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Old 01-22-2014, 03:38 PM   #61
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Thanks Msgirl!! I guess it makes it more bearable when we know the reason for the gain or lack of loss...

I try to not let the scale get to me, especially in those hormonal times...but I feel like I have to weigh every day...to keep my focus!
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:29 AM   #62
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No loss today...

But... "That's alright, That's ok, I'm gonna lose it anyway..."

It feels good to be in control and satisfied.

In June - December, 2010, I ate very clean for 6 months...I lost between 55ish pounds...got down to about 150 ish...I felt terrific...

And one day, at school, before Christmas break someone offered me a plate of homemade Christmas goodies...I broke and ate the whole plate there at school...first sugar I had in 6 months...

I slowly, gradually started indulging on the weekends...which turned into 3 day weekends...and maybe 4 day weekends...

All of 2013, I couldn't get below 190...

So...even though I feel strong now...I know what I'm capable of...

I feel like I have to be on guard at all times...

I wish I had better self control to where I could eat a few cookies and be satisfied...but it just leads to that awful craving and unsatisfied feeling...

I understand it's some type of physical reaction in my body...it's not just that I'm weak with no will power...

Just rambling this morning...charting my path for the day...
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:37 AM   #63
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I feel the same way Becky! January has been an epic fail for me. I tell myself that I'm going to eat properly and then I stuff myself with the wrong stuff. Why can't I do the right thing?
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Old 01-23-2014, 07:15 AM   #64
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You are awesome! You know your body and what triggers a relapse I am very aware as well, but I don't always listen

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No loss again..scale bumped up to 185...but I don't claim those little fluctuations when I know I've been good!

I have to get up at 5 AM during the week...and sometimes I think my body's just not ready to be weighed...so it is a little rebellious and holds on to a pound or two!

Have you ever felt so "lean" in the middle of the day that you come home, take all your clothes off & weigh?? I have...so silly... One morning, my hair was wet from washing it the night before...(it's long) so I hung it on the bathroom closet door hook while I weighed! It did help lower a pound!

Soooo....I say the scale number doesn't mean too much...but obviously, I have some issues!!
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Old 01-24-2014, 11:43 AM   #66
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You are doing so great!

Those little fluctuations are a pain but since you've been eating so good you KNOW it's not a true weight gain but instead it is water.

I am embarrassed to say I too weigh during the day. Sometimes more than once. I need to get over my scale obsession. Seriously. So you are not alone!
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Old 01-24-2014, 01:50 PM   #67
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Thanks msgirl! it certainly DOES help to know others face the same challenges and struggles...and we can overcome!
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:55 AM   #68
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I weigh everyday in the AM also....sometimes I want to close my eyes before the numbers blink at me......but I accept the answer and wonder when I will convince myself to get off this rollercoaster I've been on lately!
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I hear ya Susan! Even when I'm not in the zone, I usually weigh...that at least keeps in me the know of what's going on...if I stop weighing for weeks...i go completely off the cliff. And I stay far away from LCF...

So I'm trying to do the opposite and stay on LCF and stay in control...

So far, so good...6 months is my time to beat this go around...I really want to stick with this. I'm 46 and I know the older I get the harder it will be to lose...I want to get to a good healthy weight and STAY there.

No loss this morning...but that's ok...
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:52 AM   #70
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I've wondered why these mysterious headaches would come...after charting & comparing months...i see now that I ovulate 9-10 days after TOM starts...and get a bad headache for two days. I wish there was some way around it...I woke up this morning hurting so bad. I thought maybe being LC for a month now would eliminate...but here it is.

I didn't even weigh this morning because a weight gain usually accompanies...so I'll give myself a break this morning...

If I can just get through this morning's church service, I can come home and go back to bed!
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:27 AM   #71
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So sorry for the headaches Becky! I'm 56 and no longer have those issues - just a few unpleasant "flashes" to cope with! Take a nap and hibernate
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Just getting caught up with your journal....

