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shepheka 02-27-2013 12:25 AM

Shepheka's journal
 
2-27-13 126 lbs
here we go!:) I'm excited to get started!

shepheka 02-28-2013 08:48 PM

I am finishing out the month on a down day. I did really good today, I only had about 200 calories. I think the key to my success is going to be controlling my down day calories. I am going to do this once and for all so that I can move on to more important goals in my life. I am so tierd of thinking about my weight.

tobelowcarber 03-01-2013 12:29 AM

Good luck, Shepheaka!

shepheka 03-01-2013 09:23 PM

Thanks for your well wishes.
I had a pretty good down day yesterday. I overdid it today a bit. I know I can do better,


3/1 DD 325 calories
3/2 UD 1600 calories (oops)

tobelowcarber 03-02-2013 03:50 AM

Don't worry if you over-did it. Have a good day next day and you will be fine!

shepheka 03-02-2013 10:49 AM

I'm determined to have a good day today but it's not even noon yet and all I can think about is food! I'm going to just have to keep busy to get my mind off of food. I know I can't be as hungry as I think I am. I am going to drink a big glass of lemon water and see if that helps.

shepheka 03-02-2013 12:05 PM

The lemon water seemed to help a bit. If one is good then 2 is better, right? I am probably going to drink a gallon of water today.

tobelowcarber 03-02-2013 02:35 PM

In addition to water, I found peppermint tea and broth to help as well.

shepheka 03-03-2013 08:06 PM

Thanks for the tip Marika, I'll try that.
Today was an up day. I am finding it hard to not pig out on my up days. I will try only eating my meals on up days and planning them well.
If I start grazing I can eat mass quantities without even realizing it. For me the difference between success and failure is just a couple hundred calories.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)

Wow, I really need to focus on hitting my numbers better.
295=DD and 1485=UD
I'll get there.

tobelowcarber 03-04-2013 04:06 AM

Dr J, recommends in his book to start with 500 DD for the first 2 weeks and from there you can adjust. I have been on JUDD for 3 months and still playing with the numbers.
If my DD are too low, I tend to go overboard on UD (usually during PMS).

shepheka 03-04-2013 09:40 PM

Today was a good DD. I only had about 300 calories. I'm not too hungry. The day is almost over. YAY!!

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!

shepheka 03-05-2013 09:11 AM

Woke up this morning and my weight is down to 123. I probably shouldn't get too excited but I can't help it. I also ordered some pterostylbene today. Hopefully that will help with hunger on the down days.

shepheka 03-06-2013 10:03 AM

Yikes! I went way over on my UD calories yesterday. I don't even want to log them.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725

I'm not even going to get on the scale tomorrow. WTH is wrong with me!

shepheka 03-06-2013 05:48 PM

I'm having some hunger issues today so I think I will do 500 calories even though it is a DD.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500

I am going to do the potatoe hack thing starting tomorrow. I will try to stay with my calorie routine but I'm not really going to stress that much if I can't. We shall see if I can do a 4 day hack.

shepheka 03-07-2013 10:24 PM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)

tobelowcarber 03-08-2013 02:53 AM

:up: Keep up the good work!

shepheka 03-08-2013 10:33 PM

Thanks Marika! This sure is a challenge.I can't tell you how many times I pass by the fridge and the pantry in a day and just look at the food. Sometimes it is just out of habit, I'm not even really that hungry. I need to make new habits. It really does help coming here and hearing everyone else talk about having the same type of issues and seeing how they deal with them.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318

It' getting easier, I can't wait until my pterostylbene gets here. I am sure the key to success on this diet is control on my DD and I hope this stuff will help.

tobelowcarber 03-09-2013 06:14 AM

Yes, it will get better with time. ITA, it really helps to have support. JUDD forum is great!
Good luck with pterostylbene. I have never tried it and I am curious how it works out for you.

shepheka 03-09-2013 07:18 PM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500

shepheka 03-11-2013 03:08 PM

I just got my pterostilbene today. We shall see what happens! I also decided to start the potato hack again. I started yesterday on 3/10. I had horrific gas again. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I am peeling the potatoes to see if that helps with the gas. I am also going to try and maintain the up down pattern with this hack. If the pterostilbene works maybe I can have a zero calorie down day.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518

shepheka 03-12-2013 02:28 AM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371

shepheka 03-13-2013 09:20 AM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261

I tried for a perfect down day yesterday but still ended up with 261 calories, but the good news is I dropped 2 pounds!!!!!! Yesterday was my 3rd potato day in a row and I am convinced that this potato hack works!!! I know I can keep going, at least for a few more days. I hope it stays gone. I am really excited about this!
I know that the support I am getting from this forum is equally responsible for my success. Thanks everyone!!!!!! I finally believe I can do this!!!

tobelowcarber 03-13-2013 10:50 AM

Fantastic! Keep on eating those potatoes :sing:

shepheka 03-13-2013 11:45 PM

OK, I got a little emotional today when I saw the 2 pound drop. I know it's going to be up in the morning because I've eaten a ton of potatoes today so I need to be ready for it.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440

shepheka 03-15-2013 06:40 AM

My weight went back up yesterday, as expected. On the 14th I had my best down day yet. I really think the pterostilbene is helping. I still want to eat on my down days but I don't have to eat. It's kind of the same effect the nicotine patches had on me when I quit smoking. It still requires will power, but it makes it a lot less painful. After a good down day yesterday I am back to 122.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440
3/14 DD 120

shepheka 03-15-2013 08:12 PM

I wasn't able to do a potato day today. Life got in the way. But I still stayed real close to my calorie limit so I'm not too stressed about it. After a down day tomorrow I will go for it again on Sunday.

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440
3/14 DD 120
3/15 UD 1500

shepheka 03-17-2013 08:15 AM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440
3/14 DD 120
3/15 UD 1500
3/16 DD 514

I'm going to try doing the potato hack for the rest of the month. I'm still going to try to maintain my UD and DD somewhat but if I need to eat more on DDs and I can't quite make my UDs calories I'm not going to stress about it.
That gives me a full 14 days to see what will happen to my body. I think that's a fair test to know if this is for me or not.

shepheka 03-18-2013 11:28 AM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440
3/14 DD 120
3/15 UD 1500
3/16 DD 514
3/17 UD 1350

shepheka 03-18-2013 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shepheka (Post 16322725)
2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440
3/14 DD 120
3/15 UD 1500
3/16 DD 514
3/17 UD 1350

3/18 DD 350 Getting easier!

shepheka 03-18-2013 10:13 PM

2/28 DD 325 calories
3/1 UD 1600 calories (oops)
3/2 DD 500 (not good)
3/3/ UD 1600 (again)
3/4 DD 300 calories Yay!!!
3/5 UD 1725
3/6 DD 500
3/7 UD 1485 (perfect)
3/8 DD 318
3/9 UD 1500
3/10 DD 518
3/11 UD 1371
3/12 DD 261
3/13 UD 1440
3/14 DD 120
3/15 UD 1500
3/16 DD 514
3/17 UD 1350

3/18 DD 350


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