Low Carb Friends  
Netrition.com - Tools - Reviews - Faces - Recipes - Home


Go Back   Low Carb Friends > Main Lowcarb Lobby
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,062
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Decided To Do LC Again, But Clean Eating This Time!!

After a terrible time with a binging issue and 20 pound weight gain in a year I decided to take some of the advice that I've been getting from some wonderful LCFs here and do LC again.

I have/had done LC for many years and stopped doing it when I started doing JUDDD. JUDDD gave me the freedom I was looking for from the burn out I was feeling from LC BUT (and this is a big but) eating higher carbs led to eating junk carbs that has led to not a pretty place in my weight AND head.

This time around doing LC I'm eating clean, getting many of my LC foods from veggies and eating more fat than I did before. I am also not using/eating sugar subs since I know they are a trigger for me (any kind of "sweet" taste is a trigger), and I'm not counting anything but fat/protein/carbs until I get the hang of it again. Making homemade LC stuff is out for now, but I'm open to it maybe in the future when things are better under control for me.

Today was my first day and I have to say my cravings tonight were almost nothing. A glass of club soda took care of what I thought was hunger (proving that it was just head hunger) and now I'm ready for bed. I feel so much better today also with hardly any pain from my Fibro and THIS is a wonderful thing!!

Thank you all for the advice and support and intending to finally move pass this ED and have my life back and my relationship with food healed!
__________________

A man asked Gautama Buddha, "I want happiness." Buddha said, "First remove "I," that's Ego, then remove "want," that's Desire. See now you are left with only "Happiness.”

Last edited by Beeb; 07-09-2013 at 07:43 PM..
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old 07-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,732
Gallery: momov2boys
Good for you, Beeb!!!


LC is the only way for me to eat and stay sane!

I'm cheering for both of us!
momov2boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 11:23 PM   #3
Major LCF Poster!
 
Feelin'Great!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sunny Southern California - The OC!
Posts: 1,383
Gallery: Feelin'Great!
Good Luck, Linda. I'm with ya... trying to climb back up onto the proverbial wagon. So many tries and fails. Today, all day, success. As soon as I can get over the hump and into ketosis, I'll be golden. Another day and a half... water water water! Wish me luck -and I wish you all the best, as well! We're on our way!!!
Feelin'Great! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 01:06 AM   #4
Major LCF Poster!
 
rubidoux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: san diego
Posts: 1,466
Gallery: rubidoux
Stats: 214/130/130 (5'2")
WOE: HF/MP/LC
Start Date: restart 9/2012
I hope this is the answer for you! Good luck, Beeb!
rubidoux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 01:38 AM   #5
Way too much time on my hands!
 
emel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 17,635
Gallery: emel
Stats: 179.4/158.8/130ish
WOE: Atkins OWL/NK hybrid
I am so incredibly happy for you.
I believe you will feel much better soon.
Great to hear the club soda averted a night episode. That's a good trick.
emel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 03:21 AM   #6
Blabbermouth!!!
 
tobelowcarber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,165
Gallery: tobelowcarber
Stats: 136/116.8/115-120
WOE: JUDDD
Good luck- Linda. I think you will be very successful with your new plan
tobelowcarber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 05:10 AM   #7
Major LCF Poster!
 
Trigger828's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,945
Gallery: Trigger828
WOE: atkins 72
Start Date: ongoing lc lifestyle
Congrats on feeling better!! that is a big plus.
Trigger828 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 05:39 AM   #8
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,062
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Thanks all! I'm so happy to see everyone here with me on my new journey and it's great knowing I have others in the same "boat" as I am. Good to have company on the sometimes chopping seas! Also, thanks so much to everyone for all the good wishes!

I feel wonderful today! Just for the fact that my Fibro is almost nothing this morning (mornings and late night are the worst for me) is a great reason to stay on LC again! My thoughts about food are better, too. And I see any weight loss as a bonus added to getting control of my ED and pain right now!

