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Valerie Kay
Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 6:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Wow you guys, I am in tears. Thank-you so much for all the positive feedback, encouragement, and knowing that I am not alone. Thank-you, Thank-you, The best thing is that I am helping others down in my dark place where I am right now. I am glad about that. I keep saying to myself, get it together, Valerie, but it has not happeed yet. I lost 65lbs total and have gained 30lbs back. I am very disgusted with myself. I do have food addictions which lead me into benging bad. It has the power over me and then leaves you with a great deal of guilt and shame afterwards. I will eat a whole box of 12 ice cream bars and not even realize it. I look down for another ice cream bar and the box is empty. I am like, they are all gone? Wow! it is hard when your doing so well and then you fall, it seems harder to pull yourself back up and start over again. I judge myself more harsh than anyone. I tell people about the BTD, but then they look at me and I do not think it does the diet any justice or people just think I am crazy. I am glad that I came back here. Thank-You!!!!
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 7:12pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Oh, Valerie, I was holding my breath, I was afraid you were going to say that you had gained ALL the weight back plus some more! You're still a winner!!!!!!!!!! To the tune of a weight loss of 35 pounds!!! WOW!!!!!!!

Remember this, Valerie, the human mind is not capable of dealing with a load of guilt. The only recourse is to just let it goooooooo! Staying crushed by guilt never solved a single problem. You can let it go. The world won't end because you do. You must.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 7:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Wow you guys, I am in tears. Thank-you so much for all the positive feedback, encouragement, and knowing that I am not alone. Thank-you, Thank-you, The best thing is that I am helping others down in my dark place where I am right now. I am glad about that. I keep saying to myself, get it together, Valerie, but it has not happeed yet. I lost 65lbs total and have gained 30lbs back. I am very disgusted with myself. I do have food addictions which lead me into benging bad. It has the power over me and then leaves you with a great deal of guilt and shame afterwards. I will eat a whole box of 12 ice cream bars and not even realize it. I look down for another ice cream bar and the box is empty. I am like, they are all gone? Wow! it is hard when your doing so well and then you fall, it seems harder to pull yourself back up and start over again. I judge myself more harsh than anyone. I tell people about the BTD, but then they look at me and I do not think it does the diet any justice or people just think I am crazy. I am glad that I came back here. Thank-You!!!!


Girl, if you don't keep it in the house, you won't eat it.
Only buy healthy food.  I wish I can follow my own advice with two teen boys. But since I went to see Dr. D, I'm on a mission. I have 20 to go to hit my highest ideal weight range.
I was usually 10 pounds less.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 7:43pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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... the human mind is not capable of dealing with a load of guilt. The only recourse is to just let it goooooooo! Staying crushed by guilt never solved a single problem.


I totally agree with this. You only do yourself harm when you refuse to forgive yourself. Be gentle and kind w/ ya okay?  



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http://search.half.ebay.com/it.....atingQ20youQQmZbooks

This is a book I've talked about before on this forum.  It's really, really good for explaining food addictions.  She recommends a diet plan, but of course you wouldn't follow that.  It helped me understand my addictions to food.


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Valerie,

Sorry to hear about the emotional turmoil!  It sounds like eating is your way of dealing with the emotional hurt.  As you are able to move through the anguish and start focussing back on the importance of your health, you will be able to better control what you buy and choose to eat/drink.  This is a big bump in the road, but you are still 35 lbs to the good and have the knowledge to repeat and add to the good previously accomplished.  If you just read through the first of this thread again, you can refresh all of the information and continue where you fell off.  We all have major or minor bumps in this diet, but success comes to those who succeed more than they fail.

You are doing well!  Give yourself a pat on the back for remembering where the support is.  


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We had a thread going on food addiction a few weeks ago.

Valerie, I confess that I'm starting to slide.  It happens to all of us.  Try to eliminate the worst foods ASAP, the wheat and the white foods.  They're the ones that stimulate the appetite and cravings.

Good luck!


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Valerie Kay
Thursday, April 17, 2008, 6:36pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Thank-You everyone for all the wonderful insight and inspiring words. I started on the BTD today, once again, sorry. I just do not feel so hopeful yet. So far, so good. It is almost 1p.m. I am drinking green tea so I do not have caffeine withdrawls. I had those once, not a good thing. I am going to try to go for a walk after work. We will see. I am just going to take one thing at a time. Go with the flow. No expectations or goals at this point. Actually my goal is to make it through just one complete day back on the BTD. I know this is the answer to my life. Living the BTD way. I have eaten healthy so far today. I have also had trouble dealing with turning 40 this year. In a couple of months, I will be 41, maybe I will mellow out.  Thanks, for reminding me that I am still 35lbs ahead. It is so easy to concentrate on the negative.
In better spirits,
Valerie
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I started on the BTD today...So far, so good. It is almost 1p.m.  I am just going to take one thing at a time. I have also had trouble dealing with turning 40 this year.


That is a great idea Valerie. One thing at a time. If that means green tea is the only thing you change for a week or two, so be it. Not everyone can go cold turkey, and some that do, don't stick at that level. Present company included.   So just do what you know you are comfortable with and what you feel like you can manage right now. You'll do fine. {{{HUG}}}
And girl, didn't you hear??? 40 is the new 30!!!! Now.......don't you feel better?  




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Hi Valerie, and it's so good to see you back again!  
Falling off the wagon is a normal part of life, because life can be treacherous and the footing is slippery at times!  We have all gone through set backs, and I want to say that the important thing is to be compassionate with yourself.  

