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Thursday, August 08, 2019

Tomorrow will 2 weeks. I am beyond excited for weigh-in and to see my numbers. I'm incredibly proud of myself for tracking every day and every bite that goes into my mouth. I'm trying low carb. And I am far from perfect, but I'm making progress. My toughest struggle has really been with friends and family. Family is frustrated with me because they feel I am "obsessing" and going overboard because I have cut out things like bread, pasta, rice, added sugar etc..... I have Hashimotos Thyroiditis. From the info I have read, removing wheat and gluten and processed foods is really helpful. It's not a cure.....but it lessens the autoimmune flare-ups that come along with the territory. I guess my eating habits are making them feel badly about thier own. I wish they would understand that I'm NOT JUDGING THEM!! Because I'm choosing to forgo bread doesn't mean they have to. Friends are watching closely so they can celebrate my failure. I guess I can't blame them for wanting to say " I told you, you would give up. AGAIN!" They have come to expect it because I have been down this road before. This time is different tho. I'm allowing myself to make mistakes and get right back on track. Its ok to not be perfect. This is a lifestyle not a diet. Thats where the difference lies. I have finally found a way of eating that let's me feel energized for the day and not just a couple of hours before the sugar crash. I'm not starving and eating lots of healthy food. So many are nit picking me......telling me I'm not eating nearly enough. I don't think they realize that when you are fueling your body with quality food you get fuller faster. Well, not faster. Volume wise......I'm eating a ton. Calorie wise its either slightly above or below 1000 calories a day. And I'm over 300 lbs. The foods I'm currently eating didn't make me fat. It was things like chips, candy, cookies etc......and those add up fast. I know most want to help. But when they nit pick my eating and food choices. ("cherries have lots of sugar, should you be eating them?" or "are you sure you want that butter?") Low carb isn't necessarily keto. I'm still learning. And unless I ask, there is really no need to comment on what I am putting into my body. I'm sure people mean well......but seriously, just stop.
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    Wow, I could have written a lot of this! I have Hashimotos. I aim for lower carb. And I've done this so many times without reaching goal because of the regains. This year I've been working on stopping the regains!
    It can be hard when people aren't on board. Change is hard for everyone, even those who care about us. But change can be a very good thing!
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  • EMMAY29
    I think you hit the nail on the head that it is probably making them more aware of their own choices. No matter what: it's their issue, not yours. Just keep on keepin' on! You are doing great!
    244 days ago
    You got this!
    244 days ago
    You can do this. We have to tune out the negative comments and do what's best for us and our bodies. I have to think of this as a lifestyle and not a diet also. I also was one who would start and give up. But God has helped me retrain my thinking.
    244 days ago
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