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Old 01-08-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Good-bye, JUDDD

I feel weird doing this, when so many of you have such wonderful JUDDD success. For now, it isn't for me. 6 weeks in, and I'm up 1 or 2 lb from when I started. Obviously, I need to count calories on up days, but I find myself rebelling. I'll do low-carb, OR eat every other day OR count calories, but all three - no thanks.

I feel I can't get much done on DD's, because I'm unfocused. and I don't have good workout energy, and I don't sleep well. And up days seem to reinforce my binge habits. My hypoglycemia, which was "cured" with low-carb, is coming back, so I have to eat more often. I have an almost constant low-grade "hunger headache." I didn't have any wonderful benefits that so many of you have seen.

I did learn a lot about myself, and I'm grateful for that. Now I know I don't have to eat. And i like the rotations - I may include a modified version, where I have days where I eat more and less, but every day eat enough.

I'm only posting this in case anyone else finds, like me, that it just isn't right for them. With so many of you loving this, I feel like, "What's wrong with me?" I so wanted it to be the answer, but at this time it isn't.

Much love and gratitude to you all! You're a lovely bunch, inside and out! I'll keep making the cabbage with chicken and remember you fondly!
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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we all have to find the woe that works for each of us. I was a hot mess on low carb, but for some it is the answer. We are all different and that's ok. As long as you know what works for you and makes you feel good, we, I, am happy!

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JUDDD changed my life. It transformed my health, gave me freedom and restored my confidence.

JUDDD is very simple, very livable and very flexible. JUDDD allows weight loss and life to happen simultaneously.

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Old 01-08-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
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If my experience had been the same as your, Yvonne, I'd be going to a different plan, too. You have certainly given it a good chance, with 6 weeks on JUDDD.

All of our bodies are different, and it sounds like this just isn't a good fit for you. I'm sure that nothing is wrong with you--JUDDD just isn't a good fit for you. And it's kind of you to share your experience so that others who have similar outcomes don't feel alone, or like there is something wrong with them.

I hope you find a plan that does work very well for you and makes you feel great. People who stay with JUDDD are those who have a better experience than you did, so there's "selection bias" in terms of who hangs around and posts to this board over the extended periods of time. I know some people in some challenge groups that I participate in have tried JUDDD and found it wasn't a good fit for them, so you are far from alone. I'm just happy that it does fit me, and I wish you a healthy and happy 2013 following a different path.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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Yvonne, I understand. I have had a very slow time losing too. I tend to gain and lose the same lbs over and over, but it's true that there is a downward trend. I thought about going back to LC, but I know it was not easy for me and more restrictive than I like. Seems like there is some drawback to nearly every WOE when we're trying to lose. I hope you find what works for you!

"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

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Old 01-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #5
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Oh, you're not the only one at all.

It's not the ideal plan for everyone, no one plan is. People leave, they need to do something else, it's not uncommon.

Sounds like you gave it a really good try, and if you learned things about yourself and your body and your needs, then it wasn't really a failure.

I know we all wish you the best of luck finding the plan that does work for you, whatever that is. Pop in every now and again, and let us know how you are.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:37 AM   #6
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Yvonne you know your own body and we are all so different. There is no need for the
"What's wrong with me?"

There is nothing wrong with you! It simply didn't suit you. Which is fine.

I do love that you have learnt one of most useful JUDDD facts. Hunger is not an emergency. That alone will take you far on any weight loss plan.

Please pop by and tell us how you are getting on. We miss our erstwhile JBs. And happy losing!

Embrace a little hunger. It is the sign of healing.

Hunger is not an emergency.

It's not what you eat between Christmas and New Year that makes you fat, it's what you eat between New Year and Christmas.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:45 AM   #7
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Sorry to see you go

I agree, we need to find what works.I could not do low carb, I gained after 4 months of trying and hated life. Also think it would be difficult to rotate on strict low carb too (but some people do it fine)..

Maybe if you enter into carb eating, you can try this again down the track... until the I wish you luck in your travels
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:58 AM   #8
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Yvonne- sometimes the time is not right for a certain diet. Don't feel bad, you need to do what your heart tells you.
If it makes you feel any better I left JUDD twice, each time promising to never come back . I started again 5 weeks ago and I am really enjoing it this time. I guess 3rd time the charm
Good luck with whatever you do!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:25 AM   #9
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The reason we are such a bunch of cheerleaders is we are a bunch of talkative people for whom JUDDD's format works. We know and respect the reality that there is no one-size-fits-all in weight loss land. Quite a few people try JUDDD and recognize it is not for them. So they say good-bye. Sometimes, when they find their WOE, they come back to share. Then we do the Happy Dance for them.

You take care. Your WOE is out there, and you will find it!
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Changed to LCHF after becoming diabetic in 9/13 (Lost 15 more pounds).
STILL below goal 11/21/15

I did not "lose" weight. I evicted it. It is gone and it ain't coming back!

JUDDD cares about calories. JUDDD does not care what you eat. Your body probably does.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:26 AM   #10
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You have to find the plan that works for you-it took me several tries on other plans before I found JUDDD, and now that I've lost most of my weight I'm feeling pulled to try something different for maintenance. I hope you find what works for you and you have success on your weight loss journey
~Sara~ I've gone from size 14 jeans, down to a size 4 with JUDDD/5:2IF! Now in maintenance with 16:8IF and the occasional potato hack. My 3 year maintenance anniversary is in April

October 2015 Blood Work Results
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no triglycerides number given this time, but blood work this past spring put them at a 49
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:45 AM   #11
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Best wishes in your new journey!

I agree that JUDDD budds are the best.
""Nutrient hunger can cause weight loss to plateau and reverse, even if the diet does not change."--Paul Jaminet
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:07 AM   #12
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Dear Yvonne
Thank you for sharing this.
Sorry JUDDD didn't suit you but very glad you've learned some useful things about yourself.
There definitely isn't a universally appropriate way of eating for optimal health.
I hope you soon find what works best for you.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #13
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Sorry to see you go, Yvonne, but you must find that perfect WOE for yourself. You sure did give it a good try. Low carb is a great plan, and if that is more effective and comfortable for your body, you have to recognize and respect that. Exactly like you are doing.

Do pop in and let us know how you're doing. And good luck!
~~~LCG aka Carol~~~

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:03 AM   #14
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We all wish you the best! I agree with everyone here.. its NOT for all..But those who it has worked for are thrilled.I pray that you find that one plan that works for YOUR body! and when you do.. Please come share with us.. Many of us here feel and my self included.. ONCE a JUDD BUDDD .. ALWAYS a BUDDD! Much love and support to you on your continued journey ~

1991 Highest Weight 296#
1995 Low Fat 190#
2012 225#Job change.
2012 lost 60# on JUDDD. 166 N Lw
2015 185# Depression.
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My whole life has been a battle BUT I always get back up when it knocks me down.. Never give up!!!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:57 AM   #15
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I agree with everyone else. You've given it a fair shake and if it's not for you, there's no need to keep trying. Do stop by and keep us updated with how you're doing. I wish you all the best.

JUDDD got me where I want to be!
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #16
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I am a BIG JUDDD fan but I too am finding JUDDD not what I can do right now. There is no "right or wrong" way but the way it works for us, as individuals.

Thanks for coming forward and hope to see you on the forum anyway, come say hi once in a while!
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