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Night Eating/Cravings Have Left Town

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Another huge change I've noticed this past three weeks with my having become "vegetarian" is that the lifelong behavior of night eating has subsided. No hunger, no cravings. Nada. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Another minor miracle!

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/23/2011 9:02PM

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SKYEFYR 10/21/2011 2:19PM

  Congrats! That's so cool!

I found another way around that problem. Eat dinner at 8:00 and go to bed after you clean up! Although I wouldn't recommend it, since it seems to affect sleep. :-)

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IMJEWELS 10/20/2011 9:58AM

    That is great. I have night time eating issues. It's a habit I have to break. Thanks for the encouragement that it can be done.

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NANCY- 10/20/2011 7:35AM

    Now that is a wonderful side effect.
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Tried to Force Myself to Buy Chocolate Covered Almonds This Morning

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Long story short, I've been thin all my life. In past few years, gained weight due to stress, overwork, hormones, etc. (and yes, thinking I would forever be able to eat anything and not gain)

I've hated the extra weight and can attest to how differently people treated me when I had the overage. Meetings, interviews, smiles from men, etc. Now that those smiles are back, I can see that I was worthless in society's eyes with a bit more chubs.

At any rate, I've done well these past few years, but slid into emotional (grief) eating over the past year from so many losses. Fortunately, I increased exercise while eating a lot. Otherwise, this would be a very sad story. Didn't regain much at all.

Okay, about a month ago, I picked up the book "Eat to Live." Figured maybe I'd absorb a tip or two that would be useful. Instead, I kinda adopted the entire enchilada (so to speak) and am now midway into my third week of a vegetarian diet.

Each day, I've told myself that I can quit at anytime as this was the farthest thing from my mind or behavioral realm of possibility. Dr. Fuhrman writes that, as you get into this diet, you will crave your usual yummy stuff less and less. When I read that (over and over again) I really didn't believe it could pertain to me. I'd gotten back into sweets and cheese. Addicted to cheese. (smiling)

Over the past three weeks, I've had several amazing desserts in my fridge from others parking them there. When they mentioned they'd share, I said no thanks w/o even pausing to think about it. The fact that I haven't eaten cheese - or missed it - in 17 days is nothing short of a miracle. (smiling)

This morning, I passed my fave chocolate-covered almonds that this store makes fresh. I just smiled as they didn't even appeal to me. Someone must be inhabiting my body! Who is this stranger?

I haven't pulled out the scale yet, as I've blogged about previously. In a way, I don't want to get into the number game. And yet, I'm curious to see how things are shaping up (or down, I should say).

Wishing all a good day.

  
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SKYEFYR 10/21/2011 2:16PM

  You're amazing me Jess! Hubby's given me permission to do vegetarian one night a week (so I figure I can get away with at least two since we usually have some kind of pasta night). I just don't understand the vegetarian thing.

From everything you've blogged I'm sure that scale is going down. Now to figure out how to kick me into high gear with you!

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NANCY- 10/20/2011 7:32AM

    Okay you are making me rethink this. I've been a bit resistant because of the cheese. Your sharing that it can be done and so much more is possible is inspiring.
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SHOOTIN4STARS 10/18/2011 10:57PM

    No cheese or sugar. You are amazing! Sugar maybe, but I could never live without cheese. Well, you thought that too, so you never know. Best wishes with your new way of eating! :)

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CHATTIEGIRL 10/18/2011 9:45PM

    Hi Jessee;

So glad you have found something that works for you. We do surprise ourselves when we take charge. Things we thought we couldn't live without amazes us. I love cheese also and a lot of other thing but I can put them aside if I have to. I drink herbel hot tea and I am a tea drinker but I have even put that aside. Will power is a beautiful thing hold on to it. Stay with your healthy life style.God bless you always. Learn something new every day.

Smile Joyce

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/18/2011 4:57PM

    Amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

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JLITT62 10/18/2011 3:16PM

    I'm glad you've found something that's working for you!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/18/2011 2:28PM

    emoticonon bypassing the choc covered almonds. Celebrate the small victories, daily. emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 10/18/2011 2:20PM

    emoticon emoticon Awesome!!

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Heavy Breathing

Sunday, October 16, 2011

During today's walk, I could hear my lungs, heart and leg muscles yelling at me in unison, "Hey, whadaya think you're doing making us work harder?" Yup, I'd fallen into a walking pattern that was way too comfie for a long time now. No more Ms. Nice Lady! (as opposed to Mr. Nice Guy)

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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LIBBYFITZ 10/18/2011 10:29AM

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NANCY- 10/18/2011 3:26AM

    WTG on changing it up.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/17/2011 9:41PM

    You go girl!!! Show those lungs who is boss!

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SKYEFYR 10/17/2011 1:47PM

  Aw.... I read heavy breathing and thought it was going to be something dirty! DRAT!!!

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Good to see you recognizing a comfort zone and pushing past it! Go YOU!

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YAY!!!!! MY BODY IS STARTING TO COMPLY!

Friday, October 14, 2011

I've been on a forever plateau and also reverted to a few bad habits during my time of grief eating.

In the past two weeks, I've begun eating with suggestions from the "Eat to Live" book and can see (and feel) changes in my body.

