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10/20/11 10:06 P

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Sharon, thanks for posting. You too, Gabby! It is sooooo helpful for all of us to learn from each others' struggles. It is comforting to me to know that others had a rough day yesterday, too. What's up with that?! It has been soooo cold and rainy and dreary here this week, I do think the weather affects our moods.

Chin up and have a good end of the week, friends!


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10/20/11 9:15 P

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Right now i am making the popcorn cauliflower. was hungry when i started it, but not so much anymore. plus, my cooking is keeping the puppy up. poor girl. well, guess not, she finally fell asleep with the light on.

thanks again for all the support and feedback and sharing of own experiences.



-Sharon
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10/20/11 9:01 P

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emoticon @Gabby! Love the syncing of our "diet moods"! I think that just might be what is happening!! emoticon

@Truth, I'm really happy you made it through the cookie escapade! That probably feels pretty good to you...we are all proud of you, too!

Great thoughts everyone. I just keep learning and improving with all the help and insights given here!
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10/20/11 6:02 P

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Been there, done that and yes, I enjoyed it, but it wasn't to die for lol.

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10/20/11 5:09 P

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Truthnow2, I hear you loud and clear. C4 does allow our favorites on week ends, and to know that we can have them, after we have accomplished so very much. It is the carrot I need to dangle for now. But I really wonder after all the maturing through the cycles and reaching our goals whether that cookie will even taste that good or maybe we wouldn't even want it :-)
My very best to you!
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10/20/11 4:49 P

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@Erin... just lost a really long post... so will just create the gist of it... i found loads of wisdom in your insights but just wanted to highlight 1..."It may take me time to grow up kicking and screaming at times, but sooner or later I will have allowed myself to think logically about food, instead of having a destructive love affair with it, with feelings. " yes, i had huge feelings about the cookie(s) and what i might do about them etc. .. i think i can really see the day coming where there will be no more feelings and struggle etc attached to having a cookie or not at a particular moment than to wearing socks with sandals or not.

@Gabby... sorry you had such a tough day. i am so glad you are back on track and able to post about it. i like your idea and i'm sure at some point i will put it into practice.

so, just an update... my father forgot to come over and pick up the cookies. i called him and he did that and tasted one of each while here and shared with harrison the quaker parrot. he told me they were worth eating, so he is putting two away into his freezer for when i am ready for them. if they had not been home made by a friend i would not even have needed him to do that.

so, yes i did well.

now it's time for my kefir with rice protein powder smoothie. yum. and i really do mean yum.

thanks ladies.

we really do all learn from each others' triumphs, struggles, and especially support.



-Sharon
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9/25/12 172.6 BLC23 9/25/13 189 12/18 183.2
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10/20/11 11:21 A

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@Sharon - you did better than me - I caved and had pizza. Actually, there was no pre-pizza struggle. I just decided to have it after a bad day spent in a hospital waiting room. I'm back on track today and it was interesting to see how many people struggled yesterday. Must have been something in the air, or maybe we're getting to be like women who work in the same office, who have their periods start to sinc, only with us it's our diet mood!

I found when I did the first 2 rounds that if I wanted something like you with the cookies, that I would tell myself that I could have whatever it was for breakfast the next day. That kept me satisfied; and then of course, the next day I had no desire to eat whatever it was.

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10/20/11 11:04 A

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I believe the struggles are just part of life (just?...ya right, life can be real tough at times) not and I repeat not 17DD is not the blame, it is us fighting what we have become to love. Now finding a sensibility for it's place, logical thinking over emotional feelings.
I love the idea that this will become a real part of our lives. It will become a non issue some day like a natural breath. Only time and investing in this will allow such a "common" thing for us. We can struggle with learning, struggle with giving up what we have made important in our lives, allowing ourselves to beat that cookie monkey on our back :-) , but we all have something that we hesitate with.
What is so cool is, you can have that cookie some day and enjoy it immensely in moderation instead of obsession of over indulgence. A sort of maturity in our reality in a life we have chose. Never losing sight in the final accomplishment of health and healthy eating habits.
It may take me time to grow up kicking and screaming at times, but sooner or later I will have allowed myself to think logically about food, instead of having a destructive love affair with it, with feelings.
That saying; eat to live, not live to eat...makes such good sense today.
You are on your road to be successful and here we have a family that does help each other along the way, all together!

