Thanks alliecat xx
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🤣🤣🤣 mine aren’t at the mo though! I will sort it tomorrow. I am putting today down to having to go to work until 2am and Aunty Flo turning up unexpectedly!! Thanks Allie I will sort and thanks for looking out for me too. 💞🦜
Thanks Esnecca, the reason I was taking the Omega3 was because hubby bought it and found he couldn’t take it along with his new blood thinners. Rather than throw them away I thought I might as well have then especially as I hate fish – so your description of the salmon was not appealing to me. As for the milk / cream issue – I also hate cream – but he is going back to semi skimmed as the FF is much too rich and has given him an upset stomach so I will be having my one coffee a day with semi. No more problems for either of us. Dont know we started changing what was already working.
Oh dear Stopatthekerb, the story of your husband is a massive reminder to all of us just how serious T2 is. He has gone through what we are all told we are expected to have happen at some time. A life of more and more medication, a life of more and more complications leading to more meds…… it just goes on. You can definitely stop right now at the kerb and tell your husband that he can seriously improve his health. There are many of us here who have done that. V has reversed her diabetes and has been drug free for over a year. K had macular degeneration and circulation problems, now gone. They can come and tell you their own stories. I started on 18 units of Lantus daily plus glycazides with BG’s around 6.5 (was 11.0 when first diagnosed). By the time I found this diet I had gone up to 40 units daily and a BG of around 10.4. I had already started to lose the feeling in my toes. I now use 22 units and my BG are generally around 4.5 to 5.0 and the feeling in my feet has returned. Sorry he didn’t find this earlier but it will still do him a lot of good if he can get on board with it and make this a new way of life. Good luck.
Hi Birdy, having double cream in my coffee and being able to turn around hand on heart and say its more healthy than milk is one of the delights of this WoE.
Happyhal, it doest take a little bit of time to get your head around the fact that enjoying healthy fats in your diet is a positive. The best targets to aim for on your macros are 0.6 to 0.8g of protein per kg of TARGET weight.
Hi newbie here. I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic/type 2 borderline April 18 lost 2 stone (12kg) in the last 12 months and thought I might have reversed it. I went for GP review last week and nothing has changed despite the weight loss and GP wanting me to start medication. I bought the fast 800 book at the weekend and started yesterday April 9 2019. starting at 76kg would like to lose 10kg. I am using Myfitness pal for tracking as I have used this previously. I have set % in and it is bringing up 80g protein, 40g carbs, 36g fat. I had made some carropt and coriander soup yesterday so my stats finished at P69, C54,F30, hoping this will be a kickstart and I can reverse the diagnosis.
Notafarmgirl, have you calculated your protein requirements using the formula that JGwen has just posted? 80g seems
rather high to me. Keep in mind that this a low carb, MODERATE protein, high (healthy) fat style of eating. If you haven’t
reversed your pre diabetic status in a year, I would consider dropping your carbs lower than 40. Some of us go as
low as 20g if we are insulin resistant or in range of diabetes. What actually keeps us satiated is not protein, but
fat and fiber. I hope this helps 🙂
Just uploaded a recipe. It’s inspired by the “pepper jewelled with fetta” one.
Hi everyone, newbies especially 🤗 so sorry to hear of your husbands complications stopatthekerb but as Sunshine says he really can make a huge difference to his health by cutting the carbs. There are loads of YouTube lectures/podcasts etc. Which are so infotmative, if he is mostly stuck at home he may find them interesting. There are a lot of links on the ‘take a look at this’ thread.
Cheeselover I really empathise with your situation with your son. My son’s mental health issues are relatively recent but in response to a lifetime of witnessing the unavoidable trauma of his sister ‘living with’ a multiple recurrent brain tumour. This has taken a physical toll of me (diabetes and inflammatory arthritis) and hubby (stroke leading to epilepsy). Sadly my son has not got to the point of accepting he needs help so is somewhat of a lost soul. Things are actually calm at the moment as his lovely friends are home from uni, and he is actually attending his own uni interview today 🤞. All we can do is hang on, I sincerely believe this WOE has given me a new burst of strength in order to keep hanging on. That very much includes the support I have had from my new BSD family right here! I’m on wk 10, 15kg lighter (or 66 packs of butter 😉), 3 dress sizes..ish down, BG improved. I have always been an emotional eater and I can’t honestly answer how/why this has changed so radically in so short a time but it doesn’t matter.
