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  • 30 Jan 2011 5:16 PM
    Message # 512266
    Hi Guys,

    Been sugar free now for six months and have only lost a kilo or two which is very depressing.  Just read a post where 8 kgs lost since August.  I seem to go up and down and get really upset, I think I still eat too much other stuff as I don't seem to know when I am full, isn't that pathetic.

    I have started walking again, now that our property has dried out somewhat since the floods so hope that helps.  I have read David's books twice so feel I am doing everything right but with little result but I am not going to give up, just soldier on.

    I had an ice cream recently which I enjoyed but didn't find extremely sweet but I had no desire for more so that must be a good sign.

    Cheers for now
    Margaret




  • 30 Jan 2011 6:30 PM
    Reply # 512296 on 512266
    Margaret Norris wrote: Hi Guys,

    Been sugar free now for six months and have only lost a kilo or two which is very depressing.  Just read a post where 8 kgs lost since August.  I seem to go up and down and get really upset, I think I still eat too much other stuff as I don't seem to know when I am full, isn't that pathetic.

    I have started walking again, now that our property has dried out somewhat since the floods so hope that helps.  I have read David's books twice so feel I am doing everything right but with little result but I am not going to give up, just soldier on.

    I had an ice cream recently which I enjoyed but didn't find extremely sweet but I had no desire for more so that must be a good sign.

    Cheers for now
    Margaret




    Hi Margaret

    Sorry you have been effected by the floods.  That puts a lot of stress on you all and when we really want comfort food.  You should be looking at  having been through floods and christmas and taken off a little weight compared to previously most likely putting on a couple so really you have lost 3 to 4 kg.  I have been lucky and taken off weight but I used to have 5 cups of coffee with 2 teaspoons of sugar so drop that and there goes 10 spoons of sugar - easy.  My husband has not had as much success but he says " well christmas with no increase is 4 kgs I don't have to take off"

    I found I had to really think about the amounts of food I prepared.  eg.  I would take out 3 slices of bread for lunch and eat it, so I had to make myself take out less than I thought I needed.  My trick everytime you get food ready put a little back before you prepare it.  When we get fish and chips I give the dog some of the chips before I have mine so even if I think I would like them its too late.  I get out 6 crackers and put two back.   Put leftovers away straight away - out of sight.  Never go back for seconds even if it smells and tastes good.  Sound weird but its seems to work for me.

    I haven't had ice cream for 6 months.  I know it is a no no.  My husband said he does miss it but has been good and resisted but like you if you don't have success why bother. 

    Please keep trying.  David said he tried several times before he got it right.

    Keep us posted

    Jan

  • 30 Jan 2011 10:00 PM
    Reply # 512409 on 512266

    Hi Margaret,

    Please don't give up, you are doing so well.  I have found that my appetite control still isn't functioning at the rate it is supposed to (and I've been fructose free for 3.5months now), which still can cause me to overeat and put on weight.  I did initally count calories which has made me loose 4kgs to date.  I am now starting to listen to my body more and stop eating when I'm full and not eat because the meal tastes good.  I do exercise 7 days a week (half hour during the weekdays and an hour on the weekends).  This week I am going to try not counting calories (not actually writing them down anyway), but still watching how much I eat and finish eating when I'm full.  When your having a meal, try only serving yourself a little less then normal, then once you've finished, wait say 30 minutes and if your still hungry then have some more.  I know I do and can over eat because I'm enjoying what I'm eating.  We've spent years eating all that nasty fructose, it will take some time for our bodies to be back to normal.

  • 07 Feb 2011 5:09 AM
    Reply # 517255 on 512266
    Thank you thank you thank you to all respondents,

    Have really been feeling down since the floods, friends affected, stranded etc etc which probably made me eat more than I should have.  Started tonight with the first smaller serving and so far so good.  I am not in the least bit hungry and think I was eating the food on my plate as we were raised to "clean up the plate" so smaller serves is a good idea.  I found I was eating just for the sake of it which is an age old story I know.

    Once again, thank you all for your help and support, it is so good to have this general chit chat forum and get it off my chest.

    Bye
    Margaret


  • 17 Feb 2011 7:29 PM
    Reply # 524143 on 512266

    Hi Margaret,

    I just wanted to say good on you for not giving up. I don't think about the weight I am not loosing but more importantly the way I am feeling having more energy which is increasing with everyday that passes.

    David has shown that it must get easier over time. Look how much he has lost. Persistants will pay off in the end.

    Good Luck and I wish you well with getting back on your feet after the floods.

    Fiona

  • 21 Mar 2011 4:09 PM
    Reply # 550516 on 512266
    Great tips, Jan W  (as usual). Margaret, my little tip workes for me. I bought 6 little entree plates for Xmas dinner in 09. I find if I serve my breakfast & lunch on these, it seems as if I'm having more, a trick of the eye, so to speak. 

    I too have had to tweak my eating regime, almost cut out bread, have not had pasta now for about 8 weeks, and cut rignt back on the basmati rice. Still haven't managed all that well with the potatoes, but am aware of it, wish I could educate my partner. I too don't seem to have the 'when to stop eating' signals yet, nor has my hunger abated. I read somewhere that a glass of iced water before your meal helps, but it must be very cold. As I have had gallstones in the past, I gave up ice in my drinks over 25 years ago, plus cut right back on the ice-cream, but just before I went sugar free, was eating caramel ice creams, (not Magnum, the other one!) sorry, having a senior moment....anyway I was having one after dinner about 3-4 times a week, plus having caramel in my coffee, PLUS a caramel flavoured coffee powder additive in it as well.  But I have been using sucralose (Splenda) for about 5 years now, I used to have 5 pills in my daily (large cup) coffee....have now got it down to 2....I started off with 1 coffee per fortnight, from Gloria Jeans, then when I could no longer afford that, ($5.50 per large one!) started to make my own in the microwave, this then got me up eventually to 2 per day, so just think of all that sugar I stopped putting in to my body. (Thanks Gloria Jeans for getting me hooked on the coffee!!  lol)...Other things weren't as much of a problem, I was self-depriving myself of most cakes & was never a big biscuit eater, but would have a Tim Tam once or twice a week, the ones with dark choc on, yummmmm. Still crave those, now & then & I've been fructose free now for just over 6 months now, now my weight has dropped back to 105.00, from 111.4 to 104.00, then back down now in 2011. So, I am now happily going along, but still feeling deprived of my wholegrain bread & pasta. I am contemplating using brown rice, but it's only just a thought at the moment.

    So Margaret, don't give up, just start to tweak your eating regime, also check out the net for info on hormone imbalance stuff, it will affect most of us women eventually, here is a link to get you started. It's a lot of reading, but informative.  Link:-

    http://www.womentowomen.com/

    Good Luck with it all, as you have read, we all have our little problems, you are not alone.

    Spread the Love
    Silver Angel


  • 24 Mar 2011 1:13 PM
    Reply # 552763 on 512266

    I lost 4 kgs in 4 weeks then nothing the next 3 weeks. A little disappointing, however I notice that I've been eating a lot of bread and potatoes so I am planning on reducing them in my diet. Also I've been experimenting with some fructose-free recipes which tasted really great - so I'll have seconds when really I'm not hungry anymore. I used to wake up 'starving' but now I can go a couple of hours before I feel like breakfast. I have to keep asking myself "Am I really hungry? or just bored?!" I like the idea of putting some food back once it's been served too. Some habits are hard to break, like having 2 slices of toast - I now try 1 slice knowing that if I really am still hungry I can eat another later.

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