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dietingagain22
10-06-2009, 08:56 PM
Hey there,

I try and try and try to restart the program but can't seem to make it through day 1....

Anyone have any suggestions??

Thanks for any and all help....

Shelby


Lori123321
10-06-2009, 09:18 PM
Just got back from a long weekend away and was feeling the same way. Had quite a bit of off program food and way too much alcohol. Today I woke up at home and just wanted to eat whatever. I had a meal bar to try and break the salt/carb cravings. Pushing the water and trying to remember the drinks have been difficult. Just feeling very uninspired. But gained 4 pounds and want it off!
So I think taking it one meal at a time. So choosing to eat something that was on program for breakfast was not quite as daunting as planning the whole day. Write down what is important to you, goals/what you will miss on the diet. Why is losing the weight so important to you. Visit these reasons and you might find the drive to get through day one. After that is day 2 and then before you know it, you are back in the swing of things. Good luck and keep posting!

dietingagain22
10-07-2009, 10:17 AM
Thanks for the inspiration...I've been off program for a few months....really terribly hard to get back into the swing of things...

I finally kicked my diet pepsi habit but have been having a really hard time with sweets...today I decided I would go three days with no sweets...I can make it three days...I hope...if I get that far I can take the next step...

I had a pretty good op breakfast for preconditioning but could have done better...but I'm really going to take this one step at a time...so sugar is my main problem to deal with for the next few days...

I need to lose weight...I can't stand myself in pictures...I made a co-worker delete a picture of me yesterday b/c I looked terrible...I hate to feel that way...

Good luck getting back on board...it's worth it if you can do it...it really does work...


dietingagain22
10-07-2009, 12:00 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh guess what....I just did something really really good...I did a little bit of mindless grazing...grabbed a candy out of a co-worker's candy bowl...popped it in my mouth...and just as I went to chew it caught myself and spit it out in the garbage....I can do this!!!

porchmom84
10-07-2009, 02:24 PM
Hang in there...one day at a time. I really think this is a program where you have to be ready and willing to change. The getting off diet soda scared me more than the food menu I think. I'm also afraid of failing.....again...But I'm doing it. When I started I thought the preconditioning was hard....and then when I saw the yellow menu I could have cried....but made it through and now am on Day 6--Blue Menu. Baby steps...This site helps me a lot too to keep motivated.
I really plan ahead and make sure I make the time to eat....for instance eating that luncheon salad takes more time than the drive thru.....but we're worth it.

dietingagain22
10-07-2009, 10:02 PM
ohhhhh sooooooo worth it....I'm definetly taking baby steps...two weeks caffinine free...two weeks diet pepsi free....and 1 day sweets/candy/chocolate free...I ate moderately healthy and had my last two mich pomegrante ultra beers tonight...so tomorrow i'll stop that too...but one thing at a time....if I make it through three days sweets free i'm going to start the diet 100%....but i have to get off sweets....otherwise I'll be concentrating on too many things at once....i was going to add in 20 minutes of exercise per day for a week before starting but may keep the ball rolling with dieting and wait to start excercise once I start the green menu so I don't get wore out...

reuselady
10-07-2009, 11:34 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh guess what....I just did something really really good...I did a little bit of mindless grazing...grabbed a candy out of a co-worker's candy bowl...popped it in my mouth...and just as I went to chew it caught myself and spit it out in the garbage....I can do this!!!
YEAH! Shelby! GOOD JOB! :hug: That's how habits are broken and changed into good habits - 1st remembering after the fact, then catching oneself in the act, next realizing before you actually put your hand out until, finally you can just walk by that horrid candy bowl and not even notice it is there. You can do this!!! You are so smart, cutting first one thing out, then a few days later another. By the green menu, you'll be ready to exercise. One day at a time!

Lori123321
10-08-2009, 03:49 AM
Ohhhhhhhhh guess what....I just did something really really good...I did a little bit of mindless grazing...grabbed a candy out of a co-worker's candy bowl...popped it in my mouth...and just as I went to chew it caught myself and spit it out in the garbage....I can do this!!!