Pick yourself up again, when you are able, and take a look at yourself.  Offer yourself a big smile and a hug, and start moving in the direction that makes you happy.  It will get better and better.  

How about this for one idea:  Buy a lot of carbonated water, either club soda or bubbly mineral water, or something like that.  It's SO good for type O's, and you can drink it all day instead of soda pop.  That one change will help a lot.

Buy a lot of beneficials to stock your kitchen so that when you want to eat, you have choices that are good for you.  My favorite blood type book is LR4YT, and it is very motivating.  

Visit us when you can.  Having a community is very helpful.  Do you have access to a computer now, or can you get to a library or somewhere else that you can use one?



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Valerie,

You're only as old as you feel, so eat right and feel better!  The more you do, the younger you are!  

So many people make a big deal about getting older, but they don't stop to think about the alternative...  Celebrate being alive and able to make decisions, even though some of them may not be the best.  Recognize and learn from the errors so they are beneficial eventually.  

You'll make it to your goals as long as you move forward more than you fall back.  No progress goes straight up!


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Valerie, I'm over sixty-five years old and I feel great!!!! In fact, I just finished tearing out some paneling I didn't like in my kitchen. I have one humongous mess, but I'm so happy to be able to do just as much as I've ever done!! You have a lot to look forward to - forty is nothing!!!!
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Valerie, I just read through these recent posts, and my heart goes out to you.  It make me sad that you would burden yourself with guilt on top of all the physical and emotional suffering caused by eating poorly.  Guilt is something we should suffer only for immoral behavior, not just unwise or impulsive behavior.  While eating avoids is unwise (and probably impulsive), it sure isn't immoral!

So next time you catch yourself feeling guilty, you challenge that thought and feeling, look it in the eye, and tell it to hit the road!  You have no reason at all to feel guilty about what you eat.  Hang in there, we are cheering you on!
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Keep up the good work, you are so much further ahead than you were 10 months ago. Progress is rarely linear and straightforward. If it was, it would be so easy it wouldn't be so unique. Just keep on going one day at a time and you will make it. Looking ahead to the very end can make the path daunting and not a little intimidating.

By the way, muscles have memory and if you were walking 2 miles a day a little while ago you will find your muscles will grow and respond faster than they did the first time!


"I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now" - Bob Dylan

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Thank-You everyone for all the wonderful insight and inspiring words. I started on the BTD today, once again, sorry. I just do not feel so hopeful yet. So far, so good. It is almost 1p.m. I am drinking green tea so I do not have caffeine withdrawls. I had those once, not a good thing. I am going to try to go for a walk after work. We will see. I am just going to take one thing at a time. Go with the flow. No expectations or goals at this point. Actually my goal is to make it through just one complete day back on the BTD. I know this is the answer to my life. Living the BTD way. I have eaten healthy so far today. I have also had trouble dealing with turning 40 this year. In a couple of months, I will be 41, maybe I will mellow out.  Thanks, for reminding me that I am still 35lbs ahead. It is so easy to concentrate on the negative.
In better spirits,
Valerie


Hi Valerie,

Sorry to read of all your struggles.

I am just new here following the geno-type Hunter diet (was on/ off O diet for about 7 years).

I pray for love & guidance to come into your life and especially self control & whatever you may need.

Hope you feel better soon

Love,

Marie





Eat your heart out


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Valerie Kay
Friday, August 29, 2008, 8:49pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hey everybody,
I am doing great! I am still working 3 jobs. It has been 6mos since the divorce and I am doing o.k. I have lost 20lbs since I last wrote. I had to change my attitude from being negative to positive. I have to be honest, I have my days of following the BTD and days I don't. The days I don't, I feel it. It is amazing the difference in how your whole body feels when you eat c**p food. I am glad summer came along being able to get outside and walk again. It is a struggle everyday to watch what I eat. I know it is a mind set, but jeepers it is so hard with all the temptations. Finding a balance on how much to eat has been very hard. I have found that as long as I keep food choices healthy and size of food portions in moderation, I can manage things pretty well. Trying to stay positive is a difficult task, but excercise is the key there. It goes right along with the book that blood type o needs exercise to keep us happy. lol  Anyway, I am doing alright and that is great! Thank-You, to all of you on here that have given me support and encouragement throught the ups and downs.  
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Keep on keeping at it.  
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so good to hear from you ....you're doing great.
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Glad to hear you are doing better. Well done on eating more healthily and well done on that 20lbs!!


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great job!


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Valerie Kay
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Well, I am back!!!! Whew, I have not been on here for ages. I thought doing it my way again was the answer, so I made choices of eating bad, depression and working myself to death. It has been a very long winter. I have gained 20lbs in all the my worst areas and feel absoutely miserable I look like I have gained 50lbs. I am not on right track, but I am reading on here and have pulled my books back out. I am going to counseling. I have been divorced for a year now, which has been a good thing. I do know the BTD is the answer. I know alot of the depression comes from the bad food choices and then feeling bad for the choices. Anyway I do not have a lot to say except I am going to try everyday to get back what I had with the BTD. Thanks, Valerie
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Welcome back Valerie    
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Glad to see you back.  Welcome!
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Great, Valerie.  It won't take you long to get back to where you want to be.  You know what to do.  


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I am very glad you are back! I just read your story of the past year and a half. You can do it! Everyone here is here to help, these are great boards


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