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Old 11-16-2012, 05:19 AM   #181
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Thanks, Jaylyn!

It's amazing how posting here everyday keeps me honest. I haven't had any crazy cravings lately, but when I'm reflecting on my eating habits, I am so proud that I can come here every day and be 100% honest about what I've eaten and whether I'm still on plan.

I'm glad that coming to my thread helps you, too!

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:36 AM   #182
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It's not busy here at work yet, so I thought I'd share something else about myself that I think will help me stay on track.

My name is Melle's Sweetheart and I USED to hide food from my Husband. It started pretty innocently...I knew that I was eating crap and I didn't want him to worry about me, so I would bring home a whole chocolate chip ring (it's like a coffee cake type thing) and eat it all before he got home. Then, my cravings would get the best of me and I'd start buying Cadbury Peanut Butter chocolate bars on the way to work. I'd hide them in my drawer and eat them all day long. (At that point, the stress of my job kept me eating all day long). I did diet and lose weight in between these episodes, but by far, the last two years have been the worst. In the past two years, I had an ectopic pregnancy and although now I'm over the worst of it, during the times when I felt very sad and depressed, I'd actually stock up on all the goodies that made me feel better and I'd charge them to a secret credit card that my Husband doesn't have access to.

What made things worse were my fertility treatments. I couldn't have IVF because I'm too heavy to have my eggs extracted AND I needed to have a test called a sonohisteropingeogram (I think?) where my fallopian tubes would have been x-rayed to check for blockages but the tables in all the hospitals only support 300 lbs, so I was over the limit to have the test. Imagine how horrible I felt when my poor husband realized that, once again, my weight was standing in the way of us having a child. We opted for three rounds of IUI with injectible hormones which REALLY made me feel terrible AND gain weight.

I can't tell you how horrible I felt about hiding things from my Husband. I'm glad that for the past 30 days, there has been no activity on my secret credit card.

So there, I said it.

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It's not busy here at work yet, so I thought I'd share something else about myself that I think will help me stay on track.

My name is Melle's Sweetheart and I USED to hide food from my Husband. It started pretty innocently...I knew that I was eating crap and I didn't want him to worry about me, so I would bring home a whole chocolate chip ring (it's like a coffee cake type thing) and eat it all before he got home. Then, my cravings would get the best of me and I'd start buying Cadbury Peanut Butter chocolate bars on the way to work. I'd hide them in my drawer and eat them all day long. (At that point, the stress of my job kept me eating all day long). I did diet and lose weight in between these episodes, but by far, the last two years have been the worst. In the past two years, I had an ectopic pregnancy and although now I'm over the worst of it, during the times when I felt very sad and depressed, I'd actually stock up on all the goodies that made me feel better and I'd charge them to a secret credit card that my Husband doesn't have access to.

What made things worse were my fertility treatments. I couldn't have IVF because I'm too heavy to have my eggs extracted AND I needed to have a test called a sonohisteropingeogram (I think?) where my fallopian tubes would have been x-rayed to check for blockages but the tables in all the hospitals only support 300 lbs, so I was over the limit to have the test. Imagine how horrible I felt when my poor husband realized that, once again, my weight was standing in the way of us having a child. We opted for three rounds of IUI with injectible hormones which REALLY made me feel terrible AND gain weight.

I can't tell you how horrible I felt about hiding things from my Husband. I'm glad that for the past 30 days, there has been no activity on my secret credit card.

So there, I said it.

Gosh this shows more than ever how this is an addiction. It was never your fault. You are amazing to finally say enough and get a hold of it. How much do you have to lose to be a candidate for IVF? That seems to be very motivating if still on the table. You're doing great! After 31 days, you're on cruise control and not dealing with the insulin up and down etc. We are rooting for you!
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I can't tell you how horrible I felt about hiding things from my Husband. I'm glad that for the past 30 days, there has been no activity on my secret credit card.

So there, I said it.
Hopefully that was catharctic for you. You know you are among people here who totally get it.

But NOW you are in the process of taking the reins of your life back and pointing your life in the direction you want it to go. Just remember that when Mr. Carb Monster comes a-callin", all dressed up in his holiday finery!

