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Old 09-13-2017, 01:59 PM   #1
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Feel like the LCFs Failure poster girl (apology)

I m back because I have to do this. Still it's tough on my ego.All one has to do is look at my start date and know I'm a long timer without true success. Thing is, it really doesn't matter because I need this. I am pushing 50 and need to get this done! No more dancing around it but actually accomplish it. Sometimes I feel funny posting on here because I think they know your back for the 20th time around but I need YOU all too!
Today is end of two weeks for me and it feels good...Dh joined me this time and I do think it is going to happen.2018 Will usher a new me.:
I have way more reason to make this work now. Not just the 40-50lbs to lose but health reasons. High blood pressure pills to be free from and aging I'll parents who are a big wake up call to at least try to get fit.
Anyway apologize for being a rotten LCF and promise to do better.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:00 PM   #2
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There is no better motivator than health, IMHO. When I restarted for the umpty-third time, I took the time to re-read the early version of Atkins and I finally had that "A-HA!" moment where I realized what I was doing to my HEALTH - jeans be damned! That really helped me stay the path. I've strayed a few times and let the weight creep up a bit but fortunately I've caught myself before it got too out of hand, got right back on induction, and got those extra 10 or so pounds off before I put back everything I had worked so hard to lose.

Don't feel ashamed, there are many here who have fallen off the wagon and been run over and chased it down and got back on. You can, and you will, do it too.

I forget exactly how the old proverb goes or to whom it is attributed but something along the lines of "fall down 9 times, get up 10!"

In other words - DON'T GIVE UP!
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:07 PM   #3
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There are lots of us long timers around still fighting the fight. Dont feel funny! I am one also. I really needed accountability. I started a challenge group 1/1/17.Those ladies have helped me so much because we are accountable to each other. The best advice I have is to check in and be truthful even if you are completely off plan. It has helped me so much! Please dont think you cant have success not being a perfect low carber. I have had plenty of flops since 1/1/17 and still made progress. As long as your still trying your going to win! Also you are more than weclome to come join us
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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There are lots of us long timers around still fighting the fight. Dont feel funny! I am one also. I really needed accountability. I started a challenge group 1/1/17.Those ladies have helped me so much because we are accountable to each other. The best advice I have is to check in and be truthful even if you are completely off plan. It has helped me so much! Please dont think you cant have success not being a perfect low carber. I have had plenty of flops since 1/1/17 and still made progress. As long as your still trying your going to win! Also you are more than weclome to come join us
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #5
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There is no better motivator than health, IMHO. When I restarted for the umpty-third time, I took the time to re-read the early version of Atkins and I finally had that "A-HA!" moment where I realized what I was doing to my HEALTH - jeans be damned! That really helped me stay the path. I've strayed a few times and let the weight creep up a bit but fortunately I've caught myself before it got too out of hand, got right back on induction, and got those extra 10 or so pounds off before I put back everything I had worked so hard to lose.

Don't feel ashamed, there are many here who have fallen off the wagon and been run over and chased it down and got back on. You can, and you will, do it too.

I forget exactly how the old proverb goes or to whom it is attributed but something along the lines of "fall down 9 times, get up 10!"

In other words - DON'T GIVE UP!
Appreciate you taking the time to post. Thanks for the encouragement.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:43 PM   #6
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I completely understand where you are coming from. But what matters is you, you are back, trying, you are strong, amazing and unbelievably unstoppable! You are here because of you, for you! The rest of us are here to support you no matter how many times it takes. Reach out when you need a shoulder.


By the way, I am back starting over too, again, hubby as well, 5 days into induction, we can do this together! Welcome back!!!


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Old 09-14-2017, 03:44 AM   #7
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I completely understand where you are coming from. But what matters is you, you are back, trying, you are strong, amazing and unbelievably unstoppable! You are here because of you, for you! The rest of us are here to support you no matter how many times it takes. Reach out when you need a shoulder.


By the way, I am back starting over too, again, hubby as well, 5 days into induction, we can do this together! Welcome back!!!


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Mindy, I am just ending two weeks but I intend to stay at 20g of carbs for awhile yet. I would love to stay in touch with you and encourage each other in this. I have mini goals set but have promised to stay in this no matter what.
Bday end of July
30th Anniversary in December
Motivaters to get with it!
Thanks for your time. Kim
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:00 AM   #8
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Long-timer here too. I love to eat. I'm a breadoholic and a dessert lover. This is about my 20th round too, but something is different in me this time, more motivation, willpower, I'm not sure. 14 or so months now and I'm still going strong.

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Old 09-14-2017, 04:38 AM   #9
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You would cry with me if I told you how many diets and how many failures I have had over the years I love to eat and I love food!!! Pizza and Bread and Pasta...OH MY....Please don't beat yourself up, just get back on your horse and ride. Life is to short to worry over what is past...Your future is out there...let's go for it!!!!
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:08 AM   #10
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Many of us here have started more than once. I wish it were so easy to decide one day to lose weight and never deter from it. Trying to think about how many times I have dieted, lost weight and somehow forgot what I was doing.