Hugs to everyone xxxxxx
Morning all. Can I also say how sorry I am for all the complications your husband has stopatthekerb, but as others have said this WOE eating will make a huge difference to you both. Well done for starting this journey. You know where we all are now whatever advice,support that you need. Welcome. 🤗 🦜
Wow Shellbob you are in the thick of it too, but you have such strength! I am in awe of you.❤️ Like this thread it is one week at a time and your son has done amazing going to his uni interview. I have everything crossed for his big day. Words for once evade me my lovely, you truly are an amazing lady going through all that are and still making a difference, amazing discard you little star 💫.
My mum has COPD and her lungs are flat apparently, but she has reported to me that since being on this WOE her breathing has improved a little😃. My parents have been doing a week longer than me but I don’t think as religiously as me but I can forgive them on that with them being 74 and 80yrs old. My mum has been cooking from the recipe book and my dad is actually drinking plenty of water this time. My mum has had her for 13yrs now and she has only just been sent to the specialist! There is something truly wrong with our NHS sometimes! How could they not tell before with all her xrays like the specialist did! How can you miss flat lungs! Oh well sorry rant over. At least she is getting the help she needs at last and that they think they can get rid of the infection growing in her lung once and for all. Hope you all have a good day hugs Birdy💞🦜
How kind Birdy, thankyou 💜 I hope you’re Mum gets some relief soon. And all credit to them wanting to be proactive and keep kicking lifes butt with the BSD 😉
Bless you Shellbob they are aren’t they😄. Gosh I am so emotional today, I have had tears streaming down my face from reading people’s posts. You guys are handling so many different things yet you are all doing amazing 😉. Xx💞🦜
Morning JGwen I bought some single cream from work as I left this morning and then forgot to put it in my coffee🤣🤣. I am going to have my second and I will use it this time❤️ . Yummy can’t wait. 💞🦜
Is anyone else paying for MFP premium, I want to know if it is worth doing or not? Also if don’t get it what should I set my % at for carbs, protein and fat on there please. Thanks guys.💞🦜
Hi Birdy, what seems to happen is those who are paying for the program get to join a different forum so they fade away from this one. – I believe all the experienced hands on this forum are people who didn’t join the paid for option.
You also asked about the Fast800, when I have seen it used its as another term for the 8 week program – the 800 comes from the number of calories.
Thank you for all the bouncy posts supporting different people, your energy is infectious. – Its a pity you and duckie are on different continents. It would be fascinating to be a fly on the wall of that bird cage if the two of you ever got together. :-))) I would have to be a fly on the wall, cos I am sure I wouldn’t get a word in edgeways.
Guys I am so sorry I have gone into MFP and changed my goals, but how it works is to let you submit it your intake of C/P/f have to add up to 100% so I have put 10%(20g) carbs 30%(60g) protein and 60%(53g) fat. But when I go into my diary and tap the top it comes up with my daily g allowance within 800 calls as 104g protein 35g carbs and 92g fat. Then in macros it does have the goals I set, well I think it does anyway! So confused now. I know MFP does not like you going beyond the nhs recommendations but we all know they don’t work. I will leave them as they are and just use up what I think is right. 20-30gcarbs, 50-60g protein and then fat 70g. Give me a shout if I can improve that please. Don’t worry though as even though I am dazed and confused 🤷♀️, I am not disheartened at all, still loving thus WOE. I know I am not going to get it all right yet.🤣 💞🦜
Thanks Shellbob and Birdy – it does make you realise how horrendous diabetes is. The irony is that all the terrible stuff has come after he got into a really good place with weight and BG control and he was looking and feeling great. Then what started as a tiny cut to his toe just spiralled out of control. There are so may related conditions – such as the Charcot foot which came about after a busy weekend of sightseeing in Berlin! We didn’t even know it was a possibility 🙁 On the positive side he’s really upbeat and trying to be positive and I’ve never seen him take to a diet like this before. Yesterday he ended up on less than 1000 calories – I think he surprised himself.
Shellbob – 15kg loss is fabulous – I so hope we can both get there too. And Birdy, it is good to hear your parents are also seeing benefits. I must admit that when I did the 5:2 for all those years I looked and felt great – and it was unexpected things like joint aches and my skin that improved. That was before the dreaded hypothyroid kicked in though. Thanks everyone for the welcome and support – onwards and upwards!!