You make me smile because we have some many similarities in our thoughts.....chewing gum...I have four flavors in my purse right now! It helps me get through just needing something to chew or something sweet but I do wonder if it is making me stall. I think for now the benefits outweigh the scale number. Weighing....oh my the tricks I have played. I just can't stay off those scales...have to weigh every morning. I don't like to weigh after DH has weighed. I think it makes my weight go up. I always look straight ahead until the scales beep too. And sometimes I have found that if I weigh early then my weight is up more.

So sorry for the headaches. Are you drinking enough water? Could be a little dehydrated... Hope you start feeling better.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #73
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Thanks Susan, LC Mommy, & msgirl! I do feel so much better...I don't feel skinnier but I do feel better! These headaches usually go away after 2 days...they've just got to be hormonal...

LCMommy...that does comfort me to know we have the gum chewing & weighing weirdness in common! I do drink a lot of water..but may try stepping it up...especially since I've been drinking a cup or two more of coffee each day...that may be dehydrating me some...

I'm still thankful to be in control of cravings...I have been clean a month now and I can say I haven't craved sugar or breads...that is remarkable for me!
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Glad you are feeling a little better! I've only been good for 2 days! Hopefully, I can catch up to you!
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I'm all dressed for school...and today is declared a snow day! I wish I could've just slept in...but now I'm all dressed...with no place to go!

No loss this morning...I'm still plugging along...
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No loss for a week now (Actually a 2 lb gain, but I'm not claiming it since I have eaten clean...)

Maybe tomorrow...
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Keep eating clean and your loss will come!!! I stalled for two weeks...up and down with the same pound. Then, boom, my weight started dropping. You body just has to figure out that you are committed to this plan and it's ok to let that excess weight go!
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Scale between 188-189...I might as well go eat Krispy Kreme...

Not really...I had a four pound gain last month then it went back down..but manno, manno...

Losing weight this time around is not coming off near as easily as it did when I lost over 50 lbs in 2010-2011. I guess because I'm older?

Trying to stay satisfied because I'm in control, eating healthy and not binging...

But...I might have to make some dietary changes...maybe I'm going to have to lower calories/fat...I hate counting...but I may be doing something wrong...
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Oh Becky, I feel the same way! Nothing seems to be working for me either. Thinking February will be more vegetable based meals because the meat scene isn't working for me. I am trying to stay focused, but it has been very discouraging. The only thing that keeps me going is the fact that January is almost over and Spring is getting closer .
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So Sorry! Hugs! Don't give up!!

How many carbs are you eating in a day? If you want to post what you are eating, then we might could make some suggestions to get things moving again.
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I think this is the first day since Dec. 26th that I've really been tempted to just eat whatever. A couple things have got me a little down...the scale's not moving...and I'm craving.

BUT, I've been around the LC block enough times to know that it would not make me happy...it would just make me regret...so I"m sticking it out...

PLUS, I'd have to start my little "Days eating clean" count over...and that would hurt my feelings!

The real test comes at times like this...at least there's no tragedies...everyone's well...I'm thankful for that...
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Good for you Becky - the reward of staying on plan will be yours in the long run! Let's focus on February being a better fat loss adventure!
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I just got the book, Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD-- in the mail yesterday. It looks like an easy, informative read...about how going grain free is good for the brain. I'd like to keep my brain sharp as long as I can...

I'm convinced this is a great way to eat...the weight is not falling off quickly...but I am experiencing other benefits so for now that is good enough. Listening & learning about how processed carbs are SO BAD...and healthy fats are SO GOOD...it boggles my mind that mainstream health professionals do not embrace this...they shun it! (Big pharmeceuticals...etc...I get that it's a money thing...)

I do think this gluten awareness is a good thing...people are finding out the difference cutting gluten makes...when they realize sugar isn't doing us any favors either...some will come all the way.

It will be interesting to see how the powers that be demonize paleo & other LC ways of eating...

I probably need to cut back on my HWC...I drink it in coffee and I really like it. The LCHF sources seem to say butter is not a problem...and remember in elementary school where we shook the cream enough that it turned into butter? So I'm not really sure why cream is a problem too...

