dmrob2009

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  1. Sept 18 start date reintro

    I completely agree with @Mike5858 on this one, @kirbz (btw, great to hear from you again!). I've heard it said many times over that it took YEARS for us to establish poor eating habits, so why we beat ourselves up over not changing it completely in months is beyond me. We're only human, my friend. Enjoy the holiday and all of the warmth, sharing, loving and giving it brings. It's the most important thing. I hope all of you have a very Merry everything... and a Happy 2018, too!
  2. Hey, Sept 18thers. Starting our reintro thread as per request by @SugarcubeOD. Super excited about this! Congrats on getting here, all!
  3. Sept 18 start date reintro

    That's great, Mike! I think I've put on a couple of pounds, but I decided that I'm going primal until our festivities on the 23rd (Festivus), Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, at which time I fully intend to enjoy myself and not worry about anything, except a little portion control. My hubs and I were super thin and starting to get ripped in 2012 following the Primal Blueprint and I didn't feel the slightest bit deprived, so we are giving that another shot. I'm investing in the Beach Body on Demand, by recommendation of my fit cousins who live busy lifestyles. It's hard to find a good gym within driving distance where I live. The holidays tend to really get me off track, so I'm trying to reign it in for the next couple of weeks to save face, so to speak. LOL I feel like I'll be happier in the long run that way. Happy Monday, all!
  4. Sept 18 start date reintro

    @SineadMon you are doing a fabulous job of learning about yourself which, at the end of the day, is what this journey is all about. I'm finding it difficult to get back on track, but I know I'll be able to do it. Right now,my body is craving more of what it's been given in recent times. Once it's out of the 'ol system, I know the cravings will disappear. Keep up the good work and just revel in the fact that the candy was yummy and now you're back on track. You're not beating yourself up and eating more candy, which is a win, in my book. Keep enjoying the holidays! Only comes once a year!!
  5. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Hi, all. Great to hear from both of you, @CorgiLover and @Mike5858! Sounds like y'all are doing well! My trip to TX was amazing. Got to see so many people that I never get to see. I totally fell off the wagon while there. To many cocktails, too much bread. Sigh. I'm working to get back in clean mode now. I literally have no relatives who eat like I do, which makes it very difficult (psychologically and physically) to be good. Also, drinking makes for poor eating decisions. I think I'm ahead for recognizing this, but I've still not mastered this lifestyle. My goal is 80/20. I'm more like 75/25 at home and downright "non-compliant" when I travel. I'd like to get better at the traveling thing. Still nursing a hangover that is two days old. My cousins are all younger than me... LOL. I just can't hang anymore. The Uber thing makes it so easy to be irresponsible. Definitely had fun but paying the price now and DEFINITELY learned from this experience. I hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday season. I really love this time of year!!!
  6. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Mike, I totally understand the conundrum. On one hand, you've got optimum health that, let's face it,gets a little boring at times. Then on the flop side of that, you've got the holidays and all of the joy and fun food that comes with it. I think the key here is a happy medium. Have some fun, just like you did with the cookies, and then your wife will likely choose the path of food freedom forever right along with you. Good job recognizing her need for a little fun and rolling with it! Merry Christmas!!!
  7. Sept 18 start date reintro

    I miss my family, too. We moved to the Pacific NW and most of my family is in TX. I've been drinking more red wine than I'd like to admit. A couple of glasses in the evenings. Sigh. Something about that holidays that makes me want to celebrate nonstop. LOL. Great to hear from you, @SineadMon!
  8. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Hi, Mike! So good to hear from you! I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Mine was good, too. I did better than usual, I must say. Not as good as you did, but better than usual. I'm reeling it back in now, as I have a trip to visit cousins that I haven't seen in ages coming up at the end of the week. I want to get my set point at or near W 30 before then. It's so much easier that way. At any rate, happy holidays!!! Its the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy it!!
  9. Sept 18 start date reintro

    I, too, am Thankful for everyone in this thread. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
  10. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Hey, everyone! Glad to hear from some of y'all! I have been doing well in some areas and not so well in others. I rarely eat between meals anymore but life has been so busy for me that I've done things like eat a sandwich for lunch on occasion or snack on some chips rather than eat a whole meal. I'm a little concerned about the holidays but I find these last few posts to be very inspiring. Congrats on the weight loss, Mike. Mine has been minimal, but I know exactly where I'm going wrong and what I need to do about it. Happy holidays!
  11. Sept 18 start date reintro

    You continue to inspire me, Mike!!! I have Well Fed 2. Maybe I should get the first book. Have a happy holiday!!!
  12. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Glad y'all had a relaxing vaca, Mike. Glad you're still rocking the FFF lifestyle! Which cupcake shop did you go to? I LOVE cupcake wars!
  13. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving!!!
  14. Sept 18 start date reintro