Thank you JGwen I will not be paying for MFP and I won’t be fading away from this forum either. You guys guide, influence and help like nothing I have experienced before and I am so so grateful for you all. I if I can help anyone on here a percentage of how much you guys help me and others I will and I will be so happy that was able to. Thank you.
Yes I can talk for England I am afraid, maybe I should change my handle to parrot🤣. I am so comfortable and at home here.
I am a little more refined in person! Honest🤣💞🦜
Your macros look fine to me, Birdy. Becuase MFP’s baseline assumes 1500 calories, you have to jury-rig things to make it work for the BSD. I had to raise the sugar to 60 grams a day even though my carbs are set to 20. That’s not even physically possible, but whatever. The only thing MFP needs to do for me is tell me the gram count of the foods I eat and it does that just fine. I never click complete at the end of the day because I don’t care to be yelled at by an automated system.
Thank you Essie I will keep a watchful eyes on my macros from now on. You and Allie are my Obi Wan Kanobi and Yoda or if you prefer my Dumbkedore and Mcgonagall. Sorry I am film addict. But you are both awesome. 💞🦜
You may be able to talk for England Birdy, but you would have to go quite a way to out talk Duckie! She called me
from Australia 2 weeks ago..I picked up the phone at 8:00pm and closed at 1:00am! Now, that’s a marathon 🙂
Wow that really is a marathon Allie 🤣🤣. Well as BT used to say “it is good to talk”
I’m looking for inspiration and encouragement whilst following the fast 800 WOE. I don’t have a diagnosis of diabetes but I have around 2 stones to lose and my main reasons are to do with musculoskeletal problems and the desire to come off long term anti depressants once a healthy lifestyle is in place. I am on day 10 and have so far lost 6.5lb which I am delighted about!! I am around 7lb from the top of my BMI range so I don’t have huge amounts of excess weight but enough to negatively affect my health issues. I’m feeling pretty good generally and enjoying the food but I have low times of day around 3.30-7pm where I am snappy and irritable! Will this ease off at all or am I just a moody cow?! It’s great to read so many inspiring stories on here. You all seem such a kind and supportive bunch!!!
Hi Regeneration – I suspect your body is still adjusting so is still demanding carbs, hence the negative affect on your mood late in the day. I’m sure that once your body has adjusted and is in full on fat burning mode (ketosis) your moods will level out and your energy levels will increase.
Keep posting, we love to know how people are progressing and there’ll be support if you need it of course. Best wishes …
Thank you for the reply. I’m normally a big snacker who can’t seem to get through the day without eating every 2 hours so I think there’s a mental as well as physical adjustment going on!! I hope you are right and I’ll get used to it soon. I have chicken stir fry tonight and I am so excited, never have I been so excited about my meals as on this WOE! Have a good evening everyone.
SixTurkeys – are you around? I know it was a misunderstanding with Birdy and I haven’t seen anything from you since so I hope you’re not staying away. You’ve been so supportive of me and I miss your comments!
Welcome Regeneration. I must say I’m totally with you on the snacking and low moods. I’m really struggling this week.
I started this WOE on 7th January and have done great. Lost over a stone and got my BG almost in the normal range. But for some reason I’ve since gone downhill. I’m a chocoholic and was constantly snacking. Only a few weeks ago I realised that I couldn’t remember when I last had proper chocolate i.e.a large galaxy or something similar lol. But on Monday I felt really down at work for no apparent reason (mum says it’s probably menopause- but I’m in denial there lol). Anyway, I ate crisps, chocolate (81% so not as bad as it could have been), a pastry, a big bag of nuts and ice cream. By night time I felt ill and didn’t have an evening meal. It just goes to show how my body is no longer used to all the junk that I ate prior to BSD and it rebelled. But what has shocked me the most is how much I’m now struggling to avoid the carbs and stick to WOE. It’s as if I’m back at square one with all the cravings and low moods. I was so used to the eating and was finding it easy and enjoying my food. I’m now so angry with myself for messing it up. I just hope that I can get back on track and lose the cravings quicker than at the beginning.
I second that six turkeys I am so so sorry if I have upset you, please believe it was never intentional. You have been so supportive of me too. Please don’t stay away. Birdy💞🦜
Ok guys I have made chicken lime laska from the recipe book, I have weighed the end product (although lost a bit as missed the bowl🤣) it is 71.7 fluid oz,or 2032ml, 2031g or 4lbs 4oz. I bet I am making this hard for myself. I then looked at the macros in the book and added some, like calls it says 330 so I put 430, protein was 21g so I put 25g, carbs 9g I put 11g and fat it 23g so I put 28g, I then put it in MFP as that. Is this right? Please help me😢. 💞🦜
Dear, dear Birdy…Please dismiss the unpleasant episode from your recent memory! You have conducted yourself with
absolute grace, and if any apologies are in order, they should be coming from the opposite direction.
