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10/22/19 9:02 A

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KEEPGOING14,
I'm bias. I eat Keto, so of course I think that is the best.

But let me ask you, ... from past experience with yourself, about a few things.

You sound like you are gaining weight with what you are eating. Why is that? Are you eating too much? Are you eating things you know are not good, like cake and chocolate bars and sugary drinks?

Have you tried in the past to reduce quantity, or "eat better"? Of course many folks have different ideas on what eating "better" or "healthier" is. Does that work for you? Is moderation possible for you, or do you go over the cliff once you start. Lets say ... I'll eat just one small piece of apple pie, and then, heck that was small, I'll eat another small one. ... Oh that tasted good, and there is only one piece left, no reason to put that leftover piece back in the fridge, space is tight in there.

I didn't know you ate Keto before. How long ago was that, and for how long did you do it?

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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
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10/21/19 7:11 P

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Hi james

so do you think i should cut out carbs completly and go keto again or try and control the intake?

thanks for the advice




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10/8/19 12:33 A

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CHEETARA79,
I agree. The dictionary meaning of the word "diet" is things you typically eat.

When people use the phrase "I'm going on a diet" you immediately think at some point they will "go off that diet".

I agree, it is long term sustainability that is very important.

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Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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10/7/19 4:04 P

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Don't do anything to lose weight that you can't see yourself doing for the rest of your life.

Make small changes slowly over time rather than switching everything at once.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
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10/7/19 12:51 P

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KEEPGOING14,
I want you to know that I do care. I reply to posts on this board because of that. But if someone doesn't come back, neither will I. If they haven't read my reply (or I don't know that they have), then I have lost my motivation to write more.

As for carbs and stuff, yes, very addictive. Its blood sugar. My theory is that it is natures way to fatten you up and survive the winter. In winter, at least where I live, no fruit, no wheat, no high carb things. Choosing to avoid carbs is not at option, in winter they just aren't available. So I think any addiction was a genetic advantage for your ancestors, and why you are here today, ... they survived for another season because during the summer they ate a lot of them.

But today, with global trade, fruit and high carb things are available all the time. I'm sure I could go into my grocery store a short drive away and buy pineapples. They don't even grown in Canada, ... at least I don't think so.

In answer to you question, yes I eat Keto. It took me about 3 months to really break the cravings.

James
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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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10/7/19 11:28 A

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no, you do not "need" to binge eat. You need to find new ways of dealing with stress that are not food related.

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10/7/19 9:07 A

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Hello SLASALLE

thank you very much for your post and i'm sorry i'm late in my reply.

yes i understand it's a way of life, as it should be, and i start it but i dont know what happens and i always fall off the wagon. and then it takes forever to get back on, that was the issue, im was just exhausted.

still am but i have to keep going, no other choice really or else i just keep gaining more and more weight, till they get a crane to get me out of my house!

thank you very much SLASALLE, best of luck!

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10/7/19 9:03 A

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hi LININPARADISE7

thank you for your message, i'm sorry im late in the reply but i just want you to know that i wasnt feeling to well but i read it and it helped knowing that somene was out there.

i agree with u 100% about changing the mindset and im doing (1) but noting in sparkpeople nuntrition and (3) by reading in general number (2) i used to cut in half and decrease but then where is the ed point, im gonna keep cutting in half till when?

and honestly sometimes especially when the hormones are going crazy , i need to eat/ binge/ sugar or it'll be hell on the people i love and they suffer enough already, lol. i dont know what to do then honestly. any advice?

hope u enjoyed the cruise, although after watching the Hassan Minhaj 'cruises' episode on Netflix, they scare me now, lol

congratulations on nearly finishing your weight loss journey and i hope that one day i can say the same

thank you :D



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10/7/19 8:58 A

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Hello James,

Sorry im late in replying but i've been having terrible back pains that i had to deal with but I want you to know that i read ur message the next day and it helped me a lot. knowing that someone was there, really does make a difference. thank you.

it's funny u should say 'carpe diem' because that's been my motto ever since i watched 'Dead Poet's Society', lol and i do try and live by it.

