahead of time so you can sort of go on 'autopilot'.

If you have identified that not seeing movement on the scale is the trigger to eat something carby, stay off that scale!
My sympathies on losing your dad. Try to have some ways to "talk back" to yourself worked out in advance, when you are drawn to emotional eating. A line that I use in my own head is "If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the answer." I hope you get back on track soon.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:20 PM   #5
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I would think it's normal for it to be hard to eat right while your going through this. Do the best you can and forgive yourself if it's not perfect. I lost my younger brother and it is hard.
Trish made a good suggestion, induction, no scale. allow yourself lots of rich fatty foods, some low carb comfort eating won't hurt according to my thoughts. This wasn't aimed at sven, we posted at the same time. I'm of the 90/10 thought. 90% of my food should be fuel/10% of it can be pure pleasure (as long as it's 'legal')

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas and support. I really appreciate it
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Allow yourself lots of rich fatty foods, some low carb comfort eating won't hurt according to my thoughts.
I agree. Another perk of Induction... It is not quantitative.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:38 PM   #8
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Ok. I am going to use Linda Sue's Induction Menus Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - Induction Menus so I don't even have to think about it. I'm starting to feel encouraged...
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #9
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Ok. I am going to use Linda Sue's Induction Menus Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes - Induction Menus so I don't even have to think about it. I'm starting to feel encouraged...
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I've lost both my parents & it's never easy.

You have a right to your feelings. They are REAL. You have a right to grieve. To deny your feelng is to deny the reality. But you can not & should not throw your life away. I'm sure your Dad would want the best for you... for you to be fit & healthy.
I have struggled mightily with temptations. NO!! I CAN NOT EAT JUST ONE!! At least I can't. I know where my groceries are in the store & I refuse to go down the temptations ailes... the Goodies LEAP into my basket when I'm not looking! In the future, you'll see me with a tennis raquet to defend my goal.

You've fallen off the horse... get right back on him. You've got to do induction, to burn off the carbs... to get rid of the cravings. It's not a bad idea to stock up on the foods you need... plan out some meals so you don't have to think about them when you are pressed for time.

You can do this. Don't give up. I don't care how many times you fall off the horse... dust yourself off & get right back on.
I'm pulling for you!
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I would think it's normal for it to be hard to eat right while your going through this. Do the best you can and forgive yourself if it's not perfect. I lost my younger brother and it is hard.
Trish made a good suggestion, induction, no scale. allow yourself lots of rich fatty foods, some low carb comfort eating won't hurt according to my thoughts. This wasn't aimed at sven, we posted at the same time. I'm of the 90/10 thought. 90% of my food should be fuel/10% of it can be pure pleasure (as long as it's 'legal')
I think those are good ideas, SweetMe, and may be just what the OP needs at this time.
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