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Old 10-19-2012, 06:10 AM   #31
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Look at you- getting the job done!

Day two- do just what you did on day one.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:15 AM   #32
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Awesome!

You made it through Day 1. Keep up the great work!

Drink as much as you can; it'll help the swelling. (Prop your feet up, too!)

Keep it nice and high-fat today. Cream cheese on anything that'll take it. Lots of butter, coconut oil, etc. That, and some nice chicken broth... Fight that hunger, and help fight the "induction flu".

You can do this!
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:48 AM   #33
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Well done - you sound very motivated. One thing that might also help encourage you is to create a chart, estimating reasonable how much you can lose each week. So, if you're targeting #3 per week until you lose your 70#, you can see week to week what you'd weigh. It's also a good way of noting upcoming holidays, etc. so you can think about how you'll address them.

Not wishing luck since it's hard work, but wishing you much success.
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #34
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I just wanted to say, welcome back and good luck to you on your journey! You sound very determined which is a great sign!
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:29 PM   #35
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Thanks to everyone who posted today!

I just wanted to check in and say:

DAY TWO, done!

Yay!
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:50 AM   #36
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How are you doing today- Day THREE?
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #37
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I can identify with virtually everything you've written.

For me, it was 1999 when I first lost significant weight on low carb. 13 years later, up and down, back to virtually where I started.

I traveled for many years for business. You're right, it sucks when you don't really fit on a plane seat (imagine 20+ hours each way, going to/from Australia and China!).

Mostly, though, I wanted to respond about the "binges". I could easily eat an entire box of cereal with extra sugar in less than a day, followed by a box of malted milk balls (or some other crazy thing).

I recently read "Brain over Binge". It was an eye-opener for me. I would strongly recommend that anyone struggling with binge eating read this book. In combination with the techniques in the book, for me, low-carb has really helped with the binges.

I've been binge-free for over 3 weeks now. Every day is a gift.

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Old 10-20-2012, 09:15 AM   #38
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Happy Saturday, Lramirez and everyone else!

So far so good!

Woke up, did some reading, drank a couple of cups of decaf and had a nice plate of eggs and bacon. Honestly, this wasn't difficult. I'll eat eggs again for dinner and then I'll have to decide what I want to eat from Sunday, onward.

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Mostly, though, I wanted to respond about the "binges". I could easily eat an entire box of cereal with extra sugar in less than a day, followed by a box of malted milk balls (or some other crazy thing).
Although I can relate to this, do you find that when others share their binge stories you always feel that you are SO MUCH WORSE?

In my mind, I think "at least cereal is considered a real food to most people". I'd pick up pounds of candy and finish it in a day. If I purchased a four pack of chocolate bars, I'd eat them inside of 8 hours. I could go on and on....

The book you recommended sounds great. I'll try it.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:36 AM   #39
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Although I can relate to this, do you find that when others share their binge stories you always feel that you are SO MUCH WORSE?
There is a Wendys, a McDonalds, and a convenience store all on the drive home from my work to my house. The drive takes 20 minutes. I have had days where I stopped at all three on the way home. And believe me I wasn't ordering a diet soda at each stop. Once I got home I'd make dinner (and eat it) with my husband.

I just wanna say, bingers like us do not binge because we are crazy. We binge because all that fat/sugar/salt hits areas in our brain that calms us. Just like heroin. I mean- it really works! At least for a short while. (Unfortunately it has the side effect of making us feel bloated and uncomfortable and overweight.) And if we have been "using" fat/sugar/salt for a while we need a certain amount just to feel comfortable. Just like heroin.

So up until now you have been doing what you needed to do to get through the day. That's what we all do. Until we decide to try something else. You are trying something else now. And so far so good!

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Old 10-20-2012, 11:30 AM   #40
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I just wanna say, bingers like us do not binge because we are crazy. We binge because all that fat/sugar/salt hits areas in our brain that calms us
So true.

Back a few years ago when the concept of sugar addition was just coming up. I finally understood what made me eat spoonfuls of sugar straight out of the sugarbowl as a child. I remember just feeling like I'd go crazy if I couldn't have candy when I was about 10.

I'm so glad I'm among people who understand....
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:26 PM   #41
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Day Three---done!!!