Thinking back to the long time I did LC (7+ years) I saw where I burned out. I was always replacing HC foods that I missed with a LC version. This seemed to make it easier, but I was always in the kitchen, baking/cooking. I would look at LC as "I have to make this LC product or I'm going to miss out on eating bread, pasta, rice, etc.". <<<< THIS, I realize, is what caused the burn out, not eating in a LC way. Sure, I will probably make some homemade baked goods (bread, cheesecake, etc.) somewhere a ways down the road but for now keeping it is just to LC veggies, meat and dairy,
Also, I know when I over think or "have to" do anything I get in trouble so simple foods are the best way! No counting calories, restrictive times, off days/on days. Just simple foods within my carb limits and that are LC.

As a matter of fact I use a tracker to log in my food and it's ticking me off that I can't change to NOT seeing the calories there if I log into it using my computer. IPad and IPhone are fine, no calories on the apps there, so I think I'll just use them instead of my main computer. Seeing the calories is me out a bit, it's the restriction thing again that causes me to want to binge. For some reason seeing the carbs yesterday did nothing to my head, not a binge thought at all! I think it's because I know I can eat to being full (which I felt for the first time in a long time yesterday) and not have to worry so about "OMG, I only have ____ calories left for the day"! Eating simple also keeps the carbs low, so it's almost a no brainer there!

Today I'm rethinking breakfast foods because eating eggs first thing makes me hungry all day (lots of us out here like this, it seems). I have several great ideas so this will not become a problem.

I just love the way I feel today, physically AND mentally, and I had forgot that LC is so good for my Fibro! Making it simple this time is the key and also the other thing is staying away from "sweet" tasting stuff. SF or not, it's a trigger so for now it's not in my food vocabulary!

Stay with me, my LCFs and post how you are doing! I KNOW you will be an inspiration for me and the reach here! Any suggestions, ideas, plans, etc. are what will help ALL of us to success!
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 05:55 AM   #9
Way too much time on my hands!
 
emel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 17,635
Gallery: emel
Stats: 179.4/158.8/130ish
WOE: Atkins OWL/NK hybrid
Good post.

Hints:
Mix a smaller portion of your favorite creamy dressing with olive oil-- just put both on your salad and toss. The dressing goes further so you can eat a big salad with a correct serving of fats, and you get a nice boost of cleaner monounsaturated fat from the olive oil.

burger patties for breakfast are tasty and eliminate the processing/nitrites found in bacon and some sausages.

allow yourself a window for lunch and dinner. If I eat because it's a traditional suppertime, I get messed up. So I eat when I'm hungry. If I'm not hungry at noon, I'll fix my plate and then warm it or put dressing on it and eat it when I get hungry (but I watch the clock to make sure I don't entirely forget to eat the meal). A lot of times my husband eats dinner and then I go back for my plate an hour later. It works for us.
__________________
Keep calm and carry on.
emel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 06:10 AM   #10
Chatty Cathy
 
clackley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Ontario
Posts: 16,710
Gallery: clackley
Stats: 228.5/168/125
WOE: N.K.=vlc/hf/moderate protein & organic/pastured
Start Date: Restart Oct 18 2009
Just wanted to add my support Linda. So glad to hear you are feeling so much better already! Brilliant!!
clackley is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 06:29 AM   #11
Major LCF Poster!
 
Emily-D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,207
Gallery: Emily-D
Stats: obese/healthy weight
WOE: 1992 Atkins (no grains, no soy)
Start Date: 3/1/04, Restart 4/22/10
I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. I have found that it's much easier to stick to low carb when I remember that I'm doing it for health reasons as well as for weight loss.

