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cfine 07-24-2013 05:48 PM

Recommitment journal
 
When I first started on my LC journey I started a journal here. Somewhere along the way I stopped journaling. Not sure why exactly. I have always been active on the boards though. I have been struggling over the last few months to stay on the right eating plan even though I know what I need to do for my health. Hoping this journal will provide me with the motivation to stay on track. I feel very accomplished in the fact that I have lost 68 pounds so far but I am ready to take it to the next level. I am determined to get into NK and stay there. Wish me luck.

shelby'snana 07-24-2013 08:42 PM

you can do this ...... Good Luck and keep posting !! :)

zipp2play 07-25-2013 06:22 AM

Journaling can really help! You can do this!

cfine 07-25-2013 06:51 AM

Thanks ladies. I appreciate the kind words.

Well, today is day one...again. I am determined not to eat off plan. I have brought my LC food with me to the hospital. Hopefully my Dad will come home today and I won't have to try to find more food here. I have to just keeping reminding myself of how bad I feel when I eat off plan. My arm is killing me and I have horrible reflux this morning.

tobelowcarber 07-25-2013 09:15 AM

You can do it cfine. One day at the time! I am sure having sick parent is not easy, so be gentle with yourself.
I also have to remind myself how awful I feel when I eat off plan. Only if I could capture the feeling... Good luck!

shelby'snana 07-25-2013 11:21 AM

I work in hospitals, so I know the choices are limited. Maybe head over and see what the meat options are , veggie options, and they usually always have some chicken/tuna salad made up. Maybe a salad bar too. Good luck ! Hope your dad gets to go home !

cfine 07-26-2013 04:45 PM

My Dad is home and doing fine..stubborn as ever. I asked him why he hadn't went and gotten his prescription filled and he told me he wasn't going to, he didnt need it!! What?? OMG! That's what brought his BP down in the hospital. Oh my! I went and got it filled and put it in his medicine box. My goodness! I'm still in shock.

I decided that I was going to eat at my favorite Italian restaurant for my birthday tomorrow, but then I feel so bad from eating carbs that I decided to go there today so I can get back to LC tomorrow. I am considering it my birthday present to myself. Last year I didn't go to this restaurant because I was so focused on weight loss at the time. I can do this...I can do this....just have to keep telling myself that.

My DD asked me what I want for my birthday breakfast in the morning. Fried eggs and turkey bacon, of course. Hopefully my life will be back to normal by this time next week. Oh, and I am getting perfume for my birthday, which I haven't had in forever! So excited.

cfine 07-27-2013 08:54 AM

So I woke up on my birthday to being sick. I guess those Oreo cookies with milk was not a grand idea after all. On well, at least I don't want to eat right now. I'm starting to get the carb cravings though. I need to eat some protein, but the thought just makes me want to puke. All I know is that I have to get through this day. Just today... I can do this. I've done it before.

shelby'snana 07-27-2013 09:32 AM

cfine ~ What about a protein shake ? I don't like almond milk, but I have been mixing almond milk, protein pwd, hwc, cocoa, and splenda.......kinda tastes like a dessert but is so filling !

try it if you want ........hope you feel better !

tobelowcarber 07-27-2013 09:44 AM

:birthday: cfine

Sorry you are sick today :sad:

Maybe you can have some nice soup? Hope you feel better soon :console:

shelby'snana 07-27-2013 10:11 AM

oh yeah, I was thinking it was yesterday !! Happy Birthday !!

cfine 07-27-2013 12:28 PM

Thanks for the birthday wishes. My family came home from shul with flowers, cards, and a diet dr pepper for me. They made my day! I ate some egg whites and am feeling better now.

cfine 07-28-2013 06:02 AM

I have my first day under my belt. Yesterday was hard, but was made a little easier because I was so sick yesterday morning. I didn't have enough calories either yesterday. I am starting off the morning with some BPC. Hoping that will help me to keep my resolve.

cfine 07-28-2013 09:37 AM

I had to fix fresh corn for lunch. I resisted though! At first I put it into my tracker and then I really started thinking about it. The first few days back into LC I try to keep justifying to myself why I can have just a little bite of something. But guess what? That doesn't really work for me. So..I ate some squash instead.

teeingoff17 07-28-2013 10:45 AM

Congrats on the new start! Way to choose squash instead of corn! You can do it!

shelby'snana 07-28-2013 10:57 AM

Doing great !! Wonderful job !

cfine 07-28-2013 06:41 PM

I have made it through day 2. I love feeling in control of myself.

shelby'snana 07-28-2013 09:25 PM

:) happy for you :)

tobelowcarber 07-29-2013 03:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cfine (Post 16534909)
I have made it through day 2. I love feeling in control of myself.