I don't wanna get on the scale for fear that the number will not be the same as the one I've idealized, so I don't want to risk discouragement. Right now, I feel my body responding nicely to this new veggie regimen, including having cut out sweets and cheese.

Very pleased!

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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LUVS2BIKE101 10/16/2011 7:21PM

    You are doing great! Remember, the scale isn't the only thing that measures success. Keep Sparkin'!
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LINDA! 10/16/2011 3:55PM

    emoticonYou are doing well!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/15/2011 11:29PM

    That's really great! I've been cutting way back on wheat and it's made a big difference for me. Good for you!

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JILLYBEAN25 10/15/2011 2:10PM

    Sometimes the scale isn't the true determination of our progress. If you're feeling better, I'd say that's a win!

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SKYEFYR 10/14/2011 1:44PM

  That's FANTASTIC!!! And don't worry about the scale if you don't want to. Other things count more than that silly number. So.... Am I buying the book???

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NANCY- 10/14/2011 11:17AM

    The scale is not the ruler by which we should live.
I think you are doing amazing.
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JUDI_CUTIE 10/14/2011 10:04AM

    I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well!

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Two Week Update After Reading Eat to Live Book

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Okay, it's been two weeks since reading this book and, although I haven't followed it strictly, I have become a vegetarian. I never ate a lot of meat anyway, so that wasn't a huge leap for me.

After two weeks, my pants are getting looser. I still don't want to invite the scale in as I don't want to start fixating on a number. As Dr. Fuhrman writes, I have found it true that the healthier I eat, the less I crave the junk.

For example, two weeks without sweets and I don't even think of it or long for formerly-yummy stuff. At that time, I eliminated cheese as well. I had become a cheeseaholic to the nth degree. I don't miss it at all.

I AM doing a bit of decaf each day, but it's under control although still borderline crossing into regular coffee. Again, if I keep things to a small mug daily, I'm not that concerned about it right now. I don't want to attempt everything at once and make too many changes only to have it all undo at some point.

The only thing I truly battle with this veggie diet is boredom. It seems to be a boring way to eat. I feel great and my complexion is noticeably brighter.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/6/2011 6:41PM

    I just had to go back and look at your blogs about Eat to Live. Are you still following the program? What got me started on all of this was the Documentary "Fat, Sick and Almost Dead". I watched it twice on Sunday on Netflix instant streaming. Once by myself and then once with my husband. It's got me thinking about getting a juicer. I know that you tried that and didn't like it at all.

I have some health reasons that make it hard for me to eat a high fiber diet (I don't have a large intestine), so I'm thinking that in order for me to follow the Eat to Live program, I'm going to need to adjust it a bit by doing some juicing. Otherwise the fiber will overwhelm me and I'll end up in the hospital with a small bowel obstruction. (Been there, done that 5 times in the last 30 years since my large intestine was removed.) Anyway.....I just have to be careful eating massive amounts of high fiber foods. I can also use my VitaMix (which I love) and blend some things first. I think that will cut down on the chances of getting overwhelmed by the fiber content.

Anyway....keep up the good work! I enjoy your blogs.
Kay

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SKYEFYR 10/14/2011 1:50PM

  If you really want encouragement going vegetarian, read the book "Skinny Bitch". I will warn you in advance to not look up all the web links that they offer in there. I, personally, can't seem to go vegetarian, but after watching the links I had a hard time eating a lot of meats. (But I got over it!)

Check out some veggie recipes on the web for some new ideas that will keep things from getting boring. (And did you give up all dairy, or just cheese?)

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NANCY- 10/14/2011 11:25AM

    Odd how our tastes change over time.
Yes veggies can be boring... but they can also be exciting. There is so much that can be done with spices. dill, rosemary, caraway seeds... then there are different ethnic cuisines to pull from: Asian, Indian, Mexican, Eastern Europe, French, Greek, etc. Dr. Fuhrman is a good starting point. Whole foods has a bunch of inspiring recipes in the Health Starts Here section. In Engine 2 there are some tasty recipes.
Congrats on your progress and here;s to your new culinary adventure.

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JLITT62 10/14/2011 5:23AM

    If it weren't for fish & my husband, I would most definitely be a vegetarian. When he's not here I never eat meat or chicken.

I mostly avoid dairy, but do eat cheese occasionally.

I don't think it's at all a boring way to eat!

Maybe check out some of robin robertson's cookbooks - they're excellent.

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JIBBIE49 10/14/2011 12:05AM

    Joe Cross ues Dr. Fuhrman in his documentary "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead".

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JILLYBEAN25 10/13/2011 11:17PM

    You should find new ways to prepare vegetables to keep it from getting boring. I have a cookbook on my shelf that I delve into when I reach "blah" status with my veggie dishes. Its by James Peterson. Here's an Amazon link to the books: http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&rh=
n%3A4336%2Cp_lbr_one_browse-bin
%3AJames%20Peterson&page=1 Its a really great book (I don't have the revised edition) and its easy to find ways to prepare the not-so-healthy dishes in a more healthy way.

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NATPLUMMER 10/13/2011 11:30AM

    It sounds like you are doing great and that this is agreeing with you. Excellent!

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