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ladies,(and the odd gent!) I need you to kick my butt into reporting, I think....
      #185616 - 06/10/05 07:25 PM
_Willow

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I'm feeling so much better and am doing well with the diet and my supplements, but I'm not watching my calories or anything like that. I do include about 1-2 no-no's every day, because it seems I can handle it. i need you to help me NOT CHEAT!!


Anyone?


i have 45 lbs to lose and I really want to, but lost 13 right off the bat and now NOTHING.

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      #185661 - 06/11/05 07:41 AM
Linz

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I've been doing so badly...and feeling ill b/c of it. Now I'm trying to stick to the diet AND log my cals on fitday. But I KEEP on falling off this darn wagon.

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LINZ, Thanks for being my ONLY reply!!! new
      #185721 - 06/11/05 12:20 PM
_Willow

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I go to Fitday but...I found it to be such a severe pain in the butt to log on all the food, so I just journal, and try to remember to write down every time I get exercise.

i really need support for this. I feel like I'm getting into a bit of a funk and I need to get snapped out of it!! I really need the support, I'm not just talking, people...Please? Is anyone willing to get on my case for this?



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      #185736 - 06/11/05 03:58 PM
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Re: LINZ, Thanks for being my ONLY reply!!! new
      #185737 - 06/11/05 04:01 PM
Linz

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How about I'll hassle you if you hassle me?

I love Fitday...do you have a specific issue or do you just not like it?

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      #185743 - 06/11/05 04:43 PM
_Willow

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So far so good today.
I just actually find it takes me a half hour to figure out portions, sizes, ingredients, etc...and get the darn thing done. it took too long. But reporting in I think will be better.

Then again, I used to eat a lot more frozen, pre packaged crap before. Now I actually attempt to cook. nothing fancy, but hey, I'm cooking!

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I think I've been pretty good at exercise- new
      #185744 - 06/11/05 04:53 PM
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I've been getting some form of exercise every day, and going on walks several times a week. I am BASICALLY eating according to Heather's diet, but sometimes i get too much fat, or I get a tiny bit of dairy in there. I really consciously try to avoid dairy, but I find the fat is a little harder.

For example, I eat Becel Margarine. Not too much, but I do, and if I have more than 1 tsp, I have pain. I love peanut butter and have it maybe 1x every 2 weeks... but I do. And it HURTS to no end, both for the GERD and the IBS.

I cannot totally give up chocolate, but I have it so seldom that it's not an issue.

Caffeine, i just can't quit. I have come so far-my 3 coffee MUGS a day has been brought down to 1, maybe 2 Chai tea a day. 3 sips of coffee spins my head. It's a 75% reduction in actual consumed caffeine.

Alcohol, I have one or 2 drinks on a weekend. that's it. not a big pain for me as long as I keep it moderate.

I'm AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL for drinking water though. Unless I keep it beside me and full at all times, i don't drink but for maybe 1 cup a day. Literally. So lately I've been having my metamucil in glasses of water and smoothies too, and I do the best I can at carrying water bottles everywhere with me.


I'm still working on the small meals. It's much easier when I'm teaching, but it's getting to summertime, and I won't have the natural breaks in my day. I'm trying.

But I think I do have the odd issue with eating-where I eat a bit too much-seldom to the point of STUFFED...but maybe I'm not being careful enough with my sugar intake?
I should be losing, and this diet is doing wonders for the IBS, and i have very very little pain, and bloating and am REGULAR!!! but I'm not losing weight. that's still my biggest goal.

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Re: ladies,(and the odd gent!) I need you to kick my butt into reporting, I think.... new
      #185802 - 06/11/05 10:08 PM
lalala

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Wow! You've already lost quite a bit of wait! Excellent job!

By not cheating do you mean cheating on the IBS diet or just cheating that keeps you from losing the weight you want to? I'm not very good at butt-kicking, but I'll try to help out and be supportive. I could point out questionable food? I'm not comfortable about critiquing what others eat...but I'll try! I'm trying to gain weight, so feel free to tell me if I'm not eating enough or if it's unhealthy. Then we'll be even!

You'll probably get a lot more replies during the week!

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      #185837 - 06/12/05 09:27 AM
Linz

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...you'll get ALOT faster as you go along. Okay, let the arse kicking commence!

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Re: Shannon/butt kicker! new
      #185848 - 06/12/05 12:09 PM
Wind

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Congratulations on losing the first thirteen. Discipline and
habits take awhile to solidify and materialize. It truly is a long term thing. I highly suggest using fitday. It's a little like caloric accounting and a totally rational approach to tangible feedback re: energetic intake and expenditure. I know, it takes a few minutes to bother, but it is truly a valuable tool. I use it to make sure I'm eating enough. I've been dropping without intent and need to squeeze in a few more calories and this program gives me feedback re: nutrient consumption. It's also neat to measure your vitamin/mineral intake, etc. If exercise is something you can do, than go for it. Have fun sweating off those pounds. Have you tried green tea in lieu of coffee? I switched and if I have a cup of coffee now my gut rebels.
You lose the bad breath, too. Jasmine green tea is a nice brew. So, my recommendation is basically to get tangible feedback, i.e. numbers, follow the diet and "bank" your calories/energy and sweat a little for the joy of it in a way you designate as pleasurable.

Wind (Kate, IBS-D)

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