Wonderful! Keep up the good work!!!

cfine 07-29-2013 06:17 PM

Thanks ladies!

Day 3 has come and gone and I have done well. I've been very emotional and I wish I could remember if I'm usually like this when getting back on course after a major week of carbs. I think maybe I am. No wonder my poor husband doesn't like to see me go off plan. He has to listen to me crying about everything!

Oh a positive note, my best friend is getting married and she is having a real wedding. I am so excited! I love being 42 and getting to be the matron of honor. She deserves all of te happiness in the world. She told me a couple of days ago that I could pick my own dress out as long as it was black. I found the perfect one today and I bought it in the MISSES department!! So stinking happy about that! I am so thankful that I have lost this much weight because I probably would have refused to be in it a year ago. I had a bit of a panic moment thinking I wouldn't be able to find a dress that fit and I would be comfortable in.

tobelowcarber 07-30-2013 03:57 AM

Wonderful cfine!

I must say that when I over-indulge in carbs I get very cranky as well. You would think that carbs will make you happy- yes but for only short period of time.

cfine 07-30-2013 05:38 PM

Day 4 back on track.

I ended up eating a tiny bit of popcorn today which led to eating too many nuts. I think the popcorn made me hungry. Oh well, no harm done...at least I don't think so. I learned my lesson. Don't even eat a bite because it will lead to another and another. Tomorrow is a new day. The upcoming wedding has me motivated to stay on plan. I bought my dress today and it only ended up being about half of what I thought it was going to cost. Love it when that happens. I wasn't looking forward to paying over $100 for a dress that I will probably only wear once.

cfine 08-13-2013 06:32 AM

Going out of town for a family reunion derailed me for a few days but I am back on plan now. Today starts day 10 for me with no off plan snacks. I absolutely hate going out of town as it always seems to mess me up. Thankfully I have no plans to travel before the upcoming wedding. I would LOVE to finally get into onederland by then. We shall see.

cfine 08-15-2013 03:25 PM

Day 12

Yay me! No cravings, no binges. I don't know why I would ever think about eating off plan because its so hard to get back on track. I am down to a new low of 206.

tobelowcarber 08-15-2013 05:59 PM

Nice to hear you are back on track :clap:

verbqueen 08-15-2013 06:43 PM

Hope you don't mind if I looked in on your journal. You are doing great! Something you said really resonated with me: "I love feeling in control of myself." That is really what it's all about, isn't it? There is nothing more wonderful than going to bed at night with that wonderful, virtuous feeling that you have treated yourself well and lived healthily today--except maybe waking up the next morning knowing that you have a great, on-plan day behind you.

I've been off plan, too, and struggling to get back on. You have inspired me.

Keep up the great work!

cfine 08-16-2013 05:53 AM

Verbqueen, I completely understand your pain. Sometimes it takes sheer will to make it through that first couple of weeks. The whole summer I have been struggling because I kept eating popcorn at the movies and that would derail me every time. No more popcorn for me for a while!!! I just ignore my brain now when it tries to tell me that just one bite won't do any harm. Yes it does! Good luck getting back on the path.

Thanks, tobelowcarber! I didn't want to post again and jinx myself so I waited until my mind was in a better place to come back and post.

Waking up to day 13. I have my food planned for the day and its going to be a good one. I have waited all week for a prime rib and tonight my hubby is taking me out.

zipp2play 08-16-2013 06:00 AM

Sounds like you have a great plan for today! Prime Rib, YUMMY!!!!!

verbqueen 08-16-2013 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by cfine (Post 16561480)
Verbqueen, I completely understand your pain. Sometimes it takes sheer will to make it through that first couple of weeks. The whole summer I have been struggling because I kept eating popcorn at the movies and that would derail me every time. No more popcorn for me for a while!!! I just ignore my brain now when it tries to tell me that just one bite won't do any harm. Yes it does! Good luck getting back on the path.

Thanks, tobelowcarber! I didn't want to post again and jinx myself so I waited until my mind was in a better place to come back and post.

Waking up to day 13. I have my food planned for the day and its going to be a good one. I have waited all week for a prime rib and tonight my hubby is taking me out.

Day 13!! You are my hero! It seems like the more days of success in a row we can string together, the more unstoppable we become.

And popcorn--yes. I can't tell you how many times popcorn at the movies has been what led me down that slippery slope. In fact, I need to go to the movies soon and NOT have popcorn, just to show myself that I can break that awful pattern.

Enjoy that prime rib--it's delicious, healthy protein and you EARNED it!

cfine 08-17-2013 06:29 AM

Can I just say.....the prime rib was delicious!!! Oh my I wish I could have that daily.

Verbqueen, I don't go to the movies without my pistachios in the shell. If I do I eat the popcorn every time. Pistachios are my saving grace.

Day 14, I am ready. Bring it on.


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