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Old 05-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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I know that when you lose weight there are obviously physical changes. But one of the most interesting parts of this journey for me has been the mental changes. Yesterday, I went in for some blood work to check my cholesterol. It was high the last time that I went to the doc, and they wanted me to come back and have it re-checked. So I've been really watching my saturated fat intake, taking fish oil, and exercising each day.

All week long I have been thinking about what I was going to do after the test. I had planned a cheat day where I'd eat anything I wanted, and somewhere in the back of my mind I was thinking that I would feel excited to allow myself some freedom. But I just didn't feel the excitement about eating that I would have felt just six months ago. Then I thought, I'll eat some things that I haven't had in awhile while staying within my calorie range for the day. Still nothing. So after the test, I came home, drank a cup of coffee, and ate my usual fruit for breakfast and stayed on plan the rest of the day.

I still recognize myself in the mirror, but I'm not sure I recognize this brain in my head, lol!
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #2
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That's awesome!!!!! Learning that food isn't a reward is a big step. You should be proud and count that as a NSV!!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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That is awesome onagain1! It seems that you have really taken your weight loss as a lifestyle change! Keep it up! Good luck with your lab results, hope they come back with good news!

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Old 05-30-2013, 12:38 PM   #4
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That is so great, onagain!!

I have planned some cheats and have gotten really excited to "live on the edge" but when the day comes, I chicken out!

I have made far too much progress to sabotage myself. And I'm afraid to go off plan, it's so crazy.

You are doing awesome, keep up the good work!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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That is a HUGE change as I'm convinced that about 99% of this is mental. Obviously, I'm not where you've gotten to yet and wish there were a way to telepathically give me some of your mindset. Just getting to the point where you're not viewing food as a reward for good behavior is significant as that is behavior we learned early in life.

Isn't it funny that we'll work so hard to fix something, get a good report from a person we view to be in authority (in this case your doctor) and then immediately think that as soon as they're happy with us, we'll sabotage those efforts by reverting to the behavior that got us there in the first place. Like I said, mentally getting past this is HUGE!

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Old 05-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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Good for you!

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Old 05-30-2013, 10:48 PM   #7
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Good for you...the first couple weeks I had a "cheat" day, but then the thrill quickly wore off.

I probably eat more on the weekends than I do during the week, but aside from a tall iced latte from Starbucks on Saturday mornings, I pretty much stick to the plan I set for myself. I've worked too hard so far to throw it away on pizza and junk food. Overcoming this mental obsticle is huge!

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:40 AM   #8
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Love this post!

When I go off plan too much, I notice I feel so sick the next day, sluggish, tired, cranky, etc. So I've been going off plan less and less and less.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #9
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Are those fish oil pills good? Im allergic to seafood sooooo it wouldnt be a good idea to take them right?
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