I may cut back to experiment...i also need to exercise...I have a great elliptical...there is no excuse...(got to find another place to hang my drying clothes though! )

I had my first fast food meal yesterday since I started back on the straight and narrow. I had the club chicken sandwich from Chic fil a ...and just wrapped it in the lettuce. It was very good. (expensive though...not much for the $)

I feel good today...so glad for Saturdays where we can decompress a bit from a busy week!
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Hi Becky! I'm reading "Nourished" by Judy Barnes Baker. Lots of good info and recipes. It is amazing to me how the FDA can tell us what is good for us to eat and how doctors "do not get it" . Maybe over time, the country will go back to the old ways of eating. Plain, simple foods that kept my grandmother going until 105. A farmer's wife that choose to eat plain, simple foods. And lard was one of those!
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I agree Garden, Gary Taubes says all the time how our grandparents knew how to eat, and they knew what makes us fat!

I believe the gluten awareness will lead people to understand that...more and more are becoming aware...but it's still a LONG way to go before people really get it...it's a hard road compared to the carb laden SAD...


I over indulged on LC legal foods...the foods on my "will not eat list"...and I just proved to myself I can't eat them in moderation...which really frustrates me.

Nuts, cheese & spray whipped cream....I just can't have them...

So I'm 187 this morning...if it's not back down in the morning, I'll change my stats...

I've had BPC two days in a row...in the mornings...and by the time night time came, I was ravenous. (I ate a good LC lunch.) I'm not sure I can connect that to the BPC's...But if it happens many more times I may have to change that.

I'm not sure what kind of coffee to use for my BPC...I don't really want to grind beans...but I don't want to use a coffee that's ineffective either...

We have a Whole Foods store opening tomorrow in our area...I want to check that out and maybe buy some broth...and really good butter.

I'm just rambling...I'm not all charged up & excited, but I'm not in the dumps either...for a monday, I feel pretty good! Mondays at school are very long and tiring...my class load is full...
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Just popping in to say hi, I Just stated low carb and your journal has really helped me, I did have a laugh though when you said about hanging your hair up to weigh yourself lol, anyway keep posting it really helped motivate me to start so it will help others as well, even reading about you having stalls has helped as I am prepared now for when that happens to me....
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Hi Sandy! I enjoyed your post so much! Thank you for stopping by!

Do you keep a journal on here? This is my first time to keep one and I'm really enjoying it...I like looking back and see how my mindset was at particular times of the month...I wish you great success on this journey!

My entry for the day...

My loss is very slow...and I'm mainly eating meat & Veggies...but I take HWC in my coffee...I tried the BPC (Bullet Proof Coffee) but for the past two days it seemed to make me nauseated & very fatigued for a couple of hours...so I'm back to my cream instead of the coconut oil & butter.

I did order some MCT oil...I may try again when that comes.

I actually don't mind a little nausea ...that keeps me from wanting to eat...haha...but I am struggling with being tired ...A LOT... I used to never nap during the day or go to bed early...and now I do both...

Anyway, I'm glad to say I've been eating clean for 40 days. Yay!

For a couple of weeks, I did a search for podcasts that interviewed Gary Taubes...I listened to those ...now I've got a playlist of interviews with the author of Grain Brain.

I wish I could be smart enough to explain it to folks...but it almost seems like you can't explain it...people have to be open and willing to dig it out for themselves.

Ok, here comes Tuesday!
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Hi Becky, yes I have started a journal but its a bit boring lol, sorry to hear about your nausea that sounds awful, but good to hear though as I may run into it at some point, so far my energy levels are good but its still early days for me....wow 40 days of eating good that is amazing and really motivating to me.
I haven't heard of Gary Taubes but I will look him up in a mo....and grain brain lol, not sure what that could be but will check it out just in case.
I am so with you on people not understanding low carb, people really think you are going to do some damage to yourself, when in fact for dinner we would have meat just like them but pile up on veggies, how can they say that all their potatoes or white rice is more healthy, totally makes no sense....someone I know is very overweight but prefers to be really big rather than eat like this as she says its unhealthy, she can't see her weight is really unhealthy...what a strange world we live in lol.
Anyway have a good day, my journal is always on page one and called Sandra's Journal, but it is a boring one lol......
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