Yes, were loving the SBD - The first day n' a half was sooooo dang hard, but things are starting to get easier & were craving sweets less and less, although I hope we don't go and ruin thattonight as were celebrating dh's birthday - but I think we'll survive lol
In 2 days I've gone down 1.4lbs and dh has gone down 4.5lbs!! So it's working!! What I absolutley love is that if I'm hungry, I eat and I dn't feel too stressed over "oh my goodness, what can I eat!?" I'm enjoying lots of salads & chicken.
Dawn ~ your absolutley right, I hadn't thought of it like that
Tracy ~ No not yet, although were pretty limited right now being in phase 1 but I've also not experiemented all that much either lol I just ordered the SBD Quick & Easy cookbook, I have it on loan from the library but it'll be nice to have my own copy - I also bought the Good Carbs Good Fats guidt.
Wow it sounds like it's going so well, Julia!! Doesn't it suck how men lose so much so fast though? SO not fair Happy B'day to your dh!!
Sounds like you are doing great Chimmy! I hope last night went well Happy birthday to your DH!
Last night was a lot of fun, and even after eating some lasagna, coleslaw & chocolate cake/ice cream I'm down a lb this morning!!
Seriously, I am loving this SBD it really works! Dh is down another lb this morning too so a total of 5.6lbs for him, 2.2 for me :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
:woohoo: You're doing great!!
:woohoo: Go Chimmy!
eeee!!! Thanks you guys! I am so happy right now, I'm down another .8 making that a total of 3lbs lost this week! :woohoo:
Last night we went out to see Flushed Away, adorable movie btw! I ate some FF red licorice, a few pieces of crunch bites, some popcorn & a drink of sprite and still woke up to a loss lol I didn't eat A LOT, just a bite each, got my taste & then let the kids eat the rest - I was perfect during the day as far as following the SBD & I drank my water.
The one thing I'm not doing right now is exercising, I know I need to and I plan on starting up again, I just want to get through phase 1 firist - another week and 3 days and were done!
I really need to read more about SBD, I think DH and I could both benefit from it.
Keep up the good work!!
You're on a roll Julia!!!
Thanks you guys, your support is awsome This diet is such a mood boost lol
I decided to "treat" myself today with a small Wendy's chocolate frosty, I only had 5 or 6 small bites & couldn't stand it, it tasted gross & made my stomach hurt, WHAT A CHANGE!!! Normally I'd be scarffing that thing down no problem, so I sat it back down & when I got to playgroup I threw it away :thumbsup: It felt so good NOT to want it!
Okay so then dh is working late, I'm just getting home from playgroup at 5:30pm and thought okay, gonna be lazy & get the kids Mcy'd's for dinner, we've not been there in months (if not longer) so I got myself a hamburger, fries & a drink and felt SO SICK after eating it that I wanted to make myself throw up, but I totally refused to even think about the idea - I WANTED to feel horrible so that I'd never do it again And lemme tell ya, I'm cured lol
This, however, has also brought attention to another thing that I need to address, which is treating myself with food - that is a big no no & something I really want to change within myself, food is a major, and I do mean major comfort thing for me & I want it to be less so, so I need to find other things to do & ones that are satisfying. I hate clothes shopping I find it depressing, but now that I'm losing weight & plan on losing A LOT more I think this would be a fun goal ~ maybe treating myself to $5 put into a savings jar for a new outfit, & doing this everytime I want to eat something as a "I've done good, I deserve it" sorta thing. Hopefully it'll work, if not I'll try something else - I think the biggest thing is to make it feel satisfying b/c that's what food does.
On a side note, I've been doing really good about not eating late at night ~ I've always been a late night eater but I'd like to stop by 7pm, 8 the latest. The last couple of nights I've done good ~ but it's been SO HARD! The nice thing is that when I do eat at night I've been eating good, like some nuts, or a low fat string cheese & it's not caused me to gain.
WTG on the self control at the movies Chimmy, its wonderul that you can take a bite and not have to eat the whole thing Especially WTG on the frosty! Kind of like me with the coke. Just doesn't taste good anymore!
I found that greasy fast food makes me sick now too. I tried to eat some chinese food the other day, yuck.
I think the $5 in a jar idea is a GREAT idea. A much better way to treat yourself, since treating yourself with food isn't really a treat in the end. I may steal your idea
I'm down another .8 this morning making it a total of 8.2lbs lost! Seriously it almost feels unreal how EASILY this weight is slipping off, it's also amazing to me how good I feel, I'm not hungry, I'm eating and even being bad more than I should be ~ it's interesting to think that all I've really cut out is white stuff, white sugar's (for the most part), bread & pasta & potatoes completley and a few other things and it makes ALL the difference with my weight!