Great Job! That takes a mind that is in the here and now! An easy excuse would have been. Well, it is already in my mouth so I might as well eat it. But you didn't! You chose to spit it out and took control. You did not let that peice of candy control you. And you did it at work, some might have been too self conscious to do that. That doubles your strength!!!!!!!!:carrot:
Now you keep making those great choices! Let us know how you are doing. Forcing down water myself. Left my favorite water bottle in friend's car so I have to actually get off my lazy behind and fill up a glass with ice and water. Whaa! Whine! :D
Who said you couldn't have wine on this diet. You just spell it with an h!

dietingagain22
10-08-2009, 06:10 PM
Thanks Ladies!!! Hi Jeannette!! You found me here...

Oh my goodness Lori too funny about spitting that candy out at work...we're in a very small office and everyone can see what everyone else is doing an I completely thought about how hoggish it looked for me to spit it out...but better out than in...so I took my chances of embarrasment...

So today is day 2 sweets free...I'm on a roll now!!

Good luck ladies!!

Lori123321
10-08-2009, 08:27 PM
Thanks Ladies!!! Hi Jeannette!! You found me here...

Oh my goodness Lori too funny about spitting that candy out at work...we're in a very small office and everyone can see what everyone else is doing an I completely thought about how hoggish it looked for me to spit it out...but better out than in...so I took my chances of embarrasment...

So today is day 2 sweets free...I'm on a roll now!!

Good luck ladies!!

Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing stops you now!

reuselady
10-11-2009, 01:39 AM
Thanks Ladies!!! Hi Jeannette!! You found me here...

Okay, Shelby, How's it going? I'm going to be out of town for a week and don't know if I'll be able to get on the internet. I'll miss everyone terribly if I can't. I'll be in week 5 of Stabilization and will try to follow it as best as I'm able. We'll be walking a lot and I'll get to do some yoga on my own in the mornings and hopefully exercise in a swimming pool a couple times.

I hope things have gone well for you this week. Everyday is a new day - take it one day, one meal at a time. Here's sending you some :dust:

jeanette

dietingagain22
10-12-2009, 08:27 PM
Awe thanks!! Will power dust!! I'll make the best of that!! Saturday I went out of town to go Christmas shopping...got it all done...yay...but went off track on the diet...then yesterday was my son's 6th Birthday and well that was even worse...so today I went to the store and got some great op foods...first step is to be prepared...and now....I'm prepared...no excuses...I'm free and clear until Thanksgiving now...time to get my grove on!!

reuselady
10-14-2009, 04:04 PM
Awe thanks!! Will power dust!! I'll make the best of that!! Saturday I went out of town to go Christmas shopping...got it all done...yay...but went off track on the diet...then yesterday was my son's 6th Birthday and well that was even worse...so today I went to the store and got some great op foods...first step is to be prepared...and now....I'm prepared...no excuses...I'm free and clear until Thanksgiving now...time to get my grove on!!

Hey Groovy Lady! I hope you are enjoying the fruits of your shopping trip. You can do it. Will you go through Yellow and Blue again?

I got a laptop connection finally and got to read through all the posts I've missed. I have been exercising every day and trying to eat well but not always completely On Program. We are at Myrtle Beach and had a wonderful day yesterday - I did water aerobics, while my husband climbed up and down the 11 flights of stairs (ugh!) then we went and wallked for four hours at Brookgreen Gardens - an outdoor sculpture gardens built on an old Rice Plantation with beautiful old trees, flowers, fountains and poems carved in stone plaques in the garden walls. We made sandwiches and ate our lunch by a pond there (all OP). On the way back to the condo, we stopped at Dick's Sporting goods and I bought a pair of New Balance running shoes for walking in (how's that for timing - anyway, I now have them for the rest of the week) and then we went to T-Bonz for Happy Hour - an Octoberfest and shrimp quesadilla (I'm not sure but I don't think that is On Program) but I ate all the salsa, lettuce and chopped up tomatoes). I had intended to go through the Stabilization sheets and figure out what I'm really supposed to be eating this week and have not done it yet - maybe it will rain tomorrow and I'll get that done so I can see if I'm at all close to program. I think I really need to just repeat week 5 next week after I get it figured out.

