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    blissing got a reaction from bakerina in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I must say I'm with CAK91, this thread was very triggering for me, and I was afraid to come back and see the responses until today. It's not the OP, for there is weight loss talk almost *everywhere*, online and IRL; I've just learned to avoid it, for the most part.
    I think that accepting myself as a fat person first is what is allowing me to do a W30 without going on a binge, or hating my body the entire time or feeling desperate because what if I "fail" again? If we can do this without calling ourselves things like "disgusting" or "lazy", then we are helping our emotional bodies, too. And this speaks to the "Whole" part of the W30.
    Fat is correlated with a lot of illnesses, but is not necessarily the cause. Please refer to Gary Taubes' work. Most of these can just as well be attributed to the SAD of refined carbs, causing inflammation, etc.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from Pomme in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    I have the same issues (and I'm fat--I hate the term morbidly obese cuz I'm alive!), too much restriction triggers me in the opposite direction! I know I can't do it, so I don't torture myself trying. There a fine but distinct line between being on a weight loss diet and nourishing myself with foods that heal. Maybe not in terms of the health effects but in terms of my mental health and well being.
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    blissing got a reaction from bakerina in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I must say I'm with CAK91, this thread was very triggering for me, and I was afraid to come back and see the responses until today. It's not the OP, for there is weight loss talk almost *everywhere*, online and IRL; I've just learned to avoid it, for the most part.
    I think that accepting myself as a fat person first is what is allowing me to do a W30 without going on a binge, or hating my body the entire time or feeling desperate because what if I "fail" again? If we can do this without calling ourselves things like "disgusting" or "lazy", then we are helping our emotional bodies, too. And this speaks to the "Whole" part of the W30.
    Fat is correlated with a lot of illnesses, but is not necessarily the cause. Please refer to Gary Taubes' work. Most of these can just as well be attributed to the SAD of refined carbs, causing inflammation, etc.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from Pomme in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    I have the same issues (and I'm fat--I hate the term morbidly obese cuz I'm alive!), too much restriction triggers me in the opposite direction! I know I can't do it, so I don't torture myself trying. There a fine but distinct line between being on a weight loss diet and nourishing myself with foods that heal. Maybe not in terms of the health effects but in terms of my mental health and well being.
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    blissing got a reaction from Pomme in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    I have the same issues (and I'm fat--I hate the term morbidly obese cuz I'm alive!), too much restriction triggers me in the opposite direction! I know I can't do it, so I don't torture myself trying. There a fine but distinct line between being on a weight loss diet and nourishing myself with foods that heal. Maybe not in terms of the health effects but in terms of my mental health and well being.
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    blissing got a reaction from Pomme in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    I have the same issues (and I'm fat--I hate the term morbidly obese cuz I'm alive!), too much restriction triggers me in the opposite direction! I know I can't do it, so I don't torture myself trying. There a fine but distinct line between being on a weight loss diet and nourishing myself with foods that heal. Maybe not in terms of the health effects but in terms of my mental health and well being.
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    blissing got a reaction from bakerina in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I must say I'm with CAK91, this thread was very triggering for me, and I was afraid to come back and see the responses until today. It's not the OP, for there is weight loss talk almost *everywhere*, online and IRL; I've just learned to avoid it, for the most part.
    I think that accepting myself as a fat person first is what is allowing me to do a W30 without going on a binge, or hating my body the entire time or feeling desperate because what if I "fail" again? If we can do this without calling ourselves things like "disgusting" or "lazy", then we are helping our emotional bodies, too. And this speaks to the "Whole" part of the W30.
    Fat is correlated with a lot of illnesses, but is not necessarily the cause. Please refer to Gary Taubes' work. Most of these can just as well be attributed to the SAD of refined carbs, causing inflammation, etc.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing reacted to befabdaily in Day 21 and feeling very frustrated   
    Stress can hinder weight loss. Lack of sleep can also hinder weight loss. Maybe it's not the food that's the problem. It sounds like you have a ton of stress in your life -- every day being "go go go" so you can't rest until 9:00 and all that. Plus, you're stressing about losing weight in time to get pregnant on a schedule. That is putting a big demand on your body and, it sounds like, being kind of angry because it won't comply immediately.
    I know it's probably not going to sound helpful to say "check your state of mind" but that's what I'm gonna say. Maybe focus on getting the best sleep you can and getting relaxed, and have that be your "workout" instead of stressing over getting to the gym.
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    blissing reacted to pdc4 in Cancer diagnosis   
    I so apologize for not updating you on my progress. I had my surgery on Oct. 31. It was postponed from Oct. 1. My surgery was very successful and I recovered faster than my doctor ever dreamed possible. I attribute the success to the fact that I was healthy in all other aspects. I am currently undergoing radiation to zap any microscopic cells that were left in my body and will be finished with my 28 days on Jan 29th. I feel very fortunate that I have not suffered any effects from the treatment. I am continuing to work on my "terrain" and stay as healthy as possible. Thank you all for your concern and support.