I've had a similar experience to yours regarding all the cooking. Although I love the low carb cheesecakes, almond thins, and other recipes, it takes a lot of time and energy. It's easier when I just eat more simply, although it's nice to know those other options are available. I've been thinking about Suzanne's zero carb plan, but I think I need more variety and I still have to cook for my family, so it's probably too extreme for me, but it's another option to keep in the back of my mind. I still do a fair amount of cooking for dinner, but I concentrate on entrees that everyone will eat, such as Italian Casserole and Pumpkin & Sausage Soup, rather than making low carb versions of high carb treats.

Wishing you continued success and good health!
__________________
"At the end of the day, at the end of the week, I'll only regret what I ate - not what I didn't eat." -- Linda Glein
Emily-D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #12
Senior LCF Member
 
Midlyfechrysalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 762
Gallery: Midlyfechrysalis
Stats: 237/212/something healthy
WOE: Meat, veggies, eggs, limited dairy
Start Date: 9/7/13 (interupted 10/15 by car accident)
Hey, Beeb! I remember you from an earlier time when I was active. I'm wishing you success and wellness.

My own "lapses" happen when life gets complicated. Unfortunately, I've experienced a lot of that in the last decade.
Midlyfechrysalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 07:48 AM   #13
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,062
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Quote:
Originally Posted by emel View Post
Good post.

Hints:
Mix a smaller portion of your favorite creamy dressing with olive oil-- just put both on your salad and toss. The dressing goes further so you can eat a big salad with a correct serving of fats, and you get a nice boost of cleaner monounsaturated fat from the olive oil.

burger patties for breakfast are tasty and eliminate the processing/nitrites found in bacon and some sausages.

allow yourself a window for lunch and dinner. If I eat because it's a traditional suppertime, I get messed up. So I eat when I'm hungry. If I'm not hungry at noon, I'll fix my plate and then warm it or put dressing on it and eat it when I get hungry (but I watch the clock to make sure I don't entirely forget to eat the meal). A lot of times my husband eats dinner and then I go back for my plate an hour later. It works for us.


Quote:
Originally Posted by clackley View Post
Just wanted to add my support Linda. So glad to hear you are feeling so much better already! Brilliant!!
I you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emily-D View Post
I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. I have found that it's much easier to stick to low carb when I remember that I'm doing it for health reasons as well as for weight loss.

I've had a similar experience to yours regarding all the cooking. Although I love the low carb cheesecakes, almond thins, and other recipes, it takes a lot of time and energy. It's easier when I just eat more simply, although it's nice to know those other options are available. I've been thinking about Suzanne's zero carb plan, but I think I need more variety and I still have to cook for my family, so it's probably too extreme for me, but it's another option to keep in the back of my mind. I still do a fair amount of cooking for dinner, but I concentrate on entrees that everyone will eat, such as Italian Casserole and Pumpkin & Sausage Soup, rather than making low carb versions of high carb treats.

Wishing you continued success and good health!
Thank you and good to see I'm not alone in my thinking about LC being "too much work" when we make it so. I also see lots of my way of thinking in your post and I'll re-read it often to remind myself to keep it clean or to remember I DO have options if I want them, but I don't HAVE to have them!
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 07:50 AM   #14
Blabbermouth!!!
 
tobelowcarber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,165
Gallery: tobelowcarber
Stats: 136/116.8/115-120
WOE: JUDDD
Linda, so glad you are already feeling better. Try to have some meat for breakfast or meat w/eggs. I also like to have leftover baked salmon with some mayo on oopsie rolls for breakfast. I think it is smart of you just to keep it simple.
tobelowcarber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2013, 09:24 AM   #15
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest NJ
Posts: 253
Gallery: Aquarius
Stats: 190/135/125
WOE: Atkins-ish
Start Date: 3/3/2012
Quote:
Thinking back to the long time I did LC (7+ years) I saw where I burned out. I was always replacing HC foods that I missed with a LC version. This seemed to make it easier, but I was always in the kitchen, baking/cooking. I would look at LC as "I have to make this LC product or I'm going to miss out on eating bread, pasta, rice, etc.".
Not only is this a lot of work, but it keeps deprivation at the forefront of your mind. I've found it incredibly helpful to focus on the things that I love that I CAN have than to think about or try to replace the stuff that I can't.

