Yes, I've also had a bit too much chocolate today, am veggie & was wondering about the pork pie? Never seen one of those.
Glad it's going so well.
Ehhhh duck to water springs to mind hun... this diet or new life plan seems to really work for you!!!
So happy for ya
Anja & GG
The veggie pork pie is from Holland and Barratt - it's really yum, a bit too much pastry but it's nice all the same!! It's only 99p for a big one and lasts a few days when opened. Hope u enjoy it!
Gen - thanks hun, I don't know about duck to water as yesterday was a bit testing! Hope u're doing great!
Much love, chelle xx
Why are the DDs easier than UDs????!!!
Yesterday was really hard!! Alot of old demons reared their ugly heads, and I found myself eating for the sake of eating - WTF is that all about???? I won't attempt to list what I had - I was grabbing things and not even tasting them or regestering that I was having it. Soo soo annoyed with myself that I let this happen
As a result I'm 3lbs heavier today - serves me right for being such a piggy! Gutted
Well today is a new day, and sabotage is not on the agenda today!! SO what, I had a bad day yesterday? I'd normally let it ruin my attempts at weightloss, but no! 3lbs is much easier to lose than 3 stone, so it stops here and now!
I've not decided if I'm on an UD or DD today. I'm at the gym this afternoon and not only that, my bowels are giving me alot of trouble (sorry if TMI!), so may just eat lots of fibre rich foods today and see if that helps.
Anyway, I'm not stressing about it - whatever I decide, today is going to be a great day!
Much love, chelle xx
Thats the spirit hun.... today will be a great day.... doesn't always have to be about diets and food eh!!!
I do wonder if I will ever get my head around this tho.
My Mum has told me to stop dieting or stop attempting to diet. She says that she's seen too many times then when things become unimportant, life has a habit of letting u have them. Maybe she has a point. I've been on diets since I was 9 (wasn't particularly fat then either) I'm 25 now, and all I've done is get bigger and bigger and more miserable about my inability to lose weight in the process. I honestly believe that I'm getting to the 'past caring' stage - make the most of what u've got and stop putting ur bloody life on hold in search of the holy grail of weightloss, it doesn't exist - only in my head. Kinda like trying to get back the balloon u let go of when u were and kid, and see it disappearing into the sky.
I sound defeated don't I?? LOL!!
I'm not, tbh I just don't think I care about it anymore. I feel positive and want to live the fullest life I can, be it fat thin or somewhere in between! I have to stop wasting my youth on chasing something that isn't important anymore.
Ohh, that was a bit deep!! Apologies!!
Much love, chelle xx
If you are still undecided about what to do today. My advice would be have a perfect DD. I always exercise on DD and have plenty of energy. You should have lots of stored carbs there ready and waiting to be used!
I don't think it does tummy and harm to have a rest either. Especially if you drink plenty of water.
Here's hoping we all have a fab day!
Have been on a non-stop binge for the last few days and I have no idea why the hell I do this to myself????!! Seriously considering SSing again, maybe I just need that time away from food as this eating one day and cutting back the next is proving really difficult now!
Trying not to panic about what's happened, but my instinct is to eat all the bad foods and then "be good tomorrow." This dieting lark sure messes with ur head!!!
Much love, chelle xx
Will check out those H & B pork pies.
My best advice to you, at this delicate stage, is that whichever eating plan you decide to follow, don't have goodies in the house. If you buy and store them, you will eat them. Have as few as you can stand to have.
I follow that advice, because I know from experience how hard it is to resist the call of tasty treats.
If you go straight back to SS you will be defeating your purpose - and the hard time you've put in since you last SS-d will have been wasted. You could try 1000 for a while - that's what I'm doing now and at last the weight is coming off - or even 1200/1500. But of course you will lose weight more slowly than you'd like to so you'll need to be patient. We're not good at that.
When 'allowed' to eat what I like I am always at risk of overdoing it. In time I hope to learn not to.
Be of good cheer, and never give up. Determination is what makes a struggler into a winner!
