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**NOT PURE DUKAN**
I'll start by briefly recapping my story.
Overweight and on diets since my early teens, I lost 71K (11 stone 2lbs) in 2002 and 2003, and stabilised with the 80/20 method (and cigarettes). At 70K I was initially content, then continued to 67K, but after quitting smoking, found myself up at almost 80K again. I lost 9K my usual way (healthy eating, unlimited fruit and veg, but little or no starchy carbs), but couldn't seem to get below 71K.
I started Dukan in November 2007 at 71.1K. Reached 63.5K by Christmas 2007, at which point I went into Consolidation, lost the plot, and have seemingly been playing with the same kilos, since!
This year I've been over my Dukan start weight all year, despite "dieting" 95% of the time.
I am now taking away the ketosis crutch, because I've been abusing it (by regularly overeating at weekends, knowing I can recuperate with successive PPs during the week). I'm now looking at my behaviour more closely...
So for the past three weeks I've been working with some totally Dukan friendly days, some healthy eating days, and if a social occasion arises, I'm learning to deal with that too. And instead of either refusing to go or going and skipping dessert and choosing diet fodder, I've been having a "normal meal", with dessert, and then learning NOT to consider the rest of the day a write off "so I might as well continue".
A couple of years ago, on a different diet website, I became friendly with a French girl who in time revealed she was a psychologist. I've bought a CBT book, and am reading it slowly... and pondering a lot... (much as I did before quitting smoking). She's in town this week on holiday and we're meeting for lunch on Friday... while I don't want to "abuse", I shall certainly see what she thinks of this sort of mind therapy... because, as I've said before, my problems seem to lie elsewhere than purely in losing weight which is the easy part! (well, you know what I mean...).
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Hi Jo nice to see you have your own diary now and we promise to hijack, i mean NOT to hijack it.
Wow yes would be interesting ref the CBT, i think i would benefit from a couple of sessions ref my ocd and eating problems, bingeing etc etc
I'm still not ready to actually consult anyone officially yet... this is *just* a book, but already it's given me interesting food for thought...
My boss, back from his vacation, just offered me a fresh brioche from the boulangerie. I had no problem refusing. It's Tuesday. Why would I want to overeat on a Tuesday? Actually, rather, why would I consider eating a brioche to be overeating? It's not. Just that it's not breakfast time and I'm not hungry, right? AND it's not planned.
Unplanned eating isn't good...
Unplanned in public is better than planned binge in secret.
But having the habit of saying no is great.
Well done. And a Brioche??? bah. croissant maybe
Hi Jo, great you are doing this, I wish you all the luck. xxx
One of the things I must do is...
Eat Sitting Down...
I've chosen this task for myself today because... I always eat sitting down.
Do you? And, if not, try to always do so. They say that "unplanned eating is much more likely to occur if you're standing up".
It's like when we're in the kitchen preparing food... it's easy to nibble on bits and pieces which we're preparing our dishes, filling our plates, without even necessarily realising we're doing it.
Sitting down in front of a proper plate of food helps us to realise we've eaten a meal.
ah i see. I never pick when cooking food. lol . can never be bothered!
With Dukan, it's easier not to... (raw chicken doesn't do it for me either!! heehee!!)
Hey Jo glad you have a diary now. I think alot of what you've said makes sense. I know I've been really bad this week, mainly as I've felt crap so eaten what I feel like. Now with the exception of a takeaway on Friday night I've generally been eating good food, not healthy but good decent food and I've felt really full which makes resisting snacks much easier.
What I've found in my non diet week is I want to be good. I don't want carbs. I've been eating bread out of convenience but its made me feel bloated, I don't want it. I certainly don't want pasta or rice, which has left me feeling frankly a bit lost. I don't want to eat anything which is a strange feeling. Telling myself I can eat whatever I want means I'm no desperately trying to have foods because I can't have them.
Whilst I'm dieting I always want a big bar of chocolate etc etc now I've said to myself I can have it I'm not rushing out to get one. All I really want is an oat bran muffin but I've no splenda to make any!!!!
So sorry to hijack but I think sometimes dieting is all psychological, if only I could find a way to trick my brain into wanting to exercise......
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