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I now consider myself "cured"
01-14-2014, 04:59 PM
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I now consider myself "cured"
I started my EM2WL journey in the summer of 2013. Back then I was under-eating, over-exercising, eating fewer than 50g of carbs per day, and meticulously tracking calories. I was binging so often that I had to throw out all the junk food in my house, even the junk food that I didn’t like. I wasn’t overweight by any means, my BMI was on the lower end of healthy, yet I still thought I was fat.

Long story short, I did an 8 week reset and bulk combo. I started my bulk eating at my TDEE, since (to my malnourished body) that was technically over-eating. As I continued the bulk cycle and noticed my body being hungry, I upped my calories by 100. Each time I noticed myself being hungry for a couple days in a row, I’d up my calories again. I think I ended my bulk cycle eating 300 calories over my TDEE. The binges stopped. I felt healthy. My mindset started to change.

So the reason I’m writing this post… I recently traveled to Europe for 4 weeks. I left for my trip fully expecting to gain weight (I didn’t want to, obviously but prepared myself for it). For four weeks I pretty much lived off of croissants, cheese, pizza, pasta, and gelato. I didn’t over-eat at meals… I ate a normal amount, but the food wasn’t particularly healthy and the meals weren’t nutritiously balanced. I didn’t work out once, although we were walking a lot while sightseeing.

And I didn’t gain a pound!! If anything, my pants are actually the tiniest bit looser!

I’m writing this because last June I never would have thought that I could do this. Without EM2WL, I probably would have starved myself for the weeks leading up to the trip (so I’d look good in photos, of course). Once my trip began, I would’ve “rewarded” myself for my hard work by indulging in the foods I’d previously forbidden myself. Soon after I would’ve started to feel fat and gross. I would’ve finished my trip sad and preoccupied, skipping meals, and living off of salads.

For those of you browsing the forum and EM2WL website wondering whether this is for you, I beg you to give it a try. EM2WL has completely changed my life. It's obvious to me now that my metabolism was damaged, and now that I've fixed it I can eat like a normal human being.

Now that my trip is over, I’ve decided to stop counting calories all together. I’ve decided no more MFP, no more HRM, no more scales. I’m convinced that I can trust my body now... that if I eat healthy and balanced meals and listen to my body’s natural hunger signals that I’ll be just fine. Thank you Kiki and Lucia and everyone else at EM2WL. I owe you more than you could ever imagine!
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01-14-2014, 06:12 PM
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RE: I now consider myself "cured"
This is exactly what I need to read right now, thanks. I am glad it has worked for you. I began last summer also but slowly worked up my calories and now after gaining from over indulging and probably stress eating through the holidays I am about to begin my cut. I am nervous like it won't work. I have gained a few pounds and my pants are tight and am feeling panicked. I think I am so used to the idea of eating more that maybe I am concerned I won't keep it in check? Like the weekend for instance I feel I can relax but really you still have to watch it. How do you manage weekend eating? My kids want to bake cookies and pancakes...it is then I feel challenged with controlling portions. During the week I am alright.
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01-15-2014, 01:35 AM
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YAY!!! So happy I popped in to see this!!! big grin

THESE posts are what make it all worth while! happy dance

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01-15-2014, 04:57 AM
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This ROCKS!! Congrats on trusting the process and taking back your life! I'm sure there were days where you had your doubts if it could work for you, but you stuck it out!! Just awesome!

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01-15-2014, 05:59 AM
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What an awesome post, and a GREAT way to start my day! It always makes me so happy when someone "gets it" and everything "clicks". Congrats and thanks for sharing!applause

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01-15-2014, 07:26 AM (This post was last modified: 01-15-2014 07:29 AM by jaeone.)
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lovestruck This is awesome! Amazing testimony! Congrats on staying with it!! It great that you trust yourself and won't be needing MFP, but I hope you don't leave EM2WL.com, continue to stop by and share your info with others!!

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01-17-2014, 01:57 PM
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I love your post!!!!!! I started summer 2013 too & I have had a similar experience - congratulations!!
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01-26-2014, 08:35 AM
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big grin

Brilliant post...!!!

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01-12-2015, 09:32 PM
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I needed to read this, this is such an inspirational post, thank you <3

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01-13-2015, 04:26 AM
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That's great! Thank you for sharing!
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