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Old 12-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #61
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Sometimes when this happens to me I have to remind myself to look at the big picture...think one year ago today - wouldn't you have been thrilled to weigh in at 176.5?
Sometimes I see these small little setbacks and get myself frustrated, but reminding myself to look at from the longer perspective makes me feel better!
I hope it makes you feel better too to think how far you are from last year at this time!
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:48 AM   #62
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12/27 (roller coaster holidays)

Well today I weighed in at 175.5. The holidays are sure crazy. I cheated pretty bad on X-mas Eve and Day and got up t0 178.5 from 174. Now I am at 175.5....it's like a roller coaster. I have a few dinners/parties out for the rest of the week and I really want to make good choices. I feel some stress and anxiousness to get "things" done around the house and make good use of my week off. Staying in control of eating is important to me.

Psmiley-You are so right. Last year I was a lot heavier and not happy squeezing into my plus size clothes. It is so much better to be where I am right now. I really want to focus on today and all my blessings but I am so excited/anxious about how much better my future could be. I've been weighed down for too long. I am looking forward to meeting my goal by the spring/summer. Staying strong through the winter is crucial.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:02 AM   #63
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Weighed in at 175.5. I had a really bad day yesterday-I binged. I feel crappy this morning and just had a cup of coffee. I've been anxious about not getting things done and instead of mustering up the energy to do them, I started feeling "cravings" and "hunger" for things. I gave in. (I tend to procastinate when I am overwhelmed) I ate some chips and some chocolate that has been laying around from the holidays. However, I REFUSE to let this be a bad sign. 2012 WILL be a good year and one in which I will succeed.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:20 AM   #64
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Hi Luca! I think you should go to the library and check out "The Diet Cure" and "The Mood Cure" by Julia Ross. These two books helped me so much, and taking extra amino acids really helped stablize me and kill cravings... they might help you as well? Binging is depressing, this I know, and I needed all the help I could get. Another great way to help curb the cravings is eating on a Carbohydrate Addicts Diet schedule-- only three times a day. This controls the insulin releases and controls the cravings and hunger. Another good book to read is Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat. It really explains why you are on the binge roller coaster and it is all hormones directing the show, it has nothing to do with willpower.

I am sorry you are struggling, I have been where you are too many times, and there is hope to get out of it! It can be done!

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Old 12-29-2011, 06:57 AM   #65
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Well I am weighing in at 179 today. Yesterday I was at my MIL and we had a gift exchange with the kids. Pizza (didn't eat) ate salad and roast beef some apps like cheese and olives and some diet coke. I was sooo good until the desserts! One bite of this and that did me in! I was going by how I felt and I did NOT feel full so I thought it was ok to splurge. I am going to make the conscious effort to NOT beat myself up over it today. I am going to start my next meal today on plan (on induction) and get on with my life. It sucks but I can't dwell or get down.
I am noticing how much I am not ready to have temptation around me. A few months back I think I would have handled this better. Oh well.

Thanks Glam for the advice and books. I will look into it-it's been a struggle most of my life. Also, Your thread and food pics are so helpful. It makes me feel like there is variety and such decadent choices out there. You also exude positive energy. (I definitely need to be near that!) Thank you!
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:05 AM   #66
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You'll be alright as long as you keep trying! When I first started waaaaay back in 2004, lc breads and sweets were just awful. Blargh. But today they can be pretty tasty! Until you really get your footing and your resolve, replace what you are wanting to binge with with a lc version-- lc bread (Like Julian Bakery--yum!) or like Chocoperfection (Yum!) or even just make your own treats using Ideal Sweetener or Steviva Blend Sweetener. Even something easy and quick like Mousse. That is what helped me get over the hump and then be able to make rational decisions. I am very sensitive to sugar, it makes me binge, I have to stay away from it and replace it with Ideal, which does NOT make me binge. You can do it! Have a wonderful day!
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Old 12-30-2011, 06:12 AM   #67
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I weighed in at 178 this morning. I feel like I have water weight to lose. I am disappointed that for 2012 I will not start off at 175 or less. Maybe I could get closer in 2 days? We will see. I did well yesterday except I had some popcorn with the family while watching a movie together. I still feel crampy and gassy from all the sweets and mistakes from the past days. It's amazing how much my mind and body are fighting/adjusting to this way of eating. Tonight I am going out to eat with friends. I've been to the restaurant before and know I can avoid cravings. It is definitely more of an issue when I am home later at night.
Hoping to stay focused today.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:35 PM   #68
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I'm glad to see you posted today! I know as long as your are posting, you are thinking about your WOE and that is a success.
I hope you have a great dinner tonight!
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:41 AM   #69
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Today I weighed in at 179. Although I stuck to plan besides eating one bruschetta and having 3 sips of hot chocolate last night, I am not surprised because I felt full and heavier.