you're right, i have to change, my habits, horrible habits, but ur right i have to stop or find a good replacement habit. im really happy for you the progress is amazing and u give me hope that one day my ticker can be close to the end too.

carbs and sugar are worse of an addiction than alcohol or drugs, it's unbelievable.

atkins showed me crazy good results, but everytime i go back to my original weight, the problems i faced with atkins are
1. i was so exhausted all the time, i slept so much, like i got my 98-9 hours at night then i had t o sleep in the afternoon too.
2. the sugar low was drivign me crazy and put me in such a bad mood and made me so depressed i somtimes couldnt function - hence the addiction
3. i remeber walking past oranges in the market and nearly crying coz i wanted to eat them so badly but couldnt, which feeds into the 'depravation' mentality which i dont think works
4. i remeber being constipated and joints aching too.

overall great results and i would have put up with all the negatives but it wasnt sustainable for me.

is that how you've lost the weight? keto/atkins?



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10/2/19 5:52 P

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Yes, indeed. LININPARADISE7 is totally right on point!!

If you look at SparkPeople was a way of life and way of eating rather than a diet, and start learning the tools offered, your life will change, in as many ways as you want it to change.

I do not deprive myself of ANYTHING. That said, I carefully pay attention (mindfulness) to how much and how often I eat things that are not the best for my healthy lifestyle (read sugar, baked goods, etc.).

Hope this helps ... but you've got to be willing and open to it ...

Good luck on your journey!!





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10/2/19 1:46 P

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Let me say that LININPARADISE7 is so right!

The word "diet" has taken on a temporary association. I'm going on a diet. Then after the weight has come off, the "diet" is over. Well, one needs to think of a "diet" in its original meaning, the dictionary definition, which is "a way of eating".
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Choose a way of eating. Eat real food.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 10/2/2019 (13:47)
James
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All time highest weight : 217 pounds

Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


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10/2/19 8:15 A

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I had to change my mindset. No "diet" but a change in what I chose to eat.
I lost 25 pounds with little or no exercise. I started by:
1) Writing down everything I ate/drink
2) Cutting everything I ate in half...I learned to eat very slowly.
3) Learning good carbs and bad carbs

I've kept it off except for about seven pounds. However, we went on a cruise (bad idea for anyone intent on losing weight), and I gained a pound a day.
I'm trying to lose those seven right now.

Good luck and keep at it! You will be happier than giving up, I suspect.

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10/1/19 9:04 P

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KEEPGOING14,

On the question of why stick to anything, ... I have no easy answer.

But it got me thinking about the old latin (Roman) saying:
"carpe diem"

which means:
"grab the day and do something useful with it".

- - - - - -

First of all, if you want something to change, you have to be the one to make a change. Change nothing and nothing changes.

I'm curious about what didn't work for you about Atkins. The reason I ask is because I'm a big Keto fan. Atkins "induction" is very similar to Keto, perhaps with the exception that Keto probably has more fat and calories. The other difference is that after the "induction" phase the Atkins diet ramps up the carbs to your personal tolerance, ... so that plan goes.

My problem is that I find carbs addictive. I eat more, I want more. Perhaps you are interested in eating Keto?

Whatever you want to do, I'll be back to chat. Knowing someone is there and listening to you makes a difference.

P.S. You can see from my ticker that I've weighed about 50 pounds (about 23 kilograms) more than I do now.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 10/1/2019 (21:07)
James
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Starting weight : 195.0 pounds (June 7, 2012)
Final weight : 168.2 pounds (July 23, 2013)


 current weight: 169.0 
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10/1/19 8:13 P

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i know that what im about to say isn't anything new but im so sick and tired of myself.

been trying to lose 20 kg since i was 15, im 32 now and still have never reached my goal.

tried everything, atkins , no eating, excersize, calorie counting and i always seem to put it back on.

now im starting sparkpeople again for the millionth time and tbh i have very little hope that it will work.

also i have a back injury and cant seem to move properly atm so i have to wait till it heals, but i can still like get up and cook if its for short periods of time.

i dont know how / why to stick to anything

any help?


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