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Old 12-02-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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16 Weeks: Who'da thought. . .

I've had the urge to write this post for days, but always when I was doing something else. Then when I would get back to the computer everything I wanted to say was gone.

It's not much. It's just that I can't believe how much I love this program.

I have never in my life stuck with anything for 16 weeks that wasn't showing me fast (probably unhealthy) weight loss. I didn't think I had it in me to tolerate losing only a few lbs a month.

But I finally realized why I could do it: because on all the other plans I'm doing the same thing day after day and hoping the next day something good will finally happen. But with JUDDD, I never seem to have time to sink into despair. If I'm annoyed after a DD that I'm not showing loss, it only lasts a few minutes until I go "what the hell, I get to eat today anyway". And I'm no longer fixating on what's "not working" in my mind.

And I even love the DDs now, and never thought that would happen. I'm pretty much down to happily living with one meal a day. And because I can do that, I know that when my travel schedule starts up again in January, I should be able to handle it without going too crazy (unless I just want to).

The kicker is that I lost a pound after Thanksgiving, even after doing some serious overindulging. It was still just 4 lbs for the month, but dropping anything at all on the holiday week is just amazing.

And my blood pressure seems to be coming back down. After two readings that were borderline high earlier this year, last Wednesday it was 120/83.

I don't know what it is. It just seems so immensely TOLERABLE. I never thought that would be such a nice thing to say about a food plan.

Just happy. Thass' all.

"I don’t believe in optimism. I believe in optimal behavior. That's a different thing . . . Action is hope. . . . It doesn’t matter how good it is, or how bad - you did it.

--Ray Bradbury, R.I.P.
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