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  • #1822

    Eva PS1000
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    @Evelina
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    Hi Guys, so this is my millionth attempt to get rid of the last few pounds. I have been fluctuating between 173 and 179 for the past year. I really really really want to do this. I have an event in CA (playing in a tennis tournament) in 10 days. Thought I would start two months before but kept failing. Now that I only have so little time left I know there is no more time for “i will start later”.
    I have hired a trainer, doing just half an hour with him but man does he whip my ass. Have seen him 3 days in a row and let me just tell you it hurts to laugh!
    I started exercising again on Sunday and Phase 1 on Sunday. Cannot believe how much better I feel today (Thursday). Have gone from 178 to 172.4. Super excited to see the number move. I am however worried about the weekend as that is when I seem to fail. Family wanting to eat out, being home around food etc. I think I ready though.
    I love what my trainer told me yesterday. He said “i don’t understand how do people choose to only exercise and eat right 5 days out of the week and expect to see results”. I was like hmmm…. it sounds like what I am doing 🙂 I am going back to see him today, I am scared!

    #1831

    Jessica Romeo
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    @jessicaromeo
    Karma Coins: 17 256

    That is great! Congrats on the fact that you are so close to your goal 🙂 I personally know the struggle on this I often get stuck at the same weight for awhile and plateau there for some time, it seems like our bodies get happy with the weight they are at after all that change. I think you made a fantastic decision to meet with a trainer and then go back to phase 1…it kind of confuses your body back into losing. I also understand the struggle with weekends! Doing fun things with the family and eating delicious food is such a nice part of weekends, but I think over time I have realized that I can still do all of that, but just a little differently. Take the family out for a nice hike or bike ride (instead of your normal hardcore solo routine) and continue to make healthy meals besides you will feel better anyways. I think the biggest thing for me is that I need to go to bed and wake around the same time as the week, this helps keep your hormones and stress levels normal, which ultimately leads to staying on plan with food choices. You will do wonderful at your tennis event regardless of where you weight is at 🙂

    #1839

    Judalon Smyth
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    @Judalon_Smyth
    Karma Coins: 1 204

    @Evelina you sound like a woman who will make her goals and dreams happen, so just stick with it. I think Jessica has a point about keeping the weekend schedule the same as the week days, also I read some research about the positive effects of a consistent sleep and wake time…and make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep. I’m single so I have different challenges in spending weekend time with friends… parties always have food that is tempting and if it’s not a party to get people together then it’s a meal out at a restaurant and that is not doable on P1 for me. My first 90 day round I did not eat out at all and took my own food to friends homes and it was tough. P2 is much easier to have a social life. My biggest mistake in P2… well not the first 30 days (October), but starting with Thanksgiving I gave in and had sugar at a friends buffet and I didn’t gain so then all the holiday parties with all the sweets let me think ‘oh, just a small piece’ and I maintained. I don’t know why, but when I tried to go back to P1 I have not been able to shake the sugar nor can I seem to get consistent with my drops and recording my food on FitnessPal. What happened to my discipline? I blame it all on the sugar and really need to never let it back in, so how do I replace those cravings? I love toffee, cheesecake, ice cream. I volunteer for an animal rescue group and at least once a month we have a pot luck and birthday to celebrate; last month I made a carrot cake with no sugar or substitutes and I used stevia in the cream cheese frosting and it was pretty good, but I can’t make whole cakes to have around since I live alone I’d be eating the whole thing! Anyway, this is my challenge with starting P1 again… I’ve got another 25 pounds to go!

    #2005

    Sue Cobb
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    @SueCobb157
    Karma Coins: 907

    @Evelina, where is your tournament? If close enough I might be able to sneak away and catch you in action. I would bring you healthy raw veggies, fruit and Quest powder for your stay here. 😉 I have busted my last plateau and now succeeded in my 6th goal, as I weighed in this morning at 140.8 making the loss exactly 17#. I have you and the rest of the group for my success, so THANK YOU !! You are sooo right about the weekends though, as you know I usually work on the weekends but having breakfast out with the hubby to get the dogs out and a walk in, isn’t easy. Plus by the time I get done with open houses or showing properties, all I want to do is sit and eat a large dinner. BAAAADDDD stuff. Struggling still with organization in getting dinner prepared in the morning so its ready when I get home. Coming to this site and the support site has helped keep me focused on the group and away from the kitchen LOL. Hope you will be in the Los Angeles area so I can come cheer you on!!

    #2006

    Sue Cobb
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    @SueCobb157
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    @Judalon, I am such a SugarHolic, its not funny. I am just glad I love fruit, but it can get boring every now and then. Being on P1 there are some fruit that is not on the approved list, hope it changes for P2. As for getting around the cravings of sweets, I keep several packages of candy in the house. but its setup to trigger a guilt trip to keep strong and test my will power. If it wasn’t here in the house, then I would go to the store and really buy something very bad and consume it without resolve. I LOVE CAKE, and I would buy one of the large individual pcs and eat it in the car then get rid of the evidence. Now when I am in the store I make certain I go on a full stomach so not hungry, and then I bring up the mental picture of me fat and unhappy when I go through the bakery section at the store. Stay Strong Sister, YOU CAN DO THIS. Don’t let sugar be the boss of you!!

