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Journey to Hope
08-02-2015, 07:28 AM (This post was last modified: 08-02-2015 07:29 AM by Tipularia.)
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RE: Journey to Hope
Keep going!

It is scary. It took me a good long time to get my head on straight about this stuff, even though science bears it out. To be honest, I don't know why it's so overwhelming for all of us to wrap our heads around the idea that our bodies need fuel and that denying that fact only results in bad stuff happening (not losing weight, actually GAINING weight, hair thinning, depression, etc.). Believe me, I had it all.

For me, it was VERY helpful to continue to return to the literature, read studies, even reading the many, MANY pages on the web about eating to fuel our bodies was helpful. There is TONS of information out there to back-up the EM2WL philosophy. Dedicating a little time for yourself to explore that information may help. It's always good to be able to use proven data to convince any naysayers in your life that what you are doing is actually healthy AND WILL WORK.

I finished my reset, eating at 2,800 calories the entire time, and while I gained water weight during the process, I didn't actually gain any real fat. Proof that eating at maintenance calories is just that, maintaining your weight.

I'm now cutting calories and finally dropped below the set-point weight I had not been able to budge for nine months. I'm happier, stronger (weight lifting is THE BOMB!), and much more sane about this whole process. Granted, it's slower than that initial loss you experience while eating below your BMR, but I have no doubt I can keep it off.

Maybe that's why the whole metabolic reset thing is so hard for us to accept. It also means a lifestyle change. One that will work, but aren't we all scared of change, at least a little bit?

Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Please keep going, it will become much clearer soon and you will be sooooo thrilled at your progress, how well you feel, how much more positive your relationship with food becomes, and how you will finally be able to lose weight again.

Amber

Oh, and did I mention full fat yogurt? Swoon......
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Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-27-2015, 05:09 PM
RE: journals - kmac1196 - 07-27-2015, 05:50 PM
RE: journals - MaryJo - 07-27-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: journals - mjj79 - 07-27-2015, 08:34 PM
RE: journals - KatiAuchinleck - 07-27-2015, 08:42 PM
RE: journals - Tipularia - 07-27-2015, 08:43 PM
RE: journals - AnitraSoto - 07-27-2015, 09:43 PM
RE: journals - mrsukyankee - 07-28-2015, 05:19 AM
RE: journals - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 02:11 PM
RE: journals - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 07:45 PM
Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 08:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 09:01 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-28-2015, 09:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-28-2015, 09:16 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 07-30-2015, 11:35 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 07-30-2015, 11:47 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 07-30-2015, 01:08 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-02-2015, 12:30 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - MaryJo - 08-02-2015, 12:53 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - Tipularia - 08-02-2015 07:28 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-02-2015, 10:16 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-02-2015, 10:21 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-02-2015, 12:40 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-02-2015, 11:35 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - MaryJo - 08-03-2015, 12:09 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - KatiAuchinleck - 08-03-2015, 07:47 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-03-2015, 09:55 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-03-2015, 10:14 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-04-2015, 11:36 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-05-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-05-2015, 02:32 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-05-2015, 03:57 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-11-2015, 10:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-12-2015, 04:42 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-12-2015, 08:09 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-12-2015, 06:55 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-16-2015, 07:44 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-16-2015, 08:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-20-2015, 08:33 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - West - 08-21-2015, 02:08 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-20-2015, 09:40 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-20-2015, 09:48 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-20-2015, 09:49 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-21-2015, 08:29 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - KatiAuchinleck - 08-21-2015, 01:10 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 09:13 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 09:20 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 08-25-2015, 11:56 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 08-25-2015, 12:02 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 08-25-2015, 09:47 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-07-2015, 09:06 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 09-08-2015, 07:02 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-08-2015, 09:42 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 09-23-2015, 12:30 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mrsukyankee - 09-23-2015, 12:35 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - AnitraSoto - 09-23-2015, 08:25 PM
RE: Journey to Hope - mjj79 - 10-02-2015, 08:01 AM
RE: Journey to Hope - tillymonstar - 12-07-2015, 06:25 PM

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