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Old 05-01-2014, 10:21 PM   #466
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Don't beat yourself up--it's more helpful to be kind to yourself. Get back on track & concentrate on moving ahead. You've already done a great job and a slip does not mean you won't continue to well. At the worst, you may need a few days to get back into ketosis.

At some point, it's worth getting curious, in a friendly way, about what caused the off plan eating for you--stress? diet fatigue? triggers? etc.

A lot of 3FCers recommended a book that I found helpful when I had a similar experience as you: Brain Over Binge by Kathryn Hansen.

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:29 PM   #467
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I am struggling a little I so want a glass of wine. I am two weeks in and have lost 3 pounds my first week have not weighed in for my 2nd week yet. However I want to have a glass of wine. Will it ruin my loss if I do?
You might get by without ruining your loss but there are several reasons you may want to skip the wine: it takes about 4 weeks for your body to adapt to an efficient fat-burning state of ketosis. Your liver is busy making enzymes to burn fat. If you have alcohol, it stops doing that in order to detoxify the alcohol. That might result in a slower weight loss.

Alcohol may also disinhibit you a bit so that it will easier to eat off plan. A number of my co-workers decided to have alcohol. At first they did okay having just a little bit. But eventually they veered off & ended up quitting IP.

If you do have wine, it may affect you much more than before so be careful! Good luck!

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Ok so Summer is about to be here and already my calendar is getting full with activities. Next week I am flying to Cali for a wedding. Two days later its my birthday and then memorial day weekend I have a bachelorette party and then the week after another event. I am not sure if I can stay OP through all of this. I am Human and know my weaknesses. I have been a 100% OP since January and have had very slow losses. I should have been down a lot more by now but for some reason my body was just taking it slow. I am not going to pretend to stay OP through all of this. Should I phase off? For now and then get back into it once all is said and done?
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #470
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Ok so Summer is about to be here and already my calendar is getting full with activities. Next week I am flying to Cali for a wedding. Two days later its my birthday and then memorial day weekend I have a bachelorette party and then the week after another event. I am not sure if I can stay OP through all of this. I am Human and know my weaknesses. I have been a 100% OP since January and have had very slow losses. I should have been down a lot more by now but for some reason my body was just taking it slow. I am not going to pretend to stay OP through all of this. Should I phase off? For now and then get back into it once all is said and done?
You & I have same or nearby birthdays I'm still thinking over how to handle mine, which falls at the end of a 4 week run of very special occasions, 4 in all, incl. family wedding, family reunion, graduation, friends reunion.

I've been on P1 to knock off a little weight creep and "reboot" my head, lol. That's different than your point in the journey, but I'll offer my 2 cents in case it helps: it's much easier to go through these occasions with some rules to guide you. Not rules to beat yourself over the head with, but rules to anchor & guide your choices as each occasion comes up.

For example, at the wedding I attended, which was really a weekend, I flat out decided to stay OP for everything up to wedding cake, and have that only if not doing so would leave me feeling deprived. Knowing i had that to anticipate made it so much easier to say no to everything else, and gave me a sense of being in control, even after I had the cake. It was not at all difficult to go back to P1 after that, well, not too much : )

Phasing off is of course an option. If you do so, setting yourself some guidelines is an even better thing to do. On maintenance, it is easier to rationalize eating anything and everything. And then the "last supper" syndrome can impel you to eat even more of the treat things.

The Beck Diet Solution has some great tips to help use your mind to make it through these challenging situations no matter which phase you are on.

Congratulations on your great progress!
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You & I have same or nearby birthdays I'm still thinking over how to handle mine, which falls at the end of a 4 week run of very special occasions, 4 in all, incl. family wedding, family reunion, graduation, friends reunion.

I've been on P1 to knock off a little weight creep and "reboot" my head, lol. That's different than your point in the journey, but I'll offer my 2 cents in case it helps: it's much easier to go through these occasions with some rules to guide you. Not rules to beat yourself over the head with, but rules to anchor & guide your choices as each occasion comes up.

For example, at the wedding I attended, which was really a weekend, I flat out decided to stay OP for everything up to wedding cake, and have that only if not doing so would leave me feeling deprived. Knowing i had that to anticipate made it so much easier to say no to everything else, and gave me a sense of being in control, even after I had the cake. It was not at all difficult to go back to P1 after that, well, not too much : )

Phasing off is of course an option. If you do so, setting yourself some guidelines is an even better thing to do. On maintenance, it is easier to rationalize eating anything and everything. And then the "last supper" syndrome can impel you to eat even more of the treat things.