    #2016

    Rachel Fiske
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    @rachelfiske
    Karma Coins: 1 130

    Hey ladies! Great thread here, and remember, sugar IS an addiction, similar to other drugs. If we can put in the hard work to break the addiction, it will be much easier in the long run to make good choices. Right now, your hormonal reactions are causing you to crave sugar, so it’s not just will power alone! Keep up the good work, I know it’s hard, but it’s so worth it!

    #3428

    DJ Geary-Cordova
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    @rancher2
    Karma Coins: 202

    Hello Sue and others,
    Sugar is certainly an addiction! I found once I got it all (as much as possible) out of my system, it was much easier to refrain. I heard about this book somewhere and I got it from the library. It’s so helpful, with some funny parts, I bought my own copy. The title is “A Year of No Sugar” by Eve Schaub. Even though I didn’t plan on going completely sugar-less like she did, there is a lot of interesting information about sugar and what it does to our bodies. Since I just restarted PS1000, I’m going to reread it and get motivated to resist the white stuff!

    #4603

    Eva PS1000
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    @Evelina
    Karma Coins: 2 131

    Hmmm…I might need to read it as I have always wondered what it would be like to not eat it at all. Did you try sugar free after you read the book?

    #4620

    Brad Goudie
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    @brad
    Karma Coins: 5 887

    @Evelina Evelina you have everything you need to succeed. You have it all in place with attitude, commitment, support group. You can do this. Remember next time you are tempted to cheat remind yourself who is in charge. What you eat today is what you wear tomorrow. You can do this.

    #7856

    Eva PS1000
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    @Evelina
    Karma Coins: 2 131

    So, that time I restarted was not my last 😀
    I did decide to only do Phase 2 this time and supplement it with the Weight Loss accelerator (members store), just to change things up. And surprisingly this time is working, two weeks in and I am 0.7 pounds away form 100 pounds lost!!! Woohoo!
    Now, that I am so close I have decided to go for another 10 pounds. My ultimate goal has always been 175 but once I got there i realized there is plenty of fat to lose, ha! Now that I got to 165 goal and went beyond to almost 162 (started at 162) I see that there still is wiggly spots with cellulite and fat. Will I ever reach no fat (meaning not bulging fat) I hope so!!!!
    One of the side effects and I know it is totally weird is that I started having stuffed ear/ popping ear sensations when I exercise. After a little bit of research found that people who lose weight and their bodies are not used to it will develop Eustachian tube problems. What to do? Fist suggestion is to gain weight – no thank you! Second – avoid stimulants like coffee – trying but it is hard. Third: stop exercising – I can’t live without my tennis!!!!

    #9265

    Karen Johnson
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    @karefraz
    Karma Coins: 760

    Evelina. Just getting started myself. I am so impressed by your progress. How are you today. I have been on a weightloss journey most of my life unfortunately. But I have found smaller goals towards the ultimate goal gives you the mini success needed to propel your further. I’m just on day three of Phase 1 and I have 77lbs to lose in total. Mini goal of ten lbs at a time. Congrats on your success.. Thank you for the motivation

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 10 months ago by Karen Johnson.
    #9402

    April Larkin
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    @april64
    Karma Coins: 7 020

    It has been slower for me but now have reached my goal of 15lbs and want to lose another 5lbs. It is really about the inches. Lost 14 inches so really a combination of both. AMAZING 100 lbs…that is incredible…

    #10188

    Garnet Gaither
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    @rhinojack
    Karma Coins: 1 515

    I am in the middle of my second month and have noticed that I am allowing forbidden food back into my diet. Nothing really terrible, but more carbs. I do stay on track during the day but my lunches are getting bigger and I’ve eaten a few sweets. I want to avoid this change and stay on track. Thanksgiving is coming up followed by Christmas. Fortunately my family will be at a hotel at Christmas so no goodies laying around, just restaurants. Anyway, surpisingly, I’ve stayed at the same weight (loss) for about two weeks without gaining. So hopefully I can maintain the momentum through December. I do need to exercise besides my walking but can’t seem to take that first step. Wish me luck.

    #10190

    April Larkin
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    @april64
    Karma Coins: 7 020

    Now I have reached my goal. Lost over 19 inches and has taken 4 months. We are living in Mexico for 6 months so must relax, focus and enjoy. Lots and lots of fresh stuff and a few drinks here and there. So happy to have met my goal

    #10191

    Jessica Romeo
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    @jessicaromeo
    Karma Coins: 17 256

    This is so wonderful to hear! I truly believe that enjoying life and destressing is one of the best ways to keep the weight off! Enjoy your time in Mexico! Keep eating healthy, but do enjoy life and the wonderful foods and drinks that are out there 🙂

    -Jess

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