Thanks Allie but I still need help with my soup dilemma. I suppose I could have tried to make it for one and cut ingredients down but I don’t think you can do that with soup can you?💞🦜
You are doing amazingly well to have been following this since January! Don’t be hard on yourself, I’m sure everyone has a blip at some point and some far worse than yours! If you feel bad about it you will probably struggle more to get back in the zone. One thing that helps me is distraction, finding something to do to keep myself busy when I’m in the danger zone. I’ve started having a shower early evening and putting nice cream on etc, changing into lovely comfy clothes. Take it day by day. I’m pretty sure I eat due to boredom, loneliness, stress so I have had to work out my triggers and make a plan to help myself. I am on HRT for severe pms so I know that if it’s hormones playing havoc with your mood it can really screw everything up including eating, alcohol, relationships etc!
Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Oh yes, the SOUP! Although it’s tedious for sure, just enter each of the separate ingredients and total them up. Then
divide by the number of measured out servings. You only have to do this once, though. After that, it will already be
on your app, and you can refer to it whenever you need to! I made so much soup over the winter months that I’m
completely “souped out”, and I’ve stored the big soup pot until next Autumn. I’m just about ready to switch to salads
with some protein chucked in, and will use the mini fritattas until then 🙂
Scottishgal. For me it’s about breaking the addiction. You have seen that the dreaded cravings return very rapidly once you succumb. You know you feel better when you ditch those crappy carbs so just get back onto it and put this Week behind you. Did you get rid of those Easter eggs ??
Low mood…I understand that could make you reach for ‘comfort’ food but it really doesn’t help as you know. Food is just food and we need it to be nutritious not make us feel yuk. Don’t stay angry, get active. You know what your motivations are.
Can you get a test at the docs to check your hormone levels to see if you are menopausal ?
We often quote ClarinetCathy at these times :
You can’t go back and change the beginning
But you can start where you are and change the ending
Here’s another one
Remember your why. Health, weight loss, freedom. Fitting into old clothes. Looking fabulous in new ones. Getting off medications. Living a long life for your children and grandchildren. Nothing dulls the hunger pangs faster than remembering the amazing benefits you’re getting from this lifestyle.
Totally behind Wendleg, inspirational thoughts.
The cravings are intense from what you said, so go back to the tactics that work for you.
It’s damage limitation until the craving eases, and you will be back in the right direction soon.
Read the old forum posts or your bsd books just to remind yourself that you did well, and felt well, and that’s how you prefer to be.
Ok Allie if I have worked it out right then it is 355 cals, 30g protein, 18g carbs, 43g fat per 508gram serving. It is lovely but once it is gone I won’t make it again as a bit on the high side of things🤣🤣. Right shower then work for me😢😢😢. See you all later when on my break TTFN guys💞🦜
ScottishGal – if it makes you feel any better, I’m having a similar problem but I have really fallen off the wagon. I’m at a conference in Vegas with corporate dinners at night that I can’t get out of and hard to make right choices when they pay for fixed price meals, plus chocolates at all the booths and very boring so a lot of mindless eating. I can’t seem to figure out how to get myself back into the mindset I had at the beginning, despite all the support and positive messages. I turn 46 on Saturday and was hoping this would be a better birthday but here I am, ashamed of myself for failing again and starting at the beginning. But I vow that this will be the last birthday where I feel vile in body and spirit and I am going to do a restart and not beat myself up about it. So as of Sunday, when I am back home, I will start again with the 12:12 fasting and the 800 cals and remind myself that the way I feel right now is just not worth a few moments of craving certain foods. It helps me to know that people do struggle and we’re not all nailing this WOE all the time, so I dont feel as much of a failure. I know you can do it, you already have. And I can too xx
How about increasing the calories from fat when you are in a low mood rather than calories from carbs. – At least that way it will help keep the hunger produced by carb cravings under control just means you will not burn any of your own fat on that day.
When I started to fast for more than 24 hours I found that going and having a long soak in the bath and then heading to bed with a good book worked to break the link between finishing work and having something to eat, acting as a distraction when I wanted to eat rather than was hungry.