Another thought for you- maybe the next charge on that secret credit card of yours could be a little gift for your husband? He sounds like a wonderful mate to you.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #185
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Gosh this shows more than ever how this is an addiction. It was never your fault. You are amazing to finally say enough and get a hold of it. How much do you have to lose to be a candidate for IVF? That seems to be very motivating if still on the table. You're doing great! After 31 days, you're on cruise control and not dealing with the insulin up and down etc. We are rooting for you!
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The heaviest I can be for IVF is 250...

IVF is on the table until I'm 44, so I still have a couple of years to get the weight off. I think I can do it.
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Hopefully that was catharctic for you. You know you are among people here who totally get it.

But NOW you are in the process of taking the reins of your life back and pointing your life in the direction you want it to go. Just remember that when Mr. Carb Monster comes a-callin", all dressed up in his holiday finery!

Another thought for you- maybe the next charge on that secret credit card of yours could be a little gift for your husband? He sounds like a wonderful mate to you.
I know everyone here gets it, but I'm always surrounded by others who just don't.

The holidays aren't a problem for me if I'm not cooking dinner---I just cook up a great cheesecake and eat as many low carb foods as I possibly can before I go.

I think what I don't say enough is that my Husband is the best man in the world. He married me at 335 lbs and has NEVER had anything negative to say about my weight. I don't deserve him, based on that alone. He's so fabulous...there aren't many people who can say that after being together for 9 years...
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:51 PM   #187
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The heaviest I can be for IVF is 250...

IVF is on the table until I'm 44, so I still have a couple of years to get the weight off. I think I can do it.
I love your motivation so have been following your thread. I KNOW you will get to the 250 weight.
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i lurk on this thread because it is sooooo motivational. Melle's Sweetheart KUTGW!
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You will DEFINITELY get to your 250lb weight - and long before the two years are up stay as on plan as you have been and as honest and passionate as you are and you'll be there in no time. And as other people have said, this diet can be something of a fertility drug for some people - regulating blood sugar can help regulate hormones etc. You have a lot of good reasons to keep on fighting and I'm quite sure you will.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:02 PM   #190
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I've been sick all day...virus with cough and the only meds that work are full of carbs...

I only ate an omelette today.

Will check in tomorrow..keep the faith locarbers!!!!!
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:22 AM   #191
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Viruses are something we can not control. The only thing we can control is our own behavior. Try not to let it get you down. It will not stick around forever. Good news is- eating low carb should be boosting your immune system so maybe won't last too long.

And most liquid medicines also come in capsule form, so you can avoid some of the carbs.

Could the hubs make you some delicious garlicky chicken soup?

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I've been MIA from this wonderful thread for a few days as I indulge in not so great things.. But, I know Melle's Sweetheart will keep me coming back and re-motivate me!

Melle's Sweetheart, thank you for sharing your story. I think many of us have had similar stories, that if we bring to the surface will help us heal from the emotional addiction food has become in our lives. Our emotions are like the layers of an onion... Deep down at the core we have issues stemming from our earliest days. We turned to food, while others turned to other addictions.. The lucky ones escaped unharmed.

The first step is to do what you have done, Melle's Sweetheart.. Keep unpeeling those layers, because you deserve true happiness.. We all do! And, it is within our grasp if we truly believe we are deserving of it.

I hope your virus gets better soon! Thanks for sharing with us and keeping us motivated to improve our current condition - whatever that is!!

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Thank you for posting your story Melle’s Sweetheart. I’ve been gone from these boards for years and now I find myself 40 pounds above my goal. It has come on with a vengeance the last couple years and I have to do something about it. I was trolling the boards last night and come across this thread. You have so inspired me that I made up my mind to get back on low carb now and not wait for the holidays to pass before starting. In fact, I got out of bed last night and threw away all the bread and cereal in the house.

I hope you get to feeling better real soon.
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Melle's Sweetheart - You are doing an awesome job and I just love your attitude!! I hope you are feeling better today. I have been off and on low carb for almost 12 years, and I have to agree that lowcarb definitely helps with fertility! My son (12 in January) was conceived after six years of marriage/unprotected sex--and after 30-35 lbs loss. Unfortunately, I let my bad eating habits roar its ugly head again, and now two kids later, I am almost 30lbs heavier then I was at 9 months pregnant with my son - and 100 lbs heavier since I married 18 years ago.

I like several of the quotes "Stay Strong or Stay Fat" and "Attitude is Everything." I am working on changing my attitude and eating habits, once again. and I need to make my book list, and make time for me and get some good reading done!

