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Old 10-15-2021, 12:56 PM   #1
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Day 5 of restarting my engine. Dropped 90 pounds in 2019 by going all natural with my diet as an experiment. Tried intermittent fasting, experienced crazy keto energy rushes, all that good stuff. Parlayed that into a maniac triathlon workout regimen and did a few races.

Then covid, then a running injury, then gained 30 pounds here and there. Tried to keep things in check but we all know how it is.

But finally! After starts and stops I am back on the wagon. I can tell I am because mentally I’ve overcome the temptation again. But now my body is mounting a counterattack. It wants sugar and it is ******! Mentally I’m fine, not craving the sugar at all, but it’s a weird feeling. It’s withdrawals again. No matter what I eat or how much it isn’t what my body wants so it continues reminding me. I really just need to get through this weekend and it will quiet down.

Gonna be awesome. Skinny *** days are returning.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:12 PM   #2
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:12 PM   #3
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Congrats, bud. Keep it up! One day at a time.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:14 PM   #4
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Stick with it Brother! Get that stuff out of your home so you won’t be tempted! I think it took me 10 days to get rid of the cravings and the weight fell off rapidly! I feel much better too!
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:23 PM   #5
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Hear your pain, brother. Started he Roger Raglin diet on August 8th. Down 35lbs. Been eating sugar free jello and jello pudding to curb the sweet tooth cravings. Yummy.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:28 PM   #6
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Good luck!

Monk fruit is a good sugar substitute FWIW.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:32 PM   #7
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Good luck. I've had starts and stops, starts and stops.

Hope you conquer it.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:38 PM   #8
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Sugar withdrawals....its a real thing!
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:40 PM   #9
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Thanks all, and yes like Bucknaked said once you get off the sugar cravings the weight really comes off quickly. Partly because your appetite will balance with your energy level and not with a mental reward of instant gratification. I think I probably have another 7-10 days then it should begin dropping again.
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:41 PM   #10
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I'm trying to kick sugar as well.
Ain't doing so well .
Blue Bell & Pumpkin Spice Blizzards are so yummy and delicious
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:45 PM   #11
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Pound the **** out of water and glad your back on the right track!

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Old 10-15-2021, 01:45 PM   #12
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I kicked it. Much like everything else ..when youve stopped eating something for a long time and you try it again....you realize how overpoweringly sweet everything is. (same as salt discussion.)
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Old 10-15-2021, 01:46 PM   #13
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I kicked it. Much like everything else ..when youve stopped eating something for a long time and you try it again....you realize how overpoweringly sweet everything is. (same as salt discussion.)
This so true.
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Old 10-15-2021, 02:47 PM   #14
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I started my no sugar regimen and began weight training on Aug 3 at 213 lbs. Yesterday, I weighed 212. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:43 PM   #15
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I hit a pint of blue bell coconut cream pie on the way to the lease today.

I’m calling it a cheat meal.

Man was it good.
Almost as good as “warm apple pie”.

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Old 10-15-2021, 06:49 PM   #16
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Kick sugar in the nads!! I have fallen off the wagon since May and I am up 20 lbs…. I am sluggish and feel like crap… last of the carbs will be gone this weekend and I will restart Keto this weekend.
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Old 10-15-2021, 06:58 PM   #17
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Something that helps me a little. 1tsp of Redmond’s salt mixed with 8oz of water in the morning’s.
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Old 10-15-2021, 07:21 PM   #18
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For me it always took to day 7 but I never had bad cravings. Now catch me around midnight in the pantry after a little drank and a lil smoke and Ill eat my weight in carbs lmao.

I lift heavy and now my guts are trying to poke out my belly button lol. I can still push them back in and wear a tight belt lifting but I will need to paleo it during recovery. My body wants to be big.

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Old 10-15-2021, 07:39 PM   #19
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Stay at it Bro. You have goals to accomplish!


Simple sugars feed into a vicious cycle of wanting more because of the quick sugar highs, then the dips leaving you feeling like you need to eat something more. If you need some carbos, use some complex carbos along with some protein to stave off the empty feeling. Healthy fats like nuts and such, will help also. But be warned, nuts are loaded with calories. So limit them.



