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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2007, 12:37:30 AM »

Yep, T-Vix.  The odd splurge is not a problem at all.  In fact, I would go so far as to say they're fairly normal.  Personally, I have them about once a week when I am out socialising!  :shock:

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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2007, 07:20:30 AM »

Ordinarily I wouldn't think too much about the occasional splurge.  But for this diet, I really hadn't experienced any desire to splurge at all.  Until I let myself have junk on Christmas and New Year's Eve.  It just really took me by surprise.  And my inner brat tried to take control again last night.  I had really good AS yesterday.  Ate breakfast at 9, and then didn't want anything else until dinner at 8.  Ate a reasonable dinner.  About 20 minutes later I found myself wanting to reach for the red hots again.  This time I said, "Whoa! Why am I doing this?", and realized that I was truly full and this was just a mouth craving.  I beat that down with a large stick, and after a two day calorie total of 1550, I was rewarded with a drop on the scale this morning.  I cracked the 150 mark with 149.8!  It feels good to have the scale moving again, but this time it was hard work.

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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2007, 08:24:48 AM »

Hi T-Vix!  I can totally relate to feeling a little adrift, a little shocked in fact, after SLD has had your back so effectively.  I felt a bit the same way during the holidays when I packed on 4 lbs.  Previously I'd been able to "trust SLD" and go ahead and enjoy myself at events without too much consequence.  But those 4 lbs. sticking around (I thought they'd slide right off, bloat etc.) shook me a bit, definitely.  But it reinforced for me that SLD, although friggin' amazing, is just a tool.  DARN!  I - and my idiotic free will, ha - are still in there somewhere!  DARN AGAIN!  You know, in many ways it's good to know.  So the red hots and "mouth hunger" can still sneak up on you - now you're ready for 'em, the bastards!  Congrats on getting back on track, beating down the red hots, and CRACKING 150 which just blows my mind.  You're almost at MY goal, I'm so jealous!!!  AND happy for you!!!
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2007, 10:16:15 AM »

Thanks, sammie!  But don't get too jealous.  You have an additional four inches to spread your pounds over than I do.  I'm a mere 5' 6".  You will be positively skinny when you reach your goal!

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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2007, 10:34:42 PM »

And don't forget that your appetite can rebound a bit when you push your weight below your setpoint.  The return of the appetite is scary but SLD still has your back and hasnt deserted you! 

I had modest success with pushing my dose up a little bit when I hit the munchies a few days running.  Seemed to bring me back to AS a bit more quickly.

Hang in there!  :)
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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2007, 12:54:02 AM »

Under 150lbs is excellent, T-Vix, and the way to go.  Well done! :)

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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2007, 10:11:26 AM »

Much better week with a 2.4 pound loss.  AS seems to be returning in a more stable fashion.  I've added a morning session of oil pulling with sunflower oil.  Despite the fact that the test says I'm not a supertaster, I still find the oil has a distinct flavor.  So, I'm now taking my SLD oil in a single dose in the afternoon when I return from work.  Seems to be ok.

I had a FLYLADY assignment this weekend to spend 15 minutes cleaning out my closet.  It was a real trip.  :lol:  I can now say that there's nothing left in there that's too small.  I got rid of most of the old stuff - even the stuff that now fits.  Most of it is so ancient that I wouldn't wear again.  But it just felt right to be able to put it on and have it fit before I released it into the wild.  I even found my "slut dress".  It was a dress I bought one holiday season for the parties and because I was playing a hooker at a murder mystery weekend.  I had just lost 39 pounds on WW, and was working out 1.5 hours a day at the gym, so I was in the best shape ever.  I showed this dress to a "friend" and told her it was for my murder mystery weekend.  Before I could say that I was also wearing it to the holiday parties, she said, "well, I would hope that's the only place you'd wear a slut dress like that"!  Some friend, huh?  Anyway, I was surprised to find it fits and actually looks good, albeit out of style.  My 18 yo DD asked to see me in it after I told her the story, and she said, "Mom! You're hot!".  Made me smile.  Not bad for an old broad.

Oooh, I almost forgot!  I've had tons of people come up to me this week and tell me how great I look.  I've even had people tell me that they've done a double take to make sure it's me.  I had the opportunity to tell a good friend at work what I'm doing (I only tell those who are very seriously interested, not those who just casually ask).  I'm hoping he will look into it.  I know he's struggled as much as I have in the past.

