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Fell Off The Weight Loss Wagon

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Back in September I decided to loose some needed weight. My parents actually got me excited about it. I started the South Beach diet and by six weeks I had lost 13 pounds. I didn't cheet and was really proud of myself. We had our halloween party and that was the first I had strayed from my diet (no I'm not cheeting with gluten at all!). It went down hill from there. I fell of the proverbial wagon, and have gained about two pounds back. I really want to get back on tract, but having a hard time of it with the holidays. I think on some level I was remembering back a year ago when I got my biopsy results. It was right before halloween that I started the diet. I find it hard not to enjoy all the gluten free goodies when they are around. Even when the kids and husband are enjoying their "gluten filled" treats, I find it hard to resist mine. I guess I didn't want left out. It would be easier to not eat so many goodies if my husband would go along with me. He could stand to loose a few pounds himself, but does not want to. I've got to get back it my original mindset and just DO IT! ;) Any advice?

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I just started weight watchers last week, right before the holidays which some think is stupid. Dont beat yourself up about "falling off the wagon", everyone does. Each day is a new day to try it again. Getting rid of gluten was a process and so is weight loss. Just try to make the best decisions you can when it comes to food. Think to yourself, "is that worth it?", thats what I do. I had an old friend come up to visit me this weekend for the night (I am Gluten free and just started Weight Watchers) and she brought a burrito to my house and then asked me to stop and get McDonalds the next day!!! To me, so NOT worth it. But then about a day later my boyfriend had a Godiva chocolate in his Freezer. I checked the gluten and the points value and.....SO WORTH IT!

Good luck to you!

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Sometimes an accountability buddy can help. My best friend and I were not accountability partners per se, but she lost 80 lbs. over the least two years, and has been eating a lot healthier...so it just was normal for me to do it, too. I also journal my food (even more so now with the gluten issue and other intolerances, to keep up with anything that could be bothering me) and it's the ol' move more and eat less. But I'm with many who say they are hungry all the time - I could eat the house...but so far, so good. Hang in there, and Smithk6 is right: don't beat yourself up. You are human like the rest of us. Decide to make a small change tomorrow, and you'll get there over time.

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I have been trying to be more consciencious about how much I am eating. I will really get back on track after Christmas. The kids want sugar cookies and a few other things, and right now I just want to have some. I feel confident that I will get back into the swing of things soon. Thanks for the thoughts.

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Roda - you'll get there! And believe me - have cookies! That is the fun of the holidays. I scrimp on a meal here or there, and gorge on the good stuff. Ok, bad for me stuff, but awfully yummy. :)

Have a good holiday - and enjoy it without guilt.

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Good advice here.

As the others said, it's OK to have treats from time to time. Just make it a "one off" and then return to your fat loss plan. People run into trouble when 1 cookie turns into 1 bag of cookies, and then a week of crazy eating. Also, giving yourself 1 or 2 planned meals a week where you relax and have a "treat meal" can really help with long term compliance-knowing you have a treat coming up can make it easier to stick to your plan.

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I am back on track now going into week two. My husband also got me an early birthday present of ea sports active for the wii. I have been doing this almost every day. It will really get you going if you have not been doing to much exercise like me. I really like it and it is fun and I don't think I will get bored with it any time soon. I can already tell a difference in my legs! I'm going to be the squat queen. :lol: I find myself wanting to exercise. Up until a few months ago I was pretty much exercise intolerent. I attribute it to having chronic low ferritin for so long. It is improving and I find that I don't get tachycardic and short of breath from doing normal activities now. I feel the best I have felt in almost 4 years. The exercise is making me feel good too. I am confident that the combination of eating and exercise will work. When the weather gets warmer I'll be ready to ride my bike! :) Thanks everyone for the support!

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I made a cabinet just for me because then i didnt have to keep reading the labels,i read b4 putting in and i have a shelf for my husband because he wants no part of it...but i catch him eating things out of my cabinets,,lol,,he could lose 50 lbs...he refuses any change in his eating habits....i dont have a hard time watching him eat that stuff,it just makes me curdle at times to see him eat that poison,,yukk,,,to think i used to be that way,never half as bad as him,,i keep a basket of rice cakes on my table of all different flavors and i also keep a ziplock mix of homemade trail mix and its amazing how great it works when im driving and get that hunger pain,,,now i cant even imagine eating from a fast food restaraunt,,yukk,,i had a hard time getting rid of my oat bread only because what to put my lunch into,,i got some brown rice wraps but they dont work very well..ive tried the mixes gluten free and i do a terrible job so i gave up on the homemade and just buy a treat once in awhile.just one serving,i have nothing that is more than one serving cause i have no willpower if its in the house,i quit smoking almost 3 yrs ago and gained 30 pounds,,tried everything to lose,and im stuck,,but have lost 6 pounds since i stopped the gluten,,but could be just not eating the bread and cheezits that i used to quit smoking,!! good luck,,,, we are here to help each other anyway we can..

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I made a cabinet just for me because then i didnt have to keep reading the labels,i read b4 putting in and i have a shelf for my husband because he wants no part of it...but i catch him eating things out of my cabinets,,lol,,he could lose 50 lbs...he refuses any change in his eating habits....i dont have a hard time watching him eat that stuff,it just makes me curdle at times to see him eat that poison,,yukk,,,to think i used to be that way,never half as bad as him,,i keep a basket of rice cakes on my table of all different flavors and i also keep a ziplock mix of homemade trail mix and its amazing how great it works when im driving and get that hunger pain,,,now i cant even imagine eating from a fast food restaraunt,,yukk,,i had a hard time getting rid of my oat bread only because what to put my lunch into,,i got some brown rice wraps but they dont work very well..ive tried the mixes gluten free and i do a terrible job so i gave up on the homemade and just buy a treat once in awhile.just one serving,i have nothing that is more than one serving cause i have no willpower if its in the house,i quit smoking almost 3 yrs ago and gained 30 pounds,,tried everything to lose,and im stuck,,but have lost 6 pounds since i stopped the gluten,,but could be just not eating the bread and cheezits that i used to quit smoking,!! good luck,,,, we are here to help each other anyway we can..

Will power can be a problem with me also. I can make some pretty good things gluten free. I don't miss the old stuff at all. I have not been baking much at all, just trying to have healthy options in the house. I still slip once and a while, but we are all after all just human. :lol: I'm keeping up with exercising. I just had to take a 6 day break from it because of ankle pain and swelling. I got really upset because now that I am able to tolerate this something got in the way. :angry: The rest is exactly what my ankles needed though. I have been back at it now two days in a row with no problems. I am wrapping them before I exercise and it helps restrict my movements so they don't twist. I was told a few years ago I had weak ligaments. I did notice I did not sleep as well during my "off time". The exercise really helped with sleep. Good luck with the weight loss. I found the south beach way of eating to make alot of sense. I initally lost 13 lbs in phase one. Now with exercising I'm not loosing as fast, but I am gaining muscle. I can tell things are firming up. My almost 9 year old son commented the other day saying "the exercise must be working mom, your legs and butt are not as giggly." :lol: Oh what comes from the mouths of babes! :o

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