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Old 10-15-2021, 07:45 PM   #20
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Hang in there guys. I want to do this one day. My wife bought smell good plug in things and our house smells like pumpkin pie, apple cinnamon cookies and all sorts of goodies. Plus she bought Halloween candy. You see I blame it on her and not me having zero willpower to not eat the candy.

Sugar is bad news and I really hope to cut a lot of it out eventually.


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Old 10-15-2021, 08:31 PM   #21
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Sugar isn’t all that bad for you. If nothing else, it raises serotonin levels, which, admit it, probably makes you easier to live with, no?

And besides, if you give up sugar, how else are you going to eat Bread Puddin’ with Jack Daniels Whiskey Sauce, and…and ice cream, and ‘Nanner Puddin’,” oh! and Cowboy Cookies. To say nothing about the “adult beverage” category. You’d give up margaritas and whiskey?

What is wrong with you??

(And don’t even let me hear you’ve been drinking UNsweetened iced tea!)
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:37 AM   #22
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You can do it again. I need to jump back on
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Old 10-16-2021, 12:59 AM   #23
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txpitdog. I would like to join you on this adventure. I'll start tomorrow. Well, 5 minutes as of right now.

Two weeks ago a coworker - very nice lady from Columbia, has that "mother" sense about her - jumped my ***** for drinking diet cokes. I'll tell you what. Nothing more addicting than the fake sweetners. Never in my life have I ever had a problem going coke-free. But I couldn't drop the diet drinks. I subbed out the diet ones for real ones and now I haven't have a coke in about 10 days. It was two diet drinks per day for about 5 years prior to that.

One bad habit down,, on to the next. I need more sleep, earlier mornings, and more exercise. That will be after I get my diet on track. So - if you need someone to help keep you accountable - and if anyone wants to chew me out for thinking I can fail and be ok, pm me.

Tomorrow I'll be getting right with carbs and doing keto and working out. Nothing else to do tomorrow morning.
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Old 10-16-2021, 08:33 AM   #24
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Sugar isn’t all that bad for you. If nothing else, it raises serotonin levels, which, admit it, probably makes you easier to live with, no?

And besides, if you give up sugar, how else are you going to eat Bread Puddin’ with Jack Daniels Whiskey Sauce, and…and ice cream, and ‘Nanner Puddin’,” oh! and Cowboy Cookies. To say nothing about the “adult beverage” category. You’d give up margaritas and whiskey?

What is wrong with you??

(And don’t even let me hear you’ve been drinking UNsweetened iced tea!)

Already turned my back to alcohol. It was controlling my life. It was weird the first few months but I’ve found so many other things to do than sit around and drink I don’t miss it one bit.


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txpitdog. I would like to join you on this adventure. I'll start tomorrow. Well, 5 minutes as of right now.

Two weeks ago a coworker - very nice lady from Columbia, has that "mother" sense about her - jumped my ***** for drinking diet cokes. I'll tell you what. Nothing more addicting than the fake sweetners. Never in my life have I ever had a problem going coke-free. But I couldn't drop the diet drinks. I subbed out the diet ones for real ones and now I haven't have a coke in about 10 days. It was two diet drinks per day for about 5 years prior to that.

One bad habit down,, on to the next. I need more sleep, earlier mornings, and more exercise. That will be after I get my diet on track. So - if you need someone to help keep you accountable - and if anyone wants to chew me out for thinking I can fail and be ok, pm me.

Tomorrow I'll be getting right with carbs and doing keto and working out. Nothing else to do tomorrow morning.

Excellent! Good luck with it! I will give you a shout. Don’t overdo it right out of the gate. It can become a heavy burden and you don’t want to fatigue yourself before building the mental stamina to do it. That said, going cold Turkey is probably the shortest path of misery!

Edit: for accountability I am 192 this morning. Used to be 255. Leanest and meanest was 165. 175 is a good sustainable target.