Well, we've off to do something - talk to you later. Keep up the good work!
jeanette

dietingagain22
10-14-2009, 05:15 PM
Jeannette!! Look at you!! You're doing sooooooo good!! Soooooo proud of you woman!! I hear Myrtle Beach is such a beautiful place to visit, I can't wait to get to do that myself someday. And yes shoes before all that walking would have been much better timing for your toesies!! LOL

I'm doing pretty good here!! I was Off Program for the past two days and today is my first day back on...I want to make it through three good days on pre-conditioning with no goof ups and then I'm going to do the Yellow menu and start from scratch...today so far so good...I am still diet pepsi and caffinine free for three weeks now I think so as long as I lay off that stuff I should be able to get rolling here...

Today my problem is Dunkin Donuts..I want a pumpkin muffin...630 fatty crazy calories and a pumpkin cappachino in excess of another 350 calories...i really want it but know in my heart that I should not...who needs all that fat and calories for just one meal....ugh...darn commercials...go away and get out of my head....seasonal...limited time...AHHHHHHHHHH

Back to work!!

Good Luck ladies....

reuselady
10-14-2009, 06:52 PM
Today my problem is Dunkin Donuts..I want a pumpkin muffin...630 fatty crazy calories and a pumpkin cappachino in excess of another 350 calories...i really want it but know in my heart that I should not...who needs all that fat and calories for just one meal....ugh...darn commercials...go away and get out of my head....seasonal...limited time...AHHHHHHHHHH

So I'm sitting here thinking, "Oh, that sounds so good - Okay, buy one muffin and freeze it, when you get to Maintenance, thaw it out and cut it into 4 or six morsels (160 or 105 cal.) and savor at 4 or 6 different times. But how do they make a pumpkin cappuccino? My husband suggests it is the spices, put nutmeg and cinnamon in a frothed instant coffee and vanilla drink concoction." And then I remembered a post from another thread I read today - someone talking about her birthday and she si not going to have any birthday cake - she's had birthday cake before and she'll have it again. That is the better attitude - DD will have these pumpkin treats next year and if you can tow the line this year, next year, you can have one, one whole muffin and enjoy it that day, guiltfree. Meanwhile, pumpkin is a squash (although one we can't have for a while, but spaghetti squash, by itself is pretty bland, I wonder how spaghetti squash blended up smooth,with pumpkin pie spices, mixed with vanilla pudding HNS, sweetened with Stevia if needed - might make a nice fall treat. And I'm definitely going to experiment with a coffee concoction using nutmeg, cinnamon and a dash of cloves! Stay Strong, Shelby! We will prevail (& I'll post more pictures when I get home) :carrot: :broc: jeanette

dietingagain22
10-14-2009, 08:42 PM
ooooooohhhhhhh great ideas!! I made it through the day on program (preconditioning so a little flexible in food and options) other than a small sliver of cake which luckily is completely gone...and a few months ago I went down from 14 shelves of food to just 4....so I don't have a lot of extra food lying around for temptations...so that should help...I do best at work...home's my downfall so I'm setting the scene for success!! once I get onto Green I'll try a vanilla pudding caffine free coffee cinamon nutmeg concoction...sounds divine!!

Lizg46
10-15-2009, 08:58 PM
For the sweet cravings Chromium Picolnate (sp?) has really helped me!! I get the late afternoon urge for a sweet snack and so I make sure to take one about 3pm or so. I have purchased it from my center and it is very inexpensive. You could also find it at your local vitamin/supplements store.

dietingagain22
10-16-2009, 09:07 PM
very good idea...sweets get me everytime...this time I'm trying to go drug free though...I think I can do it....I broke off a piece of a candy bar today...then put it back without eating it...I opened the candy bar about 2 weeks ago now...it breaks into 5 pieces and I've only ate 1 piece...and it's only about 5 feet from me at work 45 hours a week...so a good defeat on my part...

today is day one yellow...and guess what ladies...completely on program....