I stepped on the scale a few times this morning b/c I couldn't hardly believe it lol I'm enjoying right now though b/c I know it wont last & I will slow down, it's all just very modivating, especially with how much I struggled while on WW'ers.
Oh steal my idea all ya want! lol It would be fun to see how much we had in the end, and then share what we bought! Isn't it neat though, to think "Chinese food & coke?" "McDonalds & ice cream?" YUCK! lol
That is SO NOT how I was 2wks ago
I wanted to put these article's in here, wren shared them in the W/L forum ~ I found it to be SO modivating! This WILL BE my husband and I before ya know it ~
This one was very inspiring too!
Dang it Chimmy you're making the SBD sound very appealing. I swore I wouldn't try another diet plan but posts like that make me want to change my mind!
Sheesh and those pictures are making it harder. Maybe I'll check out one of their books.
Honestly, even though I've only been on this 6 days I really do forget that I'm on a "diet" and I LOVE THAT, b/c this is honestly how I am going to eat for the rest of my life & FINALLY after all these years of dieting, I have found something that I can honestly say I love, I feel satisfied on, I feel healthy & clear mentally & most important, that I can live with for the rest of my life.
I have had tons of friends do the SBD and I thought they were crazy, "all that low carb crap" - boy did I have no idea what I was talking about LOL
I felt the same way when I first heard of it. I thought it was a stupid fad diet but it's not- not at all!
lol Glad I'm not the only one who thought that, I'm happy that I finally got a ticket to the clue train
though b/c it's a great way to live and eat.
I'm down 1.4lbs in a day, I'm not sure how much I hold to it though b/c I didn't eat much yesterday, I had a TERRIBLE headache, my guess is it's af related b/c she's due tomorrow or the next day, so I didn't eat much & threw up dinner ~ bleh So because it's fun to see my weight loss ticker go UP in lbs lost I added it LOL And I don't think I'm going to weigh myself for a few days, I LIKED seeing 225.4 on my scale this morning, it was fantastic :thumbsup: I'm *exactly* 10lbs down from when I first started trying to lose weight, which was in November of last year, I weighed 235.4.
Okay ~ so speaking of the scale, dh and I have been weighing every morning I think were becoming too obsessed LOL and I can get very OCD about it so I would like to catch this nasty little habit before it gets out of control. My goal is to weigh every other day for the next week, and then every 3 or so days for awk, then once a week consistently from there on out, I really don't want to become a scale slave.
10lbs thats awesome! I always feel really good when I hit that 10lb mark (we'll just forget about that not feeling well/throwing up part ;))
10 lbs Chims!! :woohoo: You are rockin' the SBD!!
:woohoo: 10 pounds!!! That's great!!!
Thanks you guys, it feels sooo fantastic to see that, it's also EXTREMLEY exciting to me to think I'm LESS than 5lbs away from being out of the 220's aahhh it makes me squeel! Then I'll be only 20lbs away from being UNDER 200. Seriously, it makes me all giddy to think about.
hi chimmy!!!! you're doing so good!!!
even though i'm preg, and can't lose weight, i'll need to after the new baby comes. i started this preg weighing as much as i did at the height of my pregnancy with ival..... a little over 200....which is where i have held during this preg (last dr.'s appt. it was 204, i think)....
but, anyhow, i, like you, have struggled with eating disorder in the past, and my sister is a binge eater who has been in a couple of treatment centers because it is so bad......and i have had countless friends who have struggled with eating disorders.......
so i have the same aversion to dieting........ it doesn't seem like it helps people lose weight permanently and be happy with themselves........really lifestyle choices seem the most important.....
i enjoy hearing about what you are going through! it is inspirational, in fact.
the last week and a half, i have been minimizing my sugar consumption, eating whole grains, salad, and fish.......and it is amazing how much my mood has improved!!!
it seems like there are some foods out there.......refined sugars, processed flours, fried foods, etc.....that are DEMON foods.....after you eat them, you want more, and they make you feel bad later, they never satisfy you, and they total mess up your mood......
i love the idea about the jar!!! that will be such a treat when you get enough for a new outfit or jewelry.
keep up the good work!!! you are inspiring others to treat themselves well too, don't forget!!!
:bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
What a treat it is to see you here Amber! Thanks so much for your support and encouragement, it means a lot to me
I totally understand where your coming from, I became pg with the twins when my oldest was only 11 months old and I was still nursing AND I had all my pregnancy weight on me. Although like you I didn't really gain much with them, at least not as much as with Garrett, which I thought was weird at the time b/c, well hello I had TWO in me LOL
Eating disorders are a beast, it took me a long time to accept the fact that even though I conquered it, it is something that will always be apart of my life and that the ugly "B" monster WILL show it's face from time to time, however a moto in my life is that no matter how difficult things become, I must always have control over who I am, and so it goes.
I've had two occurances since November of last year that I'm not proud of, but what I AM proud of is that I'm still in control, I'm losing weight, I'm eating well & I'm happy & content and that's what matters.
It's amazing to me how much better I feel after cutting out processed flours, fried foods and almost ALL refined sugars ~ seriously, the weight is just falling off, I have mental clarity & well I'm feeling really really good! LOL
Anyhow ~ Thanks again for stopping by! Oh and hay, I just noticed your ticker, I can't believe your already 15wks along!! Ival is a DOLL BABY in that picture, how precious is he!
Well the kids are being good atm, they have some friends over so I thought I'd put in my update now, instead of during naptime.
So, I woke up this morning and was up 1.6lbs but af is due today or tomorrow so I know it's water weight gain and af ~ it's like clock work, every month I gain 1 to 2lbs right before af and then during the wk it disappears. I started to let it kinda get to me but then I stopped that silly thought process, b/c I KNOW it's not fat gain, and that's what matters.
I made Mahi Mahi w/ some oven roasted veggies last night for dinner, I was kind of afraid to try the mahi mahi b/c it smelt SO FISHY when I was cooking it *gag* but then dh said it tasted great, kinda like tuna fish so I gave it a go and I was shocked to find that there was NO fish taste, tuna has more of a fish taste, so needless to say I was happy to of found another kind of fish (dolphin really) that I like ~ dh is a no brainer he'll eat anything fish wise lol
I did however have a real :doh: moment and am so annoyed w/ myself, I was looking at the sugar free or "no sugar added" ice cream/fudge treats and found one that looked really good, well next to it was one with nuts and I thought mm I'll get that ~ well I get home and I realise this one ISN'T a carb friendly/sugar free/no sugar added treat, argh! It has 21 carbs and 16 sugars per bar - soo furstrating, so I let the boys eat one each last night after dinner, and then I'll let them eat one each after lunch today and they'll be gone and no longer screaming my name
I was naughty last night though and had a small amount of the kids mac n' cheese, I hate it when I'm weak like that ~ it didn't even taste good :roll: My friend also brought over a carmel cadburys bar for thanking me for babysitting ~ she doesn't know I'm on a diet & was to "ooohhhhh cchhooccooollaatteee" to tell her I was lol Well and hello, I wanted that chocoalte! LOL ha ha ooyyeee :doh:
So, YEP I ate some & then had the boys eat some so it'd disappear w/out me eating the whole darn thing LOL
phew! What a day. I think I sometimes need to have some "action movie" theme music playing in the background of my days, with the theme being chocolate is my number 1 enemy
(edited: Holy typo's batman! lol)
Dontcha just love how AF always brings a few pounds with her? :roll: WTG on the willpower in giving the boys all the ice cream treats. That had to be hard. You're doing great!! :woohoo:
You're doing great Chims! I'm cheering you on!
:kaos3: :kaos3: rah rah rah! :kaos3: :kaos3:
Ugh. Af is HARD, my emotions always go haywire & I have an appetitite a day or so prior to af starting, that would put any man to shame.
Hi Kathryn!!! Thanks so much hun!
I had a very naughty afternoon & evening. Yesterday & today I was watching one of my friends kids, so last night while at the store I thought I'd pick up the kids some mini oreo treats, ya know those "on the go" little packet/containter thingsy? Yea, those. Well for lunch I gave it to them for a treat, but I had one left over b/c my friends dd went w/ her instead - so yea, guess what I did ~ I ate the whole stinkin' thing!! :doh: While I was eating them I was thinking "ya know, I don't really need these, but I want them and I'm going to be lazy so I'm going to eat them" and afterwards, as usual I felt like crap, and I got a headache b/c of the sugar ~ why don't I ever learn?
Oh but it gets better, then I ate not one, oh no that would of been too "following the rules for me" today ~ I ate TWO of those stupid ice cream things instead of giving them to the kids. There's one left and I'm going to go shove it down the sink before I go to bed. Might even throw in an evil laugh or two as I do it.