I discovered this week that high intensity weight training, (where you are working on the maximum weight you can push or pull with a target of 10 reps but you may only make 7 or 8 reps for each set,) definitely changes my mood when I am feeling stressed out. – Having self catering holiday accommodation which is feet away from my own house means I sometimes have to play the smiling host with selfish, stupid pratts that I would cross the street to avoid in any other circumstances, so I think I can see me heading to the gym on a regular basis during school holidays.
Thank you all for your replies and really good suggestions. I know I’ve achieved it before and I know I can do it again. I’m just so surprised at how quickly it went downhill. I have eaten off plan before and got back on track right away without any problems. I think the difference this time is that previously I made a conscious choice to eat something that I know I shouldn’t have but this time it was all down to mood and I guess I lacked control.
On the positive side my BG levels are still normal. And the Easter eggs have remained well hidden in the bedroom, untouched and forgotten 😁😁
Kafin, there is absolutely no way I would have coped in your situation. I wouldn’t even try! I’d enjoy the food and the chocolate but get straight back on track once home. I think a lot is to do with feeling in control. In your shoes it’s knowing you don’t have much of an option while away so choose to go with the flow but know that you can conquer it when back home. I know we can both do it, especially with all the support and suggestions on here.
I was hoping to lose 6lbs before next Thursday. I don’t think that’s achievable any more so will just move the goal posts a bit…….be happy if I lose 2lbs.
Hi Scottishgal, hope today is going well.
Following on from JGwen’s suggestion of eating additional fat, I think it’s explained very well here.
Treat yourself as having a new start. Be nice to yourself, just as I’d be if we were chatting over tea.
The whole “control/loss of..” is beyond me, it’s beyond you also. The carbs have control. The fat has control. You get to choose which gets to have you. 😉
Kanfin, here’s to being 46 and fabulous! The stress and social pressure must make it nigh on impossible not to graze with the crowd. Go with the flow, limit the white stuff in full knowledge your straight back on it on Sunday.
Scottishgal, it’s nice to hear you feeling more positive. What’s done is done. Very few of us have an iron will. It might be difficult for the next few days but you’ve done this before and can resist temptation. I just put my trainers on and get out of the house, especially around 6pm which was my usual scoffing hour, when I feel the urge coming on.
Don’t let what you’ve eaten this week make you feel you’ve undone all that you’ve achieved so far. It hasn’t. How many lbs and inches have you discarded since January?
Patricia, I like the idmprogram site very much too. Are you familiar with a thread here called “TAKE A LOOK AT THIS”?
Lots of us use it to increase our knowledge, and get links to publications, research and podcasts that have been
helpful. Would you cut and paste your link over there? It’s something I’m interested in reading at a later date, too!
Allie, of course I will. Going there now..
Thanks, Skipping. To be honest, I fell off before this week and I think I’ve gained everything I lost so it will be a total restart. But trying not to let it get me down and hoping now that I’m a bit more stable on meds, I’ll have a better chance of success. I have to say, I feel revolting with the food I’m eating and kind of can’t wait to put the good stuff back into my body!
Hold on to that thought, Kafin! On average, the BSD is very forgiving, and you can reverse any damage pretty quickly
if you get right back to it. Glad the med changes are beginning to help 🙂
I don’t know if what I am going to say will help anyone but in the hope that it resonates with someone, I will share my experience. It’s a bit long, sorry folks.
I regularly bang on about addiction, managing cravings etc but this is what has caused a major shift for me in my way of dealing with food. Something Patricia said about control….You are right Patricia..we can make choices.
I remember the many many times when I was completely out of control, scoffing multiple milk chocolate bars, packs of biscuits,crisps, salty crackers ,sweets, bread and more bread, heaping my plate with carb heavy potatoes, rice and stuffing my blender with anything and everything in my mega morning smoothies and never feeling satisfied..Feeling more and more bloated and wearing ample tunics and stretchy leggings over my ballooning belly.
Arthritis , aching knees and constant pain walking led to a hip replacement ( oh the relief !) , and the realisation I was harming myself putting so much crap into my body.I am pretty sure I was well on the way to diabetes too. I had a narrow escape. I never weighed myself as I was in denial. I would tell myself that I was menopausal and losing weight was difficult and I just had to accept it.
I was size 20 on my wedding day in 2009, but deliriously happy with an inane grin on my face all day so ….. !!