    @kirbz I think as long as you are mindful when you eat these items and they do not make you feel bad then that's fine. Also, I think it's hard going into the holidays trying to restrict certain foods. I had a a Starbucks coffee with 1.5 pumps of gingerbread syrup yesterday (they usually come with 6 pumps) and two sugar cookies that I made with the kids. Not what I'd set out to do at the beginning of the day, but I had fun, nonetheless. I'll do better today. @SineadMon The three meals a day thing will take you a long way. I know I used to consume far more calories than I'd like to admit to via nuts and chocolate after dinner. This rule helps me to control the calories in. I do not follow it perfectly, as evidenced by my splurge yesterday. But I think we are all doing our best during a time of year that has a great big focus on food. Not the best time of year to try and lose weight , though I'd like to get down by another 10 before I go to TX in Dec. Have a great day!
  15. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Good morning, y'all! I just wanted to touch base... I know it's the holidays and we are all super busy. The last week has been eye opening for me. After giving BLE the kabash, I restarted my coffee with creamer habit back up. I ate reasonably, I really did. I found that my coffee habit is what is keeping me from losing. I didn't gain an ounce. I didn't lose an ounce either. So, I'm allowing myself one cup of coffee in the a.m. Then hot tea with no sweetener or cream if I'm desperate. Anyway, I'm officially under the 200 mark for the first time in about a year. Fortunately I'm tall!! LOL. I don't want to lose this mojo, so I'm renunciating coffee past my first morning cup until I take my trip to TX in Dec. I've been pretty good about not eating between meals, but I'm going to be perfect, in this regard, for the next few weeks. I'll allow myself a smidgen of fun while baking cookies, but I'm just not doing a lot of that this season, as it's a very slippery slope for the whole family. How's everyone else doing? @Mike5858, how did the trip go? Happy Monday to all!
  16. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Thanks, @Svmomma! Sounds like you have learned a lot from this experience. I'm so happy for all of us!! I think I was so turned off by the weighing and measuring thing that I've become determined not to let food have so much control over me. I've been doing really well with 3 meals a day. I'll eat GF grains in the a.m. on occasion but have found that I do better without them. Happy almost Friday!
  17. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Thanks!! Happy to be back in the W30 arena!
  18. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Good morning, everyone! I have to say that I'm so much happier being off of BLE. I fully intend to purchase Food Freedom Forever, but until then, I'm riding on the coattails of those who have already done so. Since I quit BLE, I've kept my portions down, eliminated breakfast grains and maintained not snacking between meals. I will enjoy myself over the holidays, eating things that I deem "worth it", but try to do so at meal times and mindfully eat small portions of said items. Have a great day, all!
  19. Sept 18 start date reintro

    I have to say, @CorgiLover... the thought of doing BLE through the holidays was very depressing. I think we both learned a little about portion control, but I agree with you that weighing salad is absurd. Glad we both came to the same conclusion!
  20. Sept 18 start date reintro

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
  21. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Yay!!! Win!!!!! Good going, girl!
  22. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Now that's something. Congrats on learning so much from this experience, @kirbz. Very, very inspiring.
  23. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Ahhhhhhh... lucky! Gluten makes me feel like poo!
  24. Sept 18 start date reintro

    @Mike5858 and @SineadMon... so glad to hear from y'all and sorry to hear about both of your struggles. I can relate to both. @Mike5858 back issues suck and I know how debilitating they can be. You are wise to take a break from further workouts until the kinks go away. @SineadMon I, too have been struggling. To be perfectly frank, I do not like weighing and measuring my food. I've been grouchy and even a little depressed because I know this is not sustainable. I can say, with absolute certainty, that I cannot, nor do I want to, live like this anymore. I'm starting to feel 'triggered' by the obsessive nature of committing my food, obsessing about not deviating, being hard on myself when I do... and above all else, weighing everything down to the hundredth of an oz. How on earth is this healthy? This is entirely too much focus on food, in my opinion. @CorgiLover if this is working for you, please do not let my vent ruin your mojo. I wish you all the best. Keep up the good work! The motto for BLE is 'happy, thin and free'. I can see how I could get thin eating minimal calories daily, 20 oz of which are veggies and not eating any sugar or flour ever. Having said that, I'm definitely not happy and far, far from free. No sugar, no flour,no cream in my coffee, no sweeteners of any kind. Ever. That means holidays and birthdays. OMG, this is not for me. I'm done. I thought about buying Food Freedom Forever. I actually thought the W30 was a walk in the park compared to BLE, so maybe FFF will be worth exploring. I have gained a few good habits (the starts, of good habits, anyhow) from the program. I like the morning meditation and uplifting readings, as well as the gratitude journal entries in the p.m. I've gotten a good idea of portion sizes and gotten used to not eating in between meals. Also, the more veggies, the better. Anyhow, happy Monday, all!
  25. Sept 18 start date reintro

    Way to stick to plan, @CorgiLover. You're inspiring me to tweak my habits and rock this next week. I've been good, but I could definitely do better!