Weight Loss

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Re: Weight Loss

Postby ViewsAskew » Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:18 pm

ah - now I understand!

I hear you about the extra pounds. I knew I'd put on weight when I quit smoking - I did. I rode my bike like crazy, but still managed to gain 25 pounds or so. Then the pramipexol added more. I've been constant for about 5 years -each time I'd put on a few pounds I would be quite worried that I was gaining again. I hate that feeling.

I am hoping that my body is finally ready to let this go and not freak out physically or emotionally.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest

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Re: Weight Loss

Postby debbluebird » Fri Sep 19, 2014 2:57 am

I think I'm going to add corn to my list. I wasn't sure. I remembered what you said and I had some today, just to see what would happen. It's more about the bloating, like you said, for me too. Stomach felt uncomfortable, but not so much on the increase of acid. But uncomfortable enough that it's on my list now.
Chocolate is on the list, but I have a problem tying not having it. I will pay for it, if I do though.
I'm really sick of this weight.

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Re: Weight Loss

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:18 am

Well, two pounds to go until I hit another important milestone. I haven't been under this weight for a long, long time - maybe 7 years? I'm currently 22 pounds lower than my heaviest - not sure when that was, but sometime in the last 16 months. I think I'd already lost a few pounds when I started this, but am not positive. I'm 15 pounds lighter that I was at the doctor's in April.

I continue to be amazed at how well this works for me. I know that one key is that I am not counting calories. But, another important key is that I do not feel that I've been restricted. I am in a way, but it doesn't feel that way. I can't eat 5 cupcakes, for example, but there isn't anything preventing me from eating about 3 or 4 and I'd still be within my limits. But, I don't ever want to. I'm usually perfectly happy once I've had the veggies, fruit, nuts, protein, etc. It must be this specific mix of foods that does it. While I didn't do it regularly, once in awhile in the past I'd get the equivalent of WED-induced anxiety but it was related to food. I'd NEED to eat sweets, like cupcakes or candy or pancakes. And, I'd eat a LOT of it. When the feeling passed, I'd look around in horror and wonder why I just did that. I've not had one of those episodes since I started this. I honestly do not know why. I've been depressed enough times. I've been anxious, worried, and other emotions that tend to be associated with emotional eating. But, one small square of dark chocolate and that was enough to stop it. Or a bunch of grapes. It's truly fascinating.

I've read that many people overeat slightly each day and it's enough to gain 5-10 pounds a year. What this seems to do is the reverse. It limits me just enough that I lose a small amount, but not so much that I'm ever hungry or feel deprived. It provides just enough structure that I feel normal about food for the first time in many, many years.

Recently I was able to fit into clothes that I haven't worn for at least 5 years and have more clothes that should fit in about 5-8 more pounds. I took in some pants and shirts, too, so I don't need to go clothes shopping yet. That's the best part - when I open up these boxes it's like going on a shopping spree that is free :-). Sure, I already paid for them, but some were worn for a short time and are almost new.

I just hope that I don't hit a plateau that isn't resolved by a slight reduction in intake.
Ann - Take what you need, leave the rest



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Re: Weight Loss

Postby Polar Bear » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:03 pm

Ann, what a buzz.... the joy of zipping up those clothes that haven't seen light of day for years.
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Re: Weight Loss

Postby debbluebird » Mon Nov 03, 2014 4:59 pm

That's great !


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