I was also bad tonight dinner wise, and as I was thinking about my day I was starting to stress ~ tomorrow we don't have the kids (my sister was going to take them for the weekend, she has Garrett & Liam though), well that was the plan anyways & then Sunday my mom wants everyone over for super bowl, which I thought was no biggie until my sister told me tonight what she had planned food wise. UUGGHHHHH.
Well. It just might work in my favor ~ although I wouldn't wish a sick kid on anyone, I have one tonight ~ my poor braiden has a fever again and I think he got it from my friends kids who have been sick. *sigh* Oh well, at least they had fun playing, at least until my Garrett decided to go "pre-teen" on me. However, there IS a bright side to all of this lol I may be able to get out of going to the super bowl party, & not have to feel guilty over it LOL
I'm also a tad worried about my supply, I've not been extreme at all w/ this eating plan, just cutting out all white things & refined sugar (ha lol most times!) but it seems to be dwindling, so I may have to go onto phase II before I'm wanting, and while I'm doing that I'm going to go get some fenugreek. Chances are I'm okay & just being paranoid, but better super full boobies than empty ones.
Okay, I've groveled on enough time for bed. OH but before I go, dh and I went n' saw Pursuit for Happiness tonight ~ loved it! :thumbsup:
Aw Chimmy sounds like you had a day like I did the other day. Don't let it get you down though breaking the rules a few times won't ruin a diet!
GL with the super bowl party if your LO is feeling better, maybe you can bring a veggie tray for everyone?
Julia, you're doing great! Everyone slips up every now and then, but the important thing is you realize it and will try to restrain better next time. I just found this journal, and I think you're awesome for doing this!!!
:bighug: Hang in there and try to remember this is a long-term thing you're doing and there are going to be some hard days. You're gonna be A-OK!!
Don't beat yourself up over slipping. We all do it. Just continue from here and you'll do fine. Hope the kiddos are all feeling better soon. :bighug:
Hello darlings!!! What would I do w/out you Well I got out of going to the super bowl party LOL (kind of) I'm kind of glad for it too, I was up all night with little Mr. Seamus no idea what his deal was but he woke every hour, so we both had quite a restless night. Then right as I feel asleep around 7am, an hour later my sister called to let us know that Garrett was throwing up, so dh got up to go get him, he's still there now b/c he threw up a few more times and fell back asleep so dh is waiting till he wakes up. Seamus woke up at 9:30 and is here playing now.
Food wise, not doing such a hot job this weekend, but I'm kind of letting it go. Dh and I will start back up on Monday, were both excited to and we've enjoyed our few days of chaos ~ we weren't really all that bad, just more carbs than anything & we'll work those off this coming wk.
Well I'd better head, I have a massage appointment I need to get to.
I am so sluggish & tired today. Was up a lot last night with Seamus, he just wont sleep latley & it's wearin' on me.
I know if I keep with things today though, I will feel better tomorrow & hopefully be down a lb so my weigh in will only be 2lbs gained instead of 3 for the wk :roll:
I hate how 3 days can do so much damange if not eating right, but 3 days of eating right only shows a little improvement. Frustrating how that works.
Soo as they say, onward and upward!
:bighug: Hang in there!
Well. Lesson learned. I totally thought I'd gained a ton but I wasn't remembering my numbers right, I did gain but not much and even with my gain I still lost for the POBLC challenge, how's that for ya!
So yesterday I was sitting at 228 even, my last weigh in was 227.6 so that's only .4 of a gain, this morning I weighed in at 225.8 so I'm actually down 1.8lbs for the POBLC and up .4 for myself. Not bad considering my weekend and af being there :thumbsup:
The only bummer is my stomach is still killing me, so my guess is I'm getting the stomach flu & I've got killer cramps, talk about miserable. Garrett is still sick with the flu and Liam's just woken up saying he feels horrible again, him and Braiden have already gone their rounds, so this is totally unfair if you ask me lol
STILL despite it all, I'm managing to stay on track and continue to lose weight.
I do have a bit of a challenge though, Seamus has been waking up A LOT, like every 30 to 60 minutes at night & has been horribly cranky ~ I think all this cheese I'm eating is affecting him, so I'm going to have to look into how much dairy I take in and try to find other things, what a bummer.
Yay on losing a bit in the challenge, looking at the big picture can be good too you know! Sorry about the flu and the possible dairy problem Taking away dairy is rough!
Sorry the kiddos are feeling a bit under the weather. You're doing great!! Hope you get the cheese issue resolved so Seamus' tummy will feel better. :bighug: Hang in there!
You are doing great! I hope you get the cheese thing figured out. I know it's different losing weight while breastfeeding. (I was breastfeeding last time I lost weight) I hope you all feel better soon!