Today I am sticking to plan and ending 2011 in a positive note. I wanted to be 175 or less to start off 2012 ( and I was for a brief few days) but I am not. BUT This does not mean I will not be in a week or so. I want to hold myself to high standards but I do not want to tear myself down for each mistake I make. Each meal, each piece of food I put into my mouth is a decision. For each mistake I make a new better choice is awaiting. I will not let negative thoughts derail me and set me off course this year.

Meanwhile, I do have some baking to do today---but I am hoping to stay clear and eat clean today.

Psmiley you are correct. Journaling helps me be accountable. I enjoy doing it and hope to continue no matter how busy I get.
Happy New Year to you!

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:58 AM   #70
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I weighed in at 179 this morning. I feel the latter part of 2011 I really started on working on me with LC woe. The earlier part of 2011 I tried to lose weight and lost about 10 pounds. This year want to make it a lifestyle change while losing a significant amount of weight. I am much happier when I eat LC and I want that to continue all of 2012-taking it one day at a time.

Hoping and working toward a good day today...
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:20 AM   #71
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Today I am 179. I a little upset that I had not lost anything but I guess I should just be happy I did not gain in 2 days. I am trying to stick to induction rules (and I have ) but I get so hungry and crave sweets-maybe it's the quantity I am eating? I plan on getting on the treadmill tonight....I do not want to get discouraged because I was running at the end of the summer. I will start out slow by walking at least 20-30 minutes. Hoping for a good day and sensible choices....
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:30 AM   #72
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What do you eat when you are hungry and craving sweets?
I have found that when I am hungry I need to eat pronto or I get too tempted.

You are doing great!
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #73
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for sweets tonight I ate pecans and some whipped cream. I know it's weird but the crunchy and sweet took care of my temptation. Someone else on the boards recommended cream cheese, butter, slightly melted, w some splenda and whatever spice (like cinnamon). That's pretty decadent and helps. I know I need to start preparing more things ahead of time like pumpkin bake and stuff. However, the more I cave in to even "safe" sweets my cravings just continue. It's really difficult to find balance and lose weight at the same time. Although, lc woe is closest thing I ever came to being satisfied WHILE losing weight. How about you?
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:15 AM   #74
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Today, I weighed in at 177.5.
I feel good. I didn't think I would go down a pound and a half after all the bacon I ate yesterday but I did. I also got on the treadmill last night and that felt good. Honestly, I have always said this, working out lessens my stress. My body and mind feels so much better after I am done. I just lack the motivation to actually go and do it....
I am back at work this week and I like being back on a schedule. I want to be organized with my food and stay strong and disciplined.
Hoping for a good day with sensible choices...
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #75
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:40 AM   #76
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So I stepped on the scale 3 times. Two out of the three times I weighed 178.
The one time I was 177. I like to believe I am 177 BUT I want to be real so I guess I am 178. I was a bit sad because the past 2 days I have been sticking to plan so carefully. I'm not sure if I should just back off t he scale for a while. Although, I know if I lose weight too fast, that is usually a sign that I will gain it back just as quickly. So I guess I should be ok with "slow and steady". I just do NOT want to gain. My mini-goal is to be 170 by February 1st. I have so many clothes I really want to get rid of but I am still in the in between zone with clothes that I just can't do it yet. I couldn't exercise yesterday because between cooking dinner and getting the kids ready (w/out hardly any help from hubby) I was exhausted and fell asleep. During the cold winter months it is very easy to just come home and get into pjs and get under the covers asap. I'm also thinking for the first 2 weeks of exercising again, that I should try to just get on the treadmill 3-4 times a week. Ughh...I have such a long way to go.... Hoping for another good day.
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Old 01-04-2012, 05:46 AM   #77
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Step away from the scale for a week and see how you do.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:57 AM   #79
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Today I weighed in at 177. I actually feel that I am obsessed with the scale-more than food lately! I think I need to stop and just concentrate on being healthy.

