Abbie85's Journal, 26 January 2013

This is my first time on this site..I have tried many other weight loss websites but none of them had very much activity and I am hoping this one does. I find it way easier to do this when there are other people to talk/listen to and get helpful tips from since I don't have anyone in person to talk to about dieting in weight loss. I started eating about 1800 calories per day beginning Dec 31st 2012. I am on day 25 (the longest i have EVER commited to dieting btw) and I have lost 15lbs!! I have been doing soooo good..but the past 3 days..not so good. I mean I didn't go crazy and eat a bunch of "bad" food, however I ate a lot of food compared to what I have normally been doing. And that scares me. So this is why I am trying Fat Secret out. In hopes of talking to other people who are going through the same thing as me.
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Welcome and great job on the 15 pounds. We all have those "off " days. Find a way to re-motivate yourself and get back on track. Get some fitness magazines, try a new workout, try some new recipes. Some great sites are, and You can do this! 
26 Jan 13 by member: Suzi161
Hi Abbie - I'm new on here too - still trying to find my way around this website - I wonder if I will be able to know if you even see this comment. Anyway - I'm very impressed with what you have accomplished already. And i can identify with both the several days of eating more than you had been, AND the sense of fear that maybe you are not going to make it after all. I also need to lose about 100, but for now I just want to get under 200 - I'm at 263 and if I can lose 64 I'll be at 199. That would feel really good. Once I hit that target, I can decide whether to focus on maintaining for a while to consolidate what I've won, or whether to push on towards the ultimate goal of 180. So --- I'm also feeling quite concerned about not losing motivation. I launched into Atkins right after New Year's, but didn't make it 36 hours - I realized I needed to deal with stuff I still had in the fridge, and do some shopping & planning for Atkins. So then I started on Sunday the 13th. 9 days into it and I ate a bunch of cake and frosting at a special event - I've probably set myself back 4 or 5 days. I had lost 4 lbs, but since the cake, I gained 2 back and now for 4 days my weight has been the same. But I spent all day today on the Atkins site, finding recipes I think will work for me, registering on this site, getting my mind in gear. So - I think all we can do for ourselves when we have disappoited ourselves by our food choices, is simply recommit to the plan. And I want to think through what a heavy price I paid in terms of wasted effort just for the sake of a few seconds of pleasurable taste in my mouth. My husband has celiac disease - gets very sick when he ingests wheat gluten. So there is all kinds of stuff he has to pass up because he just can't eat it - he doesn't whine about it, and rarely feels sorry for himself - the pain and the misery just aren't worth it. I've thought about it and concluded I need to develop a similar mindset - there is stuff I just can't eat - atleast now, and maybe never. I have a strong suspicion that the level of carbs I will be able to add back into my diet without starting to regain weight will be VERY low. Many years ago I actually went to see THE CR> ATKINS in his NYC office. At that time - 1989 - he told me I was very insulin resistant. I'm heavier and older now than I was then, and I think it will be even harder now. But I've got to do it - I don't want all the problems that come with diabetes, and I am just on the edge of it now. Sorry for this long long comment - but Abbie85 - 15 pounds in about 3 weeks is really, really good. Pat yourself on the back - not in order to let up or relax your focus - but to say to yourself - "IDO have commitment, I DO have self control, I CAN do this one day at a time, every day won't be the same as the day before but I am still travelling in the new direction." Think of those pioneers who had to walk across the whole continent to get from the east to the west coast. I think I am going to keep that as my mental image. And, I am praying a LOT. As I ask Jesus to strengthen me and keep me from falling, I am stronger. I wish you the VERY best - and I really do admire what you have accomplished already.  
26 Jan 13 by member: rchap112


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