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Old 10-16-2021, 08:42 AM   #26
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My downfall is cold beer.. I quit drinking cold drinks 3 years ago.. it's either water or crystal light . I dropped 35 lbs and felt great. I felt great fasting and eating low carb. I need to find some recipes that taste decent re heated.. I can't stand the taste of meat that's been microwaved.

I fell off the wagon a few months ago. I'm tired of feeling like crap.. Going to the deer camp doesn't help either. Snacks are convenient at camp . Who feels like cooking at 9 pm after cleaning deer..

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:11 AM   #27
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Guarana, Kiefer, Stevia, chew mint sugar free gum to suppress the candida in the gut. I found you can put the stuff in your mouth and chew it, just spit it out. Its the taste buds that crave it too.

Just pick a “junk” day during the week and stick to it.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:31 AM   #28
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Already turned my back to alcohol. It was controlling my life. It was weird the first few months but I’ve found so many other things to do than sit around and drink I don’t miss it one bit.


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Well, then, I commend you, sir. There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve fought a demon and won.
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Old 10-16-2021, 09:36 AM   #29
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My downfall is cold beer.. I quit drinking cold drinks 3 years ago.. it's either water or crystal light . I dropped 35 lbs and felt great. I felt great fasting and eating low carb. I need to find some recipes that taste decent re heated.. I can't stand the taste of meat that's been microwaved.

I fell off the wagon a few months ago. I'm tired of feeling like crap.. Going to the deer camp doesn't help either. Snacks are convenient at camp . Who feels like cooking at 9 pm after cleaning deer..
Vacuum seal or put leftovers in a freezer bag and submerge in hot water(sous vide method) till they reheat. I freeze brisket and pulled pork and reheat like this. I don`t even use the oven to reheat anything anymore after doing it this way.
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Old 10-16-2021, 05:24 PM   #30
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Choc zero keto bark is awesome- no sugar,
Also zevia drinks are good, Dr zevia, cream soda
I’ve been sugar free for about 3 years and saved my health
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Old 10-16-2021, 07:37 PM   #31
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Vacuum seal or put leftovers in a freezer bag and submerge in hot water(sous vide method) till they reheat. I freeze brisket and pulled pork and reheat like this. I don`t even use the oven to reheat anything anymore after doing it this way.
I'll give that a try.. thanks
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…birthday cake, peach cobbler, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, blueberry muffins.
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I started my no sugar regimen and began weight training on Aug 3 at 213 lbs. Yesterday, I weighed 212. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......
I wonder if you might be developing insulin resistance (it happens as we age)? You might consider having your Hemo a1C checked.

If you are insulin resistant, or what they call “pre-diabetic,” it seems you can work out every day, all day long, and not lose more than a pound or two.

The struggle is real.
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Something that helps me a little. 1tsp of Redmond’s salt mixed with 8oz of water in the morning’s.
This sounds interesting. In what way does it help you?
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I hit a pint of blue bell coconut cream pie on the way to the lease today.

I’m calling it a cheat meal.

Man was it good.
Almost as good as “warm apple pie”.

Almost


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This sounds interesting. In what way does it help you?
For me it gives me electrolytes, helps me stay hydrated and the brine takes my mind off of sugar.
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I wonder if you might be developing insulin resistance (it happens as we age)? You might consider having your Hemo a1C checked.

If you are insulin resistant, or what they call “pre-diabetic,” it seems you can work out every day, all day long, and not lose more than a pound or two.

The struggle is real.
Do you have any research or studies regarding insulin resistance and inability to lose weight? I am interested in learning more about this...
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Do you have any research or studies regarding insulin resistance and inability to lose weight? I am interested in learning more about this...

Sorry, I don’t. Just a rudimentary understanding of the relationship between insulin and carbohydrates.

You might go online and search “insulin and carbohydrates” or “what is insulin resistance” for a better understanding than I can impart.
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Sorry, I don’t. Just a rudimentary understanding of the relationship between insulin and carbohydrates.

You might go online and search “insulin and carbohydrates” or “what is insulin resistance” for a better understanding than I can impart.
Thank you. I will do this for sure. This may explain why i am not seeing the weight loss after what feels like a decent amount of energy expended.
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