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10/19/11 9:05 P

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Thank you both.

It's funny i have no idea where i put the cookies. but i really did lose interest in them.
My father said he's coming tomorrow to pick them up.

@gettingthinner, yes, i am noticing the same thing. not so obsessed. first round, i was trying to make sure i had everything planned and ready. now, i just am more confident i can eat enough.

@angellinda, yes the weather was no help today. sorry to hear others were struggling.

thanks again.

-Sharon
266.6 pre 17Day Diet... lost 10.8 pounds with severe back and knee injury..
255.8 17DD- for one year of cycles.... lost 80 pounds!!!
175.4 Mid Aug 2012- sept 2013 yoyoville
9/25/12 172.6 BLC23 9/25/13 189 12/18 183.2
BLC24 183.8 4/9/14 178.6 BLC25 4/30 178 7/23 172.6


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10/19/11 8:20 P

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You are so right about the day Truth...seems everyone is struggling with something today. Must be the weather.
Good for you for not caving and eating that cookie. I am very proud of you.
I can't remember the last time I had a cookie, other than Dr. Mike's. Think I will make some tomorrow.
Keep up the good work my friend. You are doing great emoticon

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10/19/11 8:18 P

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emoticon Sharon, you handled everything really well!!! You might want to consider either getting rid of the cookies now or at least freezing them! There are certain foods that are so very difficult for me to handle. I try to at least keep them from my line of vision! I was just thinking today that one BIG thing I am noticing about this 17DD eating plan, I am not obsessing over food. Usually I am totally preoccupied with what I can eat next, even before I am finished with what I am currently eating. That's not happening now and I am thrilled to realize this change. How about you?

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10/19/11 8:07 P

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Today is just one of those dreary, bad mood, yucky days. I did get to chair yoga and that went well. But, i've just been out of sorts (that's an understatement), and hungry, and irritable, and other negative energy feelings.

yesterday, the friend who was mostly responsible for my puppy acquisition came to visit bearing cookies. i was positive they would not 'bother' me and i would just pass them on to my father and perhaps have him freeze two if he thought they were excellent. but, i did not see my father today. so they were just sort of sitting there. cookies have always called to me in the past. sometimes from hidden locations. i could hear/sense a good cookie in any location.

well, i as i said i was very hungry today. so i kept trying to eat some protein. and hydrate. and finally i found myself opening the cookie container and picking out the best cookie. i broke the smallest piece off, but then just let it drop back into the container.

so then i remembered i had 2 left over skinny cow truffle pops in freezer. and i rationalized that it was only 100 calories and i would just get back in compliance tomorrow.
but, then the weirdest thing happened. i told myself i would just continue to eat what is allowed and if i still wanted the skinny cow i just would and i would try to figure out why i had to have it. so i had peppers and onions i made yesterday. and fat free cheese. and tomatoes. and protein powder with almond milk. and coffee. and i took the garbage out.
and i haven't had anything not on cycle 1.

what i am feeling is that because i would not think i had "ruined" everything even if i messed up... that sort of released me to just deal with it more rationally. i would have put the odds of eating the skinny cow to be 75-25, but now it is more 90-10 on not doing that. and i won't be feeling like i am depriving myself. just making that choice.

i think that's progress. at least it feels that way.

i do think maybe there was a bit of sabotage at work. both from my friend and from me since i hit a scale number that i really liked.



-Sharon
266.6 pre 17Day Diet... lost 10.8 pounds with severe back and knee injury..
255.8 17DD- for one year of cycles.... lost 80 pounds!!!
175.4 Mid Aug 2012- sept 2013 yoyoville
9/25/12 172.6 BLC23 9/25/13 189 12/18 183.2
BLC24 183.8 4/9/14 178.6 BLC25 4/30 178 7/23 172.6


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