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Day Thirty Four:

First of all---thanks so much for all the wonderful words of encouragement that you all have posted in the last couple days...I feel terrible that I'm unable to post to you individually, but replying on my iPhone makes that almost impossible.

What I can say is that I have a high fever but I've kept it clean--I bought sugar free cough syrup that has maltitol so the stomach issues are an added bonus.

I have to go to work on Monday so I must sleep but I have to thank you all for encouraging me to put my life back on track!

I love you all for being so inspirational!!!
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Day Thirty Four:

First of all---thanks so much for all the wonderful words of encouragement that you all have posted in the last couple days...I feel terrible that I'm unable to post to you individually, but replying on my iPhone makes that almost impossible.

What I can say is that I have a high fever but I've kept it clean--I bought sugar free cough syrup that has maltitol so the stomach issues are an added bonus.

I have to go to work on Monday so I must sleep but I have to thank you all for encouraging me to put my life back on track!

I love you all for being so inspirational!!!
Awe! feel better! I'm impressed you thought to buy the sugar fee syrup! Sleep well!
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And most liquid medicines also come in capsule form, so you can avoid some of the carbs.

Could the hubs make you some delicious garlicky chicken soup?
I bought capsules and I bought cough syrup sweetened without sugar---it's sweetened with maltitol...argh...I think I'd rather drink it down without any sweetener at all!

Yesterday my husband bought some chicken and leeks, so he's going to make me some soup tonight......that should help.

Thanks for your words of encouragement!
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Melle's Sweetheart, thank you for sharing your story. I think many of us have had similar stories, that if we bring to the surface will help us heal from the emotional addiction food has become in our lives. Our emotions are like the layers of an onion... Deep down at the core we have issues stemming from our earliest days. We turned to food, while others turned to other addictions.. The lucky ones escaped unharmed.

The first step is to do what you have done, Melle's Sweetheart.. Keep unpeeling those layers, because you deserve true happiness.. We all do! And, it is within our grasp if we truly believe we are deserving of it.

I hope your virus gets better soon! Thanks for sharing with us and keeping us motivated to improve our current condition - whatever that is!!

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Thanks so much, DipGal!

In therapy I learned that sharing my feelings helps me to identify them. For many years, I felt anger and I self-medicated with food. Seems like with all the big decisions in my life, a little light bulb has to switch on in my brain before I switch into high gear..

In the past, a cold like this would have immediately put me in high carb mode. It would have been my excuse to carb up. Not this time. I didn't work this hard for days just to kill it all because of a cold. Thankfully, I have no appetite anyways.
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Thank you for posting your story Melle’s Sweetheart. I’ve been gone from these boards for years and now I find myself 40 pounds above my goal. It has come on with a vengeance the last couple years and I have to do something about it. I was trolling the boards last night and come across this thread. You have so inspired me that I made up my mind to get back on low carb now and not wait for the holidays to pass before starting. In fact, I got out of bed last night and threw away all the bread and cereal in the house.

I hope you get to feeling better real soon.
That's fabulous!

I've always waited for special occasions to pass before starting and now I realize that it's a mistake. The holidays will ALWAYS be around. If it's not Christmas, it's Easter and so forth. This Christmas, I'll be well entrenched into my WOE and it won't bother me. Holidays are about more than just eating.

Please keep coming back to my thread....I love knowing that I'm being motivated but I'm also helping others!
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Melle's Sweetheart - You are doing an awesome job and I just love your attitude!! I hope you are feeling better today. I have been off and on low carb for almost 12 years, and I have to agree that lowcarb definitely helps with fertility! My son (12 in January) was conceived after six years of marriage/unprotected sex--and after 30-35 lbs loss. Unfortunately, I let my bad eating habits roar its ugly head again, and now two kids later, I am almost 30lbs heavier then I was at 9 months pregnant with my son - and 100 lbs heavier since I married 18 years ago.

I like several of the quotes "Stay Strong or Stay Fat" and "Attitude is Everything." I am working on changing my attitude and eating habits, once again. and I need to make my book list, and make time for me and get some good reading done!