I too really feel for you. When I first heard about this plan, my "intelligent mind" baulked at the 500 calorie DD. (I'm not a VCLD fan). Now though, having read through lots of different diaries, I realise that's it's the UP days that would cause me problems.
Being allowed to eat what you like, after a period of abstention, must be like being locked in a sweet shop after closing time (my ABSOLUTE dream wish!!).
I know that I could not do this JUDDD thing. I hear you when you say that you're tempted to throw in the towel completely, but I think that's just frustration at the position you now find yourself in.
Why not pre-plan your UP day the way you all seem to your DD days. When I was maintaining my weight loss, and had Sunday's "off", I regularly lost the plot. I found I could control myself better if treats were allowed. Not free. Just pre-planned and so I knew what was what.
So my advice would be to plan your UP days in advance. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks. And that's ALL you can eat. If you want something else, jot it down for your next UP day which isn't far away.
Start weight: 141K (March 2002)
Target weight reached: 67.5K (December 2003) - healthy eating
Maintained until Feb 2007 when I quit smoking and regained 13K
Discovered Dukan diet Nov 2007 at 71.1K. Have been coached on French official site.
High: 79.5 (Jan)
Low: 66.5 (May)
High: 80.6 (Nov)
Low: 71.6 (Feb)
74.5K got married Sept
High: 84.9 (Jan)
7/01: 84.9K (howzat for a gain?!)
12/04: 77.8K (10 day foodfest, then 4 day diet)
NB: NOT DOING DUKAN ANY LONGER
HMMmm, I think the Juddd way is good, but you cannot go totally mad on your UD's - just a bit mad! Thing is we are all different and it is the very flexibility of this diet that I enjoy. I can do DD fairly easily (except yesterday, which was really hard for some reason) and on UD's I do have my favourite foods but just try to go steady. Dr J says that on UD you can get away with consuming your maintenance cals required + 80% and still lose, so if you said on DD's you would stick to even 2300 ish you should still lose steadily. You can have quite a bit of naughty stuff on that amount!!!!!
Love Barb xxxxx
May 17th 2011 - The fight back to health.:
May to December 2011 28lbs lost.
Weight gained between December 2011-March 2012 = 9lbs
March 26th - Back with a vengeance!
New day for weigh-ins- Mondays.
Start weight 15.11
April 2nd - 1lb lost = 15.10
April 9th - 2lbs lost = 15.8
April 16th -1lb lost = 15.7
April 23rd - STS = 15.7 = acceptable!
Firstly - a BIG THANKYOU to everyone of u for ur help suggestions, I really really do appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
For now, I'm bowing out of the JUDDDD club. This is for a few reasons; for years I've rarely eaten "naughty foods" not because I've been in the 'on a diet so deny myself' mentality but simply because I've not wanted to eat them - only once a month when PMT strikes and then after that the need is no longer there. So foolishy, we went shopping and for once I allowed hubby to choose what he wanted (he can eat anything and not put weight on - how unfair!), so the trolley was full of cake bars, crisps, chocolate etc. I unfortunately then got the 'taste' for it all again, and have realised that eating sugar makes u crave more sugar.
I have to realise that I will never eat a 'normal diet like everyone else (ie, everything in moderation) and certain foods will need to be banned from my eating as they don't do me any favours - and I'm prefectly happy with that, I don't like the way I feel when I eat sugar or takeaways or generally empty calories.
So the reason why I want to stop this now is that I don't want to be on a 'diet' anymore, I just want to adopt a healthy lifestyle for myself and my family, thats is guilt and cruelty free and gives my brain a rest of stressing me out!!! lol. SO I'm going to go back to what I was doign before I started judddd, which was the Macrobiotic lifestyle - eating wholegrains, seasonal vegetables, with fish and fruits in moderation. Is was working fine, and I felt great - and hadn't had a binge for weeks. I need to heal myself from within and stop bingeing for good, and this is the way forward for me.
Thankyou all soo very very much, I'm deeply touched by all of ur comments and I wish u all every success on ur weightloss journeys!
Much love, chelle xx