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  1. Hi all! I did something I thought I'd never do. I went back to Weight Watchers! They've made changes that bring them more in line with the way I've been eating lately, and I'm totally on board. It's been a few weeks, and I'm down 12 pounds almost effortlessly. I credit my experience with Paleo, Whole30, and IF. It's changed my way of thinking about food enough that I can follow the plan and still fit everything in when it comes to special occasions. Big news: I move in two weeks! I found a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with all kinds of perks (heated underground parking, swimming pools), t
  2. Oh good! Because I'd have continued to check anyway... And I agree about continuing something than starting again. I've found that to be true so many times. I'm still in my less-than-stellar living arrangement, with no word from the 55+ complex that there's anything coming up. I've considered some other places, two of them within a little more than a mile of work. Trouble is, when a place does open at the 55+ place, then I'll have a lease to contend with. I really need my own space again, not because we see that much of each other here, but because the stuff that I need on a day-to-day b
  3. Well, T&T friends, it looks like our journey together has drawn to a natural close. I hope this means that we've all found our own best version of Food Freedom! I know mine involves paleo eating and intermittent fasting. It was wonderful to have you all here to do this with, and I will miss the random friendships we've formed! Maybe check in one last time with an update? Love to you all...XOXO
  4. @misslindy Thanks for the birthday wishes! I'm so glad BLE is working for you. I'm in my first week of intermittent fasting with paleo eating. So far so good. It's much easier than I thought it would be. Who knew I could go without food for 24 hours and not feel like I was starving?
  5. Hiya! Back to work, and happy to knock another month off the retirement count. Down to 78 now. Ha! It'll be over in no time... @vozelle Hopefully your issues will be all cleared up when you test. Fingers crossed! @Crimsann Even though I have a plan now, my eating is "shamble-ized" as well... I talked to my doctor on Wednesday, and he is totally on board with the intermittent fasting. The catch is, no refined carbs or sugar, because fasting while being a sugar-burner will have a negative effect on my blood sugar and I could likely find myself passed out. Not good. So after a few
  6. Hello! I've been off work for 1.5 weeks, and had all kinds of fun things going on. That translates to lots of eating and drinking. I don't feel too bad, all things considered, but I'm ready to buckle down. More reading...The Obesity Code. This is the book that puts together the W30 style eating, adds in some grains/beans, and includes some intermittent fasting. The fasting part would help with my insulin resistance, and with visceral fat--both problems that I have. So when I see my doctor next week, I'm going to ask his blessing in giving this a shot. I also will not likely add grains, but may
  7. I bought BLE as well, but I am not in a place right now to follow it. Vacation starts Saturday, my sister is coming in from GA, and we have a full calendar of stuff. I'm not sure how well I'd do with it even with nothing going on, but honestly, I KNOW what I need to do. I just about finished Gary Taubes' Why We Get Fat, and it makes it clear to me that the carbs have to go. So why is it so hard to do? Hope everyone is enjoying summer (or winter, as it were...).
  8. @Crimsann Oh boy, this made me laugh harder than it should have! @misslindy Naturally, my first instinct was to hop quickly over to Amazon and order the book! So here's where I am... As has happened twice before, I find that it takes about 6 weeks post-W30 to find myself steeped in all of my bad eating habits once again. Can you say "slow learner?" I'm not sure what's next, although I will be reading Bright Lines to see what that is about. It's got a 5 star rating from almost 900 people, plus misslindy's recommendation, so that says it's worth a try. I've started wo
  9. @Crimsann What do you do with your zoodles to keep them from making the sauce watery? I've tried a couple things, but without much success.
  10. This, SO much this... As I read all these posts, I realize that all of you are my tribe!! I'm feeling a bit lost because I'm floundering badly on the food front. And the only reason I'm doing anything physical is because I'm now paying a trainer to help with that! But I'm also not getting any kind of notification of new posts, so I'm also feeling very alone in my struggle. I finally remembered to come here, and I'm not alone!!! Thank you for that... I blew my reinto again. I was reading a post on a moderated FB group about a woman who said adding in food was like opening the floodgat
  11. Hi all. Happy Belated, @Crimsann, hang in there, @misslindy, and good for you, @vozelle!! I've just had a week of playing zookeeper and feeding my sugar/grain dragon. I'm holding on to Crimsann's symmetry of Monday and May 1st being the same day, and preparing myself for a return to sanity. It started a few weeks ago with the reintro of (yes, bad idea written ALL over it...) tortilla chips. I rationalized that the guac and salsa were healthy and compliant. Didn't see then that it would backfire this badly. Now that I've had a couple of days of sugar and bread, I can say with certainty tha
  12. Oh boy, I can see some old favorites sneaking in... I need an infusion of better judgment and some food honesty. Still no sugar (yay!), but I have had some things with sugar as an ingredient. That's not the real problem (YET!). It's the grains--I can more easily let myself off the hook with those (I'm talking to you, corn tortilla chips!) because they seem less harmful than sugar. But it is still the beginning of a slippery slope. Pull back, adjust, then onward!
  13. Hi Kids! I've done some experimenting this week with non-compliant foods. So far, so good. I have lots of occasions coming up, and will have to be hyper-vigilant to get through them. Yesterday was a rough one. After another (now smoothed-over) kerfuffle with the roommate, I got a bit carried away with some Mexican food and drink while visiting a BFF who lives almost 2 hours away. It was not as good as I had hoped it would be. I should have just gone with a grilled chicken breast and fajita veggies. The margaritas tasted fabulous, and I had no headache from what I'm sure was very cheap tequila.
  14. First and foremost...Pineapple vinegar? YES, please! Now, on to my post. I'm 3 weeks in, and used regular butter for my mashed cauliflower yesterday. Why? Because my living circumstances are SO not conducive to spending time in the kitchen. We had a blow-out because after verifying that my "land-lady/friend/roommate" wouldn't be home on the Saturday afternoon before my W30, I spent that time in the kitchen. But she never left. And was upset with me because, "I feel like I can't even come in my own kitchen!" There is, of course, more to the kerfuffle, but the upshot is that I now