I am happy to hear you're feeling better, Beeb. Wishing you much success and continued wellness.
Aquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 09:20 AM   #16
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,062
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
OMG I feel wonderful!! Not hungry, no thought of "what am I going to eat next even though I just ate", finding my simple choices for food are now creating a wonderful relationship with food, and just feeling so much better all around!!

I am tracking my carbs but of course any food tracker gives you your calories and I still tend to be a bit freaked out at the end of the day when I see them and how much calories I'm eating (all from fat/protein/veggies BTW) BUT I figure this is a good lesson in ignoring what I don't need in my life as binge triggers such as counting calories/calorie restriction!

My mind set is SO different this time around doing LC, I'm just amazed! It's simple and where I KNOW I have to be to feel good, so much less pain!

I was out to dinner last night with a friend. I told her I was doing LC again for my Fibro. I looked at the menu and picked out a nice steak with some salad and veggies. She says to me "that doesn't sound fun; no potato/rice, no bread, no dessert"? I said "sure it's fun, NO PAIN from eating things that cause me pain and that to me is just plain FUN"! I saw the light bulb go off over her head and nothing more was said about my menu choices. What was really funny is they brought a big basket of bread to the table. She ate a piece and then hesitated to eat another and then when she did reach for another piece she mumbled something about "I'm not doing LC, I can eat this"! I just put my head down and smiled!

It was a good experience and I kinda wanted a piece of bread BUT thinking about the pain stopped me dead in my tracks and whisked that thought right away!!

Last edited by Beeb; 07-11-2013 at 09:26 AM..
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 09:25 AM   #17
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,062
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobelowcarber View Post
Linda, so glad you are already feeling better. Try to have some meat for breakfast or meat w/eggs. I also like to have leftover baked salmon with some mayo on oopsie rolls for breakfast. I think it is smart of you just to keep it simple.
TY and love the ideas!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aquarius View Post
Not only is this a lot of work, but it keeps deprivation at the forefront of your mind. I've found it incredibly helpful to focus on the things that I love that I CAN have than to think about or try to replace the stuff that I can't.

I am happy to hear you're feeling better, Beeb. Wishing you much success and continued wellness.
and TY for the encouragement!
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #18
Blabbermouth!!!
 
tobelowcarber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,165
Gallery: tobelowcarber
Stats: 136/116.8/115-120
WOE: JUDDD
tobelowcarber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 10:12 AM   #19
Way too much time on my hands!
 
emel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 17,635
Gallery: emel
Stats: 179.4/158.8/130ish
WOE: Atkins OWL/NK hybrid
So great to hear you're doing well and feeling well!
emel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #20
Way too much time on my hands!
 
Eliza_Jazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: North Texas
Posts: 12,415
Gallery: Eliza_Jazz
Stats: in Twoterville :)
WOE: My own natural/organic LC
Start Date: April 20, 2010 and every day since
Beeb, congrats on getting back to LC and feeling better. I wish you continued success! I believe LC is the only way for some of us. Some people can handle more carbs physically and mentally, but some of us can't.

Speaking from personal experience....

Last edited by Eliza_Jazz; 07-11-2013 at 10:39 AM..
Eliza_Jazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 10:40 AM   #21
Senior LCF Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 383
Gallery: Rhubarb
Stats: 195/126/140
WOE: Atkins
Start Date: July 2012
Congratulations! If you're one of the lucky ones who loses her cravings with LC, it's truly the very best thing about it. KUTGW.
Rhubarb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 11:38 AM   #22
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: OH/Involuntary Maint.
Posts: 1,138
Gallery: Mobear
Stats: 235/195/LESS
WOE: Bernstein
Start Date: 9/2010
Good luck Beeb
Mobear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 12:25 PM   #23
Major LCF Poster!
 
rubidoux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: san diego
Posts: 1,466
Gallery: rubidoux
Stats: 214/130/130 (5'2")
WOE: HF/MP/LC
Start Date: restart 9/2012
I have been doing clean and simple for a long time now, but you're really inspiring and reinvigorating me, Beeb! Thanks!