For as long as I can remember I was ‘on and off a diet ‘.Like so many I messed around with low cal, ‘clean eating ‘, juicing and smoothies but weighed in ( when I finally dared look at the scales) at 100kg/16stone but I don’t think that was my heaviest . I knew pasta etc made me feel stodgy and bloated but it was a long, long time before I realised what the root of the problem was. I have said on here that I could graze constantly throughout the day and feared hunger so never allowed myself to experience it.
I started reading . I have always enjoyed reading about diets and nutrition (mad isn’t it !!) and decided I had to sort myself out as I was getting up to the maximum size on the online sites I visited. I was size 22 by this time.
Discovering BSD, reading Michael Mosley and so many other books, videos and podcasts recommended on here ( thank you Allie and JGwen ) was the defining moment . That was Summer 2018 . August was spent reading the forum all set for my start on September 1st, start of a new school year and a new wendleg !
What I would like to emphasize though is this ………..
Patricia you talk about control and that is the absolute key for me. After years of mindless eating and increasing poor health I am now the one making good choices. I believe we have to stop endowing food with so much power. I am angry that we have been manipulated and ‘fed’ so much misguided information about low fat, high carb, ‘good ,healthy grains’ which have made us fatter and fatter.
It all changed with the realisation that food cannot comfort or soothe. It is to nourish us and we owe it to ourselves to make food choices that make us feel good. I don’t want to feel that food is controlling me. No more overwhelming cravings for sugar and stodgy carbs that make me feel crap. I can honestly look at biscuits, pizza, bread and cake now and see them as rubbish food . Sugar = toxic. I can fast for many hours, who would have though it !!
Carbage has been banished .My body doesn’t need it. Biscuits and buns are not my friends . I can read those nutrition labels. Thank you but no thanks.
I just wanted to share my experience and to reassure anyone ( Kafin, Scottishgal) that you CAN regain the control. In time your tastes will change, the cravings will honestly cease and you will be empowered, believe me. I never thought I could do it but I will never look back.
I can’t end this without thanking all the fantastic people on here who have advised and supported me since Day 1 . You know who you are .If I can give something back and reassure anyone struggling right now that you really can be the healthy, vibrant person you want to be, then that is FAB !!!
Oh my gosh Wendleg that is awesome and much of your story has been mine for years! Food will no longer control me! Thank you for giving so much of yourself in that, it has opened my eyes even more. Here is to onwards and downwards to us all. 🥰🥰🥰🥰💞🦜
What a wonderful post Wendleg, you have just voiced my experience with food and its ability to control. I too am mad with the continued misinformation we are ‘fed’ and feel like I have turned into some sort of BSD evangelist amongst my friends and family. I am so glad I have found this WOE and all of you xxx
What a great post Wendleg and thank you so much for sharing it. I too was like you and eating crap all day every day. I truly hope I can do the same as you and completely lose the cravings and no longer want cakes, biscuits, chocolate etc. But at the moment I strongly doubt that will be possible for me. Although back in January I didn’t believe I could stick to BSD for 8 weeks. Even my friend (who recommended it to me and nagged me for ages to start it) admitted not that long ago that she was surprised and shocked that I had stuck to it! I still long for the “treats” and feel I’m denying myself. I also hate the thought of never being able to eat them again. But at the same time I really want to get my BG to normal level and keep it there. I guess I want my cake and eat it……pardon the pun lol
But reading your post definitely gives me hope and inspiration. Thank you x
Wendleg, what a moving and inspiring post.
Scottishgal, it worries me that I can hear some lack of self belief in your post. You have tackled your issues with food and been successful for months, shown self control and seen great results. To say that you are never going to do something again is difficult, maybe making your self doubts worse. You can chose not to eat those treats today. I,and many others can identify with feeling like your depriving yourself. For me, I couldn’t contemplate this drastic change in my way of eating and the impact it has on the rest of my life continuing for ever. But It is possible, the longer we do something for the easier it gets. You can chose to wake up tomorrow and make the right choices., worry about the rest of your life another day,
You’re so right skipping.
I remember doubting that I could last the 8 weeks but it seemed to make it easier as psychologically I was only looking 8 weeks ahead. And I had promised myself a total blow out at the end! But as I got nearer to the 8 week date my attitude to food was changing and I no longer wanted the blow out. I was happy with how things were going and how I was feeling and didn’t want to ruin it. I really need to get back into that mindset…….
I wish this forum had a like button at the end of each post…….I’d be liking so many of them!