Joined February 2017
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Start Weight
210.0 lb
Lost so far: 96.2 lb

Current Weight
113.8 lb
Performance: gaining 11.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
150.0 lb
Still to go: 36.2 lb
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You Know You Are Overweight When:
When it looks like someone poured active yeast in your muffin top, and it birthed two loaves of bread your jeans can no longer contain Smile
posted 28 Jul 2017, 21:16
Who said Cheat Days were OK?
Yes, I confirm I prefer if a post is exclusively meant for the exclusivity of "Keto" community, it be prefaced in such a way as I have no desire to waste my breath sharing a personal perspective in a forum at this point where it is considered completely non relevant. Bigger fish to "fry" at the moment, thank you.
posted 05 Jul 2017, 23:15
Who said Cheat Days were OK?
Hi Kishlette - I think the "what works for you" approach is just about the only approach a person can and will inevitably take on a weight loss and health journey. But, from a buddhist perspective, we perceive "wants & desires" a bit differently. We don't try to avoid them, but to sit with them, monitor their fluctuations and intensity and be cognizant of the fact that like everything else in life, the craving will pass unless there is a conscious or subconscious effort to attach oneself to their craving or desire. At the end of the day, I've never met one person who died from passing up on a craving. I do however, see a lot of people get very anxious when removed from foods that have played a habitual role of comfort in their lives. But, then that's not really the food is it? It's attachment to an action and the perception that this action will provide sustainable comfort, which of course is a falsehood.

And, I have heard of the addictive nature of sugar as well, although more so from its impact on our dopamine receptors in the brain. I think there is some validity to some of the current research regarding the impact of high fat/high sugar diets increasing or intensifying the desire to eat more of it. Does that mean one eliminates it altogether, finds a way to moderate, or throws caution to the wind and ingests sugar and fats galore? Again, it's up to the person and the journey they're opting to take.
posted 05 Jul 2017, 10:35
Who said Cheat Days were OK?
It really honestly depends on your "mind-set". I love my fatter-day, I'm a practicing Buddhist, and the whole concept works in perfectly for this girl's life in terms of understanding the "temporary-ness" of desire, delayed gratification, and becoming mindful of my own bodies changes during the process of releasing weight. Not to mention, it's already been proven within the body building community that a built in cheat meal or two can help kick the metabolism in the butt and get it going. I'm 19 lbs down, and doing fine and "fatter-days" have been a part of the process from the beginning.

1. Half the things I might "white knuckle" or crave before a cheat day, I end up forgetting about by the time cheat day comes, further illustrating the temporary nature of desire and confirming that, despite what a lot of people believe, no one is going to die from a craving. And, like most emotions, cravings will come and they will go.

2. The stomach definitely goes through a "shrinkage" process before and after these "cheat" days, so frankly by the time you get to your next cheat day, unless you really have a ghrelen issue (which some who have been morbidly obese may have), the brain will start signaling fullness and satiety A LOT quicker than it once did. I literally cut my cheat day back to a cheat meal because my stomach has now gotten to a place where the very thought of trying to take down another cheat meal is literally nauseating and if I over eat, I will vomit. It took me about 5 ish months to get there, but cheat meals really allow me to monitor the evolution and cut back, so now I gladly do 1 cheat meal and don't want to fathom any more than that...

3. I have a graduate degree in psycho-social anthropology with an emphasis in brain theory, which just means I am a "foodie" with a lot of different interests. My cheat day allows me the opportunity to feed those interests without feeling deprived, but on the same token, ensures that maintaining and embodying a healthy lifestyle become the the top priority.

p.s. After a while, it's not even like a cheat day and by the time maintenance arrives, one rarely has them. I do resonate with Kishlette. Although, I love my cheat meal once a week, ya do want to create a pattern of eating during the week that's easy to stick and doesn't create the kind of circumstance that provokes a person to want to binge. Have I binged on cheat days? Sure, about 2 times, but the food and drink hangover afterwards is usually enough to provoke me to naturally pull back the desire to over indulge. Do I think cheat days are for everyone? No, I think if an individual is past that point where their ghrelin levels are low and they have a lot insulin resistance, cheat days need to be kept at a minimum or a no go. But, I am not diabetic, insulin resistant, and it took a couple of months, but my ghrelin levels are doing just fine, so this is what works for me Smile
posted 05 Jul 2017, 07:14
Why Do You REALLY, REALLY Want To Lose
@Nitagurl - this is a wonderful exercise, thank you!

My Goal: To release 50-60 lbs, maintain that weight loss for the rest of my life, and embody the kind of health and fitness that brings joy and a sense of well being to this woman's life...

1. Why?
Because, I want to honor and appreciate all this body has done for me in the past 43 years...

2. Why?
Because, I have spent to much time hating, despising, and mis-treating an instrument that allows me to see, do, and enjoy so many things without even thinking about it.

3. Why?
Because, I was convinced at some point in my youth by society, culture, idiotic and unreasonable standards, that this body wasn't "enough"

4. Why?
Because, I was young, naive, and impressionable and wanted acceptance and adulation like most youth.

5. Why?
Because, unfortunately we do not teach young people (especially young girls), to discover within their minds and bodies, their own special brand of "enough-ness" and revel and celebrate it as they reach each milestone of their beautiful lives.

posted 26 Jun 2017, 10:07
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