I had the most delicious dinner...MRC sent an email last week with Buffalo Chicken Bits...soooooooo yummmmm!!! I did chicken coated in Franks Buffalo Red Hot and Digonnaise...they have you coat it in melba but I left that part out...then I mixed up 2 cups of low fat cottage cheese and 4 oz water with one packet of ranch dressing mix....I measured out 4 oz of chicken took out one chicken bit and then put an equal sized spoonfull of 'ranch dressing' on my buffalo chicken bites....I'm sure it's a little higher sodium than MRC likes but it's their recipe not mine so I rolled with it....sooooooo sooooooo yummmy.....

ok so 1 day down....59 more to go!! Nice!!

reuselady
10-17-2009, 08:21 AM
Yeah! One day at a time! Love the recipe, I'll have to try it. The last container of Cottage Cheese I bought, I put it all in the blender and blended it smooth and put it back in its container. Made it so much nicer for everything I used it for - my hard boiled egg, cottage cheese and dijonaise (egg salad basically) breakfast that I have 2 or 3 times a week, the salad dressing with dry ranch, pretty much everything I do with the cottage cheese, I want it smooth, not the lumpy curds.

Congratulations again. Sounds like you have gotten the sweet-craving out of your system. That should help with the :dust: to stop you when out of 'old habits', you go to reach for something sweet - you know how difficult it is and how long it takes to get that craving out of your system again - so don't let it in! :p

dietingagain22
10-17-2009, 01:25 PM
Ha yeah!! I could easily completely gorge right now...but i'm going to be a good girl and have my op lunch...ranch dressing made with cottage cheese...salad and an oz of hard cheese...I find I eat because I want to way more than I need to....but I'm already seeing changes in my body soooooo that's a bonus...today will be day 2 sweet free...

I'm trying to do minimum supplements (2 a day) and pill free....we'll see how that goes...last time I was taking way too many pills.....was a little nutso....I had a huge pill case...so I'm going to take a different approach this time and see if I do better...

I took my daughter to ballet class today...now time to clean the house and stay busy...

Have a good one Jeannette!
PS Beth couldn't believe I have a picture of her.....she didn't remember you taking it...too funny!!

porchmom84
10-17-2009, 03:20 PM
very good idea...sweets get me everytime...this time I'm trying to go drug free though...I think I can do it....I broke off a piece of a candy bar today...then put it back without eating it...I opened the candy bar about 2 weeks ago now...it breaks into 5 pieces and I've only ate 1 piece...and it's only about 5 feet from me at work 45 hours a week...so a good defeat on my part...

today is day one yellow...and guess what ladies...completely on program....

I had the most delicious dinner...MRC sent an email last week with Buffalo Chicken Bits...soooooooo yummmmm!!! I did chicken coated in Franks Buffalo Red Hot and Digonnaise...they have you coat it in melba but I left that part out...then I mixed up 2 cups of low fat cottage cheese and 4 oz water with one packet of ranch dressing mix....I measured out 4 oz of chicken took out one chicken bit and then put an equal sized spoonfull of 'ranch dressing' on my buffalo chicken bites....I'm sure it's a little higher sodium than MRC likes but it's their recipe not mine so I rolled with it....sooooooo sooooooo yummmy.....

ok so 1 day down....59 more to go!! Nice!!

You're doing great! Hey--what the heck is dijonaise--I've seen it in a few recipes and have NO CLUE.

dietingagain22
10-17-2009, 04:03 PM
I just use Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard...1 tsp has 5 cals vs yellow mustard at 1 tsp 0 cals...but it's close enough for me...

Today is day 2 yellow....so far so good....I just can't wait until dinner...wish I was having a brownie for dessert...darn....8 days until pudding!! delightful!!

reuselady
10-17-2009, 08:54 PM
You're doing great! Hey--what the heck is dijonaise--I've seen it in a few recipes and have NO CLUE.

Dijonnaise is a Hellmann's product with 5 calories per 1 tsp. 70 mg sodium. Find it with the mayonnaise or mustard in the grocery store. Basically a creamu Dijon Mustard but I find it too spicy so I mix it half and half with MRC mayo and use it with a hard boiled egg and cottage cheese to make a kind of egg salad for breakfast (or lunch occassionally). I also use it with salad greens and a can of drained tuna for a lunch salad. I need lots of tomatoes and cucumbers to make it juice enough though.

jeanette

dietingagain22
10-18-2009, 11:41 AM
Well said Jeanette...believe it or not my grocery store actually doesn't carry dijonaise so that's how I settled with Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard...we just got a Walmart in town about a year ago and the selection in our old grocery store kind of had to back down due to the competition...hard to keep up with a Walmart I would suppose...But then again grocery selection at our super walmart is super slim...