The Beck Diet Solution has some great tips to help use your mind to make it through these challenging situations no matter which phase you are on.

Congratulations on your great progress!
Thanks Mars great advise. For me its not the cake at the wedding its the champagne. I am going to try and stay OP till that glass of champagne rolls around. But I have promised myslef that I will only have one.

I will check out the beck diet solution. I had never heard of it before.
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:23 PM   #472
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ARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!

Thank you I feel better. I will get off my chair now and sit down. The last month has been HARD for me, I got burned out and went to the wayside
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Well I'm shunned from the 100%ers, after 12.75 weeks at 100% op, a nervous breakdown on Wednesday led me to have a few drinks on Friday. That is all. I don't regret it. I don't feel bad, there is no deeper reason why I chose to have a few drinks. I didn't binge, I didn't get wasted. I went out with friends and enjoyed about 4 drinks over 6 hours and had the best time I've had in months. Now I'm back OP. I do suddenly feel however that this forum was much more supportive when I was 100% can't really explain why but it's all good. Happy Monday
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Well I'm shunned from the 100%ers, after 12.75 weeks at 100% op, a nervous breakdown on Wednesday led me to have a few drinks on Friday. That is all. I don't regret it. I don't feel bad, there is no deeper reason why I chose to have a few drinks. I didn't binge, I didn't get wasted. I went out with friends and enjoyed about 4 drinks over 6 hours and had the best time I've had in months. Now I'm back OP. I do suddenly feel however that this forum was much more supportive when I was 100% can't really explain why but it's all good. Happy Monday
From the sounds of it, this was something that you really needed to do Amber! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. And congratulations for not regretting your decision and getting back on plan!! We each need to do what is best for ourselves during this journey!
You have done great!!
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Well I'm shunned from the 100%ers, after 12.75 weeks at 100% op, a nervous breakdown on Wednesday led me to have a few drinks on Friday. That is all. I don't regret it. I don't feel bad, there is no deeper reason why I chose to have a few drinks. I didn't binge, I didn't get wasted. I went out with friends and enjoyed about 4 drinks over 6 hours and had the best time I've had in months. Now I'm back OP. I do suddenly feel however that this forum was much more supportive when I was 100% can't really explain why but it's all good. Happy Monday
AmberLS - It makes me sad to realize that you feel shunned when not 100%. I have walked through your journey with you and was so proud of you with decisions you have made. It is a learning experience, this journey, and some of us detour along the way for a myriad of reasons.

I have been on the program 10 months and I have "fallen off" several times during some stressful times. I have not felt shunned by anyone and some times, others have sent PM messages to support me and ask if there was anything they could help with.

Please hang in here with all of us because it really is important to have support. Whether you are 100%OP or not, we are all in this together and I know that many have watched you through the process with pride and joy for your successes - does not mean they are any the less understanding of challenges.
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for the first couple of months I was so strict about what I ate. Lately I've lost that and slowly added "just this once" things. Over the last 2 weeks I've gained a pound, not really that bad in the scope of things, but it has made me realize that I am not at goal yet and do need to give myself more strictness. It's such a slippery slope you start "just this once I'll have pizza/ice cream/whatever" and it becomes not such a big deal the next time. I began ordering alternatives and stopped going to my coach, and I feel like I just don't have the accountability anymore. Well this week I am going to stay on plan and I'm GOING to loose more weight!
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I have tried to celebrate any teeny tiny success or nsv on here but got totally blow over

Even going 1 day with only a nibble or lick of something that is not on the sheet is a MAJOR MAJOR celebration for me. We all have our weaknesses that we face. We all have our habit that are hard to ditch, some of us play the same tune over and over and struggle immensely.

And instead of support we get shunned or black listed as jendilly put it.

And those like myself who do not have a coach or a center it is HARd, self discipline is a challenge for me on this diet. Why I don't know..it just is.

I have been stressed out the last month or so and that does not help me one bit.

It feels those who cannot be 100% or stay even at 95% get blacklisted and over looked.

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So, I have found the past couple of weeks particularly challenging when it comes to evening snacking.

I stop, contemplate if I am actually hungry (answer: no) and then try to understand why it is that I want to snack. I haven't figured it out completely, but I think I am homing in on the answer.

So, needless to say there have been some slip-ups. However, I am not done with this journey, not by a long shot. This is a process and I am working with my therapist to find a way to be healthy inside and out.

I refuse to beat myself up when I make an error in judgement. I *am*, however, asking my husband to hide the peanut butter jar somewhere!
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