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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2007, 11:19:50 AM »

Slut dress, hahahahaha, man that made me laugh.  Good story.  And even better that it fits - even if it's a goner.  And a slut dress. :D  I'm glad AS is making it's way back...it's back for me too, and I really missed it.  I enjoyed the holidays, but I'm glad we're getting past all of that...  If I had doubted the setpoint theory (which I didn't), I sure would believe in it now!  Congrats on cleaning your closet, and fitting into so many clothes, and cracking 150, and for just doing such an awesome job.  YOU ROCK!!!!!
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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2007, 05:48:41 PM »

after a two day calorie total of 1550, I was rewarded with a drop on the scale this morning.  I cracked the 150 mark with 149.8!  It feels good to have the scale moving again, but this time it was hard work.

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Fantastic news, T-Vix! I had a "T-Vix closet slut momma" sit-com going through my head while I read your post :lol:. Can't wait until I crack 150 -- it will happen sooner or later. I'm still trying to catch up (or down) with Sammie who beat me to 180, and hope to see that number on the scale by sometime in February. Congrats to both of you! losing-it
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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2007, 12:41:59 AM »

Life's great.  When women lose weight, everyone says how great they look.  When men lose weight, we're always asked if we have contracted an illness.   :lol:

Well done, T-Vix!

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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2007, 06:29:09 AM »

That's cuz men lose it so damn FAST!!!!!  (Grumble.)
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« Reply #41 on: January 13, 2007, 10:08:38 PM »

Well, last night I had another fight with my inner brat, and again, she won.  She was a flaming, raging, PMSing bitch last night!  I went scrapbooking with friends, and was doing fine.  Then all of the sudden, the inner brat tied me down and stuffed me with reindeer food!  Lots & lots of reindeer food!  Reindeer food is pretzels, Chex, Cheerios, and M&Ms coated in melted white chocolate.  Yummmmm!  I enjoyed every bite, but ate way too much, and way past the point where I was totally stuffed.  Very frustrating.

Of course the scale was nasty this morning - to be expected.  But I wasn't expecting TOM, so I guess I shouldn't be too surprised that it was as bad as it was.  On the good side, AS was great today.  I didn't eat at all until 3:30.  Went to a b-day party tonight and was able to completely ignore chips & salsa and the birthday cake.  Ate a very modest dinner.  I'm really happy that SLD seems to be very self regulating.

Would really like to ship the inner brat off to military school!  She's starting to piss me off big time.  Oh, and I think I've finally got a handle on what's been making me feel so low lately.  I'm going to be booting my oldest baby out of the nest in about six months.  She came home yesterday with her cap & gown order form, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  We've been dealing with college applications for the past month, so I'm guessing that's what's wrong with me.  Sigh!  Seems like yesterday when she was born ......

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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2007, 08:16:12 PM »

I think your inner brat is not yet convinced she has sufficiently celebrated reaching her goal!  She wants to live it up a little.  :P

Fortunately with SLD you just count that night time treat as next day's breakfast and dinner!  Sounds like you may even be ahead calorie-wise after skipping those 2 meals.

Somewhere (book? forum?) Seth says he just ups his dose if he's had a big eating day - maybe you need to do a little bit more SLD calories until the inner brat is soaked and unable to tempt you with goodies!

Sorry to hear about the upcoming empy-nest... change is good but hard.  Thinking of you!
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Re: tek_vixen's progress: in it for the long haul
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2007, 05:41:53 AM »

Oh, and I think I've finally got a handle on what's been making me feel so low lately.  I'm going to be booting my oldest baby out of the nest in about six months.  She came home yesterday with her cap & gown order form, and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  We've been dealing with college applications for the past month, so I'm guessing that's what's wrong with me.  Sigh!  Seems like yesterday when she was born ......

T-Vix

Oh, yeah, I completely understand. Once in a while we pass my oldest daughter's alma mater. There's a curve in the road and when we round it we see the towers up on the hillside. Every time we drive through I relive that feeling of devastation I had when we first dropped her off. And I was just as devastated dropping off my third child at his school.  It's a difficult time, but also an exciting one. Extreme exercise for the heartstrings for sure.
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« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2007, 07:23:40 AM »

I think you're right go2grl!  Maybe having the staged goals wasn't a good idea.  I look good (there's a tough one for me to say, but I need to start telling myself it's true) and I feel comfortable where I am.  But I want a little more weight gone.  My inner brat wants to celebrate and keep me here.  With my daughter's impending graduation (Graduations actually.  She's getting her diploma from high school and her associates degree from the community college a few days later.), I'm feeling really stressed.  Add that to some serious project stress at work, and I have the recipe for the beginning of every diet failure I've ever had before.  My mind tells me that SLD will have my back.  But my emotions are screaming at me that this is the beginning of the end, and I'm going to gain it all back.  I'm terrified.

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