And thank you Glam! Your encouragement helps more than you know...

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Old 01-06-2012, 05:29 AM   #80
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Psmiley-I didn;t read your post. I will not step on the scale starting tomorrow (Saturday) for one week if you do too. I hope your still interested.

I weighed this morning and I am 177. I am ok with that BUT I having such a bad morning. I hit into a parked car this morning. The other car is completely fine but my front light and bumper completely tore off. All this means to me is more money I have to spend and probably a lot. I have none! I am the only one working right now in my house. Also, my son drove me nuts this morning-and I hate leaving him in the morning like that.

I could cry so much right now but I am at work.....
trying to keep it together....

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Hi Luca- Sorry about your bad morning!

Okay- I am staying off the scale with you! I weigh in Thursday night at my weight loss group, but that will be it for the week!

Hope you have a better day today!
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No weigh in this morning...
After reading posts on the board from someone else having a bad day, I got it together and was able to stay on plan and the day did get better (love this site). I realized my light on my car did not come off and someone recommended a cheaper way to get the car fixed. Friends and their children came over last night and she brought over meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salad, and bread. I ate some meatloaf and salad w. ranch dressing. I bought cookies for the kids and some apple pie for the adults and had none of it, just had coffee.

I am so glad....BUT I am not going on the scale....I am waiting until next Saturday. I feel this week I have stayed on plan well, but have not exercised like I wanted to.
I have a busy day ahead and will be going to another friends house tonight for a visit. I Plan on staying on plan. Hoping for another good day!

Thanks PSmiley! Don't get on that scale! Just keep making good choices....
(hoping to follow my own advice)
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ugh..

Well, I bought a pair of size 14 jeans and they were sooo tight.
The other size 14 fit because they S T R E T CH. Ugh... I feel gross today...realizing I can't quite get rid of my clothes depresses me.
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Well, I bought a pair of size 14 jeans and they were sooo tight.
The other size 14 fit because they S T R E T CH. Ugh... I feel gross today...realizing I can't quite get rid of my clothes depresses me.
I hear ya! I have clothing in 3 different sizes in my closet right now...and the size depends on the brand and stretchiness...and pulling out a larger size makes me feel depressed. But a year ago, you would have been happy for this size, right?
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Bad night..ate Doritos and 2 brownies.
Loathing how I feel and I am sure the scale would reveal my mistakes.
In hiding today-but will try to stay on plan.
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The great thing about not weighing is that by the next time you step on the scale it can be gone if you work hard!
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Did not go on the scale today. I ate really well (stayed on plan) yesterday and drank lots of water. I've been forgetting my vitamin which is not so good.
The good thing is I have no parties or "fun" plans this week. This means I will be more "strict". I feel pretty busy with kids stuff and work that anything extra this week might derail me from thinking about what is best for me.

I am hoping for a good day and great week.
You are right Psmiley-not going pn the scale and working VERY hard might be what I need. We shall see...
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No scale today-feeling good like I am sticking to plan.
A little on edge today about work related stuff...but I am going to make it a priority to stay on plan ...FOR ME.
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So, I had to make a dessert last night for a shower at work today.
2 good things:
1. I became so tempted while making the dessert BUT I did not cheat. Instead, I used pork rinds, melted butter, w/cinnamon and splenda and shook them in a bag. I got the recipe from this site and I loved it!

2. At the shower today, I ate safe foods...artichoke dip w/carrots and some cheese.

No scale to check yet-but I am happy 2 b on plan.
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1/11/11-I caved

Sorry, Psmiley, I am a weak woman...I weighed myself this morning.
I weighed in at a disappointing 177.

I am back to what I weighed about a week ago, which is good I guess, but I guess I expecting more for being so good the past few days. In other words, I guess I figure I deserve a quick fix-which is ridiculous I know. If anything, all weight loss and lifestyle changes take a long time- and lots of will and patience.

This I am working on....hoping for some more good days ahead. Thinking about spring and hoping to get into some cute outfits. I also have a wedding in the summer and I want to buy a sexy dress for once.
My other dream is to wear a bathing suit this summer and go swimming with my kids and husband. It sounds silly but I have not worn a bathing suit without a shirt since I was married. Actually, I avoid any water and try to not even wear the suit or shirt at all-I leave the swimming to my husband.
I want to stop observing life and become a participator. I want to keep that perspective in mind. No food is ever worth this life.
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