And it's great to see you're feeling better!
rubidoux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #24
Major LCF Poster!
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,810
Gallery: Blue Skies
Stats: 224/177/165 - 5'11"
WOE: LC my way
Start Date: Feb, 2013
Good luck Beeb. Hopefully soon the hunger will abate. You know it CAN work because you did it before. Then some experimentation, a few tweaks, and you can find your sweet spot. Not that it is constant, but that much of the time you're feeling good and satisfied w/your woe, your body is feeling lighter and fleeter, and your energy is great. That's a great spot to be in. A lot to look forward to.
Blue Skies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #25
Senior LCF Member
 
giggles4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 880
Gallery: giggles4me
Stats: 160/135/125
WOE: JUDDD / low carb
Start Date: 8/16/2014
Can I join you at getting back to LC. I have fallen so far off the wagon it's not funny.
giggles4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 03:53 PM   #26
Blabbermouth!!!
 
tobelowcarber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,165
Gallery: tobelowcarber
Stats: 136/116.8/115-120
WOE: JUDDD
It looks like there is few of us trying to get back on LC train. How about starting a check-in ?
tobelowcarber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #27
Way too much time on my hands!
 
emel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 17,635
Gallery: emel
Stats: 179.4/158.8/130ish
WOE: Atkins OWL/NK hybrid
Quote:
Originally Posted by tobelowcarber View Post
It looks like there is few of us trying to get back on LC train. How about starting a check-in ?
THere was a thread that got repositioned onto the challenges board.
For folks interested in lowcarbing and other strategies to ease disorder symptoms, that might be a good place to gather, post stats and strategies, etc.

overeaters and bingers... let's talk about strategies
emel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #28
Why wait, just do it NOW!
 
Beeb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: A REAL Jersey Girl!!
Posts: 12,062
Gallery: Beeb
Stats: Then: 162.4 Now: 158 :( Darn Holidays!!
WOE: No Diet = No Stress! Just eating healthy!
Quote:
Originally Posted by giggles4me View Post
Can I join you at getting back to LC. I have fallen so far off the wagon it's not funny.
Welcome aboard and so happy for the company!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by tobelowcarber View Post
It looks like there is few of us trying to get back on LC train. How about starting a check-in ?
I this idea!! How about starting a thread for those of us coming back and what we learned before, after and the things that we did use that we hope will help us this time around?

Now we just need a "snappy" thread title! I'm thinking Repeat Performances, LC Again!!?
Beeb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #29
Senior LCF Member
 
Midlyfechrysalis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Katy, Tx
Posts: 762
Gallery: Midlyfechrysalis
Stats: 237/212/something healthy
WOE: Meat, veggies, eggs, limited dairy
Start Date: 9/7/13 (interupted 10/15 by car accident)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beeb View Post
Welcome aboard and so happy for the company!!



I this idea!! How about starting a thread for those of us coming back and what we learned before, after and the things that we did use that we hope will help us this time around?

Now we just need a "snappy" thread title! I'm thinking Repeat Performances, LC Again!!?
Let me know when and where it gets posted. I want "in".
Midlyfechrysalis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-2013, 04:27 AM   #30
Blabbermouth!!!
 
tobelowcarber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 5,165
Gallery: tobelowcarber
Stats: 136/116.8/115-120
WOE: JUDDD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beeb View Post

Now we just need a "snappy" thread title! I'm thinking Repeat Performances, LC Again!!?
I like the title! Go ahead, Linda and start us off
tobelowcarber is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:31 PM.


Copyright ©1999-2014 Friends Forums LLC. All rights reserved. - Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
LowCarbFriends® is a registered mark of Friends Forums, LLC.