Just wanted to say, you are doing an awesome job - and you Will succeed!!!!
THanks for sharing your fertility story---I still have hope and losing weight might just be the trick I need to fulfill this dream. We'll have to see. Regardless of whether I conceive on my own or adopt, I still have to lose the weight--I want to be a healthy mom.

I love the quote "Stay Strong or STay Fat", even though I don't care much about fat in itself...if I felt good at my weight and it didn't endanger my health, I'd stay this way.

Thanks for coming by and please keep contributing!
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Awe! feel better! I'm impressed you thought to buy the sugar fee syrup! Sleep well!
Hi Abby!

You don't know how tempted I was just to down a shot of Nyquil and be done with it, but I read on a thread here that Nyquil has 19 carbs per shot! AHHHH...obviously, I don't think I'm going to gain weight by having Nyquil, but I don't need the cravings monster to rear it's ugly head, along with this bloody cold!

My Husband made me a low carb dessert last night and I actually ate it. It's probably not induction friendly, but I thought it was alright, simply because I haven't been eating much anyways.

He whipped up a cup of heavy cream and added one tablespoon of Dr. Oetker's sugar free Chocolate Mousse powder and a tablespoon of cocoa and liquid sucralose. It was yummy!
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DAY THIRTY FIVE!

I'm at work, surviving.

I did weigh in this morning (unofficially) and I've hit the 20 lbs mark. I'm not calling it official until Wednesday....but I have my fingers crossed!

I don't think I'm going to make it all day, but I'm in charge today so I have to be here....grrr.....
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DAY THIRTY FIVE!

I'm at work, surviving.

I did weigh in this morning (unofficially) and I've hit the 20 lbs mark. I'm not calling it official until Wednesday....but I have my fingers crossed!

I don't think I'm going to make it all day, but I'm in charge today so I have to be here....grrr.....
Awesome! 20 lbs official or not is fantastic.

Sorry you're a bit under the weather. Wow to stick to your guns while you're not feeling well is proof you will and are doing this! I'm very happy for you!

I'm doing okay, but I have to get a handle on my occasional slip at the store...I buy something with sugar with the excuse that its for DH and then end up eating some of it myself. I do best when I do not buy anything at the store that isn't healthy for me. When the junk is around, sometimes I don't care and ignore it, other times this little demon in my head tells me I can.
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I've just begun to read your story and want you to know that I'm going to read every page of your journey and that I so wish you success.

You are going to help many others too - me included.
Thanks, Islegirl!

Please come back and feel free to share!!!
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Awesome! 20 lbs official or not is fantastic.

Sorry you're a bit under the weather. Wow to stick to your guns while you're not feeling well is proof you will and are doing this! I'm very happy for you!

I'm doing okay, but I have to get a handle on my occasional slip at the store...I buy something with sugar with the excuse that its for DH and then end up eating some of it myself. I do best when I do not buy anything at the store that isn't healthy for me. When the junk is around, sometimes I don't care and ignore it, other times this little demon in my head tells me I can.
JayLynn--what helps me in situations like that is to not go shopping on an empty stomach. I'm far less "motivated" to buy the wrong foods that way! Even when my hubby does ask for something sweet, I actually enjoy it vicariously through him!
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DAY THIRTY SIX!!

Feeling WAY better!

I'm still sick, but I ate a pot of garlic and leek soup in the past two days and it REALLY helped. I didn't make my own bone broth (feeling too yuck) so I used some store bought stock and just added my garlic, leeks and a touch of tomato paste. It tasted pretty good and it did the trick!

Back at work today and someone else is now off with the same illness as mine! Oh joy! I'm just glad that it's almost time to go home (and relax).

Tomorrow is weigh in day!!!!

I hope everyone is doing well and even if you come down with this devil of a cold, try to HANG IN THERE!
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:34 AM   #209
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DAY THIRTY SEVEN:

Today is weigh in day and behold my stats: 20 lbs LOST!

I couldn't have done it without all of you, either!

I'm busy at work today so I can't share much more, but I just want to say that I am still absolutely PUMPED about changing my life!

VIVA LOW CARB!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:44 AM   #210
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DAY THIRTY SEVEN:

Today is weigh in day and behold my stats: 20 lbs LOST!

I couldn't have done it without all of you, either!

I'm busy at work today so I can't share much more, but I just want to say that I am still absolutely PUMPED about changing my life!

VIVA LOW CARB!!!
That's just wonderful!!!!
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