Group Forum: The final chapter has become its own novel of addiction.

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Joined: Jul 09
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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 11:48

I lost about 110 five years ago. After 2 years of weight loss, it finally happened. I was in the home stretch and I had Swine flu and dropped to my goal weight ( last 30 lbs) due to being too ill to feed myself or eat for nearly a month. While I have managed to keep the weight I lost properly (pre-illness) off, I have had ZERO success in keeping that last 30 lbs off.... Its driving me crazy!!! I go up and down about ten lbs regularly...20-25 lbs annually. So yes I break even.. but I cant seem to break out of the last 30 lbs.
Ultimately I just want to get to a place where my weight stops fluctuating so severely I have to replace my clothes. at 5'3 .. 30lbs is quite significant on my small frame.

I know I have issues with food and these are dramatically worsened when I overeat carbs... if I starving all the time. I dont have a sweet tooth and love to cook so veggies and I very close friends. My problem is portions.. I like to eat.. a lot and frequently. I lack self discipline and am often frustrated...rebelling with food. Odd but true.

SO friends.. after regaining the 10 lbs I had lost before the holidays.. I say to you here. This IS the last time I am at this weight. Dear 30 lbs this year this year I am done with you once and for all.

All no/low carb input welcome. As a carb addict I have learned that carbs in the morning are the only time I can really have them where they dont corrupt my whole day. The joys of addiction.

I sweat to you quitting smoking was FAR easier than this.


Joined: Aug 11
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Posted: 10 Jan 2013, 11:54
Ironic...quitting smoking is the reason I struggle with the last 10-15 pounds. I feel your pain and the addiction to carbs. Knowledge is power and we can work through these barriers!
“What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.”

Joined: Jan 13
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Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 23:23
Hi. I am a smoker and addicted to carbs too. I'm trying to ease up on them but having a hard time. I Like you love to cook and love to eat. I also love to bake Sad I'm sadly also addicted to caffeine and prefer to get my fix from coca cola. Since I made the decision to lose weight I've seen success not by cutting out what I like but by cutting them down. So instead of piling my plate with rice as I ussually do I measure out 1cup and use brown/wild. Instead of 4slices of bread I do 3 (hope to get it to two by nxt week) and I make sure its wheat or multigrain. Also same with my pasta! Love pasta! I am right now mixing my pasta half white and half wheat. As I progress ill cut out the white. I DONT KNOW IF IM DOING THE RIGHT THING BUT ITS WORKING. Well so far anyway. I've been able to gradually cut down and cut out the carbs. The coke I've been good with limiting myself 1 glass and as infrequently as possible. As for the smoking I've heard people complain about how hard it is to lose weight while quitting and thus I've decided to attain my goal then quit. Don't know if its right as I said but I'm trying this method first. Will accept advice but just thought I'd share this with you in case it can help you. GOOD LUCK!

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Posted: 30 Jan 2013, 14:25
Get in lots of veggies, but you need carbs. Fruits and vegetables are simple carbs. Just make sure they are good carbs. Only true whole grain. Make sure that any bread or pasta products are made with unbleached whole wheat flour. Brown rice, quionia (not sure that is spelled correctly)are good for you. Make sure you get lean protein. Protien shakes can help but watch the calories. I like the brand Body Fortress. 26 grams per scoop, 140 calories and I add unsweetended almond milk (30 calories per 1 cup). That makes 170 calories. Sometimes I add a banana, so with it the shake is only around 280-290 calories. I have a bad sweet tooth too and love ice cream. The shake satifies that craving.

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Posted: 06 Feb 2013, 09:53
I too struggle with carbs, but your body does need them. Carbs are energy, so just make sure you are getting plenty of exercise & try to replace some of the carbs with proteins. I hope this helps!