We went shopping today and I treated myself to a nail polish, a fresh sugar soap from Sephora and a container of Crabtree and Evelyn dusting powder.

Hurray for non-food rewards!
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #42
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welcome back

and dont think of it as losing sweets

think of it as gaining bacon!
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:09 AM   #43
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CONGRATS! YOU HAD your AHA moment and now you are back on plan and will be rolling down that scale. GOOD for you! Stay strong! best of luck
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:40 AM   #44
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I loved reading through this thread! WTG on your 3rd day! That's amazing! Get this first week over and out of that carb fog and once you feel that energy, remind yourself how good it feels! That's what I have to do. I don't ever want to feel that sluggish and tired again! Keep rocking it!!
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I loved reading through this thread! WTG on your 3rd day! That's amazing! Get this first week over and out of that carb fog and once you feel that energy, remind yourself how good it feels! That's what I have to do. I don't ever want to feel that sluggish and tired again! Keep rocking it!!
AMEN! that sluggish feeling is awful. did a alot of years feeling like that. never again!
kinda like Thanksgiving Day dinner over and over again
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #46
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How are you feeling today?
Hopefully OK.

What are you going to do now that the all egg and meat phase is over?
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #47
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think of it as gaining bacon!
I'm not nuts about bacon--probably because I was never hung up on low fat dieting....but, hey....I'll take my bonuses any way I can get them!

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CONGRATS! YOU HAD your AHA moment and now you are back on plan and will be rolling down that scale. GOOD for you! Stay strong! best of luck
Thanks!!! Still going strong with a good attitude!

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Get this first week over and out of that carb fog and once you feel that energy, remind yourself how good it feels!
Yep--that energy is what I CRAVE right now. I've been in a carb fog for over a year and I HATE it!

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AMEN! that sluggish feeling is awful. did a alot of years feeling like that. never again!
kinda like Thanksgiving Day dinner over and over again
SO true!

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What are you going to do now that the all egg and meat phase is over?
Well, today I'm making a nice pork roast in my slow cooker to take to work this week. Since the meat and eggs phase is over, I'm adding shallots to my pork (only enough to season the broth--I won't actually eat the shallots).

My week of dinners is planned out--I have two fish fillets, chicken thighs, a couple of chicken breasts and I can always default back to eggs and bacon if I have to.

I feel reasonably well prepared.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:28 PM   #48
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Day Four, COMPLETE!

Just sitting down to eat some chicken and I thought I'd stop by and tell everyone here that I had another AHA, moment!

Attitude is everything!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #49
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So many motivational posts on here. Love it! I'm starting again tomorrow. After many failed attempts, in determined to make it happen this time. No excuses...no giving up!!
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:11 AM   #50
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DAY FIVE!

I'm in ketosis.

The smell of my crock pot roast cooking last night made me feel so nauseous that I had to open my bedroom window! (That's a good thing!)

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Free free to post here for support, Mayimba!

DAY FIVE!

I'm in ketosis.

The smell of my crock pot roast cooking last night made me feel so nauseous that I had to open my bedroom window! (That's a good thing!)


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Free free to post here for support, Mayimba!
Thank you!

And congratulations on being in ketosis! I love that feeling. I have my strips ready and I can't wait to test dark pink and purple!!
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Free free to post here for support, Mayimba!

DAY FIVE!

I'm in ketosis.

The smell of my crock pot roast cooking last night made me feel so nauseous that I had to open my bedroom window! (That's a good thing!)

Yay! Congratulations! The hardest part is over! YOU DID IT! You voided evil sugar all by yourself! Keep at it! Another five days and I bet you’ll have to update your stats. Awesome!
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So many motivational posts on here. Love it! I'm starting again tomorrow. After many failed attempts, in determined to make it happen this time. No excuses...no giving up!!
We're rooting for you, mayimba! You can do this!
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #57
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Day SIX!

Still going strong....
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YAY! You (and your righteous anger) are an inspiration!

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Thank you!

Seeing your awesome stats inspire me!!

Tomorrow is WEIGH IN DAY!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:56 AM   #60
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Drumroll.....

How'd you do, Melle's Sweetheart?
Can't wait to hear!

What are you eating these days?
Do you post your menus?
Some find it helpful.

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