This time I have been successful since January. I started worrying about my health, my blood pressure was in the border line zone. Not sure what changed by I despite a few off plan meals, I have stayed faithful since the day after my birthday in January.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:10 AM   #11
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I m back because I have to do this. Still it's tough on my ego.All one has to do is look at my start date and know I'm a long timer without true success. Thing is, it really doesn't matter because I need this. I am pushing 50 and need to get this done! No more dancing around it but actually accomplish it. Sometimes I feel funny posting on here because I think they know your back for the 20th time around but I need YOU all too!
Today is end of two weeks for me and it feels good...Dh joined me this time and I do think it is going to happen.2018 Will usher a new me.:
I have way more reason to make this work now. Not just the 40-50lbs to lose but health reasons. High blood pressure pills to be free from and aging I'll parents who are a big wake up call to at least try to get fit.
Anyway apologize for being a rotten LCF and promise to do better.
You are way not alone Been around here forever...... some success and they I fall and the buggy runs over me...many times. But.... I never stop starting over.... I can only imagine what I would be if I didnt at least try. Starting over again..... yep.... blood pressure is the biggie I need to control. DH has gained 50 when he stopped smoking..... his BP has shot up... never had it before. I want him to do low carb..... but its like pulling teeth.
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:31 AM   #12
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The thing that is most important is that you are still here. I can't remember how many times I started. It was demoralizing. But I kept coming back here and with the support and information here, was able to get my traction and haven't looked back. You can do this! Treat it like a part-time job until you feel 100%. Even then, make good habits (like planning ahead) and make them permanent. Looking forward to hearing of your successes.
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Old 09-14-2017, 06:25 AM   #13
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I have been here a long time too and have lost some, but no where near all the weight I would like to lose. But here's what I figure..... given my weight history, if I had not been here, instead of losing 30 lbs I would have gained 50.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:02 AM   #14
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For those of us who NEED this WOE for our bodies to function, glad you're back. I've had an internal meltdown of sorts because I can't have a Snickers whenever I want. I'm working on the last 15 pounds.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:58 AM   #15
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This is a life long journey with bumps in the road. Everyday do your best. It is not healthy to always reflect on past mistakes. Focus on the here and now and your energy to change the now as best as you can. Dwelling on the past leads to not only depression but sabotage for your attempt this time and each day forward. That type of mindset sets you up for failure before you even start. Yes, learn from past mistakes thats how people learn, just don't get stuck in that rut...You got this girl! You can do absolutely anything you set your mind too. Which doesn't always have to be giving up/starting things all at once. Know yourself enough to make the type of changes each day you can be successful with permanently. If that is giving up one food item at a time so be it. Your in this for the long haul....Best wishes.

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Old 09-14-2017, 10:16 AM   #16
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I don't know of anyone who has had a smooth and steady course. Just keep coming back to this way of eating. Your health will improve and that's a big reward. Don't give up!
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:46 AM   #17
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I'm back up to my heaviest... for the umpteenth time. I feel you! Welcome back!
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:04 PM   #18
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This is a life long journey with bumps in the road. Everyday do your best. It is not healthy to always reflect on past mistakes. Focus on the here and now and your energy to change the now as best as you can. Dwelling on the past leads to not only depression but sabotage for your attempt this time and each day forward. That type of mindset sets you up for failure before you even start. Yes, learn from past mistakes thats how people learn, just don't get stuck in that rut...You got this girl! You can do absolutely anything you set your mind too. Which doesn't always have to be giving up/starting things all at once. Know yourself enough to make the type of changes each day you can be successful with permanently. If that is giving up one food item at a time so be it. Your in this for the long haul....Best wishes.
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Old 09-15-2017, 01:06 PM   #19
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Thank you all so much for the support. Cannot remember how to tag you all but I appreciate your help and advice.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:07 PM   #20
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Same here Kimberlee

I'm with ya! I had to start back again too!! It takes what it takes. Don't be too hard on yourself. This ain't easy!!
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:00 PM   #21
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Kim....You can and will become healthier each day. Focus on that and everything will come with that. Having positive thoughts is one thing to do to become healthier. Focus on all victories in your life big and small. I'm sure you are surrounded by people that know just how special you are!
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:02 PM   #22
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Kim....You can and will become healthier each day. Focus on that and everything will come with that. Having positive thoughts is one thing to do to become healthier. Focus on all victories in your life big and small. I'm sure you are surrounded by people that know just how special you are!
Thanks and yes,my 10 grandbabies think I'm pretty special.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:46 AM   #23
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You are not a failure. You haven't given up! Sounds like you are doing great, and I think the longer you are on plan, the easier it gets. I can relate though. I keep Starting stopping too. I'm recommitted again, we got this!
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:12 AM   #24
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Feeling very much like you today. I've been a member here since 2004 too and trying low carb off and on since 2000. I've ended up about 40 pounds heavier than the first time I started, from the times I've not been low carb. I know nothing else works for me (I'm constantly hungry if I eat more carbs). I just can't seem to stick with it. I see so many people on here who just seem to flip a switch and keep going. I keep coming back hoping this time it will stick. Lots of good advice here that I need to follow too. Thanks for posting about your struggle and congratulations on getting through induction.
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Good to see you back Kit! I struggled for literally years between 2003 and 2009 and ended up almost 50lbs. heavier than when I first started in 2000. Day 5 was my kryptonite. I just couldn't seem to get past that. I found my motivation in pics from a then recent event and was mortified. I kept those images and how I felt in my brain everytime I felt like giving up.

Somehow this worked and once on the 'other side'. I reasoned with myself. Truthfully, I started to feel so much better that the idea of going back to where I had been was not appealing.

Short of the long ~ it turned out to be way more than weight loss. You can do this. My main source of support was (and is) this forum.
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