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    blissing reacted to EmilyB456 in Weird, Unexpected, and AWESOME!   
    So, I have fibromyalgia, and due to that and a number of hormonally-induced depression and anxiety issues, I've been on Celexa or Lexapro for several years. A week ago, three weeks into this Whole30, I woke up and realized I HAD NOT TAKEN A PILL IN FIVE DAYS. It may not sound like a big deal, but before, when I've tried to go off the meds, either because I just don't like taking them or I was about to get pregnant (or my husband accidentally knocked me up with no warning, the fertile bastard!), withdrawals have been awful, awful. This time, maybe a litle dizziness? Maybe? Nothing I noticed, for sure! I want to keep eating this way and stay off the meds! Yay!
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    blissing reacted to Carolyn Koron Parise in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I agree with thinking about having a healthy lifestyle rather than only focusing on our weight. If we are following the suggestions of the W30 everything else will fall into place. I am very thankful to have found this program, the knowledge I have gained cannot be measured. It is life changing!
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    blissing reacted to CAK911 in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I'm with blissing on this. There is a lot of research showing that the assumptions made about fat bodies healthwise are often wrong, and that the BMI scale is both wrong and obsolete.
    Being kind to yourself and accepting your body -- rather than punishing yourself for not having the "right" body -- often has positive health outcomes for people. I know it has for me. Otherwise, I'd be waiting to lose weight before I took up dancing, or I'd be waiting to lose more weight before I tried this wacky "don't count and log and weigh every thing you eat" Whole 30 thing.
    There are a lot of ways to integrate healthy behaviors and move towards health without obsessing over your weight, and Whole30, as it specifies not to weigh yourself for 30 days, seems to be one of those ways. I don't see these as being diametrically opposed.
    Additionally, I don't feel comfortable with the kind of judgmental language about fat bodies I see in this thread; I wish I hadn't seen it, honestly, as I have always been fat, and I generally find the forum to be a supportive, accepting place, and I find the negativity and pathologization of fat bodies in this thread quite triggering. I believe Whole 30 (I'm on my second now) makes me healthier and helps me make better food choices -- I would continue to believe that even if I didn't lose one ounce during a Whole 30. Health is way, way more than just your weight.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from befabdaily in If You Ever Thought of Giving Up Trying to Lose Weight   
    I see body acceptance as living my life to the fullest no matter my size. I will not wait to do things "when I'm thinner", I do them now. I think that's what weight watcher's does not teach and what you came to realize at the end.
    Your use of the words "sick and fat" are disturbing, because I don't think obesity causes very much illness. I suspect Golda goes to the doctor when she's sick. There are very few things that are caused simply by being a different size than someone else. And whole 30 is all about healthy eating and knowing that your body will adjust to the weight it should be.
    I'm doing a whole 30 even though I never diet because I know how much weight loss dieting f*cks with my mental and emotional health. I'm doing it because I have annoying allergies. I still accept my body as it is, as it ever will be, fat or thin, because it's the only one I've got and it's doing its best.
    It is OK to be fat, if that's who you are. There is no moral imperative to be healthy or thin.
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    blissing got a reaction from Pomme in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    I have the same issues (and I'm fat--I hate the term morbidly obese cuz I'm alive!), too much restriction triggers me in the opposite direction! I know I can't do it, so I don't torture myself trying. There a fine but distinct line between being on a weight loss diet and nourishing myself with foods that heal. Maybe not in terms of the health effects but in terms of my mental health and well being.
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    blissing reacted to Sarah C. Langland-Johnson in W30 and "morbid obesity"   
    Thank you so much everyone! Robin and Renee, I feel so honored that you posted your thoughts here and that you really care about my situation. I am over the top happy with the fact that I have a new job that I am starting on Wednesday. I went shopping today to stock up on my essentials and got tons of produce - I am feeling so happy about being able to eat paleo/primal again I have decided to start up with the right meals tomorrow (done with food for today). The irony for me is that my new job is as an RN (well, until I pass state boards I am a GN). It is interesting to me to read the standard nutrition mantra and it is like gagging on something nasty to me to have to read my discharge instructions to patients who have new heart conditions or stomach issues or are post-surgical. In my head I am screaming "NO"! I really hope at some point in my life to be in place where my heart for helping people and my nutritional and wellness knowledge come together into something but I am working on that. I will follow my heart (and Kirsteen's advice :-) ) and not worry about counting points or calories. I wasn't thrilled about the prospect but willing to do so to be healthier. I think doing my first W30 was the first time in my life that I actually felt healthy, strong and confident, even though my body is so far from where it needs to be, it was healing to my soul to simply eat that which nourishes me and to be freed from the constant hell of worrying about how much I ate and if it was healthy enough or if I was going to lose weight this week, etc. As somone who loves her Creator for making the amazing human body, it has always gone against my core beliefs that we should have to do this to maintain a healthy body. I know now and am confirmed that I don't have too - I just need to eat what (and how) I was made to eat. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!