Yayyy for losing, Julia!! You're awesome!! I am sorry Seamus is feeling under the weather. Poor little kiddo. And take care of yourself too, that stomach bug is just nasty! I had it a couple of weeks ago!!
Hi you guys Thanks so much for all of the encouragement, it's nice to have all this support & to be able to return it back to you all. You guys are wonderful.
Today went pretty good considering, the boys seem to be going through a "sick, not sick" stage, I'm looking forward to the bug being gone.
It's amazing what a shower will do for you lol I hadn't had one in a few days due to being sick myself, and then taking care of sick kids - even though my stomach still hurt it perked me up enough to do dishes, laundry & clean the bathrooms & do school with the kids. I was also able to stick to the SBP ~ I was a bit naughty tonight while at the movies w/ two of my girlfriends but it was enjoyable & fun to get out of the house for a bit, and have adult conversation. We saw "Because I said so" ~ it was a fun movie, lots of laughs.
Well I'm off to read my book n' head to bed.
Sounds like a fun night Showers can do wonders for especially when you're not feeling %100.
Being a little naughty is allowed sometimes
I've done great today except food wise, it's like I've lost any modivation to even care today. I don't really know why either, I guess sometimes it's just a pain to constantly worry about what your eating, sometimes I just want to eat & not worry about what's in the darn food.
And it's not like I'm eating bad really, protien shake for breakfast, pb&j for lunch with milk & so far that's it. I even had it on whole wheat, whole grain bread but the jelly is a no no for the SBP. Yesterday I ate w/in the phase II plan, w/ the exception of raisins which is a "avoid or eat sparingly" - and was only slightly bad last night but I woke up to a gain. It's just frustrating really. I know I need to start exercising again, made my head space all happy n' stuff when I did that, which is a good thing lol
I just want to eat & not worry about what's in the darn food.
I feel that way too sometimes Chims. It's hard, isn't it? :bighug:
Yes! lol Although I have some renewed energy, I bought the SBD Quick & Easy cookbook. I really like it so far & have been able to make up a really nice meal plan for the next 2wks, I'm going to go ahead and do 1 more wk of phase I b/c I was so sluggish during my 2nd wk of phase I so I'm sorta making up lol But I'm not feeling so daunted by it all, which is nice
I'm glad you're feeling better :bighug:
Glad things are better hun! Thats awesome that you have your meals planned, that can make such a huge difference
A bit OT.
I'm hoping to make it to the grocery store tonight, but we'll see. Last night was hellish.
I think Liam might have croup, but I am praying that all it is is a really really bad cough. I want to scream, it seems like for the last month n' a bit short of a day here and there my kids have been sick and I just can't seem to get them all better. I give them their vitamins, I put garlic oil on their feet (b/c they wont take the capsules) and inbetween holidays and stuff they eat well, I don't know what more I can do. Yesterday the boys started getting a cough but it just sounded like a mild one that would acompany a common cold, but then towards the night Liam started asking for a cough drop and his cough started sounding worse. At around 1am Garrett woke up with a night terror, about 30 minutes later he was calm and sleeping & right as I got in bed I heard Liam coming upstairs, crying and sounding panicked. He came into me and was trying to cough & breath at the same time and then dry heaving in between, he ran into the kitchen so I followed him and tried to get him to calm down, he head butted me when I tried to hug him b/c he was coughing so hard, so Geremy took over and was able to get him calm enough that when he coughed he could breath - it was the most horrible cough I've ever heard, so I worry that it might be croup b/c it has that "bark" to it, I hope it's not I can't imagine Seamus coming down with this
He's sleeping right now, my prayer is that when he wakes he will be a bit better.
Anyhow. On the weight loss front I was feeling overwhelmed with it all as I woke up this morning, thinking how in the world am I going to keep up with this AND sick kids, it just seemed like too much at once. However as I was getting dressed I thought I'd weight myself, fully expecting to see a gain b/c I've not been all that good - well much to my suprise I droped .2 not a lot but enough to give me the umph I need to continue on despite all the chaos. I would REALLY like to be OUT of the 220's by March 1st which is a realistic goal I think - I'm at 225.4 right now.
:bighug: I'm sorry your little ones have been sick. I've been dealing with some of that too. Reece has Croup and now a tummy bug, ugh. (He's home from school because he's vomiting every half hour) It's hard to take care of ourselves when we have to give our all to everyone else, isn't it? I feel your pain I'm so glad you saw a loss and that you're feeling determined and motivated too during this stressful time. I know every little ounce lost helps me stay on track :razz: